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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - June 12, 1968, Norwich, New York
Vening Chenango county a daily newspaper in vol. 78, no. 62 wednesday june 12, 1968 Norwich new York 13815 10c per copy pc rocket attack protested by . Mrs Howard Burdick holds folded american Flag to her face As she weeps during committal services for her husband a victim of the Vietnam War tuesday at it. Hope cemetery. With her Are her brother a sgt. James w. Buffalo jr., and her Mother in Law mrs. Ruby Burdick of Norwich. At upper left is but. Harvey Burdick brother of the deceased and below is pfc Walter Buffalo brother in Law also members of the Marine corps. Sun staff photos a nameless to world but Bove his life Hor by Casey Jones for the third time this year three volleys of shots rang out Over it. Hope cemetery tuesday As the City of Norwich paid final respects to a fallen Marine victim of the vietnamese War. Under Cloudy skies As butlers sounded and resounded a a taps Over the Grassy Knoll a brother and two Broth ers in Law of a sgt. Howard e. Burdick raised their arms in Salute to a 23-year-old Man who was also a fellow Marine. Some too relatives and friends surrounded the canopy which shielded the coffin As a Marine corps Honor guard from Syracuse folded the Flag and presented it to the widow. She silently accepted it As it. Doyal ii. Guide offered his condolences and then brought it to her face and wept. Earlier at the Fahy funeral Home the Rev. Elton o. Smith jr., pastor of the free methodist Church nor wich said of sgt. Burdick a doubtlessly he hated War As much As each of us do. But. Democracy Freedom and Justice were at stake. A so he went to that Small War torn country and died there. A perhaps he was nameless to the world As such but he gladly gave his life for in a prayer he also noted the Marine had a a willingness to sacrifice his life for us and the Noble cause he believed a s the funeral procession made its Way Down Broad Street through a corridor of american flags waving in the Breeze at the curbside several men women and school children on their lunch Breaks stopped their brisk Pace and silently watched. It was the third time this year. Funeral details Page 5 Colombia French crisis escalates m a a at As 3 Paris workers die racing big crisis Bogota Colombia apr president Carlos Llera Restre to told the colombian Senate tuesday night to accept his re form program or his resignation plunging the South Ameri can nation into its deepest governmental crisis in recent years. If Congress refuses to accept the resignation Lleras said in a broadcast to the nation it will mean it is ready to approve his program which the Senate rejected last week. An earlier announcement that Lleras would resign set off anti government riots at the univer sity of Bogota tuesday night and clashes in the City Between supporters of Lleras and of sex dictator Gustavo Rojas Pinilla. Army units with tanks occupy the University Campus. Authorities said 20 policemen and three civilians had been injured including one student in serious condition. The govern Merit charged that the rioting students were disciples of Mao tse Tung and Fidel Castro. The Senate on Friday rejected constitutional amendments submitted by Lleras to curtail congressional Power Over eco nomic matters and to allow for the first time in to years political parties other than the ruling conservatives and liberals to run candidates in future elections. Weather a few showers tonight with partial Clearing Low temperatures 55 to 60. Fair to partly Cloudy thursday with High temperatures 75 to 80. Paris apr another French worker died today from injuries received in Battle with the police raising the death toll in the French crisis this week to three. A new escalation of the crisis appeared in Prospect As students rioted in Paris for the Sec Ond night running the communists called a one hour general strike today and the Paris students scheduled another demonstration tonight. Henri Blanchet a 49-year-old worker at the Peugeot Auto Plant at so Chaux in Alsace. Died shortly after Midnight of a fractured Skull received when he fled from a police charge at the strike bound Plant monday. Blanchet was the second worker to fall since the general strike began in mid May in response to a student revolt at the University of Paris. Another Peugeot striker died of a Bullet during the Battle at so Chaux monday and a riot policeman was reported in a desperate condition Quot after being clubbed in the Abdomen with an Iron bar. The spark that touched off the new student rioting was the drowning monday of a High school student. Witnesses said the youth along with other students plunged into the Seine to escape a police Check. With