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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - June 20, 1968, Norwich, New York
The e vening in vol. 78, no. 68 thursday june 20, 1968 Norwich new York 13815 10c pet cop new Paris talks pattern emerges House expected to of tax hike Washington apr presi Dent Johnson Sio per cent income tax surcharge appears to have a Safe but not overwhelming margin for passage As it comes before the House for a vote after a year of controversy and delay. The Senate anticipating House approval today has scheduled its own vote Friday. If the anticipated script is followed everyone in the country who now has Federal income tax deducted from his paycheck will find the tax bite to per cent bigger in about three weeks. That Means a worker now having $50 per week withheld for income tax would have $55 withheld until next june and possibly longer. Tied to the increase in taxes is a mandatory $6-billion Cut in government spending in the fiscal year beginning july i. Johnson fought the spending Cut As excessive. But he finally agreed to the measure because of what he called the overriding need for More revenues to shrink a deficit estimated at $24 billion to $31 billion Check Infra. Tion and bolster the Dollar internationally. The Senate already has voted for a similar package but must consider the final version. For individuals the effective tax increase this year would be 7.5 per cent of their total tax Bill because for them the surtax is retroactive to april i. For corporations it covers the full year 1968. As the Bill is written the surtax would expire june 30, 1969, but its principal architect rep. Wilbur d. Mills d-ark., chairman of the House ways and Means committee has already raised the possibility of an Extension if the nation cannot put its financial House in order by then. Besides the income tax surcharge the Bill continues the excise tax on automobiles at 7 per cent and on Telephone service at to per cent. Under the old Law they dropped to 2 per cent and i per cent respectively. The Bill also provides a speedup of corporation tax collections. The combined effect of the changes is estimated at a $15.2 billion Revenue increase for the next fiscal year. Appropriations also Are to be Cut $10 billion under the budget estimates for the year and actual spending reduced $6 billion. Appropriations and spending do not match in any single year be cause of the stretch out of spending programs. If Congress does not make the full cuts and apparently it won to the president must hold Back expenditures to come up to the figures spelled out in the tax Economy Bill which overrides other legislation. Finally the president is directed to make recommendations for trimming an additional $8 billion out of appropriations carried Over. Split delegates Mccarthy orders new York apr sen. Eugene j. Mccarthy has served notice that he expects new Yorkus democratic leaders to Divide at Large convention delegates in a Way that reflects his solid Victory in the state primary. Mccarthy staked his claim after flying Here wednesday for a Victory Celebration. Harold Ickes jr., a Mccarthy campaigner said the Minnesota senator should get at least half of the 65 at Large delegates because of his showing in the selection of 123 elective Dele Gates in the tuesday primary. Incomplete tabulations showed Mccarthy with at least 52 delegates to the August nominating convention compared with 25 who ran pledged to the Prim Caples of the late sen. Robert f. Kennedy and five or six pledged to vice president Hubert h. Humphrey. Nineteen uncommitted delegates were chosen. John j. Burns state demo cratic chairman and a Strong Backer of the late senator said the state committee would pick the at Large delegates at a meeting a week from Friday. A we will try to be absolutely fair a he said. Paul of Dwyer a Mccarthy Backer who swept to an upset Victory in a three Way race for the democratic senatorial nomination said Humphrey should quit the presidential race. Of Dwyer said the vice presi. Dent should a leave the race to Gene Mccarthy because the american people want peace and Humphrey is a a vociferous in supporting the War. A if that Isnit Clear to him a of Dwyer said a it should be made Clear to More realistic leaders in my of Dwyer who will oppose the incumbent sen. Jacob k. Javits in november said he could not possibly support Humphrey. Javits will run As a Republican Liberal. O Dwyer a former City councilman and brother of the late mayor William of Dwyer helped form the coalition for a democratic alternative which was instrumental in inducing Mccarthy to seek the presidential nomination. Rocky pushes drive but still number 2 Cleveland a gov. Nelson a. Rockefeller is campaigning with