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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - November 26, 1968, Norwich, New York
A we it w i a i he evening Hun vol. 78, no. 169tuesday, november 26, 1968 Norwich new York 13815 to per cop those presiden tial wheels if Saigon aide in Paris Boycott of peace talks appears Over Pabis apr a mystery envoy from Saigon was reported in Paris today preparing for the arrival soon of vice president Nguyen Cao by. This indicated South Vietnam a Boycott of the Paris peace talks is nearing its end. Qualified informants said if All goes Well by is Likely to arrive with a South vietnamese delegation by next week Clearing the Way for the resumption of the negotiations that have been suspended since nov. 6. An american South vietnamese agreement on the terms of Saigon a participation in the conference is imminent according to reports from both Saigon and Washington. President Nguyen Van Thieu is expected to announce his governments readiness to participate in the Paris talks with the United states North Vietnam and the Viet congas National liberation front in a few Days. Informants said the mystery Man from Saigon arrived during the weekend to arrange the Many protocol details connected with the reception and accommodation of the South Viet namese vice president. He was reported to be a High official in Kyd a own office but the South vietnamese Mission withheld his name Quot for reasons of the official will be returning to Saigon in the next two Days or so. Sources said. South vietnamese officials suggested that the agreement under which Thieu would agree to participate in the Paris talks might take this form South Vietnam would have the Quot leading role Quot on the Allied Side of the table when certain major issues were discussed particularly anything touching on the political settlement of the War. The United states would have top say on such matters As withdrawal of its troops from South Vietnam and a Matching North vietnamese pullback. The United states would assure South Vietnam again that it would resist any communist Effort to impose a coalition government on the South. The South vietnamese would Quot ignore Quot the presence at the table of the National liberation front. High state department sources in Washington viewed the situation with Quot utmost caution and none would venture a guess whether announcement of a vietnamese agreement might come in hours of Days. Informants pointed out that once before on oct. 31, the United states had every reason to believe South Vietnam Prest Dent Nguyen Van Thieu had agreed to the Quot package Quot of halt ing the bombing of North Vietnam and transforming the bilateral Paris talks into a affair. Thieu however refused to join the talks that were scheduled to Start nov. 6. He objected to the possibility that direct talks with the National liberation front political Arm of the Viet Cong guerrillas would give the appearance of heading toward a coalition government in the South. He also insisted Saigon Dele Gates head the Viet Nam team. Thieu and . Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker have been drafting an agreement taking it word by word Washington officials said. These discussions they said have reached the Point where an announcement is considered imminent. Reports that Saigon is near agreement to join the talks came after a Day of activity in Washington. President Johnson met with Secretary of state Dean Rusk and then with the National Secu Rity Council comprised of the top presidential military Diplo Matte and intelligence aides. A White House spokesman said no special events required the meeting. Rusk later met with soviet ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin who is scheduled to return shortly to Moscow for consultations. Johnson had been expected to enter the Hospital momentarily for a checkup on a chronic intestinal disorder. Times certainly have changed since George Washington s Day when the first . President used the coach in Bottom photo. At top is the new presidential limousine custom built with a hinged Glass enclosure Over the passenger compartment so occupants can stand during parades. The rear bumper of the specially constructed Lincoln Continental can be lowered like a tailgate and converted into a platform for secret service agents. The adjustable Handrail is raised hydraulically from its recessed location in the trunk deck. Nixon a mind is apparently made up on some Cabinet posts new York apr presi Dent elect Richard m. Nixon continuing closed door meetings with advisors and prominent Republican officeholders apparently has just about made up his mind on some Cabinet appointments. Although Nixon has said hell make known no Cabinet choices before dec. 6, gop sen. John g. Tower of Texas emerged from a monday conference with the president elect and acknowledged they a talked about possible Cabinet selections democrats As Well As republicans. Asked if it would be accurate to say Nixon has not yet decided on any Cabinet nominees Tow. Or carefully responded that Nix. On indicated no final decisions to him leaving wide open the