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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - May 10, 1968, Norwich, New York
The f. In he Chenango county s daily newspaper in vol. A no. 40 Friday Moy to 1968 a Norwich new York 13815 10c per cop historic peace preliminaries near Paris apr american and North vietnamese officials arrived at peace conference head quarters today to discuss technical details for the opening of preliminary talks on ending the Vietnam War. The first round of talks was slated to decide procedural questions. It had been expected earlier substantive talks would begin today. The american delegation drove up first in three sedans and was followed within min utes by the vietnamese in an other Trio of Black sedans. A crowd of 700 to 800 lined the Broad Avenue Kleber near the arc Detriomphe As the delegates arrived. Other curious Hung out of Balcony windows and windows of the International conference Center itself. The arrangement for a ses Sion on planning details was reported to have been a disappointment to american officials who had hoped More substantial talks might begin today. A . Spokesman was asked whether the North vietnamese had requested this approach and whether they were stalling. A i done to want to characterize the meeting a he replied. A the meeting was suggested and we accepted the procedural questions for discussion at this first session could include the matter of an Agenda for the later opening talks Between Thuy and the . Top negotiator ambassador w Averell Harriman. An argument Over the Agenda could delay substantial talks indefinitely but . Officials said they had no word that the situs Tion would develop in that manner. William Jordan an assistant to Harriman told newsmen . Representatives at the mid afternoon session would be ambassador Cyrus r. Vance and Philip Habib a state department expert on Vietnam. The session was set for the International conference Center tile do Majestic hotel where the main talk Are to be held. At the top of the Agenda was the North vietnamese demand that the United states unconditionally halt its bombing of North Vietnam extending the curtailment president Johnson ordered March 31 to the whole country. Until this is done Hanoi has said the political issues at the heart of the War cannot be Dis it used. The United states has limited its bombing to the lower sector of North Vietnam requiring that Hanoi demonstrate reciprocal a a restraint in return for a halt of All . Aerial attacks in the North. If a formula for a bombing halt can be reached it is expected that the negotiators will then take up the Sticky political questions. But no one pretends to know How Long it will take to get an agreement to limit the War to South Vietnam s boundaries. Asked before lie left Washington Harriman said he a was no to hired to be a Crystal Ball a in Huy who knows Harriman from the 1961-62 Geneva conference on Taos. Proclaimed a hard line As lie arrived thurs Day. Ile said the origin of the War is a a Merman aggression Aud North Vietnam a four Point program for peace is a reasonable logical and the key Points Art american withdrawal from Vietnam and reunification of North and South Vietnam without foreign interference. Despite this outward inflexibility the North vietnamese were thought to be ready for a Compromise to gel the bombing stopped. Some Nom american diplomats said they thought Hanoi would lie willing to stabilize its troop strength in the South if the United states would do likewise. Saigon fighting diminishes Saigon apr . Infantrymen clashed repeatedly today along the Southern fringes of Saigon with bands of snipers and rocket firing Viet Cong but generally the Vietnam War slowed Down As american and North vietnamese peace negotiators prepared to meet in Paris. The americans from the 9th division appeared to be driving the enemy away from South Vietnam a capital on the sixth Day of the Viet congas a peace talk offensive. Intelligence sources said . And South vietnamese fore is had virtually crushed at least for the time being the Waves of attacks on Saigon that began last sunday. They said one reason for the enemy setback was that . Troops sweeping the Countryside around Saigon intercepted much of the Viet Cong and North vietnamese forces before they reached the capital. Two major developments were reported in the air War against North Vietnam. . Navy pilots said they blew up tile biggest Oil depot in the Southern half of North Vietnam. And the . Command confirmed a report earlier this week from Pentagon sources in Washington that communist Mig fighters Are operating in the North vietnamese Panhandle South of the 20th parallel for the first time in the War. The command said a mig21 shot Down an american f4 phantom tuesday about 145 Miles North of the demilitarized zone. The . Command reported nearly 3,000 Viet Cong and North vietnamese killed in the last five Days of fighting around Saigon. One . Source said elements of 19 enemy battalions pressing toward the City had been repulsed during the Pas week with heavy losses. Most of the capital was Calm today with life Back to Normal. Reports from the Field and . Communiques indicated the pattern was much the same up and Down the country except for harassing enemy shelling. But there still was heavy enemy fire from both sides of the Kinh Doi canal which forms the Southern Boundary of Saigon. An american helicopter gunship making a rocket pass South of the a by a Bridge across the canal crashed and burned possibly brought Down by enemy fire. The enemy offensive had produced a rash of Battles thurs Day in which the . Command said 364 of the enemy were killed around Saigon. Newburgh