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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - February 14, 1968, Norwich, New York
The weather mostly Cloudy Windy and cold with occasional Snow flurries Likely through thursday. Low temperatures tonight Zero to to above and highs on i thursday mainly in the teens. The Eveni Chenango county s daily newspaper no s in Sun spots Engineer asks for flood control Page 3 state scholarships announced Page 3 fires reported in Greene Bainbridge Page 5 vol. 77, no. 234wednesday, february 14, 168 Norwich . 13815 8c per . Base takes heavy pounding wants attack on ghettos Miami George Meany Beach Fla. Apr Al Cio president George Meany reportedly is betting that president Johnson despite Vietnam War problems will sharply accelerate rebuilding of the nations big City slums this year to ease the threat of new negro rioting. A Meany is very anxious that there should be a massive attack on the ghettos a a an informed labor source said and he wants the labor movement to take the Lead. Meany who supports Johnson a War policies views slum problems As the nations most pressing Home front crisis and believes the United states can handle both problems the source said. This thinking reportedly is behind the new ii Thant pledges of 18 Al Cio construction unions to cooperate fully with Federal officials in solving labor problems steering from the Federal Model cities program and to actively recruit More negroes into the building trades unions. Morton Speaks out Washington apr Republican sen. Thruston b. Mor ton questions the necessity of an american stand at Khe Sanh in Northwest South Vietnam where an expected communist attack May ignite the biggest Battle of the War. Morton of. Ten a spokesman for Senate republicans critical of presi. Dent Johnson a War policies predicted in an interview there will be Sharp challenges forthcoming in Congress to the strategy o f inviting Battle at an outpost difficult to Supply. A i think there is a lot of feeling around the country that we had no business getting into Khe Sanh that we May be asking for it there a the kentuckian said. A i done to see what advantage Khe Sanh is to us except for what effect it has on cutting off Supply lines from the North to the South. There Aren t any people around there to amount to anything a said Morton adding a we ought to give up these search and destroy missions and concentrate on the business of protecting and securing the 80 per cent of the people who live in the More populous not optimistic London a . Secretary general u Thant delayed his return to new York today and flew to Paris instead possibly to get a message from Hanoi but British officials were not optimistic that Vietnam peace negotiations Are any closer. After meetings with a North vietnamese representative in new Delhi and talks with soviet and British leaders in Moscow and London Thant decided tuesday night to go to Paris after his baggage had been put on a new York plane. Some reports said he received word that a message from Hanoi had arrived for him at the Paris offices of North vietnamese envoy Mai Van to. These reports said the message could be a reply to proposals for peace talks made by Thant to Nguyen Hao North Vietnam a Consul general in new Delhi. However there was Little optimism in London that further Contact Between Thant and Hanoi would be decisive for efforts to get the americans and the communists to a conference table. Moon has warm areas los Angeles apr new studies indicate the Moon May have moist warm areas possibly conducive to microbial life a lunar scientist reports. Or. Jack Green told a Semi Nar of the University of California at los Angeles Chap. Ter of the american Institute of aeronautics and astronautics tuesday that evidence of moisture was found in specially filtered Telescope pictures of an area near the Crater aristarchus. Aristarchus in the upper left portion of the lunar disk is the site of red flares. Possibly indicating volcanic activity reported by several astronomers. Me Marsh is dead at 72 Hermosa Beach Calif. Apr Mae Marsh who was Flora the Little sister in do. Griffith a silent screen classic a the birth of a nation a is dead of a heart attack at 72. The actress died tuesday at her Home in Hermosa Beach 20 Miles South of Hollywood where she and her Hus band Louis Lee had lived for 47 years. Griffith was captivated by her a frail Wispy look a he said when he Dis covered her on a Hollywood lot at the age of 14. Five years later in 1915, he cast her in his epic. The girl became one of the silent film eras most popular actresses earning As much As $250,000 a year. Market report at 11 05 a.m., Continental Telephone corp. Was 25% open 25% High 25% Low and last Norwich Pha Macal co. 39% open 40 High and last 39% Low . Grant 30% open and High 30% Low and last Montgomery wards 22% open and Low 23 High 22% last . Fishman no sales previous close 13. Over the counter general Laboratory associates 13% bid 15 offered mid states 7% bid 8 offered Raymond corp. 27 bid 29 offered Victory markets 9 bid 93/4 offered Gladding corp. 14% bid 14% offered National Bank and Trust co. Of Norwich 54 bid Chenango co. National Bank of Norwich 300 bid. Of b Abl fighter bombers Are Busy in drive to oust Viet Cong snipers Force marines to take Cong and North vietnamese re against a Merican and South Viet cover behind a tank in Hue gulags waged a last ditch Battle namese troops where an estimated 2,000 Viet mama an a scene repeated Many times Vietnam but this time it is Down in the Rice Paddy Battlefield of town Saigon. A helicopter braves sniper fire supplies. To deliver medical . Garbage problem Back in mayors tip Reserve a a p Saigon apr . Fighter bombers shot Down two Mig 17 jets today blasted three North vietnamese airfields and Lent a hand to . Marines trying to drive diehard communist holdouts from the walled Citadel of Hue. Two air Force f4 phantoms encountered the migs 30 to 40 Miles Northwest of Hanoi and brought them Down with missiles and 20mm Cannon the air Force said. This raised the total number of migs claimed downed in Aerial combat in the last three years to 110, compared with 40 american warplanes lost to migs. The . Command said that during strikes against North Vietnam