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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - October 29, 1968, Norwich, New York
The evening Sun a vol. 78, no. 149 tuesday october 29, 1968 Norwich new York 13815 10c per copy a Mccarthy supporting Humphrey won t run for reelection or in 72 vice president Humphrey gets a big Campaign boost Washington a sen. Eugene j. Mccarthy d.minn., announced today he will vote for Hubert h. Humphrey for president but indicated that he plans to leave the democratic party. Mccarthy recommended in a statement that those who supported his unsuccessful Effort to win the democratic presidential nomination follow him in voting for Humphrey against gop nominee Richard Al. Nixon. But he added in order to make it Clear that this endorsement is in no Way intended to reinstate me in the Good grades of the democratic party leaders nor in any Way to suggest my having forgotten or condoned the things that happened both before Chicago and at Chicago i announce at this time that i will not be a Candi Date of my party for re election to the Senate from the state of Minnesota in 1970. Nor will i seek the presidential nomination of the democratic party in 1972.�?� Mccarthy was elected to the Senate on a labor ticket. Presumably he could seek re election As a candidate if he chose to do so. His assertion that he would not seek the democratic nomination in 1972 left open the possibilities that he might decide not to run at All or that he would seek a third party nomination. Mccarthy in announcing that he would vote for Humphrey recommended that a those who have waited for this statement of my position do the in Pittsburgh Humphrey said a a in a a Happy Man this the vice president appearing on a Pittsburgh television show said that he had predicted All along that Mccarthy would eventually support him because of their Long personal connect. Tons and the Friendship of their families. Humphrey said the last time he had talked to Mccarthy was by Telephone last sunday. Humphrey was asked Why it had taken so Long for Mccarthy to express his support. The vice president said that his Minnesota colleague had gone through a Long ordeal and it takes a a Long time for wounds to a i say thank you Gene a Humphrey said. Democratic National chair Man Lawrence f. Of Brien Humphreys Campaign manager said in Advance of Mccarthy a announcement that a it will be Nice to have sen. My earthy o Brien would not speculate on the Impact of Mccarthy san nou Cement. He noted however that most of the leaders of Mccarthy a drive for the pres dental nomination already had come Over to Humphreys Camp. While saying he would vote for Humphrey Mccarthy stated that Humphreys position on key issues a fails Short of what i think it should and he made Clear he still holds bitter memories of the democratic nominating Conven Tion in Chicago. He said that he was announcing his own plans to make it Clear his endorsement a is in no Way intended to reinstate me in the Good graces of the democratic party leaders nor in any Way to suggest my having forgotten or condoned the things that happened both before Chi Cago and at referring to the youths and others who supported him for the presidential nomination Mccarthy said he had a asked them to test the established political processes of the demo cratic party and a i will not make that request of them again unless those processes have clearly been senator Eugene Mccarthy. Falls Short of what it should be. B52s, battleship anew Calls times View Pound Panhandle Blooper southbound traffic Saigon apr american warplanes and warships including b52 bombers and the Battle ship new Jersey attacked North Vietnam a Southern pan handle monday with the heaviest blows in nearly a month . Military spokesmen reported i Here were Clearing skies across the Panhandle and air Force Navy and Marine Jet fighter bombers flew 139 mis. Sions the largest number since 143 were logged on oct. 3. A the attacking Crews continued to concentrate on Road and River traffic interdicting the southward flow of supplies and material a a . Communique said. A assessment of their bomb damage shows at least 25 trucks and 19 Supply boats either destroyed or heavily damaged while numerous fires and Sec. Mondary explosions were touched off. In addition storage facilities and bunkers were struck repeatedly and two Bridges were meanwhile 30 b52 bombers carrying a bomb Load roughly equivalent to that of 450 fighter bombers dropped 900 tons of bombs on enemy gun positions along the Southern Edge of North Vietnam. Striking Northwest of the Allied combat bases at con Thien and Gio lion the b52s touched off 27 secondary explosions and sent columns of smoke 4,000 feet up indicating the bombs scored direct hits on munitions and fuel stores. The Strat fortresses penetrated six Miles inside North Vietnam. The chief targets of the b52s were antiaircraft and artillery positions threatening the smaller fighter bombers and the con Thien and Gio Linh combat bases. A those Are reverted artillery positions a said one . Source. A even tactical fighter bombers can to Knock them out but a con. Cent ration of b52 strikes a tactical fight bomber on the average carries about two tons of bombs a b52 30 tons. But the b52s failed to Knock out All of the antiaircraft guns. No significant ground fighting was reported. Allied forces re. Ported killing 