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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - March 19, 1968, Norwich, New York
Weather fair to partly Cloudy tonight Low temperatures in the 30s. Increasing cloudiness wednesday and continued mild High temperatures mainly in the 50s. The evening Sun Chenango county s daily newspaper Sun spots senior choir to present a a Brigadoon Page 6. Two local men among new troopers Page 5. Family life course a. Proved Page 3. Vol. 78, no. 2tuesday, March 19, 1968 Norwich . 13815 8c per copy pc pounded in Battle at Dona a today i round the state around the station a around Tow world asks soviet Aid says javits Binghamton . Apr . Sen. Jacob javits says the United states should enlist support from the soviet Union to bring about negotiations to end the Vietnam War or else a phase out of major combat activity in Vietnam and phase the vietnamese army the Republican sen. Ator whose renomination by the party a state committee next tuesday is assured told Broome county republicans monday night the present . Commitment is not winning the support of the vietnamese people. On the other hand javits said the continuing conflict is prompting a a serious sense of anxiety and foreboding in Moscow. A therefore there is not Only the desirability but the necessity of enlisting the soviet Union in a search for a negotiated Compromise settlement a he said. Sen. Jacob javits Battle May be bitter Washington apr sen. Robert f. Kennedy s Battle with Lyndon b. Johnson for the democratic presidential nomination May be More bitter and personal then Kennedy apparently intended at the outset. A the Issue is not personal a a Kennedy said in announcing his candidacy saturday. He would Campaign on the major issues America faces he said. But the chemistry of two appearances monday before shrieking University students in Kansas May have changed that. So might his reaction to reports the White House leaked stories that Kennedy had offered to stay out of the race if Johnson would appoint a High powered Vietnam commission to revise . War policy. While Kennedy feels he came out ahead in the Exchange Over the commission he uttered this phrase monday before 17,000 Kansas University students a this country needs honesty and Candor in its political life and from the president of the United indians May sue Washington apr the nation s highest court has ruled that indians have the right to file lawsuits seeking damages when they believe there has been a breach of contract on Oil and Gas leases on their lands. The supreme court upheld monday a group of commanche indians who live in Stephens county okla., in their dispute with the Skelly Oil co. The decision was by a vote of 8.0 with Justice Thurgood Marshall not taking part. Rocky a announcement expected new York apr the new York times said today that gov. Nelson a. Rockefeller will seek the Republican nomination for the presi Dent and that he will enter the Oregon primary May 28. The times gave no source for its Story. Reached in Washington the governors press Secretary Leslie Slote said a i know nothing about earlier in the Day Slote had told newsmen Here that Rockefeller would have an announcement thursday or Friday but did not say whether the governor would give the a a go signal or continue his 18-month-old refusal to seek the nomination. Gov. Rockefeller conduct probe Washington apr the House committee on in american activities is probing an organization of Federal employees who oppose the . Role in Vietnam. The employee group a Federal employees against the War a has circus. Lated a petition protesting the War. A spokesman said Mon. Day More than 900 workers have signed the petition and and. Ded the signatures Are collected during hours. A if such a thing is going on within the government itself the country should be advised of the facts a said chairman Edwin e. Willis d�?la., of the committee o n in american activities. Urge reduction in port charges Washington apr . Aid officials. In a bid to plug a Dollar Drain. Say urge 16 nations to reduce their port charges for overseas unloading of food and other Aid commodities. Rutherford m. Poats Deputy administrator of the Agency for International development told a Senate gov eminent operations subcommittee the proposed new proce. Dure would avoid a total Dollar Drain of about $17 million and result in a net saving of some $11 million. His testimony was prepared for today s subcommittee hearing. Poats a. Geared before the subcommittee just a Little Over a month of. Ter the associated press first reported that the United states had paid port charges of some $600 million to unload foreign Aid cargoes in the harbours of too nations. Rescue child san Antonio Tex. Apr Fri agents safely returned dark eyed Dana Lynn Heifer 4, to her parents late monday night about to hours