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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - October 3, 1968, Norwich, New York
The evening Sun vol. 78, no. 131 thursday october 3, 1968 Norwich new York 13815 Ioc per copy25 die in bloody Mexico City fight Mexico City apr the bloodiest Battle yet of Mexico City a student rebellion raged through the night after a Rifle shot touched off a thunderous crossfire Between snipers and army troops at the crowded site of an antigovernment rally wednesday. Police and hospitals reported 25 persons killed although at i . A spokesman said the governments estimate was that 20 persons were killed and 75 wounded. Estimates of those on the scene were that More than too were wounded and a Check of three of Mexico City a hospitals showed 72 injured had been treated. The International olympic committee called a meeting to Day to discuss the violence and its possible effect on the 1968 summer games scheduled to open in the mexican capital in nine Days. The government spokesman presidential press Secretary Fernando Garza said of the olympics a there is no danger. All necessary precautions have been he said the fighting began when a one group of students be. Gan firing at he added the end has come to this group of militant students. A cleaning out has been made a1-ready.�?T�?T firing in the area of the Plaza of the three cultures near downtown continued sporadically into the Early morning hours. Soldiers said the main pockets of student resistance were two buildings in the adjoining late Loco apartment District. An editor for the newspaper Al Universal said his reporters told Nim of soldiers finding 20 bodies in upper stories of the so Cial Security Hospital where snipers had been seen firing. Gen. Marcelino Garcia Barra Gan the defense Secretary said he had orders to crush tile Stu Dent uprising at any Cost. One newsman said hundreds of persons were lying in the Plaza after the first Volley of gun. Fire. Throughout the evening snip. Ers with automatic weapons fired from apartment windows and troops brought armoured cars into the Battle and poured machine gun fire Back into the High Rise buildings. The troops began Clearing out the buildings Alk iut four hours after the Battle began. Hundreds of residents a1-ready had fled. But e i s e w ii e r a students roamed the streets with .22.call. Ber automatic pistols and Mold. Tov cocktails setting dozens of buses and cars afire. An army official said Para troop Gen. Jose Hernandez to. Ledo who led troops who occupied the University of Mexico last month was critically wounded. A secret police agent said Sui pers were shooting at Amu. Lance Drivers and a we can to get in and pick up the dead bodies lying in the about 6,000 striking students had gathered in the Plaza for a March to the Santo Tomas to. National school scene of the major fighting in a Battle that left 15 dead in the night of sept. 23. Because of troops along the route student leaders called off the March. But then four flares fell into the Plaza scattering the crowd and a Soldier appears around the Corner of a Church. A shot rang out presumably from a sniper firing at the Soldier and the Plaza instantly was filled with a Roar of automatic weapons fire. Associated press newsmen in various positions some Plum d Down by the heavy fire reported seeing dead persons lying near them. One a newsman saw two i. Milians killed and to wounded in front of the foreign ministry apparently victims of a civilian sniper in an apartment window above. Supervisors abolish 4 nursing jobs by Casey Jones in an apparent Economy move wednesday the Chenango county Board of supervisors eliminated four positions in the Public health unit. The abolishment was approved by a 16 to 5 vote with City supervisor Robert Mcneil and Sherburne supervisor William Kehoe absent following an unsuccessful attempt to have the matter referred to the health committee for study. The Resolution was offered by the boards budget com Mittee and seconded by town of Norwich supervisor Albert Evans a member of the committee. The document said in part a whereas state and Federal governments continue to mandate excessive and costly social services with resultant increase in Cost to local government to administer and implement these services and a whereas the taxpayers of this county have demanded and deserve cuts in spending wherever this Board can determine that there will be no hardship created or where value for tax dollars spent cannot be readily observed and a whereas there Are now vacancies in position of the Public health unit. Yet the remaining personnel Are continuing to administer the various clinics and programs effectively and a a whereas it appears that the availability of these profession people will continue to be limited and then Only at very High salaries and a a a whereas the Public health unit does occupy a very Large Square footage of floor space of the Chenango county office building which does not appear to be used efficiently with said vacant positions and whereas there is More and More need for additional