Routs protestors again Newburgh . Apr police wearing protective masks used a smoke bombs thursday night to rout a crowd of negroes assembled on the Street in the fourth night of disturbances in this racially tense Hudson River City. Earlier negro leaders urged 250 persons at a rally to begin an economic Boycott of White merchants to Back demands on Low income housing. Donald Lee of Buffalo president of the new York state conference of the National association for the advancement of coloured people urged a a selective buying Campaign As civil rights leaders and City officials negotiate on the site of a new Low income housing project. Weather fair and cooler tonight Low temperatures in upper 30s and Low 40s. Sunny to party Cloudy saturday High temperatures in the 60s. Wedington apr thou. Sands of army troops in the Washington area reportedly will go on Alert saturday to lie ready for any violence accompanying this weekends arrival of the Vanguard of the poor Peoples Campaign. The Pentagon said the army was taking certain a prudent actions but declined to detail them. Sources said these actions include alerting troops at posts and bases near Washington to be set to move if necessary in As i it thas one a Ioir. Elements of the 82nd airborne division at it. Bragg n.c., also will be alerted but wont be flown to the capital area unless needed sources said. Units of the District of Coluni bin National guard most of them military policemen will undergo weekend drills at the . Armory and will be Avail Able for any riot duty. Other guardsmen will stand by at borne or within easy reach. It was reported that some army agents were observing the Progress of the poor peo. Pies Campaign to determine the probable size of the crowds that will Eracli Washington the mood of the marchers and those who Are leading and influencing them. Although leaders of the Campaign maintain they will adhere to nonviolent Means Iii seeking expanded social programs from Congress fears have been sex. Pressed on Capitol Hill Aud else where that violence could erupted. Chairman John l. Mcclellan i .ark., has told the Senate his investigating committee has uncovered plans by militants he refused to name them to grab control of the Campaign and turn ii to rioting. Rep. John Conyers d-mich., a negro challenged Mcclellan a charges thursday at a news conference saying he arkansans statements a sound to me like some More rumours thai ire calculated to disturb the citizenry. The Washington Post Reni sorted meanwhile that Federal officials Are close to agreement with Campaign leaders on a site for the shanty town or tent City the demonstrators plan to erect to House the marchers. The Post said a Large open Field in West Potomac Park near the Lincoln memorial and its reflecting Pool was under consideration. Use of this site would be limited to 3,000 persons the paper said. Miners push new route to save 15 they re ready for big Day mrs Jerome Coralie Ulatowski is surrounded by her husband and nine children in their Sherburne Home after being told she had been selected As the evening suns a Mother of the the oldest daughter Amy composed the letter which nominated her Mother for the Honor. The children Are from left clockwise Roberta age 6, Greg 12, Damian 13, Jerry 15, Amy 16, Andrea to Justine 9, Jacob 7 and Christopher 5. Story Page 3. Sun staff photo release of Pueblo you la Start feeling Crew due a right away of surcharge passes Vash mgt on apr a o a Washington apr a congressman whose subcommittee deals in asian matters says there is some indication North Korea is moving toward release of the 82 crewmen of the . Intelligence ship Pueblo. But administration officials said they had no new Progress to report in the Long negotiations to win release of the ship and Crew. Rep. Clement j. Zablocki d-wis., chairman of the House subcommittee on asian and a. Civic affairs told a newsman that while he go into details a there is some Indica Tion that they will be a there is no doubt that we Are coming nearer to a return of the men a he added. Communist capture of the Pueblo Jan. 23 set off an inter National crisis which is being dealt with mainly at .-North korean talks at the korean truce site Panmunjom. State department officials said thursday the ship has been moved from won san Harbor. The North koreans first brought it there after seizing it in what the United states claims were International Waters. The whereabouts of the Amer lean crewmen is being kept secret and the North koreans have rebuffed red Cross efforts in behalf of the prisoners. Washington apr most americans will begin paying More Federal income taxes shortly if Congress enacts the to per cent surcharge package worked out by Senate House conferees and if president Johnson signs it. The president has sought the tax hike but it is not certain he will go along with congressional demands for a $6 billion spending Cut that would accompany it. Here is How the tax proposal would work a a when would the to per cent tax surcharge affect my paycheck a the surcharge if signed into Law would go into effect 15 Days after the signing. The Treasury department is now planning to begin collecting the additional tax about june to. A a what is a surcharge a ifs actually a tax levied on a tax. The Treasury and Johnson administration pre. Feared the tax increase in this Way instead of a Basic change in rates to preserve its identity As a temporary tax and to make it easier to remove once theve it Nam War permits. A a How Many americans will pay tile tax a the Treasury estimates about 83 million. About 17 Mil lion others in the two lowest income tax brackets those who pay taxes at the 14 arid 15 per cent rates will pay