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The Palm Beach Post Stock Market Closed Veterans Dav SERVING THE HUB OF FLORIDA'S FABULOUS GROWTH AREA VOL. LX. NO. 196 WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1968 28 PAGES-:-PRICE TEN CENTS JoliBson Policies Backed By Nixon i in - ,-'S':r THUMBNAIL EDITORIAL President Johnson is-'sued a call for less noise. And suddenly the '68 campaign was over. IIIIMI . . H ' f r-f . Mt rtmm .M. I 1 17 K v.. VM ' f 1 h rt. BARN KAZEU Four prize bulls valued at was the second tornado to strike in Hendry Coun- $10(1,0110 were not injured .Monday when a toniado ty in less than 48 hours. Two persons were killed destroyed this barn at the Sugarland Ranch of and 15 injured in the first twister that ripped the United States Sugar Co. south of ( lew iston. It through the county Saturday afternoon. Hendry's Second Twister Destroys Cattle Barn (IPITHtpholol House Monday by President Johnson. The two had lunch, followed by a meeting. WHITE HOUSE WELCOME -President-elect Richard M. Nixon is greeted on his arrival at the White Endorses Vietnam Strategy WASHINGTON (UPI) President-elect Richard M. Nixon Monday generally endorsed the Johnson Administration's strategy for seeking peace in Vietnam and warned against expecting any drastic Foreign policy changes wnen he takes over the White House. With President Johnson standing by his side after a three and one-half hour White House briefing, Nixon also said he would support Administration policy during the next two months in the tense Middle East and toward improving relations with the Soviet Union. Nixon emphasized continuity of government during the transition period between this administration and the next, and expressed hope that cooperation between himself and President Johnson could bring "some significant progress towards peace" before the Jan. 20 inauguration. This transition period, Nixon said, is different from ones In the past because "this nation at this time In its foreign policy has several matters Vietnam of course at the top of the list which cannot wait decision and cannot afford a gap of two months in which no action occurs. "If however, the action is to occur, if progress is to be made on matters like Vietnam, the current possible crisis in Middle East, relations between the United States and the Soviet Union with regard to certain outstanding matters if progress is to be made in any of these fields, it can be only made if the parties on the other side realize that the current administration is setting forth policies that will be carried forward by the next administration." Nixon said that during the meeting with Johnson and his top advisers, "I gave assurance in each Instance to the secretary of state and, of course, to the President, that they could speak not just for this Administration but for the nation, and that meant the next administration as well." Nixon said he thought his talks with the President were "helpful . . . from the standpoint of seeing to it that In these next 60 days this very critical period rather than having the lapse of the lame duck presidency in effect, we might have very significant action and progress towards peace." Americans Delay Talks, Hanoi Diplomat Charges J N iff.' w Q ' .. i I-.- 1 W if ,. f ! r , S 1 tional Liberation Front and the United States," Thuy said. Thuy said the United States had turned down this proposal. Thuy spoke on a stage in front of an eight-foot painting of North Vietnamese President Ho Chi Minh superimposed on a giant red and blue Viet Cong flag. He was kissed by Mrs. Nguyen Thi Binh, the head of the NLF delegation in Paris. South Vietnam has refused to take part in the Paris talks on grounds that the agreement between the United States and North Vietnam would give equal status to the NLF. American and South Vietnamese diplomats met Monday but apparently failed to settle differences over ground rules for the expanded talks. Philip C. Habib, a deputy-assistant secretary of state for PARIS (UPI ) North Vietnam's chief diplomat in Paris, Xuan Thuy, said Monday night the United States should negotiate alone with Hanoi and the Viet Cong's National Liberation front (NLF) If South Vietnam refuses to attend a four-way peace conference. Speaking before a cheering Vietnamese audience at a meeting of the "Friends of Vietnam" in a Latin Quarter Auditorium, Thuy accused the United States of reneging on an agreement with North Vietnam to begin four-way talks. He charged the United States with "advancing as a pretext the absence of the representatives of the Saigon administration" for the cancellation of last Wednesday's scheduled opening of the talks. "Representatives of the government of the Democratic Republic of (North) Vietnam proposed that if representatives of the Saigon administration could not yet come to Paris, the conference should be held with the three parties comprising the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, the Na By IZ NACHMAN (ludcs Bureau Chief CLKW1STON The second tornado to strike in Hendry County in less than 48 hours ripped through the U.S. Suur Co.'s SuHurland