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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - January 12, 1968, Norwich, New York
The weather Clear very cold today and tonight lows to to 20 below Zero with a few colder spots Likely. Fair to partly Cloudy and not quite so cold saturday highs 5 to 18 above Zero. The evening Sun Chenango county s daily newspaper vol. 77, to. 211 Friday january 12, 1968 Norwich . 13815 8c per copy Sun spots army chaplain describes life in Vietnam Page 5 Norwich senior High to have educational to Page 3 Chris Foster writes on drinking teenagers Page 3two walk away from plane crash state nation world . Sees benefits of trip 200 injured in train crash Jersey City n. J. I a a new York bound rapid transit commuter to Ain crashed into the rear of another at the height of the evening Rush hour thursday injuring some 200 persons. Eighteen required hospitalization. There were no fatalities. The injured began jamming the Jersey City medical Center shortly after the 5 15 . Collision which occurred just West of the port authority trans Hudson path tubes station at journal Square Here. Twenty eight doctors were called in to reinforce the two normally assigned to emergency duty. Or. Clifford Blasi director of emergency facilities said More than 200 victims were brought in. Most were treated and released. More Protection needed Denver Colo. A p the american humane association said today this country is failing in its obligations to mistreated and neglected children. In a report based on a two year Survey tile association charged that not a single state has a child protective program a adequate in size to meet the service needs of All reported cases of child neglect abuse and Vincent de Francis director of the children a division of the association said in an interview that a we Are at least 25 years behind the times in giving the right kind of care and Protection for the abused or neglected the aha has its Headquarters in Denver. The report is based on a Survey of All 50 states plus Washington d.c., Guam puerto Rico and the Virgin islands. De Francis directed the Survey financed by the child welfare foundation of the american legion. Violence erupts san Francisco apr with violence erupting Between Antiwar pickets and police outside Secretary of state Dean Rusk spoke of an elusive peace in a foreign policy speech thursday night. Cursing bottle throwing Brick Hurlin pickets were massed across the Street More than an hour before rusks appearance before 1,5000 members of the Commonwealth club and world affairs Council. Rusk was whisked inside without seeing the 500 or so demonstrators who were swept away by a wedge of police officers holding night Sticks in front of them. Fifty were arrested Many carried or dragged to patrol wagons. Police used an Eye smarting gagging Spray chemical to disperse the disorderly group which continued to re form in smaller units for several hours. Some officers were hit by missiles from the crowd and one woman was struck on the head by a Brick. Cars and the hotel were splattered with bags of red paint. Romney begins . Campaign Manchester . Apr gov. George Romney began today his new Hampshire primary Campaign in a drive to defeat former vice president Richard m. Nixon his gop presidential rival. A a in a used to below Zero weather a a said Romney who faced the numbing cold along with polls showing Nixon favored by new Hampshire republicans. A a it a great to be Here and in a looking Forward to the contest a a the Michigan governor said. Even his Campaign manager admitted the Odds Are not Good in that contest. The opponent Nixon has not yet announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the White House and does not plan to begin his new Hampshire Campaign until feb. 3. But Romney was up and away with an itinerary that defied the weather and began with a Day break handshake session at a Nashua electronics Plant. Market report at 11 10, . Continental Telephone corp. Was 29 open and High 287/8 Low Norwich Pha Macal corp. 44v2 open and last 44% Low 44% High a amp a communications 28% open and High 28 Low and last . Grant 32% open and High 32% Low 32% last Montgomery wards 24vs open and Low 24% High 24% last . Fishman 12% High Low and last. Over the counter general Laboratory associates 15 bid 17 asked Jerrold corp. Taco 35% bid 36% asked mid states raceway 7% bid 8 asked Norwich Mills 40 bid Ray mond corp. 32 bid 33% asked Teize chemicals 29 bid 30 asked Gladding corp. 15 bid 15v2 asked Victory markets 9% bid 10% asked National Bank and Trust co. Of Norwich 54 bid Chenango co. National Bank of Norwich 300 bid. Gov. George Romney pilots escape Norwich fire crashed on the South Side of of twin engine Beechraft which route 12, across from mid state men pour water into blazing ruins Airport this morning. The crafts two pilots Joseph Selph of to Chenango memorial Hospital Texas and Ronald Jones a mid for checkups. They apparently state Pilot walked away from were not seriously Hurt an air the crash and were later taken port spokesman said. The state Sun staff photo police sub station is on the left and the residence of Albert Dennison on the right. increases Marine Force Saigon apr the . Marine Force in South Vietnam a two northernmost provinces increased to 35,000 men today As another regiment was moved North to meet the threat of North vietnamese divisions around the demilitarized zone. Senior Marine officers said there Are indications that the communist troops will concentrate on the provinces of Quang Tri which fronts the Doz and thua Thien just below it in their expected Spring offensive in the North. The shift of the 3,500-Iqan 5th Marine regiment from an operating area South of Danang gives the marines three More Man Euver battalions which can cover a wide area and Arentt tied Down in Static defensive positions in thua Thien. 