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WEATHER FORECAST f UlS.'WMtMr'lurMU PrWkli: · i Partly Ctoudy T«d|M Cloudy, Humid Thursday COUNTY EDITION ' ' ' * ' ' :* . ':. ir\ , . ' " With Ftlrtdd CotioJy Nt» VOL. LXXX1V, NO. 220 PMUItti Daily at 410 Slctt It.,'BrMltport, Conn. M»J BRIDGEPORT, CONN., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, :i967. , PcW ot BrkU*j»l, Peitage t, 'Conn, IIVINTV-'SIX PAGII roux JICTIONI IIVIH CINT1 TEACHERS GET NEW PAY PLAN IN N. Y. OFFER Lindsay Adds $10 MUUon :to Education Board's Proposal ATTENDANCE FALLS F e w e r Children Report Principals Demand School Closing - r NtW YORK -- (AP) Negotiators today consider ed a new peace proposal ad \anced by Mayor form V Lindsay as pressures mount «l : 'for-:a '.settlement of th Time-daj v.alkout of teach er.s in the 1 1 million-pupi New York City pubh school system The Board of Educatio and the striking AFL-CIO Xjmted Federation of Teach rrs met past midnight a Gracie Mansion for the thit consecutue night ChaiKe* Scuff* Oder They were weighing the pli which would alter the board offer of:a two-year ?125 millio package. Lindsay proposed that the con tract period be extended to 26 months and that $10.4 million or more be added to the total package The Association of Assistant Principals called on its 1,600 members to stay off the job today after the board rejected an association request to close the city's 90ft school! on safety grounds: Demand Closing The Council of Supervisory Associations , also demanded that schools be closed: at once and gave the board "one more dav" to a c t ' After that, the council said i would urge its 3,600 members to "dismiss pupils as soon as they report to j schools to protect them iga|nst hazardous' condi tions tljat now exist" The council also demanded a voice in the negotiations. .SupervisoryV personnel hav teen principally responsible for keeping 1 the. schools open on a (Cmtimeil M Fate Four) 'Hey, Mom-Wherever You Are BSZS.JETSRIPfCpAFI RED ARTILLERY iaiv/VIj * J IN DMZ SECTOR More Than 100 Marines Wounded in 24 Hour* of Heavy .Shelling ONE YANK KILLED Communist A t t a c k Focused on Entrenched U . S . Bastions SAIGON -- (AP) Hig altitude B52 . bombers am l o w - s w e e p i n g . jets pilei more t h a n a half inillio pounds of explosives toda on Communist .artillery am mortars t h a t wounded nior than 100 '..Marines i" 2' hours of heavy shelling nea :hc demilitarized -/.one. M i l i t a r y headquarters r ported one Marine was kil ed in the firing from the b giin emplacements on sam bagged fortresses near tl zone dividing the Vietnam Reds Pound Marines i\ post photo^-Deeerbo This Infant boy, found abandoned yesterday in an auto at rear of St. John's Episcopal church; Falrfleld and Park avenues, romps happily In play pen in Margaret Ford cottage, Bond street, 'a child shelter. Police are seeking the patents. TANK GUNNERS SANK TROOP BOATS IN SUEZ 7 ather Racioppi to Retire As Trinity Church Rector - The Rev. Joseph A. Racioppi, rector of T r i n i t y Episcopal church since 1930, w i l l leave that position Jan. 22 1968; when Jic.reaches the mandatory retirement age of 72 Retiring at 72 Beulah Hits Brownsville; 30,000 Rush to Safety » BROWNSVILLE, Tex--(AP) Hurricane Beulah aattered Brownsville ^ itrpwmds surging abo\ e 100 miles per hour today and slightly weakened by the onslaught, liurled her remaining strength toward Corpus Chnsti Weather Date from U S Weather Bureau l-5 Dtpr «f Commerce BRIDGEPORT AND VICINITY -- Partly' * iinn y, mild today; high in mid-TV*/ along share, near 8t !inl*nd. Tonight, part' ly cloudy and mlW; low « to U. Tomorrow, considerable cloudiness and humid; high upper 7H, Precipitation probability: t^day and tonight U per cent, tomorrow M per cent. LONG ISLAND. S O U N D -Winds will' be southeasterly at 10 Ito IS mph, becoming variable at five to It mph tonight and southerly at II to 15 mph to CRASH KILLS UB SENIOR Ahthony DiPietro Dies in Flaming Car on Pike in Norwalk NORWALK--A University of Bridgeport sen.iof from Harrison, N. Y., was burned fatally today when his car went off the west- bounoV-lanes; of -the Connecticut turnpike near the Richards avenue overpass, struck a fence and Flee inland More than' 30,000 Texans had fled far inland-or taken refuge in hometown -shelters. Their flight was orderly and appearet to be mostly\cheerfu-eyen tak en as !uq, at first, by some. IJu n neighboring Matamoros The fociis of the Communist attacks were the