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2 Palm Beach Post, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1968 Late Poll Gives Humphrey Lead As Campaign Closes WASHINGTON (AP) The tumultuous 1968 presidential campaign neared Its end Monday with Democrat Hubert H. Humphrey buoyed by a new poll placing him in the lead and Republican Richard M. Nixon predicting victory for himself by three to five million votes. And as Nixon, Humphrey and third-party candidate George C. Wallace fired election-eve television broadsides at the nation's divided electorate, former President Dwlght D. Elsenhowr urged voters not to be swayed by President Johnson's halt last week of all bombing of North Vietnam. Even with the last-gap political flurries, the possibility remained that 'today's voting would be Inconclusive that no candidate would emerge with the 270 electoral votes needed to become the 37th president of the United States. The final Harris survey disclosed by the New York Post, gives Humphrey 43 per cent of the vote to 40 per cent for Nix- on, a swing of S per cent to the Democratic nominee In 24 hours. The next-to-last Harris poll had been the same as the last Gallup Poll both showing Nixon ahead 42 per cent to Humphrey's 40 per cent. Nixon headquarters In New York termed the last Harris poll "a gratuitous concoction" and said In a statement it would fall to "con the voters Into believing Hubert H. Humphrey can win the election." But In Washington, Democratic National Chairman La- wrence F. O'Brien said "we are over the top now In the polls, and we will be over the top Tuesday In the election." Both the Harris and Gallup polls showed Wallace, the former Alabama governor, running third with about 15 per cent. Elsenhower, In the statement Issued from Walter Reed Army Hospital where he Is recovering from a series of heart attacks, said the newest polls suggest "the American people may have been swayed" by Johnson's order to halt bombardment of North Vietnam. Referring to South Vietnam's reluntance to join in the Paris peace talks, the 77-year-old retired general said this "suggested to many people that the President acted hastily, perhaps seeking to influence the election." "But again," Elsenhower said, "Mr. Nixon withheld criticism I suggest that this statesmanlike conduct warrants national commendation.- Humphrey's running mate. Sen. Edmund S. Muskle of Maine, joined the Democratic nominee in Los Angeles. The Republican vice presidential nominee, Gov. Splro T. Agnew of Maryland, campaigned in Charleston; W.Va. and Richmond, Va., while Wallace's partner, retired Gen. Curtis E. Le May, appeared In Texas, Utah and California. The presidential contenders will return to their homes, await the election outcome Humphrey In Waverly, Minn., Nixon In New York and Wallace in Montgomery, Ala. A turnout of nearly 73 million voters is forecast for Tuesday. This would be about 81 per cent of the nation's registered voters and would top the record of 71 million votes cast In 1964. when President Johnson swept to a landslide victory. Besides the presidency and vice presidency, all seats In the House of Representatives plus 34 Senate seats are up for election. Voters In 21 states also will elect governors. Poll-closing hours range from 4 p.m. Tuesday to 2 a.m. EST Wednesday. While the polls are open, radical students promise demonstrations in big cities across the country. Some of these -same students were responsible for the unrelentless heckling of candidates during the campaign l Bar Distance Proposal Expansion Okayed For Power Plant J T ( 4 1 Passes First Reading a proposal by Commissioner Eugene Potter to form an "emergency ambulance squad" connected with the city fire or police department. The mayor requested the file on similar proposals to be taken out for investigating fi would go to homes, just at the scene of accident. In case of a catastrophe, the humane thing to do would be to have a city back-up," Potter said. The suggestion Is expected to be reviewed again within the next two weeks. fcMVc Boynton Council Nays Paper Bags FT ,r 1 (APVirepholo) CAMPUS UPRISING Students climb a wall to join a group of students protesting alleged discrimination against Negro athletes Monday at San Fernando Valley State College in the Los Angeles suburban area. Part of the group of protesters can be seen on the fifth floor balcony, upper right. Others can be seen on the second floor balcony. Lake Park Okays Marina Expansion By PATRICIA PRESTON Staff Writer A stopgap amendment setting the distance between bars ' " ' schools and churches was approved on first reading Monday by the West Palm Beach City Commission. The ordinance, which Is expected to be up for second and final reading next Monday, sets the distance of 500 feet "from front door to front door, pedestrian travel" between a bar and another bar, church or school. The amendment was approved on the first reading over the protest of Mayor David H. Brady who was pushing for a 500-foot "airline distance" (straight line). Brady was told by City Atty. John Evans that the present ordinance made no mention of distance because a clause referring to It was "inadvertently left out" when the ordinance was amended in September of 1967. City Manager William H. Tyre explained that "something" had to be inserted into the ordinance to protect the city until a fair distance could be determined by the commission. The "something," 500 feet, pedestrian travel, is exactly how the ordinance read before the Inadvertent omission. Tyre said the amendment was to