suggestion that the incoming Romania squeeze hinted at talks Vienna apr military conference of Warsaw pact countries opened in Bucharest today amid rumours of new Kremlin pressure on Romania to allow soviet troops on her territory for joint Maneu vers. A Brief announcement said the four Day meeting was called to Quot Analyse problems of combat soviet marshal Ivan Yakubovsky the alliances military commander was presiding. The romanian president and communist party chief Nicolae Ceausescu is known to have turned Down earlier soviet requests for Maneu vers following the invasion of Czechoslovakia. Weather Cloudy tonight with Snow developing possibly mixed with rain at times Low temperatures 25 to 35. Wednesday some rain or showers Early in the Day followed by partial Clearing in the afternoon highs 35 to 45. Chief executive has privately reached or is very close to some final choices. Tower one of three prominent republicans to meet with Nixon during the Day gave a thumb Nail description of the kind of Cabinet he believes is being sought by Nixon Quot people of great professional competence Quot whose ideas Are not incompatible with those of the president elect and who have an ability to implement those ideas. The Texas senator said Nixon would like Quot geographical bal Ance Quot in the Cabinet but would not sacrifice other considerations to Parcelin out appointments on a regional basis. Sen. Jacob k. Javits of new York was another visitor who acknowledged talking to Nixon about specific jobs and specific possible officeholders. Like Tower he mention any names but offered this teasing comment Quot i happen to be the senior senator from a state with an awful lot of javits recently returned from a european tour said Nixon specifically authorized him to state that the president elect Quot showed an interest in Quot a proposal by the senator that if the Paris peace talks continue after Jan. 20, one of the two . Negotiators a. Averell Harriman or Cyrus Vance be retained by the new administration to pro vide continuity. Spending Cut set by French Paris apr Premier Maurice Couve de Murville today readied an austerity program including a $1 billion Cut in government spending for presenta Tion to the National Assembly in the second phase of president Charles de Gaulle a fight to pre vent devaluation of the franc. The Belt tightening program was designed to Cut the govern ment deficit almost in half in crease exports improve the tax collection machinery and prevent rises in wages and prices. It was a companion to currency regulations announced monday to keep speculators from shipping More francs out of the country in wholesale lots. The Only Advance word on the austerity program came from de Gaulle himself in his broadcast sunday night. He said reductions would be made in subsidies to nationalized industries and in previously planned expansions of the Quot civil military and University Quot programs. De Gaulle also said wages and prices would not be allowed to Rise and Export industries would be aided by removal of Quot certain taxes which weigh excessively on their Couve de Murville fills in the details for the National Assem Bly today. Meanwhile As the new currency regulations went into of. Feet squads of Security police manned Border Crossings and airports and searched travellers to make sure they took out no More currency than the relatively Small amounts decreed monday. Air lines and tourist agents reported heavy cancellations. Quot you can to go to new York for 21 Days with $140 in your pocket Quot said one that being the maximum amount allowed a French tourist. Marines allies invade Doz pair seek Hoover commission Washington apr two Republican members of con Gress say they la seek Nixon administration backing for efforts to streamline what one Calls the Quot bureaucratic Thicket Quot of Feder-a1 government. Sen. James b. Pearson of Kansas said monday he planned to reintroduce Early in january enabling legislation to set up another Hoover commission. Pearson cosponsored similar legislation in the last Congress with sen. Abraham Ribicoff a Conn. It passed the Senate but never came to a vote in the House. Quot i was pleased to hear Rich a re Nixon Point to the need for such a Eom mision during the Campaign and i plan to consult with him on this matter at the appropriate time Quot said Pearson in an interview. Quot considering that the Liu passed the Senate last session and in View of or. Nixon Satti tude i think the chances for final passage in 1969 Are excellent Quot he said. Rep. William v. Roth of Delaware said monday he has spoken to Nixon about his own efforts in a similar vein and Quot Nix on said he is with me All the Roth spent months trying to catalogue the number and variety of various Grant in Aid and other Federal assistance pro Grams and ran into a series of roadblocks by various agencies. Roth said there Are such a bewildering variety of Federal Aid programs that even congressmen have difficulty determining what is available. Pearson said the last Hoover commission 13 years ago led to modifications of the executive Branch resulting in savings of $7 billion. Saigon