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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - March 12, 1968, Norwich, New York
Weather Snow tonight becoming mixed with some sleet or rain at times and ending or tapering off to flurries during wednes Day morning. Low tempera Tures tonight mainly in the 20s highs wednesday in 30s to near 40. Or la or i n cd evening Sun Chenango county s daily newspaper vol. 77, no. 253 Sun spots increased financial Aid needed by school districts Page 5 county needs parking areas More Page 7 Board has closed door session Page 3tuesday, March 12, 1968 Norwich . 13815 8c per copy Nixon Mccarthy Lead in primary today around the state around the station around the world sen. William Fulbright of president Fulbright presses questions Washington apr Secretary of state Dean Rusk has been advised to define the congressional role in future Vietnam War planning or risk defeat of foreign Aid legislation. The advice came during rusks appearance monday before the Senate foreign relations committee where he returns today for More questioning on . Policy in Vietnam. When Rusk expressed reluctance to spend another Day before the committee after its grueling six hour hearing Mon Day chairman . Fulbright put his position bluntly a it will be impossible to proceed with foreign Aid unless we can Complete the hearing a said the Arkansas Democrat. Fulbright one of the Senate a most outspoken critics Johnson a War policies also left no doubt As to the major question he wants Rusk to answer. That came when Rusk asked about possible increases in . Troop Levels replied a obviously the tet offensive Calls for an Examina Tion of Many subjects including the tactics and strategy of the enemy the Impact on the pacification program and on the military a i can to speculate about decisions that have not been made or conclusions that have not been Fulbright quickly responded a a that a what we re talking about. Congress wants to be consulted on such matters before not after the decision is new nation is born port Louis Mauritius apr the Union Jack came Down on the British Island of Mauritius today and another Small nation was born free but poor and rent by feuds. Bri. Tish housing minister Anthony Greenwood stood in for Prin. Cess Alexandra As the Royal representative at the last minute because of the threat of violence Between moslem who support Independence and creoles opposed to it. Mauritius the Indian Ocean Island where the flightless do do Bird became extinct 250 years ago is a too poor and too Small for full Independence a says opposition party Leader Gaetain Duval political Leader of the Creole mulattoes. Exchange gunfire Tel Aviv apr israeli and jordanian forces exchanged machine gun fire across the Jordan River for these. Cond straight Day today after an israeli patrol killed an Arab Saboteur in a Brief clash the army said. A communique said jordanian gunners opened up about an hour after the rest of the Arab band had fled Back across the River from the is. Rae i occupied West Bank about four Miles North of the Allenby Bridge. Israeli forces fired Back the communique said. It mentioned no israeli casualties. Makes Strong bid Rocky on speaking tour Albany . Apr gov. Rockefeller opened the door a bit wider for a possible run in the Oregon presidential primary As he embarked today on a speaking swing billed As non political. While the ballots were being cast in new Hampshire a primary Rockefeller pointed toward Pittsburgh and Rochester to fill speaking engagements. A special plane was chartered to accommodate a Host of newsmen shadowing the Republican governor so they could be on hand when the new Hampshire results reached him. Rockefeller was not entered officially in the primary which Richard m. Nixon was expected to win Han Dily. But a write in Campaign was organized in Rockefeller a behalf and the governors supporters were hoping he would make a Strong showing. Heavy Gold buying continues London apr heavy Gold buying continued on the London and Zurich markets today but the Pound and the Dol Lar improved. British financial experts estimated that hoarders now hold More Gold than the combined Supply of the United states and the other six of the International Gold Pool. Demand at today s Price fixing in London was said to be about double that at mondays opening when just under to tons was bought. The Day s total was believed to have been More than 25 tons. The Dollar Price at the fixing eased one fourth of a cent to $35.195/s and the Pound opened 30 Points higher on the London foreign Exchange Market at $2.3985. It eased off to $2,3965 at noon. Pressure on Gold also continued on the Zurich Market and banking sources Here said there was no indication of a setup. Write ins noted for Rocky Kennedy