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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - August 26, 1968, Norwich, New York
The e vening in vol. 78, no. 104monday, August 26, 1968 Norwich new York 13815 10c per copy huh bandwagon picks up steam Svoboda plans return to Prague regardless Moscow apr president Ludvik Svoboda and other Liberal czechoslovak leaders plan to return to Prague today no matter what results from their negotiations with soviet leaders a spokesman for the czechoslovak embassy said. The spokesman said Svoboda would be accompanied Home by communist party chief Alexan Der Dubcek reported earlier to have been taken prisoner by the soviet troops who invaded his country. Authoritative party sources in Prague said there was some Hope of reaching an agreement that would include soviet recognition of the Liberal czechoslovak leadership in Exchange for czechoslovak acceptance of a temporary soviet occupation Force. The spokesman said three More top officials had arrived from Prague to join the talks As they resumed for the fourth Day. The new arrivals were Josef Spacek and Bohunil Simon both Liberal followers of dub Cek and Oldrich Svestka conservative editor of the party newspaper rude Provo. With the arrival of Spacek and Svestka the czechoslovak delegation included seven of the la members of the party Sll Man presidium. Simon is head of the party a Prague City or Gam at Ion. The free czech radio an flounced that the Central com Mittee of the czechoslovak communist party which is Loyal to Svoboda and Dubcek has been called into plenary session to discuss the Moscow negotiations and the current situation in Prague. Another underground Broad cast told czechoslovak that Hanoi condemns lbs War policy Paris apr North Viet Nam condemned president Johnson a Vietnam War policy today a few hours before the Start of the democratic nation at convention and said it would be a a absurd for Hanoi to com ply with his de escalation de mands. Nguyen than be North Viet namese spokesman at the Paris peace talks commented at length on Johnson a aug. 19th speech in Detroit calling on Hanoi a to join us in de escalating the War and moving seriously toward a the . Government re fuses to listen to reason a said be. Washington a demands for restraint in reciprocity for the . Bombing cutback Are a an absurd argument a he added and a the victims of . Aggression and the aggressor cannot be put on the same be refused to comment on the Vietnam position of sen. Eugene j. Mccarthy and the Democrat. In doves proposal for an uncool Dit ional end to the bombing and a Mutual phased withdrawal of american and North vietnamese troops from South Vietnam. He also dodged a question about whether the invasion of Czechoslovakia by soviet led Warsaw pact troops have an unfavourable effect on the Paris peace talks. North Vietnam is one of the few countries that condoned the russian invasion. Heart patients of but 5-year-old Dies two male heart transplant patients were reported in Good condition today but a five year old girl died sunday a week after receiving a new heart. Leonard Drake 42, a retired postal clerk of Eugene ore., ate a Good breakfast and sat in a chair sunday at the Stanford calif., medical Center the third Day after receiving his new heart. He was the centers third heart transplant recipient and the worlds 33rd. Louis b. Russell jr., 43, an Indianapolis ind., school teacher was reported in satisfactory condition sunday at the medical College of Virginia Hospital in Richmond. Russells transplant saturday was the worlds 34th and the second at the Richmond Hospital. The previous patient died in May one week after the trams Plant. Maria Giannaris of Hagers town md., died sunday a week after receiving a transplant in the Texas heart Institute at Texas childrens Hospital hous ton. Maria was implanted with the heart of an 11-year-old boy who had suffered a brain Haemorrhage. The first child a 21 week old boy to receive a heart transplant died 6va hours after the operation last december in Brooklyn . Lightning fells exec s Kin Virginia Beach a. Apr Becky Godwin 13-year-old daughter of Virginia a governor remained unconscious today As doctors assessed the full extent of injuries caused when she was struck by lightning on the Beach sunday afternoon. The slight Brown haired girl was in a a poor condition at Virginia Beach general Hospital though doctors Early today re ported a some encouraging responses to intensive treatment in tile last few her father gov. Mills e. Godwin jr., arrived at the Hospital sunday night from Chicago where Virginia a democratic National convention delegation had planned to nominate him As a favorite son candidate for president. He was visibly shaken. The governor had been in Chicago Only six hours when the Accident occurred about 3 30 . First reports informed him his daughter was dead. Then the re. Weather partly Cloudy to fair and continued Cool with Low humidity tonight and tuesday. Low temperatures tonight in the 40s and Low 50s highs tuesday 65 to 72. Port was a extremely he left Chicago immediately. Becky the Godwin a adopted Only child had been vacationing with her Mother at the Gover norms Seaside cottage on the state military reservation Here. Her Mother Katherine was recuperating from a serious abdominal operation she underwent last week. An aide at die governors office in Richmond said Becky had been playing in the surf under the watchful Eye of Grady Norfleet a Friend of the Godwin when storm Clouds began to pile up offshore. The aide said Norfleet and the girl left the water and