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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - December 13, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                                Today's Chuckle Man to man: "I just wish they would fight poverty with something besides taxes." Nashua Celeqraph Ntw Hampshire's Largtst Evtning Ntwspaper... J Weather Cloudy Tonight Chance of Snow Sunday Ntw Hampshire's Largtst Evtning Ntwspaper... J VOL. 101 NO. 242 Continuing the New Hampshire Telegraph Established October NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1969 Second Class Postage Paid At Nashua, N. E 22 PAGES TEN CENTS U.S. Officials Hope For Thaw In China Relations By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON (AP) Nixon administration officials, encour- aged by Peking's apparent in- terest in resuming diplomatic talks after a 23-month lapse, see in them new hopes of improving relations with Communist Chi- na. Arrangements are not yet firm, but officials hope discus- sions of U.S.-Red Chinese prob- lems which stopped in January, 1968, will be started again in Po- land in a few weeks. Secretary of State William P. Rogers has indicated he hopes such talks could result in easing of trade and travel re- strictions on both sides. Initial moves for that purpose were made by President Nixon last July. Reveals Meeting The State Department dis- closed Friday Ambassador Wal- ter J. Stoessel had met the day before with the ranking Chinese diplomat in Warsaw, Lei Yang, for about an hour. The only oth- er persons present were two in- terpreters. The initiative which produced this unexpected been taken Dec. 3 by Stoessel on instructions from Washington. On that date he told a Chinese diplomat-inter- preter, whom he met following a social event, that the United States was ready to start the talks anew. President Nixon made clear early in his administration he would like to change U.S. rela- tions with China. In July he eased trade restrictions to allow Americans to buy and bring home up to worth of Chinese Communist goods. He also lowered the bars to travel to the Chinese mainland for scholars, medical men, journal- ists and the like, but the Chinese have not responded to this overture by permitting Americans to enter. Several years earlier the U.S. had de- clared its readiness to allow journalists to go into China and to permit newsmen from main- land China to come here. In November 1968 Communist China proposed a meeting in Warsaw with Nixon administra- tion representatives on the fol- lowing February month after the new President would have taken office here. At the same time the Chinese proposed publicly that the Unit- ed States and China should agree "on the five principles of peaceful mutual respect for each other's territo- rial integrity and sovereignty, non aggression, non interfer- ence, equality and mutual bene- fit, and peaceful co-existence. Some diplomats believe that such an agreement may still be an objective of Peking's policy toward the United States. OB the Chinese side it has been cou- pled with a demand the U.S. abandon Nationalist China on the island of Taiwan, which the U.S. has repeatedly made clear it ii unwilling to do. The February 20 meeting pro- posed by the Chinese Commu- nists was never held. Peking called it off after one of its dip- lomats in the Netherlands de- fected and was given asylum in the United States. Surprise Vote Keeps Poverty Agency Alive Poodle Mothers Kitten When Mr; and Mrs. Stephen Bronstein of 13 Edson St., brought a kitten home for their daughter, Tammy, much to their amazement, the feline, named Tabitha, and Frosty, the Poodle dog, hit it off real well. So much so, Frosty's mother instincts immedi- ately went to work and she began nursing the new member of the family. To prove she wasn't kidding. Frosty posed at mealtime for the Telegraph camera- man; Thfere'S more ;to the storyl Not only Was Tabitha provided with a "mother" but she had the services of a playmate as well. Taffy, another poodle, is playing the key role in this episode. In the photo at left, Tabitha and Taffy strike a pose during a play session. The the kitten and the playmate are the pets of the Bronstein children, Gary, Tammy and Candy. (Telegraphotos-Shalhoup) By JOHN BECKLEU WASHINGTON (AP) A surprise vote in the House has extended the life of the Office of Eco- nomic Opportunity just when it appeared the anti- poverty agency's days was numbered. Opposition Fades The formidable opposition to the bill expected by its backers seemingly vaporized when a substitute measure, turning ad- ministration of the OEO pro- gram over to the states, was de- feated 231 to 163. The vote sur- prised both friends and foes of the war on poverty. A week ago the Republican- Southern Democrat coalition be- hind the substitute bill appeared so strong the House leadership refused to call up its own bill, extending the OEO program, for fear it would lose. And just be- fore the vote Friday the Demo- crats still were sure they were beaten. But a nonrecord 183-166 test vote Friday showed the coali- tion plan was beaten. A larger number of southern