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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - March 27, 1968, Norwich, New York
Weather mostly sunny and warm this afternoon mostly fair tonight with Low temperatures in upper 30s and Low 40s. Partly Cloudy continued warm on thursday High temperatures in upper 50s to mid 60s. The e evening Sun Chenango county a daily newspaper vol. 78, no. 8 Sun spots versatility Marks . Art show Page 3 firemen answer . Smith or at Council meeting Page 3 museum fund drive and cancer crusade get underway Page 5. Wednesday March 27, 1968 Norwich n y. 13815 8c per copy secrecy surrounds general a visit today. Iron ref i the state i round the cation inned the world Eisenhower makes statement Pentagon says Abrams Here to make report crusaders april is cancer crusade month and backing the drive for $19,000 in Chenango county left to right Are mayor Melvin w. Osborne Clarence Rappelyea co chairman of the Sun staff photo fund drive or. Merrill thallinger president of the Chenango county cancer unit of the american cancer society and mrs. Mary Ward co chairman of the fund drive. Story on Page 5 archbishop Dies Atlanta a. Apr archbishop Paul j. Mailman whose first act As archbishop of the archdiocese of Atlanta was to order the desegregation of roman Catholic schools died Early today of acute hepatitis. Archbishop Hallinan 56, had suffered recurring bouts of hepatitis since december 1963, after contracting the disease while attending the ecumenical Council in Rome. Quot politics at a glance i Here is a summary of top political developments. The democrats sen. Robert f. Kennedy says Republican Richard a Nixon a has had no new ideas in the past sen. Eugene j. Mccarthy faces press aide Mutiny. President Johnson backed by 14 of nations 24 democratic governors. The republicans Nixon appears to be editor in chief of gop platform sen. Everett m. Dirksen platform committee chairman says ideas moderates seeking Likely to get lost in the drafting. Tile Independent third part candidate George Wallace says Kennedy advocates More civil rights legislation to get agitators off the streets a but the More legislation they pass the More they be got on the lbs gets support new Vork a a Survey of the nations democratic governors showed scant support today for either sen. Robert f. Kennedy or sen. Eugene j. Mccarthy. An associated press Survey found that 14 of the 24 democrats occupying state House chairs express support for president Johnson for renomination. Only one Philip la. Huff of Vermont is unequivocally for Kennedy. One other Harold e. Hughes of Iowa May be learning toward Kennedy or Mccarthy. Six of the governors appear uncommitted. Two others stand apart from the party. Hoff stands alone among the democratic governors in his break with president Johnson. Holiday legislation Washington apr Washington a birthday memorial Day and veterans Day would be observed with three Day weekends under a Bill approved by the House judiciary committee. The holidays now celebrated respectively on feb. 22, May 30 and nov. La All would fall on monday beginning in 1971 under the Bill approved tuesday by the committee. The legislation also would create a new National Holiday Columbus Day which also would be celebrated on monday. Washington a birthday would fall on the third Mon Day in february memorial Day on the last monday in May Columbus Day on the second monday in october and veterans Day on the fourth monday in october. Rep. Samuel s. Stratton d-n.y., who first introduced three Day weekend Holiday legislation in 1959, said the committee voted 15 to 2 for approx Al. Charges made employees were pressured to make onto Ibunious Washington apr a Veteran civil servant charged today that he and other High level employees of the maritime administration were summoned to a business hours meeting last week and pressured by their Boss to contribute to a demo cratic party fund raising dinner. The employee told the associated press the meeting was called by James w. Gulick act ing head of the maritime administration for 79 members of his staff who had received invitations to the $250-a-plate dinner to be held april 4. Gulick reportedly told those present that contributions were not being sought by twist ing. But the source said Gulick added a if you want to make sure that you have a Nice clean file a and you can be sure that a file is kept somewhere a you know what to Gulick denied he made such a statement. A there was no pressure no solicitation and whatever they wanted to do was in accordance with their own circumstances and their own positions a he said. A a in a inclined to think that this is a Small minority that wants to think this Way. I m just at a loss to understand John j. Mccarthy Deputy general counsel for the civil service commission said his office was checking into the Aile gation that contributions were solicited and that if the findings warrant it a we will investigate up to the the invitations to the dinner. Being Given by rep. Michael Kirwan a Ohio and sen. Edmund s. Muskie a Maine for