Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - September 26, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire
Today's Chuckle A man who was taken Into court for nonsupport of his wife explained it to the judge: "I was hoping her father would repossess her." New Hampshire's Largest Celeqraph irgtst Evening Newspaper... J. Weather Cloudy, Cool Tonight Little Change Saturday VOL 101 NO. 176 Continuing the New Hampshire Telempb Established October M, 1SU NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1969 Second Clasj Postage Paid At Nashua, fl.H. 20 PAGES TEN CENTS Community Council Sets Sights For Mental Health Center By JIICHELE BUJOLD A comprehensive mental health center serving area resi- dents ''regardless of race, creed or financial is the goal -.of Nashua's Community Council Clinic, according lo its medical -director. Dr. Zlatko M. Kuftinee. A practicing psychiatrist at the clinic, Dr. Kuftinec says that the center has "all that is required for a comprehensive mental health clinic, but we feel all aspects of mental health should be fully covered, for ex- ample menial retardation." More funds are needed to ex- pand, he says. He notes that the clinic is currently in the process of nego- tiating with Memorial Hospital over the possibility of having overnight hospilalizatioa for some of the clinic's patients. Stresses Facilities As it Is now. Dr. Kuflinec says, "everybody is eligible for at the Community Council facilities presently exis- tant. "We are trying to get the message across that there are facilities here to help everyone. and that there are no barriers ai Tar as color, creed or firian- cial status are concerned." "So far, we have managed to avoid long waiting periods, and most patients are helped within seven days." Besides the men- tal health clinic, which-caters to both children and adults, the center offers marriage counsel- ing and family casework. In addition, the Community Council houses a Drug Abuse Alcoholism Clinic, which, since its Inception last March, has treated more than 50 patients, and offered consultation with many others. The Community Council, Dr. Kuftinec says, employs two full-time psychiatrists and one part-time; one full-time psycolo- gist and one part-time, two full-time nurses; one full-time social worker and one part- time, and three secretaries. Dr. Kuftinec expresses partic- ular pleasure with the contri- bution to the community of the Drug Abuse Clinic. He says that it is working smoothly and efficiently, both with direct medical help and in consulta- tion. The psychiatrist explains that the Clinic works closely with the, police, "cooperating in every aspect of the drug problem." He says that police Chief Paul J. Tracy is "extremely in- terested" in the problem and COUNCIL Page 2 Troops Find 2 Cong Bases Near Saigon By GEORGE ESPEB SAIGON (AP) U. S. paratroopers found'two Viet .Cong sapper bases less than 15 miles from Saigon in the past 24 hours, and the commander of the U. S. Field Forces said the enemy "is doing his damndest" to infiltrate the demolition and sabotage experts into the South Vietnamese capital. Documents Indicate Saigon may be in for a "flurr cf said Lt. Gen. Julia Ewell. He reported that ca lured documents indicate th Viet Cong and North Vie namese will rely heavily on sap per attacks in the winter-sprin campaign which the U.S. Com mand expects to start in No vember. Troops of the S2nd Airborn Division's 3rd Brigade found th first sapper camp late Thursday afternoon 12 miles northwest o Saigon. Its store of munition included 30 pounds of plastic ex plosive, 550 blasting caps am 30 feet of detonating wire. The base was hidden in the high elephant grass of a swamp and consisted of about 21 cam- ouflaged huts. It apparently was abandoned Americans, acting gence information, just before the on intelli swept into area. Food found In was still warm. pots the 82nd Airborne's 3rd Brigade. It defends the capital's western and northwest flanks but is one of the major units to be with- drawn from Vietnam in the next three'raonths. Announces Late The U.S. Command belatedly announced today that the sec- ond round of U.S. troop with- drawals began five days ago. The first unit to leave the country under President Nixon's order to withdraw more roops by Dec. 15 v-as the 238th Combat Support Company, an Lriny Reserve unit from Texas. Tie 90-man 'company left Sun- ay, but the command 'did not nnounce'the departure until lo- ay because it termed 