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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - February 21, 1968, Norwich, New York
The weather Windy and very cold with occasional Snow flurries tonight through thursday. Low temperatures tonight Zero to 15 below and highs thursday in the teens. The e evening Sun Chenango county a daily newspaper vol. 77, no. 239 wednesday february 21, 1968 Norwich . 13815 Sun spots Norwich students receive Art awards Page 5 sgt. Hogan receives Bronze Star Page 3 fire damages pleasant Street residence Page 3 8c per cop Marine jets return to Hue Battle today around the state around the nation around the world predicts Victory Michigan gov. George Romney predicts he a going to beat fellow Republican presidential rival Richard Al Nixon in the Wisconsin primary a and says he a gaining on Nixon in the new Hampshire contest. A i expect to win them both a Romney told re porters tuesday. Sen. Eugene j. Mccarthy democratic presidential candidate meanwhile accused president Johnson of a eroding and weakening the structures of and a showdown appeared to be developing Between sen. Everett Al Dirksen re ii and Republic. Can governors Over control of the platform com. N n Mittee at the Republican National convention of. George Romney a predictions of primary victories Over Romney former vice president Nixon came As he brought a temporary end to his Wisconsin Campaign to re. Turn to new Hampshire. Escobedo sentenced Chicago apr Danny Escobedo whose name identifies a landmark . Supreme court decision in a murder Case was sentenced tuesday to 22 years in prison for dealing in heroin. Judge Alexander j. Napoli of . Dis. Strict court assessed the penalty on Escobedoe a conviction earlier this month on charges of possessing and Selling the narcotic. The maximum punishment would have been 160 years in prison and a $160,000 Fine. In 1964 the supreme court handed Down what has become known As the Escobedo decision. The court set aside the murder conviction of is. Ecobedo in the killing of his because it found Escobedo had not been allowed to consult a lawyer before making a statement to authorities. Will spend three million Washington apr rep. Joseph y. Resnick . Says he will spend As much As $3 million to be elected to the Senate if he wins the new York state democratic senatorial nomination. The multimillionaire congressman told re. Porters tuesday that he has Complete Confidence he will win that nomination. Resnick is one of two announced democratic candidates for the seat now held by Republic. Can sen. Jacob k. Javits. The other is rep Otis f. Pike of Riverhead. A third possibility is Morris b. Abram president of the american jewish committee. Rap Brown is arrested gov. Kirk criticised Tallahassee Fla. Apr gov. Salade Kirk returned from California today amid criticism because he was out of state curing a teacher walkout that has kept More than a half million pupils out of class. A i will go into the county As i always do and break the Core. That is to say i will go to Miami a the governor said. Kirk has said the source of the dispute is in the states bigger cities. The governor took note of criticism about his absence from the state. A i can handle my Job by Telephone a Kirk said. A Els it True that i have to be there hourly. Do you think the phones done to work in California a does president Johnson have to be in Vietnam to handle the situation in Vietnam a Kirk is Winner new York apr Bertram l. Podell a Democrat Defeated Melvin Dubin an avowed peace candidate and two others tuesday night in a special election for con. Gress that was fought Over the Vietnam War Issue. Assem. Blyman Podell a a Aioo per cent supporter of president Johnson ran about 4 to 3 Over party Maverick Dubin in the Brooklyn report at 11 05 a.rn., Toni rental Telephone corp. Was 26v2 open and High 26 v4 Low and last . Fishman 13 % High Low and last . Grant 30% open and Low 31 High and last Montgomery wards 23 High Low and last nor. Wich Pha Macal co. 40v2 open and Low 40% High and last. Over the counter general Laboratory associates 12v2 bid 14 asked Gladding corp. 16 is bid 16% asked mid states raceway 7% bid 8 asked Raymond corp. 27 bid 29 asked Victory markets 9% bid 9% asked National Bank and Trust co. Of Norwich 54 bid Chenango co. National Bank of Norwich 300 bid. Direct hit made on ammunition dump ground fighting severe vigilance is maintained along the demilitarized zone in Korea to thwart guerrilla action and infiltration from the North. Lbs feels diplomacy will win release of Pueblo Crew Washington apr president Johnson is depicted by White House visitors As quietly