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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - December 15, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire Help Needy At Christmas Witk Santa Fund Donation Today's Chuckle "Here's one bill we don't have to worry about any said the young wife. "It's marked 'Final Notice'." Weather Flurries Ending Tonight Continued Cold Tuesday New Hampshire's Largest Evening Newspaper VOL. 101 NO. 241 Continuing the New Hampshire Telejrapb w Established October NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1969 Second Class Postage Paid At Nashua, N. H. 36 PASES Price TEN CENTS 1st Snow Dumps 6 Inches By Claudette Durocher Winter's first major snowstorm is expected to move out of the Nashua area tonight leaving behind a chenille white world and treacherous road con- ditions. Dumps Inches The storm, which began short- ly after dusk yesterday, had dumped six and a half inches of sticky snow here by 9 a.m., according to the Pennichuck Pumping Station. Police in the area reported a relatively quiet night as mo- torists cautiously traveled the iced highways. Traffic moved slowly this morning but no major accidents were reported locally. In Wilton, a school bus and a milk truck collided at a.m. in the Abbot Hill area but neither driver nor the school children on the bus was Injured in the mishap. The school bus driver was Edwin Leavitt, 37, of Maple Street, Wilton, and the truck, owned by Producers Dairy, was driven by David E. Fitch, 28, of Milford. The school bus was traveling northward while the truck was southbound. Both vehicles were damaged by the impact but able to pro- ceed without immediate re- pairs. The children were being driven to the Wilton Elemen- tary School. Wilton Police Chief Guy Franklin is investigating the mishap. A spokesman for the Public Works Department said most of the city's streets had been plowed by early this morning and the remainder was to be done today; "It's just a routine summed up DPW Foreman Hec- tor Levesque. He said plowing crews were called in at 10 last night to start clearing opera- tions. List No Problem Utility officials said the storm had presented no problems for them. The pre Christmas storm swept into New England on the heels of mild December weath- er. Rain was mixed with the snow along some coastal re- gions. The storm was the product of a low pressure system that moved toward New England Sunday from the New York City area and intensified south of Block Island during the night. In New Hampshire, accumula- tions ranging from one-half inch in the northern parts of the state up to six inches near the Massachusetts border were re- ported. The Lakes Region reported about an inch and the capital SNOWFALL Page J Nixon To Detail Extent Of Third Troop Fullback Nocturnal Study in The six-and-a-half-inch snowfall, which set the stage for a White Christ- mas in the Nashua area, provided this nighttime study in black and white dur- ing the height of the storm last night. Black and White Spotlighted are snow-laden trees and an untouched field of snow on the Rivier College campus. (Telegraphoto-Shalhoup) How Do You Tell Them Santa Forgot To Come? By MICHELE BUJOLD Christmas day dawns bright and snowy and the children run expectantly from their room to see what Santa Claus has left for them. Only Santa Claus has not visited this house. There are no new shiny trucks, or cuddly stuffed animals, or dolls that laugh and cry. Instead it's the children who are crying, while a frantic molhcr searches for something to tell them to explain why Santa Claus 'forgot' this family and visited everyone else. Passes This is the scene that will.await some area families unless the Santa Fund can come through with donations. The fund passed the mark today to a. total of but is still more than behind last year's total at this time. All donations are turned over to the Salvation Army which acts as a clearing house during the holiday season to help the area's needy, unfortunates and forgotten elderly. The Salvation Army, with the help of the Santa Fund, pro- vides a food order, a clothing order and a new toy for each needy child. Today's donations totaled a tremendous boost by a gift of from Nashua Beef Company and its employes. Also received, was a check for from the IMPCO Diamond Club, and a donation of from St. Nicholas Orthodox Community Church. Current donations include toys HOW DO YOU TELL Fage 2 By KENNETH J. FREED WASHINGTON (AP) President Nixon is expected to announce a third round of U. S. troop withdrawals from Vietnam when he speaks to the nation to- night in an updated report on his efforts to end the war. Outlines Plans The White House said the brief speech, to be carried live by network television and radio at 6 p.m. EST, will be an exten- sion of the President's Nov. 3 nationwide address in which he outlined his plans for bringing the fighting to a close. Nixon had said during his last news conference a week ago to- day he