'a slippage in reporting." Headquarters) said :tbe' next unit'to Jeave will be the Transportation ISO- man Army Reserve' organiza- tion from Nebraska. The 172nd, Another patrolling paratroop- er unit found the second jungle base this afternoon eight miles west of the capital. The sappers were caught in their bunkers, and first reports said seven of them were killed. There was no report of U.S. cas- ualties. The two camps were the clos- est enemy bases to Saigon found in more than seven months by Nixon Asks Increases In Pensions By G. C. THELEN Jr. WASHINGTON (AP) President Nixon has pro- billion hikes in Social Security reforms and benefits plus a new, automatic locking of the system to cost-of-living increases. The President outlined his unexpectedly broad iroposals for Social Security change Thursday to a Congress apparently eager to go him one better on better liberalization. commanded by 1st Lt. Ttomas Bnuier of Crescent, Iowa, will fly Saturday to Forbes rmy Air Field, Kan. It" will be eactivated at Ft. Riley and re- onsti luted as a reserve unit at ts home station in Omaha. The current pullout, ordered ept. 16, will cut the authorized elling of U.S. troops in Viet- am to The first with- rawaJ, of men, was com- eted in August Dr. Zlatko M. Kuftinec, medical director of Nashua's Community Council Clinic, looks over patient .records with some of his staff. Left to right are Dr. Joseph Mjhalik, psychiatrist; Mrs. Jane Lamanna; Dr. Kuftinec, and handing the document Commumfy Council Officials to him, Mrs. Evelyn Gregg. The Community Coun- cil houses an outpatient mental health clinic for children and adults, a drug abuse clinic, and offers marriage counseling and family casework. Story, more photos on Page 2. (Telegraphoto-Harrigan) Cut By Inflation Beneficiaries have seen infla- on whittle almost 8 per cent om their Social Security checks since the last increase in if arch 1968. Accordingly, the Aldermen to Get Resolution DPW Seeks 2 Way Radios V By Savings': to be realized by the city with the instillation of .a radio system in tbe-Departmenl of PuWic Works ire "conserva- tively' estimated" .at fll.SOO per year by Public Works Commis- sioner H. Eugene Rerford. A report justifying the need for a radio system has bees prepared by Rexford, assisted by Commis- sioner Kenneth E.- Hartz. Requ ire Senate Bill Would Full Troop Pullout in 1970 By JOHN W. FINNEY New York Tfmei Him sinriu WASHINGTON The Vietnam debate apparently has reopen in Congress with Sen. Charles Coodell proposing legislation th would require withdrawal of American troops from Vietnam by the end of 1J70. Sen. 3. W. Fulbright applaudt the New York Republican's su gestion as "innovative" and genious" and said he was hppef his Senate Foreign Relation: Committee codd bold hearings the proposed legislation. Defense Secretary Jfelvin Laird immediately criticized th Gooddl suggestion that Congress use its control over funds to s a specific timetable for withdrai of all American forces from Vietnam, TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby Anderson Classifieds 16. 17, 18. Comics Cromley Crossword Editorial Financial Horoscope Lawrence Nashua Scene Obituaries Sports 10.1 Suburban 8, 9 Taylor Television 1 Theaters 15 Dr. Tbosteson 7 Weather Wicker 1] PIZZA by Charles Famous thruout New England 147 W. PEARL ST. Finest in Pizzas Grinders (all varieties) Regular 90c PLAIN PIZZA TUESDAY ONLY W-4S42 Dp.n 11 A.M. fo 2 A.M. Mon. thru Sat. 3 P.M. to But Goodell, reflecting a grow- ing sentiment in-the long quies- cent dovish circles in Congress, argned that a definite timetable was necessary to put the Saigon government on notice that it must assume the combat burden as well as make some internal political IHJROCHER And, Alderman Robert A. Dion at the Oct. 14 tldermanic meet- ing is .to introduce a resolution to appropriate funds to install the system, the cost of which Reiford estimates at The funds, Rexford states, may be transferred out of the city sur- account or provided in any other way the aldermen see fit. There is a possibility, he added, that federal and state funds will x available lo set up the system- Proposed Often Installation of a radio system has been proposed frequently in the past. The proposal was tume< down for a variety of reasons, in eluding high installation anc maintenance costs; the questior of' actual need; and possiK breakage of equipment by DPI crews. An appropriation in this year' and survey crew station