after she was abducted at gunpoint by a Man who demanded $30,000 Ransom. The Fri said an agent found the firl bound and gagged in an isolate. De barn. She had apparently spent hours alone in the dark. A 56.year-old television repairman led agents to the barn about 30 Miles North of san Antonio. The Man was arrested of. Ter five times driving past a Point where authorities acting on telephoned instructions had placed the $30,000 Ransom. Bexar county authorities took custody of the Man. He was jailed after giving a statement but no charges were filed immediately. Marines capture three prisoners Saigon apr . Marines overran a rocket firing band of North vietnamese regulars monday and reported kill ing 67 of the enemy in new fighting below the Eastern end of the demilitarized zone. This brought enemy casualties around the . Marine base at Dong a to More than 900 since March i. Twelve marines were killed and 24 were wounded in the clash monday four Miles North of the big Marine Supply base. About 150 marines were mane vering to attack the enemy position when they were flailed by about 40 rounds of 140mm rocket fire. Allied artillery helicopter gunships and fighter bombers hammered the enemy lines for an hour and then the leathernecks attacked. The heavy fighting ended quickly As the enemy fled. The marines captured three prison ers. Dong a Headquarters of the 3rd Marine division and Supply depot for All Allied outposts along the Eastern half of the Doz has been under pressure from troops of North Vietnam a 324b division that slipped through the Buffer zone and past Allied outposts earlier this year. South vietnamese forces have reported killing More than 700 of the enemy in the area this month while the marines say they have killed More than 150. Below the Western end of the half in half the Chenango River one Quarter of a mile an unusual North of the arc Home Oxford presents water. Photo by Bangston picture half ice and half open budget Compromise sought Albany . Apr fiscal experts in the politically split legislature groped today for a Compromise on gov. Rockefeller a proposed $5.5 billion budget. With Only six Days left in the current financial year the dem. Socratic ruled Assembly and the Republican controlled Senate sought agreement on economies in the Republican governors taxing and spending plan. The chairmen of the Senate and Assembly financial commit tees were striving for an agreement by wednesday. With that in mind administration sources reported Rockefeller has invited Assembly speaker Anthony j. Travia and Senate majority Leader Earl w. Brydges to Confer on the budget wednesday. While the Assembly ways and Means committee and the Senate finance committee Grap pled with the budget monday the two houses waded through thick calendars but passed no major legislation. Meanwhile in off the floor activity there were these other developments medicaid a Senate republicans introduced legislation de. Signed to bring part of the re cent drastic $300 million cutback in the state medical As. Distance plan into line with fed. Eral requirements. Specifically the republicans proposed to eliminate the so called co insurance provision under which medicaid recipe. Ends would be required to pay 20 per cent of their medical Bills. This would Chip away an estimated $3.5 a million of the $300 million reduction effected by recently signed medicaid leg. Isolation. The reason for the new medic Aid move in Albany was Washington a reminder that the Cut. Back Bills conflicted with Federal stipulations that co insurance provisions apply to the the Blind and the aged As Well As other recipients. New Yorkus legislation exempts persons in those two categories. Narcotics a sen. John h. Hughes a Syracuse chairman of the Legislatures committee on crime reinforced his Call for a $25.9-million slash in the Section of Rockefeller a proposed budget that deals with the financing of the states Campaign to curb drug addiction. Hughes said the legislature should demand a a a freeze at 4,-000 of the number of addicts treated under the new program. He complained that the estimate. De Cost of $8,400 a year for treatment of each addict drawn into the program was too High for what he termed a an experimental in their agonies Over an elec Tion year budget legislators Are striving to Cut As much As possible the $494 million in tax in. Creases that Rockefeller has re Quested to help balance his spending plan. The chief target appears to be Rockefeller a proposal for a 20 per cent increase in personal in come taxes. Also under scrutiny Are the governors proposal to raise the tax on motor fuel by a cent a gallon and the liquor tax by to cents a fifth. His plan to impose higher levies on business appears to be headed for acceptance without legislative revision. School age requirement is Issue Albany . Apr the Senate must