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December 11, 1974

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wswxW · ' -%. inquest is Friday I NeWS Record WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11 1974 i3th YEAR-NO, si 4 SECTIONS-64 PAGES 15 CENTS A young man from Arnold was shot and killed outside B'arngrover's Tavern in Hampton early Sunday morning.- Hampton police and county detectives believe it was a case of mistaken identity Jeffrey Schmaley, 22, oj 1900 Ridge Ave., was shot as he sat in his auto'"He was returning a 17-year-old Hampton -girl, Nina Sisk, of Pioneer Road, from a date. William A Brado, 43, of Cra^bury, N_J L was charged-with-murder-after ."he turned himself in to Hampton police outside, the Butler State Police Barracks two Allegheny County Detective Capt Robert Memert, of West View^ said that Brado apparently thought the ^year- old girl was another woman who had Brado and a companion, Jon E. . Fessler, 36, of Yorkhaven, Pa., both truck drivers, were in the tavern with two women, Shirley Ross, 32, of W C o o p e r s t o w n , a n d M a r y A n n Radzminski, 34, of Valencia. ·Witnesses said "Iftary Ann was arguing with Jon Fessler. She lefUhe tavern to find a ride home. Brado and Fessler walked out to find her-but she had disappeared so they returned to the tavern. -, A few minutes later, Brado walked _ --outside alone--He saw 3 nnan-and- woman sitting in a Cadillac in the j| parking lot. He went to his tractor'- trailer rig,- took out a .357-caliber~ · magnum revolver and walked up to the Cadillac Then he opened the door, and fired one bullet into the man in the jlnvej^s seat jivhich was Schmalev.-- Brado muttered "I'm sorry, Mary Ann," to the girl in the car and left. Nina Sisk-, terrified by the shooting, moved to the driver's seat on top of her companion's body and drove from the Superintendent William Schorner drove to the parking lot of the Butler State Police Barracks off Route 422 Brado was waiting there in his truck Capt. Memert said Brado was charged with violations of the Uniform Firearms Act ami the Controlled Substance Act. He had no permit for the revolver. Thirty-five amphetimmes were found in his possession. He waived both charges to court. . Young Schmaley,--a- furloughed employe of Burrett Construction Co., New Kensington, was in the parking lot talking witn-Nt st-tjefc etu juai Dciurc returning her home from a date. She lived a couple doers from the tavern. She is a senior at Divine Providence Academy Brado was driving a truck^load of- motorcycles to York The truck was Jeffrey Schmaley, 22 ..victim of mistaken identity . . scene She stopped at a telephone booth --at-Hampton-Plaza -on -Route 8 to call . police. _,_ _ _ , _ ,, . Her companion was dead on arrival at North HillsJPassavant Hospital. The coroner said death was due to a gunshot wound. The bullet entered the back at the' left shoulder, slanted down inttr~the~chest "cavity Schmaley apparently was killed instantly Brado and his two companions, Jon Fessler and k ~Sh~irTe~y~Koss^ left Barngrover's in their tractor trailer. Friends of Brado gave Hampton Patrolman John Brown phone numbets of people he knew in the area. Patrolman Brown started making calls. He found Brado at one of the numbers On the phone, Brado agreed on a place to turn himself in. Patrolman Brown and Police Davidson. · Brado and Fessler and their female companions had traveled to the tavern Jn one rig. --~ Police contacted May Ann "Radzminski a few hours after the shooting She was home asleep. Sunday morning's shooting-jvas the second one in 24 .hoursin Hampton. -, Ted Popinski, 43, of Wildwood Road, is in satisfactory condition in North Hills Passavant Hospital with a .bullet wound of his right hand and abdomen. He was shot by_ his- divorced wife, "Beverly Palmer Popinski, after he- broke down the front door of her home^ 5047 William Flynn Highway, Saturday morning. - Popinski, who was drunk, was under court order to stay away from the house. Police said Mrs Popinski shot him with a 12?gauge shotgun. ~ He was arrested for-burglary She was charged with aggravated assault .and battery with a deadly weapon. . Hampton police said Popinski had a blood alcohol content of .21. '.The car driven by Mark Ruof, 17, Writer! is said to be a total loss. Ross, McCandless ask Ross and McCandless have applied for federal funding of part of a joint emergency medical care (a'mbulance service) system "that will cost $481,145 over three Vears. affording tn nfonn Another ambulance would not be needed, Cannon said. · Neither borough has joined McCandless and Ross in the federal fnnrl T'orVnoef f*r*rtnr\n