deeply en trenched Marine bastions of Con Thien and.Gio Linn just below the DMZ. ' ' Associated Press correspondent Edwin Q. White reported from Marine headquarters that shelling was so intense that road traffic to the two posts was suspended and all supplies were forced to move up on medical evacuation helicopters. The Communist gunners,.used everything from light mortars nside the DMZ to long-range Soviet-built artillery placed 10 miles and more to. the north. More than 300 shells have hit the two U.S. posts in the past 24 hours and every few hours there were reports of more shellings. The giant, eight-engine B52s from Guam and Thaila'nd swept over the battlefield three ,times today with; eachjaid;droppirig' a minimum o f ' 15t,000 pounds: ol Presiding Over UN KEY. J. A. RACIOPPI MEW VIOLENCE HARTFORD tomorrow. I Visibility . fair good today and tomorrow. REGIONAL FORECAST-- Temperatures the next five days are expected to'' average near the seasonal normals (for Bridgeport) of 71 and 55. Daytime highs averaging in the 7*s; overnight low j in the 5*5. Mild, tomorrow and Friday and cooler: thereafter. Precipitation may- toft! '· inch or morj as rain Friday and over the weakend. burst into flames: Pronounced dead.: at the scene was Anthony DiPietro, 26, who received burns of the body, according to Dr. ~~Melvin Orlms, medical examiner. State Pol ice,; quoted witnesses as stating the aiito.was traveling at a high rate of speed when it veered off the road, struck a section of 'cable fencing * and' bounced back onto the center lane. Norwalk' firemen were called and extinguished the blaze. Trooper Robert Blbmquist is TEMPERATURE (Municipal Airport Readings) Low today .., 62 Highest yesterday Lowest yesterday Highest (Sept. 19, 1966) .... Lowest (Sept. 19, 1966) ..... Harbor water temperature . Degree days yesterday .:... Degree days since'July 1 ... PRECIPITATION Today (12 hours to 8 a.m.). Mex.,-officials reportedTfear am confusion as'.citizeni scrambled for shelter. Beulah had. · approached th Texas-Mexico coast ,with wind of ISO m p h . whirling aroun her center. Her slam at the Ri Grande Valley, and -her 'charge upcoast cut her big punch, to ISO m p h , even though the eye, the focal point of her power, remained over water. But as :she aimed her' dead calm eye at-Corpus .Christ! she remained'.one of the most muscular storms ever recorded, and the Weather Bureau .predicted Beulah would still pack a punch of better than .100 m.p.h. when the eye finally crashed ashore. With two twisters already, reported, the Weather Bureau said a few more tornadoes within 80 miles.of the coast between Corpus Christi and Galveston "She's, just about the biggest, nastiest storm I've e.ver seen," said the veteran pilot of a Navy hurricane hunter after, flying through the eye..'. . ' At 7 a.m: CDT Beulah was 125 40 Youths Arrested After Rock, Bottle Tossing and Looting "':·: -HARTFQRp.i.Corm; .. ' explosives. Marine jets flew 27 missions against the Red gun position: Tuesday and 'were back at i Wednesday to support their comrades:; taking the : pownding on the 'ground.; ' iuyf deg "It . Difficult/to Find i , : is, -Very 'difficult' to find those gun positions," Lt. Gen. William W. Momyer, : c6mmahd- er of the 'Air Force in Vietnam, said. He 'noted ! they are deeply dug-in, well .camouflaged and scattered in jungle territory. \ ''. Although Air Force planes 'lew 42 missions, mostly in the area above Hanoi, weather elsewhere was t so bad that three carriers in- .the Tonkin Gulf could not send up a combat Flight--the ·; first time this has happened since carriers entered the Vietnamese,fray. Above Hanoi, four U. S. .F!-5 Thunderchiefs fought a hitless cannon-fire' battle with eight MIG17 interceptors at distances as close as 100 feet. The MIGs pounced" _.,"»· ^SlC^ii?! youths have been arresFed after a brief but furious periot of rock-and bottle-throwing an( looting. - Police fired tear gas twice Tuesday night and called - i n state police to cbrttrpl barricaded' : balids of ; .youths ; who' Buried missiles at ; police, andjpass'eiriby ihT'ithe 1 ''second consecutive 'night of a disturbances iti the :lieavily Negro.North'Erid.. . ·' A." policeman' was ·hurt.'; and nearly a score of store winddWs Vestry lo Meet The vestry of the parish will meet Sunday following the 11 a.m. Mass to name a committee to' recommend a successor.. The Trinity church, a landmark 43 years on Washington avenue, at Cortland street, was razed last year to make way for the Route 25 expressway .Since then, parish members have · been attending services in St. Mich«el's-church,'Tunxis Hill road, Fairfield. a parochial mission ot the Trinity Episcopal church. , i Father Racioppi, who also is vicar of St. .Michael's, which he formed as a diocesan mission early in his service as rector of Trinity church, said : the stained glass -windows and ornaments of the Trinity church have been stored and will 'be used when a new church is, constructed. He said the bishop has not yet ecided upon a new location as et, but that a new church "will efinitely be constructed somewhere in this area in the not-too- istant future. 