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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - February 29, 1968, Norwich, New York
The weather mostly Cloudy with occasional Snow or flurries through tonight tempera Tures tonight in teens and 20s. Variable cloudiness Windy and colder Friday with flurries ending by Early afternoon highs in 20s to around 30. The e Sven p finn Omria i in # 1/ v Chenango county s daily newspaper Sun Sun spots lunch hour problems discussed Page 3. County red Cross goal is up 12 per cent Page 3. Interest grows in Community College Page 3. Vol. 77, no. 245thursday, february 29, 1968 Norwich . 13815 8c per copy Romney quits presidential race today i in around the state around the nation around the world forces showdown Washington a Senate Republican Leader Everett m. Dirksen is moving to Force a Senate showdown vote on a civil rights Bill Banning discrimination in Sale or rental of most american housing. A vote on Dirksen a petition to end debate which needs two thirds approval of those voting to carry is scheduled for today. Dirksen helped forge a Southern Republican conservative coalition that twice earlier beat Back bids to end the debate. He has since played a leading role in nailing together a Compromise Bill. Some Southern senators objected wednesday to his petition saying it give them a Chance to study the Compromise or prepare amendments. A my reputation for fairness will have to stand on my 40 years of Public service a the 72-year-old Illinois Republican replied. Sen. Everett Dirksen Laurence Stallings or. Dies los Angeles apr writer Laurence Stallings jr., who died wednesday was a living example of the theme of his world War i play a what Price glory a says a retired air corps general Merian c. Cooper. A i knew him for 40 years. He had no legs and was in pain All the time but i never heard him do anything but make Light of it a said Cooper now a Hollywood film director and producer. The theme of Stallings famous play said Cooper was that courageous a men done to talk about glory nor do they talk about Honor. They Only die for those Stallings who wrote Quot what Price Trio rvs with Maxwell Anderson and wrote scores of Hollywood films in the 1920s, 30s and 40s died at his West los Angeles apartment of an apparent heart attack. He was 73. Casualties soar Saigon apr the . Command reported today that american casualties last week reached the second highest toll of the Vietnam War with 470 men killed and 2,675 wounded. The . Casualties exceeded those of the South vietnamese forces which reported 434 government troops killed,1,532 wounded and 135 missing or captured. Both tolls were for the week ending last saturday. Many of the casualties occurred in the heavy fighting in Hue last City to be still contested but now in Allied hands. The communists thrust into Hue after they launched their lunar new year offensive Jan.30 and 31. Other Allied forces reported 19 killed for a combined total of 923 deaths. As against this total Allied forces reported killing 5,769 communist soldiers last week. A night of bombs Khe Sani Vietnam apr through the still cold Mountain air Marine out. Posts hear the sound of soviet built tanks clanking Only a few Hun. Dred Yards away. Spotter planes had reported Havey troop movement Allday. Marine officers Here Felt that at last the big Battle for Khe Sanh was about to open. Deep in his command Bunker col. David e. Lownds called for Mas. Sive air strikes a up tight a As close to the Marine lines As possible. North vietnamese assault trenches have reached to within too Yards of the in. Circled Marine base at some Points. Air Force b52s and jets together with fighter bombers of the marines and Navy responded with a massive display of firepower possible the biggest single Day in an air War Cam. Pain the air Force said has already become the greatest single Effort in history. Resort to Legal action Washington apr the Federal government unsuccessful at efforts to resolve a 32.week-old Copper strike through mediation is resorting to Legal action against the 26 unions involved. The National labor relations Board said wednesday charges would be filed by its Denver regional office charging the unions with refusing to bargain with Ken be Cost Copper corp., one of four major companies being struck by some 60,000 workers in 22 states. President Johnson meanwhile met with governors and Congress members from five states hit by the strike Utah new mex Ico Arizona Montana and Idaho. Market report at 11 05 a.m., Continental Telephone corp. Was 26% open and Low 26% High 26i/2 last re. Fishman 133/a High Low and last