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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - November 4, 1968, Norwich, New York
A no p i he evening Hun vol. 78, no. 153monday, november 4, 1968 Norwich new York 13815 10c per copy pc threat Back Saigon reap War helping give team a boost Peggy Bennett Norwich senior High school varsity cheerleader leads fans in cheers saturday during Norwich Little Falls football game at alumni Field. Her enthusiasm and that of her companions failed to turn the trick however As the Tornado lost the contest 14 to 13. She is daughter of or. And mrs. George Bennett of 12 Hayward Avenue. Details and pictures of game Page 8, other pictures Page 3. Photo by Casey Jones Jordan reports it quelled in Vietnam insurgency by palestinians ground War tapers off Saigon a ground fighting in Vietnam tapered off to its lowest level since last summer but Allied com my. Piques today reported at least 164 Viet Cong and North Viet Lamese soldiers killed by planes artillery infantrymen and patrol boats in a number of Small scattered actions. . And Allied forces reported Only Light contacts with North vietnamese and Viet Cong units throughout South Vietnam sunday the . Command said. Two communiques from the command today did not report a single major ground action. Mil. Itary sources said All the enemy casualties reported occurred in Small actions and none of them were initiated by the enemy. The . Command reported no significant actions along the demilitarized zone for the third consecutive Day since president Johnson a order halting the bombing of North Vietnam Fri. Day. No shelling of major cities was reported since my Tho in the Mekong Delta was hit with 38 mortar rounds shortly before i . Sunday 28 hours after Johnson a order went into of. Feet. South vietnamese head Quad. Ters however reported two Light shellings of military instal lations where soldiers live with their families. A spokesman said two soldiers and four civilians were wounded and three houses were destroyed. The . Commands morning communique did not report a single ground action. South Viet i Mese Headquarters reported two skirmishes in which 16 ene. My were killed and 12 taken prisoner. Government casual ties were put at six wounded. Air and naval offensives All across the South Are now being pushed by the . Command. Leftists cops clash in Berlin Berlin apr several thousand police and Young leftists flailed into each other with clubs and cobblestones today As demonstrators tried to Stop Dis. Garment proceedings against Horst Mahler a lawyer who has supported students. Some 1,500 demonstrators with an Arsenal of chemicals and their own ambulance serv. Ice battled with 1,000 riot police trying to hold them Back from the Charlottenburg District courthouse where Mahler was on trial before a court of layers. Weather variable cloudiness tonight and tuesday with Little temperature change lows tonight in the 30s and Low 40s and highs tuesday in upper 40s and 50s generally to a few Low 60s. Amman Jordan apr the jordanian government an. Bounced it had put Down an attempt today by a group of . A estonian commandos to foment civil strife in the kingdom. In a broadcast King Hussein told his people guerrilla action against Israel would continue a purified from these Stealthy treacherous the Kings emotional speech Over Amman radio was the first official explanation of widespread shooting and dem. On stations that swept Amman this morning. A later communique from the Interior ministry indicates the trouble was Over at least for the moment but gave no word on casualties. The King said the commando group which he accused of being behind the trouble was Coneen rating All its efforts against his the Interior ministry comm. Nique identified the commando group As the a Victory Phal. Angest and said its Leader was Taher dab an. The a Victory phalanges was one of three organizations which claimed to have been response ble for the giant fire at israelis Lod Airport near Tel Aviv oct. 24. The communique said fighting began when a group of com. Mandos attacked a police patrol car and held the occupants. When police reinforcements arrived it said the guerrillas dispersed into the crowded Refu. Gee districts of Amman. Later the guerrillas opened a heavy fire from the areas where they had holed up and exhorted women and children to come out and demonstrate for their cause the communique added. The government accused the group of having extorted Money from the people to finance its activities and said a the citizens have been complaining of this for the past several Hussein said the groups goal is to undermine Jordan a Stead fastness against Israel and to foment trouble with other Arab countries. Diplomatic sources said the firing started when the tried to arrest selected leaders of the Arab guerrilla Organiza. Tons which have been raiding Israel from bases in Jordan. This set off demonstrations in palestinian refugee Camps at Ashraf Iya and Jabal Hussein. The surrounded the two Camps and moved quickly to quell other demonstrations which developed in scattered sections of Amman. Sources said the demonstrators were dispersed after More than four hours of shooting. The gunfire died Down at 10 30 ., and Morris Draper political officer at the . Pm. Bassy said the a appears to be completely in control at this none of the sources immedi. Lately