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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - February 8, 1968, Norwich, New York
The weather mostly Cloudy Windy and cold tonight with Low temperatures around to. Variable cloudiness scattered Snow flurries and continued cold Friday High temperatures near 20. The evening Sun Chenango county s daily newspaper vol. 77, no. 230 thursday february 8, 1968 Norwich . 13815 8c per copy Sun spots poultry f Armer wins assessment Case Page 3 outstanding educator honoured Page 3 Central registration begins Page 3.savagefightingrages at Khe Sanh state nation world Ford May replace Trowbridge George Wallace Adams found dead los Angeles a the body of actor Nick Adams was found wednesday night in an upstairs bedroom of the West los Angeles Home where he lived alone. The cause of the death was tentatively listed As natural. An autopsy was scheduled. Police said there were no Marks on the body. Adams 36, was the Star of televisions a the rebel Quot several seasons Back and appeared in a number of movies. The actor s lawyer Ervin Roder said he climbed through a rear window because the door was locked and found Adams fully clothed body sprawled on an unmade bed. Wallace announces Washington a George c. Wallace announced today As a third party candidate for president declaring that neither major party is heeding the a wishes of the american people Quot and pledging a i will run to the former Alabama governor who withdrew from a Simi j Lar third party Campaign bid four years ago told a news conference a i am in the race Wallace said he Hopes his name will be on the ballot on All 50 states and that he will be Able to finance such an Effort. A i believe the american people will finance any Effort to give themselves a voice in the affairs of our country Quot he said. When he withdrew in 1964, after the republicans nominated Barry Coldwater for president he said this showed his message for states rights had been heeded. Charges a a timidity Washington a the Veteran american Diplomat who was Deputy chief of Mission in Cairo when the israeli Arab War erupted last june says political timidity in Washington kept the United states from taking Steps that might have prevented the War. He is David g nes whose resignation from the . Foreign service was revealed monday. Nes who had 26 years with the service said he resigned because he became convinced that the state department had barred him from any meaningful assignment. In an interview at his Washington Home nes contended that deterioration of . Egyptian relations figures in president Gamal Abdel Nasser a decision to close the Gulf of Aqaba to israeli shipping a decision which ultimately led to the War. A we warned Washington from Cairo that Nasser Felt he was being pushed into a Corner Quot nes said a and we predicted that he would lash out. We recommended some kind of gesture from Washington which would assure Nasser that we were not hostile but this recommendation was ignored. Explosion kills six Chicago apr fire and a series of explosions ripped a sausage factory wednesday killing six persons and injuring 78. The body of the president of the firm Roy r. Laidly 61, was found in the rubble hours after the fire was extinguished. One person was missing and feared buried under fallen timbers and bricks. Public is confused Princeton . A pollster George Gallup now in his fourth decade of surveying the moods of America says the Public today is confused disillusioned and cynical and a wants desperately to find a Way to resolve International problems without going to a i think this goes Back pretty much to their feeling of the Inadequacy of the leadership of our country Quot says the Man who founded the Gallup poll in 1935. Market report at 11 10 ., Continental t.p1 Quot gone corp. Was 26% open 263/s High 26% Low and i. Norwich Pha Macal co. 43% open and High 43% Low and last . Grant 32% open and High 32% Low and last Montgomery wards 24% open and High 24 Low and last . Fishman 14% open and Low 14% High and last. Over the counter general Laboratory associates 14 bid. 15 asked mid states raceway 7% bid 8 asked Raymond corp. 30 bid 31 asked Victory markets 9% bid io14 asked Gladding corp. 15% bid 16 asked National Bank and Trust company of Norwich 54 bid Chen Ango co. National Bank of Norwich 300 bid. Red forces attack Marine base bound for s. China sea Saigon apr the Long expected communist offensive to drive . Forces from the two northernmost provinces of South Vietnam May have started. North vietnamese troops made a heavy artillery and ground attack on the . Marine combat base at Khe Sanh today after taking the Lang Vei special forces Camp nearby in the Northwest Corner of the country. A correspondent John t. Wheeler reported from Khe Sanh that the red gunners fired More than 300 artillery rocket and mortar rounds into Marine positions there and North Viet namese troops drove the marines from part of a Hilltop outpost a mile from the perimeter of