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The Palm Beach Post Complete Stock Market Tuesday-Saturday SERVING THE HUB OF FLORIDA'S FABULOUS GROWTH AREA VOL. LX. NO. 190 WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1968 48 PAGES-:-PRICE TEN CENTS THUMBNAIL EDITORIAL 'The triumph of evil requires only that good men do nothing' like voting, for instance. U.S., Hanoi Negotiators Hold Secret Talk PARIS (UPI)--Diplomatic sources said U.S. and North Vietnamese officials Sunday secretly discussed how to arrange expanded war talks which the South Vietnamese government has vowed to boycott and to which the Viet Cong was sending a woman as delegation chief. According to the reports, the secret planning was being done by U.S. Ambassador Cyrus R. Vance and Hanoi's Col. Ha VanLau. The two men, deputy lead ers of their respective delegations, six months ago used similar behind-the-scenes huddles to fix the opening of U.S.-North Vietnamese preliminary talks. In the past two weeks, according to diplomats, similar meetings led to the Friday halt to American bombing of North Vietnam which in turn paved the way for inviting Saigon and the Viet Cong into the talks. South Vietnam's boycott threat was a major hurdle the diplomats were attempting to remove before the expanded talks' first scheduled session on Wednesday. In the Filipino resort of Ba-guio City, President Ferdinand E. Marcos of the Philippines proposed Sunday an allied summit conference meeting in Manila and thrash o the problem. Preslden, Nguyen Van Thieu of South Vietnam said In Saigon Saturday he could not take part in the Paris talks unless Hanoi moved to de-escalate the war and unless the Viet Cong at tended only as part of the North Vietnamese delegation. In Paris, North Vietnamese diplomats said the National Liberation Front (NLF), the political arm of the Viet Cong, will be an independent delegation. Hanoi diplomats said Mrs. Nguyen Thl Binh, 41, will fly In Monday from Moscow to head the NLF delegation. Born in Saigon, Mrs. Binh joined the Communist cause In 1950. Jailed by the French, she was freed after South Vietnam won its independence from France in 1954. She went to Hanoi and has since been a travelling spokesman for the Viet Cong and the NLF, based in Hanoi. She Is a member of the NLF presidium, its ruling body. Thieu stressed In a wildly cheered speech to his Parliament Saturday that his government does not recognize the NLF or the Viet Cong. His supporters said agreeing to treat the Communist guerrillas as anything but a Hanoi tool would be a "surrender." North Vietnamese diplomats said they and Mrs. Binh's delegation are willing to sit down with the Saigon delegation, "a gang of traitors." They also said they do not recognize It as anything more than a "U.S. stooge." The expanded talks were set to work toward what even Hanoi Radio called a "political settlement" of the war. But Hanoi's official newspaper Nhan Dan, echoed by Moscow's Communist party newspaper Pravda, Sunday once more listed the political conditions as American withdrawal and Viet Cong control of South Vietnam. Diplomatic sources said the United States was aiming at getting a ceasefire and obtaining a secure future for a South Vietnam free of Communist menace. There was widespread speculation here the. United States preferred to postpone Wednesday's opening of expanded Torrential Rain Storms Wreak H avoc In Italy St if: i .... . ' ...... - life ojCVt . 1 . 1 -.v.. r 1.: 1 . v " -. - . ' ...... r:. t l.i . i,: latter's funeral in Athens, Sunday. Young George is the son of the late premier's eldest son, Andreas. (Story on Page 20. ) CARRY PAPANDREOU'S COFFIN George Papandreou,16, center, helps carry the coffin of his grandfather, former Greek Premier George Papandreou, at the after a one-month mission with the Russian fleet in the Mediterranean. This photo was made from a U.S. Navy transport plane. U.S. SHADOWS SOVIET NAVY A U.S. 16th Fleet reconnaissance plane flies over the Soviet 18,000-ton helicopter carrier Moskva in the Aegean Sea near the Turkish coast on her way home 2 Million Floridians Expected To Vote 73 Deaths Reported In Floods ROME (AP) Seventy-three persons were reported dead and several hundred injured Sunday night In devastating storms that