confident that diplomacy eventually will win release of the captured intelligence ship Pueblos Crew. In the face of a new North korean threat to try the 82 surviving Crew members Johnson was said to believe a Way will be found to reach a settlement after the other Side has had its Day of blustering. In Moscow tuesday Zang in Zoon Counselor of the North korean embassy told a news conference the Pueblos Crew will be punished and any american reprisals would bring immediate War. The United states already had warned that any punishment would be a a deliberate aggravation of the crisis. The North korean Diplomat said the ships personnel a having committed crimes in one country will get the punishment provided by that a if the american imperialists dare to make reprisals then War will break out immediately a he said. These threats seem to be regarded at the White House As a part of the game when dealing with the communists. More important it was said was that after Early shouting sessions at Panmunjom some real negotiating now is going on. The state department con firmed the eighth meeting on the Pueblo Case was held at Panmunjom but declined to give details of the session. Johnson a course has been to try to Cool South korean demands for retaliation while efforts Are made to reach some accommodation with the communists. Even though the trip to South Korea of his personal representative Cyrus r. Vance was Only partially successful in this respect the administrations feeling is that time Mav help in the solution of this particular phase of the problem. Johnson reviewed the Pueblo matter along with Vietnam and other International problems at a 90-minute White House session monday night with the Senate Sparfv leaders. Explosion damages soviet embassy Washington apr a pre Dawn explosion damaged the soviet embassy Here today and shattered windows in Many nearby buildings. Police said there were no injuries but this was disputed by an embassy spokesman reached by Telephone shortly after the 5 52 . Blast. The spokesman immediately Hung up after saying there had been injuries. Police also were unable to determine the Type of explosive used. It was planted about to feet in front of the embassy a front door and twisted an Iron grating on a window above it. Nat Reed a maintenance Man at the University club next door said there was one loud report that shattered windows along the Side of the club across a narrow Alley. A it went off like a Cannon or something a Reed said. Scattered debris indicated the explosion occurred on a circular Walkway leading from the sidewalk to the front door of the four Story building. Police roped off the area and newsmen were not permitted inside the narrow old style building off embassy Row at 1125 16th Street new. Panes of Glass on several floors of the Al Cio building across the Street and windows in other buildings on both sides of the Street were shattered. Police said a Man was seen in the area a Short time before the blast. There were no confirmed reports of any arrests. Try to Salvage Saigon apr . Marine jets returned to the Battle for Hue today for the first time in five Days As one of the Vietnam wars most Savage and sustained campaigns went into its fourth week. The Marine pilots sent bombs rockets and napalm into communist troops dug in among a Row of shanties just outside the South Wall of the Hue Citadel. A correspondent George Mcarthur reported that the bombs scored a direct hit on a communist ammunition dump touching off a spectacular Flash and a fire that cast a pall of Black smoke Over the City. Marines on the South Bank of the perfume River across from the 15-Yard strip bombed by the jets could see figures running from the area and opened fire with their machine guns. They Cut Down a dozen Small groups. Earlier the marines on the South Side of the River broadcast warnings across telling All civilians to leave the area and the North vietnamese and Viet Cong holding out in the former Imperial Palace to surrender or die. When no White Flag went up the marines sent artillery barrages slamming into the communist Strong Points and sprayed them with tear Gas. This touched off a heavy firefight that echoed All Over the coastal City 400 Miles Northeast of Saigon. It. Gen. Robert Cushman jr., commander of the . Marines in Vietnam said the Battle in Hue could go on for several More weeks because the enemy still was Able to Send in fresh supplies and troops. Cushman told newsmen in Danang one Marine battalion had suffered serious casualties in the fighting and would be replaced. He estimated that the communists had put an entire division into the Hue Battle and said they Are committed to fight to the last Man. The enemy is believed to be moving in fresh men and supplies through Gates they control in the Northwest and Southwest Corners of the Citadel and through tunnels and sewers beneath the East Wall. Cushman said soldiers of the . 