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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - May 7, 1968, Norwich, New York
The e a veni Chenango county a daily newspaper no a try _ in vol. 78, to. 37 tuesday May 7, 1968 Norwich new York 13815 10< per copy state nation w Oriel hidden March motive alleged Washington apr sen. John l. Mcclellan says hell expose plans by parties As yet in gained to turn the poor Peoples Campaign in Washington into a riot. The Arkansas Democrat chairman of a Senate investigations subcommittee said hell reveal what the panel uncovered about discussions by persons he said plan to move in during the planned nonviolent demonstration and a engage in rioting and his comments in the Senate came As Congress was considering monday 26 Bills aimed at limiting use of Federal property by demonstrators for Camp ins. The Rev. Ralph David Abernathy head of the Southern Christian leadership conference is organizing caravans of poor people heading for Washington from Southern towns and cities across the nation. The Sulc has not revealed where the demonstrators will Camp while in Washington but reportedly favors building a a shanty town a on the mall Between the Lincoln memorial and the Washington Monument. The first contingent of the poor Peoples Campaign is due in Washington monday. Campaign planners say they expect up to 15.000 demonstrators in the City by May 27. One congressman. Democrat Alton Lennon of North Carolina told a House subcommittee monday he thinks 250,000 people will converge on Washington. Lennon is one of the sponsors of legislation prohibiting issuance of permits for any Camp in. Hubert Bobby in first test lbs removes interest ceiling Washington a president Johnson signs today a Bill removing the 6 per cent interest ceiling on Federal housing administration insured and veterans administration guaranteed mortgages. Congress completed action on the proposal sought by Johnson Early last week. It has been supported by the Home building Industry. Backers claim it Isnit possible to get mortgage Loans at g per cent. There has been speculation the interest rates would be raised to 6 1/2 per cent under the Bill a authority. Under its terms the Fua and a ceilings would automatically revert to 6 per cent on get. I 1969 unless Congress acts to renew the authority. The Bill also increases the maximum Home Loans guaranteed by the a from $7,500 to $12,500 and makes available government assistance to Home buyers who rely on a and Fua construction standards but then find defects. Rocky seeks budget support Albany n. Y. Apr gov. Rockefeller scurried Back and Forth Between the offices of the Legislatures two ranking leaders. First he popped in to see Assembly speaker. Anthony j. Travia the top Democrat then dropped in on Senate majority Leader Earl w. Brydges the Foremost Republican. Back he went to Travia then returned to Brydges. Gradually As he shuttled to and fro monday the governor collected an entourage of curious newsmen in his Wake. Capitol visitors strolling through the corridors stared in Awe. As Rockefeller readily admitted he was on a personal Mission to Settle the prolonged dispute Over ways of financing his $5 billion plus state budget. After his last talk with Brydges the governor reported that Progress was being made. Brydges the word from behind the scenes was that the Brydges Travia deadlock had not been broken. Rockefeller a Effort was the major activity on state Capitol Hill As the legislature returned to session with its leaders Inta to Ger to Clear away pending state business so that he can concentrate on campaigning for the gop presidential nomination Rockefeller set out monday to bring Travia and Brydges to agreement. He tried to arrange a full dress meeting of legislative leaders but the principal adversaries demurred. Abandoning protocol Rockefeller decided to go directly to them. When a reporter asked him about the prospects of holding a bargaining session the governor paused hooked a Finger to his Chest and replied with a Grin a a in a another Story Page to Reuther opposition vanishes Atlantic City n. J. Apr Walter p. Reuther his opposition routed won his reelection today to a 12th two year term As president of the United Auto workers Union. The one time threat of an opposition candidate to Reuther vanished and there were no announced candidates against the Law s two vice presidents Leonard Woodcock and Duane a a path a Greathouse or Secretary treasurer Emil Maey. Reuther Lias headed for 22 years the once struggling Union which now claims a membership of approximately 1.6 million members in the automobile aerospace Agri cultural implement and Allied industries. It is the largest Union within the Al Cio from which Reuther threatens to withdraw it because of differences with George Meany 73-Yearold president of the federation whom Reuther accuses of permitting the labor movement to a a vegetated a and of exercising dictatorial Rule. Lurleen Wallace lost Hor a Gallant fight Montgomery Ala. Apr gov. Lurleen b. Wallace 41, whose compassion for the afflicted symbolized her Brief Ca reer As a Public official died in her sleep today after a two year Battle against cancer. Her husband George whom she succeeded As governor 16 months ago and her four children were at her bedside in the White columned executive Man Sion when the end came at 12 34 . Immediately on her death it. Gov. Albert Brewer 39-year-old Decatur Ala., attorney became governor under Alabama a Law of succession. Funeral arrangements have yank tanks join in new Saigon fight Saigon apr american tanks and armoured personnel carriers joined the new Battle of Saigon today cutting off a Viet Cong attack from the Southwest in the third Day of hard fighting on