general instruments corp. 42l/2 open 42% High and last 42vs Low . Grant 32 3/4 High Low and last Montgomery Ward 24% open and Low 25% High and last nor. Wich Pha Macal co. 41% open and High 413/4 Low and last. Over the counter general Laboratory associates 13 bid i4v2 asked Gladding corp. I6v2 bid 17 asked mid states raceway 7% bid 8 asked Raymond corp. 28 bid 30 asked Victory markets 9% Bil to asked National Bank and Trust co. 54 bid Chenango co. National Bank 300 bid. Winter Sun staff photo Light Snow drifts Down Over Center of City giving misty appearance to Chenango county court House and lady of Justice. Some two inches of Snow fell Over the area wednesday night and today. Scene is looking West from East Park place. Bombers hit Hanoi Saigon apr guided by radar . Air Force fighter bombers flew through overcast skies today to attack targets in the Hanoi area for the second Day in a Row. A we have no operational reports yet a a . Spokesman said. The North vietnamese news Agency said . Planes raided Hanoi and its suburbs and one american Jet was shot Down. Tass the soviet news Agency reported that residential quarters in the Center of Hanoi were hit. The radar guided american warplanes attacked three vital targets around Hanoi and Haiphong on wednesday including an Barracks hit for the first time in the War. But the . Command announced communist gunners shot Down a big four engine cl30 transport plane and three helicopters Over South Vietnam and an f105 Thunder chief fighter bomber Over the North. One of the helicopters was a big . Marine ch46 sea Knight that was downed la Miles Northeast of the Marine fortress at Khe Sanh in the Northwest Corner of South Vietnam. All 19 servicemen aboard the sea Knight were killed the . Command said. The latest North vietnamese target to come off the Pentagon a restricted list was the Chuc son Barracks 12 Miles Southwest of Hanoi. Air Force f4 phantoms raked it during 70 missions flown wednesday but overcast skies spawned by the Northeast Mon. Soons prevented assessment of damage. Navy a6 All weather intruders made the third attack in four Days on the Railroad Yard 1.7 Miles Northwest of the Center of Haiphong As Well As a repeat raid on a radio communications receiver station to Miles South of Hanoi. Again weather pre vented a Survey of the damage. The Haiphong Railroad Yard is on the main line and much of the War sup. Plies from red China and other communist countries funnel through it. The Hanoi communications station is believed to be a key link in North Vietnam a air de sense network and was attacked for the first time in the War feb. To. The big sea Knight helicopter in which 19 americans were killed was on a combat Mission when it was hit shortly after noon wednesday by heavy Auto Matic weapons fire. The chop per crashed and exploded be tween Khe Sanh and Camp car Roll the . Artillery Post 16 Miles Northeast of the big Marine fortress. The air Force cl30 cargo plane a $2.5.million work horse of the War and the other two helicopters were downed near the song be Airfield too Miles Northeast of Saigon. Field reports said the c130 was hit by a Bazooka Type rocket As it approached the runway to land. The plane made a crash Landing and burned but no casualties were reported. Machine Vav ill escalation of troops will mean tax hike Washington apr any escalation of . Troop strength in Vietnam May reportedly generate an administration Call for a tax hike even higher than its to per cent surcharge proposal before Congress. Government officials emphasize they believe the current situation and they stress current a requires at the very least a to per cent surcharge on individual and corporate income taxes. Congress has been Cool to the whole idea of hiking taxes and the administration has left the Way Clear to accept less than the to per cent proposal if necessary. But any major increase in . Forces in Vietnam would Force the administration to at least consider a higher rate. The reason the Cost of sending one Man to Vietnam for a year is estimated at up to $40,000. If 50,000 More troops were authorized the Cost would be $2 billion a year. Chairman Earle g. Wheeler of the joint chiefs of staff conferred wednesday with president Johnson amid speculation of increases in troop strength in Vietnam and a possible new Call up of reserves. There was no official Indica Tion however of what course the administration would take. In the present economic Situa Tion one per cent of the sur charge Means about $1 billion in additional revenues. White House draft could be taking shape for Rockefeller grow store blood cells Buffalo . Apr officials at