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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - May 16, 1968, Norwich, New York
The Ven i Chenango county a daily newspaper no s in vol. 78, no. 44 state nation world by the associated press Roper raps Goldwater poll some czechs seek . Gesture Prague a some highly placed czechoslovak communists who stand for liberalization of the regime express Hope privately for a gesture from the United states which might bolster their morale in what looks like an up will fight against Moscow inspired pressure. Non communist sources Point out however that anything beyond a gesture might add danger to an already potentially explosive situation developing Between Czechoslovakia and other members of the communist bloc. Communist informants say the United states without appearing to interfere in the current Situa Tion could do two things which might help both materially and in terms of morale in a country whose economic problems present formidable barriers to liberalization. One of these the informants say would be to extend most favored nation status to Czechoslovakia in Trade with the United states. The other would be to reach an agreement in the dead locked quarrel Over $20 million Worth of czechoslovak Gold impounded by the United states since world War ii. American Trade with communist Czechoslovakia Rea. Ched a Peak in 1966, an Over All Exchange figure of $65 million. The United states sold this country mostly Grain fertilizers and other agricultural products. Last year the Trade figure fell off by half. Students want Ida ties severed Washington a in an Ivory coloured Tower overlooking the Pentagon works a group of thinkers who feel much mis understood and a bit besieged. They work for the Institute for defense analyses and their Job not coincidentally is to Analyse. As its annual report says a the Basic objective of Ida is to provide an Independent and objective source of studies and advice for the Federal government and in particular for the department of now after years of comfortable anonymity Ida is a cause. Its initials scrawled on picket signs appear on campuses across the nation. At universities associated with Ida Columbia Princeton and the University of Chicago for example students demonstrate and demand that academic ties with Ida be severed. On the top floor of Ida s 10-Story building Norman l. Chris Teller Ida vice president and general manager complains a students have very much distorted what we do. It s very frustrating to have so Many people no napalm or nerve Gas is made at Ida. Its scientists Don t work in laboratories trying to develop new and More virulent germs for warfare. Ida has no laboratories. With very few exceptions the thoughts of Ida men Are considered very secret. In the ground floor lobby beyond a Garden of plastic Flowers and shrubs a receptionist backed by uniformed Security guards asks visitors to announce their business and produce their identification. Once cleared the visitor needs a plastic tag and an escort to get beyond the lobby. You can wander through the corridors of the Pentagon easier than you can make it to the elevator at Ida. Al Cio losing Rich Law Washington a the Al Cio loses its biggest richest Union today when president George Meany mails a formal letter suspending Walter Reuther a United Auto workers for refusing to pay its dues. An aide said Meany was drafting a a a Businesslike letter to Reuther who joined him in founding the giant labor federation 13 years ago. The letter will Cost the Al Cio 1.5 million members and More than $1 million a year in dues but the final break Between the two powerful labor leaders stemmed from virtually everything except Money. It capped a two year Reuther at tack on Meany a leadership As a a undemocratic and a Stag Nantz in Al Cio policies on everything from wages to water pollution. A a there a been a one sided barrage a Meany said. But the 73.year-old former plumber after first chafing in silence under Reuther a assault had lately been firing Back some verbal broadsides. A we have some loud mouthed critics on our own Meany said recently in defending the Al Cio from Reuther s criticisms. Southerners assured about flags Washington a the Pentagon has assured outraged Southern congressmen that servicemen will be allowed to Fly their Home state flags in South Vietnam even if those flags Are emblazoned with the insignia of the civil War confederacy. The Flap started about two weeks ago when rep. W. S. Stuckey d�?ga., told the House he was a upset angry and indignant because one of his constituents in Vietnam was ordered to remove the Georgia Flag from above his bunk. A the reason Given was that since some people View the Confederate Flag As a Symbol of racism a Stuckey said a fall state flags which contain pars and stars must be he read part of a Soldier s letter to the