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Ml. The Palm Beach tnn -Inn Pages 16-17-18 SERVING THE HUB OF FLORIDA'S FABULOUS GROWTH AREA VOL. 2, NO. 12 WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1968 36 PAGES-: -PRICE 10 CENTS Vexed Johnson Says Decisions His Until Nixon Takes Office Pos es ' ' r V - if' (i WiH . ft - r v , in the Paris peace talks and other sensitive areas. Johnson had a transcript of Nixon's remarks at his side when he spoke to newsmen. Also at his side was Robert D. Murphy, the veteran diplomat designated by Nixon Thursday as his foreign policy liaison representative with the Johnson Administration. Johnson said Murphy would consult with him and Secretary of State Dean Rusk about three days each week. But he stressed that Murphy-held no official post and had not been confirmed in any office. He called Murphy an "observer." In New York, aides to Nixon said the President-elect's legislative assistant, Bryce N. Harlow, telephoned Johnson Thursday night and again Friday to clarify Nixon's "prior consultation" announcement. They said Johnson was concerned that the Nixon announcement may have left the impression "that Mr. Nixon was trying to be a co-President." " They said Nixon would be consulted and allowed to express approval or disapproval only on decisions which would commit the United Stales to some course of action during Nixon's Administration. At his impromptu news conference, the President was asked about Nixon's announcement. "That means that Mr. Nixon and I agreed that it will be desirable for him to have an observer, and he will have an observer," Johnson said, "but I will make whatever decisions the President of the United States is called upon to make between now and Jan. 20th." Johnson appeared to be irritated by the emphasis that news accounts had put on Nixon's statement that Johnson had agreed to consult him first before making any new moves WASHINGTON (UPI) President Johnson emphatically declared Friday that he would make the nation's foreign policy decisions until he relinquishes power to Richard M. Nixon on Jan. 20. Apparently irritated by Nixon's announcement of "prior consultation" between Nixon and Johnson on the Administration's foreign policy decisions, the President said: "Of course, the decisions that will be made between now and Jan. 20 will be made by this President and by this secretary of state and by this secretary of defense," each time stressing the word "this." Thus, Johnson said, he and his officials alone will be making the decisions until his term ends. Nixon had said that he had not only Johnson's assurance but "his and my insistence" that Nixon would be consulted in advance of major Administration decisions. Nixon added: "And I think President Johnson is keenly aware of the fact that it would be very difficult for him to make any kind of any agreement on a major policy matter unless he could give assurance to the parties on the other side Continued On Page 2, Col. 1 L'PI Telephoto NEWS CONFERENCE Presi- left, presidential aide, and Robert dent Johnson Ls shown at an im- D. Murphy, center, President-elect promptu news conference in Wash- Nixon's foreign policy liaison man. ington Friday with Walt Rostow, 2 Riviera Councilmen Cited Under Vote Law Nixon Summons Leaders To Talk r..' , I ., I - . f - v ? ' v-j ' ., ?: fill Florida. He also exchanged messages with Soviet President N. V. Podgorny. Frederick Kappel, board chairman of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company, said after his hour-long meeting with Nixon that the two men discussed ways Kappel could help the president-elect choose Mhe mem- X S.-i. ference of Washington headed the statement. ing?" the bishops asked, without attempting an answer. The Catholic leaders stressed their support for the Pope's encyclical on birth control. Hut they recognized that married couples may be faced with conflicts. The bishops made clear that the choice of conscience for Catholics must not be a shallow or self-serving decision. 1 Viw.. r,. If V- "'.' PASTORAL STATEMENT Bishop John J. Wright of Pittsburgh, Pa., reads the pastoral statement agreed upon by the National Con- Bishops Leave Choice In Control Of Births Boycott By Thieu May End SAIGON (AIM President Nguyen Van Thieu may decide to end his boycott of the Paris peace talks, possibly within two weeks, if he gets certain reassurances trom Washington, government sources reported Friday. The reassurances included a pledge from Washington thai Thieu will never have to accept a coalition with the Communist led Viet Cong, these sources said. The informants said there was a growing feeling among members of Thieu's government and members of the Sen-ale and National Assembly thai South Vietnam must Join the Paris negotiations eventually. Any