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The Palm Beach Post Complete Stock Market Pages 30-33, 36 SERVING THE HUB OF FLORIDA'S FABULOUS GROWTH AREA VOL.LX.NO. 204 WEST PALM BEACH. FLORIDA. FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 22, 1968 56 PAGES -:-PRICE TEN CENTS Deadline Set For Outfall Easement THUMBNAIL EDITORIAL A pseudo-intellectual, we finally discovered, is a guy who carries his lunch in a briefcase. One of the townspeople's claims which Brady tried to rebut in the letter was that ocean outfalls are still "un-proven." Brady cited the Miami Beach outfall, the oldest in the state, which "has continuously met bacteriological tests by the State Board of Health for more than 15 years." When asked if he believed the main objection from the town was to the outfall itself or the use of property in the town for installing the underground line, Brady replied: "It's hard to say because in every instance in which they brought up points ( against the system i they felt were valid, we've been able to prove they were invalid." By PATRICIA PRESTON Staff Writer West Palm Beach Mayor David H. Brady, in a tightly worded letter to Palm Beach Mayor Claude Reese Thursday, asked for a yes or no not later than Nov. 27 on the city's yearlong request for easement through the town for a proposed ocean outfall sewerage line. The letter read: ' Due to scheduling of construction to meet the restrictions imposed by your town ordinances, it is imperative that we have a definite answer to our request for access to the ocean across the Town of Palm Beach, not laterthan November 27, 1968." The city is seeking a 15-foot right-of-way for an underground access to the Palm Beach has a ban on any construction from December to April and 1969 was ruled out by Brady as an impossible target for beginning the project. The urgency of the outfall is heightened by an impending State Board of Health citation to the city which would put the city on notice for maintaining an overcapacitated plant and demand correction within a certain time. Brady said he would consider the citation a "deadline for definite action." He added, "I would speak from now until doomsday if I thought I could convince them, but at this point how can I word this - I'm not sure they can be convinced." The six points in Arnold's letter ap ocean through the golf course of the Palm Beach Country Club. Club property, Brady insisted, would be undisturbed, with no superficial evidence of the line after construction. Attached to the letter was a copy of a letter Brady sent Thursday to Town Manager B. Arnold. In the letter to Arnold, Brady summarized the city's stand on the much-disputed outfall in response to a six-point letter Arnold sent Brady probing for further details in the proposal which Brady said has been dissected and discussed for more than a year. Brady again contended Arnold's letter was a "delaying tactic." He said Thursday that if the easement were given by Palm Beach today, construction still could not begin until May of 1970. parently were prompted by a public hearing in Palm Beach last week when Brady was grilled by the citizens on the proposed outfall. Among the points on which Arnold requested details were the availability and adequacy of financing, cost analysis of plants vs." ocean outfall and further feasibility studies of the outfall. Brady said he would order no more feasibility studies and cost analyses than those already in the hands of town officials. "We are convinced this is the most feasible method of disposal, and of the comparative cost of this (outfall) against a sewage treatment plant," the mayor said. Although Brady said that financing was "of no concern" to the town, he did say in the letter to Arnold that the outfall would be financed by a revenue bond issue which would in no way involve the town. The mayor refused to speculate on the next step if the town refuses to grant the easement but he did say, "Condemnation will not be considered until all avenues of negotiations have been explored." Brady, in his letter to Arnold, reminded the town manager that the city's proposal has received the blessings of both the State Board of Health, "which recognizes that the system is probably the best method of disposal for the area." and the Florida Air and Water Pollution Control Commission. Credit Complications Extend Franc Crisis kA- A3 5P eft Vrf$? . - .. . VV 'J"" i FIFTH ANNIVERSARY Today marks the fifth president Thursday as the eternal flame continues to anniversary of the assassination of President John F. burn at his grave in Arlington National Cemetery. Kennedy. These people pay their respects to the late Transplant Milestone Reached; 2 Patients Given Second Hearts ter lilaiberg to recover enough to be released from the hospital, and felt so well earlier this year that he went to a baseball game in the Houston Astrodome, got a job with a bank and started delivering commercials on television. Shumway's surgical team decided to replace Hammarley s heart when it became evident it was beating erratically and his condition was "below normal.' He was awake but "senulethargic" at UPITelephoto the time the decision was taken and his family gave approval. The second operation took about 41 2 hours and was "relatively simple and went well." a spokesman said. Both donors at Stanford, and Thursday's donor at Houston were not immediately identified. The Houston donor was a 47-year-old woman. Thomas received his first heart last spring from Mrs. Charles Grant, a 15-year-old suicide victim. the mine the Mod's Run air vent had been capped. He said smoke had ceased coming from the Llewellyn exit, a main entrance, because of the cap. The vent was sealed to control the flow of air into the mine in an attempt to subdue the flames. There are no plans at present to close the mine. Poundstone said. He had noted earlier that the one sure way to smother the flames would be to cut off oxygen to the shaft but he said that it would also cut off the air supply to the trapped men. L. J. Panakovich, an official of the United Mine Workers, told newsmen "there is no such thing as a timetable" on a rescue effort. "We are topside and they are underground," he said. "The events are determined by the circumstances underground." Panakovich said appeals have been made to West Virginia Gov. Hulett Smith to ask President Johnson to declare the situation a national Mine Explosion Dims Hopes For Buried Men France will be the chief beneficiary, since the two countries do more trading with one another than they do with anyone else. Other countries will benefit too. notably the United States and Britain. They are also big traders with West Germany and their products compete with West German goods elsewhere. University Strike Ends In Prague PRAGUE (AP) - Thousands of weary students lugged bedrolls and guitars from university halls Thursday. Some were bitter that their ending four-day strike failed to bring guarantees of freedom, some were elated that the young had engendered a new political force in their Soviet-occupied country. Emerging at noon from lecture halls and laboratories they had lived in since Sunday, the optimists believed they had alerted the public to resist erosion under Soviet pressure of reforms launched by the Alexander Dubcek regime last spring. Other students were disappointed that the Communist government had refused to discuss in detail with them their 10-point manifesto or to permit its publication in the censored press. The 10 points upheld freedom of speech, assembly, travel abroad and research and demanded a six-month limit on press censorship re-established after the Soviet-led invasion Aug. 20. Tension eased as the university strikes in west and central Czechoslovakia broke up. The government and party showed no sign of following up their sharp Wednesday night warning to the students, accusing them of trying to split the working class and demanding that they "stop before it is too late." The warning was widely regarded as a sign of official panic over scattered factory work stoppages in sympathy with the student sit-ins. The strike embarrassed the Prague government nearly as much as the Oct. 28 and Nov. 7 "Russians go home" demonstrations that took place while Czechoslovakia was trying to hasten the departure of most Warsaw Pact occupation troops. The latest student action came just as party chief Dubcek was campaigning for stricter party discipline and strengthening of the Communist role in state and society. No police reinforcements were visible during the departure of students from struck colleges and departments of Charles University scattered throughout Prague. Sources said the Czechoslovak Cabinet put off until next week discussion of the strike. Estimates of the number of students who moved into colleges and universities throughout the regions of Bohemia and Moravia ranged from 65,000 to 100,-000. Partly Cloudy Partly cloudy through Saturday with slight chance of showers tonight and Saturday. Northerly winds 10-20 m.p.h. becoming northeasterly during the day. Shower probability tonight and Saturday 20 percent. Predicted low this morning at PBIA 53, high this afternoon 72, low tonight 63. Temperatures recorded for 24 hours ending at midnight Thursday at Palm Beach International Airport, high 67, low 45. Humidity 65 percent Barometer 30.22 inches -steady Wind: High 20 m p h.; Low 10 m.p.h. Prevailing Wind Northwest Sunrise today 6:45 a.m.; Set 5:28 p.m. Moonrisetoday9:49a m.; Set7:34p.m. INLET TIDES TODAY High 10:41a.m.; 10:47p.m. Low4:24a.m.; 5:00p.m. OCEAN TIDES TODAY High9:06a.m.;9:12p.m. Low2:42a.m.; 3:18p.m. ter of economics and the meeting chairman, told newsmen work was completed first on the major element in the package: what West Germany will do to encourage imports and discourage exports and to curb speculation against the franc. West Germany will slap a tax on exports and reduce its tax on imports. UPlTelephoto TRIPLE-HEADER - Three Javelin III rockets take off simultaneously from the same launch pad in support of a classified U.S. Army project at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico. Greeks Reduce Sentence In Assassination Try ATHENS (AP) - The Greek military government has spared the life of Alexander Panagoulis in the face of an international storm of protest against his death sentence, sources close to the regime said Thursday night. Panagoulis. 