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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - April 25, 1968, Norwich, New York
The e Ven i Chenango county s daily newspaper in vol. 78, no. 29 thursday april 25, 1968 Norwich n y 135 5 8c per cop big Allied push May be building today i in around the state around the nation around the world Abernathy suggests conspiracy Atlanta a. A the Rev. Ralph in Abernathy who succeeded the slain or. Martin Luther King jr., has raised the question of a possible conspiracy aimed at picking off leaders of the civil rights movement and the poor Peoples Campaign. Abernathy who launches the poor Peoples Campaign next monday told newsmen wednesday that the a forces of evil have sought to defeat our movement and our crusade by killing off our he enumerated Many slain civil rights leaders a now the grave concern at this particular time on my part he said a is the fact that there May be a conspiracy taking place in this country to actually defeat our movement defeat the thrust by picking off our leaders one by one or three by three As the Case May be a King was shot to death in Memphis tenn., where he was to Lead striking garbage workers april 4 in a March. The Fri has charged one Man Missouri prison Escapee James Earl Ray with criminal conspiracy in the slaying but has not named other alleged conspirators. Since then All locks have been changed at Southern Christian leadership conference offices in Atlanta and an armed guard posted. Lbs talk a tantalizing Washington a president Johnson As he Maks duty Calls around the nation following his dramatic withdrawal from the 1968 elec. A on is proving to be a most tantalizing candidate. Johnson made his first Post r. Unc ement political appearance at Al hic age gathering wednesday night and a or a self declared a flame Duck managed to sneak suspense into his speech the us it of the chief executive s rear democratic sponsored fund Mer was yet another appeals 40 males Unity and a declaration that female . Balloting perhaps More a t0 the past a we shall be Choos differ a and the future of our Tien in an addition to his Prev a said a there Are mothers n every land and i am one ers and she. Mrs. Johnson jinxed him is one of those prescient Johnson Jav who despise War As their children despise it. A i All my Days All my Powers and All my energies in peace that is the prayer of every single Ameri Tsita in ends 1ton a a sit in by some 300 negro students chained doors at Boston University has ended with a. Mise by president Arland f. Christ Janer to increase he number of negro students and teachers and to offer a course in afro american history. A 12 hour demonstration in which the students took Over the administration building was halted wednesday night after Christ Janer made a Point by Point reply promising to work for most of their demands. The University president agreed that the planned or. Martin Luther King or. Chair of social ethics should be reserved for a negro professor that to recently established King scholarships be designated for negro graduate students and that a every Effort will be made to recruit negro scholars at every professional the demands were made by the University a afro american students society known As Umoja a word meaning a a Unity in swahili. Rocky aides seek draft Washington a two emissaries for new York gov. Nelson a. Rockefeller Are heading into the Midwest today in a bid to generate a Republican presidential draft. Nonaligned party members generally doubt succeed. But Rockefeller himself says he thinks the draft movement for him is gaining momentum and says he a ready to run. The governor asked wednesday whether he a already jogging if not running replied a i Haven to got my feet in Concrete Pii Tell you tile emissaries Are sen. To Truston b. Morton Ray. And William e. Miller the 1964 Republican candidate for vice president. Their first Stop is Minneapolis minn., where gov Harold Levander is an ally. The trip is the first of a series intended by Rockefeller backers to stir up enthusiasm for a draft among National convention delegates. Dollar Drain a a dilemma Washington a tile Johnson administration is running into trouble in its efforts to Cut the International Dollar Drain this year by $3 billion. Some government officials have already conceded privately the goal in some areas of the program will be extremely difficult if not impossible to meet but perhaps the surest note in the entire picture is the deteriorating Trade position which officials blame on inflation at Home strikes and the threat of strikes and what they Call excessive wage settlements. The net result is a Sharp Rise in imports and a decline in the Trade surplus. President Johnson unveiled his new balance of payments program on new years Day in a fresh attempt to lick a perennial problem which produced a $3.57 billion deficit in 1967. Although exact figures wont be available until mid May officials now look for substantial improvement in the deficit for the first three months of this year compared with the last three months of 1967. But the deficit in the prior Quarter was $1.85 billion and there a reportedly Little Chance it will drop to the quarterly level prevailing before devaluation of the British Pound last november. Rockefell release Man held in King probe Mexico City apr mexi. Can authorities questioned today a . Citizen they said reset Hies the Man wanted on a charge of slaying of or. Martin Luther King jr., then released him without pressing any charges. Daniel David Kennedy of bal Tir Nore who said he was on a walking tour of the state of son Ora denied any connection with Kings death. An Fri agent identified