Ranch, about three-quarters of a mile west of Highway 27, and destroyed a barn in which there were four prize bulls estimated to be valued at $100,()H) by Sidney I.. Crochet, vice-president in charge of the cattle operation. The twister was also reported to have dipped down in a hammock about six miles west of the ranch and then crossed the highway to uproot several trees at the sugar company's research station. That station is located just east of Clewiston High School where classes were not In session in observance of Veterans Dav. Police Chief Wendell Whaley and Deputy Sheriff Calvin Swindle said there were no reports ol injuries, nor was there any disruption to electric power or telephone service. Three of the ranch employes, Henry (j. Young, 2(i, a herdsman; Iiillie liowden, 24, a ranch helper, and Joseph C. Quentyne, 41, a foreman heard the approach of the storm and dashed into the saddle room where they huddled on the floor as the roof and metal siding from the barn was ripped away. Quentyne said he was riding a horse toward the barn where the two grand champion Brahma bulls and the two reserve grand champion animals were in their stalls, when he observed the black cloud west of the barn area. The foreman leaped from his horse and sounded the alarm. Young and Bowden dismounted and the trio dashed into the concrete-constructed saddle room. Just south of the barn that was almost a total loss, a similar structure received only minor damage, Crochet said. Approximately 1,000 head of cattle and a number of horses were in the area that was lashed by the twister. "rochet said there was some slight injury to the animals, none serious enough to cause the cattle or horses to be destroyed. Dr. Mike Milicevic, veterinarian in charge of the herd, checked all of the animals reported injured. Crochet said the grand Continued On Page 2, Col. 6 They were, from second on left, Henry G. Young, 26, a herdsman; Billy Bowden, 24, ranch helper, and Joseph C. Quentyne, 44, foreman. At left is Sidney L. Crochet, vice president in charge of cattle operations for the huge ranch. ESCAPED INJURY Three employes of the Sugarland Ranch of the I nked States Sugar Co. south of Clewiston heard the approach of a toniado Monday and huddled on the floor of a barn as the wind tore away the roof and metal siding. ; -; Stalt Photot by Iz Nachman by sending Negroes to formerly all-white schools. As the crowd of 150 sang and chanted, 20 youths marched into the two-story courthousethe only county building open on Veterans Day. Ca-hoon and three highway patrolmen, all wearing gas masks, followed them in. When the students marched Into an open room, Cahoon and the highway patrolmen threw smoke grenades In and slammed the doorshut. After 17-year-old Mamie Harris leaped from the window and was taken away In an ambulance, the door was reopened and the coughing youths rejoined the larger body. Indications the cay was linked to the murder of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in Los Angeles last June but acting Brooklyn District Attorney Elliott Golden said nothing was being overlooked. Golden's staff worked on Its presentation to the K. Ings County Grand Jury which Is scheduled to hear testimony from a man who claims the suspects approached him to Join their conspiracy. The three were charged with conspiracy In the first degree to commit murder, for which they face 15 years Imprisonment each If convicted; criminal solicitation in the first degree, involving importuning commission of murder, for which they face seven years in prison; and Illegal possession of weapons, for which they face up to a year In prison. Smoke Grenades Hurled A t Negro Demonstrators Russian Space Ship Heads Toward Moon them high school students, said they would return to the two-story courthouse Tuesday morning. Sheriff Charlie Ca-hoon said more highway patrolmen were being brought in to join a dozen who rushed into this town of 400 during Monday's demonstration. The 150 Negroes arrived at the courthouse late in the afternoon for a demonstration aimed, they said, at a Hyde County Welfare Department decision to cut payments to families participating in a black boycott of schools. The school boycott began several weeks ago when Negroes demanded that integration be achieved by sending whites to Negro schools as well as Asian and Pacific affairs, conferred with Pham Dang Lam, South Vietnam's chief diplomat here, at Lam's residence. Saigon diplomatic sources said there was no indication following the meeting that South Vietnam had softened its opposition to any Paris conference that would include representation by the National Liberation Front (NLF) as a separate entity. The NLF Is the political arm of the Viet Cong. Saigon's position was reiterated in Canberra Monday by Tran Kim Phuong, the South Vietnamese ambassador to Australia. "We do not object to the broadened talks In Paris," Phuong said. "But we will never accept the NLF. This is our position and we would like to make it very, very clear." Leading Soviet space experts said recently they would have to learn more about handling the 25,000-mlle-an-hour