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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - September 24, 1968, Norwich, New York
Court action possible in Oxford school kids truancy Story on Page 3 the e Ven i in vol. 78, no. 124 tuesday september 24, 1968 Norwich new York 13815 10c per copy3 die 50 Hurt in Texico City War Mexico City apr army troops captured a vocational school on the Northwest Side of Mexico City today after an All night gun Battle in which at least three persons were killed and 50 students and riot police were wounded the red Cross Hospital reported the deaths of an 18-year-old science student and a riot policemen. Other sources reported a 25-year-old medical student killed earlier in the night. The government sent troops in More than 400 assault cars to the Santo Tomas vocational school after riot police and students inside the school had battled for More than five hours with guns pistols knives clubs Molotov cocktails stones and tear Gas. It was the to violent skirmish so far in the two month old student rebellion against president Gustavo Diaz Ordaz. Scattered shooting coffin a a from student snipers on rooftops in the san Jaci Ito neighbourhood. Using ,22-caliber pistols and rifles the students picked off policemen As they patrolled in the morning darkness. Several blocks away riot police lobbed tear Gas grenades into apartments in the la Tell co District where residents sym Pat Hizmi with the students shouted a apis a and a a assassins at the police. Police drove several Hundred students from another vocational school there after being forced Back by Havy gunfire. But 150 of the students took Refuge in ii Arby buildings and hurled Molotov cocktails at the police. On i he South Side of the City. 5,000 other youths Mardi d on the Federal District p i in a try vowing to free two labor loader despite police Manilla in Dun. Guns but student leaders dispersed the crowd it n the youths to return after they re it a Gaiti Zed and formulate. T Piui of action. Athletes continued to drive for the 19g8 Olar non til aes scheduled to Start oct. 12. And no mexican olympic official would comment on the pos Sib ii to that the games might be can ceded because of the violence now in its seventh Day. But Many foreign spectators seemed certain to stay away. A govern in it spokes in i said he knew nothing about ruin us that Diaz Ordaz was considering declaring martial Law. Such a declaration might endanger the holding of the olympics the night s biggest Battle raged around the Santo Tomas vocational school. A policeman As shot and wounded there ainu 730 ., and As More riot police to my in a steady gun Battle broke out at about to An estimated 3,000 stud a its fins from the school and from rooftops or fought hand to hand in the streets with More than 1,500 Nice. Trained adult agitators also were believed to be among the snipers. Asked Why he had been there one wounded student replied a i done to know twit in a against the grenade Rose a riot police. Mexico City students have been on strike for two months and disbanding of the Granaderos and firing of three top police officials Are among their demands. A witness said Angel Martinez Velazquez 25, a medical student at the National University was shot to death but it was not known whether the shot came from police or students guns. Tree hospitals reported a total of 52 persons wounded and some wounded students were believed to have been taken into the school. Injured policemen told of boing attacked with Molotov cocktails or of being beaten by bands of youths hiding in trucks and surprising isolated office. On it police officer said Mere than 1,000 students had been arrested in the first six hours. State sales income tax hikes mulled by Charles Dumas Albany . Apr gov. Rockefeller a fiscal advisors Are considering a 20 per cent increase in the state income tax and a 50 per cent increase in tile sales tax to help balance his next budget it was Learned today. Fiscally knowledgeable persons in the legislature which will have the final say on any tax increases say that this is what they expect the governor to recommend in january. Quot i done to see that he has any Choice a said one High ranking legislative aide. A i just have to assume that hell ask for 20 per cent on income and another cent on the sales the income tax now is levied at rates ranging from 2 per cent to 14 per cent of net taxable income a that is after All deductions. The rates Rise As net in. Come climbs. Last january Rockefeller czech reds done to renew cold War Prague apr Czechoslovakia a ruling communist party said today the soviet invasion of this country should not be used As an excuse to revive the cold War a development it declared is being talked up in capitals of the North Atlantic treaty organization. There is a fundamental difference Between the Solidarity with Czechoslovakia expressed by the communist parties of West pm Europe and a the pseudo so lid Arity of those who shed tears Over the Fate