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The Palm Beach Post THUMBNAIL EDITORIAL American dream, new style: To stay in graduate school until it's time to retire. Complete Stock Market Tuesday-Saturday SWING THE HUB OF FLORIDA'S FABULOUS GROWTH AREA VOL.LX.NO. 200 WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, MONDAY. NOVEMBER 18. 1968 40 PAGcS-:-PRICE TEN CENTS Deep South Tornadoes, Rains Injure 40 CLANTON. and torrential South Sunday, ral businesses Ala. (UPI (-Tornadoes rains pounded the Deep smashing homes and ru-and injuring at least 40 hail and damaging winds. The late afternoon tornadoes, spawned as a cold front bore down on Dixie, were confined to Alabama and Mississippi. The worst damage and all of the injuries were in Choctaw, Coosa and Chilton counties in Alabama. Chilton County, almost squarely in the center of Alabama, reported the most injuries about 30. None was believed to be serious. A policeman at this peach growing center said one twister cut a path around the town for nearly half an hour. Rescue workers said no deaths had been reported although one person was listed as missing in the confusion that followed the twister. "We've got quite a few injuries here but no deaths so far," the policeman said. "It hit all around us but never in the main districts. Trees are down all over the place and communications are bad." One tornado funnel, big and black, was clocked as travelling at 40 miles an hour after appearing at Butler in Choctaw County near the Mississippi line. A house trailer was overturned and two of its occupants injured in the west central Alabama town. A funnel next appeared in rural Chilton County where several automobile accidents were reported by state troopers. Homes were damages in the Maple Springs community, before the tornado slammed down just west of here. A service station was destroyed and heavy damage inflicted to a motel. Other damage was reported near Sy-lacauga in Talladega County and nine persons were treated for injuries at a local hospital. persons. A wide area the panhandle der a tornado locally severe of Alabama, Georgia and, of Florida was placed un-watch amid warnings of thunderstorms with large KB Lindsay, Strikers Students Protest Cutbacks eacfo Agreement - VPV - W Ox) IT'S OVER, TENTATIVELY - Mayor John V. Lindsay announces Sunday at Grade Mansion in New York City that a tentative agreement to end the strike of New York's public school teachers has Ia'Vy 1 r' I-v .J l r t 1 TALKED OFF BASILICA - Firemen talk to a man identified as Evelino Loi (arrow) as he perches near the roof of The Vatican's St. Peter's Basilica, Sunday, threatening to jump. He was talked down from the ledge 20 minutes before Pope Paul VI 'f 3 fete 7: 1 NA TO Plans Hike In Defense Funds Humphrey Won't Talk About Job With Nixon been reached. The strike has kept a million children out of classes for most of the fall term. With the mayor is Albert Shank-er, in topcoat, head of the 55,000-member United Federation of Teachers. ments of their national contingents in NATO Officials said the alliance's permanent council and military experts will seek to get these indications down on paper in the form of definite figures and pledges for incorporation in NATO's next five-year force plan for the years 1969-73. Defense ministers of all 15 NATO member countries except France, which pulled out of the alliance's military setup in the spring of 1966, will meet in Brussels Jan. 16 to review and approve the new force goals plan. Nixon Offers Aide Position WASHINGTON (AP) - Herbert G. Klein, a top campaign aide of Presidentelect Richard M. Nixon, said Sunday he has been offered a "policy role" in the new administration but is not sure whether he will take it. Klein was Nixon's director of communications during the campaign, a job which included dealing with newsmen. There had been speculation that he would be named presidential press secretary but Nixon has now indicated that there will be no press secretary as such. Klein said he and Nixon have been friends and associates since "we got out of the Navy together" and that he would like to "have a role with him if it were structured right." "Otherwise, I would have to go back into private enterprise," Klein said. He did not specify just what he meant by the term "structured right." PRAGUE (UPI) -Prague students occupied Charles University buildings Sunday to dramatize their protests against cutbacks in reform by the Alexander Dubcek regime under pressure from the Soviet. They calledon students throughout the country to join in the sit-in strikes, "like the one in France," when classes resume on Monday. Sit-ins already were reported under way at Olomouc University, about 90 miles east of Prague, and at the Agricultural College in Suchdol, a few miles north of the capital. The