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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - April 18, 1968, Norwich, New York
Weather variable cloudiness not so Cool tonight lows in upper 30s and 40s East to upper 40s and Low 50s West partly Cloudy to Cloudy Friday with Little temperature change highs in mid-60s to Low 70s. The e vening Chenango county s daily newspaper in Sun spots Job opportunities sought for youth of area Page 3 Sherburne anniversary Headquarters opens daily May 3, Page 5 Victory inc. Reports record sales Page 3. Vol. 78, to. 24 thursday april 18, 1968 Norwich . 13815 8c per copy Alt accused of slaying or. King today around the state around the nation around the world against deadly Force atty. Gen. Clark Washington apr atty. Gen. Ramsey Clark advised today against the use of deadly Force in combating riots saying it could incite rioters a to accept terrorist and guerrilla Clark told the american society of newspaper editors that a deadly Force throughout Law enforcement history in the United states has been used Only in self defense and to protect use of Force Only in these instances Clark said is spelled out in the of big a riot manual and the restriction was impressed upon Law enforcement officers and municipal officials earlier this year at a series of riot control conferences sponsored by the Justice department and the International association of chiefs of police. Fire insurance goes up new York apr the state insurance department says it has approved a series of rate increases ranging from i to 4 per cent in another attempt to guarantee fire insurance in High risk neighbourhoods. Among the increases revealed wednesday is a Rise of i per cent in the rate on extended coverage policies on Homes and apartments. Policies for extended coverage include damage from civil commotions riots attending labor strikes wind storms explosions Hail and smoke. The department increased the rate of fire and extended coverage policies on All other buildings except farm properties a by 4 per cent in new York City and in the counties of Nassau Suffolk Westchester Albany Erie Monroe Oneida and Onondaga. The department said that in the rest of the state the fire and extended coverage rate on All but private dwellings and farm properties was increased by 2 per cent. The increases requested by the new York fire rating organization which has More than 200 members will take effect May i. Accuse each other Panmunjom Korea apr the United states and North Korea accused each other of violating the korean armistice at a meeting of the military armistice commission today a few hours after another clash in the demilitarized zone . Rear adm. John v. Smith . Command member of the commission accused North Korea of a a vicious act a the ambush of a truck sunday night South of Panmunjom in which two american and two South korean soldiers were killed and two americans wounded. He said the communists a stole two pistols from the dead and dying maj. Gen. Pak Chung Kook North korean member of the commission replied that the . Command was a scheming to turn the do into a hotbed for hostile he denied North Korea had anything to do with the ambush. Mcnamara testifies Washington apr testimony by former Secretary of defense Robert s. Mcnamara discloses that when the North koreans captured the intelligence ship Pueblo Jan. 23 they also seized intact some electronic equipment and classified documents. Mcnamara testified feb. I before the Senate armed services committee and the testimony has just been released. He said messages from the Pueblo pm a Captain cmdr. Lloyd m. Bucher referred to destruction of equipment and documents before the North koreans boarded the vessel but Mcnamara added a i do not have any idea exactly what was the 82 surviving crewmen Are still in Captivity. One Man died shortly after the incident. Universe is closed Washington a Navy researchers report they be obtained evidence the universe is a curved closed system and therefore inexorably doomed to fiery destruction some to billion years from now. They said the new findings gleaned from the flight of Anaerobes rocket appear to provide a possible definite answer to a great cosmological question that has plagued scientists for generations will the now expanding universe with its millions of Star filled galaxies grow forever or is it a closed system whose expansion will gradually slow to a Stop with catastrophic results0 or. Richard a Henry of the naval research Laboratory who reported the findings wednesday on behalf of a five Man research team said the rocket gathered evidence a indicates strongly that the universe is closed a on last Lap to North pole Chicago a an expedition trying to reach the North pole by snowmobile reported by radio late wednesday it had received a fuel drop from its support plane and had enough fuel to go nonstop to the pole. If successful the men will be the first to have reached the pole by surface since Commodore Robert a Peary led a dogsled expedition to the top of the world in 1909. The party was Only 78 Miles from its goal when it received the fuel for its gasoline powered vehicles. The men told their Chicago Contact that surface and weather conditions were favourable and they expected to reach the pole late today or Early Friday. The expedition led by Ralph Plaisted a St. Paul minn., insurance Man has been on the ice Cap More than a month. Six men have been making the try for the pole although Only four men were with the Advance party which picked up the fuel. Vaccine developed Atlantic City . A a scientist says mothers