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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - December 31, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire 1970 HAPPY NEW DECADE 1970 Today's Chuckle Politeness is like an air cushion. There may be noth- ing in it, but it eases the jolts. Nashua Celeqraph Ntw Hampshire's Largest Evening Newspaper J J Weather Clearing, Cold Tonight Fair, Cold Thursday VOL. 101 NO. 256 Continuing the New Hampshire Telegraph Established October 20, NASHUA. NEW HAMPSHIRE, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1969 Second Class Postage Paid At Nashua, N. a 20 PAGES Pric. TEN CENTS Dismal Skies, Gay Parties To Greet 70 By MAXWELL COOK Another dismal weather forecast has been inter- jected into the circumstances which will herald a new year into the area at midnight tonight. The weather bureau was predicting sleet, freezing rain and snow in southern New Hampshire, a development which will surely add to the problems of the thousands who will be celebrating tne advent of 1970. Parties Planned The end of the Sixties and the beginning of the Seventies will be marked throughout the Nashua area by the blaring of horns, the clinking of glasses and shouted greetings as residents postpone their bedtimes past the midnight hours for the yearly ritual. While many Nashuans will be greeting the 1970s at home or with small private parties, hundreds of others will be participating in more swinging festivities at the area's social clubs, motor lodges and restaurants. The hours for selling liquor have been extended to a.m., an hour beyond the usual time to ensure that celebrators a r e not Top '69 Stories Appear Today Three special area features are among those in the Tele- graph's final edition of the year. One of them highlights the annual year-end review of top Telegraph news stories. A second feature covers many of the 1969 events and incidents in chronological order, month- by-month. These features ap- pear on pages 10 and 11. The third feature highlights sports during the year. It ap- pears on page 15. A series of photographs rounds out the displays. brought to an end of their revel- ry too abruptly. A note of caution has been is- sued by Chief of Police Paul J. Tracy regarding those who will be wending their way home dur- ing Thursday's early hours; They are reminded that they will be under the watchful eye of the police department. Streets Patrolled Streets will be well patrolled, he said, in order to avoid acci- dents and to lend assistance to those who need It. Tracy advised drinkers to arrange to be driven home by a sober friend or to call a taxi. Many local institutions are hold- ing their customary New Year's Eve parties thfe year, for the most part restricted to members and friends of members and, re- portedly, long since sold out on reservations. The annual event at Bishop Guertin High School auditorium is sponsored jointly by the school's men and mothers' clubs. Attendance is limited to 500. About 200 will be at the yearly festivities at the Nashua Country Club. Several hundred more will go to McNulty-FoIey's where the celebrating is hosted by L'Ami- caJe. The home revelers will have that old standby Guy Lombardo and his bandsmen live by tele- vision. Raising your cup at home to "Auld Lang Syne" as it will be played by the durable director is guaranteed to elminate any woe of drinking and driving. S. Vietnam Prepares For Agnew SAIGON (AP) Saigon prepared today to receive Vice President Spiro T. Agnew as it did President Nixon five months ago, but this time Saigon Radio isn't expected to break the communications blackout imposed for security reasons during the visit. ]ater apologized to American newsmen and said the broad- cast resulted from a "misunder- standing." However, a South Aldermanic Memories Revived Alderman-at-Large Francis La- Flamme and his wife, Rose, remember the highlights of his 24-year aldermanic career while reviewing a scrapbook on city affairs dating back to 1946. (Telegraphoto-Durocher) r LaFlamme Bows Out Year Short Of Goal By CLAUDETTE DUROCHER When the ,011 Year ticks out at be a -year too soon for Alderman-at-Large Francis LaFlamme's almost possible dream. For it was the ambition of- the 62-year-old alderman to serve 25 consecutive years. on the Board of Aldermen a full quarter of a century. Defeated for re-election last November, LaFlamme bows out of city government at the first Carter Praises Aldermen Who Backed Library Plan In an end-of-the-year state- ment on the library project, Eliot A. Carter rang out the old year by wishing that the new year be a happy one