floor space by certain departments the positions shall be abolished. Miss Harriett Babcock supervising nurse said this morning that she Felt the move was a a a misunderstanding on the part of the supervisors. She said the five nurses in the department Are a doing the Best they can but when they perform the work in the clinics and other related services they re letting something else the vacancies two Public health nurse and two registered nurses she explained Are due to Low salaries. She said she sent out 168 letters Only a Short time ago in an attempt to recruit More employees but Hasni to received a single reply. Due to the vacancies miss Babcock noted tile remaining five nurses have been performing essential services by a doubling up on their duties and have been putting off things which can be put off for a time. She said she had hoped that negotiations Between the county and the employees would bring about an increase in salaries which would put the department Back into the competitive Market. A ifs a misunderstanding i think. We re still holding clinics and things but it stands to reason the five nurses can t do the work of nine a she said. Some of the duties which she said have been neglected Are visits in maternal and child health tuberculosis control venereal disease control and a other categories which fall within the scope of Public health the positions she advised Are Public health nurses in the Sherburne and Greene areas and two registered nurses one in the Northern and the other in the Southern portions of the county. She also noted that one of the rns is on disability leave from a Back injury and was expected to return to her duties. A i think its very unfortunate that services of the county will have to be curtailed a miss Babcock said. A i think its really a matter for the Public to decide. The services started As a mandate from the Public for health services. A i feel if the people of the county think it is a Good service it should be continued with adequate numbers of per. Sonnet. The people should make their wishes known to menu hers of the Board of continued on Poge 5 shooting Bull proves fatal Syracuse n. Y. A shooting the Bull has proved fatal for the mysterious beast who had roamed near the Syracuse University Campus on the City a Southeastern outskirts since last Friday. The on again off again Hunt by City police and sheriffs de. Duties that ranged from resident weather Cloudy and Windy with showers and scattered thundershowers this afternoon and evening. Variable cloudiness i Windy and much cooler tonight land Friday Low temperatures i tonight in upper 30s and 40s night Friday mainly in the Isis. Prep for m ii to props will drive the new liner Queen Elizabeth 2, due to arrive in the United states in Early 1969. The ship will be the worlds largest twin screw Mer chant vessel with two six bladed propellers measuring 19 feet in diameter. Six bladed propellers were chosen to keep vibration at a minimum. Flag draped Yippie King Gromyko answers nabbed at House hearing . Plea by United nations. Washington apr Yip pie Leader Abbie Hoffman was arrested today when he showed up at a House office building to attend a meeting of the commit tee on in american activities wearing an american Flag de. Signed As a shirt. Arrested with Hoffman were his wife Anita arid another Yippie youth International party Brad Fox All of new York City. Capitol police charged Hoff Man who has been subpoenaed by the committee investigating the disorders during the Chica. Go democratic National Convell Tion with mutilating the Ameri. Can Flag and resisting arrest. His wife was arrested when she attempted to Stop her bus band from being dragged into a patrol Wagon by several police men. Police arrested Fox when they saw him letting the air out of a tire in the patrol Wagon holding Hoffman. The committee was meeting in executive session at the time of the arrests. The hoffmans and Fox were among a Small group of hippies that milled around outside the building waiting for the meeting to end. When Hoffman a picture was being taken a procedure Capitol police use when arresting demonstrators he stuck his Tongue out at the officers and called them earlier a member of the com. Mittee said he wants to know where the demonstration organizers got their Money. Rep. Albert Watson of the House in american activities subcommittee said he would subpoena records and financial statements if witnesses balk. Lbs left with 3 choices Washington a the withdrawal of Abe Fortas nomination to be chief Justice has left president Johnson with three choices. Chief Justice Earl Warren said earlier head stay on if Fortas weren to confirmed by the Senate removing any need for Quick action. He will be on the Bench when the supreme court opens Mon Day. Warren said last july his open ended retirement which was seized As a major Issue by Fortas opponents avoids a the danger of 4-to-4 decision in the supreme court term beginning monday. Johnson could submit a new nomination before Congress and Jour us or make a recess appointment that would be subject to