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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - July 8, 1968, Norwich, New York
The vol. 78, no. 69 marines kill 201 As major attack looms Saigon apr . A tines killed 201 North Viet namese soldiers along the East. Pm end of the demilitarized zone during the last four Days in fighting that could presage More big Battles along South Vietnam s Northern Border Mil. Itary spokesmen reported today. Sen. Huynh Van Cao told the South vietnamese Senate in a speech that 30 North Viet namese regiments a perhaps 45,000 men have been massed around South Vietnam a two northernmost provinces Quang Tri and thua Thien in preparation for a third offensive. During the past eight Days . Air Force b52 bombers have flown 36 missions just above the Southern half of the big loan i is Price of Pound London apr Central Bank ers from 12 countries excluding France have agreed to join in a new insurance scheme to protect Britain from massive speculation against the Pound the Bank of England announced to Day. The Bank of England state ment based on results of a meeting of Central Bankers at Basel Switzerland sunday gave no indication of the size of the proposed new standby credits for the Pound. Some predictions have put the size of the eventual package at $2 billion to $2.4 billion which would cover about a third of Britain a overseas Sterling liabilities. The Bank explained that the weekend meeting continued through the Baile for International Settle met is discussion of Bra liars Sterling balances the Money on depose in London which can be pulled out any time foreign go or private deposits fear another devaluation. Bra Ain then has to pay foreign currency to a a Good he withdrawal and its reserves would not Titi Large enough to cover a mass flight from tile Sterling balances which now total about 9.6 billion. Doz along the Southern fringes of North Vietnam to ease pres sure on american forces along the Northern Frontier. The unusually heavy is 2 strikes in which More than 5,000 tons of bombs have been dropped could be preparing for a major Allied ground sweep along the Doz. With the pressure along the Northern Border apparently in. Creasing again the . Com. Mand faced the Prospect of a two front War once More. It still expects another major attack on Saigon which intelligence re ports say will come before july 20, the anniversary of the 1954 Geneva agreement which split North and South Vietnam. The b52s have been hard at work around Saigon too attempting to discourage massing of enemy regiments for an at. Tack on the capital. The eight Jet Strat forts flew eight mis. Sions sunday and monday 45 to 75 Miles North and Northwest of Saigon. The fighting at the Eastern flank of the Doz entered around Gio Linh an Allied com. Bat base three Miles South of the Buffer strip. In two clashes sunday . Marines backed by dive bomb ers artillery and tanks reported 67 North vietnamese soldiers killed. Marine casualties were put at five killed and 17 wounded. In a Day Long action last Fri. Day near Gio Linh the marines said they killed 134 North vietnamese soldiers while suffering five dead and 64 wounded. On the Saigon front South vietnamese infantrymen launched an offensive 25 Miles Northwest of the capital today and uncovered an enemy Wear. On Cache Only 2i/2 Miles from Khien Cuong the capital of Hail Nghia province the Cache contained a Bazooka Type rocket launcher 130 rounds of rockets to go with it to boxes of ammunition and a number of Claymore mines. About the time the new sweep was beginning the Viet Cong shelled Khien Cuong with 12 mortar rounds which wounded nine civilians military spokes men said. The enemy gunners also sent three mortar rounds into a government military Camp nearby causing Light casualties. Humphrey opposition gives me Edge Nixon Miami Fla. Apr Richard m. Nixon says he will have an Edge on Hubert h. Humphrey in november because the vice president will get the Nomina. Tion a Over tile objection of a majority of the a Ftp erratic Vot. a the Republican presidential candidate said he will have the advantage of voters knowing that he got the nomination be. Cause he was the Choice of a majority of gop voters. A i think that a a very Funda. Mental advantage a Nixon said a because sen. Eugene my. Carthyl a big ploy will be a look satos party sweeps election Tokyo apr prime minis ter Eisaku satos Liberal demo cratic party swept to a stronger Tolian expected Victory today in upper House elections after campaigning for continued close ties with the United states. The trend with returns nearly completed indicated the Liber Al democrats would exceed their present 139-seat majority in the 250-member House of councillors. Only half of the 250 seats were at stake in the balloting and the Liberal democrats had added 68 to their 68 seats not at stake in sundays balloting. The socialists who had 73 seats before the election had won 22 on the basis of the in. Complete returns to add to their 37 seats not at stake. Weather f air tonight Low temperatures in the 60s. Tuesday variable cloudiness very warm and More humid with Chance of afternoon or evening thundershowers High temperatures 85 to 92. Vening in monday july 8, 1968 Norwich new York 13815 10c per copy ii comes out Here Young member of the