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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - March 15, 1968, Norwich, New York
Weather mostly Cloudy and mild with a few showers Likely tonight Aad saturday Low temper. Natures tonight 35 to 40 and highs on saturday in the 40s to the Low 50s. The evening Sun Chenango county a daily newspaper vol. La no. 256 Friday March 15, 1968 Norwich . 13815 Sun spots Sermonetti Page 5 John Warren wins Gold. In cow award Page 3 questions about the Gold problems Page 7. 8c per cop Allied push is biggest of the War Joday 4 round the state around the station around the world Lindsay will support Nixon new York apr aides of mayor John v. Lindsay a declared Rockefeller for president Man have said they were authorized to say that Lindsay would i support Richard m. Nixon if he was Nom gloated by the republicans. The mayoral aides who asked not to be identified la made the statement to a newsman hours la after Lindsay discussed the Vietnam War presidential nomination possibilities in both parties and other matters at a news conference. Lindsay repeated that his presidential Choice is new York gov. Nelson a. Rockefeller. The Republican la mayor who refused to support Barry Coldwater in 1964, said he is a Gabso. Lately convinced that this year the gop a will select a mayor Lindsay Castro threatens Havana apr Fidel Castro threatened today not to let hijacked planes return to the United states in the future. He pointed out the United states does no to return boats in which refugees leave Cuba. Havana radio quoted the cuban prime minister As saying in a speech a it could happen that we will not bother to return to them any further Craft which passengers May seize and Fly to Castro mentioned tuesdays hijacking of a National airlines plane which was forced to Fly to Havana and later permitted to re turn to Miami Fla. It was one of a series of recent plane hijackings to Cuba. No endorsement yet Buffalo . Apr Frank e. Fitzsimmons head of the largest Union in the nation says the teamsters will support the 1968 presidential candidate who will Best Advance a the cause of the american working Fitzsimmons general vice president of the 1.9 million Mem Ber teamsters Union said thursday the Union has As yet a made no endorsement whatever and has offered no Blank Check to he said endorsements would come Only after the Union studied the records and reliability of every candidate including those already mentioned As possible Standard bearers for the republicans and the democrats. Wants change in Bill Washington apr House Republican Leader Gerald r. Ford of Michigan said today he would oppose the democratic leadership a Effort to win House passage of the Senate civil rights Bill without change. Ford said he favored a conference Between the House and Senate to arrive at a Compromise open housing provision for the Bill. His position announced at a news conference placed a Tough obstacle in the Way of the democratic leaders plans. Rep. Gerald Ford voters to decide Madison wis apr a referendum demanding that the United states withdraw from Vietnam goes before the voters of Wisconsin a capital april 2, compounding problems of administration supporters seeking a Victory for president Johnson in the state presidential primary that Day. So far the Only outspoken opponents of the Resolution which got its Start in the University of Wisconsin Community Are the City councilmen. They voted to put it on the ballot after the City attorney advised they had no Choice then voted 20-0 to urge a a a not vote. Supporters of the referendum say offers of support have multiplied since sen. Eugene j. Mcarthy won 42 per cent of the vote in the new Hampshire primary tuesday. Mccarthy also is opposing Johnson in the Wisconsin primary. Mccarthy moves ahead Washington apr sen. Eugene j. Mccarthy convinced sen. Robert f. Kennedy plans to join the democratic presidential race soon is moving to head off the new yorker in the remaining preference primaries. A i think he will an. Ounce before monday a Mccarthy told reporters thursday a unless the reaction is bad to Kennedy a statement he is reassessing whether to Challenge president Johnson. Mccarthy aides said the timing of his thursday announcement that he will enter primaries in Indiana May 7 and South Dakota june 4 was prompted by Kennedy a statement and a desire to get into these states ahead of any possible Kennedy Candi. Dacy. A i t certainly has that effect a Mccarthy told a re. Porter. Meeting scheduled Albany . Apr gov. Rockefeller will meet with 12 members of the Oregon draft a Rockefeller commit tee sunday a five Days before the Date by which Rockefeller has said he will announce his plans for that states Republican presidential primary. Rockefeller