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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - December 26, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire Today's Chuckle Sign on an executive's desk: "My decision is maybe and that's Nashua Ntw Hampshire's Lcrgeit Evtning Newspaper Weather Snowy, Cold Tonight Flurries Likely Saturday VOL. 101 NO 252 Continuing the New Hampshire Telegraph IUI NO. 252 Established October 20, 1832 NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1969 Second Class Postage Paid At Nashua, N. a 26 PAGES Price TEN CENTS Agnew Leaves For Asia By KARL P. LEUBSDORF WASHINGTON (AP) Vice President Spiro T, Agnew set out today on a mile, 10 nation Asian tour that he hopes will include a visit to Viet- nam. Accompanied By (fife Agnew and his wife left An- drews Air Force Base in nearby Maryland aboard a presidential jet officially designated as Air Force 2. The ship is scheduled to refuel at Travis Air Korea Base in California before going on to Honolulu, the first leg of the trip. Agnew has said several times he hopes to visit Vietnam. While his official itinerary does not in- clude such a stop, and aides say none is planned, it does provide for four full days in the Philip- pines before he heads for For- mosa on Jan. 2. Past visits to Vietnam by President Nixon and former President Lyndon B. Johnson were cloaked in secrecy until al- most the last moment. Agnew's first foreign destina- tion is Manila, where he will re- present Nixon at the inaugu- ration next Tuesday of Presi- dent Ferdinand E. Marcos, the first leader of his country to win election to a second term. High spots during Agnew's trip will include talks with kings, presi- dents and prime ministers in each of the countries plus a hop to the Himalayan Mountain king- dom' of Nepal where he will be the highest ranking American official ever to visit. Other countries on the sched- ule include Thailand, Afghani- stan, Malaysia, Singapore, In- donesia, Australia and New Zea- land. Agnew is scheduled to re- turn home Jan. 19, the day Con- gress goes back into session. In giving the vice president an official sendoff Wednesday, Nix- on said he had asked Agnew to "emphasize the desire of the United States to develop pro- grams for Asian development after Vietnam." While details of Agnew's ac- tivities in each country have not been announced, aides said no major addresses are planned. There will be welcoming cere- monies at the airport in each country, state dinners and visits to national monuments and agri- cultural or industrial projects. He will give leaders of host na- tions pieces of moon rock brought back to earth by U.S. astronauts. While Agnew has been to Eu- rope, the trip will be Mrs. Ag- new's first out of the United States with the exception o{ a visit to Canada. State Road Toll Reaches Record 186 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Two persons have been killed on the state's highways so far in the long holiday weekend, setting a record for the number of New Hampshire traffic fatali- ties for one year. The death of Roger Jacobs, 30, of Rochester, formerly of Milton, whose car rammed into a tree on New Hampshire 153 in Madbury, set the record 185th death Christmas Eve. Last year's 184 deaths was the earlier record. The 186th fatality of 1969 was registered in Claremont Christ- mas day with the death of Em- erentine Lauziere, 82. Police said Mrs. Lauziere, of Claremont, was a passenger in a car operated by her daugh- ter, Doris Gendron, 47, of Clare- mont, which collided with an auto driven by Heman Magoon, 52, of Claremont, on Green Mountain Road. The victim was a native of Warwick, Que. and lived in Berlin until she moved eight years ago. For expert Prescription Service Call 882-3431 LISSETT REXALL Drug Store Simoneau Plaza, Nashua Post-Holiday Snow Buries Nashua Area His Losf Meeting Aiderman-at-Large Francis LaFJamme (second from left) displays the plaque he received at the Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday night to mark the end of a 24-year career as alderman. Exam- ining the plague (from left) are Alder- manic President Maurice L. Arel, Alder- man-at-Large John V. Chesson and City Clerk Lionel Guilbert. (Telegraphoto-Burocher) LBJ Never Intended To Run Again In 1968 NEW YORK (AP) Lyndon B. Johnson says he had no doubt that lie could have been re-elect- ed if he ran for president in 1968 but that he felt his inability to unite the country would ulti- mately prevent him from ad- ministering