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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - June 25, 1968, Norwich, New York
The e Ning in capital patrolled by guardsmen Washington apr National guardsmen carrying riot control weapons patrolled the curfew emptied streets of the nation s capital Early today after disorders broke out following the forceful closing of resurrection City. District mayor Walter Washington declared a state of emergency and called in 1,450 National guardsmen monday after unruly crowds of negro youngsters hurled bottles and rocks at officers in the same area where there was relatively Little dam. Age. Police reported 274 persons were arrested on various charges including 98 accused of curfew violations Between noon monday and g . Today and one Man wounded by a detective a Bullet As he fled a looted liquor store. These measures plus the extensive use of tear Gas and the imposition of a dusk to Dawn curfew appeared effective and there was relatively Little damage. Police chief John Layton reported 12 persons were arrested and one Man wounded by a detective s Bullet As he fled a looted liquor store. Mayor Washington said late monday there had been a a relatively Small number of windows broken and a very Little a the amount of disorder and violence is very added Public safety director Patrick Murphy. A i urged the mayor to impose the curfew. As a result we were successful in Clearing streets of mayor Washington said the curfew would be lifted a was soon As conditions Are restored to unlike the riots in april when authorities Drew stiff criticism from Congress and local merchants for not acting fast enough National guardsmen were on the streets within a few hours after the first signs that the Day might not end As peacefully As it began. Police were prepared for violence when 1,000 of them suddenly cordoned off resurrection City mud soaked showplace of the poor Peoples Campaign at 9 . Monday. They have been. In the hour and a half it took for 200 police to sweep through the 15-acre campsite checking each of the 540 plywood huts 119 peo pie were peacefully arrested. At Al out the same time the Rev. Ralph David Abernathy Toothbrush in pocket led a March in the Capitol where 224 equally peaceful arrests were made. Police gave everyone who did not want to be arrested a Chance to leave. Trouble when it came began three Miles away at 14th and u streets a run Down Honky Tonk negro neighbourhood. The poor Peoples Campaign Headquarters is in a building on the Corner. Crowds gathering since Early afternoon in an extremely hot and muggy Day grew unruly toward evening. Several liquor and drug store windows were broken and at least one gasoline bomb fire was set before police routed people with tear Gas. They cleared l Ith Street for about 15 blocks using Large amounts of tear Gas and reopened it Only after the 9 . Curfew had nearly emptied the streets. Abernathy asked when arrested if he had any messages for people in the negro areas emphasized a under no circumstance must we turn to the Sulc staffers in jail were Abernathy and Hosea Williams the organizations director of do rect action. Missing prison keys Are sought after Ohio riot Columbus Ohio apr Ohio National guardsmen ordered into the riot torn state Penitentiary monday assisted guards today in maintaining order after it was discovered that important keys were missing and presumed in the hands of inmates. Prison officials were searching for the keys confiscating weapons and planning to launch an intensive investigation into the riot and fire that caused an estimated a million damage and left 50 persons injured. John Mcelroy chief aide to gov. James a. Chodes said 150 guardsmen were being kept on duty inside the Cellblock and on the grounds of the huge Complex in three shifts. He said an addition i 800 troops remained on standby duty at nearby it. H yes. Prison guards Highway patrolman and Columbus police fought rampaging convicts for More than five hours monday before restoring order. Dur ing the height of the riot inmates set eight fires that caused heavy damage to seven prison buildings including the most of the injured suffered smoke inhalation and did not require hospitalization. General rioting erupted after the first fire was set about 8 30 . In the prisons print shop. Soon convicts were battling guards and police with baseball bats homemade knives Scis sors and Golf clubs taken from a miniature Golf course As fires began about the prison com Pound and burned unabated. Five hours later Maury c. Chief said the situation had been brought under control and inmates were being returned to their cells. About that time 200 National guardsmen were brought into the prison to