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L O PalmTBeach POtTl0ie8 SERVING THE HUB OF FLORIDA'S FABULOUS GROWTH AREA Pages 16-17-18 VOL. 2, NO. 11 WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDAJ SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 9, 1968 34 PAGES -:- PAGES; -PRICE TEN CENTS Nixon, Humphrey Join In Plea For Unity day of when Nixon and John son will meet. George Christian, the President's press secretary, said the two men have had no contact other than the congratulatory wire Johnson sent Nixon on his election victory. Christian said Johnson wants to cooperate on the power transition, but "the pace will be determined by the de- sire and needs of the eign affairs and national security. "I shall be as helpful as I can be Humphrey said. "He can call on me." Nixon and Humphrey spent about 25 minutes talking in the Coast Guard operations hangar at Opa-Locka Airport, on the edge of Miami. Nixon has been blending work and relaxation at Key Biscayne, some 23 miles from the airport. He greeted Humphrey when the airplane ramp came down, walked him to the meeting site, and later saw him back to his vice presidential Air Force Convair jet. Humphrey was accompanied by Sen. Edmund S. Mu-skie of Maine, his vice presidential running mate. The wives of the Democratic nominees were aboard, too, as were other members of their families and staff. The two Democratic candidates stopped in south Florida on their way to a vacation in the Virgin Islands. They flew on when the meet ing was done, and Nixon saw them off with a handshake and a wave. The meeting was the first step In an effort to make a smooth transition next Jan. 20 when Nixon moves Into the White House. Nixon plans to meet with President Johnson, but there is no word on when that session might come. The Republican presidentelect telephoned Humphrey earlier Friday in Washington,-D.C., to suggest thev meet.' Humphrey mentioned he would be heading for the Virgin Islands. That led to Nixon's suggestion that they meet in Miami. "You can take a vacation," Nixon said to Humphrey. "I have to go to work." Nixon and Humphrey both reported to newsmen after their meeting. The president-elect said he was heartened that Humphrey had said the former political rivals should now work together In areas where national in of his fellow citizens," Humphrey said. He said In that role that he wants to see Nixon succeed. "As he succeeds, we all succeed." The vice president said the expressions of unity do not signal any abandonment of two party politics. He said the nation needs a strong two party system but it does not need to be vicious. I In Washington, the White House gave no Indication Fri terests must prevail over partisanship. "This is a time when we must unite this country," Nixon said. "We're still good personal friends," he said. Humphrey then took over the microphone to say it had been a hard fought campaign but that both he and Nixon are fully aware of the need to "pull together" for the sake of national unity. "He's going to be our President, and I'm going to be one MIAMI, (API "Richard M. Nixon and Hubert H. Humphrey conferred Friday, joined in urging national unity, and the Republican president-elect said he will be calling on his beaten Democratic rival for advice, counsel and assistance in the years ahead. Nixon said that will be particularly true in the field of foreign policy. Humphrey said he had assured Nixon that he will do all he can to help the new President in the fields of for i H anoi Rej ects Saigon On Peace Talks ' r s:-ty T t h. ' WW G?J mm ? oil-urn. V i ft i ii ii ii i n n mn innniilr i 1 li t'm-im li i Itif r mtmUUkim--fw'h JrJ---"Jt' I btl Li . 4t'm i 9 (APVirrphoto) Locka Coast Guard Base at Miami. At right is Mrs, Humphrey, partially hidden at back are Sen. Edmund Muskie and Mrs. Muskie. NIXON MEETS HUMPHREY With a hand on the back of Vice President Hubert Humphrey, center, President-elect Richard Nixon, left, shows the way to a meeting place at the Opa Absentee Votes Counted; No Results Are Changed Staff Pholn hv O.nc Talh iin tender Boyd Isler of Fort was treated and released Boca Raton Community complaining that he the left ear. The bridge dosed to traffic for up to SITE OF BRIDGE BLAST The bridge tender's station, left, at the HillsboroBouIevard-Intracoastal Waterway bridge in Deerfield Beach was rocked by an explosion Friday afternoon when gasoline fumes apparently were ignited by a spark from an electric motor. county's 114 precincts. But in the count of the approximately 6,201) absentee ballots, Mrs. Wymer picked up nearly 400 votes and her final margin was 675 votes. The tally: Wymer, 47,473; Kimme!, 46.798. Noting