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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - May 6, 1968, Norwich, New York
The f. Ven Chenango county a daily newspaper ing s a i / hic a c n Mun vol. 78, no. 36 monday May 6, 1968 Norwich 13815 8c per copy state nation world lbs urges tax action Washington apr prodded anew by president Johnson the House ways and Means committee which has sat on his income tax hike pro Diosal since last August takes an. Other look at the measure. On the eve of the tax writing committees closed meeting today Johnson warned Congress that further delay in passing his proposed to per cent income tax surcharge a is a ticket to the warning came in letters sunday to House speaker John w. Mccormack chairman Wilber d. Mills d-ark., of the ways and Means committee and other House leaders. Johnson also put in writing his willingness to accept a $4 billion Cut in Federal spending. But he stated further his $180 billion budget is a tight one and made Clear he Wasny to suggesting cuts but rather acceding to those he views As necessary to get congressional backing for the tax boost. It remained unlikely however that Congress if ifs willing to accept any tax increase would Settle for $4 billion in spend ing cuts. The Senate already has passed the tax boost Bill tied to a $6 billion spending slash. And Mills has indicated it would be futile to ask House members facing re election this year to approve cuts lower than the Senate a. Ball warns North Vietnam five primary votes near Washington tap a Indiana a showdown Between Sens. Robert f. Kennedy and Eugene j. Mccarthy Heads a week of major political activity including five primary elections and seven state conventions. The week is expected to test vice president Hubert h. Humphreys drive for democratic National convention delegates for the presidential nomination As Well As Kennedy and Mccarthy voter strength. The political activity also will indicate Republican candidate Richard m. Nixon a Appeal to voters and delegates after new York gov. Nelson a. Rockefeller sentry into the gop race. The Prim Aries tuesday Are in Indiana Alabama Florida Ohio and the District of Columbia. There will be democratic state conventions in Hawaii Wyoming and Delaware and Republican conventions in Alaska Wyoming Maine and Hawaii. In Indiana Kennedy supporters fired Back sunday at charges he a trying to buy Victory. And Mccarthy said neither Kennedy nor Humphrey offers the Hope of a revitalized America that he does. The reply to charges Kennedy is spending up to $2 million in Indiana came from Campaign adviser Pierre Salinger in the form of a demand for investigation of alleged Bias by the Indianapolis Star and news. A sunday Star editorial urged r publicans to Cross Over and vote for gov. Roger a bran Ign As a favorite son to a help make sure Indiana is not marked a for a barrys foe retiring Washington apr sen. Carl Hayden 90-year-old Arizona Democrat who has served in Congress longer than any other person plans to meet the press today and Many friends expect hell announce his retirement. Hayden a new conference is by his accounts ahead of schedule. His average is one every to years and he held one in 1962. Friends and longtime congressional colleagues Are also invited to the event this afternoon in the Senate office building room where Hayden presides Over appropriations committee meetings. Although he walks with a shuffle. Hayden s voice still is firm and he is rated one of the Senate a very influential men As appropriations committee chairman. The onetime Stanford University football player and Arizona sheriff came to con. Eress in 1912 As arizonans first representative. His 56 years Over All service and his 42 years in the Senate each re records. If Hayden chooses to retire he is expected to endorse As his successor his 37-year-old administrative a it. Roy Elson who has been with the senator since 1952. The sole candidate in the race to Date is Barry Coldwater the former senator from Arizona who quit to become the Republican party a unsuccessful nominee for president in 1964. Phone strike is a Over tract Vashi no ton apr striking Telephone workers have put voice with a smile a Back in style with a nationwide con ratification vote that officially ended an 18-Day walkout St the Bell Telephone system. But scattered locals an. Meed they need the Back to work order issued by Nunnun cations workers of America after its Washington meters announced sunday the 54,680-30,721 vote to ratify a year contract. The Union has said the contract offer boost of nearly -0 per cent in wages and fringe benefits r its three year life president Ben s. Gilmer president a Merican Telephone and Telegraph co., Parent company Phil said costs of the contract estimated at about $2 billion a he Union a will inevitably have some effect on the rates r i Mer