relieve weary police. Neither Koblentz nor prison Warden Ernest Maxwell could pinpoint the cause of the rioting. But Koblentz said there had been a simmering discontent among the inmates in rect weeks and Maxwell said the outbreak was touched off by �?o90 to too troublemakers among the no shots were fired during mondays rioting. The 122-year-old prison near the heart of downtown Columbus has been a controversy for years because of overcrowded conditions. On april 21, 1930, a fire set by disgruntled inmates killed 320 convicts. Trudeau watches As crowd police fight Montreal apr Cana Las Lively election Campaign ame to a bitter end monday Light As prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau watched a Bat be Between police and Demon orators defying him on the is be of Quebec a future. A sixteen years on the Force my this is the worst in be seen a Aid one Constable at the height it of the riot in front of the review no stand at the St. Jean Bap site Day Parade High Point of $335,000 goes to pizza i Aker Lynbrook . Apr a it Izza maker who says he used o hurl pizza dough to feet into he air to make it taste better Las been awarded $335,000 be Ause a jury found an Auto a ident prevents him from doing t anymore. Comino Calogero was deliver no pizzas when the Accident occurred last sept. 30. His neck Vas broken in the crash. Speaking monday at his Home in Lynbrook and still wearing a Leek Brace the 33-year-old Fath. A of three said hundreds of peo. Pie had watched him throw Piz. Ca dough into the air in the traditions of his forebears in pal Ermo Italy whence he came Ive years ago. He said pizzas a probably taste better when the dough is kneaded by twirling it up in the air. For three years Calogero had been employed As a chef at Gino a pizzeria in this Long is. Land Community earning More than $100 a week. He was not sure what work he would turn to now a but i wont take any chances a he said. Weather cloudiness warm and humid tonight with scattered showers and thundershowers Low temperatures upper 50s and Low 60s. Cloudy cooler wednesday with periods of rain and Chance of scattered thundershowers High temperatures upper 60s and 70s generally. French Canadas chief Holiday. The 48-year old Bachelor prime minister Shook off per sons urging him to leave the stand and watched coolly from the front Row As police on horseback and on foot drove Back charging demonstrators who hurled bottles stones firecrackers and Light bulbs filled with paint. One bottle whizzed past tru. Deaus head. Police said 91 bystanders and 44 policemen were injured. The number of injured rioters was not known but police arrested More than 290 of the demonstrators demanding a new Deal for French speaking Quebec prov Ince. A Trudeau to the Gallows a some of the demonstrators shouted. There were also re. Mors of a bomb plot against him but 1,400 uniformed police and additional plainclothes men were on guard and the prime minister was not harmed. Trudeau is a native of Quebec but has campaigned on a a one Canada theme to the Chagrin of those seeking a special status if not Independence for the prov Ince. For Many years there has been a movement to set up the French speaking province As a separate country but by All electoral yardsticks the separatists Are a Small minority. Trudeau a Liberal party forces expressed Confidence they could at least hold their own in Quebec in today selection despite the prime minis ter s refusal to make conces Sions to those calling for special privileges for the province. Nationwide the election gave to million voters the Chance to ratify Trudeau As prime minis term or reject him. He moved into the Post without a popular mandate when the Liberal party chose him to succeed Lester b. Pearson As its National Leader two months ago. Virtually All polls and newspaper forecasts predicted a Victory for Trudeau Over Robert Stanfield the former Premier of Nova Scotia who succeeded John Diefenbaker As Leader of the conservative party last year. 19 yanks 19 thai killed in 5 helicopter crashes getting has Teeth into it Ross Allen authority on snakes and reptiles demonstrates the Art of collecting water snakes at Florida a Silver Springs. Allen dives in lakes and streams for the reptiles and sometimes finds it necessary to hold one by his Teeth when he encounters several on a single dive. Lbs a a gun Law request touches off Hill fury Washington apr presi Dent Johnson has called for the Federal registration fever Yuri lately owned gun in the nation and set off a controversy Incon Johnson asked for the stricter gun control Laws monday in a strongly worded message to both the House and Senate. The White House said specific legislative proposals would follow. A Homes and