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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - August 22, 1968, Norwich, New York
Bridges medicaid Cut sponsor sees no further slashes by Casey j ones the state legislator who fought successfully this year to bring about reductions in the number of persons qualified to receive medicaid payments said wednesday night he a a can to see any further cutbacks for the Corning year. Senate majority Leader Earl w. Brydges in remarks prior to the annual Chenango county Republican women a club family picnic at the Canasa Acta country c Lub said he feels the state is a above the problem no. W Hen asked what he thought of remarks made locally in past sessions of the Chenango county Board of supervisors that the cutback did no to do a thing since new rules now let More people apply for the program he said a it s not so unequivocally no a a the 20-Vear member of the Senate said a person has to talk in regards to what the situation would be now of the cutbacks Hadnot been made. He said he thinks the measure May have even reduced the costs More than the 15 per cent which has been estimated by experienced state officials. A there were a lot of people who were eligible when the Bill for a cutback was passed who Hadnot yet applied Quot he declared. Local legislators and residents also have to consider the present medicaid costs in terms of local contribution he said and not in terms of the Overall amount which is appropriated. A they Are justified in presenting the Over All amounts1 but it does no to paint a True picture a he said. In Chenango county $1.8 million was appropriated this year for medicaid expenses with state and Federal governments paying an estimated 70 per cent of the costs. The legislator who has headed the state Senate since the Start of the i960 session said he did no to know if gov. Rockefeller would remain in the running for the states top office in the next election after being Defeated in his bid for the presidential nomination. A and i done to think he knows either right now Quot he added. Sen. Brydges said the chief executive has been a a great governor and id like to see him stay he noted the next gubernatorial contest is a quite a ways away a and his defeat will be in the background by then. I be surprised a a he said a if the governor is asked to take an important Cabinet he noted there has been some talk of his becoming Secretary of state if Richard Nixon becomes president regarding the governors appointment of a sen atom to fill the spot left vacant by the assassination of sen. Robert i. Kennedy or. Brydges said he does no to think or. Rockefeller has made up his mind on this question either. He indicated the governor had not decided when he talked with him m a Ida it and added the governor was still interviewing potential persons a a in a lot a candidate a he flatly declared in answer to a question. A a in a sure it will be a Republican i know it will be a Republican Quot he added. He said he was personally in favor of the appointment of state sen. Edward j. Speno of Mineola one of three persons being prominently mentioned for the Post. A live taken the position it should be someone who has come up through the ranks of the new York state legislature and is Albany oriented a a he said. A a we be developed some great legislators up there a he declared mentioning sen. John Hughes and former senator George Metcalf who is campaigning for the 35th District continued on Page 5 the e vening in vol. 78, no. 102 thursday August 22, 1968 Norwich new York 13815 10c per copy shouting Quot murderers co a 20,000 czechs protest getting the right Lible it i a i a. I 9 4 it re non e Eye a r-0 d Mark Dolan of 104 pleasant st., Norwich leaves his sneakers and socks on Shore As he wades into Canasa Acta Creek near his Home to retrieve ids fish ing line snagged under a Rock. His afternoon of fish ing plight is shown Iii pictures on Page 3. Red invasion Mars pontiffs Bogota v Isit Bogota Colombia apr Many of Bogota a two million residents stayed up All night to Greet Pope Paul i coming Here to Honor latin America and plead for its impoverished Mil. Lions. The pontiffs visit to attend the 39th eucharistic Congress was marred by his concern Over the soviet bloc invasion of Czechoslovakia. The Pope said As he took off from Rome that he left with a Sharp bitterness and great anxiety Over events in the East european nation. He added that he would give up his latin american journey if it would serve a to avoid the disastrous consequences which alas one can with reason foreseen in Czechoslovakia. In going to Bogota Pope Paul hoped to evoke what he called an intense movement of Charity through the eucharist a that invites the Well off the developed Peoples and economic and Poniti Cal authorities to resolve the too grave situations of fixed Privi Leges on one Side and intense misery on the in the last hours before his departure the Pope was kept in. Formed of developments in Czechoslovakia which he told a general audience wednesday a is a country we love and a. seeming to tie together his Hopes for both Czechoslovakia and latin America the Pope added that he hoped a conflicts of violence and blood could be avoided weather partly Cloudy warmer tonight with a few scattered the under showers lows in 60s. Friday variable cloudiness and Sunshine with