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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - June 24, 1968, Norwich, New York
Thomas a Vitanza Ball to quit top county Democrat Post by Casey Jones Chenango county democratic chairman John Ball said this morning he will not seek a third term As committee head next week when members meet to elect officers. At the same time Norwich attorney Thomas a. Vitanza said he will be seeking the Post. Ball who was elected As chairman when David e. Lee resigned to become Norwich postmaster some five years ago said he has accepted an administrative Post in the admissions office of Delhi agricultural and technical College and would be table to devote enough time to the party chairmanship. He has been teaching at the College for the past year. The new Berlin resident said however he would continue to serve As a democratic committeeman from his District a Post he has held for Many years. The reorganization meeting has been called for 8 . July 2 in the county office Bufi Din cafeteria at Norwich. In a letter to the 60 committeemen in the county n it Anza said he a a had been approached by several outstanding committee people in the asking him to seek the Post. He said he would accept the position if elected. The attorney was unopposed in his bid last month for a full term As Ward 2 committeeman after being appointed to fill a vacancy created by the resignation off mrs. Edna m. Tee Long time committee woman. He has teen a Leader in democratic campaigning in the City and has been a candidate for county District attorney. Ball when informed of the attorneys letter said a Tom would be in excellent Choice for the a the has done an excellent Job in anything he has tried to he added he had not heard of any other democrats seeking the Post. I Fin John w. Ball the Ning in vol. 78, no. 70monday, june 24, 1968 Norwich new York 13815 a 0c per cop poor campaigners defy move Rule 4t Rudeau mania key in Canada Toronto apr on the eve of Canada s National election the key appears to be Trudeau mama. Public opinion polls and news. Paper surveys across the coun. Try say the Liberal party of prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau is headed for a Clear Cut Victory largely due to the personality of Trudeau. Unless there is a last minute upset Canada will return to a majority government for the first time since 1962. Several surveys give the liberals More than 150 of the 264 seats in parliament or 17 More than needed for a majority. In the 1965 election the liberals under prime minister Les ter b. Pearson fell three votes Short of a majority but Pearson was Able to carry on with a minority government until he re signed on april 20 to turn the government Over to Trudeau. Trudeau dissolved parliament on april 23 and called for the new election. Although the 48-year-old tru Deau and the conservative Leader Robert Stanfield 53, were both new to the National political scene in Canada it was tru Deau who Drew the big crowds across the country and stirred the younger set to near riot Fer Vor. Tuesdays election will be Canadas sixth in la years and it will be the first since 1958 which was not contested Between the two veterans conservative John Diefenbaker and Pearson. Stanfield was chosen conservative Leader last september. He was formerly Premier of Nova Scotia. Stanfield was winding up his Campaign with a full Day in populous Ontario province. He will go to his Home province for election Day. Trudeau planned to spend most of the final Day in his Home province of Quebec where he is carrying on a Sharp fight with the separatists. Special Security precautions have been ordered As a result of separatists threats to appear in Force to heckle the prime minister. Trudeau already had been Given added Protection after the assassination of sen. Robert f. Kennedy in los Angeles three weeks ago. The expectations for a Trudeau Victory Are based partly on the latest Gallup poll which shows an 18-Point spread be tween the liberals and the conservatives As compared to a seven Point spread in 1965. In Canada it is the number of parliamentary seats rather than the popular vote that counts. Stampede in soccer stadium kills scores Buenos Aires Apig Noring a Loudspeaker warning that a Gate was closed hundreds of soccer fans stampeded As they tried to leave Argenti nays largest stadium sunday and trampled 71 persons to death. Police said 83 persons were injured Many of them seriously. Most of the dead and injured were men. It was Argentina a worst sports disaster and recalled the worst such in the history of sports a Stampede at a soccer match in Lima Peru in 1964 in which 328 persons were killed. The Argentine tragedy occurred just at Sundown on a Chilly Winter afternoon at Gate 12, one of the 24 Entrance exit Gates around the Estudio monumental the 90,000 seat Home of