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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - October 2, 1968, Norwich, New York
The Ven ing s in vol. 78, no. 130 wednesday october 2, 1968 Norwich new York 13815 10c per copy2 copters loaded with Gas downed Saigon apr two Evacula. Tion helicopters loaded with wounded americans were shot Down by North vietnamese troops during a fierce Battle in Jungle Foothills South of Danang military spokesmen re. Ported today. . Headquarters said sever. A1 soldiers who had been wounded in the ground fighting were unaccounted for and presumed dead. They were aboard one of the helicopters that was de. Stroked while trying to evacuate them to a Field Hospital. The . Command declined to say How Many men were missing while a search was still on for their bodies but uncool firmed reports put the number at three. Four crewmen aboard the helicopter a corpsman and two wounded infantrymen were rescued. The crewmen and the corpsmen were wounded. The second helicopter was re. Covered. None of the crewmen or wounded aboard it was killed or missing. But three of them were reported wounded. Headquarters said 23 americans were wounded in tile Day. Long fighting tuesday but none killed in the ground action that was touched off when enemy troops opened fire on troops of the 198th Light infantry brigade sweeping the area. The number of enemy casual ties was not known. The loss of the one helicopter raised to four the number downed by enemy ground fire in the past three Days in South Vietnam and to s7g the total for the War. Headquarters also announced the loss of the third warplane Over North Vietnam in the last four Days. A Marine corps a4 skyhawk was downed in the Northern half of the demilitarized zone tuesday while spot. Ting targets for the newly a. Rived battleship new Jersey the planets two crewmen were Able to Fly the crippled air Craft Over the Tonkin Gulf where they bailed out. They were picked up by the 7th Fleet destroyer towers three Miles offshore. It was the 902nd american warplane reported downed in combat Over North Vietnam. The new Jersey the first american battleship to see a Hon since the korean War turned its big 16-Inch guns toward North Vietnam a Southern Panhandle tuesday Iii its second Day on the firing line. The Navy said the vessels 2,700-Pound shells some of them hurled As far As 16 Miles a smashed a dozen bunkers one truck and an antiaircraft Bat. Terv that had been firing on an other spotter plane. A . Spokesman said the two helicopters were clearly marked with red crosses and that firing on them was a Viola. Hon of the Geneva conventions governing the rules of warfare. Elsewhere in the rubber Plantation country Northwest of Saigon . Troops k ii let 14 of the enemy in a Battle for control of tons of enemy ammunition. Troops of the 25th infantry do vision discovered the Cache Dur ing a probe through the area about 43 Miles from the capital. They found 33 cases of explosives 30 cases of 82mm mortar rounds 30 cases of Rifle ammunition and four cases of rocket grenades. A second arms Cache was found in the Rice paddies nine Miles South of Saigon by a Force of the . 159th Light infantry brigade and government troops. Mom gives birth to six Birmingham England apr a woman who took a Fertility drug after to years of childless marriage gave birth to Sext plets today her 30th birthday. One of the six babies died shortly after birth at Birmingham maternity Hospital. First reports had said the Mother Sheila Ann thorns the wife of a craftsman and All six children were Well. The babies were four girls and two boys. Within an hour however one of the girls died. The couple have been married to years. They have no other children. A we were expecting a multiple birth but this was a Shock a said mrs. Thorns Mother. A a we thought it would be the babies were two months premature. They weighed Between two and three pounds each. The babies were delivered by caesarean operation Perter and by a team of specialists led by or. Margaret Shotton 53-year-old consultant obstetrician at the Hospital. Miss Shotton the obstetrician said later that the thorns knew since August that they would have Sext plets. Mrs. Thorns had been taking a Fertility drug called Gono Trophin. The children Are now under the care of or. Ben Wood a consultant paediatrician at the Hospital that was opened Only two months ago and is the most modern of its kind in Britain. The babies Are believed to be the first Sext plets born in Britain medical experts said after a Quick Check of records Here. World records show there have been reports of about 20 previous Sext Plet births since 1900, but Many of these reports were not confirmed. Sext plets May be becoming less rare because of the effects of modern Fertility drugs doctors said. Cases of women taking drugs because they have been unable to have a baby haves in times resulted in multiple births. Nixon strategy tighten huh Vise of a invasion Rusk raps soviets Williamsburg a. Apr Richard m. Nixon maintain ing his own Vietnam policy silence says that about anyway Hubert h. Humphrey handles the War Issue will be wrong. Nixon a tactics Are pointing at establishing a Vise around his democratic opponents stand on the War in relation to the John son administration s policies. A if Humphrey parts company with Johnson on the War Nixon says he has endangered prospects for a negotiated peace this year. A but if the vice president stands by the Johnson line Nix. On Calls him a candidate bound to the ways of the past. Nixon made these Points tuesday during a Campaign swing from Detroit to