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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - October 14, 1968, Norwich, New York
Vol. 78, no. 138 monday Tafter scare spacemen put on show gof legislature Hopes Are Riding on Nixon Victory Albany . Apr Nef York Republican leaders Are banking on Richard m. Nixon to provide the Cattail strength to restore the gof to full control of both houses of the legislature in next months elections. An associated press Survey of election prospects showed today that republicans can expect to retain their grip on the state Senate and stand a fair Chance of recapturing the Assembly. Democrats privately concede continued control of the Senate to the gop but dispute the Prospect of a turnover in the Assembly. Knowledgeable persons in Wallace airs Plank on order Fresno Calif. A George c. Wallace has set Forth his american Independent party platform which he says is de. Signed to restore . Leadership abroad and provide Relief at Home from a turmoil fru Stra. Tion and the former Alabama Gover. Nor said sunday in san Francis co he would spend the last three weeks of his presidential Cam. Pain bringing the message of the 13, too word platform to americans. In the platform he asserted that the a Root causes of crime and disorder in the cities a Are to be found in the apparent absence of respect for Law. And the unexplainable compassion for the criminal evidenced by our executive and judicial offi cers and his program for cities Calls for relocation of a those totally unfitted by training background and environment for Urban living who have been lured to the metropolitan areas by wholly false Wallace explained his plat form before an audience of 10,000 that filled about two thirds of san Francisco a cow Palace and gave him an enthusiastic response. The Only dissent came from 300 noisy hecklers. There were no arrests. Wallace then left for Fresno a Rich Valley farm area where about 150 waited in the rain for More than an hour sunday night to Greet his plane. The platform says in its preamble it is designed to do two things a return the nation a to its a. Cust orned and deserved position of leadership among nations. A offer americans Hope a of some Relief from the continued turmoil frustration and confusion brought about through the fearful and inept leadership of our National political a oppose Federal . Tion Laws. A Junction Star Dies of cancer Hollywood apr Bea Benaderet matriarch of television so Petticoat Junction a is dead at 62�?the victim of pneumonia and lung cancer. The blonde Brown eyed actress was starting her sixth sea. Son playing Kate Bradley. She had filmed five episodes for the current run when she was forced to return to the Hospital sept. 26. The vivacious performer underwent radiation treatment last year at the Stanford medi. Cal clinic in Palo Alto for a lung tumor. Upon her release miss Benaderet told a newsmen while recuperating at Palm Springs a every Day is Beautiful to me. I feel Fine better than i have Felt in she died sunday in Good Samaritan Hospital in los an. Geles. Today a chuckle not All women repeat gos. Sip. Some Start it. Both parties believe that republicans could regain the Assembly majority if Nixon runs High wide and handsome in the presidential Competition. The difference is that democrats predict he will not while republicans Are cautiously optimistic that he will. A seat by seat analysis of the Senate races indicates that the gop at least will retain its 31-26 bulge in that House a and could improve on its numerical majority by two votes. The two democratic seats that could fall to the gop Are in Queens and the Rochester area. In Rochester Republican Gordon a. Howell Youthful son of the perennial Monroe county manager is waging a Lively Campaign to oust democratic sen. James e. Powers. The District was in Republican hands until Powers turned the tables in 1966. In Queens the gop is Bank ing on former sen. Martin j. Knorr to duplicate his 1966 Victory Over Democrat Eugene f. Mastropieri. Knorr was Defeated the following year by Democrat William Brennan who is running for a judgeship now. A few other Senate contests Are regarded As somewhat in doubt but the form charts favor the incumbent party at this stage. Democrats have maintained majority control of the Assembly since the 1964 presidential landslide Victory by Lyndon Johnson. Their current Edge Over the gop is 80-70, with 76 votes needed for control. Republicans Are going All out in an Effort to swing Over the six seats they need to take command and install gop minority Leader Perry b. Duryea or. Of As the new speaker. A Survey of Assembly prospects indicates that the two major parties each can regard 65 seats As a a Safe for their Side either by the political complexion of the districts involved or because of the particular strength of the incumbent. That leaves 20 seats ii the doubtful category a some very doubtful others in the Long shot class. Republicans Are concentrating on nine seats believed to present the most promising prospects of producing the six they need. But democrats entertain Hopes of grabbing at least five others from the gop. The remaining five All Long shots Are held by democrats. The five democratic seats that republicans Are eyeing with less than High expectations Are held by assemblyman Eli Wager of Nassau county Thomas j. Mclnerney of Westchester Victor c. Waryas of dutchess county Charles f. Stockmeister