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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - December 6, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire Today's Chuckle It's said that one those fashionable Los Angeles sub- urbs has so many foreign sports cars that no pedestri- an has been hit above the knees in three years. Nashua Weather Cold Tonight Fair, Cold Sunday Ntw Hampshire's Largest Evening Newspaper VOL. 101 NO. 236 Continuing the New Hampshire Telegraph Established October NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1969 Second Class Postage Paid At Nashua, N. H. 20 PASES Priet TEN CENTS Youngsters Aid Sanfa Fund These youngsters, all pupils at the Humpty Dumpty Nursery, brought sev- en baskets filled with food into the Tele- graph's main offices yesterday for the Santa Fund. They were, from left, front row: Raymond Garrity, Sylvia Louise Rabbins, Maida K. Latvis and David Beaulieu; at rear: Pamela Massoud, Steven Ford, David Brooks and Kathy Hogan. The nursery is located on Love- well Street. (Telegraphoto-Harrigan) Social Security Hikes Approved By Senate By JOE HALL WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate has surprised even the most enthusiastic advocates of Social Secur- ity increases by voting a minimum payment as well as a 16 per cent boost in the monthly bene- fits. Question Raised But there is a question wheth- er the House will accept the por- tion of the amendment increas- ing the current minimum for individuals at the bottom of the scale to the new figure. The Senate was called into an unusual Saturday session today to continue working on the tax reform measure. Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana said he was hopeful the Senate could pass the bill today, but Sen. Russell .B. Long, D-La., floor manager of the bill, said he did not expect passage before next Tuesday. The floor for Social Secu- rity payments was written into the tax reform bill Friday by the 48-41 adoption of an amend- ment sponsored by Mansfield and one of his assistant Demo- cratic leaders, Sen. Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia. To 'finance the increased pay- ments, the taxable wage base would be raised from the cur- rent to in 1973. The increased benefits, which would be effective Jan. 1 and go to some 25 million beneficiaries starting in April, would cost an estimated billion. The increase would give a couple a new minimum of a month. Democrats handling the tax bill originally had planned to add a rider calling for a straight 15 per cent Social Security boost. This would have raised the minimum payment, for ex- ample, from to The 15 per cent across-the- board rider was sponsored by Long, who said he was sure it was all the House would accept. The House Ways and Means Committee approved such a 15 per cent hike earlier this week. When Long offered his amend- ment; Sen. John J. Williams, R- Del., tried to substitute for it President Nixon's proposed 10 per cent Social Security in- crease. This lost 56-34 on almost a straight party line vote. Then Sen. Winston L. Prouty, R-Vt., contending the mini- mum payment of the long amendment was too small, tried to raise it to He was beaten 46-44. Before this vote, Mansfield and Byrd announced they would come in later with their much bigger minimum figure. Gain Ballots Their proposal won the votes of 40 Democrats and eight Re- publicans; 28 Republicans and 13 Democrats voted against it. The Mansfield-Byrd proposal would mean added benefit pay- ments of billion a year more than the billion for a straight 15 per cent increase. Social Security Administra- tion officials said 8 million of the present 25 million recipients now receive less than the min- imums set in the amendment. Byrd and Mansfield declared their proposal was the effective way to bring old persons out of poverty.' In 1973, the Social Security tax rate will have increased to 5.65 per cent each for employer and employe. Thus each would pay in that year on a base, as compared with if the base stayed in effect. The present tax is with a 4.8 per cent rate. The Senate voted 53-32 for an- other amendment which would cost billion a year by allow- ing parents to take a tax credit of up for expenses of a col- lege student starting in 1972. Sponsors were Abraham A. Ri- bicoff, D-Conn., and Peter H. Dominick, R-CoIo. This Girl's Really In the Dog House By PAT LEISNER PHILADELPHIA (AP) Mary Leisner is working her way through college by growing pups. In a two-room apartment. Right now she has 12 Afghan hounds and an Irish Setter. "Lots of students find classes and lectures a chore; I find them a welcome says Mary, a slender blonde sopho- more at the University of Penn- sylvania. She started breeding and sell- ing Afghans in August 1968 and paid a semester's tuition with her first litter. The pups bring about each. "I didn't learn until mid-Au- gust that my tuition loan was phased out in the federal educa- tion Mary says, "and there weren't too many ways I Christmas