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The Palm Beach PostTinies All Florida Magazine & TV Guide Full AP And UPI Wire Services New York Times News Service UPI And AP Wirephotos Parade Magazine Complete Stock Markets On Pages E 9-11 SERVING THE HUB OF FLORIDA'S FABULOUS GROWTH AREA VOL. XXXV, NO. 44 WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 10, 1968 248 PAGES-: PRICE TWENTY-FIVE CENTS Your Two Killed By Hendry Twister Here's 7 th Annual Fun V Sun popping roofs off buildings and Injuring 17 persons. A chain of thunderstorms racing across the state at 40 miles per hour spawned storms that flailed Venice, Sarasota, Anna Maria Island, Ruskln, Tampa, Plant City, Lakeland, and Melbourne. Most of the tornadoes struck Continued on Page 2, Col. t injured were moved to another migrant location, known as the Dominguez Camp, where emergency vehicles were dispatched to remove those Injured to the nearby hospital. VENICE (AP) - A string of tornadoes touched land at Venice Saturday and then swept Inland across Florida, The twister struck the Mar-guerita Camp, where about 100 more residents were left homeless when four house trailers and at least six labor quarters were leveled by the high winds, according to Deputy Sheriff Sermon Dyess. The critically Injured laborer, who was Identified as Ar-manda Herrera, was given By IZNACHMAN Bureau Chief CLEWISTON A mother and her small child were killed, a mate critically Injured, and 16 additional migrant farm workers Injured Saturday, when a tornado ripped through the Devil's Garden area, about 25 miles south of here. emergency treatment at Hendry General Hospital here and was then transferred to Good Samaritan Hospital, West Palm Beach. According to Stuart Whid-don, foreman at the labor camp, power and telephone lines in the area were cut. The camp, which houses mostly Mexican laborers, Is Four Arrested In Alleged Nixon Assassination Yemini Father, Son Reported Among Accused The Palm Beach Post-Times today takes pleasure 'in presenting its seventh annual special mail-away Fun'n'Sun edition. It's our way of telling you the complete story of life in the fabulous Palm Beaches. Special full-color cover sections span topics including the booming Glades sugar industry, fresh water fishing for bass, golfing at the famous PGA National Golf Club, action living at the beach, the world of Florida fashions and the county as a center' lor oceanographic research. Inside these sections you'll find pictures and stories on all phases of south Florida living, all produced by the Post-Times staff exclusively for the Fun'n'Sun. Our bureau correspondents present the atmosphere and tempo of the communities that make up the Palm Beaches. There is complete coverage of recreation, entertainment, agriculture, sports, community activities, school and other public facilities, family living, business and industrial progress and outlook ... the list goes on. And we don't just tell you about our way of life here, we show you with pictures and more pictures. If you live in the Palm Beaches, this is an edition you'll want to keep to show your friends. If you are receiving it in your home in Maine, Oregon, Germany or Japan, we know you'll want to visit us soon to stay or just to say "Hello!" A total of 105,000 copies are being produced for distribution to the usual Post-Times subscribers, plus thousands of other persons in all the 50 states and many foreign countries. Today's newspaper consists of 14 sections with a total of 248 pages. Extra copies still are available for mailing to relatives and friends. Copies can be ordered through regular newspaper carriers or by telephone to the Circulation Department at 833-4011 any time after today between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The price is 35 cents for mailing anywhere within the continental United States. Rate anywhere in the world outside the continental U.S. is 50 cents a copy. located near the S & M Farms off of SR 833. The dead woman and child, who were unidentified, were reported to have been In a house trailer that was literally picked up and rolled about 75 feet. They were dead on arrival at the local hospital. After the twriter ripped through the lab camp, the y a day night with first and second degree burns of her hands, and face and a fractured hip. The Peters' daughter-in-law, Mrs. Nancy Peters, 39, of 2701 Avenue E, Riviera Beach, suffered first and second degree burns on her face, arms and knees, and was reported In "fair" condition Saturday night at JFK. Truck driver Jose Diaz, 40, of Hlaleah, was treated for abrasions on his knees and face (described as minor Injuries) and was released from JFK. Henry Culp, 80, and Thelma Culp, 64, no addrrss given, were at Good Samaritan Hospital with cuts and bruises, Trooper Hughey said. A sixth person, a passerby, was also injured In connection with the accident. Steve Cot-trell, 21, of 4601 Lantana Road, tried to break a window of the burning auto to free the occupants, and suffered third degree burns on his right hand, according to spokesman at JFK. Cot trell was treated and released. '- - ....,,t-n " ftH 1 funi innii -a fi i ii in JX (APtlKpkoH) CHARGED IN PLOT Ahmed Ba- M. Nixon. The officer at the right geh Namer, 46, of Brooklyn, center, holds a rifle seized in the Namer is held by detectives after his arrest home. Namer's son also was arrest-Saturday on charges of conspiracy ed. to murder President-elect Richard Plot the alleged assassination plot were not Immediately disclosed. It was not established whether