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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - December 2, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                                Today's Chuckle One trouble with the gov- ernment is that it seems to think'the individual owes it a living. Nashua Celeqraph Ntw Hampshire's Lorgtst Evening Ntwipoper... C. _ 9 J. Weather Cloudy, Cold Tonight Snow Likely Wednesday VOL. 101 NO. 232 Continuing (lie New Hampshire Telegraph Established October 20, 1832 NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1969 Second Claw Postage Paid At Nashua, N. H. 24 PASES Prie. TEN CENTS Draw Sets Order of Induction Sept. 14 Tops Draft Lottery By STAN BENJAMIN WASHINGTON (AP) Men from 19 to 26 years old born on Sept. 14 who have last names starting with the letter J will be the first ones drafted next month under the nation's first Se- lective Service lottery in a generation. Drawn At Random In less than an hour and a half Monday night, all 365 days of the year plus Leap Year's Feb. 21 were drawn at random from a big glass laboratory jar at Selective Service headquar- ters here. The order In which they emerged, rolled up in blue plas- tic capsules, determines the or- der in which men with matching birthdays will be called for the draft next for those now deferred or any future year when they become "1-A." Rep. Alexander Pirnie of New York, ranking Republican on a Nine Persons Left Homeless In City Blaze Aporfmenf House Fire Heavy smoke pours from the front door at 27-29 Whitney St., as firemen battle a late afternoon blaze which destroyed the rear section of the building and left nine persons, three of them children, homeless. No injuries were reported. (Telegraphoto-Harrigan) By JOHN HARRIGAN A two-alarm apartment houst blaze yesterday afternoon de- stroyed one side of a wooden frame building and left nine persons homeless. Fire Chief Albert L. Tanguay said this morning he thought the fire was caused by a bath- robe left over a heater a day before the fire broke out. Cited By Chief One occupant of the building at 27-29 Whitney St. was cited by Tanguay as responsible for Westmoreland Says Bombing Would Have Ended Viet War By JIM ADAMS WASHINGTON (AP) Gen. William Westmoreland says the war in Vietnam "would be over by this would be near- ly over" had the United States continued bombing North Viet- nam. The Army chief of staff made the assessment before a House subcommittee. Transcripts of liis testimony and that of other top Pentagon officials including Defense Sec- retary Melvin R. Laird before the subcommittee two weeks ago were made public Monday. Laird told the committee President Nixon's Vietnam poli- cy is could lead to "a military victory" for the Sai- gon government. Ready To Escalate Bui should (he process of Viet- Pilot, Two Santas Die in Plane Crash MT. WASHINGTON, N.H. (AP) Three bodies those of the pilot and two passengers were recovered today from the wreckage of a Cessna 172 on Boott Spur, about one-half mile south of Sit. Washington in New Hampshire's White Moun- tains. State Aeronautics Commission Director John Sweeney said a rescue team at (lie sile of (he crash, just below the 5.500-foot Boott Spur peak identified the bodies as those of Kcnnetii Ward Jr., 20, of Augusta, Maine, the pilot; and the two passengers as Paul Ross, 26, of South Portland, Maine, and Cliff Phillips, 27, of Island Pond, Vt. The plane was en route from Portland, Maine to Burlington, Vt. It was last heard from Sat- urday. Ross and Phillips were clad in Santa Claus suits and were to have made several parachute jumps info shopping areas in Kecne, N.H. and Bennington and Burlington, Vt. Sweeney said attempts were being made to fly helicopters to the scene to assist in the recov- ery operation- James Rogers, forester, de- scribed Boott Spur as "a peak which protrudes from the south- cast part of Mt, Washington and overlooks Tuckerman Ra- vine." He said the peak rises to SANTAS, PILOT DIE Page 2 namization of ther War peace talks prove fruitless and North Vietnam step up military aggression, Laird said, the Unit- ed States is prepared to escalate its war effort. "I would not rule out that pos- sibility Laird said. He did, however, seem to rule out use of nuclear weapons by American forces. Westmoreland said if the bombing halt had not been or- dered by former President Lyn- don B. Johnson more than a year ago "the enemy would have fully realized that he had nothing to gain by continuing the struggle." But he acknowledged that view has the benefit of hind- sight, saying: "The authorities that .made the decision had every expectation that this was going to work. I think most pru- dent individuals would have come to the same conclusion." The four-star general, former U.S. commander in Vietnam, told the subcommittee he ac- cepts Nixon's Vietnam policy and would not resume the bombing now. He emphasized that Vietnami- zation would be a gradual proc- ess with American troops stay- ing in South Vietnam for several years. But he ruled out an ene- my victory unless Red China steps in. leading children and other oc- cupants of the burning struc- ture to safety. He was identified as Gene MacArthur, occupant of an apartment on the other side of the house from where the fire originated. The first alarm was called in at about p.m., with the second call for more help and equipment coming six minutes later after firemen arrived at the scene and decided they needed help. Chief Tanguay said the fire started in a rear bedroom of a ground-floor apartment occu- pied by Dennis Carpenter and his three children. Also in the apartment was Carpenter's sis- ter, Karen, who was babysitting the children the tune. The Tan- -.-.guajr after.. -Karen Carpenter told firemen that a child had discovered the blaze and had told her to come and look. Miss Carpenter told fire officials that when she ar- rived in the rear room, the en- tire corner was ablaze. Tanguay said the bathrobe had been spread out over the heater to dry the day before, and that the robe almost com- pletely covered the top of the gas unit. Besides the Carpenter family, the building housed Stanley Pou- lin and MacArthur over the Carpenter apartment and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Grogg in the adjacent side of the building. The Grogg apartment, Tan- guay said, was not damaged by fire or water but did receive some smoke damage. As for the rest of the structure, Tanguay said heavy fire damage "pretty well gutted" the rear portion of the house on both-the first and second floors. Units from Crowr Hill, Am- herst Street and Central sta- tions answered the call, with Chief Tanguay and Deputy Chief Albert Paul in charge. Firemen were there for about two hours. TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Horoscope Lawrence Abby 20 Anderson 4 NASHUA'S ONLY FACTORY AUTHORIZED DEALER SKI-DOO Ski-Doo Suits Boots Trailers Sleds Accessories Parts Nashua Auto Co. Outdoor Recreation Center 282 Main Street, Nashua, N. H. '70 Chevrolets CARS TRUCKS Daily Rentals as low as per day Call Teri 888-1121 MacMulkin Chevrolet Christmas shop in comfort these cold, wet winter days nights. It's always dry and 72 degrees at the NASHUA MALL Classifieds 20, 21, 22, 23 Comics Cook Crossword Editorial Financial Obituaries 20 Sports 18, 19 Suburban 8, 9 Television 19 Theaters 19 Dr. Thosteson 20 Weather 2 FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With LORDEN OIL CO. INC. SERVING NASHUA AND SUEBOUNDING TOWNS 465-2267 RICH'S SELF-SERVICE DEPARTMENT STORE RT.-101-A West, NASHUA Park Free! 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