spread disaster across northern Italy. Rescuers said the death toll may reach 200. As new rains began, rescuers struggled to reach the heart of the weekend disaster area a mountainous section north of Biella, one of Italy's wool producing centers. The prefect of the area said 61 bodies were recovered so far from the rubble of farms and houses In the province. The new rains caused fears of worse flooding, further landslides and possible dam collapses. But officials discounted reports that the dam of Caman-dona in the Biella area was ready to burst. Dozens of streams swollen by two days of torrential rains swept over their banks Saturday night, destroying houses, ruining roads and triggering landslides which smothered mountaineers north of Biella In mud. The Biella zone Is about 36 miles north of Italy's automobile manufacturing center of Turin. It was the worst blast of deadly weather to hit Italy since the floods which blanketed the country from Florence to Venice exactly two years ago this month. Police helicopters joined rescue efforts In the Valle Mosso area, north of Biella, where 64 persons were reported to have perished. Premier Giovanni Leone rushed to the disaster scene for an Inspection tour. Italy's largest lake, Lago Maggiore, surged over its shores and flooded lakeside homes. All communications to the Ossola Valley, at the foothills of the Alps, were cut off as military helicopters began ferrying refugees to Turin and other centers. A pilot reported seeing the valley entirely flooded, with only the roofs of houses or cars In sight. The combination of hurricane-force winds, torrential rains, cresting streams and landslides gouged a path of death and destruction from the Riviera across the Alps to Venice. Rain and winds also Continued on Page 2 Nasser Summons Cabinet Egypt Prepares For War talks rather than sit down with Hanoi and the Viet Cong with Saigon's delegation absent. But Harold Kaplan, a U.S. spokesman, said "as of this moment" the Wednesday sessltu was the only scheduled meting. In Moscow and In Hanoi. Communist newspapers hailed the American bombing halt against North Vietnam as in Nhan Dan's words "a great success we just obtained. " ' 1 . ... ; . -v.; ( VP irri holo ) Its base after trying to penetrate the skies over Sinai. An Egyptian communique said one of the four Israeli fighters thai entered Egyptian air space was shot down by Egyptian planes. "All our planes returned to their bases safely," the Egyptian communique said. Just a week ago Egypt said It shot down three Israeli planes. That dogfight was followed by a violent artillery barrage by Egypt on Israeli lines along the Suez Canal. The dogfight Sunday occurred south of Port Said at about 5 p.m. Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser sent three high ranking aides to Naghamma-dl, the Nile river town the Israelis raided Thursday in retaliation against the artillery barrage by Egypt last week. An Israeli newspaper reported Sunday that President Johnson had urged Israeli Prime Minister Levi Eshkol to show "maximum flexibility" toward Dr. Gunnar V. Jarring, the United Nations negotiator seeking to resolve differences between Arab and Israelis. The Jerusalem paper Yediot Aharonot said U.S. Ambassador Wilbur Barbour transmitted the message. Cloudy Partly cloudy and cloudy through Tuesday, with chance for showers this afternoon and tonight. Southeast to south winds 10 to 15 m. p. h. Predicted low this morning at PBIA 65, high this afternoon 82, low tonight 65. Temperatures recorded for 24 hours ending at midnight Sunday at Palm Beach International Airport, high 80, low 69. Precipitation trace Humidity 86 Barometer 30.00 Wind: High 18; Low 3 Prevailing Wind East Sunrise today 6:32 a.m.; Set 5:36p.m. Moonrise today 5:06 p.m.; Set 6:10 a.m. INLET TIDES TODAY High 8:41 a.m.; 8:41p.m. Low2:36a.m.; 3:00p.m. OCEAN TIDES TODAY High 7:06 a.m.; 7:06p.m. Low 12:54a.m.; 1:18p.m. f 1 (APWInpholo) former legal aide, is up against Democratic Circuit Judge Vassar B. Carlton of Titusvllle; and Republican Judge David L. McLaln of Fort Pierce is opposing Judge James C. Adkins of Gainesville. Democrat Jess Yarbrough of Miami and Republican Ray Osborne of St. Petersburg are battling for a seat on the state Public Service