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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - June 10, 1968, Norwich, New York
The f. Vening Chenango county a daily newspaper in vol. 78, no. 60 to Jay june to 1968 Norwich new York 13815 10c per copy 60,000 pilgrimage to mfr grave Washington apr in life sen. Robert f. Kennedy went where the crowds were. Now his last Campaign is done and they come to him to stand for a moment before a newly sodded grave on a Grassy slope of Arlington National cemetery. Nearly go too people made that pilgrimage sunday amid steamy heat and afternoon rain. Ethel Kennedy expecting her Lith child came to Kneel at the foot of her husbands grave. Mrs. John f. Kennedy came with her two children to Pray at the grave of her assassinated husband then to walk the few Steps to the resting place of her assassinated brother in Law. Tourists with cameras came and mourners with Flowers. They stood six abreast and waited in a burning Dune Sun. And when they had climbed the cemetery Hill Many did not know where to look for the grave. They had to ask the soldiers who stood guard there. For Only a Small White Cross Marks the grave of the new York senator shot Down by an Assassin in los Angeles Early wednesday As he celebrated a California primary Victory in his Campaign for the democratic presidential nomination. The Walkway leading toward Robert s grave goes to that of John Kennedy assassinated in Dallas on nov. 22, 19g3. And the crowds were drawn automate Cally toward that memorial with its eve burning flame. The new grave is outside the Low hedge which Borders the memorial to the slain president and is shielded by the Broad Low branches of a Magnolia tree. The Graves of the Brothers who lived in politics and died in gunfire Are a scant go feet apart. A family spokesman said Roberts graveside is buried temporary but the permanent burial place will be in the same general area. A simple memorial will be designed later. From Dawn until dusk sunday people came. An evening Cloud burst drove Many to shelter but Many others ignored the rain to continue their procession past the grave. It was the Day president Johnson had proclaimed a National Day of mourning for the a i 2.year-old senator who challenged him for the White House Johnson and his wife joined in a private religious service conducted by evangelist Billy Gra Ham at the White House. A massive array of Flowers sent to the cemetery saturday formed an arc on the Hillside above the graveside. Many in the Long procession of sunday visitors left Flowers on the Low Wall that kept them about in feet from the fresh grave. Some bowed their Heads and made the sign of the Cross. Viet Cong again shelling Saigon Saigon apr the Viet Cong resumed their rocket attack on Central Saigon today killing another to civilians and wounding 3g. Fifteen 100-Pound russian rockets landed on the capital. The missiles set several i uses afire and narrowly missed the Buddhist Pagoda which once was the Headquarters for Saigon a militant Buddhist faction. The attack Early today raised the civilian death toll from More than five weeks of rocket and mortar barrages on Saigon past too. In 22 Days of shelling since the preliminary peace talks opened in Paris May a at least 109 civilians have been killed in Sai gon and 413 wounded. . Officers say the aim of the enemy attack is a to undermine the South vietnamese government of president Nguyen Van Thieu by spreading fear among the 3 million inhabitants of greater Sai gon. A to disrupt the capital. A to give the impression of an army that can strike anywhere any time and that the communists Are bargaining in Paris from a position of military strength. South vietnamese military Headquarters also reported poll says gun control favored Princeton . Apr a special Gallup poll conducted on the Day sen. Robert f. Ken. Nedy was shot found that the Public feels the Best Way to curb violence is to control firearms. The poll was conducted wednesday night by interview ers who telephoned a nationwide sampling of 442 persons. Those interviewed were asked a what action do you think should be taken to prevent such violence in the Gallup listed no percentages among the responses. But he said that those answer ing in general blamed a com. Plex society too Long a wait in getting at the cause of Reju. Dice poor discipline in the Home a Lack of respect for a. Hority among youths and a disregard for god and religion. Weather mostly Cloudy and Cool tonight and tuesday Low temperatures tonight 55 to of and highs tuesday in the 70s. James Earl Ray ask s for counsel guns movement gains momentum three Viet Cong mortar attacks within a 20-mile radius of Saigon. In fighting elsewhere More than 200 North vietnamese soldiers attacked . Marines in night defensive positions eight Miles South of the Khe Sanh combat base at the Western end of the demilitarized zone. Twelve of the enemy and seven marines were killed and 41 marines wounded in the 90-minute fight. The enemy troops were driven off by helicopter gunships and dive bombers. Four Miles West of Khe Sanh North vietnamese troops using Satchel charges and rocket propelled grenades ambushed a Marine Supply Convoy. Twelve marines were killed and nine wounded. Again with the help of tanks and dive bombers the marines overran the ambush positions and killed 12 of the enemy. In the Mekong Delta 44 Miles Southwest of Saigon infantrymen from the . 