Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - December 20, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire
Help Needy At Christmas With Santa Fund Donation Today's Chuckle Posted on the office bulle- tin board: "This year's Christ- mas party has been due to last year's party." Nashua Weather Cold Tonight No Change Sunday Ntw Hampshire's Largest Evening Newspaper VOL. 101 NO. 24S Continuing the New Hampshire Telegraph Established October 20, ISM NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1969 Second Class Postage Paid At Nashua, N. H 20 PAGES Pric. TEN CENTS Hanoi Pushes Supplies To Troops In South By GEORGE ESPER SAIGON (AP) The number of North Vietnamese trucks moving supplies south along the Ho Chi Mtnh trail has increased eight-fold since October, official sources said today. Ig October, reconnaissance planes sighted about 250 trucks a week moving through eastern Laos, the sources said, but the number jumped to about a week in November when the monsoon season ended and roads became more passable. In the past two weeks how- ever, more than trucks a week have, been sighted shut- tling supplies south for a possi- ble enemy offensive early next year. HEW Fund Slashed By Billion WASHINGTON (AP) Slashing funds requested by the administration, Senate-House conferees have cut about billion from an appropriatipns bill President Nixon threatened to veto as too costly. Remains Uncertain signed by Nixon when Congress But the future of the bill to is not in session. Defers Appropriation provide funds for the Depart- ments of Labor and Health, Ed- ucation and Welfare was still uncertain. There was no word from the White House on whether the bill would be acceptable to Nixon and Senate leaders did not say whether their compromise would be brought up for passage before Congress adjourns for Christmas. Sen. Warren G. Magnuson, D- Wash., chairman of the Senate conferees, indicated Friday the total of. the compromise bill was somewhat under billion. Nix- on, who had requested bil- lion, warned Thursday night that House and Senate additions of about U.6 billion to the bill made it inflationary. Senate Democrats, caucusing Friday, indicated they might de- lay final action on the Labor- HEW bill until they come back In session Jan. 19 to prevent a pocket veto by Nixon. The bill would die in 10 days If not Conferees made the major re-'. duction in the bill by cutting out Ji.l billion Nixon had asked for advance funding' of public school aid for the 1971 fiscal year. This has no effect on''ap- propriations for the current fis- .cal year and would only defer, the appropriation until the first of next year. In another cut, the conferees trimmed the billion re- quested by Nixon for the Office of Economic Opportunity to billion. Magnuson said around .million had'been trimmed from increases voted by the Senate for various health and education programs. Thus, the conferees made the bulk of the cuts in funds re- quested by the administration, and left standing some of the funding opposed by Nixon. Democrats urging their col- leagues to fight Nixon on the bill threatened to take, the issue of federal spending for health, edu- cation and welfare to the voters in next fall's elections. Hudson Man Fined s For Fighting Police By JOHN HARRIGAN A Hudson man yesterday was fined and given a six. month suspended jail sentence after Na- shua District Court .Judge An- toine A. Guertin found him guil- ty of assaulting three Nashua policemen. Judge Guertin also dismissed a complaint of assault brought by William Lambert 43, of North Deny Hoad, Hudson, against Na- shua Patrolman Kenneth Bryson. Lambert's lawyer said he will appeal. Involved in the fracas in Pulas- ki Park on Sunday, July 27, were Lambert, Bryson and police of- ficers Donald Rasper and Rich- ard Groves. According to testimony in the trial which began Thursday af- ternoon, the trouble began when TONIGHT IN- THE TELEGRAPH Abby Anderson Church Classifieds 17 17. Comics 18, 19 Cromley Crossword Editorial Durocher Financial Horoscope 4 15 4 4 Obituaries Social Sports Teen Television Theaters Dr. Thosteson 17 2 12 14 7 10 10 Weather Wicker Women's Page 2 4 13 Bryson asked Lambert and oth- ers to stop' playing cards. Officer Testifies Bryson testified that he was on duty for the annual outing of the Club National and was asked to break up the card games in the hall because the club had rented the building only until 6 p.m. Bryson stated that when he asked the Lambert group for the second time to break up the game Lambert cursed him, swung at him and hit him several times in the ensuing struggle. Lambert was accused of as- saulting officers Rasper and Groves when they came to the park to assist Bryson in making the arrest of Lambert. Lambert, who was represented by attorney Richard Leonard, yesterday testified in his own defense. The defendant said that Bryson was "arrogant and cocky" when he asked the group to stop play- ing cards. He said he told Bryson he didn't think his conduct was becoming to a police officer. Then, said Lambert, Bryson "was screaming 'You're under arrest', and he gave me a shove, and I pushed him back, and he hit me on the face and knocked me to the floor." HAN FINED Pagel NOTICE I'm no longer associated with MacMulkin Chevrolet or Mac- Mulkin Chtvway. Terri Davidson FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With LORDEN OIL CO. INC. SERVING NASHUA AND .SURROUNDING TOWNS 465-2267 5% DAILY INTEREST COMPOUNDED QUARTERLY ON 90 DAY PICE ACCOUNTS