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THUMBNAIL EDITORIAL f H " he Palm Beach Post Complete Stock Market Pages 28-29-30 Now, will we forget electoral college reform for another four years? SERVING THE HUB OF FLORIDA'S FABULOUS GROWTH AREA VOL. XL. NO. 194 WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1968 54 PAGES PRICE TEN CENTS 4 States' Voters (Nixon Mules Out Trip For Results Before oration Wait By The Associated Press Voters In several states were still waiting Thursday night to find out who they chose for major offices in Tuesday's election. Presidential electoral votes were at stake In three cases and a Senate race in the fifth. ., " ;. M ' I - 6; TV-; vvJ 4 'kJ .'.4 i ' ' v i: - ' . ri r ; ' . i:Mf utitisi - it -urn, -i-inaMiiiir " v -Vim (APViRpbolo) There were still between 75,000 and 100,000 absentee ballots to be counted today or Saturday, however, before the state's 12 electoral votes could be allocated. George C. Wallace had 195,455 votes. In Maryland, home state of Vice President-elect Spiro T. Agnew, Nixon had 502,059 votes; Humphrey had 519.797 and Wallace had 177,514. There were 116,000 absentee ballots and no indication when the final results would be known and Maryland's 10 electoral votes alloted. In Alaska, with three electoral votes, the latest count showed Nixon with 32,245, Humphrey with 31,337 and Wallace with 8,623. The state's 7,000 absentee votes will be counted today, along with tallies from some outlying areas. In Oregon, the undecided contest was between veteran Sen. Wayne Morse, a Democrat, and Robert Packwood, his Republican challenger. With all of the regular votes and some of the absentee votes counted, Packwood had 399,541 and Morse 395,424. There were still more than 10,000 perhaps as many as 12,000 votes to be counted, and more than half of them were from counties where Morse was strong, including more than 4,000 from his home county. Vote tallies are still incomplete in many states for a variety of reasons, although the number of ballots to be counted In these states Is not large enough to affect the outcome of the election. Reasons for the late tallies include not only absentee ballots, but also such things as difficulty in collecting ballots from rural and hard-to-get-to places, such as some precincts in Alaska; disputes over results from individual polling places; delays In counting paper ballots and delays In communicating results from polling places to collection services, sometimes at the whim of clerks. Even the tallies that are in now are not official. Slate returns do not become binding until they have been subjected to an official audit, called the official canvass. This canvass may be taken any time before the electoral college meets Dec. 16, and at least one state Washington has its canvass as late as Dec. 5. . , .. i , V "if o l . It m V ' key fire in her Boston home. Firefighters rescued Angeline and her brother Jerry, 1. The two are reported in good condition. BREATH OF LIFE - Boston firefighter William Carroll gives mouth to mouth resuscitation to four-month-old Angeline Harper after rescuing her Thursday from a smo- The electoral votes involved, however, would not be enough to change the outcome, even if all the states went to Hubert H. Humphrey. In Missouri, completion of the unofficial tabulation showed Richard M. Nixon, the president-elect, with 766,169 and Humphrey with 758,547. Erupts Czechs marched through the streets of the capital for six hours shouting, "Russians go home!" and burning Soviet flags. Earlier in the day, hardline foes of Alexander Cub-cek, the liberal-minded Czechoslovak Communist leader, grabbed him at a ceremony and shouted, "long live the Soviet Union!" Reports from various see-lions of the city indicated scores were arrested and several persons were knocked down by police clubs. Some injured were taken away in ambulances. The authorities, apparently fearing the demonstrators might cause the Russians lo roll back into Prague, took firm action against the demonstrators. The massive police response was in sharp contrast to the tolerant way they handled an-ti Soviet demonstrations Oct. 28. the 50th birthday of the Czechoslovak republic. Shortly before midnight, several hundred police and soldiers moved en masse up Wenceslas Square to clear demonstrators. Races Unchanged By Absentees MPlirrphotrt) GOODBYE TO A NAMESAKE The queen mother of Britain, Queen Elizabeth, touches the wheel of the liner which hears her name in a farewell visit at Southampton, England. The ship, launched 30 years ago, will soon make its last voyage to Florida where it will he used as a hotel and convention center. mer mayor-commissioner of Belle Glade. Weaver's margin of 1,215 had been cut somewhat In the tabulation of the absentee votes, it was learned. In the Small Claims-Magistrate judge race Currie, the incumbent, led Staab by 1,935 Choices Dec. 5 story contemporary house is situated on Biscayne Bay. It is next door to the