the Khe Sanh base. The leathernecks counterattacked and with heavy artillery and air support drove the North vietnamese Down the Hill. During the attack on Lang Vei wednesday the enemy troops ringing Khe Sanh moved in closer to the american lines. Marine officers at the base believed a major assault was imminent on the Marine base and the air strip which is its chief Avenue of Supply and reinforcement. Officers at Khe Sanh said the communists appear Bent on a drive to the South China sea along East West route 9, the Western end of which Khe Sanh guards. The last american South vietnamese and montagnard forces were driven from the Lang Vei Camp three Miles West of Khe Sanh after an 18-hour siege in which the defenders suffered heavy casualties. Fourteen of the 24 americans escaped and eight of them were wounded some critically. The other to were dead captured or trying to make it to Khe Sanh. Of about 400 South vietnamese and montagnard irregulars in the Camp some 25 wounded were lifted to safety by . Helicopters along with the . Troops. Nearly 150 Moreir regulars made it to the Khe Sanh base during the night or today leaving about 225 dead or missing. Survivors reported that after a heavy artillery bombardment tuesday night the Camp was hit on two sides by North vietnamese tanks being used in the War for the first time while foot troops came in Between them. The Battle ended quickly but eight of the americans retreated into the Headquarters Bunker under three feet of reinforced Concrete and two feet of steel. The North vietnamese hurled Small explosive Satchel charges and tear Gas and incendiary grenades Down the air shafts. The Satchel charges did Little damage and the americans donned their Gas masks and put out the fire. Meanwhile they called in air strike after air strike on the North vietnamese above. After 18 hours of siege six of the eight americans were wounded and the group decided to break for Freedom. While . Planes roared Down in Dummy runs those who could run picked up the others and broke from the Bunker. One of the eight did no to make it to the helicopters that came in and is missing. A Black sergeant is Back Home Syracuse . Apr Melvin Murrel the a Black ser Geant of Tuy loan Quot who had a $6,300 Price put on his head by the Viet Cong is Back Home still a wanted Man. This time by private civic and service organizations that have besieged the Marine hero with requests to speak to them of his experiences in Vietnam. A it has kept me pretty Busy and i still am a Little up in the air about the future Quot says the tall negro who was discharged last month after two Tours of duty in the Southeast asian country. Murrel who less than two months ago faced a daily diet of combat terror hardship and Little sleep has found his Early indictment dismissed in Osborne Case county court judge Lynn n. Peterson dismissed an indictment this morning against Michael Osborne of Norwich charging criminal negligence in the operation of a motor vehicle resulting in death. Osborne was fined $100 on a reckless driving charge and his License was ordered revoked. A third charge of driving while his ability was impaired was also dismissed. The action followed a motion by Norwich attorney Thomas a. Vitanza counsel for the defendant to dismiss a grand jury charge found on sept 7 last year because it had been superseded by a second indictment on Jan. 4, charging or. Osborne with reckless driving Misdemeanour and driving while ability was impaired a traffic infraction. Or. Vitanza alleged the second indictment takes the place of the first under a Section of the code of criminal procedure which states a if there be at any time pending against the same defendant. Two indictments for the same matter although charged As different offences the indictment first found shall be deemed to be superseded by such second indictment and shall be set aside. All charges resulted from a one car Accident aug. 5 in route 23, about two Miles wast of Norwich in which Donald Jackson 23, and Gerald Avery 25, were killed. Or. Osborne was operator of the vehicle. Police accounts at the time said the convertible was westbound when it went off the right Side of the Road on a curve. The car then crashed through a 30-foot Section of steel guard rail flipping end Over end Down an 18-foot embankment coming to rest on its top authorities said. All three occupants were thrown from the vehicle. Striking garbage men defy mayors order combat team fires Back at North vietnamese near the demilitarized zone. Days As a civilian safer but just As hectic. Since his discharge he has married his High school sweetheart corresponded with marines and vietnamese villagers the state department colleges and spoken to numerous gatherings. A i just Haven to had time to sort it All out Quot he said. A i have thought of going Back in some civilian capacity possibly with the . Aid Mission but my immediate plans Are for College. Id like to get a political science degree. Then i could be of More at