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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - March 26, 1968, Norwich, New York
Weather variable cloudiness not so cold tonight Low temperatures in upper 30s to Low 40s. Generally Lair quite mild wednesday High temperatures in upper 50s and Low 60s. The evening Sun Chenango county s daily newspaper vol. 78, no. 7 tuesday March 26, 1968 Norwich . 8c per copy Sun spots Ozan Marsh to give concert thursday night Page 5 leads announced for Nuhs choirs presentation of a a Brigadoon Page 3 Norwich Man killed in Accident near Sherburne Page 3heavy fighting triggered by pc today. 4 round the state around the nation around Tow world president Johnson lbs wins labor support Washington a president Johnson has won promises of solid labor support for his re election and left Little doubt he intends to seek another term. A we do intend to stand Here As Long As we can stand Here a he said monday night a and fight for what is right a Johnson dropped the hint on his political plans during an unannounced visit to the second annual farm policy and Rural life conference in a speech filled with Homespun humor. He told the Farmers they had mastered the hardest skill of All a you know How to make Hay in the promises of labor support came earlier at a legislative conference of several thousand Al Cio building and construction trades delegates. Al Cio president George Meany said the 14-million member labor federation will support Johnson for re election despite his Vietnam War policy critics. A i done to think we re going to turn our Back on a Friend a Meany said. A labor will discharge its new Jersey stages comeback Philadelphia a the battleship new Jersey sailed into the Delaware River at Dawn today in the second stage of a comeback that will eventually take it to duty off Vietnam. Six tugboats eased the 45,000 ton battleship into the River and led it downstream toward the Atlantic where it will proceed under its own steam for three Days of sea trials. The Battle Wagon nearly As Long As three football Fields has been in the Mothball Fleet for More than to years. After the trials the new Jersey will steam Back to Philadelphia where she will be recommissioned april 6. Then the battleship will put out to sea again to test fire her nine 16 Inch guns. The new Jersey will proceed to the Gulf of Tonkin probably in Early fall where she will go on station to hurl 27,000 Pound projectiles at North Vietnam a coastal cities and defences. Strike threatens phone Industry Washington a the Telephone Industry faces a threatened strike april 12 that could make it difficult for would be customers to get new phones installed in 48 of the 50 states Joseph a. Bierne president of the Al Cio communications workers of America said the Impact on the average Telephone user would not be much. Telephone service is highly automated. All states would be affected except Alaska and Hawaii. Bierne told a news conference monday that before april 12, when about 165,000 Cwa members will have reached a contract deadline a we will do everything possible to reach an agreement with management. But he added a it is my candid opinion that at 3 . On april 12 we will have a strike in the a favorite son 1 hat fashioned Albany . Apr the Republican state committee fitted out today a a la verite Sony hat Rockefeller sized for presentation wednesday to the new York governor who will Lead his states delegation to the gop presidential nominating convention in August. It was understood that the state committee would go on record at a meeting wednesday in favor of designating Rockefeller As new Yorkus a favorite Sony candidate for the party Stop nomination. It was further understood that the Man Euver does not mean that Rocke Feller will be pursuing the nomination actively. He disclaimed any interest in seeking the nomination last thursday. On the other hand the move which has his consent will be aimed at keeping the states 92-vote delegation United behind him at the convention to be held in Miami. Gop is under pressure Albany . Apr the Senate a Republican majority was under heavy pressure today to approve a largely demo cratic plan to slash about $130 million from gov. Rocke. Fellers budget and Cut Back his proposed 20 per cent income tax increases to to per cent. The pressure was applied not Only by gop Senate leaders but also by the Legislatures ranking Democrat Assembly speaker Anthony j. Travia. Noting that the legislature was inching toward an april i deadline the Start of the states new fiscal year without having decided what to do about Rockefeller a $5.5�?billion spending plan Travia said. A any failure of the legislature t o pass the budget this week is wholly the responsibility of the Senate Republican majority. One can Only Hope this majority will be Able to come to a decision before the new fiscal year Powell ordered to show cause new York apr Adam Clayton Powell has been ordered to show cause Why his parole should not be revoked pending an Appeal of his contempt conviction. The court action today is one of three related hearings scheduled but Powell who dropped from Public sight monday after his weekend return to Harlem is not required to appear personally for any of them. Powell a whereabouts were not known but he was reported to have gone Back to his Island Retreat in Bimini the Bahamas where he has lived most of the last year since his expulsion from Congress. The hearing on revoking parole was ordered by state supreme court Justice Joseph a. Sarafite upon the application of an attorney for mrs. Esther James a Harlem widow who won a defamation suit against Powell. Raymond Rubin the attorney alleged that the Justice who granted the parole was unaware that a puerto rican court had issued an arrest order against Powell wednesday for violating parole there. Rockefeller allies push enemy Back restore lines Saigon apr nearly 1,000 North vietnamese troops armed with flame throwers and rocket propelled grenades at tacked an american artillery base in the Central Highlands of South Vietnam today. The attack touched off the heaviest fighting on that critical front in four months. The . Military command said 121 enemy soldiers had been killed so far in the Battle. . Casualties were not immediately disclosed. Near Saigon Allied forces pushed through Rice paddies and hedgerows pursuing a battered Viet Cong Force that broke off a Sharp 24-hour Battle shortly before Dawn. The Viet Cong death toll was put at 284. The . Command said to . Soldiers were killed and 71 wounded in the fighting. South vietnamese casualties were described As Light. The attack in the Central Highlands was launched under the cover of darkness by two or three North vietnamese Batta Lions against an artillery support base of the . 