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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - August 16, 1968, Norwich, New York
Norwich Junior senior his a a revise grading system Story Page 3 the e vening in vol. 78, to. 98 Friday August 16, 1968 Norwich new York 13815 Ioc per copy Poseidon missile launched Cape Kennedy Fla. Apr americans newest missile the Navy a Poseidon shot into the Dawn right on schedule to. Day on its Maiden flight. The Navy called it a Complete Success. Carrying a Dummy warhead the Bright Silver Bird sent a Brilliant flame from its dryland launch pad As it left Cape Ken. Nedy at c 30 a.m., Edt. Two minutes later Poseidon spun a Pinwheel pattern As it soared out of sight. The terse Navy announcement five minutes after launch said the test moved the Poseidon Forward on its schedule to become part of the submarine Fleet by the Early 1970�?Ts. One test goal was covering a distance of 1,000 Miles into the Atlantic Ocean. Poseidon was one of two new powerful missiles scheduled for testing Here today. Both were designed to improve chances of penetrating enemy defences. Slated to blast off later today was the air forces minute Man 3. Both Poseidon and minute Man 3 have specially designed warheads that can contain several bombs and carry computers to them at targets Hun. Dress of Miles apart. State demos Hope to add minorities Syracuse . Apr democratic party officials hoped to Aud up to a dozen negroes or puerto Picans today to new Yorkus big delegation to the democratic National convention. A special meeting of the democratic state committee was called for noon at nearby North Syracuse to act on complaints that there to not enough minor Ity group representation in the delegations present makeup. Supporters of presidential As Pirant Eugene j. Mccarthy also had complained that they were shortchanged in allocation of . But Mccar. Thy adherents indicated earlier this week that in the interest of party Harmony they would not pursue their grievance at today a gathering state chairman John j. Burns called the committee into Spe Cial session after a storm of protest arose against the action taken at a committee meeting in new York City on june 28. At that session the committee rounded out new Yorkus 190-vote delegation by appointing a number of delegates at Large to join the 123 delegates elected in the june 18 primary. Besides five states committee officers automatically entitled to at Large seats the committee named 23 delegates with full votes and 74 with half votes. Among those with half votes w Ere seven negroes. No puerto Picans were chosen. Convention site sealed off for a Square mile Chicago apr a mile Square area surrounding the International amphitheatre site of the democratic National con. Mention will be closed to virtually everyone but holders of convention credentials. A spokesman for Chicago police said thursday a tight Secu Rity area will extend from Halsted Street at the easter Edge of the stockyards area to Ashland Avenue on the West and from 39th Street to 47th Street. Earlier the police had planned a restricted zone four blocks Long and two blocks wide in the area of the amphitheatre. Democratic chairman John m. Bailey was in Chicago thursday inspecting preparations at the convention Hall and said he was pleased. A a in be never been sorry for one minute that we stayed in Chica. Go a Bailey said. There had been persistent re mors earlier that the convention would be moved to another City because of a strike by electrical workers against the Illinois Bell Telephone co. Enemy loses 234 in fierce Border the a a fighting jocks of the Argyll and Sutherland highlanders on Parade in Scotland and on patrol in Glens c Rater District with their commanding officer it. Col. Colin a mad Mitch Mitchell at the wheel. Britain socks it to the a Grylls by Tom a Cullen european staff correspondent Edinburgh Scotland a the bagpipes Are wailing in the Glens. The Claymores Are out. And scots everywhere Are girding to do Battle with Britain a labor government for having dared to Lay a Finger on Scotland a famous Argyll and Sutherland highlanders regiment. The labor government has decreed that the Argyll must go As part of its drive to Cut Back defense expenditures. After More than a Century of valor that stretches from the crimean War to Korea the kilted regiment motto a get up and go is to be sacrificed on the altar of Economy. The Argyll Are one of nine major units that Are scheduled to be either disbanded. Or merged with other units to form a More compact fighting Force by september 1972. However the whole of Scotland is up in Over the governments decision. Support for the a fighting As the Argyll Are sometimes known ranges from the Duke of Argyll who Heads the clan Campbell to the most fanatic of the scottish nationalists who would like to see Scotland break away from England altogether. Petitions calling for the reinstatement of the Argyll Are now circulating in every town and Hamlet in Scotland with the of getting at least 250,000 signatures by the time parliament reconvenes after its summer recess. A a we la teach the socialist government to tamper with our history a an elderly Scot who was getting signatures on Princess Street. Edinburgh warned. Tile Argyll Are written up in the history books As a the thin red line a a name which they earned one cold morning in i854 when 550 of them and too invalids barred the path of the russian at Balaclava. The l o n d o n times correspondent described How a a the russians dash on