Roswell Park memorial Institute say a $500,000automatic machine called a trophy cell will be built to grow and store White blood cells for cancer research. Officials at the states cancer research and treatment Institute said wednesday construction on the new Troph Ocell would begin in april. The machine would isolate up to 1.2 kilograms about 2.64 pounds of healthy and leukemic White cells each Day from blood drawn from patients. The Basic purpose behind the mass production would be to help isolate suspect viruses which might be the cause of cancer. Or. George e. Moore new York state Public health director called the new Troph Ocell a a unique achievement in the Field of cancer the new machine was designed and engineered by Peter Hasenpusch of abhor inc., Cambridge mass. Washington apr George Romney has quit the Republican presidential race without a ballot cast and the White House draft that new Yorkus gov. Nelson a. Rockefeller has promised to answer could be taking shape now. Rockefeller most prominent cheerleader in Romney a hectic fruitless 101-Day quest for the gop presidential nomination said the wishes of his fellow Republican governors would be a major influence on his future course. Many of those governors Are in Washington today and Romney in withdrawing challenged them to forge a consensus around some other candidate. The Michigan governor acknowledged he has not won rank and file Republican support. He suggested the governors look for another contender who might. Romney thus admitted he had no Hope of defeating front running former vice president Richard m. Nixon for the Republican nomination. Some republicans were doubtful the governors agreement Romney recommended could be achieved. But the pressure on Rockefeller clearly was rising. Rockefeller said once again that he is not a candidate for the nomination he has sought twice before but that he would accept a draft if one came. A i have no plans to change my plans a he said. Other Republican moderates were trying to change them for him. Romney said Only he will a support wholeheartedly the candidate for president to whom the Republican governors give their so far those 26 governors Haven to Given it to anybody. It was Learned that Romney a who read his withdrawal statement to a crowd of More takes position a. Charles Clark personnel director at Norwich Pha Macal company said today that the company has been advised that the regional office of the National labor relations Board has taken the a a position that the company a lockout during the three week period Jan. 22 feb. La constitutes an unfair labor practice. Implicit in the regional offices a position a is that employees Are not now locked out and have not been since feb. La. Therefore any liability on the part of the company is limited to the three week period ending feb. La 1968, or. Clark said. If after further study the regional office persists in its a a position and so rules the company will Appeal the matter to the . In Washington. In View of the regional Board s a a position the company has decided to withdraw its charge of a Union unfair labor practice related to the events occurring on Jan. 19, or. Clark said. It was at that time that the Union refused to accept for study the company s final proposal and walked out of negotiations. Since that time negotiations have been sporadic and fruitless. Gov. Romney than 200 reporters and politicians then would say no More a does not now plan an attempt to Transfer his admittedly sparse support to Rockefeller. Only Rockefeller and John Chaffee of Rhode Island among the Republican governors went to work for the Romney cause. Chafee Wasny to hinting what he will do now although he said it is possible moderate governors will line up behind Rockefeller. A in no meeting Here do i anticipate that when the meeting s Over the governors Are going to come out and say a we United behind a a a Chafee said. Rockefeller said he had tried to persuade Romney not to withdraw. W Ould the new York governor enter the race against Nixon if his fellow governors urge that course upon him a let me wait and talk ,�?� Rockefeller replied. The new yorkers emphasis on conferences to ascertain the wishes of his colleagues implied that a substantial bloc of gubernatorial support might meet his terms for candidacy. Romney a startling withdrawal set off a political Shock wave that rolled from new Hampshire to Oregon. Campaigning for new Hampshire a March 12 primary Nixon said Romney a will play a major role in Michigan and the nation in assuring the Republican Victory in november. A Nixon Camp Waits Manchester . Apr Richard m. Nixon scamp reacted today to the withdrawal of gov. George Romney from the race for president with a comment by a Nixon aide who qaid a now j Wear e waiting for be other shoe 10drop.