Read an issue on 25 Oct 1968 in Norwich, New York and find what was happening, who was there, and other important and exciting news from the times. You can also check out other issues in The Norwich Evening Sun.
We use Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology to make the text on a newspaper image searchable. Below is the OCR data for 25 Oct 1968 Norwich Evening Sun in Norwich, New York. Because of the nature of the OCR technology, sometimes the language can appear to be nonsensical. The best way to see what’s on the page is to view the newspaper page.
Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - October 25, 1968, Norwich, New York
The evening Sun vol. 78, to. 147 Friday october 25, 1968 a Norwich new York 13815 10tf per cop talks stalled bombers blast Doz beaming lbs reports birth of grandchild electors not bound by vote Washington apr if at tempts Are made in the elector. A1 College to bargain in selecting a president most electors will be free to vote for whomever they choose regardless of the Winner in their own states. Electors Are bound to the pop ular outcome in Only 16 states and the District of Columbia. And of those Only Florida new Mexico and Oklahoma provide penalties for failing to follow their own states election results. Attention has focused lately on possible bargaining for electors support because of the Chance that none of the three presidential candidates May get a Clear electoral majority after the november election. If it appears that no presidential candidate won enough states to guarantee his election then efforts could be made to get some electors to change their support before the electoral College votes later in the year. Only two electors have re. Fused to follow their states choices in recent times. Oklahoma a Law was passed after an elector insisted on vol. Ing for the late sen. Harry f. Byrd d-va., although Republican Richard m. Nixon carried the state. Washington a a squalling Ruddy girl with Black hair was born today to Lynda Bird Robb touching off a round of free cigars handed out by beaming Grandfather and father. The Grandfather president Lyndon b. Johnson announced the birth himself to newsmen at suburban Bethesda naval medi. Cal Center. The father Marine capt. Charles s. Robb was in his tin. Roofed office of the 1st Marine divisions Supply Section in Vietnam. Robby a first reaction a a it a a tradition Here a he said. A out. Standing is the word we a very Happy were the words Johnson used to describe the family. The 24-year.old Mother a seems to be quite Normal and relaxed about it All a he said. The Little girl who weighed 7 pounds 8 ounces and measured 20 inches Long Wasny to named. Asked what names were under consideration Robb replied a Titi have to let Lynda answer that one since she a had custody for the last nine three Navy doctors and two Anaesthesiologist a attended the birth at 12 03 . Within a half an hour Robb had a Telephone Call from it. Gen. Lewis Walt Marine Deputy commandant informing him of the birth. Walt volunteered to take Robb the first pictures of the baby when the general goes to Vietnam saturday the president said. The new baby was a healthy and vociferous a the president said. A she seems to know that she is Here and has her work Cut out for her because she has really expressed Lynda entered the Hospital at 8 20 . Thursday night about two hours after labor started. Her Mother and 21-year-old sister Luci Nugent went along on the eight mile drive from the White House. Lynda spent just 15 minutes in the delivery room. Her doctor Navy capt. Wal ter m. Lonergan 46, of Boston chief of obstetrics and gynaecology at the Hospital said it was a a Normal birth and an uneventful Lynda had a regional Block aesthetic and was conscious throughout. Luci who provided the first presidential grandchild a Patrick Lyndon nugent�?16 months ago said her sister a was totally Alert the whole As the president and mrs. Johnson munched some of the Celebration Candy they confided they had hoped their second grandchild would be a girl. Speaking so softly he could hardly be heard the president made this announcement a a mrs. Johnson and i and Lynda and Chuck Are very pleased to Welcome to our family a baby daughter arrived in accordance with cur remove archbishop Texas priests ask san Antonio Tex. Apr a group of 51 priests has asked for the removal of archbishop Robert e. Lucey the spiritual Leader of 500,000 roman Pathol. Is in Texas. The priests disclosed at a news conference thursday that their request was sent to Pope Paul i and other Catholic Lead ers More than a month ago. A we Are doing it out of love for the Church and concern for the people a said the Rev. Louis r. Michalski 31, spokesman for the group. Archbishop Lucey 77, is the chief Catholic official of the to exas dioceses and the Oklahoma diocese. Weather Cloudy and Cool with rain apr ring off to occasional show a Thil afternoon. Cloudy and. A tonight with a few scat find s 10wers and possible Snow at higher elevations. I of afternoon in the 40s. Cloudy How in the 30s mostly do win 2y 3x1 1 cock Satur a Ltd scattered showers. Before the All wrapped up in warm overcoats and sons of or. And mrs. Esper Carpenter 50 facing a cold school morning Are Keith North Broad