Tale Starts Today "How ffyn Sock Saved a special holiday comic strip, begins today in the Telegraph. The whimsical, suspenscfiil tale Is the story of the clever plan devised by Wyn Sock and his friend Itufus to foil a plot to destroy every Christmas tree In (he world. Santa Clans and his elves Join Wyn and Rufus to execute their plans. The first six installments of the strip anpear on Page K. A panel will run every day until the story concludes on Christ- mas five. So gather the children together and being reading. They'll enjoy it and you might too. 5% DAILY INTEREST COMPOUNDED QUARTERLY ON 90 DAY NOTICE ACCOUNTS AT NASHUA TRUST COMPANY could come up with on short notice." "They are she says- "Puppies need a lot of attention. My studies are suffering. So am I. It's costing about a week to feed them." The 10 pups are barricaded in the bathroom with a street sign nailed to the door- way. Mary and her sister use a wooden milk carton to boost themselves in and out. Some problems Mary didn't count on: One night the pups got into fabric dye' and all turned green. Another time they closed the bathtub drain and flooded the place. And then there was the hamper raid "Guess I'm lucky the bath- room is Mary says. "It's what separates me from insani- ty." Sometimes, the pups are al- lowed the freedom of the living room. "They get exercise and learn to play and defend themselves romping around with the bigger she says, following them around with wads of tissue to clean up- "I'm two years from my de- gree' and how I hope a federal loan comes through next year." Editor's Note: The writer Is Mary Lelsner's sister. CHARGE ACCOUNTS INVITED BANKAMERICARD UNI-CARD MASTER CHARGE S 4 H Stamps Nashua Wallpaper Co. 129 W. Pearl St. 882-901 Mon. thru Open Thuri. 'tilt Mayor's Veto Possible Aldermen To Vote Again On Neverett Land Bond By Claudette Durocher To clear up legal difficul- ties hindering acquisition of the Neverett property, the Board of Aldermen Tues- day night will take another approval vote on the 000 bond issue needed to. finance the controversial purchase. Veto Expected And this vote, like the first approval, would be subject to a mayoral veto, which is almost certain to come. The veto would have to be overridden at the board's Dec. 23 meeting the board's final session before the aldermen's terms of office expire on Dec. 31. Thus, the Neverett property- taking issue, which first surfaced in May, encountered two vetoes, survived a court test and'influ- enced the outcome of a municipal election, could persist right up to the end of the board's tenure. City Solicitor Arthur 0. Gorm- ley Jr. said the second vote of approval next week will clear a legal problem preventing the long-term borrowing which the aldermen authorized June 10. The problem was discovered by Palmer Dodge, counsel for the First National Bank of Bos- ton which handles Nashua's bond sales. It centers on whether the al- dermen at their May 13 meeting accepted on a roll call vote a first reading of a resolution au- thorizing the bond issue to finance the property-taking. A first reading officially submits a measure to the aldermanic board. Not Mentioned Gormley said the minutes of the meeting state the resolution was referred to the finance com- miitee but do not mention if the first reading was accepted on a roll call. A of the meeting made by a local radio station has long since been erased, he said. "Therefore, to fulfill their (the bond counsel's) legal re- Gormley advised, roll call vole held on June 10 can be considered the first roll call vote and the resolution should be tonight back under unfinished business at the Tues- day meeting for the second roll call vote. "If at that meeting it receives 10 votes on roll call, that would be sufficient to meet the bank counsel's requirements of two separate roll call votes." Gormley pointed out, however, that the resolution after its sec- ond approval again would be subject to the mayor's veto. precedent for resolving the present problem in this fashion was set in 1960 when a similar case occurred, Gormley said. This case was brought to Gorm- Jey's attention by City Clerk Li- onel Guilbert and Welfare Inves- tigator Roland Lebel, a former alderman. If this plan had not been sat- isfactory to the bond attorneys, the aldermen would have had to repeat each legal step to approve the bond issue. This would require three sep- arate meetings if a veto were involved, meaning the present aldermanic board would have been dissolved before the.reap- proval was completed: And with nine new aldermen taking office Jan. 1, it is uncertain if the bond issue would gain approval from the incoming board. The bond issue resolution was approved on an 11-1 vote June 10 and subsequently vetoed by May- or Dennis J. Sullivan. The alder- men overrode the mayor's veto June 24 on a 10-2 vote. A subsequent resolution, which also had to survive the mayor's veto, set the purchase price the city was willing to. pay for the taking, of the Neverett property at