the City a fringes. . Troops had not been used inside Saigon since they helped smash the Viet congas lunar new year offensive in february. In the latest assaults which be Gan sunday the americans have been outside the capital searching the enemy units which might further threaten the City. . Officers believed the enemy thrusts both around Saigon and in South Vietnam a Northern sector were aimed at giving the North vietnamese a bargaining Edge when preliminary peace talks with the United states open in Paris this week. In the North officers reported one enemy Force surrounded near Hue and others withdrawing from around Dong a after losing More than 1,000 men in six Days of close Quarter fighting. The Battle in Southwest Saigon today began when an estimated 150 Viet Cong trying to push into the City attacked a South vietnamese outpost near the Kinh Doi canal. Armoured personnel carriers from the . 9th infantry Divi Sion moved in to Cut them off. The infantrymen reported kill ing 35 enemy soldiers and five americans were wounded. The fighting subsided for a time and the surviving Viet Cong made a break for the Bridge across the canal and into the City. But a second company of 9th division armoured personnel carriers got to the Bridge first and pushed the Viet Cong into a factory building. South vietnamese rangers took up blocking positions East of the factory and the amen can armoured Force moved in on the trapped Viet Cong. . Helicopter gunships and South vietnamese dive bombers also attacked the Viet Cong in vaders and other guerrillas holding out in a Shantytown on Saigon a Western Edge. A senior . Offi9er said the main enemy threat was along the City a Western tinges where the Viet Cong has an estimated two battalions near Saigon Stan son Nhut Airport but a we have the situation definitely in military sources said that compared to the lunar new year offensive when Many of the 3,000 to 5,000 enemy soldiers who fought inside Saigon slipped into the City beforehand the new action is a largely conventional attack from the outside. The Battle which raged Mon Day in the old French military cemetery on the Northwestern Edge of Saigon near the Airport was flickering out with 45 ene my soldiers reported killed. In downtown Saigon residents generally went about their business today although the Airport and some parts of the City were shelled again. Claim capture Tokyo apr North Korea claimed tuesday to have captured a band of . Agents a who had slipped across the demilitarized zone before Dawn to commit a a murder and the North Korea Central news Agency said the band was armed with a various lethal it did not say How Many men were captured. By . Agents the communists presumably meant South koreans employed by the United states. Not been announced. Despite the recurring cancer which caused three operations in two years there was no known evidence that mrs. Wallace had been stricken with another malignancy since a Small tumor was removed from her Pelvic Wall last feb. 22. But there were obvious debilitating aftereffects which Tore away her resistance and ultimately left her too weak to fight Back. Friends said she weighed Only about 65 pounds. The immediate cause of death was not made known in the official announcement from acting news Secretary de Ewing. His voice quivering with emotion Ewing said the governor a lost her Gallant fight for life at 12 34 a a. Tuesday May 7. She died quietly in her mrs. Wallace died on the Day that Sands of Alabama voters were preparing to vote in a statewide democratic primary election in which her husband was almost certain to win the presidential support of the regular democratic party machinery in his state. She took office in january 1967 with the Promise that her husband would share in major decisions of the governors of fire. Mrs. Wallace nevertheless ii Isle on a new Public health program As the first priority of her administration. She was especially concerned for the mentally ill and she visited the states mental Hospital and talked with the patients. Under her guidance the legislature submitted and the voters approved a $15 million Bond Issue to build new facilities for the treatment of mental illness. Her efforts won the annual William Crawford Gorgas award from the medical Asso elation of the state of Alabama. It was accepted on her behalf by her eldest daughter mrs. James Parsons in Birmingham last month. Mrs. Parsons 22, and the other three Wallace children Peg Victory pose was assumed by gov. George Wallace and his wife Lurleen after voting in Alabama a 1966 gubernatorial election in which mrs. Wallace was elected As a a stand in for her husband. Mrs. Wallace the states first woman governor and the second in the nation died Early today after a Long Battle with cancer. Her death coincided with the opening of the polls in Alabama a primary election in which George Wallace looms As certain to receive the state democratic nomination for president. Derby Winner j is disqualified Louisville by. A dancers image Winner of the Kentucky Derby was drugged before the race Chu Nhill Downs said today. He will be disqualified placed last and All winnings turned Over to Calumet farm owner of the second place horse Forward pass. The track said a chemist for the state racing commission reported that an analysis of the urine Sample taken from dancers image a contained Phenyl Butanone and or a derivative Phenyl Butanone is a pain killer and stimulant the track said. The track said a thorough investigation is being made of the incident but declined to elaborate. Dancers image owned by Boston Auto dealer Peter Fuller came from last place saturday to Edge out Forward pass in the 94th running of the Derby. Fran Cieus hat was third. The track said that