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Pa Beach Post Complete Stock Market Pages 21-22-23 SERVING THE HUB OF FLORIDA'S FABULOUS GROWTH AREA VOL. LX. NO. 201 WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1968 52 PAGES-:-PRICE TEN CENTS Saigon Takes Step To Peace Talks THUMBNAIL EDITORIAL Speaking of political footballs the Electoral College doesn't even have a team. The 1m front as an independent entity or bargaining unit, while the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese have insisted on "four-sided talks." Both U.S. and South Vietnamese officials continued to express "optimism" that an agreement to end Saigon's boycott would be found. But higher officials did not explain what made them optimistic. Some lower officials were unable to explain the basis for their cheerfulness. One possibility appeared to be that both sides based their optimism on a belief that the other side would "have" indicated that "procedures" and "details" that could invalidate this agreement were still unsettled. Under the formula, Saigon woula be treated by the U.S. as a soveregn.epa-rate delegation on "our" side of the table, but nothing could prevent the North Vietnamese from describing the National Liberation Front, the political arm of the Viet Cong, as also a separate entity, or of denying that Saigon was more than a puppet regime. The Allies would ignore the other side's interpretation of the seating arrangements. delegation. But the South Vietnamese government has yet to abandon this demand in public. Independent observers here were wary of the optimism of an imminent agreement in the dispute. They recalled how the two governments understood each other in the past on what both had described as mere "details" and how the American belief that Saigon had agreed to go to Paris disappeared in acrimony. Thus, although a South Vietnamese said the principle of "our side your side" was now accepted by Saigon, he to give in and become more "realistic." One South Vietnamese source doubted that a report from Washington that South Vietnam would agree to a formula under which the chairmanship of the United States the South Vietnamese side in the Paris discussions would rotate between the two governments. "I am sure there will be no such question at the future talks in Paris," the source said. The U.S. has explained in private that it could not accept President Nguyen Van Thieu's proposal that Saigon "head" a joint U.S. -South Vietnamese (C) N.Y. Tinwi Nm Sirvkt SAIGON South Vietnamese officials said Monday than an important step had been taken toward ending their government's boycott of the Paris talks, but they warned that "a lot of details" remained to be settled. A South Vietnamese source said that the Saigon government had agreed to accept in principle what American diplomats call the "your side-our side" formula for seating the delegations in Paris. But he indicated that "procedures" and "details" that could invalidate this agreement remained to be worked out. Under the "your side-our side" formula, South Vietnam and the National Liberation Front, or Viet Cong, would each send negotiating teams to the Paris meetings so that all four main parties to the war would be represented. The South Vietnamese would sit with the United States and the Front's representatives with the North Vietnamese, with each side free to define the make-up of its own side in its own way. This is an attempt to resolve the procedural impasse in which the Saigon government has refused to accept the Partition Of County Discussed In Glades V , VOTE TO END SCHOOL STRIKE Union teachers cast their ballots in New York City Monday as they voted overwhelming approv- Although Bailey said he was not in favor of the city pushing the matter, the former two-time mayorsaid: "I do not have a closed mind to the subject." Although he voted with Bailey to table the measure for a week, Kicklighter said: "I would like to see it come about." Grady, who seconded the original motion, said: r J 24 DIE IN FIRE - Firemen battle a raging fire in a dockside factory Monday in Glasgow, Scotland. The blaze destroyed the f , N.Y. Teachers Accept Settlement To Walkout (APWInpluM) . al of an agreement ending the long public school strike. Classes will resume today. to Rican organizations immediately announced the staging of a "mass caucus" Monday night. Teachers will lose only six days of pay for time lost during the strike, the third of a series since school opened Sept. 9. Their union president, Albert Shanker, still must stand trial on a charge of contempt of court for refusing to order teachers back to work. ft Connell said "Belle Glade is the dominating city in the Glades and I am not 7M"m'ri iC"'"1 ashamed of the city sponsoring it." :'l$lQE "ffl Commissioner Davis R. Kicklighter Czechoslovak Reds Tighten Party Reins PRAGUE (UPI)-The Czechoslovak Communist party Monday announced the return of complete party control of all phases of society, including