Only As or. Smith said there was no resemblance Between Kennedy and the suspect James Earl Ray Accord ing to police in the City of her Mosillo. It. Roberto Fletcher of the judicial police in cab orca Sonora had taken Kennedy into custody from a cab orca hotel. In Baltimore Kennedy smother Pearl e. Kennedy said a there is just no connection. He does t even look like him Hay. A it was impossible for him to do it a said mrs. Kennedy. A the even kill a Fly let alone kill a human mrs. Kennedy said her 41-year-old son left Baltimore March 24 to go to Mexico a the wanted to take off that Sally a and that he telephoned her from there on sunday. A the was so Happy when he talked to me a said mrs. Kennedy. A the said people were so Friendly to him there because everything was so peaceful and Fletcher said earlier that the Man he was holding made a Telephone Call this week to Baltimore asking that Money be sent Nim in cab orca. Pentagon Row Over bomber defense looms Washington apr air Force and civilian analysts differ sharply in a Pentagon intelligence dispute already casting a Shadow Over . Plans to defend against soviet bombers of the 1970s. Basically at Issue is the soundness of a National level assessment that the soviets will not develop a supersonic strategic bomber with far reaching missiles during the next six years. Gen. John p. Mcconnell air Force chief of staff thinks they will and argues the United states should build some new 2,000 mile per hour interceptors Able to shoot them Down. But Robert s. Mcnamara just before he left office As Secretary of defense decided indications were that the soviet bomber threat actually would decline. He rejected the air forces requested interceptor the f12. Instead Mcnamara went along with his civilian planners who figured $1 billion could be saved if the air Force put a new missile system in an existing fighter the f106, part of the present air defense network. Although this plane was developed in the 1950s, Cost effectiveness studies showed that a souped up version known As the f106x would be just As Good As the Mach 3 f12, if a few Hun dred Miles an hour slower. Mcnamara also based his thinking on the National intelligence estimate Nie of what the soviets might be expected to do in the area of strategic bombers Between now and 1976, the period in question. This projection drawn up about last october was that the soviet Union would stick generally with the strategic bomber Force it already has. This in eludes 155 bombers capable of reaching the United states with out refuelling. Mcconnell testifying before the Senate armed services committee in february said a i done to agree with and a i done to subscribe to the Nie View. The four Star general said he Felt the soviets would indeed put into operation a new supersonic bomber capable of a delivering an extremely Long Range High Speed air to ground missile against the United states by 1976. The f106x would be inadequate to Deal with this threat Mcconnell declared. Viet Cong and North vietnamese prisoners of War Drew water from a Well at the Bien Boa pow Camp. The installation which is run by the South vietnamese govern ment has a capacity of 2,000 prisoners. Rioting called biggest worry Washington athe nations attention is riveted on Urban rioting rather than the War or tax issues some 50 congressmen report in a Survey following an easter vacation among their constituents. From coast to coast whether Urban suburban or Rural area a the Issue of Law and order far overrides worries about Viet Nam a tax hike Prospect inflation and government spending the returning congressmen told a random associated press sampling. A the people Are scared a said rep. Delbert l. Latta a Ohio. A they want Law enforcement and not appeasement a said rep. Robert l. F. Sikes a Fla. A they Are disgusted with the repetition of demands for More and More billions to be expended on slum areas As a cure for City a new England congressman who has supported civil rights and Urban Aid programs and who asked not be identified said a the red Neek rotarian crowd in my District shows so Little understanding of the racial crisis that i refuse to listen to sen. George d. Aiken r-vt., reported As much division among Whites As Between negroes and Whites. A the Little lady with pen in hand who writes and wires my office wants More Laws and More Money because the White Man abused the negroes grandfathers a he said. A the Man in the Street How Ever says enforce the Law a Aiken continued. A the has Noth ing Good to say about the rep. J. Edward Roush d-ind., said he sensed that the people in his District were determined to combat major Domestic problems following the violence ignited after or. Martin Luther King or. Was assassinated april 4. A i sense a feeling of sadness m the whole thing a Roush said. A people Are saying a what a terrible thing to happen in a i believe ifs made them More sensitive to the fact there Are problems to which we must address ourselves to in America a Roush added. He said that before Kings slaying and the april riots Many people were calling for Force to a Clamp Down on these people. Now i believe they Are demanding not repression but but rep. W. R. Poage d-tex., reported an opposite reaction in his District. A a we re headed right toward Lynch Law if the people can to get Protection from Public offi dais a he said. Hughes pushes slum Aid plan Trenton apr gov. Richard j. Hughes expressing grave concern about racial tensions submitted a Broad new program of Urban and slum Aid to the legislature today and recommended that it be financed by either a state income tax or an increase in new jerseys sales tax. A i am presenting