decision on the peace talks issue probably would follow a reshuffle of Ihe Cabinet. Informants said if a stronger cabinet is created, Thieu would leel more secure and might not feel It necessary that his delegation outrank thai of the Viet Cong's National Liberation Front at Paris. Authoritative sources reported Premier Tran Van Huong had submitted his resignation to Thieu Thursday, but the premier's press spokesman denied this. One source insisted, however, that Huong was determined to stay in of lice only if he could strengthen his Cabinet to meet domestic political problems arising from the Paris negotiations. While Thieu is the real power in government, Huong is wideU respected. A former mayor ol Saigon, he has been the source of much of the public' suijuort of the govern men t. II he uit, that would make Thieu's task of building a stronger cabinet more difficult. Informants said there was a general sentiment for some of Huong's demands a stronger cabinet and a greater degree of government unity to lace both the Paris peace talks and the resulting domestic political challenges from the Communists and other dissidents. France Needs Franc Hacking PARIS (API France is expected to seek massive international support for the franc at the meeting of central vcrnors in Switzerland this weekend. The British pound sterling meanwhile plunged Friday to its lowest level in 10 months. Financial experts in London Friday night expressed deepening concern that the world is on the verge of a new mone-tarv crisis. post - bers of his administration. As soon as Kappel left 'he hotel, AFLCIO President George Meany went up to Nixon's .'filth floor suite. He left alter his meeting without discussing the content of his talks with the president-elect. Nixon also scheduled sessions wilh Richard Helms, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and Whitney Young, national director of the Urban League. Podgorny congratulated Nixon on his election in a telegram and expressed the hope that the Nixon administration "will be marked wilh a further development of relations between the U.S.S.R. and the U.S.A.. ..in the interests ol strengthening peace through our world." In a return message, Nixon thanked Ihe Russian leader and added, "ll is now more essential than ever that our two peoples work together in a spirit of mutual respect and with a recognition of Ihe special responsibilities we share for the peace of the world." II. R. Haldeman, Nixon's assistant for White House management, announced in a news briefing Ihe appointment ol two former campaign aides to the second rung of Ihe White House staff. Ronald L. Ziegler, 29, was named "press assistant" to handle most of the functions of a press secretary although he will not, as past presidential press secretaries have done, participate in policy decisions. Dwight Chapin. who wlllbe 28 years old next week, was appointed a special assistant to manage Nixon's dally schedule Including his travel and his appointments with visitors. 1 i U.S. Planes, Guns Zero In On DMZ Kimmist, Bowe Get Summons Two Riviera Beach council-men, Mrs. Louise Kimmist and George Bowe, were charged with two counts each of violation of the state election laws by County Solicitor Marvin U. Mounts Jr. on Friday. Mounts claimed the violations were the result of an excessive campaign contribution given to Bowe by Mrs. Kimmist during his unsuccessful primary campaign for a seat on the Port of Palm Beach Board of Commissioners. He said Mrs. Kimmist had, April 29, made a $1,395.46 contribution to Bowe, well over the $1,000 limit an Individual can give under state law. Mounts also contended that Mrs. Kimmist had given the contribution while being the holder of a liquor license. He charged that Bowe was aware of the law and "knowingly permitted" the contribution. The county solicitor said the pair was served with summonses and will be informed of their arraignment date in Palm Beach County Magistrate Court. It is expected to be on Dec. 9. Mounts said the violations are a misdemeanor with a maximum penalty for a single violation of six months in the county jail or a $1,000 fine. During the initial Investigation, Mrs. Kimmist, chairman of the Riviera Beach council, denied that she made the contribution and said Bowe must have "gotten mixed up" when he reported it. "I know better than to do anything like that, especially since I hold a liquor license for my restaurant," she said. Mrs. Kimmist said the mix-up occurred when she collected ticket money for a fish fry sponsored by Bowe's friends at Tate Park. "I gave Al money from tickets sold at the fish fry. And I have the name of every person that gave it to me," she said. Mrs. Kimmist said the county solicitor could examine her books w henever he wanted to. Bowe claimed the money was