9th division reported killing i Viet Cong in a 12-hour fight. Three americans were killed and 17 wounded . Headquarters said. The . Command said two More air Force fighter bombers were downed saturday and sunday above the demilitarized zone by heavy ground fire but All three men aboard the two planes were rescued. This brought to 8g0 the total number of . Planes lost in combat Over the North. . Air Force planes smashed 13 North vietnamese antiaircraft Sites just above the Doz and hit two Railroad cars loaded with surface to air missiles and launchers military spokesmen said. On the political front rumours spread through Saigon that vice president Nguyen Cao by is verging on a Complete break with president Nguyen Van Thieu. The rumours received impetus when by cancelled appointments with Gen. William c. Westmore land and prime minister John g. Gorton of Australia. Sources close to by said he was a slightly indisposed Quot and had gone to his Seaside Villa at Nha Trang 200 Miles Northeast of Saigon for the weekend. It has become apparent that by has been outta neutered by Thieu and the new Premier Tran Van Huong. It is no secret that by tried to Block the appoint me it of Huong to replace Premier Nguyen Van Loc a by Man. Since his appointment Huong has removed two other by Inen the National police chief Gen. Nguyen loan and Loans brother in Law Saigon mayor Van Van Cua. New York apr a turn in your guns movement has started in the nation in the Wake of the assassination of sen. Robert f. Kennedy. And there have been Calls from Public officials groups and individuals for stronger gun control legislation at Federal state and City Levels. A i done to feel like killing anything any More a said Alan e. Schoening As he turned in two Hunting guns to police in Lancaster a. A enough people have been shot now a he said. A i want to give you these guns so you can destroy them. I Hope this gesture will encourage others to do the a Chain of discount stores in Columbus Ohio said it would Stop Selling guns and turned Over its Stock of Small arms hand guns ammunition and related items to the police department. A Mart president Marty Rosen said he took the action a to remove the possibility of supplying anyone with the Means to cause bodily harm inadvertently or intentionally not Only to our dedicated Public leaders but to anyone. A an Indiana based Chain wonderland stores discontinued the Sale of ammunition. It stopped the Sale of guns two years ago. The store president Sanford Friedman said the ammunition Sale was being stopped a to help preserve Public safety and in Dallas store owner e. O. Crawford discontinued the Sale of toy guns the Day Robert Ken Nedy died. A we teach our Chil Aren love of a gun and love of killing by giving them a toy gun As soon As they Are Able to walk a he said. John e. Fletcher of Denver urged gun owners to take a fall firearms in your Possession to the Steps of the state Capitol be t sunday fathers Day to be destroyed and disposed he said the gesture would be a a sign of our intention to kill no More. And As a fitting remembrance to a fallen Martyr a Robert f. gov. John a. Volpe of Massachusetts said he will Tell his colleagues in the new England conference that Strong gun controls Are Long overdue. The conference will meet in Stowe vt., june 27, and the Issue is expected to come up then. Volpe chairman of the National governors conference plans to propose tighter gun Laws when that group meets next month in Cincinnati. A Gallup poll report released sunday in Princeton ., said that a special Survey conducted on the Day that sen. Kennedy was shot found that the Public advocates registration of All firearms As the Best Way to curb such violence. A letter appeared in the Miami Herald signed by a Man who called himself a an avid owner and user of guns a and urging a 90-Day jail sentence for Possession of any firearm. A i know this Means ending the sport of Hunting Quot he wrote a but our first obligation must be to Mankind and the perpetuation of under guard Rocky eulogies Kennedy Meadville a. A gov. Nelson a. Rockefeller the first presidential candidate to deliver a Post assassination speech under secret service guard said today sen. Robert f. Kennedy was a someone special to Young people who Are seeking new leadership. The new York governor s remark was in a speech prepared for commencement exercises at Allegheny College in this Small Northwestern Pennsylvania City. French election Ender Way Paris apr Frances 13-Day election Campaign opened officially today with More than 2,000 candidates in the Field for the 487 National Assembly seats to be filled june 23 and june 30. Nominations closed at Midnight for the election president Charles de Gaulle says is the most vital in Frances history. De Gaulle dissolved the Assem Bly on May 30 at the height of the worst crisis of social turbulence France has known since world War in although the Campaign did not open officially until today de Gaulle fired the opening gun Friday with a radio to Appeal to his countrymen to rally around him in defense of the Republic. A everything truly everything depends on it a he de dared. A everything is at Ray May fight return to . London apr James Earl Ray made a two minute appearance in Bow Street court today and indicated he would fight the . Government s attempt to seek his extradition in connection with the charge that he Martin Luther King or. Chief magistrate held without bail a ult appearance or for on killed or. London dered Ray another it june is. There was no mention hiring the Brief preliminary