the plot was a result of any enmity toward Israel as was In the case of Slrhan B. Slrhan, a native of Jordan who was charged with the assassination of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. In recent years Yemen has been Involved in civil war, with Saudi Arabia supper"".? Continued on Page 2, Col. 6 U.S. Shifts Cavalry Division SAIGON (UPI) U.S. headquarters Saturday announced the movement of the 19,000-man 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) to the Saigon area to fight North Vietnamese troops posing a "substantial" threat In Jungles 50-100 miles from the South Vietnamese capital. The dramatic redeployment underscored allied fears of a new Communist offensive In the area. A South Vietnamese general said this week 60,000 North Vietnamese troops were massing there for a major attack. U.S. commanders said the figure was closer to 36,000. The orders from the U.S. command sent the men of the battle-seasoned and highly-mobile "1st AlrCav" and their armadas of helicopters and tanks Into three provinces In the Saigon war zone from bases in South' Vietnam's northern reaches where they had been stationed for more than a year. A U.S. spokesman said the shift was designed to "speed the task of eliminating or reducing the enemy threat" In Tay Nlnh, Blnh Long and Phu-co provinces which border Cambodia 50 to 100 miles north and northeast of Saigon. Quake Hits 23 States By The Associated Press A strong earthquake centered in southern Illinois shook more than a third of the United States Saturday, roll-. Ing across at least 23 states. The shock was felt by millions of persons, and It swayed numberless buildings but there were no immediate reports of serious damage or of any casualties. The tremor rolled out from Illinois to Kansas and Oklahoma on the west, West Virginia and the Carollnas on the east, south to Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas, and north to Wisconsin and Michigan. The quake was reported In Minnesota, Arkansas, Illinois, Ohio, Tennessee, Missouri, Kansas, Georgia, Kentucky, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Indiana, Nebraska, Iowa, Alabama, Mississippi, Wlsonsin and Michigan. The National Earthquake Information Center In Washington, D. C, reported the epicenter of the quake the point on the earth's surface directly above the shock, as 120 miles east of St. Louis, Mo., at 38.5 degrees north, 88 degrees west. That is In Illinois near the Indiana state line. Tentative first reports had Indicated the epicenter was at New Madrid, Mo., the heart of disastrous tremors In 1811-1812. Carl von Hake, acting chief of the center, said the quake had a magnitude of 5.5 on the 10-polnt Rlchter scale, which Is just under the usual damage level of 6. A built-up, populated area, can experience damage from a quake that registers less than 6. Because the quake hit a wide and populated area, Von Hake characterized It as strong. The 1964 earthquake that devastated much of Alaska registered about 8.5 on the Rlchter scale. Large buildings In St. Louis swayed noticeably for about 10 seconds after the quake struck. A seismograph report from Xavier University In Cln- Contlnued on Page 2, Col. 6 Crash Fatal; Five Injured NEW YORK (UPI) Four men Identified as being from the Arab nation of Yemen and , believed related to each other were arrested Saturday night In Brooklyn on charges of conspiring to assassinate President-elect Richard M. Nixon. Police said they were looking for at least one other man In the alleged plot. Nixon, vacationing at Key Blscayne, Fla., after winning the presidency In Tuesday's election, said he would have no comment. Aides said Nixon knew of the plot before the arrests but did not say for how long. Police said New York detectives, Secret Service agents and "other federal agencies" participated In the investigation and arrest. Two were taken into custody first. Police Identified them as Ahmed R. Namer, 46, and Abdo Namer, 20. They said they were father and son. They said the older Namer, a shipping clerk, had lived in this country about 13 years and the younger Namer, also a clerk, for two years. Police identified the other men as Abdo Zandanl, 30, and All Zandanl, no age given. They said the two were cousins and believed related to the Namers. Police Indicated the Namers tried to get the Zanda-nlstojoin in the plot. Officers said the Namers were taken Into custody when local and federal officers raided a tenement apartment in the East New York section of Brooklyn. Also taken into custody In the raid were two M l rifles, about two dozen bullets for the rifles, two stiletto knives with 5-lnch blades and an elaborate 7-Inch sword-like knife housed In an ornate scabbard. The weapons were put on display for newsmen who crowded Into the 75th precinct stationhouse In Brooklyn, an aging, wooden-floored building in a run-down neighborhood. The Namers were arrested first and the Zandanls a short time later. The motive or the details of Nixon To Meet Johnson Monday Tornado Damages Planes The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Weather Bureau Saturday night were Investigating reports of a tornado in the Boyn-ton Beach Lantana area and at the Lantana Airport which caused extensive property damage and tossed 25 to 30 planes around like matchr sticks. A tornado watch was announced beginning about 1:40 p.m. Saturday after a water spout formed over the ocean about six miles east of Palm Beach International Airport. But the Weather Bureau said the water spout moved north and dissipated about 1:45 