that It was her first try for political office, Mrs. Wymer said that ;;he was "deeply grateful ard really honored." Blast Rips Hillsboro Bridge, Jams Traffic; Tender Hurl 2 Of President's Top Men Resign Plan Russia Reported Pressing PARK (UPD-North Vietnam Friday rejected as "an absurdity" a South Vietnamese plan for direct peace talks between Hanoi and Saigon, with the United States playing a secondary role to Saigon. A Hanoi spokesman insisted there must be a separate Viet Cong delegation in any talks. The United States delegation was reported consulting with Washington on the plan put forward in Saigon by President Nguyen Van Thieu. But allied officials expressed misgivings about it, pointing out it ran counter to the recent U.S.Hanoi accord for expanded Paris talks. The North Vietnamese rejection came amid Paris reports that the Soviet Union was quietly stepping up a dip-lof.itic intervention with Hanoi, coinciding with the current preparations for full dress Paris negotiations for a Vietnam settlement. Diplomatic sources said Soviet contacts with the North Vietnamese and the Viet Cong's National Liberation Front (NLF) have been markedly increased In the past few days in Hanoi, Moscow and Paris. In his Saigon proposal Friday, Thieu suggested that the expanded Paris parley be turned into a direct negotiation between North and South Vietnam, with the Viet Cong and the United States playing only secondary roles. The expanded Paris talks, originally scheduled to start Nov. 6, had to be postponed indefinitely because of Saigon's decision to boycott the conference at which the Viet Cong would have equal status. "The Thieu plan is an absurdity," a North Vietnamese delegation spokesman said in Paris Friday. He shrugged it off as a new version of previous plans put forward by the Saigon government for direct Hanoi-Saigon talks. The Viet Cong delegation in Paris, headed by Mrs. Nguyen Thi Binh, also was expected to turn down the Saigon plan because North Vietnam claims that its National Liberation Front is the only legal representative of South Vietnam. There was speculation that in spite of the apparently irreconcilable positions, a vague formula might ultimately be worked out permitting the expanded conference to get underway with each side pretending to ignore its adversary. TIME Obituaries 7 Sports 13-15 Stocks 16-18 Theaters 21 Today's Activities 11 TV Clock 26 Weather Map, Table IS Women's News 8-18 1 Rounding out the board are Dr. A. Donaldson Thorp and Robert Johnson. The election of Weaver and Culpepper represents a gain of one seat for the Democrats on the county commission. Including absentee ballots, Weaver, of Lake Habor, received 47,094 votes to 46,4S5 for Continued on Page 2, Col. 7 Victory Claimed PORTLAND, Ore. (APt Robert Packwood, one of the Republican Parly's bright young hopes, wrested Friday from Wayne L. Morse a seat in the U.S. Senate on unofficial (Section returns that may he challenged. Morse, the stormy veteran who went to the Senate 24 years ago as a Republican then changed to Democrat and kept on winning, could not be reached for comment. "This is a victory," said Packwood. even before the last returns came in from Morse's home county and . dashed the small, lingering hopes his supporters had held since ballot counting began Tuesday night. Secretary of Slate Clay Myers took note of the narrow margin of Packwood's victory .'1,426 with a handful still to come and directed county clerks to give maximum security to the ballots and to report to him that they had done so. - 5 rUST ft ambulance was reported dispatched from Boca Raton. There was no other report of damage, although Anderson reported that the dishes in a home about a mile away were rattled by the blast. Anderson was almost a direct witness to the explosion. He and his family were preparing to fish in the waterway 30 States By Snow I'nltrd Pfm International With only 3X more shopping davs until Christmas, three snowstorms swept wide sections of the nation Friday. Snow fell in 30 states from Washington to Maine and southward to Texas. Twelve inches of snow fell In 12 hours at Greenville, Maine. Upstate New York got up to 10 inches of snow, Vermont as much as 8 inches. A storm that dumped 8 inches of snow on Walsenberg, Colo., spread on across the Southwest. Residents of northeastern New Mexico waded through up to 7 inches and Comanche, In west Texas, had 6 inches. Heavy snow warnings were up in most of southwestern Texas and In central and northern Maine. A third storm swirled over the northwestern mountains. Colville, Wash., reported 2 inches of fresh snow. Generally light snow accompanied an Invasion of frigid Canadian air into the