50 enemy soldiers in a half a dozen Small skirmishes from the Jungle invasion routes Northwest of Saigon. Reassigned Komer says pc control Cut Saigon a Robert Vav. Komer who is leaving Saigon to become . Ambassador to Turkey for three months claims the number of vietnamese in. Der Viet Cong control has been Cut in half since he took Over americans part in the pacification program. His critics disagree. Komer 46. Arrived in 1967 with a mandate from president Johnson to revitalize the Flag Ging pacification program a israelis turn Hack saboteurs Tel Aviv apr israeli army units turned Back a sabotage band trying to Cross the usually quiet lebanese Border near the villages of Roneen and Mai Keih in upper Galilee Mon Day night an army spokesman reported. The lebanese defense ministry charged Israel with shelling three uninhabited Forest areas for a half an hour. An israeli army communique monday said israeli forces had captured a key guerrilla Leader and seven armed followers a h of them carrying a copy of Che Guevara a diary. Weather mostly Cloudy Cool tonight with scattered showers and Chance of Snow flurries Over higher elevations. Wednesday partly Cloudy and Cool with showers generally end ing. Low temperatures tonight in upper 20s and 30s highs wednesday 45 to 55. The time the number of vietnamese civilians classified As being under enemy control was More than double present official estimates. Using computers to rate the More than 13,000 hamlets in South Vietnam. Komer reported recently Only 16.8 per cent of the civilian population was under enemy control 66.9 per cent lived in a relatively secure areas and the remaining 16.3 per cent was in a contested areas where the Saigon regime and the Viet Cong were vying for control. Komers detractors including upper Echelon officials say pacification has not really won Over people in the Countryside. A we have no pacification pro. Gram As such. What we Call pacification is occupation a said one senior american with years in Vietnam. Official reasoning is that there can be no successful end to the Vietnam War without winning the Active support of the peasants so As to Cut the enemy off from supplies information and recruits. But critics of the pacification program say villages stay in the government Camp Only As Long As guards Are maintained in them. When the guard is withdrawn the Viet Cong return and the inhabitants usually support them or sit on their hands. Komer contends 9,600 Viet Cong military and political Ca Dre have been killed so far this year. His opponents contend the program has not broken up the enemy so Shadow government in the villages. New York a Republican vice presidential candidate Spiro t. Agnew has denied All the charges in a new Yolk times editorial that accused him of a Clear and repeated con. Files of interest while serving As Maryland a governor. In a four Page statement is sued monday night in Houston tex., Agnew said it was unfortunate that the times a should find itself in the embarrassing Post Tion of having pulled the major Blooper of the a everyone knows that the times endorsed vice president Humphrey and is actively sup. Porting the statement continued. A the fact that the times waited until a week be fore the election to distort the facts and make its inaccurate charges against me compounds the meanwhile the Tim is reprinted the editorial in today a edition. The newspaper acted after Richard m. Nixon the cop presidential nominee said he would demand a retraction of the editorial which first appeared saturday. Nixon in a network television interview sunday night said the editorial was a the lowest kind of Gutter politics that a great newspaper could possibly in. Gage in. It is not news that a fit to print. A in today a editorial the times said a emr. Nixon asserted that the charges in the times were some if not All of these issues were indeed raised prior to the Campaign bu1, that fact makes them not one Whit the less valid nor less pertinent to a judgment on or. Agnews fit Ness to be vice president of the United the editorial saturday said that Agnew joined a group of businessmen in purchasing a tract of land on the probable a. Proach of a new Chesapeake Bay Bridge and sold it Only after he had become governor and in response to Public criticism. In his statement Agnew said a the times charged or inferred that because of favourable treat int Given friends of mine while i was in office that my i. Mancial Worth has risen sharply. This is a completely false state Agnew said that several weeks ago he declared his net Worth at $110,084. He said that of that Totel $35,000 to $40,000 had been inherited from his parents. He said that prior to his elec Tion As governor he voluntarily disclosed his ownership in the Bay Bridge land and deeded his interest to an irrevocable Trust with instructions that it be sold and any profit turned Over to a charitable organization. In today a editorial the times said that an attorney for Nixon and Agnew informed the news paper monday that the a sole factual Point under Challenge by or. Nixon was the sentence a in response to Public criticism gov. Agnew later sold his share of the a the Contention is made that at the Tim he decided to sell the land or. A new was not governor but was candidate for governor. Nixon forces push votes to avoid last ditch setup Richard m. Nixon even a half vote author says Ray to claim he was Decoy by the associated press the Nashville tennessean says James Earl Ray accused of the murder of or. Martin Luther King jr., will claim he was �?opromised�?