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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - August 12, 1968, Norwich, New York
Ning Sun vol. 78, no. 94 monday August 12, 1968 Norw cd new York 13815 10c per copy Watts riot ebbs los Angeles apr police exchanged gunfire with negroes in the Watts area Sun. Day night and three civilians were killed. Two of the dead were listed As negroes. Three police officers were among 31 reported injured. The disturbance which a reared to be quieting today followed a festival commemorate my the third anniversary of the Watts riots in which 34 died. Festival sponsors have held the Celebration annually since 1966, saying it is proof that something constructive could come from the devastating 1965 riots. Police called a tactical Alert shortly after Midnight sunday placing 2,000 officers on duty throughout the nations third largest City. Some 200 officers were rushed into an area around will Rogers Park a few blocks from the area that was scorched by the 1965 rioting that caused $40 million in property damage. Police it. Lew Ritter said the trouble started about 10 30 . When two officers directing traffic at the Watts summer festival arrested a woman on suspicion of drunkenness bystanders hurled rocks and bottles at the officers who called for reinforcements. Sixty policemen were sent to the scene and an Exchange of gun. Fire began. Police chief Thomas Reddin said the firing at police was heavier than in the Early stages of the 1965 rioting. A then we had scattered reports of snipers a he said. A this time there was concentrated sgt. David Mcgill one of the officers who moved in after the first shooting said a we saw a lot of people being hit. They shot into their own a police substation in the area was fired at. Ritter said a the attack on the police station was apparently planned and the firing in the Park was definitely planned. It All began As if there had been a signal about 20 blocks of the 98 per cent negro area were touched by some part of the disturbance during the night. Police cordoned off several blocks. Chief Reddin at first said he did not think the outbreak was organized then later said a i done to know yet. Maybe Well know after talking to to or 12 one negro Man in his mid-30s staggered into the police substation shortly after the firing be Gan collapsed there and died. Some hours later another negro Man died in a Community Hospital. Police said he was a civilian. Neither was immediately identified. I up s condition is satisfactory Washington apr for Mer president Dwight d. Eisenhower nearing the end of a critical period of recovery after his sixth heart attack continues to a show satisfactory improve this was reported by doctors at Walter Reed army Hospital in their daily bulletin sunday. The 77-year-old general of the army suffered his latest attack last tuesday while at Walter Reed recuperating from an earlier one. Doctors generally believe the first week after a heart attack to be the most critical period. A rians give lip Tel Aviv apr two syrian air Force pilots flew their mig17 Jet planes across the Frontier today and gave them selves up at an air base in Northern Israel the israeli army announced. An army spokesman said the planes and the pilots were in Good conditions. One of the pilots was a Captain the other a lieutenant the army said. No further details were immediately available on the Syri an pilots. Weather Clear and Cool tonight with Low temperatures in the upper 40s and 50s. Fair and a Little warmer on tuesday with High temperatures 75 to 85. The e v Nixon colliding Quot on to a Pillow to win a couple it of swingers smiling winners of weekend member guest tournament accept trophies from chairman a Dusty Annesi Center. Vince Mcgrede left of Perth Ontario teamed with Bob Palmer of Norwich for a combined two Day total of 288. A father and son team Ray and Mike Doyle were second with 289. Tile tournament chairman a son Joe Annesi Cap tured Low Gross honors with rounds of 69 and 72. Tom of Neil of Sidney won Low net with 143. Tile Canasa Acta country club 36-Hole event Drew a record Field of golfers who played right through a Brief rain Squall saturday. Sundays final round was blessed with sumo skies but rather Cool temperatures. Sun staff photo convention Hall ringed by barbed wire troops Mel earthy Rackers \ of aim san Diego Calif. Apr Richard m. Nixon is mapping a Republican presidential Campaign that will stress television instead of hectic rounds of vote seeking rallies. And Nixon seeks also to make the most of his vice presidential running mate Maryland gov. Spiro t. Agnew in dealing with Campaign issues and in covering territory for the ticket. Those themes emerged from the strategy sessions under Way during Nixon a working Vaca Tion at Mission Bay. A san Diego resort. A new round of talks was set today while Agnew planned his first Independent Campaign trip and