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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - November 22, 1968, Norwich, New York
The evening Sun vol. 78, no. 167friday, november 22, 1968 Norwich new York 13815 to per copy in i it v i new mine blast dims Hope for 78 i i Mannington w. A. Apr a a a new explosion sending flames sheeting upward like a Flash of lightning hit the Coal mine today where 78 men have a a been trapped in burning passageways for two Days. The blast at 2 50 . Shook the company store More than four Miles away. It was the latest in a Chain of it a explosions that started wednes Day morning and trapped 78 of the 99 men working the Early shift in the Mountaineer Coal co. No. 9 mine. The other 21 Elther escaped or were pulled from the mine. A i Felt the Impact on my face a said 19-year-old Rich of Yoke who was standing on a Bridge near the store. Leonard Gross publications director for consolidation Coal co., mountaineers Parent firm pinpointed the explosion at the intake Shaft on modes run one of the Many passageways of the sprawling mine Complex spread Over a seven mile area. A there has been no assessment of the intensity of the explosion a Gross said immediately after the blast. A however it was reported that flames erupted from the he said this was the spot where experiments have been under Way in trying to control the fire in the mine shafts by cutting off the oxygen. A this was a relatively Strong blast a Gross added indicating it was much stronger than one last night. He said it might be a several hours before the severity of the blast can be assessed. A it is apparent that the fire is still in the Shaft a he continued. A White smoke in the Shaft indicates that there is still fire at 4 30 . Another Light explosion called a a pop off in the Coal Fields occurred. It was also on mod s run where the big blast took place earlier. The larger explosion blew from the Portal a steel plate almost one half Inch thick which had sealed it earlier. Steel beams weighing a total of 26 tons covered the plate and the blast wrenched it All from the opening. The explosion came nine hours after another blast Small but forceful sent fire and Sioke churning from another mine Entrance. Officials termed that blast just before 6 . Thursday night a a setback in Rescue planning. The predawn explosion Toda caused lights to Flicker for be eral seconds at the co in pan store where a handful of people maintained an All night Vigil. The 6 . Explosion thurs Day night spewed flames am smoke from the Llewellyn entrances about three Miles fron the scene of the explosion today vice president Willian Poundstone of consolidation Coal co., mountaineers Parent firm told a news conference before the latest blast that there was still Hope that the trapp�x1 men were alive a but there is no reason to be at Daybreak today the 78 had been in the mine for 48 hours not counting their work shift before the first blast. They had to contend with heat and smoke and the Ever present possibility of a buildup of methane Gas. Dollars French to devalue franc Worth is % 4 unshaken9 with pledge of foreign help who a new at the zoo zoos who around the world has some new additions. Triplets born to a a Juanita a 4-year-old cheetah make a charming family study at England a Whipsnade zoo. In Portland ore., a 220-Pound elephant became the seventh of its species to be born in the United states. Rated As a first for an Inland aquarium was the birth of two Thor backed rays in Cleveland Ohio. One was slightly mis formed but otherwise healthy. Two recent offspring of a Rajah a a son of the first White Tiger Ever captured brought to 26 the number of White tigers now living in Captivity. Most reside in the new Delhi India zoo. Loss of four copters aired As yanks Shell North Doz Saigon apr the . Command announced today that four american helicopters have been shot Down in the past 48 hours and american artillery fired into the Northern half of the demilitarized zone for the first time since the bombing halt three weeks ago. The command said the Ameri cans opened up on guns in the North vietnamese half of the Doz after they fired on . Re. Co Naissance planes. But it de Nied communist charges that North vietnamese villages were shelled. Nine . Soldiers died in the helicopter crashes which raised to 933 the total number of Heli copters shot Down in South Viet. Pair get 2nd heart transplant sabotage blast rips holy City Jerusalem apr a Mammoth charge of explosives packed inside a parked car blasted a crowded Market place in the jewish sector of the holy City today killing la persons and wounding 55. Within seconds the Market jammed with jewish shoppers stocking up for the Sabbath weekend was a scene of terror and chaos As hundreds fled in panic. It was the worst sabotage incident in the 20 years of the jewish states existence. Prime minister Levi Eshkol