Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - October 29, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire
Today's Chuckle Hay is something we must make between the time we get out of It and the time we hit it. Nashua Cele New Hampshire's Largest Evening Newspaper Weather Clear, cold Tonight Sunny, warmer Thursday VOL 101 NO. 204 Continuing the New Hampshire Telegraph Established October NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 194? Second Cliss Postage Paid At Nashua, N. H. 56 PASES TEN CENTS Task Force Unit Asks Elimination Of Council She's Clever About Halloween.... Alice Claveau, 16, daughter of Evelyn Dobens, of 86 Dodge St., is way ahead of the neighbors with this idea about how to handle hordes of Trick-or-Treaters. It's a self-service sort of method Alice fills the bucket with goodies, the kiddies Solicitor's help themselves. And, says Alice, she and mother know how to make the scarecrow talk from inside the house. The scare- crow must be a good talker. There wasn't a crow anywhere near the place.. CONCORD, N. H. (AP) A subcommittee of the New Hampshire Citizens Task Force recommended today the Executive Coun- cil be abolished and the state's legislaturebe trimmed from 424 to 200 members. Backs Suggestion The subcommittee on "policy and headed by Mar- tin L. Lindall of Hanover, also agreed with the recommenda- tions of other subcommittees which advocated a four-year term for the governor, annual sessions of the legislature and gubernatorial appointment and removal of executive depart- ment heads. The Executive Council, the report said, "has long since out- lived its usefulness." It said the five councilors, elected from districts in the state, have broad but ill-defined powers. "The chief executive himself has enhanced the power of the council by faking it upon him- self to seek the advice and con- sent of council where not other- wise required so to the subcommittee said. "The result has been that the governor's council has become deeply in- volved in the administration of the business of the state." Noting the councilors must approve such things as out-of- state travel expenditures and bridge inspections, the subcom- mittee said these chores sug- gest the degree to which the council "can interfere with the orderly and speedy perform- ance of administrative tasks." The council, the report said, is "overly concerned" with de- tailed expenditures but spends almost no time in evaluating "whether or not desirable re- sults are being achieved." The subcommittee also sug- gested a governor who does not want to take full responsibility for his actions can use the council as "a device or shield" for his performance- "It has also been said that members of the council are. sel- dom well known or highly qual- ified for the post and that they tend to be provincial in their the report said, add- ing that regional representation can be provided by members of the legislature. Limit Powers Political reality may prevent abolishing the council, the sub- committee said, but "appropri- ate steps should be taken to limit its power to the confirma- tion of major appointments." The subcommittee noted that "most authorities" advocate a legislative body not exceed 109 members but that it would be impossible to achieve enough support to reduce the A'ew Hampshire General Court to less than 200 members. Reducing the number, It said, TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby 41 Anderson 4 Classifieds 52, 53, 54, 55 Comics 51 Crossword 51 Editorial 4 Financial 6 Horoscope Scene 4 Obituaries 2 Sports 48. 49 Suburban Taylor 4 Television 52 Theaters 51 Dr.Thosleson29 Weather 1 Halts Latest try Land Issue Question By CLAUDETTE DUROCHER Tuesday's ballot will be dear ol any referendum on the Nev- erett property-taking controver- iy. A last attempt made by May- or Dennis J. Sullivan at the aldermanic meeting last night to get the issue on the ballot yielded a motion for reconsider- ation. But the motion was lost when it encountered legal obstacles. Alderman Richard P. Joyce made the motion to reconsider putting the issue on the ballot. Solicitor Advises The motion was doomed by City Solicitor Arthur 0. Gorm- ley Jr. who advised that the move came several meetings Recipes to Counter Halloween Witches too late, among other difficul- ties. In prefacing his request that the aldermen accede to having the issue on the ballot, Sullivan said the property taking was not a "political football" and he-had not meant to drag it out (o election And Sullivan said that con- trary to a report made last week by Aldermanic President Maurice L. Arel, he had made known his objections to buying the property earlier than six months after the proposal was initially made. He recounted how he had a consultant look over the expan- sion needs of City Hall in Feb- and indicated then that he did not see the need of ac- quiring the Neverett property. Commenting on the unfavor- able court decision received on his initiative petition last week, By JEFF RADFORD ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) If witches beset you on Hallow- een, here's