mrs. Nixon with daughter Tricia sets out for three Days of appearances from Seattle to los Angeles. Sen. John Tower of Texas a Nixon ally in the Campaign for the gop presidential none nation and tile chairman of his key issues committee was due in san Diego to sit in on the talks shaping the autumn program. Mystery surrounds death of 5 crewmen fort Myers Fla. Apr five men unloading a cargo of fish toppled one by one sunday into the hold of their boat where they were found dead. Lee county sheriffs investigator James i Oeffler said a we done to know what killed them or where it Cam from. They either got a whiff of a toxic Gas or some sort of chemical Back from a successful trip the Crew of the 125-foot trawler Novelty and dockworkers were preparing to flood the ships hold to enable huge pumps to pull out both water and fish. A when tile water was turned on a Loeffler said a the Man holding the Hose immediately collapsed and fell into the the first Man to react Francis a Winter 53, of Punta Gorda Fla., jumped through the Hatch and reached the body when he too keeled Over. As he slumped into the hold his brother Joseph 55, also of Punta Gorda raced to the Hatchway. He got hts feet on the ladder and his hand on the rail when the Poison hit him and he fell the rest of the Way Loeffler said. A the other two men never left the deck a the investigator said. A they just looked into the hold and collapsed through the he said a sixth Man was felled by the incredibly fast acting Poison but was rescued by the ships one armed Cook Clyde Parrish and Dock worker Roy Mcneely. A fall if this transpired in less than two minutes a Loeffler said. Mcneely descended with a rope while holding his breath and raised the last Man to be felled. A a Parrish is the hero if there is one a Loeffler said. Without knowing what had stricken his so pm Tes and the Dock workers he adm no stored Mouth to Mouth resuscitation. Loeffler said Lawrence Finley 33, of North port Charlotte began to breathe without Ald and was rushed to a nearby Hospital where he was reported unconscious and in critical condition. Meanwhile William Conrad of the fort Myers fire department Rescue team went into the smelly hold with ropes and brought up the body of Kenneth Smith 55, manager of the fish processing Plant where the ship was docked. The fire in in repeated his Rescue attempt when he saw the body of Stephen Richmond 18-year-old second Engineer on the boat. The other bodies a re brought up by firemen after Gas masks arrived at the wharf. Besides the Winter Brothers there was Francis Webb 23, of peace Dale , the bout s Pilot. Loeffler said the Poison and its source remained unknown. A a it a unfathomable a he said. A we done to even know of it was Gas or liquid. We done to know of it came out of the tank holding the Wash water or the Deputy said the . Department of labor ordered the fishery the protein products co., sealed off and the . Bureau of fisheries began an investigation. Officials said they hoped to identify the Poison through samples of the water taken from the hold and the plants tanks and through examination of the Bod in s. Herbert g. Klein Nixon s chief spokesmen said the nominee and his men already had decided to continue the television emphasis they considered a key weapon during the presidential primaries. Along with that emphasis Klein said will come a cutback in the round of personal appearances which has characterized past presidential campaigns. Klein said the Nixon forces realize that when the nominee is going to face a massive television audience he must have time to rest and prepare. A this time there will be adequate preparation a Klein said. That evidently is a lesson Learned from the physically exhausting Campaign Nixon ran eight years ago. The problem was evidenced most clearly when a tired and Haggard Nixon faced John f. Kennedy in the first of their televised debates. As for teamwork Between the two cop nominees Klein said Nixon wants to fashion a the most closely coordinated dual Campaign in Klein said the staffs of the presidential and the vice presidential nominee will be tied closely together and their travels As Wall As the things they say on issues will be carefully coordinated. This too apparently stems from a lesson Learned in the narrow defeat of i960. Henry Cabot Lodge was the vice presidential nominee then and he sometimes took an Independent course. Agnew participated in some of the Campaign planning sessions sunday and tape recorded a broadcast message to the citizens of Maryland saying he has no intention of resigning As governor and will continue to m Ike the final decisions on affairs of state. Agnew scheduled a trip to san Francisco to Confer with former mayor George Christopher and to appear at receptions and a dinner. Nixon is to remain Here until next sunday then go Home to new York City. Klein said Nix on would operate from his new York base