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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - June 27, 1968, Norwich, New York
The e vol. 78, no. 63 Hay extradition hearing is told about gun prints London apr James Earl rays fingerprints were found on the Rifle which . Police believe was used to kill or. Martin Luther King jr., a British lawyer representing the . Government told London a chief magistrate today in asking for rays extradition. The lawyer David Calcutt told magistrate Frank Milton that Ray s fingerprints were found on a Rifle which police recovered after King was shot. A the Bullet which killed or. King was examined when recovered a he continued a and there is a Strong likelihood that the Bullet came from the Rifle found by the Calcutt told the crowded Bow Street court that King was the victim of a a calculated brutal and senseless murder a murder that was bitter with a though his name was a very password for peace a Calcutt said a the met a violent death. A this tragic death of or. King was the working of the single hand of this Man a he declared referring to Ray. Help poor but keep Law lbs Washington a presi Dent Johnson says those concerned about the nations poor people should a make appropriate representations and certainly express their viewpoints a but Only within the Law. A i think that everyone in Washington in a position to serve the people of this country Are going to do everything they can to Aid the poor a the presi Dent said during a wednesday news conference. He had been asked if any Good purpose could be served by leaders of the poor Peoples Campaign turning to civil disobedience. The news conference was staged mainly to announce Johnson a decision to accept chief Justice Earl Warrens offer to retire from the supreme court. The president said he would nominate associate Justice Abe Fortas to be chief Justice while Federal circuit judge Homer Thornberry of Austin Tex. Would take Fortas seat on the High court. On a Range of other topics Johnson said he was prepared to act on the Bill calling for a $10 billion tax increase and a $6 billion slash in spending As soon As the customary review of government agencies affected is finished probably in a Day or two. He also said he Hopes to get his Way with Congress on re Quiring registration of every gun in America and licensing of All gun owners. Otherwise the conference produced results pretty much on the negative Side. Johnson said that he knows of no basis for rumours of a .-soviet Summit session or a presidential trip to Russia. Gun juror hits critical Sta a Washington apr shift ing Public opinion a delayed vote and president Johnson a sudden Call for stricter firearms Laws have brought the gun control controversy to a critical stage in Congress. A Bill to ban the mail order Sale of All weapons including rifles and shotguns was before the Senate judiciary committee today for a vote originally scheduled a week ago. A majority of committee members favored the measure then As the Public outcry Over sen. Robert f. Kennedy Sassas Sina Tion crested but developments since have clouded the Issue. Johnson pushed after the assassination for the ban on rifles and shotguns then asked con. Gress in the past week to also enact legislation requiring registration of All guns Aud licensing of their owners. Vening weather Cloudy and Cool tonight and Friday with occasional periods of rain or showers. Low temperatures tonight in the 50s and highs Friday in the upper 50s and 60s generally. The 40-year-old escaped con vict was brought into the court today to hear Calcutt outline the . Governments Case for his extradition. With two British lawyers to defend him Ray was expected to fight extradition and Appeal to the High court if Milton ruled that he should be returned to the United states. This could extend the process for weeks. It was rays third court appearance under the alias of Raymond George Sneyd the name on the Canadian passport he was carrying when he was arrested june 8 at London Airport. His two previous trips to Bow Street for preliminary hearings had been Brief and the proceedings today provided the first extensive look at the . Governments Case against him. Referring throughout to Ray As Sneyd Calcutt gave the court this account on March 29, six Days before King was killed in Memphis tenn., Ray went to a store in Birmingham ala., kept by a or. Wood and bought a Rifle with telescopic sights and ammunition. There was another customer in the shop at the time. The following Day Ray was not satisfied and wanted to change the Rifle. He took instead a Remington 760 which had telescopic sights attached to it. He also bought and took away a Box of ammunition and a Box which was not the right Box for that particular gun. A on april 3, Sneyd Ray booked in at the new revel motor hotel at Memphis a the lawyer continued. A on the following Day he checked out of the hotel and on that Day in Memphis he bought a pair of also on that Day Calcutt Caid King was in Memphis staying at the Lorraine Motel. As Calcutt unfolded the Story four plainclothes detectives sat on a Bench facing newsmen and the Public gallery. All members of the Public had been searched As they came into court. Ray sat in front of the prison Eros Dock with a detective on either Side of him. The court was tense As Cal cutt continued his Story a from bathroom window at 424,/2 South main Street a person could see into or. King s room. Calcutt then read extracts from written testimony by Frederick Wilkinson a director of the corrections