increasing aggressiveness working harder talking himself hoarse. The question remains is his Campaign for the Republican Heater strike comes to cud new York apr mayor John v. Lindsay announced today a settlement of the three Day strike by actors equity that darkened 19 Broadway Heaters and nine Road company shows. After meeting through the night at Gracie mansion with negotiators for the Union and the league of new York Heaters Lindsay said at 6 . A performances in the Broad Way Heaters will be resumed Lindsay appearing drawn after the Long nights ordeal said the contract will run for three years and Calls for wage rates of $145 a week the first year $150 the second and $155 the last year. Appearing with Lindsay at the news conference were Angus Duncan executive director of tile Union and producer David Merrick spokesman for the theater group. I in Uhl Conli protecting Bridge on outskirts of Saigon ire these . Marines using a recoilless Rifle in the almost unending Battle against terror of one no infiltrators. Infantrymen patrolling Saigon area kill 93 pc Saigon apr . Infantrymen patrolling Saigon Souter defense ring killed 93 Viet Cong and seized 33 suspects in four clashes South and North of the capital the . Command reported today. Inside the City and its sub. Urls it was the quietest Day since the communist command launched its a second wave offensive on May 5. No ground action was reported. The biggest Battle in the ring around Saigon was fought by soldiers of the . 25th infantry division who killed at least 44 Viet Cong wednesday around a helicopter Landing zone 12 Miles North of the capital. The action broke out at la . When helicopter landed a company of american infantrymen trying to intercept enemy units landed in a Landing zone surrounded by Viet Cong. While the outnumbered Amer. Icons fought for their lives Heli copter gunships raked the enemy. Both sides moved up reinforcements but the 25th division won the race Landing another 300 men at 230 . The Battle continued until after Midnight then the Viet Cong pulled out and left bloody trails behind. . Losses were 15 killed and 14 wounded. Another 39 enemy soldiers were killed 29 Miles Northeast of Saigon when they were caught by troops of the . 1st infantry division and then hit by artillery helicopter gunships and ac47 magic dragon planes with their rapid firing min guns. Only two american soldiers were reported killed and 18 wounded in the 90-minute fight that ended at dusk. Troops of the . 9th infantry division killed to More enemy soldiers nine Miles South East of Saigon. Five were seen dodging into a Bunker and the infantrymen destroyed the Bunker and the five guerrillas. The 33 prisoners were Gath ered Southwest of the capital by troops of the 199th Light infantry brigade. The off again on again character of the recent ground action was reflected in the weekly casualty reports from the Allied commands which reported ene a a casualties last week were july Al jut half those of the week before american Battle lowest in seven weeks and South vietnamese Battle dead also dropped off sharply. The . Command said 324 americans were killed and 2,325 were wounded last week the lowest number of fatalities since the week ending april 27. The number of enemy soldiers reported slain dropped to 1,613 from 3,176 killed the previous week. Government casualties last week were 286 killed and 1,189 wounded compared with 392 dead and 1,156 wounded the week before. Poor vow to remain after March Triumph nomination for president getting off the ground gaining Momen turn ifs a Tough question. He draws medium to Large crowds. Audiences Are Friendly. He stirs applause and laughter. After closed sessions with Republican state delegations Dele Gates frequently observe a the made a very Good gop leaders who do not necessarily support his candidacy say Nice things about him when they introduce him. On such an occasion Ohio gov. James a. Rhodes said of Rockefeller a a bold and imaginative governor. A proven Leader. Demonstrated courage for his convictions and these Are some of the pluses in Rockefeller a belated quest for the nomination. But there Are no genuine signs of a dramatic breakthrough nothing to indicate that Rocke Feller was Correct recently when he said a the tide has Richard m. Nixon still appears to be Riding the Crest of the tide possibly within fingertip reach of having the 667 Dele Gate votes to win the Nomina Tion. Rockefeller campaigned in Ohio wednesday and thursday and he found some encouragement in that key state. Washington apr by the yardsticks of the men who planned it the 1968 March on Washington was a triumphant show of support for the poor Peoples Campaign. With Little More than to Days in which to organize a Solidarity