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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - November 28, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire United States Battle Casualties Hit Mark By GEORGE ESPER SAIGON (AP) U.S. battle- field casualties in nearly nine years of the Vietnam War reached the mark this week and nearly halt of (hem occurred in the 18 months since the Paris peace talks began, of- ficial sources said today. Fighting Light On the battlefield, commu- niques said fighting was light. The Viet Cong ambushed 300 South Vietnamese troops in the Mekong Delta and killed 36 men and wounded 12. There were no known enemy losses. The U-S. Command reported 32 enemy rocket and shelling at- tacks during the night in which seven Americans were wound- ed. A spokesman said U.S. troops killed 47 enemy in battles near the demilitarized zone and south of Da Nang Thursday. Two Americans were killed and 18 were wounded in these clash- es. The U.S. Command casualty figures for the period from Jan. 1, 1961, through last Saturday showed Americans killed in action, wounded and missing or captured. While these figures total officials said they do not include at least 308 Americans who have been killed or wound- ed from Sunday through today, and this puts total casualties over the JOO.OOO mark. The offi- cial casualty figures for this week won't be released until next Thursday. The U.S. Command said U.S- troops have died in Viet- nam from accidents and other causes "not as the result of hos- tile action." In the same nine-year period, according to official fig- ures, North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops have been killed. Since the peace talks in Paris began May 13, 1968, official sta- tistics show that Ameri- cans have been killed and an- other wounded. The Vietnam War has become the third costliest foreign war for the United States, surpassed only by the two world wars. In World War I, there were American battlefield deaths, other deaths, and U.S. troops wounded. World War II casualties were Americans killed, U.S. deaths from other causes, and Americans wounded. The South Vietnamese said to- day thai civilians were killed and were wounded in terror incidents in the first 10 months of 1969. In a report to the Internation- al Control Commission, the gov- ernment said there were 182 in- cidents during October in which 189 civilians were killed and 576 were wounded. The International Control Commission, made up of Cana- da, Poland and India, was set up to supervise the Geneva Agreements of that ended the French-Indochina war, but it has never been effective. In Saigon, a former special assistant to President Nguyen Van Thieu and 42 other South Vietnamese went on trial today for treason before a military tribunal. If convicted some could receive a death penalty. Thirteen of the defendants in the biggest subversion trial in South Vietnam's history are women. Thieu's former assist- ant, Nguyen Van Kinh, sur- prised observers when he ad- mitted in testimony that he had been a member of the Commu- nist party since 1849. The attack on the government troops in the delta today as they were escorting a mili- tary payroll. It marked the third time in two weeks that South Viet- namese troops had suffered heavy losses in the delta. Gov- ernment troops who replaced American infantrymen there lost 57 men killed in two fights last week in which 14 Viet Cong were killed. CASUALTIES Page 2 Today's Chuckle Procrastination is the thief of time. So is every other big word. Nashua Weather Fair, Cold Tonight Cloudy, Warmer Saturday New Hampshire's Largest Evening Newspaper VOL. 101 NO. 229 Continuing the New Hampshire Telegraph Established October NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1969 Second Class Postage Paid At Nashua, N. H. 36 PAGES Prict TEN CENTS Crash Kills Merrimack Youth; Holiday Fatalities Mounting Sonfo Fund Boosted to The Nashua Business and Profes- sional Women's Club boosted the Tele- graph Santa Fund to with a for collected at a recent receptionist. Handing her the donation is Mrs. Elva Milllkpiij .president of the while this Kristi Carlson, .gtpliker, chauv Accepting the check for the man of thebazaar, look on.. aph is, left, Mrs. Marion O'DelL By JOHN HARRIGAN MERRIMACK A Mer- rimack youth is dead and a 17-year-old girl is in the hospital in fair condition as the result of a two car crash late yesterday after- noon. In the New England area traffic fatalities continued to mount at an alarming rate today as New England entered its second full day of the four-day Thanksgiv- ing weekend, with 13 deaths recorded by noon. Youth Is Victim John Steven Joyal, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Joyal, of Loop Road, became the state's 173rd highway victim and the first Eor Merrimack this year when he was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Joseph's Hos- pital in Nashua. A passenger in the Joyal ve- hicle, Susan Rogers, of Naticook Mrs. G. Recalls A Happy Christmas Thanks to the Telegraph Santa Fund By MICHELE BUJOLD Laid off just two weeks before Christmas last year, Mrs. G. found her funds running low. She would not be