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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - July 25, 1968, Norwich, New York Despite earlier Kickback probe firm gels rocket contract by Jean Heller special a report Washington apr the Xavy has awarded a $13.9 million contract for rocket launch. I s to a company whose previous contracts for similar equipment have been involved in a Federal grand jury investigation of possible kickbacks and conspiracy. Outcome of the investigation has not been announced and a Justice department source familiar with the Case refused to discuss it even to the extent of revealing whether the investigation has been completed. The new contract was awarded this week by the naval Akir systems command to the tech fab division of also inc., St. Louis to build rocket launchers for the Navy and the air Force. Documents filed in the . District court nere last Spring revealed that Al Scot a subsidiary tech fab and Chrome raft corp., which merged with also in 1966, were the focus of an investigation of contracts awarded Between 1963 and 1966 by the Navy for 2.75 Inch rocket launchers for the Navy and the air Force. The specific allegations As listed in the court papers were violations of Federal Law against kickbacks conspiracy Ami Mak ing false statements to the government. The award to tech fab this week was like past awards for 2.75 Inch rocket launchers a Justice department source said. Quot the Model May be different or the generic name May be different but we re still talking about 2.75 Inch rocket launchers a he said. Also issued a Public announcement last Spring that it was under Justice department investigation for possible irregularities involving Quot significant expense items Between some also officials and a subcontractor. At the same time also announced that its president Andrew i. Stone and a director Francis n. Rosenbaum had resigned. A year earlier the Navy had barred both Stone and Rosen Baum As procurement sources pending a Justice department investigation. Although Stone and Rosenbaum resigned their positions at also a Telephone Call to tech fab Headquarters in St. Louis determined that Stone is listed is president of the subsidiary and Rosenbaum is a member of its Board of directors. Neither could be reached for comment on the new contract or the grand jury investigation. Stone was sole owner of Chrome raft when it merged with also in 1966. In the merger Stone acquired 17 per cent of also s Stock. In addition to the $13,9 million contract the naval air systems command announced this week that tech fab was Given a $1.85 million award for increased funding of an existing contract for rocket launchers. Pentagon sources said the work on both contracts would be done at tech fab a Headquarters 1321 Semple ave., St. Louis. A defense department official would not say whether the Navy was aware of the Federal invest. Ligation involving tech fab at the time of the new contract awards. Thevenin Jun vol. 78, no. 82 thursday july 25, 1968 a Norwich new York 13815 Ioc per copyb52s Pound reds near Cambodia sex tie top computer Mam is Blind san Francisco apr Paul Duke a big Man eager and confident personifies the successful technician of the computer age. As a programming analyst of the Ria information systems division at Camden ., he has the warm respect of scores of colleagues. He is happily married and has two sons at his Home in Cherry Hill One thing sets him apart. Paul Duke has never once seen his wife Dolores. He has never seen his children. And he has never seen the computers with which his mind works brilliantly Paul Duke is Blind. As one of the first sightless people to enter the computer Field the 38-year-old Marine Veteran of the korean War is in san Francisco to receive saturday the achievement award of the blinded veterans association. Back Home after being twice wounded and freezing his hands and feet in Korea. Duke was instructing a Marine corps class in assault demolition at Quantico. Va., in 1951 when tragedy struck. A defective fuse prematurely exploded 125 dynamite Caps and destroyed his sight at 21. A i knew right away this was no completely Earth shaking psychological Handicap a Duke said in an interview in san Francisco. Quot when i was a kid of to in my Home town of Binghamton n.y., i gained a tremendous respect for Michael supa the godfather to two of my uncles children. Mike who seems to me like a relative is a consultant psychologist for a computer manufacturer. He has been Blind since he was two. A also there a Bob Russell a Rhodes scholar now a professor of English at Franklin mar shall University at Lancaster a. And he and i used to wrestle at the Myca in Binghamton. Bobs been Blind since he was three. Quot both Are Well rounded. Both Lead Normal lives. So there was no question in my mind that i could do something. The ques Tion was in 1957, five years after entering Syracuse University Duke was graduated Magna cum laude from the College of business administration. Duke persuaded a computer firm in Boston to give him summer training. Three years later after graduate studies. He launched his career As a computer analyst. A the human mind is nothing More than a computer a says Duke whose seeing colleagues relay to him the computer findings on problems related to business efficiency. Support for Kennedy on ticket mounting Washington apr support reportedly is growing among some democratic party leaders for a possible spot on the National ticket for Massachusetts sen. Edward m. Kennedy. Former