Street keep up with Carpenter 8, left and his brother Ronald 7, the Weatherman. What happened to a non o o i i c i 1 a in 35 they awaited Gibson school bus thursday. Waterproof reporter is recounted on Page 3. In til la a <11x10 but As so Many area persons did the boys photo by Casey Jones Nixon Wallace fire alleys at demos there Are 448 priests in the san Antonio archdiocese and controversy has Arisen often in recent months. Father William Killian and father Sherrill Smith were ban. Shed recently to a Catholic Retreat in new Mexico and the priests cited this instance at their news conference. Also cited As reasons for the request were the archbishops age the Transfer of priests who had been outspoken and the archbishops refusal to recognize the 160-member association of priests in the archdiocese. All 51 priests Are association members. A we Are like camels crossing an increasingly arid desert upon whose Back has just been placed the proverbial last Straw a the letter to the Pope said. Father Michalskl said there was no malice intended in the priests request. Archbishop Lucey he said a has been a real giant during his 52 years As a priest and 27 years As an Arch Bishop a but we feel we need a person More responsive to the needs of this particular by the associated press Republican Richard m. Nixon is confronting democrats with a a Security Gap charge reminiscent of the a missile Gap charges Nixon endured from Democrat John f. Kennedy in 1960 and this time third party can. Dilate George c. Wallace is joining in the attacks on the party in Power. Nixon said in Pottsville pa., thursday the United states is on the Short end of a a gravely serious Security Nixon said president Dwight d. Eisenhower left office in 1961 with the United states holding a 50 per cent advantage Over rus Sia in land based missiles but the Edge has dwindled under eight years of democratic administrations. A the present state of our de lenses is too close to the peril Point and our future prospects Are in some respects downright alarming a said Nixon. Nixon said the United states must Deal with the soviet Union a not from weakness but with the persuasiveness of Respecta Hie and evident Wallace told a Madison Square Garden rally thursday the United states should never again be allowed to lag behind a potential Wallace promised to beef up the armed forces so they can act As a deterrent to aggression and As a stabilizing Force for peace. Democratic presidential Nomi. Nee Hubert la. Humphrey focused on Nixon a statement that action on the proposed nuclear nonproliferation treaty should be delayed until Russia makes Clear its plans in the Wake of the invasion of Czechoslovakia. A if we lose this treaty a said Humphrey in san Diego calif., a we May lose the last Chance we have to Stop the spread of nuclear weaponry a Humphrey also released a statement urging a larger place for the United nations in peace keeping actions. He said the United states should make Clear a your intern tons to refrain from unilateral action when there Are threats to the peace to seek . Action and to urge All other nations to follow our president Johnson announced at a White House news Confer ence he will make his first Tele Vised speech on Humphreys behalf the sunday evening before the election. Johnson also said at the news conference there has been a no Basic change no breakthrough in the Paris peace talks. Humphrey said in los Angeles he was being cautious in discussing the negotiations. A if any reluctance to say some things costs me my election but it can still bring peace then maybe i will have served my country better than if i were president a said Humphrey. Gen. Curtis e. Lemay american Independent vice pres Den tial candidate criticized Nixon for his announced intention to include liberals in a Republican administration. Lemay joined Wallace for the Madison Square Garden rally where 25 persons were taken into custody in and outside the Hall during the rally. Regents ask suit s dismissal Albany apr the state education department called today for dismissal of a lawsuit that would Force a state takeover of the new York City Public school system because of the current strike of the United federation of teachers Al. Cio. Attorney Robert i. Stone was scheduled to present the Educa Tion departments motion at a hearing before state supreme court Justice Deforest c. Pell. Stone said he would request dismissal of the suit because a any judicial order which might be issued herein would limit the ability of the commis Stoner of education to respond promptly to rapidly changing arguing against Stone will be assemblyman Anthony j. Mer Corella a Bronx. Mercorella re. Presents the plaintiff in the Case former state sen. Archie a. Gorfinkel whose two Civileen attend Public school 86 in the Bronx. The children Martin la and Anne 8, like nearly 1.1 million other pupils in new York City have missed 20 Days of school so far this year because of the cur. Rent strike and the two that preceded it. Today shearing is on a show cause older that was signed oct. 16 by Bronx supreme court Justice Nathaniel t. Helman. The order directs state education commissioner James e. Allenjr. To Tell Why he has not a dissolved or suspended the City Board of education for a failing