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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - May 8, 1968, Norwich, New York
The evening Chenango county a daily newspaper in vol. 78, no. 38 wednesday May 8, 1968 Norwich new York 13815 10c per copy Kennedy Nixon primary Viet ors Robert f. Kennedy Washington apr two victories by sen. Robert f. Kennedy an impressive showing by Richard m. Nixon and the defeat of Veteran sen. Frank j. Lausche a Ohio highlighted five primaries across the nation. Kennedy Defeated sen. Eugene j. Mccarthy in Indiana a democratic presidential primary and his National Conven Tion Delegate slate beat vice president Hubert h. Humphrey s in the District of Columbia. Republican candidate Nixon was unopposed and got an even bigger Indiana vote than in the 1960 primary. He carried the state in the i960 general presidential election. Lausche was Defeated by Cincinnati City councilman John j. Gilligan a former congressman who had labor support and the Ohio democratic organization endorsement. In tuesday s primary voting a Kennedy got about 42 per cent of the Indiana vote to about 31 per cent for favorite son candidate gov. Roger d. Branigin and about 27 per cent for Mccarthy. But it appeared possible Kennedy might have to share with Branigin some of Indiana s 63 democratic National convention delegates. Nixon garnered All 26 Republican convention votes. A All 21 candidates on Kennedy s Delegate slate in the District of Columbia were far out distancing their Humphrey rivals. By unit Rule Kennedy gets All 23 of Washington s convention votes also in the . Voting a gop slate composed of both Nixon and new York gov. Nelson a. Rockefeller supporters easily Defeated a slate weighted toward California gov. Ronald Reagan a favorite son candidate. A Gilligan s Ohio gop Senate opponent apparently will be try. Gen. William b. Saxbe who issued a Victory statement after out distancing two opponents. A in Alabama third party presidential candidate George c. Wallace apparently won the right to run on his state s democratic party ticket he appeared to have picked up at least 25 of 34 Alabama delegates to the democratic convention. A Florida rep. Edward Gurney won the Republican senatorial nomination by a landslide but the democratic race be tween former gov. Leroy Collins and atty. Gen. Earl fair cloth appeared headed for a Runoff. Kennedy was making no claims for the future after his Indiana Victory including his prospects in the Nebraska primary next tuesday. A vice president Humphrey says he s the front runner sen. Mccarthy says he s the front runner Quot Kennedy said. A i m not making any predictions where i am because the Only Way i can do Well is to take my Campaign to the he said the combination of results in the District of Columbia and Indiana a indicate a Broad base of support for my but Mccarthy and Branigin forces and promoters of the continued on Poge 7 state nation world Mace protestors smoked out Newburgh . Apr police and Orange county sheriffs officers used smoke bombs tuesday night to disperse a crowd of about 400 persons mostly negroes who marched on City Hall to protest police tactics. Five persons were arrested during a Brief outbreak of Rock throwing and window smashing. Three were charged with burglary of a liquor store and two with malicious destruction of property. No injuries were reported. The demonstration was organized to protest the police use of Mace a riot control chemical to break up a crowd gathered monday night to watch a drag race on a local Street. Fourteen persons were arrested on disorderly conduct charges. The demonstrators tuesday night were met by 60 helmeted policemen All but a few of Newburgh a entire Force and 23 Orange county sheriffs officers. Negro leaders of the group said today they planned no More demonstrations Quot at this Samuel . Hodge president of the Newburgh chapter of the National association for the advancement of coloured people said a decision on further protest marches would be made later this week at a joint meeting of the local a and the City a human rights commission. Al Cio May Force out Law Washington apr Walter Reuther a United Auto workers Union currently renewing threats to quit the 14-million member of i Cio. Faces the possibility of being kicked out next week for nonpayment of dues. The Auto workers issuing new attacks on Al Cio president George Meany a leadership from its convention in Atlantic City will be three months and about $250,000 behind in dues May 15 and face automatic expulsion informed sources said. The Al Cio executive Council meeting next week May take up the matter and some sources predict a majority of its members May be angered enough to oust Reuther a Union of it does no to pay up. Sources say Al Cio leaders Are miffed at Reuther san. Nou Cement the Auto workers May put its per capita Al Cio dues in escrow pending settlement of its demands for internal Reform of the federation. The Auto workers largest of the Al Cion a 128 unions pays about $1 million a year into its Treasury. This is the second time in its Long feud with the Al Cio that the Auto workers has withheld dues almost up to the suspension deadline. Meany previously ignored most of Reuther a actions. But there Are new elements in the deepening split Between the two men who founded the Al Cio 13 years ago by merging Meany a american federation of labor with the Reuther