Apalachin grenadiers closes his eyes As he draws out Long note during drum and Bugle corps contest sunday afternoon it Chenango county fair. The unit took first place honors in the event the first for the fair with a 73,5 score. The Castlemen of Conklin were second with 73.0. More pictures Page 3. Sun staff photo Blaiberg rallies transplant off in a the Choice of the people Humphrey ran a Nixon said a my ploy is that not Only am i the Choice of the primaries but i ran nationwide. We ran stronger in All of the the former vice presidents remarks came in an interview with the Miami Herald. He was asked a do you believe the race this fall will be Between Nixon and Humphrey a he replied a was a political realist and with out claiming that my Nomina. Tion is locked up i he said a i believe Humphrey will be the nominee because the democratic convention will go the Way of the asked about his own opposition Nixon said he thought re publicans would unite behind him More solidly than they did in 1960. A i entered All the primaries. And polled an aver age of 75 per cent of All the votes and there Isnit a helluva lot left for the Humphrey made a mistake by not entering the primaries Nix on said. A the had the Chance after he got into the race to enter four state primaries. He got into none. A and in each state where he had a stand in candidate run. Ning that proxy candidate ran Way behind a a he said. Nixon said Vietnam would be a thorny Issue for the platform committee of both parties but a this will be a More difficult problem for Humphrey. Be. Cause he will have to stand on the administrations the gop candidate said his advantages would carry Over to the nations campuses As Well. A this is a Nixon Humphrey fight a he said a and i will do As Well with the students As Humphrey maybe a Little bet. he listed the universities he had visited and said that during his appearances a the students done to jump up and Down As much. But they Cape town South Africa apr or. Philip Blaiberg the worlds longest surviving heart transplant patient rallied Sun Day from the worst setback since his operation Jan 2. His doctors were using a new serum and indicated they no longer plan another heart transplant for him. Blaiberg a wife Eileen said she was told by or. Christiaan Barnard head of groote Schuur hospitals heart transplant team that her husbands condition had undergone a a dramatic a a it Sas if they had Given new life to my husband a she said. A i m hoping and praying the serum treatment will be mrs. Blaiberg visited her Hus band sunday and said he seemed much better. A we talked a great Deal a she said. Blaiberg a 59-year-old retired dentist had been gravely ill with hepatitis double pneuma. Nia and symptoms that ins transplanted heart was falter ing. Barnard had said a second heart transplant might be at. Tempted but a Hospital bulletin sunday night said a no further emergency treatment is Antici. the Hospital bulletin said Barnardo a transplant team has decided to use anti Lymphocyte serum. It reported a definite in. Pavement in Blaiberg Scondi. Tion and said a this lung Condi. Tion is the serum developed in Den. Ver colo., swallows Lymph. Bytes the body a natural Wear. On against such foreign invade. Ers As transplanted organs and infection. It has been used successfully Over the past two years in kidney and liver trans. ., red missile talk Agenda Accord is near Washington apr . Officials say they Hope the United states and the soviet Union will work out a formula by tile end of the week for starting talks on curbing the nuclear missiles race. If . Disarmament chief we i Ham c. Foster plans a prelim f nary meeting with his soviet a counterpart Alexei a. Rosh to Chin before the 17-nation Dinar manent conference opens its summer session july 16. Foster plans to leave for Geneva about thursday. He and Voshchin As Dele a. Tion Heads for the two nations sponsoring the continuing disarmament Parley Are to stake out the Agenda for the conference s round. If meanwhile Washington. Moscow diplomatic exchanges have not completed the missile talk arrangements the two May tackle this also. It is possible that for International political convenience the two super Powers will use the Geneva conference As an umbrella for their missile curb de. Liberation. But the serious bar gaining seems most Likely to come in private two Power meetings perhaps in Moscow or Washington rather than be. Neva. Authorities figure neither of the major atomic Powers want to Bare nuclear strength the heart of their military might before nonnuclear Kibitz ers at the formal Geneva Gath. Ering. The seeming readiness by two nations to at last tackle own arms rivalry head on has created an atmosphere of excite Anont among Washington strategists dealing with disarmament and East West relations. The 1963 limited test Antrea to restrained the super Power arms race Only in a special Way because it still allowed nuclear weapons development through underground test blasts. It is assumed in Washington that the Kremlin timed its june 27 announcement of readiness to begin tile talks on missile re. Strand in order to promote signings of the nonproliferation pact by the nonnuclear countries the have not states were pressing for a curb by the Large pow. Ers on themselves. Johnson House of of ban on Sale