of child bearing age May be Able to get Protection within a year against the birth damaging defects of German measles. The next epidemic of the disease is due about 1970. Blat was a report on a new live virus vaccine against German measles Given today by or. Maurice r. Hilleman of the Merck Institute for the Ruptic research at West Point a. Hilleman said Large scale tests Are already under Way in the United states and that by the end of the year up to 20,000 children children in five different areas would receive this experimental vaccine. Robert Mcnamara warrant alleges Galt conspired to violate Kings civil rights Job planners Sun staff photo Paul Rice standing of the local office of the .s. Employment service explains plans for obtaining work for youth this summer to members of the youth employment committee which me1. Wednesday night. Seated around the table left to right Are mrs. Grace Curnalia manager of the local employment office Claude v. Wadsworth head of the Chenango county chamber of Commerce Herbert . Ellison representing the Norwich youth commission mrs. Virginia Wentzel of the employment service office staff and mrs. Vaughn Thompson representing the Norwich business and professional women a club. Story Page 3. Johnson confers with Eisenhower March air Force base Calif. Apr president Johnson flew Back to the . Mainland today after personally As Suring South koreans president of a voice in any peace dealings with North Vietnam and of . Support against incursion from communist North Korea. Johnson was heading Back to his Texas ranch following his Honolulu conference with president Chung Hee Park but stopped on the Way to breakfast later in the morning with former president Dwight d. Eisen. Hower who has a Winter Home in nearby Palm desert. Johnson interrupted a Texas easter vacation to Fly to Hawaii monday for discussions on Vietnam strategy with his Pacific military commanders and then wednesday s Parley with Park. A 1,000-word joint communique and a warm embrace by Johnson of his important asian ally climaxed the meeting which grew out of a Strain in .-korean relations following last january a North korean assassination attempt against Park and seizure of the . Intelligence ship Pueblo. South Korea has nearly 50,000 troops with the Allied forces in South Vietnam and some of the Allied asian leaders have been making it Plain they do not want to be bypassed in any peace negotiations. Some have also voiced misgivings Johnson May be too soft toward the comm. Lists with his peace bids. Johnson reassured p a r k on this score during an eight hour session much of which featured talks by the two with no one but interpreters present. Park publicly endorsed Johnson a cutback in bombing of North Vietnam and other efforts a still unsuccessful to get talks with Hanoi under Way. On Vietnam the joint statement said a a coupled with continued Resolution and military firm Ness a the common goal of the allies of an honorable and secure peace requires a the earn est Pursuit of a diplomatic solutions a and they Hope a serious talks on the substance of peace could begin in the near the communique was drawn up by the two chiefs during their discussions at the Oceanside estate of the late industrialist Henry j. Kaiser and dealt with two principal questions Vietnam and Korea. A Johnson reviewed developments Over the past fortnight since his bombing curtailment to encourage peace contacts and Park a expressed his satisfaction with these a Johnson Tion that would take with North reviewed the posh american envoys in direct contacts vietnamese representatives and reaffirmed that a the . Government would continue to consult fully with the Republic of Korea and other allies concerning negotiating developments and positions to be taken on the Allied Side at each Memphis Tenn. Apr the mysterious Erie starve Galt has been charged with conspiracy and murder in the assassination of or. Martin Luther King or. The Fri said in a fugitive warrant issued wednesday night in Birmingham ala., that Galt 3g, conspired with a Man a whom he alleged to be his brother to violate Kings civil rights. The state charge of first de Gree murder was filed against Galt in Memphis where King 39, Nobel prize winning civil rights Leader was shot to death on a Motel Balcony april 4 by a sniper who fled from a nearby Rooming House. F first degree murder in Tennessee carries the death penalty although the electric chair has not been used in the state since i960. The maximum penalty under the Federal charge of conspiracy to violate a persons civil rights is a $5,000 Fine and 10-year prison sentence. There was no further mention in the Fri statement about the alleged brother and no charge was filed against him. Fri director j. Edgar Hoover announced in Washington that the conspiracy to a injure of press threaten or intimidated King began a on or about March 30�?