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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - November 19, 1968, Norwich, New York
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One exception could be an attempt to obtain Senate ratification of a treaty designed to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons. Democratic leaders also May try to win Senate confirmation of some recent appointments made by president Johnson after the 90th Congress adjourned in october. At the Start of a new Congress especially when there is a change at the White House the legislative processes move More slowly. Pending legislation does not carryover and members generally Mark time until the new president submits specific proposals although they could introduce Bills if they wanted to. The nuclear nonproliferation treaty submitted by president Johnson last summer is in a different category and needs Only the consent of the Senate. Nixon has voiced concern Over some of its provisions and has Given no Clear indication of How he feels about the timing of Senate action. Just How quickly Nixon will be ready to submit specific proposals after his Jan. 20 inauguration is Uncertain but House and Senate committees will have to conduct hearings on them before they Are brought up for floor action. Since the democrats will continue to have majorities in both branches�?58-42 in the Senate 243-192 in the House organization of Congress will be less of a task than if there had been a change in party control. There is a potential scrap however among Senate republicans Over leadership posts and there Are rumblings in the House about attempting to unseat speaker John w. Mccormack of Massachusetts. In Nixon a unification plan key Biscayne Fla. Apr president elect Richard m. Nixon relaxing today in Island Solitude intends to make Unity in a divided nation a keynote theme of his Reou lican administration. But the plans for achieving this aim Are More methodical than dramatic. The most important single thread in this Effort is summed up in one word communication. Nixon stressed it constantly in the More philosophical speeches of his Campaign. Now he is con. Sideling How Best to attain it. Nixon was resting today on Small privately owned Island in the Bahamas. He sunned himself and red in privacy on Mermaid Beach in the grand Clay group of the Bahama islands 140 Miles Northeast of key Biscayne. Nixon flew there monday by coast guard helicopter with no Advance announcement accompanied Only by his Friend c. G. Rebozo and his secret service guards. He spent the night on the Island owned by Robert Abplanalp a Bronxville n.y., businessman. When he returns to work on the transition of government Nixon is expected to have More meetings in a Unity seeking pattern he already has set with leaders from various segments of a Merican society. He held such sessions in new York Friday meeting with a businessman Frederick Keppel a then a Union president George Meany then a negro Leader Whitney Young of the National Urban league. His inaugural address on Jan. 20 is expected to stress the Unity quest. The first Broad outlines Degaulle others Convene on crisis Paris a president Charles de Gaulle conferred with Premier Maurice Couve de Murville and finance minister Francois Xavier Ortoli on the european financial crisis today amid signs that the speculative frenzy was subsiding. European Money markets opened with heavy pressure on the British Pound but on an otherwise quieter note following Couve de Murville a confident but vaguely phrased announce ment that the Western Indus trial nations would not permit the French franc to collapse. In a nationwide television interview monday night Couve de Murville partly blamed Frances unbalanced budget for Frances economic problems and announced austerity Meas ures including a credit squeeze and cuts in subsidies to railroads and other Public utilities. Of that speech Are taking shape As Nixon and a handful of aides relax in the Sun. Nixon also sees communication through the press and directly to the nation through television As important elements in the unification Effort. He is pondering now the Best manner in which to Deal with the news Media has promised an open administration and one in which policymakers will be accessible for Public statements. He has sought out the opinions of newsmen on this phase of his planning. The National Unity Effort also is a Factor in his consideration of selections to the will Nixon has pledged include democrats. Nixon aides indicate that the Effort to make Cabinet choices which will enhance a Sens of Unity accounts for the moratorium on appointments outside the immediate White House staff. Nixon reportedly wants the men who can help allay unrest in the nation and wants plenty of time to seek them out. He therefore announced at the outset that no Cabinet choices would be revealed before dec. 5. Italy a minority ruling body quits Rome a Premier Glo Vanni leones minority govern. Prague a conflict mounted today Between Czechoslovakia a communist rulers on one Side and students journalists and some workers determined to uphold Freedom of the press and self expression. An estimated 100,000 universe to students in Bohemia and Moravia occupied classrooms laboratories and corridors for the second Day of a scheduled three Day sit in strike. It sup ports a 10-Point demand Emp a. Sizing