be a "stopgap measure" until something better could be substituted. He disagreed with the mayor that a 500-foot airline distance would be fair because "it would put about 14 places out of business." Evans said that the 14 liquor-license businesses would be illegal, not just non-conforming, if the 500-foot air-line measure were used because It amendement applies to the city code, and is not just a zoning ordinance. Tyre added that some reference to distance must be inserted until an agreeable distance could be decided but the mayor retorted: "That sounds like the rationalization used in getting the new state constitution." Brady has staunchly Insisted for the past two months of discussing the bar-distance dilemma that It "was not proper" to allow bars near churches or schools. Tyre said that an Investigation will be made to determine a fair distance "without jeopardizing businesses." In other action, the commission commended Commissioner Fred O. Easley Jr. who was appointed to the board of directors of the Florida League of Municipalities. Easley was chosen for the post last week at the 42nd annual convention of the league In Jacksonville. The commission, at its workshop meeting following the regular session, reviewed Painted Slogans NEW YORK (AP) Slogans protesting the military rule in Greece were found painted Sunday on the facade of the steps of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of New York. recommendation of the city's consulting engineers, Reynolds, Smith & Hills. Commissioners Kenneth Miller, George Ingersoll and Robert Small voted In favor of accepting the engineer's recommendation. The recommendation advised: a letter of Intent to General Electric Co., for a 32,580 kilowatt generator ($989,184), authorizing completion of the design phase, hiring a financial agent, completing a transmission center and continued negotiation with Florida Power & Light Co., for an interconnection. Johnson claimed the continued expansion of the plant would result in a $l-mlllion-a-year cost for the next 28 years. He said he favored an interconnection with FP&L, and expanding transmitting facilities. The engineers stated in the report that the same sum would have to be spent over a period of 16 years; whether by expansion or interconnection. They cited a savings difference of approximately $4,000 over the period if interconnection started immediately, but said the city's power needs could not be answered by interconnection within the next two years. Clifford Blaisdell, utilities director, said the city would increase its debt, by expansion, but would also increase its earning capacity. He declared a rate reduction "possible" if experts studied the rate structure. Small commented: "If there's any doubt about the way we are running the power plant, let the people tell us what they want us to do. It is becoming a political squabble." The commission also received a proposal from FP & L at the meeting, and formally accepted It for study. The proposal outlines the charge, and methods of instituting an "interconnection" to safeguard the city at peak demand times, or in emergency periods. A definition of the territorial area Lake Worth would be allowed to keep and service, was not included. If the Interconnection becomes the city's main source of power, bulk electricity would be purchased by the city, then transmitted to consumers. In other business the commission: Agreed to buy half a city block bounded by Lucerne Avenue and 2nd Avenue N., and from G Street to an alley at H Street. The site, appraised at $.18,000, may be the location for a proposed police department and court house complex. Commissioners authorized the board of appraisers to determine ihe price of the remainder of the block, for possible later purchase. Agreed to instruct the city manager to have consultant engineers Mock, Roose & Searcy prepare plans for "public use" of land under the proposed Interstate Highway 95. The commission Is considering using the area to solve a parking problem at Lake Worth High School, if I 95 is elevated. Palm Beach County Board of Public Instruction has expressed interest in the idea. Times-Picayune Backs Demos NEW ORLEANS (AP) -The Times-Picayune and States-Item have endorsed the Democratic presidential ticket of Vice President Hubert Humphrey and Sen. Edmund Muskle. The afternoon States-Item said In its endorsement Monday that Humphrey "has a broad and imaginative outlook on world affairs. . .and has demonstrated that he fully understands the urgent needs of the nation's cities and of their inhabitants for better housing better education and a better life." "The fact that Mr. Humphrey's political support cuts across all lines, rich and poor, black and white, would put him in an .excellent position, in our opinion, to unify the American people," the editorial said. The States-Item also praised Humphrey for his good Judgment In selecting Muskle as his running mate. It said that only Muskie among the vice presidential candidates "has shown himself qualified to succeed to the nation's highest office. . ." In a page one editorial Sunday, the morning Times-Picayune said: "It is not simply a question of parties, platforms and issues. It is a question of men." By JACK OWEN Bureau Chief LAKE WORTH A $6.5 million expansion of the city-owned, electrical power plant was approved by a one-vote margin at Monday night's regular city commission meeting. Mayor Robert C. Johnson and Commissioner Bob Thomas voted against the expansion Hospital Head Fights Firing Plan Continued From Page 1 has