the news media, and indicated abandonment of most of the reforms initiated by Alexander Dubcek last spring. The party's new post-invasion policy was spelled out in a lengthy central committee document, setting the course of the nation under the watchful eyes of Soviet occupiers. The document made no mention of freedom of press, travel and assembly that were promised by the same central committee in its "action program" last April. The only reforms repeated in the committee resolution, as released by the national news agency CTK, were the federation of the Czech and Slovak republics and a pledge not to return to the terror methods of the Stalinist era. The party resolution, adopted at a three-day meeting that ended in the small hours of Sunday morning, announced the "continuation" of economic reforms already started. But it did not mention the "workers councils" of the April party action program and spoke only of democratic par ticipation of the working people in directing and controlling the economy." As television began to broadcast the new program, more than 1,000 journalists met in Prague to protest censorship of the mass media ordered even before the central committee session and an expected purge of press, radio and television writers. The journalists joined a nationwide sit-in strike by students protesting the rollback in the springtime reforms. Students already have occupied buildings in Prague, Ostrava, Olomouc, Usit Nad Labem, Brno, Plyen and Bratislava to back demands for continuation of the democratic reform movement. The central committee resolution said tightened party control again would extend to science, culture and art in which the party would have the role of "inspir-er." The resolution called for emphasis on the "people's militia," a people's army of the Communist party, abolition of which had been called for during the springtime reform wave. Political observers said the strongly-worded document, a condensation of which was released on television, would comply with agreements made by the Czechoslovak leaders with the Soviets after the Aug. 20 invasion of Czechoslovakia. Release of the document followed the central committee meeting which created an eight-man "executive committee" of collective leadership that apparently could curtail Dubcek's powers, postponed two scheduled party congresses and installed conservatives from the regime of deposed Stalinist Antonin Novotny in powerful posts. All these moves were expected to meet with approval of the Kremlin. Walter Wanger Dies In Sleep NEW YORK (AP) - Film Producer Walter Wanger, central figure in a nio-vieland triangle shooting that involved his ex-wife, Joan Bennett, died in his sleep Monday at his New York apartment at the age of 74. He had suffered from heart trouble. Wanger was credited with purchasing for Paramount "The Sheik," the movie that made the flamboyant personality of Rudolf Valentino a symbol of the 1920s. In 1933, Wanger's M-G-M production of "Queen Christina" elevated Greta Gar-bo to stardom. However, Wanger was less successful in the 1940s when he and Ingrid Bergman produced "Joan of Arc." It proved financially disastrous. In 1952, Wanger was sentenced to four months in jail in the shooting of agent Jennings Lang, then 39, after accosting him in a Beverly Hills parking lot. Married at that time to his second wife, Miss Bennett, Wanger told police: "I shot him because he was breaking up my home." The defense attorney, Jerry Giesler, avoided a lurid trial by submitting the case solely on the basis of the grand jury testimony. Wanger was found guilty of assault with a deadly weapon by a judge who told him, " 'the law of the six-shooter has gone out of California long ago." t DfOt ' i i. Ji 1 O f Ls .: iri School Board Adopts Controversial Program "This is not a final judgment. It is just an idea that may prove fruitful." The suggested partition of the county came as a surprise to other commissioners, as the item was not on the agenda as prepared by City Clerk Vera C.Jones. Present for the discussion was the diversified cooperative training class of Belle Glade High School along with the instructor Bert Ward. 'I UPI Telephoto building and a police spokesman said 24 persons died. There were three s urvivors .police reported. in third grade, 900 in sixth grade, 1,100 in seventh grade, and 900 in ninth grade. The schools are Carver, J. F. Kennedy, Lake Shore, Lincoln and Roosevelt high schools, and East Lake, Lincoln, Palmview, Poinciana, Roosevelt, S. D. Spady, Washington, West Riviera, and Westward elementary schools. The summer Head Start program is designed to serve 1.453 five-year-olds, with $247,000 in federal funds required, the same as the past summer. Although the board has been notified that any applications for new federal funds will be deferred until it meets federal school integration standards, it has made several applications for such "Tuoneyr forwarding "the applications-to-Tallahassee where