student "strike" came shortly after the Czechoslovak Communist party Central Committee ended a crucial three-day meeting to set the future party line to be carried out under th watchful eyes of the Soviet occupiers. During the meeting, which ended at 4 a m. Sunday, the committee: -Appointed a super-powerful eight-man "executive committee" of the party presidium to "act on urgent issues and as a commission for control of Communists in state and party organs." Named to the committee, which could act independently of the presidium, was First Party Secretary Dubcek, six of his followers, and Slovak party chief Gus-tavHusak. -Approved the request of Zdenek Mlynar, a Dubcek supporter, to be relieved from his posts on the presidium and central committee secretariat, to resume political research at the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. -Postponed the 14th party congress and a proposed congress to organize a Czech branch of the party. In place of the latter, a new Czech party "bureau" was created. Those named to the bureau were judged by party sources to be centrists except for one conservative. Approved a resolution on "the main tasks of the party in the near future" or the party line. But full details will not be published until Tuesday, apparently to avoid stirring up the students Sunday, which is International Students Day. 3 Hunters Die As Plane Hits TV Station RHINELANDER, Wis. (AP) - Three Michigan hunters were killed and two other persons injured Sunday when their light plane struck a television tower, which collapsed and destroyed the station which serves large portions of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. Thomas H. Reiminga, 44, and James R. Breeden, 29, of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Jerome J. Shustrom, 25, of Coldwa-ter, Mich., were killed Oneida County sheriffs officers said. Injured were two employes of station WAEO-TV at nearby Starks. William Anderson, 44, of Three Lakes suffered a broken arm. He was in the transmitting room, officials said, when he heard the plane hit the tower. Anderson ran out of the room, which was demolished, but was knocked down by flying pieces of equipment at the door. Dan Olson, 21, of Rhinelander suffered head cuts. The plane, flying in snowy weather with poor visibility, apparently struck the 1,712-foot tower about halfway up, officials said. Half of the tower fell on the station, the other half landed about 100 yards away. About 100 feet of the tower remained standing. Elmer Shustrom of Coldwater, father of one of the victims, told authorities the trio was flying home after hunting deer with him near Paulding, Mich. Post's Front Page Offers 'New Look' f The "new look" front page of this morning's Palm Beach Post utilizes a ' six-column format and a large type face in the news columns. Designed for easier reading and a more attractive lay-out, the six-column front page ill become synonymous with The Post. The slightly larger body or news type will also assist you in reading the news columns throughout the paper. The formerly used 8 point type has been replaced by a new i point which Insures more clarity and readability. Long in the planning stage the change-over involved complicated new programming of a computerized typesetting equipment used in the production of the newspaper. We did it for you the reader. We hope you like it. Negotiators All Remain Unsatisfied NEW YORK (UPI) - An agreement was reached Sunday to end a bitter city-wide teachers strike that deprived most of New York's 1.12 million public school children out of classrooms for two and a half months. None of the parties appeared totally satisfied with the settlement. A member of the Ocean Hill-Brownsville governing board in the predominantly Negro and Puerto Rican community whose transfer of union teachers started the strike called the agreement an "outrage" and "total capitulation'' to union demands. Albert Shanker, president of the United Federation of Teachers, said he was not completely satisfied with the plan, which includes: Suspension of three of seven Ocean Hill-Brownsville principals the union wanted ousted. Suspension of the local Ocean Hill-Brownsville Board and the naming of a state trustee to run the district. A three-man arbitration panel to rule on disputes in the city's monolithic school system which is being decentralized into 33 local boards. "It is not victory with a capital V," Shanker said of the plan. But, he added, "We weren't trying to smash anybody." Teachers were to meet later Sunday night to decide whether to ratify the pact. One rank and file UFT member, Maureen Vidal, said she intended to vote against it. The pact was announced by Mayor John V. Lindsay after a marathon negotiating session at his official residence which lasted for more than 36 