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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - May 17, 1968, Norwich, New York Dissident Chenango Repich liens organize sock party Rule by Casey Jones an internal struggle among Chenango county republicans has officially started. The action forecast late tuesday afternoon when 13 contests for Republican committeemen emerged on the last Day to file designating petitions has commenced with formation of a committee for concerned republicans it was Learned group apparently composed of and supported by persons seeking committee posts in the june primary including some Long time republicans appears to be an attempt to revamp the present committee Structure headed by chairman William j. Gordon of Norwich. If the move succeeds it would probably be one of the biggest upsets in Chenango county political history. Among persons reported to be working on the new committee Are Norwich attorneys Edward s. Nelson and Clarence Rappleyea Richard Stott president of the Stott insurance Agency of Norwich and Patrick j. Joyce of Sherburne Chenango county District attorney. A spokesman for the group said dissension with the present organization lies in part in growing Republican weakness methods of selection of nominees and a need to encourage Good candidates to run in local elections and a need to a Are vitalize leadership in the county Gor committee. Tile group charges a since Samuel s. Stratton 35th District congressman won the submarine District the effectiveness of the Chenango counts Republican party has or. Stratton beat mrs. Janet Hill Gordon for the congressional seat in 19g2 by a Large plurality. It was termed a a major upset a a we need new blood new leadership for the Good of the party. A Many of the present committeemen Are looking for new direction new leadership and a More Active county committee to support the Republican nominees a a member of the group said. Hie group also states a there Are Many concerned republicans in the county who feel the party must begin to select candidates who Are popular and capable of winning difficult contests a the Day is Long gone when a Republican is automatically elected in Chenango county. We need to encourage Good candidates not discourage them i pounding on weaknesses in local elections the new committee said assemblyman Richard drown of Bridgeport Republican candidate in january a special election lost Chenango county by 993 votes although 79 per cent of the registered voters in the county Are Republican. A at the present rate a they allege a the democrats will control the county by 1972.�?� they noted there Are presently 13 republicans and to democrats on the Board of supervisors smallest margin in county history. Hie group also criticizes the method by which nominees Are selected asserting that Carl Sirianni of Greene a was picked by the executive committee of tile comity Republican organization to oppose or. Drown for the Gap nomination for assemblyman in the special election. Liis was a approved Long before any other committeeman had an Opportunity to come up with the other possible candidates a they charged. In some instances committeemen were asked to give their support to or. Sirianni without even being told someone else was or. Gordon was unavailable for comment this morning. His Secretary said lie was out of town. The f. Today a round the state around the nation around the world by the associated press lottery ticket sales drop Albany n. Y. A sales of state lottery tickets dropped in april to $4,219,797 a almost 20 per cent below the March figure. Tax commissioner Joseph h. Murphy said thursday the decline resulted from a new Federal Law that halted ticket sales in Banks As of March 31. More than 80 per cent of the $1 tickets had been sold in Banks Murphy said and new outlets were not licensed fast enough to offset the loss. Of the april proceeds $2.3 million goes to the state for education and $1.2 million will be shared by 1,013 prize winners. Drawings begin Here tuesday. Winners will be chosen thursday at Lincoln Center Plaza in new York City. Ethel runs a whispering Campaign new York the fact that she was practically voiceless with laryngitis did no to noticeably crimp mrs. Robert f. Kennedy a Campaign style As she toured in behalf of her husbands presidential bid. With the same Energy she has shown at touch football she visited tile lower last Side thursday and whispered appeals for support for her democratic senator husband. She apparently Isnit letting the fact that she is expecting her Lith child in january slow her Down either. A i done to want to talk about it a mrs. Kennedy whispered through clenched Teeth when asked if her pregnancy would limit her campaigning. Moving at a breathless Pace she visited a grocery cooperative an Antipoverty Agency a concert by elderly musicians and attended a Kennedy for president luncheon at the tavern on the Green in Central Park before flying Back to Washington. At one Point she made a two Block sprint As rain began to fall. She wore Matching Navy Blue coat and dress by Courreges with a Gold pin with diamonds and rubies on one shoulder and a a Kennedy now Button on the other. Draft revision asked by Church Syracuse a state leaders of the United Church of Christ say the selective service system should be revised to allow a selective conscientious a three Day meeting of the protestant denominations new York conference ended thursday with approval of resolutions urging liberalization of the selective service act and the states abortion Law de escalation of the Vietnam conflict and action to Foster racial Justice. A spokesman said the resolutions re fleeced the views of the 500 delegates and Are not binding on the conferences 374 local Cong Raga tons. The Church has 110, too members in new York state and 2 million nationally. The statement on the draft also called for lowering from 35 to 25 the eligibility age and eliminating the requirement that selective service cards must be carried at All time. Property compensation Bill backed Albany n. Y. A the Legislatures ranking Republican has offered a Bill that would require compensation of property owners for the loss of their existing mortgage financing when their property is taken for Public purposes. Senate majority Leader Earl w. Brydges