bearing of extradition. But Ray asked the court to appoint an attorney for him and this was taken As an indication that he would fight being returned to Merica. American Legal officials said they were going ahead with the extradition process and hoped to return Ray to the United states a very the to year old escaped convict who had been Oil the run since the negro civil rights Leader was killed april i in Memphis Tenbru was arraigned under the alias of Ramon George Sneyd and was charged with carrying a false passport and a loaded revolver without a License. A heavy police escort brought Ray secretly to the court three hours before the preliminary hearing w is to begin. A crowd of about 300 Laid siege to the courtroom later and everyone entering it was searched for weapons. Ray had been under heavy guard since his Ai rest saturday. Rays dark hair was flecked with Gray at the temples and his face was tanned. A government prosecutor asked that Ray be held in custody and the judge granted rays application request that the court appoint a lawyer for him. Then he was taken away by a Large Force of plainclothes men and uniformed j_h>11< a. Ray had been in Canada Portugal and Britain before the two month Hunt ended with his arrest at London Airport. Informed sources Cave credence to reports that lie had be. Ii hid ing out in London since mid May. One report was that when picked up he was bound for Brussels hoping to Contact recruiters for mercenary forces in Africa. Ray is wanted on a Tennessee charge of murder a Federal charge of conspiring to deny King his civil rights and a Missouri charge that he escaped from prison there on april 23, 1907. . Asst. Atty. Gen. Fred m. Vinson or. Flew to London and spoke with Ray in his cell sunday but in Washington atty. Gen. Ramsey Clark said Ray had made no statement. Clark said he could not estimate How soon Ray might by returned to til United states. It is possible lie said that Ray might waive extradition or that he might be deported. If extradition is necessary Legal sources in London said. The Bow Street court would require material evidence showing a Case against Ray. The procedure normally would take two or three weeks but if Ray fought the Case it could take much longer. Scotland Yard said Ray was apprehended As he was about to boar i a plane for Brussels Aud was found to be carrying a loaded revolver. He was arrested under the name of Ramon George Sneyd the name on hts Canadian passion but the Justice department Iii Washington said the Man definitely was rav. He was held in All 8 in to foot cell under constant watch by two Scotland Yard men at Cannon Row Tao i ice station about 200 Yards from the houses of parliament. Newsmen Wen kept out of the station by two til la London bobbies at the Gate. Gradually tin Story began to come out of where Ray was during the manhunt that followed the slaying of the negro civil rights Leader and Nobel prize Winner who had gone to Memphis Iii support of 1,300 striking City sanitation workers of per cent of them negro. Four Days after the slaying Ray went to a Toronto Rooming hoist and rented a $10-a-week room under the name of Paul Bridgman said the Landlady mrs. Adam Szpakowski. Mrs. Szpakowski said she thought Slit recognized him from a newspaper sketch of the Man wanted for Kings slaying but her husband told her she was wrong and they forgot it. L Ater she said when she was cleaning rays room she found a newspaper folded open to the sketch. She said her suspicions were not around because a lie was such a gentleman. How was i to know he was a Bandit Quot that same Day about two weeks after Ray came a letter arrived addressed to Bridgman from the address of the provincial registrars office which is sues birth certificates mrs. Szpakowski said. The Man left that Day and never returned Slit said. From tin Bleak lg-by-12-foot room with a television set a a Home Sweet Home design and a picture of Christ Ray moved to a $9-a-week room in Dor the name of Sneyd said his Landlady there mrs. Yet Loo. The Man a never spoke to anybody a she said a lit came about four weeks ago with Only a suit on his Back. Will ted withdraw at a request of Kin or pick up the Torch ? Rockefeller who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination eulogized the slain new York democratic senator who conceivably could have been his opponent in november a general election. He said a fall generations were stunned and saddened by the tragic death thursday some 28 hours after Kennedy was shot in the brain by an Assassin while campaigning for the democratic presidential nomination. A we know a Rockefeller told the 370 Allegheny graduates a that he was someone special to Young people. He moved and inspired them. We know there fore that your sense of loss is especially deep and f Urther Eulogi zing Kennedy As one who a became a Bridge Between the generations and Between different groups within the nation a Rockefeller said a such is one test of the leadership we desperately need in american society Rockefeller became the first to use new Security arrangements for presidential Candi dates in the Wake of Kennedy a assassination. President John son ordered secret service men assigned to All major presidential candidates after Kennedy was shot wednesday at a los Angeles rally. He was there celebrating his Victory in the California primary. Secret service agents As signed to Rockefeller have been in Meadville for Days although officials soft peddled talk of Security measures