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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - April 17, 1968, Norwich, New York
Weather mostly fair and Cool tonight Low temperatures in the 30s with scattered Frost f air to partly Cloudy thur amp Day with High temperatures in the upper 60s and 70s. The Venin Chenango county s daily newspaper in vol. 78, no. 23 wednesday april 17, 1968 Norwich . 13815 8c per copy Sun spots future will Tell the real results of Colgate sit in Page 5 theatre manager states position on Quot movies problem Page 5 area schools need More room Page 3war accelerates in s. Vietnam to make assessment Sacramento Calif. Apr gov Ronald Reagan says Quot obviously pm going to try and make an assessment after hearing a report by a Republican political strategist that there is growing grassroots support across the country for a Reagan presidential bid. Quot pm certainly not going to run away and pretend it in t happening a Reagan told a news conference tuesday. He outlined a new speaking tour to the Midwest South and Hawaii starting april 26. A report prepared by f. Clifton White a former Barry Coldwater aide now advising Republican con. Mention delegates in California was discussed by Reagan. Quot there seems to be an increase in the grassroots movement in my Reagan said. He said he still considers himself Only a favorite son candidate but acknowledged that an approaching tour will make it More difficult to convince people that he is not a presidential candidate. Ronald Reagan Laws must be obeyed . A the president of the american bar association said today America has reached the Point where there is Quot an imperative need for the full acceptance of Law As an essential doctrine and for a rebirth of civil Quot an ordered society cannot survive and ours Strong As it is will not survive if each individual May determine which Laws he will obey and May with impunity flout those which he finds distasteful a according to Earl f. Morris of Columbus Ohio. Morris said Quot the concept of civil disobedience has been distorted. Justify violence and the head of the 125,000 member lawyer organization commented in a lecture for Syracuse University s College of Law. London Bridge is sold London apr London Bridge is finally falling Down and the americans Are picking up the pieces. The City of London corporation announced the Sale of the Bridge tuesday night and a spokesman for the Mcculloch corp. Of Phoenix ariz., said that firm has bought the 10,000 tons of Granite for Lake Hatasu City a resort on the Colorado River. A the Price was estimated unofficially at $2.4 million. Frederick Schmacher director of the Lake Hatasu development said it would Cost about $240 too More to ship the disassembled Bridge from the thames to Arizona. Schmacher said London Bridge when it rises again will Span a Channel across the Peninsula on which Lake Hatasu City is located. Welcomes the press Edna Ferber is dead new York a Edna Ferber pulitzer prize winning novelist whose native America provided the background for most of her stories and plays died tuesday at her Park Avenue Home. She was 82. Her novel Quot so big won the pulitzer prize in 1924. Tile Story of a woman on a truck farm outside Chicago it became a Best seller and required Reading in Many american schools and colleges. More than 40 years ago a Chance remark about a show boat led miss Ferber to ask Quot what a a show boat a the explanation intrigued her and she set out on a quest for background. She cruised the Mississippi aboard the James Adams floating Palace to Treater. Out of this in 1926, came another Best Selling novel Quot show born before 1943, prehistoric . Apr a Quot prehistoric or. Timothy Leary says that Quot now is not the time to take Ltd when surrounded by violence. Quot end the War a he told students at Union state College Here tuesday. Quot when it is ended then we can Settle Down to find out How to live together Leary a chief proponent of the hallucinogenic drug made the remarks in a debate with or. Sidney Cohen an associate professor of Medicine at the University of California at los Angeles who has been conducting research or Timothy on the elects of Ltd for More than 13 years. I ear it Leary 47, observed that Quot anyone born before 1943 is he did not elaborate. Cohen told students that All through history Man has been trying to escape facing his problems. He suggested that Ltd was such an escape but in addition posed a possible danger to the unborn children of its users. Today around the state around the nation around the world Albany . Apr Senate majority Leader Earl w. Brydges told the chairmen of Senate co they should open their meetings for coverage by newsmen. At the same time he said they should be Able to hold some executive sessions a closed meetings Quot for discussion an aide said Brydges intention was that nearly All meetings should be open especially those at which Bills Are voted upon. Other than when conducting Public hearings committees of both the Senate and Assembly traditionally have met behind closed doors with minor exceptions. The