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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - July 25, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                                Today's Chuckle Living within your means Is likely to make people won- der if there is anything else peculiar about you. Nashua Celeqraph New Hampshire's Largest Evening Newspaper. C, J E Weather Cloudy Tonight No Change Saturday Full Report on Page Two VOL 101 NO. 123 Continuing the New Hampshire Telegraph Established October M. ISM NASHUA. NEW HAMPSHIRE, FRIDAY. JULY 25. 1949 Second Class Postaje Paid At Nashua. N. a 18 PAGES TEN CEN1S Astronauts In Top Physical Condition A Wet landing and A Presidential Visit Shortly after touchdown in the Pacific, the three .Apollo 11 At right, the three astronauts speak to President Nixon from behind the rH lhT !i ITVei7 At Lt Iodied doors of the quaSnUne whYcb wiST their home Clancy Hatleberger of the UDT team washes the three heroes down before for a long test period. From left: Neil Armstrong Michael Sis and they are lifted into a waiting helicopter. Hatleberger is third from left. Buzz AJdrin. (NASA Pool Photos) wi.naei LOiuns ana No Contamination From Moon Found By RALPH DIGHTOX ABOARD USS HORNET from the moon but isolated from the world, the men of Apollo 11 today were pronounced in better condition than astronauts returning from previous flights. After 11 hours of examining the spacemen, Dr. William Carpenticr said he found no evidence of con- tamination from the mooYi. Despite one man's minor ear inflammation "I think they're in .good he said. Less Deterioration lhad thrilled. But they did call The physician said N'eil wives by radio-telephone. Armstrong, Air Force Col. Ed-! 'A President Nixon, 'win E. Aldrin Jr. and Air lo Lt. Col. Michael Collins personally, tad less deterioration in heart "se a" blood vessels than olher lo converse with men have had. He wasn't sure M they stood at a window of the isolation frailer, (called a Mobile Quarantine Fa- But he was sure that the in- cjijly nammation in one of Arm- strong ears was not important. Kennedy Enters Guilty Plea J- By DAVID NYHAN EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts pleaded guilty today to a charge of leaving the scene of a fatal accident and was given a two-month suspend- ed jail term. Insisted On Guilty Flea Defense lawyers told ihe courl they, had "legal defenses" Ihey coold use but Kennedy insisted on pleading guilty and accepting purJsiient. Keta edy as" he left the Murthoiise that .requested network television time tonight "to explain to the people of His-Washington office said the report, on both radio and televi- sion would be made al T. to p.m. arraignment was in a EOT. His courtroom in which the majori- ly of spectators were some 50 newsmen. They were from 'all tenting newspapers as far away is. Japan. Outside the court- Kennedy's arraignment and disposition of the case took only about ID minutes in the crowded second floor courtroom of the 150-year-old red brick court- house. Wten Judge James A. Boyle opened the session at a.m.. Clerk .Thomas :A-; Teller called the Kennedy case first.- Kennedy stood at the rail as Teller read the words 'of the complaint, the -State's charge that "Edward K... Kennedy. of Boston did go away ajter caus- ing injgry to Miss. Mary Jo pechner-wiftout .makrnj, know! .SEN. EDWARD KENNEDY room were 50. photographers and television cameramen. Kennedy was the driver of a car that plunged off a narrow bridge and into a tidal pond on Chappaquiddick Island lasl Fri- parts'ol Ihe country and rep re- day night. A pretty blonde sec- retary from Washington drowned. your k name and relgstration "Hoy do you plead, guilty or not guilty." Kennedy replied in a low but steady.voice, "Guilty." Judge Boyle asked to hear some of the evidence and the prosecutor, Walter D. Steele, called Edgartown Police Chief Dominick J. Arena. Arena described how he had gone to the scene on Chappa- qmddick Island, recovered the body, and that when he returned o the station, Kennedy "ad- vised me that he was driver of Ihe car, and that the accident happened sometime after p.m. "It was not reported lo me un- til after a.m. the next Arena testified. No Questions Defense counsel Robert G. Clark Jr. and Richard