interrupted a Holiday to Call a High level Cabinet session on the incident. Police immediately cordoned off the Peri Miter of Jerusalem halting All arabs attempting to enter the old City. Police said 500 arabs were interrogated. Troy firemen walk off jobs Troy n. Y. Apr Union firemen walked off their jobs to Day after a two hour meeting failed to bring agreement on firemen a demands for a $1,000 across the Board annual pay increase. A spokesman for the uniformed firemen s association said firemen would handle Only major fire Calls and would suspend other services. The firemen and representatives of the policeman a Union met during the morning with mayor Lawrence d. Meyer and members of the City Council in a closed session. City officials said Troy employees 171 firemen. Starting pay for firemen is $5,400 a year. A fact finding group recommended a $1,000 annual raise for police and firemen several months ago. City officials have reportedly offered a to per cent pay increase of about $800 a year. Charles Doyle president of the fireman a Union said any walkout would be Legal since firemen have worked past a 40-hour week during the year and have Given More than a years service in hours. Weather generally fair and Cool to night with Low temperatures mainly in the 20s. Saturday partly Cloudy and mild High temperatures in upper 40s and 50s. Nam during the War. Two of the helicopters were downed in the Jungles of Tay Ninh province close to the cambodian Border Northwest of Saigon. American air cavalrymen have been sweeping this area intensively to guard against the return of Viet Cong and North vietnamese troops from sanctuaries across the Frontier. Another chopper was brought Down in the Central Highlands near the laotian Frontier where other american soldiers Are checking infiltration trails. The fourth helicopter was downed about 70 Miles East of Saigon. The threat of infiltration in the Central Highlands was underlined by massive b52 strikes thrown at Jungle hideouts along the Borders of Korntum province. The . Command said almost 750 tons of bombs were dropped in the area during the past 24 hours. North Vietnam a foreign ministry accused the United states thursday of stationing artillery units inside the Southern half of the zone and shelling three villages in the Northern half on nov. 16, 17, 20 and 21. A there have not been any troops in there since the bomb ing halt a a . Command spokesman said. A there is no artillery in there. The Only shelling in the Northern half was on two occasions yesterday both As indicated on antiaircraft positions. There were no villages by the associated press two patients received new hearts for the second time thursday after earlier trans plants failed. Everett Thomas 47, the nations longest surviving heart transplant received a second replacement a St. Luke a Hospital in Houston Tex. His condition today was listed As satisfactory. Darrell Hammarley 56, received a second heart at Stanford University Hospital Stanford calif., after the first re placement began beating erratically within six hours. His condition today was Given As fair. Hammarley a retired airline Pilot from san Jose calif., was the first in history to undergo a second heart transplant. Or. Norman e. Shumway a Pioneer heart transplant surgeon was in charge of the surgical team. Or. Denton e. Cooley headed the team operating both times on Thomas who received his first donor heart May 3 in the worlds ninth heart transplant. Thomas an accountant was discharged from the Hospital last summer and began work As a Trust consultant for a Bank in Houston. He was readmitted to the Hospital last month and it was announced he was showing signs of rejecting the heart. His condition was reported As serious shortly before the second transplant. The Hospital did not identify Thomas second donor but said she was a 47-year-old woman who died of a brain Haemorrhage shortly before his second opera Tion began. The Stanford donors also were not named. Hammarley a Pilot for 23 years was forced to retire about a year ago. He had three heart attacks. He received his first transplant wednesday. Six hours later the Organ developed an erratic rhythm and showed a below Normal Over All performance. The removed heart the first transplant will be autopsied to determine what went wrong doctors said. It was extremely fortunate that a second donor was available and it shows the need for Organ Banks to meet emergencies they added. Hammarley a second opera Tion was described As a relatively simple and went very he was Shumway a eighth heart transplant patient. The second Thomas operation which required More than two hours to Complete took longer than some of the previous hous ton transplant operations. Cooley said the team encountered minor problems with a Oscar tissue from the first Cooley said he was a More confident of the second transplant. G Washington