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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - November 21, 1968, Norwich, New York
Vol. 78, no. 166ti in evening Sun thursday november 21, 1968 Norwich new York 13815 10c per copy monetary Accord is near Bonn Germany a pressure on West Germany to re value its Mark ebbed and there were signs of a break through today in talks by the Western worlds top Money managers to solve the latest International monetary crisis German offi dais reported. A the outlines for a solution Are beginning to emerge a said West German finance minister Franz Josef Strauss. He spoke to reporters during a lunch break in the meeting that began this morning after a nine hour session that started wednesday broke up in a dead lock Early today. Conrad Ahlers a West Ger. Man government spokesman said pressure for the Bonn government to revalue the Mark upward had ebbed. But he gave no details. In the meeting were the economics and finance ministers and National Bank governors from the West Sio chief trading nations. Their was to bolster the French franc and stabilize the International monetary system. In Paris the Bank of France announced that the nations official reserves fell another $178.4 million under the pressure of heavy speculation last week. It was the biggest loss in 18 weeks and it pushed the total of Frances Gold and foreign cur. Rency reserves below $4 billion for the first time in years. Money markets in France and West Germany were closed. Markets in London also were shut and most dealers expressed a belief they would be kept closed until monday. There were some indications that the action had eased slightly the tension that had been building up in exchanges and Stock and Gold markets for Days. Gold at this mornings fixing in London eased off 30 cents from wednesdays level to $40.25 an ounce. Dealers said demand was Well below wednesdays level. The situation was similar with Silver Platinum and other metals in the London markets. After the first Bonn meeting broke up Early today Strauss told newsmen a we have made Clear we shall not evaluate. The fronts have hardened. Nei ther shall we go beyond the measures we have greeks plea is rejected by top court Athens apr the greek supreme court today turned Down an Appeal for a new trial for Alexander Panagoulis and his 72-hour Grace period ended at Dawn but there was no indication he had been executed for plotting against the military regime. Panagoulis lawyer had applied for a retrial on the ground that his clients deposition read at his trial was invalid because Panagoulis had not signed it. The supreme court said this was there was speculation the execution might have been delayed to give the supreme court time to Rule. Panagoulis 30, was sentenced sunday night to die before a fir ing squad for deserting the army and attempting to overthrow the military regime of Premier George Papadopoulos. He had 72 hours to Appeal for clemency but refused to sign a plea. A reliable source said papa Dopolous was resisting members of the military Junta who want the execution carried out and met with military leaders wednesday to discuss possible repercussions from an execution. A government spokesman said no announcements were due on Panagoulis. News of the Case has been banned from greek newspapers by the gov emment censor since tuesday. A number of foreign govern merits including the United states and Pope Paul i have appealed to the greek regime to spare Panagoulis life. Weather Cloudy with some Light Snow or flurries tonight Low temperatures mainly in the 20s. Friday variable cloudiness with a few Snow flurries High temperatures in upper 30s and 40s. Fire halts mine Rescue Hope dims for some 78 trapped miners Mannington . Apr dense smoke and intense heat kept Rescue teams today from entering a Coal mine where 78 men were trapped by a series of explosions and a fire. Twenty one men were rescued after the explosions Early wednesday thundered through the Mountaineer Coal co. No. 9 mine which sits in the Rich Fields of North Central West Vir Vinia amid clusters of Gas Wells. A a there a almost no Hope of getting the trapped men out alive a said Harry Turner safety inspector for consolidation Coal co., mountaineers Parent firm. If the initial explosion and fire did t get to the men Turner said a a it a possible that collapses within the mine caused by the heat and concussion would do them thirteen of the other 21 men in the mine when the first blast hit at 540 . Rushed to the surface. A giant Crane pulled eight others from a ventilation Shaft. A we must wait until the flames die Down a a said William Poundstone executive vice president of consolidation a Rescue operations Are still impossible because of the density of the company officials indicated no move toward Rescue would be made before this afternoon possibly later because of the intense heat. Hard hatted miners waited in the nearby Union Hall during the night in Case the situation changed. But thick smoke continued to curl from the mines Entrance. Four of the men who made it out were put under observation at nearby Fairmont general Hospital. None was considered in serious condition. A a the a lord was with us a said Lewis Lake. 55, a mine Veteran from Owings . A the brought us through because we see a Alva Davis 29, of nearby Farmington who also was in the group pulled from a ventilation Shaft through of the Crews ninth Man Paul Frank Anderson 24, who did no to make it. A Paul must have run toward the Llewellyn a Davis said from czech protests tend peacefully two Brothers remembered Jaife Bobby commemorated one Day apart Washington apr the Kennedy family