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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - January 2, 1968, Norwich, New York
The weather mostly Cloudy not so cold tonight and wednesday with Chance of Snow and Snow flurries developing. Low temperatures tonight Zero to 8 above highs wednesday in upper teens and 20s. The Avenir Chenango county s daily newspaper g s in Sun spots Sun reporter visits Rogers education Center Page 5 re and d steering committee to meet Page 3 defensive driving course opens Jan. 9, Page 3. Vol. 77, no. 203 tuesday january 2, 1968 Norwich . 13815 8c per copy cease fire is bloodiest of the War state nation world Hershey report arrest counterfeiters Saigon a South vietnamese National police said today they had arrested several chinese counterfeiters and seized $250,000 in fake . $5 Bills thereby foiling what they called a red chinese attempt to destroy the economies of South Vietnam Cambodia and Laos. Police said the counterfeiters were red chinese spies who planned to Trade the . Bills on the Black Market to buy equipment to counterfeit the currencies of South Vietnam Laos and Cambodia. Police reported they closed in on the counterfeiters last thursday in Cholon the chinese Section of Saigon and seized a printing press paper and Ink and Complete and incomplete $5 Bills. The counterfeiters printing plates also were seized they said. Traffic death toll is 363 the new year Holiday weekend death toll was below Advance estimates and a National safety Council spokesman today gave credit for the improvement to bad weather and Good driving. The total reached 363 in a count that began at g . Friday and ended at mid mint monday. The safety Council predicted earlier that 460 to 540 persons would die in traffic accidents Over the 78-hour period. A there is nothing immutable about the death rate a a spokesman for the Council said a we done to have to just accept a the major reason we believe is that the behaviour of Drivers must have changed a a the spokesman said. A How it changed we Don t Martin told to leave Saigon a the South vietnamese government has refused to renew the visa of Newsweek magazines Saigon Bureau chief Everett Martin and told him to leave the country within seven Days. The South vietnamese government has been at Odds with Martin for months because of Newsweek articles critical of tile South vietnamese . It would be the first expulsion of an american newsman from South Vietnam since 1962 when the late president Ngo Dinh diem expelled James Robinson of the National broadcasting co. And Francois Sully of Newsweek. Brydges undergoes test Buffalo . Apr Senate majority Leader Earl w. Brydges spent the new years weekend undergoing tests and treatment in buffaloes Millard Fillmore Hospital but Hopes to be on hand when the 1968 state legislature convenes wednesday in Albany. The Republican legislative Leader entered the Hospital saturday because of what a family member said was an infection of the urinary tract. He also had a recent bout with influenza. Brydges 63, is a resident of Wilson North of Lockport on the Lake Ontario Shore. Market report at 11 15 a.m., Continental Telephone corp. Was 28% open and High 28% Low and last Norwich Pha Macal co. 451/2 High Low and last a amp a communications no sales previous close 28 . Grant 34% open 34% High 34>/4 Low and last Montgomery wards 24% open and High 24 Low 24% last . Fishman 12% High Low and last. Over the counter general Laboratory associates 16i/2 bid 19 offered Jerrold corp. Taco 40 bid 41 offered mid states raceway 714 bid 8 offered Norwich Mills 40 bid Raymond corp. 31 bid 32% offered Teize chemicals 29% bid 30% offered Victory markets 93/8 bid 9% offered National Bank and Trust co. Of Norwich 54 bid Chenango co. National Bank of Norwich 300 bid. Viet Cong forces smash american outpost 23 killed Saigon apr . Officials today called the allies new year cease fire a a the bloodiest of All Quot Vietnam War truce at tempts after a Viet Cong Force of 2,500 men broke the stand Down and smashed into an american outpost killing 23 infantrymen and wounding 153. The guerrillas 9th division augmented by North vietnamese replacements lost 348 men in its attack on the base Camp in the Shadow of Black Virgin Mountain 62 Miles North West of Saigon and eight Miles from the cambodian Border . Officers said. The communist thrust spokesmen said gave the allies second thoughts about a 48-hour truce that has been accepted in principle for tet the lunar new year Jan. 30. While american Headquarters tried to assemble an accurate picture of the collapse of the cease fire from Field reports. U. S. Warplanes resumed bomb Itig of North Vietnam with the end of the Allied 36-hour truce at 6 Saigon time. Hanoi meanwhile accused the United states of raiding Many a populated areas during the truce it did not elaborate on swearing in ceremony held Start new year Chenango during a swearing in ceremony state legislature opens wednesday county District attorney