1 .' Native of New York Born in New York city, Faher Racioppi attended the Ethi, al Culture : school, Trinity col- ege in Hartford, .and the Genera] " seminary, New York city. He also attended the Univer sity of Florence, Italy, and trav ekd extensively before his -or djnation'in 1921 in the Cathedra of 'St. John -.the Diyine.,.in New ' .,. .|(A, : la ; \ ' ' ' , . ' AP .Wlftphela Romania's CorneliuManescu (right) preddes'Over the UN General Assembly after his election, ««. president yesterday. Stated wlIh Mm is Secretary-Central V · Thant- Manescu is the flrst communist to hold_the poit of UN president. First Red Boss GaBs 29 'ti .00 For month 0.45 University. 1967 to date ·-.. 29.67 The body Barometer (H a.m. reading) 30.16 Humidity (lla.m..readihg). 75% SUN, MOON AND STARS . Wednesday, Sept. It Two hundred and sixty-third day of the year. Ninety-second day of summer. The i Sun sets -today at 6:55 p.m. and rises tomorrow at 6:33. a.m. The Moon rises tonight at 7:51.o'clock and will-be in its last quarter Tuesday. .The planets, Venus and Jupiter,' are near'each other in the east in the morning twilight. Venus, the brighter of the two, is beginning to move slowly cast- ward among the stars. THE TIDE conducting the investigation. Mr. DiPietro. .was scheduled to register today ytthe university to complete his senior year. He was an industrial journalism major afthe" College ;of Business Administration, it was reported. The victim .was .. graduated from Harrison .high -sch'ool and attended Diitchess Community c'ollege, in Poughkeepsie, N. Y., before coming to the University of Bridgeport in 1965. last year he was sports editor of the student newspaper, The Scribe, and bad-reportedly lived on Gulf street in Milford. : · A former high school and jun ior college athlete, he', was also a member of a fraternity at the on the . Miles south ,pf: Corpus; Christi anil moving northward at about 11 m.p.h. . · ' . , . - . ' Meanwhile,- ham operators reV ported the.- tiny town of Valle Hcrmoso, Mex':, :I5 miles south of Brownsville, was nearly Wiped out. Many. residents had be'en evacuated before the 'storm hit. No deaths or injuries. were reported immediately as the first hurricane-force .winds pourided the Texas Coast. U Killed " 'Earlier, Beulah had been blamed for 24 deaths-- 23 in the Eastern Caribbean and Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula and one when big waves rolling up the Gulf flung a 15-year-old girl from her surfboard near Free- American fighter-bombers as they returned from a raid on North Vietnamese militlry bar racks 17 miles' north of Hanoi So crammed was the sky will planes, that the pilots were apparently unable- to use their air-to-air missiles. broken. ;Barrages Erupt' The barrages of.: rocksv and wttles ''erupted .before 10 p.m. After, more than an hour,; police charged^.behind the' barricades iririg tear gas to : disperse,'the youths, many of whom were 14 and. 15 years old. As disturbances spread quickly, down North Main Street, more .tear gas was ordered and Police Chief John J.'Kerrigan asked, for state pojjpe help. As "police charged into the gangs of youths, the officers were pelted with rocks and bottles, from apartment buildings.. BD degrees arid'an'honorar _jgree of Doctor of Divinity from Tfinity college. Soon-after his ordination, b became assistant pastor of Trinity ·Episcopal church here, interrupting -his service with -the church 'only 1 · five .years, .to serve as assistant to the 1 late Rev; Stephen Fish Sherman at .St.; John's Episcopal church^ also in Bridgeport. Father" Racioppi returned' to Trinity church in' 1930 and has served.their since as rector.. Formed Other Churches During his service,'. he also formed St. Mark's church in East-Bridgeport, and the Church of the Nativity on; Sylvan avenue, 'which : has now been -acquired by the Ukrainian Orthodox church. Father Racioppi has been active in numerous civic activities during his service. His plans for the future are, as yet, in- : UlS;iTED NATIONS, N.:Y.