towards that thin red line tipped with since then the Argyll a record for bravery has been an unbroken one whether it be in crushing the Indian mutineers at Lucknow in 1857, or in More recent times. Fighting terrorists in Cyprus Borneo and Aden. An Argyll won the first Victoria Cross Britain a highest military award of the korean War. Observers Here feel that the governments decision to a the Argyll May be due in part to the vendetta which defense officials have been waging against their commander. La col. Colin a mad Mitch Mitchell last year against orders. A a mad Mitch a marched the Argyll into the terrorist held Crater District of Aden hut his impulsiveness paid off in the five months they held the Crater District the Jock. Killed 36 terrorists with the loss of Only five of their own men. As the daily express Points out in a recent editorial. Quot a Blind Eye to authority has saved the situation on More than one occasion in British a mad Mitch has also been criticized for his unorthodox recruiting methods which he gleaned from an american sales handbook on How to sell chocolate covered mints Quot the same techniques can be used to recruit Argyll a he explains we have to convince people that the Argyll Are Hie Hest which they unless the scottish Campaign to reinstate the Argyll succeeds Mitchells recruiting May he wasted he. Himself is leaving the at the end of september in the belief that As a civilian he will be in a better position to Lead the attack on the government decision to disband the Argyll the Argyll and Sutherland highlanders is very much a family regiment full of fathers and sons serving together. Every single Jock knows that if he does badly the woman next door will know about a former member of the regiment explains whether such allegiances based on family and almost tribal ties still count in the British of 1968 is the Issue that is now being tested according to the Argyll and their friends they Are confident that they can exert enough pressure on the labor government to cause it to think again. Saigon a . And South vietnamese forces striking with tanks artillery and planes to support the infantrymen today reported killing 234 North vietnamese in the hardest fighting in nearly a month along South Vietnam a Northern Frontier. Spokesmen said three South vietnamese soldiers were killed in the clashes thursday while 15 government troops and 15 . Marines were wounded. Vastly Superior Allied firepower was considered responsible for the big difference in casualties. The flare up along the Northern Edge of South Vietnam re suited from vigorous patrolling by the Allied forces. Elsewhere across the country the Lull in ground action continued and there was no sign of the Start of the major enemy offensive which american officers expect before raid september. An enemy artillery barrage of 250 rounds fired from inside the demilitarized zone at a South vietnamese armoured patrol was the prelude to the heaviest action on the do front thursday. The barrage destroyed one medium tank and an armoured personnel Carrier and damaged another tank and three More personnel carriers. But the government troops moved out and found a main body of enemy troops several hours later North of the Glo Binh outpost and about one mile South of the do near the East coast. A spokesman reported 165 enemy soldiers killed in a Day Long Battle 50 of them by fighter Bornberg strikes before the remaining enemy escaped. South vietnamese head Quad weather mostly Cloudy with scattered showers and thundershowers developing this after noon occasional showers or thundershowers tonight and saturday. Highs today mainly in 70s. Lows tonight Iii 60s with High saturday in the 80s. Drivers on verge cab bus of strike in convention City Steinis proposes a tax on airline passengers Chicago apr twin labor disputes involving a major share of the City a Public transportation moved close to showdown today As preparations for the democratic National convention entered final stages. Drivers of the 3,500 taxis operated by the yellow and checker cab companies threatened to strike at Midnight tonight unless agreement on a new contract is reached by then. Dissident Drivers of Chicago transit authority buses thurs Day night voted Down a Compromise move by their Union to Avert a Wildcat strike set for aug. 25, the Day before the convention opens. While none of the smaller in dependent taxi companies would be affected by a cab strike they have Only a few More than 900 cabs among them. Negotiators for the cab Drivers and yellow and checker were to meet at midday with a Federal mediator in final efforts to come to terms. Senate Choice still is open Albany . Apr gov. Rockefeller will interrupt his vacation in Maine next week for meetings in new York City aimed in part at quashing reports he has narrowed to three men his Choice of a successor to the late sen. Robert f. Ken Nedy. Quot these reports Are highly inaccurate a Leslie Slote the governors press Secretary said thursday in announcing that Rockefeller would be at his of fice in new York City beginning monday. It is not Likely Rockefeller will announce his selection while in new York next week Slote said. The Drivers represented by the democratic Union organizing committee of the Al Cio seafarers International Union Are seeking higher commissions on fares. Tile companies have offered 471/2 per cent of the fares compared with a Union demand of 50 per cent. Drivers now earn around $20 a Day. Several minor issues also Are at stake including a Union