4th infantry division 19 Miles West of Korntum City. Headquarters Aid the North vietnamese troops operating Only 20 Miles from their cambodian Border Sanctuary stormed the 500 american defenders and drove through a portion of the perimeter. Four hours later Headquarters said . Infantrymen had pushed the enemy troops Back and restored their defense line. The North vietnamese began withdrawing toward Cambodia As Dawn broke and american reinforcements poured in. Air cavalrymen made a helicopter assault into the Battle zone in an attempt to lock the enemy a withdrawal. Tactical fighter bombers and 155mm howitzers pounded the North vietnamese. It was the heaviest fighting in the Central Highlands since last november sol Day Battle for Dak to 25 Miles North of Korntum. Korntum City was hard hit by enemy troops during the Viet Cong lunar offensive Jan. 30. . 4th division infantrymen went into the City to Clear it out. According to intelligence reports four North vietnamese regiments about 12,000 troops threaten the Korntum City Dak to area. Unity is moving ahead rapidly Dayton Ohio a Church leaders see signs that Unity among protestants is moving a head of formal Church authorization for it. While we re talking about it its happening a one theologian remarked. The Point was brought out repeatedly As the consultation on Church Union today sought to map procedures for merging to american protestant denominations with a total of 25.5 million members into a single Church. Declaring that time has run out for Long term gradual Steps in the face of the Swift changes the Rev. Or. George Johnston Dean of United theological College Montreal told the meeting a the time for Union was the Day before severe test ahead Kennedy image of Victory May face its severest test in confrontation with lbs. Bob who successfully managed his late brother a Campaign realizes his political future is on the line with his try for the democratic presi. Dental nomination. It it a a a a exhausted gis of the first cavalry division rest on Steps of a battered building near Hue South Wietman. Oppose Chance Iii strategy Washington apr both the retiring army chief of staff and the new Marine commandant say they oppose any change of . Strategy which would leave South i etmans a Countryside to the Viet Cong. These views have emerged at a time of rising speculation that Gen. William c. Westmoreland a impending removal As commander in Wietman Means a Basic switch in military policy is being considered. Generally the speculation has been that the United states might Benefit by abandoning Westmoreland s a search and destroy operations or giving up such Remote outposts As Khe Sanh. Gen. Harold k. Johnson whom Westmoreland will replace As army chief of staff by july 2, said a . Fallback to defense of Only select High population areas would give the Viet Cong a a License to Hunt when and where they Marine Gen. Leonard f. Chapman said a i certainly would not favor what is called the enclave strategy. I think that is tantamount to certain de Johnson commented in the april Issue of army digest mag Azine Chapman in an associated press interview. Johnson discussing War Strat egy said . Efforts must con. Tine to Center on driving the enemy a larger military formations away from South Viet names population a any change in emphasis away from search and destroy operations would free the ene my to operate with relative in. Unity around and Between the peripheries of our enclaves a Volpe Tours flood areas Lee mass. Apr gov. John a. Volpe planned a tour of flood ravaged Lee today As probes began into the cause of an earthen dam collapse which sent a 10-foot Wall of water churning through the town. The Flash flood drowned two persons and caused an estimated $15 million in property dam age. The governor monday asked the Samm business administration to declare the Berkshire county Community a disaster area so its residents could qualify for Low Cost Loans to help them rebuild their Homes and businesses. Lee about 12 Miles from the new York state line has a population of 6,000. It is located beside the Massachusetts turn Ike which connects Boston with the new York state thru a. A wave of water 10-foot High and 150 Yards wide roared into East Lee Brook on sunday through a 40-foot Hole in the earthen dam at Lake Lee filled by two Days of heavy rain last week. The normally Placid Trout Stream became a torrent of surging water that Tore at least six Homes from their foundations flooded dozens More tossed automobiles into Trees and smashed business establish ends near its Banks. Last april 26 the dam passed an inspection by the Berkshire county commissioners. After the initial surge of water passed Rescue workers found the body of Edward Gage 61. Who died almost instantly when the flood Waters swept him from his porch As the House was carried More than 1,000 feet across a Highway. A neighbor mrs. Olive Cordi Nier 60, who lives on a slope near East Lee Brook was re sorted missing a few hours after the Flash flood. Her body was found monday in a pile of debris near the East Lee inn about 300 Yards downstream from her wrecked Home. It. Gov. Francis Sargent toured the town for three hours monday and said a state probe into the dam collapse would begin quickly. He declined to comment on responsibility in the collapse. The county commissioners and the water resources division of the state department of natural resources planned their own investigations. At the machine co. Plant about two Miles from the dam three feet of mud Cov ered expensive machinery tools and material including a Mil Ion machine valued at $1 million. James c. Hart president of the firm estimated the Plant would be closed for three months. He said he would try to retain most of the plants 250 employees during the repair period. None of his $10 million Worth of insurance covered