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The evening Chenango county s daily newspaper in vol. 78, no. 56tuesday, june 4, 1968 Norwich new York 13815 10$ per copy lbs asks reds to share peace role Glassboro . Apr president Johnson revisiting the site of his year ago Summit talks with soviet Premier Alex n. Kosygin said today the Road to peace in Vietnam will be slow and Tough but it would be less Rocky if the United states and Russia a Are willing to travel part Way Johnson in remarks prepared for commencement exercises at Glassboro state College made what amounted to an Appeal for newer closer american soviet cooperation. He said he wanted to move a from War to peace from hostility to reconciliation from stalemate to the president said in the preliminary Vietnam peace talks in Paris the United states so far has a met with Little More than Bellicose statements and Eva Sions from Hanoi a representatives. This was part of his Appeal to the soviets too in enunciating his View of a major principle in the search for peace. A the Road there in Hanoi is far less Rocky when the worlds two greatest Powers the United states and the soviet Union Are willing to travel part Way together a the president said. Johnson was unabashed in soliciting flatly the Good will and help of Russia in seeking an end to the Vietnam fighting and leaving a this world a Little More orderly than we found the president told the 1,051 graduates that since his Summit meeting with Kosygin at Holly Bush the Home of the College president cooperation Between the two nations had reached new Heights. A although old antagonisms have not been erased a Johnson asserted a we have proved that our two countries can behave As responsible members of tin family of Johnson left Little doubt that head Welcome More of the same. Suggesting new avenues of american soviet cooperation in studying the human environment and exploring the worlds resources from Ocean floors to tropical rain forests Johnson said a it is by Small treaties. That we will weave a Strong fabric of peace in the the president flew from Washington in his air Boree Jet Landing at Pennsylvania air National guard ramp at Philadelphia International Airport where he climbed into a helicopter for the 30-mile ride to Glassboro. The exercises were held out doors for the crowd of about 7,000. The presidents helicopter landed on the athletic Field nearby. Johnson a decision to come to Glassboro had been rumoured for the past few Days and he substituted on the program for new Jersey got. Richard Hughes. Johnson said since he and the soviet Premier met Here last june 23 and 25 to forge what was then railed a the spirit of Hollybush a he believes that the a two great Powers. Have begun however haltingly to Bridge the Gulf hat has separated them for a Quarter of a Johnson taking advantage of the anniversary for this major foreign policy address acknowledged that peace Isnit just around the Corner. He Emp a sited a we will run into difficulties and painful setbacks with the Correct course of Public poll by often seeming but he said the task ahead is to a seek answers not slogans to strive to tip the balance in the right the president said that Glassboro and its College Campus a will always be associated with that goal and that great Johnson said that during tile past year a the work of peace has been going on in Many ways that do not make headlines. But As these issues touch on our relations with the soviet Union they Are important he noted that work has been completed a on a treaty forbidding weapons in outer space on an agreement to assist to astronauts downed in either country on a new consular treaty on an agreement permitting soviet planes to land in the United states and ours to land in mos a just yesterday a Johnson added a we began talks in Moscow about a renewal of our cultural Exchange agreement with the soviets. A every one of those Steps is a step toward in discussing the current Paris talks with representatives of Hanoi Johnson said that a was yet the other Side has had nothing of substance to say to those of us who seek a just peace in the president stressed that a an honorable peace requires some gestures on the other Side toward peace but thus far we have met with Little More than Bellicose statements and Johnson insisted that until a the Man in Hanoi faced the real problems of ending the War we must stand president Johnson envoys pondering red peace shift Paris apr . Negotiators withheld judgment today on a shift that appears to be developing in North Vietnam a position in the Paris peace talks. The americans were waiting to hear ambassador Xuan Thuy spell out any new proposal at the conference table. Ambassador w. Averell Harriman and his advisers have been following closely a series of moves from the communist Side which suggests a possible new Man Euver. So far they have found nothing committing Hanoi to a new tack although there Are several indicators in that direction. Harriman and Thuy Are to meet wednesday for their seventh talks. Their last previous meeting was Friday. What seems to be developing is a move by North Vietnam to get around its own limitation that until the United states a unconditionally and definitively halts All attacks on North Vietnam. No other subject can be discussed Between Harriman and Thuy. Be due Tho a member of the nine Man communist party politburo in Hanoi and hence an influential Leader arrived monday on a flight which brought him by Way of Moscow. Editorial comment on the Paris talks in Hanoi and Moscow Cionci i Dent with his trip struck a new note. This was that the United states would have to accept responsibility