home of C. G. Rebozo, a frequent companion of Nixon's. The Nixon daughters, Julie and Tricia, are staying at the Roval Biscavne Hotel. Change Path Paved WASHINGTON lUPD -Representatives of President Johnson and his successor, Richard M. Nixon, began postelection consultations Thursday on an orderly transfer of federal government control Jan. 20 to a Republican administration. While the President-elect rested with his family at Key Biscayne, Fla., Franklin Lincoln, 60, a member of Nixon's New York law firm, met with Charles S. Murphy, a special counsel to Johnson on transition problems. They were Joined by William Blackburn, a Johnson aide, and William Harman, 27, a Nixon law associate. Presidential press secretary George Christian said Nixon has an open Invitation to see ihe President but "Just when he will be here and what he desires, I just don't know." The President was expected to brief Nixon on the Vietnam negotiations after his successor's Florida holiday, but Christian said he knew ol no plans for Johnson lo send Nixon to Saigon or to Paris, sile of ihe talks. Lincoln, a former assistant defense secretary in the Eisenhower Administration, quietly conferred with Defense Secretary Clark Clifford at the Pentagon a few weeks before Ihe election about changeover problems. Clifford performed the same chore for President-elect John F. Kennedy in I960 as liaison man with the outgoing Eisenhower administration. Lincoln said his first order of business would be talks with Budget Bureau officials and with John Macy, chairman of the Civil Service Commission, on filling an estimated 2,200 appointive federal positions, as well as swift clearance of Nixon's ll-member Cabinet. One of Nixon's guests at Key Biscayne was Lt. (iov. Robert Finch of California, his chief political adviser. Finch is understood to be interested in urban affairs, it was understood, and could be a candidate for secretary of health, education and welfare, housing and urban develop ment, or transportation. Nixon's chief representative expressed the Presidentelect's thanks to Johnson lor smoothing the way for a "harmonious transition." Senate Democratic Leader .Mike Mansfield and Republican leader Everett M. Dirksen proposed in interviews lhal Nixon appoint a "shadow Cabinet" to work as high aides under existing department heads in the two months before the Inauguration. Fair Generally fair through Saturday, with 10 to 18 m.p.h. northerly winds. Predicted low this morning at PBIA 55, high this afternoon 72, low tonight 52. Temperatures recorded for 24 hours ending at midnight Thursday at Palm Beach International Airport, high 79, low 59. Humidity 70 Barometer 30.02 Wind: High 13 Low calm Prevailing Wind NW Sunrise today 6:35 a.m.; Set 5:34p.m. Moonrise today 7:43 p.m.; Set 10:02 a.m. INLET TIDES TODAY High 11:05 a;m.; 11:05 p.m. Low 4:54 a.m.; 5:24 p.m. . OCEAN TIDES TODAY High 9:30 a.m.; 9:30p.m. Low 3:12 a.m.; 3:42 p.m. Cabinet Off Till KEY BISCAY NE, (UPI) President-elect Richard" M. Nixon said Thursday that he would not travel to South Vietnam or anywhere else abroad before his inauguration unless President Johnson fell it would increase the chances of peace. Nixon, the victor in Tuesday's presidential election, also passed the word that he would not name anyone to his cabinet until at least Dec. 5. Nixon's non-travel plans were carefully slated by a spokesman when newsmen asked whether the presidentelect would accept President Nguyen Van Thieu's Invitation to visit South Vietnam. "Mr. Nixon plans no foreign trip and will make no such trip unless President Johnson suggests it would be helpful In furthering the negotiations toward peace," press aide Ron Ziegler told a press conference In the Royal Blscayne Hotel. Ziegler recalled that Nixon, shortly before the election, said he would be willing to go to Saigon or Paris, site of the peace talks, If Johnson thought It would be useful. That statement plus earlier expressions indicating that Nixon might fly to Moscow and Western Europe resulted in a series of travel rumors. The Nixon camp also ended speculation on when he might name cabinet and other high government posts in his administration. "There will be no decisions announced until after Dec. 5," Ziegler said. He explained that in the view of "the unrest in the country" the president-elect wanted at least a month to assess the situation and pick "the best people available," regardless of party. Ziegler was Questioned closely about travel plans. He said in response to one query that restrictions on trips went beyond those that might touch on Vietnam. Former Pennsylvania Gov. William Scranton, who several weeks ago made a fact-finding tour of West European capitals, returned with "several Invitations to visit Europe," Zieglersaid. "He has no plans to make any foreign trips between now and inauguration," Ziegler concluded. Until the Jan. 20th inauguration there also apparently will be little foreign policy comment by Nixon. "As Mr. Nixon