Erie and Scranton a. He spent the night in Virginia As he began a two Day Southern trip. The Republican nominee opened in Detroit with a suggestion that Humphreys qualified endorsement of a halt to bombing of North Vietnam might in. Dermine the american position at the Paris negotiating table. A the Trump card that our negotiators have in order to As. Sure any kind of Success is the bombing halt a Nixon told his first full scale news conference in two weeks. A now if that Trump card is played by either of the presidential candidates by indicating that we in Janu. Ary might do something that the negotiators have refused to do in Paris it Means that All huh pressing drive in South Knoxville Tenn. Apr Hubert h. Humphrey is campaigning hard against George c. Wallace in the South talking of Germany a Hitler and americans times of trouble. Humphrey calling Wallace a a a creature of the most reaction Ary underground forces in american life a told a University of Tennessee audience a i say to you solemnly in the 1930s the reactionary forces of Germany thought they had found a Man to speak for them and a few years later helped by an economic depression that Man had destroyed not Only his creators but German democracy the european balance of Power. And the result was the carnage of world War weather increasing cloudiness to. Night Low temperatures in the 60s. Thursday variable cloudiness with scattered showers or thundershowers developing in the afternoon High temperatures in the 70s. Chance for those negotiations to succeed will Nixon said Humphreys state ment on bombing a if he did not mean it to be a departure from his previous position of not pulling the Rug out from under our negotiators has been widely interpreted to the contrary. Nixon called upon his democratic rival for clarification and said it is possible Hanoi could read the Humphrey statement As offering a Concession. Nixon challenged Humphrey to Sav that he As president would Deal a on exactly the same basis that president John. Son is negotiating now. That there would have to be some sort of action word or deed on the part of the communists to win a bombing halt. Nixon displayed phase two in Erie before a Large Airport crowd. He said if the current administration is unable to win the War a then certainly the amen. Can people will look at the record. look at the two Candi. Dates he said. A one helped make the record. The other is not obstructed by it he a not tied to it. A and i say lets get new leadership which will bring an honorable end to that for himself Nixon said As he has for More than five Moths a i will not indicate Wiat i might do if the Neotia. Fens fail because that will As sure that they he said any hint As to what might be done by a new administration would cripple the chances of the current one to secure a negotiated peace. Nixon struck a philosophical note in a speech prepared for delivery at William and Mary College saying a loss of person. A1 Freedom has caused a the feeling of emptiness in so Many hearts a i believe that the american spirit is reappearing now to de. Mand the return of that personal Freedom Nixon said. Nixon said the nation can promote the general welfare while preserving individual Freedom. His formula a welfare is too important to be left to the welfare states a he said. A we Are going to change our welfare system. A to provide each person with a Means of escape from welfare into Nixon said a the pendulum is going to swing Back to an pm. Phasis on individual opportune to. But something new will be added genuinely equal Opportunity starting from childhood. A the industrious person will get ahead and the Lazy Man will fall behind no matter what their background or heritage or skin Colora. Hanoi plans new invasion ave charges it United nations . Apr Secretary of state Dean Rusk goes before Hie general Assembly today with a major policy speech slashing at the so Viet Union for its military intervention in Czechoslovakia but expressing Hope for East West collaboration on arms cuts. The speech was the first Eliv ered by Rusk at the United a. Tons in his nearly eight years As Secretary of state. Informed quarters described it As Tough but by no Means the Type of cold War attack delivered during the 1950s by John Foster Dulles and Henry Cabot Lodge. Rusk was expected to accuse the Kremlin of dangerously in derm Ming International Machin Ery including the United a. Tons by marching into Czechoslovakia in August to halt the so called democratization move ment. He also planned to review . Policy on Vietnam and the Middle East without making any drastic change in the past . Positions. On disarmament Rusk was said to feel that .-soviet efforts May have received a set Back because of a loss of conf. Deuce following the czechoslovak action but that the United states was ready to continue by. Lateral efforts with the rus. Sians. Soviet foreign minister an Drei a. Gromyko who arrived in new York tuesday night is expected to deliver Moscow a policy declaration later this week. Rusk arrived in new York sunday and plans to stay until oct. 9. He has concentrated so far on the Middle East problem with private talks aimed at get Ting negotiations started while both israeli and Arab foreign ministers Are Here. Commission Eves j assassinations Washington apr the presidential commission on vie Lence is probing int6 the dark alleyways of the human mind to try to find what makes a Man an Assassin. The panel stepped gingerly Clear of the specific slayings of sen. Robert f. Kennedy and civil rights Leader or. Martin Luther King or. In its search for some common thread