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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - December 17, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire Help Needy At Ckristmas With Santa Fund Donation Today's Chuckle If the keep leaving boots, plaques and parts of space- ships up there on the lunar surface, eventually we'll have a permanently full moon, Nashua Celeqraph HomptUrt's Largest Evtning Ntwspaper... J Weather Fair, Cold Tonight Not So Cold Thursday VOL. 101 NO. 245 Continuing the New Hampshire Telecnpb Established October NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17. Second Class Postage Paid At Nashua, N. H. 64 PASES Pric. TEN CENTS Saigon's Losses Top U.S. By GEORGE ESPER SAIGON (AP) The Saigon government's total of battlefield dead reported for the past seven months is more than double that of American forces, reflecting what President Nguyen Van Thieu calls their "in- creasing share" of the war effort. Covers 30 Weeks South Vietnamese casualties have been higher than those suf- fered by American troops for 30 consecutive weeks, from May 10 through Dec. 6, according to of- ficial casualty summaries. During that period, gov- ernment soldiers and Americans were reported killed in action. During the first 19 weeks of the jar, before the withdrawal of jome U.S. troops be- gan, casualties were nearly equal, with South Viet- namese and Americans re- ported killed on the battlefield. In the northern Mekong Delta, from which American infantry- men were withdrawn last sum- mer in the first troop cutback, a battalion of 500 South Viet- namese was taken by surprise at sunset Tuesday shortly after helicopters landed them in an area of palm groves and sugar cane fields to search out a Viet Cong battalion. The government troops ran Into mines, booby traps and a hail of machine gun fire that killed 20 men and wounded 63. Only two Viet Cong were known dead as the enemy pulled back In the dark. In the past five weeks, South Vietnamese forces have been dealt at least four setbacks in the northern and central delta, with 113 of their men killed in those engagements and more than 100 wounded at a cost of only 16 Viet Cong known dead. Viet Cong gunners shelled Sai- gon Tuesday for the first time in four months with a single 100- pound missle that landed in a group of houses adjacent to a hospital. Four civilians were wounded, one house was de- SAIGON Page t Street Ban On Trucks Draws Veto By CLAUDETTK DUROCHER An ordinance restricting truck travel on several rest- dential streets have been vetoed by Mayor Dennis 3. Sullivan. This brings to six the number of vetoes winch the Board of Alderman will have lo take action on next Tues- Cor Dealers Donate to Santa Fund The Telegraph Santa Fund is richer today thanks to a contribution by the Nashua New Car Dealers Association. Walter McLaughlin, (right) Telegraph ad- vertising manager, receives the check from officials of the association, left to right: Robert Pinsormeault, secre- tary; Richard Sexton, president; Peter Proko, vice presi- dent and James MacKay, past president, Series Of Donations Boosts Telegraph Fund To By MICHELE BUJOL6 The Santa Fund went .past the mark today to a standing total of J5.552.12. The fund sky- rocketed upwards by boosted by a donation, from the Greater Nashua-Hudson New Car Dealers Association; from the Indian Head National Bank; and from Nashua Foundries, Inc. The employes of the Indian Head National Bank had raised a total of for the Santa Fund, a check which was then matched by the bank itself. Instead of exchanging Christ- mas cards this year, the Plant Engineering Department of Nash- ua Corporation collected J55 to help the fund. Sanders' Product Research Department produced and the Club National, Inc., and the Horseshoe Fish and Club each came up with Assists Needy All donations received by the fund go directly to help the area's Finance Unit Wants Guards at The aldermanic finance com- mittee has unanimously recom- mended that the police depart- ment reinsu'tute a 24-hour guard at the Taylor's Falls Bridge. And the committee went on record as favoring a meeting with the Hudson selectmen to discuss the latest recommendations made by the slate for prolonging use of the deteriorating