available had any word of casualties or damage. Draper said no americans were Hurt or involved in the violence. He said the embassy had contacted All american Resi. Dents and tourist hotels in am. Man. Unofficial report said several commando leaders were arrested to forestall an expected at. Tack by commando forces against the government which has been trying to curb their activities to forestall retaliatory raids by the israelis. A source said there had been reports for the last two weeks that the guerrillas were planning a showdown. Rescuers battling mud floods in Italy Rome apr Rescue teams battled mud and floods today to search for survivors of weekend floods and landslides that Cut a path of death and destruction along the Southern Edge of the italian Alps. More than too dead were counted and officials feared the final toll May go much higher exceeding the 113 who died in the floods in Florence and Ven. Ice two years ago today. That was the worst flood in modern italian history. The prefecture at Vercelli at the Apex of a tragic Triangle formed by three overflowing Rivers Northeast of Turin an. Bounced that 91 bodies had been found in that province the worst hit area in the disaster zone. At least 13 others were missing and to other dead were re. Ported in other sections of Northern Italy. Hundreds of and civil Ian Rescue workers struggled Over Muddy washed out roadbed to reach the disaster area in Vercelli province still being swept by heavy Rains this morning. A it looked like some giant steamroller had smashed through the Valley a said one i. Lot who flew Over the Mosso Valley in the Foothills of the Alps where 64 persons were Smoth ered in the rubble of their houses. The Section is a Wool producing Region. Dozens of factories farm buildings houses and cars were lost in the landslides which rain storm sent rumbling Down North of Turin. Venice had its fourth highest water in 40 years. The Lagoon Waters surged Over the Banks of the canals and sent inhabitants into their boots and boats. The seas pounded both italian coasts doing damage All along tile shores and tearing boats from their moorings even in. Side the port of Genoa. About 2,000 troops were dispatched to the landslide area with supplies and amphibious Rescue equipment. Premier Giovanni Leone in. Terru ted a tour of world War i battlefields to Fly to Novara where eight persons were crushed to death in a Mountain Side House. The weather Bureau forecast Clouds and More rain for today and tuesday. Paris apr a woman revolutionary led a Viet Cong delegation into Paris today to join the peace talks. She pledged that the War in South Vietnam will continue As Long As the United states a props up the puppet administration of Sal. mrs. Nguyen Thi Binh a member of National liberation fronts Central committee said on her arrival from Moscow a the population of South Viet Nam ardently wishes for peace but this peace cannot be disassociated from Independence and Liberty. A was Long As the american government has not renounced its aggressive and. Props up the puppet Nistra. Tion of Saigon. The vietnamese people will continue their struggle until final Victo. mrs. Binh the chairman of the women a liberation association Heads a team of six members. The delegation was greeted by Flag waving vietnamese and soviet ambassador Valerian Zorin. And ambassador Xuan Thuy who leads Hanoi a delegation to the peace talks with the United states which began on May 13. A spokesman said the Elf a will be present at the first meeting of the expanded talks wednesday. They Are attending As a result of the agreement be. Tween Hanoi and Washington under which president Johnson halted the bombing of North Vietnam last week. South vietnamese president Nguyen Van Thieu has announced that his government will not Send a delegation to the Tabe cause it will not Degoti at a Ith the Elf As a separate in Talfy. He said the Boycott would continue until Saigon is assured of direct serious talks with Hanoi. . Officials privately feel Thieu a Boycott will not wreck the peace discussion. Secretary of state Dean Rusk said he sex. Pets South Vietnam to join the talks sooner or later. Saigon newspapers on sunday lauded Thieu a Boycott and charged that Johnson when he decided to quit bombing the North broke promises made at his Honolulu meeting with the South vietnamese president. A this action tarnished his country a image a said the Vietnam guardian. A the brutal decision taken by Johnson no doubt pressed by the deadline of the . Presidential election will not help in any Way to bring the Vietnam conflict to an Hon. Oracle publicly North Vietnam and the Elf say president Johnson was forced to order a the Union. Dit ional cessation of bombing and other acts of War against the North As a result of a serious radio Hanoi also broadcast a statement indicate. Ing the Viet Cong will cling to their old stand for a political settlement in the expanded Paris peace talks. These include a Complete withdrawal of . Troops and military bases from South Vietnam. A a Independence democracy neutrality and ultimate peaceful reunification of North and South Vietnam. A a such reunification will be decided by the people in the two zones of Vietnam without for. Eign a a the internal affairs of the South vietnamese people must be settled by the South Viet namese themselves in Accord Ance with the political program of the