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Wednesday, November 13, 1968
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The Palm Beach Post Complete Stock Market Pages 27-28-29 SERVING THE HUB OF FLORIDA'S FABULOUS GROWTH AREA VOL. LX. NO. 197 WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1968 52 PAGES-: -PRICE TEN CENTS Near-Hurricane 1 Clifford: U.S. Should THUMBNAIL EDITORIAL Four years from now, we may be counting absentee ballots from the moon. Storm Kills 19 Ignore Thieu Walkout At least 19 deaths resulted from the storm, which also tion. The Guard used special high axle trucks to haul those Go Right To Hanoi, He Says , , NEW YORK (UPI) A storm of near-hurricane de- structiveness lashed the East Coast and the country's interior as far west as Tennessee Tuesday, sending the death toll mounting in six states and driving hundreds from their homes along the Atlantic Coast ahead of flooding ocean waters driven by gale force winds. V ... . '-,- 4v STORM-LASHED BARGE While one crew- man hangs on as storm lashes oil barge off Reho- beth Beach, Del., Tuesday, another crewman washed overboard, during attack by high waves, struggles in water. The second man later was picked up by a helicopter. NA TO Needs Men, Commander Claims rescued out over flooded high ways. A fisherman drowned and another was missing and presumed dead off Morehead City, N.C., traffic accidents on rain-slick streets and expressways killed two persons in Pennsylvania, two in New York and one each in New Jersey and Rhode Island. Three died of heart attacks in Pennsylvania while clearing away snow and an elderly man froze to death in Greenviile, S.C. In Bloominburg, N.Y.,- a family of seven burned to death trying to heat a summer bungalow during a snowy night. The New Jersey flooding In Monmouth County followed breakthoughs in several ocean retaining walls along the coast at Island Beach and Mantlook-Ing and the retaining wall at Fort Monmouth broke up. Many roads were closed and railroad service curtailed to the Jersey coast. The center of the storm, which packed ice, snow and gales of up to 73 miles per hour, roared across New Jersey headed for Maine where it was expected to arrive by morning. For New England, already blanketed in winter white, It was the third major storm In five days. Winds of 50 and 60 miles an hour lashed the Connecticut and Massachusetts coasts and hurricane barriers were closed in some ports. Scores of small craft were grounded or sunk and many ferry services were suspended. Even Lake Erie, Ontario .and Huron were effected and warnings were issued the Western shores of Erie could expect a rise of water six feet above the lake's normal level by Wednesday morning. Parts of lower Manhattan were under two feet of water as a result of six-foot tides and flooded sewers. The weather man could only warn that the worst was yet to come. Tides running six feet above normal preceded the storm up the coast and sections of New Jersey, Long Island and Connecticut already were flooded. A cold front following the storm would "freeze everything tight," a bureau official said. Coast Guard helicopters plucked 13 crewmen from the trawler Capreague 40 miles south of Cape Hatteras in 30-foot seas, leaving master Arnold Ripley and three of his crew aboard according to their wishes. Rescue authorities worried for two hours about 500 passengers trapped on three Staten Island ferries when high tides in white-capped New York Harbor kept them from their berths. The ferry passengers were put ashore when low tide made docking possible. Ferry service to Governors Island and Liberty Island also was out for a while. Nearly 100 homes on Staten Island were flooded, forcing evacuation. The Weather Bureau said Long Island beaches were being seriously eroded by the storm. The sands of Rehoboth Beach, one of Delaware's most popular resorts, were blackened by oil spreading along the coast from a 240-foot barge which ran aground in high seas with one million gallons of oil aboard. Two crewmen were rescued by the Coast Guard when the barge appeared to be breaking up. BRUSSELS (UPI)-U.S. Gen Lyman L. Lemnitzer warned Tuesday the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia has changed the balance of power In Central Europe and the Western alliance needs more men and weapons to counter increasing Russian militancy in and around the Continent. Slatt Photo Bv Ursula Swmann THE WIND BLOWETH - The beach was no place for a bathing suit Tuesday as four-year-old Rennee Rode of 61 Gondola Ave., suburban West Palm Beach, can testify. Bundled up in a heavy shirt, jacket and levis Rennee went for a walk along the oceanfront in spite of the chilling wind and the near-record low temperature. The boots? Everyone knows that boots are for walking. Communists Boast: Imperialists Afraid -4 Sen. Henry M. Jackson, D-Wash., a member of the U.S. delegation, said earlier the Russians appear