would announce another American troop pullout from the war zone by Christmas. Nixon made no estimate then of the number of U.S. troops to come out of Vietnam and the White House in announcing this latest speech did not mention any figures, but widespread speculation has placed the total at to So far, the administration has pulled out about troops from the war zone, which means some more must be withdrawn if Nixon is to meet the reduction, goal he has set for this year. Secretary of Defense Melvin R. Laird also declined Sunday to disclose how many troops might come out in the next round of withdrawals, but he said the situation is encouraging regarding South Vietnam's abil- ity to take over more of the fighting. Laird acknowledged little if any movement at Paris and he said there has been an increase of North Vietnamese infiltration into the South recently. But, the Pentagon chief said, "we have had great success this year" in the Vietnamization of the war, which he described as the "cornerstone" of adminis- tration policy in the war. The secretary also said as of today the U.S. troop ceiling in the war zone is men, a reduction of troops since the administration took office nearly a year ago. Laird spoke on "Issues and an ABC television-ra- dio interview program. A goal was stated during a news conference earlier in the year after former Johnson administration Defense Secretary Clark Clifford had said that that many troops should be withdrawn by the end of 1969. Nixon told the news confer- ence he hoped to exceed Clif- ford's goal. Saigon Holds Wide Control Of Population By DAVID ROSENZWEIG SAIGON (AP) The Saigon government today claimed con- trol over 92.5 per cent of South Vietnam's population. It was the highest percentage in the histo- ry of the Vietnam War but only one half of one per cent more than the claim last month.. The monthly report of the government's pacification pro- gram said that on Nov. 30 16.1 million of the estimated 17.5 million population were living under government control, (or 2.8 per cent) were under Viet Cong control and (4.7 per cent) were in contested areas, those where neither the government nor the Viet Cong is considered: to'have decisive control. At the start of the year, the government claimed control over 13.8 million of the popula- tion, then estimated at 17 mil- lion. The extent of government control has expanded steadily Unresolved Tax Reform Issues Congress Faces Two Major Moves By EDMOND LeBRETON WASHINGTON (AP) Two major' moves to resolve the House-Senate conflicts over massive tax reform legislation confronted Congress today as efforts began to reach a com- promise before Christmas. Police Chief, Mayor Confer On Limiting Bridge Travel Police Chief Paul J. Tracy said he intended to confer with Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan some- time today to decide what should be done about stricter use limita- tions recommended for the Tay- lor's Falls Bridge. Special Supplement in today's Telegraph for Stuart's Dept. Store. It you do not receive one in your regular delivery please call the Circulation Dept. of the Nashua Telegraph before 6 p.m. "Stated simply, the bridge is wrote Robert H. Whita- ker, commissioner of the state Department of Public Works and Highways, in a report on the con- dition of the 59-year-old span. To prolong the life of the bridge, Whitaker suggested that the load limit on .the structure, now 15 tons, be restricted even further, perhaps to allowing pas- senger vehicles only. Works Well A routine inspection made a few days ago, he said, showed that emergency shoring completed a year ago to halt the settling Pier I was in excellent shape and working well. "This same inspection showed considerable deterioration of the concrete throughout the length of the Whitaker added. "It also disclosed that some of the previously known cracks were en- larging and reinforcing steel was being exposed. "The implications of the crack, ing, deterioration and exposure of the reinforcing steel are clear from an engineering point of view. Stated simply, the bridge is dying." ;The bridge's Whitaker observed, is being hastened by overloading "which is reported to be occurring wih some regu- larity." A good way to prolong its life, he said, is to discontinue the overloading. "We also suggest that you give further consideration to restrict- BRIDGE Page 2 5% DAILY INTEREST COMPOUNDED QUARTERLY ON 90 DAY NOTICE ACCOUNTS AT NASHUA TRUST COMPANY ARTISTS GIFT SETS 4 SUPPLIES Christmas Special 10 to 20% off Nashua Wallpaper Co. Pearl St. M2-MI1 Mon. thru Open Thurs. 