1st air cavalry division were attacking a fortified Village on the outskirts of Hue along the communists Supply route and once it Falls the soldiers would move to Seal off the last enemy approach to Hue. The communists still hold All of the citadels South Wall much of the West Wall and control sections South East and West of the Citadel despite the efforts of 4,000 Allied troops to dislodge them. . Marines and South vietnamese troops have reported killing 3,000 enemy soldiers since the communists seized most of Hue Jan. 31 in the lunar new years offensive against 35 cities and towns. About too marines have been killed and Many More wounded. It. Gen. Hoang Xuan Lam commander of the 1st corps area said 400 of his troops had been killed and 700 wounded in and around the Citadel. Lam claimed 85 per cent of the 1%-mile-Square Citadel was in Allied hands and said the rest could be taken in three or four Days once the weather cleared enough for Allied planes to operate. Battle of the cities in Vietnam has brought suffering to All concerned. These photos show a wounded Marine being comforted by a chaplain at Hue a Little boy trying to play with what is left of a bicycle and a captured Viet Cong suspect interrogated at Knif Piont. Civil rights Bill prominent officials arrested Washington apr some Senate backers of president Johnson a civil rights Bill already dealt one serious setback plan jettisoning an open housing provision in an Effort to Salvage the original measure. Senate democratic Leader Mike Mansfield said he will pro pose tabling the controversial open housing Section a an amendment to the administration Bill when debate resumes today. Tabling would kill the amendment. Saigon apr National police arrested the militant Buddhist Leader Thich Tri Quang today a few hours after arresting two other prominent political opponents of the South vietnamese government. . Embassy officials said the arrests were a remarkable Case of bad timing since they came shortly before a new anti communist front a the Peoples Congress for National salvation a announced that it had succeeded in uniting political friends and foes of the govern Merit. The Congress is backed by the government. Associates and friends of All three arrested men Are members of the new Congress. There was speculation that they might quit because of the Surprise arrests. In addition to the Monk Tri Quang the police arrested Truong Dinh Dzu who ran a Strong second As a peace Candi Date in last october a presiden tial election and a Truong Thanh a former Economy minister. Thanh also tried to run for president on a peace platform but his ticket was disqualified by the constituent Assembly for a pro communist and pro Neu Tralis Dzu got around that by keeping his peace platform quiet until after the Assembly certified his candidacy. Assembly disapproves Senate plan to Cut medicaid appears doomed Albany . Apr a i he Senate approved plan to chop about $302 million from the medicaid program a cutting it in half a was consigned today to Assembly oblivion. Speaker Anthony j. Travia who wields decisive influence Over legislation in his House told the associated press that a under no circumstances could he accept the Senate plan. A we do something about medicaid a Travia said a but this Isnit thus the 2.hour, 20-minute de Bate staged in the Senate tuesday when the Republican a. Jority rammed through their medicaid cutback Bill appeared to be Only an exercise. The Senate a democratic i. Jority howled in protest As re publicans insisted on narrowing the scope of the program they espoused Only two years ago a program that became an Ana. Thema to Cost conscious com. Tri unities upstate. Minority Leader Joseph Zaretzki pulled out All the stops in protesting the gop decision to retrench the fledging program of health services for new York residents deemed a medically a How can you be so devastatingly cruel a Zaretzki cried. A in my 21 years in this House a he said a a in be never seen anything so Rotten so contemptible so mean so but the gop majority had More than enough votes to Force passage of the medicaid Bill drafted in response to com plaints that the program was draining tax resources upstate. Among other things the measure would deny nearly All benefits to new York residents in the 21-through-64 age group. It also would lower the income eligibility