confirmation in the Senate a next session. And he could simply do nothing. The men who spearheaded the opposition to the Fortas nomination and cheered its withdrawal wednesday Are for this last alternative. They promised to fight any attempt by Johnson to name a new chief Justice. A a it would be the better part of Wisdom for him not to Send up a new nomination a said sen. Robert p. Griffin r-mich., who started the drive against for tas. United nations . Apr soviet foreign minister Andrei a. Gromyko offered a hand of Friendship to the United states today and said there was no contradiction Between Moscow s interest in peace and its determination to defend the interests of socialism. The soviet Leader told the 125-nation general Assembly that the military intervention in Czechoslovakia was dictated by what that country called a threat to the socialist world and should have surprised nobody. A the soviet Union a he said a deems it necessary to pro. Claim from this Rostrum too that the socialist states cannot and will not allow a situation where the vital interests of socialising Are infringed upon. A he declared a to damage the position of socialism in the world is tantamount to increase. Ing the danger of a new world Gromyko said the Paramount world problem today is arms control and disarmament be cause a it is ignoramuses or Mere adventure its alone who can be unaware of the Imp Lica. Tons of a military tial areas to the 18th Hole of a local Golf course ended wednesday night in the tall grass near Winchell Road. Charles Clift director of the City zoo was called in by police to use a tranquil Izer gun on the animal after it was spotted by officers around 930 . Clift tracked the animal and fired a Dart at it. When the Bull did not go Down Clift fired again and the animal collapsed a and died. Police said the death apparently was a result of a combination of exertion and an overdose of the tranquil izing drug. Police said it was not known where the Bull had come from. Sentinel system now seems assured Washington apr the Senate has virtually assured construction of the $5 billion Sentinel anti ballistic missile system by rejecting the fourth attempt this year to Block funds for the project. An attempt failed 45 to 24 wednesday to Cut $387.4 million in Sentinel funds from the $71.9 billion defense appropriations Bill. The defense measure facing possible final vote today after action on an amendment by sen. Joseph s. Clark d-pa., to Cut the Bill by to per cent is the largest single Money proposal Ever to come before the Senate. Even Sentinel critics concede. De before wednesdays vote that failure to delay the project no would make it impossible to Stop the defense system from being deployed unless the United states and soviet Union reach an Early agreement to control missile programs. A rare 2v2-hour secret session preceded the vote on sen. John Sherman Cooper s amendment to Cut procurement and deploy ment funds for Sentinel from the defense appropriations Bill. The Senate also overwhelmingly Defeated two of Clarks amendments wednesday one to Block funds for the ground environment sys. Tern and the airborne warning and control system and the air. Borne warning and control system the other aimed at limiting helicopter production. Only five other senators backed the Pennsylvania Democrat As he lost 60 to 6 on the Sage. Azacs amendment and Only sen. Lee Metcalf d-mont., joined him on the 65.2 vote against his helicopter proposal. Although the Bill carries a to. Tai of $700.2 million for the sen. Tinel including $312.8 million in research and development funds that Coopers amendment would have spared sen. John o. Pas. Tore , said during the open portion of the debate that Only $70 million would by spent Gen. Lemay joins Wallace a ticket Pittsburgh apr re tired air Force Gen. Curtis e. Lemay who wants Victory in Vietnam even if it takes nuclear weapons was made George c. Wallace s vice presi Dent Tai candidate today. A one of his outstanding characteristics that i Admire greatly is his ability to speak his mind a said the former Alabama Gover nor As he introduced Lemay to a full dress news conference. A Gen. Lemay is a Man of peace a Wallace said. A the had dedicated his career to the de. Fease and Protection of his a. Tion and the free Lemay so Tough he won the nickname a old Iron pants in both Heaters of War in world War ii said Wallace has a proven to me that his every action is predicated on a desire to serve the United states of America. In fact he is the Only candidate who had been talking like an american. A a the is the Only one who has spoken forthrightly on the issues and has expressed a willingness to take the necessary Steps to win the War in Vietnam with honorable conditions a Lemay said. A some of my friends Are sur prised at my being Here today a Lemay went on. A i am somewhat surprised a when gov. Wallace first asked me to join him As his vice presidential nominee i de. Dined. A i reflected on my decision and it occurred to me that my response to gov. Wallace Iii his fight had been the same As the response i had received from some of those i had talked to about the matter of Vietnam. Lemay said of Wallace s Campaign a this is a Peoples movement that will cull mate in a great Victory on nov. 5.