under Rule 14.06 of the Kentucky racing regulations a when a Sample indicates the presence of such medication such horse shall not participate in the purse under the rules of racing the wagering on the race is not affected. It is customary to take Aurine Sample from the Winner after the Derby. A Sample is also made of another horse chosen by lot. The second horse tested saturday was Kentucky Sherry. The announcement was made today after a meeting of Churchill Downs officials and stewards. This is the first time in the history of the Derby that any weather fair quite Cool tonight with some Frost Likely Low temperatures mainly in up per 20s and Low 30s. Wednesday sunny to partly Cloudy and warmer highs into mid-60s. Horse has Ever been disqualified. Churchill Downs president Wathen Knebelkamp said that Churchill Downs will recognize Forward pass As the Winner of last saturdays race that Frau Cie s hat will be placed second and t. V. Commercial third. The official decision to nullify dancers images Victory was made by stewards Leo of Donnel Lewis Finley or. And John g. Goode. The track said it would be de. Cited later whether any charges would be placed or any penalties levied against any persons connected with dancers image. The Victory saturday was the first in the Derby for Fuller who had chosen Bobby Ussery to ride the 3-year-old Colt in the i1 4 mile classic. When Ussery booted dancers image Home he became the third jockey in history to score successive victories in the race. He won on proud Clarion in 1967. Today s Huck or education is what is left Over after one has forgotten the facts. Polls open i ii 9 tonight school election opened Ipen until 9 of clock to polls in the annual Norwich at noon today and will remain it night. Eligible voters will cast their ballots for one member of the Board of education and a Library trustee. The Only official candidates Are or. In Lynn Wilson incumbent seeking reelection to the school Board and Donald s. Whitney who is a candidate for the Library Board of trustees a Post he now holds. Although these Are the Only candidates a write in vote for others i it a possibility. The terms Are for five years. Polling places Are Norwich Junior High school in District one be wich senior High school in District two Grange Hall at Plymouth in District three and at the former schoolhouse in District four. By 18 George Wallace jr., 16, and Janie Lee Wallace 7�?were at their Mother s Side when she died. For Janie Lee. It was especially cruel. She had received the Best birthday present she could wish for when she reached the age of 7 on april 13�?mrs. Wallace went Home after nearly two months in the Hospital. There had been Hope however slender that the governor might survive. She took Short walks around the mansion even went for a car ride a time or two. But she took a turn for the worse sunday night. Doctors said there were symptoms of a recurring abdominal abscess. The first disclosure that mrs. Wallace had been stricken with cancer came at a Montgomery Hospital in january 1966. Doctors said a tumor had been removed from the uterus and a there is no evidence of any remaining but 17 months later physicians in Montgomery and cancer specialists at Houston tex., found a recurrence of cancer a Lemon size growth in the lower abdominal Region. The malignancy developed the physicians explained because microscopic cells left after the first operation grew on the external surface of an intestine. Ski divers called in search to save 25 in Coal mine reds har Ltd Ike a Friend spy for it i v Moscow apr pravda a charged today that an american who claimed to lie a Friend of president Eisenhower spied for the Cia while in the soviet Union. Pravda said the Man was Alexander Makinsky who came to Moscow As a consultant for a soft drink company but at the same time worked for the Central intelligence Agency. The . Embassy said it had no information on him and no comment on the article in Prev. A. The communist party newspaper said Makinsky visited the soviet Union three times in two years and a was Busy in espionage a but it gave no details on this. It said he spoke of influential connections in the United states of playing Golf with tile former president and of carrying on a personal correspondence with him to be published after Eisenhower a death. Pravda said Makinsky was a native of Iran who had been an intelligence agent for Poland in the 1920s, for Britain before world War ii and finally for the Cia it said he had become a naturalized american. Pravda made a general attack accusing the United states of using tourists and Exchange students and professors for espionage purposes it said hundreds of persons were involved. Hominy Falls . Apr the Call went out for skin divers today to Aid in the Rescue of 25 Coal miners trapped inside a two mile Coal Shaft by thousands of Gallons of water. The divers were due in from Philadelphia before noon to Aid the miners trapped in tile Low a shaped mine Shaft since noon monday. Surface Rescue units which worked through a night of near freezing temperatures had made Telephone Contact with 15 of the entombed men. The other to were at the Low end of tile flooded Shaft and had not been heard from since water poured through i a mine Wall from an adjacent abandoned mine. The officials hoped the three divers equipped with scuba self contained under water breathing apparatus could make their Way to the miners with air tanks and possibly food. Rescue directors scored a breakthrough when they lashed plastic tubes containing water sandwiches and hot Coffee to the mine conveyor Belt to the 13 trapped nearest the Entrance. The packages went in at 4 44 . And 13 minutes later the radiotelephone crackled with the word a we got a i know 