Soldier s Mother complaining the order came out a because of the racial tension following the assassination of or. Martin Luther King or. While the Southern state flags had to come Down Stuckey said flags from such states As new York and Ohio a were allowed to remain the Georgia congressman said he had written to the Pentagon demanding a that this ridiculous and dangerous order be the . The defense department said was to a reduce the likelihood of any racial tensions within the thursday May 16, 1968 Norwich new York 13815 10< per copy they Kneel in prayer i pan 6 miners rescued after 9 Davs Iii Shaft Hominy Falls . Apr six Coal miners isolated deeply in a flooded mine Shaft and presumed dead for nearly to Days were rescued today. All were termed in a Good a thank you god a said Larry Lynch the first to reach the mine Entrance in pre Dawn darkness this morning. A you have delivered us from this living made a vow All six of us would be out Here together to thank the four other men trapped in the same area were found dead and their bodies were brought to the mine opening about 8 . Edt about four hours after the six reached safety. One report yet to be confirmed was that two of the dead men drowned while trying to run from the Wall of water As it storms rip up Middle killing 70 by the associated press a massive outbreak of tornadoes slammed at the nations midsection late wednesday killing More than 70 persons injuring several Hundred and leaving a Trail of damage estimated in the millions of dollars. The toll of deaths in the twisters and severe thunderstorms climbed to 72 today with 48 dead in Arkansas alone. Iowa counted 14 dead Illinois 8, Missouri and Indiana i each. As expected the reported toll climbed sharply As Daylight broke Over the stricken Region. Darkness and Flash flooding had hampered search operations. Hardest hit was the northeastern Arkansas University City of Jonesboro which counted 33 dead and More than 350 injured. A twister slammed into the Southeastern Section of the City at dusk scattering Homes like dominoes. Arkansas state police reported to dead at the Little town of Oil trough a Community of 235 residents which eyewitnesses said was virtually destroyed. Three died at Mountain Home and two were killed at Tucker Man All within too Miles of Jonesboro. The rash of tornadoes a the weather Bureau reported More than 30 in a nine state area from Kansas to Ohio a erupted As a Strong cold front clashed with warm humid temperatures in the mid-80s. Indiana state police said Shirley Butcher 27, was killed when a Tornado struck her House trailer near Wabash in northeastern Indiana. Eleven other trailers in the court were demolished by other occupants escaped serious injury. Injuries and property damage also were reported at Peru id. Shortly before striking in a Kansas the wave of twisters raked northeastern Iowa. A funnel Cloud roared through Down town Charles City around 4 . Eleven were dead when the storm was Over and police re. Ported most buildings in an eight Block area were demolished. Broke into the mine. There was no report on How the other two died but officials said they presumed they drowned. Auto sic will be performed later today. Another 15, who were trapped just before noon on May g when water poured in from an adjoining and abandoned mine. W re rescued last saturday. The six paused for prayer at the mine Entrance recon de Quick medical checkup and were sped by ambulances to a. Cred heart Hospital in Rich Wood 15 Miles away. A who said miracles done to Hap pen a shouted one Miner As he alighted from an ambulance at the hospitals Entrance. A people say god is dead but he s Aine and Here with the men sipped hot chocolate in their Hospital Beds. All appeared cheerful and unharmed but Hospital authorities barred newsmen from talking to the men while they chatted with their families. There had been no Contact with the men since the water rushed in from the abandoned mine just before noon on May 6. A Hole was drilled through the Mountain to a Point where the men were thought to be and touched water. Officials presumed they had drowned. One of the rescued men told officers of the Gauley Coal and Coke co., operator of the mine they had rationed the sandwiches with them. They said they also drank the murky water which flooded the passageway. A doctor at the Hospital said the water had to be considered contaminated. He said the danger of typhoid and dysentery exists. A search team spotted tracks this morning it it a the other Side of receding water in the passageway and followed them to the men. Rile trapped men had left their underground prison and walked to the Edge of the water As it receded. The six then followed the search team on their hands and Knees for 800 Yards to a mine cart. The cart took them to a conveyor Belt will cd they Rode to the mine Entrance. The cart skipped the track