flood damage. A fall this loss is mine a he said. In other parts of new eng land Rivers and streams approaching flood Levels by he torrential Rains were reported receding. No further damage was expected unless More Rains came. Meanwhile a search resumes today for a 2v2-year old girl re ported missing monday in the qua Boag River at Palmer mass. The army general asserted. A in Short a he said a a withdrawal to an enclave strategy would simply give enemy main Force units a License to Hunt when and where they some civilian leaders Are portrayed As believing the United states would suffer fewer casualties by conducting fewer Countryside search patrols or by avoiding Static defensive positions in Border areas where ene. My forces Are close to Supply caches. But military officers argue that giving up search and destroy tactics would surrender to the enemy the initiative As Well As vast areas of South Viet namese territory without a Battle. It is generally assumed that the administrations current evaluation of Vietnam policy includes a new look at military strategy and the manpower required to execute it. In announcing Westmore lands scheduled Pentagon assignment president Johnson said strategy As such Wasny to involved in the change of com. Rand. But As one senior officer in the Pentagon observed the next Vietnam commanders plans will to some extent be directly contingent on tile amount of new troops the president authorizes for the War Effort. The appraisal of the War and possible future military needs has been under Way for almost two months following the Mas. Sive enemy tet offensive against South vietnamese cities. Letters from Quot Pueblo Quot Crew members termed Quot propaganda Washington apr the state department has described As probable propaganda North koreans distribution of letters from captive Crew members of the Pueblo three of which were sent to Michigan gov. George Romney. State department press officer Robert j. Mccloskey said monday delivery of the letters to the families of Crew members a with the consent of North korean authorities has propaganda North Korea has demanded a . Apology for allegedly sending the Pueblo into its Waters on spying Mission. The Intelli ence gathering ship with 83 France Calls for International conference Brussels apr with three Days until the Stockholm conference that seeks final a. Cord on a paper Gold As inter National credit France called today for a conference to create a monetary system ruled by real Gold. A France however was completely isolated a dutch finance minister Hendrik Witteveen said after French finance minister Michel Debre argued his Point at a dinner Here monday night. Debre told his colleagues from the common Market coun tries that special drawing rights on the International monetary fund were not a solution to the world monetary crisis. The drawing rights Are called a spa per Debre said that instead the official Price of Gold should be raised and a new monetary system set up with Gold supreme. A conference should be convoked he declared a to make All currencies jul radically president Charles de Gaulle whose government has left the International Gold Pool hoarded Gold and warred against the . Dollar As a Reserve Curren. By has demanded a return to the simple Gold system. Replying to Debre monday night however italian Treasury minister Emilio Colombo and West German economics minister Karl Schiller said the two Price Gold Market and the system of drawing rights could function quite Well. Under the two Price system Central Banks Back their nations currencies with Gold at $35 an ounce and the Public deals in a Market where the Price varies with Supply and de Mand. In Rio de Janeiro last septem Ber France agreed with her five common Market partners the United states Japan Sweden and Canada to Cut Down on the role of Gold and create the drawing rights to provide read Ler currency for world Trade. Of the drawing rights system is finally approved in Stockholm by the to richest non communist countries it could usher in a new epoch in International payments in which Gold a role would diminish. Sponsors of the a paper Gold system argue that it would be easier to control than the dynamic Gold Market and would ensure a growth of world currency resources needed for the expansion of Trade. At Stockholm a heated Wrangle is expected Between France represented by Debre and the United states represented by Treasury Secretary Henry m. Fowler. Italy and West Ger Many have been cast by some experts in the role of mediators. A we still Hope on thursday evening in Stockholm to con. Vince France of the necessity for special drawing rights a Witteveen said. The dutch finance minister said he Felt France could not pull out of the Basic agreement on drawing rights reached in Rio last fall. In Witteveen a opinion France May go along with the system at Stockholm once she realizes she will be Iso. Lated there As Well. France May agree he said a but on condition that she can opt one big Issue is Thede. Termination of the Point at which a country that Digap. Proves of drawing rights can re. Fuse to take part in the system. If approved the new system is expected to come into operation next year at the earliest. The Reserve fund would amount to a relatively modest $400 Mil. Lion the first year but the draw. Lag rights Are intended to in crease each year afterwards. Men aboard was captured Jan. 23. One crewman died later. Romney a office said the governor has received letters from three men identifying themselves As members of the Pueblo Crew. The letters were received last week and asked Romney for any assistance possible but a did not Deal in specifics a the governors office said. A North korean broadcast heard in Tokyo today claimed that nine More letters of Appeal have been written by Pueblo crewmen and sent to presided Johnson the . Government various politicians and crewmen a families. Mccloskey declined comment on the substance of the 12th private meeting Between . And North korean negotiators in Panmunjom Friday or an open session sunday night washing ton time. He said if the talks Are to be productive they must re main substantially private. I Oday s Flun k1 Mother to Small son a if you done to want it done to eat it. Pii put it in daddy a lunch
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