the State Department of Education has filed them, pending a release of the money. The school system is scheduled to de-Continued On Page 2, Col.l Cloudy Cloudy with chance of showers this morning. Gearing and cooler tonight and Wednesday. Shifting winds become northeasterly this morning, Shower probability this morning 50 percent. Predicted low this morning at PBIA 65, high this afternoon 78, low tonight 60. Temperatures recorded for 24 hours ending at midnight Monday at Palm Beach International Airport, high 85, low 67. Humidity 71 Barometer 29.93 Wind: High 21; Low 4 Prevailing Wind South Sunrise today 6:43 a.m., Set 5:29 p.m. Moonrise today 6:06 a.m.; Set 4:40 p.m. INLET TIDES TODAY 8:11a.m. 8:11 p.m. 1:54 a.m. 2:30 p.m. OCEAN TIDES TODAY 6:36 a.m. 6:36 p.m. 12:12 a.m. 12:48 p.m. High Low Higu Low By IZNACHMAN Glades Bureau Chief BELLE GLADE - A proposal to institute a study for the possible partitioning of Palm Beach County at Twenty Mile Bend was tabled by city commissioners Monday until the next regular meeting Nov. 25. The suggestion was made by Commissioner George L. Connell, who served as mayor of this municipality last year, and drew a second from freshman Commissioner Dr. John L. Grady. Before the motion to make a "feasibility study" and invite officials from other communities in the area, including, Pahokee, South Bay, Clewiston, Lake Harbor, Canal Point to a meeting after Christmas to work toward the proposed plan, the action was tabled on a motion by Commissioner Bill J. Bailey. Connell said the western section of the county and parts of other areas around Lake Okeechobee, with similar interests, could possibly use their tax dollars to better advantage if a new county were formed. 4 There was no official boundary, as such, mentioned, except the area west of Twenty Mile Bend was mentioned in the motion that read: "Initiate a move to study plans for the feasibility of dividing the county at Twenty Mile Bend." Bailey, who was recently defeated in a race with incumbent County Commissioner E.W. Weaver, Lake Harbor, for that post said: "I do not think the City of Belle Glade should sponsor the move. There are other agencies and groups to call such a meeting. I can't see Belle Glade sponsoring this discussion and can't vote for it." .Jr said he agreed with Bailev. He sue- eested other cities in the area be con- where the franc crisis was discussed, he said "international solidarity" had not been put in doubt. "France will have all the support it needs without reservations," he added. Yet, no announcement of aid for the franc has emerged from the bankers' meeting. "If anything concrete had been decided, he would have said so," a private banker remarked. It was thought in financial circles that Couve de Murville' s television appearance would be insufficient to arrest speculation against the franc when the exchange markets open Tuesday. The premier, interviewed by television news director Edouard Sablier, said he would go before the National Assembly Tuesday and seek a cut in the 1969 budget. "It is incontestable that excess public expenditures weigh heavily on the economy and, consequently. ..on prices and on the currency. "Expenses will have to be reduced." NEW YORK (UPI)-Striking public school teachers voted overwhelmingly Monday to accept an agreement ending a 10-week-long dispute which kept most of the city's 900 schools closed. Some teachers returned to the classrooms immediately and all schools were expected to be open Tuesday. They accepted the agreement by a vote of 17,658 to 2,738. Although less than half the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) membership voted, it was the largest turnout in the union's history. The settlement was worked out during the weekend in a marathon bargaining session at Mayor John V. Lindsay's home. Lindsay admitted none of the parties was completely satisfied with the settlement which included suspension of the local Ocean Hill-Brownsville governing board in Brooklyn. The local board, one of three boards set up as an experiment aimed at decentralizing the city's system into 33 local boards, touched off the strike by transferring UFT teachers out of the predominantly Negro and Puerto Rican area. A special statetrustee was named to run the district. The Rev. C. Herbert Oliver, chairman of the district's governing board, stormed out of the mayor's mansion Sunday shortly before terms of the settlement were announced, saying it was "obvious that the black and Puerto Rican people of this city are not going to be allowed to determine the future of their children." The Puerto Rican community was reportedly angered because one of the three Ocean Hill-Brownsville principals suspended as part olihe settlement was Louis Fuentes, the only Puerto Rican principal in the city. A coalition of Puer 1 1 ice DCDnoTcn iia , tacted to see if they wished to press the kilT feS ISruS Vm f ln 3 neW C0U"ty ' Nang, South Vietnam's second largest Connell said