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vvfmmimmrmvmmiif Humming The Palm Beach PostTimes Pages 16-17-18 SERVING THE HUB OF FLORIDA'S FABULOUS GROWTH AREA VOL. 2, NO. 10 WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1968 36 PAGES-:-PRICE TEN CENTS U.S. May Triple Bombing Of Ho's Trail ons. This has been estimated at 20 per cent of the total shipments. Military planners note however, that allowing this arms flow to get closer to the battlefield before It comes under attack, might decrease somewhat the amount of attrition. Weather Is a key factor In accurate bombing and during the recent southeast monsoon season the cloud cover has N V. Tinnn Nrwii.SrnkT WASHINGTON The United Slates intends to triple the level of bombing along the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos In an effort to compensate for the effects of the cessation of air strikes against North Vietnam, high administration officials disclosed Friday. This is understood to be one of the principal reasons behind the willingness of top American military commanders to endorse President Johnson's back with Washington to order such raids. This authority does not of course, empower Gen. Abrams himself to reinstate general bombing of North Vietnam. The decision to maintain active reconnaissance over all North Vietnam despite Hanoi's strong public opposition to such flights. Evidence of substantial disengagement and movement of enemy forces out of South Vietnam. One large unit has been withdrawn as far as decision to cease all raids against the North. Other factors that Influenced the military men are said to include: Granting of authority by the President to his field commander. Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, to bomb North Vietnamese forces and facilities within the demilitarized zone, I and even just north of It, if Gen. Abrams feels that enemy activities in that area threaten his or allied forces. The General would not have to check in any Increase In American casualties." Although the specific number of bombing strikes against North Vietnam Is not given publicly and raids over Laos except for "reconnaissance flights" are not even admitted, it is understood that so far this year American bombers have averaged about 300 strikes a day over the southern panhandle area of North Vietnam and about 150 daily in Laos. It Is estimated that 250 tons of supplies are required daily by North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces in South Vietnam. About 130 tons of this, mostly food, has been obtained In the south. Of the remainder, 58 per cent Is believed to have been coming down from North Vietnam through Laos over the complex of two-lane roads and Jungle paths knowns as the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Nine per cent is thought to come directly from North Vietnam across the demilitarized zone and 33 Donghoi, about 40 miles north of the border. Finally, the military commanders are encouraged by the possibility that the new Impetus given to the enlarged Paris peace negotiations may bring an end to the war. All these factors were said to be behind the President's assertion that the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Gen. Abrams had assured him "that In their military judgment this action (the bombing halt) should be taken now, and . . . would not result per cent by sea to Cambodia, thence overland into the southern third of South Vietnam. Thus two-thirds of supplies have had to run the gauntlett of American bombln In North Vietnam and Laos. Trails and storage areas in Cambodia are not subject to bombing. Military experts say that by shifting the bulk of the air strikes that have been directed against North Vietnam to supply routes In Laos It may be possible to destroy the same amount of heavy weap Rusk Urges Nations Call On Hanoi To Act Continued on Page i, Col. 1 He suggested a further compromise on Hanoi's part, that they "take the troops home." The United States would follow suit, he said, according to an earlier declaration that the United States would withdraw Its forces six months after "violence subsides" In Vietnam. i if"; . A: J At another point, he said the United States "shall continue our solidarity with our friends In South Vietnam to Insure they are protected from aggression and have the basic right to make their own decisions for themselves." Rusk's statement reflected I- 1 vjz(fSm .K ;- f Staff Photos ByTonvIles FATAL CRASH James Dalton Bryant, 17, of Lakes Boulevard not far from the West Palm 2021 Ardmore Road, West Palm Beach, was a Beach Auditorium. Bryant was fatally Injured, passenger in this car when it was involved in a His death was the 88th traffic fatality in Palm three-car crash Friday afternoon on Palm Beach Beach County in 1968. Youth Killed, Five Hurt In Three-Car Collision W 1 ft k ,,,nM;vfCViii The car driven by Stuart left the road on the right side, came back onto the pavement and struck the Languis car in the right side, police reported. The Languis car crossed the median strip and the east- to use their influence Vietnam to move toward settlement of the war. CALLS FOR SETTLEMENT Secretary of State Dean Rusk addresses a news conference in Washington Friday. He called on other WASHINGTON (UPD -Secretary of State Dean Rusk challenged those Friday who have demanded a halt in bombing of North Vietnam to now make good their promise that "something good would happen" toward ending the war. "We think the move is up to Hanoi" and those who can Influence the North Vietnamese, Rusk told a news conference eight hours after the United States stopped all air, sea and artillery bombardment of North Vietnam