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Harvard 28 Penn 6 Yale 41 Dartmouth 27 Tenn 42 UCLA 18 Purdue 35 Illinois 17 Florida 13 Auburn 24 VPI 40 FSU 22 Duke 46 Ga. Tech 30 Georgia 10 Houston 10 VAATDAfT IVUllmljJj uvviiuuvmii. n i All Florida Magazine & TV Guide Full AP And UPI Wire Services New York Times News Service UPI And AP Wirephotos Parade Magazine The Palm Beach nr mv ui ' ork Stock Markets On D 9-11 limes SERVING THE HUB OF FLORIDA'S FABULOUS GROWTH AREA VOL. XXXV, NO. 43 WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA,. SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 3, 1968 208 PAGES-:-PRICETVVENTY-FIVE CENTS Ohio St. 25 Michigan St. 20 Penn St. 28 Army 24 Post- Sn5e7 Hanoi Says It's Up To U.S. Hunt To Push Saigon Into Talks Backfiring Fears Rise by injecting "confusion" Into the Paris negotiations. Democratic strategists now fear that Nixon might feel free to broaden still further his attack on Humphrey's position. Even before the South Vietnamese" boycott further complicated the domestic political picture, Democratic leaders across the nation had been cautious In their claims that I M ill (Tstt ir 1 JM-i (APWitrpkwo) al halt" of American bombing; of North Vietnam "constitutes a great victory of the Vietnamese people in both zones." HAILS BOMBING HALT - North Vietnamese chief negotiator at the Paris peace talks, Xuan Thuy, smiles widely as he addressed newsmen Saturday. He said the "uncondition Victory Claimed By Reds PARIS (AP) - North Vietnam said Saturday the United States has agreed that four independent delegations, Including the Viet Cong's National Liberation Front, should take part In expanded peace talks scheduled to open In Paris Wednesday. North Vietnam's chief negotiator, Xuan Thuy, told a news conference the United States had Insisted on bringing In the Saigon government and lt was now up to Washington to get South Vietnam's representatives to the conference table. President Nguyen Van Thieu of South Vietnam said In a speech In Saigon that his government could never negotiate with the National Liberation Front as a separate delegation and would send no delegates to Paris. Thuy, smiling and In high spirits, first read a formal North Vietnamese government declaration claiming that the "unconditional cessation of American bombing (of North Vietnam (constitutes a great victory of the Vietnamese people In both zones." Then answering newsmen's questions for more than an hour, Thuy said the United States "must bear the entire responsibility" If the Saigon government refuses to attend the expanded talks. But he sidestepped all questions on what would happen In that event. He said the United States had assured him that all American proposals would be carried out. "We accepted this In good faith," Thuy declared. "As for Saigon's attitude, this Is an affair for the United States and Saigon to settle. "If they do not come, If they do not want peace, then the Continued on Page 2, Col. 3 They also presented for him the final episode In their "Wal-ly, Donn and Walt show," a color movie of life Inside the Apollo patterned after the eight live television shows they put on from orbit. U.S. Shifts War Fleet, Steps Up Trail Attacks (C) New York Times NewiSerHw WASHINGTON - Democrats who had been hoping to realize a modest political profit from the bombing halt in Vietnam began wondering Saturday whether the ensuing International controversy might not actually cost them votes next Tuesday. The refusal of South Vietnam to participate In the new round of peace talks In Paris raised the possibility among politicians of both parties that the apparent peace breakthrough might backfire and hurt rather than help Vice President Humphrey in his closing campaign drive. Saturday, thinly veiled Republican suggestions that President Johnson's bombing halt announcement had been motivated by a desire to Influence the election moved a step closer to open charges as Richard M. Nixon campaigned through Texas. In Austin, a Nixon aide told United Press International that the President had assured the Republican candidate two days ago that all the parties to the new round of Paris talks were In agreement before the public announcement of the bombing halt was made. As a result of the new developments, the Republican adviser said, Nixon feared that the military and diplomatic situation in Vietnam would be Jeopardized and further cast doubt on Johnson's "credibility" In stopping the bombing. Democrats here were concerned that Saigon's decision to