s. Kwh local Back on Job by Casey Jones members of local 251 of the International chemical workers Union returned to their jobs for the first time in 15 weeks this morning following ratification of a new three year contract Over the weekend. The proposal which Calls for a wage and Benefit package in excess of 75 cents per hour was approved saturday morning 392 to 96, at a special three hour meeting in the veterans of foreign wars Hall. The ratification ends the longest wage dispute in the history of the county and the first in the history of the company. Union employees will have until thursday to return to work. Some returned saturday and sunday nights and company officials said they expected a full production Crew would resume operations this morning. A meeting Between Union and management officials will be held tuesday to sign the contracts. The proposal although substantially the same As the one offered in january in Way of fringe benefits provides for a 24 cents an hour increase during the first 18 months of the contract and a five per cent increase the second 18 months. The average wage among Union employees was $2.42 per hour officials reported. Hie contract also includes a Cost of living clause which provides an adjustment in january of 1969 and 1970 based on half of the consumer Price Index to a maximum of a four per cent increase. A Job re evaluation along with a change from incentive pay to hourly rates was accepted with the contract. The re evaluation is expected to mean an average salary increase of four cents per hour according to Harry Pike president of the local. Hie biggest thing accomplished by the work stoppage was correction of the incentive system a or. Pike said. He said that weekly salaries on the production line varied As much As $30depending on the equipment used. Thor increased benefits As described by the compan it in their january proposal include better group insurance including allowances for Semi private room and Board rates at the Chenango memorial Hospital five weeks vacation for employees with Over 20 years reduction of pension payment by employees and taking Over of group insurance premiums by the company by january 1970. Union members prior to voting were told the offer was the foal one to be made by the company. If it was not approved company officials said they would not be making another one and would have to go on to other alternatives in renewing full production. A. Charles Clark director of personnel said last night the company had not decided what these alternatives might have been because they were hopeful of a ratification. As was reported Friday the Union negotiating committee recommended acceptance of the proposal. Voting which was conducted by secret ballot took Over an hour. Or. Pike said yesterday that some Union employees would probably not lie returning to their jobs. He said there were 601 members when the work stoppage Tiegan on Jan. 22 and there have been in resignations from the Union since that time. Withers some of them having obtained other jobs Are also expected to resign from the Union he added but said he did not know How Many. Union charges against the company of an a illegal lockout Are still pending with the National labor relations Board in Washington. Or. Pike said the Union is in daily Contact with attorneys and they report the Case has not yet been placed on the Agenda. It is expected to take at least several months to be resolved. 2 re a a a a Ive hearts Iii Texas surgeons in Houston tex., have performed their second heart transplant operation in less than three Days with both patients reported making Prog Ress. Joseph Rizor the eighth heart transplant patient died at Stanford Calif., sunday. At London a National heart Hospital 45-year.old Frederick West his heart replaced Friday night with that of a Young labor or killed in a fall sunday had a supper of pureed carrots and prunes his first solid food since his operation. He also asked for books and a television set. At Houston the St. Luke a Hospital surgical team sunday night performed the worlds Lith human heart transplant re. Placing the ailing heart of James b. Cobb 48, with that of a youth killed in a motorcycle Accident. Cobb was in a Excel Lent condition a a Hospital spokesman said. The same Houston surgical team Friday gave Everett Claire Thomas 47, the heart of a 15-year-old Bride. Thomas condition on sunday was termed satisfactory. At the Stanford medical Cen ter the 40-year-old Rizor died 6 is hours after his transplanted heart stopped beating for a time sunday afternoon. Doctors got it working again in a few minutes but said the stoppage had been caused by a Lack of oxygen in the blood. Death was caused they said by the inability of Rizor a lungs Long damaged by his own heart impairment to Supply sufficient oxygen to his new heart. Rizor father of four was a