led Congress of Industrial organizations. Paris students in riot Paris apr Paris police battled with tear Gas and clubs today to Block a student March on the sorbonne after thousands of demonstrators paraded through the heart of the French capital for five hours. The students fought Back with paving stones and threw up a Street barricade. Finally they went Home a few hours before Dawn vowing to return to the streets. It was the third Day of clashes in Paris Between police and students protesting overcrowding in Frances universities and courses of study which they claim Are out of Date in the age of space and electronics. The rioting began last Friday after suburban Santerre University and the Sor Bonne the University of Paris were closed because of student demonstrations. On monday the Battle Between students and police in the Paris streets were the worst in recent memory. By comparison the trouble tuesday night was minor. Tuesdays demonstration began with a huge Parade organized by the French National students Union from the Southern part of the City across the left Bank and the Seine up the champs Elysee and Back to the left Bank estimates of the marching throng ranged from 10,000 to 20,000. Concerned Over War step up Washington apr a . Delegation is set for Paris peace contacts with Hanoi negotiators but in Washington officials expressed concern that what they termed accelerated North vietnamese military activity could Force american re taxation. The six member american diplomatic team headed by ambassador at Large w. Averell Harriman is to leave for Paris thursday. North Vietnam a delegation began arriving there tuesday. A Van lao adviser to chief Hanoi negotiator Xuan Thuy said he is optimistic about prospects but did not elaborate. Despite the approach of preliminary talks . Officials said record Levels of troop infiltration from the North into South Vietnam have been noted. These officials also said they Are concerned about a new wave of enemy attacks on Saigon and other South vietnamese cities. Accompanying Harriman to Paris will be Cyrus r. Vance former Deputy Secretary of defense it Gen. Andrew Goodpaster under assignment As Deputy . Military commander in Vietnam Philip c. Abib asian expert in the state department William Jorden aide to presidential adviser Walt w. Rostow and Daniel i. Davidson special assistant to Harriman. New heart transplant patient Dies Houston Tex. Apr one of the three men who underwent heart transplants within five Days of each other died today. A St. Luke a episcopal Hospital announcement said James b. Cobb Alexandria la., died eight hours after unexpected complications developed. Quot the translated heart was not rejected and functioned Well until the unforeseen complications occurred a the announcement said. The cause of death was not known but the Hospital said Cobb who received the heart of a 15-year-old boy sunday was believed to have died because of liver and kidney failure. Meanwhile the other two patients remained in satisfactory condition. They were j. M. Stuckwish 62, Alpine Tex., and Everett Claire Thomas 47, Phoenix Ariz. The latest heart recipient j. M. Stuckwish 62, of Alpine Tex., was either a dead or dying when the heart of a 36-year-old Man was implanted in his Chest tuesday a Hospital official said. The heart of Clarence a. Nicks of Houston Tex., who was beaten in a tavern april 23, was transplanted in Stuckwish s Chest in 30 minutes. Everett Claire Thomas 47, of Phoenix Ariz., stood up for the first time since he received a new heart Friday. Thomas ate his first soft food at lunch a broiled egg Toast and Orange juice. The question of when the donor was medically and legally dead arose As or. Denton a. Cooley prepared to Lead the surgical team in the Stuckwish operation. Harris county medical examiner Joseph Jachimczyk said Nicks was pronounced dead at 10 30 . By or. Pedro Cara in of St. Luke s Hospital. Caram said an electroencephalography snowed absence of any brain Waves. A Respirator was used to keep the donors heart viable before it ceased to function at 1 58 ., a Hospital spokesman said. The implant to Stuckwish began six minutes later. Cooley called about noon and asked permission to proceed with the operation or. Jachimczyk said. A i could t give Legal Approv-a1, but i told him i would neither file nor press charges Quot the medical examiner said. A i suppose i gave him my tac it approval Quot Jachimczyk said. He could not give his Legal a. Proval because an autopsy had not been performed Jachim Czyk said. Rescuers close to some miners Hominy Falls w. A. Apr ten giant pumps draw ing out 3,200 Gallons of water each minute quickened prospects today of rescuing 15 min ers known to be alive in a flooded Coal mine. Ten others deeper in the Mountain were feared dead. A the boys working the pumps Down in the Shaft Are real optimistic Quot said . Sundstrom in overnight charge of the Rescue. A they think that if the water keeps coming out like it has been 13 of the men should be Able to walk out this the wives of the trapped miners their children and friends remained silently at the Mouth of the mine through the Chilly night As Many have been since the mine flooded monday noon. Or f Taghi i p Ina a a my v a Ira a Utvik a in m a a i or in Paris picture peace talks Between North Vietnam and the . Are scheduled to begin in Paris this week with these men holding key positions