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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - November 18, 1968, Norwich, New York
The evening Sun vol. 78, no. 163 monday november 18, 1968 Norwich new York 13815 10<? per copy thanksgiving9s up in the air in coastal Battles Well known a Gas bags prepare to soar again. Millions of youngsters and the Young at heart have thrilled to the huge figure balloons that Bob and weave Down Broadway during new York City a thanksgiving Day Parade. Titis years event will feature such cartoon favourites As Linus the a w stiffs ass Rel cps the Lipar Konni lion Smokey the Bear snoopy underdog and Lino the Dinosaur. As much As eight months labor goes into each of the creations which have been a highlight of the Holiday Parade since 1927. Until wars Over surtax Nixon ites on search for Talent must stay top goper says key Biscayne Fla. Apr president elect Richard m. Nixon has his top advisers on a Talent Hunt looking for men to serve in his Cabinet and seeking people for scores of other administration jobs. He already Lias lists of potential Cabinet officers and one top aide said Nixon has reached some preliminary personal judgments on choices for those posts. But the advisers also said that Nixon has chosen no one even tentatively at this Point. Nixon is known to have spent some time studying administration personnel prospects during his working vacation at this Island resort. But he is spending much of his time alone considering the Job problems and also working on initial drafts of the inaugural address he will deliver Jan. 20. Vice president Hubert h. Humphrey flew into Miami sunday afternoon to continue his pos Campaign vacation. Aides to the president elect said they had no prior knowledge of Humphreys arrival and there were no plans for a meeting Between the two. Humphrey aides from the vice presidents hotel a few Miles up the Atlantic coast from Nixon a hideaway confirmed that no arrangements had been made for a meeting. The Nixon Talent Hunt is proceeding on two Levels. There Are the top level jobs to be filled in the Cabinet and just below. Two top advisers in that operation Are John n. Mitchell who was his Campaign manager and Leonard k. Garment. Both Are partners in the Nixon Law firm. Then there is an Effort to find people particularly Young people for the array of assignments at lower Levels of the administration. A key Man in it is John d. Ehrlichman already appointed As an assistant to the president. He is at work on the immediate manpower needs of the incoming administration and on a permanent mechanism for seeking Talent. Through that system which is to be outlined in detail within the next few Days the new administration Hoppes to find and retain a continuing Supply of talented people with the emphasis on youth. Weather rain becoming mixed with Snow tonight and tapering off to flurries by morning and turning colder. Windy and cold with Snow flurries on tuesday. Lows tonight near 30 and highs tuesday in the 30s. Washington apr the top Republican on the powerful House ways and Means com Mittee says the to per cent in come surtax will have to be continued unless there is a Quick reduction of the Vietnam War. Rep. John w. Byrnes of Wisconsin says however that if the shooting War should end in the next three months it might then be possible to abolish the tax or perhaps Cut it in half. Richard m. Nixon said during his successful presidential Campaign that the surtax was a a War tax and should not be extended past its scheduled exp. Ration Date of june 30. Byrnes indicated he is not necessarily at Odds with the president elect in his opposition to eliminating the tax unless there is a reduction in the War. A i think Nixon expressed the Hope rather than a reality a the Wisconsin congressman said in an interview. A we have to be realistic. What does your budget situation look like not now but in March or april a but even if the Vietnam situation does ease soon it would re main difficult for Byrnes and Nixon to eliminate or reduce the tax. Wilbur d. Mills chairman of the ways and Means committee which usually holds life and death control Over tax legislation has come out strongly against any cutback of the surtax in the near future. The Arkansas Democrat says even if the War ends soon he would be against elimination of the surtax. A we May As Well face the fact that the cessation or lessening of hostilities will bring immediate demands from All sides for additional spending on the Domestic front a Mills said last week. A i think it would be a mistake to assume that cutting Back the tax would be the solution to our expenditure control program a Mills said. Both Byrnes and Mills seemed to agree that the tax should not be eliminated if it would mean an increased Federal deficit. Byrness said the surtax which brings in $12 billion to $14 billion a year should not be eliminated unless other sources of Revenue could take its place. Saigon apr Allied forces killed 416 North vietnamese and Viet Cong in the populous coast. A1 lowlands below Danang in a series of Battles sunday Mill tary spokesmen reported. It