Midwest, and Chicago received Its first snow of the season. Snow also fell In Dallas and Fort Worth, Tex., the Weather Bureau reported, and fog came with the snow in some areas of the southern Plains, cutting visibility dangerously. Heavy rain and high winds lashed the Boston metropolitan area. A power failure blamed on the weather cut off Bridge Lauderdale from Hospital, was deaf in may be three weeks. She added that she would " spare no effort to work whh the parents and the taxpayers, the teachers, administrators and the superintendent of schools." With Mrs. Wymer's election, the distaff side was assured of a majority of the school board. Mrs. Ann McKay was elected Tuesday and Mrs. Sadie (Jra-ble Is a holdover member. There was no explanation ot why he wanted to leave a month before President Johnson's term ends Jan. 20. It is generally believed he will resume his private law practice in Washington. While other top administration officials have indicated they will leave before the President's term ends, these are the first resignations officially announced by the White House since the election. Both Fowler and Katzenbach have been trusted members of the Johnson team, and the President praised both men warmly in accepting their resignations. Fowler became secretary of the treasury on April 1, l!it5. In his letter of resignation, he noted that he had expressed the desire a year anil a half ago to leave but had remained because of "the economic and financial problems confronting the nation at home and abroad." Fowler was instrumental in persuading a reluctant Congress to enact a 10 per cent surtax this year. For months, he pounded the corridors on Capitol Hill, preaching the need for a surtax as a weapon to fight inflation. In a supplementary memorandum to the President, Fowler reported Friday: "We have turned the corner toward price stability." Corey Dies HOLLYWOOD (UPI) -Wendell Corev, veteran actor and star of NBC-TV's "The Eleventh Hour" series, died Friday of a liver ailment in the Motion Picture Country Hospital in nearby Woodland Hills at the age of 54. A hospital spokesman said Corey, who had been a City-Councilman in nearby Santa Monica, died Friday afternoon. He had been admitted to the facility Friday morning. Tabulation of absentee ballots was completed Friday night by the Palm Beach County Canvassing Board and there were no changes in the standings that were announced after the count in the precincts. Winners in the most closely contested races were Mrs. Thelma Wymer, R, Board of Public Instruction, Dist. 3; K. W. Weaver, D, county commission, Dist. 5; Robert F. Culpepper, I), county commission, Dist. 1, and F. A. Currle, I), Judge, Small Claims-Magistrate Court. Mrs. Wymer, a political newcomer, had led Dr. Bernard Kimmel, D, by only 38 votes in the tabulation of the Where Is Co rv all is? 1 Tomorrow, Sunday, Nov. HI, the Seventh Annual Fun V Sun Kdition will he published by the Post Times. This special mail edition will tell (he story of the Palm Beaches and its surrounding area. It will include many special sections, dozens of interesting stories and countless photos. The Fun 'n' Sun will be delivered as a bonus to regular Post-Times' subscribers and it will also go around the world via the mailing lists to tell our story in every state In the nation and many foreign countries. Among those who will receive a copy Is Clifford Soren-sen of Corvallis, Ore. Mr. So-rensen will get his copy through the courtesy of a friend who lives in North Palm Beach. Corvallis is some 411 miles from the Pacific coast and 70 miles southwest of Portland. The city's population is ?u,bt9 and it is located on l .S. Kte. H). Mr. Sorensen lives a long ways from the Palm Beaches but after reading the Fun 'n' Sun he will know a lot about us. Almost as though he had been able to visit here. Local residents have found that mailing the Fun V Sun to friends is a fine way to ell them all about the area in which we live. That's why the Fun 'n' Sun is going to Corvallis, Ore.; Bemiji, Minn.; Mill-town, Wise; Willowick, Ohio; Sullignet, Ala.; Cheshire, England; Orbisonia, Pa.; Tel Aviv, Israel; W'ilbraham, Mass., and rilin. III. Have you sent us your Fun 'n' Sun mailing list? Simply use the coupons in the Fun V Sun ad appear in this paper. by the bridge when the blast erupted. Describing it as loud as a bomb, he witnessed three men dash from the bridge house moments after the explosion, They were holding their heads, he said. Local police had no identification of the other men, reported to be working on the bridge at the time. Struck Storms electricity to 1,200 residents of Wilmington, VI. A missing hunter, Glen McBroom, 70, walked out of