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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - November 25, 1968, Norwich, New York
The evening Sun vol. 78, no. 168monday, november 25, 1968 Norwich new York 13815 10c copy Richard m. Nixon gov. James Rhodes Rhodes heading Nixon talks list on appointments new York a president elect Richard m. Nixon will be talking this week to Republican governors and senators about Federal appointments and programs with Ohio gov. James a. Rhodes apparently leading the Parade. Rhodes whose state went for Nixon Over Democrat Hubert h. Humphrey was expected to meet today with the 1968 presidential Winner at Nixon a office suite in the Pierre hotel. Other gop notables their names not yet announced also were understood to be on Nix ones office schedule for the immediate future. There was no indication How Ever that new Yorkus Republican governor Nelson a. Rockefeller would be among the Early arrivals. Rockefeller who contested Nixon for the gop presidential nomination is mentioned As a possible Cabinet Choice in the Republican administration that takes office Jan. 20. Nixon and his family spent a quiet sunday apart from hurly Burly walks Between their fifth Avenue apartment and the Plaza hotel at the foot of Central where they had a late Brunch. The president elect and mrs. Nixon their daughter Julie and prospective son in Law David Eisenhower went to morning services at the Marble collegiate Church where miss Nixon and the grandson of former presi Dent Dwight d. Eisenhower will be married dec. 22. The Book writing pastor or. Norman Vincent Peale in his pastoral prayer asked gods guidance and a sustaining pow Era a for the president and the president elect. At the end of the service or. Peale asked the congregation to remain in place while he stepped Down from his pulpit to Greet a your dear teachers seeking certification Rule Buffalo . Apr the 1,200-Man House of delegates of the new York state teachers association Nysta has moved to take the responsibility for teacher certification throughout the state into their own hands. The action came late sunday when the delegates voted unanimously to accept a Resolution presented by a task Force on professional autonomy. The committee had just completed its last hearing into teacher certification problems earlier in the Day in Buffalo. The Resolution called on the associations Board of directors to a seek legislation to establish the certification of teachers the development of teacher Educa Tion programs and the supervision of implementation thereof As a responsibility of the teach ing profession in new York in effect the Resolution Calls for the state to give up its role in setting standards of training for teachers and put it in the hands of the teachers themselves. Arnold Cantor a Rochester High school principal and chairman of the task Force said the committee a was More convinced than Ever that the responsibility for teacher certify Lea weather fair to partly Cloudy and cooler tonight Low temperatures in the 20s. Sunny Early tuesday followed by increasing afternoon cloudiness High temperatures mainly in the 40s. Franc gains Dollar rushed friends the president elect and his in his Sermon entitled a never doubt god is on your Side a or. Peale said a that god loves you is the greatest truth Ever enunciated. God does no to want anyone to be hungry and oppressed. He just puts his big arms around everybody and hugs them in against in Early afternoon the Nixon strolled the several blocks from their apartment to the Plaza where they dined in the edwardian room. Among other patrons present when they arrived was the former new York Yankees shortstop Phil Rizzuto. On the Way to the Plaza Nixon patronized two Shoeshine boys catering to sunday strollers Francis Harward la and Dannie Thornton 9, each ministered to a separate shoe and each collected a Dollar for his work. Nixon referring to Francis told newsmen a the just told me business Isnit too Good. This la give him a Little the president elect did no to have Cash in his pocket to pay the boys so David Eisenhower made him a Small loan. Crowds enveloped the Nixon group in route to and from the Plaza occasionally separating one or More members from the other. The president elect in Good spirits Shook multiple hands and repeatedly accepted congratulatory Good wishes. Nixon apparently will spend most if not All of this Holiday week in new York. Except for thanksgiving Day he will hold a succession of meetings with gop chieftains in preparation for the series of Cabinet an no Unce ments that his spokes men have said will be made after dec. 5. Experts Eye Impact of austerity Tion and education should be in the hands of the teaching not the state education he said the state is willing to give up the responsibility but has been thinking of returning the Power to local school superintendents. A that would be ridiculous. There Are 770 school districts in the state a he said a and that Many the president of the Nysta mrs. Catharine of Connor Barrett stressed the ,000-Mem-Ber associations determination in the certification beatle in her address marking the opening session of the annual convention. A during the year dramatic attention has been focused on certification. We have set our hand to the task of overhauling outdated certification policies and practices and will not be deterred a she said. A we want qualified teachers in every classroom a she said and added there were 15,000 unqualified teachers in classrooms throughout the state last year and the rate was growing. G. Howard Goold in his executive Secretary a report urged the teacher representatives to establish a plan for Complete teacher unification in the state. Goold said work