to be Increasing their naval strength in the Indian Ocean and Norwegian Sea In addition to the Mediterranean. Lemnitzer told the 200 parliamentarians from the NATO member nations the West will be Inviting attack If it becomes militarily weaker. He said his demands would cost money but added "the expenditure is minimal In comparison to the cost of war" and should be considered as expenditure for an insurance policy. Lemnitzer spoke to the assembly just two days before NATO defense, foreign and treasury ministers examine actions required as a result of the Soviet invasion and occupation of Czechoslovakia. Secretary of State Dean Rusk, who left Washington early Tuesday, also has scheduled bilateral meetings with other ministers Including British Foreign Secretary Michael Stewart and West German Foreign Minister Willy Brandt. In his speech, Lemnitzer said the Czechoslovakian invasion had proved Soviet forces are well-equipped, trained and ready. He said the West could not count on any tactical warning of Soviet aggression and would invite attack If it did not strengthen Its forces. Lemnitzer said top priority must be given to the "M-Day troops" the forces which would take the Initial shock of any Soviet attack In Europe. If they were overwhelmed, the West would have no time to mobilize Its conventional military reserves, he said. Lemnitzer also asked that a minimum of 18 months military service be required of all NATO nations. "Anything less Is militarily unsound," he said, as it does not enable troops to be trained efficiently In the use of modern sophisticated weaponry. snarled air and land traffic and closed bridges and schools. In New Jersey, National Guard troops evacuated hundreds of Atlantic seaboard residents where the ocean swept inland over Monmouth County. There were no reports of casualties during the evacua- Beach and adjacent coast towns. But inland, in the Glades, the cold air was expected to drop dangerously close to frost, in the range of 37 to 40 degrees. "A good brisk wind is holding off most frost danger," he said, "but in colder pockets Inland there's a marginal danger of freezing." The weather prediction was a threat to vegetable farmers where an already slim harvest is reaching its peak. Market prices quoted at wholesale terminals are substantially higher this year. A freeze could drive them higher. The weatherman says to cheer up, however. No other cold fronts are Indicated and a warming trend is to set in Thursday bringing the mercury up and the bikinis out on the beaches by the weekend. Low readings of 27 to 32 were forecast in the northern counties, with heavy frost expected in the Suwannee-Gains-ville district. Temperatures in much of central Florida should range from 28 to 38, with 33 to 38 in the Ridge, Bartow, Klssimmee Valley and west coast districts. Vehicle Inspection Deadline Postponed TALLAHASSEE (UPI) The Florida Highway Patrol Tuesday moved its deadline for enforcement of the motor vehicle Inspection law back to Dec. 1. The deadline earlier had been set for Friday but Patrol Director H. N. Kirkman said Hillsborough and Duval Counties, which were slow in getting their stations open, have a big backlog of vehicles which cannot be Inspected In so short a time. Kirkman urged the two counties to keep their Inspection stations open six days a week for long hours If necessary to get the vehicles inspected before troopers being handed out 48-hour warnings Dec. 1. J i I a Area Shivers As Mercury Dips WASHINGTON (UPI) -Defense Secretary Clark M. Clifford said Tuesday the United States should negotiate alone with North Vietnam in Paris if South Vietnam refuses to attend the talks. In terms blunter than the Administration normally uses, Clifford told a news conference the Saigon government backed out of the Paris talks "at the last minute." "I do not believe that you can work along with your partner up to the very last Instant, with the understanding full and complete as to what the arrangement Is, and then suddenly have Saigon change its mind and decide not to go ahead," he declared. He said the Saigon regime backed out "in the last out of the ninth Inning." At another point he used the phrase "after ail that we have done in that country." Clifford said President Johnson Intends to keep trying to bring Saigon into the talks but added: "At the same time, if they choose not to, I believe the President has the constitutional responsibility of proceeding with the talks." He did not spell out what role the National Liberation Front, the Communist's political arm In the south, might play. He said such talks, conducted in the absence of Saigon, would be on "military" matters and would not seek a "political settlement." The latter, he said, "is up to South Vietnam and Hanoi." But he said the United States and Hanoi could discuss questions such as reducing the level of combat, reducing casualties and could "begin to work out