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Tuesday, November 26, 1968
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'he Pa Beach Post Complete Stock Market Pages 2 1-22-23 SERVING THE HUB OF FLORIDA'S FABULOUS GROWTH AREA VOL. LX. NO. 206 WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1968 32 PAGES-:-PRICE TEN CENTS .New County Outfall System Proposed THUMBNAIL EDITORIAL De Gaulle's latest policy on travel: Let the francs stay home. 1m consulting firm lor several of the municipalities mentioned in the proposal. According to a memorandum sent to Gaynor by Anderson, the system's facilities could be extended south to include the City of West Palm Beach and extended north to take in the Juno Beach area. Plans for the system, as outlined in the memorandum, include that "each community discontinue the use of its individual sewage treatment plan and instead, connect to and discharge untreated sewage into the county interceptor. Sewage would flow by gravity from each of the communities and the unincorporated areas through the interceptor, and arrive at a new sewage chlori-nation, grease removal, and pumping facility to be constructed near the west end of Silver Beach Road, west of Riviera Beach and Lake Park." "Discharge from this pumping station would be by pressure through a force main to extend easterly along Silver Beach Road, across Lake Worth and Singer Island to an ocean outfall extending approximately 5.000 feet offshore." ' An additional pumping station to serve Riviera Beach and Palm Beach Shores lakefront and ocean front property is suggested for construction on Singer Island. Each municipality involved would continue to maintain its own collection system and would discharge sewage into the county system, paying the county on a "bulk or gallonage basis." Gaynor said Monday that the idea for a county-wide operation developed about a year and a half ago as a solution to increasing pollution problems of the larger north county municipalities, which, if not corrected, will eventually affect not only Lake Worth but also sur the county's Water and Pollution Control Committee, said Monday afternoon. Charles Anderson of the county's consulting engineering lirm is to discuss preliminary plans tor an outlall system proposed to serve Lake Park. North Palm Beach. PalmBeachGardens.Palm Beach. Shores. Riviera Beach and Mangonia Park, plus unincorporated areas to the west. This is the engineering firm's proposal, not thecounty s ". Gaynor said. Brockwav. Owen & Anderson is the rounding recreational and beachfront areas. Gaynor estimated it would be approximately two years before the outfall system could be completed. The proposed system, if approved bv the commission, would be the second outfall project to be undertaken bv the county. The other, described by Gaynor as serving the "east-'east-central area.'' is awaiting bond validation and clarification. A special 1967 act. the Palm Beach Continued On Page 2, Col. I By MARY SEMPEPOS Staff Writer Palm Beach County commissioners will consider establishing an ocean out-tall system to serve the sewage disposal needs of northern Palm Beach County municipalities and surrounding unincorporated areas, it was learned by The Post Monday A detailed report, including cost estimates and feasibility of the system, is to be formally presented to the commission at its Dec. 2 meeting. County Commissioner E. I). Gavnor. chairman of A i I 1 De Gaulle Seeks Halt ToOutflowOf Francs rt. T ?. if? J TEARY REUNION - A tear trickles down the cheek of Mrs. Philip Maquar as she and her husband hug their three-year-old daughter Bren-da Ann, who was kidnaped in New i .7 if MPWirrphnln) r.-'j .-k t "L o , , , ,.. --. - -.r. -r. Jl - ?. ; r - r--:- . " - .- ing the franc from devaluation by getting his countrymen to rally behind a wartime-tough economic program. De Gaulle pleaded for an end to "odious" speculation Sunday in a nationwide broadcast that outlined the austerity program. Monday he quit cajoling and cracked down with these measures: By government order. French tourists and foreigners residing in the country more than six months may take no SEARCHING - Coast Guard boats search the sea around this oil rig where a ship sank early Monday off Santa Barbara, Calif., with the loss j -j.TT t - ... -I't v J ;? JfHL , x t , - 'V,, , Guard Units Demobilized By Air Force WASHINGTON (UPIi -The Air Force announced Monday that 1.325 Air .National Guardsmen who were called up to active duty after the Pueblo crisis will be released Dec. 20. They were among 16,000 men who were activated in January and April. Most were scheduled to be released in April, May or June. The men are members of three units, the 174th Tactical Fighter Group from Hancock Field. N.Y.; the 175th Tactical Fighter Group from Martin Airport, Baltimore, and the 189th Tactical Reconnaissance Group from Little Rock, Ark., and theircomponents. The previously