prompt, adequate commnnica approximately 50 vehicles in all least four walkie-talkie units for emergency use snd use in transportation vehicles nol radio equipped such as sidewalk snowplows. Bids for installation of the system, he said, are to be re- eived from General Electric, lotorola and SONAR. Rexford said the "problem of tions present itself within the street and sewage department of the DPW when one considers the number of vehicles and crews ai wot within the confines of the the brunt of he said. "The way to prevent future un- fairness is lo attach the benefit schedule to the cost of living." The President wants an auto- matic escalator provision that chief executive asked a catch- increases Social Security bene- up, 10 per cent, across-the-board fits by the same percentage the city. 'It should become immediately obvious that under the present set-up, that is no radios, that much of the time of the street TWO-WAY RADIO Page J benefit hike effective for pay- ments in April, 1970. To meet the cost, President Nixon recommended an in- crease in the maximum earn- ings subject to Social Security levies from today to beginning Jan. 1, 1972. But he also asked that legis- lated contributions for both em- ployers and employes be pared 1971 and 1976. Instead of a jump from 5.2 per cent to 5.7 per cent over that pe- riod, the President wants the range' 5.1 per" cent "to 5.5 per cent. The current rate is 4.8 per cent for'both worker and em plover through 1970. Present law calls for mainte- nance of the J7.SOO wage base. Therefore despite the proposal for a levy rollback, a worker making the wage maximum would pay more a year un- der the President's proposal in cost-of-living rises over a year. The escalator would also boost the maximum wage base every two years proportionate lo the increase in average earn- ings per worker. Automatic increases would remove the congressional poli- licking that surround biannual benefit hikes, usually in election years, said White House Counse- lor Arthur F. Burns. CHARLES E. GOODELL Speaking before the Nations "rcss Club, Laird said wouk be making a grave error if we ___ project figures and set ates that we might be able deliver on." "I would hope that all Ameri- cans, whether in Congress or cut- de of Congress, will give the their support for Ms the defense secretary that "ograrn said. "That is the thing arid will understand." FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With. IORDEN OIL CO. IKC. SKRVJ.VS SASHUA TOWNS 465-2267 reforms. As for the arsiaacat sHsded to by Laird that a complete with- drawal plan: would encourage Hanoi in its obstinacy at the Paris negotiations, Goodell said this was "illogical" since it "presumes that past pob'cies of failure will suc- ceed in the future." "The purpose of my proposal is to help the President and Con- gress .develop a workable plan for ending'. American participa- tion in the the slaughter of American servicemen in the very near he said in a Senate speech. "At present, there is no visible plan of this kind, and the assumptions under which the military is now operating will probably keep us fighting tor DPW budget for installation of radio system was deleted by th aldermen. Dion was opposed t the move, saying a radio sys- tem U needed to improve the de- partment's efficiency. Rexford presented his justifi cation report at a meeting of the public works commissioners Wednesday night The radio system he proposes would consist essentially of the Allowing: base slation and tower located in City Hall with equip- ment in the attic, microphone and speaker in the DPW office. tie lines: one to the city garage on East Hollis Street and one to the sewage treatment plant. mobile units on all plow trucks, two graders, all pick- ups, one sedan, rubbish packers, Wilmington Blaze Kills 6 in Family quest, Nixon asked an end to the kind of catch-up, benefit in- he proposed for next versus In what will probably be his most controversial reform re- crease year WILMINGTON, Mass. (AP r of touse. The Mrs. Nancy Landers, 36, an- fire of her eight children died in a fire early today when she ran into her flaming home in a 'ain attempt to save her chil- dren. The blaze destroyed the inter! the story wooden dead youngsters were dentified as: David Jr., 13', Wil- am, Kevin, 10, Lisa, 7, and lathleen, 4. Mrs. Landers' husband, Da- id, 36, Joseph Casey, 21, a and three of the'children 16, Susan, 15, and any, 17, survived. Witnesses said Landers and asey were