Concord . Apr new Hampshire voted today with Richard m. Nixon a Republican prospects and Eugene j. Mccarthy a democratic protest a As Well As his political bankroll a at stake in the nations opening presidential primary. The first trickle of ballots from the ski country of the White mountains sent Mccarthy and Nixon off ahead. In the tiny Village of Waterville Valley there were 8 votes for Mccarthy and 2 write in votes for sen. Robert f. Kennedy d-. President Johnson did no to get a vote in that Hamlet where the ballots were cast moments after Midnight. Nixon received 8 Republican votes there were 4 write ins for new York gov. Nelson a. Rockefeller and i Republican wrote Mccarthy a name on his ballot. Even before the ballot casting began Nixon acknowledged that a a gamesmanship would be a major Factor in determining who were the winners and who the losers in the Lead off voting of the 1968 presidential race. Nixon a Only Republican Challenge was the late starting write in move for Rockefeller the former vice president is the margin by which he runs ahead. A i figure this a Nixon said a if we win 2 to i ill be there May have been a bit of gamesmanship in that. By forecasting Rockefeller would get 30 per cent or More of the vote Nixon was setting a target far higher than that chosen by the new yorkers supporters. Former gov. Hugh Gregg promoting the write in said 15,000 Rockefeller votes would amount to Success in new Hampshire. Nixon said that could not be considered a serious estimate and had to be rated too Low. The same thing was going on in the democratic race. Mccarthy said he hoped to obtain 30 per cent of the vote and added it was a probably a Little too much to forecast a Victory in his Campaign of protest against Johnson a course in the Vietnam War. Johnson a promoters said Mccarthy might get up to 40 per cent of the vote against the write in Effort being staged for the president. Mccarthy men acknowledged they needed a substantial showing in new Hampshire to get the Campaign contributions they will need for the primaries still ahead. New Hampshire has Cost Mccarthy a Campaign organization at least $150,000 probably More. Gov. John w. King chief spokesman for the Johnson Effort claimed the figure was nearer $250,000. . Planes carry out 76 missions Saigon apr . Warplanes knifed through overcast skies monday on 76 missions against targets in North Vietnam including another attack on the radio communications station to Miles Southeast of Hanoi. One air Force f4 phantom was downed during the raids a spokesman said and the two crewmen Are missing. It was the 808th . Combat plane announced lost in the air War against the communist North. Hanoi claimed two . Planes were shot Down during mondays raids. Navy a6 intruder pilots attacked the radio co in Muni cations receiving station with 500-Pound bombs using their radar to attack through the 2,000-foot ceiling. They reported their bombs were on target and said they also hit a nearby antiaircraft missile site. The radio station had been hit for the first time feb. To. The american fighter bomb ers ranged from the yen Bai Airfield 78 Miles Northwest of Hanoi to the Southern Panhandle with these other major targets the Dong Trieu army Barracks 46 Miles Northeast of Hanoi the Nam Dinh Barracks 45 Miles Southwest of Haiphong the a Dong Barracks 8 Miles Southwest of Hanoi the Thanh Hoa Thermal Power Plant and the Cam Pha transformer station. Over South Vietnam the air forces giant b52 bombers flew eight raids late monday and today including six against North vietnamese troops ringing the . Marines Khe san combat base in the Northwestern Corner of the country. The bombs from the High flying Strat fortresses crashed into suspected enemy positions within two Miles of the besieged Marine base. The other b52 strikes were against Viet Cong fortifications 25 Miles Northeast of Saigon and in the Central coastal Plains 270 Miles Northeast of Saigon. The ground War dwindled into a Lull for the first time since the communist command launched the lunar new year offensive Jan. 31. In the Only ground action of any size reported monday by the . Command troops of the 196th Light infantry brigade scored a lopsided Victory in a 7v2-hour coastal Battle killing 78 Viet Cong and North vietnamese at a Cost of Only two americans killed and 29 wounded. The Battlefield was on the coastal Plains near tam by 113 Miles Southeast of the do /. The gis called in reinforcements and Jet fighter bombers to stagger the enemy for the second time in three Days in the area. On saturday american infantrymen killed 129 enemy troops near tam by no americans were killed and Only 18 wounded. The South vietnamese 2nd regiment was battered by enemy artillery and Rifle fire monday in a pocket of scrub Brush country