the woods near Star Lake In upstate New York. He had been missing since Wednesday but was in good condition despite the snow and tempera-lures in the. 10s. Fail Fair today increasing cloudiness with chance of showers Sunday. Easterly winds 10 to 15 m.p.h. Shower probability Sunday .10 percent. Predicted low this morning at PBIA 60, high this afternoon 81, low tonight 65. Temperatures recorded for 24 hours ending at midnight Friday at Palm Beach International Aiiport, high 80, low 60. Humidity 79 Barometer 29.99 Wind: High 14 Low Calm Prevailing Wind NN'W Sunrise today 6:35 a.m.; Set 5:3.1 p.m. Moon rise today 8:16 p.m.; Set 10:54 a.m. INLET TIDES TODAY High 11:47 a.m. 11:41p.m. 5:30 a.m. 6:06 p.m. Low OCEAN TIDES TODAY High 10:12 a.m. 10:06 p.m. 3:48 a.m. 4:24 p.m. Low By DAVETATH.VM Bureau Chief DEERFIELD BEACH - An explosion, apparently touched off by a spark Igniting gasoline fumes, ripped through the tender's station on the Hillsboro Boulevard bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway here Friday afternoon and sent the operator to a local hospital with reported minor injuries. Boyd Isler, 44, of Fort Lauderdale, complained of not being able to hear in his right ear at Boca Raton Community Hospital where he was treated and released, records officer Oren Woodward of the Deer-field Beach Police Department reported. The blast occurred at 3:50 p.m. and was reportedly felt a mile away. It triggered a fire which damaged the bridge station and may put the bridge out of use for as long as three weeks, according to an unofficial estimate. The explosion occurred while the heavily traveled bridge was In the up position, and resulted In a mammoth rush-hour traffic Jam. According to a witness, Ken Johnson, 35, a real estate salesman, a pleasure boat named the Don Quixote, was passing under the draw span when the explosion occurred. There was no report of damage to the craft, which Johnson said stopped after the blast to determine Its source. The blast was reported triggered when Isler was filling the gasoline tank on an auxil- . lary generator under the bridge shack. A spark from a nearby electric motor is believed-to have ignited the fumes. Witnesses said it took fire equipment from the nearby Deerfield Beach Fire Department about 15 minutes to reach the blazing bridge control station. After arriving at the bridge, firemen were forced to take a route north to Boca Raton and south on SR A1A as the bridge station Is located on the east side of the waterway span. An v ION V Time News Hrrilrr WASHINGTON - President Johnson accepted the resignations Friday of Treasury Sec rotary Henry II. Fowler and l.'ndci sccrelaiy of State Nicholas DoB. Katzcnhach. Almost simultaneously, it was announced in New York City that Katzcnbach will become general counsel of the International Business Machines Corporation about "the first of the year." Katzenbach will succeed Burke Marshall, who was assistant attorney general in charge of civil rights division under the late Robert F. Kennedy and later under Katzenbach. Marshall will become a member of the IBM management committee. Fowler's resignation is effective "on or about Dec. 20." He declined Friday to say what he plans to do, other than "return to private life." Protesters Hounded lip P RAG UK (AP) - Czechoslovakia's Interior Ministry-announced Friday night that Ui7 persons were taken into custody Thursday for anti-Soviet demonstrations in Prague, Bratislava, Brno, and Ceske Budejovice. It was the first public acknowledgement of the demonstrations and that they had an anti-Soviet character. In Prague, thousands of young people took to the streets to burn Soviet flags and were met by police and soldiers who used clubs, tear gas and water cannon to break up the demonstrations. The Interior Ministry, in making the announcement 18 hours after the demonstrations in Prague ended, said they were organized and carried out "by irresponsible groups of citizens," who made "fairly serious provocations." It gave no breakdown of the number arrested in each city. THE OLD PKOPLE NOBODY WANTS Elderly patients in mental hospitals are reported locked up, tied down, under sedation, left day and night without a trace of human warmth and companionship. Sid Ross and Herbert Kupferherg write on the subject In Parade Magazine, distributed with the Sunday Post-Times. B32 BOMBERS strike enemy staging areas near the Cambodian border Friday in an effort to avert an expected major Red assault Page 12 Bridge Column 22 Church News 4-S Classified Ads 26-M Comics 22-23 Crossword Puzzle 22-23 Editorials, Columnists . . .6-7 Horoscope 22-23 News Of Record 3

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