City streets across the nation which might have rung with gun fire will be spared the tragedy of senseless Slaughter a the president said. Johnson a proposals were attacked by rep. Robert l. F. Sikes d-fla., who said a the principal deduction to be drawn from the message is that there is a deplorable Lack of Law in. Fore ement in this Sikes is a former director of the National Rifle association gent gun controls particularly the registration of weapons. Also calling for stronger Law enforcement and criticizing the gun control proposals were reps. L. Mendell Rivers d . Strength. Not Silver. Now Racks Ruck Washington apr the nation entered a new Era in paper Money today with none of its currency backed by either Gold or Silver. Redemption of Silver certificates for Silver ended monday but the Bills turned out Between 1929 and 1963 can still be used As Money. They will undoubtedly be More valuable however As collectors items. The Only paper Money now circulated by the government is the Federal Reserve note and its backed by the strength of the nations Economy a not by precious metals. The final break for Silver came three months after the last link with Gold was Cut curing the International Gold crisis which followed devaluation of the British Pound. Until mid March the govern ment was required to Back every $1 in paper Money with 25 cents in Gold. Eliminating this Gold cover made More than $10 billion of the nations Gold available to de fend the Dollar overseas. Thousands of persons waited until the last Day to redeem their Silver certificates with the new York assay office handling about 2,000 separate orders and holding its pay out window open two hours after the regular 3 . Closing time. S.c., and Howard w. Pollack but sen. Joseph d. Tydings d-md., sponsor of a pending Bill along the lines of Johnson a recommendations said the president a has answered the demand of the american people to heed the menace of the gun Congress already has passed legislation barring mail order Sale of pistols and Johnson called again for Quick action on pending legislation that would prohibit such Sale of rifles and shotguns. The presidents new recon emendations Call for Federal registration of guns to be recorded in a single computer Center and licensing under definite Federal standards of All persons who own guns. The licensing could be done by states if they meet the Federal standards but the Federal government would step in if they failed to establish the ii proposals. Johnson said registration and licensing Long have been accepted on automobiles and boats even dogs and bicycles in some communities and licenses Are required to fish Hunt and drive. Johnson said the Federal licensing standards he proposes would prevent Purchase or Possession of firearms by criminals dope addicts alcoholics the mentally ill and All others whose Possession of guns would jeopardize Public health safety a group headed by former astronaut John Glenn jr., mean while announced a National Effort to prod Congress to enact stronger gun control legislation. He said his emergency committee for gun control is asking americans to Send millions of and pet ions and make phone Calls and personal visits to congressmen urging legislation for gun registration and strict control of mail order sales. Guns killed 198 people in the United states including 114 homicides 65 suicides and 19 accidental shootings a in the week ending at Midnight sunday an associated press Survey showed. Saigon apr Nineteen american and 19 thai soldiers were killed in five helicopter crashes around Saigon today and monday As Allied forces intensified their drive to thwart another Viet Cong attack on the South vietnamese capital. The . Command said four of the crashes were accidental. The fifth touched off a 12-hour Battle in which american infantrymen said they killed 46 Viet Cong troops 19 Miles Southwest of Saigon. The american dead included the commander of an infantry battalion and his executive offi-7 55 . Today As an Armada of . Army helicopters was ferrying troops of the Royal thai army on a combat assault 16 Miles East Southeast of Saigon. Speeding through poor weather with the Clouds Down to 200-300 feet and visibility Only half a mile two of the us i helicopters collided in the air. The resulting explosion knocked Down a third one flying close by. All 12 american crewmen and their 19 thai passengers were killed and the three helicopters a . Spokesman said the combat sweep was suspended As helicopters and recovery teams were rushed into the area. A fourth helicopter was shot Down by enemy ground fire 19 Miles Southwest of Saigon monday while looking for Viet Cong troop positions. An hour later . Infantrymen from the 9th division