apr . Marines and South vietnamese infantrymen invaded the demilitarized zone today for the first time since president Johnson called the bombing halt nov. I. American infantrymen planes and artillery were reported fighting an enemy Force 500 Yards inside the Southern half of the zone just above con Thien. The South vietnamese reported at least three North a atm me be killed in a Brief clash seven Miles to the East about a mile inside the Doz Northal t of Glo Linh. By late afternoon there were no reports of any . Or gov eminent casualties. The . Command said the marines entered the Doz because intelligence reports indicated enemy activity creating a possible threat to . Forces at con Thien. A spokesman said about 9 50 . A reconnaissance patrol from the 3rd Marine division ran into enemy troops that fired assault rifles and .50-caliber machine guns from fortified positions. The patrol returned the fire and an hour later Marine reinforcements pushed into the Doz. The spokesman said the fact that the leathernecks made Contact Quot is a fairly Good confirmation Quot of intelligence reports indicating a threat to con Thien. South vietnamese Headquarters said it sent a reconnaissance patrol into the Southern half of the Doz Quot to locate enemy mortar positions that have been firing on South vietnamese units operating South of the South vietnamese Headquarters said its troops in the Doz were involved in a Brief fight two hours before Dawn. Quot the enemy employed Small arms fire while the patrol Mem hers returned fire with their automatic weapons Quot a communique said. Quot Contact was lost a1-most immediately As the remaining enemy it said in addition to the three North vietnamese reported killed one enemy Soldier was captured and said his unit was the 138th North vietnamese army regiment. . And South vietnamese officials contend that president Johnson a order halting the bombing of North Vietnam was made contingent on North Viet names not Quot abusing Quot the Doz by using it for military operations. But activity there has steadily increased with the . Command reporting shelling of Allied units along the Frontier troop movements and firing on . Reconnaissance flights Over the Southern or South vietnamese half of the zone. Each time . Artillery has replied and the . Command usually reports North vietnamese guns and adjacent structures destroyed. The . Command announced earlier today that american guns and fighter planes attacked North vietnamese positions in the Doz monday after five american reconnaissance planes were fired on. Spokesmen said two of the spotter planes were hit by machine gun fire but returned safely to their bases. This brought to 26 the number of Quot significant incidents the . Command has reported in die zone since nov. I the . Command said the fire monday from american artillery . Navy ships offshore and air Force fighter bombers destroyed three machine gun positions two bunkers and 81 Yards of trenches in the two halves of the Doz. Meanwhile in three skirmishes 35 to 50 Miles Northwest of Saigon and 40 Miles South of the capital american infantrymen reported killing 43 Viet Cong soldiers while three americans were killed and 37 wounded. In neighbouring Laos an air America plane crashed shortly after taking off. Rescuers May be near period of painful decision on search Mannington . Apr Rescue leaders and company officials indicate they May have to reach an immediate decision on whether they have gone As far As they can in trying to res Cue 78 men trapped for six Days in a Coal mine wracked by explosion and fire. Most of those directing the Rescue operation said they were Quot not quite Quot ready to make such a decision but time and continued setbacks Are working against them. Almost every Rescue method almost every device known except for sealing the mine and the Fate of the 78 along with it has been brought into play in the tense six Days since the first blast shuddered through Mountaineer Coal co. No. 9 mine. The 99-Man Midnight shift was about to finish its work last wednesday morning when the mine quivered from the explosion. The other 21 managed to escape or were rescued. Adding to the problem was a report on the analysis of Gas Content in the mine Shaft where a slim Copper tube poked through and sucked it to the surface for examination. The report on the Sample showed it to contain 7.4 per cent deadly methane Gas More than three times the limit for he. Mans and one per cent Carbon monoxide 50 times the tolerable limit. Quot you and i could not live in it Quot president John Corcoran of consolidation Coal co., Parent firm of Mountaineer told a news conference. Quot we know the Hopes Are Union aides found guilty new York apr two Union officials have been found guilty of criminal contempt for their roles in a nonprofessional employee s strike that has curtailed operations at four state mental hospitals. Mrs. Lilian Roberts Organ zing director for the Union and Robert Fuller president of the Union s local at Creedmoor state Hospital in Queens where the walkout began last week were convicted monday in state supreme court. British race act creates