president Johnson went to 12,. Too persons including govern. Merit personnel with a pay Grade level of gs-15 and above whose salaries Range from $18,-400 up. The meeting on the question of contributions was called by Gulick for la . Last thursday in a conference room near his office in the general accounting office building. Gulick arrived at 11 10 . With his general counsel Carl c. Davis. The source said Gulick took his place at the head of a Long table before a standing room Only crowd and said a a in a going to Lay it on the line. I m going to give in to you As it was Given to me. A pc. R. Smith wisely turned this Over to Howard Samuels and Bob Lee passed it on to me. The references were to the new Secretary of Commerce the undersecretary of Commerce and the special assistant to the Secretary for Public affairs respectively. . Smith feels that $250 is too much. He thinks that perhaps $50 would be about right. Maybe some of you would like today s it Ali Ueker and in a newspaper a for Sale Complete set of encyclopedias. Never used. Wife knows to go t her. You know it All of you have received invite does no to Mike any difference tons to the congressional dinner whether you o to the dinner. On april 4. Now there a not a Ythi Thi comes up every going to be any twisting. I four be. S. You re aware of it. Have to make a decision myself. New president has problems Panama apr hoarse from tear Gas in a confrontation with the Panama National guard the president installed by the National Assembly said tuesday night he would to y to fire the guards commander today. President Max Delvalle his Cabinet and legislators Well kept from meeting in the a Seal Bly tuesday by Brig. Gen. Bolivar Vallarino commander of the 1,000-Man guard the country a Only armed Force. Rioting followed. Vallarino told the associated press a there Are not two presidents in Panama. The constitutional president is Marco a. Robles unless the supreme court rules otherwise in which Case the National guard will abide by that the court convenes monday. Robles was ousted by the As Sembly sunday in a 30-0 impeachment conviction on charges that be violated the Constitution by promoting a candidate to succeed him in the May 12 elections. Delvalle seemed cheerful As he spoke with newsmen after a Cabinet meeting in his suburban Home. He would not say what was discussed at the meeting but asserted the dismissal of Vallarino and All four of his top sub chiefs probably would be acted on today. Downtown Panama appeared quiet tuesday night after guardsmen dispersed crowds with tear Gas and Rifle shots and seven persons were treated for gunshot wounds. Delvalle and his deputies caught briefly in the Melee outside tile Assembly Hall ducked into their cars and drove away. A Large group of newsmen and cameramen were engulfed in tear Gas and a Hail of flying objects. Associated press photographer James Bourdier was struck in the ankle by a Rock but was not badly Hurt. Police arrested one member of the opposition today and sought another on charges of possessing Molotov cocktails bombs made by filling bottles with gasoline. Washington apr relative secrecy surrounds Gen. Creighton w. Abrams Washington visit generally considered a prelude to an announcement he will succeed Gen. William c. Westmoreland in Vietnam. The 53-year-old a b r a rns Westmoreland s top Deputy arrived unannounced monday night and his presence went largely unnoticed until a newsman spotted him in a Pentagon hallway tuesday. Although the defense department did no to say so immediately. Abrams had just returned from a White House lunch with president Johnson. Confirming his presence later the Pentagon said the army general was in Washington to report on plans to strengthen and modernize the South vietnamese army. Abrams has been mentioned prominently As the officer who will fill Westmoreland s shoes by july 2 when tile present Vietnam commander becomes army chief of staff. The White House shed Little additional Light later in confirming that Abrams saw tile president along wit i unnamed a sen. For advisers and would be in Washington a Day or two. It was Learned at tile Pentagon Attiat Abrams conferred with new Secretary of defense Clark m. Clifford chairman Earle g. Wheeler of tile joint chiefs of staff retiring army chief of staff Harold k. Johnson and others. Some administration officials speculated that tile president who often has displayed a penchant for surprised had secretly whisked Abrams to Washington for a Surprise announcement of the new command change. As one administration spokes Man put it a if the president decides abets the Guy and now a the time lie May bring him out Vietnam at a glance Saigon a . Infantrymen fight the Viet Cong on two battlefields Northwest of Saigon in the fourth Day of heavy engage ments in the Trang bang sector. Heaviest fighting appears Cen tired at the tiny Hamlet of a Long mite. Saigon a an official source says the . Central intelligence Agency provides a a fairly substantial part of the funds and equipment used in South Vietnam a pacification program. The