expressed his interest and desire to remedy this situation, but some of the members of the board appear not to be Interested in such remedial action." Nor were they in the other two charges the suit states. The suit continues with the complaint that his efforts to correct these differences have resulted in the defendants taking action to remove Frank as president of the hospital. It also demands that the board state Its grounds for attempting to remove him as the chief executive officer, but claims further that It has "no lawful right to remove him." The letter to the members 6f the board, signed by George H. Boutwell, secretary, said that the special meeting was called for the following purposes: Kemoval of Maurice B. Frank as president of the hospital. Election of a new President. Reiteration of duties and responsibilities of the administrator. 4 Review of personnel. 5 Recommendation to have board meetings weekly. When the Palm Beach Post endeavored to reach the hospital's administrator, James K. Johnson, later in the afternoon he responded through the hospital's attorney John R. Day. Day said that they had not yet seen copies of the suit and that obviously Johnson could not make any statement until he had read the charges. Frank also declined any further comment, saying "It's all in the suit filed by my attorney." The suit also states that "During the past year certain differences of opinion have arisen between plaintiff and some of the defendants with respect to the administration of the affairs of the hospital. "In an effort to insure that the hospital will operate on a business-like basis plaintiff has Insisted upon certain procedures being followed, ail of which have resulted in substantial savings of money. However certain of the procedures and practices instituted by the plaintiff have not met with approval on the part of certain members of the board." Named as defendants in the suit, "individually and as constituting the board are: George H. Leicht, George H. Boutwell, Roy E. Garnett, James P. Kints, T. P. Cary, Carlton R. Melear, Thomas H. Blash, Fred D. Calder, John R. Day, Richard E. Small and Roy W.Talmo. Mine Law Requested WASHINGTON (AP) The Interior Department has proposed new regulations governing surface mining on more than half a billion acres of federal and Indian land, giving regional officers discretion in fitting the requirements to local conditions. Without public fanfare, the proposals were published Saturday in the Federal Register and interested parties were given 30 days in which to comment. The regulations do not cover oil and gas exploration and operations or the mining of minerals under the general mining laws, such as copper, lead, gold and silver. They do cover other minerals including coal, phosphate, potash, sodium, and common varieties of sand, stone, gravel, pumice, pumlcite, and clay. A new element In the regulations deals with common-use areas on public lands. The government itself would assume responsibility for reclaiming these mined areas, charging each user a proportional fee to help defray the cost. nancing, training of personnel and adjustment of equipment. Potter explained that the squad would be used strictly for on-the-spot emergencies and would not require additional personnel or equipment. "This in no way implies they City Manager Grady Courtney told the council, "We cannot .operate as cheaply. The paper bag system is better, but it costs more." Courtney told the council that bag cost would come to $10.09 for a year, allowing only $4.91 per year for the picking up and handling of garbage per household. Single family residents now pay $1.25 per month, or $15 per year for twice-weekly curbside garbage pickups. The city fathers did, however, agree to set up specifications for paper bags, which are supplied by four major paper companies, so that individual homeowners may if they so desire purchase the bags and to to the new system. In other business, the council voted to give Russell & Axon Consulting Engineers, Inc., authority to file for a federal grant, under the provisions of Public Law 660, for approximately $250,000 for expansion of the city's sewer plant. Courtney told the council that funds might be available under two other government auspices but recommended the "grant" under Public Law 660. He said that the application for the funds must be submitted to the United States government by March, 1969, if funds are available. The city's sewer plant Is currently operating at maximum capacity. The council also voted to give Courtney authority to proceed with a drainage project, using city manpower, In the Chapel Hill Boulevard area. Courtney said that the project would probably cost "about $11,000". Discussion of drainage In the Ocean Parkway area of the city's north side pointed up the "exorbitant" cost. It was estimated by Courtney that the project might cost $143,-750. Courtney told Councilman Leonard Nylund, who lives In the area, that the "lay of the land" necessitates construction on the basis of "all or nothing". Courtney said that the costs were directly related to the length of the system. Body Found In Atlantic NEW YORK (AP) The body of a young man was found Monday In an Inlet of the Atlantic Ocean wired to a raft equipped with a gun device which might have caused his death, police said. The white victim, about 22, was dressed completely in black including a felt hat and scuba flippers. His face had been blackened, probably with charcoal. He had been shot through the chest, possibly by a gun wired to a motor, wired