now decide whether to act on a Bill passed by the Assembly monday that would require the states children to enter first Grade at age six. Present Law requires children to begin first Grade by age seven but their parents have the option of enrolling them at age six. Most do so. The measure would take effect at the beginning of the school year in september if approved by the Senate and gov. Rockefeller. Two Bills sponsored by atty. Gen. Louis j. Lefkowitz aimed at protecting the consumer also gained approval. Persons who receive unsolicited merchandise would have the right to keep such items without paying for them under a measure passed by the Senate. It was sent along to the Assembly. The Assembly meanwhile passed and sent to the Senate a Bill that would give Consumers the right to return merchandise bought from door to door salesmen within three Days of Purchase. The Bill is designed to protect those who buy from High pressure salesmen and then discover they can to afford the item or done to want it. California Georgia and Connecticut have similar Laws. In other action a the Assembly passed a measure that would add radio and television news workers to those exempted from jury duty. Current Law includes Only newsmen who work for newspapers. A imitation milk products would be brought under the jurisdiction of the commissioner of agriculture and markets in a Bill that gained final legislative passage in the Assembly. The measure goes to gov. Rockefeller. A the Senate gave final legislative approval to a measure making smallpox and measles immunizations mandatory for All state children before entering school. Present state Law requires Only polio immunizations for pre school children on a statewide basis and smallpox vacillation for children in cities with populations of 50,000 or More. Copper negotiations hit another Snag Washington apr negotiations Between 26 striking unions and 3 big Copper firms have hit new snags in White House sponsored talks while a fourth firm awaited the outcome of Union ratification meetings on a contract agreement. Strikers in Arizona and Texas were voting on a 40-month con tract with Phelps Dodge corp. That would provide $1.13 per hour in increased wages and fringe benefits. Several endorsements by locals and no rejections were reported by Early today. Workers at Phelps Dodge Copper products corp. In Yonkers ., have already approved a separate contract providing a package of 75 cents per hour Over 36 months. April draft quota is High by Casey Jones local selective service Board 53 has been issued a draft quota for april which is the highest for any month in several years and probably the highest since the korean conflict. The state Board has requested 26 Chenango county men for induction next month three More than the previous High in january of this year. Only 23 will be inducted however according to local Board officials because there Are Only that Many available to answer the Call. It will be the first time in several years there Hasni to been enough to fill the quota authorities said. The local Board originally sub muted a report to state officials stating there were 29 available persons but since that time six have been lost to reclassification or enlistment. To be eligible for Indue Tion draftees must have had their physical examinations and paperwork completed. It will also be the first time since november 1966 that men married before aug. 26, 1965 will be called. That was the of. Festive Date of a Federal Bill ending exemptions for married men. Although these men have been classified As i a available for military service since that Date they Are not regularly called. The oldest inductee among the 23 will be 25 years old and the youngest will be 191/2. About Doz North vietnamese gun ners hurled 125 rocket mortar and artillery shells into the much scarred Marine combat base at Khe Sanh monday. A. . Military spokesman said casualties As usual were Light among the bases 7,000 defenders. . B52 bombers kept up their daily raids on the North vietnamese troops encircling Khe Sanh. The big bombers flying four missions monday afternoon and this morning also hit enemy troop positions 16 Miles North of ban me Thuot in the Central Highlands. The Allied commands reported two other ground actions monday in which 56 of the enemy were killed. Troops of the . Lith Light infantry brigade killed la guerrillas along the coast 310 Miles Northeast of Saigon while suffering no casualties. South vietnamese infantrymen reported killing 45 enemy soldiers in a Battle 35 Miles Southwest of Saigon and said their own casualties were Light. In operation Quyet thang the biggest Allied offensive of the War government troops sweeping five Miles North of Saigon Stan son Nhut air base found a Cache containing 80 122mm rockets 1,200 mortar rounds 138 warheads for Bazooka Type