Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - December 19, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire
Help Needy At Christmas With Santa Fund Donation Today's Chuckle OM truck drivers never just don't make the grade. Nashua Weather Cloudy, Cold Tonight Little Change Saturday New Hampshire's Largest Evening Newspaper VOL. 101 NO. 247 Continuing the New Hampshire Telegraph Established October 20, 1832 NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1969 Second Class Postage Paid At Nashua, N. H. 28 PAGES Price TEN CENTS Gradual Boost; to Group Agrees To Hike Income Tax Exemption Sprague Employes A donation by the Sprague Elec- tric Employes Benefit Fund gave the Telegraph Santa Fund a big boost today. It was the largest single donation to date. At the presentation were, seated: Roland Michaud head of the Telegraph Boosf Santa Fund accounting department; and Myron Walch, secretary of the Sprague Benefit Fund committee; standing, left to right; Edward J. Noel, fund Irene Roy, Dorothy McCarthy and Lucille Fitzpatrick, members of the committee. In Gifts Raise Santa Fund To By MICHEU3 BUJOLD The by: Jl.052.33 today to a total of the Fund a tre- mendous bijpst was the Employes Benefit Fund of Sprague Electric which has been the largest single donor since the Fund was es- tablished. This year, their gift amounted to once again topping everyone who has donated thus far. Also pushing the Fund's total upwards was the Salvation Army's advisory board, which practices what it preaches, with a donation of Help less Fortunate The advisory hoard contribute was accompanied by a letter which said in part: "The advisory board of the Salvation Army gratefully recognizes the Santa Fund as a vital means of ex- pediting the compassionate min- istry of our local corps in as- sisting the less fortunate. En- closed is our. donation in the amount of 1200. many thanks." Many of the donations the Santa Fund receives are accompanied by letters, notes and cards. A recent contribution was accom- panied by a unique poem, en- titled "Merry Christmas." It was written by Ed Goodwin. "I'm happy to give this little gift, If it will give some child a lift, If it brings happiness, or a smile I consider it worth my while, And maybe it is just because I still believe in Santa Claus." Area youth and children are still coming in strong with their contributions. Three of them, Anne-Marie, Paul and Michael, broke open their piggy banks and made the Santa Fund richer by ?3 worth of pennies. Cover Neighborhood The "Lucky a 4-H group, collected in the Searles Estates neighborhood and yielded Members include Beth MscGregor, president; Wendy Treble, secretary; Debbie Chap- man, treasurer; Peggy Scoville, project chairman; Susan Gustaf- son, social chairman; Janet Kary, reporter; Deborah McGee, Anita Longan, Sue Brothers, Betty Kud- felt and Susan Chasse. The leader of the group is Mrs. Kay McGee. Current donations include toys from Termite and Tiger; food from the Kinder Kollege Kinder- garten and toys from an anony- mous donor and the Lucky Lepre- cons. Also: Anonymous 2.00 Employes of the Bank of New Hampshire, National Asso- ciation 122.00 Nashua Public Library Staff 35.00 SANTA FUND Page 14 By JOE HALL WASHINGTON (AP) Senate House tax reform conferees have reached tentative agreement on a relief package that includes a boost in the personal in- come tax exemption from to More To Do The conferees worked hours until 3 o'clock this morn- ing and still didn't quite finish their work on the entire tax re- form bill, but conference chair- man Rep. Wilbur D. Mills, D- Ark., said there was no doubt action would be completed to- day. It was understood the relief package decided on as the last major compromise between the widely differing House and Sen- ate versions provided: increase in the exemp- tion to starting next July. This would be coupled with a low income allowance to help poor families and an in- crease in the standard deduc- tion from the present 10 per cent with a ceiling to 13 per cent with a ceiling. personal exemption for all of 1971, with a low- income allowance, and a stand- ard deduction of 14 per cent and a ceiling. 