was the heaviest fighting in the area in three months. Thousands of troops were sweeping the seacoast and Jun led Foothills in an attempt to thwart any plans the enemy might have to attack Danang in Force. It. Gen. Hoang Xuan Lam the South vietnamese com. Mander of the Northern provinces said the fighting marked the opening of the enemy com. Mawle a Winter offensive in his area. However he told a news conference he does not expect any major ground attacks against the larger cities include. Ing Danang Hue Quang Tri Quang Ngai hoi an and tam by. Instead said Lam he expects rocket mortar and terror at. Tacks on the cities an i or wind attacks on smaller More lightly defended District towns and out. Posts. The general added to a series of . Command reports of a. Noi violations of the Demilita. Ired zone since the halt in american bombing of the North. He said his men had spotted North vietnamese units up to company size last week moving supplies across the Ben a Riv. Or from the Northern to the Southern sector of the six mile wide Buffer zone. He declined to say however whether he believed the North vietnamese were using the bombing reprieve to build up supplies for a new offensive along the Frontier. The two provinces just below the Doz air Gytri and thua Thien were unusually quiet Over the week. End. Lam said there had been 46 enemy initiated incidents since saturday night in the three provinces below Danang in eluding eight ground attacks 32 mortar and rocket attacks and five terror incidents. He said prisoners reported this was the Kickoff of the enemy Winter Campaign. Twelve South vietnamese soldiers were killed in the biggest Battle and 72 were wounded. First state the South koreans reported seven of their men killed and two wounded in another engage ment. No american casualties were reported. The new outbreak of fighting came after a weekend wave of enemy attacks and terrorism in Danang and along an 80.mile stretch of the coastal lowlands South of the country a second largest City. National police seized 150 per. Sons in Danang who could not produce proper papers. They were being questioned to deter. Mine if they were Viet Cong. Gen. Lam said 15 terrorists in eluding four women already had been found and they told interrogators 45 other Viet Cong agents had entered the City. A 24.hour curfew was put on the City of 300,000 sunday but was reduced today to 12 hours from 6 . To 6 . The heaviest Battle raged 15 Miles South of the City around a District Headquarters town Dien ban. South vietnamese infant. Try men and militiamen and . Helicopter gunships and a. Tillery were credited with killing 253 enemy soldiers in a 24-hour fight that ended Early today. It began at 3 . Sunday when about 500 North Viet namese troops attacked the Headquarters area of the South vietnamese 51st regiments 2nd battalion. Assault forces equipped with flamethrowers got within 50 Yards of the com Mand Post before they were re. Pulsed. The South vietnamese troops pursued the enemy soldiers while militia men closed in. By City teachers vote on pact to end strike amid charges new York a the Lith week of new York City a Educa Tion crisis began today with schools still closed while teach ers continued balloting on a ten. Native settlement that would re open them for 1.1 million Chil Dren. Some Union members have voiced Strong objection to the plan to end the strike of the pub. Lie school systems 55,000 teach ers. The rank and file vote of the United federation of teachers , resumed at 8 . To accommodate those unable to cast votes during the 9 . To i . Balloting sunday night. Mayor John v. Lindsay an. Bounced the tentative Accord sunday afternoon following 27 hours of continuous talks at Grade mansion his official res. Tidence. Pending outcome of the Vot. Ing a the schools will remain closed a ult president Albert Shanker said. Shanker cheered by 17,000 Union teachers packing Madison Square Garden sunday after noon was heckled however at a meeting of the a Ftp a Delegate Assembly with Many persons milling about and some shouting a sell out a the new contract terms in elude removal of three Princi. Pals from the predominantly negro and puerto rican Ocean school District in Brooklyn the focal Point of three strikes this school term and another last Spring. Ocean Hill is one of three sex. Vicars wife nabs 4villain London apr the vicar seized a sword and routed the House breaker but it was the vicars wife in a Nightgown and coat who caught up with the fleeing intruder slapped his face and held him by the neck. The violence in the vicarage began with the sound of break ing Glass late saturday night the Rev. Jack Dover Wellman said today. A former Navy off cer and air Force chaplain the vicar picked up a three foot cer. Emanial sword a family heir loom and went to investigate. A in the Queens name i a. Rest you a he shouted at the Man he found in the Garden. The Man ducked from the sword and ran off the vicar and his wife in Pursuit. The Clergyman lost a bed. Room Slipper and fell Belli 1i. But his Barefoot wife got her hands on the Man after 200 Yards. A i was determined not to