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Monday, November 11, 1968
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The Palm Beach Post THUMBNAIL EDITORIAL One of life's puzzles: Why is it people who have the least to say do the most talking? Complete Stock Market Tuesday-Saturday SERVING THE HUB OF FLORIDA'S FABULOUS GROWTH AREA 40 PAGES-: -PRICE TEN CENTS WEST MONDAY. NOVEMBER 11. 1968 PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, iff l. - . i VOL. LX. NO. 195 TRAGEDY STRIKES . fc husband, Armando, is listed as critical in Good t Staff Photos bi IzNachman' ished. About 100 residents of the S and M Farms labor quarters were left homeless and were taken to other camps. The American Red Cross was directing relief activities and area residents Sunday were sending food, clothing and household furnishings to the stricken migrants. shows the debris from the home of Mrs. Marga-retta Herrera, 55, mother-in-law of the dead woman, leveled by the force of the wind. The photo to the right shows the wreckage of one of the small labor quarters in the southern part of the camp that was blown to the south and demol- miles southwest of Clewiston Saturday night claimed the lives of Mrs. Velma Herrera, 20, and her two-year-old son, Paul, when the family's trailer was picked up by the high wind and carried 25 feet. Mrs. Herrera and her son were carried 100 beyond the trailer. Mrs. Herrera's Samaritan Hospital, West Palm Beach, and another son, Armando Jr., 3, was admitted to the Hendry General Hospital. The photo to the left shows the site of the Herrera's trailer after it was carried away with the children's toys scattered about on the ground. The center photo A tornado about 32 resided In a house adjacent to the camp recreation hall. The mobile home of her son and his family was just west of h"r residence. The wind swept through the camp, levelling the Herrera home and picking up the trailer containing the victims. According to residents, the trailer was picked up and carried over a small ditch and road before it was slammed to the ground. The woman, her son and husband were "sucked into the air," Dyess said and thrown to the ground. Mrs. Herrera was found 2 Killed As Auto Plunges Into Lake At Flagler Drive Deputies Identify Tornado Victims tv.k School W alkout End Seen Near I. 15. - K M 2 By IZ NACHMAN Glades Rureuu Chief CLEWISTON A tornado lhal ripped through the S and M farms labor quarters on SH X4ii, about 'XI miles southwest ot here Saturday, claimed the life ot a 20-year-old mother and her two-year-old son and left approximately 100 migrant farm laborers grief stricken and most of that number homeless. Deputy Sheriff Sermon Dyess and James Maney identified the dead us Velma Herrera, 20, and her son, Paul, 2. Listed In critical condition at Good Samaritan Hospital, West Palm Beach, is the woman's husband, Armando Herrera Sr., 2.'). Their oldest child, ,irv, ,.in i,. js a paiien: in ' nury General Hospital here. There were fourteen other residents of the camp, known as Margaretta's, who were treated and released at Hendry General Hospital, where Mrs. Herrera died after being taken to the emergency room. The boy was dead on arrival at that hospital. Herrera, who suffered a crushed chest and other internal injuries, was given emergency treatment here, and then was sent to the east coast hospital for surgery. The twister struck the camp, operated by Mrs. Mar-gareita Herrera, fif), mother-in-law of the dead woman and grandmother of the child, about ti:20 p.m. Dyess said It struck without warning and with such ferocity that telephone and electric lines were torn down and communications disrupted. Faustlno Moroles, 40, who resides about two miles south of the leveled camp, said he had driven a friend, Daniel C'respo, to Margaretta's area to visit a friend at the time the storm struck. "There was a noise and a bright flash," Moroles stated, "and then my car was picked up and turned around In the air and dropped." Moroles pointed to a hole in the windshield and a smashed back window. Mrs. Margaretta Herrera Robbers Get S900 At Market Rescue Bid Fails At Cove Two persons met death early Sunday In the water of Lake Worth, following a violent auto accident on the new Flagler Drive, in the cove area of West Palm Beach, according to police. The victims were Identified as Mary Fortner Tucker, 33, of 361 So. County Road, Palm Beach, and Brian Edward Martin, 29, of England, who was staying at 3215 Vincent Road, West Palm Beach. The deaths were the 91st and 92nd traffic fatalities of the year to date in Palm Beach County. Detective Lt. Edward Case of the police department said the victims were northbound, apparently at excessive speed, in a 1966 Cadillac. The auto rammed a concrete-based metal utility pole, knocking down the pole, then jumped the sidewalk and the seawall, plunging upside down Into about eight feet of water. It happened about 3:30 a.m. An eyewitness to the accident, Truxton Davis of 530 44th St., West Palm Beach, who was fishing from the Flagler Memorial Bridge near Palm Beach, jumped into his car and hurried to the accident scene, police said. Davis and