the River plate soccer club. The stadium was full for the match Between River plate and Boca juniors which ended in a scoreless tie. As the crowd began to leave a Jam developed at Gate 12, because the one Way Entrance turnstiles had not been weather showers thundershowers continuing into this evening and Early tonight partly Cloudy late tonight with Low temperatures in upper 50s to Low 60s. Tuesday partly Cloudy Chance of scattered afternoon and even showers highs in 70s and Low 80s. Removed there. Stadium officials said the fans were warned by Loudspeaker not to leave by that Gate. The stampeding crowd swept away the turnstiles in their panic. Most were Boca Junior fans from the cheapest seats in the stadium. When the panic ended the dead and injured were sprawled on the Concrete staircases and ramp leading to the Gate. Within a few minutes Doz. Ens of ambulances rushed to the stadium. Jose Maria Pereyra 32, was jammed against the turnstiles and knocked unconscious. Re Vived on the playing Field he told a newsman a the loudspeakers said not to use the Gate but everyone ignored the warning. I was caught in the crowd and carried toward the Gate. I saw the crush com ing but i do anything about a when the first persons fell a said Hugo Paez a those coming behind found themselves trapped Between the people on the floor and the rest of the crowd pushing from behind. A the pressure of the crowd was tremendous and pushed people Over those who had fallen first. More persons fell to the ground As the confusion and the panic mounted. Found myself pushed off the ground by the crowd and i landed outside the stadium without Degaulle v Victory apparent Paris apr president Charles de Gaulle a forces appeared headed today for an overwhelming majority in the French National Assembly after Strong gains in the first round of the National elections. Left Wing extremists warned that a the Battle has Only begun As preparations began for the Runoff elections next sunday. Frightened by the May weeks of student violence and nationwide strikes the French people heeded de Gaulle s theme of a a gaullist or communism and elected 142 of his followers sunday. Gaullist candidates also were in favourable positions for the Runoff elections in 150 other districts indicating that the president and Premier Georges Pompidou might win a majority of More than too in the 487-seat As Sembly. In the last Assembly the Gaul. Lists and their allies had a a. Jority of Only one. It was an unexpected Triumph for the 77-year-old general who less than a month ago threat ened to resign at the height of the National convulsion. It was also a stinging defeat for de Gaulle s opponents of the Center and left. Only 12 non gaullist were elected in the first round in metropolitan france�?6 communists 4 centrists and two members of rightist parties. And in comparison with the vote in the first round of the 1967 general election the communists percentage of the total vote dropped from 22.51 per cent to 20.03, the non Coni. Monist leftist federation slipped from 18.96 to 16.50 and the centrist party of modern Progress and democracy de dined from 12.34 to 10.64. Despite the gaullist a initial Triumph at the polls most of the problems that set off France s a mad month of May remain unsolved and the wholesale wage raises handed out to get 10-million striking workers Back to their jobs will almost certainly bring widespread inflation. Former Premier Pierre Mendes France a left Wing Leader who was in trouble in the Grenoble District warned the government that it probably would have trouble with a those who voted for it but who for All that Are not ready to give up their Denice denies she shoplifted Miami Fla. Apr bosom French actress Denise Darcel with Money in her purse and a show Date waiting was charged with shoplifting $35 Worth of in. De Wear sunday. She called it a a bum miss Darcel who Rose to film stardom in the late 1940s, was arrested outside a downtown Miami department store by a store detective who said a she had three shopping bags full of later in jail miss Darcel said a they can to get away with treating me like a common a she had already purchased several articles and paid for them a police it. Paul Oboz said. A and she was picking up other things she wanted. She claimed there was no sales lady at the time and she intended to pay for it later. She claims she went out to see if a bus was coming by. That a when she was arrested by the store Detec. police said the goods a valued at $35.08�? in miss Darceles shopping bags included Hose slips a comb and Mirror hairpins a few pair of panties a Nightgown and one Bra size 40. Worst expected Abernathy says and away Well go reenactment of scenes like this one when Patrick Lyndon Nugent was to months old occurred Friday at the Texas White House where president Johnson a grandson celebrated his first