Patrick j. Joyce right and his assistant Ronald w. Bullock of embers Okeene take their oath of office assistant from John Mcguire county clerk Friday in the clerks office. Joyce reelected a in last nov elections and his began their 1968 duties today. Albany . Apr the new York legislature will begin its 191st annual session wednesday confronted by the cheerless Prospect of having to administration evaluates talks reports of peace san Anion Clex apr president Johnson says the administration is carefully evaluating reports that North Vietnam will discuss peace if the United states were to unconditionally Stop the bombing of that country. Johnson said at a news conference monday at the lbs ranch that he was familiar with newspaper reports quoting North vietnamese foreign min ister Nguyen Duy Trinh to that effect. Hanoi radio broadcast a statement monday saying that North Vietnam a will talk when the United states has a unconditionally stopped its bombing and All other acts of War against the North. A we Are evaluating them a Johnson said of the reports Johnson spent considerable time at the news conference talking about what he called a a very important he referred to his program to curtail the . Dollar Drain in 1968, another heart operation begins Cape town South Africa apr groote Schuur Hospital announced today or. Christiann Barnard had performed another successful heart transplant operation. A Brief bulletin issued at 4 .�?9 ., est said the estimated five hour transplant to retired Cape town dentist Philip Blaiberg was successful Blaiberg received the heart of Clive Haupt 24, who collapsed monday from a brain hem More age. Haupt was a mulatto a Man of mixed race. Further details were not immediately available on the operation. It was the worlds third human heart transplant. Barnard performed the first Only one month ago on Louis Washkan sky 53, who lived 18 Days with his new heart before succumb ing to pneumonia. Doctors had been waiting anxiously since saturday for a Good donor heart to give 58-year-old or. Philip Blaiberg a new Chance for life. Finding a donor for Blaiberg had posed a difficulty because of his rare a positive blood Type. But putting the heart of a mulatto into a White Many a body apparently posed no problem for Barnard in racially segregated South Africa. Surgeons began to operate on Blaiberg at about 10 30 Cape town time it was reported. The epochal heart trans Plant operation on Rashkansky dec. 3 took about five hours and it was expected this operation would take about the same time. The Start of the operation was reported by reliable Hospital sources. A senior member of the surgical team told newsmen that both Blaiberg and the do nor were in the operating theater. In he president launching into the new year with vigor focused his attention today on budget work and the department of health education and welfare. He had until Midnight tonight to sign the new social Security Law that would boost both Bene fits and social Security taxes. On the passenger list today of the ranch Jet plane shuttle were the names of hew Secretary John Gardner budget director Charles Schultze and presidential assistant Douglass Cater. The president touched on both foreign and Domestic matters at the news conference. He asked All americans especially tourists business men labor and Congress to cooperate in his Effort to Cut $3 billion in . Spending abroad and bring the balance of pay. Meats a was closely into balance As the president who has been in Texas since the Day after Christmas has signed 21 Bills but the social Security measure would be the most important legislation of the Batch so far. It will mean bigger Benefit checks beginning in March for 24 million persons. The mini mum retirement pay will go from $44 to $55 a month the maximum from $142 to $160.50. When a retired workers wife reaches 65, the sum would in crease by 50 per cent. But there will be higher withholding taxes a As much As $52.80 in 1968 on those earning $7,800 or More. Employers pay an equal tax. The new Law keeps the tax rate at 4.4 per cent in 1968 but the amount of salary on which the tax is levied goes up from $6,600 to $7,800. There Are some sweeping and controversial changes included in the my which provides for a social Security tax rate of 5.9 per cent by 1987. While Busy with Many Domestic problems the president was studying foreign developments in Vietnam and Cambodia As Well. He told the news conference he was a very hopeful that we can make advances toward peace in 1968, adding a we Are pursuing every possible he said he Felt the enemy knows it can no longer win a military Victory in Vietnam. Police probe burglary City police Are investigating a burglary at the Silver rail restaurant East main Street which happened some time after 1 30 Dec. 29. Police said some $200 is missing from the Cash Register and a Back room $22 in Bills and the rest in change. How Entrance was gained is undetermined police said. But they thought it possible