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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - December 5, 1968, Norwich, New York
The evening Sun vol. 78. No. 175 thursday december 5, 1968 Norwich new York 13815 to per copy chances Are Bliss will stay yank deaths top count before halt Ray Bliss Republican National chairman Drew Strong support today at a meeting of gop governors at Palm Springs calif., indicating that Bliss May be retained As National chairman in spite of reports that president elect Richard m. Nixon is thinking of replacing him with a More dramatic figure As head of the party organization machinery. At left Bliss As he conferred with former president Eisenhower on the eve of voting that yielded 47 new Republican seats and eight governorships. At right top Bliss in 1964 confers with Dean Burch left whom he succeeded. At Bottom a High Point in 1968 for Bliss when he gave led at the party a National convention in Miami Beach. Rome tied up with strike for teachers As Rumor tries to organize Donovan has escorts new York apr schools supt. Bernard Donovan ordered nine Union teachers escorted to their classrooms in an East Harlem experimental school District today amid indications of new trouble in the City a continuing school crisis. The nine were barred wednesday from . 39 in the intermediate school 201 Complex by angry parents and commune. To residents in a dispute Over the teachers alleged insubordination to local District authorities. David Spencer chairman of the is 201 governing Board said the nine had insisted on holding make up classes the Day after thanksgiving As ordered by the Central Board of education although the local Board had countermanded the order. Is 201 is one of three experimental districts set up last year to test school decentralization. Another is the Ocean Hill Brownsville District in Brooklyn which has been the focus of the fall school crisis. The nine is 201 instructors were the Only ones among the districts 250 who took put Art in the United federation of teachers strike that kept most of the City a 1.1 million Public school pupils out of class for 35days. Meanwhile Rhody Mccoy District administrator for Ocean Hill said he planned to rein state three principals in his District who had been reassigned As part of the strike ending agreement. But William d. Firman the new state appointed trustee overseeing the District said he would not permit the three Back in the schools until the legality of their appointments had been determined in a court test now underway. Mccoy who was himself recently reinstated after promising to cooperate with the trus tee said he had met with Firman and told him he intended to run the eight schools in the predominantly negro and puerto rican District. There were 16 arrests at five Brooklyn and Queens schools wednesday As opposed to 39 on monday and 48 on tuesday. Weather Cloudy Windy and colder with frequent Snow flurries and Chance of occasional heavy show squalls tonight and Friday. Temperatures in 20s tonight and in 20s and Low 30�?Ts Friday. Winds 20 to 40 mph through Friday. Rome apr a 24.hour Gen. Eral strike hit Rome today As Premier designate Mariano Rumor resumed talks to form a new italian government. The strike came after two Days of violent demonstrations by workers and students in every major italian City. The workers want higher wages. The students want reforms in the educational system and both Are protesting the police killing of two sicilian farm hands during a strike Demon stratum monday night. Union leaders predicted 1.5 million persons in the Rome area would join in the strike and bring the City to a standstill. Schools were closed a to avoid unpleasantness to their pupils a the school Board said. The Stock Exchange in Milan Italy a Industrial and financial capital was closed for two Days. Students marched in Naples Rome and Milan again wednes Day night shouting ant police slogans and causing major tray wife slain he plans own War on crime new York apr a Busi. Ness executive whose wife was slain last year plans a nation wide War on crime by mobilizing a minimum of to million Ameri. Cans. H. Bruce Palmer 60, presi. Dent of the National Industrial conference Board wednesday announced formation of citizens for Justice with order adding a it took a personal tragedy in my life to motivate me to try to do something about palmers wife Dorothy 57, was stabbed to death sept. 29, 1967, in their new Vernon n.j., Home. Frederick b. Thompson 36, who worked As a tree trimer on the Palmer estate was arrested in Chicago about a month later. He was convicted of murder last nov. 21 and sentenced to death. The new organization Hopes to raise $25 million in its first drive with comedian Bob Hope honorary National chairman kicking off the Campaign on National television tonight. Plans of the new group Call for improved training programs for convicted criminals and juvenile delinquents he said with separate task forces on higher education the clergy television newspapers youth and minority groups. Fie jams. They painted a police equals Gestapo in red on