gQi/4 government on the fund request by next March. He said: ** "They negotiate. We tell them what we want and they will say what we can hnua " Three hurt in crash on Rt. J9 Two persons were treated and one admitted at North Hills Passavant Hospital as the result of an accident at 8 p.m. Friday at Manor Road and Route --ISrPine ~The~operator-of-one of-the vehicles has b'een charged with reckless - driving. - - According to Tri-Area Police ,,_(TAPJ»-a car driven fiy Mark Ruof, 17-of 117 Cherrington Drive, Ross, crossed «the center line as it was traveling north along Route 19. He was admitted to Passavant-for cuts of the face and ralaasod Sunday. TAP Chief Ukh Cannon of the Comprehensive Health Planning Association of Western Pennsylvania (CHPAWP). · · " _The system would provide, three van-_ type, fully-equipped -ambulances manned by five paid full-time medical technicians and 30 volunteer medical technicians McCandless has set aside $60,000 in itr 1975 budget to pay for theiservice -just in case. Ross Township has not budgeted for the expense. -_ _ McCandless commissioners pointed -out that they had applied for funds once before and "no money was available." Both municipalities have ^sent The service's.name would be North Hills Emergency Medical Services Project. It would be run by^ a aieW nonpr_oIit_,corp_araliQn_l'much- like the!. Northland Public Library," Cannon said. The library, at 120 Three Degree Road, Ross, is run by a board of directors and is funded by the four participants -- Ross, McCandless, Franklin Park and.Bradford Woods. Cannon said: "Dr. Jesse Weigel will probably be medical director of the project on a volunteer basis if it becomes a reality." Dr Weigel is North Hills Passavant- j^pitato^ioQo/of-cmcreoney-mcd ^l«jpTfa|I6|amyT[smpi An~ application wfll be"jeint" to federal "6fficiais~inlh1eT)eparfffrenf of Health, Education and Welfare by Jan.J5. __ Neither Ross nor McCandless have approved creation of the system. They have applied only to see what funds the federal government will allot. The system would cost $201,145 the first year. The federal government could grant funds totaling $74,603. The remainder, $126,542, would be paid by the municipalities on a per capita basis. The second year, the projected cost is $138,000 with the federal government paying 25 per cent of that amount or $34,500. Municipalities would pay the remaining $103,500. - The third 1 year, the municipalities would pay all of the cost -- $142,000. The cosf for the first-year, isJngher than the second and third years because establishing better emergency the area. The service would i n c l u d e stabilization of sick or injured persons^ then -tpaftsportation m~-the fully- equipped ambulances to .either Passavant or Suburban General Hospital. Cannon 'said of the nationwide trend in ambulance service: "What we are talking about now is not a transportation system, but a life support system. The patient will be stabilized at the scene, then moved--to the hospital." Cannon sa'id he hopes to hear s o m e t h i n g J r o m t h e f e d e r a l Heinz ,, Meanwhile, those pushing for the- new .emergency service are waiting, to see if a threatened cut in highway funds. is made because the State Legislature failed to pass--legislation-regulating- ambulances, their equipment and attendants training. The 1966 Federal Highway Safety Act set the 1973 deadline for new "legislation. A 10 per cent cut in federal funds was to be ordered. It has been explained, however, that the cut is^in_tiie funds usedjinder the _ "highway safety program, not money designated for construction or highway maintenance " " · lative sessioif naslnded and no legislation on .emergency meaicaT services was .passed, Tt's~the" federal government's move now. So far there has been-nu word from them." .Monday said Ruof has been charged with reckless driving- TheAustin Healy Ruof was driving is a total loss. A passenger in the Ruof vehicle, Christopher N. Cervas. 