19 die in crash of transport plane Only two Marine battalions har been operating in the province generally. The enlarged Marine Force together with about 12.000 South vietnamese infantrymen makes the Allied and communist forces m the Doz theater of War about equal in infantry manpower according to Intelli Geni e reports. Marine officers in the know said the 5th Marine regimen was moved North to help provide increased Security for shaky lines of communications. Including Highway i which links Allied Supply lines from Danang to the Doz to extend the area under control of the South vietnamese government and to extend Marine strength from con Thien West to the laotian Border where Marine forces Are now thin. The North vietnamese have been infiltrating in strength through Laos cutting through the a shall Valley 40 Miles West of Danang into thua Thien or into the Danang area. . Military sources in Washington say this infiltration recently has become larger than usual because Hanoi is making sure its embattled units in South Vietnam have adequate fighting replacements for action during the dry weather. Officers also said they think the communists Are getting ready for a wave of attacks on Allied outposts especially in the northernmost provinces in the next few weeks. The North vietnamese just North of the Doz fired Sam antiaircraft missiles thursday at . Eight engine b52 bombers Battle Mountain Nev. Apr three helicopters have been assigned to recover the bodies of 19 men killed in a a. Rine transport plane crash on a snowy windswept Mountain crag in desolate northeastern Nevada. The defense department listed the number of victims at 19, reporting that a 20th Man left the plane at Denver wednesday before it began the last and a. Tai leg of a flight Over one of the West a bleakest regions. The 12th naval District in san Francisco supervising Rescue operations ordered the High Altitude a copters to Nevada from Eltoro Marine corps base in Southern California. One reached Fallon Nev., late thursday refuelled then flew to the Battle Mountain Airstrip to await Dawn before at. Tempting to reach the scene of the crash on 9,978-foot my to bin. The Navy said the other two a copters were held overnight at Sacramento calif., but would Fly to it Tobin at Daybreak. If the Rocky precipitous slopes of my Tobin prove too difficult for the helicopters plans were made to tackle the Peak with motorized sleds. Failing at this Rescue Mission spokesmen said the assignment would be turned Over to ground parties. Two searchers from the Federal Bureau of land manage ment Wally Swanson and Gene Corbridge reached the fire. Blackened fuselage thursday afternoon after a perilous As cent. They quickly located 12 scattered bodies and were sure that All the other marines were dead in the Snow. An air Force plane dropped food and sleeping bags and Swanson and Corbridge spent the night on tile frigid Mountain Side 32 Miles Southwest of Battle Mountain. Boy seriously injured in crash Nadir a errs ii tin our let a nine year old boy was struck by a truck near his Home at Chenango Lake late wednesday. His condition was termed guarded today by sheriffs deputies who investigated. David tidier the son of or. And mrs. W Illiam Vidler was sliding on a sled near his Home at Norwich re i when he Slid Down the driveway and into the Road. A passing truck operated by Herbert e. Drake 43, of South new Berlin r d 2, struck the boy As he applied his brakes and Slid some 25 feet into a Snow Bank deputies said. The vehicle then came to rest with the child underneath. The mishap occurred on the town of new Berlin Highway number three. Taken to the Chenango memorial Hospital the child suffered today s chuckle j chairman of the Board at an office meeting a the Day of the yes Man is Over. Now does everybody agree Quot from a bruised left Eye and a possible Skull fracture. He was transported by the new Berlin emergency squad and termed Semi conscious upon arrival. Iii mrs drive to be held Jan. 21 students of Norwich Junior and senior High school will conduct their annual March of dimes canvass of the City and surrounding area sunday Jan. 21, begin Ning at i p. In. Originally scheduled for Jan. 14, the canvass has been postponed a week because of the extremely cold weather. The canvass by the students is the Only solicitation in this area for the March of dimes. This year the students Hope to top last years Mark of $1,600 and Are depending upon the generosity of the area residents to reach their goal. Receive awards three Norwich Jaycees received a Jaycee of the Quarter a awards at a membership meeting of the chapter held thursday night in the Continental room at Taylor a country House. Donald Worth Man right received his award for his work As newsletter Edi Sun staff photo tor Paul Boulant second from right for chairing the chapter s Christmas projects and David Smith second from left for his work in orientation. President Richard Cottrell left presents the award certificates. Plane damages substation by Jerry Weaver two pilots miraculously escaped serious injury this morning when their twin engine Beechraft crashed Between a state police sub station and a private residence across from mid state aviation Airport on route 12. The Craft was piloted by Joseph Selph out of Texas mid state authorities said. Selph was accompanied by Ronald Jones a mid state Pilot. The two were a warming up�?T1 the plane before making a