concrete structure. In a letter last week, the state highway department reported that the 59-year-old bridge is undergoing further stress and it recommended that more stringent weight limitations be considered. There is a 15-ton weight limit now for use of the bridge. The noted, however, that over- loading is occurring frequently and it suggested that the weight limit be reduced further, even to the extent of allowing only pas- senger cars to cross. A 24-hour guard was posted at (he Nashua end of the bridge last year after the span was re- opened following emergency re- pairs. The guard was subse- quently discontinued in favor of spot checks. The finance committee met at noon yesterday to complete a session which had concluded prematurely Monday night for lack of a quorum. Originally, the committee was to have met today but Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan, committee Bridge chairman, called the meeting a day early to permit more ex- tensive warrant reviews. Actions taken at the Monday night meeting were confirmed by the committee. In other action, the committee approved a num- ber of resolutions calling for various budget transfers. FINANCE UNIT Page 2 needy, unfortunate and forgotten elderly. Make your Christmas a little bit brighter by donating to the Santa Fund. Current donations include 16 pairs of hand-knit mittens from Martha Lemieux; toys, food and clothing from Brownie Troop No. 15; canned goods from Girl Scout Troop 178 and toys from the fol- lowing; the Catholic War Veter-' ans Auxiliary 1406; Michael and Lisa Parkhurst; Johnny Dever- eaux, Wilton; Debbie and and "Anonymous." Also: Sprague, Ceramic Test Equipment Department "The Maidens" 10.00 Collected by Deborah and Nancy Francoeur from friends In the Riverside Fines area of Hudson 12.40 Collected by Debbie Wyatt In the Blrchcroft, Hudson area 7.02 Macalaster Scientific Company 25.00 Anonymous 5.00 Don, Rita and Amy Trotter 15.00 Bob, Val and Dave Trotter 15.00 Guy and Juliette Jean 50.00 In Memory of Sue LaViolctte 5.00 Cub Scouts, Den 3, Pack 258, Claire D. Anderson, den mother 3.00 Susan, Genevleve and Lisa Moreau 3.00 In Memory of Pfc. Francis R. DeCapot 5.00 Doris Burrell 10.00 St. Patrick's Auxiliary 25.00 Rotary Gub of Nashua 225.00 Nashua Foundries, Inc. 100.00 St. John's Women's Bowling League 10.00 Santa's Helper 10.00 Cash 5.00 Greater Nashua-Hudson New Car Dealers Association 300.00 Sanders Product Research Department 31.00 Mary, Sue, Pete Thcrlaull 5.00 Junior Girl Scout Troop 451 5.00 "A Hudson Friend" 20.00 Plant Engineering Department of Nashua Corporation 55.00 "A Friend" 1.00 Susan Malavlch 1.00 Andy, John and Phil 10.00 Steven Malavich 1.00 Current Total Anonymous 1.00 Jim, Dave, Steve and Chris 10.00 Horseshoe Fish and Game Club 25.00 Michael and Scott 5.00 Pluneuf Funeral Home 15.00 Mlchcle Lee Allen 1.06 Indian Head National Bank Employes 106.00 Indian Head National Bank 106.00 "Five Fuzzy Friends" 15.00 Previously Acknowledged Total day night. Ordinance Passed The latest veto temporarily kills enactment of an ordinance to ban trucks from (raveling on Main Dunstable Road; on Charles Street; on Fairmount Street, except those sorvicms the Granite State Tannery; and on Hills Ferry Road. "I veto this ordinance as I feel it would be almost impossi- ble to Sullivan stated in a notice to the aldermen. "If I were to bring out spot ordinances for all or many of tlie heavily trafficked areas, it would be a full-time operation for the traffic committee, the sign department and the police department." The multiple truck ban ordi- nance was unanimously ap- proved by the aldermen at their Dec. 9 meeting, upon a favora- ble recommendation by the traf- fic committee. Excluded from ihe ban were trucks with less than one ton capacity which would allow bread, milk and other delivery vehicles to travel unimpeded on restricted streets. Alderman-at-Large John V. Chesson, traffic committee chairman, said the aim of the truck ban ordinance was to dis- Million May Be Added To School Lunch Program Bv DON KENDALL WASHINGTON (AP) The Nixon administration plans to put an extra ?100 million into school lunch programs. The in- tention, officials say, is a free or modestly priced meal for every needy youngster by