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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - March 20, 1968, Norwich, New York
Weather Chance of a few showers this afternoon tonight. Rain or showers thursday turning cooler in the afternoon. Low temperatures tonight 45 to 50 highs on thursday in the 50s the evening Sun Chenango county s daily newspaper Sun spots new school and swimming Pool approved by be c s voters Page 3 county choir and orchestra festival is saturday Page 3 Village election Roundup Page 9 vol. 78, no. 3wednesday, March 20, 1968 Norwich . 13815 8� per copy pc fade into Jungle hideaways today 4 round the state around the nation around the world who a calling the shots Washington Cap a a Elf Martin Luther King is calling the shots around Here Quot growled the con. Gressman a we might As Well pack up and go Home Quot but whether the congressman likes it or not King is exerting a Strong albeit indirect influence on the plans of House Lead ers to vote on the civil rights Bill with its controversial pro. Vision. King is scheduled to Lead on a poor people s March Quot on Washington starting april 22. The House leaders want the Bill passed and at the White House by then. They Are convinced that the House resentful at anything it regards As an attempt to pres sure it into acting would kill the Bill if called on to vote during Kings demonstrations. Martin Luther King shrug off charge Albany . Apr Republican legislative leaders shrugged off As virtually baseless today a democratic charge that the recent drastic cutback in the state medicaid program could Cost new York As much As $200 million in Federal Aid. The gop leaders conceded however that the legislature might have to make a minor adjustment in the $300 million medicaid reduction to make the state program conform with Federal standards. But this possible change said sen. Norman f. Lent chairman of the Senate health commit tee would Cost the state no More than $3.5 million. Lent and Senate majority Leader Earl w. Brydges took that View in reacting to charges by democrats that the reduction would result in a possible loss of the Federal contribution to new Yorkus medicaid program. Harness horsemen disturbed Albany . Apr gov. Rockefeller a financial sex. Perts were faced today with the problem of satisfying the states harness horsemen who believe they were left at the Gate by a Bill passed in the Senate tuesday. Under the Bill the states tax on the Pari Mutual handle at thoroughbred and harness tracks would be raised from 15 to 16 per cent. In return $3.5 million would go to thoroughbred tracks with the specs. Fiction that the Money be used to increase purses. Also $3.3 million would be Given to harness tracks to be used As the tracks see fit. Owners and Drivers of harness horses upset by the failure of the Senate to insure larger purses at their tracks informed the governor s office that unless the legislation were revised to meet their demands they would strike every harness track in the state. Will Back Kennedy if Washington apr sen. Eugene j. Mccarthy says h e would Back sen. Robert f. Kennedy for the democratic presidential nomination if he became convinced he can twin it himself. But Mccarthy insisted tues Day there Are no arrangements no conspiracy Between Kennedy and himself. And con. Tinted to toss Sharp barbs at Kennedy a sudden entry into the presidential race. The comments came during a question. A and answer session at Howard University. Sen. Mccarthy Calls for support Washington apr president Johnson has evoked Franklin d. Roosevelt s pre world War ii Call for containment of aggression in a new plea for Home front support of his Vietnam policies. Johnson said tuesday that presi Dent Roosevelt urged the nations of the world in 1937 to a quarantine the aggressor Quot but it took world War ii to make men understand the message. Quot let this generation learn from the mistakes of the past Quot said Johnson. A let us recognize that there is no resigning from world response vilify. There is no easy Road to Freedom and he Drew cheers and prolonged applause a along with shouted pledges of support a from representatives of no government groups attending a foreign policy seminar at the state department. President signs Bill Washington apr president Johnson has signed a Bill removing the 25 per cent Gold cover from the nation s paper currency thus releasing about $10.7 billion in Gold to Back the Dollar in foreign Exchange. For 55 years the Treasury had been required to Back each Dollar with 25 cents in Gold. The White House said tuesday Johnson signed the measure monday night. Congressional enactment of the measure urged by the president came amid frenzied overseas speculation in Gold which drained the . Supply of All but $11.2 billion Worth about $500 million More than the cover requirement. When the British Pound was devalued last november the . Gold Stock was $13.36 billion. Scandal develops Prague apr a czechoslovak staff officer said today that Gen. Jan Sejna who fled to the United states last month possessed extensive knowledge of military in. Sta lations in Czechoslovakia. He challenged the defense minister to Tell the nation about it. This first admission of military repercussions of the