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West Palm Beach, Florida
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Saturday, November 2, 1968
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Palm Beach Post-Times, Saturday, Nov. 2, 196&-5 Gurney Charged By Collins I'M WORKIKS TO ELECT HICKS STATE tEPRESENTATIVE-DIST. M MR. GERALD PENCE BUSINESSMAN To Buy Elections Gurney Refuses Comment When Shopping Use P-T Classified THK YOM TAM Bombing Here, he was driven downtown In a 50-car motorcade. At Tallahassee, he visited the North Florida Fair for a handshaking tour. During two speeches and a "Amend is in trouble today not because people 3 have fiiled, but because her leaders have failed." RICHARD M. NIXON Ruth Thomai-John Caaaidy, co-chairman Ralph Arrtley Treat. jL Pd. Pol. Adv. By P.B. COUNTY NIXON-AGNKW COMM. J Of Trying By REX NEWMAN GAINESVILLE (AFN) The hurly burly pace of LeRoy Collins" race for the U.S. Senate slackened somewhat Friday as he took the annual pilgrimage to the University of Florida Homecoming. It reallv didn't slacken much in this homestretch drive, since it is here that leading politicals and politically influential Interests converge for two days of college revisited. CHINCH BUGS? SOD WORMS? phone TOMASELLO 585-2551 Halt In Bombing Cautiously Lauded DONATE PLASMA YOU CAN EARN $30-$100 Per week in your spare time. We need Plasma donors with a history of RH Babies or multiple transfusions. For information phone MEDICAL BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS, INC. 419 SOUTH OLIVE WEST PALM BEACH 833-749 He returned to his fraternity here, although he Is not a University of Florida alumnus as many thought, before going to the Blue Key dinner Friday night. The Blue Key dinner is traditionally the gathering of the most influential politicians and business interests in the state. Collins had a definite advantage over his opponent, Rep. Ed Gurney, without making a speech. As former governor he is entitled to a place of prominence and special recognition and special identification with the University of Florida. Earlier in the day, Collins held a press conference and said he was confident he would win the election. He said "people have come to understand my opponent better" and that it is working in his behalf. a mum mm-rrn,rn, ; ,ri 1 CONCERNED m I s TO THE ... Ar.1USEr.lEHT RIDES "They see a record of absen-teeism there, clear and unmistakable," Collins said. "People resent, regardless of their job, a man holding a job and not being loyal and faithful to their duties." He also claimed that people see that Gurney does not have a record of conservatism, but rather a record of "nega-tlveism." A conservative is not "one who opposes advancement of education and a sound minimum wage." He also said Gumey's advocation of expanding the war was a "reckless tampering with the people's future," which is resented by the people. He charged Gurney with "trying to buy" the election by spending "extravagant amounts of money". "He has spent $270,000 in the last 10 days of this campaign in radio, television and newspaper advertising. That's $27,000 a day." "It's a massive effort to overwhelm the people. I think people instinctively feel a resentment," he said. His plans today include half the day in Gainesville with his soft sell efforts remaining dominant and taking in the University of Florida Law School skits, a traditional spectacle viewed by Florida politicians. After that tentative plans call for an airplane whirlwind trip to North Florida, Including Lake City, Panama City and Pensacola before returning to home base in Tampa tonight. Kite Gives Advice To School Officials Dr. Robert Kite, director of secondary curriculum for Palm Beach County public schools, has returned from Gainesville where he was invited to advise officials on the most effective way to operate their school system. He was invited by the Citizens Committee for Better Education in the university town and met in workshop session with school officials and with school board candidates and members. REID TAX ASSESSOR f Pol. Adv PERFORMANCE Not Promises! 8 BIG DAYS! SAT. NOV. 2nd THRU SAT. NOV. 9fh ELECT NORTH PALM BEACH COUNCILMAN owi: CLARK AS YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 81 REPUBLICAN C'mon Kids Join The Fun I Bring Your Parents J Halt press conference, Gurney appeared more confident than he has at any time during the campaign. "The election Is In the bag," he said. "We've got it made." places our boys in a perilous position because it will give the enemy full freedom to maneuver and resupply his troops at will. "What did the U. S. receive in exchange for this great concession of this bombing halt? We all hope and pray the President's action is successful in moving toward peace." COME LAL1KIN I I I HOW RIDES! EXCITEMENT! FUfl FOR ALL! , PALM BEACH , Military academy GRADES 4 thru 12 REMEDIAL READING MILITARY DISCIPLINE SUPERVISED STUDY U.S. ARMY ROTC On U.S. By ELVIS LANE Staff Writer PENSACOLA (AFN) - U.S. Rep. Edward J. Gurney at a noon luncheon here Friday said this about the U.S. bombing halt In North Vietnam: "I have no comment until I know what lies before us." Earlier Friday, at Eustis, In Central Florida, Gurney declared: "This latest and now 10th bombing halt places our boys In a perilous position because It will give the enemy full freedom to maneuver to resupply his troops at will." Gurney, Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, added in his first announcement: "We all hope and pray the President's action Is succes-ful in every way toward peace." At Eustis, Gurney asked: "What did the U.S. receive in exchange for this great concession to halt the bombing?" Gurney, pictured as a hawk by former Gov. LeRoy Collins, his Democratic opponent, continued Friday to charge that the Johnson and Humphrey administration, after committing