a program not for the suppression of riots but for the elimination of their cause a the democratic Gover nor told the Republican con trolled legislature. The program which carries a $126.1 million Price tag to Start is in response to reports by National and state commissions on civil disorder. It proposes state payment of 75 per cent of county and municipal welfare costs state administration of the Public school system in Newark new and sex. Handed Urban and Law enforce ment programs emergency school Aid in financially Trou. Bled cities and a multimillion Dollar housing program for the poor. Saigon apr South Viet namese paratroopers have moved close to the a Shau Valley in a new operation to Cut off North vietnamese Supply and infiltration routes military spokesmen said today. The move could be the Start of a major Allied push against the North vietnamese Valley stronghold stretching 25 Miles along the Border of Laos in the Northwest part of South Vietnam. Allied forces have not ventured into the Valley in Force in the two years since North vietnamese troops overran the . Special forces Camp at a Shau and turned the Valley into their biggest Supply base in South Vietnam. After round the clock pounding of the Valley by . B52 bombers nearly 2,000 South vietnamese paratroopers launched operation Lam son last Friday but it was not announced until today for Security reasons. A government communique giving the first report of significant action said the paratroop reds Are seen pushing Poland As talks site Washington apr High administration officials say North Vietnam appears to be mounting a major Campaign aimed at getting the United states to accept Warsaw As a site for peace talks. That was their assessment of Poland a reported Appeal to six embassies in Warsaw to exert influence in bringing preliminary peace talks on ending the Vietnam War to the communist nation s capital. President Johnson meanwhile was reported prepared to carry on prolonged hard nosed negotiations with North Vietnam Over the site. And . Officials forecast that the longer the present dip. Somatic sparring continues the More Johnson will Harden his resolve not to give Way on this first Issue of what they maintain will turn out to be a Long and painful peace making process. Administration insiders say the polish pressure for selection of Warsaw a site already spurned by the United states on the ground Poland is an ally of Hanoi so Points up what they feel is apparent that North Vietnam regards selection of a site As an Issue of substantial importance. . Officials say there seem to be several reasons for this. One is that North Vietnam believes that by manipulating Public opinion pressures against the Johnson administration it can Force the . To agree to a place agreeable to Hanoi and painful to Washington. Another reason . Officials believe is that if the site is in. Favourable enough to . Inter est and disliked enough by South Vietnam the Issue May be used to drive a wedge Between the Washington and Sai gon governments which is one reason Why the White House and state department have been nervous about the site selection process from the begin Ning. A third motivation suggested by american officials is that North Vietnam feels it is import. Tant to determine at the outset How much Power it can Wield through the successful marshalling of the worldwide desire for ending the War on a specific Issue of peace negotiations such As the problem of selecting a place to begin meeting. Reliable sources in Warsaw said wednesday that the polish government called in envoys of the soviet Union Japan Brit Ain Canada France and India and asked them to approach Washington about agreeing to Warsaw for initial .North vietnamese talks. Ers destroyed to North vietnamese three Quarter ton trucks and seized 330 pounds of Dyna mite 16 Miles Southwest of Hue on Highway 547. North vietnamese War materials and troops move Down the to Chi Minh Trail through Laos into the a Shau Valley and from Here Are funnelled along Highway 547 eastward to the Hue area. Intelligence sources report there Are 20 enemy battalions within striking distance of Hue and the of the South vietnamese operation is to Cut their major Supply route. There was no mention of . Forces in the operation. But the Valley has been subjected to relentless saturation bombing for More than three weeks by the . Air forces b52 bombers its biggest warplanes. Tile b52s kept up their Campaign today again attacking suspected troops concentrations trucks bivouac areas and bunkers. Recent intelligence reports have told of troops and materials massing in the Valley and of new roads being built Lead ing . Officers to believe a new enemy offensive against Hue May be building up. While attention focused on the a Shau sector a . Air Force spokesman denied that the swing Wing fill fighter bomb ers had been grounded following the third crash of the $6 million grass Sitters halt Job new Haven Conn. Apr two Yale University students Are apparently sleeping on some grass so no one will take it away in the night. And in the daytime Large groups of students have planted new grass on Bare spots on the Cross Campus a a Grassy mall in front of the Library. School officials have designated the area As the site of an underground Library addition with skylights which would displace much of the grass space. Tuesday about 300 students surrounded a Small red Oak tree at one end of the greensward and stood their ground As a Bulldozer Crew made perfunctory advances toward the tree. After an hour Long standoff University officials waved the Bulldozer off and promised to notify the students before taking weather partly Cloudy