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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - March 8, 1968, Norwich, New York
Evening Sun writer loses his bout with mighty Mace reporter is hit goes Down. Bathes face in antidote. Dep. Hearth prepares for action attempt to find handkerchief. Weather fair to partly Cloudy and not so cold tonight Low temperatures in 20s to a few Low 30s. Variable cloudiness and mild saturday High temperatures in the 40s to Low 50s. The e vening Chenango county s daily newspaper Sun vol. La no. 251 Friday March 8, 1968 Norwich . 13815 8c per copy hot debate flares in Senate today i round the state around the station around the world it. Gen. Rosson in charge at Hue buildup of troops Sparks the eruption triggered by Fulbright Kennedy not a candidate Washington apr close associates say sen. Robert f. Kennedy is standing Pat on his decision not to enter the race for the democratic presidential nomination this year. The new York democrats position was represented As unchanged from the stance he assumed in recent Public statements that he would support president Johnson for re election if the chief executive were renominated. Kennedy has been under pressure from some advisers to contest Johnson this year or face the possible loss four years from now of support from Youthful democrats and inde Pendents attracted by his criticism of Vietnam War policies. It can be said on the highest authority that sen. Edward m. Kennedy d-mass., is continuing to counsel his brother against making himself available this year. Negotiations bog Down Washington apr negotiations called by the White House in an Effort to Settle the nations 238-Day Copper strike reportedly Are getting nowhere. Sources say another nudge from president Johnson May be in the offering. The unwieldy talks involving More than too negotiators and spread through a dozen or More rooms in the executive office building just Steps from the White House Are bogged Down in procedural details and renewed hostility Over wage offers these sources said. It was a a personal opinion Washington apr a Federal judge has ruled that draft director Lewis b. Hershey a merely expressed his personal opinion when he wrote to local boards suggesting they might reclassify for prompt induction some ant draft and Antiwar demonstrators. . District court judge George l. Hart jr., made the comment thursday when he ruled against a move by the National student association to have the delinquency provision of the selective service act declared unconstitutional. In selective service jargon a person is a a delinquent when he no longer meets the qualifications for a certain draft classification. Bishop Cooke named Vatican City apr Pope Paul i today named a 47-year-old new yorker auxiliary Bishop Terence James Cooke to succeed the late Francis Cardinal Spellman As roman Catholic archbishop of new York. Archbishop Cooke had been one of Cardinal spellmans auxiliaries in new York since sept. 15, 1965. His appointment was a Surprise to observers at the Vatican since his name had not been among those mentioned As a Likely successor to Cardinal Spellman. Vatican circles consider him unusually Young to be Given the richest and most powerful archdiocese in America. Market report at 11 10 . Continental Telephone corp. Was 237/g open and Low 2414 High and last . Fishman 13% High Low and last w to. Grant 32% High Low and last Montgomery Ward 25 open Low and last 25v8 High Norwich Pha Macal co. 423/4 open and Low 43 High and last general instruments corp. 43 open and High 423/4 Low and last. Over the counter general Laboratory associates 11% bid 13 offered mid states raceway 7% bid 8 offered Raymond corp. 28 bid 30 offered Victory markets 93/4 bid 10% offered Gladding corp. 14% bid 15 offered National Bank and Trust co. Of Norwich 54 bid Chenango co. National Bank of Norwich 300 bid. Saigon apr the . Command today reported Sav age fighting below the Eastern end of the demilitarized zone and announced the appointment of a . Army general to com Mand the marines and other defenders of the critical Northern Frontier. . Spokesmen also reported the heaviest air strikes against North Vietnam in More than a month. A task Force of . Marines and South vietnamese infantry men battled 500 communist troops for seven hours thursday near Dong a the Forward Marine base supplying other a1-lied outposts along the Doz. Aided by tactical fighter bombers and artillery the Allied troops reported killing 138 communist soldiers. . Headquarters said the South vietnamese troops accounted for 123 of the enemy dead and the marines for the other 15. Marine casualties were 15 killed and 124 wounded with 76 of the wounded requiring hospitalization. South Viet namese casualties