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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - July 10, 1968, Norwich, New York
The evening Jun vol. 78, no. 71 wednesday july to 1968 Norwich new York 13815 10c per copy tent Falls pins 300 at circus Auburn . Apr elephants trumpeted the wind howled the tent crashed. State police said 85 of an estimated 300 spectators at the circus tuesday night were injured but none critically. Scores had fled before the collapse because of the violent thunderstorm. Police said approximately 800 persons had been in the tent watching As the various acts were seeded. The tent can hold 4,000, of the injured two hospitals admitted two dozen Hospital attaches said. Others were discharged or treated on the circus grounds. The 300-foot Long tent was the scene of a performance by the Clyde Beatty Cole Brothers circus in this Finger lakes City. Some in the audience said the collapse was preceded by a loosening of some of the aluminium poles holding up the tent and by a Rush of water Down the top above the Center ring. A there was a loud scream but there was no time for panic a said Bob Fasce a reporter for the Auburn citizen advertiser who was in the tent. A everybody hit the dirt and the poles came Down a he said. Fasce said some people crawled out from under the tent and others were freed when circus workers Cut the Canvas. A people were crawling on their stomachs caked with mud coughing from swallowed rain water. Circus workers flashed knives As they ripped at the Canvas to free As Many persons As they could. Elephants bellowed in the background a he said. A glancing along the collapsed Side of the tent one could see people constantly crawling from beneath the Canvas. A people reached out everywhere to lend a hand in getting out. Some helped others to their Jim Plugh who was trapped beneath the Canvas for about five minutes after the collapse said a my Eye caught one of the Side support poles pull out of the ground and Start to go up. My Date got out in the aisle and started to go out and i grabbed the child of a Friend in my arms and started Down. A then the pole was All the Way out and swinging. We made it to the ground dodging the. Swinging poles. A i looked up and saw the Cen ter pole coming toward us and dropped to the ground shielding the child underneath me. We Lay there for about five minutes see my Date but i Felt her hand and then there were people behind us cutting the Canvas with knives. A it never entered my mind that we could suffocate a Plugh said. Rescue workers were forced to crawl through ankle deep water in search of those trapped underneath the ripped Canvas. About 2.9 inches of rain fell in a two hour period and winds were gusting up to 40 Miles an hour. The Force of the storm ripped Down Power lines and flooded streets in the City Caus ing mayor Paul Lattimore to or. Der All nonemergency traffic from the streets. Pause that refreshes after Long bus trip from new York City a rest is in order. That a just what this Little girl one of 25 Friendly town children did yesterday upon arrival at Norwich where she awaited the family with whom she is vacationing. Story another photo by Casey Jones on Page three. Fire bombers flee Reagan it Home after shot is fired Sacramento Calif. Apr a secret service Man fired one warning shot at two negro youths he caught approaching gov. Ronald Reagan a Home with two firebombs tuesday night. The bombs did not ignite. Police said the incident apparently was related to disturbances which started earlier tuesday about two Miles Southwest. The Republican governors communications director Lyn Nofziger told newsmen the Young men approached the Rea Gan Home on foot As the reagans were watching television inside. When the secret service Man challenged them they ran dropping two bottles filled apparently with flammable liquid and with rag Wicks attached. Rebuffed Rockefeller planning own poll by the associated press new York gov. Nelson a Rockefeller rebuffed on his Call for a Cross country poll to indicate who the strongest Republican presidential candidate would be is reported ready to conduct it on his own. Richard m. Nixon whose aides along with Republican National chairman Ray Bliss rejected Rockefeller s proposal Humphrey mum on running mate Washington apr Hubert h. Humphrey has not offered the vice presidential spot on his democratic presidential ticket to anyone and Isnit even telling his closest associates whom he wants say sources close to the vice president. These sources list a dozen possibilities including governors senators former governors and an ambassador. One name mentioned is that of Humphreys principal rival for the democratic nomination Minnesota sen. Eugene j. Mccarthy. The name of Massachusetts sen. Edward m. Kennedy gets passing mention in talks with sources close to Humphrey. After the assassination of weather showers Well into tonight. Gradual Clearing late tonight and Early thursday. Turning cooler and drier with considerable Sunshine thursday. Lows tonight in mid or upper 50s highs thursday mainly in a los. Kennedy a brother. Robert then a leading contender for the nomination some commentators and pollsters saw Edward Kennedy As the strongest Choice Humphrey could