birthday with the first family. B52s smash red training Center close to Saigon Saigon apr . Air Force b52 bombers today smashed a Viet Cong training Center 13 Miles from Saigon. The b52s, have bombed closer to the capital Only once. Last feb. 13, at the height of the Viet congas tet offensive on Saigon they struck a suspected enemy troop concentration 10.5 Miles Norm of Saigon. The . Command said ground observers in the training Camp area Southeast of the capital reported that secondary explosions lasted for six minutes after the bombers left the site. A secondary explosion Means ammunition or fuel going up after the Soo and 750-Pound bombs have exploded. In the last two weeks the b52s have flown nearly too missions within a 75-mile radius of the capital trying to Cut infiltration corridors from the Cam. Bodian Border and prevent enemy troops from massing for a threatened attack on Saigon next month. In five raids sunday the b52s aimed at enemy troop Coneen rations and infiltration routes in Phuoc Long province next to the cambodian Border 75 Miles North of Saigon. Saigon was spared of any shelling for the third cons ecu. Tive Day today but the Viet Cong shelled two airfields a province capital and four gov. Eminent military posts. Government Headquarters said the shellings killed two gov. Eminent soldiers and wounded six soldiers and 15 vietnamese civilians. It was the quietest night in two months in the capital and almost everywhere else in the country. . Sources said the enemy Likely May be a playing backs to receive replacements retrain refit and resupply for fresh attacks. Hanoi radio rejected a . Appeal for a halt to the shelling of Saigon saying North Vietnam is a ready to fight the . Aggressors anywhere in the broadcast also said the forces have a a solemn inviolable rights to de fend the sovereignty of Vietnam and warned they would intensify their attacks on Saigon and other areas of South Vietnam. . Pilots flew 127 missions against the Panhandle sunday through heavy antiaircraft fire. Pilots reported destroying or damaging 78 trucks Many of them apparently loaded with ammunition. Pilots said flames from the burning trucks could a get seen 50 Miles away. On the ground South Viet farnese troops buffered one of their worst setbacks in months saturday As guerrillas am. Bushed a South vietnamese in Fantry column moving Down a Highway go Miles Northeast of Saigon killed 44 of the govern ment troops and wounded 71. Indications mounted that the reports of North vietnamese helicopters around the Dei Nili tamed zone last week were erroneous. Gen. Creighton w. Abrams the . Commander in Vietnam said sunday a there is no formal Concrete factual Evi Deuce of such activity and no evidence of enemy helicopters operating in North Vietnam slower Panhandle area above the Doz. Washington apr police have started a sweep through resurrection City the poor people s Encampment to Clear out any residents who remained after tile 10 42 . Evacuation deadline Deputy chief Grant Wright of the a amps. Park police said today. Wright said the police started through the Camp at about ll20 ., beginning at the East end a that is the end toward the Washington Monument and working their Way toward the Lincoln memorial area. He said he had no immediate information whether arrests were being made or whether the residents were leaving quietly. More than 1,500 metropolitan and Park police officers car. Trying Gas masks and Sticks gathered at the scene near the Lincoln memorial. In addition to the huge police Force ate it 800 to 900 National guardsmen in the District of Columbia were ordered to duty in Case they should be needed to help maintain order. Metropolitan police served notice at 942 . A you must leave the Camp by 10 42 this morning to avoid arrest and conflict was possible since the campaigners ignored notice sunday night that their camping permit had expired and they must leave. The announcement was made while 200 campaigners led by the Rev. Ralph David Aber Nathy head of the sponsoring Southern Christian leadership conference moved to the Agri culture department for a Durn. On stration. This group of demonstrators had swelled to 300 by the time Abernathy and others in a poor people s delegation emerged from the department. The delegation met with department officials other than Secretary of agriculture Orville l. Freeman who had a to . Appointment with the Senate agriculture committee. Abernathy said the Campaign ers left the meeting a with the same Blank answers we have gotten Here he said there was no alternative but to continue with plans for a March to Capitol Hill. Abernathy said he asked the department again for free food Stamps for people unable to pay for them. Defiant demonstrators planned too a March on the Capitol. A we Are All going to jail a demonstration Leader Hosea Williams promised a High