until after labor Day making Brief Campaign trips Klein said Nixon will Confer during the week with Republican leaders possibly including California gov. Ronald Reagan a rival for the nomination. Church spending Sparks sit in Chicago apr the International amphitheatre looked increasingly like a fortified compound today As preparations continued for the democratic National convention. Work has been completed on a half mile Fence topped with barbed wire to screen the convention site. New York apr Jackie Robinson quitting As an aide to gov. Nelson a. Rockefeller says hell Back any Democrat against Richard m. Nixon. His turnabout highlights the expressed unhappiness of some negro republicans with the gop ticket. Robinson 49, who broke the color line in major league base. Ball said sunday that Nixon Heads a ticket that is a racist in nature and that the former vice president a has prostituted himself and sold himself out to the bigots in the by selecting Maryland gov. Spiro t. Agnew As his running mate Robinson said Nixon has handed Over control of the party to the southerners. The former Brooklyn dodgers great who was elected to baseball shall of Fame in 1962, de dared a i intend. To support the democratic nominee and Pray to god that every Black John b. Criswell convention executive director said a plans Are going along on Robert r. Burke 34, a secret service agent is coordinating All Security measures for the convention which opens aug. 26. Convention officials delegates and others will have to show Man and every minority in this country does the same tiling a adding a a in a a Black Man first an american second and then i will support a political party he appeared on the Abc to program dissatisfaction with his own party was expressed by one negro Delegate to the Gap Convell Tion in Miami Beach Fla., who commented at a private meet ing a the Black voter has Gener ally been disenchanted with the Republican party for so Long that in order for the Gap to re capture any significant numbers of Blacks they will have to offer far More than they have to negro Republican resentment against the Gap ticket some times entered about the selection of Agnew. Their credentials at a half dozen checkpoints before entering the amphitheatre on Chicago a South Side. About 5,500 Illinois National guard troops will be stationed in Chicago during the convention. Brig. Gen. Richard t. Dunn commander of emergency operations for the Illinois guard said a one battalion about too men including three Rifle Cern panties a will be on regular training Assembly duties each convention night at a Chicago communications for the convention remained a problem. Striking electrical workers have agreed Only to install communications equipment in the amphitheatre. Chicago hotels used by convention delegates will have to use their Normal Telephone systems. A resident is near end of 48-hour i ast Austin Tex. A president Johnson is nearing the end of a 48-hour, liquid Only fast in preparation for further tests to learn the extent of a chronic intestinal disorder. The Texas White House de. Dined to say exactly when Johnson would return for a rays and other tests to Brooke army medical Center at san Antonio. A 35-minute helicopter trip from the presidents ranch. But Johnson who began the fast saturday by watching Vlasi tors eat Steak was considered unlikely to prolong it. Johnson disclosed thursday after two trips to Brooke for t checkup that he is filleted with a condition that produces Small pouches on thinner lining of the Large int s. Tine. To prepare for the new examination Johnson has had to of serve it a liquid diet for 48 hours. He began it saturday bebop serving steaks to two ranch visitors Richard m Nixon Ani gov. Spiro t. Agnew of Maryland the Republican ticket irs the 1968 presidential Campaign. Johnson and other top officials briefed Nixon and Agnew on foreign policy matters. Johnson attended roman Catholic services sunday at St. Francis Xavier Church in Stone Wall a couple of Miles from the lbs ranch. Although not Catholic Johnson frequently goes to mass there. Today a chuckle a Pessimist is a person who absorbs Sunshine and radiates gloom. By the associated press Paul of Dwyer the democratic candidate for . Senator in new York state who led a w to lout at the last meeting of the party a state committee said today he did not expect a similar protest at a second committee meeting this week. Several Hundred backers of the presidential bid of Minnesota sen. Eugene Mccarthy staged a walkout at the first meeting in new York City in june. They claim a they had been denied a fair share of at Large delegates to the democratic National convention in Chicago beginning aug. 26. Sec Page 5 Lor a local look. A i done to see any Point in two protests a of Dwyer told the associated press in a Telephone in. Ter View from his Home in new York City. He noted that the principal announced purpose