run to Montreal Canada with five passengers the mid state spokesman said. It was believed that one engine conked out As the plane came in for a Landing causing the plane to drop. The crash occurred Between 9 and 930 . Power lines were ripped out leaving several dwellings and the Airport without electricity and blocking traffic in and out of the Airport area. Crashing to the ground Between the two buildings the Craft burst into flames. Somehow the two pilots managed to clamber out of the plane and walk Down to the Airport. They were later taken to Chenango memorial Hospital for medical checkups. Mid state officials credited the skill of the Pilot for being Able to squeeze the floundering Craft in Between the two buildings. The Machhi landed nearest tile sub station a Fen it tailed around after striking the Power lines. Flames from the burning plane did some damage to an upper Corner of the sub station As Norwich firemen battled the Blaze in sub Zero temperatures. The dwelling on the North Side of the crash is occupied by Albert Dennison an Airport spokesman said. The left Wing of the plane just grazed the garage on the Dennison property. The plane was reportedly owned by Teize which was recently purchased by tile Norwich Pha Macal company. Exact cause of the crash would not be known until Airport officials could talk with tile two pilots. One source reported that the plane was a new one and the Pilot was unfamiliar with the mid state facility. A mid state spokesman said an auxiliary Power unit would be put into use to provide heat at the Airport facility. But the Airport restaurant would be closed except for serving Coffee the rest of today. Power lines were scattered Over a wide area As a result of the crash. However .s.e. Amp chs corp. Repair Crews arrived at the scene shortly after the plane Carne Down to Start the Bone chilling task of restoring Power to Normal. One Utility firm official commented it would be late in the Day before Power was fully restored. State police and sheriff s depart ment men handled traffic on Busy route 12 while firemen fought the Blaze from the Burn ing Craft. A there was a pop. Explosion. Silence by Linda Shader the mid morning air plane crash near the state troopers Barracks on it. 12 left the surrounding neighbors without heat or Power in the sub Zero temperatures. As firetrucks and an ambulance answered the Call for assistance the nearby families stood fixed at their windows watching the Blaze smoke and snarled traffic. A we heard a big noise that sounded like a pop then an explosion and then nothing a just this was the reaction of the Richard Gillespie family who live in morgans acres within sight of the substation. A we thought something had gone wrong Down in our cellar so went Down to look. He found nothing but then we All began to feel cold. Just As we realized we were without heat we looked out and saw the As rumours began circulating As to whether or not the plane was a local or out of City trails port and As the neighbors ran from House to House comparing notes and sharing conditions the general consensus was that the plane had hit a wire bounced Back off it and hit the Barracks on one Side setting it afire. Excessive smoke clouded the area As the by standers and parked vehicles speculated if any troopers had been inside the build ing at the time whether the plane had been trying to take off or land and the condition of the Pilot. A i was sitting upstairs in my Home about a half mile away on Bissell Hill when i heard a sound like a Large truck coming up the Road. The noise increased and got louder until it sounded like an explosion. I looked out my window and saw Sparks. Then All i could see was this personal experience was related by a school boy who was not in his regular classes because of the Norwich City schools being closed today. He later journeyed to the Home of a Friend who lived a bit nearer to the scene of the Accident. The Friend whose father works at the Warren Eaton Airport did not know what had happened until he talked to his father from his office. With the fear eliminated that the Pilot May have been his father or a fellow employee the youth went on to say that he thought the plane was a twin engine transport. A it landed be tween the Barracks and to neighbouring House. Several wire Are Down now and we Are out heat. I did not hear it Cor ing All of a sudden i just Kne something had the Swift response of Aid so it had traffic progressing on least one Side of the Highway flares were put up and a to truck came following the fir trucks and ambulance. Several residents in that a ate their meals away from Hon today and were staying i friends who still have heat their Homes. In Sharp contrast to the i flames of the fire Many i fighters and spectators were is Fering from the cold temper Tures. But their Consolation w the fact that no one had by seriously injured or killed. Today around the around the around the Tunis apr vice president Hubert h. Humphrey believes his grueling tour of nine african nations will bring the United states substantial Long term benefits in Confidence and Good will among african nations. But the most significant result of his High Speed 26,500-mile safari which ended thursday could be a sharpened awareness in Washington of africans towering political social and economic problems. Some african leaders began to doubt that the United states really cares about their continent after Congress Cut foreign Aid and private american interests blocked commodity agreements which would have stabilized the Market in Humphrey certain african Staple products
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