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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - December 30, 1968, Norwich, New York
The evening Sun vol. 78, no. 191monday, december 30, 1968 Norwich be York 13815 10$ per copy us Cong plan new pow talk Saigon apr the . Command announced today it will Send five representatives new year s Day to a second meeting with the Viet Cong in an attempt to secure the release of three american prisoners of War promised Freedom by the enemy. In a broadcast Over the armed forces radio . Headquarters said a cease fire would be observed around the meeting site 50 Miles Northwest of Saigon. A to ensure the safety of the prisoners and the participants from the opposing Quot the . Announcement said a a corridor to the meeting place free of military action on the part of the allies from 6 . Until three hours after the meeting ends will be established. The corridor will be approximately two kilo meters wide and will run Southwest from the meeting site in a straight the . Command said it assumed the Viet Cong would Send an equal number of unarmed representatives to the meeting and that there will be no other military forces within six tenths of a Miles one Kilometre re of the meeting place. The meeting will be held in the same open Field in which . And Viet Cong representatives met for 2fy> hours Christmas Day. That time they failed to reach agreement on arrangements for release of the prison ers. . Officials reported that the Leader of the Viet Cong team said the prisoners were not available for release that Day and he did not have the authority to state when they would be available. There has been no indication from the Viet Cong however that it would bring the prisoners to the meeting. Nixon View on Vietnam is set to go key Biscayne Fla. Apr president elect Nixon is expected to dispatch written Vietnam policy instructions to . Diplomats and military commanders soon after he takes of fice Jan. 20. A top Nixon adviser said these instructions would define the Aims of the new administration and outline specific measures required to achieve them. The aide said such messages would go to . Negotiators at the Paris peace talks to the . Embassy in Saigon and to military commanders in the Field. To prepare for Vietnam policy decisions Nixon has assigned his top diplomatic and Security aides to draw up an account of various alternatives which could be adopted. That assignment went to Secretary of state designate Wil Ham p. Rogers Secretary of defense designate Melvin r. Laird and or. Henry a. Kissinger Nixon s assistant for National Security affairs. After receiving those options instead of a consensus style policy paper the aide said Nixon can scan All the possibilities before deciding on his administration a course. Europe hails Sophia s baby Geneva apr Flowers and congratulations poured in today for Sophia Loren made radiantly Happy by the birth of her first child after four miscarriages. After 11 years of marriage to film producer Carlo Ponti the 34-year-old Star gave birth by caesarean Section sunday to a 7-Pound 11-ounce boy at the Geneva state Hospital. Mother and son were reported in perfect health. The baby was named Carlo or. A thank you for my baby Quot were miss Loren s first words after she recovered consciousness and her gynaecologist prof. Hubert Dewatteville told her of the birth. Weather increasing cloudiness and continued cold tonight lows 5 to 15 with a few colder spots. Chance of Snow spreading eastward late tonight. Tuesday Cloudy with Snow becoming mixed with sleet or freezing rain highs in upper 20s and 30s. Despite mounting criticism Israel vows More retaliation raids making it a matter of record at the space Center in Houston tex., today where they received their first full Day of debriefing on their historic flight around the Moon Are from left Navy capt. James Lov Ell jr., air Force la col. William Anders and air Force col. Frank Borman. Astronauts will get their first Day off in Many weeks on new years Day. Apollo or to giving space brass lunar voyage details space Center Houston apr the Apollo 8 astronauts engage in the first full Day of in Tensive de briefing on their flight today As space officials release part of the treasure they brought backs color views unseen before of the Earth and the Moon. Air Force col. Frank Borman Navy capt. James a. Lovell or. And air Force it. Col. William a. Anders Are set to talk into tape recorders about their half million mile voyage around tile Moon and Back. The Trio meeting with flight training specialists will go Over their Mission a event by event in considerable detail a a space of. Facial said. They will follow the same schedule for nine of the next to Days talking with groups ranging from scientists to fellow astronauts. Each word will be recorded transcribed and prepared for a final report. Their Only break will come new years Day. Britain s new liner spurs National Row aboard the Queen Elizabeth apr Britannia s newest Ocean Pride the liner Queen Elizabeth 2, steamed homeward at half Speed today amid a growing uproar Over her trouble filled Shakedown cruise. The Cunard line announced it had refused to accept delivery of the 65,000-ton ship which Cost $69.8 million until the builders cleared up a Thermal expansion problems in the ship s two tur Bine engines and completed their work in the passenger and service areas. Making 14 knots