apr administrative officials predict that the . Dollar will come $ unscathed through the worlds Jim latest currency crisis. They admit to Long Range Collie Cern Over the possibility that any reduction of the French Frances value might Start devaluations snowballing in other countries and eventually Jar the Dollar. A but it seems quite unlikely to de Quot lop that Way a one High administration source said. A the Dollar Isnit the Centrepiece of this affair As it was last March. We re on the sidelines even Gold does no to seem to be terribly in Bonn Germany representatives of the to richest nations in the world were reported to tentatively agree to a devaluation of the franc with Only the conditions still to be worked out. France had favored another plan to revalue the German Mark upward. For the american in the Street neither of those shifts in currency value would have a significant effect unless some How the whole International monetary Structure became involved. The Long Range worry of officials at the . Treasury and Federal Reserve Board goes beyond France and Germany. It centers on Britain whose exports Are rising and Trade balance improving since the devaluation of Sterling. But Britain is not yet far enough along the Road to Mone tary stability to easily withstand a French devaluation. If the franc became so cheap that England a customers began to desert her and turn to France Britain might have to devalue again. A in that Case there a be a Good chalice of snowballing depreciation around the world a one administration official conceded privately. A then there would be another flight of speculators to convert paper currencies into Gold and it is quite Likely that the Dollar would be among the currencies coming under . Treasury and Reserve Board officials View such a Dollar crisis As the unlikely result of a Long Chain of unlikely developments. Bonn Germany apr the French franc will be devalued West German finance minister Fraz Josef Strauss said today. He told reporters the French Cabinet will have to decide the extent of the devaluation. He spoke As the three Day emergency conference on the International monetary crisis was ending. Informants said after thursday s 17-hour session it appeared the franc would be reduced either by to per cent from 20 cents to 18 cents or by 15 per cent to 17 cents. A spokesman for the office of French Premier Maurice Couve de Midville said in Paris there would be no announcement until after the French Cabinet meets police watching on two campuses by the associated press police stood by at two of the nations College campuses today and classes were suspended at a third following incidents of violence and demonstrations Over negro students demands. Officials at 18,000-student san Francisco state College called again for resumption of Normal classes after numerous Young militants invaded classrooms and scuffled with armed police thursday. The president of racially tense Bluefield state College in Bluefield w.va., suspended classes for its 1,450 students today and saturday after a bomb damaged the new physical education building thursday night. In Oshkosh wis., reinforced police patrolled 11,000-student Oshkosh state University Over night after demonstrators wrecked offices in an adminis to rat Ion building. An estimated 102 students were arrested. The vandalism broke out after University president Roger Guiles refused to sign a list of demands presented to him by a negro delegation. They included hiring of negro instructors More courses in negro culture and a separate student Union for negroes. Those arrested comprise nearly All of the University a negro enrolment. White students and the Rev. James e. Groppi sought later to organize support for those in custody. Groppi a White roman Catholic priest who is a familiar figure in civil rights campaigns came from Milwaukee to arrange bail for the students. Lbs looks to vacation Washington apr president Johnson completing five years in the White House today looks ahead to what he now Calls an a enforced vacation with mixed feelings of regret arid Pride. A in the Twilight of our career in Washington the Climax of 37 years a Johnson said thursday night a we have looked Back at some of the achievements some of the tilings we have gloried in and some of tile he ticked off among the achievements education health consumer welfare veterans benefits conservation the guts of a flood of Bills the former majority Leader rammed through Congress in the Early years of his presidency. Only fleetingly did he touch on tile crowning disappointments that in his final years All but eclipsed what some have hailed As die greatest social Progress achieved by any president. He homies to see the War in Vietnam ending or at least the Paris peace talks reaching a substantive phase before he leaves office Jan. 20. And he Hopes too for an end to the violence at