demand for protective Shields Between the front and Back seats of cabs to protect Drivers from would be robbers. The transportation coordinator for the democratic convention meanwhile expressed concern Over the impending strike. A a in a very much concerned a Kirk Beck said thursday. A ii the cabs Are not available for the 25,000 visitors anticipated i will have to make whatever iterations Are the bus Drivers dispute entered on a demand by negro Drivers for representation in leadership of their Union division 241, amalgamated transit workers. A Little More than half the 8,340 cat Drivers arc negroes. New York apr sen. John steams d Tho Best possible solution to the airline traffic congestion problem is a special tax on passengers. Steams toured Laguardia air port thursday then said Bethought a a user s tax Quot would be Lair because it would a let each one who rides the plane pay the he also suggested a tax on aviation fuel. Steams chairman of the transportation subcommittee of the Senate appropriations committee warned that the metro Politan area desperately needs a fourth Jetport to avoid losing both increased air traffic and Federal funds. Certain Federal safety stand Ards have to be met the missis Sipian said or Federal Money would be cutoff. A a its either prepare for the future of suffer the penalty a he said. The senator endorsed the idea of Federal regulations restricting air traffic which he said were being developed. A a terrific reaction from the airlines the Public and business would be tin result he forecast. Stennis planned to v s it Ken Nedy International Airport today. New drive against smoking urged Washington apr a National task Force today recon mended stepped up Federal and private efforts to combat use of cigarettes and a Stem the rising tide of Early deaths and Dis Abili. Ties associated with the report was immediately attacked by the tobacco Institute As a Quot shockingly intemperate defamation of an Industry which has led the Way in medical research to seek answers in the cigarette among the recommendations of the task Force report to the . Surgeon general a tighter restrictions on cig Rette advertising and promotion. A better instruction in schools to influence youngsters to refrain from smoking. A greater antismoking efforts by doctors and other health professionals. A use of group approaches to prevent or reduce smoking. A More insurance Duns which give reduced rates to nonsmokers. A development and promotion of safer cigarettes. The task Force which was appointed in 1967, said it ise Noui aged with Early results of anti smoking efforts. It noted that cigarette con. Sumption per capita declined sharply after the surgeon Genet alas 1964 report on smoking and health that it Rose again in 19 and 1966 and again is declining. But the task Force said a eth problem remains still bigger than the efforts to combat it. Cigarette smoking is one of the Foremost preventable cause death in the United states a Well As in other parts of the on cigarette advertising the task Force said it a is unable to see How in the Long run a product involving the health hazards of cigarettes can continue to be in the meantime the group said a higher standards tor cigarette advertising should be it called on the administration to press for legislation to require that tar and nicotine contents be listed on Cigar Kennedy w Idow buys estate new York apr Ethel Kennedy widow of sen. Robert f. Kennedy and Mother of to children has bought a 20-Roon House on a 64-acre estate 1 Greenwich. Conn., Abc news said today. Mrs. Kennedy paid Jib Mil lion for the English Home the report said. The estate in the round Hill Section also has a cottage for guests or servants and stables. Mrs. Ken Nedy grew up in Greenwich. Mrs. Kennedy fib i 1 petition thursday Iii surrogates court Beking permission to sell the family a cooperative apartment it 870 United nations Plaza. The petition said the Kennedy t Tate held 635 shares Iii the cooperative valued it s 12 &Quot,000 to >175,000. The petition cited a a currently favourable a Market its the reason for seeking court ipprova1 for the Sale. Rette packages and in advertising. And the task Force urged a stronger warning about the health hazards on cigarettes to be placed in advertising As Well As on cigarette packages. The task Force also said such advertising should not be allowed to reach Large numbers of children and Young people and equate smoking with social Success or sex Appeal the group criticized what it called a the inability or unwell. Bigness of the cigarette Industry to face up to the health hazards of cigarette smoking or even to and in it they it said a Large parts of the Industry have been trying to discredit the 1964 re Piort and its 1967 followup concluding that a this veil financed and proves spirally conducted program when addressed to the consumer is encouraging death and health professionals were urged to set examples by riot smoking and by posting a no smoking signs in w rating rooms and by removing Ash. Trays. Tors said the action was in the same area where government troops killed 107 enemy soldiers a week earlier. To the West along the dm/., . Marines reported killing 69 North vietnamese Iii three clashes one three Miles Northeast of the . Artillery base at Camp Carroll and the other two Southeast of the con Thien outpost which is two Miles below the do. In the fight near Camp Carroll enemy troops dug in on High ground North of the Camlo River fired mortar shells on approaching marines. The leathernecks