eligible for unem- ployment compensation until after the holiday. Her husband was ill and unable to work, and the outlook was bleak. She was particularly con- cerned about her three-year-old daughter, who was in desperate need of a winter coat. Mrs. G. brought her plight to the Salvation Army. Christmas came, and not only did the little girl have a brand new snowsuit, but a new toy as well. The Salvation Army, with the help of the Telegraph Santa Fund, lends a helping hand to those needy, unfortunates and for- gotten elderly in the Nashua area. Today the Fund stands at a total of given a boost by a donation of from the Nashua Business and Professional Women's Club collected at a re- cent bazaar. The Salvation Army will take donations from the Santa Fund and provide food, clothing and a new toy for each child in need. Captain Charles Sargent, officer in charge of the local Salvation Army, has said that the Army is acting as a clearing house for distribution to the needy this holiday season. He asked that any charitable organization, church or school that is planning to give food bas- kets to the needy get in touch with him to avoid duplication of gifts. He stated that if the or- ganizations contact him it will in- sure success in helping every needy family; rather than having one family helped three or four times, arid another family not helped at all. Those seeking assistance will submit thiir applications to the Salvation Army starting Dec. 1, next Monday. Applications will be taken through Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Army's headquarters, 15 Temple Street. The hours will be extended on Dec. 3 and 4 from 5 to 7 Nashuan Is Selected Teacher of the Year Christmas shop in comfort these cold, wet winter days nights. It's always dry and 72 degrees at the NASHUA MALL SNOWMOBILES New Authorized DEALER For MOTO.SKI ARCTIC CAT Trailers Accessories SALES SERVICE BUD TATE'S 74 W. Hollis St.' 882-6721 By CLAUDETTE DUROCIIER A Nashua teacher, Hoberta Ban- field of the Amherst Street School, is New Hampshire's Teacher of the Year for 1970. "It was such a Miss Banfield said of her selection as the state's top teacher. "You usually associate this award with someone who is on in years and who has had almost a lifetime in teaching." The State Board of Education has submitted her name to the U.S. Office of Education as a nominee for the National Teacher of the Year award. Miss Banfield, a Manchester resident, has taught for eight years. This is her third year in Nashua and she previously taught in Manchester and Auburn ele- mentary schools. "We are delighted to have a teacher from our system recog- nized for this commented Supt. of Schools Edmund M. Keefe of Miss Banfield's selec- tion. She is the second Nashua teach- er so recognized. In 1965, Mrs. for those who are unable to ap- ply during the day. He said that he has already received several requests by mail for assistance at the holiday season. Current donations include: Business and Profession- al Women's Club of Nashua Harry and Carrye Gaud- chaux 25.00 VFW Auxiliary 483, Past President's Club 5.00 A Friend 5.00 South End Civic Asso. 10.CO David Pastor .25 "Turtlehead" S.OO Anonymous 3.00 Boy Scouts of America, Troop 252, Hudson 10.00 Joseph and Ruth Blecharczyk 25.00 Collected by Lela, Mike and Eddie Cabana, Lake Street Area 3.00 Previous Total 615.77 ROBERTA BANFIELD Louise Lavigne, a Sunset Heights teacher, was picked as New Hampshire's Elementary School Teacher of the year. The committee which chose TEACHER OF YEAR Page 2 Current Total Hollis St. Project Will be Delayed Bids for the widening of West Hollis Street (Route 111) from the Everett Turnpike to a point near the Hollis town line will be adver- tised Dec. one month later than 'originally scheduled. In announcing the bid date, Ex- ecutive Councilor Bernard A. Streeter Jr., said the month's de- lay is the result of a request by Nashua officials to state highway personnel to hold up work for 30 days so the city could include sewer lines while the road is re- constructed. "The state highway department is quite anxious to get started on the project but deferred to the city's Streeter said. NASHUA'S ONLY FAOTOBT AUTHORIZED DEALER SKI-DOO Skf-Doo Suits Boots Trailers Sleds Accessories Parts Nashua Auto Co. Outdoor Recreation Center 282 Main Street, Nashua, N. H. FOREST RIDGE Amherst St. IOI-A Nashua. N.H. Now renting I, 2 3 Bedroom Apartments with air conditioning and carpeting from monthly Agent on premises Call 883-7752 OPEN DAILY and WEEKDAYS NOON TO SEVEN CLOSED THURSDAYS LOCATED DEEP AMID TREES ON IOI-A it Turnpike Exit 7W '70 open in late December CARS allow for construction to Daily Rentals as low in January, 1970, he MORE OIL CO. NASHUA AND SUHEOUKDING MacMulkin CLIP AND RUG g >T1 up and Del. inc. this certificate City Rug Cleaning E Hollii St., or CUP AND Road, was taken to St. Joseph's after she and the victim were pried from their demolished ve- hicle. Hospital personnel said she was in fair condition, with cuts and bruises. The .accident occurred at about 4 p.m., according to Mer- rimack Police Chief Granville Stearns. He said the Joyal car struck another vehicle at the