Carpenter in Salinas Calif. His heart came from an athletic 43. Year old Man who died of a massive brain Haemorrhage. Cobb a Salesman from Alex Andria la., is the father of two children. His wife is a Junior High school teacher. He has a history of heart trouble for the past several years and has been seriously ill in recent months. Cobbs donor was William Joseph Brannon 15, of Conroe tex., who was injured in a Cycle Accident saturday morning and died about 7 30 . Sunday night. Cobbs transplant was accorn. Polished in 42 minutes. Company seeks to move food Walton . Apr a strike against Breakstone foods went into its Lith Day today amid prospects of court action being sought to enable the company to ship out $50,000 Worth of perishable food mostly cot Tage cheese. Paul Eaton Breakstone s at Torney said sunday night he would seek a temporary injunction in state supreme court to assure the company uninterrupted Access to its Plant in this Village East of Binghamton. The effect of the injunction Eaton said would be to allow Breakstone to remove from the picketed Plant grounds $50,000 in perishable food. Under a truce announced Friday in the Wake of disorders that resulted in the arrest of 16 persons management agreed to Stop trying to move trucks from the Plant and the striking employees reduced the number of pickets. Weather Clear and quite Cool tonight lows in the mid-20s to Low 30s. Sunny and a Little warmer tuesday highs in the 50s and Low 60s. Crash scene Sun staff photo i our persons were injured late sunday turning into parking lot at Stefanie lib a res afternoon in two Ca Accident in route 12 Tau rant according to Chenango county so North of Norwich. Car in foreground was eff a a deputies and hit vehicle in Back ground. Story Page 3. I Oday s Turk i adolescent one who is we informed about anything i does no to have to study. Today around the around the around the Washington apr . Ambassador a designate George Ball says North Vietnam mis gauges . Determination and Power if it exacts the latest wave of enemy attacks in South Vietnam to improve its peace talks bargaining position. Another administration source who could not be Ridenti. Lied meanwhile called the widespread enemy assaults a very discouraging to the administration so soon before direct talks be Ween North vietnamese and . Representatives Are slated to get under Way in Paris. And from the Rench capital came word that re i resent Tives of the two nations Are t i petted to decide soon maybe even t Day-011 the place in or near the Bench capital for holding pre i binary talks to begin Friday or on after. Ball said sunday that in is March 31 order limiting limb. Ii g of North Vietnam president Hanson hoped for a some kind of Cip Rocity but a up to now there a r d a no evidence of in fact George Ball Ball said the attacks on too or More communities in South Vietnam suggest a pattern similar to 1954, when to Chi minho a forces downed the French at Dien Bien Phu the Day before a peace conference opened. A a now if they think that on the fifth of May before the talks Start on the 10th that this kind of military operation is going to improve their bargaining position a said Ball a then they gravely misconceived the attitude of the United states the Power of the United states and the determination of the United states to see an honorable reds claiming victories but attack tapering Atlantic City . Apr the first known successful human transplant of the thy. In us a Small mysterious gland like Organ that helps in building the body a resistance to disease was reported today by a Florida physician. The thymus was implanted into the body of a 7.month-old boy born without the Organ and Given Little Chance for survival. A at 18 months of age the in. Faut is growing normally and has no unusual infections a said or. William w. Cleveland an endocrinologist and professor of paediatrics at the University of Miami fla., school of Medicine. Cleveland said in an interview that the Success of the operation lends Strong support to the in. In urologic functions of the thy. In us that so far have been based on animal studies. Picket sign graphically shows dispute is Over split legislature Waits bul Rocky Vav Anis budget Adion Albany . Apr the leaders of the politically split legislature were playing a a you move first game today As gov. Rockefeller sought to bring them together for a budget agreement. A a in a still waiting to hear from the speaker a said Senate majority Leader Earl w. Brydges the ranking Republican. A if he a waiting to hear from me he a going to wait a Long Long time because in a not Lead ing a said Assembly speaker Anthony j. Travia the top Democrat. This was the climate confront ing Rockefeller As the governor returned from presidential poli ticking to try his hand at settling the prolonged dispute Over ways of financing his a to in