Sejna scandal came from Reserve col. Lubos Kohout As the army s chief political officer was in Moscow for talks with top soviet military leaders. March still is Dang Erous new York apr Spring arrives today bringing with it a Promise of Sunshine gentle breezes and blossoms followed by a gradual increase in Small boys climbing Trees. However Henry Van Dyke an american Clergyman author and teacher warned Many years ago a the first Day of Spring is one thing and the first Spring Day is another. The difference Between them is sometimes As great As a to which or. J. Murray Mitchell adds an amen. He is a climate change expert for the . Weather Bureau in Washington. And he says March still is a dangerous month. He fore sees hard freezes at least on the East coast. And one More substantial snowstorm Surprise him. But the swallows Are Back at Capistrano and astronomically the Winter is Over a Winter of varying discontent. At the Capistrano Mission in California a spokesman said tuesday the swallows a returned on time As they have every Day for 171 years except one time 1935, when they were three Days the snows of Winter Are All but gone. They were unusually heavy for example in Southeastern North Carolina where residents Are not accustomed to such amounts. State weather re searcher Albert Hardy said a but they enjoyed it. It made them but it did no to make the Gulf coast of Texas Happy to behold during the Winter a rare fall of Snow and sleet. Nor was there exultation in Indianapolis ind., where 32 inches of Snow set a modern Winter record. However Iowa had the second lightest snowfall on record. Chi. Cago had Only 27.3 inches of Snow and first Deputy police commissioner James Mcdonough with 30,000 tons of Salt for streets left Over said a we loved this withdrawals explain spotty Contact with Allied forces Sun staff photo Spring is Here at last eight year old Michael Manwarren swings into the first Day of Spring during recess at Gibson elementary school Norwich. The second grader is a son of or. And mrs. Russell Manwarren of South Plymouth. Rocky rules out Nebraska contest against Nixon Saigon apr some 13,000 hard Core Viet Cong have faded into their Jungle hideaways near the cambodian Border easing the threat of a second invasion of Saigon senior american officials said today. The five Viet Cong regiments bloodied in the communist la. Nar new year offensive that turned Saigon into a Battlefield slipped into War zones c and d to escape the biggest Allied offensive of the War launched to Days ago the officials said. A . Spokesman said the Viet Cong withdrawal explains the spotty Contact which the Force of 50,000 . And South vietnamese troops have made in operation Quyet Thanga resolve to win now under Way in five provinces North West and South of Saigon. Although the danger of Aneth. Or major infiltration invasion of Saigon has presumably lessened it has not passed . Officials said because the enemy regiments Are still 30 to 50 Miles North and Northwest of the City. The Allied sweep Force reported Only one ground action tuesday about 400 South Viet namese rangers routed a band of guerrillas camped five Miles South of the capital and said they killed 21 in running five hour Battle. In the to Days that operation Quyet thang has been under Way the american and Viet namese troops have reported killing 903 of the enemy in sporadic fighting and detaining 204 suspects. The allies Are believed to have encountered local Force guerrilla units or rear guard elements of the main enemy Force that fled from the action. The allies say their casualties so far Are 34 americans and 46 South vietnamese killed and 308 americans and 139 South Viet namese wounded. In the Mekong Delta 80 Miles Southwest of Saigon enemy gunners shot Down a . Army helicopter tuesday morning but the crewmen were not wounded the . Command reported. Viet Cong terrorists mean while renewed their attacks in Saigon and killed four civilians in Cho Ion the City a chinese Section in the last two nights. A policeman also was killed and a civilian wounded in an attack on a police station monday night. Along the Northern Frontier North vietnamese gunners fired 125 shells at the Khe san com. Bat base in the West and 46 rocket and artillery rounds at the . Marine Supply base at Dong a in the East. . Spokesmen said casualties and damage were Light. . B52 bombers struck four times tuesday night and today at enemy positions around Khe Sanh aiming in one raid at ene. My construction seven Miles Southwest of the . Marine fortress. . Spokesmen did not specify the Type of construction but it was believed to include fortifications and alternate roads near the Lang Vei special forces Camp which North vietnamese troops captured feb. 7. In three other strikes the eight engine b52s attacked suspected troop concentrations and infiltration routes North of Peel Kun in the Central Highlands and 34 Miles Northwest of Saigon. Soviet naval buildup no cause for worry says nato officials Brussels apr High ranking military officers of the North Atlantic Alliance see no need to do anything now about the soviet naval buildup in the Mediterranean. Quot their strength is still far below the . 