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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - November 20, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire Today's Chuckle "Now that I've taught Jny the value of a dollar" "Ma discouraged father, "he wants more." VOL 101 NO. 221 NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1969 Second Oast Postage At Nashua, N.H, Weather Breezy, Cold tonight Little Change Friday 32 PAGES Prie. TIN CENTS Intrepid Rejoins Yankee Clipper For Trip Home Late autumn austerity pervades the landscape at the foaming dam. Flinty shores, topped by hardy pines, channel the surging Nashua River toward the city. The dam is the jewel of the 315-acre Mine Falls tract which the city agreed to buy in August from the Scene in City Park Nashua-New Hampshire Foundation Inc., for creation of a park system. Actual title transfer for the purchase awaits completion of a boundary survey now in progress. (Telegraphoto-Harrigan) By HOWARD BENEDICT SPACE CENTER, Hou- ston (AP) Apollo 12's moon explorers blasted off the bleak lunar surface to- day, chased their mother ship 3% hours and linked up safely for the long jour- ney home. Succeeds Charles "Pete" Conrad Jr. and Alan L. Bean, the third and fourth humans to land; on the moon, skillfully guided their lu- nar ferry Intrepid through a series of rocket firings to catch Richard F. Gordon Jr. in the command vessel Yankee Clip- per. The two ships maneuvered into position gingerly moved together to lockup nose- first time they had been secured since Intrepid started the descent to the moon Tuesday night. The lift off climaxed a busy day on the moon in which Con- rad and Bean trekked a mile across the lunar wastelands and carefully collected a treasure for science. OtO Chief'No Longer Effective' DeVoid Qmits At Peterson's Request CONCORD, N.H. (AP) Ro- bert R. DeVoid said today he is complying with Gov. Walter Peterson's request and resign- ing his position as director of the New HampuWre Office of EMnomic Opportunity! DiVoid said he was writing a letter of resignation which would be delivered to 'the gov- ernor's office during the after- noon. Peterson was in Boston today for a meeting of New England governors. Peterson asked DeVoid, 39, of Troy, to'resign because the di- rector waited six weeks to tell him of a clash with directors of local Community Action Pro- grams which became -the topic of a statewide television pro- gram. In a letter, Peterson told De- Void his actions prevent him from working effectively with the CAP directors and the gov- ernor's office. Peterson's office said DeVoid had not replied, but the gover- nor had asked Atty. Gen. George Pappagianis what legal requirements must be met to remove him from the office. Named In 1967 DeVoid, a former high school TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby Anderson Biossat Classifieds 28, 29, 30, 31 Comics Crossword Editorial Financial Horoscope Lawrence 22 Lewis 17 Nashua Scene 4 Obituaries 2 Sports 26, 27 Suburban 12, 13 Television Theaters Dr. Thosteson 24 Weather 2 Wicker 4 27 27 FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With LORDEN OIL CO. INC. SERVING NASHUA AND 8CEEOTJHBINO TOWNS 465-2267 French teacher "who was a cen- tral figure in the recent contro- versy over a report on hunger in New Hampshire, has, held the job. since January 1967when by, foriner Democratic Gov. John W. King, who created the position by ex- ecutive order in 1964. Peterson released the letter after the broadcast of inter- views with the CAP directors and DeVOid over the state edu- cational network (WENH-TV, Durham) during a program which explored the differences emerging from DeVoid's Sept. 29 meeting with, the local di- rectors. The. CAP directors voted unanimously to ask De- Void to resign in the best inter- ests of CAP i and OEO pro- grams. "I have done this only be- cause Mr. DeVoid is no longer able to do his job Peterson said. "While I have high regard for Mr. DeVoid per- sonally, I feel that the best in- terests of the state OEO pro- gram and the people it is de- signed to help will be served by making a change at this time." In his letter, Peterson said DeVoid had failed in two major functions keeping the gover- nor informed and representing the state in dealings with direc- tors of local community action programs. Peterson said DeVoid is di- rectly linked with the gover- nor's office, noting that the Legislature specifically made him responsible to the state's coordinator of federal funds, Alexander Taft, who' Is a mem- ber of the governor's'staff. He