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The Palm Beach Post Complete Stock Market SERVING THE HUB OF FLORIDA'S FABULOUS GROWTH AREA VOL. LX. NO. 198 WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1968 72 PAGES-: PRICE TEN CENTS Hanoi Calls On U.S. To Talk Without Saigon THUMBNAIL EDITORIAL How soon they forget! Already people are asking: 'Hubert who? Vietnam would agree to send a delegation if Thieu was given an American pledge that Saigon: Had the right to speak for South Vietnam. Was conceded a veto on any arrangements made at eventual talks. And could walk out on the conference if it was dissatisfied with the course ot ous about this." Thieu has announced he will boycott four-party talks unless two conditions are met: That Saigon head the allied delegation, relegating the United Stales to a subsidiary role. That the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong merge their delegations, thus effacing the self-proclaimed independent status of the front. Hanoi would headthe Communist side,. "President Thieu suggested PARIS (AP) - The Vict Cong challenged the United Slates Wednesday to resume peace talks without South Vietnam as diplomats met over the tangle of Washington-Saigon relations. "If Saigon does not send a delegation then the three parties The National Liberation Fr o n t N L F N or I h Vietnam and the United States must meet without delay to find a solution on the basis of the program, put forward by the NLF," said Duong Dinh Thao. get Saigon's participation. They said they expected a South Vietnamese delegation eventually, but set no deadline. Against this background of conflicting U.S. -South Vietnamese peacemaking views, Pham Dang Lam, chief of Saigon's observer mission at the talks, conferred for 40 minutes with the U.S. delegation chief, Ambassador W. Averell Ilarriman. Lam said: "Our position has not changed. We are very seri No. 2 man in the Viet Cong delegation. There was no indication, however, that the United States was ready immediately to carry out Secretary of Defense Clark M. Clifford's threat Tuesday that the Americans would go It alone if President Nguyen Van Thieu of South Vietnam persisted in his boycott of the conference. U.S. officials emphasized that the United Slates still expected a four-party peace conference and was working to a two-sided meeting," Lam said, "and we are awaiting the reply of the interested parties." Two Interested parties Hanoi and the NLF have already rejected Thieu's demands. The third, the United States, is having top-level discussions with the South Vietnamese government in Saigon. Though U.S. sources here would not comment on the subsance of these Saigon talks, some allied diplomats were suggesting that South AmericanCava s5 i J -ft ;4 ft I litis e fl J i I toBS Med Drive ' J B . :.. . .,.. Second Assistant Named By Nixon t n v f completed, the total spent from bond funds will be $2,491,000 plus $2,117,000 or a total expended in this area of $2,237,000 more than designated in the original bond ; . ' : .. -i. ;.i I - " thampton families at Montauk, island, reached 85 Beach, N. Y., forcing 100 to flee their homes. Winds located at the tip of the were reported to have m.p.h. STORM SCENE - This seaside house is shaken to its spindly foundation after high winds and huge tides plastered the southern half of the Long Island community of Wes- New School Pledged For Gardens Area V- .A s v ,. A. H. R.HALDEMAN Abuses In DMZ Charged SAIGON (UPI) Swarms of North Vietnamese troops charging behind a mortar barrage attacked U.S. Air cavalrymen near the Cambodian border shortly after midnight Wednesday. The Americans beat off the assault and killed at least 120 Red soldiers, military spokesmen said. In Saigon, the U.S. Command announced North Vietnamese troops used the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on five occasions this week to shuttle troops, move vehicles and fire at American spotter planes. When President Johnson halted bombing of North Vietnam Nov. 1, he said he expected the Communists to end "abuses" of the zone which divides North and South Vietnam, and halt shelling attacks on South Vietnamese cities. Military spokesmen said about 2,500 North Vietnamese soldiers attacked the U.S. base camp known as "Zone Dot" about 70 miles northwest of Saigon and less than two miles from Cambodia. They said the Reds charged U.S. 1st Air Cavalry Division troops behind a hail of mortar fire. It was the first major