spirited band clapping crowd at the resurrection City campsite sunday night. The official permit allowing the Campaign demonstrators to live in their plywood settlement near the Lincoln memorial ran out at dusk sunday after a Day of unrest and disorder that brought a barrage of tear fired by police into the Camp an Early morning encounter. The deadline pushed the Pool people s Campaign toward a crisis similar to the depression Era incident when Federal troops were used to disperse the Encampment setup by the Bonus marchers. A this is a jail without Bat program we Are embarked on now a said the Rev. Ralph a. Vid Abernathy Leader of the Campaign. A we must be pre. Pared for the Federal authorities made no immediate move to evict the predominantly negro protesters sunday but Hie mood of both sides left Little doubt a confrontation was coming. Demonstrations Are outlawed on the Capitol grounds where 18 persons were arrested a month ago in one of the campaigns few forays so far against con. Gress itself. The six week siege of the a. Tiona a capital has brought scant victories in the campaigns sweeping drive for More jobs better housing and a halt to hunger in America. Leaders have reacted with scorn to new efforts announced by government agencies. Wallace is running win George Wallace by the associated press George c. Wallace a barn storming across the South to the cheers of zealous supporters in. Diesel his increasingly significant role in the presidential election. A we Are not running to throw it into the House of representatives a he told crowds on his Southern fund raising tour last week. A we Are running to but at this stage even those governors supporting or leaning toward Wallace Are not making All out predictions of Victory. Gov. Albert Brewer of Alabama is supporting the candidate and says a i think he has an excellent Chance of Brewer predicted Wallace would carry Louisiana missis. Sippi Alabama and Georgia a of a and he said Wallace has an excellent Chance of taking Texas Arkansas North Carolina South Carolina Florida and Virginia. Even though Brewer is parti san behind the scenes there were other governors who agreed Wallace might carry from 5 to to states or More. Gov. John Connally of Texas told newsmen at the Southern governors conference recently that both major party Candi. Dates should a run scared of George former Georgia gov. Carl e. Sanders said Wallace would sweep the South unless the democratic organizations get Busy. A if a said Sanders a the state and National party keeps sitting around while he gains Momen i prisoners turn then it is going to be too both Connally and Sanders a1-Luded to the Law and order Issue which Wallace has hammered in his speeches. This has a Strong Appeal among voters Sanders said and the demo Crane candidates ought to talk about it. Wallace has already won Posi. Tons on the ballot in More than the states. All indications Are that he will be on the ballot in most states by novem. Ber. It might be in his plans to work hard at winning the plural Ity in the big states like Califon Nia and Texas. He reminds interviewers that California will have at least four different pres. Identical candidates on the bal. Lot. Biol. Mold 5 hostages Columbus Ohio apr a riot and numerous fires struck the Ohio Penitentiary this morning. Inmates were reported holding five prison workers hostage. Five prison guards were injured state officials said. Some 200 Ohio National guardsmen were told to report to the armory. state Highway patrolmen armed with shotguns and rifles were sent to the walled prison Lions ing 2,750 inmates. Two hours after the first re. Port a state official said a there is a degree of control within the prison by various Law enforcement a there was never any danger of a mass break out a the off i dais said. The Only hostage identified immediately was George Jones prison industries chief. A Foreman Harold Holt said Jones had been forced at knife Point to accompany inmates from the prison Yard to a hiding Point deeper in the prison. There were unconfirmed re. Ports several prison Hospital employees and patients include. Ing a physician or. Richard Brooks were trapped on the fourth floor of the prison Hosp. Tai. The Hospital is on fire and a we sent a squad of men in to bring out anyone in the Hospi. Tai a said Maury Koblentz state corrections chief. Koblentz said there had been no communications with the rioters. He said he had no knowledge of any demands by the convicts. Armed guards ringed the Pris on in downtown Columbus. City police were equipped with tear Gas. Gov. James a. Rhodes and Koblentz were on the scene within minute s. Today a chuckle ttys getting so a Man can to afford to be prompt for an appointment or people will think his time Isnit Worth anything. Robert Stanfield Pierre Trudeau
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