said DeVoid was responsi- ble for keeping the governor in- formed and charged with; repre- senting the state-in dealings with CAP programs, a task of "persuasion, assistance and lia- ison; the CAP directors are not your subordinates." "This week I have learned of your inability to perform either of; these, vital1 functions effec- Peterson said. lose Confldeece fact that all the CAP of- ficials in the state have lost confidence in your ability to 3o your job is an-important mat- he said. ''Yet you did not tell me about it for 'approxi- mately six weeks.' By that time, Peterson' said, "your comments and those of the CAP'directors were already on television tape, and scheduled to be broadcast statewide. Be- cause ybtf M not cnobse to in- form me of this important mafe- 'ter, I was unable to decide what, if any, action should be taken as a result of the .unani- mous action of the CAP direc- tors before it was irreparably destined, to become public know- ledge." The CAP directors said De- Void failed to notify them of the controversial report on hunger in New Hampshire, "The Curse _that and that he had "interfered with local programs. "I'm not against the report in the; sense that it Has spotlighted the: fact that there is some' DEVOID QUITS Page: Defense Secretary Reports Enemy Increases Infiltration j By WALTER R. MEARS WASHINGTON (AP) Secre- tary of Defense Melvin R. Laird, in a marathon defense of administration diplomatic and military policy, reports a stepup of enemy infiltration into South Vietnam during the past two weeks. "I can't give you the reason that Hanoi has decided to in- crease Laird said. Word of the enemy activity came as military sources re- ported U.S. combat deaths in Vietnam have risen for the sec- ond straight week. The sources said the weekly casualty report due Thursday will show more than 100 American soldiers killed in battle last week, com- pared with 97 the previous week and 83 the week before that. Officials said the level is still Santa Fund Trails Last Year's Pace THE FOLLOWING STORES WILL BE OPEN THURSDAY I FRIDAY 'TIL 9 FREE PARKING FRIDAY NIGHT AND ALL DAY SATURDAY AVARD'S BERGERON'S BEST SHOES CARTER'S MEN'S SHOP ENTERPRISE DEFT. STORE ISIDORE'S HAIR STYLING JORDAN'S LUGGAGE SHOP LYNOTS MEN'S BOYS' STORE MILLER'S PORT '0 CALL P.E. FLETCHER, CORP. SEARS ROEBUCK SPEARE DRY GOODS CO. TOWN ft COUNTRY CASUALS 20th CENTURY High St Mitt By MICHELE BUJOLD The Telegraph's Santa Fund today stands at a and it's less than the sum last year on Nov. 20. The Santa Fund is a project whereby the area's needy, un- fortunates and forgotten elderly are helped at Christmas time with clothes, food products, and for the children toys. Last year, 276 families were assisted, and more than children' had a Merry Christmas. 'The money is given to the Sal- vation Army, which acts as a clearing house for distribution to the needy. Captain Charles Sar- NASHUA-g ONIT PAOTOEI AUTHORIZED DEALER SKI-DOO SM-Doo Suits Trailers 4 Sleds Accessories It Parts Nashua Auto Co. Outdoor Recreation Center Main Street, Nashua, N. gent, officer in charge, explains that those who are assisted are primarily Investigated cases of mothers and children on govern- ment welfare; that is, city, county or state relief; and those persons receiving old age assistance like Social Security. The government allows these people enough to live on, but there is nothing extra for the holi- days. The Santa; Fund needs your help. Maybe you can make some- body's Christmas just a little bit brighter. Current donations include: A Newsboy.............. Harry E. Shaw.......... 5.M Jimmy aid Kenny Howe, Jr. Z.H Auxiliary to Nash- oaPortNo. 483, VFW.. ll.M United Federation of CteHra Ixws! In Memory of Ada B. Aidrews............... ll.M KatUen Doueet........ 1.N Previous Total M5.N Total low enough to permit the Presi- dent to order additional U.S. troops withdrawn. Lowered rates both of casual- ties and of North Vietnamese troop movement into the south- ern war zone were among the hopeful signs mentioned by President Nixon in his Nov. 3 report to the nation on Vietnam. "There has been some in- crease in infiltration during the last 'two Laird said Wednesday after spending more than six hours behind the closed doors of the Senate Foreign Re- lations Committee. Laird gave no figures, but Committee Chairman J. W. Ful- bright, D-Ark., said the secre- tary had said infiltration had risen to the rate of a year ago. Laird told the committee that ground combat will be turned entirely over to South Vietnam "in a reasonable time frame." Fulbright said Laird refused to be more specific about a timeta- ble or the number of American forces to remain in a supporting role. Lodge Ends Assignment WASHINGTON (AP) Hen- ry Cabot Lodge has resigned as chief U.S. peace negotiator at Paris, the White House an. nounced today and will not be immediately replaced. In addition, New York attor- ney Lawrence E. walsh also is resigning simultaneously as deputy head of the U.S. delega- tion at the Vietnam negotia- tions. 