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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - April 15, 1968, Norwich, New York
Weather considerable cloudiness and Cool tonight and tuesday Low temperatures tonight in the upper 30s highs tuesday in the upper 40s and Low 50s. The vening Chenango county s daily newspaper in Sun spots new Berlin and South new Berlin students honoured Page 5. Sit in Vigil ends at Colgate Page 3. Fire on Silver Street sends one to Hospital Page 3. Vol. 78, no. 21 monday april 15, 1968 Norwich . 13815 8c per copy marines regain Hill easter Day today a round the state around the is ador around the world jarring has peace plan Gunnar jarring Amman Jordan a Arab interest in a plan to demilitarized israeli occupied Arab territories reported to have been proposed by . Envoy Gunnar jarring has created a a an exciting Chance Quot of peace settlement informed sources in Amman say. Diplomatic activity reached a new Peak in the jordanian capital Over the weekend and it was reported that the proposal was under Active and favourable consideration by Jordan and Egypt. Israeli foreign ministry officials said they had not heard of the plan and could not comment. Jarring is reported to have suggested to the leaders during his trips around the Middle East that israeli troops withdraw from the West Bank to the Jordan River the Sinai Peninsula and syrians Golan Heights All occupied during the War last june and the arabs in return agree not to move troops into the areas. Jarring met Friday with King Hussein and Premier Bahjat Talho uni of Jordan. He is expected to visit Israel tuesday and Cairo later in the week. Huh counts on political debts Washington a vice president Hubert h. Humphrey is counting on collecting political debts piled up in tireless party fund raising activities in his expected bid for the democratic presidential nomination. It is widely assumed he will announce his candidacy this week. Humphreys associates believe his extensive travelling on the democratic dinner circuit will help do for him what is has done for Richard m. Nixon among tile republicans put him in the front rank of contenders. Humphrey and Nixon Are the men Best known personally to local organization members of their parties who often turn up As convention delegates. One of Humphreys accomplishments has been to sell himself to Southern democrats who once looked upon him As the ogre who forced a Strong civil rights Plank on the 1948 convention and triggered a Dixie rat walkout. Sen. John j. Sparkman do Ala., said he thinks Humphrey will be the Choice of several Southern delegations. Gov. John j. Mckeithen has indicated Louisiana a vote will go to the vice president. Humphrey support is apparent in North and South Carolina. Local issues aired Pittsburgh apr Mil hands at . Steels Homestead works want More parking space and a doctor on duty full time. Steelworkers at Mckeesport want incentive for All work ers at their Plant. These Are some of the hundreds of local issues dropped onto the negotiating tables at steel plants around the country today. An aug. I steel strike is in the balance. But local officials of the 450,000 United steelworkers affected by the talks Are afraid the local issues will wind up on the National bargaining table come june placing an added Burden on Industry negotiators already concerned about the possibility of White House intervention. Javits makes plea Washington a saying a a a great stirring of the National will is in order a a Republican senator predicts Congress will respond to a plea that it enact a multimillion Dollar program for the poor sought by the assassinated Martin Luther King or. Sen. Jacob k. Javits r ., endorsed sunday the plea made by four religious leaders. They urged president Johnson and Congress to take a extraordinary action to gain passage of the program which King had said would Cost about $12 billion. They added this would be a first step in implementing the recommendations of the presidents National advisory commission on civil disorders. Sen. Edward w. Brooke r mass., who served on the riot commission has said he will introduce after the easter congressional recess a package of legislation incorporating Many of the commission proposals on employment housing and welfare. Time Well spent Washington apr in the year it has been going into slums to quell riots the army has found its better to try to outnumber rioters than to out shoot them. Only about 15 bullets were used in coping with the recent wave of looting and burning in Washington according to officials reports. The troops did not injure anyone with gunfire. But tear Gas was used liberally. The violence in Washington and scores of other cities was a crucial test of the army a tactics for coping with civil disorders. Negroes in More than too cities reacted to the death of or. Martin Luther King or. By some form of disorder and about 40 lives were lost. By comparison the Newark and Detroit riots last year had a combined toll of 66. Thus top officers say the army feels the recent disorders show the Homework the army has been doing for months has been time Well spent. Javits mrs. King urges work go on Atlanta a. Apr the widow of or. Martin Luther King jr., says she feels it is a a god a will that the work of the slain civil rights Leader go on. Mrs. King spoke briefly from her dead husbands pulpit in the Ebenezer Baptist Church sunday after the Rev. Martin Luther King sr., who was co pastor of the Church with his son finished an easter Sermon. A in my heart i feel it is god s will for his work to go on a mrs. King told the congregation of More than 1,000 which overflowed the Church. A your dedication and concern to the task of continuing his unfinished work will be the greatest tribute to my husband or. Martin Luther King jr.,�?