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Awards PalmBeach PStTi 21166 ft Pyle Kennedy Pulitier VOL. XXXVII, NO. 16 WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 2, 1971 I 210 PAGES-: -PRICE TWENTY-FIVE CENTS "When I say that I will not be intimidated and that Congress will not be intimidated, Vm simply stating the American principle this kind of illegal conduct continues next week, me are prepared to deal with it." Mr. Nixon Dissidents Warned Nixon: Illegal Acts to Bring Arrests juana suggests legalizing the drug, "I will not follow that recommendation." Mr. Nixon emphasized he continues to strongly oppose use of marijuana.

"It is not in the best interests of our young people and not in the best interest of our country," he said. But he said efforts should be made to make penalties for use and possession of the drug uniform in all the states. Mr. Nixon said he called his second news conference in three days to deal with domestic issues largely bypassed in a Thursday night session at the White House, and he repeatedly forecast steady improvement' in the U.S.' economy, although he said there will be "zigs and zags" in the trend. Text excerpts, A2 PrwnPntWIrtSwvkt SAN CLEMENTE- President Nixon declared yesterday the right to demonstrate for peace abroad "does not carry with it the right to disrupt the peace at home." He warned Vietnam protesters massing in Washington if they break the law they will be arrested.

Mr. Nixon told a nationally broadcast news conference outside the Western White House in San Clemente if "illegal conduct continues next week, as some say it will, we are prepared to deal with it." He said again he is not intimidated by demonstrations, and insisted again his Vietnam policy is the correct one to bring a lasting On another topic, the President said even if a federal commission now studying the effects of mari Turo The Protesters teas; I v4M? 50,000 Mass; Pentagon Acts rtm Pnt Wirt SarvKM WASHINGTON Tens of thousands of anti-war protesters massed in the capital yesterday to try to paralyze the government, while President Nixon declared he will not allow demonstrators appealing for peace in Vietnam to break the law at home. With more than 500 military police on guard just across the Potomac, a predominantly youthful throng estimated at 50.000 overflowed a "tent city" on the banks of the river in response to a call for widespread civil disobedience starting Monday. The Pentagon prepared to move up to 10.000 Army paratroopers, Marines and other regulars into the area in face of threats by anti-war elements to shut down the federal government. The Defense Department announced it had "raised the readiness status of several thousand federal troops and associated airlift" at the request of the Justice Department.

The latter department is handling preparations for dealing with expected efforts by demonstrators to clog highways and bridges into Washington Monday and Tuesday. Marine, Army paratroop and other regular units at bases as far away as North Carolina were placed on alert. The statement said any troops brought in would be kept on federal property, outside the main city and out of sight, unless and until needed. The Pentagon announcement said the actions are being taken "in response to the determination by the federal government that illegal conduct, breaches of the peace, and attempts to close down government services will not be permitted." Organizers of the protest said the aim is to keep government workers from their jobs by blocking key intersections on routes from the to PRESIDENT, A4, Col. 1 DERBY ROSES deck jockey Gustavo Avila atop Caoonero II io the winner's circle at Churchill Downs yesterday Story El.

Inside Today Animal World B9 Art B5 Bridge B6 Classified Section 114 15 Crossword Puzzle B13 Editorial Columns AIMS Horoscope B7 Obituaries H2 People Speak A14 Social Security B7 Sports Section El-10 Stock Markets EU-14 Theaters Bit Travel G1J-16 Weather Table. Map 112 Askew Ecology Pledge 'J if Rental Hunting Here For Blacks, Much Ridicule and Rejection don't you go over to the colored neighborhood where people like you live?" There are many such people who handle apartments and rooms for rent in Palm Beach County. Few of them are as blunt or as direct. Mostly, they are more subtle and less obvious. Still, a black person seeking to rent in Palm Beach County is subjected in many instances to a degree of ridicule, hypocrisy and humiliation that few white people experience in a lifetime.

During the past three weeks. The Post conducted a survey of various rental housing in Palm Beach County. The survey included apartments, duplexes and rooms in all price brackets in almost all of the predominantly white neighborhoods in the county. Cartheda and I worked together. Cartheda applied first; I applied second.

