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The Palm Beach Post Complete Stock Market Pages D-9, D-10 SERVING THE HUB OF FLORIDA'S FABULOUS GROWTH AREA VOL. LX. NO. 193 WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, THURSDAY , NOVEMBER 7, 1968 80 PAGES-:-PRICE TEN CENTS inner Nixon Vows jf To Seek Unity,-Peace THUMBNAIL EDITORIAL We hate to mention it, but the 1972 presidential campaign starts today w C L i ' ., Demos Holding Control Florida Vacation Starts Bw L' Li- Hsli ' : " 7 Staff Photo by Lou Payne . opened. Frank later said he would fight the ouster. Eight of the 12 directors voted for the removal, asserting their action was taken "in the best interests of the hospital." OUSTED PRESIDENT Maurice B. Frank, removed as president of John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Atlantis Wednesday by the board of directors, examines an appreciative plaque placed in the lobby, when the building was Frank Discharged As Hospital Head Staff Photo By Ursula Swmann count. Tackling the job are, left, foreground, Mrs. E. J. Lindsey, right, front to back, Mrs. R. C. Em-mett, Mrs. Lyda Eversfield and Mrs. Eunice Whidden. Final tabulation and results are not expected before Friday. THE LONG COUNT Assistants in the office of Supervisor of Elections Horace Beasley (not shown) began the painstaking task Wednesday of counting and tabulating more than 6,000 absentee ballots. Outcome of some close county races may be reversed by the ' '' . j Five Races Hinge On Absentee Votes comment and proceeded with the business as he left the room. After the meeting, Frank said: "The meeting was completely Illegal and I intend to do everything I can to correct this unjustified action of the board." The three directors who stood by Frank were Roy Tal-mo, Thomas H. Blash and Fred Calder. The new president Is the owner and operator of R. E. Small & Co., a millwork and manufacturing plant at 120 S. Dixie Highway, Lake Worth. A suit to bar the special meeting filed by Frank In Palm Beach County Circuit Court was dismissed Wednesday afternoon by Judge Culver Continued on Page 2, Col. 6 WASHINGTON (UPI) Richard M. Nixon Wednesday became the first Incoming president in the 20th century to win the White House but fail to carry his party to control of Congress. When the 91st Congress convenes Jan. 3, both House and Senate will be In Democratic hands as they have been since 1954. With all but two of the 435 House races decided. Republicans showed a net gain of only four seats, far short of the 30 they needed for control. The GOP won seven Senate seats from the Democrats. But the Democrats took two seats from Republicans and maintained a solid Senate majority, although down from their preelection margin of 63 to 37. The election yielded an Indicated House lineup of 243 Democrats and 192 Republicans, a GOP gain of less than 2 per cent from the previous division of 247 Democrats and 188 Republicans. The new Senate showed 58 Democrats and 42 Republicans. House Republican Leader Gerald R. Ford had predicted the GOP would gain 30 House seats, enough to make him speaker. Most observers had expected the Republicans to pick up at least a dozen seats in the House. Ford said he was sure "the 91st Congress will far more accurately reflect the wishes of the American people than the 90th." Other observers said the GOP gains, although smaller than expected, would make the new Congress somewhat more conservative. But the Democratic majority appeared certain to pose problems for Nixon. Former President Dwight D. Elsenhower, under whom Nixon served as vice president, faced a Democratic-controlled Congress during six of his eight years In the White House. Ford was reelected. So was Speaker John W. McCormack, 75, D-Mass., and all other House leaders of both parties. Harlem Democrat Adam Clayton Powell, ousted by his House colleagues two years ago, won his old Job back In a landslide. Former Sen. Barry Goldwa-ter, 1964 Republican presidential candidate, won the Arizona Senate seat vacated by the retirement of Sen. Carl Hay-den 91, a Democrat. Defeated Senate Democrats Included Joseph S. Clark of Pennsylvania prominent Vietnam war critic; A. S. Mike Monroney of Oklahoma; and Daniel Brewster of Maryland. Clark lost to Republican Rep. Richard S. Schwelker, Morse to State Rep. Robert W. Packwood, Monroney to former Gov. Henry Bellmon and Brewster to Rep. Charles McC Mathlas, R-Md. Ohio Republican Atty. Gen. William B. Saxbe defeated former Rep. John J. Gllllgan, who beat the incumbent, Sen, Frank J. Lausche, D-Ohio, In a primary. Rep. Edward J. Gurney became Florida's first Republican senator by defeating former Gov. Leroy Collins. The seat was vacated by the retirement of Sen. George Sma-thers, D-Fla. By MARY SEMPEPOS Staff Writer The outcome of at least two, and possibly five, Palm Beach County races hinges on the more than 6,000 absentee ballots waiting to be tabulated at the Supervisor of Elections Office at 810 Datura St. Missing Ballots Reported Safe GOP Captures Governorships