Democrats either did not vote at ail or vot- ed against it. After that display of weakness the coalition fell apart. The 231 to 163 record vote confirming defeat of the substitute was fol- lowed by a vote of 276 to 117 passing the two-year extension. Backers of extending the present legislation claimed turn- ing control over to the states would cripple the antipoverty program. There were many explana- tions being offered by both sides after the vote, of which the fol- lowing appear the most plausi- ble: delay gained by refus- ing to call up the bill last week permitted mayors and other city-oriented officials to rally support against the plan to turn responsibility over to governors. national mayors' confer- ence was in progress during the week and generated a flood of statements, letters and other appeals for the defeat of the substitute. Weekend Edition Stock Lists Teen-Age Poge Extra Comics Santa Fund Is Behind Pace Last Year Unmixed Dates Doomed December Computer Labels Draft Draw A 'Fix' By HAL STROMHOLT PITTSBURGH (AP) Three University of Pittsburgh stu- dents who analyzed by comput- er the results of the nation's draft lottery say they have found a pattern to the chosen numbers that indicates the deck may inadvertently have been stacked. "I hate to say Tom Anes- tis, 22, an engineering student, TV Cigarette Ads Banned by Senate By GREGG HERRINGTON WASHINGTON (AP) Those cowboys, young lovers and emancipated women who puff cigarettes in TV commercials would be banned from the air- waves under a bill the Senate has passed overwhelmingly. By a 70-7 margin, senators voted Friday to ban television and radio cigarette advertising effective Jan. 1, 1971. The deci- sion followed by five years the controversial U.S. surgeon gen- eral's report linking lung cancer and smoking. The measure, designed also to prevent a massive shift of ad- vertising from electronic to print media, now goes to a Sen- ate-House conference commit- tee where its differences with a weaker House bill will be recon- ciled. Backers of the Senate version predict it will survive the conference virtually intact. The bill also would require ihis more direct wording on cig- arette packages: "Warning: Cigarette Smoking is Dangerous to Your Health." The present language: "Caution: Cigarette Smoking May be Hazardous to Your Health." The House version toughens the printed package warning but bars further federal regula- tion of the tobacco industry for six years. The Senate bill would deny networks and stations of a prin- cipal source of advertising reve- estimate million a year. It also would hurt the to- bacco industry, opponents claimed. They said cigarettes never have conclusively been linked to ill health. As a concession to the indus- try, which lobbied hard against the bill, it prevents the Federal Trade Commission from requir- ing health warnings in maga- zine, newspaper or billboards or any other form of regulation un- til July 1971. The exception would be an FTC finding of "gross abuse" by the cigarette makers. said Friday, "but it looks like someone forgot to stir up the numbers." He said an analysis showed that a disproportionate number of December were drawn in the first third of the lottery, while many birth- dates in January, February and March were not picked until the second half. Anestis, Don Smith, 21, and Alan B. Lazar, 21, say they used their training in statistical anal- ysis to analyze the lottery re- suits by computer and mathe- matical means. "It's crystal clear when you look at the results on a Anestis said. "We analyzed these numbers by weeks, quar- ter years, half years, and even in groups of 10. The results are strikingly apparent." He said they believe the rea- son is that officials stacked the capsules, each containing a birthdate, in month-by-month order and then put them in the big bowl used for the drawing without stirring them. Denies Stacking In Washington, a Selective Service spokesman, Navy Capt. William S. Pascoex, denied there was any stacking. "Of course we didn't stack said Pascoex, one of three persons who placed the dates in the capsules and the capsules in the bowl. He said they counted the Jan- uary capsules into a box, then lieiu iheiii off til one slue With a scoop while they counted the February capsules. They contin- ued in this manner until all the months were completed, he said. Anestis and his colleagues say the capsules came to the draw- ing in a storage chest arranged month-by-month with January on top and December on the bot- tom. January capsules thus were dumped into the fishbowl first and December capsules went in last, accounting for the higher number of December dates cho- sen early, they said. In the second half of the draw- ing, they noted, 18 January dates were chosen, 17 were Feb- ruary dates and 21 were March birthdates. Persons, whose birthdates were chosen late have less chance of being drafted. City Worker Dies After Fall on Job 5% DAILY INTEREST COMPOUNDED QUARTERLY ON 90 DAY NOTICE ACCOUNTS AT NASHUA TRUST COMPANY ARTISTS SIFT SETS SUPPLIES Christmas Special 10 to 20% off Nashua Wallpaper Co. W. Pearl St. 88J-MW Mon. thru Sat. Open Thun. 