to be Able to carry out its own orders to reinstate Union teachers in Brooklyn a Ocean Hill Brownsville school the teachers dispute stems from the refusal of a local gov. Earning Board in the Ocean Hill District to rehire 79 teachers it suspended last Spring. Mercorella today called stones move for dismissal of the lawsuit a a stalling a in the seven weeks since school opened a he said a commissioner Allen made no signify. Cant Effort to return things to Normal despite mounting pres sure to do Mercorella said Allen has been a ducking his duty while the City a schools continue in he said that under the state education Law a fallen is permitted to step in and take Over when a regional school Board cannot Cope with its Saigon helping bog talks Down Saigon apr american fighter bombers took advantage of improved weather to Deal North Vietnam a Supply lines some of the heaviest blows give. In them in several weeks Mill. Tary spokesmen reported today. While reports from washing ton said Lack of agreement on two major Points is blocking a Complete halt to american bombing of the North . Pilots logged 122 missions Between the demilitarized zone and the 19th parallel thursday. The improved weather with scattered Clouds at 3,000 feet continued today As . Jets kept up their attacks on North vietnamese trucks boats Stor age areas highways and Bridges. Reports on today a strikes will not be announced until saturday. The air Force Navy and Marine bombers also struck at trucks and boats ferrying arms and ammunition toward South Vietnam. Pilots reported smashing at least 39 boats and trucks and four Bridges and touching off numerous secondary explosions and fires indicating hits on fuel and ammunition stores. In one of the most spectacular raids Navy a7 Corsair bombers from the Carrier America dropped 500-Pound bombs on three gasoline storage tanks 15 Miles South of Vonh and huge fireballs Rose into the air. The pilots said at least 10,000 Gallons of gasoline were de St Royed. With More such raids on the North planned for saturday re ports from Washington said president Johnson is still seeking assurances from Hanoi on de escalation before halting the bombing of North Vietnam be. Low the 19th parallel. Responsible authorities also said there is no agreement on including the South vietnamese government and the Viet congas political the National liberation front in the next phase of the Paris peace talks. Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker held another Long meeting with president Nguyen Van thou today amid signs that Saigon As Well As Hanoi is blocking the . Peace offensive. The Saigon regime has Seri Ous reservations about what Washington might Settle for As a reciprocal act from Hanoi if a full bombing halt were called. Meanwhile . And South vietnamese forces kept up their pressure on enemy ground forces despite a continuing Lull in enemy operations and military spokesmen reported the allies have killed at least 447 North vietnamese in the past three Days in the Northeast Cor. Ner of South Vietnam. A ghost vote is uncovered Chicago a the head of a civic group says the pres ence of hundreds of alleged ghost voters on Chicago election precinct poll sheets could not have come about without collusion Between some democratic and Republican Ward leaders. George Mahin executive director of the better government association said thursday the irregularities were uncovered in an investigation conducted by the sea and the Chicago daily news. Hot crisis debate ends Cool United nations . Apr the general Assembly today winds up a general policy debate that opened three weeks ago on a note of crisis but turned into one of the Mildest such exchanges in . History. Secretary of state Dean Rusk opened the annual Parade of policy statements on oct. 2 with such a Blunt dressing Down of the soviet Union that most Dele Gates thought it would touch off a bitter East West debate. Rusk denounced the soviet in Vasion of Czechoslovakia As a violation of the . Charter and warned the russians not to interfere in West Germany As they had threatened. He also questioned the new Moscow Doc. Trine that asserted the right of interference in the internal of. Fairs of other communist states. Instead of the expected counter blast soviet foreign minister Andrei Gromyko replied in unusually moderate tones. He managed to take a Good Deal of the heat out of the czechoslovak question by making a Quick bid for a detente with the West and generally projecting the image of a peaceful Power. Gromyko did not Retreat from the soviet position that the occupation of Czechoslovakia necessary to maintain the Viet but remarks about Vietnam were limited to a Call for a bombing halt and lacked the usual invective the communists employ on that topic. The soviet minister Laid head. Lest stress on a Call for peace through disarmament and arms control. He said the soviet gov. Ern ment is ready to Start a a use rious Exchange of views with the United states on Mutual limitation and reduction of strategic nuclear weapons. Vietnam was dealt with lightly on All sides this year. The russians with the czech. Was so his slovak invasion still fresh in everyone a mind apparently deemed it Wiser to avoid of Lam. Matory charges that might ii omering. The