at the conferences. At top Are Mal Van to left head of Hanoi a delegation in Paris and Xuan Thuy named As North Vietnam a representative for the initial talks. . Representatives Are gyrus Vance Bottom left and w. Averell Harriman Ambas Sador at Large. Ousted skipper tells of Mutiny Washington a it. Cmdr. Marcus a. Arnheiter stripped of a ships command after Junior officers complaints has told a special congressional committee there was Mutiny on the vessel. Arnheiter a 42-year-old Ca reer Navy officer was relieved As Captain of the destroyer escort Vance in 1966 after the Navy ruled he showed Quot a serious Lack of judgment and Quot knowingly and deliberately committed Many capt. Richard g. Alexander 45, who lost command of the battleship new Jersey after interceding with defense department authorities on Arnheiter s behalf is to testify today. Appearing tuesday before a committee called together by rep. Joseph y. Resnick d-. A who vows to get the Case Quot before Congress or to the White House if needs be a Arnheiter said that when he assumed command of the Vance Quot Complete bedlam existed. He contended morale was Low the vessel was Rusty and infested with cockroaches Quot and i be Gan to wonder what i had he testified throughout first Day of the scheduled three Day hearing saying he wanted his Quot Day in court under proper naval proceedings and that this had been denied him. His wife sat two rows behind him in the crowded committee room. There Are no official Navy witnesses at the hearing. Res the legislature oks increase in income Gas gigs l a Nick said the Navy has refused to cooperate or participate in the inquiry. Arnheiter a decorated naval Academy graduate with seven years of sea duty aboard destroyers said his intention aboard the Vance was to Quot take a lax ship and make it into a fighting denying any improper conduct he said Quot my major intent was. To take this ship into a War zone with a shipshape Crew who would be proud of the ship and of whom the . Navy could be Arnheiter said he met resist ence in his efforts. Quot did you feel there was actual Mutiny aboard the Vance Quot attorney Marvin Lewis asked Arnheiter. Quot yes a Arnheiter replied puffing on a Cigar. He said he filed charges Alleg ing Mutiny Over the objections of the commander of the Pacific destroyer Force. Arnheiter now is Shore based near san Francisco and Alexander has a desk Job in Boston. Weather variable cloudiness not As Cool tonight. Chance of showers late tonight. Considerable cloudiness thursday scattered showers or thundershowers. It v temperatures tonight 40 to 45 and highs thursday in upper 50s to mid 60s. Albany . A the legislature swallowed its elec Tion year fear of raising taxes today and voted to increase the states levies on incomes gasoline and cigarettes by about $150 million. Its action taken at Senate and Assembly sessions that began tuesday night and ran into the Early morning hours today represented a major political Triumph for gov. Rockefeller. Only five weeks before the politically split legislature had Rebill fed his pleas for income liquor and gasoline tax boosts to help finance his $5-billion-plus budget. But Rockefeller stepped in and threatened to veto other budget balancing devices to e lawmakers devised. After intensive bargaining with legislative leaders of both parties during the last two Days a Compromise agreement was reached and Rockefeller departed for the presidential Campaign trails satisfied that he had put his Home front fiscal affairs in order. Upon his return he will sign Bills that will a raise income taxes on upper income taxpayers Only by adding four additional tax brackets on net taxable incomes beyond $15,000 a year. The measure is expected to yield $95 million in extra Revenue during the states current fiscal year. A increase the tax on cigarettes from by two cents to 12 cents a package producing an estimated $25 million extra. The higher tax will go into effect june i. A boost the gasoline tax by a Penny from six cents a gallon to seven cents also effective june i with an estimated yield of $26 million. In addition there still is a possibility that the legislature will Grant Rockefeller a request for a 10-cents a fifth increase in the liquor tax a measure that would produce another $16.5 million. Leaders of the Republican controlled Senate held up the liquor Bill pending a decision on whether to restore some of the benefits that were Cut from the states medical Aid program earlier this year in a gof a engineered Economy move. Speaker Anthony j. Travis the Leader of the democratic ruled Assembly was pressing hard for restoration of outpatient Hospital care for persons in the 21-65 age group. They lost their Benefit in the cutback. Travia said he would not consider the liquor tax Bill unless Rockefeller and his Republican colleagues would accommodate him on medicaid. A Travia aide put it this Way Quot no medicaid Bill no booze in the give and take of fiscal bargaining Rockefeller agreed Pope schedules Colombia visit Vatican City a Pope Paul i announced today that he would go to Bogota Colombia in August for the 38th International eucharistic Congress. The Pope made the announcement to a crowd of pilgrims at his weekly general audience in St. Peters Basilica. The trip will be the 70-year-old pontiffs sixth journey abroad since he became head of the roman Catholic Church in june 1963. To accept