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r THUMBNAIL EDITORIAL We can also be thankful there isn't another presidential election until the year 1972. ine rami ceacn rost Complete Stock Market Pages C6-7-8 SERVING THE HUB OF FLORIDA'S FABULOUS GROWTH AREA VOL. LX. NO. 207 WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1968 132 PAGES-: -PRICE TEN CENTS f Taxpayers, Too, Can Give Thanks Sici $15,000 a year keeps one from running against an incumbent, then the incumbent can be doubly thankful. You can be thankful legislative committees are planning to take only one paid trip to committee meetings a month instead of two. This, again, figures out to be roughly a double thanks. How about being thankful the state government is thinking of paying six or seven per cent interest on only a $500 million bond issue instead of a $1 By REX NEWMAN Tallahassee Bureau TALLAHASSEE ( AF.N I - State go-emment should be added to your Thanksgiving day blessing. There are many things, from a state government standpoint, to be thankful for. You can be thankful legislators, are thinking in terms of only a $10,000-a-year-salary instead of a $15,000-a-yearsalary . If the difference between $10,000 and the reduction to 25 agencies in reality will merely be the creation of 25 more agencies which will be superimposed on those already in existence. You can be thankful legislators are firm in their stand to keep taxes from being increased next year. If they are not firm in .their convictions that taxes will not have to be raised, sales taxes probably would go up four cents on the dollar to six cents, with, perhaps, the addition of groceries and medicines as taxable items. billion bond issue? The saving here again is one to be doubly thankful for. There is a lot to be thankful for when it is considred that governors in Arkansas run every two years instead of every fouryears as they do in Florida. You can be thankful that the 160 state agencies will be chopped to 25 agencies instead of 50. The saving here is 25 agencies, obviously, but not for the reason you think. The reason is that, in all probability, outrageously by those trying to curry favor to improve their political careers. If the liberals had been in power, the 10,000 employes added to the pay rolls the past four years might have been 20,000 employes and instead of state government payrolls being double federal payrolls in growth percentages, they might have been quadruple. So add a word of thanks for your state goverment. Why not, it can't hurt, even if it doesn't help. i .-"turf- ... ledProtest Agreement You can be thankful legislators seem satisfied with the tax relief which has already been granted to the home owner. If there were any more home owner relief granted, the loss of state revenue from the big land owners would require, perhaps, a seven-cent addition to the state sales tax. And you should be thankful that the state has had so many good conservative governors over the years; otherwise the state payroll might be padded (APHtrcphuio) A POINTED QUESTION - President-elect Richard ML Nixon, on his way to his Pierre Hotel headquarters in New York Wednesday morning, stops to ask an unidentified boy where he goes to school. In response fo a noncomittal "down the street," Nixon pointed and asked "down there?" Nixon was to meet Republican leaders at his headquarters and discuss appointments to his administration. 4 4 1 i -w.--:l h Hirr ilnw,ll',ii,ii,Wii,J'''t'.k v!. ,CJ (APWirrpholo) Cook, 4, of Salinas, Calif., is thankful for the same reason. She's very fond of her playmate but what do you feed a turkey at the dinner table? THANKFUL PAIR - This big torn turkey is thankful, even with an empty plate, because he is a family pet and won't be somebody's Thanksgiving dinner. Joan School Board Files For In junction To Halt HEW Funds suspension would be placed on deferred status, although the board had been eligible in the past. HEW has not limited its fund deferral to a particular program. The President has not approved. The move to postpone the administrative proceedings is based on tne fact tha. tlie U. S. District Court had refused to dismiss the board's action against HEW. "The court has, by its order denying the motion to dismiss, divested the Department of Health, Education and Welfare of jurisdiction in its administrative proceeding." the motion alleges. Sours i aiKs Allied Force Blocks Island SAIGON (UPI)-An allied task force landed by an armada of more than 50 vessels blockaded a Communist island stronghold deep in the Mekong Delta Wednesday in what military spokesmen said was the biggest such operation of the war. Military spokesmen said more than 1,000 South Vietnamese infantrymen were moved ashore from the allied vessels that set up the blockade around a 20-mile string of islands in the Bassic River 75 miles southwest of Saigon. The river is one of the key supply routes for Communist forces operating around Saigon. U.S. and government spokesmen said