has said on numerous occasions," Ziegler slated, "he feels the country has only one president at a time and he would do nothing to undercut or derogate the current leadership of the country. "I might add, presidentelect Nixon will have no comment on the International situation and do nothing in this field unless he discussed It with the President and the Secretary of State and unless It was In the Interest of foreign policy as they see it." Nixon, according lo Ziegler, spent most of the day "discussing plans for the transition" from the Johnson to the Nixon Administrations. Taking part In Ihe conversations, which were conducted in Informal dress and out-of-doors, were California Lt. (iov. Robert Finch, a close political advisor, and H. R. Haldeman, a sort of chief-of-staff during Ihe campaign. Others that will join the talks, Ziegler sa'd, were Bryce Harlow, a one-time special counsel to President Eisenhower, and John Ehrlichman, who served as the campaign's tour director. In answer to a question, Ziegler said there were no plans for Nixon to meet with Vice-President elect Spiro Agnew while he was In Key Blscayne. Ziegler said Nixon would stay here "at least through Sunday." The president elect and his family arrived late Wednesday night. Nixon, who , spent a virtually sleepless night Tuesday, went to bed about midnight and slept until 9:. 30 a.m., Ziegler said. Mr. and Mrs. Nixon are staying In a house rented to them by Sen. George Sma-thers, D-Fla., a longtime personal friend. The 6-room, one- Daley Refuses To Give Illinois CHICAGO (UPI) Mayor Richard J. Daley refuses to concede Illinois and its vital 26 electoral votes to Richard M. Nixon. "It's conceivable mistakes were made" in Cicero and Berwyn townships Daley said. "A careful check may lum up very interesting results." Daley held a news conference Wednesday and complained of ballots not arriving from the two heavily Republican, suburban towns until 12 hours after the polls closed. "There were Irregularities In Cicero yesterday, according to poll watchers. In every township, there was a letter from the Republican ward leader lolling the judges to count the Judicial ballot first," the mayor said. Daley said that counting the paper Judicial ballots first delays reporting of the political races. He urged that fom now on the judges be elected during the June primary. "The way it is now, judges votes and it was learned that Currie picked up "an appreciable" number of votes over his opponent in the absentee vote tally. The tabulation of the 114 county precincts showed Cur- Continucd on Page 2, Col. 3 get lost In the shuffle," he said. Cook County Treasurer Edmund Kucharski, a Republican, said Daley charges about the returns from the two townships were "completely absurd." "Here is a man who has a tremendous craze for power. I can understand how he might have lost his cool," Kucharski said. Daley, democratic boss in Illinois, suffered a large defeat In the election as his party failed to carry the state for Democrat Hubert H. Humphrey, lost the governorship and the attorney general's post and failed to gain the badly wanted U.S. Senate seal. The election was a net loss for the Democrats who managed1 to maintain the status quo in the congressional delegation, the general assembly and the administrative seats of lieutenant governor, auditor of public accounts and secretary of state. Commission Director at the Kirk administra- Page 18 Sports 23 27 Stocks 28-30 Theaters 43 Today's Activities 34 TV Clock 36 Weather Map, Tahle 38 Women's News 13-15 : With about half of the 6,200 Palm Beach County absentee ballots counted at 9 p.m. Thursday, Supervisor of Elections Horace Beasley said he did not believe the absentee count would change any of the closely contested county races. Three contests in particular had been considered by political observers as subject to change with the tabulation of the absentee vote. They were Mrs. Thelma S. Wymen, R., versus Dr. Bernard Kimmel, D., for member of the Board of Public Instruction, District 3; E. W. Weaver, D., against Bill J. Bailey, R., for member of the county commission, District 5, and F. A. Currie, D contesting with William R. Staab, R., for a Small Claims-Magistrate Court judge seat. It was understood that in the course of the counting of the approximately 3,000 ballots Thursday Mrs. Wymer picked up 71 votes on her opponent. The unofficial tabulation of the 114 precincts in Palm Beach County after Tuesday's election showed Mrs. Wymer leading by 298 votes. The tally was Wymer 44,821 and Kimmel 44,523. In the close county commission race between the two Glades area residents, Bailey was understood to have gained about 100 votes in the absentee vote tally. The complete unofficial returns had given Weaver, of Lake Harbor, the incumbent, 44,945 to 43,730 for Bailey, for same therapeutic results as brand-name drugs. While some examples of apparent In-equivalency have shown up In the studies, officials said they are