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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - February 1, 1968, Norwich, New York
The weather mostly Cloudy with periods of rain developing late today or tonight continuing into Friday. Low temperatures tonight in the 30s and highs Friday mainly in upper 30s and lower 40s. The evening Sun Chenango county a daily newspaper vol. 77, no. 225 thursday february i 168 Norwich . 13815 8c per copy Sun spots state police continue emphasis on moving violations Page 5 two criminal negligence cases on county court Calendar Page 3 its one. Two three Brush Page 3casualties mount in Vietnam War bigger campaigns expected in North expects gop comeback Albany . A the Leader of the state Assembly a Republican minority voiced belief today that a National gop presidential ticket headed by Civ. Rockefeller would give new York republicans the Best help from the top this year in their j efforts to recapture control of the Assembly i a i think we re going to do Well in this election a said Perry b. Duryea jr., a but i also think wed do extremely Well with the governor As our presidential Duryea said that he expects a Republican comeback in the Assembly election and that Rockefeller would provide the greatest Cattail Power the Gap could offer legislative d _ candidates. The Montauk Republican was Erry Duryea Quick to Point out however that he believes the governor when he says he is not a candidate for the top presidential nomination. Duryea a remarks echoed sentiments expressed last week by Earl w. Brydges the Republican majority Leader of the state Senate. Endorses Aid new York apr gov. Nelson a. Rockefeller has endorsed direct state Aid to private colleges and universities including those with religious affiliations. Rockefeller made his support known wednesday As he announced recommendations on the proposal by his five member select committee on the future of private and Independent higher education headed by Mcgeorge Burly. The 15 5-Psge committee report outlines Aid to denominational colleges and schools which would Cost an estimated total of $33 million in 1970, its projected first year of fullest operation. Rockefeller said he would study the report and would submit it to the Board of regents for further review. Ruby at scene says Garrison proposes lower tax Washington apr Republican sen. John j. Williams says he has reason to believe his proposals for a lower income tax hike than president Johnson seeks might be acceptable to the administration. The Delaware Republican a leading gop spokesman in the Senate on Money matters told a reporter he had consulted closely with administration officials before offering his proposals wednesday in a Senate speech. Williams urged a 6 per cent boost in income levies on individuals and 8 per cent on corporations. John son is urging a to per cent surcharge on each. Williams plan would raise about $6.5 billion in the first full year compared with $9.8 billion of new Revenue contained in the administration recommendation. Film of or. Barnard planned Rome a heart transplant surgeon Christiaan Barnard has agreed to allow a film to be made of his life italian movie producer Alfredo Bini said wednesday night. Bini said the film will be based on the autobiography which Barnard currently is writing. Roberto Rossellini will direct. Bini said he discussed the plan with the South african doctor during Barnardo a four Day visit to Italy. In London on wednesday Barnard said he will write a Book about his heart transplant experiences but added he had no plans to act in any film version. Or. Christiaan Barnard Saigon apr infantry and armoured units battled die hard communist forces in Saigon again today As the Viet Cong and the North vietnamese pushed their biggest offensive of the Vietnam War up and Down South Vietnam for the third Day. As fighting continued to rage in South Vietnam s capital the communists rampaged through other key government cities and took control of important areas in some of them. The situation appeared critical at Many Points. Gen. William c. Westmoreland commander of . Troops in Vietnam predicted the communists would follow the current drive with a still bigger Campaign against South Viet names two northernmost provinces Quang Tri and thua Thien where the . Marines Are on guard below the demilitarized zone. The communists were paying a heavy Price in their current offensive. Westmoreland said 5,800 enemy troops had been killed across the country More than the toll usually reported for two or three weeks of fighting. Allied casualties also were High 555 killed including 232 americans and 1,698 wounded 929 of them americans Accord ing to the . Command. Civilian casualties mounted into the thousands across the country with estimates of up to 2,000 killed or wounded in Sai gon alone. American armoured aaa infantry troops were rushed from other critical areas into some of the threatened cities including Saigon. As . Tanks armoured personnel carriers and infantry men from three divisions pushed through the streets of the capital to Root out enemy resistance Viet Cong soldiers and political cadre began to surface