tuesday air Force and Navy bombers attacked the Airfield six Miles Southwest of Haiphong the Bai Thuong Field 70 Miles South of Hanoi and the Vinh Airfield 140 Miles North of the demilitarized zone. As the Battle for Hue continued into its third week . Marine jets streaked Down on the former Imperial capital of Vietnam to bomb strafe and rocket an outer Wall of the old Citadel behind which remnants of a North vietnamese regiment stubbornly held out. The jets made pass after pass attempting to blast a path through the Wall for the leathernecks on the ground. But the North vietnamese continued to Lay Down heavy barrages of fire on the Marine positions a few Hundred Yards away. The Interior area held by the communists apparently was still off limits to the . Fliers because it contained historic 19th Century monuments and the Imperial throne room. A senior . Officer said the North vietnamese holed up in the Citadel were believed running Low on ammunition and other supplies. He said they apparently had managed to hold out this Long by getting supplies at night from the nearby North Bank of the perfume River. The air Force also announced it is investigating reports of a Friendly casualties when half the bombs dropped tuesday by . B52 bombers on the closest raid they have Ever made to troop Call cuts into Albany . Apr a beleaguered gov. Rockefeller and a troubled legislature looked to mayor John v. Lindsay today to produce his own final Accord in the new York City garbage crisis and thereby relieve them of the need to handle the politically volatile problem. The Republican mayor lost Little time tuesday night in accepting Albanys proposal to let him seek his own Way out of the Maze of problems created by the nine Day garbage menus strike. Lindsay insisted however in a Telegram to the leaders sent from Buffalo that new York sanitation men remain on the Job and that the legislators with hold approval of the governors planned state takeover of City sanitation facilities. After two Days of fruitless Effort to win Senate Republican support for the plan by which Rockefeller ended the critical strike the leaders decided late tuesday to ask Lindsay to take another whack at forging his own settlement with the sanitation men. Concern Over the City problem forced the legislature to keep its Calendar Clear today of All but the most routine Busi commission feels a riots spontaneous Washington a the presidents disorders is reportedly moving toward the conclusion that last Summers Urban riots were spontaneous not the result of a conspiracy. Unless new evidence is unearthed within the next few weeks commission sources said that will be a major Point in the panels final report now being written for release about March i. Another Section will make urgent recommendations on Steps to prevent disorders. A in each Case we found agitation before during and after the riots but not any planned conspiracy a one official said. A was far As we can Tell All broke out spontaneously. A that part of our investigation is proceeding right up to the last thus far the commission s findings correspond with testimony it received last August from Fri director j. Edgar Hoover. In the six months since then some of the commissions top aides have devoted much of their time to searching for evidence that the riots were planned. One investigator reported he encountered in quiet visits to several Urban areas individual agitators a who like to claim credit for disturbances they had in their cities. But they really the 11-member panel was appointed by president Johnson last july 29 to investigate the causes of riots that scarred Detroit Newark and other cities and to recommend preventative action. Ness. The Senate even put off action on a Republican majority plan that would Cut state and local medicaid costs by an estimated $322 million in the next fiscal year. With the garbage problem dumped Back into Lindsay slap the lawmakers managed however to focus some attention briefly on other matters. They received tuesday for example a recommendation by a special committee that they delay until late Spring at least any move to repeal the Blaine a amendment. A committee of 1967 constitutional convention delegates appointed by Assembly speaker Anthony j. Travia backed his View that the question of repeal the state constitutional ban state Aid to Church connect schools be put off until after the supreme court has ruled on the Issue. Travia and others expect a decision sometime in april on the Validity of the state textbook loan Law which requires Public school districts to pro vide books for parochial schools. The legislative leaders appealed to Lindsay to make a reentry into the garbage picture after Senate majority Leader Earl w. Brydges found himself far Short of the Republican votes needed to put the governors plan across. Republicans grumbled that the governors move represented a surrender to Union Black mail and intruded on local control Over a municipal problem. Democrats continued to insist they would Back the governors but Only on the condition the Republican ruled sen ing on de Saigon landed outside the target area. The spokesman said 100,000 pounds of bombs went astray indicating three or four of the High level Strat fortresses made the raid. The target was Viet Cong troop concentrations 10% Miles North of the City and the spokesman added that even the bombs that went astray landed in an area for which South vietnamese officials had Given target clearance. It was the first report of a bombing error by the big b52s in nearly three years of operations Over South Vietnam but plan that most of their strikes have been against enemy controlled areas. On the Northwest Frontier the . Marine combat base at Khe Sanh took its heaviest pounding in six Days. North vietnamese gunners slammed 200 rounds of artillery rockets and mortar into Khe Sanh in a 24-hour period killing one Marine and wounding nine others. But there were no ground attacks that could signal the Start of the big push the communists Are expected to make to drive . Forces from South Vietnam s two northernmost provinces. N. Korea wants . To get out Washington apr the hurry up shipment of another 10,500 combat troops to Vietnam cuts deeper into a strategic Reserve of full