the Central police station in Naples. The police remained out of sight in accordance with orders from Premier Giovanni leones caretaker government not to create further incidents. The communist party also passed the word to its members and sympathizers to Calm Down and avoid violence. Communist leaders were said to be worried that the riots would turn into anarchy and the army and the police would seize control of the government and drive the communist party underground. Like the French communists last May the italian comm. Lists Are concerned because an element they done to control the militant and exuberant students a Are becoming the main mover in the demonstrations. There was no indication that the mounting Cri. Sis was speeding up the forma Tion of the Center left coalition government which Rumor the Secretary of the dominant Chris Tian democratic party is trying to put together. Chicago jury panel eyes Walker report Chicago apr a Federal grand jury investigating disturb ances during the democratic National convention May look into a report on the subject by a task Force of the presidents commission on the causes and prevention of violence. Chief judge William j. Campbell of . District court who is directing the grand jury in Quiry said wednesday the timing and motivation of the report compiled by Daniel Walker a Chicago lawyer should be scrutinized. The timing of the Walker report he said a seems a i think any investigation of the timing by my grand jury might be appropriate. I assume they will look into that the report released sunday in Washington said a a police riot was involved in violence which surrounded the convention. Judge Campbell questioned whether the report should have been made known before it was shown to the grand jury. He also criticized the 53-Day time limit he said was placed on the Walker investigation. A i Don t know Why anyone wanting to be objective would place a time limit on an investigation. This is no Way to conduct an investigation and any one skilled in the Field would not undertake the task under such conditions a the judge said. Concerning the possibility of a grand jury probe into the Walker report judge Campbell said a the motivation might also be the subject of their inquiry. Whether it was done to influence the grand jury investigation could very Well be a subject of Saigon apr the number of americans killed in action during the first month of the halt in the bombing of North Vietnam increased 27 per cent Over . Combat dead in october figures released by the . Command showed today. But they were still Only about half what they were during fighting earlier this year particularly during enemy Fen Sives in february May and August. . Headquarters in its weekly report said 228 americans were killed in action last week. It was the highest weekly toll in two months and it raised to 681 the number of . Troops killed in the four weeks after president Johnson halted the bombing of North Vietnam. The total in october was 536. The increase underlined president Johnson a statement last week that a we must expect both hard bargaining and hard s. V Vietnam switch by Paris bound Paris apr South vietnamese officials said today their entire peace conference delegation including vice pres Dent Nguyen Cao by will arrive in Paris sunday. Officials of South Vietnam a diplomatic Mission prepared a big scale reception for by and his team at orly Airport. The French government prepared massive Security precautions. Kyd a decision to accompany Ambas Sador i Lia in Dang Lam who will head the delegation at the conference table was a sudden change of plans. He had intended following Lam by about one week. The arrival of South Vietnam steam will Clear the Way for the Start of the expanded peace Parley. But it is expected to bog Down in procedural Dis Putes As soon As to starts. By will be South Vietnam a chief strategist for the conference. Officially he is being de scribed As an adviser but in fact he will carry the authority of the Saigon government to Mastermind the presentation of his country Scase. Soon after he and Lam get to Paris they Are expected to meet with ambassador w. Averell Harriman and Cyrus r. Vance who Lead the . Delegation. The americans Are to consult with the South vietnamese on arrangements under discussion for the formal talks in which North Vietnam and the Viet congas National liberation front will join. Lynda Enro Ute to see husband Honolulu apr Lynda Robb president Johnson s elder daughter spent wednesday night Here Enro Ute to a far East reunion with her husband Marine maj. Charles s. Robb. Mrs. Robb 24, arranged to leave today for either Hung Kong or Bangkok. She declined to say exactly where or when she will meet Robb who Lias been in Vietnam since March 30, because she wants this visit to be a was private As mrs. Robb did not bring the couples five week old daughter Lucinda Desha. Robb has never seen the child. The doctor advised against bringing the baby she said. Fighting in the Days after Johnson announced the bombing halt the . Command announced that it was intensifying ground