Commission. Republicans are also making strong bids for 10 of the state's 12 congressional seats. Only Democratic U.S. Rep. Don Fuqua of Altha and Republican U.S. Rep. William C. Cramer of St. Petersburg are unopposed. Congressional races include: Ninth district Incumbent Democrat Paul G. Rogers of West Palm Beach against Republican Robert W. Rust of Palm Beach. Truant Officers NEW YORK (AP) - About 80 per cent of the city's truant officers have been playing hooky on strike with fellow members of the AFL-CIO United Federation of Teachers, the board of education reported. The 100 truant officers who have been working have been conducting Interviews with dropouts or encouraging children to attend the few schools which remain open with skeleton staff. By United Press International Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser met with his cabinet for four hours Sunday night to discuss "ways of preparing a general mobilization. The session came only hours after an Egyptian-Israel aircraft battle over the Sinai Peninsula. Nasser summoned the cabi Viet Cong Offer Peace Plan, Seek Eventual Reunification decidedly Wallace country, particularly those areas closet to Alabama. But Richard Nixon's strength In some densely-populated Republican bastions can't be Ignored. Most pundits say it's a neck-and-neck race between Wallace and Nixon for the state's 14 electoral votes, with Vice President Hubert Humphrey running third but closing the gap-In the race for the seat being vacated by retiring Democratic Sen. George Smathers, former Governor Collins has been fighting an uphill battle against Gurney, the Winter Park congressman whoes-pouses hard-line conservatism. Gurney's forces predict a victory by about 120,000 votes, but Collins' camp believes an upsurge of support In the urban areas of Miami, Tampa, Daytona Beach and Jacksonville will swing the tide in his favor. John F. Beatty, Collins' Dade County manager, said over the weekend, "We are confident of success based on recent polls, media commentaries and the opinions of the man in the street." Also attracting attention are three statewide races for the State Supreme Court. Joe Boyd, a Democrat and former Dade County Metro commissioner is running against Circuit Judge Richard Leaven-good of St. Petersburg; Wade Hopping, Gov. Claude Kirk's T- t-'?jA vU' TOKYO (UPI) The Viet Cong Sunday proposed a five-point peace plan that Includes establishment of a coalition government in South Vietnam, withdrawal of all American forces and eventual reunification of North and South Vietnam. The terms were broadcast by the official North Vietnamese News Agency from Hanoi in the form of a statement from the National Liberation Front (NLF) titled "the political settlement of the South Vietnam problem." The NLF Is the political arm of the Viet Cong. By United Press International Picking a dog track quinella seems a safer Investment than betting a presidential candidate to win In Florida. Almost as hard to handicap is the race between Democrat LeRoy Collins and Republican Ed Gurney for the U.S. Senate. Those two feature events, plus 10 congressional races, a referendum on a new state constitution and some nip-and-tuck local campaigns are expected to draw more than two million Florida voters to the polls Tuesday. Mrs. Dot Gllssen, head of the elections division In the Secretary of State's office, predicts 80 per cent of the state's 2,765,313 registered voters will mark their ballots. That would be an all-time record. The third party presidential campaign of George C. Wallace Is the greatest single stimulus, among those both for him and against him, Mrs. Gllssen says. Large patches of Florida are Where Is Sugargrove? Among the hundreds of out-of staters who will be receiving the Fun'n'Sun shortly after It's published next Sunday are Mr. and Mrs. H. D.Ferry. The Ferrys have local friends who have ordered a copy sent them. They live in Sugargrove, Pa. a town of 636 Inhabitants located in the northwest section of Pennsylvania. Sugargrove is situated just south of the New York state line and some 40 miles east ot Erie. The small community Is located on NY Rte. 636. The Ferrys, like all the other recipients of the Fun'n'Sun will get their copy In a full-color special wrapper. Inside