AT NASHUA TRUST COMPANY The U.S. Command has stepped up air strikes against the Ho Chi Minh road network, using fighter-bombers and B52s. In Saigon American troops were warned to stay off the streets this weekend in- anticipa- tion of possible terrorist at- tacks. Captured enemy documents called for increased attacks this weekend to mark the 23rd an- niversary of the opening of the. Viet Minh's war, against the French and the 9th birthday of the National Liberation Front, political organization of the Viet Cong. In addition, enemy forces have often launched heavy at- tacks just before holiday truce periods. A rocket attack on Sai- gon's Tan Son Nhut airport Fri- day was the .third incident in Saigon this -week spokesman said. There was little activity on the battlefields. Demand Action Despite a ban on street dem- onstrations, several hundred persons marched on the Nation- al Assembly building Friday to demand action against three as- semblymen accused of being Viet Cong sympathizers. Police stopped traffic to let the demon- strators cross a main street near the assembly building. With obvious government ap- of the demonstra- tors said they had been paid to crowd smashed open the front doors and invad- ed the chamber where about 80 assemblymen were meeting. Police took no firm .action to halt the protest. Political observers havt viewed charges, against tht three legislators as part of Pres- ident Nguyen Van Thieu's cam- paign against anyone advocat- ing neutralism or a coalition government as a way to end the war. Tax Plan Set For Passage By Christmas Personnel Gail Whittemore, and Dorothy Richard, office personnel of Gregg and Son, Inc., present a check for to Dave Billings of the Telegraph's Advertising Fund Department. The money, donated to the Santa Fund, was collected from office workers. (Telegraphoto-Harrigan) Gifts Exceed The generosity of employes of several area businesses and indi- vidual adults and children show- ing true Christmas spirit have added to the. Telegraph's Santa Fund boosting the total to Joining the campaign for a happier Christmas for all were employes of the Leo Kesslen and Son Co., who donated and Gregg and Son, Inc., em- ployes, who raised Others aiding in the drive were employes of the Slawsby Insur- ance Co., with a gift of the F-Factory Vampers, Chemis- try and Materials Lab of Sand- ers Associates, and Sand- ers' Semi-conductor'Test Depart- ment, Memorial Gifts Co-workers of the late Miss Marjorie reporter for the Nashua Telegraph for many years, donated in Miss de- Long's memory; I.L. Seidler of Swampscijrtt, Mass., donated in memory of Mr. arid Mrs. 'A.B. Slawsby, and donations in mem- President Of Uganda Wounded KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) The government imposed a 7 p.m.-6 a.m. curfew across this African nation today following an attempt to assassinate Presi- dent Milton Obote. The 44-year-old president was shot in the head Friday.night at the close of the annual conven- tion of his Uganda's People's Congress. A government spokes- man said he is recovering and that his condition is not serious. Obote was reported to have remained conscious after the at- tempt on his life. Informants said one bullet entered one cheek and passed out the other. The president was in Mulago Hospital. ory of Brian Clegg and Brenda Durand were received. The area's children also joined the Christmas effort. The Girl Scout Troop 7 of Hudson gave and the Cub Scout Pack 15, Den 3 offered Individuals contributing were Ruth, Susan, and Stephen Cote; John and Anita O'Brien; Micheline -Gagne; the Conway Family; Audrey Stone, and sever- al anonymous friends. The. new list includes: Den 3, Pack 15 (Cub Scouts) Girl Scout Troop 7, Hudson 1.40 Ruth, Susan and Stephen Cole 3.00 "Ray" 5.00 In Memory of Brian Clegg 5.00 Micheline Gagne 1.00 John and Anita O'Brien 10.00 Anonymous 2.00 Employes of Slawsby Insurance Co. 35.00 A Friend 5.00 A Friend 5.00 Anonymous 10.00 Friends 7.00 F-Factory Vampers 30.00 The Conway Family 25.00 Chemistry and Materials Lab, Sanders Assoc. 20.25 Office Personnel. at Gregg and Son Co. In Memory of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Slawsby 15.00 Sanders Semi-Conductor Test Dept. 8.00 In Memory Brenda Durand 10.00 A Friend 5.00 Leo Kesslen and Son and Employes 101.76 In Memory of Miss Marjorie deLong 37.00 Audrey Stone 10.00 Anonymous Previously acknowledged total Current total By Edmond LeBreton WASHINGTON (AP) A huge tax bill cracking down on many preferences but also passing out exclu- sive tax cuts and Social Se- curity benefits is set for final passage in Congress before Christmas. Hikes Exemption It would boost the personal in- come tax exemption from the, current to over the next three, years, raise Social Security benefits to some 25 mil- lion Americans by 15 per cent across the board and ease tax rates for single persons. President Nixon, committed to a surplus budget to fight in- flation, said previously he would veto a too-generous tax meas- ure. His 'remarks apparently were aimed at the bill as passed by the Senate, which voted on personal exemption. After a Senate-House confer- ence committee completed work on the measure Friday, it came much closer in its revenue ef- fect to an earlier House version Nixon indicated he would ac- cept. Moreover, it provides a surplus of revenue in the two years the President is most con- cerned billion in 1970 and million In 1071-al- though the projections show a net loss later. The administration fought