Day a leaders wednesday brought out an outpouring of Black and White americans estimated by Washington police at 50,000, to surge around the foot of the Lincoln memorial. The crowd stood in the Sunshine and heard Campaign chief the Rev. Ralph David Aber Nathy vow to keep resurrection City the Shantytown set up to House the poor people demonstrators in Washington with or without the government permit that expires sunday night. A some of you May go Home a Abernathy roared to the Approv-a1 of the crowd a but the rest of us Are staying Here ready to go to the marchers 10,000 More than Campaign Leader s predicted representing All Ages races and creeds were orderly and peaceful. There proved to be no need for most of the 4,300 police and National guardsmen de tailed throughout the City. It was the second time in five years that tens of thousands of americans marched on the nation a capital to Back up de. Mands that the government end what they considered a fundamental injustice. In 1963, when the late or. Martin Luther King or. Made his famous a i have a dream speech the Issue was Segre a. Tion and three months of plan Ning brought 200,000 people to stand along the Banks of the Lincoln memorial reflecting Pool. Wednesday the Issue was Dif Ferentz an end to poverty and the difference was heard in the tone of the speeches Many bit. Ter and accusatory. The massed thousands again shouted their approval to a plea by mrs. Martin Luther King jr., widow of the Man who conceived wednesday s March to end the Vietnam fighting a the most brutal and evil War in his tory a and pour its costs into a total War against poverty. The demonstrators carried hundreds upon hundreds of signs a Daw supports bold action to abolish poverty in this land of plenty a a a decent Job at decent pay a a full employ rent and guaranteed annual income. A a we March with John Bobby and Martin for a the weather was w pm and dry As the thousands of marchers who had begun gathering on the Broad lawns of the Washington Monument As Early As 8 . Began the half mile trek past the reflecting Pool and alongside the weather beaten shanties of resurrection City. Spirits were High and Young and old were in a Holiday mood As they carried banners babies and picnic baskets to pack the hot sunny Plaza directly in front of the impressive White Monument. A the mood of the crowd is different a said Dolores Williams of new York who was it the 1963 March. A a it a lighter less Paris apr despite the barrage of charges which the United states and North Vietnam Exchange in their Paris talks a new pattern of Contact is emerging a pattern that could Lead to serious Neotia. Tons to end the War. This appears to be the most encouraging development in the discussions which began almost six weeks ago and have Reg is. Tired no Progress toward Seal ing Down the fighting. The pattern became Clear wednesday when 40 minutes of a meeting that lasted less than four hours were devoted to a re. Cess during which the two top members of each delegation talked privately and informally. In this conversation were w. Averell Harriman and Cyrus r. Vance for the United states and Xuan Thuy and be due Tho for Mortti Vietnam. Their conversation was described As amiable but what they said was not disclosed. The precedent of a recess for refreshments was set several weeks ago by a Short break of about 15 minutes. Wednesday it clearly attained the proportions of something More than a Brief respite from the formal talks. . Officials Hope the practice will Lead to regular private discussions. William j. Jorden the . Press spokesman told newsmen a your feeling for some time has been that private talks Are a better Way of Deal. Ing with the Tough the ninth session ended with an agreement Between Harri Man and Thuy to meet regularly each wednesday and additionally As necessary. In the Longrun the . De. Legation at the Vietnam talks in Paris is facing a Tough Uphill struggle As it tries to convince North Vietnam s Lead ers that they Are misreading american and world opinion. Of it succeeds at All the delegation May be at the Job for the rest of the summer. The americans appear convinced that the major reason for the deadlock is that North Vietnam expects in the Long run to win a propaganda Victory which it Hopes will Force the United states into making a major Concession. North vietnamese leaders say the americans see it this Way the United states has gone part of the Way toward ending bombing and acts of War against North vietnamese territory so Why not go the rest of the Way and then see what happens the United states As of now does not intend to do tilts without some reliable Assurance that North Vietnam will do something in return toward de seven shied i ii diam rash Reading