1972 and thereafter, a personal exemption, with a low income allowance and a standard deduction of 15 per cent with a ceiling. The conferees also were re- ported to have agreed to accept the across-the-board 15 per cent increase in Social Security bene- fits of the Senate bill. But they did not go along with the minimum monthly pay- ment for an individual which that measure also included. President Nixon had objected to the 15 per cent boost.. But the. House voted for it unanimously Monday in a separate bill. The low income allowance, which may be deducted from in- come in figuring taxes, will remove about 5 million poor families from the tax rolls en- tirely. Reject Cuts The conferees rejected entire- ly the cuts in all tax bracket rates voted by the.House in fa- vor of giving general relief through an increase in the per- sonal exemption, the form fa- vored by the Seriate. However, the Senate had vot- ed for an exemption by 1971, a figure which along with the Social Security benefit boost, had brought on threats of a veto by President Nixon. Thus the conferees moved to meet, his objections in part by holding the exemption to .and delaying. the; final-effective date to 1972. It was reported that Sen. Al- bert Gore, author of the tax relief package in the .Senate bill, was highly pleased with the agreement. In spite of his prediction that the conference work would end today, Mills said it was almost certain the compromise version of the bill could not be acted on in both branches until Monday. It was also understood the conferees finished work on vir- tually all of the dozens of re- form provisions in the bill aimed at tax loopholes. Board Asked To Postpone Rezoning Bids Vetoes Can Slow Congress In Its Race for Adjournment By JOHN LENGEL WASHINGTON (AP) Con- gress raced toward Christmas adjournment today along a path of, appropriations and tax bills posted here and there with pres- idential veto warnings. Debate and vote carried late into Thursday night while mes- sengers trundled the work of one chamber along the corridor to the other. Congressmen went from the floor to conference room and back again. President Nixon unexpectedly said he would veto the present billion Health Education and Welfare Department appro- priation as inflationary. Meanwhile, both Houses passed and sent the billion defense money bill to the White House with a ban on use of U.S. troops in Laos and Thailand. The Pentagon had asked some billion. Remain On Job Conferees remained at work on the mammoth tax reform bill mindful of presidential displeas- ure with its increased exemp- tion feature. Another House-Senate confer- ence was tackling the billion foreign aid bill. A tough coal mine safety bill was sent to the President de- spite Republican warnings of a veto because of a provision for federal payments to victims of black lung disease. The Senate defeated 52-37 the Labor so-called Philadelphia plan, intended to increase Negro employment at federally financed construction projects. The bill has another chance in conference. ADJOURNMENT Page 14 By CLAUDETTE DUROCHER The aldermanic planning com- mittee has recommended indefi- nite postponement for the pro; posed reaming of Kessler Farm on Amherst Street, except for a parcel fronting on Cotton Road. Also recommended for indefi- nite postponement is the proposed rezoning of .a 25-acre tract on Lund and Caldwell'Roads. The measures will, return to the Board of Aldermen Tuesday right for final Alderman Donald L. Ethier, planning committee chairman, said the committee last night recommended that the Kessler Farm rezoning be Jailed in view of the new zoning code being drawn for the entire city. The new zoning map, he said, will provide for rezoning in the Kess- ler Farm area. Explains Delay A temporary delay in rezoning of the 300-acre farm, except for the Cotton Road parcel, Ethier said, would enable the city to in- tegrate the proposed zoning with the overall rezoning to be con- sidered for the area. It would also provide for less arbitrary boundary delineations. between various zones proposed for adoption in that area, hi said. The parcel fronting on Cotton Road, will be rezoned from Subur- ban to Light Industrial, he said, because this is the same zoning which the new citywide zoning ordinance will call for. At present, the farm is zoned Suburban except for a strip about 200 feet wide fronting on Amherst Street which is zoned General Business. The rezoning proposal would have rezoned the Suburban por- tion of the farm to Light Indus- trial, General Business and C Multiple Residence to allow tin construction of