Mike. Humphrey himself vividly recalls the anxious weeks he went through in 1964 before being tapped by president Johnson to be his running mate. Johnson was unopposed for the presidential nomination and waited dramatically until the democratic National convention was under Way in Atlantic City n.j., before summoning Humphrey then Senate majority whip and sen. Thomas j. Dodd d-conn., to Washington. On leaving Washington for Atlantic City a Tew hours later Johnson disclosed that Humphrey was his Choice. One source says those Humphrey has under consideration for the vice presidential spot might include sen. Fred r. Harris of Oklahoma co manager of the Humphrey Campaign another source said a number of southerners have been talked of in the Humphrey Camp. Tuesday concentrated his efforts today on increasing his commanding Delegate Lead for the gop nomination. Nixon said he would ask Ohio a 58-vote delegation to consider which gof presidential candidate would help them most at Home in november. He planned to meet late today in Chicago with delegates from nine other Midwest states. Rockefeller advisers said the governor could be expected to commission his proposed poll without the cooperation of Nixon or Bliss. The governor had said the Survey would Cost at least an average $5,000 per state and said he would finance it on his own a to the degree that i can raise the Money to pay for he pro it used either a Survey of All do states or of the states with the largest cities. Aides said he probably would Settle on the latter expecting results in the cities to be favourable Thirn. Nixon aide Herbert g. Klein rejected the proposal with the comment a a time of National crisis is no time for political Bliss declined to participate on the ground that the National committee should maintain a Complete neutrality a in the party a presidential race. On the democratic Side sources close to vice president Hubert h. Humphrey say he has offered the vice presidential spot ii lie wins the democratic presidential nomination to no one. They say he is not telling even his closest friends ids preference for a running mite and expect he will remain silent on his Choice until the democratic National convention opens in Chicago aug. 2h. Johnson Back discusses Honolulu meeting plans Washington a presi Dent Johnson after a week Long absence returned to the White House today and almost immediate conferences with top military diplomatic and intelligence advisers a r subject of Johnson s weekly luncheon with Secretary of state Dean Rusk and defense Secretary Clark Clifford appeared Likely to be the Honolulu meeting with president Nguyen Van Thieu of South Vietnam. The two Day Summit announced in Saigon is expected to take place about july 20. Other diplomatic military and intelligence advisers were invited to the luncheon following Harriman resumes rim talks a Cabinet meeting and a Johnson session with Secretary of Commerce c. R. Smith. Johnson s air Force one Jet landed at Andrews air Force base in suburban Maryland it 2 2 i . I it ending a seven Day trip that saw him travel More than Miles and be come the first american chief executive to visit All five Central a Merican countries Johnson spent tuesday it his Texas ranch getting some rest and catching up on a backlog of paperwork. Johnson began his travels july 3, taking to ambassadors to san Antonio for that City s Hemisfar exposition. Rho chief executive spent saturday sunday my monday in Central America attending a regional Summit meeting in Al Salvador then paying flying visits to Nicaragua Costa Rica Honduras and Guatemala. There have been reports Johnson plans another latin journey soon to South America. Iii tuesday announcements the White House said Johnson had signed Bills to extend and expand the vocational rehabilitation program encourage better protect Hon of Banks and Sav tugs and loan associations from armed robbers and extend and enlarge the lending authority of t he Export i import Bank. Also made Public was the annual report to Johnson by the Board of visitors to the naval Academy at Annapolis my. The panel headed by consulting Engineer Guy Stillman of Phoenix ariz., urged that tin Academy operate on four three month quarters a year instead of two four month semesters that enrolment be increased 25 per cent and that one fourth of the Cadet corps be on sea duty throughout Hie year Iii rotation. The White House slipped a cog too and announced for the second time in six Days Johnson a nomination of Navy rear . Bernard m Strean for promotion to vice Admiral. Dei j Millers r of top Post Quot a puzzler neither caught fire. The youths ran Down the Street chased by the secret service Man who fired a warn ing shot into the air Nof Iger said adding that no one was re ported hit. One youth jumped into a car which sped away and the other outran pursuers which by that time included state police officers the Reagan aide said. Neither youth was caught. He said Reagan and his Wile Nancy were unaware what was happening outside. The reagans rented the Home in fashionable Eastern Sacramento about two Miles from the old governors mansion which the reagans found unsuitable after a Short stay there. Secret service Man were assigned to guard Reagan along