free from controversy. He praised the aldermen who voted for the library, despite op- position, and discussed steps which were taken to choose the Park Street site for the library. Carter's statement reads as follows: "Now, when we are about to ring the old year out and the new year in, I wish to make a statement regarding the new library. "First of all, I wish to express high praise for the action of the aldermen who voted, despite obstinate and hard to explain opposition, to give a green light to make a new library for Na- shua possible. Their courageous and far-sighted civic vision should have the approval of a great majority of our citizens. "Despite the extravagant claims of library opponents that this new library would cost many millions of dollars, the actual expense to the City of Nashua is "And of this amount has been met with a bond is- sue put out over a year ago and will be met by the two revenue measures of each just passed by the Board of Aldermen. "The proceeds from the 000 Bond Issue have already been received. "The city has also received from me. There is a federal grant of approximately which is available, but CARTER Page2 stroke of the New Year with only 24 years to look .back on as an alderman. "But it's not the end of the world like some people think it insisted LaFlamme in a farewell interview. "It happens and you should not make that much of it." Would Have Quit LaFlamme disclosed, how- ever, that had be been re-elect- ed last month, he would have served only one year of his four year term and resigned. He will leave city government a record holder, nevertheless. Though there is no ready ref- erence on the subject, veteran city officials think LaFlamme can easily lay claim to having had the lengthiest aldermanic career in the city's history. He thinks so too. A wrap-up finance committee meeting last night was La- Flamme's final session. He had already said his offi- cial goodbye at the full board meeting last week in which he launched a surprise attack on the "negative leadership" of Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan. His relationship with Sullivan came up again in the interview. So did recommendations for Nashua's future and recollec-. tiohs of'major undertakings of the past. "He hated me from the start and I never knew La- Flamme said of Mayor Sulli- van. "But I can still say I don't bear him any ill will." During his four years in of- fice, Sullivan frequently por- LaFLAMME Page 2 Time Expected Informants said the vice pres- ident, who is making a 10-nation tour of Asia, would arrive from the Philippines either late to- night or early Thursday, New Year's Day. There were indications he would remain about 10 hours, meeting U.S. and South Viet- namese leaders and making at least one visit to U.S. troops out- side Saigon. The Radio Corporation of America said in New York Tuesday night that its transmis- sions from Saigon would be shut down for about 10 hours begin- ning at 5 a.m. EST. But a few hours later it said it had infor- mation Agnew's departure from Manila had been delayed until Thursday morning and the blackout had been postponed. When Nixon came to Saigon last July 30, most communica- tion circuits used by newsmen were cut off during his five-hour stay. American correspondents were threatened with revocation of their credentials if they evad- ed the blackout to report the visit while it was on. In the midst of the blackout, however, the South Vietnamese government's Saigon radio an- nounced Nixon's, arrival and re- ported what he did, including his lengthy meeting with Presi- dent Nguyen Van Thieu. Embarrassed U.S. officials Vietnamese official indicated his government decided to make AGNEff Page 1 Tax On Business Sought CONCORD, N.H. (AP) The Associated Press has learned that Gov. Walter Peterson's Citizens Task Force will recom- mend the enactment of a 6 per cent business income tax. Sources on the task force said the entire report is expected to be released Jan. 7, There was no comment from the governor's office. The governor hat said in past corporations and busi- nesses should contribute to the burden of supporting state gov- ernment. The report of the task is to be presented before a spe- cial session of the legislature, expected to meet in February. City Government to Organize At 85th Holiday Inauguration Nashua will step into the Sev- enties tomorrow with its bien- nial show of city's 85th inaugural exercises. Dominating the proceedings will be the swearing-in of May- or Dennis J. Sullivan for a third two-year term and the election of a new aldermanic president. The re-election of