mail set w id in in Summit of Long guns by plants to combat the body a tendency to reject foreign or Gans. Barnard had considered using the serum on the worlds first human heart transplant patient the late Louis Rashkansky but decided against it because a there is still a lot of uncertainty and danger in it a he said last january. The serum called alg is obtained from horses. In All 24 heart transplants have been performed in the world and seven recipients Are still alive. Traffic count Jose to 600 by the associated press traffic accidents on the a Tiona a roads and highways killed 594 persons Over the four Day fourth of july weekend. This was below Tho National safety councils prediction tint 700 to 800 persons might die Over the Holiday period Hilt h began at 6 . Wednesday and ended at Midnight sunday. In a recent no Holiday weekend of the same length 553 deaths occurred on the nations roads. A spokesman for the safety Council said there appeared to be a a faint Glimmer of Hope in the figures. A this is the third major Holiday this year we have either been under the estimate or near the Bottom of it a the spokes Man said. A this estimate i not anything but a projection of past experience so perhaps it indicates there is a genuine improvement under with president John son in Central America apr reddened by the Tropi Cal Sun and perhaps a bit weary president Johnson embarked today on a Quick Central american tour and declared he seeks a a Road of Hope for this Johnson after visiting Al Salvador since saturday for sum in it talks with five Central american presidents flew off for Brief stops in Nicaragua Costa Rica Honduras and Gua tem la. He gave the presidents of the four countries a lift Home. The last Stop tonight was to be the lbs ranch which the president left saturday for his journey South. Johnson at Hie departure ceremonies in san Salvador spoke of a the new strength and prom ise that we have Here added to our but he eau. Honed a the Road that brought us Here has no Rainbow at its end not the . President said the nations of Central America with the help of the United states a have celebrated what there is to celebrate during the Summit and a have determined to master the challenges that he said there was much to celebrate and Many challenges to be met. He added that the meeting had a been fruitful because it has been never before has any . President visited All five Central american republics and John songs reception in Al Salvador seemed to indicate his Effort was appreciated. Despite some fresh eggs paint bombs and raw potatoes thrown at him by student demonstrators against the Vietnam War shortly after his arrival Satur Day the crowds were big and Friendly. As he drove through san Salvador and the surrounding Countryside sunday he climbed onto the running Board of his Long Black Bubble top limousine at least five times to Greet close packed Street crowds shake hands and deliver speeches. Washington apr the House is expected to pass a gun control Bill this week but there is doubt a Law providing stiffer restrictions on weapons can be sent to the president before Congress adjourns next month. The House measure which is before the rules committee today Calls for a ban on the mail order Sale of rifles and shotguns and ammunition. The More controversial Bill calling for registration and ii. Sensing is scheduled for action tuesday by the Senate judiciary committee. The judiciary sub committee on juvenile Delhi Quency headed by sen. Thomas j. Dodd d-conn., had hearings scheduled today on these proposals As Well As the proposed ban on mail order sales. Consideration of stiffer gun control Laws became a major Issue following the assassination of sen. Robert f. Kennedy Early last month. One restriction came soon aft. Or Kennedy a death when con Gross passed and the president signed an omnibus crime control Bill containing a provision prohibiting the mail order Sale of pistols. Then As congressmen reported Public pressure mounting for even stronger gun Bills Meas ures were introduced to extend the ban on handguns to rifles and shotguns. Opponents of the More stringent Laws let by the National Rifle association launched a drive to keep Congress from acting. This Effort seemed to Crest about the time president talks underway in a amp a dispute Johnson asked for Laws registering All guns and licensing their owners. When the Senate judiciary committee voted june 28 to postpone action on All gun Bills to this week supporters of stronger Laws said the delay was a defeat for them. The supporters remained hopeful even so that the committee will report out a gun control Bill containing a registration provision. But Strong opposition is sex. Petted on the Senate floor particularly to the registration and licensing provisions. Then if the Bill gets through the Senate it will have to lie accepted by the House which will be a rough task. Five perish Iii flooding Iii Texas management and Union members at the Chenango and Unadilla Telephone corp. Will meet today in an attempt to Settle a dispute which disrupted service Friday to some 45,000 subscribers throughout the entire company area. Some 175 members of local 1725 of the International brotherhood of electrical workers Union returned to work about 6 . Following an All Day a regular