the liner was expected to reach Southampton thursday. The repairs Are expected to take at least three weeks and sir Basil Small piece Cunard s chairman can celeb a Warmup four Day cruise Jan. To and the new Queens Maiden transatlantic voyage to new York on Jan. 17. More than 3,000 persons had been booked for the two trips. In Britain demands increased for a government inquiry into the qe2�?Ts troubles. About two thirds of her construction costs were paid from government Loans. Newspaper commentators All agreed the ships faults went beyond the troubles expected on any Shakedown cruise. The Public wants a Complete account of what went wrong How it happened and where the blame is to be Laid a said the daily express. The daily Telegraph commented a for an acceptance trial to be failed by a ship of such prestige must be unprecedented in modern the liner left the Cly deside shipyard in Scotland last month for Speed trials during which it developed an Oil leak that forced cancellation of a Christmas Charity cruise. It sailed dec. 23 from Green och Scotland for a 10-Day Shakedown cruise to the Canary islands. Aboard were 500 Cunard employees and their families to test the ship s facilities and 250 workmen who were to Complete outfitting the vessel. Engine trouble developed Christmas eve when the starboard High pressure Turbine started running rough. A a that la be their first Day off in Many Many weeks a an offi Cial said. The astronauts arrived at 3 . Est sunday and had their first intensive de briefing ses. Sion less than 12 hours later. They were flown Here from the aircraft Carrier Yorktown via Hawaii. They had spent a Day on the Carrier after helicopters plucked them from the mid Pacific at the end of their Moon orbiting Mission. Their spacecraft was taken to Honolulu by the Yorktown where it will undergo Navy tests before being flown to the North american Rockwell co. Plant at Downey calif., for closer examination. Twelve pictures taken by the Apollo 8 Crew in route and around the Moon part of the scientific treasure they Gath. Ered in their flight were released sunday by the National aeronautics and space administration. Two of the color pictures of the Earth were taken As the spacecraft was in orbit or near the Moon. They show the Earth As a glowing Sapphire half disc with wisps of Clouds streaking the deep Blue. Another picture shows most of the Southern United states with the Florida Peninsula standing out As if on a global map. A picture of the Earth taken from lunar orbit shows it rising Over the Moon As the Moon a. Pears to Rise to men on Earth. It is a Brilliant Blue with patches of Brown that Are whole Conti. Cents. The background is velvet Black and the dark of the Earth cannot be seen. Fly the associated press i a deterred by mounting con. from All sides of its commando raid on the Beirut air Ort Israel on sunday prom. Ise further retaliation for Arab attacks. Premier Levi Eshkol declared that Israel will defend itself against aggression a in the place where it is planned and carried out a states which make it Possi. Hie for the terror organizations to organize and perpetrate acts of terror Bear the responsibility for aggression a responsibility which they cannot disclaim a he said. Eshkol and israelis ambassador to the United nations Shab Tai Rosenne said saturdays raid was in retaliation for the Arab terrorist attack on an Al Al Airliner at Athens Airport thursday. Greek authorities Are holding two palestinian guerrillas who lived in Lebanon for the grenade and automatic Rifle at. Tack on the plane which killed one israeli passenger. The . Security Council met in urgent session sunday night and appeared headed for a vote condemning Israel at an. Other meeting tonight. . Ambassador . Wiggins told the Council his government a strongly condemns the attack and a is prepared to support prompt action by the Security Council to condemn this latest israeli in Washington presidential assistant Walt w. Rostow re. Ported that president Johnson const lured the attack a serious a re Jow is. A or. Stow said the it ted states toil Israel it is a a grave matter for regular forces of the government of is Rael to attack a civil International Airport in a country which has been striving toward mod. Ration in the Middle the . Ambassador to Leba. Non Dwight Porter called on lebanese Premier Abdullah Yafo to discuss How the United states could help Lebanon a Are. Store its commercial air Fleet a the embassy announced. There was no indication How Ever that the United states would go Back on its agreement to deliver 50 phantom Jet fight ers to Israel. Helicopter borne israeli com. Mar Dos destroyed 13 lebanese cargo and passenger planes More than half the country a civil airline Fleet in the 45.min. Ute raid saturday night. They first cleared the parked planes of passengers. One casualty was reported a guard who was wounded slightly. On sunday 12 hours after the raid two israeli jets flew Over the Airport to inspect the still soldering debris. Lebanese troops dived for cover and the planes made two Low Passee and flew off unchallenged by ant air. Craft batteries or fighter plane based 40 Miles away. Lebanon claimed the de. Stroked aircraft were Worth More than $50 million and Arab and soviet bloc countries at the Security Council meeting de. Handed that Israel be required to pay compensation. Soviet ambassador Jacob a. Malik told the Council that