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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - May 23, 1968, Norwich, New York
The e vol. 78, no. 49 today., around the state around the ration 4 round the world by associated press convicted. Brown free on bail h. Rap Brown new Orleans a h. Rap Brown remained free on Bond today pending Appeal of his Federal court conviction on a charge of violating the National firearms , 24, chairman of the student nonviolent coordinating committee Drew the maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $2,000 Fine after the biracial jury returned wednesday night. Under terms of the $15,-ooo Bond Browne a travel was restricted to the Southern District of new York state. The immediate sentencing by . District judge Lansing l. Mitchell was at the request of William m. Kunstler of new York chief defense attorney for the Black Power advocate. Kunstler included a plea for leniency describing the government Case As an Effort to a a silence Brown a frequent and fiery speaker at civil rights rallies. A it is time this persecution must Stop and this is persecution of the most blatant sort a cried Kunstler. A we recall that everything Adolph Hitler did was a the Issue of Black or White was Only brought into this Case by the defendant a shouted . Atty. Louis Lacour. A we deeply resent statements making such a comparison to Brown was convicted under a Section of the act forbidding anyone under indictment on a felony charge to transport a gun across state lines. Mailed gun ban favored poll says Philadelphia a a nationwide Telephone Survey reported thursday night that four of five persons contacted favored passage of a congressional Bill Banning mail order Sale of guns. But according to the poll Only two of five contacted favor local gun registration and Only one in four support issuing of permits by police for All guns. At the same time the Survey indicated gun ownership is 28 percent higher than the last time the poll was conducted in Early june 1966 and that most of the new gun owners bought them a for Albert e. Sindlinger president of sind linger amp co., Market analysts of suburban Norwood said his firm conducted the random phone Survey in 1966 and again during the past week because of similar mail order gun control Laws before Congress. The 1966 results on mail order guns were almost identical to this weeks said Sindlinger. A total of 78.4 per cent of the 1,500 polled in 1966 favored mail order gun control compared to 79.6 per cent in 1966. The big change in opinion Sindlinger said came in declining support for local gun control measures. A two years ago an overwhelming percentage of adults were in agreement with gun registration and gun permits by local police. Today opinions have changed considerably a said Sindlinger. Panel says Public a misled on talks Venin g Chenango county s daily newspaper in thursday May 23, 1968 Norwich new York 13815 10c per copy strikes grip France Paris apr a few Small cracks developed in Frances strike front today but rebellious students took to the streets of Paris again and an estimated 50 per cent of the nations 16 Mil lion workers were still off the Job. Workers were reported going Back to their jobs in some Small companies outside the Paris area. Trade Union leaders responded favourably to Premier Georges Pompidou a offer to open negotiations on wage in creases and other benefits. But leaders of the three major Trade missions i it since lbs raids limit Saigon apr american pilots Are flying More missions against North Vietnam and losing More planes than they did before president Johnson put the major part of the country off limits to them statistics from the . Command showed today. The command announced today that North vietnamese antiaircraft fire brought Down two More planes wednesday and the three crewmen Are All missing. . Troops losses also continued High with 549 americans reported killed in combat last week. It was the second highest weekly toll of the War for american troops. The South vietnamese government reported 475 of its troops killed last week while the Allied estimate of enemy killed was 4,765. The two planes were lost wednesday As american fliers logged 135 missions against North Vietnam a Southern pan handle the highest number flown this month. The . Command said the three crewmen were missing. Radio Hanoi claimed North vietnamese gunners downed four planes wednesday and captured All the pilots. It also charged that the United states is continuing a to conduct Barba Rous raids on North Vietnam while w. Averell Harriman the . Representative at the Paris peace talks a claims the . Is ready to a de escalate the War. A the loss of the two planes raised the total reported lost in combat in the North to to in May and 841 since the Start of the air War More than three years ago. One of tile planes lost wednesday was a Navy photo reconnaissance rf8 crusader the other an air Force f4 phantom. In february nine american warplanes were announced lost Over the North. In March the number went toll. During april the first month Johnson a curtailment order was in effect 16 . Planes were