three new a martyrs a France appeared to be in for an intensification of student and labor unrest after a Brief period during which president Charles de Gaulle s government seemed to have mastered the nations greatest postwar crisis. The students began their protest in Paris last tuesday night on the right Bank but the police drove most of them Back across the Seine to the latin Quarter and Montparnasse. Using new tactics the police continually broke the students into Small groups hurling tear Gas barrages and concussion grenades heard Miles away in the suburbs. There were Many Short brisk clashes which left an uncounted number injured. The communist party news paper humanity blamed the death of the worker Peirre Bey lot on a the gaullist a the government has decided to provoke the workers Quot said the paper. A it substitutes police intervention bloody repression for negotiation which could end a conflict which the communist led general confederation of workers Frances largest called for a one hour National strike today to protest the police action. Be lot was shot through the lungs during clashes at the Peugeot Auto works in so Chaux when the police tried to open the strike bound Plant. Violence also Shook four Oiler provincial cities Lyon Nantes St. and Toulouse. The worst was at Toulouse in southwestern France. Students and other demonstrators surged through the City and at several Points threw up barricades with Park benches and traffic sign. Paris apr the United state and North Vietnam met again today and . Ambassador w. Averell Harriman pre pared a Strong protest against Viet Cong rocket attacks on Saigon. A the Viet Cong and North vietnamese Are engaged in terrorist actions against the civilian population a Harriman told newsmen As he went into the meeting. A there is no military excuse for this whatever. There is no justification for these terrorist Harriman said he would protest to North vietnamese envoy Xuan Thuy. Asked whether he intended to bring up the possibility of . Retaliation Harris Man said a no that s not the purpose of these neither Harriman nor Thuy gave any indication of movement toward breaking their deadlock Over How to scale Down the Vietnam War. Attending the talks with Thuy i inmates hold 22 hostages Atlanta a. Apr four armed inmates of the . Penitentiary held 22 persons hostage today while prison officials considered a list of the inmates grievances. The hostages�?17 male and five female prison employ yes were reported to be unharmed and officials inside the massive maximum Security institution maintained communications with them and the inmates. A state of emergency remained As it had since Early tuesday when an aborted escape attempt turned into a Tensi 15-hour stalemate. A break in the stalemate came shortly before Midnight. One hostage b. V. Wolfe was released to present Warden Olin g. Blackwell a list of grievances drawn up by the inmates. Guards armed with shotguns and Side arms crouched throughout the Day and night behind cars which lined the Long curving driveway in front of the prison. They were aided in securing the prison s two main Gates by agents of the Federal Bureau of investigation and members of the Atlanta police department. Across the Street at a Gas station and along a shaded Side walk relatives of some of the prisons 2,000 inmates and of some of those being held Host age mingled with curiosity seekers who stared at the prison and waited. Blackwells office is on the first floor of the prisons administration Section directly below an office where the hostages Are. The administration Section projects out from the main building. A discussion of the list by radiotelephone began immediately. It involved the inmates and Blackwell Wolfe and William b. Williams a reporter for the at. Lama journal. Today was be due Tho a Mem Ber of the North vietnamese communist party s nine Man politburo who arrived in Paris last week. Hanoi radio reported today that he had told lbs Corre. Sponden Charles Colli Bigwood in an interview the talks can pro. Gress Only after the United states drops its demand for re. Cipro Cal de escalation and stops All War actions against North Vietnam. The first session of the talks May 13 brought a demand from Thuy for the United states to halt the rest of the bombing of North Vietnam and a counter demand from Harriman for North Vietnam to reciprocate to the limited bombing halt imposed by president Johnson on March 31. That is still the Cen trial unresolved Issue. The Only basis for encourage ment which Harriman and his aides have found is that Thuy having moved hts delegation into a suburban Villa appears prepared to carry on the discussions indefinitely. Nettlie Side Lias made any move to break off the talks though both have spoken of the possibility