WASHINGTON (UPI) Richard Milhous Nixon won his second try for President of the United States Wednesday, promised to work for domestic unity and world peace, and flew to Washington to pay his respects to former President Dwight D. Eisenhower before going to Kev Biscayne Fla. In the Amencan political comeback of the century, the 55-year-old Nixon defeated Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey In a closely contested election that was not decided until his Democratic challenger conceded shortly afternoon. The popular vote Wednesday night placed the two men only about 50,000 votes apart. Humphrey, the hopeless underdog In early campaign polls, fought his way to within striking distance of the White House during the night Tuesday before California and finally Illinois swung to Nixon. When the outcome became obvious, the Democratic nominee chin up, a smile on his lips and tears brimming his eyes urged his followers to Join him In uniting the country. So close was the election that Nixon did not comment publicly until Humphrey had conceded. The Republican President-elect praised Humphrey's "gallant and courageous fight" and vowed to "bring us together" as a nation. Nixon then left New York City for Washington aboard an Air Force Jetliner which the Defense Department provided at his request. He was accompanied by his wife and daughters Julie and Tricla and Julia's fiance, David Elsenhower. After visiting the ailing Elsenhower at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, they flew on to Key Biscayne, for a post-election holiday. Humphrey, 57, headed from Minneapolis to his lakeside home at Waverly, Minn. Sources close to the Vice President said there was a good chance he would run In 1970 for Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy's seat or for the governorship of Minnesota now held by Republican Harold Levander. McCarthy, who fought Humphrey unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination last August, has said he would not seek re-election to the Senate as a Democrat but has hinted he might run outside the party- With 94 per cent of all precincts reporting, the national popular vote was: Nixon 29,726,40943 percent. Humphrey 29,677,15243 per cent. George C. Wallace 9,291,806 14 per cent. The electoral vote was 299 for Nixon, 191 for Humphrey and 45 for Wallace, the American Independent Party candidate. It takes 270 electoral votes to win. Contests remained undecided in Alaska, where Nixon was leading for 3 electoral votes, and In Maryland, where Humphrey was leading by 19,000 votes. Maryland will count 35,000 absentee ballots today. The nationwide voter turnout appeared to be a record an estimated projection of 72 million persons. This bettered the 1964 record of 70.6 million. Partly Cloudy Partly cloudy through Friday with chance of showers. Southerly winds 5 to 15 m.p.h. Predicted low this morning at PBIA 65, high this afternoon 83, low tonight 63. Temperatures recorded for 24 hours ending at midnight Wednesday at Palm Beach International Airport, high 82, low 65. Humidity 76 Barometer 29.93 Wind: High 10 Low calm Prevailing Wind NW Sunrise today 6:34 a.m.; Set 5:34 p.m. Moonrtse today 6:55 p.m.; Set 10:02 a.m. INLET TIDES TODAY High 10:29 a.m.; 10:29 p.m. Low4:18a.m.; 4:48p.m. OCEAN TIDES TODAY High 8:54 a.m.; 8:54 p.m. Low 2:36 a.m.; 3:06p.m. By TODD WRIGHT Staff Writer ATLANTIS - Eight members of the 12-man board of directors of John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital Wednesday evening removed Maurice B. Frank as president of the hospital. In a brief session held at the hospital at 5 p.m. the board then elected Member Richard E. Small to succeed Frank. John R. Day, attorney for the board, and also a member, said that the board's action was taken "In the best Interests of the hospital." He refused any further comment, but it was the first hint of any kind given for the board's action despite appeals for Its reasons by Frank and three other dissenting members of the board. Frank, who was serving his fourth term as president, waited In the lobby of the hospital with his attorney, Francis T. Ryan, and the three directors. Before the meeting was called to order, Ryan entered the board room with a reporter. The reporter was politely led from the room, but Ryan remained long enough to ask the directors what the grounds were for their proposed action. "At least give me some basis for action and sufficient time to answer It before you take any action," he asked. Ryan said the directors thanked him, declined any Where Is I Man? The Seventh Annual Fun'n'-Sun Edition will be published next Sunday (Nov. 10) and distributed locally to regular subscribers as a bonus to their re gularSunday Post-Times. But that will only be the start for the Fun'n'Sun because this special showcase edition will also be delivered In all SO states and literally around the world. Mrs. Amanda Dixon of Man, W. Va. Is on the mailing list. Her copy Is being sent through the courtesy of a Lake Worth