what to do: Take three nails from a coffin and stick them into a sauce of butter and wintergreen. Say the witch's name when you place the sauce in a hidden spot where neither sunlight nor moonlight will penetrate. Your witch will be sick for six 'months. Handed down for generations least since the 15th century superstition has now been mads public by a black-bearded professor who teaches the histo- ry of witchcraft and satanism at tie University of Michigan, Marcello Truzzi, son of a cir- cus juggler, is a sociologist who hopes to cash in on the current national cookbook buying binge with a few medieval recipes of bis own. Just In lime for Halloween, Truzd has written "Cauldron which reveals such tricks as how to become invisi- ble and how to become a were- wolf. The werewolf recipe calls for an iron cooking pot into which must be dumped water, parsley, opium and saffron- You don't have to eat the to at- tract the devil. But you do have to rub your body with the fat of a freshly killed cat and put on a wolfs skin. Pretty soon "the great grey shape that makes men shiver" will supplant your own and even your best friends won't know you. Here are some other formu- las: How to make a woman's hair fall out: Smear a lock of her hair with tar and paste made from water in a new trough that has reflected the moon in a cemetery and bury it in a drain or cesspool. How to become Invisible: Boil a cat ear In cow's milk, then put the ear over your thumb. How to obtain someone's love: Place an egg in an anthill on March IS and leave it for three days. Whoever touches it next will love you. Shop In comfort these chilly, rainy fall days nights. It's always dry and 72 degrees at the NASHUA MALL '69 Chevrolets CARS ic TRUCKS Daily Rentals as low as Coll Teri 888-1121 MacMuIkin Chevrolet NASHUA TRUST hos h a p p i I y been paying daily interest on 5% Time Deposit accounts since 1967. MEMBER F.D.I.C. In World by Themselves Marine Lt James Geissinger gazes fondly at his laughing 14-month-old son, Roger, as his wife, Bar- bara, breaks into tears of joy as they meet on the dock at San Diego, Calif., where the amphibious ship Two Jima landed veterans of Vietnam. (AP Wirephoto) FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With LORDEN OIL CO. INC. SEBVIXO SASHCA AND SUBEOOSDIXO TOWNS 465-2267 TAX PREPARATION Federal and Slate FRED ACKLEY Public Accountant 883-3912 'Join Us For Breakfast In GRANT'S New Bradford House Simoneau Plaza Nashua FREE COFFEE with BREAKFAST DURING OCTOBER One Eqq, Bacon, Home Fries, VQc Toast, Jelly, Coffee 7 BREAKFAST 9 A.M. to 11 A.M. Sullivan questioned some con- clusions drawn by Superior Court Justice John W- King. The issue, he said, was now in the lap of the aldermen, as he could not afford to .bring it up to the Supreme Court, though he still'believed the use of an initiative petition in this case was justifiable. "The dignity of the electorate Is at stake here he emphasized as he again asked the aldermen to put the Issue on the ballot. He ended his statement by complimenting Alderman at- Large Maurice L. Bouchard and Alderman Donald L. Ethier for having upheld his stand by vot- ing against the property-taking. After the mayor's statement, the board proceeded to regular agenda items, with Joyce mak- ing his motion under "unfin- ished business." Confusion Rises Temporary confusion was created when Joyce persisted in asking that the aldermen re- consider the "resolution that we voted on at the last meet- ing." Joyce had to be reminded by both Arel and Gormley that the board did not vote on the Nev- crett Issue at its Oct. 14 meet- ing but rather at its Sept. 9 meeting. And that made a difference, Gormley pointed out, as Section 229 of the city ordinances slates that "No vote shall be recon- sidered unless the motion for reconsideration is made by a member who voted with the majority and such motion is made at the same or succeed- ing meeting of the board." Ethier asked if this rule of procedure could be changed by the board under a suspension of rules. Gormley replied that since the board operates under Rob- erts' Rules of Order, a stand- ard set of parliamentary rules, an ordinance would be needed to make the change. "Is there any way of putting the Neverett issue on referen- Joyce inquired- After pausing to think about LAND ISSUE Page! Full lire Of ARTISTS'SUPPLIES for Professional or Amateur S Green Stamps Nashua Wallpaper Co. 129 W. Pearl St 882-W91 Men. thru Sat Open Tbun. 