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   Cumberland News, The (Newspaper) - June 28, 1968, Cumberland, Maryland                                s Wtdtfor higfc in The Cumberland News Federal Fund For Library OKd SM Bade VOt 220 Mead due mil cutter Cwnbwlad Mwrlud wdw ttw rf Hank J UTf CUMBERLAND MARYLAND FRIDAY JUNE 28 1968 Frew UP1 AP Ptetofn todcpudat 22 CENTS Ray Denies He Assassinated Dr King Allied And Red Units Clash East Of AlmostAbandoned Khe Sanh Defying Threat Of Blast Presidential hopeful Sen Eugene McCarthy DMinn holds a reception in Atlantic City for delegates to the NAACP national convention despite the threat of a verbal blast from the organizations executive director Roy at bottom of page AP Photofax For New War Leaders Tell Israelis Senate Unit Delays Action On Gun Bills JERUSALEM AP Two of Israels top leaders declared Thursday that the Arabs are de termined to destroy Israel and called on Israelis to prepare for another war We have to buy weapons we have to make our own weapons we have to make our army stronger we have to prepare airfields Defense Minister Moshe Dayan told the Labor PartyCentral Committee We cannot escape from pre paring for a renewal of war against us he warned Prime Minister Levi Eshkol contended that the Arabs dont want peace They want another war Should we offer any concessions under the circumstances it would be an indication for fur ther concessions Israels prime desire re mains peace but the key is with Egypt which prevents peace with Jordan Eshkol said at the same meeting The king advocates terror and his artillery continues to shell peaceful Israeli villages Jordan today remains the main base of terror against us as Syr1 ia didbefore the 1967 war Eshkol said King Hussein of Jordan is unable to free him self from President GamalAb del Nasser of Egypt The ques tion is will Nasser give him a green light or even an amber light for a peace settlement Eshkol said Dayan said that the Arab na tions are now as powerful mili tarily as they were before the June 510 war last year but he did not believe they would go to war without the blessing of the Soviet Union Military Spending Up WASHINGTON AP Mili tary spending during May rose to its highest monthly level since World War II the Treas ury Department reported Thurs day On Inside Pages Ann Landers 5 Bridge 14 Comics19 Crossword19 Cryptoquote 19 Deaths 8 Dr Van Dellen13 Editorial Page13 Markets15 Racing 18 Secrets of Charm 6 Sports1618 State News 3 TriState News 9 Want Ads 20 21 Womens News 6 AP The Senate Judiciary Committee postponed action Thursday on bills calling for strict gun con trols A principal sponsor called the vote a defeat and said it greatly weakens prospects for legislation in this session By a 75 vote the committee put over tinlil July 9 any deci sion on legislation which would require registration of all fire arms and the licensing of those who use them Sen Joseph D Tydings D Md told newsmen It was a defeat any way you look at it He added that prospects for passage this year are greatly Police Arrest 40 Halt March ST PETERSBURG Fla AP Redgloved police wearing riotcontrol equipment halted a protest march supported by the late Martin Luther Kings brother four blocks from City Hall Thursday arresting about 40 of the marchers and or dering 150 others off the street The Rev A D Williams King here although police said a threat had been made on his life arrived in an automobile just as police confronted the marchers but drove off as sev eral of the protesters hurried to his car King who says he is expand ing his role in the civil rights movement spoke to the march wertf protesting the dismissal of 211 city garbage men who were fired after a wildcat strike for more money weakened because the postpone ment will make it easier for op ponents to filibuster or other wise delay and kill the bill in the closing weeks of the session tentatively scheduled to end Aug 3 Sen Thomas J Dodd D Conn another leading sponsor refused to concede that the de lay virtually has killed chance for passage in this session Three senators believed to fa vor stricter controls were ab sent from the closed session They are Sens Ettward M Ken nedy DMass George A Smathers DFla and Hugh Scott RPa An opponent Sen John L McClellan DArk also was absent Dodd told reporters the mo tion to postpone action was of fered by Sen Qucntin Burdick DND and supported by Dem ocrats Sam J Ervin Jr 6l North Carolina Edward V Long of Missouri and James O Eastland of Mississippi and by Republicans Strom Thurmond South Carolina Hiram L Fong Hawaii and Roman L Hruska Nebraska Dodd said those voting with him and Tydings against post ponement were Sens Philip A Harl DMich Birch Bayh D Ind and Everett M Dirkscn the Republican Senate leader from Illinois New Family Law MOSCOW AP Soviet Parliament passed Thursday a new marriage and family law that abolishes the legal status of illegitimacy liberalizes divorce procedures and regulates the need for children to care for aged parents McCarthy Defies NAACP Leader Hosts Delegates