^- ' ; The U;N:.Gen- . eral Assembly's new Communist president called' oh the 122 member states to embark today on a study aimed at finding a "lasting solution" to the. Middle East problem. 45 ARMED MEN SEEN ABOARD SMALL CRAFT C a i r o D e n i e s ' Charging Unprovoked Attack Across Canal SEVERAL CASUALTIES Tel Aviv Observers See Attempt to Create Tension as UN Meets T E L A V I V -- Israeli t a n k g u n n e r s three Egyptian patrol boats carrying about 45 arincd and helniotcd soldiers today after Egypt twice tried to ferry them'down' the blocked Suez Canal, an Israeli armed forces spokesman said: . About IS Egyptians in fatigue u n i f o r m s jumped from each c r a f t into the canal a f t e r tanks fired on them at d a w n and again a b o u t 2^/2 'hours later, sources said. They were seen struggling iu the water and several casualties.were reported. Cairo Acusjts Israelis An Egyptian official in Cairo denied the Israeli claim, charging that the Israelis opened fire without provocation- on Bgyp- tian positions across the 100-yard wide canal. He main- . tained no Egyptian boats- were on the waterway. .Israeli observers in Tel Aviv accused E|jypt ot attempting to create tension-to coincide with the opening sessions of the U.N. definite, but he eventually travel Mayor George the;violence was said and te '. will 'will al- was taken to the North Korean Pilots? The State. Department said Magner funeral home on 12 Molt avenue, Nonvalk] It was scheduled to be removed,-to a funeral lome in Harrison, N; Y. that will landle arrangements. JUVENILES NABBED IN GLUE SNIFFING Four Fairfield boys, ranging in age from 10 to 14 years, were "apprehended by Fairfield police yesterday at 5:10 p.m. after they had been observed sniffing glu in a wooded area near the railroad tracks off Mill Plain road, "airfield. · Patrolman Ronald Sullivan, re spending to a report from a near y resident, said the boys hac heir heads inside of paper bags when he arrived. All of them ran when they noticed the policeman Patrolman Sullivan said h caught one of Ihe boys and late The rom«IS l ptfi«i t TM"rire»orrt by found » 10-yeaf-old boy lying on port, south of Houston. Beulah's eye was just off the mouth of the Rio Grande. at 5 (Continued m Page Four) :Today ll:'itt a.m. , 1:80 p.m. 6:54. a.m. · 7:-18 p.m. High . Low Tomorrow 1:18 a.m. 1:36 p.m. 7:30 a.m. 7:54 p.m. · POLLEN COUNT mwiol dwonment of Brlikmxxt lK»pllol ant Ihe city's Hwlth dwrWient tfiows the number ef polten toed sauore " exposed illde II *-incomjlet«"D«ane ef rohv the ground in a*groggy condition from sniffing the glue. The 1 othc two were rounded up later their homes. AH four were re (erred to juvenile authorities. Today's Chuckle A man is in love when he wants to call a girl by his Tuesday in Washington that experienced -North Korean pilots may be at the controls of the Communist jets. "It is possible that they may be flying combat missions," said spokesman Robert J. Mc- (Contlnued on Page Four) ENEMY FIRE WOUNDS FAIRFIELD MA R I N E Marine Sgt. Jerold W. Hammock, of 301 Villa avenue, Fairfield, received a fragmentation wound of the lower left arm from an enemy mortar round in action on Sunday at Gio Linn, Vietnam, it has been learned here. The Marine, whose wife, Rosemarie, resides at the Fairfield address, was reported in "good" treatment Kinsella said "the action of a minority of a minority." National Guard leaders were alerted but no troops were called. ^According lo a Negro resident of the neighborhood, state Rep: Leonard G. Frazier,; the gangs all: consisted of youths under 2D years old. Frazier said some "splinter group" young men were stirring jp teen-agers, provoking them to violence. He did not, elaborate. Roving Groups Break Elm City Store Windows NEW HAVEN (AP) -- Smal roving groups, composed mostly of teen-agers, broke severa store windows in various part of New Haven Tuesday night A window at a,market on Congress Avenue--the scene of disturbances last August -- was smashed, and others were broken in the vicinity of Dixwell Avenue and Division Street. Patrol cars were dispatched quickly lo potential trouble ways be available to supply priestly aid wherever it might be needed." He resides at 264 Sunnieholme drive, Fairfield, with his wife, he former Susan A. Gibney, whom he married in 1928. They lave two children, Trube G. ta'cioppi, assistant manager oi t Sears Roebuck store in Bay ihore,. L.. I., and Anita G. Racioppi, of Wayland, Mass., and five grandchildren. EMBASSY B O M B I N G BLAMED ON INTRIGUE SAIGON.