a. Apr seven persons some reported from Western new York were killed wednesday night when a twin engine plane crashed into a Cornfield near Centerport during a violent Thunder and Light Ning storm. The sheriffs office in Erie county ., said the Pilot of the plane was Robert d. Page of i Den They also said the other victims including a woman and child a were believed to be from Western new loin hat pilots it in oar s duty Washington apr the air Force said today that All pilots Hying combat runs against North Vietnam will have to serve a Lull 12 months of duty rather than leaving As soon As they Complete too missions. An air Force spokesman said the action was taken to eliminate inequities Between pilots who Fly missions against North Vietnam escalating the War in the South. One reason Why week Long recesses have been agreed to the americans say is that the Hanoi delegation must Check Back with the ruling politburo in North Vietnam on virtually every word it says or intends to say in Paris. The process involves regular meetings of the politburo each week to consider strategy and to assay the effects of each meet ing upon world opinion. The americans say however that Hanoi is Reading world and american opinion from its own vacuum and is Reading it the wrong Way. The . Delegation members appear convinced that there has been a steady change in favor of the american Side since president Johnson made his March 31 speech renouncing renomination for the president by limiting the bombing of North Vietnam to the Panhandle below the 20th parallel and opening the Way for the Paris talks. The talks however settled Down into a propaganda . The North vietnamese delegation not Only has rejected the efforts of the chief . Neotia. Tor w. Averell Harriman to change this but has sized the propaganda aspects of the Paris conference. A week ago Harriman asked Xuan Thuy chief of the Hanoi delegation once again to aban Don the practice of giving out prepared statements full of accusations and vitriol after each session and to get Down to less Public negotiating. Thuy said he would take the proposal under advisement and for the moment the americans thought they might have made some Progress. Of the proposal was taken under advisement it went Back during the week Long recess to the Hanoi politburo. The answer was Afore than Plain As the delegation emerged from their ninth session wednesday. Not Only did the Hanoi delegation release yet another statement but it did so even before the session ended a new departure. Hanoi apparently is bargain Hunting perhaps hoping to get a bargain in the form of ending the bombing without Cost to North Vietnam perhaps in the form of a cession of some of the South a territory or perhaps in the form of a coalition in the South with the v it Cong s lib. Oration front in an influential role. Lbs signs Bill reluctantly Washington apr a crime Bill permitting some wiretapping and provisions limiting supreme court rulings on criminal confessions and on the Sale of guns has been signed by president Johnson. The Bill contains a a More Good than bad a the president said wednesday night As he signed the measure barely four hours before it would have become Law if he had not acted. A i believe that it is in americans interests that i sign this Law a he said although he warned against the wiretapping provisions leading to the United states becoming a a nation of Johnson was urged to veto the Bill by its opponents who argued parts were unconstitutional and unwise. But congressional leaders predicted a veto would have been override. The Senate passed the Bill 72-4 and sent it to the House and an apparent rewriting in a conference committee when sen. Robert f. Kennedy was shot june 5 in los Angeles. Within hours of Kennedy a death the next Day the House passed the Bill without change 368-17 and sent it. To the White House. The new Laws major provi Sions a establish a five year pro Grain of Federal Grants to improve the training and equipment of state arid local police and to develop new crime fighting techniques. Appropriations of $100 million Are authorized to finance the program for Tim current year and another $300 million tor the second year. The amount of Federal Aid in subsequent years is left open. A make confessions admissible As evidence Iii Federal criminal trials if voluntarily Given and also eyewitness testimony on the identification of suspects in police lineups an Effort to overturn controversial supreme court decisions. A authorizes wiretapping and electronic eavesdropping by Law enforcement officers acting in. Lier court orders in the investigation of a Long list of specified crimes. A prohibit interstate mail order sales of handguns and also their Over the counter Sale to