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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - June 17, 1968, Norwich, New York
The e even i Sun vol. 78, no. 65 monday june 17, 1968 Norwich. New York 13815 Lotf per copy red choppers target in demilitarized zone Saigon apr . Military Headquarters said today that aircraft a suspected to be enemy helicopters were fired on during the weekend near the demilitarized zone that divides Vietnam. A Brief announcement added that a Daylight reconnaissance was made today to ascertain damage and obtain other information but a no r e s to i t s Are the statement from the military command tended to partly confirm other reports that from 2 to 12 russian built helicopters had been downed Over the weekend South of the Doz. However the announcement from . Headquarters said the aircraft were sighted by radar near the Eastern end of the do / and North of the Ben Hai River meaning that they were Over the demilitarized zone itself or to the North. Vietnamese military sources said the helicopters were downed by artillery and . Navy f4 phantom jets saturday and sunday. If True this would be the first time any enemy helicopters have been downed in South Vietnam. It was not known whether the enemy Craft were lifting troops or material or were on a reconnaissance Mission. I he vietnamese sources gave this account three Turbo powered single Rotor mi4 helicopters capable of carrying 14 combat troops or about Al tons of cargo were shot Down along the coast by Allied artillery saturday night. Sunday night the North vietnamese tried to slip another flight of the choppers Down the i Oast but the Navy phantoms pounced on them. Nine were shot from the sky and one exploded before crashing into the sea indicating it Wras carrying ammunition. Six in All were downed in the South China sea one crashed on the Beach and two went Down farther Inland. . Air Force planes spotted and destroyed four mi4 helicopters and two of the huge soviet Mig helicopters last oct. 6 at a Field 30 Miles West of Hanoi. In the ground War grenade throwing South vietnamese troops raced from Bunker to Bunker to wipe out a Viet Cong stronghold in a Saigon suburb. The elite special forces troops brought to Saigon to free a Hamlet held by the Viet Cong for two weeks killed 30 guerrillas and drove too others into Rice Fields along the Saigon River. They took 15 prisoners. Only a few of the Green Beret soldiers were wounded in the daring night assault after two Days of frustrating repulses. The Viet Cong on May 24 sent some 800 men into the Hamlet a collection of pleasant Villas and Garden plots in the suburb of Cia Dinh about three Miles Northeast of the Center of Saigon. Government troops blocked top winners in the Sherburne 175th anniversary Celebration Beard growing contest were chosen saturday night prior to the pageant spectacular. They Are Marritt Nellis upper left Best sideburns Frank Friar upper right Best Mustache the Rev. Willard Cook pastor Christ episcopal Church Sherburne lower left Best full Beard and Charles Brancato Best combination. More photos by Casey Jones below Page 5. Powell is still Harlem a favorite new York apr Adam Clayton Powell who was ousted from Congress and then won re election but failed to claim his seat goes before the voters of Harlem again tuesday. And he s an overwhelming favorite to win renomination. His opponent in the democratic primary is John Young 52, a former member of Powell a staff. Whether the flamboyant Powell who is 59, actually returns to Washington is still subject to question even though few in Harlem doubt he will win renomination and re election. Congress May again refuse Torok ins Pennsylvania endorsement new York gov. Nelson a. Rockefeller has won a big state endorsement from Pennsylvania gov. Raymond p. Shaft for his gop presidential bid but acknowledges a drive for such backing could give new delegates to rival Richard m. Nixon Shafer announced the endorsement at the end of the Republican governors association conference at Tulsa okla., Over the weekend and estimated 45 to 50 of Pennsylvania a 64 Republican delegates would join him in backing Rockefeller. Said Rockefeller a in the last week my Campaign has really taken but he said further endorsements from governors who Are now favorite sons could also release delegates to join Nixon a already substantial Block of nominating votes. A there is a delicate balance a he said. Nixon s Campaign manager John Mitchell said meanwhile the former vice president a1-ready has a More than enough delegates to win the gop presidential nomination and a will not engage in an Exchange of charge and counter charge with Newsweek Magazine said sunday its tabulation shows Nixon Only 29 votes Short of the 667 needed for nomination