ATLANTIC CITY NJ Sen Eugene McCarthy was to an elaborate reception Thursday evening for dele gates to the NAACPs conven tion despite charges from Roy Wilkins that the senator and his aides were meddling in the meeting Wilkins longtime exicutive director told a news conference Im just wonder ing if meddling has become a technique of the McCarthy cam paign If there was no NAACP con vention in Atlantic City with 2000 delegates would a candi date for president speak at a motel he added McCarthy supporters of whom are NAACP members set up quarters in a Howard Johnson Motor Lodge decorat ing the ballroom with Me Carthy for President signs and opening up a press room The lodge is three blocks from Con vention Hall Where the NAACP meeting is being held Wilkins charged that backers of the Democratic presidential candidate were handing oul printed Invitations in Conven tion Hall asking the 2000 dele gates to meet McCarthy at cocktail party I even got one myself Wil kins said pulling an invitation from his pocket The NAACP he said is politi cally neutral and we would not surrender our convention to any candidate for any office at any time a i JL LVIUILI j uugn i LW a LflULULc OL 3 lace said Thursday he is against be concerned about people who to the Klan any group that advocates vioadvocate a Communist victory lence regardless of whether it in Vietnam is white or Negro 153 North Viet Troops Killed In Two Battles SAIGON AP forces killed 153 North Vietnamese roops in two clashes on the eastern anchor of the demilitar ized zone 35 to 45 miles east of the almostabandoned US Ma base at Khe Sahn military spokesmen said Friday In the largest action South Vietnamese infantrymen report ed killing 148 North Vietnamese and capturing ten more in heavy fighting Thursday near the coast six miles east of Quant Tri City and 19 miles south of the DMZ A government mili tary spokesman said South Viet namese losses were 26 killed and 72 wounded In the other engagement heli copterborne units of the US First Airmobile Cavalry Divi sion clashed with an estimated 200 North Vietnamese 11 miles east of the US marine base at Dong Ha and seven miles south the DMZ Initial reports of he Thursday action listed five North Vietnamese killed and two American killed and 22 wounded B52s Strike Near Saigon While the ground fighting picked up on the northern front US B52 bombers mounted six new raids close to Saigon in the continuing saturationcampaign to wipe out enemy forces and base camps menacing the South Vietnamese capital Four of the raids hit Thursday night and Friday morning 14 and 15 miles southeast of Saigon at Viet Cong troopconcentra tions and base camps This was the same area that was bombed on the previous day in some of the closest raids of the war to the capital Farther from Saigon two B52 raids struck at enemy troop concentrations and staging areas 47 miles northwest of the capital and near the border of Cambodia in Taq Ninh province One of these raids headquar ters said produced eight sec ondary explosions N Viet Troops Bombed B52 bombers were active in two other parts of the country The eightjet bombers struck Friday at North Vietnamese troop concentrations bunkers and infiltration trails 42 miles westsouthwest of Kontum City in the central highlands They also pounded troop concentra tions bunkers and storage areas 12 miles northeast of Can Tho in the Mekong Delta about 65 miles south of Saigon In the curtailed air war over North Vietnam Thursday the major effort was aimed at an enemy army barracks 12 miles south of the coastal city of Vinh Navy bombers from the car rier America touched off five large fires at the army bar racks indicating they hit fuel and ammunition stores Other Navy pilots attacked a truck park 19 miles southsouth west of Vinh and reported de stroying four supply trucks Sirhdii Will Go To Court Today LOS ANGELES han B Sirhan who reportedly will have the legal aid of Grant B Cooper one of the nations ablest criminal lawyers goes into a makeshift courtroom Friday to answer charges he fired a fatal bullet into the brain of Sen Robert F Kennedy and wounded five other persons It was reported that Cooper would join attorney Russell E Parsons in defending Sirhan as soon as Cooper winds up a current trial in which five persons were accused of cheat ing members of the Friars Club out of more than in allegedly crooked card games However Cooper denfed the report that he would help Parsons defend Sirhan Sirhan was due to enter a plea to the chargesFriday but Parsons planned to seek a threeweek continuance so he can study all phases of the case including the grand jury transcript Wallace Denies Seizing Film Independent presidential candidate George C Wallace gestures ss he denies ordering his security officers to seize and destroy film which showed him shaking hands in Alabama with Robert M Shellon of the Ku Klux Klan The question was asked by an ABC newsman at a news conference as Wallace arrived in Baltimore yesterday The former Alabama governor is campaigning in Maryland and Massachusetts