� in Birmingham. The Fri statement said a .30.00 Rifle equipped with a telescopic sight found near the Rooming House shortly after King was slain was purchased March 30 in Birmingham. The statement did not connect Galt directly with the Rifle. The Fri released a photograph of Galt and solicited Public Aid in finding him. Whether this Appeal meant the Trail had become cold was unclear but . Atty. Gen. Ramsey Clark told a reporter in Washington that he Felt this was not the situation. The Fri started Hunting Galt a week ago. Agents even contacted persons named Galt in several states in an attempt to find him. The pictures which had to have the eyes a a opened by an artist brought Uncertain responses from witnesses who were acquainted with Galt or saw the fleeing sniper. A unless he was wearing a wig or had had a face lift or something its not the Man i saw a said Charles q. Stevens who lives at the main Street Rooming House from which the fatal shot apparently was fired. A the hair is too full and the face is too Young a he said. But Stevens said he Only got a Side View of the fleeing figure. A source in Birmingham said the photograph was taken within the past three months although tile Fri did not specify when it was made. The photo has Sharp contrast making hair and features very dark. The Fri relying on witnesses apparently said the fugitive had been described As a White Man 5-8 to 5-11, weighing Igo to 175 pounds with Brown hair in a Brush Cut Blue eyes straight nose. Persons who have met Galt the Fri reported described him As a loner with a a a Rural speech and Little schooling fond of Vodka Beer and hillbilly music. The Fri statement also said a the fugitive is said to have a nervous habit of occasionally pulling at an ear lobe with his left hand. His left ear protrudes further from ins head than his right a Galt should be considered armed and dangerous a the Fri release warned. Galt has used the names of John Willard and Harvey Low Meyer the Fri said. The Assas sin registered at the Memphis Rooming House under the name of John Willard. Details of the alleged conspiracy were missing from the Fri release As were vital statistics such As Galt s Birthplace for Mal schooling employment. The statement said Galt claimed to have been a Cook on Mississippi riverboats a merchant Seaman and a is said to be an avid Galt the Fri said is the owner of a 19gg White Mustang with Alabama License plates abandoned in Atlanta the Day after King was shot to death. The vehicle was left in the parking lot of an apartment project near the Georgia Capitol. Two White Mustangs were parked near the Rooming House shortly before the shooting witnesses have said and both disappeared minutes later. Some witnesses told of a Man in a Black business suit neatly dressed walking Down the Steps to the Street dropping a Rifle and getting into a Mustang with either Alabama or Arkansas tags. The Fri said Galtis car travelled More than 19,000 Miles be tween aug. 30, 1967, when lie bought it in Birmingham and its abandonment last week in Atlanta North Vietnam pressures . Communications workers on verge of walkout Washington apr nearly 200,000 Al Cio communications workers Are on the verge of the first nationwide Telephone strike in 21 years but their possible walkout Isnit expected to interfere much with service. Although talks continued in Washington new York and elsewhere As today a 3 . Est strike deadline neared a we have regretfully reached the Point of no return a said Union president Joseph a. Beirne. A we will maintain service and it will be Good service a said h. I. Romnes chairman of the american Telephone amp Tele graph co., Parent firm of the strike threatened Bell Tele . Pounds Valley Saigon apr Waves of american b52s hit South Vietnam a a Shau Valley with More than 1,500 tons of bombs wednesday and today in the wars heaviest Aerial blows for a 24-hour period. At least 60 of the eight engine Strat fortresses streaked Over the Valley from bases in thai land and Guam to bomb North vietnamese truck Parks storage areas and troop concentrations. The 25-mile-Long Valley has become the no. I target for the b52 saturation bombing. Senior . Officers believe the North vietnamese May be using the Valley As a staging area for an other major attack on Hue 25 Miles to the Northeast. The communist command is believed to have 25 to 30 battalions in the Hue area perhaps 15,000 to 18,000 men. The Valley is used to funnel enemy troops and supplies from Laos eastward to the fringes of the old Imperial capital on the coast where the enemy made his most determined stand during the lunar new year offensive in february. Vietnamese sources report that the North vietnamese 325c division once deployed around the Khe Sanh base 50 Miles to the North has moved into the a Shau Valley. Since april i the b52s have flown 55 separate missions Over the area with each Mission averaging about six planes. An estimated 8,000 tons of explosives have been dropped. On the ground . And South vietnamese troops battled enemy forces in the Mekong Delta and along the Northern Frontier wednesday. Phone system. William s. Kingman chief executive officer of the a amp a Telephone corp. Here said he could see no difficulty in getting Calls through if local subscribers used Normal add rather than going through the operator. However he said if tile strike expands and in the event of equip ment breakdown Long distance service might be slowed Down. Heaviest Impact of a strike would be on new Telephone installations around the country because 23,000 installers who work for Belles subsidiary Western electric co. Are involved. A despite lengthy attempts by both sides i am convinced it is now too late to avoid the strike a Beirne said in a statement issued from Union head quarters in Washington. A i Don t think it is too late to Avert a strike a responded Romnes who was in Boston wednesday for an annual at amp to Board meeting. Start of a strike but that super visors would quickly take Over the tasks of Telephone operators. The installers pattern wage setters for the Union now average $3.27 per hour. Other Bell system workers involved in the threatened strike in 14 states and the District of Columbia average $2.79. Tokyo apr North Viet Nam demanded today that the United states a agree without