with 573 delegates favouring Nixon 252 Rockefeller and 146 California gov. Ronald Oday s chuckle a a Chance remark Quot is anything a Man manages to say while two women Are talking. Seat him. Or As he did after the last election he May not claim his seat. Or he May get caught up in complications stemming from a drawn out state court action involving a libel suit he lost. Powell has ruled the 18th congressional District for Over two decades of late from self exile on Bimini the preacher politicians own sunny Elba in the Bahamas. Many Harlem voters feel Powell got a a raw deals in 19g7, when Congress expelled him overriding a select committee that had recommended censure and a Fine. Powell had held his House seat for 22 years before expulsion on charges of misusing Public funds and flouting new York state courts in the libel judgment Case. After the expulsion Harlem sent Powell Back to Washington a he won re election overwhelmingly in a special election last year. However he did no to try to reclaim his seat. He said he go Back As a freshman and demanded restoration of the seniority that had made him chairman of the education and labor committee. Powell did no to appear in Harlem during that Campaign. He once said that his followers would elect him a until i die and even after in a dead i think some of you will write my name until recently no one seriously challenged him on that. No one could match the personality of the pastor of the 10,000-member abyssinian Baptist Church an jail drunks High ourt rules Washington apr a divided supreme court refused to Day to prohibit the jailing of chronic alcoholics for Public drunkenness. Justice Thurgood Marshall pronouncing the courts judg. Ment said a the inescapable fact is that there is no agree ment among members of the medical profession about what it Means to say that a alcoholism is he added a it would be tragic to return Large numbers of helpless sometimes dangerous and frequently unsanitary inebriated to the streets of our cities with out even the Opportunity to sober up adequately which a Brief jail term we watching years go in a a j two Sherburne youngsters line 4, left and Lance Yerton a watch Sherburne a 175 years of history pass i during pageant Parade. And although the old time garb is Fine for a change its apparent youngsters still go for the Good a of modern Day sneakers. Sun staff photo Eisenhower condition described As stable Aki i Ilion picketing to inform Quot Washington apr for Mer president Dwight d. Eisen Hower was reported today to have remained a Alert and in Good spirits since his heart at. Tack on saturday night. His heart rate and respiration have remained stable. A there has been no recurrence of pain since the initial episode the night of june 15th,�?� a medical bulletin from the bos. Pital said. A no signs of heart failure have appeared. The new seizure was Eisen Howerts second within two months. Doctors did not minimize the danger although stable usually Means the patients treatment and condition Are satisfactory. Maj. George Foster Public of. Fairs officer at the Hospital said in answer to a question doctors said they considered this a mama. Jorz attack. The attack came saturday night at Walter Reed where the 77.year-old five Star general was recuperating from a mild heart seizure which struck him april 29 at Palm desert calif., where he keeps a Winter Home. In the sunday announcement disclosing the latest attack the Hospital said a the general spent a comfortable night and his present condition is the Hospital sunday said there was no change in this report. Mrs Eisenhower was Vith him at the Hospital. No details were Given in sundays announcement but several factors indicated no extreme danger for the general who now has suffered five heart attacks since 1955, when he was incapacitated for seven weeks. One indication that the attack was not considered grave came in the announcement by the hos Pital that Eisenhower a original plans to return june 24 to his Gettysburg pa., Home will lie delayed seemingly implying that doctors expect the move to be made later on also when the former pres Dent was considered in More dangerous condition the medical bulletins were issued at much More frequent intervals. Their Advance and at least one battalion dug in and prepared bunkers through an area of three fourths of a Square mile. Government paratroopers and marines attempted to cordon off the area and on Friday about 400 of the special forces troops with their american advisers made two frontal attacks. They were driven Back and saturday they called in tanks and helicopters spewing tear Gas. Two Mccarthy advises against gun Bills trained in panic Washington apr pres. Sure for tougher gun control Laws continues to build across the nation