scattered afternoon evening thundershowers. Irregular heartbeat Flag lies Ike again Washington apr Doc tors report a resurgence of the irregular heart beats which pose a major threat to former president Dwight d. Eisenhower a survival. The new heart spasms were reported in a bulletin issued late wednesday night by doctors at Walter Reed army Hospital where he is fighting to recover from his seventh heart attack. Although doctors said the 77-year-old general was resting comfortably and that his life signs were stable the report indicated a setback after nearly 24 hours in which the dangerous spasms had steadily declined. The bulletin for the first time used tile word a a irritability instead of irregularity but the doctors did not spell out Why. The latest report said a Gen. Eisenhower has again shown some increase of heart irritability since tins afternoons bulletin. He is presently resting comfortably and his vital life signs Are earlier in tile Day doctors re ported that a new drug had a. Geared to be effective in control Ling the spasms. Prague apr czechoslovak massed today on vac la Skena mesh Prague a main Square in a violent demonstration against tilt soviet led occupation and the arrest of their Reform minded communist chief Alexander Dubcek. Ignoring requests by the Clandestine Prague radio to maintain Calm to avoid giving the foreign soldiers an excuse for further violence a crowd of about 20,000 Shook their fist at the russians and shouted a Russlan murderers go Home a they called for Dubcek a release. Shots were heard from the Square. It could not be determined immediately whether the soldiers were aiming at demonstrators or loosing warning shots into the air. Soviet tank troops who had been covering All approaches to the Square since their arrival wednesday Imit mediately closed All Bridges across tile Vltava River which divides the City. The move came As czechoslovak communists reacting to the occupation by 200,000 rus Sian and Kremlin line satellite troops convened in an extraordinary party Congress that its Liberal leadership had originally scheduled to open sept. 9. This was a last ditch attempt to Force the troops to leave through political pressure. The Clandestine pro Liberal radio announced 927 delegates met at 1120 . Though the broadcast did not specify the site die delegates Tiad been urged to go to the Liberal controlled cd factory on Hie outskirts of Prague. Under arrangements that had been made by Dubcek i of members would have been on hand for the september Nutting. In that session it id been expected he would oust conservative opponents from tile ruling party presidium and tile on trial committee. The seven Central commit be members who have declared loyalty to the soviet led occupation troops tried to shift today meeting to tile party owned Praha hotel. Teddy asks for end to w a in v Vietnam Worcester mass. Apr sen. Edward m. Kennedy of Massachusetts returned to Polit ical activity wednesday with a Call for an end to the War in Vietnam and a statement that he is not a candidate for any office this year. Kennedy was Stern and serb Ous As he made ins first Public speech since the assassination of his brother sen. Robert f. Kennedy june 5. His audience 1,200 members and guests of the Worcester chamber of Commerce gave him ovations at the opening and end of his speech. There were seven interruptions for rounds of applause. At one Point the speech re minded some of the audience of the inaugural of his late brother president John f. Kennedy in 1961, when he said a the Torch has been passed to a new generation. Sen. Kennedy told his Audi ence he id been silent since the assassination of another proved by the Kremlin for communist nations. Seven of the to members of the czechoslovak communist party Central c o in Iii i t t e e emerged As collaborators with the occupation forces. Commanders of the occupation troops met at a hotel in downtown Prague with eight c o in in i 11 e e members. The eighth Martin Vaculik called for a party Congress under the liberals headed by Dull Elk. Tile seven who came out for the occupation included Vasil Biluk chief of the slovak communist party and Oldrich Svestka editor in chief of rude Provo the communist party Organ. They were trying to get Dele ates already chose for a party Congress sept. 9 to come to the communist party hotel in Prague. A no Dubcek radio broadcasting clandestinely from Prague told the delegates this was a trap and told them to go to a Prague factory instead. At least 23 persons including some soviet bloc soldiers were reported killed in incidents since the invasion began late tuesday night. Broadcasts said seven persons were killed in fighting around the Prague radio offices six in la int rec 55 Miles Northeast of Prague and to in the East slovak town of Kosice. Reports from Kosice said some soviet soldiers were killed by a Molotov cocktail thrown in their tank and that russian troops fired on a crowd killing a youth 17, and wounding about 20 persons. The czechoslovak news Agen Eyck before reporting it had been put out of business at 11 30 . Wednesday said Alx iut 180 persons were wounded in Prague. Angry thousands a of czechoslovak marched in Prague behind a world War ii jeep filled with Young people carrying a Black Flag. On the Hood sat a teenager with a czechoslovak Flag covered with blood. Travellers reaching