that the talks May fail. Along with the daily bombardment of Saigon came an a official statement from the Viet Cong broadcast by Hanoi radio tuesday predicting a general offensive. The statement said Viet Cong offensive operations of the last four months beginning with the tet assault on South Viet namese cities in february and a the general offensive that is coming Quot Are like the Battle of Dien Bien Phil which Defeated the French in 1954. . Officials took this As support for their theory that North vietnamese strategy is dominated by a a Udien Bien Phil psychology a that Hanoi a leaders Are Bent on a decisive Victory Over . And South vietnamese. # a a v Leduc Tho red negotiator Saigon air base target of red rocket barrage j bulletin Atlanta a. Apr four armed inmates released 21 hostages at the . Penitentiary today after an agreement by prison officials to meet certain demands. Saigon apr Saigon Stan son Nhut air base was the tar get for the daily Viet Cong rocket attack on South Vietnam a capital today and the 30 casualties All civilians i chided four vietnamese children killed and two americans wounded. While civilians throughout Saigon filled sandbags to build Home shelters new fighting flared at opposite ends of the demilitarized zone. Allied troops reported killing 121 North vietnamese in two Battles. The to rockets that hit tan son Nhut before Dawn also wounded 24 vietnamese and destroyed three houses one helicopter and a Small observation plane. Several other planes including a Large military transport were damaged at the sprawling base a favorite target for enemy gunners even before the current wave of shellings. The base contains Saigon a commercial Airport government and american air units Headquarters of the . Military command in Vietnam and the Homes of a number of vietnamese officials including vice president Nguyen Cao by. At least 130 civilians have been killed and More than 1,000 wounded in 24 rocket attacks on Saigon since the Viet Cong launched its a peace talks offensive May 5, the eve of the Start of .-North vietnamese talks in Paris. Although the official military View is that the shellings have Little military significance concern is mounting about the psychological effect on Saigon a 3 million people. Additional gov. Eminent troops have been assigned to sweep the a rocket belts around the capital. Diplomatic sources in Paris said president Johnson is under pressure to counter the shelling by resuming bombing of Hanoi. The fighting along the demilitarized zone was near Khe Sank in South Vietnam a Northwestern Corner and near Gio Linh in the northeastern Corner. A government spokesman said South vietnamese infantry. Men killed 93 infiltrating North vietnamese soldiers near Gio Lmh. He said soldiers were wounded. La government killed and 33 . Marines reported killing at least 28 of an estimated 400 North vietnamese troops who attacked a fire support base seven Miles Southeast of Khe Sanh Village. Fourteen americans were killed and 15 wounded in the attack and a mortar barrage which preceded it. The marines had just arrived at the base and were digging in when the attack began. They called in artillery Fig liter i oink ers and helicopter gunships and the attackers pulled out after of minutes. The base is one of several set up to guard Highway 9, tile Only Overland Supply line into the Khe Sanh combat base my to prevent renewal of the siege of the main base. Gap in Ray visit cheeked by Yard London apr Scotland Yard delved today into the mysteries of James Earl rays stay in Britain As . Officials worked on their Case for the extradition of the Man accused of killing or. Martin Luther King or. Ray has been traced to two London hotels Between May 28 and ills arrest saturday but there is an unexplained Gap of about to Days starting May 17 when he left Lisbon. Fri agents were understood to be working with Scotland Yard detectives but British police Are doing the Spade work since the Fri Lias no Legal authority in foreign countries. Police on both sides of the Atlantic Are trying to untangle rays travels which took him to Canada Britain and Portugal after King was shot april 4. Ray was transferred tuesday to a maximum Security cell in Wandsworth prison because Brixton jail on London a South Side was riot considered secure enough. Extradition proceedings could last two months if the 40-year-old escaped convict fights All the Way through the British courts. As a first step american authorities have obtained a provisional British warrant charging Ray with the murder of King in Memphis term. A state depart sent spokesman in Washington said documents to support the they re moving but not White House Washington apr Many workers in sen. Robertf. Ken Nedys Capitol Hill offices looked Forward