burned badly. Harry said he was sleeping in 'The smoke was so thick, just had to get he said. He said he saw his mother 'taking some of the kids out. Then she went back in and didn't come out." A neighbor, John Russo, said he tried to get into the house while his wife called firemen, but the flames "were just too much." He said flames were "belch- ng out of the front windows." Fire officials said the blaze jtarted on the first floor and mushroomed up through (he e basement when he "woke up screams." "I propose that the Congress make certain once and for all that the retired, disabled and the dependent never again bear Support Needed In War on Crime CONCORD, N.H. (AP) The director of the Governor's Com- of the building. They said iluminum siding on the house i eld the heat inside, making the ire difficult to fight. The victims were dead on ar- rival at Choate Memorial Hospi- al in Woburn. mission on Crime and Delin- quency has urged concerned citizens to cooperate with all Devehs Chief Will Address Oct. 12 Event Brig. Gen. John H. Cushman, commanding general of Fort Derens, Mass., will be the main speaker at the Oct. 12 dedication of Vietnam Memorial Park, here. His talk will highlight Columbui Day ceremonies renaming Textile Field, off Ledge Street, in honor of area servicemen who were killed in the Vietnam War. Further plans for the exercises will be discussed at a meeting of the Vietnam Memorial Park Com- mittee tonight at 8 in the Ameri- can Legion home. The Textile Field has served ai a recreational site for many years. A Nashua Boys' Club will be built adjacent to the park. Invitations to attend the pro- gram have been sent to national, slate and local dignitaries, and representatives of all veterans' organizations and their auxiliaries. levels of law enforcement t. help prevent crime and delin- quency in New Hampshire. Max Wiviolt said, "such sup- port is the keystone to success of our program. It cannot suc- ceed without it." He said that without such co- operation the program will re- sult in "an unproductive waste of manpower, money and ma- terials." He spoke to about 200 persons attending a meeting of the com mission. rears. For congressional doves who uve long been searching for a egisktive way to force the Viet- nam issue with the Executive iranch, Goodel] offered what Ful- xight described an original and workable approach. PARK FREE SHOP SATURDAYS All Day In Downtown Nashua close lo 300 businesses to choose from FOREST RiDGE Amhent St. IOI-A Nashua, N.H. 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"They're .giant African said Art Calvert, area administrator for the Florida Calvert said the snails thrive on foliage and calcium anc present a threat fo South Flori- da's cash crops if they aren't contained. The infestation is unique in the United States, he added. Collect Ha.idreds Calvert and a dozen agnail Shores section and collected hundreds of the large, brownish colored snails. "I saw some shells bigger than my said Calvert. "In- side, the snails were almost a foot long." Calvert said the snails were ntroduced to the neighborhood three years ago by a young boy are tflousands oul Calvert said the snails timated there were up lo of them in a 13-sijua re-block g r icullure Commissioner returning from a trip lo Hawaii o y 1 e visited the "He brought three of them as a area Thursday In the Miami present to his grandmother CALIFORNIA HOUSE TRUST has h a p p i 1 y SALE Green Stampt Nashua Wallpaper Co. 129 W. Pearl St. 882-9491 Mon. thru Sat. paying daily interest on 5% Time Deposit accounts since 1967. MEKBEB r.D.I.C. Open Tbura. 'til there The snails, capable of produc- ing 600 offspring each year, chomp on the lush foliage and eat paint from the houses to get calcium. 'We found them on roofs, clinging to walls and hiding bc- leath Calvert said. "They were everywhere." Bessie Parkhurst lives in the heart of the infested area. "I've picked up a pail of said. your lawn, you hear 'crunch, crunch, crunch.'" snails each she 'ffhcn you walk across be sprayed from a plane be- cause they are in a populated area. "So we're going to put a granular substance on the he said. "Conventional poisons don't bother them." And, he said, area trash many snails had .been taken by been quarantined. "One solution could be to eat them. I understand they are eat- en in some Calvert said. "They look like those giant cscargots the moon people eat in Dick Tracy." 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