openly in some thickly populated parts of the capital. In at least two parts of Jai gon men were knocking on doors and announcing a we Are from the National liberation front. We have come to liberate there were reports the a. Tonal liberation front the Viet Cong s political army had announced the formation of a revolutionary Council to run Sai. Gon. South vietnamese military Headquarters reported Street fighting in nine different places in the capital City of nearly 3 million people. A Wall of tanks and armoured personnel carriers surrounded the embassy whose grounds tile Viet Cong occupied for six hours wednesday and ambassador Ellsworth bunkers residence five blocks away. The main Gate of the big -South vietnamese air base at Bien Hoa 15 Miles North of Saigon was reported under heavy attack late this afternoon. Sketchy reports from the area said Large fires could be seen burning inside the base but there were no details on the fighting. Aircraft still were Landing and taking off at the Field. The Bien Hoa air base is one of the major Allied air bases in South Vietnam. Fighting was reported a a extremely heavy on the Southern edges of Saigon with a neither Side giving an Inch a one source said. The Viet Cong reportedly had set up an operations Center of sorts in the an Quang Pagoda one of the main Buddhist churches in the chinese Section of the City and were exhorting the people to demonstrate against the government. Quot a j # %2-w to .11 la a. T combat troops a get a performs Field maintenance in of the 101st airborne breather while helicopter Crew Vietnam. Soldiers Are members Nixon will be candidate new York apr Richard m. Nixon announced today in an open letter to the citizens of new Hampshire that he would be a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination. The former vice president told the people of that state the Coo ices we face Are larger than any differences among republicans or among democrats larger even than the differences be. Tween the parties. They Are beyond politics. Nixon said in his Long expected declaration a peace and Freedom in the world and peace and Progress Here at Home will depend on the decisions of the next president of the United states. For these critical years America needs new Leader. Nixon told the voters that he Learned a the awesome nature of the great decisions a president faces during his 14 years in Washington and said he had had a Chance to reflect on the lessons of Public office and measure the nations tasks and problems during the past eight years. A i have sought to apply those lessons to the needs of the present and to the entire sweep of this final third of the 20th Century a he said. A and i be Lieve i have found some he noted he had visited new Hampshire often in the past but said he was not asking the sup. Port of voters now a on the basis of old friendships. We have entered a new age. And i ask you to join men in helping make this an age of greatness for our people and our he plans to take off next on a six Day Campaign swing through new Hampshire Wisconsin and Oklahoma. New Hampshire holds its first in the nation primary March 12 and Wisconsin a Pri. Mary follows april 2. Oklahoma convenes the first gop state convention on feb. 24 to elect delegates to the August Miami Beach convention. Nixon current Leader in All the polls of gop voters carried All three states in his narrow 1960 loss to John of Kennedy and they will give the first Indi cations of his strength in the present Campaign. Nixon a new Hampshire Man. Ager state rep. David Sterling filed papers just before the deadline wednesday night to put the former vice presidents name on the primary ballot. His entry set the stage for a Battle with Michigan gov. George Romney the Only other major candidate on the ballot. There May be write in Cam. Pains for gov. Ronald Reagan of California and gov. Nelson a. Rockefeller of new York both avowed no candidates. Nixon a schedule Calls for a news conference in Manchester n. H., on Friday and on saturday he attends a Manchester reception with his wife and Daugh. Ters and Speaks at a Nixon for president dinner in Concord. Nixon now 55, has been in politics since his election to con. Lbs May reassess commitments to Vietnam says sen. Mansfield Market report at 1110 a.rn., Continental Telephone corp. Was 27 open Low and last 27v4 High Norwich Pha Macal co. 45 High Low and last . Grant 32% open and Low 33 High and last Montgomery wards 2234 High Low and last. Over the counter general Laboratory associates 15 bid 16% asked mid states raceway 7v4 bid 8 asked Raymond corp. 30% bid 32 asked Victory markets 9% bid 10% asked Gladding corp. 16% bid 17 asked National Bank and Trust co. Of Norwich 54 bid Chenango co. National Bank of nor wich 300 bid . Fishman 13 High Low and last. Washington apr president Johnson May have to reas sess . Troop commitments in Vietnam and seek More Money to beef up american forces in the korean area says Senate majority Leader Mike Mansfield. As Mansfield discussed the possible increase in the . Military punch in the Wake of Viet Cong raids in South Vietnam and the Pueblo crisis there was a hint the North koreans May be