for stopping the bombing before other issues could be talked about. This suggested that Hanoi with Moscow a support might be interested in moving the Paris conference into a second phase. Tho seemed to Bear this out he spoke specifically about the possibility of getting an Early Start on discussion of a other problems a obviously Broad political questions which get More fully into issues of peacemaking. Tho charged that although the Paris talks Are three weeks old the United states is still stalling on North Vietnam a demand that it a unconditionally cease bombing and All other acts of War against the North. He accused the United states of employing a dilatory Means and said this is preventing Progress. But he added a i am persuaded that if the american Side renounces its obstinate attitude the conversations on other problems of interest to the two sides can begin without delay As our government said in its declaration of May 3, 1968.�?� Kennedy me earthy pin Hopes on big turnout sights for night on target soldiers demonstrate a new Light vision weapon devices which amplify dim Moonlight Starlight or faint sky glow but Are impossible to text while operating. The electronic sights which Magni. Light 40,000 times reportedly have taken the Edge off Viet Cong advantages in night fighting. Cong flee Delta lamp As Saigon gets shelled yugoslavs fear broader protests Belgrade Yugoslavia apr a Yugoslavia a communist leaders fear that rebellious students May incite workers to join them in demands for a new Deal. Communist party leaders conferred today on How to satisfy the demands from students occupying the administration building of Belgrade University after demonstrations and clashes with the police sunday night and monday in which More than 60 persons were injured. The Balcony of the University building served As a Rostrum for student speakers who appeared before a huge picture of president Tito and such slogans As a Down with red bourgeoisie and a the press is student demands presented to government leaders were a abolition of All social Privi Leges which still exist in Yugoslavia. A alleviation of a employ a ment by removal of poorly qualified workers a ban on part time work and jobs for All uni verify graduates. A democratization of the communist party and the news guards watch during t ests Romb apr a handful of students returned to Rome University under police Protection today to resume final examinations after the carib Nieri cleared out some 2,000 rebel Lious leftists who occupied the Campus for three Days. The University Send of semes ter routine had been disrupted the student occupation and by Lashe Between the left Wing students who Sei de the University buildings and moderate and eight Wing students who opposed Media and Freedom of meetings and demonstrations. A reorganization of the University and equal participation of students in All bodies where essential problems of the country Are solved. A democratization of educational staff elections. The student unrest so far has stirred up nothing More than curiosity among Belgrade citizens. But communist party leaders fear that poorly paid factory workers might be persuaded to join the revolt especially since the authorities have made Clear that they Are willing to Grant at least some of the student de workers met in some Belgrade factories monday and appealed to the students to a proceed democratically and not use Force. Students in other yugoslav University cities Are beginning to demonstrate support for the Belgrade students and accused the police of brutality in smashing the riots Here. Professors at Belgrade University also expressed support for the students and Many threatened to resign if student demands Are not met. Saigon apr . Infantrymen chased Viet Cong troops in the Mekong Delta today after invading their rest Camp and killing 200, but enemy forces pinned Down two battalions of government troops just Northeast of Saigon. The capital also came under its heaviest enemy bombardment of the War although first reports told of Only to civilians injured and comparatively minor damage from the 40 rockets. . Infantrymen of the 9th division acting on intelligence information found a Viet Cong rest and recreation Camp Mon Day 40 Miles Southwest of Sai gon in the Mekong Delta a Plain of Reeds a longtime Viet Cong stronghold. As the first 600 american invaders landed by helicopter the enemy opened up with machine guns and Small from bunkers amid floating vegetation elephant grass and Reeds. Another 400 americans landed less than an hour later and fighter bombers and helicopter gunships hammered the enemy positions. Some fighting continued today. . Casualties so far were reported As 19 killed arid 48 wounded. Sporadic but heavy fighting was reported today in Gia Dinh 2v2 Miles Northeast of the Center of Saigon. South vietnamese sky raiders dropping heavy bombs and napalm were unable to dig newly arrived enemy troops out of their fortified Post tons in an area of four pagodas. Officers on the scene said they believe the area is a Headquarters for the Dong Nai regiment reportedly 80 per cent North vietnamese and 20 per cent Viet Cong. On the other Side of Saigon the five Day old fighting in Cho Lon appeared to be tapering off but sniper fire impeded South vietnamese rangers trying to sweep the area where officers thought 15 to 20 Viet Cong remained. In a South vietnamese tank assault monday the Only houses spared were the ones where chinese owners stood by to protect them. As the one hour enemy bombardment of the Saigon area began at 1 30 a.m., the City a sirens sounded for the first time Ever to Alert the 3 million Rem dents. Eighteen of the 40 rockets landed around a . 