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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - August 29, 1968, Norwich, New York
The evening Jun vol. 78, no. 107 thursday August 29, 1968 a Norwich new York 13815 10c per copy vice president delegates Irene helming Choice Shriver Muskie top Humphrey list Battle in Street near hotel has overshadows vote Chicago apr some 3,000 Antiwar demonstrators and Chi Cago police battled beneath the windows of the Conrad Hilton hotel the democratic National c o n v e ii 11 o n Headquarters wednesday night As Hubert h. Humphrey was receiving the party s presidential nomination across town. Early today As Illinois a. Tonal guardsmen formed a protective Circle around the Hilton some 600 dissident convention delegates and youths marched Down Michigan Avenue. They carried candles and Sang softly while the Antiwar protesters slept in a Park across the Street from the hotel. The International mph Thea. Tre site of the convention and five Miles Distant remained secure behind police guards and a barbed wire Fence. Tear Gas filtered throughout the nations largest hotel wednesday night even reaching the 25th-floor suite of Humphrey and the room of sen. Eugene j. Mccarthy. Police used clubs in subduing the demonstrators most of them White youths some of them bearded and Sandaler some clean Cut. Police arrested 267 youths. At least 300 demonstrates were injured most of them from the policemen a clubs As the youths surged into police lines and attempted to storm the hotel. For a Short time Hilton guests including mrs. My Vigil kept in new York As a protest new York apr demonstrators numbering up to too at one Point staged an All night Vigil in times Square Early today to protest a the Gestapo tactics they Chicago police used in the democratic convention City. Many wore the Campaign buttons of sen. Eugene j. My earthy the Minnesota demo Erat who lost his party a presidential nomination to vice pres ident Hubert h. Humphrey. A few carried a thank you Nyp do signs an apparent com Parison of new York police a handling of demonstrators ions with their counterparts in Chi Cago. By the morning Rush hour the size of the Vigil had dwindled to about 60 persons the hard Core of demonstrators who began assembling shortly before mid. Night. Several times during the night passersby jeered at them. Police arrested one heckler when he refused to move. The demonstrators marched along 42nd Street Between Sev. Tenth Avenue and Broadway in front of the Allied chemical Tower chanting a Chicago is just like Prague and a Stop the Chicago spokesmen the demonstrators were from the fifth Avenue peace Parade commit tee women for peace in Vietnam. Dissidents plan Chicago March Chicago apr dissident delegates proposed a March on the democratic National convention Hall tonight after bloody clashes Between police and Antiwar demonstrators on the previous night. A crowd of 600 protesters in. Eluding Many delegates carried candles and Sang softly in a March Down Chicago a lakefront hotel Row after the Melee wednesday night. Weather fair to partly Cloudy through Friday and quite Likely through the weekend. Highs today and Friday in the 70s and lower 80s. Lows to night mainly in the 40s. Earthy were virtual prisoners in the hotel. They were refused permission to leave by police As trash fires were set in Michigan Avenue just outside police cars were stoned and some hotel windows were broken by crowd pressure. The estimated 3,000 protesters filled Michigan Avenue from sidewalk to sidewalk during the Melee blocking All traffic taunting police with names throwing an occasional Rock or bottle and refusing orders to disperse. Police after the original confrontation beat and dragged tile protesting youths into police vans. Violence even invaded the hotels red carpeted lobby As police pursuing fleeing Demontra. Tors fell upon an unidentified Long haired newsman. He was beaten and dragged through the lobby door. He was released at the insistence of two Columbia broadcasting system executives and taken to an Aid station set up by supporters of Mccarthy on the hotels 15th floor. Sidney Lens a demonstration Leader 15 of the injured remained at the hotel because a the cops Are arresting anyone with a Mccarthy a 13-year-old daughter Margaret rolled bandages for a time and Mccarthy came Down briefly to talk with several injured persons. Much of the hours Long con. Fron tation appeared to be a stand off with a double line of police stretching from sidewalk to sidewalk and backed by a double line of Rifle carrying National guardsmen facing an equal number of demonstrators who sat or stood in the Street milling and singing an occasional song. But during several Street Clearing rushes five and six policemen would fall upon a single demonstrator who had shouted an insult club him then drag the demonstrator across streets strewn with broken Glass to the Paddy wagons. Photographers who tried to take pictures of these incidents were often threatened by groups of police who raised their culls and shouted in unison a get out of Here a several were arrested. Police supt. James b. Conlisk a the Force used was the Force necessary to repel the Vietnam toll up As Battle is stepped up Saigon apr the . Command today reported Sharp new fighting in Vietnam and the resumption of heavy enemy attacks last week brought death to More Ameri can South vietnamese and ene my troops than in any other week this summer. . Headquarters reported 308 