p.m. The watch, as distinguished from an alert or a warning, entailed the possibility of a tornado forming in or near severe thunderstorms In eastern Palm Beach County, until about 7 p.m. Saturday. A squall line passed over the eastern part of the county, coming from the west, Saturday night, with severe local Continued on Page 2, Col. $ One person was killed and five were injured In a violent collision involving two cars and a truck at Military Trail and Okeechobee Boulevard about 1:50 p.m. Saturday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The victim was identified as William Peters, 66, of Potts-town, Pa. He was the 90th person killed In traffic so far this year In Palm Beach County. Highway Patrol Trooper J.M. Hughey said Peters was a passenger In a southbound car that skidded on wet pavement, struck a second car, then crossed the median strip, and was traveling backwards when It was hit in the rear by a northbound tractor-trailer loaded with rock. The first burned and was rated a total loss. The occupants were also burned, the FHPsald. Peters was pronounced dead at Good Samaritan Hospital. His wife, Mrs. Hazel Peters, 62, was reported In "poor" condition at John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital late Satur- KEY BISCAYNE (AP) -President elect Richard M. Nixon assigned his vice president to a White House office Saturday and promised him broad responsibilities, arranged a meeting with President Johnson Monday and said he may later send emissaries abroad. Nixon hinted he may want his own men uverseas during the transltioi al period of the new Republican administration which will take office Jan. 20, but he said he would take no such action without President Johnson's approval. For Splro T. Agnew, his vice president-elect, Nixon had word of new but unspecified duties at home and abroad. He said Agnew will have an office close by his own, and added that there will be no lndepen- Showers Cloudy with scattered showers today, with the showers ending and becoming partly cloudy this afternoon. Cooler tonight. Small craft warnings in effect for winds to 20 m.p.h. shifting to northerly today and decreasing tonight. Predicted low this morning at PBlA 67, high this afternoon 78, low tonight 58. Temperatures recorded for 24 hours ending at midnight Saturday at PalmBeach International Airport, high 81, low 61. Precipitation 1.10 Humidity 85 Barometer 29.72 Wind: High 29 Low calm Prevailing Wind SSE Sunrise today 6:36 a.m.; Set 5:32 p.m. Moon rise today 9:32 p.m.; Set 11:41a.m. INLET TIDES TODAY High a.m.; 12:29 p.m. Low 6:12 a.m.; 6:54 p.m. OCEAN TIDES TODAY High 10:54 a.m.; 10:54 p.m. Low4:30a.m.; 5:12p.m. dent vice presidential staff In the executive branch. The plans he announced for Agnew were described In terms of cooperation but they seemed tu imply supervision as well. Nixon conferred with Agnew early In the day, then met Henry Cabot Lodge, his vice presidential running mate In 1960, now U.S. ambassador to West Germany. "The ambassador has agreed to undertake In the new administration some special assignments," Nixon said. He said they had discussed In detail the current Vietnam peace talks and the situation In the war zone. "He Is one of my top consultants In this field," Nixon said of Lodge, who formerly was U.S. ambassador to Saigon. Nixon again ruled out overseas travel before the inauguration, unless It Is at President Johnson's request. Talking briefly with newsmen at his Blscayne Bay retreat, Nixon said he might send representatives overseas prior to the Inauguration. "There is a possibility of some representation," he said, without indicating where or In what connection. Nixon said he would take no action with regard to foreign representation until he has talked with Johnson and Secretary of State Dean Rusk, whom he also expects to see Monday. "Anything I do between now and the inauguration would be cleared with and approved by the present administration," Nixon said. "We can only have one President at a time . . ." he said. "I will do nothing to derogate either the President or his representatives abroad." Nixon said he has replied through diplomatic channels to the Invitation of South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thleu. The Saigon leader asked Nixon to visit South Vietnam. MALAYSIA accused Mao Tse-tung Saturday of Inspiring attempts to start an armed revolution, and announced the arrest of 110 Communists B4 THE JOY of Armistice Day erupted In America 50 years ago tomorrow as the war to end all wars came to an end B6 JAMES EARL RAY goes on trial Tuesday for the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The major question Is, was there a conspiracy or was the defendant if he Is guilty acting alone? E'l Bob Balfe El Book Reviews D2 Bridge Results .........012 Classified Section GM1 Crossword Puzzle 08 Drew Pearson A4 Editorials A4 Horoscope ,..B10 In The Service B6 Obituaries A2 People Speak A3 Sports Section El 8 Stock Markets ES-11 g Theaters B7 g Tides This Week E7 Travel B8- g Weather Table, Map A2 i: Women's Section Cl-20 : Plus All Florida 3 TV Week Magazine Parade $ Sta'f Photo by John Cry tornado that struck the area early Saturday night. The airport was placed under guard to prevent looting, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Department reported. TOSSED PLANES With their tail structures interlocked, these two planes at the Lantana Airport are two of a reported 23 to 30 planes damaged by what is believed to have been a

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