30, was to have been executed at dawn Thursday on charges arising from his attempt to kill Premier George Papadopoulos Aug. 13. Earlier Thursday, the Supreme Court turned down an appeal for a retrial. could be arrived at within the next few months." The Sisters of Charity have taught at St. Francis of Assisi since the school was built 17 years ago. and the announcement that they were being withdraw to New Jersey shocked local officials. In Boynton Beach, Sister Irene Francis said that "under no circumstances would St. Mark's School be closed." She said that some or all of the Sisters of Charity there might be withdrawn to New Jersey, but that in any event, plans were being made to continue the operation of the school. "I talked with Father William O'Shea this afternoon after your call and he said to tell you to be assured that St. Mark's will stav open." Sister Irene noted. Lewis' official statement included Continued On Pane 2, Col. 1 i l' : 1 1 h J : . ' 0 1 1 Ji -i 1- mtn 'nil 'n-" BONN. Germany tAPi - Efforts by the world's 10 richest nations to agree on support for the faltering French franc ran into trouble early Friday over conditions attached to a proposed credit of $2 billion or more, a West German spokesman said. "We have been going around in circles for hours." said Conrad Ahlers. Germany's No. 2 spokesman at the crisis meeting here, after sitting in on past-midnight sessions of finance ministers and central bank governors. He gave no indication of what conditions were causing the trouble. West German Finance Ministry sources said they had heard that the amount of credit to be made available to France had been increased bv $950 million to a little short of $3 billion. The first $2 billion was to be furnished by the Bank for International Settlements, (BIS), an independent body, the sources said. The other $950 million was to be underwritten by other nations at the conference. West Germany's share, the sources added, came to about $700 million. The French government needs help to save the franc now worth about 20 U.S. cents from devaluation, and the situation has been worsened bv massive flights of speculators' capital from France. In Britain, the Times of London said Thursday night that a 10 per cent devaluation of the franc was part of the package solution being hammered out at the meeting in Bonn. It did not attribute the report and no official comment was available immediately. In Bonn. West German sources said Britain would furnish part of the credits for France. Some said the British should take advantage of that situation to press for membership in the European Common Market, denied them so far by French veto. No British reaction was availab'e immediately. The London Times also said in early editions that solving the monetary crisis would involve a tighter squeeze on the British economy, including a 10 per cent sales tax increase. Jt gave no source for that report. At the same time. West Germany took sharp action to halt the rush of speculators buying marks in the belief they would be revalued upward. But the deal being worked out in an emergency meeting of the so-called "Group of 10" nations, with Switzerland as an observer, could mean no increase in the value of the mark or any devaluation in the French franc. The two currencies were at the base of the latest international monetary crisis. But for Germans the deal may mean cutbacks in an economy booming because of heavy exports and modest imports. The United States was represented in the operation by Treasury Secretary Henry H. Fowler and William McChe-sney Martin, chairman of the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System. Karl Schiller. West Germany's minis- The letter, sent by Dr. Mae G. Leone, representative of the Catholic Teacher's Association and Mrs. Laura Depka. president of the Home and School Association, was apparently issued to parents in hopes of rallying support behind school officials in an attempt to keep the doors of the school open. However. Lewis, after a conversation with Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll of Miami, said: "At the present time, it would seem very inappropriate to make any decisions as to the future of the school, but I would like to reassure the parish school authority, the children themselves and parents, that every effort will be made, hopefully successful, to provide at least the minimum number of teaching sisters for the school in the coming year. ' ' Archbishop Carroll could not be reached by press Thursday afternoon for comment on the announcement, but Lewis said. "He indicated that he had every reason to believe a happy solution By United Press International Doctors at Stanford. Calif., and Houston, in separate operations Thursday marking . mother milestone in the new science ot heart transplants, gave two patients their second transplanted hearts. At Stanford University Medical Center, pioneer transplant surgeon Dr. Norman Shiimway transplanted a heart into Darreli Hammarley. 