on the local level must be backed up by a a Large massive reserves of the total about 112,500 of the 123,000 certified teachers in the state outside of new York City Are members of the Nysta or its affiliates. Paris apr the franc strengthened today As Europe a major foreign Exchange markets reopened and in West Ger Many speculators rushed to Exchange stocks of Marks for . Dollars. Government leaders and financial experts watched closely for indications whether presi Dent Charles de Gaulle a new austerity program can save the French currency from devaluation. West German commercial Banks maintained their restrictions on the franc accepting Only 500 Marks Worth at a rate of 69 Marks too francs. But within half an hour after trading opened the Central Deutsche Bundesbank had lost an Esti mated $200 million of the vast Dollar balance it accumulated during the weeks that Specula tors had been buying Marks with francs. No signal of life yet in mine Hunt Mannington w. A. Apr the sound of gurgling water and pebbles falling not voices was All rescuers heard today in the search for 78 men trapped in a soldering Coal mine for five Days. There a no sign of life at the present time in the Hole a said a Coal company official Ralph Hatch after the first of the night Long testings with a Sensi Tive microphone. The listening device capable of a picking up a whisper at too feet a was dropped through a drilling Hole into one of the mines passage ways 785 feet below the surface. Two Rescue teams also probed into the mine shafts sunday but found no Trace of the men who have been trapped since Early wednesday when explosions thundered through the sprawl ing Mountaineer Coal co. No. 9 mine. The other 21 men on the Midnight shift either escaped or were pulled to the surface. The Rescue units reported finding evidences of concussion and Clear air As one poked 4,500 feet into one Shaft the deepest penetration. John Corcoran president of consolidation Coal co., mountaineers Parent firm sent the re such teams into the mine a be. Cause i still have that Ray of Hope that these men will be found Corcoran said the teams could enter because of a conditions stabilizing in the mine. He not. De there had been no explosions since Friday morning and smoke from the mines portals had diminished considerably. But at 2 . Today James Mccartney consolidation Public relations counsel said a no fur. Ther exploration of the under ground areas is planned a spending further a it is Felt that it would been angering the lives of the mine Rescue teams unduly to have them procede further into the mine than they already have a Mccartney said. Mccartney read a statement issued after a meeting in nearby Monongah of consolidation offi. Dais representatives of the . Bureau of mines and West Virginia department of mines and the United mine workers Union. There had been no Contact with any of the men since the first of the Chain of explosions wednesday. The Dollar Rose sharply to 3.9770 Marks from its lowest intervention Point of 3.9700. The West German governments refusal to revalue its currency upward and de Gaulle a refusal to devalue his had removed the prospects of a speculative profit from a More valuable Mark or conversion to a cheaper franc. In Advance of the opening of the Paris Market the franc was firm in unofficial transactions Between French Banks at 4.95-4.96 to the Dollar and 11.8245 to the Pound Sterling the strongest showing it has made since the student worker rebellion in May. The Bank to Bank transactions usually reflect sentiment in the French financial Community accurately. Hie Dollar the Pound and the franc All opened firmer on the Zurich Market. Dealers reported demand for the franc slightly exceeded Supply with the opening Price for too French francs at Between 86.63-86.77 Swiss francs compared with 86.44-86.43 on nov. 19, the last previous Day of trading. The Dollar opened at 4.2992. 4.3002 Swiss francs Well above the Friday close of 4.2950. The Pound was traded at 10.2510-10.25 70 Swiss francs up from 10.2440 on nov. 19. Dealings in London were slow initially. The franc Rose slightly but dealers said no trend had been established. The German Mark opened at its ceiling. Putting Teeth into the restrictions promised by de Gaulle the French official journal announced that frenchmen can buy Only $100 Worth of foreign currency at the official rate for pleasure trips abroad and also take along a maximum of 200 francs�?$40�? in French Money. Upgraded Charles s. Robb president Johnson a son in Law is promoted to the rank of major by maj. Gen. Carl a. Youngdale. Maj. Robb who spent his first five months in Vietnam As commander of a Marine company is with the logistics Section near Danang. American ground air forces kill 155 reds Saigon apr . Ground and air forces killed 155 Viet Cong and North vietnamese soldiers in three clashes Northwest and Southwest of Saigon while suffering Only five americans killed and to wounded the . Command announced to Lay. But enemy gunners fired More than 200 rounds of rockets and mortars into five South vietnamese towns and a dozen Allied bases sunday night. Military spokesmen said 13 vietnamese soldiers and seven civilians were killed while the wounded included 25 South vietnamese troops 36 civilians and at least 16 american servicemen. With 187 enemy troops reported killed in clashes saturday the weekend saw some of the hardest fighting since the halt in the bombing of North Vietnam on nov. I. Two of the three ground fights entered 70 to 75 Miles Northwest of Saigon along the cambodian Border where the enemy command reportedly has massed 15,000 to 20,000 troops. The third was in the Mekong Delta 45 Miles Southwest of Saigon. Crack american troops from the 1st