that someone hid in the Back room before closing time and left by a rear door which was equipped with a panic bar. A Hammer and screwdriver taken from the barroom were used to rip the hasp off the liquor room door and were found in the liquor room police reported. Part of the Money taken $150 rolled in papers had been taken from this room police said. Raise taxes in an election year. By tradition the main activity of the Senate and Assembly on opening Day will be to meet in joint session to listen to gov Rockefeller s a state of the state message. The lawmakers believe they know what he is going to Tell them. During the last few weeks the Republican governor has said Many times that the state does not have enough Revenue to meet spending requirements in the new year and that a tax in crease thus appears inevitable. He spelled it out in Blunt language in a televised year end report to the people Over the new years weekend. A nobody wants to pay any More taxes a he said. A nobody wants to recommend apy More taxes. But nothing is free. And if the people want services then tax revenues must pay for More of the same kind of talk is Likely wednesday when Rockefeller delivers his 10th annual message setting Forth his 1968 legislative program. He is expected however to Reserve details of his recommendations for dealing with the fiscal situation until he presents his budget which is due by Jan. 16. He is known to be considering an increases in the state income tax or sales tax plus a boost in business taxes. World tackles problem of peace brushing aside the Bright con. Fetti and streamers of new years celebrations the world again tackles its besetting problems and Renews its quest for the elusive grail of peace. On the Advent of 1968, statesmen Church leaders and Ordinary men around the world spoke of the urgent need for peace. But few if any seemed sure it would come in the 12 months ahead. Pope Paul i in Vatican City led roman catholics in prayers for peace. At the same time he warned that a new terrible obstacles a especially in Vietnam arise to complicate that ques Tion. A the world a he said a feels a great temptation to relegate peace among other utopias As a great idea worthy of being included among the finest ener Gies motivating history but fated always to remain at the lbs ranch in Texas president Johnson spoke of his Hope a that we can make advances toward peace but said he could not predict peace for the new year. In an Exchange of new year greetings the president and japanese prime minis ter Eisaku Sato pledged to work for peace in 1968. From Hanoi came a radio broadcast for foreign minister Nguyen Duy Trinh that experts said might possibly represent an easing of North vietnamese terms for peace talks. The . State department said the statement was under study. In the South a Viet Cong guerrilla attack killed 26 american infantrymen and wounded 111 about 50 Miles Northeast of Sai gon. A . Spokesman said the attack before the end of the cease fire made that Lull the a bloodiest of ally such truce attempts during the War. President Johnson also announced at his new years Day news conference five new actions in the Battle to reduce a mounting Gap in the . Bal Ance of payments. Among them he appealed to americans to see the americas first and second and save $500 million in tourism expenditures by limiting their travel to the Western hemisphere for two years. Most americans however were less concerned monday with the future of the . Bal Ance of payments than the Fate of their favorite football team. It was a Day of record cold Snow and freezing rain around the country a Good Day for staying indoors catching col lege Gridiron heroes on television and eating snacks instead of sit Down dinners. From the Leisure of a living room chair the Cotton bowl sugar bowl Rose bowl and or could be enjoyed afternoon into the Ange bowl from Early evening. What constituted a raids a but said . Aircraft had a repeatedly intruded into the airspace of several provinces. On the basis of incomplete communiques the truce break ing ground fighting As vicious As that of Normal operations Cost the allies at least 56 dead and 231 wounded. This compared with 14 americans and five South vietnamese killed and 27 americans and seven South vietnamese wounded during the 48-hour 1967 new year s truce. The 1968 figures involved 168 shooting incidents to fewer than the year before. Calculations were complicated because the communists announced three Day truce ended at i a.m., five hours before the Allied stand Down. . Officials said the Viet Cong raid on the . 