the office to his sat- isfaction. In a CBS-TV interview with Walter Cronkite taped last Sep- tember, Johnson discusses his decision not to run again in 1968 and calls his wife, Lady Bird, "one of the Wisest and certainly the most trusted counselors I've had." She did not want him to be a candidate last year, he said. He also relates that after he announced his decision not to run again Sen. Robert F. Kenne- dy visited him for a "very friendly conversation" and told him, "You're a very courageous and very dedicated man." Persuaded by Wife Johnson said he never wanted to be president of the United States and would have left the 1964 Democratic nomination open for the best as- sumed it would be Bobby Ken- nedy or Hubert except that Lady Bird persuad- ed him to run. In 1968 he stepped out of the office because Mrs. Johnson urged him to, he said, and be- cause "I was convinced that there were forces in my own party, that there were forces in the molders of public opinion in this country that would continue to oppose a tax bill, to arouse questions that would make peace (in Vietnam) impossible, that would continue to agitate in the cities for the effect it would have on the president who would be the Democratic nomi- nee." He said Sen. Eugene J. Mc- Carthy's strong showing in the New Hampshire primary and Robert Kennedy's entrance into Area Couple Has Christmas Baby Santa couldn't find anyone home terday at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. John Baxter, 1 Brentwood Drive, Merrimack. But, next Christmas, he'll find three Baxters of them a birthday girl. For, at last night, John and Linda (Puckett) Baxter wel- comed their first child, a daughter, born in St. Joseph's Hospital. The young lady, who was the only Yuletide arrival in Nashua, weighed in at 6 Ibs. 7 oz. Her name? What else...Holly Joy. LYNDON B. JOHNSON the battle for the nomination did not affect his decision. Nor, he said, was he worried about the eventual outcome. "If you're asking me in an in- direct way whether I had any doubt about my election as pres- ident, the answer is an absolute, positive he said, "I don't think you really seri- ously thought 'that McCarthy would sweep the country or the nomination or that Kennedy would, or that whoever Nixon's a very formidable candidate, but I had more doubts about what had happened in the '64 cam- paign than I had about what happened in the '68 he said. 'Sen. George S. McGovern un- successfully sought the Demo- cratic presidential nomination. Johnson also said that despite the belief of the American peo- ple that he was "an extremely ambitious man who sought pow- er, who enjoyed using it and whose greatest desire was to oc- cupy the top job in American political life" that he never wanted the presidency. He said he had "certain. seri- ous disadvantages which would ultimately preclude my becom- ing uy term as president as I would like (o complete it." Lists Disadvantages He said these disadvantages were "a general inability to stimulate, inspire and unite all LBJ SAYS Page 2 The heaviest snowstorm of the season had buried Nashua and the surround- ing area under 10 inches of snow by noon today, and depths of up to 18 inches were predicted before the wind-driven flakes taper off this evening. Plowing Starts Early The snow started coming down shortly after midnight, and early- morning drivers found plows al- ready plying city streets and area roads. Traffic moved slowly but stead- ily. There were fewer cars on the road than usual because many workers and all school children had the day after Christmas off. Following on the heels of a clear, cold Christmas Day the storm, the fourth this season, roared into New England from the Atlantic Ocean on moisture- laden, gale-force winds. Some coastal sections reported the on- set of the snow was accompanied by lightning and thunder. Plowing crews in the Nashua area got a good jump on the storm. Nashua Public Works Depart- ment trucks started salting the streets long before daylight, ac- cording to Hector Levesque, DPW foreman. He said the plows be- gan operating at a.m. in an attempt to keep ahead of the continuing snowfall. He estimated 28 plows were op- erating by daylight and will keep plying the city's streets until the snow stops and the roadways are cleared. Chief of Police Paul J. Tracy reminded Nashua residents not to park on city streets or park- ing lots after 11 p.m. Although parking on city streets is during those hours at anytime, the chief said it is particularly