Union meeting a at the veterans of foreign wars Hall in East main St. The situation which William Cusack president of the local said involves changes in conditions of employment changes in company policy and rights of the workers under the present contract apparently intensified last week when some 20 women clerks in the data processing department were Laid off with equipment being moved to the Syracuse office of Continental Telephone corp. Cusack said the employees had seniority of three to 22 years and did not have a Choice of taking jobs in the Central office. He said this would be a main Point to be discussed at today a session to tie attended by three members of the International. Fridays meeting termed by the company As an a illegal work stoppage a was called for 6 30 . On the first Friday of the month a tile regular meeting Day a the Union Leader said. He added the session was called Early instead of the regular time of 8 . To allow workers to enjoy As much of tile weekend As possible. A we have every right to hold a Union meeting a he said. Although regular station to station Calls were not affected by the session All Calls which involved an operator could not be made except on an emergency basis. Students lose last bastion Paris apr the last major bastion of the student rebellion at the University of Paris fell without a fight today. Police at Dawn moved into the new medical school on the Rue Des saints Peres and evicted the last 17 students holding out in the big four Story building. The red Flag waving Over the roof was hauled Down. It was the last important University of Paris building held by the students whose revolt Early in May touched off Frances worst postwar crisis. The police were helmeted Ami carried rifles but there was no resistance. The students who included iou girls whistled and joked As they were taken away for questioning. Milk my this Snake charmer keeps his eyes on to the children particularly his feats Are the business end of his product while enter unforgettable. And done task him for a folds meet Taini a the Public in i Pur India where match at this moment in the game. The holdouts hid been waiting for Days for the police to come. They said they would not Odiose them. A a single tear Gas bomb through the windows would Send us All running a said one. On june 16 the police took Over the sorbonne the Headquarters of the revolt. The school of Fine arts Chi Oil produced anti de Gaulle posters was taken on june 27. Last Friday it was the turn of the school of science and Tho my sorbonne Annex on the Rue Censier. There was no resistance at any of them. A few dozen students were taken to a police Sta Tion and Sorm were kept overnight. Some of them wrote newspapers charging that they were lot fed nor allowed to Call their parents. Police also arrested a few persons who were not students including several of the a aka tan Gesey who had made trouble at the sorbonne. They got their name from some of their number who said they had served with mercenary troops in the Congo a Katanga province. Sunday afternoon at the medical school there was still a Little of the carnival atmosphere that had the sorbonne swinging while the students were in Possession. But it was More sub. Dued. Elpaso Tex. Apr torrential weekend downpours of up to 0.25 inches almost As much As the average annual rainfall claimed five lives and caused widespread flooding Iii Elpaso Ami Juarez just across the Rio Grande in Mexico. An estimated 40 Homes were swept away by floodwaters Iii Juarez and 125 persons were evacuated. The rainstorms termed the worst since 1913, caused an estimated $4 million in damage at Juarez. Flood Waters temporarily halted the International Street car line which runs Between Elpaso and Juarez. Several cars were stranded on Elpaso streets and the car barns were under water. Elpaso City Engineer Charles Davis said it will be several Days before an assessment can be made of flood damages in the City. Rafael Reyes 41, of Canutillo died when his car skidded on a wet Elpaso Street and overturned. Four others died in Juarez during the downpours one youth was killed by a Bolt of lightning and three other per sons drowned. Asst. Police chief ted Vogel said 45 persons were evacuated from their Homes in Elpaso by police saturday. Trucks from nearby it. Bliss evacuated several dozen More. Dozens of Homes were damaged As flood Waters three feet deep swept Low sections of Elpaso arid rocks and Silt rolled Down from it. Franklin. Silt piled up two feet deep in some stores and the Elpaso fire department was kept Busy sunday pumping water from store and Home basements. A if we Don t get any More rain Well be in real Good shape a police it. . Moeller said late sunday night. A we Are pretty Well cleaned up now. We still have some people who Haven to returned Home because their houses Are still water logged. Quite a few streets have been blocked by mud and debris but we have them All open skies wore still Cloudy Over Elpaso and Juarez today a1, though the Rains had stopped. The Texas experimental station near Elpaso during the three Day period recorded 6.25 inches Only one Inch less than Elpaso Sann Jai rainfall. Today a chuckle every mothers working hours Are from son up to son Down
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