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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - December 6, 1968, Norwich, New York
Court rules Board supervisors makeup unconstitutionally Casey Jones supreme cout Justice David f. Lee or. Of Norwich ruled today that the Chenango county Board of supervisors is unconstitutionally Mal apportioned and said he would listen to reapportionment plans on and after Jan. 3. In a 12-Page decision the court granted a motion for summary judgment requested by the plaintiff the Rev. Wayne d. Pokorney curate of the Emmanuel episcopal Church Norwich who is acting in his own behalf. Judge Lee ordered that a judgment May be entered for one a declaring that the present apportionment violates the equal Protection provision of the . And new York state constitutions. Two a declaring that sections 150 and 153 of the county Law pertaining to the present apportionment of the Board of supervisors violated constitutional provisions. Three providing that the present Board of supervisors shall continue to function As presently constituted. Four a providing that those supervisors elected in the 1969 general election will be chosen in accordance with present existing provisions of the Law unless a constitutionally acceptable method of apportionment becomes effective before that time. Five a providing that tile terms of the supervisors elected next year will expire at the end of 1970, after serving Only one year unless the court otherwise directs in the meantime. Six a providing that a this court retains jurisdiction of the action and will entertain an application by any of the parties at any special term on or after Jan. 3, for further Relief a in the Light of action Quot taken by the Board to comply with the constitutional mandate and for such further Relief As shall be just and proper. The order apparently indicates that judge Lee expects a new plan to be enacted by Jan i 1971, and he allows tile Board to continue its operations until that time. He also makes no actual reference to a computerized weighted voting plan which is presently being considered by the Board although county attorney James Haynes used this As a partial defense in explaining Why the Board had not been realigned. Judge Lee left no doubt As to the apportionment question declaring at least three times that the Board is Mal apportioned in accordance with the . Supreme court decision. He also threw out a procedural question raised by or. Haynes that the notice showing intent to move for tile judgment was not served within the time outlined under the Law. He referred to several decisions As he ruled a the Contention that service was not timely is without he also granted the City of Norwich a further Chance to intervene As a party defendant in the action if it wishes to a since the City might seek to question the Validity of any City local Laws that might be required he said any application which the City wishes to make in these regards will be heard. The City had previously decided not to become involved in the motion for summary judgment. The judge previously granted a motion by the state of new Yore to become a defendant in the proceedings. In making his decision the judge noted there Are no disputed material facts in the Case although the Board urged there Are triable issues of fact. In citing populations of several of the towns and the City districts he said a thus 253 residents in one town German have As much say on the Board As do 4,624 in another town Greene and As much As do 5,147 in three continued on Page 5 the evening Sun vol. 78, no. 176 Friday december 6, 1968 Norwich new York 13815 10<f per copy Agnew new Aid Era due Palm Springs Calif. A f a Maryland gov. Spiro t. Agnew said today that just As he was a controversial candidate in the presidential Campaign a there is no reason to believe that i will be any less controversial As speaking in Advance of president elect Richard m. Nixon a arrival at the Republican governors conference Agnew predicted that the new gop administration will provide a an Era of Renaissance for state govern Mentse by giving them flexibility in spending Federal Grants. Designated by Nixon As his bastion with state governors Agnew gave voice to the com plaints that the governors have been stacking up to present to Nixon who is scheduled for a midday arrival. Aides said Nixon expects to talk to every gop governor and those newly elected before and after he Speaks at a formal conference state Din Ner tonight. Agnew s remarks were pre pared for delivery. Agnew told his colleagues that they can expect him to meet their complaints that washing ton parcels out Federal Grant Money on an uneven basis mid keeps its hand too rigidly on spending. Agnew told a conference pan Els a a i was a controversial governor i have been a controversial candidate for vice president. There is no reason to believe that i will be any less controversial As a i do not intend to play games with the secret meaning of words nor practice the gentle Art of the platitude. I do not intend to rely on dictionary definitions and do intend to Call the shots As i see them. I think this is what Richard Nixon selected me to do and what the american people elected me to in a speech that obviously passed through the Nixon Clearing House and was stamped valid Agnew came out in favor of Block Grants to the states. This would give them More leeway in spending Federal funds. Agnew said there had devel oped a an unhealthy Short Cir cuito Between Washington and the cities which detoured state government control of pro Grams. 