In the hope of prompting serious peace talks in Paris. Besides putting the burden of action on Hanoi, Rusk also sought to assure South Vietnam of full U.S. support at this delicate stage In events and to put an end to speculation that the timing of President Johnson's decision was politically motivated. Evidently referring primarily to the Russians, Rusk said: "Some governments and leading personalities have over many months undertaken to tell us that something good would happen If we would only stop the bombing of North Vietnam. "It Is now Incumbent upon all of those who have taken that view to make a maximum effort to Insure that their advice has substance in It. "We have our own reasons to believe that our action is a constructive step, will open the way to serious talks and will not endanger our own and allied forces In the field. But we shall also be Interested In what others may do to Insist upon actions by Hanoi that will move us toward peace," Rusk said. Rusk made no mention of the Soviet Union's role In achieving the long-sought but precarious breakthrough on Vietnam, nor did he spell out details of the mutual concessions made by the United States and North Vietnam. He acknowledged he had met with Soviet Ambassador Anotoly F. Dobrynln, but did not disclose the nature of their talks. As for the agreement on stopping U.S. raids on the North, he would only say that the North Vietnamese "clearlv understand what Is expected of them an obvious reference toi the President's position that a bombing halt and serious peace talks cannot last If Hanoi violates the neutrality of the Demilitarized Zone or shells South Vietnamese cities. "There Is no misunderstanding on that point," he said. In an apparent gesture of support to the Saigon government. Rusk said Johnson's bombing decision was "based upon specific expectations that the government of South Vietnam will participate In the discussion of an honorable peace and that the action will bring about a de-escalation of the fighting." WW's ? WOST - Marine Plane Shot Down; N. Vietnam Ignores Pause bound lanes, left the road and continued west in the sand, hit a palm tree and turned over. Stuart's car began spinning clockwise, still going west in the eastbound lanes, struck the Studstill car in the front - if u y.,rt.-.njV" the general feeling within the Administration that the talks starting In Paris Wednesday, the day after the U.S. elections, will be agonizingly slow and painstaking and that no hard results are expected until after many months of difficult bargaining. time was accepted with reluctance by the South Vietnamese government, and President Nguyen Van Thleu warned that hard fighting would likely come before peace. North Vietnam Ignored President Johnson's announcement of the cessation. It said In a Hanoi broadcast, "The fight against the Americans will continue until the last one Is driven from our land." War communiques announced the last attack planes ranged 19 miles north of the Mu Gla pass and into the Dong Hoi area. From their carriers offshore, Navy pilots hit supply craft, a petroleum storage area and an antiaircraft site. Their weapons were 500- and 750-pound explosives. A Marine Corps spokesman said leatherneck aircraft struck at ferry landings, trucks, boats, and artillery and antiaircraft sites. There was no announcement on the number of missions Friday, but until the last day's raids American planes had flown 94,081 missions over the North since Jan. 31, 1966. While the air effort over North Vietnam drew to Its close, B52 bombers kept up their missions in South Vietnam. Embassy Called Base For Spying WASHINGTON (UPD--Chairman Armlstead I. Sel-den, D-Ala;, of the House Inter-American Affairs Subcommittee, charged Friday that the Soviet embassy In Mexico City Is a major base for Communist espionage. He said in a report that about 100 Soviet officials Are employed In the Mexico City embassy while the official functions would Justify no more than a dozen. "Intelligence and other covert operations .'an provide the only explanation," he said. ff.v' 1 governments to get North a A West Palm Beach youth was killed and two others were reported to be in fair condition by officials at Good Samaritan Hospital Friday night after a 1:41 p.m. accident on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard. Three cars were involved, with seven persons. Palm Beach County's 88th traffic fatality of 1968 was James Dalton Bryant, 17, of 2021 Ardmore Road. Listed In fair condition with face cuts and bruises were John P. Languis, 18, of 5008 N. Dixie Highway, and James R. Stuart, 31, of 615 34th St. Bryant, police said, was a passenger in the front seat of the car driven by Languis. The impact occurred 123 feet west of the Water Company Canal Bridge. Treated for cuts and bruises at St. Mary's Hospital and later released were Virginia Grace Studstill, 28, of 1240 Williams St., Riviera Beach, and Mildred Louise Thomas, 38, of 1700 W. 8th St., Riviera Beach. Passengers In the Studstill vehicle also Included Tyrone Bernard Thomas, three months, and Denise Darnell Thomas, 3, neither of whom was injured. Investigating officer Patrolman William J. Urban reported that the 1958 auto driven by Mrs. Studstill was proceeding east on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard in the left lane of easlbound traffic. The 1967 car driven by Languis and the Stuart car were proceeding west on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, the Languis vehicle, In Ihe left land and Stuart's in the right lane. Mild Partly cloudy and mild through Sunday. Easterly winds around 15 m.p.h. today. Predicted low this morning at PB1A 70. high this afternoon 82. low tonight 70. Temperatures recorded for 24 hours ending at midnight Friday at Palm Beach International Airport, high 81. low 66. Humidity 77 Barometer 30.17 Wind: High 20: Low 6 Prevailing Wind ENE Sunrise today 6:. 30 a.m.: Set 5:37 p.m. Moonrise today 4:12 p.m.; Set 4:14a.m. INLET TIDES TODAY High 7:23 a.m.: 7:29p.m. Lowl:18a.m.: 1:42 p.m. OCEAN TIDES TODAY High5:48a.m.; 5:54p.m. Low a.m.; 12:00p.m. and began spinning counterclockwise, police reported. Both the Stuart and Languis cars were reported total losses. The Studstill vehicle received about $200 damage, police said. -1 j . ' v j x Enter Talks fore any real progress could be made toward stopping the fighting that was continuing in South Vietnam. A brief printed North Vietnamese statement handed to newsmen by a spokesman for Hanoi delegation chief Xuan Thuy said the Hanoi negotiators In Paris had been informed Oct. 30 by Harriman of President Johnson's decision to halt all bombing and shelling attacks and "other acts of war" against North Vietnam. The Hanoi delegation statement made no comment on the bombing halt, r v. COLLISION RESULT This 1967 Pontiac was almost literally cut in half in a collision Friday on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, West Palm Beach, involving three cars. Police listed the driver as James R. Stuart, 31, of 615 34th St., West Palm Beach, who was reported in "fair" condition late Friday night in Good Samaritan Hospital. A West Palm Beach youth was killed in the accident. SAIGON (AP) - The U.S. bombing of North Vietnam stopped late Friday, but Just before the peace-seeking cessation ordered by President Johnson a Marine Jet fighter-bomber was downed by Communist gunfire. The missions over the north ended with American war-planes cutting through overcast skis to set enemy military storage structures afire. They also hit radar sites and highways. Although the U.S. Command said the sky was free of North Vietnamese missiles and described anti-aircraft fire as moderate, the Marine F4 Phantom was shot down seven miles north of Glo Linh. It plunged into the South China Sea at 5:15 p.m. Its two man crew was picked up by the Australian destroyer Perth. The plane loss was the 915th over the North announced by the American command. The halt officially fixed to take place at 9 p.m. Saigon TIME People Speak . Sports 13-15 16-18 21 Stocks Theaters Today's Activities .. TV Clock Weather Map, Table Women's News ....$ ... 8 .. 19 .911 Where In The World Is Krakow? It may take little bit longer to deliver than some of our orders for copies of the Fun'n'-Sun but we'll get a copy to KatarzynaSkowron. The mailing address Is Krakow, Poland. Krakow Is located In southwestern Poland some 175 miles south of Warsaw. The readers of this particular copy of the Fun'n'Sun may find some of the content almost hard to believe. They certainly will envy those of us who are able to call this section ol Florida our home. Reading a copy of the Fun'n'Sun Is almost like visiting the Palm Beaches area. It describes In detail by words and pictures Just how life Is here under the Florida sun. Thousands of people the world over will be reading all about us In this Seventh Annual showcase edition of The Palm Beach Post Times. Each day the mailing lists grow. We will send the Fun'n'Sun to all 56 states and many foreign countries. Each year more and more area residents find sending copies ol the Fun'n'Sun to be one ol the most appreciated gifts they can give tar-away friend or relative. Mailing the Fun'n'Sun Is easy. Simply use the coupons printed In Fun'n'Sun ads which run regularly In the paper. Single copies sent anywhere In the continental VS. are only 35 cents with a price reduction lor multiple orders. Or, the Post-Times will mall the Fun'n'Sun anywhere overseas lor 56 cents a copy. A special full-color wrapper Is used on all mailed copies. But don't delay. The Fun'n'Sun will be published ot November 19. Hanoi Agrees To Broadened Paris VICE PRESIDENT Hubert Humphrey, Friday, praised "those brave men" who led dissent on Vietnam policy; Richard Nixon called for armed forces o strong they would never be challenged: eorge Wallace said If peace talks tail "we ought to wind It up militarily." Page 12 SOUTH VIETNAM'S government said Friday it doesn't oppose a bombing halt, but can't see enough good reasons for one Page 24 PARIS (UPD North Vietnam, following up a U.S. halt to bombing of Its soil, said Friday It has agreed to enter Into broadened Paris talks that would Include Viet Cong and Saigon representatives to seek a "peaceful settlement" In Vietnam. But for tactical reasons, Hanoi committed Itself to attend one meeting only. There was no indication how long the North Vietnamese planned to attend subsequent meetings. The Hanoi agreement was announced In a terse statement by a North Vietnamese delegation spokesman a few hours after the United States, on orders from President Johnson, ceased all bombard men! of the North in a bid to end the Vietnam War at a peace conference. It came shortly after the American delegation chief, W. Averell Harriman,' announced he would demand, when the expanded talks got underway, a political solution of the war assuring the South Vietnamese a free choice of their lu-ture. In Washington, U.S. officials cautioned that despite Hanoi's agreement at least to begin the expanded talks, they expected It would take many long months of bargaining be- Bridge Column 22 Church News 26-27 Classified Ads 29-36 Comics 22-23 Crossword Puzzle 22-23 Editorials, Columnists . . .6-7 Horoscope 22-23 News of Record 19 Obituaries 19

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