willing to discuss directly with american officials return of the Navy intelligence ship and her 83 men. A broadcast from Pyongyang North Korea quoted Kim Kwang Hyup Secretary of the Central committee of the North korean workers communist party As saying there is a precedent for dealing with such a Case before the korean military armistice commission in Panmunjom Korea. Kim was quoted As saying a that the . Imperialists have illegally brought the Pueblo Case to the United nations although there is a precedent for the treatment of similar cases at the korean Milita Ryar Mist ice commission is a premeditated intrigue for covering up their criminal act and misleading world Public in Washington the state department declined comment on whether this country would make a second Effort at Panmunjom to Settle the crisis. The North koreans spurned a . Demand a week ago at the armistice site for release of the ship and Crew. The department said no new meetings had been scheduled Mansfield said coordinated attacks in South Vietnam including the assault on the american embassy in Saigon a demonstrate that the Viet Cong far from being decimated is com ing Back a this May Force the president to reassess our troop commitments there a he said. A i think it is fair to say that because of the situation developing in North Korea and the escalation of the fighting in South Viet Nam additional funds Are Likely to be there Are now about 482,000 americans already in Vietnam and a commitment of 525,000 men by june 30 already is scheduled. Since the North korean seizure of the Pueblo to Days ago Steps have been taken to enlarge . Task forces and air units near Korea. Ice Naco. Negotiations at standstill neither Union or company officials reported any new developments this morning in the current contract hassle Between the Norwich Pha Macal company and local 251, International chemical work ers Union. Negotiations appeared to be at a standstill with Union Mem hers still unable to return to work due to what they term an a illegal lockout by the drug firm management. In the meantime a special meeting of local 251 members has been scheduled for 10 . Friday at the . Home on East main Street. Members of the various news Media have been invited to attend the meet ing. And International vice president Thomas Boyle who has been in Norwich since current negotiations began has invited the drug firms president Louis Bonham to the meeting to debate the issues. Gress from California in 1946. went Over to the Senate in 1951 and was vice president under president Dwight d. Eisen Hower from 1953 to 1961. After his unsuccessful 1960 bid to follow Eisenhower in the White House he returned to California and in 1962 was Defeated when he ran for governor of the state. A i Union rejects contract Union employees of Bennett Ireland inc. At Norwich reported for work this morning without a contract after rejecting a company proposal yesterday Only hours before their present contract ran out. Howard Thaye president of local 297 of the International molders and Allied workers Union said about 90 per cent of the workers meeting at the vet Erans of foreign wars Hall turned Down a proposed contract. A similar proposal was reported to have been unanimously rejected last week. Negotiating committees for Union and management Are meet ing this afternoon for further discussions. Authorities said the company has offered a five cent per hour wage increase for each of the two years of the next contract but the Union is seeking More. Union officials said they Are requesting a Federal mediators assistance in negotiations. The company a manufacturer of flex screen fireplace accessories construction supplies and Gray Iron castings has been in operation since 1906. About 110 of its 160 employees Are members of the Union authorities said. Bodies to be moved Cummins prison farm Ark. Apr gov. Winthrop Rockefeller has announced that he wants All bodies exhumed from the Grassy Field where three skeletons were dug up and placed in a a proper and decent burial ground. As demands for investigations increased Rockefeller also said wednesday a i think it is better not to bring More people into an already confusing he added a we believe the investigation should be pushed fearlessly but in an orderly manner and let the chips fall where they state police now Are investigating. Meanwhile in Houston tex., and Fresno calif., former Arkansas Penitentiary inmates told newsmen they watched prison guards slay to convicts who May be buried beneath some of the numerous Depres. Sions in the Field. The Arkansas chapter of the National association for the advancement of coloured people has asked . Atty. Gen. Rant. Sey Clark to have the Justice department investigate. The Arkansas legislative Council and the Lincoln county grand jury also Are considering investigations. The Bones already exhumed were sent to the Fri Laboratory in Washington for analysis while Arkansas state police continued to base their investigation on the Assumption that the Field is a paupers graveyard. Maj. William Struebing head of the criminal investigation division of the state police took charge of the investigation