were standing in Sunshine on the Beach when a lightning Bolt struck either hitting Becky directly or striking the Beach nearby. Both she and Norfleet were knocked unconscious. Two National guardsmen nearby saw the Bolt strike and ran to their Aid. They kept her breading with artificial respiration until an ambulance arrived. Norfleet regained conscious Ness shortly afterwards but was admitted to the Hospital for observation. He was not believed seriously injured. Some Compromise must be made to get the soviet Blue occupiers off their land but that it a need not be needlessly great a the commentator said the invasion by the soviet Union and four other orthodox communist states add it d up to a a bungled Putsch in communist leaders concerned not about the parties future but for their own a personal a the soviet Union has found itself facing the whole world and the International communist movement in the extremely unpleasant position of a great Power which not Only tries to enforce its Power objectives by Means of Force but which in addition had failed to enforce them a the broadcast said. A Moscow correspondent for tan Jug the yugoslav news Agency reported that the soviet leaders had agreed in principle to the withdrawal of the occupation troops. But the report said the four other communist re. Gillies that sent troops into Czechoslovakia would have to agree before the Force could be pulled out. Church Bells factory sirens Auto horns Anc other alarms rang throughout Czechoslovakia for 15 minutes today protesting the occupation tan Jug also reported. The talks in the Kremlin presumably were joined today by the orthodox party leaders from the four other communist states who also sent troops into Czechoslovakia. A source at the czechoslovak embassy sported they arrived in Moscow sunday. Svoboda was reported holding out against imposition of a puppet regime. Tass the soviet news Agency said the discussion sunday was a Frank and comradery a indicating that the going was still rough. In the communist lexicon a a Frank usually Means disagreement. The new participants were Walter Ulbricht of East Germany Waldyslaw Gomulka of Poland Janos Kadar of Hun. Gary and Todor Zsivkov of bul Garia. Another rebel against Moscow a domination the communist government of Romania was reported to have called for a firm guarantees from the soviet Union and its hard line partners that they would not make Bucharest their next tar get. Authoritative sources or id the regime of president Nicolae Ceausescu had declared that an invasion of the country would be considered an act of War. Ceausescu conferred Over the weekend with president Tito of Yugoslavia who had joined him in supporting Czechoslovakia a Liberal leaders. Zsivkov the bulgarian Leader accused Yugoslavia Roma Nia and red China of an a ugly role for attacking the invasion. He warned that they might find themselves treading a dangerous path. In new York the . Security Council appeared Likely to delay further debate on the crisis until the talks in Moscow ended. But should the talks break Down the . General Assem. Bly is expected to be called into emergency session. The Assem Bly is free of the veto which the soviet Union used last week to prevent the councils taking a hand in the crisis. Troops outnumber Chicago delegates Moscow me Ting principals reported include from left top Alexander Dubcek czech Liberal Leader Aleksei Kosygin soviet Premier Leonid Brezhnev soviet red party Secretary and Bottom Windy slav Gomulka polish party Leader Walter Ulbricht e. German Leader and Janos radar hungarian party Leader. Dubcek today was reported participating with Ludvik Svoboda czech president in the talks which have been extended despite pleas from Horn to to return to Prague where situation w As re ported a Dubcek earlier had been reported held by the invaders. Allies smash communist advances killing 1,000 Saigon apr smashing communist thrusts acres South Vietnam Allied forces killed More than 1,000 of the enemy today and sunday and raised their toll to More than 6,000 Viet Cong and North vietnamese dead in the past eight Days military spokesmen reported today. The intensified fighting went into its ninth Day today with one Battle still under Way below the demilitarized zone. Near con Thien . Marines Cor toned off More than 300 North vietnamese troops and were trying to tighten the noose around them. of the enemy were reported killed. The . Command Sai l that More than 5,000 enemy troops were reported killed last week. The count has not been so High since the week ending May 18, when 5,348 were reported killed in the midst of the second major enemy offensive of the year. The latest enemy thrusts smashed by Allied forces were across Vietnam s Central Highlands and farther North along the coastal lowlands where hundreds of enemy troops were reported slam by Allied infantrymen and a massive rain of . Fire and air lower. Senior . Officers in Danang said they saw no end to the intensified fighting. Total a1, lied casualties have been Light because of Superior american firepower from bombers art11 ikes spasms increase Washington apr army doctors reported today the it former presid it Dwight d. I Isen Bower has shown a fur thu r increase in heart irritability since sunday and remains in critical condition. Doctors of the Walter Reed army Hospital said that extra heartbeats have been occurring with a increasing frequency since sunday. But they added that tin re had been no further episodes of a rapid heart action a Bidi constitute the More serious sympton of his condition. The new episodes of rapid