has until March 22 to decide whether he wants to leave his name on the Ore gon primary ballot or file an affidavit that he is not a presi. Dental candidate. The governor s office said thursday Rocke. Feller would meet with the group at his new York City apart ment sunday morning. A news conference was scheduled for noon. 50,000 troops Are in the movement a it rpm los Linin say wee Leprechaun me name tis Karen Dietrich and we be been Larnin All about St. Patrick a Day Down in me first Grade room Here at Perry Browne school. Instead a sitting around on the Library shelf like be Are Why done Tye dance on a ome Sun staff photo with me to tile Plymouth Road and Well have a Good time waiting for sunday what a that be say. Yes a rather sit a Ere where everyone can see yes no wait for St. Pad dyes Day Well All right i guess. And May the Luck of the Irish be with be. Lifting of Gold cover asked Washington apr the Senate has sent to president Johnson a Bill to lift the z5 per cent Gold cover on . Currency and free americans Gold reserves for us As ammunition in the International financial Cri Sis before the Senate slate evening 39-37 vote sent the House passed measure to the White House the Senate finance committee approved in excise tax Bill viewed by the administration As another key eco nomic weapon. The Bill would retain excise tax rates on telephones and automobiles at current Levels rather than letting them drop sharply. It is aimed at fighting inflation and reducing the Federal budget deficit. Senate action on the Gold cover Hill came As the London Gold Market target for a massive wave of speculative buying announced it would close Down today at the Sugges Tion of the United states. Officials act swiftly Washington apr Bat. Fling the frenzied wave of Gold buying in Europe the govern ment triggered higher interest rates for american borrowers today and invoked and emergency meeting of represent fives of Gold Pool nations. In a related move the London Gold Market accepting a . Suggestions did not open today. There was no immediate word on when trading would resume. . Officials sought to Stem the Gold buying spree which threatens the very existence of the International Money system in this series of rapid fire developments late thursday a the Federal Reserve Board raised its discount rate from 4.5 per cent to 5 per cent effective today in a move designed to fight inflation and restore Carifi. Dence in the Dollar overseas. A the Treasury department and the Federal Reserve sched. Used a meeting for saturday in Washington among the seven nations which feed Gold to the London Market in an attempt to maintain the Price at $35 an ounce. A the United states reasserted its determination to buy and sell at $35 an ounce. The administration had called for passage of the Gold cover Bill to provide Concrete evidence of . Determination to maintain the Price of Gold at $35 an ounce. The Bill would free the entire . Gold Stock now about $11.4 billion to meet International commitments. Speculators Are gambling they can profit by forcing the United states to increase the France orders Market open Paris vap a me French government refused to join in the suspension of Gold trading today and ordered the Paris Gold Market opened As usual. It was 22 minutes after the open ing before the first prices were quoted. Banks in West Germany re. Sued limited Gold trading att. Or suspending sales for nearly two hours. But otherwise All dealing in Gold was suspended across the continent. With the main Market in London closed dealers were unable to quote a Price. French president Charles de Gaulle called his principal i. Mancial and monetary experts together for a special meeting on the Gold crisis Price of Gold. During debate on the Gold cover Bill republicans promised that the Senate soon will get a Chance to vote on a tax increase spending Cut package when the body takes up the excise tax Bill. Before approving the excise tax measure the Senate finance committee Defeated 9 to 8 a proposal to boost income taxes to per cent and to Cut Federal spending $8 billion in the year ahead. Sen. John j. Williams r-del., the author pledged he would re offer the proposal in the sen ate debate. High administration officials at a finance committee hearing earlier in the Day refused to support the spending ceiling. They said it was the wrong Way to go about cutting Federal expenditures. Woman a condition is listed a critical Beaver Meadow a an Oxford area woman was in critical condition this morning at Chenango memorial Hospital Norwich following a two car Headon crash about two Miles East of Here thursday in which two other persons were also injured. Hospital authorities said Minnie Tefft 52, of Oxford re 2, is suffering from severe head lacerations