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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - January 19, 1968, Norwich, New York
The weather showers Likely today. Fair tonight and fair and mild saturday. High tem. Pera Tures today mostly in the 40s lows tonight in the 20s and highs saturday 35 to 45. The evening Chenango county a daily newspaper in Sun spots Sermonetti new inspirational feature Page 5. New York electric and Gas establishes Safe driving record Page 3. March of dimes Drivers sunday Page 3 vol. 77, no. 216 Friday january 19, 1968 Norwich . 13815 8� per copy surcharge May be effective april i state nation world made claim after classification heavy fighting reported Saigon apr heavy new fighting below the demilitarized zone and intense air blows at North Vietnam that Cost three american planes and a communist Mig interceptor were reported today by the . Command. Coinciding with the Battle reports were a series of Viet Cong terrorist attacks. In one a Claymore mine on the Doorstep of a South vietnamese army Headquarters in the Mekong Delta spewed hundreds of deadly steel pellets into a nearby mar Ket place killing 18 vietnamese and wounding 38. Monsoon Clouds Over North Vietnam lifted enough thursday to permit the heaviest visual bomb raids North of Hanoi in two weeks although . Pilots have been making radar runs. Kasperak has another operation Stanford Calif. Apr a doctor said Mike has per aka a transplanted heart pulsed on in an a excellent manner today after withstanding the effect of another major operation for intestinal bleeding. After the three hour sur Gery thursday night or. Harry Oberhelman or. Said the stress on the 54-year-old retired steel workers ailing liver probably was greater than on his borrowed heart. Oberhelman performed the operation. Kasperak remained on the critical list. U Thant urges talks United nations . Apr . Secretary general u Thant expresses the conviction there can be no Vietnam peace talks until the bombing of North Vietnam is halted As an initial step. In a news conference Thant said the Hanoi government was not Likely to agree to take any reciprocal Steps because it believed such action would be a militarily disadvantageous to it. He declined to comment directly on president Johnson a Vietnam statement in wednesday nights state of the Union speech but made it Clear that he took the North Viet namese at their word that a cessation of the bombing will Lead to talks. Thant also appealed to All countries to preserve the neutrality of Cambodia in the interest of world peace. He expressed belief the cambodian government was doing its Best to remain Neutral a in this very difficult Bert Wheeler Dies new York apr Bert Wheeler was a teen age Vaude. Ville Hoofer playing in Omaha when he broke the ankle that started him on the Road to a comedy career that spanned Over half a Century. Wheeler who died thursday night of emphysema at 72 once recalled the fracture with the Happy ending. His injury left a Hole in the program and he volunteered to fill in for himself. A at the next show a he said a i crawled out through the curtain and did the whole act lying on my stomach. Later i began to much on an Apple. Then i did it with a Sandwich and i added a crying bit so i could wipe my eyes with the Sandwich and Munch on my handkerchief a Market report at 11 10 ., Continental Telephone corp. Was 28% open and Low 28% High and last Norwich Pha Macal co. 447/8 Hightow and last c amp u communications no sales previous close 28% . Grant 33% open and Low 33% High and last Montgomery wards 25% open and Low 25% High 25% last . Fishman i2v2 High Low and last Over the counter general Laboratory associates 16 bid 18 asked Jerrold corp. Taco 37% bid 38% asked mid states raceway 7% bid 8 asked Norwich Mills 40 bid Raymond corp. 32 bid 32% asked Teize chemicals 27 bid 28 asked Gladding corp. 14 3/4 bid 15% asked vie tory markets 9 bid 9% asked National Bank and Trust co. Of Norwich 54 bid Chenango co. National Bank of nor wich 300 bid. U Thant tax package should yield $3 billion Washington apr the Johnson administration appears to be shooting for an april i effective Date for its proposed to per cent income tax surcharge on individuals but a retroactive Jam i Date for corporations. This possible schedule emerged thursday in the Wake of the new budget figures spending of $186 billion and an $8 billion deficit a contingent on the tax boost for the next fiscal year. The figures were revealed by president Johnson in his state of the Union message. Administration officials de dined to say what effective dates they would