National liberation a a South Vietnam will pursue a foreign policy of peace and neutrality with no military Alii. Ance in any form with foreign mrs. Binh Leader of the Elf group has been militantly a. Tive since her student years and has travelled widely on behalf of the guerrilla organization which Saigon authorities claim is a tool of Hanoi. A 41-year-old native of Saigon and daughter of vietnamese a. Tion Alist Phan can Trinh she was imprisoned by the French from 1951 to 1954 along with the present Leader of the Elf Nguyen Huu Tho. She is be. No Nixon setup As Campaign ends lived to have moved to Hanoi in 1954. She Drew a standing ovation at the 23rd Congress of the so Viet communist party in Moscow in 1966 with a declaration that the Viet Cong ruled a a liberated area occupying four fifths of the territory of South Vietnam and would fight on to final Victory. Humphrey jubilant in finale los Angeles a Rich. Ard m. Nixon makes a final Tele Vised Appeal tonight for votes in an election that the pollsters de. Clare is very close while Nixon aides predict a comfortable electoral margin. The Republican presidential candidate will be the Star of a couple of telethon on Abc one beamed to Eastern audiences at 9-11 . Est and the other broadcast in the West at 9-11 . Post. These were Nixon a Only announced Public activities on the Day before the balloting. Herbert Klein the nominees manager of communications forecast sunday night that Nix. On would get a minimum of 330 electoral votes compared with 270 needed to win. He said that if everything went right for Nix. On the gop total might go As High As 450. New York and Michigan were the Only two states Klein conceded Nixon might lose. Nixon appearing sunday on no cd so meet tile press Quot to program suggested president Johnson has been trapped into giving up his Trump card in be. Got nations with Hanoi because of Saigon a decision to avoid parti Clation in the Paris peace talks at this time. The Republican candidate also said that if elected he would be willing to cooperate with Johnson in any Way deemed helpful a to get the . Is negotiations off dead As an example he said he would gladly go to Paris or Saigon should Johnson decide that would help the peace cause. On a related subject Nixon acknowledged that Many of his aides believe a the bombing pause was politically motivated and was timed to effect the a i do not make such a charge a he said. Nixon terming the bomb halt the Trump card Johnson had available in dealings with North Vietnam said a i done to think that president Johnson would Ever have gone ahead with the pause of he had expected the backlash of South Vietnam not attending the Paris sessions. Nixon got in a few licks at vice president Hubert h. Humphrey describing his Democrat. In opponent As a a Man of the past and a Man who obviously is imprisoned by the record Ai the past a record in which tile respect for the United states has sunk to its lowest Point that we have had. In any recent Wallace says know he campaigned Atlanta a George c. Wallace ends his presidential Campaign today where it began deep in Dixie confident the nation will feel the Impact of his candidacy whether he wins or loses the election. Wallace Speaks at a rally at the Georgia state Capitol and then flies to Montgomery ala., where he will await tuesdays election returns. He will motor to his Hometown of Clayton ala., to cast his ballot. He a. Pears tonight in taped half hour programs on All three networks. The third party candidate con. Tends that if he should deny an electoral majority to either of his opponents he will be Able to specify some of the terms by which president Johnson s sue. Cessor will govern. In the event of an electoral stalemate he says a whoever becomes the present is going to have to Promise the Ameri. Can people what we have prom. Ised them of it happens to be somebody besides on abcs television panel pro. Gram a issues and answers sunday Wallace repeated his Contention that the election will never reach the House of representatives even if no candidate wins a majority of electoral votes. A if that contingency arises a Wallace said a in my judgment the matter will be settled in the electoral College. So All these candidates who Are talking about the House of representatives Are going to be sadly it takes 270 electoral votes to win. Should Richard m. Nixon and vice president Hubert h. Humphrey the Republican and democratic front runners finish close Wallace a electoral total could be critical however Small. A we have just As Good a Chance in the electoral College of that contingency arises As do or. Humphrey or or. Nixon a Wallace said. A source close to Wallace said sunday night that he intends to give his electors a a guidance on How they should vote in the electoral College. It also was said that Wallace would Call a mass meeting of his electors if he deems it Wallace insists he can win outright however by capturing the 17 Southern and Border states for a total of 177 electoral votes Nixon leads most polls but huh gaining new York a the vast majority of Straw surveys around the nation show Richard m. Nixon leading Hubert h. Humphrey. But they also show the vice president gaining con. Sid Erable momentum. Lawrence f. Of Brien democratic National chairman said sunday night a the tide has been turning in Hubert hum. Prey a a favor for More than a month and