meetings the Man known to the enemy As a stung is Den Quot the Black sergeant or a stung is Mel Quot sergeant Mel stresses the need for american involvement a to halt a the South vietnamese need a boost and the americans Are the people to give it to them Quot he says. A if we sell out the Viet namese the United states will lose All it has gained in Asia in the Philippines in Japan in Laos everywhere because the asians will know that the United states is Only a paper Murrel 21, is the youngest of six children of mrs. Eulia Mai Smith and the late Sydney Smith of Syracuse. Born Melvin Murrel Smith he said he legally changed his name a for no special reason a when he enlisted in 1964 following graduation from Nottingham High school. The twice wounded Leatherneck said he volunteered to go Back to Vietnam for a second tour in january 1967 because a there was a lot More to be done and i also wanted to find out a Little bit More Why America was As Leader of a combined action platoon in the Village of Tuy loan a few Miles South of the big Marine base at Danang Murrel quickly gained the Confidence of the villagers and became a Thorn in the Side of the enemy. $3 billion asked for foreign Aid president Johnson Washington a president Johnson asks Congress today for $3.04 billion in foreign Aid for the coming fiscal year amid signs of another round on Capitol Hill for the overseas assistance program. The presidents program for $2.5 billion for economic assistance and $540 million for military Aid a Broad during the fiscal year starting july i to be sent to Congress in a special message is about $750 million above what the legislators were willing to Grant him last year. Congress chopped nearly $1 billion out of Johnson a $3.2 billion Aid budget for the current fiscal year. Some congressmen who saw Johnson said figures in his budget message last month have already said they intend to Cut again. Rising Federal spending the Dollar Drain criticism of the administrations. Vietnam policy and demands for More outlays for social welfare at Home have added to pressure for reducing the overseas program. In offering his budget Johnson said foreign Aid is essential to . Efforts to promote world peace both through raising living standards in less developed areas and through contributing to the defences of non communist nations. The $3.04 billion for the Aid administering Agency for inter National development and glob-a1 arms assistance is a Large portion but by no Means All of the . Assistance extended abroad. Aid chief William s. Gaud calculated total . Economic Aid programs for fiscal 1969 at $4.23 billion up from $3.98 Bil lion this year including along with his Agency a outlays those under theft Ood for Freedom program contributions to International Banks and spending for peace corps volunteers. The $540 million military Aid outlay does not include undisclosed amounts for Vietnam Laos and Thailand which Are included in the regular . Defense budget. Jude Briggs reserves decision in Law Case Cortland county judge Leslie Briggs has reserved decision on a motion by the counsel for William Law or. Of Beaver Meadow to suppress certain evidence from a trial because it was a1-Legedly taken during an unlawful search and seizure the notion was made this week by Public defender James Wood. The 59-year-old Chenango county resident is charged with third degree burglary and second degree grand larceny in the october breaking and theft at . Baldwin and son hardware store in Cincinnatus. Or. Laws wife Barbara was Union meeting scheduled a meeting of members of local 251, . Has been scheduled for to of cock Friday morning at the veterans of foreign wars Home East main Street. Tnomas Boyle vice president of the International chemical workers Union said the membership of the local will be informed of the outcome of the latest negotiations Between the Union and the Norwich pharm acal company. The contract Dis i Ute Between the Union and tile drug firm management is Well into its third week with no apparent sign of an immediate settlement. Boyle said he is continuing his Challenge to Louis Bonham Pha Macal company president to meet in Public to debate issues in the current dispute. Also indicted on the charges. Or. Law was scheduled for sentencing today on a charge of Possession of a firearm after being convicted of a felony after being found guilty by a Chenango county court jury on monday. Encouraged Washington apr Senate democratic Leader Mike Mansfield Calls North koreans identification of the Pueblos dead and wounded an encouraging sign the Crew May be released. But the state department cautions against expecting a Quick follow up. Mansfield said in an interview he is optimistic because Panmunjom negotiations with the communists Are a being carried out on a reasonable level with out the usual vituperation from the other a i think that the North koreans release of the names of the dead and wounded is an encouraging sign that we May get the Crew members Back Quot