the end of this school year. A chief concern of many dele- gates to the recent White House hunger conference was free lunch and breakfast school pro- grams. To dramatize Iheir con- cern more than 500 delegates turned in their a day confer- ence meal tickets. The Agriculture Department figures there are 6.6 million needy youngsters when it comes to school meals. To enroll all of these in the school lunch pro- gram is now the department's goal, says school lunch director Herbert D. Rorex. Last year 3.1 million took part. Of the total of needy children some 80 per cent are expected to get a lunch, and in a few cases, a breakfast too, free. The rest will get meals costing more than 30 cents at 15 cents off. Meals costing 25 cents or less would be available at a dime less. There are problem areas. Ilorex said of the 6.6 million needy youngsters about 1.6 mil- lion attend schools where kitch- ens are inadequate or do not ex- ist. Efforts are being made to bring these schools into the fold, he said, and one plan is letting contracts to caterers to provide lunches. Another approach is at federal grants for facilities inner city schools. All told, Congress appropriat- ed million for school feed- ing programs last year. Rorex said the total this year could top more than million. The department released a preliminary report Tuesday on how school feedinfi programs were working. The report, based on a study in March last year, million or 39 per cent of the nation's elementary and sec- ondary school enrollment re- ceived meals at school. were available at of the nation's public and private schools; 61 per cent of schools in the North- east had meal programs com- pared to 95 per cent in the Southeast. If Viet Falls, Rest of South Asia Will Briton, Consulted by Nixon, Backs Domino Theory By RODNEY PINDER LONDON (AP) Sir Robert Grainger Ker Thompson, the British guerrilla fighter Presi- dent Nixon consulted on Viet- nam War policy, is a domino man. He subscribes heavily to the theory that if America lets South Vietnam fall to the Com- munists, the rest of South Asia will follow like a stack of dom- inoes. "Anyone can produce argu- ments, which the ignorant will be happy to devour, against he said in a television interview Sunday. "But you go and ask the dominoes. "I visited Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman in Kuala Lumpur and Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew in Singapore and they are both perfectly clear on if the United States fails in Vietnam then Asia will go Communist. And that will spread White House Calls Thompson, a stocky 5-foot-10 and still dark-haired at 53, was puttering at his desk at his home in Somerset when the tele- phone rang in October. It was the White House. A few days later, the veteran of the successful anti-Commu- nist campaign in Malaya was on his way to Vietnam to assess the war for Nixon. On Monday, the President an- nounced the withdrawal of an- other troops from the war and made clear that Thompson 5% DAILY INTEREST COMPOUNDED QUARTERLY ON 90 DAY NOTICE ACCOUNTS AT NASHUA TRUST COMPANY CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING FRAME IT FOR CHRISTMAS Nashua Wallpaper Co. W. Pearl St. 882-W91 Mon. thru Sat. Open Thun, til had influenced his decision. Nix- on said the Briton's report was "candid and impressive." The son of a canon in the Church of England, Thompson had a traditional upper-class ed- ucation at Marlborough public school and Cambridge, then went to Malaya in 1938 as a ca- det in the colonial service. He was in Hong Kong when the Japanese came in, escaped on foot through Burma and fin- ished World War II as an officer in the Royal Air Force. After the war, he returned to Malaya as an assistant commis- sioner of labor with.special.re- sponsibility for problems involv- ing the Chinese. Thompson's career was forged as the Communist threat in Malaya advanced. He was made staff officer to the direc- tor of operations in 1850, when the guerrilla Insurgency was at its height. in 1959 he became permanent secretary for defense of the Federation of Malaya. Two years later he was made head of the British advisory mission in South Vietnam and for his years of work there he was knighted. His first book, "Defeating Communist