to explain the assassinations that have shaken the nation in recent years. Top secret service officials were called to today a closed session. They included director James j. Rowley Thomas j. Kelley assistant director for protective intelligence and Charles Humpstone who Over sees the presidential guard. Up front where the action is a member of the first battalion third marines leaves a ch-46 helicopter during operations near the demilitarized zone in South Vietnam. Protesters vow return to hearings on Chicago Washington a a group of Antiwar protestors who led by a half naked Yippie wearing love beads and bands of live ammunition disrupted a House committee on in american activities hearing say they Are coming Back for More. Fourteen protestors and attorneys were tossed out of a Hupac subcommittee hearing tuesday ofter a Day of taunting committee members and witnesses who testified that demonstrations during the Chicago National convention were aimed it creating anarchy. The hearings got off to a bizarre Start when Jerry Rubin Leader of the youth International party Yippie showed up naked to die Waist wearing love beads and belts of live ammunition Strung around his shoulders. He also carried a toy Rifle in his hand. He was hauled from the hear ing room but was allowed to re turn after he got rid of the am munition. He and 13 other persons were later invited to leave for Good when they stood in a silent protest against the committee. The hearings resume thurs. Day after a break today for a jewish holy Day. Rubin and the others Many of whom have been ordered to testify say they will return thursday. New school strike looms new York a the threat of a new teachers strike loomed today As City officials 11-bored to restore the precarious school peace upset by renewed violence in a negro puerto rican experimental school District in Brooklyn. Albert Shanker president of the 55, United federation of teachers raised the possibility of a new walkout against the 1.1 million Pupil Public school system after the violence tuesday in the Ocean Hill Brownsville District. Ten policemen were injured and More than a dozen persons arrested As angry parents children and demonstrators clashed with police Over the return of about 80 disputed teach ers to the District. The City a Public schools were closed today because of the jewish Noly Day of Yoni kippur giving All sides in the racially tense dispute Over local control of teachers a one Day Cooling off period. Mayor John v. Lindsay whose mediation efforts helped conclude the crippling three week teachers strike that ended Only monday pledged the Lull resources of the City to Back that peace settlement in a radio address from or a Cie mansion the mayor declared a i want to make it absolutely Clear that no further disturbances of this sort will be tolerated. Stakes Are too High. Ii we do not retain education under the Law we will have neither Educ a Tion nor supt. Bernard l. Donovan replied that any principal dered the District s eight principals not to assign classes to the returning teachers. He acted under the direction of the districts local Board. The Central Board has the lower to supersede the Community elected Ocean Hill govern ing Board whose 19 members say they have been acting in response to the Community demands. Donovan said a we would not like to see it go Down the Drain but added a a it a hard to predict from one minute to the next what action we will Shanker said a the possibility of another strike should not be ignored. We Are waiting to see what the mayor and the Board of education do on today a situation. Rubin was thrown out of a 1966 investigation of Antiwar protests when he showed up in a rented revolutionary War cos tume. Between taunts from Rubin and the others in the audience and procedural objections by lawyers in the audience the subcommittee headed by Hep. Richard Ichord d-mo., heard testimony on the bloody clashes Between demonstrators and police during the democratic convention in Chicago. Ichord started the hearings by Reading a statement saying the committee had evidence even before the demonstrations that leaders were a determined to effect a general breakdown in Law and order preparatory to their Long Range objective of seizing the Powers of James l. Gallagher an investigator for the committee test fled the Aims of tile demonstrators a were clearly compatible with the policies of Hanoi peking and sgt. Joseph Grubisic of the Chicago police department said minutes of a pre demonstration meeting recorded organizer Tom Hayden As saying the pro. Testers a should have people organized who can fight the police should be willing to get Ichord ordered police to is Cert the demonstrators and their lawyers from the room when the group insisted on standing in silent protest tie cause of what they called a the raping of the Constitution by the Paris apr . Ambassador w. Averell Harriman today accused North Vietnam of preparing a massive new invasion of the South but he warned such an attempt would fail. Harriman said weapons caches and Bunker complexes found by Allied forces indicated the enemy has transformed the once Neutral demilitarized zone into a staging area for troops preparing to move South. Harriman made the charges at the 24th session of the parts peace talks to ambassador Xuan Thuy of North Vietnam. Earlier today Harriman called for a North vietnamese pledge to refrain from exploit ing any american bombing halt and thus open the Way to Seri Ous peacemaking. Harr i Many a statement made to newsmen before entering the 24th session of the peace talks appear to take account of vice president Hubert h. Humphreys qualified Campaign Promise to end air attacks on the North. Without commenting on Humphreys proposal Harriman said a it would be very easy fur North Vietnam to bring this conference to fruitful discussions. All they have to do is to indicate they Are prepared to restrain the military advantage that might come to them from the cessation of the Harriman sidestepped directly answering a newsman who had asked to the United states in recent Days id received a re. Formulation of its orders from president Johnson. The Veteran Diplomat called attention to what he said was the Absurdity of North vietnamese military plans during recent weeks. A they have suffered fantastic losses. Since aug. 19,�?