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/ i Theun vol. 78, no. 119tuesday, september 17, 1968 Norwich new York 13815 10<t per copy despite judiciary panel approval9fortas nod faces tattle in Senate Washington a Abe Fortas nomination to be chief Justice won the approval of the Senate judiciary committee today but still faced serious trouble in the Senate itself. The committee vote was to to6. The Battleground now shifts to the Senate where a filibuster is threatened against confirming the nomination. The outcome is in doubt. It takes a two thirds majority of senators voting to choke off a filibuster by putting a debate limiting cloture Rule into effect. Opponents who include republicans and Southern democrats claim they have the votes to keep the debate going and perhaps enough to defeat the nomination outright which would require Only a simple a. Jority. Fortas an associate Justice on the supreme court was nominated by president Johnson june 26 to succeed Earl Warren As chief Justice. Johnson accepted Warrens retirement effective on the confirmation of a successor. Majority Leader Mike Mansfield told the Senate monday that if Fortas is not confirmed Warren probably will stay on As chief Justice a for a Long time to Warren has made his retire ment contingent upon Fortas confirmation. Opponents have based their attack on claims that president Johnson has no right in the wan. Ing Days of his administration to make such an important Nomi nation that the president was guilty of a a cronyism in Nomi hating an old Friend that Fortas violated the concept of separation of Powers by advising Johnson while Sittin on the High court and that his dec Sions have helped tile growth of pornography. The controversy Over fort is rulings on pornography cases prompted the introduction of legislation monday to bar the supreme court from overturning jury findings on obscenity. Republican Leader Everett m. Dirksen of Illinois offered the measure As an amendment to a Bill now before the Senate to prohibit interstate mail order sales of shotguns and rifles. A supporter of Fortas nomination Dirksen said no one is More concerned than he is Over the circulation of obscene mate rials but a a solution will not be found by opposing the appointment of a chief Justice of the Supre me Mansfield endorsed Dirksen a move and said that Congress should assume the initiative in acting against obscenity rather than blame Fortas or other supreme court justices. Tile judiciary committee has until Friday to file majority and minority reports on Fortas nomination which is expected to be brought up for debate in the Senate next week. The committee conducted 12 Days of hearings in july and reopened them last week. But it was walked in its a efforts to obtain testimony from admin Stra Tion officials about Fortas services for Johnson since becoming a supreme court Justice in 1965. Secretary of defense Clark m. Clifford begged off and under Secretary of the Treasury Joseppi Vav. Barr and White House counsel w. Devier Pierson asserted executive privilege. Nixon just cant coast into office huh aide predicts Washington apr a key aide to Hubert h. Humphrey says Richard m. Nixon can t afford to remain quiet in the presidential Campaign no matter How far ahead he is in the polls. Sen. Fred Harris d-okla., said today that a in my time in politics i have never seen a Man who was so far ahead in the polls at the state that he thought he could coast into office get elected. A i think that is what is going to happen this time. There is no denying that Humphrey is the underdog but he is a fighting one and before he gets through he is going to smoke Nixon out into the open on the Harris a chief advisor to Humphrey was repeating what has become a main theme in the democratic contenders Cam. A Ign to Force Nixon into some sort of confrontation. Part of this Effort involves getting Nixon to debate hum. Prey on nationwide television As he did John f. Kennedy in 1960. Humphrey people think their Man can overcome the Large margin Nixon has built up in the polls if the gop Candi Date will speak out More Defi. Nicely on the issues. A every time Nixon takes a position some of the people who Are a voting against Are going to change their minds a Harris said. Nixon said during his campaigning in the pre convention primaries that he would web come a debate. But he has not commented on Humphreys Challenge and his advisors Are reported Strong opposed to such a confrontation. Harris added that the hum. Prey Campaign organization which he said has operated on a largely hit and miss basis is being tightened up with regional and state coordinators fan Ning out in All sections of the country. A we Are going to have a non. Resident coordinator in every state a he said. A we will have in operation in the next few Days a line of communications from top to Bottom and from Bottom to top. A a it slate of course but its not too late to get the Job in a separate interview sen ate democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana also said there May be a turnaround in the polls in the remaining seven weeks of campaigning remain ing. Mansfield