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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - August 23, 1968, Norwich, New York
E. Phar Salia a a overturned by wind whipped storm i Limos 3 tory on Page three Thevenin in vol. 78, no. 103 Friday August 23, 1968 Norwich new York 13815 10c per copy defiant czechs strike liberals reject puppet regime Here a View of Arizona Plant acquired by Norwich Mills Norwich Mills acquires 4th out of state Plant Prague apr defiant czechoslovak staged a one hour general strike today to protest the invasion intended to crush their nations liberalization and president Ludvik Svoboda went to Moscow for talks with soviet leaders. Prague streets were deserted As sirens and Bells at noon signalled the Start of the strike called by Liberal czechoslovak communists. Numerous arrests by occupation forces were reported with journalists and Cul Tural leaders the chief targets. The Clandestine free radio Prague began broadcasting License numbers and makes of cars being used by agents making the arrests presumably the pro soviet faction of the czechoslovak police. Young people printed leaflets carrying the License numbers and urging czechoslovak to hinder the movement of these cars. One report said one of the cars was destroyed. No shooting was heard during the morning and Prague was generally Calm. Soviet tanks occupied All Bridges but automobiles were permitted to use at least one. Svoboda a departure was indicated by the lowering of the presidential Flag at hrad Cany Castle ins official residence. Svoboda and the czechoslovak communist party which had tried to bring some Freedom to the nation both vowed not to re Cognize am soviet puppet government. Efforts to form such a government apparently were the Rea son for a visit by soviet ambassador Ivan Chervonenko to Svoboda a quarters in Prague Gas tie thursday. The president has declared he would recognize Only the Legal government headed by Premier Oldrich Cernik who is in soviet hands. Deput Premier Gustav Husak was going with him to mos cow but the six Man delegation also included two men identified As willing to collaborate with the soviet occupation Force Vasil , slovak communist party Secretary and Alois in. Dra a party Secretary. Before Svoboda a announcement Over pro Liberal radio the radio denied a report that the 73-year-old president was about to be abducted to Moscow by russian troops. That report came to the British broadcast my corp. In London from the Prague office of the czechoslovak airlines. Svoboda said negotiations with soviet officials Iii Prague had been fruitless and he was going to Moscow for More talks. A have Trust in me. I expect to be Back tonight a he said. Meeting secretly to avoid so Viet controls the communist party called on czechoslovak to walk off the Job at noon Toda unless the occupation troops pull out and release czech Oslo pro Liberal radio operating from a hidden location said 1,219 of the 1,540 party Congress Delegate attended the meeting but most slovak Dele ates were detained on their Way to the Congress. The delegates re elected Alexander Dube oks the Man who ended 20 years of stalinist Type Rule in Czechoslovakia last Jun. Nary As their Leader. They named Veneyk Billian an economist to head the party while Dubcek and other top lenders Are soviet captives. Broadcasts heard abroad apparently from Amateur opera tors within Czechoslovakia a re ported Dubcek was dead. There was no confirmation. Sex City woman husband flee from invaded Prague the acquisition by Norwich Mills inc. Of Casa Grande Mills in Arizona will give Norwich Mills additional Overall production but will not noticeably affect Norwich production already operating in multiple shifts. Joseph a. Schoendorf executive vice president of Norwich Mills said today the Norwich Plant has three shifts working on dyeing and cloth finishing. Two shifts be said Are employed in die sewing operation. Current Norwich employment is approximately 425, or. Schoendorf said. The employment figure is not Likely to change because of the Casa Grande acquisition he said. Edward h. Of Hara president of Norwich Mills recently announced the Purchase of the Casa Grande Plant approximately 50 Miles Southeast of Phoenix in the Casa Grande Valley of Arizona. In making the announcement or. Of Hara said the acquisition will enable Norwich Mills a to better service our Large National Chain and mail accounts in the Southwest and West coast the fully air conditioned Concrete Block and steel Plant has 31,000 Square feet of manufacturing and storage space. It manufactures sportswear and underwear. William Parsons of Casa Grande will be manager of the Plant and James Stevens also of Casa Grande will be Plant superintendent. Norwich Mills has Branch sewing and finishing plants at Clayton and Wendell North Carolina As Well As a yarn manufacturing Plant Bartex spinning co., at Clayton. The company a executive offices Are in