his original motion called Clty Pa8e 3 for a meeting of the other officials in ZOND 6, the latest Soviet moonshot, tne area. & well as Glades residents, to returned to earth after a "double-dip" discuss the propostion at a fish fry, or re-entry. The Soviet news agency Tass other event nere to leanl tne feelings of hailed the return as another Russian the other taxpayers intheGlades. firat 7 Only Mayor-Commissioner Aubrey Farmer had nothing to offer either way. He said he was ready to vote and then Bridge Column 14 his decision could not be ascertained Classified Ads 27-31 wnen a motion by Bailey to table the Comics 14 action until next week passed unani- Crossword Puzzle 14 mously. Editorials, Columnists 6 Horoscope ...14 Connell said the city did not have to News Of Record 8 be the moving body that would push for Obituaries 8 the partitioning but he thought some People Speak 6 organization should bring the matter Sports 17-20 before the public. Stocks 21-23 The possibility that the new state con-Theaters 15 stitution would allow consolidation of Today's Activities 7 some of the smaller counties, as well TV Clock -.v.-.-..- 1 asthe-toTmauonof "new counties was Weather Map, Table 8 not discussed, although it was hinted Women's News S-ll that it is possible. Murville Vows To Tighten Credit, Asks World Support For Franc By JANE ARPE Staff Writer The controversial Sullivan Reading Program, which drew protests when it was introduced in Dade County schools, was approved for use in 14 schools here by the Palm Beach County School Board Monday night. Approval came during a meeting at which the board also approved application for federal funds for a 1969 Head Start program, although no action is expected on the application until the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare lifts its fund freeze. The reading program, which will cost $122,277 from the state's Educational TTfipTuTemeni expense tuna (t,m.), will be sharply edited before it is introduced here, John Spagnolia, reading services director, assured the board. Parents in Dade County objected to programmed material in the Sullivan series on the grounds that sections encouraged violence. Among the portions found objectionable were scenes of children contemplating throwing darts at other children, using gasoline to burn ants, and considering attacking an enemy with a gun. These and other lines are being removed from the texts, Spagnoli said. Before the series is introduced here it will be completely reviewed by a committee to be named by Mrs. Winona Jordan, assistant superintendent for instruction, he reported. Spagnoli said the 14 schools had been selected after an analysis of standardized test results showed that pupils assigned to them have consistently scored in the lowest quarter for the past several years. Specific problems common to the 14 schools, he continued, are: The children live in areas where a "community language," different from that used in standard textbooks, is spoken. .Using standard methods, pupils do not associate, word sounds with word meanings. Pupils are inadequately prepared to handle standard texts. The program will reach 1,200 pupils in first grade, 1,100 in second grade, 1,100 mated $1 billion worth of French francs, British pounds, American dollars and other currencies into markets last week in the hope of a large, quick profit on a possible upward revaluation of the West German mark. ' Despite repeated official denials in Frankfurt and Bonn that such a measure was in the offing, the run on German marks reached crisis proportions at the end of last week. The French franc, weakened by the aftermath of last spring's gi.ieral strike, suffered the most damage. The Bank of France intervened throughout the week to hold the franc at the official floor price. Nowhere in his brief appearance on the state television network did Couve de Murville reveal how much of a budget cut was being nonsidered, nor was he precise on where credit would be tightened. Referring to the weekend meeting of central bankers in Basel, Switzerland, PARIS (AP) - Premier Maurice Couve de Murville promised Monday night to cut government spending and tighten credit to combat the worst French monetary crisis in a decade. Speaking on nationwide radio and television, Couve de Murville said the French franc, buffeted by massive speculation, would get all the international support it needed "without reservations." Though his purpose was clearly to reestablish confidence in the French rency. doubts arose iftimediately about the effect of his speech. One prominent banker viewing the premier's remarks as vague, said: "One doesn't resolve a crisis of confidence by words but by deeds." Couve de Murville spoke as money' speculators marked time throughout Europe Monday, awaiting the reply of central banks and governments to the onslaught on world monetary stability. The speculators had dumped an esti

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