has commemorated the birthday of one slain son. Friday they mourn the murder of another. The roman Catholic priest who administered last rites to president John f. Kennedy assassinated nov. 22 1963, celebrates a mass in Dallas Friday. Mass will also be recited in churches near the Georgetown Home used by president Kennedy before moving into the White House and in new York where his widow Jacqueline Onassis lives. Mrs. Onassis went to St. Thomas More a Church wednesday for one of two new York masses in memory of sen. Robert f. Kennedy who would have been 43 wednesday. The youngest and sole survivor of the four Kennedy sons sen. Edward m. Kennedy visited Arlington National cemetery wednesday with some of his and Roberts children. With the Early morning autumn Sun spilling Over their backs the seven keeled in prayer at the Small White Cross marking Roberts grave and at the eternal flame marking Johns. Later Edward went to a mass in memory of Robert at St. Luke a Church in Mclean a. The service reminiscent of the new York requiem mass Sung after the senator was shot last june in los Angeles included a jewish Cantor and vocal solos with guitar accompaniment. Two of the senators sons David 13, and Michael to served As altar boys. Their Mother Ethel remained in the family a nearby Hickory Hill Home under doctors orders. She is awaiting the birth of her Lith child. Attending the new York mass at the Church of the holy family were Edwards wife Joan Kennedy Sisters Jean Smith and Pat Lawford and several of the former presidents new Frontier advisers. Archbishop Terence Cooke celebrated the mass. Another Kennedy sister Eunice Shriver and her husband Sarget dedicated the place do president Kennedy wednesday at angers France. The very Rev. Oscar l. Huber will celebrate the mass in Dallas Friday but there will be no special observances at Deal by Plaza near where Kennedy was shot. A $100,000 memorial two blocks from the Plaza wont be completed until sometime after next october. Prague apr a four Day student sit in strike that showed a split Between czechoslovak communist leaders and a younger generation concerned about Freedom end to peacefully today. Thousands of red eyed students carrying Bedroll books and guitars poured wearily but happily out of University buildings throughout Prague at noon satisfied that they had done something to keep alive the spirit of Freedom curtailed since the soviet led invasion of Czechoslovakia in August. A it was More successful than we dreamed a a bearded engineering student said As boys and girls filed out of the electro technical Complex of greater czech technical University. A it was so successful and we had so much support that the students themselves decided to end the strike before the popular enthusiasm got out of control a he added. About 100,000 students had occupied College classrooms corridors and laboratories since us Day throughout Bohemia r and Moravia in support of a 10-Point Resolution reminding National leaders of the reforms launched last Spring and gradually abandoned under soviet pressure since the invasion. There were also scattered strikes of secondary schools in Prague and universities in Slovakia mostly ending wednesday night. A number of factories held sympathy work Stop pages wednesday or sounded their whistles As a show of worker Solidarity in plants where there were no work stoppages. This produced a Strong joint Appeal and warning from the government communist party National Assembly presidium and Trade Union Headquarters accusing student elements of trying to split the working class a serious accusation in a communist country. The Appeal urged them to a Stop in time the danger which is threatening the students holed up in their school buildings after the government banned Street demonstrations during the meeting last weekend of the communist party Central committee. Although the government made no move to Clear the buildings it the strike was an improper method of expressing opinion. The students were trying to rally support against the Central committees abandonment of such reforms As press free Dom Freedom of Assembly and the right of unrestricted foreign travel. The party leaders acting under soviet pressure Are now rolling Back the Liberal reforms which brought on the soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in August. Meanwhile the official soviet news Agency Tass reported that the soviet Union and Czechoslovakia had agreed to a to per cent increase in Trade. Muskie role is Only leadership question scorpion clue May not have been subs Washington apr the clue which finally led to the finding of the nuclear submarine scorpion two Miles deep in the Atlantic Ocean was a Small piece of Metal that May not have been from the ill fated vessel. Chester l. Buchanan the naval research Laboratory official who supervised much of the scorpion search said in an interview that a the first hint of something came in late june when a Bent Metal plate was detected. Buchanan said sonar and cameras suspended far below the oceanographic research slip Mizar discovered and photo graphed the three to four foot piece of Metal. The plate was too deep to recover. Some Nav men doubted the Metal plate was part of the sub and even today nobody will say for sure than it came from the scorpion. But the find which came about a month after the sub and its 99-Man Crew disappeared was enough to convince Navy officials to concentrate the search in one area about 400 Miles Southwest of the azores. And there nearly four months later the Mizar a sensitive magnetic detectors sound ranging equipment and cameras located portions of the scorpion Only about