heart action struck saturday continued through the night then ended during the Day sunday. Doctors had it Walter Reed army Hospital to need the episodes a a a setback a in the 77. Year old army eneral a Battle to survive his Sev nth heart attack suffered aul. In. A medical bulletin sunday night said i Senhor res condition remained a essentially unchanged from tilt Days e Virlier re Jioras. The afternoon Bull tin had a it ported no new instant of the rapid heart Adion. Lory and helicopter gunships which have accounted for per haps 50 per cent or More of tile enemy dead. Military spokesmen in Saigon said two battalions of North vietnamese had been wiped out in a weekend of Savage fighting at the due Lap special forces Camp and a nearby District Headquarters compound. The isolated Camps at the Southern tip of the Central High lands on an invasion route from Cambodia held out against 3,000 enemy troops for three Days until reinforcements fought their Way in Lute sunday and relieved the 300defenders. At last report All quiet inside tile Camps. But less than two Miles a Gay from the District Headquarters a battalion of South vietnamese infantry men sent into the area to bolster Allied drfen.se.-, clashed with enemy units this afternoon and reported killing 15. Three g o v e r n in e n t soldiers were killed. This raised to 643 the number of enemy troops reported slain in four flays of fighting in and around due Lap. More than 200 weapons also were re it sorted captured including More than 50 rocket launchers mortars and head it machine guns. But in the due Lap fighting cd montagnard tribesmen fighting As mercenaries for the gov. Eminent were killed and were wounded. Chicago api a vice Prest Dent Hubert la. Humphrey fought off raids on his fortified position As front runner while warring democrats prepared to open their 1968 convention tonight to choose a presidential nominee behind barbed wire and Walls of police. Floor Battles loomed tin three fronts including the crucial question of peace in Vietnam before the 2,622 delegates make their White House Choice wednesday night. Convention eve prod tic de Only minor fluctuations Iii the Dele Gate strength of Humphrey and his main rivals Sens. Eugene j. Mccarthy of Minnesota and George s. Mcgovern of South Dakota despite a Day of mane vering among the major states. Mayor Richard j. Daley of Chicago delayed until whines. Day any filial decision on where he will Lead the 118-Voto Illinois delegation. Illinois atty. Gen. William g. Clark endorsed Mcgovern but said he sgt Oke Only for himself. California Assembly speaker m. Unroll heading the 174-vote delegation won by the late Robert f. Kennedy said it would be difficult for him to support Humphrey but added it would be impossible for the group to band unanimously behind any one candidate. Humphreys s u p tort e r s seemed to make tip some of this contested ground with the forecast by Frank p. Of Conner head of the new York City Council that the vie president will get about too of his state s 190 votes on tin first ballot. An associated press Jill of firmly committed or pledged delegates credited Humphrey with 8891 votes Mccarthy 4763 i and Mcgovern 37 toward the minimum of 1,312 need for the nomination. Another 785 were uncommitted with favorite sons and scattered other candidates holding 4321. The convention began Clearing away the preliminaries tonight Iii an atmosphere of a maximum Security stockade at til stockyards International amphitheatre. Delegates and alternates Wen outnumbered by troops 4. To-1. Six thousand Federal troops have been airlifted into Chicago to Back up 18,000 Illinois National guardsmen ready to combat any racial flare up or Antiwar violence. Polk cordons have sealed off the convention area. Small crowds of Antiwar demonstrators rallied sunday in downtown lakefront Park areas and marched on one hotel but there were Only a few arrests and no major disturbances. President Johnson who de dared Iii March ii would not accept his party a nomination for another term remained at his Texas ranch with no announced plans to attend the convention. Delegates writing the party platform Laboured until Midnight sunday without reaching the Vietnam question and were scheduled to resume today. Key supporters of Humphrey and Mccarthy were searching for a Compromise that might prevent a showdown on the floor. Sen. Edmund s. Muskie of Maine backing Humphrey said ii thinks tin candidates Are close enough on fundamentals to make a Compromise possible. Gov. Harold e. Hughes of Tow a Mccarthy Backer said the platform committee ought to draft a Plank covering the main goals of . Policy Leuv lug room for differences on the details. The first fireworks Wen sex. Peeled tonight Over bloc voting after sen. Daniel k. Inouye of Hawaii delivers Tho keynote address. Texas led a formal Challenge filed against a committee pro Postai to abolish the unit Rule which permits a majority of a stat delegation to dictate How its full vote shall be cast. Gov. John b. Coir rally Texas favorite son candidate said he Hopes to hold the 104.vote delegation pledged to him As a uni and told a news conference he Lias no plans to Lac president Johnson a name before the convention As rumoured last week. Clashes ailed minor As protestors Romp no will president show in Chicago Austin Tex. Apr presi Dent Johnson hero of the 1964 democratic National Convell Tion sat out the opening hours of the 1968 version at his Texas ranch today giving no hint whether head show up in Chicago. There were no announced in. Advance visitors to the lbs ranch at the Start of the