operations in South Vietnam to keep the Viet Cong and the North vietnamese from gaining an advantage because of the halt in air attacks on North Vietnam. Asked about the increase in casualties a . Spokesman noted that action accelerated last week along the cambodian Border North of Saigon where the communist command is re ported to have 15,000 to 20,000 troops. A that would account for part of it a he said pointing out that More than 700 of the 2,689 enemy troops reported killed last week died in fighting along a too mile stretch of the Border area. This appears to be the most critical area in Smith Vietnam now. Another . Command spokesman said earlier today that North Vietnam had pulled the bulk of its forces out of South Vietnam s northernmost province and the demilitarized zone just above it. The total of 2,689 enemy troops reported killed last week is As usual a subject to adjustment upward the . Spokesman said. For the previous week of nov. 17-23, the toll of enemy dead was put last thursday at 2,175 but this was increased today to 2,706. A we Only report the significant actions a the . Spokesman said. A Many More Are killed in Small actions which we have hundreds of every Day. That show they add up. There a no real Large Battle primarily. Its a whole lot of generally Small and scattered action across the country. Only a third or fourth of the total number of enemy killed come from the significant actions Only Small scattered actions were reported today. South vietnamese troops reported killing 37 enemy soldiers in two Small skirmishes in the Mekong Delta. Government casualties were said to have been Light. The american spokesman who said North Vietnam had pulled the bulk of its forces Back from the Northern Frontier also noted that North vietnamese troops Are still inside the Doz. It Isnit too Many a he said. A a we re not entirely sure How Many. Its dangerous to the . Command also declined to say by How much North Vietnam had Cut its strength in Quang Tri province just below the Doz. But other sources indicated Only one regiment of enemy soldiers or about 1,500 men is now along the Frontier in comparison with six regiments prior to the bombing halt. Nixon meets ave might alter Paris aide stance new York apr presi Dent elect Richard m. Nixon has tentatively decided against sending a personal representative to the Paris peace talks but a conference with ambassador w. Averell Harriman chief . Negotiator at the talks might change his thinking. Ronald Ziegler Nixon a press spokesman said a negative decision had been reached on sending a Republican observer to the talks aimed at ending the Vietnam War. However Harriman said in Washington wednesday that such an observer a would be very Welcome a and pointed out that a the main Burden of the negotiations will fall on the next Ziegler said he expected the matter of a Nixon representative to come up today at a conference involving Nixon Harriman or. Henry a. Kissinger who will be Nixon a assistant for National Security affairs and Robert Murphy a retired Diplomat serving As Nixon a Liaison Man with the Johnson and Vicki Cole Kin inaugural bound Deshler Ohio apr Vicki Cole says that somehow her entire family will get to Washington for the inauguration of president elect Richard m. Nixon. Vicki is the 13-year-old girl who held up the a bring us together sign which gave Nixon the idea for his inaugural Parade theme a Forward Nixon invited Vicki and her family to be his personal guests at the inauguration Jan. 20. She will be accompanied by her father the Rev. David Cole minister of the Deshler United methodist Church her Mother two Sisters Brenda 14, and re. Nee la and a brother Gregory 7. A we re All pretty excited a mrs. Cole said. A it was a personal letter. I guess that a the most exciting Vlcko said a the other kids done to envy me but they re Hap. By for me. And they re Happy for our town she said she originally had wanted democratic sen. Robert f. Kennedy to be president but by the time Nixon appeared at this Small Northwestern Ohio town on a whistle Stop tour late in october Vicki was one of about 15 a Nixon girls at his rally. A i really believe or. Nixon is the one who can bring this country Back together again a she said wednesday. It was at that rally that Vicki picked up the a Taring us together sign off the Street. She had lost her own sign which read a a lbs convinced us to vote the person who originated the poster which ended up in Vicki a hands has not revealed himself. About 8,000 were at the rally. A i done to even think he saw it a Vicki said. Ministration. Harriman also ruled out any possibility that he or his Deputy at the talks gyrus r. Vance would continue their roles after Nixon takes office Jan. 20. In a meeting with newsmen after briefing president Johnson on the talks Harriman said re establishment of the demilitarized zone would be a goal of the talks when they reach substantive issues. Nixon moved wednesday to clarify the future status of chief Justice Earl Warren who had resigned last summer contingent upon Senate confirmation of a successor an event that