friend who ordered it for her. Man Is a town of 1,486 residents located on SR 10 In the western part of West Virginia. It Is some 40 miles south ot Charleston. In her copy ot the Fun'n'Sun Mrs. Dixon will find the complete story of the Palm Beaches and its surrounding area. She will be enthralled with the dozens ot features, special stories and sparkling pictures. So will Sarah Wurth ot Painted Post, N.Y. (Zip Code 14870). Local residents know that sending the Fun'n'Sun to a tar-away friend Is really much appreciated. And it's easy to do. Simply use the coupons found In Fun'n'Sun ads which appear regularly In the paper. The Post-Times will mall the Fun'n'Sun In colorful wrapper anywhere In the continental VS. for 35 cents a copy (with a reduced rate lor multiple orders) and anywhere in the world for 50 cents. But order now. Sunday Is Fun'n'Sun Day. In the contest for the Dist. 3 school board position, Mrs. Thelma Wymer, Republican, holds a slim lead with 44,821 votes against 44,523 for her Democrat opponent Dr. Bernard Klmmel. The second suspenseful race Is between Democrat E. W. Republicans, content with the flush of victory, did not announce they would seek UV vestlgations of the missing ballots. Neither did the defeated Democrats but Daley, In a post-election news conference, said of the unofficial returns. "It's conceivable mistakes were made. A careful check may turn up very Interesting results." The mayor said he had not ordered the state's attorney to Investigate. "I don't speak far the state's attorney," he said. He said he believed there were Irregularities In two western suburban townships where, he said, poll officials counted paper ballots In Judicial races before contests at the top of the ticket. This, he said, delayed reports on the major races In those precincts. Edmund J. Kucharskl, chairman of the Cook County Republicans, said that 2,500 to 3,000 Republicans In the suburbs were refused ballots Tuesday and told their names were not on the rolls. Koreans Kill Reds SEOUL, South Korea (UPI) South Korean troops Wednesday killed three more members of a 30-man North Korean commando team which landed on the eastern coast Saturday, military authorities reported. This brought to six the number of commandos killed In the five-day manhunt, spokesmen said. Authorities said the three killed Wednesday were part of a group of seven sighted at an undisclosed location.- The other four escaped. The commando landing brought tensions in South Korea to the highest point In months. Bad weather In the area hampered the search. The area Is located in the Taebaek mountain range about 120 miles west of Seoul and 100 miles south of the truce front. Weaver, seeking re-election to the Dlst. 5 county commission seat, and his Republican challenger Bill J. Bailey. Weaver presently holds the edge with 44,945 votes to Bailey's 43,730. Some counting of absentee ballots started late Wednesday afternoon, but most of the day was spent recording the 1,347 special presldentlal-vice-presl-dentlal ballots cast by qualified out-of-state voters, and checking eligibility of each absentee voter against information filed In the county rolls. Workers also double-checked to make sure no one cast both an absentee ballot and voted In person Tuesday. Overseeing the canvassing process, which Includes going over figures from each of the county's 114 precincts are County Court Judge Paul Douglas, Supervisor of Election Horace E. Beasley and County Commissioner George Warren. Douglas and Beasley decided not to disqualify themselves as members of the canvassing board following a legal opinion from State Atty. Earl Faircloth's office that the election code was not being violated. Beasley had voiced concern about the matter at Tuesday's Palm Beach County Commission meeting since all three members of the canvassing committee were candidates for re-election to office. County Commission Chairman E. F. Van Kessel decided to disqualify himself and the board voted Commissioner George Warren, vice-chairman, as his replacement. Beasley said Wednesday afternoon that the absentee votes cast for the general election were the highest ever recorded in Palm Beach County. He said they exceeded the 1964 record by about 2,000 votes. Exactly how many persons cast votes In the election is not known, but Beasley estimates that the total, Including absentee votes, will be somewhere between 110,000 and 115,000. Conceivably several other races could be reversed once the absentee voting tabulation Is completed. These are: : The Small Claims Magistrate Court Group 1 position currently held by Judge F. A. Currle, Democrat. Currle is ahead of his Republican opponent William R. Staab, 44,241 to 42,306. The contest for Supervisor of Elections In which incumbent Horace E. Beasley, Democrat, leads his Republican opponent Robert C. Clark, 45.899 votes to 42,904. The Dist. 1 county commission seat In which Republi-' can Incumbent E. F. Van Kessel trails his Democratic . challenger Robert F. Culpepper. Van Kessel has 