West Germany from Czechoslovakia de scribed a shocked weeping and often defiant population. Pravda repeated today promises that the soviet bloc tanks and troops would be withdrawn when the a danger to the Security of socialist countries is re moved and when the a legitimate authorities find the further presence of Allied troops it said a when the principles of party life Are discarded when party people Are defamed ii is fair to say that the communist party of Czechoslovakia was in the czechoslovak leaders reportedly seized with Dubcek were Joseph Yurkovsky president of the National Assembly and Joseph spa Eek and Franti sek Kriegel members of the communist party presidium. The reports said they wer it taken by soviet soldiers from Hie Central committee building where they had been restricted All Day. . Presses czech cause United nations . Apr Czechoslovakia overrun by tile soviet Union and four Hartline followers fought Back on the diplomatic front today with support from the United states and other Western Powers. The Security Council heeding american pleas of urgency scheduled a second round of debate after arguing the soviet military take Over in Czechoslovakia for nearly five hours wednesday night with no break for dinner. . Chief Delegate George Vav. Ball said he strongly a. Pealed for a immediate action of the Council. We have the re. A possibility to aet and act so far however the six nations the United states Britain France Canada Denmark and Paraguay which persuaded the Council to place the Case on its Agenda Over strenuous soviet objections have not come up with a formal Resolution. Discussions were understood to lie going on to draw one up which would get Hie broadest possible sup sort while still expressing Western determination to have the Council Tell Hie Warsaw pact forces to get out of Czechoslovakia immediately. Any Resolution faces ail almost certain soviet veto and this was foreshadowed by soviet Delegate Jacob Maliks latter opposition to any . Discussion of the Issue at All. Malik was impassive and for most of Hie session wednesday wore dark glasses. His performance lacked fire and Britain a lord Cardon commented that the russian Diplomat had the councils a a compassion because it realized his a disgust it having to defend such a distr Reful act. No wonder he carried so Little a your compassion is in vain lord Ca radon a Malik retorted. A i am proud that Here in this Council j defend a just Malik insisted that the soviet Union and its allies had moved into Czechoslovakia at the invitation a of the government of that state. It is the government of that state which requested Aid from its at no time did lie identify the persons who sent Hie alleged in. Vit Atlon and Ball retorted a the soviet armed forces Wen not invited into Czechoslovakia by anybody they Are uninvited in the session s most dramatic moment czechoslovak Dele. Gate Jan Muzik read the Council three documents received by a rockets rip Saigon mortars hit dozen other Viet cities brother and said during the to weeks since then he had been advised by Many to retire from Public life a for safety a a but there is no safety in hid my a he said. A not for me nor for any of us Here today and not for our children who will inherit Hie world we make for them. A so today i resume my Public responsibilities to the people of Massachusetts. A like my three Brothers be. Fore me i pick up a fallen Standard a he said. A sustained by the memory of our priceless years together i shall try to carry Forward that special commitment to Justice to Excel Lence to courage that distinguished their in addition to his assassinated Brothers sen. Kennedy a oldest brother Joseph p. Be Riedy jr., died while in the service of his country killed in the explosion of a bomb Laden Navy bomber he volunteered to Pilot on a world War ii Mission. Soviet tanks and armoured cars guarded tile approaches to Hie hotel. Several Black Unm Sines were parked outside. The pro Liberal station in and cast warnings to Congress delegates not to go to the Hoed which it said was a trap. In Moscow pravda denounced Dubcek As the Leader of a a treacherous betrayal of communist ideals. The so u t communist party Organ Sai it he led a minority faction in the czechoslovak communist that supported counter Revou Hon. It was the first soviet j a lie personal attack Oil dul cd since the russians began denouncing czechoslovak til flus in. Tie troops that made a ii it Ning thrust into Czecho Slov Kia tuesday night to wipe out such Liberal reforms As Freedom of the press still had not set in a new government today to return the country to the hard Lim up Saigon apr enemy Rock ets smashed into tin Center of Saigon for the first time in two months today and mortars hit More than a dozen other cities and Allied installations Iii a fifth straight Day of widespread enemy attacks. Heavy ground fighting also was reported at half a dozen kill to. Military communiques reported 45 vietnamese civilians were killed and 117 wounded in the rain of More than 500 rockets and mortars that hit Saigon and cities to the Northwest and South. A japanese news Corre. Sponden Tatsuo Sakai 33, also was killed in the Saigon attack becoming the 19th correspondent to die in the War. Only five a in e r i c a a s were reported wounded in the widespread shellings. Two rockets crashed into the National Assembly