were reported Light. . Headquarters said sever-a1 battalions of South vietnamese infantrymen ran into the enemy Force about noon while sweeping the Cua Viet River Delta a communist stronghold on the coastal Marshlands. Troops of the 3rd and 4th Marine regiments were on the East flank of the South vietnamese task Force when heavy fighting developed. The marines a special land ing team of about 1,000 men that was put ashore More than a month ago have been sweeping North of the Cua Viet River while the South vietnamese have been operating South of the River. A week ago the combined Force killed 234 North Viet namese in the same area. At Khe Sanh South Viet namese rangers surprised More than too North vietnamese troops today As they slipped up on the Marine base and killed 27 of the enemy As they emerged from a Tunnel just outside the bases barbed wire perimeter. The lieutenant leading the North vietnamese was wounded. When the rangers started out to get him he shot himself in the head to escape capture a correspondent Robert oilman reported from the besieged Marine fortress. Ohman reported that the communists shelled the base All Day pumping in a round of artillery or a rocket about every to minutes. He said one round just missed a big ch4y helicopter taking off with a Load of wounded marines. Farther South government troops reported killing 21 communist soldiers four Miles East of Hue and uncovering the Bod ies of 25 enemy soldiers in the same area. Meanwhile Gen. William c. Westmoreland announced the organization of a new Northern Headquarters in which Marine it. Gen. Robert e. Cushman retains Over All command of the five threatened Northern provinces. But Westmoreland put army it. Gen. William b. Ros son a native of Des Moines Iowa in charge of operations from Hue North. Gen. Rosson 49. Had recently been in command of . Forces in the Central sector of South Vietnam. Westmoreland also brought four Star army Gen. Creighton w. Abrams Back to Saigon after a month in the North establish ing the Northern command which Rosson takes Over. Abrams who is Westmoreland a Deputy now will give his chief attention to training of South vietnamese troops. Washington apr Sens. Robert f. Kennedy and j. W. Fulbright have fuelled a new eruption of Senate debate on Vietnam with demands that Congress be Given a say before any major buildup of . Forces in the War zone. Full night triggered thursdays debate by asserting president Johnson is considering a big increase in . Military forces in Vietnam. Kennedy called current . Policies in Vietnam a immoral and the new York Democrat said Congress should be consulted on military plans and he added a Are we like god Are we empowered to decide which cities villages and hamlets will be destroyed do we have the authority to kill thousands and thousands because we say we have a commitment a Senate democratic Leader Mike Mansfield said Johnson has a tried hard and vigorously and consistently to find a Way to the negotiating but Mansfield said there should be a full consultation with Congress before any a sizable increase in the present 525,000-Man troop ceiling. Earlier prof. John t. Mcalister or. Of Princeton University a specialist in Vietnam politics and culture told the Senate foreign relations committee it would take 3 million to 15 million . Troops to gain a military Victory enabling this country to dictate terms of a settlement. Fulbright the Arkansas Democrat who Heads that committee again attacked the Validity of the so called Gulf of Tonkin Resolution saying it was a based on false the overwhelming adoption of the Resolution by Congress in 1964 preceded the rapid Escala Tion of american troop strength in Vietnam. Fulbright recently held hearings on the controversial naval incidents of aug. 2 and 4, 1964, involving two . Destroyers and North vietnamese torpedo boats. He concluded the Johnson administration gave misleading information to Congress regard ing alleged attacks by the communist vessels. Kennedy renewed his charge there is a deep seated corruption in the South vietnamese government. He said Rolinson had commented on such allegations recently in a Beaumont tex., speech that a a there a steal ing in Beaumont a if there a stealing in Beaumont tex., its not bringing about the deaths of american boys a Kennedy said. Sen. Mark o. Hatfield r-ore., said the escalation decision a should not be made by one others who said Congress should be consulted included Sens. Frank Church a Idaho Clifford r. Case r-n.j., and Jack Miller a Iowa. In Springfield ii vice pres Dent Hubert la. Humphrey challenged Republican presidential hopeful Richard m. Nixon to Tell How he would end the was. Nixon said while campaigning in new Hampshire recently that if he were elected he