tuesday the Day after Burly in. Mate Reuben Johnson 59, a prisoner Here since 1937, led dig. Gers to the Field where he said he helped to Bury to or 12 convicts a shot or beaten to death by a guards and fire destroys businesses Blossburg a. Apr a raging fire destroyed four buildings containing businesses and another housing a Library today in this Community about 40 Miles South of Elmira . No one was reported injured. The fire reported to have started in a restaurant that was damaged heavily by a Gas sex. Losion wednesday Cut off Tele phone and Power service. The buildings housed a grand Union supermarket the restau. Rant the Blossburg memorial Library a jewelry store and a tobacco shop. Two families lived in upper floor apartments. Classes were dismissed at a school about a Block away. The school was used As an Euler gency Headquarters. The explosion in the restaurant wednesday occurred police said when a Gas company work Man turned on an electric Light As he prepared to repair a Brok. In Gas line. Over 7 million get pay hikes today a chuckle you know your children Are growing up when your daughter starts putting on lipstick and your son starts wiping it off. Washington apr the Federal minimum wage Rose to $1.60 an hour today for 33 million workers and to $1.15 for an other 8.5 million Job holders. But because most workers a1-ready Are paid above the minimum some 7.3 million people actually will get pay hikes a about $2.3 billion More a year. A those whose pay will Rise thursday Are the working poor a said George Meany president of the Al Cir. And while Meany said the hikes re. Suited from political action by the labor movement he stressed its goal remains a $2 hourly minimum. That there Are working poor in America Meany said a is an inexcusable blight on its eco. Nomic there was mixed reaction among operators of hotels hospitals and restaurants where the new minimums will have the most affect. Some said raise prices while others said prices will re main stable at least for now. Some talked of layoffs or reducing overtime to Cut labor costs but others said they already were paying at the rate of the new minimum wage. The increases Are the second step in Federal wage Law changes that boosted the minimum from $1.25 to $1.40 per hour last feb. I for the 33 Mil. Lion workers already covered by the fair labor Standard act and brought 8.5 million addition. A1 workers under the Law Start ing at a $1 hourly minimum. The increases were enacted by Congress in 1966. An estimated six million workers whose jobs were covered before the 1966 Amend ments will get More pay under the latest increase from $1.40 to si.60. About 1.3 million of the work ers brought under the Law last year will Benefit from the new $1.15 minimum. For workers previously Coy ered by the minimum wage Law originally enacted in 1938, the effects of the 1966 amendments end with the increase to $1.60 per hour. These Are workers mainly in manufacturing transportation wholesale Trade Large retail stores financial insurance and real estate firms. The minimum for the 8.5 Mil lion More recently covered workers goes up from $1.15 to $1.30 on feb. I 1969, to $1.45 a year later and finally to the $1.60 top on feb. 1,1971. New categories of work brought under the Law a year ago include smaller retail firms hospitals nursing Homes laundries restaurants hotels and Large farms. Overtime provisions remain the same for the 33 million previously covered workers requiring time and a half pay after 40 hours a week. For the More recently Coy. Ered workers time and half pay was applied after 44 hours effect. Tive last feb. I applies now aft. Or 42 hours and effective feb. I 1969, will apply after 40 hours. There is no overtime provi. Sion covering some 400,000 big. Farm workers brought under the Law last year. There Are several exemptions for some workers and firms covered by the Law Many of which required individual rulings by labor department officials. Exemptions from overtime provisions apply to employees in hotels motels and restaurants and employees of retail or serv. Ice firms who work primarily in food and beverage services. Around the state around the nation around the world new York a new Orleans bist. Atty. Jim Garrison said wednesday night that a woman witness has placed Jack Ruby at the scene of the assassination of president John f. Kennedy. Gurri son said the woman identified a picture of Ruby that was shown to her by Fri agents 24 hours after the assassination in Dallas nov. 22, 1963. This Garrison said was the Day before Ruby shot and killed Lee Harvy Oswald the Man named by the Warren commission As Kennedy a Slayer. Garrison made the statement during a taping of Johnny Carsons a a tonight program for broadcast later in the night on neg to. The woman witness was identified by Garrison As a Julia Ann Mercer but he did not spell the name nor give a Home town or other identification. The District attorney said she told him that her statement was changed by the Fri and her name forged to a District attorney falsified report that later was in James Garrison eluded in the Warren commissions report4
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