nonaligned nations which last year issued an almost unanimous Appeal for a halt in the bombing of North Vietnam said Little about the Southeast asian War apparently anxious to do nothing that might jeopardize the Paris peace talks. The Only real heat generated during the debate Carne from Albania generally regarded As the voice of communist China in the United nations. Albania ambassador Halim Bude blasted both the United states and the soviet Union As a a imperialists Allied to crush peking. He charged that Moscow and Washington had carved the world up into a a spheres of in fluence in preparation for a third world War against the people s Republic of Good word for Yawner Fain an hours sleep to hum. It s just about time again to catch up on that hour of sleep lost six months ago when Daylight saving time went into effect. But you la have to turn your clocks a a backs one hour before retiring saturday night or Early sunday morning if you plan to stay up and watch the late late show. Daylight saving time officially ends at 2 . Sunday. But those who stay up to make the clock change at the official hour just wont be taking advantage of the Hance to make up the hour lost last May. Outside of maybe gaining the extra hour of sleep about tile Only difference in tile change will be at each end of the Day. It la get Darker an hour earlier in tile evening but it la also be a Little lighter when you arise in tile morning especially if you re an Early Riser. But the main Point is turn those clock hands Back not ahead. It la help you get to work on tune monday morning. More than 70 of americans huge b52 bombers made heavy attacks on communist positions ranging from the Mekong Delta to the Northern coastal lowlands. In 12 missions the eight Jet Strat fortresses dropped 2,100 tons of bombs on troop concentrations storage facilities and bunkers. Two of the strikes were within 28 Miles of Saigon along Jungle attack routes North Northeast of tile capital. Lbs feels talks break still Likely by John Hightower Washington api a Prest Dent Johnson is evidently con Vinced he May yet make a breakthrough toward peace in Vietnam despite reports that there has been no solution to two major problems standing in the Way of a Ila it to . Bombing of the North. A we Are working hard and diligently and earnestly a Johnson said thursday at a news conference at which he also con firmed that the United states and North Vietnam Are engaged in Active secret exchanges. The president arguing the be. Cassity of secrecy refrained from defining the issues which have blocked agreement so far. Responsible authorities said privately however that he is still seeking assurances from Hanoi on de escalation. They also said there is still no agreement on including the South vietnamese government and the Viet congas political the National liberation front in the next phase of the Paris peace talks. The presidents views came before Allied sources reported in Paris that a secret plan had been formulated in Washington that Calls for a first step of a bombing halt which would Lead to a cease fire in South Viet Nam. The sources said the plans operations hinge on a sign from Hanoi that North vietnamese forces were being withdrawn from the demilitarized zone. There a its no comment from the White House concerning the Paris report. Reporters had been told ear Lier in the week that Johnson would meet with them before the weekend leading to speculation that the president fore saw a possible Vietnam breakthrough. However he said thursday that a there had been no Basic change no this was the second a no breakthrough report from the White House in less than two weeks. The first Carne oct. 16. The sequence of had led to speculation that a serious hitch has developed Between Washington and Hanoi. The reason for delay Accord ing to some diplomatic sources is that the Hanoi authority who May favor coming to terms with the United states face resistance not Only from their own hard line policymakers but also from the leaders of the Viet Cong. E. Berlin tries invasion foes Berlin a East Ger. Many has launched a series of secret trials of dissenters who objected to the soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in which East German forces took part authoritative sources reported to. Day. The sources said that Horst Bonnet stage director at the East Berlin Cornic opera had been sentenced to 2� years in prison for distributing leaflets protesting the invasion. They said additional trials might involve 20 or More per. Sons among them the 16-year. Old and 19-year-old sons of scientist Robert Havemann. Today s chuckle a a in Moo per cent in favor of Progress a said the politician a a it a just All this change i am against. More fun is in store for president Johnson who today became Grandfather for second time when daughter Lynda gave birth to a daughter. Here he watches daughter Lucius son Patrick Lyndon now 16 months do a cake
Search the Norwich Evening Sun Today
with a Free Trial
We want people to find what they are looking for at NewspaperArchive. We are confident that we have the newspapers that will increase the value of your family history or other historical research.
With our 7-day free trial, you can view the documents you find for free.