level for medicaid sharply. The Senate action dominated events on Capitol Hill on a Day that produced these other developments a the Senate and Assembly codes committees reached agreement on a Bill that a. Geared to Settle a running Dis Pute Over the new penal Laws restrictions on the rights of to. Lice and private citizens to use a deadly physical Force against criminal suspects. A Travia announced that he would sponsor a Bill recommended by Rockefeller to encourage construction of More nursing Homes. It would establish a $2.million revolving fund from which Loans would be made to help non profit groups sponsor new nursing Homes. A a Senate subcommittee studying operations of the family court reported that More and better paid probation work ers were needed to Speed the work of the court. Travia who consistently has opposed Republican efforts to Cut Back the medicaid program said he was a a unimpressed by the action of the Republican. Controlled Senate. A live said All along a he commented a that we should defer action until we see where this medicaid problem fits into the entire budget it take several weeks More before the legislature de. Codes what to do about Rockefeller a proposed $5.5. Billion budget and his request for $494 million in state tax increases to help finance it. Travia said his democratic majority eventually might approve some changes in the ined. Icard program a but nothing like this a the Republican plan. Under the gop Bill the program would be reduced to a Point where state and local governments could expect to save a total of $302 million in the com. Ing fiscal year. The Cost of the program otherwise is estimated at $900 million with state and local governments sharing in nearly $600 million and the fed. Eral government paying the rest under the program As it now stands eligibility is keyed to a typical family of four. Such a family would qualify if its an Nual net income a after taxes and other deductions a did not exceed $6,000. The Republican Bill would Cut that figure to $5,300. Gov. Rockefeller in proposing a More modest medicaid Cut. Back of $208 million had recommended reducing income Eligi. Ability to $5,500 on april i and to $5,300 next Jan. I. He also had suggested limiting the 21-64 age group to care. Sen. William Adams a Ken. More led the Republican drive in the Senate. He maintained that medicaid costs had gotten out of hand and argued that the gop was a just trying to put a Cap on the program until we can get it under his chief democratic antagonist sen. Seymour r. Thaler d. Queens shouted a a it a not a Cut. Back Bill. Its a destruction in the showdown vote one re publican Whitney North sey. Mour of Manhattan voted with the democrats and two upstate democrats James la Griffin of Buffalo and James Al Powers of Rochester voted with the gop. The tally was 32.22. Next the Senate approved 33-21, a companion Bill that would authorize local welfare boards to apply to the state for Permis. Sion to fix eligibility Levels be Low the statewide Standard. An. Other Democrat Frank Glinski of Buffalo sided with the gop on that measure. And a earlier republicans democrats unanimously proved three by. Partisan Bills designed to curb medicaid abuses. The measures would a prohibit health insurance companies from tailoring programs so As to exclude persons eligible for medicaid. A bar employers who provide medical insurance from excluding any employee because he is eligible for medicaid. A crack Down on persons who deliberately Transfer assets to make themselves eligible for medicaid. Such a person would be required to repay the gov. Ern ment for medicaid services up to the value of the assets s chuckle some people Are so pre Jud. Iced that they wont even Lis. Ten to both sides of a phonograph record. New York apr Black Power advocate h. Rap Brown chafing since september under travel restrictions was arrested today for making a weekend speaking trip to California. The arrest was made on a new Orleans warrant charging that his weekend appearance in California violated a court order restricting him to new York new or. Leans and Atlanta. The trip brought trouble for the 24-year.old chairman of the student nonviolent coordinating committee in both Virginia and Louisiana. Brown has been free on bail in both states on charges ranging from inciting to arson to violating Federal gun Laws. Monday night after Brown was reported in California. . Dist judge Lansing Mitchell in new Orleans revoked a $15,000 Bond and signed an arrest warrant charging that Brown violated the Bond by travelling to califor rap grown Nia
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