test for the air cavalrymen since they moved into the border region two weeks ago on the heels of reports the Communists were building up for a new assault on Saigon. UPI correspondent Perry-Young reported from the division headquarters at Phuoc Vinh that the Communists broke off the assault about 6: 30 a.m. Thursday. There was no report of U.S. casualties as scattered fighting continued around the camp. About 500 air cavalrymen were based at the landing zone, which adjoins a South Vietnamese camp site that is defended by about 400 government troops. Apollo Flight's Crew Selected The additional money came Continued on Page 2, Col. 3 Record Area Chill Due To End Today 3 Plead Innocent Of Plot NEW YORK (AP) A father and his two sons, immigrants from the Arab nation of Yemen, pleaded innocent Wednesday to charged of conspiring to assassinate President-elect Richard M. Nixon. Justice John R. Starkey of Brooklyn Supreme Court reduced their bail from $100,00 to $25,00 each. In New York, the Supreme Court is a trial court. The defendants did not immediately post the lower bail. Ahmed Rageh Namer, 43, and his sons, Hussein, 20, and Abdo, 19, had been indicted earlier Wednesday on four counts conspiracy to kill Nixon, criminal solicitation of an unidentified person to commit the crime, possession of two rifles and possession of two switchblade knives. Although all three defendants are said to speak fairh good English, Ihey entered their pleas through an interpreter. Starkey rejected pleas by Asst. Dist. Atty. Harold Ro-senbaum that the $100,000 ball be continued because police are investigating "many other aspects of this case," Defense attorney Joseph Io-vine did not lower bail on the grounds that the defendants had no criminal records, had roots in New York, and were presumed innocent. The elder Namer came to the United States from Yemen about 1.'! years ago and is a naturalized citizen. lie and his two sons work in New York's garment district as shipping clerks and live in a Brooklyn apartment. Police raided the apartment Saturday night, acting on a telephoned tip from an unidentified informer who they said told them the trio had offered him money to be the trigger-man in the assassination plot. The elder Namer and Abdo were arrested in the apartment, where the police said they confiscated the guns, Knives and 24 rounds of ammunition. Hussein, who was said to have fled down a fire escape, was arrsted five hours later outside the building. l .S. Accused IK Cambodia UNITED NATIONS, N Y. (AP) Cambodia has charged lhat U.S. armed forces "violate Cambodian territory almost daily" and "slaughter Cambodia's civilian population" though the country "is not involved militarily in the Vietnam war." Cambodian Ambassador lluot Samabath made the charge in a note to Secretary-General U Thant. He asked Than! to draw U.S. attention "to the necessity ... of ordering its armed forces to respect the present frontiers of Cambodia . . . and to put an end to the slaughter." He also asked Than! to circulate the note to all U.N. members. Fai lr Mostly fair today and Friday with slowly rising temperatures. Winds northeasterly 8 to 18 m.p.h. today becoming easterly Friday. Predicted low this morning at PBIA 45, high this afternoon 75, low tonight 55. Temperatures recorded for 24 hours ending at midnight Wednesday at Palm Beach International Airport, high 59, low 41. Humidity 56 Barometer 30.19 Wind: High 17 Low 6 Prevailing Wind NW Sunrise today 6:39 a.m.; Set 5:31 p.m. Moonrise today 12:34 a.m.; Set 1:59 p.m. INLET TIDES TODAY High 3:35a.m.; 4:05 p.m. Low 10:00a.m.; 10:36 p.m. OCEAN TIDES TODAY' High 2:00 a.m.; 2:30 p.m. Low 8:18a.m.; 8:54p.m. "We don't want specific people locked Into specific boxes," Haldeman told a briefing session at the Hotel Pierre, where the Nixon camp is working out the details of the transition of power Jan. 20. There won't be a press secretary or appointments secretary as such In the Nixon administration, he Isald. There was speculation, for example, that Herbert G. Klein, Nixon's communications chief during the campaign, would become an assistant to the president, with Ron Ziegler, the traveling press secretary In the campaign, serving as a special assistant doing the detail work with the press. Beneath the three or four assistants to the president, Haldeman said, there will be several special assistants assigned to specific areas of responsibility. The staff will be smaller than in other recent