but one presidential candidate has called for caution Iii framing the Bills and the National Rifle association has started a Campaign against stiffer legislation Filiti Plell y priest a i ii ii eel Lei i Battle Creek Midi. Apr a plea by a roman Catholic priest that his parishioners turn in their guns to him so they could be destroyed went unheeded sunday. The Rev. John Huhn assistant pastor of St. Joseph Church asked some 1,000 parishioners to a turn Over their weapons of Vio Lences at two masses sunday. But no one complied. Father Huhn said he was Dis. Appointed but added a perhaps it was just a general reluctance or fear of wanting to be involved or to stand up publicly and do something. A my desire in issuing the Call was to make a Point. If they respond even in the internal recesses of their hearts it certainly will not be the 30-year-old priest who last december protested the Vietnam War by mailing his draft card to the government said he got the idea for a gun turn in when a Navy Reserve lieutenant commander handed in his Shotgun during a memorial mass for sen. Robert f. Kennedy. Richard Hale of Battle Creek w liked to the altar last monday night and gave father Huhn a 12-gauge Shotgun president Johnson Over the weekend ordered a top priority Campaign to get Congress to pass an administration proposed Bill restricting the Sale of rifles and other Long guns. Presidential aide Joseph a. Cal Fate jr., told newsmen at the Texas White House Satur Day that a there will be no Stone unturned in trying to get this passed. There will be total in to lenient not Only of the attorney general and the Justice department but also of the president but the leading opponent of Strong gun control Laws the a. Tonal Rifle association plans a letter writing drive to get its 900,000 members to inundate Congress with mail against the Bill. Past efforts by the or a have been singularly successful. But there Are indications that this time the organization will have tougher going As the Public continues to press for the stiffer Laws in the Wake of the pistol slaying of sen. Robert f. Ken Nedy. Sen. Eugene j. Mccarthy running for the democratic presidential nomination while calling for new Laws warned against legislation passed a Sun Der panic the Minnesota senator said sunday he is for a Federal pro Gram of registration of a Psi. Dears and on what would be considered heavy states also should pass stronger Laws or enforce those now on the books Mccarthy said. There was one incident Sun. Day Iii Battle Creek mich., where pleas from a roman Catholic priest to his parishioners that they turn in their guns to be destroyed went unheeded. In two sermons sunday the Rev. John Huhn assistant tor of St. Josephus Church asked the 1,000 parishioners to a turn Over their weapons of tanks fired from close in at the bunkers but were forced Back by a Hail of antitank rockets. Sunday night the special forces battalion divided into squads of 12 to 15 men loaded up with hand grenades and dashed Forward. They Cut communications Between the bunkers and then destroyed them one by one with the grenades. They fired their rifles Only when they spotted enemy soldiers trying to escape. Most of the prisoners were taken when they ran into the cordon around the area. Government paratroopers meanwhile splintered a fresh Viet Cong battalion that tried to relieve the beleaguered Force Over the weekend. Iii fighting about a mile to the North the paratroopers killed 90 Viet Cong the vietnamese command said. . Troops of the est infantry division killed another 25 enemy soldiers sunday in a Battle seven Miles Northeast of Saigon. And . Troops of the 25th Divi Aion repulsed an attack before Dawn sunday and said they killed 52 of the enemy while three americans were killed and 32 were wounded. Quot Gordon and uses letter by Joyce members of local 1725, International brotherhood of electrical workers Union Are con. Ducting a informational picketing of the Chenango and Unadilla Telephone corp. Main building on East Park place. William Cusack president of local 1725, said this morning that a the . 