17. of 113 The car driven by Charles Thompson of North Side. Cherrington Drive, Ross, was treated for cuts of the scalp Driver of the other *ar was Charles E. Thompson, 28, of 1011 Morrison S t , North Side. He was treated for a baclr strain _ TAP Sgt Palp ga'H a conservative estimate of damage to the Thompson vehicle is $900 His car was traveling south in the passing lane Herr said "It's hard to tell how fast the two vehicles were moving be- cause the skid marks are contusing We're still investigating to see exactly what happened. The accident was not an absolute head-on collision' The Ruof vehicle was at an angle with Route 19 at the impact point." Joining union , Cannon said Senate Bill 67 on emergency medical services passed the Senate this year, but no action was taken in the House He said a similar bill will be introduced next year. It is substantially the same as SB 67 except that it is more specific .about medical technicians' training. _ CHPAWP is a planner of medical services for Western Pennsylvania. It forwards en masse municipal funding requests to the federal government. "The eight Ross school- guards who The Labor Relations Bo^rd- Ifaeylhave30days-ttideeide: voted against joining Teamsters Local 249 will not have to become 'union members ifTorde"f"tb~keep their jobs, according to the State Labor Relations Board. Fourteen other guards voted for the union at a Nov. 26 election. They are organized under -Act 195, the State Public Employes Act, which gives them the right to strike. Their union dues will be $14 60 a month spokesman'explained · "Those who do not' belong to the union will benefit from any contract" negotiated by the union, of course And since they are, in effect, freeloaders, you can imagine that when it comes to grievances a nonunion worker can not expect much help from the union " Atty. Thomas D. McMullan of Brandt, McManus Brandt Maloire said township officials have not decided yet whether to appeal the election "Three points must be made. Act 195 ·gives employes the right to refrain from joining a union But the Act also says the union may bargain for a 'maintenance of membership' pro, vision "The maintenance ol membership provision says members must continue to pay their dues during the length of the contract "But the Act does not state that employes who never joined the union must become members '_' __ Act 195 was passed m 1970 Teachers and medical equipment as well as personnel services and other operating costs. The systemjpjilp^eventuajjyjnclude service to both West View and Franklin Park if the borqughs so desire. In that event, they would have to pay their per capita share of operating costs. Read M all lab itr thts issue Be sure to read the 16-page Northway Mall tabloid in this issue. Read about how a common man can be transformed into a Santa Glaus . , atlhpKrisKringlf-Srhool, . Political campaigns can cost a lot or ^ a little -- depending on the office and how intensive a campaign is conducted, H. John Heinz III, of Fox Chapel, campaigning for a two-year term as Congressman from the 18th District, spent $70,736 to get elected to the office which will pay him $85,000 in the term. Candidates filed reports of contributions and expenses at the Bureau of Elections this week. Some of the reports had not been_received_bj!; noon Friday Heinz' tab was the biggest in the county. _^ Among the listing of donors, who gave Heinz a total of $64,622, were the following who gave sums of ^250 or Edward J! Schrum-, William L. Standish IV, Peter McM. Standish, Laborer's P o l i t i c a l League, League of Conservation Voters, Optometric PAC, Mrs R. D. Campbell, Federation of American Hospitals PAC*and the 514 Club. $495 - Joan Diehl McCauley, $400 Amalgamated Political Education Committee; $350 - CONPAC. $300 Mrs. William Penn Snyder Jr., UAW V ,Cjp..JLJL^larino^Ey.elyjnJEL -Evans,, and Amalgamated Meat Cutters Butcher Workmen NA. $250 -- National Committee for Support of Free Broadcasting, William J. Beynon, 'Mrs. John M. Lazear, Michael M. Thomas, Food Industries $500 were Henry Posner' Jr , Frank- VanAmengen, Don R Tomlinson, Lucjen Bouchat, George Bloom and the Serv4ce--Station--B-etrt-ers-^of Pennsylvania PAC; $400 -- Dorothy Kumer; $300 -- Eugene Zambjano, PACE and Gary_McQuone The available reports for William S Moorhead's successful campaign-in the 14th Congressional District showed $790 in receipts-and Sa^lXjn expenditures TjL£,J:j££_tLnietw-r4teFS- PA-C- contributed $300 and the Political Committee for Design Professionals gave $250 His opponent, Zachary Tay'lpr Davis, received and spent $1,347 Helen Clay Fnck contributed $1,000 to the Davis campaign and Elsie HillmaMSOO. In the unopposed race for 17th Legislative District, Leonard Sweeney reported receipts of $340, expenditures of $75. James B- Kelly balanced his Damn account at _$7,605 Major -Republican- opponent. Marge C Kaufman, reported receipts of $3,518 and expenditures- of $3,809 Mrs Kaufnran-TeciHved-$750--frorn the Ross Republican Committee. $500 from Mrs. C F. May and $250 from Enon W Wharton R i c h a r d J Cessar who won reelection in the 30th Legislative District received and spent $6,346 Largest contributions were $500 from OS-May, $3(Xr-fronTPACE-a-nd-"$250" each f r o m t h e P u b l i c A f f . a i r s Committee of Savings