In the form of a loan Continued On Page 2, Col. 7 launch a conventional attack against Ihe South. North Korea is also said to be frustrated by the absence of any signs of a popular revolt in South Korea. The alternative therefore would be a guerrilla warfare to damage the South Korean economy and to serve as a focal point for an uprising against the Park government. Until recently, however, the South Korean government found no evidence of true guerrilla operations. Enemy infiltration across the demilitarized zone between North and South has been increasing steadily in 1968, but the infiltrators were regarded as raiders Intent on sabotage and spying rather than on sustained guerrilla operations. Then, on the night of Nov. 3, a large force of North Korean N L'W YORK i UPI i President-elect Richard M. Nixon met Friday with leaders of industry, labor, civil rights and government organizations while he continued forming his new administration. Sequestered in his Hotel Pierre office, Nixon put in a long day before leaving for a brief rest and work period In RONALD ZIEGLER $635,000 Asked Of ATLANTIS In an adjustment of the ratio between actual hospital costs and its charges, Blue Cross of Florida seeks refunding of some $(i.'i5,-000 in overpayments to the Jonn F. Kennedy Hospital. This was brought out after a meet'ng Friday between representatives of the Blue Cross and the hospital's administrative staff, the president and several members of the board of directors. The claimed overpayments cover a two-year period from July 1.1966 to Aug. 31, 1968. John She, house counsel of Blue Cross In Jacksonville said after the meeting that agents landed by sea on South Korea's east coast, about 35 miles southeast of Seoul. At first it was believed that 20 men were in the raiding party, about the same number that attacked the presidential mansion in Seoul in January-Last week, however, It was disclosed that 60 men, not .10 were put ashore in South Korea from at least two boats. It was, therefore, the biggest Infiltration from the North since the 1953 armistice halting the Korean War. The North Koreans were split Into four 15 man parties. One of the bands made its presence known by raids on farmhouses and the Seoul government believes it was acting as a decoy to cover the activities of the other groups, which proceeded to hole up in mountain caves. i I--.,- I U ZJ ( APHirrpholo) Catholic Bishops in Friday. Bishop Wright committee writing the "They must weigh this mutter as if Ihey stood before God," said Bishop John J. Wright of Pittsburgh, who headed the committee that shaped the pastoral letter. The U.S. bishops stopped short of the Fench Assembly of Bishops which called last week for a choice of conscience that considered the strain on a married couple of Continued On Page 2, Col. 8 The bombing halt agreement over the North was reported to include a promise by Hanoi that Communist forces would not "abuse" the iio-man's-land status of Ihe DMZ. One of the U.S. Marine F4 Phantom jets taking part in the DMZ strikes Friday was hit by groundfire, but damage to the supersonic craft was slight and It returned safely to base. Below the DMZ, In the Saigon area, Communist gunners shot down three U.S. aircraft, killing all six Americans aboard. eration, and, on a dozen occasions, to gun down the unprotected farmers as well as soldiers. To cope with this new situation, the South Korean government has started to move the farmers away from their lonely valleys. In the near future more than 2,000 farm families will be resettled in villages protected by police and militia. Seoul has long been convinced that North Korea is planning guerrilla warfare patterned after Viet Cong operations. Since the abortive assassination attempt on President Chung Hee Park by a North Korean suicide squad last September, this conviction has gained urgency. As Seoul views the north's strategy, Pyongyang is not prepared at this time to SAIGON (UPI) U.S. planes and artillery blasted the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Friday in response to what was described as new Communist military activity in the buffer strip. Spotter pilots said the bombardment killed 34 North Vietnamese soldiers and destroyed a bunker network. American headquarters reported a total of 11 suspecled North Vietnamese intrusions in the southern half of the six-mile-wide DMZ since the United States stopped all attacks on North Vietnam Nov. 1. WASHINGTON (API - The nation's bishops opened the way Friday for Catholic married couples to use contraceptives if their consciences permit it. The bishops said couples will not be cut off from communion or turned away from the church for breaking Pope Paul VPs continued ban on all artificial birth control. They suggested certain circumstances although