chairmen de cide what part of the proceedings later should be made Public if any. Brydges in Brydges declared his policy change in a letter to the chairmen. He said he was acting in response to a request by the legislative correspondents association the Capitol newsmen a organization. Quot the Only reason i can see for not opening these meetings is that traditionally they have been closed a Bryd. Ges wrote. Quot certainly in this Day and age Quot the members of the Senate need no artificial veil of secrecy to protect their actions from the Public. Union Saigon and Khe Sanh report clashes and heavy casualties Wagon wheels still rolling in spite of a stepped up civilization the West Chester pa., Wagon wheel Plant of Hoopes Brothers and Darlington inc. Turns out about 1,200 wooden Wagon wheels a month. In its 102 years the factory has produced wheels for the roya1 a Uch of Louis Napoleon Field artillery caissons used in the Spanish american War and world War i and circus wagons. Today most of its business comes from the Amish who still use wagons and buggies and demands for replacement wheels on antiquated or restored vehicles. In top photo Are two Long time employees Clarence Trego left and Charles Gincley who form part of the 15 Man labor Force. Hubs and spokes above Frame a portion of the Century old Plant which com tines to use some of the original machinery already spoken for by representatives of the smithsonian institution. Sanitation strike is Over Memphis Tenn. Apr the City a 1,300 garbage collectors return to their jobs today after settlement of a labor Dis Pute that brought or. Martin Luther King or. To the City where he was killed. Ahead of the strikers 98 per cent of them negroes was the Mammoth Job of Clearing streets and vacant lots of refuse Coldwater champions Mccarthy Hamilton . Apr Barry Coldwater who favors Richard m. Nixon As the Republican presidential candidate says if he were a Democrat he would support Eugene Mccarthy. The Defeated gop presided tial candidate in 1964 also says he a would be very fearful if Bobby Kennedy were in a talk before students at Colgate University tuesday Coldwater described Mccarthy As a sincere honest and Able to get along with but he predicted unless the United states a can come out of Vietnam with a favourable peace settlement and there is a quiet summer a the democratic nominee will be Hubert h. Humphry. If it does however a the democratic party would have to nominate president Johnson and Johnson would have to accept a he said. Coldwater said Kennedy would be hampered in office because the new York senator has had no military experience never had to work limited academic background Little Legal experience and no foreign policy background. Accumulated during the 65-Day walkout. All sides cheered tuesdays agreement described As a a memorandum of understanding rather than a formal contract although some negro leaders suggested that it come far too late. Others pledged that a Battle Here for a Equality and Justice had just begun. Under the pact sanitation workers now making from $1.65 to $2.10 an hour will get a to cent hourly increase May i and another 5 cents an hour sept. I along with Union recognition and dues checkoff. Negro councilman j. O. Patterson or. Said this was substantially the same formula approved by the City Council Only two weeks after the strike began before some members reversed their positions. A seven weeks ago we agreed to the main issues almost identical to those before us today a Patterson declared. A and then a majority of the Council changed its mind. Refused to take any action on this matter and a lot of hell broke out across the City and across the nation. A we could have avoided All this including the death of or. King a he said. The Nobel peace prize Winner led garbage collectors on a March through downtown mein Phis on March 28. He was planning another March when he was killed by a sniper april 4. Kings successor As head of the Southern Christian leadership conference the Rev. Ralph Abernathy termed the settlement Quot a significant Victory a major the Rev. A. D. King brother of the slain civil rights Leader joined Abernathy at a Victory rally for the strikers and proclaimed that Quot this is just the beginning. A we live in a sick nation a he said. Quot a few Days ago i thought Memphis was on the death list. Today it appears it May live Abernathy said the settlement marked a step Forward but did not compensate the poor for their financial losses a nor is it compensation for the loss of our brother and Leader Martin Luther King or. A the City of Memphis has made one step Down the Long Road of economic and racial Justice a he said. A this step is not much More than one tiny step because there Are still hundreds of poor people undersecretary of labor James Reynolds who joined the negotiations two Days after Kings death said the solution was a honorable and proper under the the Rev. James Lawson who was the chief strategist for the strikers and their sympathizers declared after the agreement that a new Campaign would be directed toward