confident that such cases are rare and can be overcome. The over-all study by Ihe task force is aimed at determining the feasibility of adding the cost of drugs to benefits under Ihe medicare program. The study also took Issue with reports of the Bureau of Labor Statistics that drug prices have been falling steadily since 1959. Disputing the measure for drugs used by the Consumer Price Index. The study said the average price of all prescriptions has been Increasing at about 2 per cent per year during the past 10 years. Rioting Among PRAGUE i AIM - Thousands of Czechoslovak troops and soldiers used tear gas, water cannons and clubs Thursday night to break up an ti-Russian demonstrations in the heaviest rioting since the Soviet-led invasion last August. Young demonstrators Where Is f Arab? Mr. I. W. Davis is on the mailing list to receive a copy of the Seventh Annual Kun'n'Sun Edition which will he printed hy The Post-Times on Sunday. Mr. Davis lives in Arab, Ala. (Zip Code 35III6) and his copy was ordered for him hy a friend who lives in Lake Park. Arab has a population of 2,9X9 residents and is located in north-central Alabama some 30 miles south of lluntsville. The town is at the junction of I .S.Kt. 3landSR6!t. The Kun'n'Sun will be welcome in the home of Mr. Davis and in thousands of other homes across the I nited States and around the world. This special edition tells the complete story of the Palm Beaches and its surrounding area in words and pictures. This upcoming issue will he the biggest and best in a series which has won numerous awards and citations. Many local residents find that sending the Kun'n'Sun to a far-away friend and relative is a fine way to tell them all about where they live. That's why our mailing list continues to grow each year and why the Kun'n'Sun is going to Arab, Ala., Corapolis, Pa., Oreve-Coeur, Mo., Emily, Minn., Brick Town, N. I., Bucks, England, Pal ma de Mallorca, Spain, Settervallsvagen, Sweden and Pascagoula, Miss. It's easy to send the Kun'n'-Sun. Simply use the coupons in the Kun'n'Sun ads which run regularly in the paper. We will mail it anywhere in a colorful wrapper. The cost Ls only 35 cents a copy in the continental lS. (with a reduced rate for multiple orders) and 50 cents elsewhere anywhere in the world. Reds Delay Summit PARIS (UPI) - The Moscow promoted world Communist summit has been put off indefinitely, evidently because of persistent widespread opposition to the Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia. This emerged from the official communique, released Thursday, on a meeting In Moscow over the weekend between the top party leaders of the Soviet Union and the chiefs of the French Communist party, second largest in West Europe, after Italy. While endorsing In principle that the world Communist conference "ls destined to play an important part in strengthening the cohesion of the international movement," they agreed that it should be held "in the near future," the communique said. The world Communist summit was scheduled to be held in Moscow Nov. 23. prised about 88 per cent of all prescription drug costs for the elderly In 1966. The study found there were 175 million out-of-hospital prescriptions which cost $682 million. Only 67 of the drugs could have been obtained from more than one supplier by generic name at a distinctly lower cost than the brand-name products dispensed. Phillip R. Lee, assistant secretary of the Welfare Department and chairman of the task force, said more money could have been saved If prescriptions by generic name were made part of Ihe existing government and private drug programs. The task force Is conducting studies to determine whether generic drugs provide the Study Reports Elderly Lose Millions On Drugs POST FLORIDA DEVELOPMENT Wilson resigns with a blast tion SAIGON GOVERNMENT reported Thursday that the enemy has repeatedly shelled district and provincial capitals since the l .S. bombing pause Page 33 CAMBODIA INDICATED Thursday II captured Americans would be released in exchange lor assurances of a halt to attacks along the Cambodian border. .Page 35. WASHINGTON (AP) - Elderly Americans could have saved about $41 million in drug costs during 1966 if their doctors had prescribed general rather than brand-name drugs, a federal study group said Thursday night. Generic drugs are those sold by their scientific names and frequently are less expensive than brand-name products. The finding was reported in the first of a series of background studies issued by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. The task force issued two preliminary reports earlier this year and has yet to put out its final report. The study Issued Thursday, which focused on use of prescription drugs by the elderly, found thai 409 drugs com Bridge Column 40 Classified Ads 45-33 Comics 40 Crossword Puzzle 40 Editorials, Columnists Horoscope 40 News Of Record 30 Obituaries 35

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