but one official said the three men in it a were in Good enough shape to put it Back on the at the three Story Hospital the men were shielded from newsmen while doctors checked them and they talked with their by would have stopped Bobby a a Robert f. Kennedy Albany . Apr presidential hopeful Robert f. Kennedy would not be new Yorkus democratic senator if a Bill passed wednesday in the Senate had been Law four years ago. Senate republicans with unanimous opposition from Senate democrats passed a measure that would set residency re. Quire ments for congressmen and senators at five years. The Bill which has virtually no Chance of approval in the democratic dominated Assem. Bly was one of several measures acted upon wednesday by the legislature. State Law already mandates that persons Olio seek a seat in the legislature or the office of governor or lieutenant governor live in the state for five years. Wednesday there was Little doubt in the Senate who the measure was aimed at. A i Trust this Bill does not have a retroactive feature a sen. Paul p. E. Bookson a Manhattan said. He was referring to Kennedy s Victory in 1964 in the states senatorial election. Kennedy who opposed former sen. Kenneth b. Keating a re publican had lived in Massachusetts prior to his new York Victory. In other Senate action a Bill that would extend the states scholar incentive program to cover private business schools won approval despite democratic objections that the schools would obtain vast sums of Aid from the state. Sen. Robert b. Stafford r. Plattsburgh the sponsor of the measure said the Aid would As. Sist those who seek training but Are not necessarily qualified for College. A office workers Are important too. Of we Don t have competent office personnel at Cape Kennedy for example we can to put people on tile sen. Abraham Bernstein d. Manhattan described the Bill As a a a grab by the private bust Ness schools that lie said Are not supervised by the state. Students receive $100 to $500 in scholar incentive Aid depend ing on their Lin Acial status. Credit Cost Bill passes hurdle Washington apr an eight year Capitol Hill Battle to enact a landmark disclosure Bill is within three Steps of what president Johnson termed a a great Victory for the american Senate a House conferees reached final agree meat wednesday after weeks of work on a Compromise Meas ure requiring that most borrowers be told the Dollar and cents Cost of credit on Loans and purchases. It s estimated the Bill would cover approximately $100 billion annually on instalment Pur chases Loans and other credit deals. Sponsors said there is no question the House and Senate will approve the Compromise version of the Bill probably next week. Johnson left no doubt that the third remaining step his signature on the legislation would follow quickly. He called it a Long overdue a Strong truth in lending Bill. Under the measure those extending credit or making consumer Loans would have to disclose two things on most transactions a the annual interest rate figured on the declining balance of the obligation. A the total Cost of credit in dollars and cents Over its full life. The Battle for the legislation began in 1960 when it first was introduced by former sen Paul h. Douglas Dill. It finally was passed 92 to 0 last july la by the Senate and 382 to 4 on feb. I this year by tile House. But the House added a number of provisions to the measure and this led to a Long drawn out conference. Most of the House items were retained in the final version but several were revised. One of the knot Tiest problems involved revolving credit which has become increasingly popular with retail Chain stores. The chains contended it was very hard to figure an accurate annual interest charge on such account. The Senate voted to allow them to state Only the monthly interest rate often u/2 per cent. But the House insisted on an annual rate which would be 18 per cent if the monthly charge were i Viz per cent. Church plans racial help Syracuse . Apr the new York conference of the United Church of Christ sought today to end its annual meeting with a workable plan designed to help solve the nations racial problems. Delegates to the protestant organization s meeting voted wednesday to cast aside from the Agenda such traditional items As committee reports and resolutions and work Only on ways to meet the racial crisis. Although what form of action the conference would take was Uncertain members generally agreed that tile main Job of tile Church was to help White Mem. Hers realize the seriousness arid extent of the situation. Of Strong quakes Jolt nip coast Tokyo apr two massive earthquakes striking to hours apart roiled the Western Pacific and jolted 600 Miles of Japan a Eastern Seaboard today. The first quake in mid morn ing killed at least 25 persons and caused tidal Waves and widespread damage. The second