the landing fleet-U.S. Navy patrol boats and armed Vietnamese junks-was to block the wedge-shaped island group and prevent Communist troops from escaping through the net of invad-inginfantrymen. Effectiveness of the operation, however, was threatened by a tropical storm that was bearing down on Vietnamese lowlands. Fringe winds and heavy rains began pelting the delta region late Wednesday. Military weather forecasters predicted the storm called Nina, downgraded from typhoon status, would move inland with winds of up to 50 miles an hour on Thanksgiving afternoon. No new incidents were reported Wednesday inside the tinderbox Demilitarized Zone but U.S. Marines operating just to the south of the DMZ uncovered a huge Communist bunker complex stretching over 500 square yards. The Marines reported finding at least 50 "live-in" bunkers, protection tunnels-called spider holes-a mess hall, 100 rounds of 60mm. mortar shells and quantities of medicine, field equipment and cooking utensils. blackness," said the Rev. William L. Matheus, assistant minister of the church: "The service is designed to help build black pride in neighborhocd youngsters' and to inspire gratitude in black and white St. Louisans for our heritage of black culture, black history, black contributions to national life and black achievements shared with all humanity." A thief in Daytona Beach. Fla., helped himself to part of the fixings for the Thanksgiving dinner the Salvation Army intended for the poor. The loot included a 19-pound turkey, a roast, three pounds of hamburger and a mincemeat pie. "It is more blessed to give than to receive," commented a Salvation Army spokesman, "but not this way." The Post Office Department curtailed services for day so that most of its employes could be off. Chance Of Showers Considerable cloudiness through Friday with chance of showers most likely tonight. Gearing and turning cooler Friday afternoon and night. Ten to 20 m.p.h. southeast to south winds becoming south to southwest tonight and shifting to northwest Friday morning. Shower probability 20 per cent today and 50 percent tonight. Predicted low this morning at PBIA 67, high this afternoon 79, low tonight 63. Temperatures recorded for 24 hours ending at midnight Wednesday at Palm Beach International Airport, high 79, low 68. Precipitation trace Humidity 73 percent Barometer 30. 17 inches Wind: High 21 m.p.h.; Low 6 m.p.h. Prevailing Wind East Southeast Sunrise today 6:49a.m.; Set5:27p.m. Moonrise today 1:50 p.m.; Set 1:11 a.m. INLET TIDES TODAY High 4: 11 a.m.; 4:35 p.m. Low 10:36a.m.; 11:06p.m. OCEAN TIDES TODAY High 2:36 a.m.; 3:00 p.m. Low 8:54 a.m.; 9:24 p.m. i n Mi The hearing examiner is requested to delay the Dec. 12 hearing "until the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida has returned jurisdiction to the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare." The federal examiner was not available for comment Wednesday night. James Devlin of the Office of the General Counsel, HEW, told Perry Publications in Washington that "I do not see how the district court could take jurisdiction away from us." He added, however, "The court may restrain us from continuing at this time pending a decision of the court case." be required for ratification. Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield has indicated a preference to hold off treaty consideration until early after the new Congress convenes Jan. 3. The presidential press spokesman said Johnson is sounding out his leaders on whether a special session should be called and whether the necessary vote could be mustered. "The President considers the non-proliferation treaty a most important matter and he is fearful that the delay in the Senate may encourage delay by other nations," said the spokesman. In the rush of adjournment last October, the Senate put off consideration of the treaty. The Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia also put a damper on the United Nations document and prompted Nixon to call for a postponement of ratification. Disappointed Johnson said last fall, he might call a special session but first would check it out with his lieutenants on capitol hill and world leaders. Johnson yearns to see positive steps toward disarmament before he leaves office Jan. 20. On that score he would welcome a summit meeting with Soviet Premier Alexi Kosygin to discuss further mutual de-escalation of the offensive and defense nuclear arms race. There are recurring reports that a top-level diplomatic conclave with Kosygin still is a possibility, perhaps in Vienna. Affirmative action by the Senate would give Johnson a strong talking point. Schools Locked Up YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) - The Youngstown School Board, its coffers almost empty, sent more than 27,000 school children home Wednesday and locked up the schools for the rest of the year. Meanwhile, school administrators are trying to locate enough money to keep the public school