37 bases towns targets of reds Claus that refreshes three year old Sean Henchey son of or. And mrs. Henry Henchey of 38 Silver Street Norwich Fries to catch snowflakes As his twin aunts Lisa left and Desiree Christophersen try to think of what to Tell Santa Claus thursday night. The Jolly old gent arrived in the City amid a scattering of flakes to take up residence in his Igloo in East Side Park where he will be until Christmas eve. The seven year old girls Are daughters of mrs. Lillian Christophersen also of 38 Silver Street. Other photos by Casey Jones on Page 3. Ramsey Clark had key role in Walker study paper says Saigon apr Viet Cong and North vietnamese gunners shelled 37 Allied leases and South vietnamese towns thursday night and Early Friday in the heaviest rash of such attacks since the halt in the bombing of North Vietnam nov. I military spokesmen reported today. The spokesmen said from 300 to 400 mortar and rocket rounds were fired. A total of 27 South vietnamese were reported killed and 104 wounded in the shellings and in three terrorist attacks. The majority of the rocket and mortar attacks came in an arc Northwest to North of Saigon. Enemy troops in that area also rampaged through a Hamlet killing la persons wounding another 22 and burning 25 houses despite the presence of thousands of american and South vietnamese troops in nearby areas. It took South vietnamese reinforcements two hours to move less than two Miles to the Aid of the lightly defended Hamlet which is 60 Miles North of Sai gon and just outside the heavily defended provincial capital of an Loc. By the time the reinforcements arrived the attackers had pulled out and their casualties if any were not known. A government spokesman in Saigon said he did not know the reason for the delay in reinforcing the Hamlet which was defended by 30 militiamen. Five of the rocket and mortar attacks were within one to four Miles of an Loc against . Air cavalrymen in night bivouac South vietnamese infantrymen and the an Loc District Headquarters. The american command also announced that two . Helicopters were shot Down within to Miles of an Loc on wednesday and thursday killing All eight crewmen aboard. The losses raised to 950 the number of american helicopters shot Down Over South Vietnam since Jan. 1,1961. U. S. Headquarters said the shelling of . Bases caused Light casualties and damage and artillery and helicopter gunships were employed against repeal of sales tax j a Chenango county citizens organization today ripped into the recently approved two per cent sales tax and vowed to support supervisors running on a platform of repeal. The members hard hitting attack appears in full on Page 5 of today a evening Sun. Procedural tight develops in Paris Paris apr the United states and North Vietnam were reported today to have reached agreement on at least six procedural Points but delay still loomed for the Start of expanded peace talks. A sticking Point is the shape of a table for the negotiators seemingly trivial but highly significant for South Vietnam and the Vici Cong s National liberation front who will join the talks for the first time. The allies want a rectangular table with the United states and South Vietnam on one Side Washington apr atty. Gen. Ramsey Clark described today As a pure fabrication a published report that the Justice department rewrote the special report on violence during the democratic National convention. Clark acknowledged govern ment attorneys received and Vance copies of the report but said the departments Only Sug. Tested changes involved Dele Tion of comments on cases under investigation. A the department did not suggest the change of even one word in the summary a he said. The Chicago Tribune said today in a Story by Chesly Manly that it was advised by an authoritative source thursday of Clarks role in the final draft of the controversial report re pay hike May be late for Nixon Washington apr the new Congress will have to move fast if it intends to give Rich Ard m. Nixon a pay raise when he becomes president or to Stop a hefty salary hike for its own members. President Johnson is expected to recommend across the Board pay boosts from president on Down through Congress and the executive and judiciary branches. In order for Nixon to get a raise from the current pay scale of $100,000 yearly Congress would have to give its approval before inauguration Day Jan. 20. The Constitution forbids any change in the presidents salary during his term in office. Thus Congress would have to Okay the boost before Jan. 20, or else Nixon will have to wait for a possible second term. However most other pay recommendations for congressman judges and various offi dais would go into effect in mid february without Cong res weather variable