who is supporting Humphrey despite reservations on the vice presidents Vietnam War views said the democrats have an Uphill Battle. But a a it a very Early a mans Field said a the polls do show a trend but seven weeks is a Long time for campaigning in this Day and age. I look for hum. Prey to go Senate Republican Leader Everett m. Dirksen of Illinois took a different View. Nixon a High standing in the polls is due in part to his Low key Campaign ing he said. A the american people Are tired of being shouted Senate agrees to ban mailed ammunition sales. Soviet troops big guns encircle Prague Prague apr thousands of soviet troops ring Prague with their big guns aimed at the City to keep pressure on Czechoslovakia a leaders. The steel ring of soviet artillery is evident to anyone travel ing outside the now tranquil but sad City. Heavy Cannon rockets and missiles Point at Czechoslovakia s capital from North South and East and West. One military expert says there is enough artillery not Only to destroy the 600.year-old City but to a a overkill if shelling is ordered. A Short ride on the main High Accord looms new York apr schools supt. Bernard e. Donovan said today both sides in the City teachers a strike were close to a settlement but the walkout has kept 1.1 million Public school pupils out of their class rooms continued. Donovan met monday night with Albert Shanker president of the Al Cio United federation of teachers who earlier rejected a peace formula proposed by the Board of education saying a the strike will go after their meeting broke up Early today both sides agreed no Progress had been made. A i think we re close a declared Donovan a but being close and being there Are not the weather. Generally fair tonight and wednesday except for some fog late tonight and wednesday morning. Low temperatures tonight in the i Iper 40s and 50s and highs wednesday 75 to 82. Way East of Prague a left turn toward the Village of Dubec and there Are 24 big guns set up in the Alfalfa Fields their barrels pointed toward the capital. Twelve Are lined up in a Row to the right of the Road there Are two groups of six on the left. The guns appear to be 122 min Cannon with a Range of More than nine Miles. Downtown Prague is less than eight Miles away so these weapons could hit the presidential Palace on the opposite Bank of the Vltava River. A or so farther Are five batteries of multiple rocket launchers pointing at the City. A few Hundred Yards beyond the end of Prague s Strasnick Streetcar line two score soviet t55 medium tanks Are parked their guns directed toward the City. Northwest of Prague near the Village of Hor Morice More than 50 big guns Are concentrated within half a . They include at least 18 122mm howitzers six huge 152mm Cannon plus 85mm guns and 57mm automatic antiaircraft batteries. The artillerymen live in tents near their weapons with ammunition and supplies stockpiled nearby. Estimates of the total number of occupation troops ringing Prague Range up to 90,000. Very Little is camouflaged and the site of artillery aimed at the big City is clearly visible to czechs picking apples in nearby Orchards or passing on their motorcycles. The implication is that All the hardware is there to fright Eji the people and intimidate their Liberal communist leaders to meet soviet demands. A hungry helicopter seems to be devouring a smaller Craft. Actually a damaged Marine spotter aircraft is being a fed into the cavernous Interior of a giant sea stallion helicopter at the Dong a Airstrip marines mauled by enemy Saigon apr North Viet namese troops caught a column of . Marines As the leather necks were digging in for tile night monday killed 25 and wounded 126 with More than 200 mortar rounds and a Hail of Small arms fire. The americans struck Back with mortars artillery and Heli. Copter gunships. The marines reported 27 of the enemy killed in the 10-hour fight four Miles South of the Central part of the demilitarized zone. The marines were from the 26th regiment the defenders of Khe Sanh who held out against a 77-Day communist siege last Winter and then abandoned that outpost. The casualties monday were comparable to those on the worst Days at Khe Sanh. The first North vietnamese barrage pounded in at 330 . Just As the marines were Eriov ing into defensive positions for the night one of the most vulnerable spots troops can be in. The marines apparently were caught before they could get their Foxholes dug. . Helicopters and artillery and mortars rounded the North vietnamese positions but the communists kept up the attack until 630 . More than 150 rounds were fired into the a. Tine positions before the bar. Rage subsided. Two hours later the North vietnamese renewed their mor Taring and an hour later Small arms fire crackled around the Marine perimeter. The attack did no tend until 1 30 . Today. A the mortars apparently caused most of the Marine casualties a said a . Spokesman. A away from the 26th marines Battleground marines from the 9th regiment clashed with a North vietnamese Pla. Toon of perhaps 40 to 50 men. In Vietnam. The sea stallion largest helicopter in the Marine inventory easily airlifted the