with other presidential candidates announced or not a after the assassination of sen. Rober f. Kennedy in los Angeles june 5. Reagan is californians favor Ite son candidate to the gop National convention. Nof Iger said police told him the incident May have been re lated to troubles in the Oak Park Section. That area is highly populated with negroes. During the disturbance whim broke out tuesday afternoon cars full of predominantly negro youths drove into surrounding areas throwing firebombs rocks and bottles a major damage was reported. In Oak Park where police sealed off the Small Busine it it District to traffic for a while a White Man was stabbed by a group of negro youths who a it costed him Paris a p a a ambassador w. A Verdi Harriman today sought to revive the three year old idea of american support for a Southeast asian econ in c development program in which North Vietnam would parties Pate if peace can be achiever. Harriman As he began another meeting with North vietnamese ambassador Xuan Thuy recalled that president Johnson had pledged . Financing for a development program n a spec h at John Hopkins University in april 1965. A we Are going to make a Strong plea for peace for the people of Southeast Asia a a he s lid. A a analysing Liat could be done if the countries of Southeast Asia worked together As the president suggested. In a cooperative plan inviting North Vietnam to take but he added that social and economic Progress can Only be achieved under peaceful conditions. Harriman also said the . Govern in int has a always been very glad to encourage any talks Between Hanoi and Saigon that will Lead to that was his response to a newsman a question when asked about a new Call for direct talks issued Here tuesday by ambassador bul diem South Vietnam a observer for the Paris talks. A North Vietnam a Harriman said a must learn to live with its neighbors not in fear but in the meeting today was the 12th round in the deadlocked Paris discussions of How to de escalate the War in Vietnam Iii ref its Boston apr or. Benjamin Spock was sentenced to Lay to two years in prison and ordered to pay a $5,000 Fine for Couspin Acy to Aid. Abet and counsel Young men to avoid the draft. His three co defendants also received two year prison sentences but were ordered to pay varied fines. . Dist. Judge Francis j. W. Ford granted stays of exe it Ion for All the sentences pending appeals to the . Circuit court of appeals and continued the defendants $1,000 Bonds. Convicted Aith the 65-year old paediatrician were Yale chaplain William Sloane coffin jr., 43 tined Michael berber. 23. A Harvard graduate student is too Tine Mitchell Goodman 44, an author from Temple Maine fined $5 too. By Harvey Hudson Paris apr president Charles de Gaulle has dramatically rearranged Frances political picture again by choosing Maurice Couve de Murville to replace Premier Georges Pompidou and the Public is left wondering what its All about. Only six weeks ago de Gaulle lauded Pompidou and said there was no thought of replacing Hun. The Premier was touted As de Gaulle a successor and there was speculation that the president might retire Early. Many experienced observers now feel that de Gaulle in changing his chief political aide is giving notice he intends to serve out his seven year Terra which expires in 1072. What caused the break Between Pompidou and de Gaulle neither h i explained and it is most unlikely that Al the will. However reliable sources have reported that Pompidou is not in favor of de Gaulle a plans for worker participation in the management councils of Industry. Published reports never confirmed never denied and never officially noticed also have Charies do Gaulle said that Pompidou criticized de Gaulle a handling of la indent worker strikes upheaval in May and even suggested de Gaulle should resign. Pompidou was widely praised for his handling of the May crisis. He w is about tie oui Politi Cal Lead r who came out of the upheaval with his reputation enhanced. He has Long preached a need to fight the communists on the Home political front and de Gaulle adopted this rallying cry for the National Assembly elections last month. Pompidou was the general manager for the Campaign that gave the Gaul lists the greatest majority Ever won by one party ill modern French history. Even the most astute political reporters were incredulous when reports first circulated that pomp Lou might be leaving the premieres office. He seemed Invulnerable in View of his rec. Ord then there was speculation that he was stepping out in preparation for taking the presidency. De Gaulle loves to keep the real motives of his political moves a mystery. He May yet come up with a new switch to make Pompidou ins Crown Prince again. But there is no present indication that Pompidou will be anything More than one of the 358 gaullist deputies in the National Assembly. It seems most unlikely that a Quot Gaulle has any idea of grooming Olive de Murville for the presidential succession. Nero reenlistment drop Washington apr negro re enlistments in the army have drop lied dramatically according to a Pentagon report covering 1967. The development which Oft i vials says is puzzling has triggered i study to find out Why. Officials ire