1723, representing production employees of the Chenango and Unadilla Telephone company has in the past experienced Good relations. A since Chi. U has become a member of the Continental by Stern we have received no re cognition from die company. Changes in conditions of pm. Ploy ment changes in policy and the rights of the workers have been ignored. A the brotherhood has no re course other than to Greive Vio. Lations none of which have been settled and therefore have been submitted to the . Board of mediation a or. Cusack said that a recently the company agreed to res. Pet employee rights for certain conditions and Lias not Ful. Filled its agreement. This we feel constitutes an unfair labor practice. A the informational picketing which you have witnessed is to inform the Public of our stand which May affect your service a the local president said. A political advertisement appearing in today a evening Sun on Page six is a last minute development in the Campaign fight for 13 Republican committee posts in tomorrows primary. The and includes a duplication of a letter sent last november by Patrick j. Joyce county District attorney to William j. Gordon county chairman thanking or. Gordon and the committee for his help in the last election. Or. Joyce is a member of the concerned Republican Organiza Tion which is seeking to unseat or. Gordon by gaining committee supporters in 13 county districts tomorrow. Because of the fact that tues Day is primary Day or. Gor Don or. Joyce and Charles w. Shorter Norwich attorney and Gordon supporter were contacted for comments on the letter. Or. Gordon said that the letter previously had been Given to or. Shorter who placed the and for his and the committee s use in the Campaign. Or. Gordon said that copies of the letter already had been mailed to various Corn Mittee members including some of those backed by the concerned Gap. Contacted today or. Joyce said a i understand that or. Gordon released a personal letter thanking him for his help in the november election. A i was the Republican candid ate for office and was supported by the county committee and presumably by the county chairman and expressed by appreciation for the support to each committeeman As Well As the county chairman and to Edward s. Nelson Clarence Rappelyea concerned republicans and Norwich attorneys As Well. A emr. Gordon a of having this letter published on the Day before election is of course unknown to me. A i am and always will be a concerned Republican and would Hope the newspaper will allow me after the election in Light of the election tomorrow to give my reasons for timing a concerned or. Gordon said today that a it is impossible for Hie to understand How he or. Joyce could look so highly on the committee and myself last fall after the election and in june switch and say that the committee has not carried out its work As indicated in committee statements and or. Shorter who placed the advertisement said that in his opinion a this or. Joyce s let ter to the chairman and the committee has indicated they be been doing a Good Job and deserve gendarmes capture sorbonne Paris apr the sorbonne Symbol of France s student uprising fell to the gendarmes sunday night and angry Stu dents battled tile police again in the latin Quarter of Paris. The last occupiers less than Iso of them filed out of the main building of the University of Paris without a fight. The red Aud Black flags of revolution and anarchy were hauled Down and the French Tricolour was run up. Bands of Young people fought hit and run skirmishes with police on the left Bank for about three hours. But the police did not let the students establish any fixed positions and chased them off the main boulevards. Fac i with ail uneven Battle student leaders dispersed their followers. The sorbonne had been occupied by the students since May 13, at the Start of the revolt. Last week the occupying com Mittee ordered its followers out of All but five lecture Halls to Clear away accumulated filth. After the cleanup Only a Token Force remained in the building. The end of the occupation of the sorbonne seemed to indicate the collapse of the student re. Volt. A number of other University buildings in Paris and provincial towns still Are held by students. But the sorbonne was the focal Point and the others Are expected to capitulate when. Ver Hie government decides to move. The education ministry has promised to Start talks with Stu. Dents and professors on University reforms. All sides agree that Many changes Are needed in the University system arid administration but reorganization is Enji acted to be a Long Aud Dif. Ficut surgery plan us ested san Francisco map a a life and death scorecard has been suggested by a doctor As one Way to answer the difficult medical and ethical question when is a patient dead arid his organs available for transplants the suggestion came from or. Vincent j. Collins professor of anaesthesia at Northwestern University school of Medicine at a panel discussion at the annual convention of the american medical association. This was his proposal the patients heart brain lungs circulation and reflex activity would be monitored for one or two hours. Each activity would be scored 2 if Normal i if depressed and 0 of stopped. A score of 5 or More would indicate continuing life. Less than 5 would mean de us was near and 0 would be a sure indication of death
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