We visited the same places within half an hour in most cases. Turn to RENTAL, A12, Col. 1 At the Scene: Pot, Partying By JIM TROTTER Staff Wrtttf WASHINGTON The flickering light from the small campfires bathed the tent front with a surreal golden light, and the smoke swirled quickly into the cold April air, thickening the haze which hung over West Potomac Park like a protective membrane against the starlit night. Susan sat on the ground, her knees pulled under the large Army fatigue coat she was wearing for warmth. She took the marijuana joint that was being passed around by the small group, cupped her hands and inhaled deeply.

"No, I don't fear being arrested." she said, blowing the blue smoke through her nose. "I don't relish the idea, but I suppose that is what is going to happen. Not here though, Monday." "That's right," said Richard, a young man with flowing black hair. "Monday is the day we're going to close them down. This is our army," he said, waving his arm in an expansive gesture.

A small tent and tiny campfires spread across the park and did, indeed, look like the bivouac of a marching army perhaps like the one led by the man whose sky-reaching monument stands just across the Potomac Tidal Basin. The analogy drawn between the hundreds of partying campers and a revolutionary army is literal as well as figurative, or so they say. It is here, in West Potomac Park, that people like Susan and Richard are being trained to "stop the government" Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday. Their tactics, they say, will be to close off 21 key highways, intersections and traffic circles, thus preventing government workers from reaching their of fices.

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Three ueek ago they uenl apartment nmt ron hunting in I'ulm Iteach County (artheda applying and Korhelb folttiutng minute Inter, (arlheila uiu treated differently than Kmhelb in a majority of cane, the tame in a minority. In other, the difference not clear rut but tubtb. rationing Korhelb' introduction the lnry of a black and uhile in erth of an apartment or a rtmm in thi rounty, each reporter relating her mm a experience. "I've never had a colored person in my house before." said the owner of a rooming house in West Palm Beach. "This is a white neighborhood, you know." she continued.

"No colored people live here." Closing her screen door, she told Cartheda. "Why Norman Mailer, Lib Slug It Out NEW YORK tUPli Norman Mailer vs Women's Lib: The novelist, prize-winning-journalist and master of machismo takes on assorted sparring partners in four rounds of debate before a sellout crowd in Town Hall Fight fans paid $25 for ringside seals, $10 for the bleachers Friday night. The round-by-round summary: Round One Mailer vs. Jacqueline Ceballos. head of the New York Chapter of the National Organization of Women (NOW) Miss Ceballos argues equal rights for women.

"All humanity, all humanity" poet Gregory Corso shouts wildly arid exits from the audience. "Is there anything in your program that would give men the notion that life would not be as boring as it is today?" Mailer asks. A draw. Round Two Mailer vs. Germaine Greer.

British author of "The Female Eunuch" "We broke our hearts trying to keep our aprons clean." Miss Greer says, explaining it is impossible to be both goddess of love and menial drudge and denouncing the male artistic ego. She wears slinky black and silver fox. symbolic mirror around her neck. "Diaper Marxists." Mailer counters. A woman can be "a goddess and a slob at different Draw Round Three Mailer vs.

Jill Johnston, Village Voice dance columnist and proselytizing lesbian "All women are lesbians except those who don't know it," Miss Johnston declares in a free verse, free association manifesto. Two women materialize onstage and all three roll around, embracing warmly. "Come on, Jill, be a lady," Tare to MAILER, All, Coiiwe A 1 OX a HAH (0 I 0WED8 do; ByPATCULLEN Pledging to "do what is right to preserve this state," Gov. Reubin Askew yesterday said his administration will get tough with fly by. night developers and destructive strip-mining practices.

Askew also said he plans to restructure state agencies involved in environmental matters because, "Some of the agencies have internal conflicts which make effective decisionmaking impossible." Addressing a Florida Iz-aak Walton League convention at Palm Beach Gardens, the governor emphasized: "I intend to do what is right to preserve this state, regardless of how big the interest "There can be nothing greater than the overriding consideration in preserving our natural resources." Turn to ASKEW, A10, Col. 1 .4 XL The Governor: "I Intend To Do What Is Right To Preserve This State".

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