manufacturing plants, a shopping center and apartment houses. Planning Board members are currently reviewing a draft of the new city zoning map pro- posed by Metcalf Eddy, plan- ning consultants of Boston. But the revised code will not be ready for adoption by the aldermen un- til next year. The Lund-Caldwell Roads pro- posal would have rezoned a B Residential tract to C Multiple Residential to allow the construc- tion of garden apartments. REZONING Page 14 Christmas Shopping in City Picks Up By MARSHA CLEMENT Nashua merchants are beset with long hours, aching feet and puzzled gift-seekers, hi these five remaining shopping days until Christmas. But, according to a telephone pol., it will all be worth- while, since local Santas are spreading their business so widely that all of the city's storekeepers seem set for a prosperous holiday season. A few downtown merchants said that the volume of sales in their (tores is "a little off from last year." However, a comprehensive poll taken by Clifford Colquitt of we Chamber of Commerce showed that the majority of downtown stores is enjoying a sales volume "much in line with last year." Colquitt reported that one down- town department store has even broken its year-round record, and had its "biggest day in years" last Saturday. Jason Elias, manager of the Nashua Mail, says that all 30 stores in that complex have been doing "an excellent business." Elias estimales that the daytime shoppers have numbered around while evening store hours draw twice as many customers, telephone poll, it will all be worth- The Mall's parking lot accom- modates cars, and Elias ar- rives at his estimate by scanning the lot, and then figuring an aver- age of two persons per car. Bookstores polled by the Tele- graph said that their volume of sales indicate that it will be a somewhat intellectual Christmas for all ages. The News Card Shop on West Pearl Street re- ported that "business is better than last year they're buying And, the Paperback Booksmith hi the Mall has had its major run in children's hard back books, and fiction for all ages. Dr. Seuss stories and poetry collections for youngsters have been particular favorites. Mad Coat Demands Many a teen-age miss is apt to find a maxi coat under the tree. All stores which carry the long coats said that the demand has been very heavy, and Woolco's SHOPPING Page 14 '70 Chevrolets CARS TRUCKS Daily Rentals as low as per day Call Dick 888-1121 MacMulkin Chevrolet NASHUA MALL IS OPEN EVERY MIGHT TIL 10 P.M. NOW TIL CHRISTMAS FOREST RIDGE Amherst St. 101-A Nashua, N.H. Now renting I, 2 3 Bedroom Apartments with air conditioning and carpeting Agent on premises Call 883-7752 OPEN DAILY WEEKDAYS NOON TO SEVEN CLOSED THURSDAYS LOCATED DEEP AMID TREES ON Route 101 -A at Turnpike Exit 7W Another First Hartford Realty Corporation Community NASHUA'S ONLY FACTOBT AUTHORIZED DEALER SKI-DOO SW-Doo Suits Boot! Trailers Sleds Accessories Parts Nashua Auto Co. Outdoor Recreation Center 282 Main Street, Nashua, N. H. TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby Anderson Classifieds 25, 26, Comics Crossword Editorial Financial Horoscope Lawrence 19 II Nashua Scene 4 Chief Tracy Mulls Truck Ban Obituaries Sports 2 J. 21 Suburban 12, 13 22 4 Sulzburger Taylor Television !3 Theaters 23 Dr. Thosteson tl Weather 2 As an oil truck crosses the deteriorat- ing Taylor's Falls bridge in the back- ground, Nashua Police Chief Paul J. Tracy and Frank Lindh Jr., traffic en- gineer for the State Department of Public Works and Highways, discuss ways to stop heavy trucks from using the span. Tracy said that keeping a man to guard the approach for a year and a. half, 24 hours a day, would cost the city about Nashua and Hudson authorities discussed the problem today. 5% DAILY INTEREST COMPOUNDED QUARTERLY ON 90 DAY NOTICE ACCOUNTS AT NASHUA TRUST COMPANY LIGGETT REXALL DRUG STORE Open daily 9 P.M. This Sunday only... from 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. 10% Off on gift items Gift Wrapped Free! Siffloneau Plata Nashua CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING FRAME IT FOR CHRISTMAS Nashua Wallpaper Co. 1J9 W. Pearl St. Mon. thru Sat. Open Thurs. til I FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With LORDEN OIL CO. INC SKKVISG NASHUA AHD SURROUNDING TOWNS 465-226? NOTICE Fm no longer associated witk MacMulkin CberroJet or Mae- Mulkin Cbtvway.