administrations, Haldeman said, and will certainly be one of the youngest. With this kind of organization, Haldeman Indicated In answer to questions, the president-elect will be a more activist president than Elsenhower, whom he served as vice president. "I think." he said, "he'll be very much in It from the beginning." The preliminary planning for the White House staff was done during the campaign, Haldeman said, and the details are still being worked out. The first assistant named, on Tuesday, was Bryce N. Harlow, 52, a White House aide In the Elsenhower administration. "We've spent a lot of time on a review of the White House staff," Haldeman said. "We've talked to a number of people who held the posts In past and present administrations and we feel there are a lot of ways we can Improve the White House staff structure." Nixon appeared for the first time since his return Monday to New York from Key Bis-cayne, Fla,, and Washington, when he strolled unannounced Vi blocks down Fifth Avenue from his apartment to the hotel. People Speak A6 Sports CM Stocks CM1 Theaters .....D5 Today's Activities D TV Clock C8 Weather Map, Table .... B10 Women's News Bl-3 Ivy NEW YORK (AP) - Richard M. Nixon made It clear Wednesday he plans a major shakeup of the traditional White House staff system. And a top aide Indicated the president-elect Intends to be a more "activist" president than Dwight D. Elsenhower. Nixon announced through a spokesman the appointment of a second assistant to the president H.R. "Bob" Haldeman, 42, a Los Angeles advertising executive, who will handle general administrative matters and the Nixon's daily schedule. Haldeman, a chief of staff for Nixon during the campaign, told newsmen there'll be only three or four Jobs comparable to his, all of them "generallsts" Involved In general planning rather than details. descend as close as 50,000 feet of the moon's surface without touching down. The next flight after Apollo 10 could be the historic mission in which two Apollo astronauts land on the moon and collect soil samples before coming home. 25 Killed By Storm BOSTON (UPI) A weakened mid-autumn storm moved northeastward through Maine Into Canada Wednesday, leaving at least 25 persons dead In eight states. At Its height Tuesday, the nor'easter sent above-normal tides smashing Into the coast-tine on winds that approached hurricane Intensity. Two feet of snow was dumped in some inland sections. The U.S. Weather Bureau said the center of the storm was moving at about 20 knots and probably would be In Nova Scotia by today. Montreal, Canada's biggest city, was brought to Its knees Wednesday by a blizzard. from changes made In other sections of the bond program and from state construction funds. Stout said that the various schools built under the bond The lessening of wind velocity increased the frost probability, the meteorologist said. Winds, in the northwest Wednesday night, are expected to swing around to the northeast today and continue to round the compass to east and southeast by the weekend, bringing warmer air with them. The high winds spawned by a rash of tornadoes have dropped since Sunday's top of 31 miles per hour to an expected 8 to 18 m.p.h. today. At 9 p.m. Wednesday night, Hutcherson recorded a temperature of 47, six degrees less than the 53 recorded at the same time Tuesday night. But take off those coats and sweaters. It's "back to normal" by Friday, the weatherman promised. The chilling breath of Jack Foist is on Its way back north today after two record-setting nights of low temperatures, according to Gene Hutcher-son, meteorologist at the Palm Beach International Airport Weatherstation. A warming trend today Is to bring back the Palm Beaches, usual comfortable beach weather by Saturday and Sunday, Hutcherson said Wednesday night. A low of 45 was expected along the beachfront during the night while possible frost was "more likely" Inland than the previous night. Temperatures were expected to hover around 36 to 40 degrees In the Glades with patches of frost here and there. By JANE AKPE Staff Writer The new elementary school, considered necessary in the Palm Beach Hardens area by residents and school officials, will be built and ready to receive 515 children by September, 1969, It was promised at a public forum held by the Board of Public Instruction at Palm Beach Gardens High School Wednesday night. But, enlarging the proposed school, designated as "L," to its planned capacity of 915 