Ohio gov. Michael v. Disalle said wednesday Many party leaders supporting vice president Hubert h. Humphrey for the top spot on the democratic ticket have told him they would Back Kennedy As a running mate. Kennedy a possible candidacy also got a Strong boost wedges Day from Chicago mayor Richard j. Daley who declared a i Hope the convention will draft ted Kennedy for the vice Daley said he thinks Kennedy would make a a great running mate for whomever the convention nominates As the party Standard bearer. Kennedy estate j tops $250,000 new York apr slain sen. Robert f. Kennedy left an estate in new York state Esti mated to be Worth from $250,000 to $300,000, according to an application to probate his will. The papers filed in Surro Gates court wednesday did not list Kennedy a assets in other states. The 18-Page will dated in Boston dec. 17, 1953, left $25,000 outright to the senators widow Ethel. She also is the beneficiary of one half of the residue set up in a lifetime Trust. The couples children will share equally in a Trust repro. Setting roughly the other half of the residue. Weather fair tonight with Low temperatures in the 50s and 60s. Friday fair and warm High temperatures in the upper 70s and 80s. Disalle also said he has received favourable response from convention delegates in eight states to his proposal to nominate Kennedy for president. Disalle in a statement released in Washington said the support came from Michigan Maine Nebraska West Virginia California new York Kansas and Iowa. There was no comment from Kennedy who has been publicly silent on All political matters since the assassination of his brother Robert last month. The Kennedy candidacy re. Ports were the political highlight in a Day in which Humphrey delivered a speech before the International platform association in Washington and two Republican presidential Hope Fulst Ronald Reagan and Nel son a. Rockefeller toured in the South and Midwest. Humphreys major rival for the democratic nomination sen. Eugene j. Mccarthy tended to Senate affairs in ids Washington office while Republican hopeful Richard m. Nixon Vaca honed in California. Although Humphrey has declined to disavow Johnson and in 1st ration policies in Vietnam the vice president has for several weeks conducted what might be described As an attempt at gentle disengagement. Before the platform association he stressed As he has in numerous Campaign speeches the need to learn from what he Calls mistakes in Vietnam. A too often we pay for what we think will be peace with blood with men and munitions. I suggest we Start to pay the Bill for peace with goods and with services and with capital and with education and with health and with social development a Humphrey said. Later Humphrey told newsmen he would Issue within the next to Days two statements on american policy toward Asia and Southeast Asia. Negroes Aid in keeping City peace Cleveland Ohio apr negro peacemakers strolling the teeming streets of the East Side maintained a measure of Calm wednesday night among crowds still restless Over tuesdays Savage gun Battle which left la dead. Only minor incidents of looting and burning occurred during the night hours As 3,600national guardsmen were restricted to duty along the troubled areas perimeter and All White persons were banned from the Glenville neighbourhood. The Only police in the area were negroes. Mayor Carl Stokes said today that his Gamble on the negro Community leaders paid off a we had no shooting and we had no Stokes first negro mayor of a major . City said it was too Early to consider releasing the guardsmen. A we Are playing it hour by hour and minute by the plan to use a Black Community leadership came in response to a Challenge by Stokes who met with 109 negro leaders wednesday. A i challenged them As to what the negro Community itself would do about the he said. There were some 500 negro leaders and about too negro police in Glenville wednes. Day night urging residents to go Home and curtailing minor outbreaks of looting. Three White policemen and eight negro civilians were killed in tuesday nights Exchange of gunfire. The Lith victim was identified by police wednesday night As a looter shot by a patrolman. Police said the body of the Man Marvin Krain was released to members of the family soon after he was shot and he was overlooked at first on the casualty lists. Ten police and nine other persons were either wounded by gunfire or injured in the Ston ing burning and looting that caused an estimated $1.5 million in damages has. Supply of Gold j ii in is Washington apr Back in March . Officials struggled to come up with a plan to end a Gold crisis and restore Confidence in the Dollar. They watched the nations Gold pile shrink smaller and smaller. Now in a Complete reversal the Treasury department has reported one of the largest increases in the . Gold Supply in Over five years up $213 million during june. It was the first increase in . Gold since a $2 million gain last september and revers d the heavy losses which followed de valuation of the British Pound last november. The increase indicated renewed overseas Confidence in the Dollar at least in relation to other currencies. . Officials said the United skates bought the Gold from More than one foreign country but refused to say which Oes. 2 Navy phantoms lost near i my shoe will Iii. Hill Sun staff photo Early shoppers As Norwich sidewalk sales Days got underway this morning were Jacqueline and Jalene Sullivan twin daughters of Jack Sullivan right proprietor