they named none can reduce the moral wrong, as their church views it, of disobeying the ban. The compromise, stitched together after a week of controversy over birth control and the Vietnam war, was passed 180 to 8 by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops just before its windup. The bishops backed conscientious objection to a specific war and called over-all for an end to the military draft. They questiond whether the war in Vietnam is worth its cost in human suffering. The bishops said Vietnam had demonstrated that military force alone Is not enough to solve internal political conflicts or accomplish peace. "How much more of our resources in men and monev should we commit to this struggle . . Has the conflict In Vietnam provoked inhuman dimensions of suffer times Obituaries 19 Sports 13-15 Stocks 16-18 Theaters 21 Today's Activities 24 TV Clock 28 Heather Map, Table 19 Women's 'ews 8-10 DWIGHTCHAPIN Refund Hospital overpayments to hospitals, particularly new ones, was common, but added that the amount claimed from the Kennedy hospital was larger than usual. James J. Johnson, administrator of the hospital, said Blue Cross paid 100 per cent of the hospital's charges until the hospital had gained enough experience to determine its actual costs. "Then, recently the Blue Cross auditors came In, checked our books and established an 82 per cent reimbursement to the hospital, as agents for Medicare," Johnson added. He explained that knowing the hospital would have to make refunds, the money, over operating costs, was banked In a reserve fund. "We had hoped, of course, that it wouldn't be as large as it ls, but we have the funds so It will not be any strain on our working capital." James L. Hornsby Jr., manager of the Medicare cost reimbursement department of Blue Cross, said that his department makes periodic checks of hospital costs, but because of the large number of hospitals In Florida participating in the Medicare program, ihe department has not the staff to make them as often as it should. The hospital's board of directors will meet Monday to officially approve a settlement with Blue Cross and authorize the payments within the 90 days agreed upon at Friday's meeting, Johnson said. Fires Hoard PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad-Tobago (UPI) Governor General Sir Solomon Hochoy Friday fired the public transport service commission. Seoul Fears N. Korea Starting Cong-Styled Guerrilla Warfare Spirited Robber CALGARY, Alt a, AP) -Police are seeking a modern highwayman who, they report, operates as furtively as possible on city streets in a white car carrying two aerials and a light on the roof, like a police prowl car. They said he stops motorists on byways and takes away any liquor he finds in their cars. Partly Cloudy Partly cloudy and mild through Sunday. Southeast winds 10 to 15 m p h. Predicted low this morning at PBIA 65, high this afternoon 78, low tonight 67. Temperatures recorded for 21 hours ending at midnight Friday at Palm Beach International Airport, high 77, low 64. Humidity 67 Barometer 30.14 Wind: High 18; Low 8 Prevailing Wind East Sunrise today 6:40 a.m.; Set 5:30 p.m. Moonrise today 2:38 a.m.; Set 2:57 p.m. IN LET TPr,S TODAY High 5:ila.m.;. 47 p.m. Low a.m.; 12:00 p.m. OCEAN TIDES TODA V High4:06a.m.; 4:12 p.m. Low 10:18 a.m.; 10:36 p.m. CATTLE Rl STLING It still exists In Florida and David W likening dons chaps and six-gun (or a look at cow thievery in the state. It's In All Florida Magazine, distributed with the Sunday Post-Times. HATE, HATE, HATE Five years after the assassination of President Kennedy extremist groups spouting hate propaganda are gaining greater momentum than ever. Jack Anderson describes conditions that could convert this country Into a veritable spawning ground lor further assassinations, violence and anxiety In Parade Magazine, distributed with the Sunday Post-Times. (C I N .V . TIiwb Ncwi Service SEOUL, South Korea, In the desolate, sparsely settled mountain country along South Korea's east coast, a new war is getting under way or so the Seoul government believes. The government declared this week that the large detachments of the North Korean commandos that penetrated the mountain two weeks ago were the advance force for the opening of a Vietnam-style guerrilla war by the north. If it is a war, it ls a small one so far. But It has also proved deadly for a handful of South Korea peasants living in Isolated mountain farmhouses. For the last two weeks, guerrilla bands have been appearing at the secluded homes to demand food, to order coop Bridge Column 22 Church News 26-27 Classified Ads 28-36 Comics 22-23 Crossword Puzzle 22 23 Editorials, Columnists . . .6-7 Horoscope 22 23 News Of Record 20 i

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