let him go a said mrs. Wellman. A i kept my left tightly round his neck and beat him round the face with my right . A i was roused and infuriated. An englishman a Home is his despite Prospect of peace talks Hope for fliers dim Paris apr despite the bombing halt and expectations that the Vietnam peace talks will resume soon prospects do not appear Bright for speedy re. Lease of american airmen held prisoner in North Vietnam. Hundreds of . Flyers a rough estimate used Here is 400�?were captured when their planes were shot Down during the three years and nine months of . Air attacks ended by president Johnson a order oct. 31. A persistent Effort by ambassador w. Averell Harriman and his team of negotiators produced meager results on the prisoner of War Issue during the past six months of .-North vietnamese talks. Harriman plans to press ahead on this matter whenever he sees an opening. But Many obstacles seem to spell delay. For one thing the Paris conference is indefinitely sus Pended because the South Viet namese government refuses to attend. This has suspended most .-North vietnamese contacts for the time being while . Diplomats focus on Patching up the split Between Saigon and Washington. If and when an expanded conference gets underway and begins to tackle the Basic issues of a peace settlement the matter of prisoners May Well be among the last items threshed out. During the two years of negotiations to end the korean War prisoner exchanges were not settled until the end. Still another problem is Hanoi a continuing disinterest in talking about prisoner swaps. After a Long period of denying or refusing to admit the presence of North vietnamese troops in South Vietnam . Diplomats say the North vietnamese Are at least indirectly acknowledging that the North has sent soldiers into the South. But North vietnamese negotiators have yet to talk publicly about Northern prisoners in the South. Czech students hold sit in As Dubcek a regime wanes per mental districts in the City providing tor Community control of education. Also the Ocean Hill eight school District will i supervised by Herbert f. Johnson a trustee named by state Educa. Tion commissioner James e. Al. Ion or. Johnson is associate state commissioner of Educa. Tion. The local governing Board and Rhody Mccoy unit Nistra. Tor of the District who were sus. Pended earlier in the dispute will remain suspended until Al. Len is satisfied the Board and Mccoy Are cooperating with the trustee. In addition the pact Calls for return of 79 White teachers to classroom assignments in the District. Castle and ifs scandalous for people to try to break in. I think we should All have guns to pro. Text ourselves. A was i was saying to the Bishop Only on Friday if we Are going to preserve our society we must fight to the several neighbors were Wak. Ened by the commotion and helped hold the Man for the police. He collapsed in the police station and was taken to a hos Pital. I he vicar said he had used the sword once before to Chase some burglars away from the vicarage three years ago. Hospital is picketed new York a Union pickets appeared outside the partially evacuated Creedmoor state mental Hospital in Queens Village today marking the Start of the first in a threatened ser. Ies of strikes that could cripple the state s 24 mental hospitals and 12 schools for the mentally retarded. A half dozen pickets had arrived at 4 30 ., and More were expected later. The strike by nonprofessional employees is Over a representational dispute. Creedmoor reported that 20 per cent of the workers were a. Sent on the Midnight to 8 . Shift. In anticipation of the walkout about half the Hospi. Talks 6,300 patients either had been sent Home or transferred to other institutions the Hospital said. An anti strike restraining or. Der was to be argued today in Queens supreme court. In Albany state and Union of. Facials had scheduled another round of meetings. Eleventh hour efforts sunday failed to a. Ert the walkout. The Union Council 50 of the american federation of state county and municipal employees called the strike to Back demands for an election to determine the bargaining agent for nonprofessional personnel at institutions Ope rated by the state mental Hygiene depart ment. It wants the state to Stop talks with the civil service employees association an organization which gov. Nelson a. Rockefell. Ler has designated As temporary bargaining agent for the work. Ers. Council 50 has scheduled Simi. Lar strikes for Manhattan and Bronx state mental hospitals wednesday and another at Rockland state Hospital in or. Ingeburg on thursday. Or. Alan d. Miller commissioner of the mental Hygiene department declared a a state of emergency sunday. Prague apr thousands of czechoslovak students continued sit in strikes at their schools today As communist party chief Alexander Dubcek a leading role in the occupied country a. Geared nearing an end. The students barred by the government from demonstrating in the streets shut them selves in their school buildings to demonstrate their disappointment at the party Central Coni. Unit teen a Retreat under soviet