called in tanks artillery and air strikes that drove the North vietnamese from their positions. Then they pushed the enemy Down the Back Side of the Ridge. The marines reported la enemy soldiers killed and 13 marines wounded Iii that Battle. Another unit of marines near con Thien spotted enemy troops setting up in ambush and called in air strikes to drive the enemy into a trap the leathernecks set up. They Rex irked killing 11 North vietnamese and said there were no Marine casual i Quot it ties. Several hours later in the same area a Marine patrol spotted an enemy unit and called Iii reinforcements tanks and helicopter gunships. The leathernecks said that time 17 North vietnamese were killed and two marines were wounded. Eight engine . B52 bombers returned to the Northern Campaign thursday with five missions along the southernmost Edge of North Vietnam they dropped up to 450 tons of bombs on enemy troop concentrations and artillery positions. Meanwhile the . Com Maud issued a revised report on South vietnamese accidentally killed aug. 8 when an american River Force retaliated to a series of ambushes Iii the Mekong Delta my some of Hie fir struck a Village. The command said 71 civilians and one Soldier were killed nearly five times the 16 dead previously reported. The revision made tin toll the Vietnam wars second highest in sue to an incident. The command also said 188civilians and 15 government soldiers were wounded Rattler than 120 As reported last week. Norwich Industry looks Good in �?T68 Norwich Industry is enjoying what will probably turn out to be a Boom year in 1968, despite work stoppages in two firms Early in the year. Hie first six months have been marked by acquisition of other companies by some firms mergers expansion of Plant facilities introduction of new products in others and building plans for a number. Financial Progress and increased sales during the period have it Een indicated by several of the firms through their mid year reports. Norwich Pha Macal company reported steady growth Over the past six months with to per cent increase in sales Over the comparable period a year ago. The drug firms president Lewis f. Bonham reported that income for the period before taxes jumped 15 per cent Over the first half of 1967. A comparison of the firms second Quarter results showed an increase in sales of $3,665,296 Over sales for the second Quarter in 1967 an increase of 13 per cent. Due to a 15-week work stoppage Early in the year when Union contract negotiations broke Down the com puny found it necessary to employ extra help this sum a Mer to catch up on production. More than 150 College students were hired to fill the Gap. Backlog production due to the work stoppage is just about caught up it was reported by a. Charles Clark director of personnel at the Pha Macal company. Or. Clark said the company is let beginning to replace some of these workers who soon will lie returning to College. He said that 15 or 20 new employees went to work this week on a permanent basis and recruitment of More new workers continues. Or. Lark said production is on a two shift basis. Bennett Ireland inc., reported sales thus far this year have been 40 per cent ahead of the same period in 1967. And b i widely known for the manufacture of fireplace hardware is seeking additional help to keep Pace with orders. A personnel department spokesman said that about 15 new workers have been hired and a night shift has been started. Current year sales of Soma $9.6 million has been anticipated by president Harrison Edwards of general Laboratory associates Quot Gea. A proposed merger of Gla and Simenon is precision products of Tarrytown is expected to increase the re sources of the local firm. Or. Edwards said he could see greater area employment at Gla in the future As a result of the merger. Under a revised proposal Simmonds will acquire the assets and liabilities of Gla in a Cash Deal subject to approval by the stockholders of both companies. Last month the Board of directors of Norwich Mills approved the Purchase of Casa Grande Mills in Casa Grande aria. Edward h of Hara president of Norwich Mills said that acquisition of the Arizona firm would give the local company additional production for its Western territory. In addition Norwich Mills is preparing to open a Norwich retail outlet for its products on North Broad Street. The location is being remodeler in preparation for the opening which is expected in the near future. Victory markets inc., has reported a 7.4 per cent increase in sales for the first 26 weeks of this year Over the same period a year ago. Net profits showed an increase of $198,981 Over 1967 for a 58.5 per cent boost. And net earnings per share equated 41 cents As compared with 26 cents in the same period in 1967. V in tory has also embarked upon an expansion program. U net construction at present is a 62,000 Square foot addition to the company a Borden Avenue War Ehouse facility and a 2,500 foot computer room addition in the firm s Headquarters. In addition Victory has inaugurated a self service discount service station program Vith the first scheduled to be opened at Walton. The company a supermarkets now total 80 and three new ones Are under construction with two new markets just opened in Jordan and Walton. At Norwich shoe company where business also has been reported As a booming a there has been talk of a warehouse. But company officials have declined elaborate on these plans at the present. To
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