'til 9 would enhance the prestige of the members, increase Individu- al participation and provide more quality. The group also suggested that "a realistic level of compensa- tion should be determined in light of median family income which is currently Other recommendations in- cluded: reducing the number ol agencies reporting directly to the governor by merging de- partments. more adequate staff in the governor's office. improved communication botwen the governor and legislature. creation of a department of revenue responsible to the gov- ernor to supervise the collection of all state tax money, creation of an office of community affairs. Firms Chosen To Expedite 'Super' School A Cambridge, Mass., educa- tional consultant firm and a Bridgeport, Conn., architectural firm were picked by the joint school building committee last night to plan the city's new "super" high school. Selected as the educational consultant was Walter Lee Hill, former director of the Harvard Field Studies program, and now head of Hill Associates Inc., consulting firm. The architectural firm chosen Is Lyons, Mather i- Lechner. Plan Grade School In other action, the joint school building committee em- powered its architect selection sub-committee to recommend an architect to design an ele- mentary school to be buill ofl Birch Hill Drive. _._; '-It also instructed School SupL Edmund M. Keefe to: appear before the Planning Board to clear up whatever details are holding up subdiviori approval of the 15-acre tract to be pur- chased from Broadacres Inc. as the school site. No construction cost figures were mentioned for the new high school but in discussing educational consultants' fees, a mammim fee 11 g u r e was used, based on the stand- ard formula o( one-half .of one per cent of construction costs. This would bring the overall construction costs for the school to the million mark. The educational consultant and a spokesman for the archi- tectural firm will appear before the joint committee Nov. 12 to discuss contract specifics, in- cluding fees. An educational plan for the high school, based on Nashua's needs and ability to pay, will be developed by the educational consultant. His recommendations, in turn, will be used by the architect as a base for the building's phys- ical design. Evaluate Sites As part of his services, the architect is to evaluate several sites to determine the best one for the high school, including the Yudicki farm which is the site preferred by the Board of Education. Presenting the sub commit- tee's recommendations was its chairman, Herbert E. Miller. Other sub-committee mem- bers include school board mem- bers John T. Dimtsios and Dr. 3. Gerard Levesque; Aldermen- at-Large Maurice L. Arel, John V. Chesson and Alderman Don- aidL. EthierrCr.'NormairV." Crisp, president of the Board o! Education, serves on the sub-' committee In an ex-offido capa- Miller said the sub-corn mltfes interviewed 31 architects and narrowed the field down to sev- en before coming to a unani- mous decision. Six educational consultants were interviewed, he said, with the sub-committee Issuing Its recommendation on a split volt of 3-2, with two members ab- sent. Dr. Crisp and Chesson said they opposed the recommends- lion 'on the educational consult- ant because they favored Dr. Niklaus Engelhardt of Engel- hardt, Engelhardt Leggett, Purdy Station, N. Y. The firm recently completed disputed curriculum and facili- SCHOOL Page! Nixon Preparing For Viet Address By SPENCER DAVIS WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon has encouraged key administration officials, and ex- perts to send him suggestions about his state of the Vietnam war policy speech. Sources say the result has been literally dozens of memos outlying recommendations and proposals for the Nov. 3 TV-ra- dio appearance. The memos range from peace-making to war-mating to truce-making to the shape of the post-Vietnam world in Southeast Asia. But officials warn against ex- pectations of any world shaking pronouncements. Expects Much While saying it is possible some of the ideas may be in- cluded in the address, officials are worried the public may be expecting too much from the well-advertised speech. Speculation on what the Presi- dent may or may not do, ac- cording to the official sources, has exceeded by far Nixon's lat- itude for action. For example, it is highly un- likely Nixon would dump his support for the Saigon govern- ment as some antiwar elements have suggested or that he wit! declare a unilateral cease-fire as others have called for. Nixon Is expected to continue his support of the present Sai- gon regime and resist efforts for any coalition peace government such as the Viet Cong and North Vietnam have demanded. But the President could suggest a broadened base for the present government. The idea of a unilateral cease-fire has been frowned upon by Defense Secretary Mel-. vin R. Laird. And when Senate Republican Leader Hugh Scott called for a cease-fire last week, the Pennsylvania senator re- ceived a call from the While House suggesting he clarity his stand to specify that the halt in fighting must have mutual agreement. Scott also was persuaded to re-emphasize that the call for a cease-fire was his own idea and not something he was advancing for the administration. The area where Nixon has maximum flexibility Is in the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Vietnam. It has been widely speculated he will announce his schedule that could result In the withdrawal of up to men by the end of 1S70. But this in turn depends upon a continued lull on the battle- field, the speed with which South Vietnam's troops can take over the combat responsibility and progress In the Paris peacs talks. 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