he said. Mansfield being briefed daily by the Johnson administration said he regards As significant the . Removal of the aircraft Carrier Enterprise from the sea of Japan where it was stationed after the North koreans captured the intelligence gathering Pueblo and her 83-Man Crew. Sources at the United nations said removal of the Enterprise was suggested to the United states last week by Hungary a . Ambassador Karoly Cha Torday who said it would be a conciliatory gesture. New York a new York City a 10,000 striking Sani tation men defied an order to return to work today and mayor John v. Lindsay asked gov. Nelson a. Rockefeller for state assistance to Cope with growing five foot garbage piles. The state assistance included possible use of the National guard. Rockefeller cancelled an Early morning appointment and was in the City. Lindsay also issued an executive order authorizing the temporary Transfer of 3,000cityem-Ployes, chiefly labourers and truck Drivers to emergency sanitation duty. The mayor vowing to a fight lawlessness with every lawful resource Quot had ordered the striking sanitation men to return to work by 7 . Today. A spokesman for the department of sanitation said tersely a the men did not report for at the recommendation of the Board of health and the City a emergency control Board Lindsay declared that a a health emergency Quot existed in the City. More than 50,000tons of uncollected garbage has accumulated during the week Long strike. Some streets including times Square looked like the after math of some Mammoth Celebration and occasionally Gusty winds swept papers and filth about. One break for the City came when forecasters cancelled a provisional warning for four inches of Snow which could paralyse essential services unless streets were slowed. The sanitation men normally Man Snow removal equipment. Still in effect were predictions of occasional Light Snow and Gale Force winds that could scatter the waste piled throughout the City. Negotiators for the City and Union met with mediators through the night at Gracie mansion before recessing at 5 30 hour and a half before the mayors 7 Ultimatum deadline. A there has been no Basic change in the positions of the parties Quot said a spokesman. As the strike entered its seventh Day Lindsay ordered City officials to Parley at Sunrise to determine if a citywide state of emergency should be declared. Such a determination would be a necessary prelude to a City re quest for state assistance in eluding a possible guard callup. Over 400 request insurance coverage during work stoppage More than 400 members of local 251, . Have accepted an offer by the Norwich Pha Macal company which will continue essential group insurance Protection for workers and their dependents for the duration of the current work stoppage. In a letter mailed last Friday feb 2 a. Charles Clark director of personnel explained that the company will continue life insurance hospitalization surgical and major medical coverage for those members of local 251 who agree to pay the Normal Premium which is accruing during the work stoppage. Weekly Accident and health and Lone term disability benefits in the regular group insurance plan Are not provided in the special offer. To continue Protection on this basis workers were to sign the letter and return it to the company by feb. 7. In View of the overwhelming acceptance of the plan the company is extending the deadline for replies through Friday feb. 9. The company today a chuckle Many politicians who have been swept into office should have been brushed aside. Will assume that those who have not answered by the end of this week wish to have their insurance dropped and their coverage will be cancelled. When members resume work the company will permit the retroactive Premium deductions to be spread Over several pay periods. Participation in the company a pension plan is not affected by the absence of contributions so no retroactive deductions will be needed. However future retirement benefits do not continue to build up during the period when employees do not contribute to the pension plan. Today \ a round the around the around the Alexander t Trowbridge Washington a a ranking Senate Commerce committee member hints Henry Ford ii will replace ailing Alexander b. Trowbridge As Secretary of Commerce. The senator who declined to be identified commented amid persistent rumours Ford might be tapped for a High government Post. Neither Ford nor the White House has ruled out such a possibility. The senator said he understood that Trowbridge who was recently hospitalized with a heart ailment would resign soon. This could not be officially confirmed. A there Hasni to been any resignation or indication of White House press Secretary George Christian had said earlier. Should Trowbridge resign president Johnson a nomination of a replacement would go before the Commerce committee and then to the full Senate for confirmation
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