of sulivant a shoe store on South Broad Street. The girls seem undecided whether to buy new shoes from their father or from Harold Urlwin left who operates a shoe store a few doors away. We re betting dad got the Sale. He sidewalk sales got off to a Good Start with fair skies and a Cool Breeze enticing shoppers out Early to take advantage of liar gains being offered by downtown merchants As the three Day annual event began. It soviet isolation May help czechs lie Tain Liberal line Saigon apr fifty of americans most powerful bombers the . Air forces b52s, attacked enemy base Camps along the cambodian Border North of Saigon and in the Central Highlands wednesday and today. Senior . Officers said the heavy raids were made because of a a lot of enemy flying in formations of five planes each to Waves of the Strat fortresses dropped 1,500 tons of explosives. The . Command also announced the loss of two More fighter bombers a Navy f4 phantom downed about 150 Miles North of the demilitarized zone and an air Force phantom which was hit by enemy fire in South Vietnam and crashed into Danang Harlair. All four fliers were rescued. The Navy plane was the 868th . Warplane lost Iii combat Over North Vietnam while the other phantom was the 286th such combat loss in the South. The prolonged Lull in the ground War now is in its fifth week is reflected in the weekly casualty report. . Head. Quarters said 157 americans were killed in combat last week the lowest weekly total since Early last october. It was the fourth consecutive week the to. Tai of . Deaths was below 200. South vietnamese and enemy casualties of 156 and 1,248 dead respectively were slightly less than the week before but the number of americans wounded increased considerably from 1,337 in the week that ended july 13 to 2,014 last week. Twenty of flu b52 bombers attacked elements of two North vietnamese regiments believed massing along the came Xulian Border 70 to 75 Miles North of Saigon for tin expected new communist offensive. Some of Hie attacks were less than three Miles from the Border. The strikes were aimed at easing pressure on the key gov eminent District Headquarters town of Loc Nirich where 1,500 Viet Cong and North Viet namese were killed last november in an unsuccessful attempt to overrun the town. An Allied strike Force of . Special forces troops and South vietnamese irregulars supported by an armoured column from the . I us armoured cavalry regiment clashed with More than too enemy troops two Miles West of Loc Nonh on wednesday. The Allied troops reported killing 21 enemy soldiers Iii the 3 i/2-hour fight. One american Green Beret Man was kill d and one wounded and soul ii vietnamese casualties were reported a very it waste Only significant ground action reported by military spokesmen thursday. On tuesday night enemy gunners slammed too rounds of mortar fire into a South vietnamese military sub sector near Loc Ninh killing two government soldiers and wounding two More. Last thursday troops of the Lith armoured cavalry regiment smashed into North vietnamese troops 2/2 Miles Northeast of Loc Ninh and killed 34 of them. Prague apr the apparent isolation of the Kremlin and its hard Urie allies in the dispute with the new reformist leaders of Czechoslovakia a communist party is one of the chief reasons Why the men in Prague Are confident that they wont have to change course. With the communist world Congress scheduled in mom of for november a Congress til at the soviets have mane Vered for several years to arrange the soviet leaders Are not Likely to get too Tough with them in addition to Romania and Yugoslavia virtually All West european communist parties Are siding with Prague. The West German party is believed to be the sole exception but this counts for Little since it is controlled by to Ems gel a s even the Spanish communist party which has been dependant on Moscow a . Has j ram ni>1 he russians of Lenin a dictum that socialist revolutions must not necessarily All follow one pattern. And the hungarians although they signed tile Warsaw letter denouncing Prague a liberalization drive Are known to be Only lukewarm in their opposition. The russians have Milieu Vered themselves into t a a Lisas Trout plight a one source commented. They Are bound to lose face no matter what they to. But the czechoslovak leaders Are anything but Gleeful about this. A the most important task we face right now is to pave the Way for the russians to get out of this a one czechoslovak party analyst said. The fact that the soviet politburo agreed to meet the czechoslovak leadership and in Czechoslovakia is seen Here As a shift in Moscow a tactics that May signal a change in strategy too. By contrast to the Warsaw meeting of the orthodox parties the czechoslovak party is no longer an acc used facing con. Damnation in absent a. No one in Prague expects Swift understanding in the so Viet czechoslovak talks which Are expected to begin Early next week. But it is believed the meeting May produce More than a restating of positions. Soviet concern that the changes in Czechoslovakia might weaken a decisive link in the Warsaw pact system Are most Likely to tie the Central Issue in the discussions. The fear that Czechoslovakia a Border with West Germany is not sufficiently protected was expressed in a soviet note preceding the agreement Hanoi Broadens Falk by downplay of Cong vim Bill oked Washington apr Trio House has approved a gun control Bill falling far Short of president Johnson a recommendations and has sent it on to the Senate