and a fractured right Arm. She was a passenger in a car operated by her husband Floyd 62, who is in fair condition with Chest injuries and a Tongue laceration. Operator of the other vehicle Harris w. Rogers 70, of Hamilton was treated for a bruised right Arm and released. Chenango county sheriffs deputies said or. Rogers was westbound in the Plymouth Beaver Meadow Road about 12 50 . When he struck a Hole in the Roadway. The operator lost control of the vehicle police said crossed Over into the eastbound Lane and struck the Tefft car Headon. The injured were transported to the Hospital by Norwich and South Otselic emergency squads. Robles faces trial Panama apr the National Assembly has ordered president Marcus a. Robles to stand trial March 24 after in. Teaching him on charges of in. Constitutional political activity. Conviction would mean his re. Moval from office if the nation. A1 guard Panama a army did not intervene. The Assembly impeached to. Hies thursday night on a motion by opposition Deputy Jacobo a. Las. The vote was not known but a poll taken earlier showed that the opposition had 30 of the 42 Assembly votes lined up. The vote raised the Prospect that the National guard would step in. The guards commander Brig. Bolivar Vallarino warned that his forces would take All Steps necessary to in. Sure a Public to the faction this smacked of support for the president be cause Vallarino made no refer ence to maintaining a icon Stith. Tonal the impeachment proceedings stemmed from a report several weeks ago by an Assembly committee charging that Robles 62, violated the Constitution by openly support ing presidential candidate David Samudio in the Campaign for the election May 12. Samudio Robles former finance minister is the govern ment candidate against sex pres. Ident Arnulfo Arias. Robles term expires in october. Robles declared last week that the impeachment proceed Ings were a absolutely null and called on the National guard to ignore the Assembly a action. He can be tried in absent a if he refuses to participate and the Assembly is empowered to name defense counsel for him. Saigon apr at least 50,000 . And South Viet namese troops Are sweeping be. Tween Saigon and the can ibo Dian Border in the biggest operation of the Vietnam War the . Command announced to. Day. Elements of six divisions and two special task forces moved out monday in an ambitious a. Never designed to regain the initiative seized by the Viet Cong with their countrywide As. Sault on Jan. 30. The Allied Force has killed 215 enemy soldiers seized 22 suspects and uncovered three huge arms caches spokesmen said. . Losses were reported As la killed and 94 wounded while the vietnamese command said its troops had suffered Light casualties. The vast operations named Quyet thang or resolved to win is anchored in Saigon and extends in a semicircle through five provinces North West and South of the capital. Fifty Allied battalions have been committed plus support troops and National police units. It is the first significant oper. Action uncorked by Gen. William c. Westmoreland the com. Mander of . Forces in South Vietnam since Viet Cong forces invaded Saigon Jan. 31 and turned the City into a Battlefield. While the first goal of the operation is to destroy enemy units that continued harassing attacks around Saigon a second aim is to restore a sense of Security and Confidence among the shaken civilian population officials said. For the first time in the War sections of Saigon were included in the Battle plan of an Allied offensive of. Ration. National police and units of the 5th vietnamese Ranger group were assigned objectives in Western Saigon and Cholon the chinese Quarter of the capital. The Force for the operation includes units of the . 1st, 9th and 25th infantry divisions the South vietnamese 5th and 25th infantry divisions task forces of vietnamese paratroopers and marines the vietnamese Ranger group and National police units. Generally the various units kicked off the coordinated action from areas to which they have been assigned for the past year. A . Spokesman said sol Diers of the . 