to moving Day sure it would be to tile White House. Moving has begun but few know where they will go. Secretaries had tears in their eyes tuesday As they helped pack much of a Man s life and almost a decade of a nations history into crates boxes and envelopes. Fifteen staffers were still at work about 7 . When Robert Kennedy a eldest son Joseph 15, stopped by unexpectedly. Accompanied by former astronaut John Glenn a family Friend the lad Shook hands and chatted briefly with several staff members saying he just stopped by to say hello. Activity in the offices three rooms on three floors of the new Senate office building was Busy but subdued during Hie Day. And the scene at Kennedy tor president Headquarters Down town was the same. Telephones rang incessantly in both places possibly As much or More than before Kennedy a assassination a week ago. A Kennedy spokesman said the Campaign offices in Washington would be closed by Friday. The Senate offices he said were expected to operate for 30 to 60 Days As staffers continue to handle constituent problems and pack and sort papers speeches and Campaign Para Hernanis a some headed for the National archives some to the senator s widow. The spokesman said the Kennedy salaried staff on the Hill numbered 37 with 12 More in new York City and two in Syra Cuse. He said two aides of the slain senators brother sen. Edward m. Kennedy d-mass., Are accepting Job resumes from staffers and that the Lone surviving brother has promised to help them find new jobs. Meanwhile it was regarded that the More than 60 persons employed on his Senate staff will continue on the Federal payroll up to aug. 6. The length of time a deceased senators employees remain on the payroll is the same in every case�?60 Days. Sundays and holidays Are not counted. The 60-Day period permits the late senators employees to Complete pending office matters and gives them an Opportunity to seek other employment. It would be possible for the Senate through adoption of a Resolution to extend the 60-Day period for a specific or Iri Defi Nite time should circumstances warrant such action. However in the Case of Kennedy a office and staff this would appear unlikely. Republican gov. Nelson a. Rockefeller of new York is expected to appoint a successor to Kennedy before the aug. 6 expiration Date. The successor would serve the remaining 2�/2 years of Kennedy a term which expires Jan. 3, 1971. The seat is up for election in november 1970. Some of Kennedy a employees could be invited to stay on with his successor even though Tho latter is virtually sure to be a Republican. Such employees would be largely clerical and experienced in matters pertaining to new York state. Because of that experience they would be difficult to replace on Short notice but Kennedy Stop aides men like Joseph f. Dolan his administrative assistant press Secretary Frank Mankiewicz and legislative assistants Peter b. Fuel Man and Adam Walinsky would be unlikely to continue with the slain senators replacement. Extradition request a will lie transmitted to London shortly Quot the British police Are holding Ray on charges of using a forged passport and carrying a loaded gun. On Scotland Yard s records he is officially listed As Ramon George Sneyd the name on his Canadian passport. . Officials have riot tried to question Ray to avoid Legal complications resulting from supreme court decisions in recent years. And now that lie has been Charger under British Law Scotland Yard cannot interrogate him outside a courtroom. Spook trial testimony it Amel led Boston apr testimony has ended in the trial of or. Benjamin spook and four other men charged with conspiring to Aid abet and counsel Young men to avoid the draft. The paediatrician ended his second Day on the witness stand tuesday with a denial that he Ever attempted to persuade Young men to resist the draft but said he was a glad and delighted Quot when they did. Closing arguments by defense and prosecution begin today. A final charge by . District judge Francis j. W. Ford remains before the ail male jury receives the Case. On trial with the 65-year-old spook is Yale chaplain William Sloane coffin jr., 43 Michael Ferber 23, a Harvard graduate student Mitchell Goodman 44, a writer and teacher from Temple Maine and Marcus Raskin 34, a Washington research director. They face maximum sentences of five year prison terms and $10,000 fines if convicted of the conspiracy charges. The defense rested when spook left the witness stand after 16 Days of testimony by both sides. I Odayl a chuckle office motto keep Busjit sure beats a bachelors life is one in darned thing after another. Wanted Man to manage accounting department in charge of 20 girls must like figures
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