hours. Shanker later told a mass meeting of 18,000 teachers at Madison Square Garden that the "big fight has been won." He was given a standing ovation but was also booed and accused of a "sellout" when terms of the agreement were announced. The schools were expected to reopen Monday or Tuesday. With Lindsay as he made the announcement were most of the principals involved in the strike which began Sept. 9, including Shanker and Walter J. Deg-nan, president of the Council of Supervisory Associations, the principals' union allies of the UFT. , Conspicuous by their absence were any officials from Brooklyn's Ocean Hill-Brownsville school district, a predominantly Negro and Puerto Rican district which was undertaking an experimental community control program and was at the center of the long dis pute. Rhody A. McCoy, administrator of the district, and the Rev. C. Herbert Oliver, chairman of its elected governing board, were brought into the negotiations Saturday but left early Sunday Continued On Page 2, Col. 3 which will be directly involved in the congressional election battles. Nixon personally knows party workers from the county level on up, through his hundreds of appearances at fund-raising dinners, party conferences and state conventions in the eight years since he left office as vice president. While the duties of the presidency may limit his personal campaigning, associates expect Nixon to devote what time he can spare to building up the party organization. It'll be needed for what has traditionally been an uphill battle with the opposing party after two years of a new administration. Since the Democrats control both houses in the new Congress, the Republicans will have no political cushion for the slide that usually develops against White House administration in the off-year election. The Republicans have a slim hope of ousting the Democrats from control of the Senate. But they would have to win a net of nine seats and utilize the vote of the new vice president to take over its organization. The Democrats control the new House UPI Telpplwlo appeared to bless the crowd in St. Peter's Square. Loi is shown at right in a photo made several months ago after he threatened to jump from the Colosseum in Rome. (Story on Page 16.) The vice president and his Democratic running mate in the presidential election campaign, Sen. Edmund S. Muskie, flew from the island to the mainland aboard a U.S. Air Force plane. Humphrey arrived in Miami without fanfare and -drove to a Miami Beach hotel on the Atlantic. An aide said Humphrey and his wife would remain at the hotel in seclusion until Tuesday when the vice president is to fly to Cape Kennedy. The spokesman said Humphrey has no plans to meet with President-elect Nixon who is vacationing several miles away on Key Biscayne, an island joined to Miami by a causeway. At Cape Kennedy, an aide said, the vice president will be visiting in his role as chairman of the National Space Council. He is to look over facilities of the Apollo space program and possibly talk with some of the astronauts training in the series intended to land an American on the moon. Pueblo Petitions Planned NEW YORK (AP) - An organization called the National Committee for Responsible Patriotism said Sunday it would campaign to collect a million signatures on petitions pledging support for "any honorable action" to free the crew of the Navy intelligence ship Pueblo, captured in North Korea earlier this year. Charles W. Wiley, the group's executive director, said the petitions will be delivered to President Johnson and President-elect Richard M. Nixon by a motorcade to Washington shortly before Christmas. Cloudy Partly cloudy today. Increasing cloudiness tonight and Tuesday, with a chance of showers Tuesday. Southeasterly winds five to 15 m.p.h. today and Tuesday. Shower probability Tuesday 20 per cent. Predicted low this morning at PBIA 60. high this afternoon 83. low tonight 60. Temperatures recorded for 24 hours ending at midnight Sunday at Palm Beach International Airpori, high 81, low 60. Humidity 82. Barometer 30.02 Wind: High 17 m p h.; Low calm Prevailing Wind SE Sunrise today6:42a.m.; Set5:29p.m. Moonrise today 4 : 53 a m. ; Set 4 : 01 p.m. INLET TIDES TODAY High7:23a.m.;7:23p.m. Low 1:12a m.; 1:42p m. OCEAN TIDES TODAY High5:48a.m.; 5 48 p.m. Low a.m.; 12:00 p.m. BRUSSELS (UPD-The United States and its Atlantic treaty allies have set a deadline of 60 days to agree to a multi-million dollar hike in their military spending to boost their defenses in Europe, allied of ficials said Sunday . North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) foreign, defense and finance ministers would up a three-day session Saturday in broad general agreement to take a hard new look at their defenses, to flesh out their present forces and to