1st division killed 28 enemy soldiers in two engagements thursday near Ben cat 25 Miles North of Sai. Gon. Three american infantrymen were wounded. Viet Cong caches containing tons of ammunition and weapons were discovered Only to 12 and 24 Miles Northwest of Sai. Gon. Elsewhere Viet Cong and North vietnamese gunners shelled Allied posts below the demilitarized zone in the Cen. Trial Highlands and in the me Kong Delta. In the air War . Navy pilots flew Over Haiphong to bomb a vital Bridge and a Power Plant for the Sec Ond Day in a Row. . B52 bombers made their deepest penetration of the me Kong Delta with a raid on suspected enemy troop concent a. Tons near can Tho 80 Miles Southwest of Saigon. . Planes flew 86 missions Over North Vietnam thursday. To the South b52 bombers flew three raids thursday night against enemy troop concent a. Tons two Miles South of the a. Rine combat base at Khe Sanh. Enemy shelling of Khe Sanh averaging 300 rounds a Day in recent weeks dropped off to Only 85 rounds thursday. The Marine base at Dong a below the Eastern sector of the Doz was among the other tar gets for enemy artillerymen. The . Command said the base took 15 rounds of 130mm artillery late thursday but there was no word of damage or casualties. City has no water problem at present the government bloc had tried to stall off the impeach ment until the supreme court returns from vacation april i. The court has before it a re quest for an injunction which claims the Assembly action is illegal. The opposition claims that the Assembly is above any court and is not answerable to the us. Preme court. It bases this on the impeachment and conviction of Arnulfo Arias when he was president in 1951. The supreme court rejected an Appeal against that impeachment and said it had no authority to Rule on Assembly decisions. The Robles government con tends however that it is no precedent since it involves an act and not a procedure. It argues that the supreme court is the sole arbiter of the constr. Tuition. By Jerry Weaver status of the City a water sup ply was explained to members of the planning commission thurs. Day night at a joint meeting of the commission and the City water Board. The meeting followed a Public hearing held by the planning commission on proposed amendments to the City a zoning Ordin ances and map contained in the comprehensive plan. The two persons attending the hearing Richard q. Devine and Mortimer Berglas were informed that the proposed changes in the plan would not affect their individual businesses. Another Public hearing on the amendments has been scheduled by common Council at its regu Lar session on March 26. Following thursday nigh it shearing members of the commission approved recommending the Amend ments to common Council for members of the commission were informed by Albert a. Sui Livan chairman of the water Board that the City has no water problem right now. He said that due to the acute reversal of Wea. Ther conditions i n the past two or three years it has been Nee Essary to install an overflow in the upper Reservoir to prevent damage by too much water. Damage could occur in the event of High winds he said. One of the primary considerations of the water Board is the construction of a third Reservoir Northeast of the upper Reservoir or. Sullivan said. The problem has been the Cost. An earthen dam would not suffice and a Concrete dam has not been economically justified he said. The two Wells recently put into operation in the filter Plant area have a Given us More Security than we be had before a the water Board chairman said. He said the Wells would a help tre. Mendon sly in the event of another drought like the one in the Early 1960�?Ts. During this time a pumping pit was instal. Led at Chenango Lake the chief source of the City s water sup. Ply for use in the event the Lake became so Low that water would not flow through the regular pipe system. There is a natural water sup ply in the Lake Hill or. Sulli Van said but he added that it was a matter of the Cost of getting it Down to the reservoirs. There was also mentioned a possibility of a water Supply from a dam in Canasa Acta Creek if and when such a Structure is constructed in the future. One facet of the water Supply picture which will sometime in the future have to be taken into consideration is the filter Plant or. Sillivan said. He described the filter Plant As being a old and the water Board chairman said his group has been advised that at such time the filter Plant is in need of major repairs it will not receive state approval. Then it would become necessary to go to a modern Plant. Thomas Natoli City Engineer said that there Are six filters in the Plant. Each year he said two filters Are taken Down and completely serviced. A so far we be not found any weak spots a he said. A in the event a new filter Plant is needed or. Sullivan said one of the most logical locations would be in the Reservoir area. He said the water department owns land there which could be used. The water Board has tried to plan its budget to coordinate with the City engineers plans to open streets or. Sullivan said. Over the years he said the Board has been Able pretty much to follow along with the engineers and common councils Street de. A elopement. Today s chuckle the most expensive thing in the world is the girl who is free for the evening
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