is. Rael also should be warned it faced possible sanctions if it persists in what he called a Fla. Grant aggressive he chid. De the United states for con. Deming Israel while at the same time Selling her phantom jets. Lebanon a . Representative Edward Ghorra noted that Israel has repeatedly defied . Resolutions of condemns Tion. He demanded that these. Cur try Council take a effective measures under chapter seven of the . Charter which pro. Vides for economic political and military action against coun. Tries breaching or threatening International peace. The israeli Delegate told the Council the attack on the Beirut Airport was a taken to uphold is. Raele a Basic right to free Taviga. Tion in International skies. Its purpose was to show once again that israelis rights on land and sea and in the air cannot be jeopardized with in Tel Aviv Eshkol said is. Rael has a no interest in Worsen ing our relations with Leba. but he added a we can not accept the violation of air routes. This tactic adopted by our enemies must Stop. A the terrorist band that struck our plane operated out of Beirut a he declared. A in Beirut is located the organization that carried out the deed. From Bei. Rut came a statement proclaim ing its intention of continuing with actions of this the attack on the israeli air. Liner was the work of the popu Lar front for the liberation of Palestine an Arab guerrilla organization based in Beirut which also was responsible for the hijacking of an israeli Airliner last summer. The front said in a statement sunday night that the israeli raid would Only a pour Oil on the fire of palestinian resistance. It reiterated its a determination to continue with armed struggle against the enemy and pursuing and chasing him Cairo newspapers called the american protest to Israel a a fake and phoney act a and backed a Call from King Hus. Sein of Jordan for an urgent Arab Summit meeting. Hussein and Egypt a United Arab airlines offered sunday to provide planes to carry Passee Gers for the hard hit lebanese Middle East airlines. Some israeli civilians in Tel Aviv expressed regret that the target of the commando raid a had to be but oth. Ers said a it had to be done and to hell with world 3 More copters lost As yanks ignore pc ceasefire Saigon apr the Viet Cong shot Down three More american helicopters Over the weekend raising to 968 the number of choppers reported lost in combat in South Viet Nam. As the american helicopter losses climbed thousands of . And South vietnamese troops pushed ahead with 60 of. Pensive operations ignoring the Start of a new year s cease fire proclaimed by the Viet Cong. Aug by Ltd helicopters were shot Down Lefor the cea3e.f1 a a started. One was hit about 30 Miles North of Saigon saturday killing two americans and injuring two others. Another was hit sunday in Tay nth province Northwest of Saigon and three men were injured. The third was shot Down in the Northern sector of the country near Quang Ngai City and one crewman was killed. The Viet Cong broadcast an announcement that its forces began observing a 72-hour cease fire at i . Saigon time but warned they would strike Back of attacked. South Vietnam and the United states said they would not observe a new year s cease fire this year because of alleged Viet Cong violations of the 24-hour Christmas truce. South vietnamese head Quad. Ters reported five enemy at. Tacks on government bases aft. Or the Start of the Viet Cong cease fire. Most were shellings and a spokesman said they caused Only Light casualties and no significant damage. The . Command said five 107mm rockets hit a base Camp of the . 25th infantry Divi. Sion about 40 Milos Northwest of Saigon this morning. . Cas. Salties were a very Light with no fatalities a a spokesman said. One vietnamese civilian was wounded. The . Command also an. Bounced that it would Send five representatives new year s Day to a second meeting with the Viet Cong in an attempt to arrange for the release of three american prisoners of War who the Viet Cong announced before Christmas it would free. The two groups will meet in a Field 50 Miles Northwest of Sal. Gon the same place where the first conference was held Christ Mas Day. That meeting lasted 2v2 hours and ended i conclusively. The three prisoners All 21, Are spec. 4 James w. Brigham of Ocala Fla., spec. 4 Thomas n. Jones of Lynnville ind., and pfc. Donald g. Smith of Akron a. Less than 24 hours before the Viet congas cease fire began South vietnamese rangers sweeping through the an Hoe Valley 25 Miles Southwest of Danang clashed in heavy fighting with enemy troops for the fourth time in the past week. Field reports said 70 enemy soldiers and eight rangers were killed sunday and 30 rangers wounded. Spokesmen in Danang said that the rangers have killed 527 enemy soldiers in the three weeks they have been of. Erat ing in the area. Talks deadlock seen lasting until inaugural Washington apr key members of the Senate and House say they it doubt there will be much Progress in breaking the deadlock at the Paris peace talks until president elect Nixon takes office next month. And interviews also showed that the High level dispute in the Johnson administration Over the position of the South Viet namese government at tile talks is reflected in Congress. The no. 2 Democrat on the Senate foreign relations com Mittee John Sparkman of Ala Bania said he thinks Hanoi May be holding Back on settling some