would end the War. Fate of Salt miners still is mystery Marine trainees feared lost in near freezing Potomac Calumet la. Apr a four Man search Crew scouted the still warm Depths of a fire ravaged Salt mine today. They returned glumly sweat drenched with no clue As to the Fate of 21 miners trapped deep below two Days ago. A they found no one nothing a said Robert Fahs a Cargill inc., executive. A but there Are Many other areas of the mine to be moving swiftly through tunnels 80 feet High carved in the huge dome of pure Salt the Crew found a Bulldozer three jeeps a truck an overturned Lunchbox and an empty lower level office. A fall four men who went Down agree the fire is completely out a said Fahs. A no glow no a moving in pairs the men went about 1,200 feet out from the Shaft a Fahs added. A they made a Dogleg and went by the office to Check it out. They shut off a Bulldozer engine which was the 21 miners were trapped at the Bottom of the isolated mine when fire erupted at Midnight tuesday in the 1,200-feet-deep vertical main Shaft the Only Entrance to tunnels Branch. Ing off of it. Their families keeping prayerful Vigil at the Cargill office in Calumet could Only Hope that the men managed to Retreat from the fire and smoke to Hole up somewhere in the tunnels some of them extending about a mile. The Rescue workers Coal min ers flown in from Madisonville ky., prepared for a series of descents and reconnaissance. A what we Are doing is checking off various areas of the mine so we wont have to cover them again a said Fahs Here from Minneapolis the Cargill Headquarters. Men in the Rescue teams had kept their oxygen masks on during All of the scouting trips As a precaution against possible harmful gases and their time below was limited by their portable oxygen Supply. Through the night a 600horsepower compressor blew 2,000 cubic feet of air per minute to the Bottom of the Shaft to Cool the baked Salt in the fire area. A the temperature went to 94 degrees Down there on their Early morning trip a said Fahs. A a that a not too far off the usual temperature which can Range into the 80s.�?� editors note for the past several months police agencies across the country have been experimenting with a controversial new Spray chemical Mace which is designed to Aid Law enforcement officials in arresting Rowdy lawbreakers and control i ing rioters. In an attempt to discover what effect the chemical actually has on a person an evening Sun reporter consented to take part in a demonstration. Accompanying photographs were taken during the actual event by Chenango county sheriff s photographer Walter Kos Marci a by Casey Jones a disorderly drunk or brawler had better give up if a police officer Points a Small Spray Container at him. He will probably find it Isnit perfume. Some 40 Chenango county Law Emo Cement officers Learned thursday night How chemical Mace sprayed from such a Container leaves an attacker helpless within seconds. The instruction was part of a regular sheriffs i service training school session held in the county office building cafeteria. Several volunteers including myself Learned it is better to have the Small can pointed in the opposite direction when the Button is pushed downward. The Spray chemical composed of tear Gas and other ingredients is designed to effect the nervous system rendering a subject harmless for about a half hour. There Are said to be no after effects. One a a attacker lunged at a Deputy from some 15 feet away was squirted with the Gas and dropped at the officers feet. A i remember going Down a he said a but i done to remember in a demonstration involving myself As the assailant i stood about 15 feet from Deputy Thomas Hearth in an assimilated riot crowd. I remember the Large beads of liquid hitting my face in the first squirt but do not recall a second dose of the Spray. As soon As the chemical hit the skin it Felt like my entire face was burning up with fever. I was too Busy As would have been an attacker trying to realize what had happened to worry about assaulting the police officer. Although i could remain on my feet it was much easier to Kneel on the floor holding a very hot face in my hands. A handkerchief which i dabbed my eyes with was dropped when it became apparent it Hurt More to rub them. During this time deputies demonstrated How easily an attempted assail ant could be led toward a patrol car or into a cell Block. With the chemical seeming to eat away at the skin there was no desire to resist. Luckily deputies had prepared an antidote of baking soda and water but it Only took away some of the heat. Some 15 minutes passed before i Felt ready to regain a standing position although the burning sensation remained intense. Deputies in the classroom were also having