seek in Appeal ing anew for adoption of the sur. Charge but the april january combination reportedly is the Post Likely possibility. The dates Are expected to be disclosed officially monday when the House ways and Means committee reopens pub lie hearings on the surcharge Bill. But in any Case the com. Mittee chairman rep. Wilbur u Mills d-ark., says he wants a close look at the budget before he decides whether to support a tax increase. Government witnesses will base their Appeal for higher tax. Is on defense of the Dollar abroad and dampening inflation at Home. One key source said foreign countries consider tax Bill a the psychological Symbol of fiscal in planning the new budget the administration is figuring on $3 billion in revenues from the tax package during the current fiscal year which ends june 30 and $12.9 billion during the next fiscal year. This refinement of the figures the president outlined includes not Only revenues from the sur. Charge but also from a speedup of corporate tax collections and the postponement of excise tax cuts scheduled to go into effect april i. When the administration proposed a 6 per cent surcharge last january it carried an effective Date of last july i. But it Wasny to until aug. 3 that the president upped the request to to percent and submitted it to Congress with an oct. I effective Date for individuals and a retroactive july i Date for corporations. The final word on any new effective Date must come from Congress where there is still key opposition to a tax hike. Much of the opposition is in the House and Senate democratic Leader Mike Mansfield said prospects of Senate passage Are Good if it clears the House. Two excise taxes Are scheduled to decline on april in the 7 per cent manufacturers excise tax on automobiles to 2 per cent and the to per cent excise tax on Telephone service to i per cent. Barnott accuses news Media Hamilton . Apr the president of Colgate University accuses the news Media of leading the Public to believe that most College students Are a political this is not the Case president Vincent m. Barnettjr. Contends in the february Issue of Colgate a alumni Magazine. A the vast majority of students. Are pursuing their Central purpose of getting an education with More vigor and imagination and ability and skill than most educators can remember Iii their lifetimes a Barnett said. It is the news Media s focus on a fairly Small group of individuals who react violently to Public problems he added that tends a to create the impression that most students Are political a i think we should be careful not to be misled by what i can Only Call tile distortions one might get if he took Only the television clips or the newspaper headlines As an indication of what today a College generation is like a Barnett said. Viet Cong buildup reported Washington apr officials say a massive buildup of communist forces along South Vietnam a Northern fron tier May be evidence North i Einam has no intention of scaling Down the War in the near future. . Military authorities in Saigon report an estimated 35,000 communist regulars Are massed in the Buffer zone separating the two Vietnam. Gen. William c. Westmoreland . Commander in Vietnam has predicted a a resurgence of enemy initiatives around the end of the month. . Policy makers said thursday that North Vietnam a military actions Are considered by president Johnson and his advisers an important Indica Tion of North Vietnam a real intentions in its present peace offensive. North Vietnam a stated Price for peace talks is an unconditional end to . Bombing. Johnson a principal Price for ending the bombing officials said is a firm indication from Hanoi either by action in the War or by Assurance through diplomatic channels that a bombing halt would bring immediate communist de Esca lation. Johnson has Long since ruled out what officials describe As a a one sided talk and fight procedures a situation in which the . Would Stop the bombing and join in peace talks while the War otherwise continued Una bated. The diplomatic front now finds Washington and Hanoi a. Patently engaged in exploratory negotiations through intermediaries each evidently trying to find out if there is any Concession to be won in the others position. The United states has report edly received word through these channels that North Viet Nam would be prepared to Start talks in a few Days after the bombing was halted. Credit Union a Andrew Weh Meyer left of Schenectady .s. Credit Union league representative congratulate Francis Chorley after the latter selection thursday night As president of the employees