department of the Missouri Penitentiary. He produced photographs and fingerprints and said a we say the Man in these photos from this records office is the Man before you poor people plan Boycotts in 40 cities Washington apr a poor Peoples Campaign Leader says a new tactics economic Boycotts in about 40 cities will begin in downtown Washington next week in an Effort to put new pressure on Congress. The Leader Jesse Jackson said the of the Boycott against specific products will be to Force businessmen to pres sure Congress for appropriations to relieve hunger and malnutrition among the nations poor. Jackson did not name the other target cities. In another new tactic the Campaign asked a Federal court injunction wednesday to Force Secretary of agriculture Orville Freeman to use $227 million for food for the poor. Freeman said the Money is earmarked to support perish Able food prices and is to be turned Back to the Federal Treasury june 30 because he has no authority from Congress to use it for any other purpose. In other developments a the Rev. Andrew Young a Campaign Leader said the Homes and offices of All 26 House agriculture committee members will be picketed because the committee killed a Bill to expand the food stamp program for the poor. A about 50 demonstrators were permitted in the House gallery after they broke up into Small groups. The mules for the campaigns symbolic Wagon train were impounded wednesday by . Park police who said the animals were not getting proper care. Thursday june 27, 1968 Norwich new York 13815 a avatar a a a la. It 1 Ltd a a a to #. Y a a 1 v so. A a v \ v i j. V a. a it % a it v a a it. J a a a a. V it mudder a helpers after All that rain area swimming holes might appear much like this Foo printed Beach along Northern Edge of san Francisco Bay where these youngsters resist urge to run around in the oozing mud leaving tracks that would Puzzle even safari experts. 8 sign petition to Block 1 Johnson court appointees Washington apr eight Een Senate republicans have signed a petition opposing president Johnson a appointments to the supreme court far Short of the Force they must marshal to Block confirmation but enough to make rough going if a filibuster develops. Signers of the petition so far represent half the Senate a 36 gop members. More could sign. If Southern democrats loudly critical of the courts Liberal rulings should join the opposition confirmation of Abe Fortas As chief Justice and Homer Thornberry As an associate Justice could be in doubt. President Johnson wednesday named Fortas to succeed the re tiring Earl Warren and Thorn Berry to the vacancy created by Fortas Elevation. Fortas fourth jew Ever to serve on the court would be the first to Lead it. The president told a news conference he believes the sen ate will confirm both and that he tested the political winds in talks with democratic and re publican leaders As Well As key committee chairman before making the decision. The gop petition circulated by Michigan a Robert p. Griffin and californians George Murphy takes a stand against letting a a flame Duck president fill court vacancies. Both Griffin and Murphy said it had no bearing on the person senator Dirksen his names missing Ali ties of Johnson a appointees. In fact the petition was drawn up Lief re Johnson made Public his appointment with the object of opposing Johnson a move to name anyone to the court. Notably missing from the list of signers was Republican Leader Everett no Dirksen of Illinois. Dirksen has refrained from taking a stand on the Issue first raised by Griffin. But he would be under increasing pressure if the petition picks up More signatures. The gop Leader also top re a lies become major Issue in anti poverty Grant probe Washington a the certainty that investigating senators have been lied to has be come a major Issue in a probe of a Federal Antipoverty Grant intended to rehabilitate Mem hers of two Chicago Street gangs. A if the stories that have been told Here Are false everyone involved should go to jail a sen. Carl t. Curtis r-neb., said wednesday at the end of the fifth Day of hearings into the office of economic Opportunity s $27,000 Grant for the gangs. A transparent perjury has been committed a declared the Rev. John r. Fry a slim in tense presbyterian minister who has been charged with encouraging members of the Blackstone rangers to step up criminal activity. A this is Dis gusting contempt of the a i look at Rev. Fry right now and say he is a malicious liar a said George Rose former Ranger a a warlord who has testified under oath Fry allowed his Church to be used As a gang Arsenal that he allowed marijuana to be smoked there that he relayed an order for the killing of a narcotics peddle Ani that he warned gang members of impending police raids. A i specifically and categorically deny each and everyone of these allegations a Fry told sen. Jacob , r-n.y., at one Point in wednesdays hearing. Meanwhile the regional presbytery in charge of Fry a Church met in Chicago voted to support what they called his a creative and courageous approach to the solution of Urban problems. They protested against what they said is the a manner in in i of pc copy Paiik Holt Citadel Bein Quot abandoned to bolster Saigon publican on the Senate judiciary committee which will consider the appointments said both Fortas and Thornberry Are Able men and he Lias no per Sonal reservations about their appointments. Sen. Howard Baker jr., however the Tennessee Republican who is Dirk Seftz a son in Law and a signer