cloudiness and cold with slowly diminishing winds and Chance of lingering Snow flurries Over the mountains to night and i saturday. Temperatures to night 15 to 25 and highs saturday in mid to upper 20s. Signal action. The increases May follow the recommendations of a nine Merlier commission created by Congress in 1967 to make a study of government pay Scales. The Law that created the commission requires any pay raises recommended by the president must be included in his budget to be submitted to Congress by Johnson no later than january 18. The White House said the commission recommendations have not been formally presented to the president who can re. Vise them up or Down or ignore tile in completely. Congress could approve the whole thing except for president. Leased sunday in Washington. The report was prepared by the Chicago study team of the presidents National commis Sion on the causes and Preven Tion of violence. It was submitted by Daniel Walker a lawyer who is president of the Chicago crime commission and who headed the study team. According to the Tribune a in Formant Walker took copies of his report to Washington and showed them to half a dozen persons including Clark. The attorney general was not satisfied and the report particularly the summary which accused Chicago police of unrestrained brutality against demonstrators a was rewritten under Clarks direction. The Tribune gave this account of other background on the re port and How it came to be re leased sunday Walker wanted to be named special prosecutor for a Federal grand jury. Nixon not planning on observer at Paris los Angeles apr pres ident elect Richard m. Nixon has reaffirmed his intention not to Send an interim observer to Paris to sit in on the Vietnam peace talks. Earlier thursday w. Averell Harriman the chief . Negotiator in Paris emerged from a hour Long meeting with the president elect and indicate i that a representative of the new Admi i Stratton probably would be sent to Paris before the first of the year. A i got the impression that he will Send an observer a Harri. Man said of Nixon a a but i done to know who he will be or when he will a it seems to or. Cyrus a Vance and i that this will be a very excellent a Ltd to show continuity a Harriman said. A it was perfectly Clear that or. Nixon wanted to have a continuity in these standing beside Harriman at that moment was Ronald l. Ziegler Nixon a press spokesman who less than 24 hours earlier had disclosed that Nixon a1. Ready had reached a tentative decision against sending a pre. Inauguration envoy to Paris. On this later occasion Ziegler listened to Harriman express Confidence such an emissary would be dispatched and commented a the thinking at this time is leaning toward sending an Nixon Talent Hunter seeks creativity Washington apr the chief Talent scout for the Nixon administrations first team is a doctor of divinity who once graded potatoes and now grades potential secretaries of state. And or. Glenn a. Olds does no to think the Best potatoes or men necessarily come in neat rounded packages. Olds former president of Massachusetts Springfield col lege spent seven months interviewing 1,500 persons sizing them up As possible Cabinet secretaries advisers administrators and consultants for Richard m. Nixon. As Nixon and his advisers go through the process of selecting the men to replace Johnson administration appointees they Are working with Olds scouting reports. There is a folder for each major appointive position open to the president elect with Cross references. In studying them Nixon will find some surprises. Olds who declined to name names in an interview said he recommended some of the top ten in the country for roles that might be considered unusual under the theory Square pegs get stale in Square holes. A i used to run a potato sorter and i just done to believe that All the Best meat comes from this round package a said Olds his fingers shaping a Circle. A in fact i have a Little suspicion of the Well rounded Man with the . I think we need angularity. We need Crea. thus in making recommendations to Nixon he included one group a my staff Coily Calls the old Sian category. A in that category i recon mend always someone like this a that is to say a person that you a say a Are you out of your Cotton picking mind Olds Why this Guy i always thought of him As this or a a i did this with some of the top people in the country that is people who Are always and conventionally thought of in a particular role. I recommended them in other different roles. A you know Whitehead Alfred North Whitehead mathematic. Cian and philosopher once said that ideas Are like fish you catch them fresh or they stink. You get a Man habituated to a Field he goes stale. Olds is 47, his Brown suit has a Natty Cut his sideburns Are to dishy Long and his entry in who a who carries an even longer list of academic credits including a doctor of divinity from Willamette University and pm. D. In philosophy from Yale. He is author of a the Christian corrective to the Campus nevertheless a a in Man Oregon farm boy so my orientation is both earthy and practical a said Olds. When he was at Springfield the late