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THUMBNAIL EDITORIAL Remember how good burning leaves used io smell? Now they're classified as airpollution. Complete Stock Market Pages 27-28-29 each rost SERVING THE HUB OF FLORIDA'S FABULOUS GROWTH AREA VOL. LX, NO. 199 WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1968 54 IGi;S-:-PRICE TEN CENTS U.S., Allies M 1 o oolste The Palm Might cx " STY ' ' - y '! : . V .9- I hji is J jt k irrAi 1 Staff Photo Rv Ursula Scomai J 4 it Chairman E. F. Van Kessel and County Atty. Bruce Jones study the PBIA map. Lease for the development will probably be signed Tuesday it was learned during Thursday's specially called administrative meeting. PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT SITE - County Airports Director Frank Sakser indicates the location of a portion of the area to be developed by Palm Beach Industries Inc. at Palm Beach International Airport (PBIA). Commissioner E. W. Weaver checks his notes while Commission ( PI THrpln. Lease Approval Expected For PBIA Development ENJOY LAUGH President -elect Richard Nixon and Robert I). Murphy, right, a veteran of 39 years in the career foreign service, enjoy a laugh at Nixon's headquarters in New York City Thursday. Murphy was named to serve as Nixon's personal foreign policy representative. Nixon To Be Consulted By Johnson On Policy any other parties interested they've had opportunities to let us know, because both the Palm Beach Industries and the Butler proposals have had plenty of coverage through aviation trade publications." Butler Aviation, which already has a fixed-base operation at PBIA, has been the only other party to show any interest. Sakser said later that it is because of Butler's objections and indication il would present a new proposal, that the finalizing of the agreement with Palm Beach Industries has been delavod. Russian Threat Stressed BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) The United States and 12 of its allies in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization acted Thursday to strengthen air, land and sea power in Europe against the danger of new Soviet thrusts. Secretary of State Dean Rusk proposed that any other Russian advances in Europe be met with a response "modest enough to show restraint, yet vigorous enough to demonstrate concern." Secretary of Defense Clark M. Clifford proposed "demonstrative" nuclear explosions to warn aggressors. The idea would be for the allies to fire nuclear weapons in their own territory, under fight control, without damaging anything. Clifford's proposal was accepted by a NATO nuclear defense committee. But the NATO beef up operationa reaction to the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia-was more in the nature of redeployment or speedup of existing force capacity than any massive new rearmament drive. The United States, Britain and West Germany key members of the alliance announced the chief Improvements. France, the other major NATO state, did not participate because il has quit NATO's military system. Iceland is the one member of the 15-nation alliance that has no armed forces. Speaking in the first of three days of meetings of NATO defense, foreign and finance ministers, Rusk and Clifford also reassured the European allies there would be no change in U.S. policy toward Europe under the new Republican administration in Washington. U.S. officials reported that the United States planned to improve ils air, ground and sea readiness in Europe. They said the program will include maneuvers by fighter planes In Europe next year and replacement of F102 Del-la Dagger interceptor jets with the speedier F4 Phantoms used in Vietnam, as well as the earmarking for Europe of a rapid reaction force of tactical warplanes in the United States. Electronic warfare equipment, improved by techniques learned in Vietnam, will be introduced into the European defense system, the officials said. They also reported that the United States would bring into combat readiness forces in the strategic reserve in the United States so that they can be more effective if sent to Europe. British Defense Secretary Denis Healey told a news conference that all of the NATO allies had promised "substantial increases" in their contributions to the common defense, except France and Iceland. He said these Increases amounted to "a strong reaffirmation" of the strength and activity of the alliance. (C) New York Tllm-a New Sf rvk'C NEW YORK - Presidentelect Richard M. Nixon indicated Thursday that President Johnson had agreed to reach no major foreign-policy decisions without the prior concurrence of Nixon. Speaking at a news conference at his temporary headquarters