three or four Miles from where the piece of Metal was spotted. The scorpion was reported overdue May 27, the Day it was scheduled to arrive at Norfolk va., from an underwater trip from the Mediterranean. She had been last heard from six Days before when she reported from a position about 250 Miles South of the azores. The $40-million submarines final resting place As announced by the Navy oct. 31, was about 400 Miles Southwest of the azores in More than 10,000 feet of water about 8,800 feet below til a maximum depth for the vessels. Washington apr top democratic leaders of the last Congress appear certain to keep their posts in the new one with the Only real leadership question entering on what part if any will be played by Maine a Edmund Muskie. Liberal democrats in the sen ate plan to sound out Muskie the party a unsuccessful vice presidential candidate on get Ting into the race for whip or assistant Leader. So far however no definite plans have been made to try to unseat sen. Russell b. Long of Louisiana the present demo Erat in whip. A spokesman for the liberals unwilling to be quoted told a re. Porter they Hope to find out shortly whether Muskie is will ing to Challenge Long. Long chairman of the powerful Senate finance committee has sent a letter to All his democratic colleagues saying he was proud to have been part of the party leadership for the last four years and hoped to continue in it. Long a supporters say they believe he can count on 30 votes when the 58 democratic Sena tors caucus to elect their Lead. Ers for the new Congress. Liberals do not contend it would be easy to oust Long As assistant to democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana who faces no Challenge to his own position. But they say they have a Chance if Muskie can be prevailed on to run for the Post. Some democratic senators have shown signs of not being too Happy with Long As whip partly because of run ins he has had with Mansfield on the sen. Ate floor. Liberals also maintain that muskies selection As whip would give their segment of the party a representation in the Senate leadership that it does not have now. Mansfield is regarded As a moderate while sen. Robert c. Byrd of West Virginia who holds the no. 3 democratic leadership Post has aligned himself with Southern conservatives on Many issues. After sampling the views of key members leaders of the Liberal bloc in the House have spread the word they will have nothing to do with any move to unseat speaker John n. My. Cormack when the 91st Congress opens in january. Pope Paul i papal visit to Hanoi called off Vatican City apr Pope Paul i was willing to visit the North via namese capital of Hanoi this month if circumstances had been More favourable the Vatican disclosed today. There was no suggestion How or that the Pope now has any plans to go. Neither was there any suggestion that the trip to Vietnam might have been taken As a peace negotiator. The Pope said he had wanted to go to encourage North Viet Naium a roman catholics in their a hard trials and in their suffering. The Vatican made Public a letter written nov. I to archbishop Joseph Marie trin Nhu Khue of Hanoi in which the Pope said a if circumstances should have been More favourable you must be certain that we should have very willingly come among you to encourage you in your hard trials and to make you feel to what extent we share the Popes letter gave no indication that he intended the trip As a peace Mission to Hanoi. His letter said a we want at least with this message to be in some Way present at your Side thinking that above All we must give the assistance of our ministry to those who Are the letter was written on the occasion of the first Centennial of the consecration to the Virgin Mary of the apostolic vicarage of West Tonkin which includes Hanoi. The anniversary is today. Pope Paul has offered in the past either to negotiate or to make the Vatican available As a site for negotiations to end the War in Vietnam. The letter did not make any reference to either of these offers. Vice presidency6his Hospital bed referring to a mine Entrance. A the left his Din. Lier bucket behind and a dust mask on the ground. A i left him a note in Case he comes Back telling him where we Davis said. A i wrote it on the Coal car with my Finger in Coal Poundstone told a news conference wednesday afternoon that he had no Way of knowing if the 78 men were alive. A they May have barricaded themselves a he said. Shanker threatens new school strike new York apr a group of teachers were barred from entering a school in the Ocean Hill Brownsville District today and teachers Hilton president Albert Shanker indicated he might renew for a fourth time this fall a citywide strike against the 1.1-Mtllion-Pupll system. About 40 Community residents and nonunion teachers blocked the entry of eight teachers previously in dispute in the District whose Safe return to classes had been a condition of ending the City Sio week education crisis. Shanker said the blockade was a clearly a violation of our the Union Leader was questioned As he entered state us. Preme court for a hearing on contempt growing out of his leadership of the teachers strike. A does this mean another strike a he was asked. A what else can you do a he replied. Shanker said he had tried unsuccessfully to Contact mayor John v. Lindsay about the incident but he said he was sure the mayor would use his police Powers. He added that if the situation were not resolved in what he called a reasonable time he would assemble his unions Dele Gates and membership. The group of barred teachers were trying to enter Junior High school 27. They included Fred