Federal credit Union. Other officers Are at left Carl Shepardson vice president and Sun staff photo Robert Whitney Secretary. At right Are Howard Giles Assis Tant treasurer and Paris Barnes jr., treasurer. A i flu elects Chorley Francis Chorley was named president of the Bennett Ireland employees Federal credit Union at the organizations annual dinner meeting held thursday night at Canasa Acta country club. The meeting was attended by 75 members and guests of the credit Union. President Chorley stated that the past year was the largest in total Loans made since the local organization was founded la years ago. He also announced that a to per cent rebate on interest on outstanding Loans and a five per cent dividend on shares held dec. 31 were voted by the Board of directors. Other officers elected were Carl Shepardson Vic president Robert Whitney Secretary Paris Barnes jr., treasurer and Howard Giles assistant treasurer. In addition to the officers directors elected were William Welch and William Rice. Named to the credit committee were Harlow Lashomb jr., Thomas Elia and Myrtle Cummings. Guest speakers were Andrew n. Wehmeyer Field representative for the new York state credit Union league and Leland Miller from the Sidney credit Union. Prizes were won by Ruth Chorley James Thompson Shirley Cummings and Martha Rice. Today a chuckle a Man said his Mother in Law was suffering from an occupational ailment inter Ferio Rity Complex. Chenango insurance company reports �?T67 a excellent year George r. Cilbert president of the . Announced to policy holders wednesday that 1967 was one of the Best years in the company a history which stretches Back for 83 years. At the policyholder meeting held at the Canasa Acta country club Earl la Sincerbox executive Secretary in his financial report stated that the company had an Overall ratio of losses to premiums written of 34.35%. Surplus and Reserve were increased by $148,545 to an All time High of $573,842. Assets were increased by 30.69% to $631,801. Insurance at risk was increased by $7,574,355 from $123,087,163 to $131,261,518. Returned to the Board of directors for a term of three years were George r. Albert Pitcher Dora Matteson new Berlin George Many Hobart Wilford Boice Walton and Warren Bailey of Canastota. At the directors meeting or. Albert was re elected president Daniel Musson Viberts Ville vice president e. Paul Barrett Norwich treasurer Earl h. Sincerbox Norwich executive Secretary mrs. Dorothy Crandall Norwich assistant treasurer Roger Landers Oxford assistant Secretary and Robert f. Carpenter jr., Norwich assistant Secretary. Floyd Sholes of Columbus was re elected to the executive committee and Earl b. Clark of North Norwich was also placed on the committee As an sex offi Cio member. Or. Sincerbox in his report to the directors announced that the company now had a total of 98 agents and sub agents in Central new York servicing policyholders. As of the first of the year the company is expanding the Iines of insurance that it can write into All Inland Marine lines. The director sin setting rates made no change in the fire insurance rates for 1968. This makes three consecutive years that the company has been Able to maintain the same Low fire rates for its policyholders. Extended coverage rates were reduced on Many types of properties. For homeowners Inland Marine and special Multi policies the company is maintaining it s 15 percent deviation from Bureau rates. Tile deviation on commercial fire lines will be continued at 30 per cent. Market to close one hour earlier monday new York apr an Over whelming trading crush has caused the Stock Market to an flounce it will close an hour and a half earlier starting next monday. The announcement thursday came shortly after the Ameri can Stock Exchange traded More than to million shares in one Day for the first time in its 118-year history. The new York Stock Exchange has hit near record sales for several Days. One reason for the tremendous surge in sales can be accounted for by the announce ment this week that the number of americans owning Stock has soared from 20.1 million in 1965 to 24 million. Another reason is the enormous growth of institutions such As Mutual and pension funds and their accelerated buying and Selling. The exchanges and the National association of securities dealers said in a joint statement that a continued unprecedented High volume in both listed and unlisted securities requires a temporary reduction in the daily trading sessions in an Effort to enable operations personnel of member organizations to catch up on the heavy work the three