smaller Craft to a repair facility near Danang. Death and destruction Are a Way of life for this vietnamese child who re sorted to tears when he was found in the rubble of his Saigon Home. His was among thousands of residences which were destroyed in the recent fighting. Johnson baps oar hike Detroit apr Chrysler corp. Announced a Price increase on its 19g9 models which was promptly criticized b White House economists As a a severe setback to the cause it Price a if it becomes the pattern for the Industry a president join a songs Council of economic advisers said in a statement Moi Day a it would Cost the Amel can consumer $750 Chrysler said the increase averaged $84 or 2.9 per cent above the current manufacturers suggested retail Price. An associated press compute. Tion put the average Price of Chrysler 172 different 1969 models at $2,917.44, an increase of $128.11, or 4.4 per cent Over the average Price of 160 1968 models which could be com pared to the 1969s. In its statement issued by committee chairman Arthur m. Okun the Council of economic advisers said a we urgently re quest the other automobile manufacturers to head off this Dan. Serous inflationary Washington apr sen ate backers of stronger gun control Laws have scored an Imper Tant Point by winning approval of a ban against the mail order Sale of ammunition for rifles shotguns and .22-caliber Wear oils. The Senate voted monday la to 36 to Rebuff the Senate judiciary committees proposed amendment to exclude the am munition from the controls set out in the main control Bill. The vote came As the Senate started work on scores of amendments to the Bill which like one passed earlier by the House bars the mall order Sale of guns and ammunition to private persons. Still to be acted on is an amendment turned Down by the judiciary committee and the House to require the registration of All guns and the licensing of their owners. Under the proposal by sen. Joseph Tydings i .md., states could set up their own registry. Tion licensing plans but if they refused the Federal government would do it for them. Another major fight is due on a committee proposal to allow an individual to Purchase a gun Over the counter in a state adjoining his own. That also has been attacked As a weakening provision. Salazar Hall irs. Lint remains i critical list Lisbon apr Premier Antonio de Oliveira Salazar rallied slightly today nearly 24 hours after a crippling stroke brought him near death. But his Condi Tion remained critical. The 79-year-old Leader s neurosurgeon or. Antonio vase on cellos Marques told reporters at noon a the Premier s state of health did not deteriorate. Instead some improvements took but sources at red Cross Hospital continued to speak of Salazar s condition As desperate. Earlier Salazar a personal physician prof. Edurado Coni to had also reported some improvement but said the Premier remained in a coma. Salazar was stricken monday As he finished lunch in his Hosp Tai room. Until then the Maxi who has run Portugal and its overseas Empire for the last 36 years had been reported recovering satisfactorily from surgery sept. 7 to remove a blood clot beneath his Skull. Hospital sources said Salazar s condition was hopeless. They said he was in a coma with his left Side paralysed. One report said he was in an Iron lung. Or. Bis Ala Barreto a longtime Friend of Salazar said at 4 30 . Today a this condition is the same. Bad very bad. But it is the another amendment critics said would weaken the Bill was revised monday to spell out that collectors wanting to buy sell and ship guns have to be ii Censed on the same basis As dealers with the Secretary of the Treasury to specify what types of weapons they can Deal in. The Bill As it went to the Judi Ciary committee specified that it cover All ammunition. But the committee majority including some opponents of any new gun control legislation revised it to exclude the Shotgun Rifle and ,22-caliber ammunition. Sen. Hugh Scott r-pa., a committee member opposing the majority position argued the proposed change would have exempted ammunition for 90 per cent of All firearms. A it excludes from coverage ammunition of the Type that killed president John f. Kennedy or. Martin Luther King jr., senator Robert f. Kennedy and Medgar Evers a he in id. Lbs still hopeful of Pacific Summit Washington apr Prest Dent Johnson is keeping his of. Dons open for a Summit meeting of the Vietnam War allies this fall possibly in mid october. Diplomatic sources say there Are Strong hints the president would like to fulfil the Promise of the last Honolulu communique for another Summit meeting before the end of this year. A speedup of preparations for the meeting could be quickly carried out once the decision is reached sources said. Johnson a last meeting with South Vietnam a leaders was in july it Honolulu. Before that session White House aides had said that it was being held in keeping with a Johnson policy to hold a Summit on the Vietnam War every six months. One question puzzling the political experts Here is the effect such a meeting would have on the presidential Campaign of vice president Hubert h. Humphrey. . Officials