of a Little Czechoslovakia but at the same time invoke the cold War spirit a rude Provo said. The editorial in the czech Oslo. Vak communist party new spa. Per which avoided blaming Moscow for increasing East West tension marked the first such criticism of the West seen Here since the aug. 21 invasion. It appeared As czechoslovak sources said the russians had agreed in principle to withdraw All but about seven divisions or about 100,000, of the 500,000 troops sent into Czechoslovakia last month. They said the pullout hinged on purging of certain office holders and a further crack Down on the press. Proposed a 20 per cent across the Board increase on income taxes a he called it a a a surcharge a to provide funds for the present budget. But the legislature rejected the idea As politically dangerous in this election year and substituted other measures instead. Now it is assumed that Rocke Feller will renew the proposal to help raise the $700 million that comptroller Arthur Levitt says Rockefeller will need to keep Pace with rising spending requirements next year. A 20 per cent income tax increase would yield Between $400 million and $450 million in the next fiscal year. At the same time Rockefeller is expected to request a major increase in the sales tax. The state now levies its tax at the rate of 2 per cent a 2 cents on the Dollar a and allows local governments to Levy an additional tax of up to 3 per cent for a maximum of five per cent. A one cent a one percentage Point a increase in the state tax would yield an estimated $350 million a year while raising the Over All maximum rate to 6 per cent. Thus a combination of the in come tax and sales tax increases would return at least $750 million to close the Revenue Gap in the governors next budget. Fiscal experts within Rockefeller a administration and in the legislature Are reluctant to discuss the tax increase Outlook at this time on the ground that it is too Early to assess spend ing needs precisely. They agree privately however that Levitt a recent estimate of a $700-Rnillion Revenue Gap appears accurate and that the Only obvious Way to produce extra Revenue in such a Large amount is to tap the so called a abroad based taxes a that is the big fielders. These Are the income and sales taxes which now return a combined total of $2.7 billion. The last legislative session did produce a partial income tax increase a through tile addition of new brackets at the top of the tax scale. But this affected Only the higher wage earners Leav. Ing the great bulk of the states taxpayers untouched. By Rockefeller a latest estimate the state is expected to spend $5.5 billion in its current fiscal year. Levitt has predicted that spending will Rise to $6.7 billion next year through a combination of inflation and built a in increases in state Aid formulas. Fire kills 3 children adult Clintondale . If a four persons including three children died in a House fire Early today state police reported. Dead Are the wife two stepchildren and a grandson of Eugene Johnson 57, who lived in the two Story Frame building which burned. Johnson told police he was weather partly Cloudy mild tonight with Chance of isolated showers Low temperatures 58 to 65. Wednesday mostly Cloudy with scattered showers or thundershowers Likely High temperatures in upper 60s and 70s. Awakened about 2 30 . By smoke. He went to the Bas a Lent where he discovered the Oil Burner on fire and the floor covered with Oil. The Burner lad apparently become flood he said. Johnson ran upstairs ird re. Cued four children aged 1 32 and i. When he returned to the building he said it win engulfed in flames and he could not enter. His wife Anna Vaye 49, was trapped in the basement after the first floor collapsed. The three children we e found dead in an upstairs Bedi a in. They were jury Kimball 14, and his sister d be 7, both stepchildren Martin Davis 4, a grandson. U Thant threatens debate Over invasion As in opens 110-Day space Mission set men in space again go to the world forefront after the Soli Viet Union reported its rocket if made a round trip manless flight Over the weekend As a United states prepared for a its Apollo 7 three Man Orbi Tai flight for oct. La. At top suited in space outfits Are the astronauts who Are scheduled a to make 10-11 Day journey a Donn f. Eisele Walter m. Schirra or. And Walter Cun a Gingham. Below astronauts Cunningham Eisele and Sci a Era nearest camera fasten themselves in Apollo 7 command module under a a watchful Eye of a technician in upper right. Further flights Are planned aimed at Landing it a Man on the Moon by 1970, a the late president Kennedy a 8 goal. United nations . Apr the . General Assembly opens its 23rd annual session today with the United states angry at Secretary general u Thant and threatening to demand a debate on the soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia. Neither Vietnam nor Czechoslovakia Are among the 99 items on the sessions prospective Agenda but Thant suggested monday that