'til I A worker at the Nashua Sewer- age Treatment Plant fell into a 12-foot deep pit, climbed out by himself, but died an hour later at a city hospital. Gilbert A. Johnson, 49, of 9 Sheridan St., died at Memorial Hospital at a. m. just over an hour after the accident. Paul Perry, a city employe, said other workers at the plant, located off Lynn Street, heard Johnson yelling for help and low- ered a ladder into the pit. "He walked up almost by him- Perry recalled. "We washed him off a little, and he sat down to wait for the ambulance to come and take him to the hospital. "When we asked him how he fell into the pit, he said, "I don't Perry related. Johnson never lost conscious- ness, Perry said. Perry and Ken- neth Houle, who had helped John- son from the pit, stood by vith other workers until the police ambulance arrived. Sewerage plant personnel called the hospital about an hour later to inquire Johnson's condition, and were told that he had died. Dr. John D. Spring, medical WORKER DIES Page 2 By MICHELE BUJOL1) With only 12 days left until Christmas, the Santa Fund is behind last year's total on Dec. 13. The current total is a far cry from the needed last year to help all of the area's needy. Today's total was boosted by from the YMCA Auxiliary; from the J.F. McElwain Com- pany Payroll Department; from Grade 5, Charlotte Avenue School; from an anonymous donor and from the Hudson Fish and Game Club. The money will be turned over to the Salvation Army to help the area's needy, unfortunates and forgotten elderly. Christmas is made bright with a food order, a clothing order and a new toy for each child. While donations are coming in at a steady trickle, the requests for help are far more numerous, according to Captain Charles Sar- gent, officer in charge of (he local office of the Salvation Army. The majority of the cases involves women with families who have been deserted and are on welfare incomes that cover the bills period. Files Disclose Salvation Army files also re- veal many cases of large fam- ilies, 10 or more children, where the father works as a laborer and his salary simply is not enough to support so many people and have extra for Christmas too. Occasionally, the Santa Fund receives a donation from some- one who is materially well off, but in other areas is somewhat less than happy. An anonymous donor writes: "Please accept this check to help those less fortunate have a happy Christmas. This is the first year that I am able to donate, and I feel good knowing that I can. "My children and I are very fortunate in many ways, even though we lost a husband and a father this year. It will be a sad SANTA FUND Page! Losf Chance to Mall Cards To Area Servicemen in Viet This weekend is the deadline for mailing air mall letters and cards to Vietnam in order to be as- sured that they will arrive In time for Christmas, the Nashua Post Office has announced. Hie Telegraph, for the fifth consecutive year, has opened up its news columns to list the names of area servicemen and women who are stationed In Vietnam. The Christmas mailing campaign has annually drawn a heavy response, and this year Is no exception. Readers arc asked to record the names and addresses of the fighting men and to add them to their Christmas card mailing lists. According to letters received by the Telegraph from those serving in Vietnam during the past four years, various service- men have received more than 100 nieces of mail almost all from persons they did not know. The complete list of area men In Vietnam Is published on Page Today is the day the list will appear. 3 Nashuans Hospitalized After Falls Two Nashua workers are In Memorial, Hospital today after each fell 50 feet in separate acci- dents yesterday. In another incident police re- ported that an Otterson Street man was injured in a fall from a third- floor window in his home. In the intensive care unit at the hospital is Frank McHard, 25, of 103-D Bowers St., who fell from a roof of an apartment building under construction on the South Daniel Webster Highway. Police reported that McHard landed on a pile of two by fours. That accident occurred about a.m. Shortly before 2 p.m. police sent an ambulance to Improved Ma- chinery Inc. on Burke Street where George Haigler, 46, of 112 Ferry Street had fallen from the top of a ladder. Haigler, reported in "fair" con- dition at the hospital, is being treated for facial injuries and is under observation. MeHard is being treated for in- juries to the skull, chest, leg and arms. The hospital reported that Claude Fredette, 23, of 10 Otter- son St. is being treated for abra- sions, multiple contusions and lac- erations of the chin, face and scalp and for possible rib frac- tures. Police reported Fredette was taken to the hospital after he fell from the window about p.m. and landed on the sidewalk. TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby 2 Anderson 4'Social G. f Baker Church 5 Classifieds 19, 20, 21 Comics 17, 18 NASHUA MALL IS OPEN EVERY NIGHT TIL 10 P.M. NOW TIL CHRISTMAS l NASHUA'S ONLY FAOTOEI AUTHORIZED DEALER SKI-DOO SH-Doo Suite Boot! 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