of the petition said a the mood of Congress and the country is in disagreement with the views of the supreme court on Many a in this Light a he added a it is important that a new administration and the american people not be deprived of the right to fill these Baker also said that Fortas and Thornberry Are a Long time political associates of the president a and that he therefore doubted a the necessary Confidence in and respect of the High court can be established on that democrats generally praised Johnson s selections but the southerners were silent on what course they would pursue. Since Thornberry and Fortas have taken stands on the Liberal sides in cases involving such things As civil rights they could be expected to Side with liberals on the court. No Date has been set for the committees hearings on the nominations but indications Are that none will be held until after Congress returns on july 8. Which the character of the Rev. John Fry has repeatedly been maliciously maligned by Senate witnesses. The senators heard these allegations wednesday a mrs. Annabelle Martin said two of her ten children were solicited by Eugene a a Bull hairs ton 23, Ranger president to kill a narcotics peddle whom she said Hairston accused of infringing on his gang s territory. She said she heard Fry Tell lawyers he had provided for her he would pay her to take her family out of can ago so her sons could not testify against Hairston. Fry denied All her allegations. A James l. Pierson an loves Ligator for the states attorneys office of Cook county Chicago said that during rioting that swept Chicago the rangers sold Protection. Saigon apr . Troops Are abandoning Aud leveling the Khe Sanh combat base freeing its defenders to join Mobile strike forces combating in creased enemy forces in South Vietnam a northernmost provinces. The . T Minand said abandonment of the base in tin1 Northwest Corner of South Vietnam where . Marines took More than 2,300 casualties in a 77-Day siege last Winter a Dispart of a new concept of Mobile warfare being put into operations below the demilitarized zone said Brig. Gen. Winant sidle chief of information for the . Command. A Khe Sanh will be levelled bulldozed and the bunkers closed up a said sidle. A a it a already under 1410 meaning of the withdrawal was described in this analysis the abandonment of Khe Sanh May tie a propaganda setback for the United states but it does not reduce the american military position significantly. On the ground South troops reported killing 125 enemy troops in a running Battle East of Quang Tri City and to Miles below the demilitarized zone. Government casualties were put at seven killed and 50 wounded. South vietnamese infantrymen also uncovered a huge Cache of weapons 12 Miles West Northwest of Saigon that included 126 rounds of big russian and chinese rockets of the Type that have to in used in shelling the capital. In the air War Over North Vietnam the . Command reported that Navy f8 c crusader pilots sighted two communist mlg21s 12 Miles South of the 19th parallel wednesday and downed one with air to air missiles. It was the first Mig shot Down since feb. 14 and the first since president Johnson ordered a bombing curtailment March 31, limiting american pilots to targets below the 19th parallel. . Pilots now Are credited with Downing Ioc migs in Aerial combat compared to 47 us. Planes lost to the Mig s. . Headquarters also report cd that on tuesday Navy pilots spotted three migs Northeast of the coastal City of Vinh and fired on them. The bugs headed North above the 19th parallel apparently undamaged. In its weekly casualty report issued today the . Command said the number of americans killed in action last week�?299�? was the lowest in two months. It said 2,220 americans were wounded. South vietnamese Headquarters said 355 government men were killed last week and 1,149 wounded compared to 286 and 1,189 the previous week. The . Command said 1,819 Viet Cong and North vietnamese soldiers were killed by Allied forces last week a drop of 200 from the week before. Khe Sanh is the first major . Base in Vietnam to lie abandoned because of enemy pres sure. During the 77-Day Winter siege of the base by two North vietnamese divisions it be earn a Symbol of american determination to stand fast in Vietnam. Top . Officials Iii Washington and Saigon said that the base would be defended at All costs. Spokesmen for the . Marines pushed the line a if we leave Khe Sanh where do we Stop the South China sea a Hanoi can be expected to re. Peat the american statements on Khe Sanh to bring pressure on the Paris peace talks and to ticket provides ii in round to i bolster the standing of North Vietnam and the Viet Cong in influential world capitals. One . Marine officer at Khe Sanh openly criticized the american propaganda during the siege saying that the vulnerability of the position to North vietnamese siege guns in Laos ended it usefulness. The new Western Anchor of the Allied line below the demilitarized zone is at Landing one stud a Supply base with an Airstrip to Miles East of Khe Sanh. This area has been in Marine hands All along and the base could have taken Over Khe Sanho a activities at any time. Operations against enemy units along the Western portion of tin do can be launched As easily from Landing one stud As from Khe Sanh. In announcing its decision to abandon Khe Sanh the . Command cited not Only a big increase in enemy strength and new tactics but also the need to keep . Troops Mobile. Khe Sanh in Short tied Down too Many