officer John Con-klln dove in the water several times and pulled the woman out, but she was dead, officers said. After a wrecker pulled the demolished car out of the water, Martin's body was found on the back floorboards. It had not been known that there was a second person in the car, until it was removed from the water, police said. Officer Dennis Thompson was investigating. The deaths were the first to occur along the newly-improved section of Flagler Drive rounding the cove area. The scene of the fatality was on the curve, near the West Palm Beach Public Library. It was believed that the victims died of drowning, officers said. MPVirrptMHa) Spivey Mountain near Asheville to enjoy theheautyof the season's first heavy snow. Most of it was gone in the lower areas by afternoon and all main roads were reported clear. SNOW IN THE MOUNTAINS About four inches of snow covered the higher elevations of western North Carolina, Sunday morning. Miss Sue Ellen Gamble climbed Sons Arraigned To Kill Nixon more than 100 feet frotr where the trailer was demolished. Her son, who died of a crushed chest and internal Injuries, was about 15 feet from her. Dyess said that Donald Pa-tridge, West Palm Beach, an official of the American Red Cross in Palm Beach County, checked the scene early Sunday. Patrldge said an aerial tour of the Devil's Garden section showed debris had been strewn for about three miles in a northeasterly direction. Earlier, Saturday, the Rev. Continued on Page 2, Col. 2 its strike because the city and state refused to give In to pressures to dismantle the Ocean Hill experiment. He said the teachers' union demands the dismissal of seven principals and the district administrator without "due process." "A month ago the Issue was due process," Doar said, when "the union claimed the teachers wore being denied due process. Now they want us to fire seven principals and an administrator without due process. We can't." Lindsay started meeting early In the day with union and Board of Education leaders in the face of what sources described as a union rejection Saturday of Lindsay's latest offer. The offer, though neither side conceded that one was made, reportedly would have given the teachers' union the right to bring about the closing of any school where teacher safety was threatened. The strike, dating from Sept. 9, was sparked In one of the city's slums, the Ocean Hill-Brownsville section of Brooklyn, a beehive of crime and poverty where more than 125,000 live on family incomes that average $3,500 a year. An atiempt to see what would happen to the quality of education if such a neighborhood gained control of the operation of its schools has made It the focal point of the gravest educational crisis in the city's history. By Sunday, the vast majority of the 1.1 million Continued on Page 2, Col. 2 Obituaries P. 2 Sports P. 21-23 Theaters P. 31 Today's Activities P. 7 TV Clock P. 34 Weather Map, Table ... P. I P. 13-15 NEW YORK (AP) New York's superintendent of schools held out hope Sunday that city's slum-spawned teachers' strike may be settled and the 900-school system reopened Tuesday. Supt. Bernard E. Donovan said he was more optimistic about a settlement than he has been in a long time, but he declined to give details except to say, "We're all talking." He said he believed the union wanted to get back to work Tuesday and when the question of how to do it "Is decided, we will call in the Ocean H ill-Browns vll le people," referring to leaders of the experimental district where the issues that ignited the strike developed. Donovan's optimism was voiced amid continued efforts by Mayor John V. Lindsay to end the crisis now entering Its third month. The bitter dispute has brought on racial division and deprived more than a million children of normal schooling. Donovan said television appearances Sunday by several of the major figures in the dispute had interrupted the talks. A union spokesman confirmed that talks were held with Lindsay Saturday night and Sunday morning, and might resume. But he denied a settlement was imminent, and noted that no meetings of the union's negotiating committee or executive board were scheduled for Sunday or Monday. John Doar, president of the city Board of Education, accused the union of prolonging Winter A rrives Up North By United Press International A record breaking snowfall snarled travel across the Central Plains Sunday and a blustery November gale spread rain and snow along the Atlantic seaboard from the Caroli-nas to New England. Heavy-snow fell in the Central Rockies. Gale warnings were posted in the lower Great Lakes and in the Atlantic Ocean from North Carolina to Maine. Hazardous driving warnings were up in Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Illinois. Seven inches of snow, heaviest ever for early November, clogged streets and highways In central and western Iowa. The Iowa Highway Patrol urged Yriotori.sts to stay at home. At least one traffic death was blamed on snow-slick roads. Near Atlantic and Denison, Iowa, abandoned cars were found along snow choked highways, The Omaha, Neb., area measured five inches of snow and some