on their Way to the downed chopper ran into an enemy Force entrenched in bunkers in the area. Nearly 400 More american soldiers were rushed up As helicopter gunships and artillery blasted the enemy bunkers. . Headquarters said a sweep of the Battlefield after the 12-hour Battle turned up 46 enemy bodies and 19 weapons. Both helicopter crewmen had been killed and five american infantrymen were killed and nine were wounded in the ground action. . Sources said Allied intelligence uncovered the Camps and troops 43 to 48 Miles East North East of Saigon. The bombers attacked them in four missions monday night the eight Jet b52s also ranged North and Northwest of Saigon for three More raids. Two of the missions attacked troop concentrations an ammunition storage area and infiltration routes in Binh Duong province 25 and 27 Miles Northeast of the capital. The third raid was on troop concentrations and infiltration routes from Cambodia in plume Long province 74 Miles North of Saigon. The bombers that saturate areas with millions of pounds of explosives Are part of one of the most concentrated air and ground campaigns of the War to thwart a major enemy attack on the South vietnamese capital. There Are intelligence reports that the communist command is planning a third offensive on Saigon soon aimed at strengthening its hand at the peace negotiations in Paris. Saigon was not shelled for the fourth consecutive night but the Viet Cong liberation radio warned that rocket attacks against the capital would intensify again. The fifth helicopter went Down monday afternoon in the Nha be River nine Miles Southeast of Saigon. Five army men were killed including the Pilot and a battalion commander and his ground troops sweeping the four other men were injured three army men and a cameraman for the american broadcasting co. Jim Rockard 34, of Shreveport la., who had been wounded twice previously in Battle. This time he suffered severe lacerations of both ears and leg bruises. The helicopter was believed to a Rve crashed because of engine trouble. Dekard said the engine began to sputter Over the River and he heard no shots. Waves of american b52 bombers meanwhile pounded newly discovered troop concentrations and base Camps that could be used for attacks on Sai Saigon. Mccarthy denies third party plan peaceful a lists nut Al out peace Paris apr a we drink Coffee As we do Here. We speak of the weather the Cli mate of food and the Xuan Thuy North Vietnam. Is chief negotiator at the Vietnam cease fire talks was telling for eign newsmen about his Coffee break conversations with . Ambassador w. Averell Harriman. When they talked for 40 minutes Over the Coffee cups last wednesday there was considerable speculation that they were getting Down to some serious private discussion. . Peace negotiators found no cause for cheer in Thuya a other remarks to the newsmen in which he brushed aside the Call from vice president Hubert h. Humphrey for an immediate cease fire and stuck firmly to Hanoi a stand that . Attacks on North Vietnam must Stop be fore other peace issues can be discussed. Thuy appeared before the Anglo american press association monday. He gave newsmen this report on the conversations Harriman said he was looking for a House and waiting for his wife to join him. A at the last meeting we took up the frequency of meetings and we agreed that there should be one meeting a week on wednesdays a Thuy said. What . Officials called his a hard line was reinforced by a declaration in the North vietnamese army newspaper. It called Harriman a ridiculous absurd and arrogant for Bernanding an end to the rocket bombardment of Saigon and curtailment of military operations if the United states stops bombing North Vietnam. The paper said attacks on Saigon would continue As Long As it re Mains . Headquarters. Thuy in his speech to the newsmen made a new Appeal to world opinion a to continue to condemn the intensification of War crimes and aggression by american leaders and to press the United states to end the bombing of the North unconditionally. Washington Cap a vice president Hubert la. Humphrey is said by Many supporters to be deeply concerned that sen. Eugene j. Mccarthy May break away from the democratic ranks and Lead a third party the speculation has been fed by Mccarthy a refusal to say he will support the vice president if his former political Mentor wins the nomination plus increasing signs that Many of Mccarthy s backers Are not amenable to a reconciliation. There was talk of a possible third party at the bruising democratic Farmer labor party convention in St. Paul where the forces of the two Minnesota presidential contenders met head on in the party convention and Humphrey