(AP) -- The bombing of the Nationalist Chinese Embassy in Saigon may have been touched off by intrigues among Communist members of this Inct*»»eY Scheduled Oct. ; 1 May Be Delayed Until; · ' Congress AeU ' WASHINGTON (AP) -- The hatibriVelderJy are suppbsed.to find out'by Oct. 1 whether the J a .month, they 'now pay for doctor-bill insurance under medi- care will be increased for the coming two years, but the announcement may be delayed. It was learned the administra- lion, is : considering, asking. Con gross to " extend the" date by which John W. Gardner, secrt tary of health, education Welfare, is required to liounce the new rate. ant an Sources said department off! cials would like to-see the dati extended', until Congress, ha completed-: action on medicar provisions in the Social Securit bill--probably not until Novem ber. Department · officials sa many pending medicare propo als could require a rate increas above whatever increase the d partment might now find nece sary. , ( -\ One proposal, now being hot! (Continued on Page Four) city's Chinese community rather than Viet Cong terrorists, in telligence sources said today. The sources say they are convinced that the blast Tuesdaj was meant to kill the Chinese ambassador, liu Lien, a four- star general. The explosion at the embassy, two blocks from the U.S. Embassy in downtown Saigon, heavily damaged the two-story building and injured scores of EASTON SITE EYED FOR RETARDE First Red President silver-haired 'Corneliu foreign ministeniof is ! the fir'sf :: CbmmuT waterway which has closed.since the Middle ,The Egyptians violated a agreement .to keep the anescu, 'mania, s t - t o :be' assembly' presfdent. {was'clecied Tuesday in a'se- :t..ballot :-with 112 .vofcs.^for m to i;fpr'Tanzanian Ambas- dor John W. S. Malecela'. The .assembly's prime duty! id Manescu, 51, is "to conccn- ate its efforts upon'a'thorough udy of this (the Middle -East) oblem that could lead 'to a sting solution in keeping with dicrs south e vital interests of the peoples Port Taufiq that region." : The dispute was handed to the ssembly by the emergency ses- on that met after the six'day une war between Israel and le Arabs but could agree on no olutions. The Middle East di- erhma headed the list b! 36 ems- on the proposed agenda or the 22nd session. Other Issues , Other key issues were the irpblem of substituting U.N, for tauth African control., irr South- West Africa; the question of eating Communist China and he; means of achieving disarmament. A Big Four discussion on the Middle East is a possibility with he ; arrival in New York of foreign ministers from the Soviet Union. France, England and the United States. British Foreign Secretary General Assembly in New York. Sources in'Cairo later reported brief exchange of fire between Egyptian and Israeli forces raft the canal. ; .. v , The incidents occurred .near the Red Sea end of the ll^-mile been East war in June. A seven-hour a'rtil- [cry and naval battle between Israeli and- .Egyptian forces broke out in the same area Sept. 4. Violation Charged' Israeli army · said the U,N. canal free of traffic when they sent six small boats loaded with sol- of the town of at 6:15 a.m. Two joats were hit and sunk by tank 'ire, the Israelis reported. Two and a half -hours later, [he Israelis said, the Egyptians tried to send two more boats down the canal and Israeli fire from the east bank bit one of them. ' No Israeli casualties were reported. The outbreak followed a ser? ies of firelights across the waterway since the major Sept. 4 battle in which the Egyptians said Israeli fire into the cana! side towns of Port Suez 'and Port Taufiq left 44 civilians dead and 170 wounded. That fighting broke out, U.N. nice observers, reported later, vhen Egyptian shore batteries State May Buy 30-Acre Tra for Residential . Center. last name. CepTrfeM Gtfttrof FMtin *i C«TT. aboard the hospital ship USS Tripoli. . ireas, and police quickly broke embassy personnel. No one in F up the groups. the embassy was killed. F Few Cast' Poor Reflection on Majority \ Tenants Ask Crackdown on Troublemakers in BHA Projects » . . - . ' . - ' . . - * " . Tenants in the city's tow cost housing projects want something done about