Freedom of Assembly and foreign travel and a limit on press censorship. Czechoslovak journalists tar gets of soviet attacks before and after the August invasion of their country adopted resolutions in Prague warning that liquidation of free expression and information would mean the end of the highly popular Reform course launched last january. At a meeting monday 1,060 Prague newsmen said they objected to being made scapegoats in occupied Czechoslovakia and demanded an Early meeting with government representatives to discuss a How to face to Gether the efforts to liquidate socialist Freedom of the the journalists were reported ready to strike As a last resort. A policy Resolution published today from the nov. 14-17 session of the communist party Central committee announced the issuance of leaflets and sending of mass resolutions will be banned and said Czechoslovakia will carry out an october agreement a with the soviet Union to put press and radio a at the service of the party Resolution said two of the principals in Czechoslovakia a continuing crisis since the invasion by die soviet Union Are Eldrich Cernik left foreign minister and Alexander Dubcek Reform Leader who is gradually losing his voice As More and More reforms Are being cast aside. Czechoslovak mass Media had not been used effectively against a want socialist press radio and to a Are primarily an instrument for implementation of party and state policy and henceforth will be used As such it said. The Resolution titled a main tasks of the party in the coming period a published by the party Organ rude Provo listed As the primary task strengthening the role of the communist party in Czechoslovakia. The soviet invasion was never mentioned in the Resolution but it called on All communists to implement the Post invasion Moscow agreement of aug. 26 and the oct. 18 treaty legalizing the stay of 70,000 soviet troops. Economic reforms also will be pursued it pledged. In foreign policy the Centra. Committee proclaimed a the inviolability of our ties to the so. Viet bloc and asserted that a no other alternative Ever existed for us than to belong to the socialist system the Warsaw trea. To and actively participate in com econ a the East european equivalent of the common Market. Prague a reds May admit vows false Couve de Murville said nothing specific about How he intended to Stop speculative pres sure on the franc. Some Finan Cial experts said they were not convinced by his Confidence in the absence of Concrete Meas ures to maintain monetary stability. There was still Complete secrecy Over decisions which May ment resigned today to Clear the have been taken at the weekend Way for a new Center left major meeting in Basel Switzerland Ity coalition. Premier Giuseppe of the governors of the leading Sara Gat accepted the Resigna Central Banks. Tion but asked the 60-year-old continuing uncertainty Over Premier to stay in office until a the Central Banks counterattack new Cabinet is formed May have done More than the Leone had headed an All premieres speech to Dampen Christian Democrat government last weeks speculative fever. On French Money markets the franc was again quoted at by William l. Ryan with Moscow constantly applying the goad czechoslovak. Kiaus communist command appears edging More and More to we the time when it must Tell it people the promises of re. Forms and freedoms Are now Only fiction. Moscow wants it Means that Czechoslovakia has no Choice but to Ere ate Hie impression that it a. Cents soviet commands and is obedient to them. This can bring anything from a Complete shakeup of the present leadership to a determined crackdown on czechoslovak who still Manifest angry resentment at the soviet intervention. An indication that the breath on the czechoslovak leaders necks has become uncomfortably warm comes from Gustav Husak first Secretary of the party in Slovakia whose voice in Prague is becoming More and More authoritative. His statements suggest that a a normalization will be imposed fairly soon. Husak on nov. 13 made a speech unpublicized in the West to the a a people a militia in Bratislava. The armed Mill tia is an outgrowth of the action committees of 1948 which played a big role in seizing Czechoslovakia for the communists. It has Long been regarded As an Arm of the conservative stalinist Wing of the party. A i want to state frankly a Husak said a. That whenever in these Days any demonstrations take place in our streets we shall regard them As diversion is demonstrations aimed against this state and against our party and All the state and other organs will proceed a. Co a the Young people must real ize that the Law in this late a. Plies to everybody and that if somebody violates it he must expect the proper reaction a he said. A we will not permit the disintegration of our state and we will repel these attacks. If despite this somebody wants to take the risk Well let him go on. We will see who is the stronger one in this state and who will have the decisive word in the those Are Strong words but Saigon appears to be giving in since the socialists withdrew from the previous Center left coalition after reverses in the Gen. Its official floor level of 4.9740 to era1 election last May. Now the it is Back to school for million in nyc new York apr the City a 1.1 million Public school children returned to their studies today after a prolonged and bitter teachers