the Assembly vote a Resolution calling for an end to . Bombing of North Vietnam. He said it would a receive the majority . Ambassador George w. Ball paid a 20-minute Call on Thant and said he made Clear a that we did not regard his discussion of the problem of Vietnam As being la any helpful in furthering the serious and sensitive negotiations now in Progress in it was the first such . Protest to Thant in the More than three years the Secretary general has been speaking out Oil Vietnam. Thant himself broke Prece Dent when he outlined a bombing halt Resolution at a news conference and suggested it be put to the general Assembly As a one Means of find out what the attitude of the International Community is on this particular he said the outcome would show that his repeated Calls for a bombing halt spoke for the International Community. In Washington the state de part me it said its figures showed Thant a Resolution could not receive the two thirds vote necessary for adoption. Thant at his news conference had refused to equate tile soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia with the . Intervention in Vietnam and said nothing about trying to get the czechoslovak question before tile Assembly. But Ball under questioning by newsmen Fortas foes plan to out Man Euver bid casualty drop arms seizures offered As proof reds weaker Washington apr thinning casualty lists and big arms seizures Are being cited by military men to Back their Contention the enemy in Vietnam has been seriously weakened. Pentagon officers Are not speculating on what effect if any the enemy a weakens posture May have in the Paris be. Got nations. The apparent failure by the enemy to get his so called a third wave offensive off the ground in August also is considered a significant barometer of the wars Progress. According to top officers the North vietnamese and Viet Cong tried to launch this offensive about aug. 18 but were thwarted by the smoking operations of Gen Creighton w. Abrams the . Commander. After an eight week a a Lull in which . Losses averaged 178 a week the enemy stepped up action to a level that claimed 308 . Troops the third week of August then 408 the final week. The Tempo then dropped and . Losses fell sharply to 195 the first week of september nearing the 166 average for the summer of 1967. In contrast to the Brief August move the enemy had kept the tet offensive going about six weeks in february and Mardi claiming an average of 480 . Troops killed per week during the period. A followup drive was staged in May but lasted Only about four weeks during which in my troops killed an average of about 495 . To it Ops per we. Then came tie summer a a Lull a which some interpreted As a signal that Hanoi was de escalating and the Short lived August Effort. For the past 12 weeks . Losses have averaged 213 dead and officers expect the weeks ahead will bring mainly sustained Low level attacks a in Hopes of wearing us a they a inflicting fewer casualties on us because they done to have the equipment to sustain longer one officer said. Discoveries of major enemy Supply caches m y d Lay if not completely abort operations. Washington apr opponents of Abe Fortas nomination to be chief Justice Are consider tug a parliamentary Man Euver that could kill the appointment without the bloodletting of a Fili Buster. The move would involve a vote to recommit the nomination to the Senate judiciary committee opponents Are counting noses to see if they have the strength. The move surf a <1 monday As one of several developments on the embattled nomination. Others included a two senators previously not counted for or against the nomination lined up against Fortas increasing opponents known strength to at least 29. A sen. John Sparkman d-ala., said he had a feeling the nomination will be withdrawn. A and absenteeism plus extern Sive debate on a tax Bill slowed Senate machinery possibly enough to delay Start of debate on the nomination until later in the week. It had been expected to Start today. Majority Leader Mike mans Field of Montana has said tie will take up the big defense appropriation Bill before calling up the Fortas nomination. Word that a move to return the nomination to the Senate judiciary Corni Pittee is under con. Ideation came from sen. Mark of Hatfield a Ore. Hatfield who has not taken a stand on president Johnson a nomination of Fortas to succeed retiring fart Warren told a re Porter he had been polled by a gof colleague on whether he would vote for re committal. A Leader of the opposition asking not to be quoted said such a Motif in is not expected unless a nose count shows it would have the majority vote necessary to win. He said it still is too Early to Tell How the vote would go adding it could depend Fin develop ments. There were reports of a forthcoming speech contending that further hearings by the judiciary committee Are essential before the Senate acts. Adoption of a motion return ing the motion to committee would be tantamount at this Stag