5% DAILY INTEREST COMPOUNDED QUARTERLY ON 9Df NOTICE ACCOUNTS AT Wm ffllfil; COMPANY CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING by EXPERTS at reasonable prices S H GrMn SUmpi Nashua Wallpaper Co. Pearl St. Hon. thru Sat OpenThun.'ttl Conrad and Bean immediately began the pursuit of astronaut Richard F. Gordon Jr., orbiting alone 65 miles high in the Yan- kee Clipper command ship. Lift off came three minutes later than usual to make rendezvous easier. The moon voyagers locked themselves inside Intrepid'early today after completing their second four-hour scientific safa- ri on the cratered Ocean of Storms. Tucked inside with them are 80 to pounds of carefully doc- umented rock samples from at least six craters, soil dug from a foot beneath the moon's sur- face, hundreds of photographs and five pieces clipped from an unmanned Surveyor spacecraft that soft-landed on the moon 31 months ago. Also there was a lot of the fine black powder that adhered to Conrad and Bean as they walked the surface. "Man, is it filthy in Conrad reported. "We must have 20 pounds of dirt and all kinds of junk. Al and I look like a couple of bituminous coal min- ers. But we're Conrad also reported that had fallen down one time outside. When Mission Control asked if either of them had knelt down to retrieve rocks, he replied: "I'd take the shovel and stick it in the ground and just do an arm pushup and lean down and pick a rock off the ground with my other hand. I fell over once out there and At picked me up. It's no big deal." Both men reported they did not get tired working outside but that they did get thirsty. Intrepid has only one liftoff engine. It must work, or the tronauts would be stranded with less than a day's supply of oxy- gen and no hope of rescue from man's second outpost in the sur- face of the moon. Once link'ed up, the three spacemen will spend an extra day in lunar orbit photograph- ing future landing sites. On Fri- day, they'll shoot out of lunar orbit and streak for a splash- down in the Pacific Ocean Mon- day. Apollo 12 crewmen will bring home the harvest from more INTREPID Pagel Vote Watchers Alderman Charles E. Theroux is observed intent- ly by Mrs. Theresa Drabinowicz a recount witness, and Mrs. Jane Solomon as he recounts ballots cast in the Nov. 4 election for the Board of Education. (Telegraphoto-Durocher) Results Unchanged In 2 City Recounts By CLAUDETTE DDROCHER The aldermen last night com- pleted their recount of ballots cast in the Nov. 4 election with only minor changes recorded in tallies for two contested Board of Education seats. Of less minor consequence however, was the estimated bill of which the three-day re- count session produced. When the recount ended at about midnight, Mrs. Jane Solo- mon, who was defeated for a six-year term on the Board of Education by 215 votes, had a gain of 12 votes out of the cast in the election. Charles R. Fink, runner-up for a two-year term'on the board by a ISO-margin, registered a loss of 54 votes. His successful opponent, Mrs. Evelyn Johnson, lost 51. In the original tally, Mrs. Solo- mon had votes. The recount tabulations gave her i.OM. Fink headed into the recount with 4.SJ9 votes and ended up with Mrs. Johnson who won first plice with 4.4M votes re- tained her seat with a recount tally of Other Tallies Listed The recount produced thest other before-and-after tallies for the other Board of Education con- testants: For the four six-year terms Margaret S. Cote, James A. Nadeau, Charles J. McCann, T. Harrison Whalen, Thomas P. Stawasz, Harry Econ, Alan C. Thomaier, Roger E." Doty, For the two-year term Mer- lon H. Caswell, George S. Ginsburg, City Clerk Lionel Guilbert said about 900 votes for the hvo-yesr short ;term had been voided be- cause two candidates had been checked off instead of one u specified on the ballot. A fund transfer will be remand to pay for the recounts which were requested by Mrs. Solomtt and Fink. RECOUNTS I '70 Chevrolets CARS TRUCKS Daily Rentals u low as per day Call Ter! 888-1121 MtcMulMn Omrokt Christmas Shop and win a Turkey too this week at the NASHUA i, ;