Funds Necessary Residual funds from the bond issue could be used to de- fray expenses incidental to the property taking. Under condem- nation proceedings, the city must have funds at hand to back an offer to be made to a property owner. The bond resolution was approved to back up the city's proposed tender to the owners of the Neverett property. The bond issue was to be of- fered as part of a large bond sale being readied for the city when the procedural deficiency was spotted. Prior to his unsuccessful court light in October, Sullivan vowed not to sign the bonds once they were sold, despite an opinion from Gormley that he could be forced to sign them under court order. It is not known if he still plans to refuse signing the bonds. Weekend Edition Stock Lists Teen-Age Page Extra Comics Galley Keeps Silence On Alleged Massacre WASHINGTON (AP) First Lt. William L. Calley Jr., who is maintaining a public silence on charges he killed 109 'Viet- namese civilians, has been questioned hours by a spe- cial Army panel at the Penta- gon. Calley was tight-lipped and looked straight ahead Friday as he his way quickly through a crowd of newsmen and photographers upon his ar- rival. He declined to answer questions. He left the building by anoth- er route after appearing before a hearing which seeks to learn whether field officers tried to cover up any mass killings in their initial investigation after a U.S. military operation in March 1968 at My Lai. Cailey was the leader of a pla- toon which took part in the oper- ation and is the only one charged with murder so far in the alleged massacre. The probe is not connected with the court martial of Calley which is expected to start early next year at Ft. Benning. On Thursday, the investigat- ing panel heard from Capt. Er- nest Medina, who was Calley's company commander. Medina later told newsmen he had nei- ther ordered a massacre nor saw or heard of one, although he said he did shoot one wound- ed Viet Cong woman he thought was about to harm him. Meanwhile, Deputy Secretary of Defense David Packard and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Wil- liam C. Westmoreland said the alleged My Lai massacre should not be considered an indictment of all U.S. soldiers. "I can assure you the Army is not attempting to hide any- Westmoreland said while visiting Ft. Campbell, Ky., Friday. "We will continue to pursue our investigation and any trials that may result with diligent thoroughness and full respect for the due process of right of the accused." He said that to picture the al- leged massacre as typical of the Army is a "gross distortion of facts." Packard made similar com- ments in a Pentagon news conference. Most American troops, he said, "have made great person- al contributions to the improve- ment of the life of the South Vietnamese people." He said that the enemy, on the other hand, had a deliberate policy of terrorism and military attacks on civilians. In another development, Sen. Thomas J. Dodd, D-Conn., said he will introduce a resolution urging U.S. financing for recon- struction of My Lai and pay- ments to survivors of the at- tack. The resolution says there can be no doubt "that the hamlet of My Lai suffered cruelly In the course of an American military action and that many scores of Vietnamese civilians, including women and children, were killed." Dog Rescued From Brook Nashua firemen and police car- ried out their first dog-on-ice res- cue of the 1969 season early this morning. Firemen from the Lake Street station, under Capt. Leonard Grigas, pulled a "pretty well frozen up husky" from the ice at Field's Grove after the pooch fell through the thin ice and couldn't gain the shore. "An unknown, excited female told us a dog was on the ice" at about a.m., said a police spokesman. When Officer Robert Marchenonis arrived, he found a large, Alaskan Husky trying to claw its way out of the Salmon Brook waters. Firemen said the dog was near a steep retaining wall in the di- ving area. They managed to pull the canine up after attach- ing two ropes to it. "The dog is fine said Capt. Grigas. "We thawed him out in the back of a cruiser, and we even found his owner." New Device of Memorial Hospital This new device, the Zeiss Operation nose and throat. It enables physicians to will enable doctors at the view small, delicate structures in deep Nashua Memorial Hospital to more ef- cavities, such as the inner ear. fectively treat diseases of the eye, ear, (Telegraphoto-Harrigan) TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby Anderson Church Classifieds 17, 18. '70 Chevrolets CARS TRUCKS Daily Rentals as low as r day Call Teri 888-1121 MacMulkln Chevrolet Christmas shop in comfort these cold, wet winter days nights. It's always dry and 72 degrees at the NASHUA MALL NASHUA'S ONLT FAOTOKT AUTHORIZED DEALER SKI-DOO Ski-Doo Suits Boots Trailers Sleds Accessories t Parti, Nashua Auto Co. Outdoor Recreation Center 282 Main Street, Nashua, N. B. 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