to a clock. Police were wary of the ticking and called the bomb squad. In addition to the wires which held him to the black, Inflated raft, the victim had a rope tied around his neck and one thigh. One of his eyes was glass. A Coast Guard helicopter crew sighted the raft floating in Rockaway Inlet east of Coney Island, and towed it to nearby Floyd Bennett Field, a naval air station. Service Held For Novarro HOLLYWOOD (UPD Funeral services were conducted Monday for slain movie Idol Ramon Novarro, star of th? original "Ben Hur" film. A requiem mass was celebrated in St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church in nearby North Hollywood. Interment followed in Calvary Cemetery. Novarro, 69, was found dead last Thursday In his Hollywood home, the victim of 8 bludgeon attack. En m Pi However, George Barlow, chairman of the planning and zoning board, Insisted that the plans for any major expansion or addition in the town should be Included in a master plan, independent of how the project might be financed. "I'm sure that the marina expansion has been planned by the marina board," Barlow said, "but absolutely nothing has been done toward the approval of a workable master plan which would Include projects such as this." The marina, of course, is supported by monies gained through the rental of sllps. inis prompted one resident to"" ask what might happen should the town issue revenue bonds on a marina expansion and a subsequent hurricane destroy the facility, thus eliminating the means of amortizing the loan. The commission finally voted to accept the plan presented by the marina board, but Mayor Frank Kohl cast a dissenting vote, contending that any expansion of the marina would be launching the town on a "commercial enterprise." No Collection? LOUISVILLE (AP) - One driver on a Louisville bus has a standing appeal he makes during rush hours when all riders congregate at the front of the bus. "All right, folks," he calls out. "Let's act like we're in church and fill up the rear." ministration on Vietnam. But they believe he copped out In the leadership arena and pouted like a spoiled brat once he lost the nomination. Most of them are sure his statement indicates he will be running for national office on some newly formed ticket unless the Democrats reform to suit McCarthy. Wilbur J. Cohen, Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, wants a national assessment of education In the U.S., comparing different levels of expenditure and learning so local school boards can evaluate their own programs better. Cohen also Is a great booster of a revolution in the education of youngsters under six By ROBERT K. OGLESBY Staff Writer LAKE PARK An argument over whether the proposed $140,000 marina expansion pier should become a part of the town's as yet unapproved master development plan dominated the town commission ' meeting Monday night. The discussion got under way when Walter Wollard, chairman of the marina board, presented a year-long study of the feasibility of marina expansion for commission approval. The rnmmicsinn snhsenuent- ly approved acceptance of the document and recommendations by a 4-1 vote, but not before an hour-long verbal battle with residents had been completed. The primary concern of many In attendance at the meeting was that acceptance of the marina board's study meant final approval of the proposal to expand the marina from its present capacity of 90 boats to a capacity of some 250 boats. The current marina, in operation since 1963, has proven Itself to be completely self-supporting and Independent of any tax-based assistance, according to Oscar Cozzani, a membeF of the marina board. When mention was made of including the possible marina expansion in the master plan as a capital improvement, he said, "This is not a capital Improvement, because it Is not supported and will not be supported by tax dollars." 120,000 Seen Votirig Here Today Continued From Page 1 line at 7 p.m. do not worry, you will be allowed to vote. Asked If this might mean that precincts will still be open as late as 8:30 p.m. or later, Beasley said yes. But you must be in the line before that 7 p.m. deadline. At that hour a precinct worker will literally make a stand and no more persons will be allowed In line. In case there is still confusion among some voters, you can split your ballot. One thing you cannot do today is buy a drink. At least not until after 7 p.m. It is a state law (Chap. 104, Sect. 104.381 In the code) and the ban applies to bars, cocktail lounges, saloons, package stores and restaurants where liquor Is sold. There is at least one name on the ballot which is confusing and even state officials are not clear on it. The name is Marvin Griffin listed as George Wallace's running mate. Griffin's name was submitted by Wallace for placing on the Florida ballot. Later Wallace announced that Curtis Le May would be his running mate, but It was too late to do anything about the ballots already printed and It did not seem right to print new ones, according to Mrs. Dorothy Gllsson, director of the state election division in Tallahassee. "We couldn't have ballots with Le May on some and Griffin on others," she has explained. Residents In Lake Worth and Atlantis will take a little longer In completing their voting privileges. Three annexation decisions are at stake in Lake Worth and in Atlantis, citizens vote on having the State Road Department (SRD) widen streets. A seat on the Jupiter Inlet District will be decided in that area's precincts. And for other county voters three