delay to phenom penh or Warsaw As the site for preliminary peace talks and also Stop All attacks on North vietnamese territory. The demand in the official communist party newspaper nhan Dan repeated the charge that the United states is insincere in its talk of peace efforts. A once again a it said a we demand that the . Government give up its attitude that shows a Lack of Good will and agree without delay to either phenom penh or Warsaw for the site of contacts. We demand that the United states Stop definitively and unconditionally its bombing and other acts of War on the whole territory of the democratic Republic of Vietnam so that talks May presumably this latter referred to later peace negotiations since the commentary noted that Hanoi had agreed to preliminary talks despite a limited bombing attacks ordered by president Johnson. Nhan Dan said Johnson in his speech in Honolulu monday attempted to blame North Viet Nam for the delay in the Start of the preliminary talks. A obviously the . President wanted to make Public opinion believe that if contacts still have not been made Between the two sides it is because of delay and Lack of seriousness on the part of the democratic Republic of Vietnam government a the paper said. A this is clearly a Complete reversal of truth aimed at coping with Public opinion which is protesting against the . nhan Dan noted that Johnson spoke in Honolulu of a a suitable place for the preliminary talks. The paper added a in the eyes of those men of Good will who want an Early end to the War in Vietnam phenom Penha capital of a Neutral country or Warsaw where the United states has its embassy Are suitable places for the diplomats in Washington from some of the countries Al lied with the United states in Vietnam said the . Govern ment had objected to phenom penh and Warsaw because it had promised the preliminary talks would be held if possible in a Neutral asian country to which South Vietnam and its asian allies could Send observer delegations. This was expected to provoke a new howl from Hanoi which has Given every indication that it assumes the preliminary talks will be confined to the United states and North Vietnam with their sole purpose the ending of All american attacks on North vietnamese territory. However asian diplomats in Washington said the United states has turned Down South Vietnam a proposal for a Summit conference of the seven a1-lied nations with troops in Vietnam. The informants said the United states let it be known it is not enthusiastic for a Summit before the initial contacts Are made with Hanoi. Mccarthy wants to debate with senator Robert Kennedy Beirne who described the nationwide Bell system As a �?o30 billion Dollar computer a conceded a strike would have Little immediate Impact on the company or Telephone users. But he said without the skills of Union members who repair and keep the vast Telephone sys tem running a that computer will eventually become an enormous pile of the Union said a strike would probably hamper some Long Dis Tance Calls information re quests and other services Quiring operators. Sen. Eugene j. Mccarthy campaigning in Indiana says he wants to debate sen. Robert f. Kennedy his rival for the democratic presidential nomination and also wants Secretary of state Dean Rusk to resign be cause of his association with the Vietnam War. Kennedy responded to the Mccarthy debate Challenge by saying the minnesotan a is no to the Only candidate and that he is willing to debate All other White House contenders together in eluding vice president Hubert h. Humphrey who is expected to be a candidate. There was no comment from the Johnson administration re. Garding Mccarthy a demand that Rusk leave. On the Republican Side gov. Nelson a. Rockefeller who says he wont run for tile gop no i nation but will accept a draft re was in Washington today for a speech on Urban problems be Romnes said there might be fore the american society of some initial confusion at the newspaper editors convention. He has said he will make a ser ies of speeches on major issues. Some of Rockefeller a key associates Are pressuring him to move toward Active candidacy. The state poll in California reported Rockefeller would carry California if the presidential election were held today. The poll published by the los Angeles times said he would get 53 per cent of the vote to 38 for president Johnson if the chief executive who says he wont seek re election were the democratic nominee. The poll gave these other percent. Ages Rockefeller 57, Kennedy 36 Rockefeller 62, Humphrey 30 Rockefeller 53, Mccarthy 38. Democrats outnumber re pub Beans 5 to 4 in California. The poll also said both Mccarthy and Johnson could de feat former vice president Richard no Nixon the Only announced major gop candidate if the election were held today. Mccarthy told an interviewer in Indianapolis he would be satisfied if Johnson replaced Rusk with almost anyone even some one in the administration who has had a hand in Vietnam War policy a policy he opposes. Mccarthy is campaigning in Indiana today following a stint in Pittsburgh where he accelerated criticism of the Way the Johnson administration is handling peace probes with North Vietnam. Kennedy who was in Oregon also assailed . Foreign policy saying it is based on obsession with Power which is costing this country respect abroad. Kennedy and Mccarthy clash in Indiana a May 7 primary. I Odayl a chuckle anyone who does no to worry about the world situation these Days ought to have his Tele vision set examined
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