air cavalry division ran into about 150 North vietnamese troops at Daybreak today a mile from the cambodian Border. While the american troopers pursued them helicopters spewing rockets and machine gun fire raked them from the air. Air Force bombers also at tacked the enemy positions. . Headquarters said that during the 3/2-hour Battle 52 enemy and five americans were killed and to americans wounded. On sunday in the same area helicopter gunships on reconnaissance missions spotted an estimated 200 enemy soldiers four Miles from the cambodian Border. The gunships attacked the enemy Force with machine gun fire and 2.75-Inch rockets for three hours. French businessmen travelling abroad will be Given an allow Ance of $40 a Day with a Maxi mum total of $400. For business or tourist trips of less than 24 hours the allowance is $10. Another decree effective at Midnight sunday forbade rest dents of France to make any foreign Exchange deals without going through an official Agency. The measure stopped the free convertibility of the franc and is expected to halt the Legal flight of French Money to Ger. Many and Switzerland. President Johnson and West German finance minister Franz Josef Strauss publicly gave support to the French president. But Money men in other european capitals doubted that de Gaulle a measures were enough to restore Confidence in his currency. Financial analysts in London feared More wholesale Selling of the franc when markets reopen today would trigger a crisis of Confidence in the British Pound and the Dollar that would undermine the stability of the non. Communist world s monetary system. De Gaulle announced his aus Teruty program in an eight in in Ute radio speech sunday night barely 24 hours after stunning the Western world with his announcement that the value of the franc would remain at 20.1045 cents. In his radio speech he announced government spending would be Cut $900 million in addition to the $400 million Cut announced last week. Passengers on hijacked planes Back Miami Fla. A Twolla reloads of travellers forced to Cuba at gunpoint by separate teams of hijackers returned to the United states with strikingly similar stories of the latest acts of air piracy. A pan american airways Jet commandeered by three gunman Over the Atlantic Ocean after leaving new York for san Juan p.r., landed in Havana sunday minutes after the first Hijack victims of the weekend were flown to Freedom. An Eastern Airliner in route to Miami from Chicago was taken Over saturday night by a team of five men who forced their Way into the cockpit at gunpoint then stood their victims a round of drinks. The 78 Eastern passengers were returned to the United states in a plane chartered by the . State department. Cuban authorities released the Sto Len jetliners and Crews a few hours later. The same charter plane was dispatched Back to the communist Island and re grieved the pan american passengers Early today. Both captains said they Learned their crafts had been hijacked when gun waving men entered the cockpits shouting identical orders a Cuba Cuba Cuba a pan american capt. Alvin Walker said a it did no to take us Long to decide. I told him a done to shoot. Sit Down. We go to Cuba a Eastern Pilot Robert Silver said that when his Abductor pointed a pistol and ordered the new destination a i looked at him and smiled and said a a that a no problem. We re on the Charles de Gaulle president de Mur Ville Degaulle plays a waiting game by Stephens Broening Paris apr president Charles de Gaulle is playing for time in a Hope that the current crisis of the franc will Force the Western world to remake its monetary system the Way he wants it. In the radio speech sunday night in which he announced austerity measures to defend the franc de Gaulle said a we Are finally seeing tile Day when. Tile whole world will agree to establish an impartial and reasonable monetary system putting each country when it needs it in a place protected from sudden and absurd speculative de Gaulle a ideas on Reform High French officials explain include a worldwide readjustment of currency parities within a return to the Gol it a tue re. This would mean a Rise in the official Price of Gold in other words evaluate of tile Dollar a an an end to tile dollars role As the chief Reserve currency. The political consequences of such a Reform would be Lillta. Tion of . Influence abroad giving de Gaulle a More dominant place in Europe French sources say. Hints that this Basic French is being maintained emerged from accounts of the Cabinet discussion saturday when de Gaulle sure singly decided not to devalue the franc. Informed sources said for eign minister Michel Debre dominated tile debate. A fervent nationalist Debre argued against the kind of devaluation that would leave most other currencies untouched that is a drop of less than to cent in the franc s parity. Debre proposed that the franc be defended. But of it must be devalued he said then it should fall far enough to bring other major Western currencies with it the Pound and and perhaps the Dollar. Debre proposed that the franc be defended. But if it must be devalued he said then it should fall far enough to bring other major Western currencies with it the Pound and perhaps tile Dollar. Debre was said to have declared that France was isolated despite the pledge of $2 billion in credit most of it from West Germany and tile United states. He was said to have been irritated at the conduct of . And British officials at the monetary meeting in Bomi last week. The sources said Debre reported the United states and Britain at first supported France in press Bay state welfare costs on runaway ? Boston apr Massachusetts Effort to take full charge of Public welfare and