15 of the Guys Are going to tie Okay a said Ernest fit water who escaped from the mine just before it became flooded. But he said the to including his brother Joe Are at the deepest part. A there is no Way they can get out the men were Chipping Coal from the Wall of the mine located about 70 Miles Southeast of Charleston in Southeastern West Virginia when they punched through into an abandoned mine filled with water. A Wall of water one official said cascaded through and isolated the Crew in the passage Way too Low for a Man to stand up straight. The men who Are marooned one mile from the mines Entrance a a Are unharmed High and dry and Safe a officials of the Gauley Coal and Coke co., operators of the mine said monday night. , Richardson president of the Maust Coal and Coke corp Parent firm of the Gauley com Quot int l under its pulitzer prize new York apr the 1968 pulitzer prize for fiction has been awarded to William Sty Ron a controversial novel a the confessions of Nat Turner a which was based on an 1831 negro slave revolt. John s. Knight and staff members of two of his newspapers were honoured monday with three separate pulitzer prizes for journalistic sex Ellen Cen a triple Triumph unique in the 52-year history of the awards. Knight editorial director of the Knight newspapers won one for distinguished editorial writing. Eugene Gray Payne of knights Charlotte n.c., observer was named the outstanding editorial cartoonist of 1967. The staff of knights Detroit free press which has been shut Down since last november in a labor dispute was cited for local reporting of the 1967 Detroit riots and their causes. For the fourth time in the past six years no award was Given for drama. Pany said a we know 15 of the men Are . As for the other to. Well we just Haven to heard anything from them. And we done to know How much water is Down there. A a it a impossible to say How Many thousands of Gallons of water Are Down there. The pumps Are working pretty Good but the water level is the men who rescuers fell were in Good shape were on fairly High ground. The passageway with a floor much like a gentle roller coaster has a 20 degree slope As it Falls away from the Entrance. The to miners not heard from were at the end of the Shaft at its lowest part. There were attempts to Drill air holes from the top of the Mountain to let in fresh air and possibly lower food to the entombed men. One of the problems confronting Rescue units was that of the pumps inability to Drain tile water As fast As it Rose. Harriman we gang to desert ally new York apr w. Aver Ell Harriman who leaves for Paris this week to negotiate with the North vietnamese said monday night the United states cannot run out on the South vietnamese. A the United states now has a commitment on which it must make Good a president Johnson a 77-year-old special envoy told the second annual Franklin d. Roosevelt birthday memorial award dinner. A in its simplest form it is to permit the people of South Vietnam to decide their own future without outside the americans and the North vietnamese appeared to be a. Preaching agreement to hold their preliminary peace talks in the Majestic hotel in Paris once a luxury Hostel which has also been occupied by Hitler s Gestapo and Enesco the . Education scientific and cultural organization. Some . Officials were reported fear til that French uni. Varsity students who have been demonstrating and rioting for the past week Over educational conditions would take to the streets on behalf of the vietnamese communists if the negotiations Are held inside Paris. A no one can foresee clearly the Road ahead a Harriman told the dinner audience in new it is quite obvious How Ever that patience will be required of the people of the United states As Well As the earlier monday the former governor of new York and fre quent presidential troubleshooter conferred with president Johnson at the White House. Both the us it. Charge do affaires Iii Paris Woodruff Wanner and North vietnamese envoy Mai Van to inspected the Musty old Majestic monday and . Approval of the site was reported soon after. To was reported waiting for Hanoi a approval. officials were reported seeking assurances from the French that police would keep All demonstrators away from the Majestic during talks. To around the around the around the Washington . Robert f. Kennedy and vice president Hubert h. Humphrey face their first 1968 of or cts today in two of five elections around the nation. The primaries Are in Indiana Ohio Alabama Florida and the District of Columbia. Kennedy a major test is in the Indiana primary against democratic presidential rival sen. Eugene j. Mccarthy and gov. Roger d. Branigin who was expected to get some Humphrey supporters votes. In the District of Columbia primary Humphrey and Kennedy slates Are com ing for Washington a 23 Delegate Nomin rating votes at the democratic National convention. In other political develop ments Republican presidential candidate Richard m. Nixon campaigning in Nebraska for the May 14 primary there called for a new diplomacy to Deal with any future communist aggression. There should be diplomacy he said in Omaha a a so that when the . A Freedom of Friendly nations is threaten de by aggression we help them fight the War and done to fight the War for them in final Indiana Campaign bids Kennedy travelled through Northwest Industrial sections and Mccarthy through Indianapolis. Branigin called estimated Large numbers of undecided voters a a a Good sign for his candidacy. Humphrey accentuated the positive at a luncheon in new York City. A i do not believe America is sick a he said. A it is leaving the age of innocence and coming into its maturity
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