see no likelihood Johnson will backtrack from the Strong positions he took in two recent speeches when he said there would be no withdrawal of troops from the Dimil Itari de zone that divides North and South Vietnam and indicated there would be no let. Up in the limited bombing of the North. According to one View the. Question is How much would be gained in reassure . La about the future cml e of american policy in the i n fast and How much would be lost at Home by such assurances. At the same time North Vietnam appears to be hardening its negotiating position in Paris according to analysts Here. Die demand that the United states recognize and negotiate with the National liberation front on matters dealing with the Wir in the South has been emphasized repeatedly in recent weeks by North Vietnam pre. Niter Pham Van Dong and Nguyen Thanh be the politburo adviser at the Paris talks who is regarded Here As a ranking offi Cia of the Hanoi government. It is known to North Vietnam that the United states cannot accept the demand to negotiate separately with the Elf political of the Viet Cong. The Standard . Position is to Agee to talks with North Vietnam with the Elf represented at the negotiating table As part of the Hanoi team. The United states also is in. Slating that the Saigon govern ment be represented at the negotiating table if the prelim nary meetings prepare the Way for peace talks. It California is Toj Ixon vote target a mildewed opera opens met new York apr the metropolitan opera opened its 84th season monday night with an old fashioned you could add mildewed opera and memo. Ries of an old rivalry Between Prima Donnas. Renata Tebaldi Sang the title role in Francesco Cilea s a Adriana it s an opera hopelessly complicated and intrigue filled with Broad romantic melodies like viennese operetta songs not very exciting and not very musical in be tween. The four principal singers ail Sang in the opera the last Tim it was done at the met six seasons ago. Franco Corelli look dashing and ringing by Sang depart Enrico Caruso song the first time the met did a Hadrian Recouvreur a on opening nigh in 1907. Irene Dalis and Anselmo col Zani both Sang Well and mad laudable attempts to act. Maria Callas attended the performance her first time in Side the met at Lincoln Center a bringing Back memories of her Long celebrated a a feud with Tebaldi. Once the Battle lines we re drawn and every of. Era Lover was passionately convinced that either Callas or Tebaldi was the greatest Soprano. Echoes of those by gone Days were heard just before the cur Tain went up when shouts of a brava Maria reverberated against shouts of a brava but Callas voice was nearly gone the last time she Sang at the met in 1964, and Tebaldi though singing better than she did the last time she did a Adriana be Couvreur Here does not have the voice she once had. The audience rather went along with the a return to the past tone of the evening being conservatively dressed. New a Bare shoulders were seen than usual though the evening was Balmy few a chandelier earrings and fewer flamboyant experiments were noted. Anaheim Calif. Apr Richard m. Nixon is making California a top target of his Republican Campaign for the White House for personal As Well As political reasons. The lure of 40 electoral votes and the Prospect of Victory in a state which once rejected him at the polls already have drawn Nixon to California twice a Lenin to Days. At least two More Carn pain missions to the state Are planned before the nov. 5 election. If state polls which now show Nixon leading vice president Hubert h. Humphrey should give any hint of trouble later there probably would be additional campaigning in California. Nixon said monday night he feels he must win in his native state if he is to capture the presidency. A a it Stop priority a said Herbert g. Klein his director of Campaign com Truncations. California ranks second Only to new York in electoral votes. A it s also a matter of personal Pride a Klein said of Nixon s con cent rat Ion on California. He was born in Yorba Linda a and returned there monday for a hectic visit to the House in which he was born. Swarms of children surged around the Yard screaming and Flushing for a look at the nominee. California gave Nixon his political Start electing him to the House of representatives and Senate and also dealt him his gravest setback a 300.000-vote defeat in his 1962 bid to become governor. It came two years after Nixon had narrowly carried California Over the late pres Dent John f. Kennedy. This time the state poll shows Nixon running nine percentage Points ahead of Humphrey. Nixon will seek to build his backing tonight with an hour Long television show to be broadcast on a statewide in Xii up. He made a similar appearance two months ago before he won the Republican nomination. He spent the Days after that Victory in san Diego planning his presidential Ca Indian and returned for Cami it sign appearances in san Francisco and Santa Clara on sept. 5. Today a chuckle variety May be the spice of life but its Monotony that provides in groceries
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