6th Fleet Quot one officer said Quot of it started to come close we would have to build up these officers consider the effect of the soviet warships largely psychological a Way to boost the morale of the Arab countries which the soviet Union backs against Israel. They also Post out that the comparatively untried soviet Fleet is also gaining operational experience in the special conditions of the Mediterranean a Long body of water comparatively narrow at various Points with Good sailing conditions All year round. The Allied officers Are impressed with the feat of the egyptians in sinking the israeli destroyer Elath with a soviet styx missile. They note with concern that the russians have delivered similar missiles to other Arab countries. Another worry is that the algerian government will allow the soviet Fleet to use the big modern naval base at Mersel Kebir which France recently gave up. The soviets Are already using Alexandria in Egypt and modern techniques of supplying ships at sea make naval bases less important than they once Washington apr new York gov. Nelson a. Rockefeller on the verge of announcing whether hell Challenge Richard m. Nixon in Oregon has a1-ready ruled out a Nebraska contest against the former vice president. Quot this is Nixon country Quot Rockefeller said of the Nebraska primary. He said tuesday he Campaign against Nixon in Nebraska s May 14 balloting even if his name goes on the ballot and indicated head sidestep All primaries except Oregon a May 28 if he becomes a candidate. Rockefeller has until Friday to announce whether hell enter the Oregon primary As an Active Republican presidential contender. Published reports say hell enter and will make the announcement thursday. But the governor asked after a meeting with gop senators if there were any doubts about his running said there were. In other political developments a sen. Eugene j. Mccarthy said he d Back sen. Robert f. Kennedy for the democratic presidential nomination if he be came convinced he could not win it himself and the Only a1, ter native was president Johnson. But Mccarthy said in a ques Tion and answer session at Washington s Howard universe to there Are no Quot arrangements Quot or Quot conspiracy Quot Between Ken Nedy and himself and continued to chide Kennedy for enter ing the race. A Nixon said in eau Claire wis., that the United states a cannot continue to carry the major Burden of maintaining Freedom around the world Quot and called for Quot new he said the Vietnam War must be ended on a basis that will discourage communist aggression. A California gov. Ronald Rea. Gan denied a report he d made a Deal to become Rockefeller s vice presidential running mate. Quot no deals Quot Reagan said. A i still stand on my position i m not a democratic senators seeking re election privately expressed fears Kennedy sentry in the race increased chances of a party split that could not be healed and would endanger their chances. Rockefeller met with some 17 of the 36 Republican senators to outline his views tuesday and he told a news conference later he would offer no superficial remedy to the Vietnam War Issue. Quot i Don t see How an intelligent candidate could come up with an oversimplification Quot he said. Quot i think the american people Are giving prayerful support to the president hoping he will find the right solution Between now and january. Quot after january Quot he added Quot the next president might have greater options in finding a but the Washington Post said Rockefeller has radically revised his Vietnam position since four years ago when he said Quot winning the fight for Freedom in Vietnam is essential to the survival of All of he has told friends privately the newspaper said that the War itself May be irreconcilable but a solution May be possible housing authority selects Developer the Norwich housing authority has selected the Ryan and Mccaffrey corp. Of Whitesboro As the a turnkey Quot Developer for approximately 50 housing units for the elderly. . Vice chairman Richard Stott said that the site of the development has not yet been selected but a we Hope to be under construction in 1968.&Quot under the a turnkey Quot plan or. Stott said the Developer will not Only build the Structure but handle land acquisition any necessary demolition of buildings finances etc., and turn the key to the Complete project Over to the . A. The housing authority will oversee expenditures Choice of building design and selection of unit types the vice chairman said. I be architectural firm of Jon a and Montany of Utica has been selected by the Developer to Aid in the design or. Stott said. Two other developers submitted proposals or. Stott said. Uliey were . Builders inc., of Freeport . And Tuscarora building products inc., of Syracuse. Legislators Hope to lower surcharge Albany . Apr the Legislatures leaders Are struggling to trim enough from gov. Rockefeller a budget so that the 20 per cent income a tax surcharge he seeks can be Cut to 15 per cent a or As Low Asio per cent. They also would like to deny his request for a 10-cents-a.fifth increase in the liquor tax. But the Prospect of doing both seems poor. They have virtually abandoned earlier Hopes of eliminating the cent a gallon boost in the gasoline tax that Rockefeller is recommending. At the same time they