25th infantry division Camp in the Jungles just above the old Michelin rubber Plantation town of Dau Tieng near the cambodian Bor Der came one hour and 20 min. Utes before the red truce expired. The reds reportedly threw 2,500 men from the Veteran 271st and 272nd regiments at a defending Force of about 500 americans Manning 105mm howitzer batteries. The guerrillas were repulsed several times before Contact broke off at 5 a. In. American jets attacking with bombs and rockets and c47s firing min guns flew support Nils slops overhead before the Viet Cong pulled out. The Battle scene in Tay Ninh province Long has been considered one of the most dangerous areas in South Vietnam it is Northwest of the communist a Iron Triangle stronghold and was the scene a year and a half ago of a massacre of the South vietnamese s 7th regi ment. In Tay Ninh alone there were at least five other Viet Cong assaults monday night and Early today accounting for two Amer ican dead and 23 wounded. While the Tay Ninh Battle was by far the most spectacular Dur ing the truce period other violations were reported up and Down South Vietnam. Tyner Home destroyed by fire Friday night the games were preceded by the traditional pageants and parades including the tournament of roses in Pasadena calif., where More than 270 persons jammed each mile of the 5.5-mile Parade route. As the Holiday weekend came to a close the National safety Council credited both the bad weather and Good driving for a death toll below Advance estimates. Oxford the g e o r g e Schmidt Homestead located on a dead end Road in Tyner Village was completely destroyed by two separate blazes which occurred Friday morning and sometime during the night. The family consisting of two Small children is now homeless and without any of their material possessions. The first fire broke out Friday evening and was discovered by or. Schmidt. He put in an alarm which was answered by the Oxford fire department. Another truck and an ambulance were later called. The fire had worked its Way up to the Peak of the House but most of the damage was caused in a storage area. Firemen were Able to cover the furniture throughout the House to prevent Dewey pleads to reduced charge Fred Dewey sr., 39, of 21 Rexford Street was allowed to plead to a reduced charge of assault third degree when he appeared in City court this morn ing on a charge of assault second. He was represented by Thomas a. Vitanza. Dewey was fined $2 5 and placed on probation for three months. Terms of probation state that he stay away from Shirley Schaefer the complainant. As a result of the assault the complainant was taken to Chenango memorial Hospital where costs totalled $249.92. Dewey paid $75 of this in City court and is to make restitution to the Hospital in the amount of the balance $174.92 within 30 Days. It from water damage although there was considerable damage from smoke. The fire was eventually brought under control and the firemen left. Or. Schmidt was left two Indian tanks for further Protection against a reoccur Ance of the fire starting again. The Hoine owner was told that the tanks containing pressurized water would allow him to Check any new outbreak and allow time for an alarm to be Given for the fire department to respond. Some time after or. Schmidt took his family to stay with relatives in Greene. He apparently stayed with them and did not return Home. Sometime during the night another fire broke out in the House. No one turned in an alarm firemen said so it is assumed that no one saw it because of the dead end Road location. By morn ing the Structure was totally destroyed. It is now thought that the fire started in the electrical wiring. Or. And mrs. Schmidt had moved to that location from a farm on East Hill. Or. Schmidt is employed at the Oxford feed and fuel company. The couples children Are a one year old boy and a one month old boy. Firemen answering the initial Call reported that the Road was Well slowed out and there was no difficulty in getting the trucks to the scene. The Road was formerly a Cross Road parallel to the main Road but the Bridge was washed out in the 1935 flood and has never been replaced. Today a chuckle the surest Way to get a Job done is to give it to a Busy Man. Hell have his Secretary do it. Al today \ a round the around the around the Washington apr draft chief Lewis b. Hershey reported today that 618 persons in 46 states have turned in burned or otherwise illegally disposed of draft cards. A spokesman for Hershey said that of the 618 Only about half were a vulnerable to the draft a that is they were in classifications in which they might be expected to be called soon. The others the spokesman said were classified 4f or in other categories not subject to immediate Call. Hershey asked for the figures following a flurry of draft card burning last fall and the Vietnam War protest in front of the Pentagon oct. 21. At the time of the Penta gon demonstrations officials reported that although a a Abas Kerful about a thousands slips of paper were turned in As draft cards Only 297 Lewis b. Hershey persons handed Over real draft cards. The others turned out to be Drivers licenses just Blank pieces of paper or other types of cards. Presumably the figures announced by Hershey include some of the Pentagon demonstration cases. Earl w. Brydges
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