44,332 votes, running behind Culpepper who has 47,287. RICHARD E. SMALL Republican Russell W. Peterson, a du Pont Co. official, defeated Delaware's Gov. Charles L. Terry. Indiana's secretary of state, Edgar D. Whltcomb, captured that state for the GOP, while New Hampshire's Republican House speaker, Walter R. Peterson, won the governorship. Former Iowa Republican chairman Robert D. Ray switched his state to the GOP column. Republican Deane C. Davis won the Vermont governorship. Outcome On Morse In Doubt PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -Sen. Wayne Morse, all but counted out for re-election, surged up to within a few votes of Republican Robert Packwood as returns trickled In today from Tuesday's election. Packwood had held the lead from the start of counting and through the night kept It narrowly. At mldmorning he Jumped ahead on a fresh recapitulation of the votes and with a 12,087 margin reported, seemed certain of victory. But the edge came In an erroneous total, a figure 9 having appeared In place of a zero, giving Packwood an apparent lead he did not have. The unofficial count continued and with 2,557 of 2,606 precincts reported Morse had 380,060 and Packwood 380,154, a standoff. A fresh report from additional precincts then made the unofficial total 385,732 for Packwood, an edge of 1,406 over Morse's 384,326 In early afternoon. Meanwhile Morse's office made its own check of all counties and said It had a figure of 390,624 for Packwood and 388,820 for Morse. That would be a margin of 1,804 for Packwood. CHICAGO (AP) - Richard M. Nixon won the presidency Wednesday by clinching the 26 electoral votes of Illinois where In 1960 Republicans contended the Kennedy-Nixon election was stolen. There were some ballots from about 150 Cook County Chicago) precincts missing this time but a Democratic official said they were safe In the basement of the Civic Center, across the street from Mayor Richard J. Daley's office In City Hall. Newsmen threw a scare Into Nixon supporters when they reported that each of the pre-cents had approximately 400-500 votes but it quickly became apparent that the lagging precincts were insufficient to alter Nixon's 17,126-vote lead over Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey. There were also about 400 unreported precincts In down-state counties, but they were the 101 downstate counties. Nixon's final unofficial total was 1,996,579 compared with the vice president's tally of 1,879,453. Sports CM Stocks DS-ll Theaters D5 Today's Activities Bl TV Clock BS Weather Map, Table D4 Women's News Bl-S WASHINGTON (AP) Republicans seized seven governorships from Democrats to capture their biggest majority of the nation's state houses In 15 years, mostly In states where GOP president-elect Richard M. Nixon won big. The victories minus two gubernatorial losses to Democratsput a total of 31 governors' chairs In Republican hands to 19 for Democrats. That's a net gain of five and surpassed the 30 held by the GOP In 1953-54. But the Republicans' presidential victory will almost certainly return one governorship to the Democrats. In gaining Splro T. Agnew as vice president on Nixon's ticket, the GOP lost him as governor of Maryland and the Democratic-controlled state legislature will choose his successor. Maryland has no lieutenant governor. Republicans took governorships from Democratic control In six states carried by NixonDelaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, New Hampshire and Vermont. In the seventh state won from the Democrats, U.S. Rep. Arch Moore bucked a big Democratic presidential vote margin for Hubert H. Humphrey to become West Virgin-la's second Republican governor In 40 years. Moore defeated the bid of former legislator James M. Sprouse to replace Democratic Gov. Hulett C. Smith. Democrats struck back by capturing Montana and Rhode Island from the Republicans. Atty. Gen. Forrest H. Anderson, campaigning largely against a tax hike, overcame Nixon's edge In Montana to oust GOP Gov. Tim Babcock. In Rhode Island, former state judge and legislator Frank Licht rode In with a big Humphrey vote to oust three-term Republican Gov. John H. Chafee. Nixon's crucial victory In Illinois was also apparently a major factor In Republican Richard B. Ogilvie's defeat of Democratic Gov. Samuel H. Shapiro. POST MAILMEN WALKED ATLANTIC BEACH between Jupiter and Miami lor $360 a year. Theodore Pratt, author ot "The Barefoot Mailman," tells of the trials, In All Florida Magazine, distributed with your Sunday Post-Times. FIVE AMERICAN helicopters were reported lost as Communist forces pressed heavy assaults In the Vietnam war, It was revealed Thursday Page A3 THE REORGANIZATION of the state government, required by the new Constitution, Is expected to evoke roars ot protest from entrenched officials Page All Bridge Column Ot Classified Ads Dfrll Comics Vi Crossword Puzzle DS Editorials, Columnists ...A Horoscope Ot News Of Record Bll Obituaries B8

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