Norwich. Is Dubcek dead by the associated press several Amateur radio operators in Europe and the United states report receiving Ham broadcasts from Czechoslovakia saying that communist party Leader Alexander Dubcek is dead. There was no immediate offi Cial confirmation of the reports received thursday. The czechoslovak Clandestine radio in Prague last said Dubcek Wys seized wednesday and taken to an unknown destination. Welfare ideas Range from full county takeover to birth control by Jerry Weaver a Small group of county residents leaving an information misting on welfare in the county office building thursday night generally agreed on at least two things that welfare Laws should be changed and that welfare standards Are too High. The group criticized the present system my offered suggestions on How to improve it. Suggestions ranged from planned parenthood to Complete takeover by the county government. Less than 25 people attended the m eting which had been arranged with social services commissioner Clarence m. Minyan by the citizens executive committee. The meeting was conducted by Stanley Fairchild of Greene committee chairman and George Mclain a committee member. The commissioner placed much of the blame for skyrocketing welfare costs on state and Federal mandates a we done to write the Laws a he said a but we have to abide by declaring that the welfare Laws needed changing or. Munyan said he firmly believes that eligibility for assistance should be based on need alone. He said there Are too Many categories invoked. And a if Yon place a person in the wrong one you catch it when the state auditors com he said he had written state legislators Many times suggesting changes but there was no indication of such changes taking place in the near future. The commissioner also placed blam for increased welfare Rolls on die Lack of vocational training. A if wed had a vocational school 20 years ago like we have now a Johnny would have been Able to learn a Trade and now be working. These program have come too late a he said. Another Factor is inflation which his placed the Overly on the welfare Rolls he told the group a there Are people who 20 years ago Woald have been highly insulted if told that one Day they a be on the fact that May people receiving Aid through welfare continue to produce children was brought up and or. Munyan was asked whether a planned parenthood was Ever discussed with these people. Bie commissioner replied that a we did no to use to be Able to discuss it. Now we can but whether they follow through is up to the Parent. He said that his department Stop the situation a anymore than we can Stop in the Case of illegitimacy he said a we very definitely try to get the father to take care of the children. Sometimes it my take a year to find him. And sometimes the father has there Are not infrequent cases involving non support by a father. Or. Munyan said the department his to obtain a warrant for the Many a arrest Andreis brought into family court. But a then its up to the judge. Its out of our Hants a he said. And in the meantime. It is up to the welfare department to support the Many a family. There was criticism when the com missioner said that sometimes the welfare department buys cars for its clients so a Man who my live away out in the country can get into the City to work. Prices paid for the vehicles Are in the neighbourhood of $203 or $333. He was asked if it be less costly to relocate the Man nearer his work. A Munyan said that often these nmn have Large families and although every Effort is m i in to find a place where the rent was less than the Cost of the car a we can to bring in Industry a he said a the Community has apart in it too a or. Munyan was asked if possible help from relatives was considered in determining eligibility of welfare applicants. He replied that a we live differently now. We used to be an agricultural society and Mony of the older could live on tile farm and help do a Little of the work. But now we live in apartments and Send our children to College its soon of the a employable so on welfare have been hired by town Highway depart Mats the commissioner said. But this Hasni to worked out Well where perhaps the Case has involved one Man. This Man will quite often a play Down on til jobs knowing that someone has to take care of him end his family. This creates a bad feeling among the regular workers who quite possibly Are making less Avney than the m n on welfare. So the dissatisfied worker decides to Lay Down on the Job and gets fired. The commissioner said that a group of workers made up entirely of welfare employable turned in exemplary work on a Highway project under the direction of Walter Weishaupt county Highway superintendent. A a that a about the Only Way we can use them he said. He added that some welfare employable placed on such jobs feel its some kind of Pun the commissioner said that when it comes to employment welfare