president John f. Kennedy was on the College Board a and i was involved in helping to get the peace corps he also helped Sargent Shriver set up Vista. How did he become Nixon a Talent scout a i backed into this thing a he said by writing a memorandum on a new foreign policy strategy which was shown to Nixon by a Mutual Friend. Thus he became Nixon a Spe Cial assistant for manpower and development with a a Clear under standing Between them. Said Olds a emr. Nixon said a Glenn i done to want you to be concerned with political partisanship and so on there la be enough people involved in the Campaign that will be concerned about those things. I want you to be concerned with competence and the Quality of the input both in people and of in be oper ated totally on that and North Vietnam and the Viet Cong on the other. North Vietnam wants a Square table to show the Independence of its protege the Viet Cong. South Vietnam recognizes the Viet Cong Only As part of the North s delegation. In Saigon vice president Nguyen can by discussing the forthcoming negotiations declared in a radio television address a there is no reason that we shall let the communists achieve through negotiations their dream of domination because of a minute of weakness on our part. A your delegation will come to the conference table neither to wrestle for any advantage nor to Force the opposite Side to Concession. We will Only demand that there be reasonableness Equality and rationality. In two private meetings earlier this week the United states and North Vietnam agreed on a number of Points including the room and the language to be used at the outset of the conference. Despite the squabble Over the shape of the table . Sources said agreement has been reached on six or seven other Points and they still Hope for the first procedural meeting to be held next week. They added that one of the most important agreed Points is that there shall be four speakers at the opening session one for each of the groups attending the conference. This implies an acknowledgement that the conference is four sided. North Vietnam a chief Delegate Xuan Thuy cast some doubt on whether the first meeting could be held next week. At a reception thursday night reporters asked him How important the shape of the table was. A whether ifs important or not it must be resolved a he replied. A you cannot sit Down at a conference without a . A ambassador Cyrus Vance and North Vietnam a col. A Van Lau who have been conducting the private sessions were scheduled to meet again today or saturday to tackle the table Issue again. They have agreed that the Deputy leaders of the four teams will begin the expanded conference by working out the rules of conference procedure. Vance said in an interview broadcast thursday by the British broadcasting corp. That he hoped the expanded talks delayed now for a month by Sal gon s Boycott a will get under Way the first part of next the suspected enemy firing Post tons with unknown in 28 of the attacks the targets were to provincial capitals mid District towns and 18 South vietnamese military bases a gov eminent spokesman said. The government said that since the halt in the bombing there have been 115 shellings of provincial capitals and District towns with 56 civilians killed and 498 wounded. The attacks on american installations included 25 rounds of mortar fire slammed into a . Army support area in the sprawling Bien Hon air base 15 Miles North of Saigon. At the Northern end of South Vietnam . Marine bombers and the battleship new Jersey made coordinated attacks thursday on North vietnamese gun positions and bunkers inside the demilitarized zone for the second time this week. Us. Headquarters said tile 1,900-Pound shells from the new Jersey s 16-Inch guns and the bombs from the jets smashed five 50-caliber machine gun emplacements 15 bunkers and 65 Yards of trenches. Two american pilots flying Light reconnaissance planes Over the Southern half of the Doz had spotted the emplacement about three Miles Northeast of the . Combat base at con Thien. A there were no reports of guns in the emplacements a a . Spokesman said. A the emplacements were attacked to make sure that guns weren t moved guardsmen reservists release due Washington apr the Pentagon intends to release about 20,000 army National guardsmen and reservists now on Active duty and replace them through increasing draft Calls by possibly 3,000 men a Mouth sources say. It was Learned that the army has decided to free its mobilized guardsmen and reservists by the end of 1969, meaning a savings of at least five months from the two years they could have served. Meanwhile sources said draft Calls will be boosted starting several months ahead of time to have regulars ready to fill the gaps left by the departing guardsmen and reservists. Army officials calculate it takes about five months to put a Man through Basic and advanced individual training and give him leave before he can tie assigned to a unit. Today a chuckle if the cigarette commercials on to were a millimetre Shorter they might not sound nearly so silly. Shopping Days til Christmas
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