boycott the Paris meeting next Wednesday would reinforce, fairly or unfairly, a Republican contention that the President had moved prematurely In order to set new peace making machinery Into motion before election day. As a political matter, It seemed unlikely that renewed diplomatic efforts to bring South Vietnam back Into the picture could be effective in time to present a picture of Democratic accomplishment for the voters on Tuesday. When Humphrey proposed a bombing halt In a televised speech Sept. 30, Nixon responded with criticism that his Democratic opponent had reduced the prospects for peace Officers surrounded the house of Eugene Collins, 35, of 1097 Limestone Road, trained overhead spotlights on the residence from three sides, and used loudspeakers to order Collins to come out, the sheriff's office said. The action started shortly before 6:45 p.m., with a reported hit-run accident about a block from Collins' home. Sgt. George Steidley said Collins sideswiped another car, ran his own auto Into a ditch, and then left the scene. A short while later, Mrs. Collins called the sheriff's office and said her husband was out in the front yard with a shotgun, "raising hell," deputies said. Deputy Sheriff Frawley responded, but radioed for reinforcements after he said Collins fired a blast with the shotgun. It was reported that Collins ran into his house and later called that nobody was going to arrest him, and that he had a shotgun ready if anyone came in. A neighbor, hearing the loudspeakers ordering Collins to come out, told deputies that the man had left by a side door a little earlier. It appeared that Collins got away while the squad cars were arriving and while officers were being assigned positions around the house, Sgt. Steidley said. About 7:30 p.m. Collins walked Into the Lake Park police station and gave himself up to Sgt. Burton Buck, who held him for the sheriff's office. Investigation was underway late Saturday night to leam why the suspect went to Lake Park to give himself' up. He was Initially to be charged with causing an accident; leaving the scene of an accident; and aggravated assault, authorities said. The possibility of additional charges was under consideration. Deputies Ray Jordan and Charles Fortunate of the sheriff's accident investigation squad, were working on the accident report. Sheriff's Lt. Robert Illsley, Detective Sgt. Jim McCants, Detective Joe Perez, and Jupiter police were also at the scene on Limestone Road. It was not known for certain Saturday night if Collins had fired directly at Brawley or in the air, Sgt. Steidley reported. Three Injured In Accident BELLE GLADE - An accident Involving a car and a pick-up truck Saturday at about 8 p.m. near the east limits of Belle Glade on SR 80 resulted In Injuries which sent three persons to hospitals, according to police Sgt. M. J. Spoon-er. Identities of the victims were not available at a late hour last night. Two of the Injured were admitted to Glades General Hospital, and one, In critical condition, was transferred to Good Samaritan Hospital In West Palm Beach. - employement of the 7th fleet units remain classified In accordance with security requirements." The spokesman, however, disclosed that 7th fleet ships, including the three aircraft carriers Intrepid, Coral Sea and Constellation, were operating below the demilitarized zone between North and South Vietnam. "The majority of the 7th Ends JUPITER A report that a man with a shotgun had fired at Deputy Sheriff Albert Frawley Saturday night brought detectives and deputies rushing to a house on Limestone Road, about half a mile north of Indlantown Road. Man Held In Theft Kidnaping A Riviera Beach man was held in Palm Beach County Jail Saturday in connection with Ihe robbery of a suburban West Palm Beach service station and a robbery-kidnapping in Pompano Beach. George Lewis Jr., 22, of 2100 Blue Heron Blvd., was arrested by two West Palm Beach Patrolmen at 4:12 a.m. about four minutes after a robbery al the Kayo station, 4237 Okeechobee Blvd. Lewis Is also wanted by Pompano Beach police In connection with the late Friday robbery and kidnapping of Edward Robson, 62, of Pompano Beach. Robson told Pompano Beach police that he heard a noise outside his kitchen door about 10:20 p.m. Friday. He opened the door and found a young Negro male with a .22-caliber pistol. The surprise visitor ransacked the Robson home, gaining about $10 and a .38-caliber pistol, Robson continued. Police reports state that Robson was then forced into his