new work week and no indication Johnson would be competing for headlines with his party Stoini rating convention. Because Johnson will be 60 on tuesday there has been considerable speculation he might Fly to Chicago for the occasion. It is also known however that the chief executive is acutely conscious of the fact that few incumbent presidents Ever show up at a National convention be fore the big nominating vote and the one who did so must recently Harry s. Trum ingot Little More than criticism tor his Effort. Only one bit of prospective official business for coir nation week has been Anontine Iii a summer commencement address saturday at i own school Southwest Tex state College in nearby san Marcos Johnson said that Wilbur Ohen Secretary of health education and welfare would be visiting the ranch later and bringing him a series of reports. Aides said Cohen Svi it was not imminent. That Abl net member apparently pm lied to be in Chicago for the fir St Days of the convention. Chance Hor Kurt George Kitsiu Ger of West German s id Sun. Day in a radio interview that la Felt it was Tim for a Summit meeting of leaders of the la nations Allied in the North Atlantic treaty organization who h he termed a tired and Lan Kiesinger said the invasion of Czechoslovakia by the soviet Union and four of its Warsaw pact allies showed the need for such a session. A nato Summit could hardly take place without Johnson a approval and the Texas Whit House asked for comment on Kiesinger a proposal had none. It referred All inquirers to the state department which said in Washington a we have oui seen press reports and done to have the full text of the Chancellor s re Marks. We assume the German government will lie discussing with its allies the various Points mentioned Iii the Cham. Lloris interview. We agree that the tied the my Unity of nato Are essential to our common Security a Soin observers wondered whether Johnson would be eager for a nato Summit at this Tim lest it clash with his cherished wish for an autumn meeting with the leaders of the soviet Union. Johnson went to roman Catholic and lutheran services sunday for the second week in a Row and was a bit late for both. During the protestant service the chief executive briskly fanned his restless grandchild. That was after the presidential dog Yuki got Loose in the Church and had to lie retrieved by a secret service agent. Chicago apr nearly 1,000 hippies hippies and As. Sorted purveyors of protest played traffic snarling Street tag with Mille Over a four Mil Section of Chicago a most a Incus streets sunday night climaxing a Day of varied protest demonstrations. Despite a Short barrage of rocks aimed at police in Lincoln Park after Midnight tiler were very few arrests at least eight a for the number of people a vol eds at one joint about 2,000. Activity began on a serious note Iii the Early afternoon when when several youth and Antiwar groups peacefully picketed the major hotels of democratic National convention delegates. They were protesting . Fighting in Vietnam soviet troops in Czechoslovakia Federal troops on the Alert in Chicago and vice president Hubert h. Hum Piney in the Lead for the democratic presidential nomination. But toward Midnight a sudden unplanned Romp developed that gaily zigzagged through several sections of Chicago. Problems first began whet the More than 1,000 demonstrators set up picket lines at the Conrad Hilton Ami the Palmer House they were visited by the three major presidential contenders during the Day and returned to Lincoln Park a sort of informal gathering place about three Miles North of the Loop Chicago a downtown heart. There were a couple of minor clashes with police As several persons were arrested for inter Fering with police and As dark fell the question on nearly everybody a mind was whether to obey the Parks posted ii . Closing time. Many of the demonstration marshals who kept picket lines under tight and orderly control earlier in the Day decided there was no mint Iii confronting the police sunday night and started walking among the couples and groups huddled in blankets on the grass or warming them. Selves Over trash Busket fires urging everyone to leave. Most of the overwhelmingly White crowd started to comply but ran into a half dozen negro militants near the Park in. Trance who mounted each others shoulders to shout a the Park is free the Park is ours a dozens of demonstrators took up the chant and surged Back into the Middle of the Park s narrow Southern end where marshals shouting louder than the negroes managed to change the chant to a the streets Are free the streets recurs a a into the streets a became the rallying cry and people who minutes before had been talking about wanting to go Home and sleep joined the human wave that flowed into the four Broad lanes of Clark Street promptly stopping All traffic. From then on whoever shouted loudest was the Leader for the moment. Hundreds of Young men and women some in beards and beads with painted faces some Long haired and Sandaler and some in the latest Turtleneck sweater fashions Fol Lowed whoever was ahead of them in Pell Mell run South toward the Loop 18 blocks away. Chanting was loud but indiscriminate a Humphrey go a a who hoho Chi Minh a a the Street is free the Street is ours a and a free Huey a a reference to California Black Panther defense minister Huey p. Newton now on trial for the murder of an Oakland police Man. Today s chuckle a at my age a said the old tinier a a it Isnit so much a matter of living As a problem of
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