americans killed in action last week the highest toll since june 15, and another 1,144 were wounded. The Headquarters 4,755 Viet Cong and North vietnamese were slain the biggest weekly total since May 18. South vietnamese Headquarters reported 495 government troops killed their heaviest loss since May la. Battle reports from american and South vietnamese head quarters told of a dozen heavy enemy barrages on military posts and towns new fighting below the demilitarized zone and Northwest of Saigon and three helicopters shot Down in combat. The biggest Battle was 32 Miles Northwest of Saigon where . Jets and artillery rained fire on a North vietnamese battalion brought to Bay by troops of the 101st air cavalry division. Prague apr leaders of Czechoslovakia a communist party went ahead today with a slow modification of their Liber a1 reforms. Opposition still was voiced to the capitulation to Moscow but increasing numbers of people appeared to accept it As inevitable. Premier Eliric Cernik announced that the government had decided on temporary measures to restrict press Freedom. Czechoslovak communist party leaders considered whether Lection i party Lection to cancel the defiant last week of an All Liber Central committee an Moscow called illegal. Cernik the gov would continue its libera As much As possible u soviet occupation. He t to workers and official on with their jobs. The National Assembly fused tuesday to ratify agreement reached by slovak and soviet leaders in four Days of negotiations in Moscow. It demanded that the rement nurse Ier the pealed to get by re. The Sec to. Government insist on a firm Date for withdrawal of the 350,000 soviet Block occupation troops it also demanded release of All persons arrested under the occupation Freedom for All government organs and mass Media and continuation of the democratization process begun in january. The secretly printed liter Arni Listy the writers federation weekly declared a we Are free let us remain free. If anyone wants to put us on our Knees let us make it As hard As possible for him. Only potential murder ers can be Friendly with Ranur travellers from Northern Bohemia anti soviet Dein on starters had torn Down a so Viet tank from its place on a War memorial and hanged an effigy of a soviet Soldier in one area they gypsies dismantled antennas and other parts of soviet tanks while other persons engaged the Crews in Converse Tion. But Public displays of resistance appeared to be subsiding in Prague. Blaring Uto horns had signalled Short strikes monday and tuesday b it there were no work stoppages wednesday. A demonstration planned by students wed Les Day night was cancelled at the request of National Assembly president Joseph sin to sky. A the told us it would be no Good to have a demonstration at this time a a student spokesman . A we could see his czechoslovak leaders have called on the people to avoid provoking the soviet troops. Before the nominating spes began wednesday in Chi delegates heard Johnson a Gram reaffirming he Wii run for re election. A that decision a tilt Gram a was and is Irre today sch us Al a when the eyes a c de the hearing becomes in acute a says a medical Hority. We have noticed eral people Experiment in Church. Mccarthy a is a no is still mentioned vice president Hubert h. Humphrey democratic pres Edentia i nominee los. Guatemala envoy slain probe pressed Guatemala apr Guate Malan authorities pressed the Hunt today for the killers of . Ambassador John Gordon mein but there was no word of Progress. The assassins machine gunned mein wednesday afternoon after boxing in his limousine on a main Street of Guatemala City. The 54-year-old career Diplomat was Cut Down As he tried to escape. In Washington a state department spokesman presi Dent Johnson and Secretary of state Dean Rusk were a shocked and grieved by the slaying believed to be the first assassination of a . Ambassador. Washington asked Guatemala for a full investigation. President Julio Cesar Mendez Montenegro declared a 30-Day state of siege and proclaimed three Days of mourning. His decree expressed the a deep condolences of the government and people of Guatemala to the government and people of the United Mendez in a statement to newsmen described the ambassador As a a sincere Friend of it was assumed that mein was the victim of one of the extremist factions who have been warring in Guatemala for months. But there was no indication whether Liis assassins were from the ultralight or the Ultra left. Embassy press attache Richard Knowles of Waterloo Iowa gave this account of the assassination mein and his guatemalan chauffeur were in route from the envoys residence to tile embassy when a car pulled in front of the limousine and a truck pulled up behind preventing the ambassadors automobile from moving either Way. Two men forced the chauffeur out of the limousine. Mein tried to flee but a a burst of machine gun fire brought him Down. The attack occurred a few blocks from the spot where two american military men col. John Daniel Webber and capt. Ernest a. Moline were slain in a similar attack last Jan. 16. Mein was a Veteran of diplomatic service in Europe Asia and latin America. He was named ambassador to Guatemala in 1965. Chicago apr vice president Hubert h. Humphrey won the democratic presidential nomination wednesday night in a violence threatened party convention deeply divided on Vietnam War policy and Unee Taii of its ticket s Fate in november. In command All the