'til Sen. Albert Gore, D-Tenn., said Sunday the Treasury De- partment had prepared an alter- native plan for increasing the personal income tax exemption and would offer it to the confer- ence committee on tax reform. The House scheduled a vote on a separate bill increasing So- cial Security benefits by 15 per cent. The .Senate tacked on these benefits in a rider to its tax reform bill but went further, boosting the minimum monthly payment from to Action Centered The center of action this week is the conference committee, where moves are expected to scale down the new Social Secu- rity benefits and tax slashes the Senate added during floor de- bate. One of the biggest issues of about 100 substantial differences will be whether to grant tax re- lief to the nation's 70 million taxpayers through a cut in rates, as voted by the House, or by an increase in the exemption from to (800, as voted by the Senate. Many leaders expect the conference will hammer out a combination of increased per- sonal exemptions and tax rate reductions to begin after 1970. President Nixon promised to veto the measure if it contains 'the costly Social Security and tax exemption provisions writ- ten in the Senate. Gore, a conference committee member who led the Senate fight lo increase the income tax exemption, said he had learned the Treasury would offer its plan on behalf of the Nixon ad- ministration. Lawmakers were uncertain whether Nixon objected (o the increase in the exemption or the fact that Gore's amendment would make it effective next year and in 1971, thus putting an almost immediate strain on the Treasury. The conferees also had sched- uled the issue of taxing private foundations for consideration. The House voted a per cent tax on the income of such foundations but the Senate came up with a lower levy on the as- sets of the foundations as a fee to pay the cost of administering regulations or foundation activi- ties. Rep. Wilbur D. Milts, D-Ark., chairman of the conference committee, said it will push hard for final disposition of the TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby 321 Lawrence 4 Anderson 41 Obituaries 2 Biossat 19 Sports 28, 29 Classifieds Suburban 14, 15 33. 34, 35 Sulzburgcr 19 Comics 32 Taylor 4 Cook 4 Television 31 Crossword 32 Theaters 31 Editorial 4 Dr. Thosteson 25 Financial 8 Weather 2 Horoscope 32 bill before the hoped-for pre- Christmas adjournment. Mills added, however, he could not guarantee success. NASHUA MALL IS OPEN EVERY NIGHT 'TIL 10 P.M. NOW TIL CHRISTMAS KASHUA'S ONLY FACTOBT AUTHORIZED DEALER SKI-DOO Skl-Doo Suits Boot! Trailer! Sleds Accessories Parti Ncshua Auto Co. Outdoor Recreation Center 283 Main Street, Nashua, K. if. Hospitalized Virginia O'llanlon Douglas, of Santa Claus fame, is in a Hudson, N.Y. hospital at age 80. She was admitted two weeks before Christ- mas. She gained worldwide fame at eight when she wrote to a newspaper asking If there was a Santa Claus. Editorial reply contained phrase "Yes, Virginia, there Is a Santa Claus." '70 Chevrolets CARS TRUCKS Daily Rentals as low as r day Call Teri 888-1121 MacMuIkin Chevrolet since that time, according to the government figures. Scattered Fighting On the battlefields, South Vietnamese troopsr reported kill- ing 40 enemy soldiers with the help of artillery and bombers in a day of scattered fighting Sun- day in the U Minh Forest in the Southern Mekong Delta. No South Vietnamese casualties were reported. Other allied forces reported killing 216 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong in 17 other fights during the past 24 hours, most of them in the Mekong Delta and the provinces around Sai- gon. The U.S. Command said three Americans were killed and 17 wounded. Field reports put South Vietnamese losses at 17 killed and 46 wounded. South Vietnamese headquar- ters reported that militiamen uncovered a big enemy arms cache that included 320 rifles and five antiaircraft machine guns 27 miles northwest of Sai- gon. Three soldiers guarding the stockpile were killed in a brief firefight, and three government troops were reported wounded. American troops from the 1st Air Cavalry Division uncovered a four-ton North Vietnamese SAIGON Page t Five Die In State By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Accidents claimed five lives during the weekend in New Hampshire, four of them in fires. In Exeter, the state fire mar- shal was investigating a fire which Sunday took the lives of sisters Tina Rogers, 10 months, and Desirre, John Rogers, 27, their father, was hospitalized in poor condi- tion in Boston with burns over 80 per cent of his body. Rogers and his wife, Carolyn, had just returned from a Christ- mas party, police said, and she was taking the babysitter home when the fire apparently broke out in a space heater. The wooden frame house was in flames when she returned. Bruce Ferris, 41, of North Weymouth, Mass., died Sunday after leading 12 persons to safe- ty in a fire which extensively damaged the Ferris Motel run by him for his Arthur. Oscar Blake, 78, died when fire swept his Keene apartment Sunday. The deaths brought the num- ber of persons to have per- ished in fires in the state this year to 21. In Franconia, Kendall Mar- ceau, 25, of Franconia, was killed Saturday when a loader he was using to clear debris from a burned house rolled over on him. 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