of the procedural disputes clogging the talks in tile belief that anything done before Jan. 20 a a might not have any a similar View came from Pennsylvania Republican sen. Hugh Scott who said he expects nothing substantial from Paris before Nixon a inauguration. At most he said there might be an agreement on a Token withdrawal of a few american and North vietnamese troops from South Vietnam. Rep. E. Ross Adair of Indiana who will be tile top gop member of the foreign relations committee in the new Congress said he thinks that very shortly after Nixon takes office the parties in Paris will take a new look at the situation a and we will see a revitalization of the talks and some real pro Gross can be two republicans on the sen first in Secretary general Dies 5 teens perish in Cabin Blaze Worcester mass. A five teen agers died sunday night and eight others were missing in a fire that swept a crudely built Cabin in an isolated area of the Indian Hill Sec Tion police said. Firemen searching the ruins said the eight May have fled the building and been picked up by motorists. Fire chief Stephen Kelleher said four youths were injured and taken to hospitals. A nurse at St. Vincent Hosp Tai quoted one of the injured Raymond Slater 18, of Worces. Ter As saying about a dozen persons were inside the building when tile fire started. Police said another of the in. Jared was burned As he attempted to pull his brother from the building. Police quoted a survivor As saying the youths were attempt ing to Light a gasoline stove when it exploded. Firemen said Hie victims appeared to have been thrown through the Walls of Hie Wood Structure. United nations n.y., apr a spokesman for Secretary general u Thant said he was advised of the death today in Norway of Trygve lie 72, the first Secretary general of the United nations. The word Carne from a member of lie s family in new York. A former foreign minister of Norway lie was Secretary general from 1946 to 1954, when he retired and returned to Norway. Friends said he hoped to be. Come prime minister some any but the Chance never came. A was succeeded by Sweden s Dag Hammarskjold who was killed in a plane crash in Africa in 1961 while on a . Mission. U Thant of Burma the present Secretary general was elected after Hammarskjold s death. As the first . Secretary general lie guided the organization in its first critical years when it was racked by russian vetoes the cold War and the korean conflict. His five year term was extended for three years. In a Farewell broadcast in 1953, lie said a International polities Are the Art of the possible and practical. You have to make compromises that in the Long run will serve the principles for which you a the first duty of the United nations Quot he said a is to maintain peace and create a new world in which All people could lie travelled thousands of Miles in his efforts to keep peace and preserve the ., in eluding a journey to Moscow Paris London and Washington in 1950. In 1952, in an emotion choked voice lie announced he was stepping Down As Secretary general at the end of his term in 1954 a because i Hope this May help the United nations to save the associates said he was a fed up Quot with the Kremlin s attacks Over the korean War and criticism from a . Senate subcommittee. Lie received a $10,000 annual pension from the . Ever since he was a student lie was an ardent socialist. After he received his Law degree in 1919, he became Secretary of the norwegian labor party. In 1921 he married Hjoerdis Joergensen and they had three daughters. Friends said he never made important decisions without talking it Over first with his wife. Ate Froelan relations committee criticized Secretary of defense Clark m. Clifford for Publ Lily pressuring the South vietnamese government to get on with the talks stymied for nearly two months by disputes Over the shape at tile conference to. Ble and other procedural issues. Sen. Karl e. Mundt s.d., said he feels that statements by Clifford prodding the South Viet Nam government and vice pres Dent Nguyen Cao by its chief Delegate in Paris have set Back efforts to reach an agreement on arrangements for peace talks. Paris talks at Holiday standstill Paris apr Hanoi Diplo Mats said today they expect no further .North vietnamese talks on breaking the peace conference deadlock before the Start of the new year. Others connected with the lengthening dispute Over ground rules for the proposed Parley said it was still an open question whether the conference orig Nally slated to open nearly two months ago would begin before president elect Nixon takes Attice Jan. 20. In any event they doubted there would be any substantial Progress toward ending the War before the vietnamese delegations have a Chance to assess the negotiating posture of the Nixon administration. A . Delegation official said no meeting Between ambassador Cyrus r. Vance and Hanoi s col a Van Lau is now scheduled but another private session could be called by either at any time. The last Vance Lau meeting on dec. 19 found the two closer on table shape designs the main status Symbol Issue delay ing the conference but still fun. Dame tally divided Over the Basic question of recognition of the Viet congas National libera Tion front today a chuckle a political forum is where uie spectators Are seated in chairs while the candidates straddle fences
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