9th division company five Miles South of the Center of the City but no american casualties were reported. Allied pilots were in the air within minutes seeking enemy firing positions around the capital. South vietnamese Headquarters also reported enemy shelling of three provincial capitals and a vietnamese military training Center. At least one civilian was killed and eight were wounded. Government troops reported repulsing several enemy ground attacks on night defensive positions 20 Miles North of Saigon and killing 24 enemy soldiers and capturing four. Government casualties were reported Light. In the Northern sector . Headquarters said 83 North vietnamese and Viet Cong soldiers surrendered los Angeles apr Call fornia democrats were making their Choice today in the final presidential primary match Between Eugene j. Mccarthy and Robert p. Kennedy. The last one was the big one for both contestants with the Victor virtually certain to emerge As the final challenger to vice president Hubert h. Humphrey for the democratic presidential nomination. Generally sunny election Day skies were forecast across the nations most populous state. State officials predicted a turnout As High As 67 per cent of the registered voters. There were 4,347,406 democrats registered to vote and 3,197,815 republicans. Kennedy was the pollsters favorite in the democratic race but a los Angeles times poll indicated that people who reported themselves undecided held the balance of decision. A hefty turnout would Benefit Mccarthy the times poll reported. On monday night the National broadcasting co. Reported that a poll conducted for the network by the Oliver Quayle co. Showed Kennedy getting 39 per cent of the vote to 30 per cent for Mccarthy. Thirteen per cent favored delegates headed by Cali fornia atty. Gen. Thomas c. Lynch and 18 per cent were undecided. The poll was taken sunday the Day after Mccarthy and Kennedy met on television. In the three Way race to take charge of the 174 nominating votes California will cast at the democratic National convention there were Delegate slates pledged to Mccarthy and to Kennedy and an uncommitted entry headed by Lynch. Since write in votes Are not permitted the Lynch slate presumably will get the votes of people who favor Humphrey. The one certain Victor re publican gov. Ronald Reagan running As a favorite son unopposed in the gof presidential balloting and assured of control of californians 86 votes at that party a convention. Kennedy and Mccarthy were meeting in another contest too in South Dakota. Humphrey backers there Are promoting votes for a slate pledged to president Johnson who has said he will not run again. South Dakota a 26 convention votes will go to the Victor. A Senate contest in California was expected to pull out Republican voters. In that one sen. Thomas h. Kuchel seeks renomination for a fourth term against the Challenge of Max Rafferty state superintendent of Public instruction. The Kennedy my earthy con test final round in a series which began in Indiana on May 7, reached an angry Peak in monday s Windup round of campaigning. Kennedy accused Mccarthy of desperation tactics Mccarthy charged the Kennedy forces with running a a a cheap newspaper advertisement questioning his record on Law enforcement. Kennedy Lins talked of quitting the presidential race should he lose in California. He suffered his first setback to Mccarthy one week ago in the Oregon presidential primary after winning in Indiana and in Nebraska. Mccarthy said he will stay in the nomination contest even if he loses in California. He rejected Kennedy s aug. Gust Ion that they join forces after the California contest so that one of them will have a Chance to wrest the nomination from Humphrey currently the Leader in Delegate strength. Meanwhile Hubert picks up delegates Quot Abby threatens Florida Tampa Fla. Apr a killer before reaching the u. S. Mainland Hurricane Abby it burned Gulf of Mexico Waters today with 75-mile-an-hour winds and threatened the Florida West coast with storm tides and torrential Rains. Flood and Tornado warnings were issued for parts of Central and South Florida. Coastal regions braced for tides 2 to 5 feet above Normal. Dawn found Tampa dark my Rainy. But to the South at Sarasota skies were Clear. A the Calm before the storm a said a spokesman at the Sarasota sheriffs department. After howling through Western Cuba for ing thousands of persons to evacuate Abby slowed Stop and go on an erratic course toward the Tampa Bay area where a million Peop Elive. At 6 a.m., Edt Abby was entered near latitude 26.5 North Longitude 82.5 West or about 30 Miles West of Bort Myers. Surface reports indicated the Hurricane the first of the 1968 season was moving toward the Northeast at to . A Abby is just barely of Hurri. Cane Force a the National Hurricane Center said. But forecasters warned residents to Batten Down and advised Small Craft around the entire Florida Peninsula to stay in port. Abby was forecast to churn ashore Between Tampa and giant Lake Okeechobee and spin out into the Atlantic Ocean near Cape Kennedy Early tonight. Forecaster Arnold Sugg said Gale winds reached out 150 Miles. Poor Peoples March ends in song Washington apr fore casts of the first mass arrests in the poor Peoples Campaign have fizzled in a demonstration that turned into a civil rights song fest on the Steps of the Justice department. Protesters planned to return today in another bid to meet with atty. Gen. Ramsey Clark. Campaign leaders voiced repeated predictions of arrests amid a rising tone of Militancy in the eight hour demonstration that lasted into the