�?� Lemay the , 61-year-old former air Force chief of staff who usually has a Cigar gripped Between his Teeth was one reticent about speaking in Public. A if you talk All the time a he said a you done to learn but lately he Lias taken the offensive against . Policies in speeches and til print. He says the United states should destroy a fall the works of Man in North Vietnam and that a settlement is unthinkable. A no matter How the ii Lite cans May ii ail such a truce As an american Victory it will be gained at such a costly Price As to be pyrrhic a Lemay said in his recent Book a America is in a the virus of communism will continue to spread through out Southeast Asia because we failed to administer a sound and decisive defeat to its organized propagators a he said. He said nuclear weapons would probably not be needed but he Isnit Dpi it used to using them. A what is the logic in pre Ferring to drop 20,000 tons of sex. Plosives from 1,000 aircraft. When roughly the same effect could be gained by one aircraft with a Small nuclear weapon a he has said. Wallace who was a flight crewman on a b29 in world War ii also believes the United states can win a military Victory in Vietnam. Wallace told 200 hecklers at a political rally wednesday night about his War service. As the group shouted choruses of a a leg Heil a Wallace said a i was fighting the nazis be. Fore you were Ever born. In world War ii we ran the nazis out of the country and one of these Days we re going to run All the communists jut of this the 8,000 cheering stomping supporters in Pittsburgh a civic Arena drowned out the hecklers. A a you re going to get me a million votes a Wallace told the hecklers. A you Are the person i. Of location of what folks Are tired of in this reds Shell Saigon base test strength in the current fiscal year the rest in future years. However Secretary of de. Lense Clark Clifford has already announced that the Pentagon will press Forward with Sentinel exempting it from the $6 billion spending Cut ordered by con. Gress last Spring when it voted the to per cent income tax sur. Charge. Cooper called for the closed session so that detailed Classi. Fled questions could be asked by opponents of the project. The last such secret session was on july 14, 1966, when the Senate was considering its watchdog procedures for the Central intelligence Agency. Saigon apr enemy forces slammed More than too rounds of mortar shells into a . Base protecting Saigon a Northwestern flank today then sent a platoon of infantrymen firing into it in an apparent Effort to test the american defences. The enemy troops pulled Back after an hour of fighting Leav ing 13 dead on the Battlefield 14 Miles Northwest of Saigon. Four a Merl cans were Reix irked wounded. Earlier South vietnamese infantrymen reported killing 22 enemy soldiers a mile away from the american base. The government soldiers also seized a 75mm recoilless Cannon a Bazooka rocket launcher two assault rifles and a Quantity of mines and ammunition. No government casualties were reported. Fighting hit its lowest level in a week and . Officers said that enemy is scaling Down his efforts in some areas. The slowdown was reflected in the weekly casualty report issued by the . Command. Headquarters said 247 americans were killed in action during the seven Day period ending at Midnight last saturday. This was a drop of 43 from the previous week. South vietnamese casualties also dropped from 473 killed two weeks ago to 316 dead last week. Enemy casual ties were put it 2,866 compared with 3,380 the week before. Allied troops continued to uncover huge weapons and food stockpiles adding to the More than too tons of supplies Thoy seized from Tim enemy last month. These seizures apparently either delayed or cancelled planned enemy stacks. By the air War Headquarters announced the loss of the fourth a Merican plane. Over North Vietnam in the past five Days raising the toil to 903 in More than 3>/2 years of bombing. A Navy a6 skyhawk from the 7th Fleet Carrier Hancock was owned wednesday by ground fire two Miles below tile i Atli parallel bombing limitation for american pilots. The Navy said the Pilot bailed out Over the Tonkin Gulf seconds before the Jet exploded but that a Rescue helicopter found Only tile Parachute and a rubber raft. The Pilot was listed As missing in action. . Pilots flew 130 missions Over North Vietnam a Southern Panhandle wednesday. They reported destroying or damaging a dozen trucks and 25 samoans and barges ferrying War sup plies into South Vietnam. A sur lace to air missile site just below the 19th parallel also was Reix irked knocked out. . Officials in Saigon said the decrease in fighting this week apparently was due to rain swollen canals and Rice paddies. Today a chuckle a the s dreamy the teen girl told her Mother. A the s tall dark and has push Button
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