Nauman chapter chairman of the United federation of teachers at the school. Nauman said outside the school that he had had trouble when he returned to his class room wednesday for the first time since the schools reopened. A a kid threw a punch at me and i blocked his punch and he threw two chairs at men a Nan. Man said. Herbert f. Johnson the state trustee appointed to oversee the mostly negro and puerto Itcan District under the aft agree ment arrived at Jas 271 just after the Union teachers Wen turned Back. It is his Job to enforce the agreement. Fifty of the aft teachers went Back to their Ocean Hill classrooms without incident wednesday after a crisis was avoided at the Start of Hie school Day. The rest of the disputed 79 were to return to classes in the eight school District today and Friday. Reds shoot Down 3 yank aircraft Washington a the vice presidency a is a High and responsible office a says president Johnson a former vice president himself. And wednesday the president gave a Little advice to the in coming vice president and traded quips with his own no. 2 Man. Vice president Hubert h. Humphrey sporting a Caribbean Sun tan stopped at the White House and joined the president in plugging the demo cratic Jefferson Jackson Day dinners that will help defray leftover Campaign debts. A tickets Are going to be up a Little this year a said Humphrey his party a Defeated presidential nominee. A a you be heard about Hie rising Cost of living. Well there a the Rise in the Cost of reporters asked if the two men would go out to the dinners As a sort of double feature. Humphrey a a we re not going out Johnson a a we re going in Humphrey a a that a the Way we later in the Day vice presi Lent elect Spiro t. Agnew conferred with the president Johnson related to the Maryland governor some of his existences serving As vice Presl Lent. A i told my of the things i liked about it and the things i did no to like about it a said John son. A it is a High and responsible office a he added a and in recent years has taken on More Johnson said he and Agnew also talked about Vietnam the Paris peace talks the Middle East and Hie International monetary said Agnew a i done to think there is anyone in american politics who has the breadth and depth of experience Johnson has. Saigon apr three . Aircraft have been shot Down near Danang killing eight americans and injuring 12 others the . Command announced today. The Allied commands also reported that Viet Cong and North v let namese casualties increased last week while those of . And South vietnamese forces dropped. The totals were 1,838 of the enemy killed 127 americans and 128 South vietnamese. The aircraft lost were a big Marine ch46 helicopter and too super Sabre Jet and an f4 phantom Jet fighter Bornberg. The helicopter was shot Down wednesday As it was Landing infantrymen 14 Miles South of Dan Nang in an area where South vietnamese forces killed hundreds of North vietnamese in a big Battle sunday six americans were killed and 12 were wounded in the helicopter crash. The chopper was the 926th helicopter downed in combat during the Vietnam War a spokesman said. The super Sabre was shot Down Northwest of Danang wednesday As it was directing bombers to their targets and the phantom was downed in the same area tuesday. The Phan Toms two crewmen were killed but the two men aboard the super Sabre were rescued by helicopter. The loss of the two jets raised Hie total of . Fixed Wing planes downed in combat in South Vietnam to 322. Just after Dawn today North vietnamese troops sent to rounds of russian 140mm Rock ets into the . 1st Marine division Headquarters six Miles Southwest of Danang. The Headquarters said casualties and damage were Light. It was the second Day in a Row that military installations around Danang were shelled. In another action in the Danang area troops of the . 196th Light infantry brigade clashed with about 300 North vietnamese entrenched in fortified positions 33 Miles Southwest of the City wednesday. The americans reported killing at least 20 of the enemy in a Day Long fight and said four americans were killed and to wounded. Last week s toll of 1,838 Viet Cong and North vietnamese killed compared with a revised total of 1,601 for the week before and probably will increase considerably As More reports come in. In addition to the 127 americans killed the . Command said 1,031 were wounded last week and 393 of these were hospitalized. These casualties compared with 166 killed and 1,253 wounded the week before and brought the total number of . Combat dead to 29,477 since Jan. 1,1961. South vietnamese casualties last week were 128 killed 644 wounded and 21 missing or Cap. Tured compared with 200 killed 798 wounded and nine missing for the week of nov. 3-9. Mob violence along Mae a path Calcutta India apr mob violence accompanying world Bank president Robert s. Mcnamara s visit to Calcutta continued into its second Day today As police and students again clashed in front of the . Information service building. Fighting erupted when police trial to disperse More than 200 students Iau Ming an effigy of Mcnamara. A bus belonging to a state government run line was set ablaze while another group set fire to two trams about two Miles away. Shops were closed and trams and buses withdrawn from Many routes. Mcnamara was scheduled to visit Calcutta slum areas this morning but fearing trouble the government cancelled the tour. Instead he drove around the City. Today a chuckle sign in door of tax office reads a watch your step a As you enter. The other Side seen when leaving reads a watch your language a
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