the increase in the personal tax ex- emption to the end. This provi- sion would raise the exemption for taxpayers and dependents to as of next July 1, to in 1972 and to in 1973. This would mean a family of four would increase its exempt income by in 1973. This would mean a savings of in taxes for the family of four in the 22 per cent marginal brack- et. The Social Security increase is 5 per cent higher than the ad- ministration proposed, but the conference committee eliminat- Weekend Edition Stock Lisfs teen-Age Page ffxfra Comics ed billion in additional fea- tures had voted. Another" costly' Senate item sliced out of the bill was a pro- vision to Allow tat credits. for college expenses. Revenue-producing features of the measure would reduct the oil and gas depletion allow- ance from 27% per.cent to 22 per cent, increase taxes on large capital gains, set a mini- mum tax on preference income of high-bracket taxpayers, and trim a variety of other advan- tages, including hobby farming and big charitable gifts of value-appreciated property. 1! also would repeal the 7 per cent investment credit for busi- ness and extend the surtax at 5 par cent for six months two actions Nixon recommended. Helps Needv The bill also provides a spe- cial low income allowance tak- ing some 5 million families off the tax rolls and reducing taxes for many others. Taxpayers who claim a stand- ard deduction rather than item- izing deductions also benefit. The current 10 per cent deduc- tion with a limit would be raised to 13 per cent with a ceiling in 1970. It would go up to 14 per cent with a TAX PLANU Page 1 Woman Fights to Preserve Holly Forest By DON GUY EAST FALMOUTH, Mass. (AP) Keeping the holly jolly .year 'round, not just in the Christmas season, is a labor of love for Mrs. Carl F. Schultz of Hyannis. Mrs. Schultz and her co-work- ers have the old-fashioned no-, tion that Cape Cod looks with trees and ponds, not one vast blacktop parking lot and motel strip. The Ashumet Holly Reserva- tion owned by the Massachu- setts Audubon Society is 45 acres of beauty surrounded by land-hungry developments. Mrs. Schultz and her friends of Ashumet Have .been raising funds to fight off the bulldozers for the past, two years. Mrs. Schultz Appealed Faced with a financial crisis the Audubon Society found it couldn't continue to maintain the sanctuary without outside ARTISTS GIFT SETS SUPPLIES Christmas Special 10 to. 20% off Nashua Wallpaper Co. 129 W. Pearl St. 88J-MJ1 Hon. thru Sat LIGGETT REXALL DRUG STORE Open daily. 9 P.M. This Sunday only from 10 A.M. to P.M. 10% Off en gift items Gift Wrapped Freel Simoneiu Plut Nashua help. Mrs. Schultz and her as- sociates appealed to Garden Club members throughout the state as well as hundreds of per- sons interested: in conservation. "Last iyear we raised and the goal this year is at least Checks to the Massa- chusetts Audubon Society in Lincoln, Mass., should indicate if they are for the holly reserva- says Mrs. Schultz. The Ashumet hollies are con- sidered the finest in the North- east. They were gathered in the course of a lifetime by the tate Wilfrid WheUer. A former state commissioner of agriculture Wheller spent years ranging Cape Cod and the islands in his search for speci- men holly trees that combined winter hardiness and beauty. Dozens of the trees he planted have grown to 25 and 30 feet and cuttings have been sent for propagation ail over the United States. Cape Cod marks the northern range of the wild holly although some grow just short of Boston on the South Shore and young trees from Ashumet have been planted as far north as Bangor, Maine. Lee C. Davis, a native of Maine, is the director of the re- servation. A former assistant in physics at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, he is an Audubon teacher on the Cape and dedicated conservationist. Ashumet is open to the pub- lic free all year. If you are look- ing for flashing signs and jump- ing night life this isn't your thing. The reservation consists largely of a quiet pond and up- wards of 'holly trees scat- tered on nearby hillsides. To Holly Forest There is a small headquarters building with a modest horticul- tural museum inside-and a var- iety of plantings outside. Var- ious walking trails lead to the pond and holly forest and birds are everywhere at all seasons. Right now the showpiece of the holly forest is a priceless red-berried or Christ-, mas holly, estimated to be at least 75 years old. Nearby are rare, golden-berried holly first found in the Dartmouth-Acush- net area near New Bedford, The Christmas season is al- ways a popular time for visitor! to seek out the holly reserva- tion. It is just off Boute 151 be- tween Hatchville and Mashpet about 15 miles west of Hyannis. Holly is probably associated with Christmas and the start of the winter season because pa- gans in Europe brought the rich green holly sprigs into their primitive shelters as a promise that spring would return. They also believed the prickly leaves provided a hiding place for friendly spirits. Davis says the only friendly spirits he knows about now are the Friends of Ashumet but a flock of over 150 robins in the area is cooperating to at least keep the holly beautiful until after Christmas. "The robins have eaten most of the yellow berries but visitors can still see holly loaded with red berries. The robins must find the red berries pretty tart, they don't start on them until other food gets scarce. 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