of these. Cond committee meeting in Syracuse Friday is to get a greater voice for negroes and puerto Picans on the 67-vote, at Large delegation. Leaders of Hie coalition for a democratic alternative which is running the Mccarthy of Dwyer Effort in new York have said they still a definitely Are not satisfied with the 15>/&Quot votes party leaders gave the in june. Santiago Chile apr some 200 Young roman Catho lies eight of them priests held a sit in for 14 hours in Santia goes Cathedral sunday accusing the Church of neglecting the poor while lavishing funds on the coining visit of Pope Paul i to South America. The archdiocese of Santiago said it a profoundly lamented and condemned the occupation of the Cathedral which a its car ried out with military precision barring the congregation from mass the demonstrators held their own service Aud joined in Folk singing led by two Ere to against i he i Ope communist entertainers. Police did not enter the Cathedral or arrest the girls and bearded youths who took Over the 100-year-old edifice but jeered As they left the Church there were fist fights and scuffling. Quot we re not against the Pope or his visit a to the eucharistic Congress later this month at Medellin Colombia said one demonstrator. A we Are against the Way the visit is being a too much Money will be spent on needless ceremony a said a youth. A the Church must realize that it must be for All men poor As Well As Rich a said another. The takeover was carefully planned and carried out with precision. On saturday 20 of the youths hid in the confessionals and among the statuary. Before Dawn sunday they opened a door and let in the other Demon St Rater s. Gof revolt was aimed at Wallace by Bruce Biossat Washington correspondent the Story behind the abortive revolt against Richard Nixon a Choice of gov. Spiro t Agnew for the vice presidential nomination was this Many insiders among the republicans were angered by the common knowledge that in recent months Agnew had undergone an evident Quot sea change toward the conservative Side of the subject of negro riots and Law and order most gof governors had heard Agnew rip apart tile report on civil disorders by the Kernel commission in a closed session of the governors conference at Cincinnati in late july. They knew too that he had scolded a group of negro leaders he called to his office after the riot in Baltimore which followed or. Martin Luther Kings assassination but Nixon the new presidential nominee had this very sea change in Agnew very much in mind when he closeted himself alone to make his Choice after Long hours of discussion with Republican leaders. The Choice of Agnew represents Nixon a bet that the Issue of a a Law and order a embracing As it does the Rise in crime negro riots Campus disturbance and recurring turmoil in the streets will be uppermost in . Voters minds in the fall election. Most 1968 candidates for major office have ample evidence to support such a calculation. In consequence of this Nixon has also wagered that it is More important in 15 68 to try to Blunt the third party drive of former Alabama gov George Wallace whose candidacy feeds on the Law and order Issue than to Appeal with main vigor to voters in the troubled Core cities to the extent that this Nixon judgment led inescapably to a Man with clearly conservative leanings who might offset some of Wallace a Strong pull in the South the selection of Agnew could be portrayed As an appeasement of gof leaders m that Region that is indeed the critical View As expressed in the last convention hours. But the emphasis Here was mostly an appeasement As Reward to Southern republicans for backing Nixon and holding the line against the More favored gov. Ronald Reagan of California. Whatever the Worth of that cynical appraisal it is not the entire Story the Wallace threat is real not Only in the South but in the affluent suburbs and the Blue Collar City areas of the North. And with it naturally goes the danger that a Strong Wallace showing countrywide could throw the 1%8 election into the i s. House of representatives for Lack of an electoral majority tor either major party candidate. The nation could be in chaos for months. Nixon has been tantalized by the conflict Between the need to counter this danger and the need to make winning appeals to the turbulent Core cities. As this reporter noted in an earlier column it was Plain that no matter How he resolved the matter his decision would seem wrong at least in part the naming of Agnew May in truth be Reward for the South but Nixon had to come Down on one Side or the other his decision is also a hard judgment that Law and order is the big thing in the suburbs and that in 1968 appealing to their swelling legions of voters is the Way to Blunt Wallah and win the election to Jac Kie Robinson Robinson bolts gop lines do against Nixon
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