no plus state budget. Aides said the governor would attempt to arrange a meeting with Travia and Brydges and other legislative leaders today or tuesday. He plans to return to the Campaign Trail on wednesday. The elements in the persistent budget deadlock Are these a Travia takes the View that since the democratic controlled Assembly has approved a Complete budget balanced largely by postponing some state Aid payments the next move is up to the Republican ruled Senate. A Brydges says the Senate held up the state Aid measures Only because Rockefeller indicated he might veto them. The Senate is willing to consider raising taxes which is what Rockefeller wants a but we Are riot going to act in a vacuum a Brydges insists. This is his Way of saying that he would like some Assurance that the Assembly will not leave the Senate out on a limb in this election year if it votes for some of the income liquor or gasoline tax boosts that Rockefeller has demanded. Since both houses passed the budget appropriation Bills in Early april giving the state authority to spend Money no fiscal crisis exists and the pressure for a Quick decision was removed. Saigon apr South vietnamese troops battled the Viet Cong in a cemetery alongside Saigon a Airport today but re ports to . Headquarters indicated the new enemy a Zoffen Sivey was subsiding after Only one Day. While Hanoi radio claimed a Brilliant victories a a the . Command said most of the ene. My attacks sunday were liar Assing mortar and rocket barrages against about 120 towns villages and military install. To ions a a poor substitute for the original tet Headquarters said 122 locations were hit sunday but new shelling sunday night and today was insignificant. Ground fight ing in the Northern sector apparently was a continuation of Bat ties begun last week. A we have everything very much in hand a said a senior . Officer. He suggested four possible Aims of the Viet Cong to strengthen North Vietnam a bargaining position at the .-North vietnamese talks sched. Tiled to open Friday in Paris to shake . Public opinion to scare the local population or to renew the guerrillas psychology. Ical lift from tile tet offensive. Guerrillas held out at three Points in Saigon today and South vietnamese dive bombers and . Helicopter gunships pounded them. Viet Cong forces holed up in a Section of shacks and bombarded South vietnamese troops with mortars and rockets As the government soldiers advanced through the old French military cemetery on the Edge of Sui gone Stan son Nhut air base. The senior . Officer said there appeared to be a Viet Cong battalion in the cemetery area. He said he could not Esti mate the total number of enemy troops Iii Saigon but it was Small compared to the 15,000 sent into the capital in the tet assault. Some of the guerrillas were fighting from Stilt houses along the Saigon River on the North. Pm Edge of the capital arid Black smoke from burning share ties Rose thousands of feet. Tan son Nhut itself was shelled arid a South vietnamese military spokesman said one person was killed and six wounded. Presumably they were South vietnamese since the . Command said it had no reports of american casual ties or damage at the Airport. Four newsmen three australians Aud a britons who were driving to Check on fighting in Saigon s chinese Section sunday were killed by Viet Cong. Two died in the first burst of fire. Two More were wounded and a Viet Cong officer finished them off. Another australian news Man in the car feigned death then ran to safety while the guerrillas were reloading. One of the australians killed was John Cantwell of time Magazine who formerly wrote for the associated press in Saigon Singapore and Hong Kong. Other guerrillas captured and executed the first Secretary of the West German embassy Baron Ruedt Basso von Collen Berg. Three photographers inc id. Ing american freelancer Arthur Greenspon 25, were wounded today. Brig. Gen. Nguyen Ngoc loan South Vietnam s police chief was reported recovering satisfactorily from a Bullet wound he got sunday when he led police against Viet Cong snipers near the . Embassy. Loan gained worldwide pattern Tion when lie photographed executing a Viet Cong prisoner in the tet offensive. In the North below the Remili. Tarted zone fighting continued around Dong a where . Marine officers say Allied forces have killed a total of 1,096 Erie my troops in the last week. Two battalions of marines fought 200 North vietnamese troops in bunkers for 4vz hours sunday and claimed 151 of the enemy killed. Ten americans were killed and 70 wounded. More heavy fighting was re. Ported four Miles West of Hue Between paratroopers of the . 101st airborne division and about 400 North vietnamese soldiers but there was no irn medi. Ate report on casualties. Thymus Aland transplant k
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