J. Me- Can-on said they had no ques- I have." said the judge. .'Vis' there any deliber- ate rffprt'to conceal the identity of the to] my. knowledge, your Arena replied.. Tax Commission Directed To Recover Unpaid Funds COXCOHD, N.H. (AP) -Gov. Walter Peterson and his Exec- utive Council have directed the Tax Commission to find out how much money hasn't been col- lected in the dividends and inter- est! tax and to recover it. The council Thursday ordered Unpai Peterson refused to exonerate the Tax Commission in the mat- ter and asked Hill's office and the commission to Ml up a Comptroller Leonard Hill's' of- fice in collecting the unpaid amount, whatever it is. Faced with at'least.Iwo dif- ferent estimates of uncollected faxes, ranging from }1 million for the past three years to ?3 million, the council declared it was more interested in recover- ing the money than fixing the blame. A professional consultant Rita; hired by the governor's dtlrens task force, reported that about Jl million 'incol- lected for the three-year peri- cd. Figures Reworked Task force research director Charles Officer reworked Ihe figures In the consultant report and came up with million core. Councilor James Hayes, R. Concord, ripped into the consul- tants and Officer for issuing a report based on a "rniniscule M per cent" sampling of (ax returns and reaching an "irre iponsible conclusion." up timetable for an audit with spe- cifications as to Ihe number of people needed to collect the taxes. He asked for implementation of other recommendations, orig- inally suggested by the consul- Macro, Inc.- of Silver Spring, Md. The proposals and Ihe recom- mendations' that Hill and the commission come lip 'with -will be taken up at the next council meeting next Thursday. There remained, however, some hard feelings between the governor and the commission. The commission a report (o the governor and coun- cil claiming its procedures in collecting interest and dividends taxes "had maintained the col- lectable taxes at- the rnaxi- num." Peterson said at the council meeting 1 cannot agree thai collectable faxes have, been maintained at the maximum." His office made It clear the governor did not feel the com- mission had acted fully in try- ing to collect all the back taxes which the consultants. the task force said were uncol- tecled. Later in the day, commission members lold newsmen thai its members felt both the task force and Its consultants' esti- UNTAID TAX ptgt J TONIGHT IN THE, TEIEGRAPH 10 Obituaries tionsl McCarron spoke iip. "Sour honor, the defense at- torneys-have advised Mr. Ken- nedy there are legal defenses hi could bring..." "Jost a the Judge broke in; "Do you now want to plead not your honor. The defend- ant is adamant in that he wishes to plead guilty to this offense of operating a motor vehicle and going away from Ihe scene of the accident and leave the dis- position to this court. "Ilfj the attitude of both pro- secution and defense counsel thai confinement lo Jail is not necessary or proper In this case and asks suspension." Sleele then told the court that the state asked for a sentence of two months fe minnnirm in the two-month tc two-year pen- alty provided .by law. Steele also recommended sus- pension. He said; "Having in mind the charac- ter and. the reputation of the de- fendant the ends of Justice would not be served by a jail term." "Considering the unblemished Ncv York Tifflci Nlwi iinici MOSCOW Soviet Presidec! Nikolai V. Podgomy has congratu- aled President Nixon "upon the successful completion of the out- standing flight of the spaceship Vpollo 11, the moon landing and le safe return lo earth of the American Tasj, the Soviet press agency, announced. Podgomy's telegram also asked Nixon .lo convey congratulations and best wishes to "the cour- ajeoustpace pilots." i Soviet television iboiccd about of taped and Eve cov- erage of the recovery of the astro- nauts. This was the''first time that Soviet television has shown PLEADS GUILTY Pile 1 Soviets Congratulate Nixon On Space Feat Lt. Gen. Samuel Phillips, Apollo program director, said Apollo 12 will be launched Nov. He said there may have been a buildup of fluid in the ear due lo ,K ,-v n andi'west of the spot where Arm- that the fluid was draining. and Aldrin walked on The men will be under