Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - September 4, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire
Today's Chuckle If you don't think we owe a lot to daytime television, Just think of all the women who otherwise would be out driving. Ntvr Hampshire's Largest Evening Ntwspoptr Drizzly, Cool Torjight Little Chbnge Friddy FuH Report on Two VOL 10! NO. 157 Continuing BaapiUn Established October 181 NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1949 Second Out Postage Ptfcl 26 PASES Pric. TEN CENTS Come Home Cheers Greet 197th. By JOHN HAKRIGAN PORTSMOUTH Ig- noring ,the hundreds of spectators and flashing cameras, Spec. 4 Gary N. Simard of 150 Pine St., his .wife and held his infant daugh- ter for the first -time. Staff Sgt Richard E. Per- ron of 121 Tolles St., Nash- ua, stood quietly with his wife in a' swirling mass of other men frantically seek- ing their loved ones. And in a far corner of the reception area, a composed, grey-haired woman stood with moist eyes as her son embraced his wife. These were but a few of the scenes early today as the men of the 3rd Battalion, 197th Ar- tillery, New Hampshire National Guard, arrived at Pease Air Force Base after a year in Viet- nam. Nashua's own Battery B step- ped from a huge transport plane just two hours after the first aircraft touched down with the headquarters segment of the battalion shortly after midnight. First to step down the stairs from the Nashua plane to a huge welcome was Spec. 4 John J. Markiewicz, of 45.Chestnut St., Nashua. His wife and hU mother were waiting in a crowd of hun- dreds at the end of the runway. Fond Baiks .The Nashua.and laden with duffle bags, assorted gear and' gifts, formed ranks behind the howitzer battalion's ;briskly to the spoV where Brig. Gen. John SOLDIERS from Airplane to Buss Staff SgtRichirdE. Perron, of 121: Tolles St, his wife Diane that he was glad to be stateside. Sgt. Perron was tion chief in Vietnam. (Tel egra photos- Harrigan) Death Of Leader First Look at Daddy Tracy Ann Simard, nine months old, gets an intent look from; her Pine.St Tracy was .born after Simaril' shipped and -He. got his' first ilpok new, tliis BY EDWIN Q. WHITE North Viet; nam began 'a. week of mourning today for Ho Chi Minh: and planned a slate funeral'for thn all sides that one of history's dominant figures has left the stage.. Even among his many anc titter enemies there is no gloat- ng. In both the North and South, ipprehension for the future lies heavily on the emotions brought orth by the death of the frail, "9-year-old leader. The moment of unity is un- ilely lo alter the course of the war 'or seriously diminish the erce divisions among the Viet- amese. In their announcement of Ho's death, the tight little ;roup of men at the top of North 'ietnam's Communist party called simultaneously for the pomp and pageantry of a state uneral and an intensified war effort to win the South by force. May Stand Firmer There was little expectation mong any official sources that he death of the man who domi- ated the Vietnamese scene for 4 years would bring sudden de- elopaients at the Paris peace alts. Rather there was a feei- ng that the new men in Hanoi are pro-Vietnamese Commu- nists, with the interests of .Viet- namese communism: coming first. Undoubtedly tiiere is a power struggle in the offing. It will de- pend, many say, on how ths party's 43-man central commit- tee is swayed. Outsiders only the vaguest idea of the workings of this group..- North Vietnam has been beset by floods, and this will probably; be the worst crop year in a dec- ade or more. Both agriculture and the small industrial bass are painfully short of manpow er, a situation aggravated lerrk bly by the continuing war. Hanoi newspapers have open- ly deplored flagging morale and productivity. It is evident, that the war could not be maintained.in the face of these troubles the continued support of Peking and Moscow. In the past, Ha was masterful in fending off two Communist giants and hold- ins lo a middle way. Some think that ttic rivalriej within the party ars being wish- fully magnified. These ers poifl out t.'12t lne Vict> namese Communist party is tha only political party that haj ims. r The eight men left on the par- r Politburo are variously !a jeled pro-Moscow or pro-Pe ing, but largely for conven- ence. Many Vietnamese ex- >erts have long laughed at such abels and called tr.em gross ov- rsimplifications. The men of ie Politburo, these experts say, Coming soon to Nashua Trust MASTER CHARGE The Interbank" Card Member C CALIFORNIA HOUSE PAiNT SALE NOW ON AT Nashua Wallpaper Co. 129 W. Pearl St 88-9491 Open Thun. Til TONIGHT IN: THE TELEGRAPH Abby Bai-cr Classifieds 21. 22. 23, 24, 23 Comics Cromley Crossword Editorial Financial lloroscope Nashua Scene t Obituaries 2 Pearson 4 Sports 18. 19 Suburban 14, IS Television 20 Theaters i- 20 Dr. Thosteson 20 Weather -1 OXLT FAOTOBT AVIHOBIZED DFJLEB SKI-DOQ SJd-Doo Suits Boots Trjilcrs Sleds' Accessories i P.arts Nashua. Agto. Co. Outdoor Recreation Center 28 Main Street, Nashua, N. H.