building in downtown Saigon. The explosion Tore off part of the roof and smashed several windows in the Caravelle hotel where Many americans were were no reports of any Western civilians being Hurt an american Soldier was fatally shot in Hie Back while cycling in downtown Saigon. The shooting touched off a running motorcycle gun Battle that left a South vietnamese Soldier and one of the three vietnamese assailants wounded. The wounded assailant was later captured. The two other men escaped. The intensified Pace of the War included shellings and ground attacks against at least six Allied bases blocking inva. Sion routes into Saigon and a fifth straight Day of heavy fighting for control of a Road 40 Miles Northwest of Saigon. The Road is a vital Supply route for american forces astride a key Viet Cong infiltration corridor leading from Cambodia. A senior . Officer said the stepped up fighting across the country with More than 1,400 enemy troops reported killed since last sunday could be the Start of the Long awaited third Viet Cong offensive. But he qualified this by adding that a a it a too Early to make Iii the officer conceded that it is a always possible the latest attacks mainly those on Allied bases May have been a diversionary move to distract Allied forces while enemy troops a neutered into position for a subsequent ground attack on Sui gon. A a they be done this in the past a he noted. Gen. Creighton w. Abrams Headquarters termed the re hewed Shellin of Saigon a indiscriminate harassing rocket lbs to press for arms pact Washington apr the Johnson administration mends to press for arms Contr Quot and other East West accords de Ute the Millstone tile russian Ava Sion of Czechoslovakia has Hung on .-soviet relations. The Prospect of talks Between the United tales and Russia on nuclear m Sile and antimissile curbs an still alive authoritative . Soirees said wednesday. President Johnson a not cancelled the newly inaugurated new air service clamped Down on Trade with Russia or suspended .-soviet cultural exchanges although such options remained open. A . Military response was ruled out from the beginning. The immediate . Strategy has been to try for some Relief of czechoslovakian liberals by joining in the outcry of world Public opinion against tile Kus Sian move. Johnson publicly denounced the soviet action wednesday. Ambassador George w. Ball protested at the . Security Council and the governments voice of America radio tripled its russian language broadcasts. A it is never too late for reason to prevail a Johnson said in a. Pealing for urgent United nations action. The president called tile soviet Union claim that czech leaders had asked for military Aid in reserving communism in their country a patently a the czechoslovakian government did not request its allies to interfere in its internal affairs a Johnson said. A no external aggression threatened Czecho on Capitol Hill both Senate democratic Leader Mike Mansfield and House Republican Leader Gerald r. Ford agreed there is Little the United states can do except to take tile matter to the United nations. The state department meanwhile advised All americans to defer travel to Czechoslovakia and said those already there should keep Iii touch with the . Embassy. There were anti soviet demonstrations in new York and Washington wednesday. Clio from Prague in which his country Stop leaders and All government organs said they knew nothing in Advance of the soviet move appealed for the foreign troops to get out and urged the people to keep Calm. He spoke Iii slow measured tones and refrained so far As possible from open Contention with Malik. A i want to convince ambassador Malik a he said a that my governments Only is to pro. Teet the rights of the workers of Czechoslovakia and tile Security for the socialist Ball visibly moved said a these statements of tile authoritative leaders and organs of Czechoslovakia speak More do. Neatly than can any of us of the situation there and tile need for this Council to take it Hio prison revolt irus Hecl 5 i ii males dead Columbus Ohio apr a rebellion by Ohio Penitentiary inmates was crushed wednesday by i i ice and National g u a r d s Iii e a who blasted through prison Walls to Rescue nine Penitentiary guards held hostage for nearly 30 hours. Five of the inmates who had threatened to Burn the guards to death were killed Iii the attack and to others were injured. The hostages escaped injury. State corrections chief Maury c. Koblentz said the inmates a overplayed their hand and the inmates had threatened to kill the hostages if Cor. Tain demands weren to met or if a Rescue by Force was attempted. A they had won two big items but lost everything when they ignored our ultimatum a Koblentz said. That ultimatum delivered at 230 . Wednesday gave the inmates 15 minutes to surrender and release the guards. The fifteen minutes passed the hostages were not freed and two dynamite blasts were set off seconds apart. One shattered the outside Wall of cells where the prisoners were the other ripped the roof off the cell Block. Columbus policemen state Highway patrolmen and National a1 guardsmen streamed through the Hole in the Wall and Down ropes from the roof. Today a chuckle political campaigns Are based on the premise that you can to try a Man for blam. My
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