rockets,30 recoilless Rifle shells and half a ton of int. Gold crisis speeds new negotiations Washington apr the lash of the Gold crisis has driven the White House and Congress into a new round of negotiations that could produce deep spending cuts and an income tax increase. Nobody was talking much but there is reason to think that a serious Effort is under Way to break the Long deadlock on the Issue of How big a spending Cut president Johnson would have to accept to get his proposed to per cent income tax surcharge a or some variation of it. The combined spending Cut tax hike will be expected to shrink the prospective $20 billion red Ink figure in the nations accounts. Such a reduction would be counted on to strengthen Confidence in the Dollar and therefore bolster the emergency measures agreed on last weekend to Check speculation in Gold and maintain the present system of Exchange Between major Western currencies. Following those weekend measures the Gold crisis was ebbing around the world. The Dollar strengthened and Gold prices sagged in Europe a markets monday in overnight response to the seven Power agreement halting government sales to speculators and All other private buyers. In Paris scene of frenzied speculative attacks on the Dollar last week the Gold Price Slid to $40.10 an ounce after reaching $44.36 Friday. In Zurich and Frankfurt Gold went for $38 to $41 an ounce in quiet trading. The opening offer of an Economy drive came from president Johnson a Side to Cut the budget by about $9 billion in appropriations which translates into about $4 billion in actual spending cuts during the year beginning july i. Johnson followed the offer up by calling in a Minneapolis speech for National austerity to win the Vietnam War and solve problems at Home. Chairman Wilbur d. Mills d-ark., of the House ways and Means committee the most powerful congressional holdout against a tax hike expressed cautious interest. A that word austerity pleases me a he told reporters. But he added he had not been consulted on the $9 billion Cut program. He would not say what he thought the spending Cut figure should total but presumably it would be higher than Johnson a. Information beats bombers defectors say to married men Are on the draft list. The april quota raises the num. Ber for this year to 68, just 22 Short of the entire number drafted in 1967. There were 23 inducted in january two in february and 17 in March. Although actual records Only extend Back to 1965, one longtime Board member said he believed the quotas Are becoming the highest since the korean War. The increase is also reflected in the statewide induction quota for april which is 2,278 men excluding new York City. State officials attribute the increase in draft quotas to having to replace men who have left the service and increased troop commitments in Vietnam. Saigon apr six North vietnamese defectors said today that Hanoi a intelligence sources provide As much As 24 hours Advance notice and the approximate location of . B52 bomb ing raids in South Vietnam. A preposterous a said a senior . Officer on Gen. William c. Westmoreland a staff. A the thing that disproves this statement is that Many of the missions Arentt even planned 24 hours in Advance a the officer said. The information has enabled North vietnamese and Viet Cong forces to dig in and pro. Text themselves from the huge bomb loads dropped by the High Altitude bombers the defectors said. Nguyen Cong tan a political officer who defected last sum. Mer told newsmen at a Saigon news conference a the North vietnamese army knows 24 hours in Advance about the b52 bombing from agents in Many foreign countries. He said he did not know specifically How Hanoi gets the notice. La Thanh Dong 33, a first lieutenant who defected near Khe Sanh last month said a through foreign agents and the Central Security service in Hanoi we know each b52 strike 24 hours before they take off and the tentative coordinates locating the attack on the map. The b52s Fly to targets in Vietnam mainly from Guam and Thailand. It is possible . Officials admit for russian trawl ers to pass on information about the planes taking off from Guam and for agents in thai land to do likewise. But this would give a few hours warning at most. Earlier warning would mean that the communists Are intercepting coded . Military messages or that they have other Access to Advance information on the b52 raids. It. Dong said every time North vietnamese troops in his area were warned a b52 raid was on the Way they hid in trenches. A maybe nothing would happen a he said a but about 50 per cent of the time the b52s did Luong Dinh do one of the defectors said he had seen a b52 strike wipe out one Quarter of his battalion. Today s chuckle in Many an argument is sound and Only sound
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