in- tersection-of Turkey Hill Road and Beacon Drive. Stearns said the second car was driven by Robert L. Small, 65, of Irving, Mass. He was hos- pitalized for head lacerations. Stearns said the Small vehicle had apparently stopped at the intersection and had then turned onto the road. The Joyal vehi- cle, he said, collided with the Small car's right front section, then bounced into a large tree. Death Vehicle Compacted The right side of the death ve- hicle was compacted by the tree, Chief Stearns said.. Since the left side had been demol- ished by the collision with the Small car, both sides of the Joyal car were jammed and the doors could not be opened. i Merrimack Police and the Merrimacfc Ambulance Rescue Squad removed the body and the injured girl through the front window. The Rescue Squad transported them to the hospital. Dr. John Spring, medical ref- eree for Hillsborough County, pro- nounced Joyal dead on arrival at St. Joseph's. Cause of death was a fractured skull and chest injuries. Assisting Chief Stearns at the scene were Sgt. Philip Hamel, Officer Gerard Theriault and Officer Brian McGrath. Dr. Wil- liam Sheehan of the Merrimack Medical Center assisted at the accident scene. Joyal was one of two persons who died in state accidents during a Thanksgiving weekend which claimed an estimated 249 Inspects Death Car Merrimack Police Officer Brian McGrath inspects the car in which John Joyal, 17, was killed yesterday. Both sides of the vehicle were compacted in the two-car crash on Turkey Hill Road which injured two other persons. (Telegraphoto-Harrigan) deaths on roads across the na- tion. Warren Somerby, 88, a former Portsmouth tax collector, died from asphyxiation caused by smoke inhalation during a fire last night in his room at a Portsmouth home for invalids. Among the worst accidents across the country was a flam- ing collision yesterday west of Richmond. Va., that killed five persons, including a minister, his wife, and their child. This bizarre incident was re- ported from California: YOUTH KILLED Page 2 Warsaw Pact Meeting to Air Policy Toward Willy Brandt By DAVID BINDER New York Timei News Servica BONN Official Communist sources reported today that a high-level Warsaw pact meeting will begin Tuesday in Moscow with policy toward the new West German government of Chancelor Willy Brandt as the main item on the agenda. The sources said the task as- signed the Soviet, Polish, Hun- garian, Bulgarian and Roma- nian delegations was to per- euade an obstinate East Ger- man Communist leadership to- ward rapprochement offers of the Brandt government. Since talcing office last month the Bonn Coalition Government lias repeatedly offered to nego- tiate with the East Berlin gov- ernment on the premises of the "existence of two German states." In the past such a premise had been repeatedly put forward by Warsaw Pact countries, and rejected by Brandt's predecessors. Ever since Brandt came to power, nervousness over his overtures to East Europe has mounted among the East Ger- man leadership headed by Com- munist party chief Walter Ul- bricht. The party organ, Neues Deutschland, has made plain that Ulbricht feels that it is much too early to begin easing tensions with West Germany. Ulbricht has always felt safest when he was being heavily buf- feted by the West German leadership. Accordingly, he instructed his foreign minister, Otto Winzer, to publish an unusual editorial in Neues Deutschland on Nov. 4 warning East Germanys Communist allies against any bilateral approaches to West Germany. The warning was ignored by his most powerful allies, the Soviet Union and Poland. In the last two weeks both of them have accepted West German notes offering bilateral talks on the renunciation of force. Learning that the Soviet lead- ership was contemplating the high-level Warsaw Pact confer- ence on West Germany in Mos- cow, Ulbricht scheduled a meet- ing of his party central com- mittee in advance for today and tomorrow in East Berlin, the sources said. However, the meeting ap- parently has been postponed in- definitely, the sources added, concivably because the Ul- bricht leadership did not wish to run the risk of provoking his allies. There were rumors that Ul- bricht had again taken ill, three months after his bout with a circulatory ailment, and that his condition was the cause for postponement of the Central Committee Plenum. But yester- day he appeared at a ceremony in East Berlin which was shown on television. The differences between the East German government and Poland and the Soviet Union over how to deal with the Brandt government have created consternation in the Ul- bricht leadership. TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby Andersen Baker Biosset Classifieds 32, 33, 34, Comics Cook Crossword Editorial Financial 31 31 4 2 Horoscope Lawrence Obituaries Sports 28, 29 Suburban 16, 21 Taylor 4 Television 29 Theaters 29 Dr. Thosteson 31 Weather 2 5% DAILY INTEREST COMPOUNDED QUARTERLY ON 90 DAY NOTICE ACCOUNTS AT NASHUA TRUST COMPANY CHARGE ACCOUNTS INVITED BANKAMERICARD UNI-CARD MASTER CHARGE S A H Green Stamps Nashua Wallpaper Co. 129 W. Pearl St. 882-1491 Mon. thru Sit. Open Thurs. 'til I ;