programs that would call for the withdrawal, both of North Vietnamese forces and of American forces." He said the United States would prefer to have Saigon Included, and that he thought President Johnson will continue to try to arrange this "until he reaches the conclusion as to whether he Is going to go with them or whether lie shall go without them." He gave no time limit for this decision. Clifford said North Vietnamese use of the demilitarized zone to shell U.S. troops violated "understandings" already reached at Paris. He said the United States will "watch it carefully" to see If it proves to be an isolated instance or a "pattern." He said the same goes for shelling of South Vietnamese cities. Clifford said the United States worked for five and one half months to reach the understandings which resulted in President Johnson halting the bombing of North Vietnam Nov. 1. In the early hours of Tuesday, October 29, he said, the understanding appeared to be complete. He said President Johnson planned to go on television that Tuesday night and announce he was stopping the bombing that night and that "he was going to meet" with the Communists and the Saigon regime In Paris Saturday Nov. 2. The Defense Department later said Clifford did not mean Johnson planned to goto Paris himself. But before the announcement could be made, Clifford said, word came that South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thleu was havlngsecond thoughts. ,v. ..:..::: People Speak 6 Sports 23-25 Stocks 27-29 Theaters 31 Today's Activities 37 TV Clock 20 Heather Map, Table 33 Women's News 13-13 Top Aide Selected By Nixon ' NEW YORK (AP) -President-elect Richard M. Nixon announced Tuesday he intends to appoint Bryce N. Harlow, a White House aide in the Elsenhower administration, as a special assistant to the president. Nixon made the announcement of the first major appointment of his administration through a press aide as he settled into his Fifth Avenue apartment in storm swept New -York City, turning his attention to the nuts and bolts of the transfer of power. Harlow, 52, of Arlington, Va., was a deputy assistant to President Dwight D. Eisenhower and was a key Nixon aide during the 1968 campaign. Ron Zeigler, the aide, said Harlow will concern himself with "management of legislation and congressional affairs for President Nixon." Harlow told newsmen at a briefing there will be a group of spcial assistants to the president in the new administration, but no single No. 1 man such as Sherman Adams when Eisenhower was president. "I am quite optimistic, quite optimistic and sincerely so," Harlow said, "about working with the new congress even though It will be controlled by the Democrats. He said he did not anticipate any more difficulty working with the Democrats than President Eisenhower had. "You present, as best you can, programs that are as acceptable as possible, regardless of the accident of one party being in control or the other," he said. Harlow said he hoped to meet with GOP congressional leaders early In December. The president-elect has said he also intends to confer with them. American Infantrymen surrounded a village near Saigon, killed six Viet Cong who attempted to escape and rounded up 153 Communist suspects, military spokesmen said. The spokesmen said 10 companies of troops from the U.S. 9th Infantry Division's 3rd Brigade moved in aboard helicopters, boats and trucks Monday to cordon off the hamlet near Cal Lay, 40 miles southwest of Saigon. They said no U.S. casualties were reported in the scattered firelights that broke out as GI's made a house-to-house search of the village. U.S. armored cavalrymen killed 38 North Vietnamese soldiers 60 miles north of Saigon near the Cambodian border after a Communist base camp was spotted by a plane near a rubber tree grove. One American was killed In the Lemnitzer, supreme allied commander In Europe, sounded his warning before the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Parliamentary Assembly even as Moscow made clear it intends to become a dominant naval power in the strategic Mediterranean where the U.S. 6th Fleet has held sway for years. Addressing the fifth congress of the Polish Communist party, Brezhnev also called again for an International Communist conference in the cause of unity. The Russian leader restated the new Kremlin doctrine of limited sovereignty of Communist nations laid down after the August invasion of Czechoslovakia by five of its Warsaw Pact allies. He defended that Invasion, attacked Mao Tse-tung as a revisionist and praised the Polish Communist party and its leader, Wladyslaw Gomul-ka, for fidelity. The congress hall was closed to Western correspondents. Highlights of Breznev's speech were issued by the official Polish press agency PAP. Climbers Buried MEXICO CITY (AP) - An avalanche of snow and rocks roaring down the slopes of the dormant Popocatepetl volcano buried at