~$12,000 to$15,ooo�?T to Lead police away from the real killers and become the lure in the greatest manhunt in rays biographer says the Man accused of the sniper slay ing of King in Memphis tenn., last april 4 was tempted out of a Canadian hideout months before the killing by a $12,000 offer to make a mystery Mission to Birmingham Ala. Author William Bradford Huie quoted Ray about tile Money of. Fer in the first instalment of a series which began monday in look Magazine. The tennessean in its monday editions said Ray will claim that he was Only a a de. Coy in a plot to kill King. The state of Tennessee contends that Ray was a Lone Assassin. Ray an Escapee from the Missouri state prison goes on trial in Shelby county criminal court at Memphis nov. 12 on a murder charge. The tennessean Story a copyright dispatch by reporter Jim Squires from Memphis quoted a sources close to the cases As to the line of rays defense. Detroit a Richard m. Nixon eager to avoid any last minute letdown in the Republican ranks is urging party workers to get him an extra half vote per precinct because a it could make the this was the message Nixon carried to the gop faithful in Albany n.y., and Pittsburgh monday before flying to Detroit for a series of three suburban rallies today. Tiv Republican presidential Cam told a Pittsburgh party meeting that an extra Hal vote in each precinct would have Given him a Victory in 1960 Over the late John f. Kennedy. Urging an Lith hour drive to get those votes on nov. 5, Nixon said a it could Mike the difference this Nixon said a this is the week that and he urged his listeners a a done to panic in the face of personal attacks. Just crack them right on the the gop candidate appear ing later before More than 14,000 in Pittsburgh a domed civic auditorium noted this is halloween week and predicted a this week you re going to see a lot of tricks pulled out of the bag these by the Panicky ones on tile other the nominee also sought to stave off any letdown that might result from publication of National Public opinion polls that might indicate a spurt for dem. Socratic rival Hubert h. Hum., prey. A i never pay any attention to polls a he told newsmen upon arrival Here. But his staff distributed to reporters two press releases reporting that Nixon sponsored polls put him Confor table in the Lead in eight key states. The Detroit news poll re. Leased sunday gives Nixon a Lead in Michigan. He did have some trouble with a few dozen hecklers in Pitts. Burgh and they seemed to get under his skin. Many of the chanters who tried to disrupt his speech filmed for a television broadcast were backers of the California grape pickers labor movement. At one Point talking about Law and order Nixon inv rated toward his tormentors in the Balcony and declared a believe me we need it after we see what a going on up when Nixon partisans drowned out tile opposition chants the candidate raised his hands in an upward slash and cried a sock it to Mem a then he made a Roc know to. Ward Hie demonstrators. Cushing wants to be missionary Boston apr Richard Cardinal Cushing roman Catholic archbishop of Boston says he still intends to resign Hopes to become a missionary in South America and will a be in touch with the Pope and explain the whole thing to the Cardinal also said at a news conference monday that he had cancer three years ago but now feels As fit As a a half Back for the Boston and he said he would have changed a remark he made about Jacqueline Kennedy a remarriage if he had known a re. Porter was in the audience. There has been no official Vatican reaction to the cardinals statement last Friday that he intended to resign because of the juror Over his attack on critics of the marriage. At a meeting of Catholic men the prelate had asked regarding the marriage of mrs. Kennedy and Aristotle Onassis a divorced Man a Why she be Able to marry anyone she wants a he said that if he had known the reporter was there he would have added a but not in the Catholic Cushing has said that he is re signing because of his defense of the Kennedy Aristotle mar. Ridge. The roman Catholic Church does not Sanction mar. Ridge Between a Catholic and a divorced person. The 73-year-old Cardinal also told newsmen that surgeons dil covered a malignancy in his digestive tract three years ago during an operation to remove polyps. There has been no recur Rance he said. Cushing said he wants to go to South american after his retire ment because a a in la have to go somewhere. I can to stay a if they done to understand me after 47 years never in. me a he said. Nixon and drawing fire Washington a a re publican television commercial showing a smiling Hubert h. Humphrey with scenes of War poverty and rioting has been protested by the democratic National committee. A it is a smear in keeping with Nixon a below the Belt reputation in politics and unworthy of a Man running for the nations highest office a the democratic committee said in a statement. In Detroit an aide to Richard m. Nixon said there would be no comment on the matter. The commercial paid for by the Nixon Campaign was shown at 8 47 during the a Rowan and Martin laugh in show. A spokesman for tile National broadcasting