time soldiers which senior military officers say has been dangerously depleted. These officers say privately they believe at least one division should be called up from the National guard to bolster the strategic Reserve of divisions available in the United states for Swift deployment around the world. The question of a Call up of group Reserve units is under study and no decision has been reached. But pressure for such a Call up is rising. Military officers in the Pentagon express belief further ground Force deployments to Vietnam will be necessary and that the current buildup objective of 525,000 will be raised. This also is under study. A Congress member who de dined to be identified said the dispatch of More troops to Vietnam in addition to the 10,-500 would be announced shortly. A they re already programmed a he said. Three Days after the Viet Cong opened their devastating City offensive Secretary of defense Robert s. Mcnamara told newsmen a we believe that the american forces there at present Are in the interim Gen. William c. Westmoreland sent out a Call for More ground troops in View of that offensive and the continuing North vietnamese threat to attack the Khe Sanh stronghold in Northwestern South Vietnam. Either Mcnamara was overruled or has changed his mind since his feb. I statement that . Forces in Vietnam Are adequate. A n Mun Jom Korea apr a North korean representative said today there will be War unless the United states gets out of Korea and the . Delegate replied that the North could in sure peace by stopping acts of aggression. The harsh Exchange came at a meeting of the military armistice commission called to discuss charges by the . Command of armistice violations by the communists. There was no discussion of the Fate of the 83 crewmen of the Pueblo the . Intelligence ship seized by North Korea Jan. 23. Meanwhile . Special envoy Cyrus Vance extended by still another Day his visit to Seoul where he is trying to Patch up .-South korean differences Over . Priorities in Korea. The South koreans have complained that the United states is paying More attention to the Pueblo incident than to the attempted assassination of South korean president Chung Hee Park Jan. 21 by 31 North korean commandos who invaded Seoul. Rear adm. John v. Smith senior . Representative on the armistice commission cited the assassination attempt today and said there had been 74 other serious truce violations by the North in the last 44 Days. A the decision whether there is peace or hostility depends upon the whim of an apparently irresponsible North Korea a he said. A your Side can have peace merely by unilaterally stopping acts of aggression. You must Stop dispatching armed murderers into the Republic of North korean Gen. Pak Chung Kook glared at Smith and replied a we done to want War but we Are not afraid of he said North Korea would match buildup for buildup blow for blow a and All out War with All out War if it should come to that. Pak added that it would come to War unless the United states agreed to a take your bloody hands off Korea and withdraw from South the Only mention of the Pueblo was a charge by Pak that the United states was taking advantage of the incident to make a full preparations for War and create a climate in which hostilities could be touched off a at any it seemed unlikely that the communists had any intention of apologizing Fox the attempt on president Park and the american posture indicated Little intention of bowing to a red demand for an apology for the Pueblos alleged intrusion into North korean territorial Waters. Crime should be published says a head Redwood City Calif. Apr enactment by the american bar association of proposed restrictions on news coverage of the court and the police station would contribute to increasing the alarming growth of crime in this country a David n. Schutz president of the associated press managing editors association said tuesday. Schutz editor of the Redwood City Calif Tribune said in a statement that approval of the a Reardon report by the Aba governing body the House of delegates in Chicago feb. 19, would come at a time when More news should be printed about crime instead of less so that added Public support for improved Law enforcement might be obtained. A less news about the revolt ing crime situation is certain to result in lulling the people into a sense of complacency a Schutz said. Tax stalemate is a new economics test Washington apr the congressional stalemate Over president Johnson s proposed to per cent income tax surcharge is the toughest test yet for the economic theory that has guided National policy during the 1960s. The outcome will Chart the future course of the a new economics for years to come. Keystone of this theory is the argument that changes in tax rates and Federal spending can smooth out the bumps in the business Cycle and Foster healthy steady economic growth. A tax Cut when the nation faces recession is supposed to perk things up. This part of the theory was tested in 1964 and today a chuckle i the child of very wealthy parents was asked in school to write a Story about a poor family. She began a this family was very poor. The Mommy and daddy were poor. The maid and Butler and Cook were poor a again in 1965 when tax cuts were voted by Congress. But the surcharge Battle re presents the first time the policy has gone the other Way toward a tax increase and Polit Cal realities have so far proved stronger than economic theory. No one likes to pay higher taxes. And congressmen Don t like to vote for them especially in an election year when voters have already opposed higher taxes in letters and through nationwide polls. When the theory was first tested in the Early 1960s�?with a tax Cut doubts were raised even then that the a new economics would work. But government economists credit the tax cuts with keeping the Economy moving. It s now about to enter its eighth year without a setback the longest expansion in history. The a new economics actually its beginnings in the 1930s when the thought first sur faced that a budget deficit or surplus could be used to push and pull the Economy. J. Today around the state around the nation i around the world
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