� he said. A some 22,000 of soldiers North vietnamese and Viet Cong soldiers hive been killed. And then they have made these extraordinary claims. One of them was that they have knocked of i five weeks 835 tasks and armoured vehicles. A the facts Are that there were less than 30 Humphreys latest promo Al m Friday said if he is elected to the White House he would Call off bombing of mirth Vietnam if Hanoi shows a willingness to restore the demilitarized zone Between North and South Vietnam a ranking Iii fiber of the Hanoi delegation let due Tho Dis missed the Humphrey formula tuesday As containing nothing new. The North vietnamese Delegate said Humphrey s suggestion contained a Lemand orphaned kids still together Racine Cia Rogers dreams of the dream Avis apr pan i is 13 and pretty and becoming a nurse does no to seem so Dis s Early Rogers taut. Growing up Corn Foi the six orphaned children. I a period two years ago their parents were killed in an automobile Accident and a fire destroyed their Rural Home. Today five of the Rogers re. Main together just As they said they would. Barbara 17, married and moved away from the ranch style Home sympathetic craftsmen built on the ashes of tile burned Bungalow. Richard now 20, also married but stays on with his wife Donna As head of the family. But Richard faces a draft Call. He is seeking a deferment a i want to be away from the kids that Long a he said. He mentioned his 3-year-old sister Susy. A in the two years i am away she even remember me when i got Back. But Susy and Lisa 6, Debby to and Patricia Are not count ing on Richards salary As a lathe operator. Their support comes from social Security and the veterans administration there is also the insurance left by Rogers a factory fore Man and the $31,000 Trust fund from contributions that will go to the children when they reach 21. The contributions which for a time came from All Over the world stopped six months ago. A it Isnit too hard and it Isnit too easy either a said Richard a Short and husky youth who married a girl he met while going to Horlick High school. A everyone cooperates and actually there is no although married Only since March she in effect has the do. Ties of a Mother of five. A i done to mind at All a she said. A was Long As in be known Rick ifs been that for reciprocity a which we Harriman declined to answer a newsman who had asked whether he backs Humphrey Iii tile presidential election. Asked if Humphrey s proposal was different run what the . Delegation has been trying to achieve Harriman re plug a no i wont make any comment on what is being said n the Campaign a Fortas withdraw court bid Washington apr supreme court Justice Abe Fortas asked president Johnson today to withdraw his nomination As chief Justice. In a letter to the president Fortas said that the continued efforts to secure Senate confirmation of his nomination even if ultimately successful would result in a continuation of at tacks upon the court. The letter was released at the supreme court simultaneously with its delivery to the presi Dent at the White House. Fortas request that his controversial nomination be with drawn follow a vote in the Senate tuesday which fell 14 Short of the two thirds necessary to Cut off a filibuster by opponents. The 58-year-old Justice appointed to the supreme court by Johnson in 1965, started off his letter by saying he had noted the failure to end the filibuster in the Senate. He coupled this with the observation that the new term of the court will begin on monday and that a i will of course be participating in its work As As. Soc late a in View of these circumstances a Fortas wrote a i ask you to withdraw by nomination As chief Justice. A continued efforts to secure confirmation of that nomination even if ultimately successful would result in a continuation of the attacks upon the court which have characterized the i. I Buster attacks which have been sometimes extreme and entirely unrelated to responsible criticism. A attacks of this sort would be especially inappropriate and harmful to the court and the nation if they should continue while the court is in session in. Aged Iii the adjudication of is sues of great importance to the nation As Well As the there was no immediate comment at the White House on the Fortas letter. Senate democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana had said tuesday he planned to decide by the end of the week whether to try to overturn the Senate vote against Fortas nomination. The Senate a Alt Fortas and president Johnson a prestige crushing blow tuesday when an attempt to end a filibuster against the appointment fell 14 votes Short. Of he can to drum up support the nomination will be dead for All intents and purposes. Today a chuckle husband a Why do you always holler at in a wife a because you re
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