Way Humphrey trampled the challenges of peace candidates Sens. Eugene j. Mccarthy and George s. Mcgovern to become the election opponent of Republican Richard m. Nixon. The vice presidents method Cally obtained Victory was greeted with mixed enthusiasm and apprehension by Security harnessed delegates to this most guarded and restricted of All National conventions. The selection of Humphrey promised to Lay before the nations voters a Choice Between president Johnson a Domestic and foreign policies which the vice president has backed solidly As a member of the administration team and a proposed Nixon program that varies More in details than essentials. The final countdown with 1,312 votes needed for the nomination was Humphrey 1,761%. Mccarthy 601. Mcgovern 146 l/2. The Rev. Channing Phillips of Tim District of Columbia. Negro who ran As a favorite son of Black delegates 67 1 j. Humphrey prepared to Complete the ticket today from an announced list that still included m earthy As a possible running mate despite the Minnesota senator s rejection of such suggestions. Most speculation focused on either sen. Edmund s. Muskie of Maine or Sargent Shriver ambassador to France. The vice presidential Choice is to be ratified at the conventions final session tonight when president Johnson is expected to make his Only appearance. Johnson a prompt response to Humphreys Victory in a statement released at his Texas ranch was that the party had nominated a an excellent and an especially Well qualified he expressed Hope that All democrats would a unite behind Iii and move Forward to Victory Iii the but the degree of Unity remained in question. Although the nomination was made unanimous by motion of Illinois state chairman James Ronan neither Mccarthy nor Mcgovern came before the convention in the usual custom to pledge Active allegiance. Mccarthy telephoned his congratulations to Humphrey but told a news conference it is a still an open questions whether he will Campaign for the vice president or even support the latter s presidential bid. He in will not run As a separate party candidate. A i think i lost because political procedures done to respond to the judgment of the people a Mccarthy a but i look upon it As a temporary setback at deploring the violence when 3,000 Antiwar demonstrators fought a bloody Street Battle Iii downtown Chicago with an equal number of police and guardsmen he the Convell Tion never should have been held in Chicago. A there were too Many warnings against coming Here a he . Humphrey told a Post Midnight news conference tile bloody confrontation put a bad Mark a on what could have Boon a Beautiful the nominee a my happiness has been mixed with sorrow. It always makes you feel badly when there is the violent Melee was entered outside the conventions Headquarters hotel. Humphrey. Mccarthy and Mcgovern were All present. Tear Gas Fil Tenni into Humphrey s 25th floor suite. Alxxia 300 persons were injured As police used clubs to rout the protesters. At Lea it 140 arrests were made the outbreak followed the conventions rejection of a peace Plank that a Complete and conditional halt in All bombing of North Vietnam. Humphreys forces won a critical vote 1,567 % to 1,041 1 i to keep in the party platform a pro administration Plank that made a bombing halt contingent on a reciprocal response from Hanoi and the safety of . Troops in South Vietnam. Mcgovern that while he does not accept the Vietnam platform Plank the convention adopted he will support Humphrey in ids own Effort to get re elected to the Senate. Characteristically Humphrey leaped to his feet and clapped his hands joyfully when the votes of the Pennsylvania delegation put him Over the top of the majority necessary for nomination. When a picture of his wife Muriel in convention Hall was flashed on the television set he rushed up and kissed the screen. A i feel like really jumping a he told supporters and newsmen who jammed his hotel suite at the moment of Victory. Eisenhower off critical list Imam Anuw Washington apr for Mer president Dwight d. Eisenhower now off the critical list was reported today to be making new Progress. The Progress is such doctors at the Walter Reed army Hospi Tai that they ire curtailing to a single medical bulletin a Day reports on his condition unless there is some presently unforeseen change. The doctors who announced wednesday that the general had been removed from the critical list although still in a a a serious conditions also reported Iii a medical bulletin issued shortly after to . Edt a Gen. Eisenhower has had an other comfortable night. The de creased evidence of cardiac irritability noted in yesterdays bulletins persists. A the general a appetite is improving and his restricted sodium diet is slowly being there have recently been three medical reports per Day. The former president and world War n commando had been listed As critical since suf Fermi his seventh heart attack aug. In. Doctors reporting Eisenhowe. Or has gone four Days without major heart irritability wednesday a we no longer View the immediate situation As critical but still View the disease As but doctors say they can Tell yet whether Eisenhower 77, a it ill be Able to return to his amal Active life. He had returned from a round of Golf in Palm Springs Calif april 29 when he suffered tile first of the four heart attacks which have kept him virtually bedridden for four months. A because of the extent of Gen. Eisenhower a underlying coronary