56. a retired airline pilot. Wednesday night. The heart was replaced sixbours later after it began beating erratically. At St. Luke's Hospital in Houston. Dr. Denton Coolev. who has done more heart transplants than any other surgeon, gave a second heart to Everett C. Thomas, the 47 -year-old Phoenix; An., accountant who is the l'nited Slates' longest surviving transplant patient. ilam;iierle was reported in "satisfactory condition lollowing the second transplant. Thomas underwent more than 2 hours of surgery ending at 6.45 p.m. KST and was also reported in satisfactory condition. The operations were the first m histo-rv in winch a transplanted heart which failed or va rejected was replaced with another transplanted heart. The two in California were the world's 81th and 85th heart transplants, and Houston s was the th. Thomas, a cheerful man who underwent his lirst transplant last May ;i. had lived with it longer than any other heart recipient in the world other than Dr Philip Blaiberg of South Africa, who has survived tor nearly a year. Thomas was the second patient al- THANKSGIVING, COUNTRY STYLE A colorful collection of recipes from the good old days roast duckling, filbert fruit stuffing, baked potatoes with kraut stuffing, Brussels sprouts in orange butter, cherry mincemeat pie in All Florida Magazine, distributed with the Sunday Post-Times. GOVERNOR'S WIFE loses 100 pounds Mrs. Elizabeth Hughes, married to Gov. Richard Hughes of New Jersey, had the dubious distinction of weighing more than any other governor's wife 230 pounds. Today she is a size 12, weights 100 pounds less. How did she reduce? Read about it in Parade Magazine, distributed with the Sunday Post-Times. Bridge Column 39 Classified Ads 40-47 Comics 39 Crossword Puzzle 39 Editorials, Columnists 6 Horoscope 39 News Of Record 22 Obituaries 2 People Speak 6 Sports 25-29 Stocks 30-33,36 Theaters 34 Today's Activities 23 TV Clock 48 Weather Map, Table 35 Women's News 13-15 MANNING TON. W. Va. (API - A small explosion rumbled through a burning coal mine Thursday night, moments alter mine officials expressed only slight hope for the safety of 78 men trapped 800 feet below the surface. The blast, latest in a series since early Wednesday, spewed flames and smoke from the Llewellyn entrance to Mountaineer Coal Co. No. 9 mine. James McCartney, a public relations aide for the parent Consolidation Coal Co.. called the blast "a setback" for attempts to rescue the trapped miners. "It means the fire has gone back to the Llewellyn portal," he said. He said the blast occurred at 5:45 p.m., 36 hours after the first explosion touched off a holocaust deep in the mine. Consolidation Vice President William Poundstone had said minutes earlier there still was hope that the trapped miners were alive, "but there is still no reason to be optimistic." He had told a news conference that the fire and smoke conditions in the mine apparently had stabilized and that there was evidence the fire had diminished. There was no immediate determination of how the latest blast would affect rescue efforts. Executive Vice President William Poundstone of Consolidation Coal Co., said the fire in Mountaineer Coal Co. No. 9 mine, where the 78 have been trapped since early Wednesday, "apparently has spread eastward." Poundstone would not estimate when rescue teams could enter the smoke-filled shafts and "we still don't know where the miners are." He said continual efforts had been made to contact the missing men but all were unsuccessful. Poundstone said there were "evidences that the fire has diminished" and took new stock in two other points he emphasized to a late afternoon news conference: He said there had been no additional explosions and readings on the escape of carbon monoxide and methane gas from No. 9 had remained "stable for the past several hours." William Parks, a West Virginia official for the U.S. Bureau of Mines, said there is "less than one percent methane coming out of all portals." Methane is present in all coal mines and is deadly in largeconcent rations. Poundstone noted that one entrance to Riviera Concerned At Possibility St. Francis School May Be Closed By ROBERT K. OGLESBY Staff Writer RIVIERA BEACH - A letter received Thursday by parents of children attending St. Francis of Assisi Elementary School sent a tremor through the community with its announcement that the school would close its doors in June of 1969 due to a lack of teaching staff. However, Philip D. Lewis, local realtor and member of the Archdiocesan School Board, issued a statement to allay the fears of local parents. the letter from St. Francis of Assisi stated in part. "Word has been received that th Archbishop will have to close our school in June, 1969. The Sisters of Charity are being withdrawn from the East Coast of Florida and returned to their Mother house in New Jersey." It continued. "A new order of Sisters is impossible to have and therefore it has been suggested that St. Francis of Assisi School be closed along with St. Mark's of Boynton Beach."

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