�?� translated this Means Nixon is waiting to see whether gov. Nelson a. Rockefeller of new York will now enter the Field As his chief rival for the Republican presidential nomination. Rockefeller disavowing interest in becoming the Republican candidate or wanting to be president had been backing Romney a candidacy. Notwithstanding Nixon has consistently Felt that Rockefeller is a candidate. The former vice president and Romney had been battling it out to win the new Hampshire presidential primary March 12. Nixon a assistants believe Romney dropped out of the race because polls taken within the last few Days indicated that Nixon was on the Way to an overwhelming Victory in new Hampshire and far ahead of Romney nationally. Nixon genuinely surprised declined to discuss the startling development with reporters covering his Campaign. He issued a Brief statement which said a gov. Romney has waged an energetic and vigorous Campaign. I am sure that As one of the nations outstanding re pub 1lw Union meets tonight a special meeting of local 251, International chemical workers Union has been called for 8 of clock tonight in the auditorium of Stanford Gibson school. Union officials gave no indication As to the purpose of the special session. Lican governors he will play a major role in Michigan and the nation in assuring the Republican Victory in november which is so essential to provide the new leadership America needs a Extension of interstate Highway planned Washington apr new York state supports a and is planning a further Extension of the 41,000-mile interstate Highway system a new York congressman says. Rep. Robert c. Mcewen of Ogdensburg said wednesday he had received confirmation of the policy from j. Burch Mcmorran commissioner of the states department of transportation. Mcewen a Republican had requested the Assurance after a House Public works subcommittee heard testimony last week that the nations state Highway administrators had agreed unanimously that mileage should not be added to the system. He said the testimony came from Ross g. Stapp a spokes Man for the american association of state Highway officials. Mcmorran in a wire to Mcewen said consideration is now being Given to possible need for the Southern tier expressway an expressway in the route 7 corridor Between Albany and Binghamton and revisions in the new York City system. State Law now includes authorization for Extension of interstate 81, from Watertown to Plattsburgh. The 151-mile Extension would include sections of the state represented by Mcewen. Mcnamara completes seven years As defense Secretary Washington apr Robert s. Mcnamara completes today a record seven year tour As Secretary of defense praised by president Johnson As a a Brilliant and Good Many but with some of his Basic policies under heavy attack. The military brass some of whom Are not sorry to see him go arranged a Gaudy Good by for the 51-year-old Mcnamara Complete with a 19-gun artillery Salute band music an Honor guard of troops and a of War planes. Somebody thoughtfully included in the Fly Over three air Force fills once called the tfx and symbols of one of the great unresolved controversies of the defense chiefs administration. Mcnamara who received the medal of Freedom from John son in an emotional ceremony wednesday at the White House was in line for another medal to be pinned on at the Pentagon ceremony. He was expected to leave tonight for a month Long vacation in Aspen colo., before taking on his new Job As president of the world Bank on april i. Waiting to step into Mcnamara a office was Clark Clifford Long time Washington Law yer and political figure who will be sworn in Friday by Johnson. Mcnamara a seven years one month and eight Days As Pentagon chief is a record that May stand for a Long time. It eclipses the previous Mark of four years eight months and 12 Days set by the late Charles e. Wilson in the Eisenhower administration. Some critics a and some friends say Mcnamara stayed too Long. Perhaps he would agree because recently he said wistfully that he was counting the Days until he could put Down the burdens of his Back breaking Job. Probably Mcnamara a greatest disappointment and frustration is the Vietnam War. He once remarked to a visitor a who would have thought it would last so Long a today a chuckle a bore is a Man who de Prives you of Solitude without providing you with company
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