in the Hotel Pierre, the president-elect said It was essential "that there be prior consultation and prior agreement" on key foreign-policy considerations. The agreement between the incoming and outgoing presidents, as described by Nixon, is the most explicit and far-reaching transitional arrangement in history. It was apparently reached at a meeting between the two men at the White House last Monday. After that meeting, the president-elect said he had given assurances to Johnson that he "could speak not just for this administration but for the nation, and that means for the next administration as well." Hanoi Rejects U.S. Charges Singer Isle Unit Wins Zoning Suit asked if any other firm or developer "has been encouraged, other than Palm Beach Industries and Butler." to submit proposals. Commissioner E. I). Gaynor answered that other airport development interests were not interested because they are "loo far away." Later, Culpepper said, "I'm looking forward to the development of PBIA. I think we have to look to the judgment ot the present county commission, because after all they have been working with this tor the past two years." Sakser said: "il there are Astronauts Say U.S. Has Lead OKLAHOMA CITY lAP' -The United Stales, tar from trailing the Russians in the space race, is capable of land ing two men on the moon and using the knowledge it gleans Irom tile lea! to conquer new objectives, the Apollo 7 astro Mauls said Thursday. Navy ('apt. Walter M. Schir-ta .Ir., who commanded the Apollo 7 Might, and his lellow astronauts, Air Force 1,1. Col, Donn F. Kisele and civilian Waller li. Cunningham, sac. the United SI, lies is ahead ir, the race for the moon am. must continue to Slav ahead. Speaking to more than "100 newspaper executives atli n; tug the annual Associates Press Managing Editors Association convention here, Schir-ra said American citizens and the news media must realize that the Americans and Russians have dilleren1 objectives in space. He likened the Russian orb t of the moon "from 1JKH) miles away" as a modern day example of "the cow jumping over the moon." "This country intends to land two men on the moon and bring them back," he said. In addition to discussing the policy-making arrangements for the interregnum, Nixon conferred Thursday with J. Edgar Hoover, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, on "internal security matters" and appointed John I). Ehrlichman, a 43-year-old Seattle attorney, as his White House counsel. Nixon also announced Thursday that he had named Robert D. Murphy, the 76-year-old diplomatic trouble-shooter, as his personal representative in foreign-policy matters. Among other things, Murphy will be responsible for liaison between the Johnson administration and the Incoming Nixon administration. The president-clef rejected the suggestion by a reporter at the news conference that he had been given a veto power in the field of foreign affairs. "Nothing of that sort, no," he said. "This Is one of those periods in which no constitution can be written and no situation papers written which can convey the situation we face. "What we're really trying to do is to work out as best we can a relationship which will see that the United States speaks with one voice in a vital period of 60 days where if the U.S. Is unable to speak with one voice then it cannot speak at all. "I don't think this country can afford I don't Ihink the cause of world peace can afford a period of 60 days in w hich everybody is waiting for the next president to take office." In Washington, George Christian, While House press secretary, said "nothing has diluted the president's authority and I don'l think either man would want to do anything to dilute the authority of the president." ByMAKVSEMI'EI'OS Staff Writer Palm Beach Industries. Inr.'s 27-year lease proposal, expected to tiling about an eventual $r() million develop nient of 17") acres on the county-owned Palm Beach International Airport (I'BIA) will probably become reality during Tuesday's Palm Beach County Commission meeting. County Atty. Bruce .tones said Thursday that he will advise Paul Bullet, who heads Palm Beach Industries, Inc.. that the board is ready to lina li.e the agreement which r accepted "in principle," near ly four months ago. The lease is now in the hands of Palm Beach Indus tries officials who have been awaiting positive comment from the county commission before signing it. If signed and returned in time lor Tuesday's session the commission will then make n olllcial. A cheek for SI Hi.'""', rental payment for the lirs; year, is to accompany the lease. County Commission Chair man K. V. Van Kessel said he does not anticipate any oppusi tion on the lease proposal when the time comes to vote. And even Robert Culpepper, who defeated Van Kessel in the Nov. 5 election and indical ed that he might object to the proposal's going through while two "lame duck" commission ers are on the board said he is now satisfied that the Palm Beach Industries proposal is a good one. Culpepper and Robert C. Johnson, the other commis sinner elect were present din ing Thursday morning's specially called administrative meeting at the County Airport Director Frank Sakser's ol lice. It was .