Allied troops for its military value and was a sitting Duck for North vietnamese artillerymen. Not that life will be simple at Landing one stud. The bulk of the rounds that hit Khe Sanh were rockets and mortars and these weapons can be moved easily to new Mountain positions from which they can hit the new main Forward base. But Shorter Marine lines of communication should bolster the . Position at stud. Senior Marine officers have said that the base was surrounded before the leathernecks realized what was afoot. Any withdrawal would have meant a fighting Retreat through some of the Best ambush country in Vietnam. It was reckoned that the siege would be less costly than a fighting withdrawal. G Gromyko ready to talk about missile cutback Moscow apr soviet foreign minister Andrei a. Gromyko declared today that the so vat government is a ready to Exchange opinions on the cur a ailment of rocket systems both offensive and addressing the soviet parliament Gromyko did not elaborate on soviet willingness to talk. But he apparently was referring to talks on nuclear missiles which the United states has been trying for 17 months to get started. Tin foreign minister repeated Long standing soviet Calls for general and Complete disarmament which has proved impossible to reach agreement on Between East and West la also called for an International convention to prohibit use of nuclear weapons regarded by the West As impractical because of soviet unwillingness to accept inspection safeguards. Because of this deadlock the United states has been pressing the soviet Union since january 19g7 to hold talks on limiting intercontinental ballistic missiles icbms and anti ballistic missile defences. Speaking to the United nations on june 13, when it approved the nuclear nonproliferation treaty president Johnson called on the United states and the soviet Union to a a lose no time in finding the Way to scale Down the nuclear race. A we desire a yes we urgently desire a to begin Early discussions on the limitations of strategic offensive and defensive nuclear weapons Johnson said. Gromyko said that there was reason to believe american soviet relations can tie improved but a eth United states must Stop trying to turn the world inside referring to Johnson a Glassboro speech june 4, Gromyko said a we see no reason for a As Long As the United states respects our Security and the Security of other in a 90-minute Survey of so Viet foreign policy Gromyko said a soviet a. S. Relations Are As before. Is Bassia acting like scared giant Seneca Falls n. Y. Apr a passenger in an automobile travelling along routes 5 and 20 near this Finger lakes Village was arrested Early today for throwing a Beer can out of the window. Ten minutes later at 3 45 a.m., Vincent Johns of sen Eca Falls was arrested again a for throwing the first ticket out of the window of Ute state police car. Johns pleaded innocent in municipal court to charges of littering and was released on $50 bail pending further court action. By William l. Ryan like an elephant among mice the soviet unions leadership seems today to be acting the role of frightened giant. Its Jit Tern can prove a major obstacle to efforts for a More peaceful world. Taking Over As the . Ambassador to the United nations George w. Ball said wednesday that while the Vietnam War posed a problem in the quest for better soviet american relations there were other areas a in which we must work but the soviet leadership does not seem to be in the mood for that. Official press treatment of recent events indicate there Are major worries preying on Kremlin nerves and inhibiting cooperation. A the soviet communist party leaders obviously Are frightened by the possibilities of contagion from movements for More Freedom inside the bloc of european communist nations and from the general ferment among youth and intellectuals around the world. A they Are worried by the progressive splintering of the communist movement by the increasingly Independent attitude of communist ruled Roma Nia by the a a democratization process in Czechoslovakia by the failure of a Large number of communist parties around the world to fall into line behind a soviet drive for a world meeting of communists. A they Are worried by the attitude of red China toward the future of Asia and toward the War in Vietnam and they Are worried too about the Vietnam War itself. The elephant mouse Complex apparently Lias been generated by Little Czechoslovakia a land of 15 million whose recent developments have thrown a scare into the leaders of the soviet Union a land of nearly 250 million. Pravda and Izvestia these Days carry articles which sound much like those of the cold War at its coldest. They single out three main enemies for constant attack the . Imperialists a the a West German militarists and the a israeli Many in Europe Are con. Corned hat the Kremlin will Over react to its worries. Liter Arni Listy a czechoslovak pub libation recently quoted Ai East German communist Ai saying that what is going on ii Czechoslovakia is a counter Rev the source was quoted a a socialist country cannot afford to look on passively. This is in the interest of the Desensi of the socialist countries Anc therefore cannot tie qualified a interference. In the Case of Ai intervention possibly a Militar intervention there would Natur ally be a collective today chuckle an Optimist is a father who will let his son take the new car on a Date. A Pessimist is one who wont. A cynic is one who did
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