two devices designed by the legislature to defer the need for even greater tax increases. One will postpone about $200 million Iii state Aid payments from the present to the next fiscal year. The other will Call Iii $95 million in Loans for transportation state University and mental Hygiene projects and replace the capital by issuing Bonds. The Assembly passed those measures in Early april and the Senate was about to follow suit when a growling Rockefeller issued his veto threat. The governor also had threatened to reject one of the Legislatures most revered election year Bills a a measure Prev ing $223-million in education Aid increases for their Home us tricks. Final action on that Bill stalled during the past month was taken As the Senate and Assembly wound up their wee hour sessions shortly before 2 . Rockefeller a signature now is assured. Among other things it increases the basis of state support for All Public school districts from $660 per Pupil annually to $760 per Pupil at a Cost of $87,5 million in the current fiscal year. The measure also will provide $26 million in special Aid for Urban school districts $4 million in extra Aid for districts with unusually High tax rates and $106 million in additional assistance for new York City a by allowing the City to compute its Aid entitlement on a Borough by Borough basis. Both houses passed the Bill unanimously. Many of the same lawmakers however cast vigorous Quot not votes against the income gasoline and cigarette tax increases explaining privately that they were afraid to vote for higher taxes at a time when they will be seeking re election. Travia and Assembly minority Leader Perry b. Duryea had an especially difficult time rounding up votes for the Gas. Tax in most. After considerable mane vering it finally was approved 76-67, barely gaining the majority needed to pass the Bill in the 150-member House. Rockefeller had requested the Gas tax increase As Well As the liquor tax boast that was deferred but of i not proposed raising the cigarette tax. That step was offered by Senate Republican As a partial alternative to the in die ii larger income tax increase that the governor had demanded. Originally Rockefeller recommended a to per cent across the Board increase in the income tax calling it a Quot surcharge. He had estimated its yield at $270 million compared with the $95. Million adjustment in tax brackets that the legislature finally accepted. Few legislators were willing to a trove the surcharge plan. During the negotiations Travia ruled out the idea altogether. He came up with the tax bracket plan As a partial substitute. After the Senate acted go in majority Leader Earl w. Brydges said solution of the fiscal problem had cleared the Way for final adjournment of the 1968 session by the end of next week. He and Travia had greed earlier Iii the Day to try to ring Down the curtain on May in. 2,000 reds killed in Saigon rattles Saigon apr the . Command announced today that 2,002 Viet Cong and North vietnamese soldiers have been killed in the past three jays of heavy fighting in and around Saigon. But despite his heavy losses the enemy battled on for the fourth Day in streets on the capitals Western Edge. The government put a 24-hour curfew on the Western half of Saigon to Aid its forces. In comparison with the 2,002 enemy killed the . Command said Allied casualties in the first three Days of the new wave of attacks on Saigon totalled 211 killed and 931 wounded a 30 americans killed and 323 wounded 181 South vietnamese killed and 608 wounded. Quot there Isnit much going on today a a senior . Officer said. Quot the key is whether the enemy will be Able to reinforce and they done to seem to be Able to. As far As the major threat from the West it does no to seem to be developing. It looks As if it is petering out but its a Little Early to say refugees from the Western Section said the Viet Cong were digging bunkers in the rubble of burned out Homes apparently determined to hold out to the end. . Helicopter gunships slammed rockets into the Erie my positions on the Western Edge of the City while farther to the West fight bombers pounded enemy infiltration routes. throughout the Saigon area have been Light and scattered today with minimal Contact in Saigon itself a the . Command reported. While Eastern Saigon remained under a 7 To 7 . Curfew the government said it ordered the round the clock curfew in the Western Section a to prevent Viet Cong infiltration Quot one enemy 100-Pound rocket hit the heart of Saigon killing a civilian and wounding five while 14 landed at tan son Nhut air base on the Northwest Edge of the City. A . Spokesman said three american servicemen were wounded at the base and damage was Light. Other sources said five South vietnamese also were wounded. Military sources believe the Viet Cong intends to keep up their shelling and Street fighting in Saigon in an attempt to influx Ace the .-North vietnamese preliminary peace talks expected to open Friday in Paris. In a show of Force sunday the enemy bombarded More than too towns and Allied military installations and opened the new assault on Saigon which was shaken by widespread Street fighting in the Viet Cong s lunar new year offensive in february. Today a chuckle the Best substitute for experience is being 17 years old. Today around the a Rouru the around the
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