announced early release of four other units totaling 1,042 men will occur on Dec. 12, the Air Force also announced. The units are the 82nd Aerial Port Squadron, Travis Air Force Base, Calif.; the 88th Aerial Port Squadron, McGuire, AFB, N.J.; the 171st Aeromedical Airlift Group. Pittsburgh, and the Htith Aerial Port Squadron. McChord AFB, Wash. This left more than 13,000 Air reservists and Air National Guardsmen mobilized early this year still awaiting dates for their release. They will be released between next April and June, according to previous Air Force announcements. Some individuals may get out sooner in special cases. The 174th and 175th Tactical Fighter Groups have been operating at Cannon Air Force Base. N.M. Both were called tu active duty in May. The lW!li Tactical Reconnaissance Group was called in January following Ninth Korea's seizure ot the I'.S. Navy intelligence ship Pueblo. One unit ot the 1811th Reconnaissance Group, the 154tfiTactical Reconnaissance Squadron, has just completed a lour-monlli assignment at Itazuke Air Base. Japan It will be replaced by another mobilized air guard unit, the li)2nd Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, now at Richards AFB. Mo. 01 the Hi. (Kill men called up earlier this year. 10.000 were Air National Guardsmen and 3.0011 are now in Vietnam Austerity Set By Parliament LONDON lUPD-Parliament overrode charges and catcalls from the Conservative opposition Monday night and gave Piime Minister Harold Wilson authority to carry out his tough new aus-erity program of tax increases and import curbs. The rank and file of Wilson's Labor Party closed ranks behind Wilson's program designed to pull the nation out of its economic crisis and beat down a Conservative censure motion in a 328-251 vote. The motion sought to censure the Labor government for its handling of the money crisis The British government won its victory as President Charles de Gaulle struggled to impose even tougher austerity measures on a balkv French nation. iNSWt.M School Board Opposes FEA Negotiation Plan taf Orleans five days ago. The tot was found Monday in Needles, Calif., after the alleged kidnaper was injured in an auto accident. pretation of the idea of professional negotiations." Speaking in favor of a statute making such negotiations mandatory. Orr said that the New York problem arose from a variety of issues, not similar to those found here. "The kind of (negotiations) we seek has a built-in protection against strikes. The kind we seek is found in enlightened areas all across the country." Orr continued. In hundreds of communities, effective agreements have prevented strikes. Orr said, calling the New York strike an exception. "You could find other exceptions," Orr went on, "where there are poor Classroom Teachers Associations or poor school boards, or both." Boards in Florida have been brainwashed into believing that offering negotiation agreements is capitulating to the teachers, he said. "But you bargain every day. every chance you get. What is the taking of bids, but a form of bargaining0'' Orr asked. He asked that no statements be hastily drawn up. "We believe this is the only way we can have a voice in the profession we have chosen." the CTA president said. Thorp told Orr he. also, believes such Continued On Page 2, Col. 2 more than 200 francs i$40i out of the country on trips of more than 24 hours They may take out NO more than 500 francs i $100 1 in foreign currency. Those leaving for less than 24 hours are allowed only 50 francs $10 . But to stimulate French exports, businessmen traveling abroad to sell French products are allowed 200 francs i $40i per day and a total of 2.000 francs i $400 1 in travelers checks. : - ".a' 'T - J, l W'ttojiL-j - 'dMrw t,-"V. A. mum? (PlifVplHH0) of nine men. Sixteen men were rescued from the water. (See story page 32. 13th at the mine near this tiny town and indicated to ollicials that lire still blazed in the mine's deep tunnels The Inst explosion thundered through the labyrinth of passageways early last Wednesday as the 99 man midnight shift was about to quit work Twenty-one men escaped or were rescued Two rescue units poked through the mine's tunnels Sunday night and lound no trace of the 78 who have not been contacted since the initial explosion The eruption Monday ruled out the immediate possibility ol sending in more search teams "As long as we have no a.1 su ranee the lire is out." said Alder Spotte. an engineer for Mountaineer's parent firm. Consolidation Coal Co.. "we cannot sent men down. " "These pulls are what scare the hell out of you." Spotte told a late morning news conlerence. Warmer Today Partly cloudy and warmer through Wednesday Mostly easterly winds 10 m.p.h. Predicted low this morning at I'BI A 55. high this alternoon 75. low tonight 58 Temperatures recorded for 24 hours ending at midnight Monday at Palm Beach International Airport, high 70. low 55. Humidity 