car, a white 12 Volkswagen, and told to drive north. Near Delray Beach Robson was told to move to the passenger seat and the other man took over at the wheel. Near the West Palm Beach-Lake Worth city line, Robson was released from the car. He borrowed a dime from a passing motorist and placed a call to Pompano Beach police, asking them to notify his wife and tell her he was all right. Pompano Beach police said Robson was apparently concerned, thinking that his wife would return home and find the house ransacked and he not there. A pick-up bulletin was then sent out for the car and driver. Shortly after 4 a.m., Jeff Lee Adair, 57, the attendant at the Kayo station, called the Sheriff's Department, stating that he had been robbed of $33 bv a voung Negro driving a white VW. Shortly afterward West Palm Beach Patrolmen Marvin Weston and James E. Hall spotted a car matching the description as the driver turned north from Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard to Australian Avenue. The two officers stop ped the car In the 1600 block of Australian Avenue. The driver, who police say was Lewis, was Informed he was under arrest for robbery and was searched by Weston, according to Hall's report. Hall said Lewis had $33.65 in his pocket and $164.40 in his wallet. A .22-caliber pistol was Continued on Page 2, Col. 3 Mild Partly cloudy and mild through Monday. East to southeast winds eight to 15 miles per hour. Predicted low this morning at PB1A 72. high this afternoon 82, low tonight 72. Temperatures recorded for 24 hours ending at midnight Saturday at Palm Beach International Airport, high 81, low 71. Humidity 68. Barometer 30.09. Wind: High 18; Low 9 Prevailing Wind East Sunrise today 6:31 a.m.; 5:37 p.m. Moonrlse today 4:38 p.m.; Set Set 5:12a.m. INLET TIDES TODAY High8:05a.m.; 8:11p.m. Low 1:54 a.m.; 2:24p.m. OCEAN TIDES TODAY High6:30a.m.; 6:36p.m. Low 12:12 a.m.; 12:42 p.m. Fleet ships normally deployed In' the Gulf of Tonkin have been moved southward to areas below theDMZ In order to be better able to support land, sea and air operations In the Republic of Vietnam," he said. "The three attack aircraft carriers normally on Yankee Station in the gulf are Included among those now operating off the South Vietnamese coast." President was spending election weekend, and held their first post-flight news conference there at his personal request. They also got In a brief private visit with Johnson and his wife. m - -- . Apollo's Crew Honored By Johnson At Ranch the bombing halt would have a positive effect on their election prospects. A spot check of officials of both parties conducted by the New York Times had indicated general agreement that Johnson's bombing halt decision would have had only a moderate Impact on next Tuesday's election, due In part to the little time left before Americans went to the polls. In Washington, U.S. officials said they were concerned over the decision by President Nguyen Van Thieu of South Vietnam to boycott the Paris talks but were under strict orders to refrain from any official comment on the latest turn of events. "We expected trouble from Saigon, but not this much," one reliable source said. IFun 'n'Swn U.S. servicemen from Palm Beach County stationed overseas at military Installations around the world will be sent FREE copies of the forthcoming Fun V Sun edition through an arrangement set up between The Palm Beach Post-Times and four American Legion posts within the county. The Fun 'n' Sun Is the annual showcase mail-edition of The Post-Times which tells the complete story of the Palm Beaches and its surrounding area. Overseas servicemen and women will find the Fun 'n' Sun a most welcome "package" from home. The Legion posts have offered to pay the cost of getting the paper. The Post-Times will handle the mailing lists and costs. The special edition will be printed next Sunday, Nov. 10. Post-Times' Circulation Director Merle Ellis said parents and friends of the overseas service personnel should follow these simple procedures: Send a written request to The Post-Times' circulation department marked "American Legion Mail-Away" clearly on the outside of the envelope. All requests must be sent to the Post-Times' main office at 2751 S. Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach, Zip Code 33402. Include the complete name and mailing address of the serviceman and that of the persons making the request. Use ZIP code numbers. The only restrictions for the tree offer are that an Army or fleet post office address must be used and that the serviceman be a Palm Beach County resident, Ellis said. Legion Posts participating In the program are: Lake Worth Vogel-Lee Post 47, 212 North J St., Lake Worth, (Miss Margaret A. Lorenzen, commander); Palm Beach Post 12, 625 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, (Hy White, commander); Post 268, Ave. J., Riviera Beach,( N. f. Swenk, commander); and Post 277, 160 NW 2nd, Boca Raton, (Robert E. Nolen, commander). Initial response to the offer is very good, Ellis reported, but added that early orders were Important since overseas military mall Is often heavy this time of year. m.yr.-mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm i i I f -.T SAIGON (AP) With all attacks halted on North Vietnam, a score of U.S. warships, Including three aircraft carriers and the battleship New Jersey, steamed southward and took up positions Saturday off the northern coast of South Vietnam. At the same time, U.S. Air Force planes released from raids over the North by Friday's presidential order stepped up their attacks on North Vietnam's supply lines along the Ho Chi Minh trail In eastern Laos. Military sources said top strategists were studying a possible shift of the Navy's air might to the Ho Chi Minh trail or other targets in Laos. The halt of attacks over the north gives the United States an additional 500 Air Force, Navy and Marine planes for assignment against targets in South Vietnam or Laos. The Navy announcement that most of the warships operating off the coast of North Vietnam had moved south also said some had been left In the Gulf of Tonkin off the North coast well out of any territorial waters. These will continue patrol duty. "The bombing halt announced by President Johnson will have no Immediate effect on numbers or capabilities of the 7th fleet units employed In Southeast Asia," said a Navy spokesman. "Movements and TIME Obituaries People Speak ...A3 ...A5 .Dl-7 Sports Section t ft - . W JOHNSON CITY, Tex. (UPI) President Johnson, turning briefly from International crisis to national achievement, said Saturday the three Apollo 7 astronauts have "proved that the United States today leads In space accomplishment." The President said Walter M. Schirra, Donn Eisele and Walt Cunningham In their 11-day space mission put the nation on the threshhold of the moon. The head of the Manned Spacecraft Center, Dr. Robert GUruth, said nothing In their flight could keep Americans from orbiting the moon In December. "We Just don't see how you could have done any better," Johnson told the astronauts. "Today we celebrate a beginning a beginning of great promise the opening of a new era In the history of manned spaceflight. We are ready to take the first great step out into the solar system and onto the surface of the nearest of the many mysterious worlds that surrounds us In space." Johnson presented the golden National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Exceptional Service Medal to Eisele and Cunningham, both of whom had made their first spaceflight. He gave Schirra, one of the original seven Mercury spacemen and a veteran of two past spaceflights, a gold cluster to go with the medals Schirra already owns. Apollo 7 blasted into space Oct. 11 and splashed Into the Atlantic Oct. 22. Space agency officials, who finished two weeks of crew de briefing Friday, called lt a "101 per cent success." The astronauts Jetted In a White House plane to Johnson's Texas ranch, where the f : kk m- i f) ' i , f if""-" " . POST TIMES editors, through Interviews and study, have made an earnest effort to determine which candidates are best fitted (or the offices they seek In the elections Tuesday. The editors' recommendations appear on the editorial page A4 SAMPLE BALLOT and summary of Tuesday's races appear in a special double page presentation in Section H. Edward Gurney Is given an edge over LeRoy Collins In the Senate contest H J-7 Bob Balfe Bridge Results . . . Classified Section . Dl ...Dll ..EMI Crossword Puzzle B6 Stock Markets D9-U Drew Pearson A5 Theaters ...B8 Editorials A4 Travel B9 Horoscope B10 Weather Table, Map ... A2 In The Service H13 Women's Section Cl-18 Plus All Florida TV W eek Magazine Parade met at the University of Florida Homecoming at Gainesville Saturday and had a smile for each other. See stories on Page A8. CANDIDATES MEET Former Florida Gov. LeRoy Collins (D), left, and Rep. Edward J. Gurney (R), who are seeking the seat being vacated by Sen. George Smathers,

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