reported shot Down. Union federations came up with a Broad list of demands that would boost the nation s wage costs by Many millions of dollars. And it will take far More than a few thousand returning workers to end the paralysis in postal delivery transport business and Industrial life and the growing shortages of food Cash and gasoline. Pompidou succeeded in rallying enough support in the National Assembly wednesday night to defeat a motion of censure which would have forced him out of office and would have been a severe blow to president Charles de Gaulle a already weakened prestige. Buas the vote was being counted several thousand students marched on the Assembly to protest the government s ban on the return to France of the Radical student Leader Daniel a Danny the red Cohn Bendit who had gone to Amsterdam to talk to dutch students. A cordon of armed riot police kept the jeering mob away from the Assembly building. Student leaders finally ordered the demonstrators to disperse but throughout the night students and Young workmen in bands of up to a Hundred roamed the left Bank. Days of uncollected garbage and produce crates provided material for them to raise fiery barricade across Street after Street. Police countered with tear Gas grenades and water Cannon. Ten police were injured slightly by rocks. After police had scattered the Rock throwers they left the demonstrators to their fires. But they blocked off As much traffic As they could to Avert damage to cars and tires. By Dawn the boulevards Saint German and Saint Michel were messes of soldering burning garbage and trash. Several Hundred demonstrators during the night attacked the Senate building in the latin Quarter breaking windows with rocks and receiving an answering Volley of tear Gas grenades. The motion to censure the government needed 244 votes for passage but got the support of Only 233 deputies. Those voting for censure included 73 communists 121 members of the federation of the Democrat. In and socialist left 34 centrists 4 independents and de Gard Pisani de Gaulle a former minister of agriculture who an trounced earlier he would quit the Assembly after voting against the government. Had the censure motion passed the Assembly Pompidou and his gaullist regime would have been forced to step Down and de Gaulle would have had to seek a new Premier. De Gaulle a own term As president runs until 1972 and is not men. Aced by such votes. 23 Disneyland tourists killed l in Quot copier crash Paramount a flight wed Noshay Serrini Paramount Calif. A a commercial helicopter ferrying 23 persons from Disneyland broke apart and crashed in flames wednesday Halfway through its 32-mile flight to los Angeles International Airport. The bodies of All 23 persons were found in or near the wreckage on a Dairy farm. The cause of tile crash was listed tentatively As Rotor fail tire after witnesses reported seeing a Rotor Blade spin off the Craft. Witnesses said they heard a loud pop before the twin Rotor Sikorsky Soi plunged to Earth. Two Large sections landed a few feet apart and dozens of smaller pieces scattered Over tile two. Block farm. Most of the passengers Bod. Ies were still strapped in seats. The possibility of a collision was suggested by los Angeles airways owner of the helicopter service. But William Byerly of the Federal aviation Agency said investigators had no Evi. Deuce of it. Officials worked through the night wednesday securing Hie wreckage and recovering and identifying the bodies. Identifying the dead was Labo rious with Only sketchy information available but it was re. Ported the list included persons from throughout the United states. The crash was the first Fata 11, to in the helicopter firms 21. Year history. The ski carries a Crew of three. As the Craft which normally would have been cruising at 2,000 feet plunged mall bags spilled into the air giving the impression of falling bodies. Sacks struck roofs of houses and businesses and sheriffs helicopters searched rooftop to rooftop. The Rotor Blade which spun off crashed through the Corm gated Sheet Metal roof of a chair manufacturing Plant in. Juring no one. Two sheriffs deputies watch ing Rush hour traffic near the crash scene said they saw the Tail Rotor Fly off and the Craft begin to spin. Averell predicts end to deadlock casualties of lied attack fear hopelessness grief arid pain Are reflected in these faces of vietnamese women and children left homeless by the recent enemy offensive in tin Cholon District of Saigon. An estimated 80,000 residents have been driven from their Homes. Lbs gets interest-1 is insure Bill Reagan May announce after Oregon Portland Ore. A the National head of a citizens committee for Ronald Reagan predicts the California governor will become an Active candidate for the Gor presidential nomination if he does Well in tuesdays Oregon primary. Henry Bubb of Topeka kan., chairman of the citizens group told newsmen he thinks that a showing Topping the 22 per cent of the vote Reagan got in the Nebraska primary will propel the governor into a position As an Active but unannounced contender for the top nomination. Bubb a Wendell