introduced the measure thursday saying a existing Law does not protect property owners from severe economic hardship when they Are forced to give up their property and Brydges acted As the legislature broke off work for this week and arranged to return monday for a drive to final adjournment probably wednesday. Before leaving town thursday both houses held working sessions during which they disposed of scores of relatively routine Bills. Efforts continued in the meantime to pave the Way for approval of Bills to provide $50 million in extra Aid to cities Supply a supple mental budget expected to top $55 million create 124 additional judgeship across the state and to boost the Max. Virnum interest rate on Home mortgages to v/2 per cent from the current c per cent ceiling. In the Senate thursday a Bill to require issuance of a a reflector License plates probably beginning in 1972, gained final legislative approval. Economy cools but not much Washington Hie . Economy cooled off in april from the torrid Pace of the years first Quarter government figures showed but the direction was still upward. The Commerce department reported thursday personal income increased $3.6 billion in april to an annual rate of $670.1 billion. The increase was about half those of february and March $8.5 billion and $7.1 billion respectively. But die department noted the april figures were affected by the civil disorders following the slaying of or. Martin Luther King or. And a nation wide Telephone strike both of which ate into the total of wages pay. Hershey opposes draft Coupel Washington a it. Gen. Lewis b. Hershey opposed thursday a Bill to allow draft registrants to have lawyers appear with them before local selective service boards. Hershey director of the draft told a Senate judiciary sub Well defeat the vital necessity that the function of raising armed forces be accomplished swiftly and a i never thought of lawyers As expediters a a Hershey said. Selective service regulations now specifically prohibit a registrant from being represented before a local Board by Legal counsel. Sen. Edward v. Long d�?mo., chairman of the judiciary subcommittee on administrative practice and procedure sponsored the Bill to allow such represent. At Ion. Vening Chenango county s daily newspaper in aides raids 10c per copy Paris apr informed French and american diplomats expect a Compromise Deal be tween the United states and North Vietnam to end the bombing of the North in spite of the apparent stalemate Iii the Paris peace talks. The North vietnamese appear at present to be trying to rally world opinion against the United states to pressure it into ending military action against North Vietnam without any compensating cutback by the communists. The Appeal for support has been sounded this week by ambassador Xua ii Thuv in Paris and by Hanoi radio. To counter this Man Euver . Spokesman cite what they consider the unacceptably High military Price the United states would have to pay to end the bombing under present conditions. They Are driving for restoration of .1 Buffer zone to Cut Oft communist troop movements across the North South Border. Thousands of truck loads of men and supplies per month could pour into South Vietnam without interruption they say if attacks were stopped without North vietnamese de escalation. Reconnaissance flights Over the North would be stopped cutting Oft vital information. Artillery shelling and Aerial bombing if the Southern Border area of the North would by halted while communist troops massed there could move South at my time. Ambassador w. Averell Harriman in an interview thursday made a tight link Between restoring a Buffer zone Between North and South and ending the rest of the bombing and a fall other acts of War against the North. Harriman was asked in in add television interview Wilether he was encouraged by North Vietnam s willingness so far to talk Here about subjects other than ending the bombing of the North. De said they had not talked about anything in such a Way that a we can get it the subject and agree to it but had thrown out ideas a in a propaganda a they have criticized our violation of the demilitarized zone a Harriman continued a when the facts ire they Are the ones that violated first. It is that sort of thing that they Are doing and they have got to indicate specifically they Are ready to re establish the zone before we1 Call negotiate How to achieve that Harriman words indicated that the United states would insist on genuine demilitarization of the do As a condition for ending the rest of the attacks on North Vietnam. Officials said he was not inter w Alkine i the lain sprinkles of rain fall Over Soutsi Broad Street As Lone pedestrian takes a late night stroll. By under Shower lilt the area late thursday providing a Glimmer to the streets More rain is forecast for tonight photo by c Asey Jones i Owhi Ivision on scrap Haj v Kennedy stumps Oregon raps lbs Washington apr Pentagon planners and army leaders Are locked in behind the scenes debate Over a civilian proposal to scrap a partially formed new infantry division. The move if approved would save an estimated $300 million a year and help president Joli son meet congressional demands for j-6 billion in budget cuts in return for a tax increase. Tile Issue is still very much in doubt. No final decisions have been made. There was one report that Gen. Harold k. Johnson army chief of staff is prepared to carry the fight to the president. However the general is to re tire in about six weeks. Top civilian analysts contend that dropping the ctr infantry division would leave the United states with a Large enough Home based Force to meet any foreseeable crisis overseas. They also argue that As one of them put it a we can get a higher degree of readiness with a concentration of skilled personnel in fewer units. Dropping the ctr division would leave the United states with the equivalent of nearly six army and Marine divisions in its Central Force. By the associated press sen. Robert f. Kennedy aroused the Johnson administration today of being slow to react to danger signals in the Economy and said some form of income tax increase is needed a to pay for the mistakes of the campaigning in Portland ore., for the Oregon a May -8 presidential primary the new York Democrat said the