straighten out its problems has been shaken by charges that welfare costs Are on a runaway track. A report by the legislative committee on Public welfare said a a profiteering by health service vendors and abuses by welfare administration were hiking costs. The welfare system in the first four months of state Takeo ver also has under attack by some welfare recipients who demanded More of everything invaded welfare offices assaulted social workers and ransacked desks. The report also stated that addition of medicaid plus increases in Aid to families with dependent children were push ing up welfare costs at an unprecedented rate. The report developed chiefly under direction of sen. Beryl w. Cohen a Brookline committee chairman with two state police investigators asserted last week that yearly welfare costs would go Over $1 billion within two years. The report said a a numerous physicians druggists and dentists Are exploiting welfare recipients to an alarming extent by providing unnecessary Duplica Tive and costly doctors Are writing prescriptions for items such As toothpaste soap bandages and mouthwashes. Ten Boston dentists have been paid a total of More than $1 million this year for welfare work. Ten Boston drugstores have been paid nearly $750,000 for sales to welfare recipients in the first seven months of 1968. A welfare recipients Are allowed to own their own Homes and recipients Are increasingly buying real estate including a Many instances of two or three family Homes. When a recipient fails to pay his rent or utilities the welfare department will make full payment without penalty. The use of emergency food orders a has a department stores Are creating divisions in furniture and household goods sections to encourage welfare recipients to buy. Recipients also have used taxicabs for unauthorized poses and one Boston cab firm was paid $00,000 for transportation including an average $12.20 ride in july. The department pays the full costs of moving and a mover who owns one truck has been paid $113,000 for the first seven months of 1968. State welfare commissioner Robert f. Ott and Cohen agreed that virtually no improper charges had been or would be paid because of the departments audit system. Ott disagreed with the a Bil lion Cost prediction but gave no estimate of his own. The commissioner said he needs More time to put major changes into effect including computerization due in the Spring recommendations of a management Survey a work training program started oct. I for Aid for dependent children recipients and revision of welfare guidelines the first in 20 years. He said one big problem was the backlog of unpaid Bills passed on by cities and towns. Cohen a committee sent their report to the attorney general a office for possible action but the acting attorney general Wilmot r. Hastings told him More data was needed. State groups for doctors dentists and druggists appealed to the committee to give them names and data on errant members arid said they would do their own policing. The welfare department was the biggest item�?$430.5 million a in a $1.2 billion state budget. Ing the germans to revalue the Mark but later abandoned tile fight. Debre was said to have considered this a Man Euver to bring France into the a Dollar zone a adding a there can be no question of despite their apparent economic weakness the French still retain a weapon to Force consideration of de Gaulle a ideas for world monetary Reform the threat of a massive devaluation which could bring Down the currency of de Gaulle s rivals. Coalition eyes Reform of machinery St. Louis apr the new democratic coalition making Reform of the democratic party a machinery one of its first goals has commended National chairman Lawrence f. O Brien for saying he will name two Reform committees. The action sunday by the coalition s temporary steering committee meeting in St. Louis underscored its determination to work within the framework of the democratic party. Most members of the steering committee were Active in the presidential campaigning of sen Eugene j. Mccarthy tile late sen. Robert f. Kennedy or sen. George s. Mcgovern of South Dakota and Many worked for vice president Hubert h. Humphrey after ids nomination. The steering committee put off for two months decisions on a More formal National organization but approved a statement that its main goal is a to transform the democratic party into a National political instr Merit which will represent and provide avenues of participation for All noting o Briens announcement saturday that he would soon name the groups to develop new rules for tile 1972 democratic National convention the coalition sent him a Telegram urging that they be a composed of those who worked to achieve party Reform during the 1968 convention and whose membership will signal vigorous and prompt assistance to All states in making several members expressed Hope o Brien would appoint Harold e. Hughes governor of Iowa and a senator elect As chairman of the special committee to set guidelines for selecting 1972 delegates. Hughes headed a group whose recommendations on Reform led to formation of the coalition. The Telegram also asked o Brien and Humphrey to meet with the two newly elected co chairmen of the coalition steering committee Donald o. Peterson of Wisconsin and Paul Schrade of California. Peterson led the successful primary fight for Mccarthy in Wisconsin while Schrade West coast regional director of the United Auto workers Union was a supporter of Robert Kennedy and was among those wounded when Kennedy was assassinated. Today a chuckle sign on a drive in a Fried Chicken to take out. Mrs. Bailey bought some and Bill Bailey came
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