where final action is not expected until september. At the same Tim wednesday the Senate judiciary approved a similar measure 9-3 and sent it to the floor. The House Bill was approved 304 to 118 after several amendments opposed by backers of stronger gun controls were tacked on. Among those voting in favor of the measure was representative Samuel s. Stratton. D am ter dam of the 35th congressional District. One such amendment was sharply criticized by rep. Emanuel Ceiler. . Chairman of the House judiciary committee who said it would greatly Benefit the National Kine association. Ceiler called the amendment and said that of it survives he will stage congressional hearings to Bare aka activities which Ceiler said a a can to stand the Light of the amendment was introduced by Long time aka member Robert a Sikes d-fla., and would exclude from the Bill s provisions the National Board for promotion of Rifle practice a civilian military group closely Allied with the aka. Sikes Aad rep. John Dingell d-mich., a director of the huge Rifle association denied that it would be the sole beneficiary. A the National Rifle association is so insidious so insistent that they seem to prevail a cell or retorted a but they wont prevail for Paris apr North Vietnam has apparently enlarged its room for Man Euver in peace negotiations by downgrading slightly the Viet congas program for South Vietnam a future. A lessening of the importance Hanoi has attached to the National liberation front could contribute to Progress toward ending the War at Soma later stage of the peace talks. But it leaves the deadlock Over stopping the bombing of the North and de escalating the conflict in the South. On the bombing Issue the North vietnamese Are holding to their demand that president Johnson end All attacks on their territory without any cutback in their military operations in return. The United states has been equally insistent that North Vietnam must show some military restraint. . Officials came Here in Early May believing that North Vietnam would eventually shift its position on the bombing. Now they Are beginning to reassess their judgment. The deadlock which has dominated the conference for More than two months May be More difficult to break than they thought. They Hope City Hallel their Palms los Angeles a in a search for new Revenue los an Geles plans to Drill for Oil and Gas beneath tile 28.story City Hall once the tallest building in Southern California. The Board of Public work approved a proposal wednesday to Drill for Oil and Gas below 46.7 acres of City owned land in the civic Center area including the spot Over which City councilmen Are trying so hard to find reve. Nue. A we done to know exactly How Mach Oil is Down there a said City Oil Tom Nis Trator Arthur o. Spauldin. A it probably wont be anything outstanding but it should the a Spaulding said chances there would be Oil and Gas below the City office building were a pretty Good about 50-50.�?� the idea was proposed last March by the Standard Oil co. After it discovered Oil last fall at i ii St and Carey streets a half mile Southeast of with Hall. Bids for the drilling will be opened nov. 20. Spaulding said if Standard Oil gets the bid it would Drill at a slant from its Well at first and Carey streets. There wont be a Derrick at City Hall he said. Standard oils operation at first and Carey streets is Drill ing into a Reserve estimated at 20 million barrels Over 20 acres in the downtown area. The pressing need for Revenue which prompted the City to go into the Oil business was sharply outlined last week when the state ruled los Angeles would Stop getting some $60 million a year in state sales tax Money if it went ahead with a plan to increase the City sales tax by i per cent. The pressure was eased somewhat when a key legislative committee voted to permit the City tax. The permission was Only for six months however during which the City Council would have to find a Perm ment solution. Some of president Johnson a advisers Are known to advocate that he Stop All remaining attacks on the North in return for minimum reciprocity. A but it makes it awfully hard for the president a one informant remarked a if the other Side wont move at ambassador Xuan Thuy reiterate d in the 14th session of the Paris talks wednesday that no other subjects could be discussed until All attacks on North Vietnam cease. Nevertheless other subjects were discussed As usual although such talk continues to be highly inconclusive. Ambassador a Averell Harriman old Thuy that of he Ever wants to make any Progress to Ward a peaceful settlement North Vietnam will have to accept the government of South Vietnam in a peace making role. In Huy said last week his government would never negotiate with the Saigon regime. And How Kridlo repeat d today that the Saigon government is a Only in illegal puppet creation of the . Aggressors and the National liberation front a is the Only authentic representative of the South Vietnam to. however when Harriman asked Thuy whether Hanoi is shifting its policy on the peace. Making role of the liberation front he received a response which suggest d to . Officials that Hanoi a policy has alter d slightly to provide negotiating flexibility. Thuy told Harriman that the fronts program constituted a a Correct political line Corre spending to the a legitimate de sires of the South vietnamese people. Today s chuckle remember when you looked Forward to the salary you can t live on today

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