Alderman- at-Large Maurice L. Arel as head of the .aldermam'e board was virtually assured today when Alderman Donald L. Ethier said he would not be a candidate for president and would support Arel for the post. Ethier, who will move up to alderman at large tomorrow, had expressed interest in run- Cost Reaches Record Per Cent Interest Rates Boosted on FHA, VA Home Loans '70 Chevrolefs CARS TRUCKS Daily Rentals as low as per day Call Dick 888-1121 MacMulkin Chevrolet By ROBERT K. WALKER WASHINGTON (AP) Maxi- mum interest rates allowed on government-insured FHA and VA home loans will be boosted for the second time within a year, becoming a record per cent as of next Monday. Secretary of Housing George Romney said Tuesday he was reluctantly approving the in- crease from the current per cent maximum which has been in effect since last Jan. 24. The announcement was bad news for prospective home buy- ers who had hoped to see a sta- bilizing or reduction of interest rates which have been spiraling since early in 1966 when the lim- it was per cent for the loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration and Veterans Administration. Forced To Act Romney said he had delayed as long as possible but he was forced to take the action to FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With LORDEN OIL CO. INC. EYING NASHUA AND TOWNS 465-2267 For expert Prescription Service Call 882-3431 LIGGETT REXALL Drug Store Simoneau Plaia, Nashua DOUBLE GREEN STAMPS Dec. 31 to Jan. 10 at TURCOTTE STUDIOS on all film process- ing. Bring in all your holiday film. You'll getQuality Film proc- essing plus Speedy Service. (Color prints 1 to 2 days) AND LOOK AT THESE SPECIALS POLAROID "LITTLE SWINGER" Reg.' 19.95 13.50 POLAROID "330" Reg. 79.95 56.50 POLAROID "350" Reg. Now'129.95 TURCOTTE STUDIOS 96 W. PEARLST., NASHUA "help hold the line against a further drying up of mortgage funds from regular sources He noted that market yields on mast types of investments have gone up more than one percentage point in the past year and that lenders are de- manding higher and higher dis- count points to make FHA-VA loans. Lenders have been charging 7 to 9 per CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING FRAME YOUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY PICTURE Nashua Wallpaper Co. 129 W. Pearl St. 882-9491 Mon. thru Sat. loans. Most of this usually is paid by the seller, but in ef- fect may be passed on to the buyer in the form of a higher house price. The one per cent boost in the interest largest in- crease applauded by the Mortgage Bankers Associa- tion of America and was con- demned by the National Asso- ciation of Home Builders. "Housing is in a state of cri- sis, and today's government ac- tion to increase the FHA-VA mortgage interest ceiling to per cent is a substantial move to improve the said Robert H, Pease, president of the mortgage bankers. Louis R. Barba, acting presi- dent of the home builders group, issued a statement declaring the time has come for the adminis- tration to put into effect standby credit controls recently author- ized by Congress. "Current high interest rates have not visibly succeeded in curbing inflation but, on the contrary, seem to increase in- flationary pressures by their contribution to higher Barba said. ning for the presidency after Alderman at Large John V. Chesson withdrew his candi- dacy to support Arel. The latter now stands as the only announced candidate for the post. Open To Public Tomorrow's inaugural cere- monies will consist of two parts, both open to the public. Swearing-in exercises for of- ficials chosen in the November municipal election will be held in the Spring Street Junior High School auditorium starting at After the oath-taking ceremo- nies are completed, the new Board of Aldermen will travel to the City Hall for Us organiza- tional meeting. INAUGURATION Page I TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Obituaries 2 Sports 14, 15 Abby Anderson Classifieds 18, 19 Comics Crossword Editorial Financial Horoscope INTEREST RATES Page! Nashua Scene 4 Suburban Taylor Television Theaters Dr. Thosteson 18 Weather 8 4 16 16 NASHUA'S ONLY FACTOR! AUTHORIZED DEALER SKI-POO Ski-Doo Suits Booti Trailers Sleds Accessories Parts Nashua Auto Co. Outdoor Recreation Center 281 Main Street, Nashua, N. H. DAILY INTEREST COMPOUNDED QUARTERLY ON 90 DAY NOTICE ACCOUNTS AT NASHUA TRUST COMPANY THE FOLLOWING STORES WILL BE OPEN FRIDAY 'TIL 9 P.M. FREE PARKING FRIDAY NIGHT AND ALL DAY SATURDAY AVARD'S BERGERON'S BEST SHOES CARTER'S MEN'S SHOP ENTERPRISE DEPT. 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