� she said. S. Vietnamese troops to take Over soon it. 12 Home damaged firemen Hose Down rear portion of Home of James Bartlett in old state route 12,just North of county line sunday afternoon after fire from burning rubbish spread to House and two Small Chicken coops. House was Sun staff photo extensively damaged and two Small structures were destroyed. Some 50 men from Sherburn Earlville Poolville and Hubbardsville fought the Blaze from shortly after noon to about 3 . Lbs Heads for h Hawaii Austin Tex. Apr presi Dent Johnson ended a relaxed easter weekend at his ranch and headed today for Honolulu for talks with South koreans president and with . Military chiefs in the Pacific area. The plane bearing the presidential party left Bergstrom air Force base at 922 . Cost for the flight of about eight hours to Hawaii. A last minute addition to the party was Cyrus r. Vance a former Deputy Secretary of defense on whom Johnson frequently Calls for special assign ments. It was Vance whom Johnson dispatched to South Korea Fol lowing the Jan. 23 seizure by North Korea of the . Intelli gence gathering ship Pueblo. President Chung Hee Park and other officials in Seoul protested that they were excluded from . A North Vietnam talks at Panmunjom Over return of the vessel and Vance sought to reassure them. Besides offering reassurances of this score Johnson will be urging Park to go ahead with plans to commit another South korean division to the War in Vietnam where about 50,000 korean troops Are fighting. The United states regards the extra division As vitally needed. Should Park cancel the plan to dispatch the additional men the Gap might have to be filled with still More american Man Power. Johnson also will be talking with . . Grant Sharp retiring commander in chief Pacific and Sharps top aides. The president and the Admiral met at Camp David md., Only last week. Expected to join the military confab was . John s. Mccain now commander of . Naval forces in Europe and slated to succeed Sharp in july. Johnson planned to speak on his arrival at Honolulu International Airport. Then he was to go by motorcade to the Iolani Palace where democratic gov. John Burns has his office. Press Secretary George Chris Tian said today a schedule in Hawaii would be largely ceremonial. The meeting with Sharp and Mccain comes tuesday and Johnson is due to meet with Park on wednesday. The chief executive also has been invited to address the 8th annual inter parliamentary Congress of the United states and Mexico tuesday morning. About 50 Congress members from each country views. Are exchanging Fri search is widening course altered Memphis Tenn. Apr on a cold Gray morning in Janu Ary half an Inch of rain fell in Memphis barely enough to Send trickles of water along the gut ters. But that half an Inch of rain started a flood of events that May have altered the course of race relations in the United states. Because of the rain Jan. 30, Memphis sanitation department supervisors sent Home with two hours for the Day 21 or 22 men whose Job it was to clean the gutters. The Gutter cleaners Allne Groes complained their White supervisors always received a full Days even when it rained. Their complaints swelled into a strike of 1,300 sanitation work ers and garbage collectors 98 per cent of them negroes. The racially tinged labor dispute brought clashes with police hundreds of arrests and a sit in at the City Council chamber. And it brought or. Martin Luther King or. To Memphis. King led garbage collectors on a March through the business District on March 28. He was planning another March when on a still Spring evening april 4, the civil rights movement s leading apostle of nonviolence was shot and killed by a sniper. The night of Kings death disorders started breaking out in cities across the nation. The riots waxed and waned for a week leaving More than a score of persons dead scarring Washington Chicago Baltimore Kansas City and other Urban centers and heightened racial tension in communities from coast to coast. Within a week Congress had passed and president Johnson signed a civil rights Bill contain ing a Broad open housing provision. The turmoil following Kings death All but obscured the Sani tation workers strike which enters its 10th week today. The dispute has left the City edgy and some officials appeared concerned about the plans of the Rev. Ralph Abernathy who succeeded King As head of the Southern Christian leadership conference to address a mass meeting Here tonight. Aides said Abernathy could launch a new Campaign a for Justice jobs and human dignity and would stay in Memphis a for the two Days after Kings slay ing the White House dispatched undersecretary of labor James Reynolds a Veteran of steel Railroad and other major labor negotiations to Memphis in an attempt to Settle the garbage collectors strike. The american federation of state county and municipal employees is seeking a 45-cent increase in hourly wages that ranged from $1.65 to $2.10. The last reported City offer was an 8 cent an hour increase. Reynolds called negotiators including mayor Henry Loeb into session easter sunday but he did no to seem hopeful of an Early settlement. Today a chuckle its too bad that Mankind Isnit freeways Aren t and die hards done to. Memphis Tenn. Apr Fri agents from Virginia to Florida were making an intensive Hunt today for the mystery Man whose abandoned White Mustang fits descriptions of a car seen leaving the scene of the Martin Luther King or. Assassination. The object of the widening search was Erie starve Galt 37, known Only As an unemployed Seaman from Birmingham Ala. A car registered in that name