U.S. troops in Vietnam, "didn't have the guts" to obtain a victory there. The congressman from Winter Park, as he spoke before about 120 persons here, said that next Tuesday's election is "critical" to America's future and it offers the voters a clear-cut contrast in the two U.S. senatorial candidates. "Collins," Gurney said, "is a carbon copy of Lyndon Johnson and Hubert Humphrey." At a press conference here, in Escambia County, which Is generally conceded pro-George Wallace country, Gurney sidestepped a question whether he favored Richard Nixon or the former Alabama governor. First, he refused to predict whether Nixon or Wallace will win in Florida. But he did say Hubert Humphrey will get only 20 per cent of the vote in this state. Then Gurney obliquely answered the question: "I've abstained from this part of the presidential campaign," he replied. "I'm my own candidate." With that, Gurney suddenly ended the press conference. Gurney has repeatedly said during this campaign that Nixon "will be the next president of the U.S." Collins always avoids disavowing Wallace. When asked about former Alabama governor, Collins Invariably answers: "Many of my best friends are for Wallace." Then Collins quickly changes the subject. Gumey's headquarters announced that a poll taken two days ago showed the Winter Park congressman receiving 58 ths per cent of the vote in Escambia, most populous of the counties in the Florida Panhandle, and Collins, 41 per cent. Only one per cent of the voters here are undecided, the lowest undecided figure in entire Florida, a spokesman at Gurney's headquarters said. Gurney started campaigning early Friday visiting Leesburg and Eustis in central Florida, flying here In midday and then later In the afternoon emplaning for Tallahassee. He spent the night In Gainesville. You'll Love BIG MAC If Now in Town! Riviera Beach Lake Worth Okeechobee Blvd. McDonald's ftf,fl V. ENROLL NOW LIMITED ENROLLMENT RFIIFVFI INI I I I bjHOP, WESTWARD CENTER CENTER 0 Kttvlty" 2500 OKEECHOBEE ROAD. Btt KUAUfT . PROBLEMS? Probate Court! mm miasm PALM BEACH MILITARY ACADEMY Belvedere Road at Marine Drive West Palm Beach, Florida Tel. 683-32 H Q. vj 'MECS-SET TO Four Florida candidates for the U. S. Congress expressed hope that the President's cessation of bombing In North Vietnam would lead to peace, but they also added a note of caution to their statements. "I hope and pray that the President's action will be the first step towards peace, but I haven't seen anything yet, even in words, that the enemy will reciprocale," State Rep. Robert W. Rust, Republican candidate for the U. S. House of Representatives, said Friday. "We have had nine previous halts in bombing with no significant results other than enormous build-ups In North Vietnamese strength," Rust pointed out. Rust added that he would have felt better about the step "If it were not for the fact that within hours of the President's announcement, the Viet Cong shelled Saigon with the loss of 23 lives." U. S. Rep. Paul G. Rogers, who holds the congressional seat which Rust is seeking, was equally hopeful for an "honorable end to the war in Vietnam." "I would hope, however," Rogers said, "that with the halt of the bombing, definite assurances of reciprocal action on the part of North Vietnam have been obtained." Hope that a peaceful settlement of the conflict would result from the bombing halt also was expressed by former Gov. LeRoy Collins, Democratic candidate for the U. S. Senate. "We all hope that this is the beginning of the end of our military Involvement there," he said. Collins was expected to issue a more detailed statement later. U. S. Rep. Edward Gurney, Collins' opponent, concurred, "All hope that the Communists have made similar meaningful advances toward peace." "However, this is a very troublesomequestion,"he said. "If the enemy has -not, this latest and 10th bombing halt Symphonic Band To Open Season The Symphonic Band of the Palm Beaches will open its W68-69 concert season with a variety concert at 3 p.m. Sunday In Howard Park. Conducting the band will be Rudolph von Unruh. There is no admission charge; the programs are held In cooperation with the City of West Palm and the Department of Adult Education. Other performances during the concert season will be on the first Sunday of every other month, beginning In November and ending in September, 1969. However, the concert scheduled for the Fourth of July will be held In the municipal stadium. Activities Today WEST PALM BEACH All States Tourist Club, 7:30 p.m., Howard Park, bridep partv. LAKE WORTH Promenaders Square Dance Club, 8 p.m., Remuda Hall, 2389 South Military Trail. American-Polish Club, 9 p.m., 4725 Lake Worth Road, dance. (Mi Coast Chess Club, 2 p.m. to midnight, 108 North ASt. Starlighters Round Dance Club, 8 p.m., 19 S.Dixie. BOYNTON BEACH Duplicate Brldife Club, 8 p.m. Senior Citizens Building. LAKE PARK Gold Coast Square Dancers, 8 p.m., Mirror Ballroom. Town Hall. LANTANA Senior Citizens Club, 1:30 p.m., Recreation Center, dessert and games, Vj 'TO, FOR TOMORROW TO AVO PROBATE . . 7:30 P.M. Channel 5 WPTV Palm Beach xmcm I Hill il Keep an experienced Judge of the nM far by Caimliu. H Bad Ultov Collin t UnltiJ Sum Km Mm Gtmviny, Chahnaa it f7 V' y V' City Judge City and County Prosecutor City Councilman 16 years general practice of law. Admitted to the Supreme Court of the U.S., Federal Circuit & District Courts, Florida Supreme Court Graduated magna cum laude from Univ. of Miami Law School Member of Elks, Lions, Jaycees, Ocean Sciences & Engineering Council, Community Services Council Member American Bar Assn., Florida Bar Assn., National District Attorneys Assn., Police Chiefs Assn. of Palm Beach County QQI ( ELECT ALLAN r mm mm n r COUP3TY JUDGE Group 2 Democrat PO. POL. ADV BY CANDIDATE

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