pupils, as well as any other major school building projects, will have to wait until the school board can find new money, it was made clear by school authorities. About 200 persons heard officials report figures indicating that in the north county area, by September, 1970, there will be 1,326 more pupils than seals in grades 1 through 6, and 660 more in grades 7 through 12. The area involved is that served by Allamanda Grove Park, North Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens elementary schools and by Watklns Junior High School and Gardens and Riviera Beach High Schools. Speakers from the audience who came to the microphone during the question period labeled the "overcrowding" projection as an underestimate. There were a few bursts of applause, the loudest when board member James R. Branch Jr. announced that he believed a bond issue will be required Immediatey to cover countywide school building needs. "In the meantime, until a bond issue can be passed, maybe we should expand on our present sites, adding classrooms to Allamanda and Grove," Branch said. Noting that construction costs have Increased up to 25 per cent this year and are expected to rise another 10 to 15 per cent next year, Branch said helhought the people want the schools now and would support the board if given a choice. "Every day we sit here we are losing one or two classrooms," Branch added. No bond Issue could be requested until the State Department of Education completes a school plant survey. Dr. A. Donaldson Thorp, board chairman, reminded the audience. Daniel Stout, director of school plant planning for the county system, announced that he is preparing to conduct a survey in January. Stout said that In the last bond program, as revamped in 1966, $2,874 million was designated for the north county area. "When all of the present ongoing building projects are WASHINGTON (UPI) -The space agency Wednesday announced the crew for the Apollo 10 flight which is expected to be the last manned mission before the climactic attempt to land men on the moon next year. All of the astronauts picked for this decisive flight are veterans of space. They are: Thomas P. Stafford who In 1965 was a member of the Gemini 6, the first U.S. manned flight In which rendezvous was achieved with another spacecraft. Stafford later commanded the Gemini 9 flight in which Eugene A. Cernan spent 2 hours and 7 minutes In space outside the cabin. Cernan who, in addition to his extravehicular work In the 1966 Gemini 9 flight, was pilot of the backup crew for Gemini 12. John W. Young, like Stafford a veteran of two Gemini flights. He was pilot of the first Gemini mission, No. 3, commanded by the late Virgil I. Grissom. He was command pilot of the Gemini 10 flight which featured rendezvous and extravehicular activities. The next Apollo flight Is No. 8, scheduled for Dec. 21, 1n which Astronauts Frank Bor-man, James Lovell, and William Anders will try to fly in orbit around the moon. Apollo 9, scheduled for next February or March, will be the first manned orbital test of the lunar module IM, the buglike craft In which two astronauts will descend to the moon sometime next year. The Apollo 9 crew will be James A. McDivitt and David R. Scott, both space flight vet-erans, and Russell L. Schweickart. Apollo 10 could come as early as next May. Like Apollo 9, this will be a manned test of the lunar landing craft. As scheduled now, its "maximum mission" would be flight In which the lander, In orbit around the moon, would Im post k KIRK AIDES FERGUSON and Warner are reported rood to leave the governor's staff Page A7 FEAR THAT A BILL pending in the Bahamas House of Assembly marks a government move against freedom of the press was voiced Wednesday by a Nassau newspaper publisher Page B10 RUMORS of a possible new Communist drive on West Berlin Increased Wednesday night, after West German Chancellor Kurt George Kieslnger called In Allied ambassadors Paget' Bridge Column D4 Classified Ads Dfi-U Comics D4 Crossword Puzzle D4 Editorials, Columnists ...AS Horoscope D4 News Of Record Cll Obituaries B9 (IPtTrieptnte) mactic attempt to land men on the moon next year. Shown in file photo, from left, are Eugene Cent an, John W. Young and Thomas P. Stafford. APOLLO 10 CREW - The Space Agency Wednesday announced in Washington the crew for the Apollo 10 flight which is expected to be the last manned mission before the, cli-

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