nonresidents of a state and to people under21. A make illegal the Possession of any firearms by felons mental incompetents aliens illegally in the country americans who have renounced their citizenship and veterans who receive other than an honorable discharge. A bar from Federal employment for five years anyone convicted of inciting or taking part in a riot or other civil disorder or of any riot connected felony. A require Senate confirmation of future directors of the Fri appointed by the president. The legislation As first passed by the House last year was Lim lied to what Johnson called his Safe streets program of Federal Aid to strengthen local Law enforcement. All the rest was added in the Senate. Even As the House acted june 6 Johnson protested the firearms Section was Only a watered Down version of the gun controls he had asked. Gun control Bills pushed Iii Congress Ama fold it s not social Drinker but chronic alcoholic real Road peril san Francisco a not the social Drinker but the chronic alcoholic is tile real menace on the Highway says a physician who has made a three year study of fatal accidents. Or. Melvin Seizer told a news conference at the american medical association convention today a the unrecognized danger is the Driver who drinks to excess and who usually has emotional or mental problems a the alcoholic. A of course the risk of Acci Dent rises the More drinks you have but the emphasis on social drinking is obscuring a much greater peril the addict to alcohol who May have an Ordinary traffic record right up to his first and last major or. Seizer a psychiatrist at the University of Michigan a Highway research Institute studied the personal history of 96 Drivers responsible fur fatal accidents and found 36 to be known alcoholics. A the presence of a Large number of alcohol addicted Drivers in this group suggests Why the problem of the a drinking Driver has riot been resolved a he said. Or. Seizer said alcoholics tend to have overwhelming emotional and personal problems and that this May be As important As intoxication in causing accidents. He spoke at a program on automotive injuries at which or. Seymour Charles of the physicians for automotive safety Newark n.j., charged that cars have become a the major instr merits of violence and aggression in our violent a even the names of the Auto mobiles designed to Appeal to the Young Are symbolic a he said. A they Are named after predators animals of attack and or Paul a of the University of Michigan reported a four year study of 177 Highway deaths and said that More than half the victims would have survived if they had used seat belts and shoulder straps. Washington apr not satisfied with the gun restrictions in the crime Bill just signed into Law advocates of stiffer firearms control drove today to ban the mail order Sale of rifles and shotguns. The judiciary committees of both the Senate arum House had such Bills before them less than 24 hours after president Johnson signed i omnibus crime control Bill that prohibited the mail order Sale of pistols. The Senate had knocked out of the crime Bill a similar prohibition affecting rifles and shotguns shortly before sen. Robert f. Kennedy was killed Early this month. Since then Johnson has re. Need his request for controls and with mail calling for tighter restrictions deluding Capitol Hill favourable votes in both committees were expected. Bills that go even farther and Call for Federal registration of All firearms have been introduced in both houses and Are picking up support daily. In signing the controversial crime Bill on the last Day before it would have become Law without his acting Johnson called its gun control provision a Only a half Way controversy swirled around the Bill practically to the last minutes with gun controls Only a part of the cause. The Bill also contains the first congressional authorization for limited wiretapping and electronic eavesdropping and has a Section intended to overturn supreme court decisions governing the admission of confessions arid eyewitness identifications in police lineups. Besides Banning mail order sales of handguns the newly enacted Law forbids the Sale of a pistol or revolver to anyone not a resident of the state in which the Sale is made or to anyone under 21. A Senate judiciary subcommittee voted 9.0 tuesday to a. Prove the new measure. In the House the judiciary committee deadlocked 16-16, on the measure last week but Many of the votes in opposition were a protest against the Speed with which the committee was being asked to act rather than against the chuckle they say to is really still in its infancy. That helps explain Why you have to get up so much to change it
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