six Miles South of the Doz near the . Marine outpost at Dong a. Late Winter storm hits the Plains by associated press a massive late Winter snowstorm swept the Southern Plains today howled across the Mississippi Valley and bore Down on the Northeast Oklahoma was All but immobilized by its worst storm of the Winter a wind drive Haymaker packing gusts to 40 to 50 Miles an hour. Up to 8 inches of Snow was blown into 4-and 5-foot drifts stalling hundreds of motorists across the state. Hotels and motels were jammed with travellers unable to continue during the night either by Highway or by air. Most scheduled airline flights in and out of the state ended by late afternoon monday. The 24-hour siege of wind and Snow left four persons dead in Oklahoma traffic accidents. Several Eastern Oklahoma towns and Many Rural communities were without electrical Power for varying periods. Also affected were some 3,500 Homes weekend Home gutted flame and smoke billow skyward As Early morning fire destroys Interior of weekend Home of or. And mrs. Joseph Petrillo Nyack. The True. Ture is located on the and South Edmeston. Sun staff photo Back River Road Between new Berlin in Tulsa. Telephone service was out in Many areas of the state. Scores of schools including the University of Tulsa suspended classes for the Day. There were near i Lizard conditions in adjacent sections of North Central Texas during the night snarling Highway traffic and closing numerous schools in the Panhandle Plains area. The storm which erupted in new Mexico and Texas Early monday swept across Arkansas and Missouri monday night and spread a 5 to 6-Inch Blanket of Snow up the length of the Ohio Valley before Dawn. Snow emergency plans went into effect in Western Maryland where the Snow piled up at the rate of 2 inches an hour in one three hour period. Schools were closed in one county and More cancellations were expected. Wind gusts of 55 Miles an hour lashed St. Louis before Dawn cutting visibility to Zero in swirling heavy Snow. House gutted by fire new Berlin a fire said to have started from faulty wiring completely gutted a two Story Wood dwelling on the Back River Road Between new Berlin and South Edmeston Early today. The building is owned by or. And mrs. Joseph Petrillo of Nyack who occupy the Home on weekends. There was no one in the Structure at the time of the Blaze. The fire was discovered at 5 35 . By an unidentified passerby Enro Ute to work at the Kraft food company Plant in South Edmeston. He summoned the new Berlin fire department which responded with 35 men under the direction of chief Gerald Pittsley. Chief Pittsley said the fire apparently started in a first floor hallway travelled across the floor to the front door and Mush roomed to the second floor. Chief Pittsley said firemen were hampered by the intense smoke in the Interior of the House. They had to Force entry by re moving storm windows and breaking out inside windows. Firemen were unable to pump water from a nearby Stream because of mud. Tank trucks were called from South new Berlin and Edmeston. The dwelling was completely furnished and the electricity was still on and the Furnace in operation it was reported. Chief Pittsley said nothing inside the building was saved from the flames the Interior of the House was completely destroyed with Only the Shell remaining. A barn across the Road was levelled by fire two years ago it was reported. Johnson asks passage of rights Bill Washington apr the House has received a Senate passed civil rights Bill and an Appeal from president Johnson to enact the measure which includes landmark open housing and anti riot provisions. House leaders met monday night a few hours after the sen. Ate passed the Bill 71 to 20, to map plans for getting the measure through to the president. Rusk remains Cool in spite of a heat Washington apr the questions at times were As hot As the television lights but Secretary of state Dean Rusk never lost his Cool in six hours before the Senate foreign relations committee. Even at the end when he and chairman j. W. Fulbright d-ark., dulled verbally Over whether the Secretary would come Back to finish his testimony Rusk s voice remained Calm and his Demeanour Placid. A i wonder if it Isnit really possible to finish tonight a Rusk said adding that he has a Busy schedule the rest of the week. A we All have Busy schedules a Fulbright said. A everyone is exhausted particularly with the five shone steadily in rusks eyes and unlike Fulbright he had left his sunglasses Home. Finally facing a threat from Fulbright to scuttle the administrations foreign Aid Bill unless lie returned Rusk still speaking without apparent rancor in his soft Southern a c c e n to agreed to extend his monday appearance into today. Occasionally mopping away