important that the streets be free of vehicles tonight to facilitate snow plowing. He also warned against de- positing shovelfuls of snow onto city streets or sidewalks. This too, the chief pointed out, is against the law. The police department had no traffic mishaps to report this morning despite the bad traveling conditions. Interrupt Slowdown Nashua's firemen interrupted their work slowdown and were on the job in full-force ready to handle any emergency that might arise because of the snow. Local 789, International Associ- ation of Fire Fighters, began the slowdown earlier this week. The union Is currently negotiating a contract with the city, and an impasse has been reached. City Hall was ordered closed at 8 a.m. when a large number of the employes did not make it to work through the snow. Nashua banks canceled evening hours except for the Indian Head National Bank which announced that its drive-in windows and branches would remain open until p.m. State employes also were giv- en the day off as a result of the storm. Gov. Walter Peterson issued the order shortly before 8 a.m. He said only those workers involved in essential duties such as state police and high- way department crews were to report for work. State liquor stores, however, are considered essential to the economy of the state, and were staffed and open despite the or- der. Commissioner John Batoff said, "There is an understand- ing that the liquor stores are STORM Page I Defense Cut Of Personnel To Hit Million By FRED S. HOFFMAN WASHINGTON (AP) Pen- tagon officials predict about 1 million fewer Americans will be involved in the nation's defenses as a result of budget cutbacks over the first 39 months of the Nixon administration. Included in this calculation are reductions in uniformed mem- bers of the armed services, civil- ian employes of defense agen- cies and workers who have been employed in defense industries. Amid indications of deeper cuts in defense, the administration is putting next year's budget in final shape for submission to Congress in January. Although President Nixon has been in office only a little more than 11 months, the new budget will run from mid-1970 to mid-1971 carrying through the first 30 months of his administration. Issues Unresolved With certain issues still unre- solved, Pentagon sources are estimating a new budget of billion to billion in the book- keeping year starting next July. More Than 300 Area Families Assisted Late Gifts Hike Santa Fund to FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With LORDEN OIL CO. INC. SERVING NASHUA AND SURROUNDING TOWNS 465-2267 A JOYOUS "HOLIDAY SHOW" Featuring ACTORSINSERS CHORALIERS GRANITE STATESMEN CHORUS NASHUA CHORAL SOCIETY NASHUA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA NASHUA THEATRE GUILD SUNDAY DEC. 28th 1969 P.M. NASHUA SENIOR HIGH AUDITORIUM Gen. Adm. Res. Section Call Art Science Center 883-1506 Tickets will be mailed to you, if you wish. NASHUA TRUST COMPANY) By MICHELE BUJOLD The Telegraph's Santa Fund rose another with late- hour Christmas Eve donations to a grand total of More than 300 families were helped during this holiday season because of the Santa Fund. The donations were turned over to the Salvation Army which provided a food order for each family, a clothing order and a new toy for each child. Captain Charles Sargent, offi- cer in charge of the local office of the Salvation Army, said that more than children were vis- ited by Santa Clans. In addition, more than 600 Sunshine Bags were distributed among the area's sick .and forgotten elderly in lo- cal nursing homes, hospitals and homes for the aged. Donations Listed Last minute donations included from Edgcomb Steel of N.E. Inc., and employes; from an anonymous donor, from the Nashua, Board of Realtors, Inc.; from Elizabeth Carter; from Group 1-2780 (F-lll) of Sanders Associates, Inc.; and from the boys in the Maintenance Department of Hampshire Man- ufacturing. A gift of toys was made by Christina Drew. The complete list of current do- nations follows: From the boys in the Maintenance Department of Hampshire Mfg. Nashua Board of Realtors, Inf. 50.00 Group 1-2780 (F-lll) Sanders Associates 46.00 Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Omicron Chapter 10.00 Edgcomb Steel Employes and Company 150.00 Collected by Rebecca Rightcr, Jennifer Mitchell, Eileen Caiiahan and Elaine Poiricr, carolling in Abbott St. area 12.08 Electro-Mechanisms Inc., second shift 14.05 Building 17, Nashua Corporation 20.85 Anonymous 