lunar return speed or "second cosmic speed" before they would consider manned moon flights. Zond 5 was the first vehicle to achieve reentry and land safely at this speed. After the successful flight of Soyuz 3, which carried cosmonaut (Jeorgy Beregovol on a four-day space flight last month, the Soviets again said manned flights around the moon were not In their Immediate plans. They said Soyuz 3 was not designed for lunar journeys. Cold Fair and cold today and tonight. Not so cold Wednesday. Small craft warnings are In effect. Northwesterly winds 15 to 25 mph, gradually diminishing tonight. Predicted low this morning at PBIA 48, high this afternoon 70, low tonight 44. Temperatures recorded for 24 hours ending at midnight Monday at Palm Beach International Airport, high 82, low 58. Precipitation .25 Humidity 73 Barometer 29.90 Wind: High 31; Low Calm Prevailing Wind West Sunrise today 6:37 a.m. ; Set 5:31 p.m. Moon rise today 11 : 33 p. m. ; Set 12:58 p.m. INLET TIDES TODAY High 1:23 a.m. 2:11p.m. Low 7:54 a.m. 8:42 p.m. OCEAN TDD ES TODAY High a.m. 12:36 p.m. Low 6:12 a.m. 7:00 p.m. Assassination Plot Informant To Testify SWAN QUARTER, N. C. (UPli About 20 chanting Negro students inarched into a room of the Hyde County Courthouse Monday to protest a cut In welfare payments and police hurled smoke grenades inside and slammed the door shut. A 17-year-old girl leaped from a window of the second floor room before police reopened the door and allowed the high school students to rejoin a crowd of 130 other Negro students screaming and chanting In front of the building. Five persons were arrested before the demonstration broke up after dark. The protestors, most of People Speak 6 Sports 13-18 Theaters 19 Today's Activities 5 TV Clock 20' Weather Map, Table 11 Women's News 8-10 MOSCOW (UPI)-The Soviet Union Monday reported its unmanned lunar ship Zond 6 on course toward the moon to explore "the route of the flight and near-lunar space." The space ship was on the trail blazed by Zond 5, which made an historic flight around the moon and returned to earth with a payload of lunar photographs and other scientific data in September. The Soviet news agency Tass said Zond 6 was launched from a parking orbit around earth on Sunday and placed "on the pre set flight trajectory-" As usual, the Soviets did not disclose the specific experiments to be carried out by Zond 6. Western experts said It was unlikely that Zond 6 would be a precise repetition of Zond 5. Sir Bernard Lovell, director of the British Jodrell Bank Observatory, said "the Russians may not be entirely satisfied with the recovery of Zond 5 and wish to repeat that as part of the exercise of Zond 6." He also raised the possibility that Zond 6 may perform a "control exercise in the lunar vicinity, such as going Into orbit before returning to earth." A spokesman for the Jodrell Bank Observatory said they have trained their 250-foot diameter radio telescope, one of the world's largest, on the latest Soviet moon shot. He said it was expected Zond 6 would reach the vicinity of the moon Thursday morning. Tass said Zond 6 was hurling "along a trajectory close to the calculated one" with all Inflight Instruments and telemetry systems functioning normally. It said Soviet scientists were maintaining stable radio communications with the spaceship "to test the systems and units on board." post - i l A ' - M I ELEVEN DETROIT YOUTHS, including two girls, were arrested on charges of conspiring to bomb downtown areas. Police claim the alleged conspiracy was an "anti-establishment" plot .Page 4 JAMES EARL RAY had planned a last minute switch in lawyers, hoping lor a delay in his trial which begins today, close sources said. Look magazine quotes Ray as admitting that he "unknowingly" had a role in a conspiracy to murder the Rev. Martin Luther King Page 5 THE STATE LEGISLATURE, strengthened by the new Constitution, meets today to organize Page 7 NEW YORK (UPI)-A mystery Informant will be the star witness Tuesday when a Brooklyn grand jury begins an Investigation of an alleged conspiracy by three Yemeni immigrants to assassinate President-elect Richard M. Nixon. The police department and the Port Authority police ordered "total security" for Nixon on his arrival here Monday from Key Biscay ne, Fla., via Washington where he conferred with President Johnson. The Secret Service also was reported taking additional precautions since the plot sus-oects were arrested in Brooklyn Saturday. The federal government signified its Interest In the case Monday by ordering U.S. attorneys to confer with Brooklyn police authorities. No one would say whether there were V 22 .23-27 .....tl . w Bridge Column . . Classified Ads . . . Comics Crossword Puzzle Editorials, Columnists . Horoscope Obituaries ." Staff Photo By Ursula Sfmann OUR FLAG The red, white and blue silk starred banner snaps smartly to attention against a brilliant, marine blue sky as Eugene Hunt, night watchman at the Palm Beach County Court House, raises it in memory of veterans of all wars on Veterans Day Monday.

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