strike that Cost most youngsters seven weeks of classes. Police Headquarters said there were no reports of trouble As the school doors reopened. There was a sense of Relief monday after members of the afle Cio United federation of teachers approved settlement terms. Most City state and Union officials were gratified Par. Ends were pleased and even the pupils were Happy an 8-year-old boy attending a Greenwich Village elementary school threw his arms around his teacher and gave her a kiss. It was the third time since the strike began sept. 9 that the predominantly White 55,000-member aft had gone Back to the classroom. Two earlier settlements broke Down and the weather variable cloudiness Windy and cold through wednesday. Some Snow flurries tonight and wednesday and Chance Snow squalls developing mainly East of Lake Ontario tonight and wednesday. Walkout was renewed. Upon word of the aft ratification a state trustee officially took Over operation of the controversial Ocean . Ville experimentally decentralized school District in Brooklyn. It was the summary dismissal of 79 White teachers from the predominantly negro and puerto rican Ocean Hill District that led to the strike. A state watchdog committee has now been set up to oversee their return. The Ocean Hill trustee her Bert f. Johnson associate state education commissioner said he was putting off their return until wednesday to allow time to work out class assignments. Albert Shanker president of the aft said the watchdog panel a represents a Strong Hope that the schools and their teach ers will be Safe from harass ment and he charged the two earlier Settle ments fell apart because Ocean Hill militants tried to prevent aft teachers from entering classrooms. Shanker still faces a charge of contempt under the states Tay. Lor Law which forbids strikes by Public employees. He could receive up to 30 Days in jail with the Union fined $10,000 per strike Day. The court hearing is not yet completed. The Dollar this morning while the German Mark remained slightly above the official ceiling of 125.290. The Pound dropped one Point overnight to 11.8460, the lowest level for six months. Swiss Money markets opened quieter and the French franc even showed a fractional improvement by noon. However Swiss Banks were still limiting purchases off Rench currency Bills. F Frankfurt Money dealers said the situation was unchanged from monday with continuing pressure on dollars pounds and French francs caused by speculation that the German Mark would be revalued. However in Brussels dealers predicted that the Mark speculation was bound to slow Down because dealers found it in. Cre singly costly to hold Large amounts of German currency in expectation of a revaluation that might never come. Socialists have indicated they Are ready to return to the partnership with the Christian democrats and the Small Republican party. The government will still be led by the Christian democrats Italy a largest party Ever since world War ii but they cannot form a majority without the so. Cia lists. Christian democratic party Secretary Mariano Rumor and Treasury minister Emilio Colombo Are considered the leading contenders for the pre. Mie ship. Meanwhile the second nationwide strike in six Days slowed Italy Down today. The nation was in the grip of a 24-hour strike of government employees from the Alps to Sicily which paralysed trains and communications and closed gov. Eminent offices and schools. The strikers demand better fringe benefits and Reform of the governments career advancement system. Saigon a the South vietnamese government a. Geared today to be moving slowly toward a decision to Send a delegation to the Paris peace talks. Some South vietnamese sources close to the government indicated that the principle of sending a delegation had been decided. There was a �?o50-50 chances it would be led by vice president Nguyen Cao by the sources said. Lending support to Sugges. Tons there a has been a softening in Saigon a Boycott of the Paris talks was a statement by pre. Mier Tran Van Huong in the re sort City of Vung Tau monday. Huong said a presently the Republic of Vietnam does not yet plan to Send any delegation to attend peace talks in Paris a the official Vietnam press said. This was clearly Milder than the previous Flat refusal to join the talks unless the Viet Cong s National liberation front attended Only As part of North Vietnam a delegation and not As a separate entity. South vietnamese and Ameri can officials continued in Contact tuesday in an Effort to find an acceptable Compromise formula. Some officials said they expect a Saigon delegation to go to Paris after a firn sounding gov. Top medal for 1st priest Washington a a roman Catholic priest identified As the first chaplain to win the medal of Honor in Vietnam is among the five latest recipients of the decoration. Capt. Angelo j. Liteky who receives the nations top in Iii tary decoration today from president Johnson was credited with carrying More than 20 wounded soldiers to an Evacula. Tion spot dec. 6 when the com. Pany he was with came under heavy fire near Phuoc Lac. Liteky 37, of Jacksonville Fla., received neck and foot wounds. He is Only the second chaplain to win the medal. The four other army men receiving the medal were spec. 4 Gary g. Wetzel 21, of Oak Creek wis. Spec. 5 Dwight h. Johnson 21, of Detroit Mich. Sgt. Sammy l. Davis 22, of