a bad time because tear Gas from the chemical had drifted through the room. Although the Mace has to be sprayed directly onto the skin to become effective the tear Gas solution can cause Many pairs of smarting red eyes. Some two hours elapsed before the heat sensation entirely left the face with the skin remaining red for several More hours. Drinking of liquids renewed the heat in the Mouth apparently because a Good squirt had gone into it. Despite the momentary discomfort however it was apparent things might have been worse if i was an actual assailant. I know now of at least one person who will quickly yell a a surrender if he is Ever on the wrong end of the Mace Dis Penser. Freeman named ambassador London apr a former journalist who is High commis a Stoner to India will take Over As Britain a ambassador to the United states Early next year. John Freeman replaces sir Patrick Dean who retires after three years in Washington. The move is part of a current shift of High level British Diplo Mats announced by the foreign office today. Quantico a. Apr the near freezing Waters of the Potomac River apparently permitted no survivors from a group of nine enlisted men expert swimmers ally who attempted a crossing in a Large Canoe. Hand picked trainees at a Marine school for physical fitness instructors at this Marine base they included five Vietnam veterans. The body of one victim was recovered thursday about eight Miles below the base. He was identified As Marine staff sgt. Kenneth n. Andrews. Eighteen hours before he and his eight classmates had set out to Cross and re Cross the River in a Canoe Large enough to hold All comfortably. Life preserver cushions were used As kneeling pads by the paddlers. A massive land water and air search continued today for the seven marines and one Navy Man still missing but Hopes for finding them alive had dimmed. The men one instructor and eight students were beginning the ninth week of a 12.week course at the physical fitness Academy a school training instructors in close combat physical fitness and water survival. Their class was the second to go through the Academy which opened last april. The men expected to Cross the Potomac to the Maryland Shore a a distance of 2.2 Miles and return in two hours. They had spent two Days becoming familiar with their 25-foot Long 4-foot wide canvass Canoe in Short trips close to Shore before attempting the River crossing. They left the base at 2 30 . Wednesday and apparently made it across because fishermen spotted them in mid River about 4 15 ., heading toward the base a with everybody Row ing Strong and everything going when they did no to arrive at the pier at 4 30 . A crash boat was dispatched to search for them. Then came the helicopters. About two hours later the empty Canoe was spotted capsized in the water. Although the men were described As expert swimmers the 36-degree water temperature was believed too cold for even the Best conditioned human to survive in. They wore sweatsuits and gym shoes. Violence is new Issue Washington apr Vio Lence in labor disputes is the latest Issue raised in the Senate Battle Over a civil rights open housing Bill already broadened by anti riot provisions. An amendment up for action at today a session would provide Federal Protection against interfering by Force or threats with workers going to or from their places of employment. The amendment by sen. Sam j. Ervin jr., d-n.c., aimed at picket line violence was adopted by a Senate judiciary subcommittee last year but later thrown out by the full commit tee. The civil rights Bill would make it a Federal crime to use Force or threats to interfere with voting jury service and other specifically protected rights. Ervin said he plans to Call up later another amendment Origi Nally in the subcommittee Bill to prohibit labor unions from fining members who refuse to participate in a strike. Action on the civil rights measure now in its eighth week before the Senate was stowed thursday when a debate Over the Vietnam War broke out. But the Senate did write into the Bill by a 48-45 vote a limited exemption from the open housing Section for no owner occupied single family dwell togs. The amendment by sen. Rob Ert c. Byrd d-w.va., would permit the owner to sell or rent the dwelling without being subject to the ban on discrimination if he did not employ a real estate agent or broker. However the exemption is restricted to persons not in the real estate business who do not own More than three single family dwellings and who do not sell More than one of their houses within a 2-year period. Today s chuckle serious thought what would happen if you mixed a bottle of Ink Eradicator with a bottle of Ink
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