better housing More jobs and an end to what he said was police brutality. Saigon apr North Viet namese gunners resumed the shelling of Khe Sanh with the fury of the worst Days of the . Marine bastions 77-Day siege . Military spokesmen reported today. They said 19 leathernecks were killed 56 wounded and 14 Are missing. The casualties were tile heaviest in two weeks at the combat base officially relieved 12 Days ago. The North vietnamese mounted a 250-round attack by artillery mortars and 100-Pound rockets. . Military spokesmen put North vietnamese dead at 20 after a Leatherneck patrol tuesday attacked a red Bunker Complex four Miles of the . Base in the Northwest Corner of the country. An estimated 40 North vietnamese hit the Marine combat patrol with mortars and rockets and then Laid Down intense Small arms fire. . Fighter bombers and artillery pounded the enemy bunkers until the North vietnamese escaped about Midnight. Humphreys strength is rising Washington apr with vice president Hubert h. Humphrey s potential Delegate strength rising his strategists Are grappling with the problem of How to win the democratic presidential nomination without new York or California. The two biggest states together cast 376 of the 1,312 votes needed for nomination at the August convention in Chicago. And As of now Humphreys chances of getting More than a handful of these votes in the Early balloting Are considered negligible. There is some talk of an Effort to swing to Humphrey a califor Nia slate of candidates put together for president Johnson under the leadership of state atty. Gen. Thomas c. Lynch. But democratic National committee member Ann Alanson has walked at Sulci an arrangement. In new York Humphreys backers expect to pick up scattered support in a 190-vote Dele gation which now is being counted upon by sen. Robert f. Kennedy d-n.y�?T., As the base for an Effort to Blitz the convention into nominating him. While his Delegate Hunters Are working the Field Humphrey has postponed until next week and possibly later any formal announcement of his candidacy. The belief among his strategists is that there is no hurry about giving up his status As a non candidate. They feel Kennedy has failed to manufacture any Stampede in his direction since president Johnson announced he would not accept re nomination. The Only other prospective democratic nominee sen. Eugene j. Mccarthy of Minnesota said tuesday he Drew encouragement from the fact that democratic governors meeting in St. Louis Over the weekend to size up the contenders for the nomination could t agree on a candidate. At least seven of the enemy were reported killed. The size of the Marine patrol was not Given but it could have been As Small As about 60 men. North vietnamese artillery attacks on the Khe Sanh base which subsided after the siege was lifted april 5, also have increased this week. Enemy gunners hurled 250 artillery and rocket rounds on Khe Sanh tuesday causing Quot moderate damage to . Supply areas . Spokesmen said. On monday about 300 mortar rocket and artillery rounds hit the base. In the air War b52 bombers made six More attacks on the a Shau Valley West of Hue a major infiltration route from Laos. The . Command suspects the North vietnamese there May be readying another attack on Hue. . Pilots flying missions against North Vietnam stayed below the 19th parallel tuesday for the 13th successive Day military sources said. The deepest reported penetration was a strike by Navy a6 intruders on a Railroad siding 22 Miles North of Vinh about two Miles South of the parallel. Issues of War and peace occupy lbs Honolulu apr issues of War and peace in Vietnam and tensions in the potential korean powder Keg occupied president Johnson As he welcomed president Chung Hee Park of South Korea today for a one Day conference. Park arrived in Honolulu Well after dark in a Light drizzle and was met by Johnson. The korean Leader attired in a Gray business suit waved at a cheering crowd that pressed against the Fence. Once formalities such As a 21-gun Salute and the korean National Anthem were Over Park moved along the Fence with Johnson to Greet the crowd then climbed into a helicopter to be whisked to his hotel. The two chief executives had a full round of formal meetings set for today at the hawaiian White House the luxurious Ocean front estate of the late industrialist Henry a Kaiser. Parks visit coincided with important developments affecting his country and the military diplomatic situation in Vietnam where South Korea has nearly 50,000 troops inaction a two americans and two South koreans in uniform were killed by communist intruders from the North last sunday near Panmunjom. . Officials suggested this most serious recent incident along the demarcation line Between North and South May have been deliberately timed because of the Johnson Park meetings. A Park on leaving his Homeland for Honolulu lauded John songs new initiatives toward a Vietnam peace but seemed to express a bit of rest Veness by adding a there is a limit to concessions and a foreign minister Trail Van do of South