co. Said under Federal Law political advertise. Merits May not be censored by the networks. He said Abc received about 200 Calls objecting to the com a reial. The commercial interspersed pictures of bloodied rioters dead soldiers and refugees with photographs of Humphrey. Kentucky students pull a switch College accused of being too Liberal Pikeville by. A in a year when Liber a1 College Stu. Dents across the nation Are rebelling against conservative administrators the inconceivable is happening at Pikeville College conservative students Are accusing their administration of being too Liberal. The students Haven to taken to the streets. Nor have they threatened to take Over the col. Lege administration building. But the signs of a Liberal conservative conflict Are Una Nistank Able at the Campus which is dug into a Mountain Slop High above this Eastern Kentucky City of 5,800. The issues Are the same As on Many campuses free speech Freedom in the classroom the colleges involvement in social problems tile impersonality of the education system student dress and activities and the colleges response to change. However the sides Are the re. Verse of what they Are at other campuses with tile students taking a conservative position on almost every Issue and the administration taking a Liberal one. Senior Dave Cleavander who classes himself a conservative put it this Way a we must have the Only student protest movement in the the student conservatives who seem to have a numerical upper hand in the l,200.member student body strongly support the Vietnam War and the draft. As for the College they feel that the administration of Pike Villers 37.year.old president or. Thomas h. Johns is too Liberal and that Johns is attempting to change the institution too fast. A a we re taking education out of its Box a Johns said. A a we re addressing it to the 20th Cen. conservatives at this presbyterian affiliated institution Arentt impressed. Conservative students have accused Johns of ousting elderly faculty members and replacing them with teachers who have Liberal leanings. The College Board of trustees has Given Johns a vote of Confidence but opposition by the conservatives continues. Said student Council president Robert lord a a we re not satisfied with the investigation a referring to the action by the trustees. A a we re going to have to have president Johns said lies will ing to do everything possible to cooperate with the students but that he wont Budge from his policy of freeing kids Johns said his administration has Given students new Freedom to speak out in the classroom put them on faculty and College trustee committees and repeatedly encouraged them to a do your own a we done to know what our thing is a remarked one Sophomore. Not All the students Are conservative. There is a Small but increasingly vocal group of Campus fear possible retaliation Prague a Czechoslovakia a communist leaders travelled to Slovakia today for More 50th anniversary celebrations while tile nation wondered what Price the soviet Union would exact for the 12-hour outburst of anti soviet demonstrations in Prague monday. Possible soviet retaliation ranged from new attacks in the soviet press to a new showdown Between tile Kremlin and Czechoslovakia a Reform regime headed by communist party chief Alexander Dubcek. Dubcek president Ludvik Svoboda Premier Eldrich cer Nik and Many members of the Cabinet and party presidium took an eight car special train to Bratislava tile slovak capital. There they were to continue the Golden Jubilee Celebration of Czechoslovakia a Independence and to attend tile signing by Svob Ixia wednesday of tile Law creating Gem autonomous czech and slovak states joined in a federation the Prague part of til Cele bration produced an outpouring of patriotic Fervour monday that included demonstrations and parades by up to 10,000 persons chanting a russians go Home and other slogans attacking the presence of tile soviet troops who invaded the country in August. A Freedom a the crowds cried. A they have the tanks we have tile truth a a russians go Home a youths carrying red White and Blue czechoslovak flags roamed from tile seat of government at Prague Castle to tile so. Viet embassy a soviet District command Post a red army of. Of leers Billet and tile National theatre where they delayed a gala performance of a patriotic opera attended by Dubcek arum other leaders. The East German news Agency adn said Sorn burned soviet newspapers and a spat on and threatened cars of the soviet and East German Erneas. Sies hut there was no reaction from russian suspends two newspapers Saigon apr the government information ministry announced tonight the permanent suspension of two vietnamese language newspapers and the 15-Day suspension of a third. In the past two Days five vietnamese language newspapers have been suspended. The latest newspapers suspended were to do Liberty the Duoc Nha name Torch and the Thoi us Mien name South Vietnam events. The latter two were permanently barred from publication. A spokesman said to do a used language of the Gutter in criticizing Premier Trail Van Huong for spending $21,000 Dur ing wartime to Send an artistic troupe on a tour of Paris and London. Today s chuckle who says automation does no to create jobs now it takes More people to Correct each mistake
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