for the next two days AP Phofofax Wallace Takes Blanket Stand Against Violence BALTIMORE bugaboo Its a TV and radio tion It was contrived to take y JL o CL J Y aiJU 1 CtUlU tial candidate George C Waibugaboo The country ought to vj rv do He made the statement at an scheduled to speak at a 25a airport news conference in Balplate1 fundraisingdinner Thurs timore after arriving for a three day night at nearby Glen Burnie day campaign tour through and later at a political rally in Maryland and Massachusetts the model city of Columbia The former Alabama govcrMd where critics have protest against his appearance Wallace told the Baltimore news conference Any nors comment came in re sponse to a question about his stand onthe Ku Klux Klan Theres not enough members go are people who dont of the Ku Klux Kian to count want me there And usually the he said Thats just a journalssame oaes want to let every nnrlv alcn etiailr TU r lla A More Protest Towns Planned By Poor People WASHINGTON AP The jailed leader of the Poor Peo ples Campaign said Thursday he is fasting to gain spiritual strength to carry on his work and he pledged the nation will see more Resurrection Cities Resurrection Cities will spring up all over the country including Washington the Rev Ralph David Abernathy told a news conference in the century old District of Columbia jail Abernathy is serving a 20day jail term imposed Tuesday for leading a demonstration Mon day on Capitol Hill His arrest came while police were seizing body else speak They are the free speech advocates who agree with you when you say want you to say Wallace said actually there is the least racism in my part of the country than I find any place else in the world The former governor denied ordering his security officers to seize and destroy film taken by an ABC television crew which showed him shaking hands at Eutaw Ala Wednesday night with Imperial Wizard Robert M Shelton of the United Klaus of America Wallace charged that it was Resurrection City after its federal his nearby shantytown camping permit had expired The encampment stood for nearly seven weeks but was continually plagued by heavy rains transforming a once gras sy stretch of federal Ipnd into a dismal expanse of mud Some campaign leaders said they were glad to see it vanish because running it slowed their primary work of pressuring Congress and the administration for improved anlipoverty and job programs But the 42yearold Baptist preacher told his jailhouse audi ence Resurrection City was not a mistake and the rain was not a mistake and the mud was not a mistake It became a pow erful symbol which he contend ed the government decided to body in early August v The third party candidate was Speaking directly to ABC Newsman Sam Donaldson who was at Eutaw during the inci dent the presidential candidate said The whole conclusion in your mind and that of your net work was tocontrive the pic TI n lilt pill WOLCO LU1U ill LI bU 11 UI ture of you have witnesses to the purchase of the contrived rharches to heheld to fle and of a disabled war ve Press that the charge of a con trivcd picture was unjustified He said the TV crew had taken some 300 feet of pictures of Wai a picture of a man who belongs Takes Stand In Opposing Extradition US Says Suspect Was Single Hand In April 4 Slaying LONDON AP James Earl Ray denied Thursday that killed Dr Martin Luther King Jr Fighting extradition to the United States to stand trial for the murder of the Negro civil rights leader Ray professed in nocence in Bow Street Magis trates Court The 40yearold fugitive from the Missouri Penitentiary took the stand in his own defense aft er the US government unveiled carefully detailed case against him as the single hand in the assassination at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis Term April George Jacob Bonebrake a fingerprint expert of the Feder al Bureau of Investigation testi fied he found Rays prints on the rifle telescopic sight and binoculars that were dropped at the doorway of a shop near the motel shortly after King was slain Never Met King Ray Says Under questioning by his courtappointed British attof ney R6ger Frisby Ray de clared in a soft reedy drawl he had never met King and that he bore him no grudge Did you kill Martin Luther King Frisby asked No sir the prisoner re plied Chief Magistrate Frank Mil ton later adjourned the hearing until next Tuesday It is expect ed to be completed then Ray went back to prison British lawyers retained by the United States told Milton of get TV coverage Donaldsontold the Associated said he heard the fatal think Gov Wallace was sur teran Charles Stevens 46 who fired from the common bath room of a rooming house on Main Street near the Lor raine Motel lace shaking hands and made If the courts decision goes no attempt to single out Shelton asamst him Frisby is expected And the newsman added which Britain does not permit I extradition Frisby electrified the court by a sixminute a ance unsworn appear contrived to set up the situaand he will keep order Time Place Sought Russ Readiness To Talk Missile Curbs Applauded WASHINGTON AP as long ago as 1964 United States declared itself The Soviets showed interest x iiauy ciclnueu lite UOUn DV prised when he found Shelton summoning Ray to the stand for was there Wallace was asked about statement by police authorities that they could not keep order if he spoke in Baltimore Police can keep order any where if the politicians let them he replied You let the average policeman in Baltimore do what he knows how to do vastly encouraged Thursday by Moscows endorsement of talks on curbing the rocket race and sought quick Soviet agreement on a lime and a place to begin meetings Slate Department press offi cer Robert J McCloseky gave the US response within hours of Soviet Foreign Minister An drei A Gromykos Moscow speech which US officials rat ed as a notable advance toward accord on a mutual cutback on missiles and antimissiles The Soviet government is prepared to exchange opinions on this question of restricting offensive and defensive nuclear systems Gromyko was quoted as telling the Supreme Soviet Russias highest legislative when Washington began prod ding again VA years ago but they have yet to set a time and place for talks By way of jogging the Soviets for a specific foliowup on the Gromyko statement State De partment officials said the American ambassador at Mos cow Llewellyn Thompson may lake the initiative with a call on the Soviet Foreign Ministry Another point of USSoviet contact on the question may come soon at Geneva where US and Soviet negotiators are slated to meet several days in advance of the scheduled July 16 reopening of the general dis armament conference Sits In Witness Box Ray was formally addressed as Ramon George Sneyd the al ias under which he is held here on charges of entering Britain on a forged Canadian passport He sat rather than stood in the witness box to make less a target in any attempt on his life and Scotland Yard detec tives clustered around him in a human screen This was the change Frisby Did you know Martin Luther King personally Ray No sir Frisbyr Had you ever met him Ray No sir Frisby Have you any kind grudge against him Ray No sir Frisby Did you kill Martin Luther King Ray No sir Asked by the court clerk to sign a summary of this for evi dence Ray turned to his lawyer and said How would I sign it It went into the record un signed At no point during the hearing did his lawyer admit that the prisoner was Ray Todays Chuckle Anyone who doesnt worry about the world situation these days ought to have his television set examined Copr TM 1968 Gen Fei Corp destroy because it exposed pov erty to the nation Jet Flying Beit Model Unveiled WASHINGTON AP Bell Aerosystcms Co Buffalo NY showed a model of the worlds first jet flying belt Thursday and forecast the time when an individual may strap on a jet powered corset and fly for sev eral miles The Individual Mobility SysThursday picked up the 38 votes tern or IMS is being developed Kansas will cast for the Demo as a successor to Bells famous crattc presidential nomination KOI fpr Washington strategists rated the speech as the first Soviet or pri of readiness for the long sought negotiations President Johnson proposed mutual missile reduction to the 17nation Geneva disarmament 38 Kansas Votes Go In Humphrey Column TOPEKA Kan AP Vice President Hubert Humphrey Filibuster Against Court Appointments Threatens William P Suitor who has than two hours and chose to made some 500 hops with the commit their votes on a unit ba shortduration rocket belt said sis flight testing of the new device Democratic Gov Robert will begin at Wheatfield NY Docking said the overwhelming near the Niagara Falls airport majority of the delegates ex 1 pressed support for Humphrey WASHINGTON Robert Griffin RMich threa tened Thursday to lead a filibuster against confirmation of President Johnsons new Supreme Court appointnr ents on the grounds they represent cronyism by a lame duck President Griffin said he expected four or five more Republicans to join the 18 senators who have signed a statement objecting to the elevation of Associate Justice Abe Fortas to the post of chief justice and the appointment of US Appeals Court Judge Homer Thornberry to fill Fortas seat Despite the threat of a rare Republicansponsored filibuster Senate Republican leader Ever ett M Dirksen said he fc anticipated the Seriate ultimate ly would confirm Fortas and Thornberry He said there was no chance he would join the Griffin rebellion At a closed meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee the question whether a vacancy actually existed on the court was raised This was so because in accepting Chief Justice Ear Warrens resignation which was made pleasure said I effective at your President Johnson will accept your decision lo retire effective at such time as a successor is qualified Because of that choice of language Dirksen said there is a very fine question whether a vacancy exists If it doesnt there is nothing to fill   

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