67 percent Barometer 30.14 rising Wind: High 23 m.p.h. Low 7 m.p.h. Prevailing W ind North-northwest Sunrise today 6.48 a.m.: Set 5:27 p m. Moonrise today 12 55 p.m.: Set a.m. INLET TIDES TODAY High 1:53 a.m.: 2:35 p m. Low8:18a m : 9:06 p.m. OCEAN TIDES TOD AY High 12 18 am.: 1:00 p.m. Low 6 36 a.m.: 7.24 p m. PARIS il'PI) - French speculators eagerly sold francs for gold, foreign currency and stocks Monday in a "no confidence" vote against President Charles de Gaulle's economic austerity program. De Gaulle imposed stringent foreign exchange controls. Riot police raced to all French boarders to assist customs officials in the desperate bid to keep French francs bound for foreign trading markets inside the country. Forty dollars in francs was the new limit announced Monday for Frenchmen and foreign residents alike. De Gaulle summoned a second crisis meeting of his cabinet for Tuesday afternoon as it became apparent Frenchmen were ignoring wholesale his pleas for economic patriotism. The Federal Reserve Board announced that it would add $300 million to the currency "swap" arrangement it has with the Bank of France to support the franc. The addition brings the total in dollars which the United States will exchange for francs to $1 billion and is aimed at bailing the French government out of its current monetary difficulties. The increase in the U.S. share of a $2 billion bloc of credit aid announced by 10 top trading nations in Bonn, West Germany, this weekend. In addition to the federal reserve swap increase, the I'.S. Treasury is also adding $200 million to $300 million already pledged to an additional $2 billion in new currency credits extended by the group of nations to France. The Federal Reserve actions will enable France to exchange its francs for the currencies of the other nine nations in order to meet payment demands from trade and other agreements. The total swap account set up for the French now reaches $10.5 billion, according to the Federal Reserve statement. Swap arrangements between the Bank of France and the Federal Reserve began in 1962 with a $100 million credit which was boosted to $700 million in July. The price of free market gold soared from its base of $40 to $42.26 an ounce when the Paris gold market was allowed to open for the first time in six days. It stood at $40.23 when the market was closed last Tuesday. Official exchange rates in Paris settled to a normal 4 95 to 4.97 francs per dollar but unofficial trading marked the franc as cheap as 5.30 per dollar. Foreign traders, offered the franc for the first time since De Gaulle refused to devaluate, showed more confidence in the currency. It climbed slowly in exchange value in Amsterdam and Milan and closed 70 pfennings higher in relation to the German mark in Frankfurt. The demand for gold in foreign markets such as London and Zurich was only average. The rush appeared con-lined to Paris. Foreign stocks were in heavy demand on the Paris course. But the rush to solid gold in Paris was the real phenomenon of the day and it amounted to a direct smash at the French president's grand design of sav- He said "too many of them think they have a corner on social conscience." i Bax believes too many OEO-linanced programs add to local tensions by seeking to challange influential organizations and people. He says local conservatives can be persuaded to join in people programs and believes his work in persuading growers to assist in migrant worker programs is an example. He has coordinated Kirk's program that has Sanford. Fla.. and Rochester. N Y., combining efforts to assist migrants w ho work in both cities. A current Bax project, in which he takes pride, in "operation student concern." The program seeks to involve university students in .assisting underprivileged youngsters and their families and has been piloted at the University of Florida and 'now is under way in six other universities and live junior colleges. Bax is a former teacher and administrator in Florida Atlantic University and says he is near Ins Ph.D. in education at the University of Miami. Smoldering Coal Mine Contains Methane Gas By JANE ARPE Staff Writer The Palm Beach County School Board voted Monday night to oppose any proposed statewide professional negotiations statutes, one of two new "super-priority" goals of the Florida Education Association (FEAi. It also agreed that it will oppose elimination of the state's emergency certification law, which enables boards to employ teachers with only one year of college during crisis periods. Dr. A, Donaldson Thorp, board chairman, however, declared that he believes that professional negotiations are necessary, adding that teachers are now without a voice in making decisions which affect their profession. The 4-0 vote on each of the two issues were taken during a workshop session at which the board considered more than 50 recommendations drawn up by school administrators and