of Monroe county and Gregory j. Pope of Niagara county. All five seats once were regarded As Republican property. In the Senate democrats Harbor some Hope of seizing the Nassau county seat of retiring Republican Henry j. Curran. Ralph j. Marino is bidding against Republican James j. Mcdonald. The top ranking senators gop majority Leader Earl w. Brydges of Niagara Falls and minority Leader Joseph Zaretzki of Manhattan have no significant election problems. Yet crash kills i from City sp/4 David w Taranto son of mrs. Virginia Taranto of 93 North Broad Street Norwich and the late or. . Taranto has been killed in a motor vehicle Accident in Vietnam. Word of the Norwich soldiers death was released today from the army Liaison office in Binghamton. Specialist Taranto was fatally injured about 6 30 . Saturday when he lost control of a motor vehicle he was driving according to major Alexander Murphy of the Liaison office. The Accident did not occur during enemy action. Details of the mishap were not immediately available. He was assigned to head quarters company 5th battalion of the second artillery. Besides his Mother his immediate survivors include two Brothers Salvatore and Angelo of Norwich and two Sisters Margaret and Gloria also of Norwich and his paternal Grandfather Salvatore Taranto. Major Murphy said the body would be returned to Norwich in a week or ten Days. Funeral arrangements and a Complete obituary will be released later. By teacher strike on 3 cops shot new York apr the United federation of teachers saying some instructors had been threatened and terrorized in a predominantly negro and puerto rican school District in Brooklyn struck the nations largest Public school system today for the third time in six weeks. The unions Leader Albert Shanker said a this one could be a Long Shanker who asked for and got a strike vote from his Union membership sunday night told newsmen today that a facts of terrorism and violence have taken place at Junior High school 271 in Brooklyn a Ocean Hill Brownsville Community school District. A a negro assistant principal has been terrorized a Shanker said a and teachers have been locked up in rooms and told they were going to be killed and the mayor John v. Lindsay refused to do anything about he said parents and other teachers a fear their schools Are going to be three policemen were shot and wounded on duty outside a school in the District sunday night As Union members were voting strike authorization Sev eral Miles away in Manhattan. The shots came from a tenement rooftop. More than a dozen patrol cars searched the neighbourhood in the racially tense District and 30 detectives launched a door to o a o o a cellar to backyard search for a Man of about 24 be. Lived to be the sniper. He was the object of a citywide Alert. After teachers Union Prest Dent Albert Shanker told his members sunday night that the Ocean Hill Brownsville Experiment in local school control was a a failure a teachers took their strike authorization vote. Queen of game photo by Casey Jones Sally merring a Nuhs senior who was crowned 1968 Homecoming Queen during halftime ceremonies at Norwich Frankfort football game saturday she is the daughter of mrs. Alice merring 40 Eaton Avenue and the late Samuel Mer ring. Story another photo by Casey Jones on Page 3. Saigon apr american infantrymen Riding Navy River assault boats raided a Viet Cong base Camp in a swamp 38 Miles Southeast of Saigon sunday and killed 25 enemy soldiers. The five hour fight was one of two Sharp clashes reported in the Mekong Delta in which a total of 65 Viet Cong were reported killed and 12 captured. The . Troops from the 9th infantry division also seized four persons suspected of being Viet Cong. Fifty Miles farther South South vietnamese troops reported 40 Viet Cong soldiers killed and 12 captured. Most of the enemy dead were credited to american helicopter gunships spewing rockets and machine gun fire. Government casualties were reported As a extremely a communique on the fighting around the Thuong due special forces Camp in the Foothills 30 Miles Southwest of Danang said . Marines and vietnamese infantrymen killed 76 North vietnamese regulars in a string of clashes that ended Sun Day. In addition to the strikes near Thuong due . B52 bombers dropped about 350 tons of bombs on enemy artillery and antiaircraft Sites truck Parks storage areas and Bunker complexes la Miles above con Thien and farther East eight Miles above the Allied outpost at Glo Linh. A military spokesman said Marine fighter bombers attacked a radar Van loaded with electronic gear that guides surface to air missiles to their tar gets. This action took place five Miles from where the big bombers struck. The spokesman said the Over cast made it difficult to Tell what damage was done to the radar Van and adjoining site. Viet Cong or North Viet namese gunners fired 13 rounds of big russian made 140mm rockets into Charig Ngai City to Day killing four vietnamese civilians and wounding eight others in the provincial capital in the coastal Low lands. A South vietnamese spokes. Man said another four rounds of the 87-Pound missiles fell into common cold a bugs space ads space Center Houston a doctors again Are facing their old Nemesis the common cold this time in space. And they re not Happy about it. Usually before a launch astronauts Are kept under wraps their activity limited to the ready room their meetings with others