(ones' show as he explained the status of not only the Palm Beach Indus tries proposal, but the pending leases on two other fixed base operations at PBIA and the existing agreement with a third. Culpepper said he agreed that there is "no need to drag our feet, if we have the best proposal." Wanting to make douhlv sure this is so, Culpepper Mild Partly cloudy anil mild today and Saturday. Winds K to IS m.p.h. easterly, becoming southeasterly Saturday. Predicted low this morning at PBIA 60, high this afternoon "7ft, low tonight 65. Temperatures recorded for 24 hours ending at midnight Thursday at Palm r, 'ach In ternational Airport, nigh 71. low 47. Humidity 59 Barometer 30.22 Wind: High 16 Low 6 Prevailing Wind East Sunrise todav 6:40 a.m. Set 5:30 p.m. Moonrise today 1:36 a.m.: Set 2: 28 p.m. IN LET TIDKS TODAY High 4:41 a.m.; 4:59 p.m. Low 11:00 a.m.; 11:30p.m. OCEAN TIDKS TODAY High 3:06 a.m.: 3:24p.m. Low 9: 18 a.m.; 9:48p.m.' Butler officials apparently have abandoned any further attempts to stop the Palm Beach Industries plan. Jones said that Paul Dopp. Butler's executive chairman, told him Wednesday by phone that his company would consider offering a counter-plan only if it included an option for lease renewal after 27 years. This the board has said it will not do. The plan Butler did present was on the basis of a .)0-ycar lease and, according to statements made by Jones Thurs- Cont. on l'ur 2. Col I American accusations made in a formal statement authorized by acting Secretary of State Nicholas deli. Kalzen-bach. Hanoi sources said they believed the accusations were "designed Io fool public opinion." One Hanoi delegation official said the North Vietnamese had been "shocked by the charges," and added that secret behind-the-scenes contacts between U.S. and North Vietnamese negotiators in Paris were now "at a virtual standstill." Dubcck Holds To Reforms PRAGUE (AP) - Alexander Dubcck told his Communist parly's ruling Central Committee Thursday he would continue those reforms not ruled out by agreements with the Warsaw Pact countries that invaded Czechoslovakia. But student and worker pressure mounted against any curbs on freedoms won before the Aug. 20 invasion. in the first degree, criminal solicitation and possession ot deadly weapons. Seized in their $59 a month apartment were an M l rifle, a carbine, 24 rounds of ammunition, and two hunting knives along with quantities of correspondence, mostly in Arabic. The concern about the credibility of the 36-year-old Algamal centers about his recent falling-out with the Namers, who are said by friends to have ousted him from the apartment. Golden's office is also investigating allegations that Algamal was Involved in various activities In California that caused the Yemeni community there to force him Io leave. Algamal also has a record ol arrests in California, which in eludes assault with a deadlv weapon in San Francisco lasi (RCL'Pi that would permit the construction of condominiums and a commercial area on "the tract." The land is presently being developed by Continental Con-Dev, a North Palm Beach development firm. Seeking a summary judgment against the city, the association not only challenged publication procedure, but what it said was the rezoning of a single family residential area that constituted "spot zoning." The association's attorney, B. F. Paly Jr., said earlier the rezoning was, In effect, "a contractual agreement between the city and Continental Con Dev." City Atty. Amadeo Meilin said officials had adopted the ordinance in compliance with the city code and the notice of publication was similar to that required by state law. He argued the agreement with Con-Dev was merely "something they must do in order to qualify for Ihe PARIS (UPIl North Vietnam Thursday angrily rejected American accusations that North Vietnam was endangering lite Paris talks by violations of the demilitarized buff er zone in Vietnam. It said the U.S. charges were "false and malignant." Relations between the U.S. and North Vietnamese delegations in Paris took a sudden turn for the worse Thursday in the wake of Washington's charge thai Hanoi had willfully violated the