pressure from the Reform program Dubcek had headed. It was the first organized Stu Dent political action since the communists took Power in 1948. A three Day Cental commit tee meeting that ended shortly before Dawn sunday set up an eight Man executive committee that was believed Likely to re. Duce the popular Dubcek to Fig. Murehead status. The committee was expected to establish a collective leadership that some czech sources predicted would result in Public apathy and the eventual eclipse of Dubcek the Symbol of tile Reform movement. Student leaders said about 30,000 students were on strike in Prague sunday when no classes were scheduled and other Stu dents in Bohemia and Moravia joined in. The students said they would occupy the buildings until wednesday and perhaps longer in an Effort to get the government to recognize them As a political Force. The strikers avoided open Contact with outsiders so As not to give the police a pretext for moving against them. Prague a University student action committee also disassociated itself from Brief Small youth demonstrations sunday night. About 300 youths marched from the National museum to old town Square but dispersed immediately at the request of police. Patrol cars and busloads of police stood ready to break up any other demonstrations but there were none. At student meetings inside the University Halls disappointment was expressed that the Central committee ignored a 10-Point student Resolution urging an end to press censorship within six months Freedom of Assembly Freedom to travel abroad with out restriction. Etc report raps automakers Washington apr the Federal Trade commission released a controversial staff report today that charges automakers with stressing sales at the expense of proper warranty service and repair operations. A i960 Field study conducted largely in the Washington d.c., area was the jumping off Point for the investigation describe in the report including extensive interviewing among the manufacturers and dealers. A the report has focused attention on several problems a the Agency said. A it concludes that Many new cars Are delivered to the buyer in poor Coridi Europe Money markets quieter Paris apr european Money markets were quieter to Day As speculators apparently held Back in the expectation of International emergency action to prevent chaotic disruption of the worlds major currencies. Pressure on the French franc eased off noticeably from the near hysteria level reached at the end of last week. The speculators who bought an estimated $1.5 billion dollars Worth of West German Marks last week in the Hope that the Mark would be revalued upward and the franc devalued a. Patently were less sure today. The frenzied speculation last week brought the franc to its lowest level since the riots and general strike last june. The be. Ver also affected the Pound and other european currencies. Tion car owners experience difficulty in having repairs made simply and expeditiously often causing them great inconvenience workmanship in warranty repair work is frequently shoddy and exclusions limitations and conditions in the warranties Are not made Clear to the the commission itself has taken no position on the report which is the work of two of its staff bureaus. But the Etc announced it will open hearings on car warranties Jan. 9 and May make some proposals to Congress. Among criticisms in the re port is the charge that the automakers put too much stress on sales giving dealers Little Cen Tive to develop Strong repair and service operations. Other Points bad feelings about warranties could be eased if the manufacturers caught More defects at the factory and dealers did a better Job of redelivery inspection. A dealers might show More enthusiasm for warranty repairs if their payment from the manufacturers was increased. A warranties should be presented in More straightforward terms. Italy faces strike protests by students Rome apr Italy today be. Gan a hard week politically Dur. Ing which government employees Are striking for 24 hours Stu dents will be taking to the streets again and the government is expected to resign. The nationwide strike by gov. Eminent employees scheduled to begin tonight when rail we Orrien leave their trains in a bid for higher wages. They will be joined at Midnight by postal Telephone and electrical workers. On tuesday government employees will not show up at courts offices schools and ministries. The strike order from both Catholic and communist labor unions went out to about 2 Mil lion persons and will paralyse part of the nation. Last week More than to million employees of private firms struck for 24 hours. Student groups disgruntled Over the Lack of Reform in the University system have an. Bounced More demonstrations with workers later this week. The University of Rome an. Bounced it has Cut the Telephone lines from the occupied Law building because the students were making numerous International Calls. Today a chuckle adolescence is that period when Many children feel their parents should be told the facts of life
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