won. However Mccarthy has denied any intention to Lead his supporters out of the regular party. He told a news conference a i have stressed from the beginning that i had in mind to work this out within the democratic party and i did t intend to Lead a third party however Geri Joseph the democratic National committee woman for Minnesota said Mccarthy candidates for National convention seats in her area had to swear they would not support Humphrey under circumstances. Key Humphrey people knowledge their concern say it is still too Early to make any forecast particularly in a year that has betrayed political soothsayers. Mccarthy a recent Strong showing in the new York primary has heartened his supporters. However Humphrey strategists estimate privately that their Man has enough Delegate votes now to win the democratic nomination on the first ballot. Any a but Ike a grandson a Mixon worker Washington apr David Eisenhower 20-year-old grand son of the former president has taken his first political Job As National chairman of youth for Nixon. And he says he so eager to get going in his task of Appeal ing to fellow collegians and Young people across the country on behalf of his future father in Law Republican presidential aspirant Richard m. Nixon. David tall and shy with a Shock of unruly Brown hair says polls Back up his belief that Nixon appeals to the nations youth. Although this will be his first real political Job he a become familiar on the current Campaign by accompanying his Fiance Julie 19, on the primary circuit. Because of his performance in the past few months Nixon Campaign pros rate the lad a a natural for the unpaid chair Manship. Another assets was pointed out by a Nixon Headquarters Secretary. A a he a got a Beautiful smile a she said. On a visit to the Washington command Post for Nixon Mon. Day David showed he also has an ability to come up with a Quick answer on practically any subject. He thinks Nixon a can bring about a Quick termination of the War a the biggest Campaign is sue is a Law and order with the Johnson administration and the supreme court taking the blame for laxity and the poor Peoples Campaign has the right Aims but he so somewhat App re. Pensive about their David a Junior at Amherst College and consequently deferred from the draft said the Campaign has helped his Romance because he and Julie have been together More. In fact he said they May move up their wedding Date originally planned for after both finish College. A that was because we did no to know How our parents would react to it a David said. But their response has been a so overwhelming a that David and Julie probably will marry after the election. David a history major now switching to political science is taking a course at new York University this summer to Light. In the Load at Amherst in the fall. Mccarthy has said that he sees Little Choice Between Humphrey and Richard m. Nixon expected to win the Republican nomination on the Issue of Vietnam. Me Humphrey Backer said a i think a great Ileal will depend on who the republicans nominate of it s Richard Nixon i believe most of the democratic liberals who see themselves As pretty dovish will return to the but. Then he shrugged. Another Humphrey source sees a Good possibility of a rerun of the democratic troubles that year Southern democrats angered by the party s civil rights platform broke away and ran Strom Thurmond net survives test delay thwarted j Washington apr the Sentinel anti ballistic missile program so called a a think line of defense against a possible red chinese attack has sur Vived a major Senate Challenge. The Senate monday rejected 52-34 a move to delay for a year authorization of $227.3 million to acquire Sites and Start work on the Sentinel program expected to Cost $5 billion to $7 billion Over the next several years. A move to strike it altogether from a $1.8 billion military con. Striction Bill was turned Back 72.12. The Over All construction Bill was before the Senate for a vote today. Although now keyed to the to. Tennial red chinese threat the Sentinel system could become a vastly More expensive program against possible soviet attack. Senate majority Leader Mike Mansfield urging delay said the ultimate goal was a $50 Bil. Lion system a that will be Obs. Lete before it is Ever compleat. but minority Leader Everett Dirk sen conceding there were some questions about the pro. Gram said a whenever there is any a going along with the Security of this coun. today s chuckle from Scotland there comes a Story of a family which not wanting to pay for a dog License simply assigned the children the duty of Barking when they heard a noise in the Yard at night
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