held to a minimum. Not so the Apollo 7 Trio. They ranged Over the Cape Kennedy area. Walter Cunningham went water skiing. Command Pilot Walter m. Schirra or. Went Hunting. Somewhere along the line they met a cold virus. Space doctors Arentt certain but they figure Cunningham picked it up somewhere passed it on to Donn f. Eisele and it spread then to Schirra who took it into space and nursed it these last three Days. Or. Charles Berry chief astronaut physician guesses that will be the end of it. Cunning Ham and Eisele should have some immunity left from their pre launch bouts with the cold virus. Of course that All assumes they had the same virus. If they did no to Schirra a cold could spread to the other two but the Odds Are not great and doctors Are not worried even if it does. It interfere with the flight. Schirra a cold is already Clearing up he reported sunday. Doctors were More worried Over a shortage of de congest int pills in the spacecraft Medicine Chest than they were Over anything else. There were Only 24 to Start with and five of them went Early with Schirra a cold and Cunningham a Stuffy nose caused by the oxygen atmosphere. Doctors Cut Schirra a dosage from the recommended one every six hours to one every eight. Three pills Are reserved for the last Day one for each astronaut. These Are to insure that the astronauts have Clear Heads when they begin their descent to Earth. That a to forestall the kind of earaches that airline passengers get during Landing. With the downward plunge of a spacecraft it can be much worse. The Apollo 7 Cabin carries a pressure of five pounds per Square Inch equal to air pressure at 27,500 feet. Below that Altitude the astronauts have to adjust to the rapidly increasing pressure. If their Throat and nasal membranes Are Stuffy due to breathing pure oxygen they done to equalize quickly with the Earth s air pressure. The result is pain. That a Why tile decongestants Are used before re entry. Warning lights precede telecast infantrymen Riding boats win Sharp clashes with pc space Center Houston apr flashing a hand printed sign saying a Keup those cards and letters coming a three smiling Apollo 7 astronauts today performed the first live television show from inside a manned . Spaceship. A it really looks Good in a amazed a Donald k. Slayton head of the astronaut office Here radioed to the Crew. The Crew turned on Tho television camera at 10 44 . Edt As Apollo 7sped Over the Southern United states. Pictures at first were snowy and Slayton reported the signal was a too weak to after the 4 warmed up for Lites however could plainly be Side Apollo 7. A a Pound camera about two Minnie astronauts seen moving in the system re re. The Headquarters of a vietnamese infantry regiment less than two Miles West of the City killing four soldiers and wound ing la soldiers and four civil tans. American and South Viet namese artillery returned the fire but the results were unknown. B52s also retaliated with More than 500 tons of bombs Iii North vietnamese troop Coneen rations. Shortly after i . Eur resulted from a transient overload on spacecraft electrical systems perhaps resulting when too Many Heaters or fans were turned on simultaneously. Ground controllers who searched for the cause said the problem was not serious quire a scan converter to produce the pictures. Air Force maj. Imn f. Eisele could clearly be seen laughing As he stood upright wearing his White coveralls inside the Spac Craft. Navy capt. Walter m. Schirra jr., remaining on his Couch held Ai one sign which was difficult to read but said something like a from the Lovely Apollo on top of the. A later Schirra held up another sign which said a a keep those cards and letters coming in holding die camera at the end of its 12-foot Cord one of the astronauts then aimed it out die window to test its ability to see features on Earth during the a. Proximately eight minute transmission. Walter Cunningham the civil tan member of the Crew was shown Only briefly moving at the left of the screen it was he who turned Tho camera on. Clouds and Earth below could be seen including the Texas Louisiann coastline. One View also appeared to show the Gulf coast of Florida As Apollo 7 sped Over that state to begin its 46th orbit As the televised show ended. Schirra who refused to switch on the camera during the first scheduled telecast saturday originally criticized the camera As being in a inferior product a but project officials today said the picture was far clearer than what occurred in previous tests on Earth. The next transmission was scheduled tuesday. Mrs. Josephine Schirra wife of the Apollo 7 commander viewed the telecast from inside Mission control. Earlier today a Ming lights flashed on and Power was lost for a moment in what the Trio called a very traumatic Mission control officials attributed the trouble to a Jower surge. The Power resumed when one of the astronauts flipped a reset switch. The astronauts said they Sun. Pec cd the trouble that occurred Walter Schirra Walter Cunningham Donn e. Eisele pint sized television camera similar to the one being used by the astronauts on Apollo 7�?Ts la Day orbiting Mission is demonstrated by Nasa scientist. Space camera is l/85th the size of a studio Tele vision camera and weighs Only 4 i 2 pounds. The device was to give americans their first look at the astronauts in flight As Well As views of
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