Vietnam suggested in Saigon the allies in the Vietnam War might do Well to hold a Summit conference in Advance of any substantive peace talks with Hanoi. American officials said it would be premature to consider such a move in the absence of any firm indication that such talks will take place. In Washington an official who asked not to be identified said a third party might be needed to Settle the Issue of where the initial peace contacts should be made. The United states and Hanoi have been squabbling Over this question with Washington contending it should be in a Neutral country while Hanoi has suggested Warsaw in communist Poland and phenom penh Cambodia. This officials comment generated speculation the soviet Union or the United nations Secretary general u Thant might be asked to help get the talks under Way. Taxi Driver identifies Patron from Fri sketch Atlanta a. Apr an Atlanta taxi Driver says an Fri sketch matches a rude Patron who Rode with him two blocks in Northeast Atlanta a Quot hippie dec Tion a night after or. Martin la tiler King or. Was slain. He said tile Man ii identified to an Fri agent in a sketch tuesday was in a hurry and rushed from his taxi flinging the fare onto the seat. The Driver who asked that ins name not be used said Fri agents have been checking taxi trip sheets since a White Mustang Matching the description of a car seen leaving tile assassination scene in Memphis was found abandoned in Atlanta last week. The Fri continued its Quot no comments policy. Atlanta police said they had received no information on the report. In Birmingham monday the landlord of a boarding House said he was sure the description of Erie starve Galt fit that of a five prisoners killed during demonstrations Raleigh n. Cap a five prisoners were killed and 80 persons injured Early today when guards at North Carolina Central prison fired on a crowd of about 500 demonstrating prisoners. Five of the injured were guards the others prisoners. State correction commissioner v. Lee Bounds said the riot erupted shortly after 1 30 . When the inmates set fire to a Small building in a Yard of the maximum Security facility and Quot began throwing lighted torches at unarmed custodial about 45 state Highway patrol men and 50 Raleigh policemen responded to the prisons Emer gency Call for support for prison guards. Prisoners had staged a sit. Down strike in the Yard tuesday and presented a list of grievances to commissioner Bounds who said he refused to negotiate with the inmates. Quot i talk to inmates daily but i do not yield to inmate demands that i do anything a Bounds said afterwards. He said the demonstrators were confined to an open Yard by custodial officers armed with chemical Mace and nightsticks. After the building was set afire Bounds reported the prisoners Many of them armed with homemade weapons and torches began to Advance on the guards on the grounds. Quot they began throwing lighted torches on the unarmed Custo dial officers and the armed custodial officers began opening fire a Bounds said. Armed guards stationed on the Walls of the 75-year-old Structure in Raleigh fired Down on the crowd with shotguns. Bounds said the five officers injured in the Brief Battle received minor wounds from Rich Cheting shot and prisoners weapons. Some of the injured inmates he said were reported in critical condition at the Pris on Hospital and three men were taken to a Raleigh Hospital when the prison Hospital was filled to capacity. Man sought by the Fri. Quot that a him in a sure a said Peter Cheries 72, referring to the drawings. The Atlanta taxi Driver said the name Galt was not mentioned to him by the Fri agent. He said tile agent questioned him first about a fare he had carried from a nightclub near peach tree and 10th streets but the Driver said he knew the Patron Quot and he was not the same however the agent then disclosed the sketch which a. Geared to be a Type of composite photograph and the Driver recognized him As a fare he had picked up Between to . And Midnight Friday april 5, about four blocks away at peach tree and 14th streets in front of a Quot hippie Coffee House. He said the Man appeared to be in a hurry. Quot he told me to make a right hand turn and head let me know when to Stop a the Driver said. Quot i went about two blocks and he told me he wanted to get out. Quot when i stopped he opened the door and i turned around to make sure i got my fare. I got a Good look at him. I put my hand out but he threw the Money on the seat and it fell on the floor a the Driver said. Quot that made me mad. That a the main reason i remember him so he said the Man left the taxi and started away. Quot i done to know where he went a the Driver said. Quot i drove the Driver said he had seen several sketches. Quot news reporters Haven to shown me any sketches of anyone in be seen a he said. Quot the Fri Quot the picture they have a he said of the Fri Quot that a the Man who was in my today s chuckle motto hanging on Wall of research department this pro. Birne when solved will be simple
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