DMZ by shelling U.S. positions below the buffer zone. "These accusations are a total fabrication," a top Hanoi source said. "There has been no violation on our pari of any agreement, in spite of charges made in Washington." North Vietnamese officials in Paris alleged the American charges, made Wednesday night in Washington, were designed to prepare the ground for possible U.S. "aggressive action" against the demilitarized zone which separates North and South Vietnam. The North Vietnamese delegation called a news conference for Friday morning to refute in further detail the because of new information relating to the informant's past activities in New York and California," where he lived before coming here fout months ago. Although the identity of the informant has been kept a strict secret from the public, (iolden confirmed Thursday that his name is Mohammed Haan Algamal. sometimes spelled Aljamal, a native ol Yemen. It was also confirmed that Algamal had lived since his arrival here with Ahmed Ra-geh Nattier, 43, and his two sons, Hussein Ahmad Namer, 20, and Abdo Ahmad Namer, 18, In an untidy three-room apartment in the East New-York section of Brooklyn. The Namers, who were arrested last Saturday by police and Secret Service agents, were charged with conspiracy Palm Beach County Circuit Court Judge Culver Smith Thursday ruled thai a Riviera Beach ordinance permitting rezoning of the "Johnson Tract" is Invalid. The judge ruled In favor of the complainant, the Singer Island Civic Association, because he said the city did not give the proper 15-day notice of publication prior Io passing the ordinance. He said notice had been given by the city Initially, but not later when "certain changes were made." The city passed the ordinance creating a Residential Community Unit Plan Italy Hit By Strike Of Unions ROME (LTD Millions of Italians went on strike Thursday, tying up much of the nation's industry and farming. Fighting broke out in several cities between police and workers and students. Premier Giovaani Leone's government appeared to be on the way out. Political sources said Leone probably would resign next week. All the nation's major labor unions joined in calling the one day general strike to press for higher old age pensions. It appeared highly effective In industry and on the farms but was a flop in stores and banks. In cities throughout Italy, strikers marched through the streets and tied up traffic despite police efforts to break up demonstrations. Students Joined the strikers, or staged demonstrations of their own to demand educational reforms, in a number of cities. Fighting was reported at Ca-gliari, Sardinia, and at Rome, Milan, Venice, Florence and other cities. Doubt Said Clouding Credibility Of Informant In Nixon 'Plot' POST TWO DISTRICT STATE representative are reported preparing measure to solve the State Road X0 problem, for submission to the 1969 legislature Page S RED FORCES suffered heavy losses in fighting near the Cambodian border that was the heaviest since the bombing halt, it was reported Thursday Page 7 THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE of Catholic Bishops may vote today on a pastoral letter on birth control approved Thursday by a committee ol bishop Page 39 year, which the district atloi ney's office is checking. "If evidence should develop casting serious doubt on the people's case," said Golden, who was in Ithaca, N.Y.. Thursday, "then la all fairness 'here are two alternatives. I can arrange a parole of the suspects to avoid having them put up a large bail, or 1 can move to dismiss the case. "I would nol hesitate at all," he added, "but any such decision at this time would be premature." Meanwhile, however, Gold-en's office refused Thursday to approve a $25,000 bond for the elder Namer. Instead, a rarely used law, Section 571 under the Code of Criminal procedure, was invoked at the request of assistant District Attorney Edward Panzarellu to deny, for 48 hours, his (C New Vrk Time New Ser ire NEW YORK Serious doubt has been cast on the credibility of the informant who tipped off police about an alleged plot to assassinate President-elect Nixon. On the basis of an as yet unfinished probe into the informant's background, including his personal relationship with the three suspects, Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Elliott Golden said Thursday that "there is already some reasonable doubt about the informant developing." The informant was apparently the key witness before a Kings County grand Jury that indicted the three suspects on Wednesday, and doubts about his credibility could cause the case to be dismissed. 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