troublemakers in their midst. At a meeting this week with Francis J. Shanley, executive director of the Bridgeport Housing Authority, representatives of the Low Retit Public Housing Im provemcnt association expresses concern over the problem. They said the actions of a few tfmflntc who ar* rantine rouble cast a poor reflection on he majority of tenants who abide by the. rules and do their «st to improve living conditions. ' " ' ' · ' The association asked Mr. 3hanl«y to crack down on enforcement of rules and suggested that the rules could be made more strict. Egg and stone throwing by youngsters and breaking of windows is a major concern, the tpnant* «irf And thpv want · the 5HA to seek .out those who :ause the trouble and issue warn- ngs to their parents. -Parents whose children "run wild" without any supervision also should be given some sort of warning by the BHA, the association members said. They said this is a condition that exists in all the low rent housing projects in the city. . Mr.' Shanle^ agreed with the association's renresentitives · tha 1 minority causes the prttblems. "There is no question that most of the tenants are decent citizens," he said. "Ninety per cent of the trouhle is caused by 10 per cent of the tenants." He said parents are warned when youngsters get into trouble and added that all the recommendations made by the association are being done by the BHA "lo the best of our ability with the oersonnel we hive." The state has entered into preliminary negotiations for the purchase of a 30-acrc tract on South Park avenue in Easton owned by Ralph DiNardo for the future site of a residential center for retarded children and adults, it was learned today. The center would be part of the regional center on Virginia avenue and would handle about 200 persons. A state official said a site in the area had' been sought for the past 1 months. Vic said tha Mr. DiNardo has given a pric to the state for the Easton trac and state engineers are makinp tests and appraisers arc evalu ating the property. The stite does not have an op tion on the property, the slat official said, and will take an op George Brown arrives today and Secretary of State Dean Rusk is expected Sunday night. Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko is already in New York and French Foreign Minister Maurice Couvc de Murville is due tonight. Trie Soviet Union, however umed down a. French proposa ast spring, for a Big Four sum lit on the Middle East. U.N. Secretary-General I hant suggested Tuesday t h a t .he Security Council hold a pri- ate meeting among foreign ministers al the assembly to eek a consensus on peace is- ues within U.N. competence. Manescu told a news confer- causmj tion only after engineering and [ports. receiving appraisal opened fire on Israeli patrol xaLs. An official communique issued in Cairo accused the Israelis of opening fire on SuezfCity at the canal's southern end and on the adjacent Port Taufiq. As a result, the communique said, two houses and a power station were damaged. ; The semiofficial Middle East News Agency said five civilians were wounded in the barrage. ;nce Tuesday he thought little could be done in the United Na- ions "to the benefit of peace" n Vietnam. Depends on Stand He said the war should be negotiated through the Geneva agreements and explained that putting Vietnam on the assembly agenda depends on the stand taken by North Vietnam. That nation has come out against U.N. involvement. The election of a Communist p r e s i d e n t , Manescu said showed "a recognition of the need for an equal participation by the various regions and systems in the work of the United Nations." CUTS BIAFRA TIE LONDON--(UPt) The midwest* crn region of Nigeria broke away from the breakaway republic ot Biafra today and declared itscif the republic of Benin. In a broadcast on Benin radio, heard here, Maj. Albert Okonkwo. announced the region had declared itself independent. Today » Index Pass* Bridge, Goren .......... .... 17. Classified Section . Comics ................... «!-« County News . , . .S-J»-oWr-Sl-*3 Crossword Puulc .......... 37 Editorials .........V.. .;.'.,: J8 Health, Dr. Brady .......... 2ft Heloise ..................... «· Home and Fashions ....41-44-43 OWtaarlK . . . . ........... ... «S Society News ...... . ...... 4MV Sports Section . .. .324J-J4-J3-Ji. Stage and Screen ........ .M-J7 t - TV-Rtdlo Programs ...... 5»-51

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