perspiration caused by the lights Rusk sat Blank faced through a number of scathing denunciations of the Vietnam policy he has helped to forge. And his impassive expression remained As constant when several committee members Rose to his defense. Even a 10-minute Tongue lash ing by sen. Wayne Morse d-ore., a fiery opponent of War policy failed to noticeably ruffle rusks steadfast composure. Morse shouted at Rusk that history would prove the United states provoked the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident in which . Snips reported being attacked by North vietnamese torpedo boats. The incidents led to congressional adoption of a Resolution the administration has often pointed to in explaining its subsequent escalation of the american military efforts. Rusk quietly disagreed with Morse and painstakingly retraced the administration version of the incident. The Only sign of the evident pressure in such an encounter came outside the hearing room during the luncheon break when a reporter asked Rusk if his statements about Vietnam peace talks represented any change in . Policy. A please done task me any More questions a the Secretary shot Back As he strode away. A a in be been answering questions All Rocky politically pained by slashing of medicaid Albany . Apr an anguished gov. Rockefeller was reported reluctantly ready today to approve a dramatic Senate Republican plan to reduce the state medicaid program by $300 million. Two Bills embodying suburban and upstate desire to shrink medicaid were Enro Ute to the Republican governor after winning final legislative approval in the Assembly monday. The state a local share of the medicaid costs estimated at s600 million would be Cut just about in half by the legislation. Among continuing democratic outcries at the effect of the Assembly action Well posted sen ate sources said Rockell Quot sad signalled his intention to sign the medicaid cutback Bills. The governor was politically pained by the Legislatures decision to adopt cutbacks far More substantial than the $208-million reduction he had advanced As a Salve to smarting upstate municipal economies. But he was reported to feel that he has no other Choice. He is pressed by the need to balance his $5.5-billion budget for one thing. At the same time he is under pressure to present a moderate fiscal image to conservative elements in the Republican party who question his credentials As a possible presidential candidate. Even though Rockefeller san tonal potentialities and the drastic reduction apparently in store for medicaid dominated the Capitol scene today there were these other developments a the states top ranking judges pleaded with the legislature to establish 49 More supreme court judgeship and 76 other Bench seats to relieve a a growing crisis in court congestion. A Rockefeller a plan to provide a a ools fire insurance for sum area property owners was headed for Senate debate. The proposed Pool would be similar to the assigned risk Pool for motorists deemed High risks. It is intended to counter the tendency of Many insurance companies to withhold coverage from racially restless areas. A Rockefeller told a meeting of newspaper editors arid pub Ushers and other opinion makers that he and new York May or John v. Lindsay were still working for a Compromise on their separate plans for a massive assault on Urban blight. Lindsay had Quarre Ler with the governors proposal to per Mit the state to move into municipalities Over the objections of local authorities if necessary to begin building new housing and Industrial facilities. The governor said Rockefeller a counsel Robert r. Doug lass and gubernatorial Secretary Alton g. Marshall had developed agreement on Many areas but were still working on language pertaining to Home Rule. Mondays final legislative approval of the Senate medicaid plan was bound to prove distressing to Rockefeller since he fostered the plan two years ago that made new York states program the most Liberal in the nation. Today s chuckle five of clock Shadow brits tie sprouts. Jackson miss. Apr White candidate Charles h. Griffin was a heavy favorite to defeat negro Leader Charles Evers today in a Runoff for Congress. Secretary of state Heber Ladner predicted 125,000 votes in the 12 Southwest Mississippi counties including the cities of Jackson Vicksburg Mccomb and Natchez of the 3rd congressional District. Polls open at 8 . Est and will close at 6 . In All 309 precincts. Evers 45, predicting Victory made the strongest negro bid in modern Mississippi history for a seat in Congress. On feb. 27 he was first in a Field of seven with 33,706 votes of 114,871 cast. However a White majority of 125,000 votes was expected to insure Victory for Griffin
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