never occurred at the 1968 congressional session. Ziegler announced that Nixon telephoned Warren tuesday and in a 15-minute conversation urged Warren to remain on the Job until the end of the supreme courts current term next june a in order to avoid serious disruption of the work of the Ziegler said Warren agreed to serve until then. Also announced was Nixon a appointment of Roy l. Ash president of Litton industries inc., to work with him and members of the incoming administration during the transition period a on matters of Man. Aga Mont and no announcement of Cabinet level appointments is expected before the weekend but in Sacramento calif., la gov. Robert h. Finch said he had been offered the posts of Secretary of health education and welfare and As head of another department. He said he had reached a decision but that it would be announced by Nixon. Nixon will go to Palm Springs calif., Friday to address a conference of Rej Abill can governors. Pentagon probes Hospital Bias Washington apr the Pentagon is working to Stop some civilian hospitals from discriminating against the families of negro servicemen. So far the government has ruled that eight Southern hospitals Are ineligible to participate in what amounts to a military medicare program because of alleged discriminatory prac tic is. The program a joint Effort with the department of health education and welfare Marks undercover cops Dellinger target Washington apr a Leader of the Antiwar demonstrators who fought with authorities in the streets of Chicago during the democratic National convention says police under cover agents tried to Spur the protestors to violence. David Dellinger chairman of the National mobilization com. Mittee to end the War in Viet Nam told a House panel investigating the Chicago disorders wednesday that the police agents tried to blur the purpose of the demonstrators by urging them to use Force. Dellinger who was called for a second Day of testimony today before a subcommittee of the House committee on in Amerl can activities also said he had appealed to the protestors not to fight even a when police brutally attacked a my position has always been to avoid violence and to avoid provocation a Dellinger said. There was a Brief flurry be. Fore the hearing actually started wednesday when Yippie Leader Jerry Rubin appeared outside the room dressed in a Santa Claus suit and carrying a toy gun. He was ordered kept out by chairman Richard chord do. Rubin who showed up at hearings last october wearing a Bandolier and War paint told reporters his latest costume was typical of the committee which he described As a a total Cir. Rubin said he would refuse to appear As ordered at a closed session Friday and would insist on a Public hearing. Dellinger said at wednes Days hearing he advocated a revolutionary change and i use this in the form of drastic or Basic rather than i should go out and kill you or you As a pacifist Dellinger said he could understand american vietnamese cuban and Black patriots who feel it necessary to turn to viol use a to throw Oft oppressive deliver condemned the a him be Rialls United states for fight ing a War of example in he also said he con. Damned the soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia while in Chicago but said this Wasny to widely publicized. During the afternoon on the witness stand he suggested additional inquiry be made into assassinations of president John f. Kennedy and negro Leader Malcolm x. A new phase of the Pentagon a drive to Force an end to Nequi. Ties encountered by Black men in uniform. The affected hospitals in Alabama Louisiana Mississippi and South Carolina have been barred from taking part in the civilian health and medicare program of the uniformed services champs. Champs basically a military counterpart to the medicare program was set up to enable servicemen s dependents living far from military medical facial ties to get subsidized treatment. Under it the wife of a service. An May go to a civilian doctor or Hospital for medical care and have most if not All the Bill paid for by the Pentagon. A total of 7,000 hospitals Are currently eligible to participate in the program. Unless the eight Southern hospitals change what the govern ment regards As discriminatory policies they cannot be Reim. Buried for medical treatment provided to servicemen or their families. This will encourage if not Force service families to seek out other hospitals on the Penta gone a approved list. The Pentagon a findings of discrimination have been based almost solely on information compiled by the department of health education and welfare in running the medicare pro Gram officials said. Officials explained that the two departments Are working together to avoid a situation where a Hospital might be on hews blacklist but cleared to receive Pentagon medical Money. Hew declined to detail what the hospitals had done that was discriminatory. Today a chuckle a there s no charge Madam a said the taxi Driver to his passenger a you did most of the shopping Days til Christmas
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