standards and Industrial standards a a Are two different things. Som of the welfare people May be emotionally disturbed alcoholics or just unable to get along with other Are just no jobs left for them he said. Or. Mclain suggested tint a a we break away from the state and run our own welfare or. Munyan said he did no to think it would work. A if we done to do what the state says come in and run it and you a find them to be much More the commissioner that he definitely favored the food stamp plan of welfare. Tile Board of supervisors has looked upon this plan with Disfavour. Or. Munyan said a a i done to care what system you have Yoi fre going to have he hid replied to a charge that recipients of Wel continued on Page 3 a state department source Iii Washington said . Government listening posts had apparently heard the same Ham broadcasts tile others reported but had no further details on it. One of the amateurs who reported the broadcast was Frank Melville of Elmsford ., a Ham operator for More than 40 years. He said he sent a general Call trying to make Contact with anyone in Europe. In. he received sever-a1 replies one of which ended with the words. Was killed two hours he said lie asked for a repeat and received a Dubcek was killed two hours Melville said he then asked the sender who gave his Call letters As Oki a a what do you want me to do with it a and the reply was a please secret plans for Summit Are derailed Washington apr secret plans by president Johnson for Summit talks with soviet Premier Alexei a Kosygin possibly in Moscow have been derailed by the Kremlin crackdown on Czechoslovakia. Until the invasion of Czechoslovakia Johnson had expected to hold a return talk wit i Kosy. A in overseas about missile curbs arid other East West is sues. Johnson Long had hoped to visit the soviet Union before leaving office. And More recently lie Felt that agreed upon talks Between the two superpowers about limiting their nuclear missile and antimissile rivalry furthered the Potenti ii of such a trip. The presidents desire for a repeat Summit to last year s new jerseys meeting was underscored by the fact that even after soviet forces rolled into Prague administration spokes men pointedly refused to Rule out a Johnson visit to Russia this fall. A former Norwich woman and Lier husband were am Anga in it tor Cade carrying some 400 americans reaching West Germany from Prague Czechoslovakia thursday night. The exodus was made without incident. The couple Are or. And mrs. Gary Johnson of Ames Iowa. Mrs. Johnson is the former Sandra Neish daughter of or. And mrs. Murray Neish of 19 pleasant Street. Or. And mrs. Neish received word last night of their daughters Safe journey from the beleaguered country. Mrs. Neish said she received a Call from her son in Laws father thursday night in Sioux City Iowa after her daughters husband called his father from i Frankfort West Germany. Or. And mrs. Johnson had planned to Fly from Prague to i Frankfort where they were to catch a plane to the United states. But although the distance Between the two cities is not great it took the Jol sons two Days to make the trip in their Small car. All planes out of Prague had been grounded. The two travellers reported bumper to bumper traffic along the Road out of Czechoslovakia. They said the Road was clogged with trucks buses jeeps tanks and soldiers. Or. And mrs Rolinson reported a nerve wracking journey out of the Little country which was invaded tuesday by troops of the soviet and communist bloc nations. But the trip to Frankfort and safety was made without inc ident the couple reported. When the cavalcade crossed probe underway Chicago apr a Federal grand jury opens an invest Iga. Tion today into an alleged plot to assassinate vice president he. Bert la. Humphre y and two sen. Actors and to disrupt next weeks democratic National convention . Atty. Thomas a. Foran said thursday in subpoenas were issued for South Side gang members and some who took part in a peace March on the Pentagon last october. Or. And mrs. Gary Johnson the Frontier into West Germany the americans were greeted with cheers from . Troops who shared their food with the tourists. The Johnsons said that in the fourth car ahead of theirs they saw Shirley Temple Black emerge. A group of movie actors had been in the country but miss Temple was not among them it was reported. Or. And mrs. Johnson said they would Fly non Stop from i Frankfort to Chicago then go on to arms and Home. They said they were scheduled to arrive Home sometime this Evenin. Mrs. Neish expressed the family a concern Over their Daugh terms safety a we knew they were in there somewhere but we did no to know just where or what was happening to them a she said. A we were relieved to hear that they were out of the country. Now if Only nothing happens to their mrs. Johnson teaches in the Ames High school and is due to report at the school monday mrs. Neish said. Her son in