artery disease his present condition must still be considered serious albeit not necessarily critical at this time a the afternoon medical bulletin from Walter Reed army Hospital. A the Long Range Outlook is still guarded and the potential for sudden reversal of the cur rent favourable trend is Ever present a it added. The general a latest trouble stemmed from spurts of ineffectual heart fluttering called ventricular fibrillation. Interspersed with irregular spasms called heart irritability. Sargent Shriver ambassador to France is mind Muskie senator Maine Gene loses but achieves his goal Hail w a Plank Saigon apr almost unanimously top ranking american staff officers in Vietnam today welcomed the democratic National conventions refusal to endorse an unconditional halt in the bombing of North Vietnam. A you wont find anyone around Here who wants to halt the bombing a one officer . Top South vietnamese offi dais also expressed gratified Tion privately. There was no official comment from president Nguyen Van Thieu. With the current bombing policy generally endorsed by the platforms of both . Parties soldiers in Vietnam tended to react to the democratic nomination of vice president Hubert h. Humphrey according to their personal politics. Chicago apr sen. Eugene j. Mccarthy bucked the democratic party establishment with legions of breathless youngsters and none of tile time honoured weapons and Wiles of the successful politician. He had no Money no name no political base no organization no influential support. So he lost in the conventional sense of the word in that he failed to win his party a presidential nomination. But Mccarthy won something. Too especially in the Light of the rather limited goal lit set for himself when he announced his candidacy nine months ago. Then it was merely to take the War in Vietnam before the american people personified in a candidate to allow those people a vote on that War. Eugene Joseph Mccarthy also won ids race in the sense that american politics May never be the same after the romantic adventure that began so quietly in the new Hampshire Snow last Winter. His Young supporters although looking wednesday night As if the world had just ended Are also taking heart from some of the Battles won by Mccarthy on his Way to losing the War. Ile was the leading Edge of the Avalanche that ultimately forced president Lyndon Baines Johnson to announce he would not seek another term. He spread throughout the land a new belief that housewives clerks and College kids thousands and thousands of College kids could find themselves a Niche and play a role in shaping the nations future. He gave a new image and likeness to the word there have been few if any like this former professor who rejected virtually every a it lit i Cal orthodoxy and tradition spoke Low and avoided the carnival trappings of a political Campaign whenever possible. Yet in these very victories Lay his ultimate political defeat by Hubert h. Humphrey in tin con volition wednesday night. It was the untested kids against the pros pros who had not Only been Iii the game a Long time but happened to hold the Quot reins of . Political Power at the moment. The children a crusade did have the pros looking Back Over their shoulders from time to time wondering Why Mccarthy refused to lie Down and die. But they never lost control of the Way things operate in a political party so Many decades old. Mccarthy lost too because in his 20 years in politics Hgt had czech party leaders modify reforms never developed a political base to which he could return for major support when the time came for the big move. He was an efficient senator Well liked in Minnesota but he had Little patronage to give out fewer political debts to collect. Mccarthy lost because he re. Riia Imd far out of the democratic club Iii a year when the convention was deeply entrenched within it. There was a yawning generation Gap Between the Mccarthy ites and the party regulars. Neither Spike the others language or Ever really tried to. President Kex peeled Iii Chicago Austin Tex. Apr presi. Dent Johnson applauding the Convent Ion that endorsed his Vietnam War Dicy and nominated his vice president is thought Likely to appear at the convention tonight to anoint the democratic ticket. In keeping with Johnson a preference for secrecy there was no official Advance word on any plans to attend the democratic National convention in Chicago. But tile president discarded the cloak of impartiality lies worn sometimes festively the past few weeks and commended the nomination of Hubert a Humphrey As the party s stand Ard bearer. A now that the party has Nom mated an excellent and an especially Well qua i if led candidate for president president Johnson that All democrats will unite behind him and move for Ward to Victory in the election a press Secretary George Christian at tile Texas White House. Christian Johnson called Humphrey to offer congratulations As soon As tile president watched tile vice president get the nomination on television. Johnson s statement noted Quot All viewpoints have been sex. Pressed at the Johnson did no to refer to the Vietnam platform Dank considered a Victory for his and tit Inis frat iou. But on his 60th birthday tuesday he had he hoped tile positions of the major Par ties on the War a will not be too that Way he explained the world wont have to wait until november to find out americans course in Vietnam
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