said that starting monday and continuing until further notice trading hours would run from to To 2 p. In. Est. The hours currently run from to p. In. Until 3 30 . Eartha Kitt Speaks out Washington apr Singer Eartha Kitt in an emotional White House confrontation with mrs. Lyndon b. Johnson said . Youth Are rebelling because of the Vietnam War. Young men done to want to be sent off a to get shot in a War they done to understand miss Kitt told the first lady at a thurs Day luncheon. A so they rebel in the streets and take pot a she added explaining to mrs. John. Son a in Case you done to know the expression that a miss Kitt earlier confronted president Johnson who dropped in to Greet the 50 women mrs. Johnson had gathered for a discussion of crime in the streets. Johnson told the women he hoped they would go Home a sex cited enough to provide some leadership for programs we re trying so hard to at times miss Kitt faced mrs. Johnson directly across the Din. Ing table and the scene was electric. Mrs. Johnson sat through it All appearing disturbed but maintaining outward control. Finally she Rose to regain com. Mand of her emotionally shattered luncheon. She told the negro Singer a i have not lived the background you have. I cannot speak As Pas. Siona Tely or As Well but we must keep our eyes our hearts and our energies fixed on constructive Aims to do something that will make this a happier healthier better educated a no Mother wants to work to educate her child Only to have him snatched away and sent off to Vietnam a she said. Miss Kitt said youth have the feeling they must enjoy life now because they May not be Here tomorrow and believe it does no to pay to be a a Good a a bad Guy gets thrown into jail a she said. A the gets a record and the government takes care of him and they done to Send him to Vietnam to get shot up. It pays to be a bad and that she said is where the real cause of juvenile delinquency lies. A they Don t want to get sent off to get shot so they rebel in the streets. They take pot and they smoke a joint and they will get just As High As they mrs. Richard Hughes wife of the new Jersey governor jumped up to offer rebuttal. She said her first husband was killed while serving in the air Force and her eight sons face going to Vietnam but Are studying not smoking Marijuan. A. A anyone who takes pot be cause of the War in Vietnam is some kind of Kook a mrs. Hughes concluded. Mrs. Johnson added a just because there is a War on and i Pray there will come a just and honest peace that still does not give us a free tick. It not to try to work on bettering things in this applause broke out As the first lady concluded a violence will not help. It will Call attention to the problem but violence alone will not solve verdict is Ltd no cause a verdict of a no cause j action was returned Thui Day in a wrongful death Case a jury vote of 10-2. This act followed four Days of trial supreme court in Norwich Diing the second week of the j uary trial term. Justice a f. Lee or. Is presiding. The Law suit was brought Madelene r. Weeks As minister matrix of the goods cd Tell and credits of Raymond weeks is. Beverly j. Bear Ley Donald Beardsley and a products inc. The Law firm of Eaton Mugglin represented the pm Tiff. The Beardsley were ref seated by the Binghamton firm of Levene Gouldin Thompson. Another Bing Harr Law firm of Kramer Wales Robinson were attorney for a products. Today round the around the around the Washington apr the Justice department charging former heavyweight boxing Champion Cassius Clay with attempting to evade the draft said today his claims for exemption As a Muslim minister and As a conscientious objector were not made until after he was classified As fit for service. The department made its charges in a Brief filed by mail with a . Appeals court in new Orleans. Clay has appealed his conviction for refusing to be inducted into the armed forces. The government rejected each of six claims in his Appeal. Clay who prefers to be known As Muhammad a his Black Muslim name has based his Appeal principally on the fact that As a Black Muslim minister and a conscientious objector he is entitled to be exempt from military service. I but the government said that until Cassius a he was actually reclassified 1a and found acceptable for service Clay said his occupation was professional boxing. New officers a Chenango in Sincerbox executive Secretary Daniel Musson vice president Suraco has named the following George r. Gilbert president and e. Paul Barrett treasurer officers left to right Earl h
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