describing most of them As routine. Washington apr still so Young to have come so far to have grieved so much Edward m. Kennedy stands alone the last of the Kennedy Brothers. Six years in which Triumph and tragedy have followed one another in terribly Swift Sucre Sion have thrust him at 3g into leadership of a fabled political family. A family with a quest that by its logic he must take up. His brother John was a senator from Massachusetts when he expressed it a just As i went into politics because Joe died ii Mything happened to me tomorrow my brother Bobby would run for my seat in the Senate and if Bobby died Teddy would take Over for so it was that while Many still mourned Robert eyes and thoughts turned to Edward. While the nation watched him Rise to his new role comforting the widow delivering a moving tribute to his brother greeting the crowds that gathered along the route of the funeral train Many wondered when and How he would take up the quest. But in new Orleans sunday archbishop Philip m. Hannan who presided at graveside ceremonies for Robert said in an interview that close friends of the Kennedy family Are urging Edward to withdraw from political life. The prelate told the new or leans times Picayune that one consideration is that Edward is the Only adult son in a Large family which now has Many fatherless children. But he added that he could not predict what the last Kennedy brother s decision will be. A Teddy now has an assuredness and a sense of Mission that he could not have had before the tragedies a archbishop Hannan said. Young Teddy Kennedy Unhan some youth Iii a hurry to join his Brothers Iii Washington is gone forever. It was March 19g2. Teddy had just turned 30, minimum age for . Senators. The youngest of the three surviving sons of tin Ancier Joseph p. Kennedy in Nom iced his Senate candidacy. A Elf your name was simply Edward Moore a his primary election opponent taunted a instead of Edward Moore Kennedy your candidacy would be a but his name was Kennedy. And he had a glorious smile and an easy manner that reinforced the magic of his name and made Victory seem easy. A the Best politician Iii the family a brother John called him. When Congress convened in january 1963, the Kennedy Brothers could claim unprecedented achievement in american politics. John was president Robert was attorney general Edward was a senator. The oldest brother Joseph p. Kennedy jr., had been the one the family thought most Likely to succeed in politics but he was killed Iii world warn. So John took up the quest. An unbroken succession of election victories carried him to in presidency. Then in Dallas Iii november 1963, he was shot and killed by an Assassin. So Robert took up the Piest. He moved to new York and won a Senate seat. This year he sought the presidency. Then Iii los Angeles after a moment of Triumph in the California primary Robert was shot and killed by an Assassin. In the close knit. Kennedy family it was natural for the three Brothers to think alike on major issues. Alike they were in Many ways. But not All. John Kennedy was the took ish brother. A Graceful eloquent Man he was nevertheless reserved aloof with strangers. Bobb. Was the Moody intense brother. Whether seeking evidence As counsel Lor a Senate committee or managing one of Johns campaigns Bobby operated with an intensity Many called ruthlessness. He was tin most controversial the least liked of the Brothers. Teddy was the likeable brother. No one Ever called Teddy ruthless. Less eloquent than John less Moody than Bobby tall handsome Teddy is easy to like. If tragedy has shaped Edward Kennedy so too did the moment of Triumph when he took his Senate seat in january 1963. Aware of the dangers of being tagged As a tile one Kennedy too Many a Edward told newsmen he planned to stay out of the limelight. Ted studied his new Job. He saw newsmen Only for Home stall newspapers and turned Down chances for National top. Vision exposure. He sought out the Senate eld Orsu mostly southerners to whom the Kennedy particularly Robert were anthems. He listened to their advice and allele All obeyed a prime Rule for fresh Man senators la kept quiet. So the Senate elders Learned Itiat Massachusetts voters knew this indeed was the likeable Kennedy. Edward Kennedy has not escaped violence. On a june night in 1964 he was aboard a private plane that crashed in Massachusetts. Ile Stillfred a broken Back that immobilized him in a Hospital for six months. But running for re election for a full six year term that november offered few problems. His family including his pretty blonde Wile Joan waged a Caine a in that swamped his re. Publican opponent. Tragedy has struck again and again at the Kennedy family in a happier time 1934, All but the oldest child Joseph or. Shown in inset at upper left lined up Fox a family portrait at their Boston Home left to to. Lit Edward Jeanne now mrs. Stephen Smith Robert Patricia mrs Peter Lawford Eunice mrs Sargent Shrive Kathleen Rosemary John mis. Hose Kennedy and Joseph Kenned or. Joe or. Was the first to die in a plane explosion on a world War la secret Mission to occupied Europe Kathleen widow of Britain a Marquis of Hartington died in a 194b plane crash. John was assassinated in Dallas in 1963, Robert in los Angeles in 1968. Rosemary mentally retarded has been Iii an institution for years. Edward Teddy already is being mentioned As Likely to pick up the Torch of i is late Brothers
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