Wilkie campaigner in 1940, said he thinks Reagan is the kind of conservative minded occupant of the White House the country needs. He said that is Why he him despite the California governors insistence that he is not a serious candidate for top place on the ticket. Reagan is unchallenged in the june 4 California primary for that states 86 convention nominating votes. This will rival the Home base support for gov. Nelson a. Rockefeller who is expected to have most of new York s 92 votes in his Corner. Conservatives win in Bermuda Hamilton Bermuda a bermudas pro British White party Drew wide backing from the resort Island s negro majority and Rode an apparent backlash against rioting last month to a 3 to i Victory today in the Colony a first one Man one vote election. The conservative United Bermuda party took 30 of the 40 seats in the House of Assembly while the negro progressive labor party won Only to. The labor party had promised to Cut the Colony a 359-year-old ties with Bri Tain. The Bermuda democratic party also largely negro was blanked. The United party a Victory had been expected but its proportions were a Surprise. The White dominated party asserted negro mobs who rioted april 2526 were incited at least in part by the labor party. No violence or even minor incidents were reported during the balloting wednes Day. The British frigate Leopard was anchored offshore however As a precaution. Washington apr con Gress has sent president John son a major consumer Protection Bill requiring disclosure of the annual Cost of interest on most Loans and credit Pur. Chases. A i am overjoyed that the Bill so ardently sponsored by president Johnson has passed both houses a said Betty Furness the presidents adviser on consumer affairs. A it is indeed a Victory for the consumer who at last can shop As wisely for credit As for merchandise a miss Furness added wednesday. The far reaching measure a highly controversial subject on Capitol Hill for eight years was broadened just before enact Merit to include besides credit disclosure a the first Federal limitation on the amount of a workers wages that can be Garnishee do ordered withheld for payment of debt. A the fixing for the first time of Strong Federal criminal penal ties against organized loan Sharks who extend finance or collect payments on credit with unreasonably High interest. The Senate and House enacted the Bill wednesday with near unanimous support. Weather showers Likely late this afternoon and tonight. Mostly Cloudy and Cool Friday with a Chance of showers Low temperatures tonight 45 to 50 and highs on Friday 55 to 60. When the Bill first was introduced in 1960 by former sen. Paul h. Douglas d-ill., it encountered Strong opposition from retailers and lending institutions this continued for years. Stores which extend credit and financial institutions which make Loans will have to make two important disclosures under the Bill a the annual interest rate figured on the declining balance of the obligation. A the total Cost of tile credit in dollars and cents Over its full life. The total Cost requirement will not apply however to first mortgages on Homes. The Bill also exempts from the interest rate requirement Small transactions on this formula All purchases of $75 or less so Long As the credit charge does not exceed $5, and purchases of More than $75 where tile charge does not exceed $7.50. A special provision was worked out to cover open end or revolving credit plans. Under it the store would have to state its full annual rate As Well As the monthly rate but also could if it chose list its actual return on such credit in the preceding year. A minimum monthly charge of 50 cents a month or less would not be subject to the interest rate computation on such accounts. Also included was a provision aimed at frauds in Home improvements. A Homeowner contracting for such work financed by a first or second mortgage on his property would have three Days to withdraw from the agreement if Fie chose. Pahls apr . Ambas Sailor w. Averell Harriman predicted today that tile deadlock in the Vietnam peace talks will break some Day and that tile North vietnamese will make the concessions. A this sort of thing can to go on forever a Harriman told news men As he left his hotel for the . Embassy. A the North vietnamese Are going to have to face up to realities sooner or the chief . Negotiator said he did not take seriously North vietnamese envoy Xuan Thuya a statement wednesday that tile . Government a must Bear the full and entire responsibility if the talks do not produce results. This was interpreted by some observers As a threat to break up tile conference if the United states did not come around to Hanoi a xes Ilion. With the conference in recess until monday Harriman said he would spend the time until then looking into various aspects of the conference and expected to have some new ideas to talk about by monday. Harriman and Thuy now have met four times in the past to Days and each time they have come away standing rigidly on their original positions. . Spokesmen have called the North vietnamese a stub the vietnamese called the americans