Home of the Type that has Laid waste major cities and which struck Down John f. Kennedy five years ago today to put Johnson in the White House. He has some regret also about stepping out of the action in the political Arena Strauss also announced that Britain would take measures to alleviate its own balance of pay. Ments deficit but said he could give no details. He added however that Britain would not devalue tile Pound. To bolster the new value of the franc tile to nations at die conference got together a line of credit in other currencies which France could use to halt the flight of capital from French Banks. Strauss said the total of these credits would amount to $2,985 billion. He added that $2 billion of this would be put at the disposal of France by the members of the group of to the worlds most powerful financial and Industrial countries. Their finance ministers and Central Bank governors have been meeting on the crisis in Bonn since wednesday. Strauss told reporters the other $985 million would come from a special drawing he did not make it Clear what he meant by this. France has refused to join the scheme setting up a system of such drawing rights on the International monetary fund. They Are designed to supplement Gold in the re serves of member countries. He said West Germany is also planning to help France out by easing taxes on West germans who want to make direct investments in tile industries of other countries. Members of the French delegation admitted privately that devaluation of the franc was certain. But it was a severe blow to president Charles de Gaulle celebrating his 78th birthday today. A week ago he said devaluation would be a the worst possible throughout the Bonn meeting the West germans refused to revalue the Mark although Many experts Are convinced it is bound to come. The West Ger mans resisted it because it would make their goods More expensive and threaten the per manent loss of important markets. Kennedy s visit grave of late president Washington apr Mem hers of president John Fitzger. Ald Kennedy a family including children clutching Flowers Gath ered in the Early morning chill today at his grave on the fifth anniversary of his assassination. Among the first to arrive was sen. Edward m. Kennedy the sole surviving Kennedy Brothel accompanied by four children presumably those of sen. Rob. Ert f. Kennedy whose remains lie buried Only feet away from his brother. In another car Joan Kennedy Edwards wife brought two of their children. And mrs. Hugh Auchincloss Mother of Jacque line Kennedy Onassis the late restless flame recalls events Page 2 presidents widow brought a sprig of Flowers to Lay on the Stone at Kennedy a grave. Visitors to the grave were expected to total in the thousands trickling by the Cape cod Marble memorial built in 1967, the eternal flame and the Floral tributes. President Johnson planned to Send a Wreath As he has every nov. 22 since 1963 when Kennedy was gunned Down in Dallas Tex. Elsewhere in America and throughout the world memorial services were held to say to the 35th president of the United states a we have not forgot mrs. Onassis planned to observe the anniversary quietly As she has each of the last four years. Her private Secretary Nancy Tuckerman said she would attend mass in new York and spend most of the Day in be. Delusion. As he left the cemetery Edward Kennedy paused where newsmen were waiting at the main Gate and told them a we appreciate your understanding a in letting us go up five Little sprigs of Flowers White roses Lavender chrysanthemums and red roses were the family a offering at Kennedy a grave. At the Back of the grave wreaths were placed brought by others who re Mem. Bored the Day. Also among the Early visitors was mrs. Evelyn Lincoln personal Secretary to president Kennedy. There was too a group of girls from Trinity College a group of Young people from american University and 189 youngsters from Rickards Junior High school fort Lauder Dale fla., on a tour of washing. Ton. An estimated 24 million pee pie have visited Kennedy a grave and the flame that has burned with Only slight interruptions since his burial three Days after his death. Julie a wedding Date is re muted new York apr women swear daily said today that Julie Nixon a wedding to David Eisenhower will take place dec. 22 at the Cathedral of St. John the divine a which seats 5,000. A it will probably be one of the biggest weddings new yorkers have seen in a Long time a the Trade paper adds. Women swear said the wedding of president elect Richard m. Nixon a daughter to former president Dwight d. Eisenhower a grandson will be masterminded by Priscilla of Boston the designer who managed Luci Johnson a wedding to Patrick l. Nugent. Today a chuckle men who Are afraid of being ruined by Success should get a Job with the weather Bureau
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