buses running to continue transporting parochial school children to their classes. Americans Celebrate, Count Their Blessings PARIS (UPI)-North Vietnam and the Viet Cong agreed Wednesday to participate in expanded talks on Vietnam with the United States and South Vietnam. Their assent in the wake of Saigon's agreement to attend, assured an early start to the historic Paris negotiations possibly next week. In Saigon, President Nguyen Van Thieu announced South Vietnam's delegation would be directed by flamboyant Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky, and said Saigon's negotiators would attend the first regular meeting of the expanded Paris talks within the next 10 days. But Thieu urged the South Vietnamese to "fight harder than ever before" and warned that the Communist strategy would be one of "fighting while talking." , Spokesmen in Paris for the Hanoi delegation and that of the Viet Cong's Na-tional Liberation Front (NLF) announced separately they would take part in the negotiations but each strongly denounced the Washington announcement that the United States and Saigon would not consider the talks as a four-party conference. A spokesman for Xuan Thuy, the North Vietnamese minister of state and delegation chief, told UPI his delegation will take part in the conference. He said the date of the opening would be discussed shortly between Hanoi and American delegations in backstage contacts. The Hanoi spokesman served notice, however, that his delegation would demand immediate recognition of the Viet Cong as an equal partner, and he attacked the apparent intenstion of Washington and Saigon to consider thz talks as a two way, "your side-our side" parley between the Communist and Aliped negotiators. Earlier Wednesday Viet Cong spokesman told a Paris news conference the National Liberation Front would take part in the talks, but would challenge Saigon's claim to be the legal spokesman forhthe South Vietnamese people. Duong Dinh Thao, the Viet Cong spokesman and No. 2 in the NLF delegation said his delegation would attend the talk as "an equal partner," and would reject allied attempts to ignore the Viet Cong presence. Allied officials said the decision by Hanoi and the Viet Cong to participate in the talks made it possible for the expanded negotiation to open as early as next week. Preliminary negotiations between Washington and Hanoi which began in Mid-May had been held in a regular weekly session every Wednesday, until the end of Novzmber when President Johnson proclaimed a bombing halt over Northtnam to pave the way for expanded negotiatpons. The broadened conference was oriled to get under way Nov. 6 but had to be postponed because of the lomg boycott by Saigon, which objected to meeting with an equal Viet Cong delegation. Saigon's aggeement tohattend the Paris' talks followed U.S. reassurance thwt the United States opposed the imposition of any coalition government with the Communists in South Vietnam and a promise that Saigon would play a "leading role" in discussins concerning political settlements. In a Saigon television appearance WednesdayhPresident Thieu said Ky, the former Air Force marshal, would "control, guide, and supervise" South Vietnam's delegations in Paris. But he said the vice president would not directly participate in the talks, acting instead as overall director from behind the scenes. Observers said the appointment of Ky, South Vietnam's foremost hawk, apparently indicated Saigon would maintain a hardline policy In its dealings with the Communist side. In announcing Ky' appointment, President Thieu told the nation: "I appeal to you not to let them (the Communists) put you to sleep with their peace schemes." Holiday Schedule Because of the Thanksgiving holiday today, The Post has been printed somewhat earlier than usual. Circulation service calls will be received until 10 a.m. at 833-4011. Today's Post is being delivered to subscribers of both The Post and The Palm Beach Times. The Times is not being published today. The Post-Times business, advertising and editorial offices in West Palm Beach and other communities will be closed all day today. Senate Facing Call To OK Nuclear Treaty By JANE ARTE Staff Writer The I'alm Beach County School Board went into federal court Wednesday to ask that the Department of Health, Education and Welfare illEWi be temporarily enjoined from withholding federal funds from the schools here. In an allied action, the board asked HEW to delay the administrative proceedings it has scheduled for Dec. 12 in Atlanta. Ga. The two acts are the latest moves in the battle between the local board and the federal department over school integration in Palm Beach County. The board was notified Aug. 20 that future applications for federal funds would be deferred until the school system complied with HEW's integration guidelines. A hearing to determine if the deferral is justified and should be extended was scheduled before federal hearing examiner Abraham