Board Atty. Michael Jackson for presentation to the Palm Beach County State Legislative delegation. Jackson said that professional negotiations give teachers organizations bargaining rights so powerful that they can upset an entire system, as in New York City. Joseph Orr. president of the local Classroom Teachers Association (CTAi which is an affiliate of the FEA, termed Jackson's statement a "gross misinter Kirk's Aide Bax Reported Pushing h,r Tnn Foil Wolfn ro Pnzitinn MAN.NINGTON. W.Va. (APi - Samples of air sucked from the deep recesses of a smoldering coal mine where 78 men have been trapped lor nearly six days showed Monday night a deadly concentration of methane and carbon monoxide gas. "You and I could not live in it." Consolidation Coal Co President John Corcoran told an evening news conference. He referred to air in Mountaineer Coal-Co. No. 9 mine. "We know the hopes are slim Let's lace it." Corcoran said. "The question now is how much longer do we go before the judgment has to be made, that based on all the evidence accumulated, that the very best job that can be done has been done," he said. "We're not quite there yet." he concluded. There has been no contact with the 78 men since the first explosion shuddered the sprawling mine complex Wednesday morning. The other 21 men on the midnight shift either escaped or were rescued. Corcoran said analyses of the air sam- . pies drawn from the mine through a slim copper tube nearly 800 feet long showed the mine's methane content .to be 7 4 per cent. The tolerable limits for methane in humans, he said, is 2 per cent. Carbon monoxide in the mine's atmosphere was 50 times that which it should be. Corcoran said. The limit for humans is .02 per cent, he said, but analysis showed the rate to be one per cent. Corcoran reaffirmed what other mine officials had said earlier, that no more rescue teams would be sent into the mine immediately. He said the decision reached earlier "will not be changed, at this time." "It's pretty evident that as every day goes bv. and the situation doesn't improve, the situation grows dimmer." he said. Rescuer efforts took another setback earlier Monday when a small explosion sent a puff of smoke billowing for one of the mine's portals. The pre-dawn blast Monday was the He has feuded with Kirk's aide. Tom Ferguson, who also has been the critical target of other Republicans, inlcuidng stale party boss William Murlin Bax. who is independently wealthy, is quick to oiler criticism ot what he sees as a lethargic Florida Cabinet tall Democrats' i-nd a Democrat-controlled legislature. ' " He said Monday: "Florida has lost $100 million in I'.S. Housing and Urban Development funds because of restrictive state legislation that prevents its cities from obtaining needed funds " His information came I mm HUD. he said. He has stated that "in the area ol welfare, the state of Florida has never assumed its responsibilities." And he is critical ol local officials who lambaste the federal government while coming up with no local programs to help people. "You have to use government to make people touch one another to care. And where government does is successful." Bax said But OEO ollicials under the Johnson Administration also have received Bax barbs THE PALM BEACH district legisla- Bv DALE PU.LEN live delegation was unable to choose a Washington Bureau leader Monday when Sen. Friday pro- u-eutv-"ivw i i,., . i,u. ... . . WASHINGTON - James Bax has his posed that it be headed by co-chairmen. . . . one from the Senate and the other from e'eon Washington the House Page 5 And while he will not say so. the indications are strong that within a short TWO AMERICAN JETS were down- time he will leave his post as "Flori- ed over North Vietnam by enemy sur- ta s Economic Opportunity Divison di- face-to-air missiles. Hanoi radio an- rector nounred that the pilots of both planes ,, , , . . , , werecaotured Pace 7 Tn' 1 year-old Republican hopes to were captured Page 7 a j()b wjth (he 0(j(,e () K(.ommljc Opportunity here under the Nixon Ad- ministration, maybe even as director Bridge Column 26 But he will settle lor less, which Classified Ads 27-31 means Florida's Gov. Claude Kirk will Comics 26 soon be seeking a replacement lor Bax Crossword Puzzle 26 whom he named to the post just over a Editorials, Columnists 6 year ago. Horoscope 26 Bax. in Washington Monday for a News Of Record 15 meeting of the National Governor's Con-Obituaries 25 lerence division of federal state rela- People Speak 6 tions would not comment on the spoci- Sports 17-20 tics of his efforts to land a top OEO job Stocks 21-23 here: But he would not deny he was Theaters 15 working on it Today's Activities 5 Bax has been a mover and shaker TV Clock 32 among Kirk's top appointees and advis- Weather Map, Table 15 ers. although it has not always been Women's News 9-11 noticeable to the public.

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