was .published in 1966. This year his "No Exit from.Vietnam" came out and established his name in the United States. It attributed American embarrassment in Vietnam to obscurity of aim, i failure of strategy and lack of control. .He concluded that the President had two options: de- feat or continuation of the war by "a new long-haul, low-cost strategy." "The position at- the mo- he said in the TV inter- view, "is, of course, that either side could still Win, but from the South Vietnamese point of view, helped by the Americans, they are now in a better position to win than they've ever been be- fore." Second Front He regards the Paris peace talks as a dangerous second front set up by the North Viet- namese. "The moment you set into ne- gotiations, you automatically erode the resolution of the other side, and this is what they are after by their negotiations. And if you look at what's happened in Paris, the United Slates and South Vietnamese have gone ab- solutely as far as they can in making concessions. Any fur- ther concession now would be a giveaway." '70 Chevrolets CARS TRUCKS Daily Rentals as low as per day Call Teri 888-1121 MacMulkin. Chevrolet NASHUA'S ONLY FACTORY AUTHOB1ZKD DEALWt SKI-DOO Ski-Doo Suits 4 Boot! Trailers Sleds Accessories Parts Nashua Auto Co. Outdoor Recreation Center 981 Main Street, Nashua, N. H. NASHUA MALL IS OPEN EVERY MIGHT TIL 10 P.M. NOW TIL CHRISTMAS courage through truck traffic on these essentially residential areas. Vetoes Listed In oilier action yesterday, Sul- livan vetoed three resolutions pertaining to the library proj- ect; a resolution authorizing a bond issue for purchase of the Neverctt properly; and I resolution authorizing in transfers within the Department of Public Works budget to pro- vide for the installation of a 40- unit radio system for the DPW. Two of the library resolutions provided a two-part funding plan to put up the city's to match the supplementary donated by Eliot A. Carter. Half of the would bt put up by floating a bond issue and the other half by taking listed for other projects In the capital improve- ments section of the 1969 muni- cipal budget. The third library resolution awarded for the taking by eminent domain of six prop- erties for construction of library. In a veto message, Sullivan said he did not think the li- brary project supersedes other needs of the city, "with, out proper clearance from either the Board of Public Works, which will be responsible for maintaining the whole area, or the Planning Board, which In my knowledge, and I am member, have not reviewed any overall plan for this area. 'Any other developer or sub- divider in this Sullivan continued, "has to submit plans and prints [or signed approval to the city Planning Board, and for the signed approval of the engineering department and Board of Public Works." Sullivan was also critical of transfer of capital improvement funds to the library project. "I definitely feel this is In violation of the express purposi BAN ON TRUCKS Page 1 Post Office Sefs Mark Tuesday's cancellations at Nashua Post Office reached 000, a new record for the facility, Assistant Postmaster Harold Hackett said loday. He said last year's high of ap- proximately was well-out- stripped. Hackett said the local office is still in its peak period for Christmas holidays, explaining that Tuesday, today and tomor- row would probably constitute a three-day peak for the season's postal load. He predicted that, yesterday's record figure might be lopped to- day. No substitute carriers arc be- ing used at the post office thil year, Hackett said. The regular personnel, by overtime service, is keeping up with the load, he said. Postal revenue from Dec. 1 to loday totaled as against for a similar period last year. Hackett said that overall rev- enue for 1968 came to TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby Anderson Baker Biossat Classifieds 61, 62, Comics Crossword Editorial Financial Nashua Scene 4 Obituaries 2 Sports 58, 59 Suburban 14, 15 Taylor 4 Television 60 Theaters 60 Dr. Thostcson 47 Horoscope 46 Weather 2 .FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With LORDEN OIL CO. INC. HKUVINO NASHUA AND TOWNS 465-2267
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