pains- Sea of Tranquillity. e M for a moon landing far lo the iWest of lhe Arm- any live footage of the Apollo nission although taped segments lad been shown previously. Because o( the late hour in Moscow it was difficult to get any mari-in-the-street Interviews xit moil Russians, assuming the splashdown would be successful, were congratulating every Ameri- can they met in Moscow. Dr. Spock To Speak in Portsmouth KITTERY, Maine (AP) -Dr. Benjamin Spock is to address a rally here Saturday aimed a I gaining freedom for two Negro Marines at the Portsmouth Nav- al Prison for speaking out against American involvemenl In Vietnam. Dr. Spock, whose recent draft counseling conviction was over- turned by the U.S. Supreme Courl, and Mrs.' Lossie Daniels, mother of one of the Marines, is to lead the march from Strawbery Banke, a historical preserve across tie Piscafaquj River in Portsmouth, N.H., across the Memorial Bridge lo the prison. Lance Cpl. William Harvey, 21, of Long Island City, N.Y., and PFC. George Daniels, 22, ol St. Albans, N.Y., are serving sentences totaling 10 years. taking medical scrutiny for 11 !days due to the remote possibili- ity they might have brought to I earth some unknown and poten- tially dangerous germs from tne noon. Actually, no one knows wheth- er there are germs on the moon. Many scientists doubt'it. But the National Aeronautics and Space Administration was taking chances. Samples of the moon's crust gathered by the astronauts expected to reach the Lunar Re- ceiving Laboratory (LRL) in Houston, Tex., today. Tesli start immediately in an effort to answer scientific questions thai man has been asking for ages. As Dr. Carpentier delivered his report through the MQF win- no' now, Aldrin could be seen be- jhind him, stretched out in aa Confined in a silvery quaran- cllair; nis fcet UP a ti- tine trailer on the ln the dining area, hangar deck, the space heroes said the spacemen could barely see the world theyiTOP CONDITION Page i Moon Drop Nearly Apollo 11 Official Discloses By RICHARD TTITKJN Htm York Tlmtt Sinrica NEW YORK Apollo officials were seriously-worried during the final minutes of the lunar landing approach that an over- worked computer aboard "Ea- gle" might compel it to abort and rocket back into orbit, Ihe! operations director disclosed to- day. "The computer was right on the ragged the official, Christopher C. Kraft Jr., re- lated. "It was sending 'alarms' that it was working right up to 100 per cent capacity." Asked if the men in the mis- sion control room in Houston were worried that the landing approach would have to be broken off, he said: "You're damn right we were." Kraft said the difficulty arose about eight minutes before Ea- gle landed and had to be watched almost lo touchdown. He praised the guidance officer on duty, Stephen G. Bales, and the flight director In charge, Eugene F. Kranz, for the steps they toot [o keep a "serious" problem from'becoming "catas- Irophic" and foreclosing the Ending attempt. Lt. Gen.-Samuel C. Phillips, director of project Apollo en- dorsed Kraft's -estimate, say- i: "In my we almost didn't make it. I could be wrong. might see it differently. Builds saying it was getting too think we came awfully close rnuch to do. having to abort." Kraft's account was given in a telephone interview -from louston shortly before the Apol- o 11 crew returned safely to earth from man's first voyage o another world. There had >een little prior information to ndicate by what a narrow mar- gin the epochal landing had fi- nally been accomplished. Outlined A few bare clues that some- thing was wrong came over the lumg nds Mtuiig came gver inej radio shortly after the final caused.n8 Problem- coin- start of the descent engine at'poter should have nad 50.000 feet to bring ihe Lunar no the work. Nixon Looks for Self-Help Plan Among Allies in Asia Module out of orbit and head it down to the landing lite.. "Program came Ihe message from Eagle. This was at about feel, after the crew had rotated from face lown to face up so the craft's anding radar could aim down and give them altitude and rate-of-descent data. A few moments later came a second message from Eagle: By FRANK CORMIER i n iYt f i fKidiai, 
                            

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