the pollsters have confirmed it tonight a adding a the Gallup poll which Prat tidally wrote Humphrey out of the race Only a few months ago will show a final pre election spread of Only 42 to 40 per cent Between Nixon and the Gallup poll of oct. 17.21 gave Nixon an 8 Point Lead. A the Harris poll a said of Brien a also will have Only a two Point spread a margin the professional pollsters agree make the election too close to the previous Harris finding was Nixon 40 and Humphrey 37 per cent. Of Brien also said a the sind linger poll tonight meantime gives Humphrey the Edge Over a Telephone poll of 48 states by the Norwood pa., marketing firm of Sindlinger amp co inc., found As of oct. 28.31�?Nixon ahead by 33.3 to 32.2 for hum. Prey. The Washington Post com. Menting f riday on the role of reporting Public opinion said a the polls have certainly wielded an influence this year far greater than at any time in their 31-year for example Early in August financial contributions to hum. Prey a a Campaign dropped considerably after a Gallup report showed him 16 percentage Points behind Nixon. As the poll findings improved for the vice president so did the flow of Money. The fifth and final report of the new York daily news de. Picked Humphrey ahead in new York state by 3.3 Points. It was Humphrey 46.8, Nixon 43.5, Wal. Lace 6.8, and 2.9 undecided. Nixon had been ahead in the first two Straw ballots. The Harris poll of oct. 27.28 gives Nixon a 3 Point Lead but with indications Humphrey is moving up. Wallace got 16 per cent. Another example of hum. Prey on the move is shown by a Survey published sunday by the Minneapolis t Tribune show ing the vice president with 48 per cent Nixon 44, Wallace 5, and 3 per cent undecided. Two weeks ago the poll showed Nix. On with 44.5, Humphrey 42.5 and Wallace 9 per cent. Wallace has not been shut out in any poll and received a High of 15.9 per cent in a state poll by the St. Louis . Nixon got 38 per cent hum. Prey 32.2, with 13.9 undecided. A Newsweek Magazine study of each state to Days before the election said it appeared that Nixon a strength a had peaked but see a Humphrey Victory in any event. The Chicago Sun times Straw poll reflected a heavy Adan. Tage for Nixon with the gop candidate receiving 46.94 per cent Humphrey 38.96 and Wal. Lace 14.10. The Baltimore news Ameri can poll gives Nixon 39.8 per cent Humphrey 31.6, Wallace 27.2, no Choice 1.4. Nixon is strongly favored de. Spite a late rally by Humphrey according to a National political Survey published today by the new York times. It says Nixon leads in 30 states with a total of 299 elector. A1 votes. Los Angeles a Hubert h. Humphrey ends his drive for the White House today the Way he began it six months and seven Days ago bursting with a the politics of happiness and the reasons for his Joy an Lith hour spurt in the Public opinion polls a Texas size Welcome and endorsement from president Johnson along with the biggest political rally for any candidate this year. One last ticker tape Parade and Long hours under the lights of National television today end the up and Down adventure that began last april for the 57-year-old Democrat. Then he will Fly across half a sleeping nation to his Home in Waverly minn., to cast his ballot in an old Frame country town Hall and await the verdict of the electorate in his contest wit i Republican Richard m. Nixon. President Johnson pulled out All the stops sunday in urging that electorate to let him be death the White House to his longtime political Comrade in . A for the Sake of our american Union this Many Hubert Humphrey should become the 37th president of the United states a the retiring president shouted to More than 51,000 yell ing texans who packed Houston s Astrodome. Johnson hurried through his introduction of Humphrey. Reflecting on his administration he noted the a divisiveness in americans House today and charged that a divisive men on both sides Are trying to play on fear and grievances. In a time of rapid change they Are trying to intensify the pressure toward repression or he named nobody. A there is divisiveness too a Johnson said a Over this Long and frustrating War. I have done All that i could including refusal to enter the presidential race to try to reduce a i have made no Compromise with extremism in this campaigns extremism of the right or left and i shall not Compromise with it in the presidency a Humphrey vowed. A i have sometimes set my face against the tide of Public opinion As i shall Lead that Pili Ion in the presidency a he added. Humphreys running mate sen. Sidmund s. Muskie it of Maine joins him today for a motorcade through downtown los Angeles. Tonight they a. Pear together in a live telethon on the Abc network from 8 30 to 10 30 . Est to the fast coast and 8 30 to 10 30 . Post to the West coast. Campaign costs near $300 million Washington a can. Dilates for political office from president to do Catcher will have spent Between $250 million and $300 million by the time this years Campaign Bills Are paid. A third of that total is being spent in Pursuit of the presidency alone. The estimates compiled by experts in Campaign financing Are supported by an associated press Survey of political spend. Big. Aside from the presidential race the costliest contests Are those for major statewide office in the big states. 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