nothing More. A a How will i pay the tax a beginning with the first paycheck after june to Accord lug to the present schedule your paycheck will reflect a deduction covering the surcharge. For example if $15 a week is now deducted from your pay. Check for Federal income taxes you will pay an additional $1.50 for a total of $16.50. A a How Long must i pay this extra tax a until june 30, 1969, unless Congress extends it beyond that Point. A a Isnit the tax retroactive a yes but it wont affect the amount withheld from your pay. Check. The surcharge on individual taxes would go into effect As of april i. You wont begin paying it until june under the tentative schedule thus missing More than two months of deductions from your paycheck. A a will i be required to pay this later a yes but riot until you file your income tax return for 19c8 by april 15 of next year. When you figure out How much tax you owe the government for 1968 at that time you will be re. Quire to assess the surcharge from the previous april i. Hominy Falls w. A. A a teams of miners gouged a new escape route from the other Side of big Sewell Mountain today Iii an alternate Effort to reach 15 men deep in. Sid it a Coal mine. The new digging was started late thursday when a new and unknown source of water frustrated attempts to Clear the in trance of the flooded mine. Ten pumps Nave been drawing out thousands of Gallons of water daily since monday when the tiny passage suddenly filled trapping 25 Coal miners. Fifteen of the men Are alive and Safe. The belief that the other to Are dead was reinforced thursday when two bores from the top of the Mountain revealed their Section of the passage was filled with water. The to men were nearest to the rupture in the Vail to the and. Joining Mckenzie mine Long abandoned. The rescuers had gotten to within goo feet of the trapped men thursday when they in. Countered a a a swag a a Long trough in the mines 36-Inch passage despite continued pumping the level in the swag did not drop. Wilson s party grip threatened London apr prime min ister Harold Wilson a hold on Britain a ruling labor party was threatened today by an unprecedented electoral rout of his party from town Halls from one end of Britain to the other. Conservatives swept labor out of strongholds that had not known a tory mayor for generations. In England and Wales the labovites were left in control of Only 43 town Halls out of 368, and Only seven were in big cities. London went almost solidly tory As labor lost 16 of the 2u boroughs it held in the capital. In the provinces labor lost 560 seats and the conservatives gained 570. The voting did not affect the labor party a 74.member majority in the House of commons. But the party now faces the next two or three years before National elections with its grass roots machine mowed Down and Many party workers Cut off from local office. Conservative leaders made predictable demands a or Wilson to resign and Call new National elections. On the basis of thursdays voting the conservatives would almost certainly win them. But As Long As Wilson can hold together his majority in the House of commons the government is unlikely to face the Vot ers stripped of local political authority and influence. Parlia merits term runs until the Spring of 1971. Sara Barker the party a National agent said la Bor would use the time to rebuild its fortunes. In More immediate danger May be the political fortunes of the prime minister himself. If tile party can organize a Palace revolution it could make Wilson a Scapegoat for the governments failures. Leading a move for this was Cecil King owner of the tabloid daily Mirror which has backed labor in the last two elections. King distrusted by the labor High command As a would be Kingmaker outside the party called today for Wilson s Resig nation in a front Page signed editorial. He said the prime minister had a lost All credibility All but some political commentators said that f anything this might help unite the embattled labor party around its Leader. The polling represented the first nationwide test of political sentiment since Wilson a gov eminent was forced to devalue the Pound last november. Frank Davis the mine fore Man and Miner Edward Rudd Are at a Bend Iii the passage Midway Between it i group of 13 and the other to men. Davis Rudd and the group of 13 have been in constant touch by radiotelephone with rescuers and have food water and blankets. Crews working in 24.hour shifts were making Good Prog Ress on the new Tunnel. By mid. Night they had bored out 282 feet with Aix iut 340 feet remain ing. If they continued at the rate of 26 feet an hour they should reach the men about 2 . The ability of the miners to come outside without Aid Wor ried officials. They May have to crawl on their Krieves through whichever escape route is open to them because the ceiling is Only 36 inches High in places. Red invasion allow Rumor Warsaw apr Western observers today discounted rumours that soviet troops Are about to invade Czechoslovakia or am massing on its Border to put pressure on the new Liberal regime in Prague. The rumours stemmed from reported movements of soviet troops in Poland As close As 18 Miles to the Frontier with Czechoslovakia shortly after an Emer gency Summit conference in Moscow of hard line East euro Pean communist leaders. They evidently discussed Czechoslovakia. Today s chuckle three fourths of the Earth a surface is covered by water and Only one fourth by land. That May explain Why the boat being pulled behind a car is often three times As Large As the car. M other of the y ear army reported planning troop Alert for a re ii
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