commission seats on the Port of Palm Beach will be up for their consideration. Transplant Performed MONTREAL (AP) The man who is Canada's 10th heart transplant patient was Identified Monday as John Parkinson, 53, a Montrealer. A spokesman at Royal Victoria Hospital, where the operation was performed Sunday, said he was doing "very well." At the request of her family, the Identity of the 28-year-old woman donor was withheld. She had died of a brain hem-morrhage, the hospital said. Recipients of the donor's two kidneys were Jerome Jordan, 29. of Pouch Cove, Rfld., and Rachel Bellefleur, 9 of St. Antolne des Laurentldes, Que. Both were reported In good condition. Jordan underwent a kidney transplant for the second time after a donated kidney had to be removed several months ago- 'Argentina' Hits Port NEW YORK (AP) The luxury liner Argentina, which lost its captain at sea last week, returned to port Monday as the shipowners described his disappearance as "apparent suicide." Investigators for the Moore-McCormack Lines said Capt. Charles G. Reid, 42, apparently jumped out a window of his quarters on the cruise ship last Wednesday about 26 miles east of Cuba. Passengers aboard the liner, mostly Shrlners from Long Beach, Calif., on a Caribbean cruise, said they were not aware the captain was missing until Sunday. BOYNTON BEACH The City Council in regular meeting Monday night voted not to adopt paper bags for the collection of garbage in residential areas. In cooperation with the St. Regis Paper Co., the city conducted a three-month experiment with paper bags for twice-weekly garbage collections in the Chapel Hill area. Youth Hurt In Cycle, Cab Crash A Palm Beach youth was listed in "fair" condition In Good Samaritan Hospital late Monday night following a collision between his motorcycle and a taxicab. Michael Louis Dull, 15, of 210 Colonial Lane, Palm Beach, suffered a fractured leg in the late Monday afternoon accident. Investigating officer Patrolman B.E. Cooper of the Palm Beach police department reported Dull was traveling west on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard on his motorcycle. Leroy R. Alexander, 55, of 909 Henrietta Ave., West Palm Beach, was driving his cab east on the boulevard. He attempted to make a left turn at Tamarind Avenue and in doing so failed to yield the right of way to Dull, causing Dull to swerve, police said. At this point, Alexander's cab struck the front of Dull's motorcycle. Hebron Hit By Blast TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -An explosive device planted outside the sacred tomb of Abraham rocked the Israeli-occupied town of Hebron on the Jordan River's west bank Monday, seriously injuring an Arab boy and wounding seven other persons, Including two Israelis. It was the second blast in a month at the tomb, in the cave of Machpelah. On Oct. 9, 42 Jews were wounded when an Arab youth allegedly tossed a hand grenade into the cave. The tomb Is sacred to Moslems and Jews, and both faiths claim the right to worship there. "In the Taylor Slough a biological resource of enormous significance quick-buck operators moved in with bulldozers to create primitive roads so they can peddle 'waterfront' lots. Farther north In the labyrinth country of the park, similar real estate promotions threaten the proposed Inland Wilderness Waterway from Flamingo to the Ten Thousand Islands area. The potential damage from these activities Is Incalculable." Want a college degree but think you are smart enough to skip the first two years? There is a program under way at Florida Atlantic University In Boca Raton that allows outstanding high school graduates to do just that. The program, which has attracted national attention, has 25 students who passed a series of tests and were recommended for their maturity, according to National Education Association officials here. Many educators believe the first two years at most colleges Is repetitious of high school anyway. Embittered Humphrey Supporters Reported After McCarthy's Scalp WASHINGTON REPORT By DALE PULLEN Washington Bureau WASHINGTON Sen. Eugene McCarthy, (D-MInn.), has announced lie will not seek re-election to the Senate In 1970 or the Presidential nomination in 1972 ... as a Democrat. Many Minnesota and national Democratic regulars believe this is good riddance and that he had no choice because if he had remained In the party and sought Senate or Presidential nomination many party regulars were waiting to cut him up. The bitterness extends to Hubert Humphrey campaigners who are not at all sure McCarthy's belated and luke warm endorsement of Humphrey has had any value. The truth Is that many regular Democrats very liberal to very conservative varieties detest Eugene McCarthy now as a dreamer unwilling to work hard at providing strong leadership beyond slick and acid philosophic rips at almost everything. They admire his courage In seeking the Presidential nomination and challenging the ad- through massive use of day care centers, nurseries, head start programs and kindergartens. A strong indication of the Inadequacy of political platforms can be noted In the failure of both the Democratic and Republican 1968 variety to mention school integration, a subject of vital Interest to Americans. Florida's Everglades National Park is a leader among the nation's parks It contains the largest amount of privately owned land 70,468 acres within a national park perimeter. This has prompted National Park Service Director George Hartzog to say:

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