equip them with the latest military hardware. The agreement supplemented a tough-ly worded warning to Moscow in their closing communique that any new Czechoslovakia-style move in Europe or the Mediterranean by the Russians would "create an international crisis with grave consequences." Officials were unable to give any overall estimate for the additional spending involved. But they said it was likely to be far in excess of $1 billion. NATO ministers at last week's meeting mostly gave generally worded pledges of additional spending and reinforce- Policeman Shot In Agnew Room DOKAUO, P.R. ( AP) - Puerto Rican police said a local detective was shot twice in the stomach and wounded critically by a man he found in the hotel room of Vice President-elect Spiro T. Agnew Sunday afternoon. Agnew was not in his room at the time. Police said they presumed the assailant was attempting a burglary. He escaped and a manhunt was under way, they said. According to the police, the assailant tried to flee when the detective grabbed him. During the struggle the man took the detective's gun and shot him twice, police said. Agnew and some of his family and friends have been vacationing at the Dorado Beach Hotel. THREE OHIO SCHOOL DISTRICTS to close for lack of money Page 17. PARIS PEACE negotiators state differences in public remarks Page 7 Bridge Column P.34 Classified Ads P.35-39 Comics P.34 Crossword Puzzle P.34 Editorials, Columnists P.6 Horoscope P.34 Obituaries P.t Sports P.zl-24 Theaters P.30 Today's Activities P.7 TV Clock P.28 Weather Map, Table P.2 Women's News P.13-15 1 MIAMI BEACH, (AP) - Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey flew to Miami Sunday to continue his post-campaign vacation after refusing to say whether lie has been asked to take a job in the Nixon administration. "That's a private matter," Humphrey said at St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, when asked about the possible post in the Republican administration which takes office Jan. 20. Asked about the possibility of being named U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Humphrey said: "I read about that too" The unsuccessful Democratic presidential candidate said he has made some plans for the future, but added, "I'm not ready to disclose them right now." Looking tanned and fit and saying he felt "10 years younger" after his vacation in the Virgin Islands, the vice president said he has a lot of work waiting for him in his Washington office. As for President-elect Richard M. Nixon's plan to give Vice President-elect Spiro T. Agnew a White House office, Humphrey said: "This is Mr. Nixon's business." organization by a margin of 51 votes. Tradition will be scrapped if the GOP can win the net of 26 seats in 1970 voting to take over that body. Since 1954 the party in power has taken a drubbing in congressional contests, in non-presidential years with one exception. In 1954 despite Dwight D. Eisenhower's personal popularity as president, the Republicans lost control of both houses. The exception since then to the law of political gravitation that seems to work against the party of the White House occupant was in 1962. In that year the Democrats held their own in House races and added three seats to their substantial Senate majority. In the 1966 elections, it was the old story again. Two years after President Johnson had won an elective term in a landslide, ..the Democrats lost 45 house and three senate seats. But they retained control of both bodies. Unless Nixon can work some kind of political miracle or events submerge traditional voting patterns, the odds indicate he is likely to have a Democratic Congress on his hands for all of his first four years. Nixon Considers Removing Bliss As Republican National Chairman WASHINGTON (AP) - Presidentelect Richard M. Nixon is considering replacing National Chairman Ray Buss in an overhaul of the Republican party organization. However, associates of Nixon, who reported this prospect, said they expect Bliss to continue as head of the national committee for a while. But when he gets around to it, the incoming president is expected to supplant Bliss a technician who has avoided policy making with an individual more attention commanding than the present chairman in speeches and per--onal appearances. Presumably the new chairman will be one of those among Nixon's close advisers during the presidential campaign. Nixon was. described as being anxious to gear the party organization quickly for an intensive drive to boost GOP strength in the Senate and to at least hold the line in the House in the 1970 elections. Republicans at all levels look for the White House to maintain close liaison with the national committee and the Senate and House campaign committees

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