Law is studying for ins doctorate in geology at tile University of Iowa at Ames. Or. Johnson had gone to India in january As a member of a geological expedition. Mrs. Johnson left in june travelling to Hawaii and on to Calcutta where she met her husband. They went on to Europe buying the car and touring the continent at their Leisure mrs. Neish said. Their reason for being in Prague was or. Johnson a attendance at the International geology Congress. Jerry Weaver i not Omle nation vetoed by soviets United nations Apr a soviet veto today killed an Resolution that asked the . Security Council to condemn the soviet bloc occupation of Czechoslovakia and to Call for the troops to withdraw. The vote was 10-2 with 3 abstentions. The soviet Union and in a. At Maddox May be left out in the cold i we gov. Maddox is he left out Chicago apr democratic National convention officials forced a sett i me it today on two warring Georgia delegations in a racial political fight that May freeze gov. Lester Maddox presidential candidate out of the convention. Gov. Richard j. Hughes of new Jersey credentials committee chairman said Georgia a convention votes will be split Between the rival delegations and that it would be a a Miracle a Maddox remains a Delegate. Hughes committee which also required that the Divide i delegation pledge itself to tilt party s presidential nominee holds veto Power Over the final make up of the Georgia slate. But the dispute May boil out r into a bitter convention floor fight which party officials fear could rent their ranks and Cost the democrats either Many negro vote s or the support of Whit southerners in november. Hughes said the decision was made on evidence that negroes were not Able to participate fully in Georgia party affairs and that the states National convention delegates were named by Only two men Maddox and state party chairman James Gray. A the system is wrong Hughes said of Georgia s manner of selecting delegates. A we Are not going to continue to have a party that systematically excludes negroes mexi can americans or other minority but he said there was also evidence that the regular Maddox delegation was at least partly representative of democrats in the state. The struggle pitted Maddox who once offered White customers a handles to keep negroes from his restaurant against negro legislator Julian Bond who won his seat in the Georgia House Only after a supreme court ruling. Hughes declined to say whether tie thought Bond would be named on the new Georgia delegation to be composed of 21 in in Liers from each of the contesting slates plus the states present committeeman and committee woman. Both sides had adamantly insisted on an All or nothing Victory and Hughes said a there might be two dissenting reports a which would bring the Battle to Itu floor when the National convention opens next week. A we Are pleased a a said Bond. Lamar Sizemore attorney for tile Maddox delegation declined comment. In addition to the emotional Uncial Issue the Case also involved the political struggle be tween the two chief contenders for the presidential nomination Vilt a president Hubert ii. Humphrey and sen. Eugene j. My earthy of Minnesota. Mccarthy forces support Bonds challenging group while Humphrey maintained a hands off attitude publicly. Most of the Bond challengers Are for Mccarthy for the prot Side tial nomination. Joseph a Radii chief credentials strategist tor Mccarthy had threatened a floor fight but said after the forced settlement that plans were now Uncertain. Rep. Ben Brown negro Georgia legislator on Bonds slate said he did not believe tin Maddox Camp would accept the settlement dictated by bought committee. A if they will work together they will build a Gre it new democratic party in Georgia a Hughes said. Hungary voted no. Algeria Din and Pakistan abstained. Soviet ambassador Jacob Malik vetoed the proposal 328 . After he and hungarian bulgarian and polish Delegate. Had filibustered past mid. Night to delay the voting. . Ambassador George w. Ball said the soviet Union had just cast its 105th veto. But he declared that it could not a suffocate the soul of a proud peo pie in Czechoslovakia. Canadian ambassador George Ignatieff then introduced a new Resolution r e que s Ting Secretary general u Thant to a dispatch i Iii in e d i a t e i y to Prague a special representative who Hall seek the release and ensure the personal safety of the czechoslovak leaders under detention and report Backur gently. At 3 54 . The Council Prest Dent for the month brazilian ambassador Joao Augusto de Raujol Castro adjourned the meeting to 5 . Today Malik told Ball the veto a will continue to afford As Long As the United nations exists the Ixos Sivility for the soviet Union to defend a just today s chuckle two matronly ladies to tra vet agent a a we a like to get completely away from civilization near some Nice shopping
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