Martinsville ind., and capt. James a. Taylor 30, an Arcata calif., native stationed at it. Knox by. The awards brought to 61 the number of medals of Honor pre. Seated during the Vietnam War. Eminent statement reiterating nonrecognition of the Elf and declaring that any remarks it makes at the Paris talks would be addressed Only to Hanoi a bargaining team. Huong said the communists hoped the United states will become discouraged a in the real nation of their commitment to safeguard South Vietnam and that foreign Public opinion will exert pressure on the South vietnamese and . Govern ments to Force them into coexistence with the communists. He said the communists have prepared a a a plan for new offensives. Jackie returns for Home visit new York a Jacque line Kennedy Onassis has re. Turned to the United states for the first Tine since her wedding a month ago. Smiling but uncommunicative the to dishy dressed for. Mer first lady arrived monday by plane from London where her husband Aristotle Onassis stayed behind for the time being tending to business affairs. Friday is the fifth anniversary of the assassination of president John f. Kennedy. They make Hospital stay a Joyful new York apr a gaily dressed Young woman held up a selection of dolls for the child to select from among fairy Princess a Bride a skater. Shyly the crippled child picked the skater. Quot the children identify with the dolls a says Clare Young the 48-year-old Forest Hills Queens housewife who founded Volun toys a program for distributing toys in new York hospitals. A the skater is a very very popular doll a she says. Quot it does their skating and walking for what makes Volun toys different from other programs is that the 30 volunteers who make up the organization provide toys on a year round basis not just during the holidays. They also Send two dutch capped Young girls to visit the children while distributing the toys and they also try to make toys available in emergency rooms. It was in fact in an emergency room where mrs. Young was doing Volunteer work that she saw most poignantly the need for toys. Quot after an Accident the child May be All right. But while they Are checking the Mother a live seen a child sit in a Corner More than two hours not making a sound just petrified a she said. Mrs. Young has been hospitalized herself 18times�?primarily because of a Back injury and says she can Well understand Quot what its like to have a Little bit of kindness and the need to have eur her Christmas present last year she asked her husband to give her enough Money to buy toys to distribute in the coming year at one Hospital. He agreed. And while she was shopping for the toys a Queens toy store owner gave her 500 fashion dolls which had been returned in a Trade in sales pro motion. The health department provided instructions for cleaning the dolls and mrs. Young and a Small group of friends began making costumes. As women will one told another and another and soon there were 30 happily outfitting dolls. The group eventually became Soluri toy inc., Complete with a Madison Avenue office also donated and quite a following among the Hospital set. Stronger ones were to come. He. Sak referred to what has been going on As creating a an Atmos phere for an inner political struggle that is a struggle for political this had an ominous ring for the reformers who Are the targets of Moscow a Wrath. The movement began in january which gathered steam after the ouster of party chief Antonin Novotny had been aimed at eliminating deformations a meaning the restrictive policies of the stalinist Novotny. Now Husak says there Are also a a Defor. these occurred he said after the door was opened to freedoms and included a in Correct trends suggesting a struggle for Power. Allies kill 181, capture 200 of foes Saigon a . And South vietnamese troops have killed 181 More Viet Cong and North vietnamese and taken More than 200 prisoners or sus. Pets in two operations 450 Miles apart military spokes men reported today. One Battleground was South of Danang where the vietnamese area commander says the communist command has started its Winter offensive for South Viet names Northern provinces. The other was 115 Miles Southwest of Saigon where a big South Viet namese Force is trying to make a Dent in a Viet Cong stronghold near the cambodian Border. South vietnamese head Quad. Ters also reported three Provin. Cial capitals and six District towns shelled by the enemy Dur. Ing the night and two terrorist incidents. A spokesman said these attacks killed 29 civilians and 12 vietnamese soldiers and wounded 72 civilians and one Soldier. On the political front the Saigon government appeared mov. Ing slowly toward a decision to Send a delegation to the Paris peace talks. Some sources close to the government indicated president Nguyen Van Thieu has decided he has to end his Boycott of the talks. These sources said there is a 50-50 Chance vice president Nguyen Cao by will Lead the delegation. In the air War the . Air Force lost its sixth b52 bomber of the War when one of the big eight Jet Strat fortresses crashed and burned As it was taking off from Okinawa for a raid. All seven crewmen escaped from the burning plane but two were injured seriously. Today s chuckle if gentlemen really prefer red blondes there would t be a Brunette left in six weeks
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