other sections of eastern Nebraska reported six Inches. Travelers warnings were up in the passes of the Colorado and Wyoming Rockies. Eight Inches of new snow was reported at Mines Peak, Colo., accompanied by wind gusts up to 112 miles an hour, amid 22 degree cold. Travelers warnings also were posted in mountain areas of the Southeast, and in eastern New York. New York Slate Trio;ors found hunter Edward Van I.euven, 31, of Troy, who had been missing since Saturday in a wooded area of Warren County. Plumtrec, N.C., had five inches ot snow and other North Carolina mountain areas reported one to three inches. Wind gusts up to i) miles an hour battered Wrightsville Beach, N.C.. during the night. Heavy snow warnings were up in western Massachusetts and parts of New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont. Cloudy Partly cloudy through Tues-j day with mostly northerly winds up to lOm.p.h. Predicted low this morning at I'BIA 58, high this afternoon 80, low tonight 6"). Temperatures recorded for 24 hours ending at midnight Sunday at Palm Beach International Airport, high 73, low 63. Precipitation trace Barometer 29.91 Wind: High 14 m.p.h. Low 5 m.p.h. Prevailing Wind North Sunrise today 6:37 a.m.; Set 5:32 p.m. Moonrise today 10:32 p.m.; Set 12:22 p.m. INLET TIDES TODAY Highl2:29a.m.; 1:17 p.m. Low7:00a.m.; 7:42p.m. OCEAN TIDES TODAY Highll:12a.m.; 11:18p.m. Low5:18a.m.; 6:00p.m. Father, In Plot NEW YORK (AP)-An Immigrant from the Arab nation of Yemen and his two sons were held in $100,000 ball each Gunmen Miss Head Of State PESHAWAR. West Pakistan (UP1) Pakistani President Mohammad Ayub Khan escaped an apparent assassination attempt Sunday when a youth fired two pistol shots at a platform where he was sitting. But at least one person died and another was reported wounded at Nowshera, 80 miles north of Peshawar when police opened fire at a crowd of student demonstrators. Sunday in connection with an alleged plot to assassinate President-elect Richard M. Nixon. Ahmad Rageh Namer, 46, and his sons, Hussein, 20, and Abdo, 18, stood silent at their arraignment In Brooklyn Criminal Court on charges of conspiracy to assassinate Nixon, criminal solicitation, and possession of dangerous instruments and appliances. They were arrested Saturday night by the Secret Service and police, who burst into their tenement apartment in Brooklyn. Authorities said a carbine and a rifle, 24 rounds of ammunition and three long knives were seized. The officers had a search warrant they said was obtained after an unnamed informant told police the three men had tried to recruit him for the assassination plot because he was an expert marksman. The informant, said to be a 36-year-old man with an Arab name, Is In protective custody, police said. He reported that Just after the election the Namers offered him a large sum of money to help kill Nixon, although an exact amount wasn't mentioned. Nixon lives in New York and was due back from a Florida vacation today. , No motive for the assassination plot has been revealed, but Nixon like Democrat Hubert H. Humphrey has said that the United States is committed to preserve Israel and should maintain that na- Contlnued on Page 2, Col. 1 r PQS7 n ' ; f (',( Ai; y ( f - ) RIVIERA BEACH The Kwik Chek Supermarket. 3200 Broadway, was robbed of about $!MKI Sunday night by two or more men, at least one armed with a pistol, police said. Jack Leonard, an assistant manager, had Just closed the store, after 6 p.m., and was walking out Into the parking lot to get into his car when one of the robbers approached from the side of the building, according to Detective Sgt. Al Kuschel. The bandit, whose face was distorted by tape, pointed a gun at Leonard and ordered him to go back and open up the store, police reported. Leonard was marched into the store office and forced to open the steel safe. Then he was ordered to lie face down on the floor of the store, outside the office. He said he heard voices but could not tell how many robbers there were. Sgt. Kuschel said a hooded Continued on Page 2, Col. 6 ENEMY GUNNERS, retaliatinggainst B32 bombing strikes, shoot down two t'.S. helicopters Page 11 STRICTEST TRIAL SECURITY in American history is in effect tor the trial of James Earl Ray, accused of killing the Rev. Martin Luther King. Page 34 PRESIDENT-ELECT RICHARD NIXON ends his Key Biscayne vacation and will meet with President Johnson at the White House today , . .Page i (APWIr.fb.l.) elect Richard M. Nixon. With them is Detective Clifton King. Each of them was held in $100,000 bond. The Namers are natives of Yemen. Police said the father and Hussein are both U.S. citizens, and Abdo is a citizen of Yemen. Bridge Column Classified Ads Comics Crossword Puzzle . ...P. 30 .P. 3M9 . . . P. 30 ...P. 30 Editorials, Columnists . P. S Horoscope P. 30 Women's News ARRAIGNED IN ALLEGED PLOT Ahmed Rageh Namer, 46, right, an Arab, and two of his sons, Hussein, 20, left, and Abdo Ahmed, 18, second from left, are shown at Brooklyn Criminal Court, Sunday, where they were arraigned on charges of conspiracy to assassinate President

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