the stumbling Block is always the same North vietnamese in. A Stence on an unconditional end to . Bombing of their country and . Insistence that a a recipe. Local restraint on Hanoi spar must accompany a halt Iii the bombing. A the talks Are Frozen a said one Neutral Diplomat after wednesday s meeting. Summ i jury sees draft Gar Ulm Boston apr a television film shows a group of Young men at the altar of a Boston Church touching what were described As their draft cards to a lighted Candle and dropping them into a Silver bowl. I a darkened Federal court room wednesday with Organ music from tile sound track fill. Ing the room Tim government showed the film of the Ceredo. By to the All male jury trying or. Benjamin speck Aud four others charged with conspiracy to counsel Young men to avoid Tim draft. Senate probes Becking agencies Washington apr sen ate antitrust investigators Are quietly examining credit report ing agencies to find out if Feder-a1 Laws Are needed to protect diary citizens against mistakes that can ruin songs credit rating. The antitrust and monopoly subcommittee headed by Philip a. Hart d-mich., or Agency a per sen. Plans Early summer Public hearings on evidence gathered by its investigators Over the past sever-a1 months. A people Are frightened a said a subcommittee investigator. A with the volume of credit multiplying and increasing Reliance on credit reporting bodies we must see if credit reports areas fair and accurate As they should the customer who buys Mer Chandise on credit in essence asks the merchant to approve his credit rating. The credit manager Likely asks his local credit Bureau what its centralized records show about the per songs Bill paying habits. He May also question a credit Bureau in the customers former Home town. A Man looking for an insurance policy or a Job May have credit Agency checks run on him that involve not Only his credit but other details of his personal life. The Price of a report is cheap. For 4 to 8 cents the credit Grant or can see if his potential customer is on a nationwide list of bad risks. For $25, an insurance company can get a rundown on credit personal habits and other de. Tails of an individuals life which May be based on from 2 to to interviews of his friends and associates. A House subcommittee on privacy has been quizzing credit reporting Agency officials for several months in attempting to determine whether their activities constitute an invasion of privacy. Hart does no to raise that ques Tion. The senator assumes As fact that information on a per songs finances must be available in today a credit card society. His investigation is aimed at finding out whether Legal safeguards Are needed. An investigator for Harts subcommittee said it Lias received scores of complaints from persons who claim to have been victimized by credit reporting snafus and Hopes to get More before hearings begin. Among examples in the subcommittee files is this com plaint a Middle Hico me Man from a Southern state told investigators that his new automobile had so Many defects that the manufacturer a credit financing division finally agreed to take Back the car arid require no further pay merits. About this time the Man was hired for a better Job. But he lost the Job when his credit record turned up with a blot on it. It turned out that the Auto firm had listed the return of the defective car As a repossession a and change the re. Cords. The Many a new employer said a right or wrong i can to be both ered a and fired him the sub committee investigator said. The subcommittee wants to make sure the individual can get corrected information into such a data cell or other holding place. Testimony at a privacy sub. Committee hearing May 16 illustrated that it is Duff cult to even find the source of misinformation much less get it corrected. Today a chuckle a successful Guy is one who made All his mistakes when no one was around to notice them. Washington a a Blue ribbon citizens group including former president Dwight d. Eisenhower voiced fear today that Many americans have been misled into expecting a too much too soon from . North vietnamese talks in Paris. Americans think of negotiations As a Road to peace but there is unmistakable evidence Hanoi a leaders consider negotiations As another Way to fight a War said a special panel of the citizens committee for peace with Freedom in Vietnam. It warned against expecting to a win at the conference table what we have not won on the Battlefield and against a closing at the conference table what we have fought so hard and Given so much to w Hile the group favored exploring for a a reasonable time prospects for a peaceful settlement it rated poor the chances for productive negotiations now. The 1,700-word statement on a one gotta former president tons Hopes versus realities was is. Eisenhower sued by a 14-Man special panel on negotiations. The citizens committee was organized last fall by former sen. Paul h. Douglas d-ili., and includes both living sex presidents Eisenhower and Harry s. Trinan in its nationally known membership of about 190
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