they will find the biggest and best Fun'n'Sun ever. It tells the complete story of the Palm Beaches area In words and photos. Some of the spectacular photographs will be reproduced in full offset color. It's easy to send the Fun'n'Sun to far-away friends and relatives. Simply use the coupons which appear In Fun'n'Sun ads found in the newspaper. We will mail the Fun'n'Sun anywhere. The cost is only 33 cents a copy mailed within the continental VS. Multiple orders are at a reduced rate. Overseas orders are 30 cents each mailed anywhere In the world. But don't delay. Publication date Is Nov. 10 next S unday . net in Cairo to hear a report from War Minister Gen. Mo-hamed Fawzi on Israeli's raid last Friday deep into Egyptian territory at Naga Hammadi. Information Minister Mo-hamed Fayek said the cabinet also discussed "ways of preparing the nation for war." He said the ministers considered latest Middle East developments and "the mobilization The five points: "South Vietnam is resolved to struggle for the materialization of its sacred rights, namely Independence, democracy, peace, neutrality, prosperity, and ultimate peaceful reunification of the fatherland. "The U.S. Imperialists must put an end to its war of aggression against Vietnam, withdraw all Its troops and troops of its satellites and all war means from South Vietnam, and liquidate all U.S. military bases In South Vietnam. '.'The Internal affairs of People Speak I Sports 23-2S Theaters 41 Today's Activities 3 TV Clock 21 Weather Map, Table 2 Women's News 13 15 of masses for the liberation" of Israeli-occupied Arab lands. In the dog fight, each side accused the other of intruding into Its air space and each claimed to have shot down or damaged one of the other side's planes., An Israeli communique said one of two Soviet-built Egyptian MIG Jets was seen spouting smoke as It sped back to the South Vietnamese people must be settled by the South Vietnamese people themselves In accordance with the political program of the South Vietnamese National Front for Liberation, without foreign Interference, formation of a broad national and democratic coalition government and holding of free general elections In South Vietnam. "The reunification of Vietnam will be decided by the people In the two zones of Vietnam, step by step, by peaceful means and on the basis of consultations and agreements between the two zones, without foreign interference. South Vietnam will pursue a foreign policy of peace and neutrality: No military allanc-es In any form with foreign countries, and establishment of friendly relations with all countries on the five principles of peaceful coexistence. Good neighborhood relations will be set up with the Kingdom of Cambodia on the basts of respect for her Independence, sovereignty, neutrality and territorial integrity with her present borders, and with Laos on the basis of respect for the 1962 Geneva agreements concerning that country." Inaugural Flight TEL AVIV, Israel (AP)-A Boeing 727 of Germany's Lufthansa Airline flew into Israel's Lod Airport Sunday, the first German airliner ever to fly here. The arrival marked the opening of Lufthansa's Frankfurt-Lod route via Zurich. At first there will be one weekly flight, next year, three a week. POST ii'l ; i ' -V. -M NIXON SAYS HE'S AVAILABLE for trips to Saigon or Paris If President Johnson asks him; Humphrey sees electoral vote switching as unconstitutional; Wallace will back only a winner who vows to carry out the promises the third party candidate has made Page 10 $144 MILLION IS NEEDED to alleviate the classroom shortage In the State of Florida, a Department of Education survey Indicates '. . .Page 4 FORMER PREMIER OF GREECE George Papan-dreoa was burled Sunday and his funeral flared Into the biggest demonstration against the military junta . Page 20 Bridge Column 42 Classified Ads 43-17 Comics 42 Crossword Puzzle 42 Editorials, Columnists .... I Horoscope 42 Obituaries 2 (lIFlTefefM) from three days of heavy rain in northern Italy. Much of northern Italy was struck, with the heaviest damage around the city of Turin. FLOOD CLEAN-UP Women sweep mud and water from the sidewalks in Genoa, Italy, Sunday, following flooding which resulted

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