least six mountain climbers Tuesday, authorities at Amecameca village reported. Prior to the bombing halt the Strategic Air Command B52s concentrated on targets Inside South Vietnam and In the southernmost sector of North Vietnam. Since then, however, they have been used In efforts to make Communist Infiltration routes through Laos Impassable. Sources said they have been causing earthslldes and craterlng the jungle trails which will take weeks to repair. The U.S. command reported the loss of the first American Jet fighter-bomber to Communist gunners in the South since the bombing halt. A Marine A4 Skyhawk was downed by groundflre Monday 16 miles south-west of Dong Ha in northernmost Quant Trl Province and Its pilot killed, the spokesman said. WARSAW, Poland (AP) Leonid I. Brezhnev, secretary-general of the Soviet Communist party, boasted Tuesday that Communist might is so great "Imperialists" are afraid of a military defeat In a direct clash. Jewel Thieves Get 'Fortune' ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) Thieves looted three Atlanta jewelry company vaults of a fortune In diamonds, watches and cash early Tuesday, police said. No official estimate of the loss was available, but Atlanta detectives said the stolen diamonds alone might be valued in excess of $100,000. "It may be the largest theft ever In Atlanta," one detective commented. Police said the theft occurred at the Ben Hyman Co., Inc., on West Peachtree Street. The thieves put the burglary alarm system out of commission before beginning their operation, police said, battle, the U.S. command said. In Saigon, Informed American sources said the B52s, most deadly bombers In the U.S. arsenal, have pounded Laotian sections of the so-called Ho Chi Mlnh trail daily since Nov. 2. They said the bombing was a sustained effort to make the trail Impassable for Communist troops and supplies when the monsoon season ends at the end of the month. As many as 400 planes have been flying dally bombing runs inside Laos since the bombing halt became effective Nov. 1, the sources said. The raids are aimed at bridges, crossroads and other "choke points" which must be kept open If Red supplies are to move southward without passing through the Demilitarized Zone. The Palm Beaches shivered under a record low temperature for the date during the night. The predicted low of 44 would be by far the lowest temperature for Nov. 13 in the 31) years records which have been kept here. The previous low for the date was 52, which was tied at 9 p.m. Tuesday night. The early Tuesday morning low reading of 52 also equaled the lowest temperatures recorded on a Nov. 12. Twice, once in 1942 and again in 1963, the thermometer dipped to 52 on that date. Gene Hulcherson, meteorologist at Palm Beach International Airport, said the readings were running a good 10 degrees lower than the previous night, at near midnight Tuesday. Hutcherson expected temperatures to slide to 44 or lower in city areas of West Palm Fai lr Fair today, not so cold tonight. Increasing cloudiness and warmer Thursday. Small craft warnings still in effect this morning. Northwest winds 15 to 25 m.p.h. decreasing and becoming northeasterly today. Predicted low this morning at PB1A 44, high this afternoon 70, low tonight 55. Temperatures recorded for 24 hours ending at midnight Tuesday at Palm Beach International Airport, high 63, low 52. Humidity 66 Barometer 30.07 Wind: High 23 Low 10 Prevailing Wind NW Sunrise today 6:38 a.m.; Set 5:31p.m. Moonrise today p.m.; Set 1:30 p.m. INLET TIDES TODAY High 2:29 a.m.; 3:11p.m. Low 8:54 a.m.; 9:42 p.m. OCEAN TIDES TODAY High 12:54a.m.; 1:36p.m. Low7:12a.m.; 8:00p.m. Bombs Rattle Saigon Windows; Laos Frontier Raids Continue III POST M A PROPOSED ORDINANCE to give the city limited control over area buses was passed on first reading without verbal protests by the attorney of the Transit Co. ol the Palm Beaches Page 8. THREE APOLLO 8 ASTRONAUTS will spend Christmas orbiting the moon, shaving three months off the lunar landing schedule Page 37 SAIGON (UPI) Buildings shook and windows rattled In Saigon early Wednesday when U.S. B52 Stratofortresses dropped hundreds of tons of bombs on Communist targets just 25 miles southeast of the capital. Other U.S. B52 bombers struck at Communist Infiltration routes along the Laotian frontier Tuesday for the 11th consecutive day since the bombing halt over North Vietnam, Informed U.S. sources said. It was the first time In weeks that raids rattled windows in the capital. But military spokesman said the shaking was caused by "atmospheric conditions" rather than the nearness of the strikes, which hit along the border of Blen Hoa and Phuoc Tuy Provinces. In ground action, about 2,000 Bridge Column 36 Classified Ads 37-43 Comics 36 Crossword Puzzle 36 Editorials, Columnists .... i Horoscope 36 News Of Record 29 Obituaries 33

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