Chilly to night with Chance of some scattered Frost. Fair and Cool on Friday. Low temperatures tonight in upper 20s and 30s highs Friday in upper 40s and 50s. Break in strike , Union Leader directing eight Day. Old nationwide Telephone strike says chances look Good for break ing the deadlock in wage talks. He Heads Al Cio communications workers Union involved in walkout in 40 states but with Little affect on Telephone service. Plane in its first month of combat. The spokesman did not announce any new fill bombing missions against North Vietnam since the monday night crash but said that the five planes still based in Thailand had not been withdrawn from action. The fills americans most advanced fighter bombers were grounded March 30 after two of the six sent to the Vietnam theater crashed in their first week of combat flying. They resumed missions against North Vietnam april 12 after two replacements were sent from Nevada to Thailand. In other developments two . Helicopters crashed in the Northern end of the country. One a . Marine chopper crashed at Phu Bai while Landing. Two of the Crew were injured and some nearby aircraft were damaged. A . Medical helicopter sent to evacuate wounded from the Cua Viet naval Supply station near the demilitarized zone crashed while trying to land and two Crew members were killed. The evacuation flight was ordered after 60 rounds of enemy artillery fire hit the depot wednesday night. A . Spokesman said the shelling caused Light casualties and Light damage. Hanoi reply to site bid not disclosed Vientiane Laos apr North Vietnam replied today to the latest . Proposals on the site for preliminary peace talks but the nature of the reply was not disclosed . Ambassador William h. Sullivan was called to the North vietnamese embassy Here to receive a formal note from the Hanoi government. There were widespread Turners that both Are approaching a comprise on Paris As the site for talks. Sullivan spent 30 minutes with North vietnamese charge do. Affaires Nguyen Chan in chants Gray Stone Villa residence on the outskirts of the laotian capital. It was their longest meeting in a series of contacts following president Johnson a March 31 speech. Sullivan refused ail comment on the message from Hanoi. Columbia Campus tension mounts further action against the tree or its neighbors. The committee to save the Cross Campus set up a tent and watered the otherwise gardened a 15-by.25.foot of newly planted grass nearby. The Yal daily news published a picture wednesday of Sophomore Steven Wagenseil and Jun. For Ken Chanie sprawled grimly on a Blanket on the grass sheltered Only by a lean to tent under a save the Cross Campus Banner guarding according to the student newspaper a against nocturnal new York apr Colum Bia University cancelled evening classes wednesday and virtually sealed off its Campus As militant student demonstrators occupied More buildings in a continuing tumultuous protest. Tension continued High despite the release of an acting Dean and two other administrators from a Hamilton Hall office where they had been held Host age for 24 hours but there were no plans to cancel today a classes. Demonstrators remained in the Hall and in the ransacked office of president or. Grayson Kirk in los memorial Library. A group of about too students moved into Avery Hall and about 30 settled in Fayerweather Hall. A meeting Between president Kirk and a delegation of negroes from Hamilton Hall broke up at 4 . With no apparent Progress in resolving the dispute. Elsewhere there were these developments. A about 300 negro students at Boston University ended a Day Long sit in behind chained doors when the University president promised to work for most of their demands including expanded negro enrolment. A students at Trinity College in Hartford Conn., ended a similar sit in Early wednesday when the administration agreed to meet demands for increased scholarship Aid to negro students. At Issue in the Columbia protest which involved Only a few Hundred of the 27,500 students enrolled a were the schools plans for a new gym in a nearby Harlem Park and its tie with the Institute for defense analysis. As the demonstration grew there were threats of violence. There were reports too that Harlem negroes planned to join the students. The University locked up buildings overnight and sealed All but two entrances. There was some obvious student dissatisfaction with the students for a democratic society which organized the protest. About 200 persons gathered in front of Kirk a office windows and chanted a the . Must go a earlier a faculty committee met in emergency session on the student demands and recommended that construction on the gymnasium be halted but that ties to the Ida be continued. The current protest began tuesday noon and escalated later when the militant students blockaded acting Dean Henry Coleman and two associated in Coleman a Hamilton Hall office. Negroes in the group asked the White students to leave assert ing they were not committed to Radical action. The group of White students then went to los Library where they pushed past Security guards and took Over Kirk a of fice hurling papers and books to the floor damaging fixtures in a private bathroom and pasting signs on a window Reading a liberated area. Be free to join Coleman was released along with William Kahn University Proctor and Daniel Karlinsky a College Public relations Man a in the afternoon. Coleman they had been Well treated. Today s chuckle Small Fry to Friend outside teen age Sisters bedroom. A a it a called Homework. They scatter some books around and then talk about said ii
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