night monday. Protesters blocked the closed doors of one building in trance and marched in the Street in front of policy but no clash came. Most marchers left when Hosea Williams Field Marsial for the protests said a we have found out they Are not going to arrest us about too of the 300 demonstrators stayed behind to Start an All night Vigil in support of seven mexican a Mer leans jailed in a los Angeles controversy but left later when word came that they had been re leased. The seven w Ere charged with conspiring to disturb the peace in a school protest walkout. The singing siege was the longest demonstration to Date in the four week old drive to win More Federal Aid and attention for the needy. Asst. Police chief j. V. Wilson said a a in a sure they came Here to be arrested and that Sall right with me but in a not going to arrest them for blocking a locked Justice department officials clanged shut the 20-foot-High Iron doors at Nightfall after six hours of futile negotiations Over How Many demonstrators would be admitted to talk to Clark. The demonstrators demanded an audience for too. But the department would admit no More than 25 and Campaign leaders refused any Compromise leading to the late night Vigil. A spokesman for Clark said he was a not going to stand for Campaign leaders disrupting the a various government agencies including his own or to have them dictate the terms of when they meet with him arid where they meet and How Many will the bearded Williams who tried to negotiate Entrance with Clark said he told the attorney general the nations cities were going to Burn. But he said of Clark a this soul and his heart Are not and referring to the unsolved assassination of civil rights Leader or Martin Luther King jr., april 4, Williams added a no wonder they have not found the Man who murdered or. Detroit apr Hubert h. Humphreys strength in the Michigan delegation typifies How and Why tin vice president is soaking up votes from no primary election states for the democratic presidential nomination. Old time loyalties party regularity a Delegate selection system not particularly attuned to Public opinion and concern by some blocs will their party position combined almost inevitably for Humphrey in Michigan. Tile delegation picked last weekend at Iii organization dominated state democratic convention is nominally uncommitted. But 60 or More of the states 96 votes lean to Humphrey Iii varying degrees. Sen. Robert f. Kennedy appears to have most of the others except for two or perhaps three aligned with sen. Eugene Mccarthy. State chairman Sander Levin successfully imposed for two months a Rule that principal democrats keep quiet about their preferences. He sought to avoid fratricide in a party badly damaged by the Republican sweep of 1966. Now he has lifted the ban and the Humphrey Camp is pushing for individual delegates to de Clare their choices hoping to create a bandwagon which might attract some waver ers. Kennedy forces contend that half the delegation leans toward the new York senator. But they refuse to say even generally where their support lies. A we know they Humphrey people Are making a lot of false assumptions and we done to want to pinpoint them a said William h. Merrill Michigan chairman of citizens for Kennedy. The Kennedy Camp is pressing for continuation of the uncommitted stance hoping to change some minds before Delegate preferences Are publicized. A Humphrey staffer conceded that a your problem is hanging on to what we be the delegation was to meet sunday night amidst the possibility that an immediate preference ballot would Fie taken. But fatigue set in from the dragged out convention and the meeting was put off until late this week or Early next when delegates will know results of the California primary. Chairman Levin said both Camps pledged they push delegates too much until liter the organizing meeting. Levin has kept his leanings ase Cret by the suspicion of Many is that he will go for Kennedy la the cause Doest a seem hopeless. Sen. Philip a. Hart expected to lie chairman of the delegation also has Kepi his preference to himself. William Beckham Harts stall chief in Detroit is quietly working for Humphrey. Loyalty of old line Michigan democrats to Humphrey dates to 1948 when the minnesotan was elected to the Senate and begin helping to build tin democrats labor a minorities coalition in Michigan with frequent fund raising appear am is. A your third senator in those Days a is the Way one Long time Democrat put it. A h w party veterans also believe that Kennedy torpedoed a Cabinet a. Point Merit Iii Duci for Michigan a six term governor g. Mermen Williams Long time Leader of state democrats and an Early Backer of John a Kennedy for president. Johnson vows to limit troops Washington apr the Johnson administration is assuring Congress that plans Call for . Troop strength to be held steady in Vietnam Aud lowered Iii Western Europe. Both questions have been major foreign policy issues on Cap hoi Hill. A recent White House meeting of congressional leaders was told there Are no plans for increasing the number of troops in Vietnam Fie Pond the present authorization of 550,000 men. Secretary of defense Clark m. Clifford told the group he is de ter mined to fulfil his pledge that South vietnamese forces take Back Utica again More of the responsibility for fighting the War. In other Public and private discussions Clifford has talked of the eventual withdrawal of big numbers of . Military men stationed in Europe. I Odayl a chuckle Best Selling books in the main prove the adage a nothing risque nothing gamed
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