to killing the Fortas Nom i nation and it would give Sena tors a Chance to avoid a straight out vote on confirm to Ion. Said the . Government is considering whether to propose adding this matter to the Agenda. Ambassador Zdenek Cernok new head of the czechoslovak delegation told reporters that if Ball made such a proposal a we would object. A it would not help his delegation has already asked the Security Council to take the czechoslovak question off its Agenda following tile c Zee Holovak soviet agree me it in Moscow. Iii its first business the Assembly elects guatemalan foreign minister pc Milio a re Hales catalan As its president and takes up the admission of swazi land As the 125th member. The 99 prospective Agenda items include the seating of red China peacekeeping disarmament korean reunification Arab refugees outer space the seabed pollution and the Arab israeli situation. Lop candidates support optional Winston Salem . Apr Republican congressional candidates Are being told they Arentt expected to support Rich. Ard m. Nixon Over George c. Wallace if it endangers their own election. The degree of support they give the cop presidential Noil. Nee will be left to their judgment. The candidates Are being told this by a Republican emigres. Spinal Campaign committee headed by rep. Gerald Ford of Michigan the House minority Leader. Ford confirmed the commit teens strategy against Wallace after word of it came out of a meeting wives object to lady police Riding Shotgun new Orleans apr there a re policewomen in some patrol cars today despite a protest by 15 policemen s wives who done to want their husbands Riding with women partners. A i see no reason for All this fuss a said sulk. Joseph i. Glar in after a conference with the wives. The wives All of them in their 20s and two carrying children marched into Giarrusso is conference room monday to complain that women police partners endanger their husbands. Safety was the theme not a patrolman has enough trouble taking care of himself in a violent situation without having to defend his partner too. Giarrusso said the women in training for offic duty or As pupils protest Boston ban Barb Boston apr negro and w Hite students continued their protests today against separate clothing regulations at Boston English High school. Some 300 Young persons boys and girls Black and White stood outside the school Yelling chanting and singing songs. Most of the negroes gathered on one Side of the Street and the White stud lits on the other. The negroes were protesting the withdrawal of permission for them to Wear african Gars to school. The White student were protesting the requirement that they Wear neckties. Most other students were i the school and officials Clos i and locked doors there after classes began. Police wer present outside. Louis Welch an assistant superintendent of schools sail some of the 300 demonstrators were not students it the school. A now this is a police problem a he said. On monday Welch Revok d concessions that had been ranted to negro students last f riday by Hearn Ester Joseph Malone. Malone after negro demonstrators picketed the school gave negro students the right to Wear african clothes and said they would be permitted to organize an All Black student Union. Demonstrations Necktie burnings by Wiite students and a number of false fire alarms Dis. Rusted the City school system monday. Across Avenue Louis Pasteur headmaster Wilfred of Leary of Boston latin school heard Nero demands monday similar to those made at Boston English. Of Leary turned them Down re plying til at any student organization in Las school must be open to All students. Back at English As word of the about Fach spread some 200 boy and girl demonstrators began circulating outside the Schoel shouting to students inside to a com on out come on some did jumping out window s. Signed to ride with officers who Are normally in one Man patrol Ca Quot a. Male female teams Are con Sideri a one Many cars and Are not sent into potentially dangerous situations unless other officers already a there he added. Ii term a the operation a temporary training situation saying the ultimate purpose of assigning women to patrol cars was to expose them to a much police work As possible before sending them to specialized divisions. A these women underwent the same training All police recruits do a the police chief said. The wives declined to identify themselves. About half of them said they j dined the protest without their husbands knowledge. Despite the emphasis on safety one wife said a the Job is hard enough on policemen a wives without knowing that their husbands Are cooped up in an intimate situation with a woman for eight a they should have asked for single men to Volunteer a a policeman said. A married men would never have become involved and there would have been plenty of today a chuckle Boss to Secretary a head that memo a strictly i want everyone in the office to read
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