debate London apr Britain a new race relations act went into effect monday amid a Stormy Public debate Over the proper Way to approach the nations growing race problem. The act empowers the race relations Board to investigate and seek compliance with the Law Over a wide Field of alleged acts of discrimination against Britain a i million coloured people�?2 per cent of the Popula. Tion. Up to now the Board was limited to investigating complaints of discrimination in certain Public places. This resulted largely in efforts to conciliate Between asian West Indian and african immigrants and pub owners who refused to serve them drinks. Now the Board s investigative Powers have been broadened to acts of discrimination in the provision of any goods facilities or services. This includes housing hotels educational institutions banking insurance entertainment travel and the service of any business profession Trade or Public authority. Ten Days ago Enoch Powell a rebellious conservative foe of coloured immigration proposed in a speech that Britain rigidly limit tile flow of immigrant and set up a government minis try to assist the repatriation of those already Here. He predicted there would be 4.5 million coloured people in Britain by the end of the Century with whole communities becoming predominantly or exclusively afro asian. There would be he said Quot several Washington in England Quot unless this was done. Quot the people of England will not endure it Quot Powell said. Quot i do not believe it is in human a. Ture that a country should passively watch the transformation of whole areas which lie at the heart of it into alien triggered a the attorney Powell a speech Public outcry but general declined to take action under a Law prohibiting Public acts Likely to stir up racial hatred. Mark Bonham Carter chair Man of the race relations Board said at a news conference monday race relations in Britain Quot Are much better than you would conclude they were if you Only heard the speeches of some but he said the new act does not allow the Board to proceed against Polit clans or others discussing racial questions because this is in the attorney general a jurisdiction. The strike by Council 50 of the Al Cio american federa Tion of state county and municipal employees Sterns from a jurisdictional dispute with a rival group involving 17,000 nonprofessional workers in the state s 24 mental hospitals. In the court action Justice u. Irwin Shapiro scheduled arguments on sentencing for later. Mrs. Roberts and Fuller could receive a maximum of 30 Days in jail and a Fine of up to $250 each. Shapiro reserved decision in the contempt cases of William Russ president of Council 50, and Al Wurf president of the Parent International Union. Shapiro indicated that he would not convict Russ and Wurf unless he received More evidence against them. In new York City where the walkout began last week three institutions Creedmoor Manhattan and Bronx state Hospi Talso continued to operate with Skeleton staffs. In Buffalo a fourth mental Hospital was hit by the spreading strike monday. Picket lines were thrown up around Buffalo state Hospital to Quot give the strike a statewide atmosphere Quot erne Union spokesman said. Pickets Shook their fists and shouted angrily As no striking workers crossed picket lines to go to work on the Day shift. Slim Quot Corcoran said. Quot lets face it. The question now is How much longer do we go before the judgment has to be made that based on All the evidence accumulate that the very Best Job that can be done has been but Corcoran contended that Point had not been reached. He said Quot its pretty evident that As every Day goes by and the situation does no to improve the situation grows presence of the Gas Coneen rations in addition to another Small explosion monday morn ing prompted Corcoran and other officials to decide against sending other Rescue units into the mine. Two such teams went into one of the shafts sunday night but found no Trace of the missing men. A highly sensitive microphone was dropped through one of the three Inch holes bored through almost 800 feet of Mountain shale and Earth but the Only sounds heard were those of dripping water and fall ing pebbles. Italy Clearing path for Rumor Rome apr the Way a. Geared Clear today for Mariano Rumor Secretary of tin Chris Tian democratic party to head a new Ceriter left Jove Jacient following announcement by the socialists that they Are ready to renew the Alliance. Alessandro per Toni the social. 1st president of tile chamber of deputies was expected to return the exploratory mandate Prest Dent Giuseppe Sara Gat gave him sunday. Sara Gat then would turn to Rumor. Formation of a new Center left majority government would not Only end a week Long crisis that has been aggravated by la Bor and student unrest. It would Promise an end to six months of political uncertainty since the socialists quit the government and left Italy with a minority regime made up Only of Christian democrats. Today a chuckle some students drink deeply at the Fountain of knowledge. Others Only gargle
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