5.00 Collected by Colleen De- laney, Susan LaPorte, Lynda Messlck, Mary-Lou Plante and Claudette Dubois by carolling Jn Hudson 19.65 Motor Service and Supply, Inc. 25.00 Jerry and Gene Flooring, Inc. 25.00 15.00 Employes of Avards, Inc. Sanders Associates Group 13438 Hillcrest Carollers "A Friend" The Thush Family "A Friend" Anonymous Anonymous Elizabeth Carter Collected by Norman Dugas in the Simoneau Plaza Area and 6th Grade St. Joseph School 1.20 SANTA FUND Page 2 19.50 16.23 3.00 10.00 5.00 100.00 3.00 50.00 Jury Sets Award In City Taking of Pond Site By CLAUDETTE DUROCHER Acquisition of four-fifths of Sandy Pond off Lake Street will cost the city instead of the it offered to pay when the property was taken by emi- nent domain in 1965. The remainder of the pond is owned by the Taggart Fuel Corp and there are no plans for the city to acquire the remainder of the property. Mrs. Madalyn Baxter, 160 Con- GRANTS Half Price Sale of Christmas Cards Christmas Wrap and Decorations Simoneau Plaza, Nashua ARTISTS GIFT SETS SUPPLIES Christmas Special 10 to 20% off Nashua Wallpaper Co. 129 W. Pearl St. 882-8491 Mon. thru Sat. cord St.. was the owner of the section acquired by the city for storage of water from storm drains in the area. She refused the offered for the property in 1965 and the case had been pending in Superior Court ever since. The case was heard Dec. 16 and 17 and a jury returned the verdict. City Solicitor Arthur 0. Gorm- ley Jr. sai9 the property includes 5.6 acres of which about 3.5 are under water. James McGoff of the Meredith 4 Grew appraisal firm of Boston, '70 ChevroTets CARS TRUCKS Daily Rentals as low as Gormley said, had been retained to appraise the property for the city and had valued it at The appraiser retained by Mrs. Baxter, he said, valued the prop- erty at for residential de- velopment and at about for commercial development. Gormley said it was the own- er's expressed intention to fill in the pond for future development, possibly for a shopping center. Under the terms of the jury award, the city is also obligated to pay interest for the four years the use has Men pending This would cut billion to billion from this fiscal year's spending level of about bil- lion. To put it another way, such a cut would carry defense spend- ing about billion to billion below the final Johnson admin- istration proposal for the cur- rent year. The reduction of the Vietnam War has been responsible for considerable part of a planned savings for this year, but Secre- tary of Defense Melvin R. Laird also has ordered economies by closing bases, canceling and stretching out hardware pro- grams, cutting back air defense, and laying up ships and air squadrons. More is in prospect, including probable major base shutdowns in the coming year. As the United States has re- duced its troop commitment in Vietnam, the Pentagon has ar- ranged for a slimming down of the armed forces. So far, nearly men are being cut from the armed services rolls this fis- cal year and there are hints the total force reduction could reach abont before mid- 1971. Civilian employment under the Defense Department is due to drop by about this year and could possibly total or more by the end of the next fiscal year. With reductions in military procurement, officials indicate that dlfense contract employ- ment may drop as much as or so. Cost Estimated The Vietnam War is expected to cost the united States billion this year, a drop of about billion from last year. According to current projec- tions, the cost of carrying on the Vietnam War at a reduced level in the next fiscal year slin to around billion to bil- lion. One factor which could nar- row any budget reduction next year could be a decision to try to expand the Safeguard missile defense system. Another bil- lion could be cranked into the new budget if administration leaders should mcve to begin construction of additional Safe- guard sites. This has been'a DEFENSE CUT Page 2 TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby Anderson Classifieds Comics Cromley Crossword Editorial .Financial Horoscope Lawrence 24, 25 22 18 Lewis 4 Nashua Scene 4 Obituaries 2 Sports 20, 21 Suburban Television Theaters Dr. Thosteson 9 Weather Wicker 10 17 23 2 18 per day Call Dick 888-1121 MacMulkin Chevrolet NASHUA MALL IS OPEN EVERY NIGHT MONDAY THRU SATURDAY TIL SASHUA'S ONLY AUTHORIZED UKALEB SKI-DOO Ski-Doo Suits Boots Trailers Sleds Accessories Parts Nashua Auto Co. Outdoor Recreation Center 282 Main Street, Nashua, N. H. ;