Gold for Dec. 12 in Atlanta Countering, the school board asked the federal listrict court to rule that HEW was capricious and unreasonable in its integration demands. The board was successful Nov. 18 in turning aside an HEW motion to dismiss its suit. The case filed Wednesday asks that HEW be barred from "continuing, taking or threatening any action which would deprive the plaintiff of federal financial assistance" until further order of the court. The board has suffered "irreparable damages" as a result of the fund cutoff, the motion alleges. The board, through its attorney, Michael Jackson, alleged that: A stipulation has been filed with the court agreeing that the board is being deprived of $73,000 in federal aid under the Vocational Education Act of 1963 as a result of HEW "s deferral action. It has been further stipulated that the board had been advised that any applications for funds under Title III of the National Defense Education Act Jarring Seeks Mideast Peace UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AH) - The United Nations announced Wednesday that U.N. envoy Gunnar V. Jarring of Sweden was returning to Nicosia, Cyprus, for further talks on settlement of the Arab-Israeli conflict. A spokesman told correspondents, "Ambassador Gunnar Jarring, the special representative of the secretary-general in the Middle East, will be leaving New York this evening, Nov. 27, en route to his headquarters in Nicosia, Cyprus. "On his arrival there he will be resuming his contacts with the parties in the area." Jarring came to New York Sept. 23 and had separate talks until Nov. 12 with Foreign Ministers Abba Eban of Israel, Mahmoud Riad of Egypt and Abdul Monem Rifa'i of Jordan. They are now back in theircapitals. SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (UPIi - President Johnson Wednesday was considerin calling the Senate into special session to ratify the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, despite misgivings by Senate leaders over President-elect Richard M. Nixon's position. In Washington, Senate leaders were known to feel a special session would do more harm than good unless Nixon is strongly in favor of it. But Asst. Press Secretary Tom Johnson said at the Texas White House that Johnson is fearful any delay in U.S. ratification will encourage other nations to stall. The press spokesman emphasized that no decision has been made. But he said the President was canvassing Senate leaders on the matter. A two-thirds vote of the senate would COED FRATERNITIES have been added at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., making It the natlon'i first. Read about it In Parade In the Sunday Post-Times. AVERAGE paychecks were clipped M cents as living costs took their biggest jump in six years, the government reported Wednesday Page C10 Bridge Column E4 Classified Ads E8-U Comics E4-5 Crossword Puzzle E4-5 Editorials, Columnists A4 Horoscope E4-5 News Of Record Cll Obituaries A2 Sports Cl-3 Stocks C-g Theaters O Today's Activities CI! TV Clock C12 Weather Map, Table At Women's News A 8-1 By The Associated Press Thanksgiving, a steadfast landmark in a changing world, emerges this year once again as a time to count blessings and eat turkey. Americans both powerful and humble planned to enjoy the traditional meal at home with their families. For President Johnson and family there was the usual holiday at the Texas ranch. Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey flew home to Waverly, Minn. President-elect Richard M. Nixon and his family chose to join former President Dwight D. Eisenhower in dinner at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, where Eisenhower is recuperating from a series of heart attacks. In Vietnam. 536,000 U.S. troops had their turkey, too, amid hopes that their next Thanksgiving would be celebrated at home. Gen. Creighton W. Abrams. commander of U.S. forces in Vietnam, told the troops in a Thanksgiving message they should "give thanks that as free men we have been privileged to give a measure of ourselves in assisting the Vietnamese people against the enemy who would enslave them." In many of the nation's big cities, there were commercially-sponsored Thanksgiving pageants. Macy's organized its traditional parade in New York City featuring a gas-filled rubber dinosaur 70 feet long, various stars of the entertainment field and 18 marching groups and bands, including the Nawaganti Indians of Istrouma High School in Baton Rouge, La. The Kaufman store in Pittsburgh put together a pageant of 11 floats, 18 giant balloons and 22 bands and marching groups. The 49th annual Thanksgiving parade of Gimbel's department store in Philadelphia included 31 bands and 75 floats, with Pat Paulson, the deadpan television comic, as grand master. The predominantly black St. Stephen's Episcopa. church in St. Louis summoned paiishioners to a "community worship service in thanksgiving for our i 1

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