Association and Mr. and Mrs Henry Hillman. His opponent. Ralph J Mallev, received $1,125 and spent $1",122 He contributed $700 of the receipts. ^ ^ _ . E "eniplbye's~havT = ^fanrzed under. its provisions · Some Ross commissioners f«el the school guards should have organized under Act III, the Police and Firemans Act. Ivh ich pro v itfeY-f of^ in d in g arbitration 1 instead of a strike __ __ The Ross guards are paid $2 77 an hour by the township. Half of their pay comes from North Hills School District Helen D Gillette received $1.991 for her campaign for reelection in the 31st L e g i s l a t i v e D i s t r i c t H e r expenditures totaled $2,548 She received two $500 contributions from the House Democratic Campaign Committee a*nd $250 f r o m the « , - , school district, six guards are paid $2 84 per hour. Therefore the school district is paying at two different rates for the same service performed McCandless Township's nine school guards earn $3 26 hourly this year and ~are ; siaied"for~a~'5Trper cent increase next year which will bring their-salary to approximately' $3 45 The North Allegheny School District pays half their wages None of the other guards are unionized . . According- to- McMulla^H-there ar-e · two schools of thought o n ' w h i c h Index S :|:f NEWS RECORD,- 9825 Perry |:|: : * v Highway, McCandless, Box '$ 3 11138, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15237. _ *' ·more:'-"" -'" " $3,000 contributions -- Constance Mellon Brown, H. John Heinz; $2,000 -H. J. Heinz II, Pennsylvania Medical Political Action_Committee (PAC); Tr5(X)^~Oral Surgeons PAC; $1,000 Mrs. H. John Heinz III (on two different occasions), Eli S. Jacobs, Mr$,£liifonr - H e i n z , N a t i o n a l R e p u b l i c a n Congressional Committee, T. K. Jacob, " Uood Government Committee, J K Beeson, George H. Love, David B. Oliver II, Public Affairs Committee of .Savings Association, Anthony J F O'Reilly, D. C. Burnham and George L Wilcox. Edward M. Ear_ly_spen_t_$24J36_tp_ defeat incumhfint .Sen. Robert D. Fleming in the 40th Senatorial District. F l e m i n g spent $21,669 in , the contributors included $700 from the 514 Committee, $500 from C:"S May, $300 from Pennsylvania Medical PAC, and Pennsylvania State Legislative Board United Transp'of tatioh Union" Fred Trello, winner in the 45th tuanes Women and Family 21, 22 Entertainment 38 The Scene 32, 33, 34 College 31 Birthdays '. 26 Sports - . , Political Education, AFL-CIO, George and Cassandra Henderson, Henry Oliver Rea and Henry L. Hillman. $800 - Albert B. Craig; $600 -, Republican Congressional Dinner .. Committee, Carpenters Legislative 35, 36, 37 S Improvement Committee £ _ - $500 -- S e c u r i t i e s I n d u s t r y For home delivery, editorial, ·:·: Campaign Committee, Lawrence Groo, jejejhoiigJjgerPMS. 931-6441 or ;* E^wartf^rCewisT~'Jgsepi:M. Katz, 9353180. -- -- - - -¥.: National Republican Congressional xW::::::::;::X:^ Mr. and Mrs J. C. Stenson, Early reported contributions of just $5,368. The .only donations over $250 included three gifts of $500 each from the Democratic State Committee, and $500 each from Barb and Tom Reilly and the Pennsylvania Medical Political ActionCommittee. The State Republican Committee contributed a total of $3,100 to " Fleming's campaign incohtributions of $1,000, $600 and three of $50each. Mrs" Helen Clay Frick gave $1,000. Donating McCahill and Mr. and Mrs Henry Hillman. Kelly's unsuccessful opponent, Walter S. Novak, hied reports for two committees Citizens for Novak received $3,193, spent $3,168; Novak for Legislator received$l490, spent $1,348 ttejjhtijten's for Menhorn reported a balance^Taccount of $1,419 in Harry G Menhoth Jr's^uccessful race for the" ~ 29th LegisIatrvTseaTvacated byEaTlyT ^ There was no breakdown His the Democratic House Campaign Committee and $300 from Dr Robert Carroll AMA PAC. Much of his campaign fund which totaled $4,025, came from a cocktail party, $2,105 His" expenses were_$3,970. William A 0',Bridu, who" waged an unsuccessful fight against Eugene F Scanlon in the 42nd Senatorial District, FecgTved-atid3pent-$5,541.' · _----Reports of the other candidates, were not on file at the Election Bureau dpittMP of public safety ponce, because of public safety of children, or "caretakers," which would place them in the public employe area. Ross school .guards have the power of arrest Last year most of them took · police course and five guards passed a weapons test and became available for special police assignments. They were qualified to carry a gun .Ross solicitor William W. Milnes -ruled that-thefirst dass-townstrip-code provides only for auxiliary police.