need for a tax hike and cuts in nonessential spending was signalled in 1966 but the administration failed to act. The War a has taken its economic toll and a Moder de in crease in corporate and individual income taxes is necessary Kennedy said in remarks pre pared for a Portland City club luncheon. But the to per cent income tax surcharge advocated by the president coupled with $6 billion in spending cuts a would be Strong Medicine indeed for our Economy a he said. A was Many As 750,000 people might be thrown out of work with 1 30 per cent Rise in unemployment a one of Kennedy a rivals for the democratic nomination sen. Eugene j. Mccarthy of Minnesota was at the opposite Corner 01 the nation today trying to Wii support for 1 Florida slate pledged to support him at the Democrat National convention. The pro Mccarthy slate will be up against two others in 1 Florida primary also May 28. One is committed the other pledged to sen. George As a favorite Sun. Mccarthy bore Down Vietnam Issue As he through the Sunshine thursday accusing tilt is ration of adopting then dropping one e Ion Der Aru on the swung state admin other to lustily . Participation in the War. The pub a was first told it was to be a limited Short term War but then it somehow was recast As a conflict in which a the National Honor had some How been pledged a he said. A How did this happen when were we consulted a vice president Hubert h. Humphrey the third contender for the nomination had voids of support and approval thurs. Day tor the poor Peoples Campaign. The vice president strode in the rain through a resurrection City u. A a.,�?� the Village of plywood a Fra Rne hut. In which the poor Are camping near the Lincoln memorial. The Shantytown is the base from which they will operate Iii a lobbying Campaign to persuade Congress to do More for the nation s poor. Humphrey told leaders of the Campaign a your work is going to products later at a meeting of women Antipoverty workers he said the nations programs to Aid the poor arc run on a a Bare Bones budget. Housing headaches has lie i Ooi Washington apr poor Peoples campaigners by the hundreds Are pouring into the nation s capital once again setting the stage for a hectic weekend that promises to give Campaign officials enormous horns ing headaches before monday. The caravans that the Southern Christian leadership conference Field staff organized Aroun i the country weeks ago Are converging o a a resurrect Tion City u. S.a., a which at this stage of construction Hasni to room for them All. Officials estimate they have housing ready for 700 persons in the plywood arid plastic shanty Towi in sight of the Lincoln memorial. Five Hundred campaigners mostly from Mississippi and Al Aba a Are living there now and Sulc temporarily placed weather mostly fair a Little cooler tonight Low temperatures in upper 30s and Low 40s. Pair saturday Fol Lowed by increasing cloudiness and Chance of showers late in the Day High temperatures in the 60s. 3 10 More who arrived thursday from Chicago Iii Washington churches. Another 700 due to arrive today from a caravan that began in Boston will be housed in suburban Maryland churches officials said. There arc enough churches to House every me temporarily top staff members say. The problem will be getting them moved As rapidly As possible into the Camp. On top of All that no one knows just How Many sympathetic or curious pc hours will flood Rito the area. Due posing any new condition to the talks but making Clear the Protection the United states wants for american and Allied forces near the North South i girder if All attacks on the North Are to la stopped. The More hopeful . And French diplomats believe a Compromise would probably take the form of .1 secret understanding that if Johnson would a a unconditionally Stop the bombing and other acts of War North Vietnam would then scale Down operations. Los. Ends Valley offensive Phu Bai Vietnam apr the month Long Allied drive through the a Shan Valley Oft Bially elide today and North vietnamese troops were believed moving Back into tin area their biggest Supply and staging base in South Vietnam. It. Gen. William l. Rosson the . Commander of the big Allied invasion into the enemy stronghold Southwest of Hue said his forces turned up a fourth of the enemy supplies stockpiled inside the 25-Lliil-Long Valley. The Cost according to the . Command included 139 american killed 662 wounded seriously enough to require hospitalization 21 helicopters destroyed and 108 damaged. There was no report from South vietnamese Formas in the operation named Delaware. . Commanders said tie Allied Force a estimated earlier at Iii or than 15,000 men closed a nit the operation Iii the Valley 370 Miles Northeast of Saigon because the approaching Mon soon Rains were about to Cut Oft their air support. Although blare was no official word because of Security requirements it was assumed that . Ambush patrols and other such units remained Iii the general area. Maj. Gen. John j. Poison whose 1st air cavalry division on april 19 mad the first Allied invasion into i Valley in two years said Hanoi should realize american for is can go Back into the Valley any time. Another invasion soon appeared unlikely however. April and May Are the Only two months of the year when the weather 1 a Good enough in til area for the air strikes and sup Iii flights which . Forces require in such Remote sectors. The North vietnamese and the Viet Cong by contrast have no air Power or air Supply facilities in South Vietnam and have never been dependent on them. . Officers had said earlier that the Allied Force would not try to hold the Valley but would make a a reconnaissance in Force a meaning they would look around and destroy or remove what they could find. The . Command said the american troops seized Nerly 2,000 enemy rifles 60 machine guns mors than 250,000 rounds of Small arms ammunition some 4,500 rounds of artillery rocket mortar my recoilless Rifle ammunition one tank of trucks several bulldozers and 71,205 tons of Rice. Today s Hult Kle the big difference Between a psychosis and a neurosis is this a person with a psychosis thinks that two plus three equals six. A persons with a neurosis knows that two plus three equals five but he worries about it

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