was seized by the Fri in Atlanta last Friday eight Days after King was shot to death in Memphis. The Fri refused to acknowledge the Hunt or to say Why Galt was wanted. A no comment a was the routine reply. But associated press checks disclosed that Fri agents had contacted persons named Galt in several states including Virginia Alabama and Florida. An Fri Alert for Galt was sent Over the Florida police communications network last Friday but withdrawn four hours later. Fri agents have continued to inquire about Galt at numerous places including dry cleaners and service stations in Binning Ham where a Man named Erie starve Galt rented a room at a Southside boarding House within the past eight months. Meanwhile in Jacksonville fla., a Man picked up for questioning about the assassination was cleared police said. Agents have exhibited composite drawings of a Many a face but no photographs according to persons contacted in Birmingham. At the same time police sources in Memphis disclosed sunday that the Fri was withholding nationwide distribution of a composite drawing of King s killer who fired the death shot from a Dingy second floor bathroom in a rundown Rooming House. King Leader of nonviolent civil rights forces was struck in the neck As he stood on a second Balcony facing the Rooming House. Floor Motel rear of the Saigon a �?. Marines seized a Hill Northwest of Khe Sanh from its North vietnamese defenders in an easter Day Battle. An american source said South vietnamese troops soon will take on a bigger share of the fighting along the Northern Frontier. The Battle for Hill 881 North five Miles from the Khe Sanh combat base was one of several Sharp fights Over easter. A correspondent John Lengel reported from Marine Headquarters at Danang that 108 North vietnamese were killed on 881 North most of them by artillery and air strikes that preceded the Marine assault. Six marines were reported killed and 12 wounded. Troops of the 26th Marine regiment stormed up the slopes. Sporadic shooting continued after the Hill was declared secure Early in the afternoon. The Hill was the scene of hard fighting in the Spring of 1967, and the North vietnamese Hung on to it after the seige of Khe Sanh was lifted this month. The 26th Marine regiment had been in Khe Sanh during the 77-Day siege. After Theen Cri Clement was broken the regiment moved out to sweep the surrounding area. The . Command is preparing to replace american troops along the demilitarized zone with South vietnamese forces an american source said today. It was considered possible that South vietnamese troops will take Over defense of the Marine outpost of con Thien and of Khe Sanh now defended by a Battal Ion of air cavalrymen. It was reliably Learned that the move will be carried out As soon of the South vietnamese 1st division has completed refitting and retraining. The division suffered heavy casualties during the enemy a lunar new year offensive. Near Khe Sanh an enemy company attacked two Compa Nies of the . 1st air cavalry division but the americans repulsed the assault after 15 minutes. Eight . Soldiers were killed and six wounded. The Khe Sanh Airstrip was hit by six mortar and rocket rounds sunday morning two minutes after 6,000 easter eggs arrived by helicopter for the Garrison. Three marines were wounded. A a they say the siege of Khe Sanh is Over a said Marine pfc. Frank Fauer of Easton pa., who was on the strip when the barrage hit. A who Are they trying to kid a . Bombers struck a Highway Bridge and a railway Bridge 169 Miles North of the demilitarized zone sunday the . Command said. It was the Lith straight Day that . Bombers stayed below the 19th parallel in the curtailed air Campaign against North Vietnam. . Bombers flew 143 missions Over the North sunday the second largest number this year and Only one less than the 144 flown Jan. 6. A total of 16 Bridges were attacked and three were reported downed or damaged. . Pilots also reported destroying 12 trucks and three radar Sites and touching off three sustained fires. Four die in ambush Seoul apr two americans and two South koreans were killed sunday night by North koreans who ambushed a . Command truck half a mile South of the Panmunjom armistice meeting site a spokesman for the . Command said today. The attackers escaped and there was no indication any of them were hit. Two other american soldiers were wounded. The . Command called the ambush a a Fla Grant violation of the korean armistice and filed a protest note. The ambush raised american casualties to four killed and 14 wounded since the North korean raid on Seoul Jan. 21 in an attempt to assassinate president Chung Hee Park. North Korea seized the . Intelligence ship Pueblo on Jan. 23, and one of its 83 crewmen was fatally wounded then. The spokesman said a truck from the . 2nd infantry division was making a routine trip from an Advance Camp to Panmunjom when it was attacked. He said personnel aboard a second american vehicle Wieard about 200 rounds of automatic weapons fire and two explosions and rushed to the scene. A 2nd division Force was dispatched to sweep the area but found no Trace of the attackers. The spokesman said the ambush was Well inside the South korean half of the demilitarized zone. The two South koreans killed were attached to the . Division. . Rear . John v. Smith the . Command member of the military armis Tice commission demanded a joint investigation of the attack. Battle Blaze Sun staff photo Norwich firemen Battle apartment building fire at Silver and Mitchell streets saturday morning. A two year old boy was burned during the mishap and several families were left homeless. Story another picture Page 3
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