have decided to accept a without change a his proposals for major increases in the taxes on business. This was the Outlook today As legislative leaders and their fiscal aides pressed efforts to Hammer out a budget Cut agree ment mutually acceptable to the democratic a controlled Assem Bly and Republican ruled Senate. Their objective in this election year is to make Points with the voters by slicing enough from the $5.5-billion spending plan to Cut Back the $494 million package of tax increases that Rockefeller requested to help finance it. The quest for budget economies began in mid january As soon As he presented his budget and now is entering the showdown stage. Legislative leaders would like to Complete an agreement by the end of this week so that the revised budget can be brought to a vote and passed next week a in time for the april i Start of the states new fiscal year. Their plan was to present their tentative findings to Rockefeller and seek his reactions at closed conferences today. Rockefeller sent word that he would not object to deep budget cuts provided Quot essential state services and programs Quot were not impaired. Quot the trouble is Quot said one legislative fiscal expert Quot that his people think everything is eliminating the proposed liquor a tax increase would require further economies of $15 million. The gasoline tax increase has a $21-million Price tag while the As in the past the legislative various business tax boosts Are leaders and their aides refuse to valued at $182 million. Identify areas of the budget they have earmarked for surgery until final decisions have been made. They Are less reticent however in discussing the Revenue situation. Substantial economies would have to be made they agree to Cut Back the income tax surcharge. Since the proposal is expected to yield $270 million in the next fiscal year a budget slash of $135 million would be needed to drop the Levy to per cent. Most sources say this seems out of reach. They believe that lowering the surcharge to 15 per cent a requiring a budget Cut of $67,5 million a would be More feasible the remaining measure in Rockefeller a tax package a $6-million increase in the states take from Pari a Mutual horse racing was approved unanimously by the Senate tuesday and sent to the Assembly. On the spending Side of the budget sources said the leaders have agreed to allow the $60 million boost in state Aid to the Public schools that Rockefeller proposed. They also were said to be in-10 dined to go along with the to per cent pay raise for state employees that Rockefeller negotiated with the civil service employees association. The pay package which includes fringe benefits is expected to Cost $100 million in the new fiscal year. Were. But Mersel Kebir could be valuable to the soviets As a repair Yard and leave Center near the Western Entrance to the Mediterranean. Quot even the soviets can t keep their men at sea indefinitely Quot one officer pointed out. . Officials estimate that the soviets now keep about 35 ships in the Mediterranean though at times there have been As Many As 46. A year ago there were rarely More than a dozen. The . 6th Fleet has about 60 units including two big aircraft carriers that the soviets cannot match. It is under the command of Gen. Lyman Lem Nitzer commander of . Forces in Europe and also the supreme Allied commander. His Headquarters has been near the South belgian Village of Cas teau since president Charles de Gaulle expelled the nato commands from France last year. Workers return to jobs Washington apr workers began returning to their jobs at one of the nation s four giant Copper companies after approving a contract that broke the deadlock in the ninth month of the longest Copper strike in history. But while the 6,500 Phelps Dodge corp. Employees went Back to work in four states some 40,000 strikers remained out at three other big firms As White House ordered negotiations continued today. The Al Cio United steelworkers biggest of 26 striking unions said the Phelps Dodge contract provided Quot the fattest package of wage and fringe area gains Ever won from one of the Industry s a big four Quot and predicted it would increase the pressure for settlements with the other three companies. Sources in the negotiations which president Johnson called to the White House 17 Days ago reported major Progress in negotiations involving Kennicott Copper corp., Anaconda co. And american smelting and co. However government officials participating in the talks said it would still take some time to Complete agreements covering the widely scattered operations of the three Compa. Nies in 22 states. The Phelps Dodge agreement was in two separate contracts. One provides a reported $1.13 per hour in increased wages and fringe benefits for about 5,600 mining smelting and refining workers in Arizona and Texas. The other provides a 36-month package of 75 cents for More than 800 wire and Cable fabricating employees at plants in Yonkers ., and Fordyce Ark. A the unions original deman4s for simultaneous contract exp ration dates and similar eco nomic increases for All workers in each company was a major Factor in stretching the strike out so Long. 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