of similar size and from the same direction at sea was recorded in Tokyo at 7 42 . There was no immediate re. Port of casualties from the Sec. Ond Shock but the Central meteorological Agency warned in radio and television broadcasts that tides from the Pacific would Rise about six feet. Weather showers or Thunder showers Likely late today and tonight lows in 50s to near 60. Scattered showers Friday morning followed by partial Clearing in the afternoon temperatures in upper 60s and Low 70s. I a i m who said boo ? monster faces Are fun to create for ror by bending one of his photographer five year old Glen Luckert who Dis fathers shiny ferr Type tvs. Covered he could make his own trick Mir a in ii 1 e s. A thank god he s alive a said mrs. Okie Galford of Baltimore sister of John Moore or. A we gave up Hope after All this time and we still can t believe it. He a my Only brother and lie better not go Down that damned mine beside s Moore the other five rescued were Joe e. Flt water 33, of Rupert whose brother barely escaped being trapped Jennings h. Lilly 30, of it. Nebo Edward f. Scarbro 38, of Richwood Gene h. Martin 34, of Clintonville and Larry Lynch 28, of Richwood. All of their Homes Are near the mine. A you can Tell the whole world that tile Fitzwater family is the happiest darned family in the world today a said mrs. Ernest fit water yank War toll hits mow Hiffa Saigon apr the no Miter of americans killed in action last week in the Vietnam War jumped to a record High of 562, the . Command reported today. The previous record for a seven Day period was 543 americans killed during the week of feb. 11-17, at the height of the communists lunar new year offensive against cities and towns throughout the country. Last week the enemy waged a second offensive with Only Saigon As the major target. While the . Command Aid it was of much less intensity than the assault on tile capital in february it reported that much of the enemy Force assigned to attack Saigon was intercepted by american and Allied forces outside the City. However a . Briefing officer said the american death toil resulted in Large part from heavy action in the northernmost provinces where . A rules battled North vietnamese forces during the week. He said first reports indicated Al out half those killed died in that area. The marines fought several bloody Battles last week around Dong Hall Miles South of the demilitarized zone. I Lii . Command said 5,552" enemy were killed last week More than Liaf of them in the fighting in and around Saigon. The command said this raised the total killed by Allied forces since Jan. I 196t, to 342,105. South vietnamese headquarter. Reported 675 government troops killed last week their third highest weekly toll of the War. The week before 242 South vietnamese were retried killed while the . Toll was 383 dead. A total of 2,225 americans were wounded in action last week a figure that has been exceeded several times during the War. Of that number 1,153 required hospitalization the . Command said. The week before 1,501 american wounded were reported. The number of enemy dead reported last week was not a record. To feared dead Iii London blast London apr the Side of a Brand new 23-floor apartment building in London a East end collapsed after an explosion at Dawn today. Ten persons per. Shed or Are missing. Police said three bodies had been recovered from the wreckage. Seven occupants of the build ing were taken to a a Hospital and police said there was Little Hope of finding any More survivors in the rubble. Firemen pulled tons of debris from the crumpled Side of the building Bur Rescue teams were called off because of the danger of falling Walls. Authorities said evidence of in explosion was found near a Gas stove on the 18th floor of the building which was completed Only two months ago. Today a chuckle when a woman Lowers her voice it s a sign she wants something. When she raises it it s a sign she did no to get it. V san. Today it around the around the 1 around the new York a professional pollster Burns w. Roper has testified that fact magazines poll of psychiatrists on Barry Coldwater just before the 1964 election was a a loaded and Roper president of Roper research associates was a witness wednesday at the trial of Goldwater a $2-tnillion libel suit against the mag Azine now defunct Ralph Ginzburg its publisher and Warren Boroson who was managing editor. Roper who for years was associated with his father Elmo in conducting the Roper poll was questioned about the october 1964, Issue of fact which carried this headline �?o1,189 psychiatrists say Coldwater is Pys Eti logically unfit to be the witness said the poll was Coldwater former senator from Arizona and the 1964 Republican presidential candidate has testified that the Issue of fact was maliciously libellous
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