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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - November 24, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire Today's Chuckle Exhilaration is that feeling you get just after a great idea nits you and just before you realize what's wrong with it. Ntw Hampshire's Largest Evming Newspaper Weather Clear, Cold Tonight Fair, Cold Tuesday VOL. 101 NO 226 Continuing the New Hampshire Telegraph Established October 20, 1832 NASHUA. NEW HAMPSHIRE, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24. 1969 Second Class Postage Paid At Nashua, N. H. 40 PASES Price TEN CENTS Moon Heroes Streaking To Pacific Splashdown Astronauts, from left, Charles Con- rad Jr., Richard F. Gordon and Alan L. Bean, shown here posing in front of a Heading For Home lunar landing module, were to return this afternoon from man's second trip to the moon. By HOWARD BENEDICT SPACE CENTER, Hous- ton (AP) Apollo 12's moon men neared the end of their voyage of discov- ery today, guiding their Yankee Clipper toward a blazing dash through the atmosphere and back to their home planet. Near Perfect Course Charles "Pete" Conrad Jr., Richard F. Gordon Jr. and Alan L. Bean were on a near perfect course that would slam them into the atmosphere 76 miles above the Pacific Ocean at miles an hour. Splash- down was set for p.m. EST about 490 miles southwest of American Samoa. The Apollo 12 crew slept soundly for hours as their spacecraft sped closer to earth early today with Conrad the first to awaken around a.m. EST. "Good morning. We're just getting ready to eat the capsule commander said. "Very said Mission Control. "You ready for the big "I don't know. What's happen- Conrad said in mock sur- prise. "Oh, we've got a nice little section of the South Pacific re- served for you and we've got most of the Navy standing by to pick you up." said Conrad with a chuckle and went on eating his MOON MARINERS page 2 REENTRY AND DESCENT Mill Pond Site for Library Seen As Losing Proposition By Claudette Durocher Advocates of the Mill Pond site for the new cen- tral library are asking for a hearing but a clutch of library-oriented measures on the agenda for tomor- row night's Board of Alder- .men meeting show they are fighting a lost cause. Losing Proposition Also classed as a losing prop- osition is a resolution by Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan to create a committee to study both the Park Street and Mill Pond areas as sites for a library. Both moves will collide at the aldermanic meeting with mea- sures which further designate Park Street as the site of the new building. These include: Final approval of a reso- lution transferring jurisdiction over the old post office on Court Street- from the alder- manic lands and buildings com- mittee to the joint library com- mittee which has already opened bids for its demolition. First reading of a resolu- tion which sets damages for the taking by eminent domain of several properties in the Park Street area to make way for the new library. First reading of two- reso- lutions to raise the the city must put up to accept the supplementary library Number of American Troops In Vietnam Lowest in 2 Years By GEORGE ESPER SAIGON (AP) The U.S. Command announced today that American troop strength in Viet- nam has dropped to men, the lowest in two years. This virtually completes the second round of troop withdraw- als ordered by President Nixon. The Command's report of troop strength as of last Thurs- FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With LORDEN OIL CO. INC. SERVING NASHUA AND SUEHOONDING TOWNS 465-2267 day showed a drop of men during the previous week. This reduced U.S.. strength to only 400 more than the new ceiling of men Nixon ordered to be reached by Dec. 15. A U.S. spokesman said the command still expects to reduce American troop strength by that date to less than Nixon's ceiling, or men. U.S. forces reached a high of men last April, two months before the President an- nounced withdrawal of men. In September he an- nounced another men were being pulled out. There has been speculation in CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING by EXPERTS at reasonable prices S H Green Stamps Nashua Wallpaper Co. 129 W. Pearl St. Mon. thru Sat. Open Thurs. 'til 9 both Saigon and Washington that Nixon may announce fur- ther troop withdrawals before the end of the year unless there is some marked change in the war picture. Informants reported today that allied intelligence has de- tected in the move- ment of North Vietnamese war materials and troops along the Ho Chi Minh Trail, but Lt. Gen. Julian J. Ewell, who commands the U.S. 2nd Field Force in Sai- gon and the 11 surrounding provinces, indicated at a news conference that increased infil- tration has not become evident yet in his zone. offer made by Eliot A. Carter. Vote On Veto Overshadowing all these ac- tivities will be a vote to over- ride the mayor's veto of the aldermen's acceptance of Car- ter's gift. MILL POND SITE Page 2 Soughf to Plan School Planning funds for construc- tion of the proposed "super" high school and an elementary school would be raised through a bond issue resolution scheduled for a first reading by the Board of Aldermen tomor- row night. Aldermanic President Maur- ice L. Arel is the sponsor of the resolution. The bond resolution will be referred lo the aldermanic fi- IS SOUGHT Page 2 TONIGHT IN. THE TELEGRAPH Abby 341 Lewis Obituaries 5% DAILY INTEREST COMPOUNDED QUARTERLY ON 90 DAY NOTICE ACCOUNTS AT NASHUA TRUST COMPANY Biossat Classifieds 36. 37, Comics Cook Crossword Editorial Financial 8, 39 35 4 34 4 8 33 Eeslon Sports 35 2 S 30. 31 Suburban 18.19 4 35 Taylor Television Theaters Dr. Thosteson 12 Weather 2 '70 Chevrolets CARS TRUCKS Daily Rentals as low as .00 r day Call Teri 888-1121 MacMulkin Chevrolet Enttr Al 400.000 fttl _ this Reentry and Descent of Apollo 12 This is an artist's conception of the in the Pacific Ocean at reentry and descent of Apollo 12 space- afternoon craft, which is scheduled for splashdown Senators Hope to Wrap Up Tax Plan Before Christmas By MARK BROWN WASHINGTON (AP) Hop- ing to wrap up the tax reform package by Christmas, the Sen- ate will be debating during the next several weeks just how far it can go to play Santa Claus for individual U.S. taxpayers. The issues of personal Income tax exemptions and oil and gas depletion allowances are expect- ed to highlight the lengthy de- bate which begins today. Sen. Albert Gore, D-Tenn., says he will press his proposal to raise the personal income tax exemptions. Gore's proposal, defeated when the Senate Finance Com- mittee worked over the House- passed reform bill, appears to be gaining support in the Sen- ate. Behind it are, among oth- ers, Sens, Edward M. Kennedy, tfie Democratic whip, and James 0. Eastland, D-Miss. The Gore plan would substi- tute larger deductions for an overall reduction in income tax rates passed Aug. 7 by the House and approved Oct. 31 by the finance committee. Current tax law allows a tax- payer to deduct from his in- come for himself and each de- pendent before figuring his tax- es. Gore seeks to raise the de- duction to by 1973. The oil and gas depletion al- lowance, now per cent, was lowered to 20 per cent by the House but raised to 23 per cent by the Senate Finance Commit-, tee. Senators preferring, the lower rate are expected to offer amendments to the version to reinstate it. Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana has said he would keep the Senate in session at night and on week- ends to complete action on bill before adjourning for t Christmas holiday. After passage by the Senate the measure would have to go to a conference committee to work out differences between Senate and House versions. The com- mittee's compromise then would have to be approved in both chambers before going to Presi- dent Nixon. TURCOTTE STUDIOS 96 West Pearl St. 889-1101 DOUBLE! 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