reluctant to link racial unrest with the slide of negro first term re enlistment rates from 60.5 per cent in i Jug to Only 31.7 per cent last year. One senior offi it Ial said a nobody knows Why Quot negro sol Diers showed such an abrupt drop. A a in a just us puzzled As you Are a the official told a reporter. He said his experts ire Maiying the situation. The army said a it must be noted there is a corresponding drop in re end Stigent rates for the report do s reflect a decline in White first term re in listen it rates from 20 per cent Iii i960 to i t.8 per cent Iii 1967. But this decline w is not nearly As Evere As among negro sol Liers. Asked for it explanation of the drop of the army said it be. Hives that risk of death or injury and pos rile repeat Tours in Vietnam Are a major de terms mfg actor in the armed forces registered first term re enlistment dips lot ill the other serv. Ices but by Only a few per eat age Points Iii each c use. The single exception was a slight uptrend in re enlistments by White airmen from to per cent in 1966 to 17.3 per cent in l%7. At the same time. Negro airmen re went from 30.1 per cent to 26.9per cent. The rate of White sailors re enlisting Iii the Navy declined from 17.6 per cent in 1966 to 16.7 per cent Iii 1967. Cent. Iii the marines White totalled 10.5 per cent in i960 and 9.7 per cent last year. The negro re enlist Merit rate in the corps went from 19.5 per cent to 15.9 per cent. Between them the army and marines have absorbed about 95 per cent of the . Casualties in the Vietnam War. All ies intercept red troops Saigon apr South vietnamese troops intercepted in. Other Viet Cong Force approach ing Saigon today and . Pilots reported shooting Down a Mig 17 in a Brief dogfight Over North Vietnam. A Force of about 200 guerrillas moving toward Saigon in the darkness Early today ran into two companies of government troops part of the big Lilied defense ring against a threatened new enemy offensive on the capital. There were some government casualties in the confused fighting on the in trashy Plains five Miles West of Saigon. But the \ let Cong Force pulled Back and Silver dollars Treasury a woe w Asci n g to n a stashed away in a sealed vault in the basement of the Treasury department is one of the most unusual problems Ever faced in the nations Money men what to do with three million Silver dollars. The Treasury a wrestled with the problem since i Quot i when it stopped feeding Silver dollars into circulation because All the remaining ones were Worth much More than $1 a collectors items. One Treasury official Stirnat de the value in the Coin collectors Market at roughly $75 Mil lion. The joint commission on the coinage the group of Treasury officials members of Congress and private citizens who periodically review coinage policy plans to discuss the Siler Dollar headache in detail at its next meeting monday. But some officials done to look for a Quick solution. The commission has discussed the prot tem on and off since its first meeting in May 1967. It now has Belore it however the first hard suggestion from a Treasury official. Robert a. Wallace assistant Secretary of the Treasury a suggested Sale of the Silver dollars by the department at the collector Market value. More than 2.8 million of the dollars now in Treasury hands were made at the Carson City nev., mint in the late 1880s. No Silver dollars have been minted since 1935 and there Are no plans at this time to mint any More. Place the dollars in Eire la lion and they will just disappear in the hands of Coin collectors arid the country w it not get what the coins Are really Worth the Treasury reasons. Congress in 1966 considered Bills to Liverm t the Treasury to sell tin coins for $1 each to the heart and cancer societies which in turn would sell them to Coin collectors and dealers at a profit. But the Treasury contended such a plan discriminated against other groups just As worthy and insisted any profits should go to the Public riot to a private group. The Silver in the coms is now Worth much More than their face value because of the Sharp jump in the Price of Silver to More than $2 an ounce tin past year. At a Price of $1.29 an ounce the Silver Content of the Dollar a is Worth $1. Melting of the coins is barred by the Treasury however which intends to keep the ban in effect indefinitely vanished Iii the tangled waste land on the Eastern approach to the City. Allie1 blocking forces had reported killing 37 guerrillas in three skirmishes monday and tuesday within 28 Miles of the South vietnamese capital. And the . Navy reported its River patrol boats and helicopters destroyed three samoans moving enemy rocket launchers toward tin capital. With a new major attack on Saigon expected before the end of the month . B52 bombers flew six new missions tuesday night and today against enemy Jungle infiltration routes Supply Points and Camps 25 to is Miles from the City. Iii North Vietnam enemy migs appeared about la rules Southwest of Vidrih tuesday As . Warplanes made heavy raids against Supply lines in the Panhandle Region. Today a chuckle hippies remark it the sight of a string of loaded Auto rack cars a Man dig that Cray parking lot a
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