comment follows a statement by resigning official Sidney j. Roche that the Cia supervises the program. Washington a officials say Little about an unannounced visit to Washington by Gen. Creighton w. Abrams Deputy . Military commander in Vietnam amid speculation he will be named to succeed Gen. William c. Westmoreland As head of . Military operations in the War. Washington a in a dispute related to the Vietnam War the Senate foreign relations committee suspends consideration of tile administrations $420 million military Aid request until defense Secretary Clark m. Clifford agrees to testify on it publicly. Tomorrow for a press Confer a nce announcements and we won t know in it Wasny to necessary for the president to bring the Stocky former army vice chief of staff Home to size him up. In assigning Abrams to months ago to go to Vietnam As Westmoreland s principal aide Johnson gave him a notable sen doff before reporters at the White House. The president has conferred with Abrams privately on several occasions in War Council ses Sions both at the White House and in the Pacific. I View of speculation about Abrams future the Pentagon a explanation for his secret trip seemed rather strained. A one of his major duties in Vietnam has been his association with the army of the Republic of Vietnam Arvn a the defense department told inquirers. A on his Washington visit he will report Here on the recently announced increases in the planned strength of Arvn and on plans for the additional modernization of one general later observed a babe knows tile South vietnamese generals their strengths and weaknesses As Well As anyone except perhaps there seemed a general As sumption among the military that Abrams was destined for the no. I command Post in Vietnam and most officers questioned said they liked the idea. Cia provides pacification Effort funds Saigon apr the . Central intelligence Agency provides a a fairly substantial part of the equipment and funds for South Vietnam a pacification Effort an informed official said today. The source commented after a resigning . Official said the Cia supervises and funds the pacification program. Cia funding of the program a is a matter of Public knowledge a said the source who is fully informed on the . Role in pacification. He declined to estimate the Dollar value of Cia support saying Only that it was substantial. He added that support of the pacification program was being transferred to the department of defense. The source said american advisers to vietnamese officials in Hie pacification program included Cia agents As Well As military officers state department and . Information service personnel. In a letter of resignation As a Field coordinator for the new life Hamlet development program Sidney j. Roche com. Planned that the Cia is an intelligence gathering organization incapable of supervising Pacific. Cation a a very worthwhile but he said the Cia was Pri. Mary supervisor of the program and the Cost is not known since funding is from Cia sources not subject to Public to might whistling swans turn from White to Black As afternoon Sun sets Over Bliven Flats off route 12,North of Oxford. The Birds along with ring neck ducks in background in top photo have been making a temporary Home in the area where the Chenango River has overflowed. The swans also set Down saturday in Back of the sewage disposal Plant in Hale Street Norwich but took off for Oxford when Waters began to go Down. Vii Drife biologists at the new York state conservation education Center at Sherburne identified the e Birds which make their Home in the Middle Atlantic states in the Winter and in the Artic Region in the summer. They said they were rare in this area. The flooded local terrain along with the North country still being Frozen Over probably contributed to the Birds setting Down in this area they said today. New York a former president Dwight i. Eisenhower accuses Vietnam War dissenters of giving a said and Comfort to the enemy and says their behaviour is probably a making honorable negotiations in a copyrighted article in the april Issue of readers digest Eisenhower said a it is improper and i think unpatriotic to voice dissent in such a Way that it encourages our enemies to believe we have lost the capacity to make a National decision and Adt on of the upcoming political Campaign he said a i will not personally support any peace at any Price candidate who advocates capitulation and the abandonment of South Eisenhower said that in All his life he had never encountered a situation More depressing than the a present spectacle of the Nat Ion divided Over the War. Eisenhower former president commander of the Allied armies in eur Eisenhower Ope during world War ii called for a end to a a divisive political debate Over Vietnam. Eisenhower said he was not objecting to a honorable dissent and concede that some people sincerely believe a we have no business being in he said these people Are a terribly and dangerously wrong but have the i Trot to be heard
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