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16 DELAWAKE COV.VfV (f A,) DAILY TlMUSS Thursday, September 21, 1*7 Demonstrators, en Clash Women Protest Viet War Area Resident Hits 'Brutality' A Women's Strike for Peace demonstration in front of the White House Wednesday turned into a women - against - police clash when the demonstrators ignored a recently enacted anti- protest measure. An estimated 600 persons in- IN PROSPECT PARK Police Hiring PROSPECT PARK -- The trough's new liring full-time procedure policemen for was eluding about 10 from Delaware County, demonstrated to show support of draftees who were imprisoned for refusing to go to Vietnam. NEW RULE Mrs. lone Ehrich, 40 N. Pennell Road, Middletown, a mother of four, said when the women arrived, they were told of a new rule limiting to 100 the number of persons taking part in a demonstration. She said about 100 women in the group went across Pennsylvania Avenue, while another group of about 50, including Mrs. Ehrich, waited at one of the corners. When the smaller group attempted to cross the street, the police linked arms and shoved the women back, Mrs. Ehrich said. STRUGGLE ENSUES In the ensuing struggle, one woman was knocked against a tree, several were knocked to the ground and one woman received a cut on the head, she said. .Mrs. Ehrich said she was among the group who broke through and sat in the street, singing, "we shall not be moved," A man who identified himself as-an inspector of the park police, .which has jurisdiction over the area surrounding the ·White House, told the women by loudspeaker that their permit to picket had been revoked because of their attempt to break the 100-person demonstration rule. COMPROMISE REACHED A woman attorney in the Women's Strike for Peace group conferred with police and returned to the women sitting in the street and said a "compromise" had been reached. 'A District of Columbia deputy chief of police had said the j rew Rusukay. women could continue to demonstrate on the street opposite the White House and 'they would be -given an escort across the street. Mrs. Marcos Krausz, 602 Pine Ridge Road, Nether Providence, called the actions of the police "overt brutality." "We had come expecting to exercise our rights to demonstrate and they announced this and put their biggest, toughest most brutal policemen .on the line," she said. 'SLANTED' NEWS · Mrs. Krausz said most of the news reports of the demonstration were "slanted" and that she-had realized for the first time Wednesday that there was "a real dictatorship and a po- Hce state." ~. Mrs. Krausz said the trip's real ..purpose was to support young men who had been draft ed and were jailed when they refused to go to Vietnam " "The boys who refuse to take part in this immoral war have 'taken the correct steps and have borne the burden of conscience er case. Depew criticized by borough counci Wednesday night, and before the dust had settled: · One councilman moved his jrother be promoted to a full time post but lost in a 5-2 vote A borough civil service com mission member suggested ap plicants' testing be dropped and one of the three part-time po icemen -- one of whom is his son -- be promoted to the va cancy. Council finally voted to allow he three part-time policemen to apply for the full-time vacancy nd take a civil service test. The controversy began when Councilman John Depew chairman of the police and fire committee, explained he requested the special meeting to "find ut why the borough is chang- ng its policy in hiring full-time wlicemen." According to Depew, full-time wlicemen have always been hosen from a list of eligible art-time police. Depew, whose irother -- Edward -- is a art-time policeman, said there vere rumors that this policy vould be changed, and "threats made after the last election." vas wrong, Councilman Donald Griffith correct it." explained that council decided unanimously to advertise for applicants for the position a n d these applicants would take a civil service test. "We are following the advice of .our solicitor," said Griffith, "referring to a recent opinion by Solicitor Edward Zetusky. The solicitor had recommended full - time police be hired by civil service procedures as a result of an opinion handed down by Judge Henry G. Sweney in anoth- claimed the judge's opinion left the door open for hiring of the borough's part- time poilcemen, all of whom take civil service tests before securing the job. "We called a special meeting last month, and everyone agreed unanimously to abide by the solicitor's opinion," said Griffith. Concilman Frederick F. Roeding said "the position will probably be for the next 25 years, and the only way to get the best possible man is to review and :est all possible candidates. "What possible objection do the part-time police have to being retested?" he asked. Whatever was done in the past we are trying to David Ladley, a civil commission member Bruce, is a part-time addressed the board. why the three had not been notified full-time position was "I don't believe this job," said Griffith. are interested enough would have found out." Ladley then asked make a motion to of the three part-time the full-time position, Council President Malcolm called Ladley out of order. Depew then made a that his brother be the post, but it was with Depew and John W. McLand voting or. Depew made another asking that part-time Robert Fahey get the it was defeated 5-2. Depew's final motion, promotion of Bruce defeated by the same Lee commented that, solicitor's opinion on new procedures was not received for council to notify time police. Council then passed motion to extend the deadline so the .three men may apply. Aston Will Conduct Area Police School ASTON -- Police Commission er William Morgan said Wednesday night a basic police school 1 under the direction of Police Chief Frank Reinoehl would be conducted in the municipal building. The 'classes would be on six consecutive Thursdays, beginning Oct. 5. Participating municipalities will include Chester, Darby Township, Upper Darby, Upper Providence and Upland. Commissioner Robert Pennell, chairman of the new construction committee, said a building permit will be issued for a proposed machine shop off Pennell Road on property owned by An- A permit, he said, also is to be issued for the Container Research Corp. to build the south plant, the first phase of its new building program. Commissioner James Goodale asked cooperation of parent. 1 ; in he township in warning children o stay away from and stop fol- owing the mosquito contra truck. He reported completion of the work by the state highway department on Duttons Mill Road Tom the bridge to Pennell Road Commissioner Theodore Sick les said the township has hired a rodent exterminator for the area along the ditch from Col by themselves long Mrs. Krausz said. enougn,' lins Park to Pancoast Ave. He aid the exterminators would work until the situation is under ontrol, and that residents in the trea finding dead.rats on their awns would know the reason. The commissioners .adopted a resolution prohibiting parking on both sides of Weir Road from Pennell Road to Richard Road, and on Pennell Road from the municipal building to Weir Road. The board will apply to the; tate secretary of highways for approval to erect, operate and maintain traffic- signals at the ntersection of Pennell, Weir and Marionville Roads, and to put a stop sign on Lamp Post Lane at weir Road. OEO, Confer In Hospital Treats City Magistrate CHESTER -- City Magistrate Philip C. Puzzanchera, 46, of 601 Barclay St., was treated for bruises of the left arm, right arm and left forehead early today at Crozer-Chester Medica Center, Upland. Puzzanchera fold hospital authorities he received the injuries shortly after midnight when he struck the left side of Sis head on a protruding secton o a building at 5th St. and Edg- mont Ave. Continued from Page areas during the past months. "The important fact noted is that the done way back in Eisenberg said. "In the intervening five months some significant ' changes have made in all aspects. In other business, Voted to have a ime in February to money for the antipoverty ram. Announced the State Employment has named Chester Manager Richard Samuelson representative to the committee. The Chester ng Authority named Norris. Said Mayor James declined an invitation appoint a city representative the committee. Red Ridicule TOKYO (AP) - the United 'States has Red China today American plans to billion antimissile defense a possible nuclear Chinese in the 1970s. Catholic Church Sewer In Court for Determination MEDIA COURTHOUSE - A six - year dispute between a Catholic church school in Aston and a sewer authority over sewer rental rates is now before court to direct the authority to charge rates on the "basis of the quantity of water used as evidenced by meter readings." At present, the authority charges from enforcing charges until the passed upon the and uniformity of the charged and established

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  1. Delaware County Daily Times,
  2. 21 Sep 1967, Thu,
  3. Page 16

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