Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York on November 28, 1964 · Page 12
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Rochester, New York
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Saturday, November 28, 1964
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2B ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE Saturday, Nov. 28, 1964 County Adopts $59.8 Million Record Budget 1 . X ' NEW HONOR JohannaColeman,Mon-roe County Harvest Queen, receives a trophy from James F. Kelly, chairman of County VFW, in recognition of winning title. She was cited last night at annual Military Ball at Powers Hotel. Record Turnout Noted Downtown Continued from Page IB them for next year based upon this experience." The chief was referring to the command post system set up with headquarters in the Manger Hotel with Capt. John Hamill in charge. It coordinated the work of the motorcycle men and foot patrolmen stationed at intersections. : "We were able to keep the traffic moving better than in any previous year," Lombard said. "I believe we were able to accomplish the job by designating 60 ment at 30 priority intersections. "There were no tieups on the Eastern Expressway. One factor that kept downtown traffic flowing was that we prevented taxis from stopping in the Manger Hotel area where one lane is usually blocked off." Once out of their cars and turned pedestrian, many of the shoppers revealed that they came prepared with sec tions of The Democrat and Chronicle's special Thanksgiving Day edition filled with store advertising. A few shoppers carried the entire newspaper all 230 pages of it including the comics. That edition represented one of the most comprehensive shopping guides ever published in Rochester; ' Charles Witten, Rochester Transit Corp. official, declared the day "the best Black Friday on record" as far as traffic was concerned. Only one tieup involving buses oc curred, he said. "Between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. the buses were moving very slowly on Clinton Avenue between Court Street and Central Avenue," he said. "Although they never came to a complete standstill, it put them about 15 minutes behind schedule. We always anticipate delays on the Friday after Thanksgiving but this was much better than usual. Traffic was reported equal ly heavy and the shoppers almost as numerous at all of the suburban shopping centers around the city. Traffic on Route 15 Heavy, But Moving What was termed by State Police Sgt. C. P. Scharett as the "heaviest traffic for the day after Thanksgiving ever" decended on Route 15 shop' ping plazas yesterday as the Christmas rush got under way. Scharett said the flow was greatest between 1 and p.m., but that surprisingly there were no tieups and the regular five-man State Police traffic detail from the Henri etta station was able to keep things moving. Tne neaviest tramc con centrations were at South town Plaza, Fields Store on West Henrietta Road and at Arlan's Department Store on Jefferson Road opposite Southtown, Scharett reported. 125 to Attend Symposium at Eastman House From 125 to 150 photog raphers, authors, museum di rectors, and professors of pho ography will gather this morning at the George East man House for the second half of a symposium on the History of photography. The participants, who rep resent France, Canada, and the United States, will present four panel discussions and four speeches to complete the two-day program. Highlighting today's sched ule will be a discussion of "The Present Position of the History and Criticism of Photography." The conference is believed to be the first of its type to be held anywhere, according to Nathan Lyons. Eastman House assistant director. Most of the country's col leges offering photographic instruction will be repre sented. The session marks the 15th anniversary of the establish ment of George Eastman House as a public museum for photography and the cinema Four 'Gas' Pumps Struck by Car; Fire Breaks Out Police Consolidate 2 Units into One Continued from Page IB rants and a higher percentage of convictions were obtained than ever before. Chief Lombard said yesterday that Lt. Lee "has done an outstanding job." He often has been described by fellow officers as a patient, skilled interrogator "one of the bureau's best men." Lee was appointed a patrolman in 1949 and pounded a beat for seven years before coming up fast through the ranks. Capt. Smith, a 24-year veteran, finished at the top of Manager Porter W. Homer and Chief Lombard said the ISS will consolidate work of the former CIU and Confidential Squad. "It will use its inspection function over the whole spectrum of police activities, except for those which fall under Capt. Hamill's jurisdiction," the commissioner said. In recommending that the ISS be set up, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) in a study made last year urged these functions among others: Have responsibility for i : . i ., u : f r all Civil Service promotion c4 tnnt Rewarded ae a ""Uiiucu u" annua yu auj ui tests he took Regarded as a z crjme and h ac. good administrator, he,f,A. nt Vnnvun Pjmina1e helped organize the old Police Athletic League and Youth Bureau. Smith has completed many specialized police courses at St. Lawrence University, the University of Rochester, University of Buffalo and Louisville Ur versity. DiGiovanni, in his nearly 10 years with the Police Bureau, was a top special (anti-vice) squad investigator who worked closely with retired Deputy Public Safety Commissioner Albert O. Daniels. A longtime raider of gambling establishments, DiGiovanni also was instrumental in cleaning up narcotics and lottery rings. He is a Grade A detective. The new ISS section commanded by Capt. Smith will not absorb functions of the Internal Inspection Division, headed by Capt. William Hamill. This division investigates citizens complaints relating to bureau personnel and operations. Commissioner Corbett who announced the changes alter a meeting with City tivities of known criminals. Examine Police Bureau procedures and activities on a continuing basis, with emphasis on conforming to policy and to see that "at least" a minimum standard of quality is maintained. Implement Proposals The Police Bureau gradually has been implementing IACP recommendations with a view toward a highly-professionalized force. One of the latest steps was to dissolve the Women's Division, headed by Lt. Kathryn Hawkins, and absorb it into the Persons Unit, commanded by Detective Lt. Anthony Sparacino. Lt. Hawkins now is on special assignment, working mainly in predomm antly Negro neighborhoods on citizen problems and com Dlaints. Other moves have included reassigning of foot patrolmen, with emphasis on expanded patrol car and motorcycle law-enforcement along with an aggressive recruiting policy and stricter requirements for prospective rookie patrolmen. A wildly-swerving car boun ced off two autos, then bow led over four gasoline pumps in a downtown service station sending up spectacular columns of flame shortly be fore midnight today. The fire, at Main & Ply mouth Service, 107 Mam St. W., attracted scores of passer by as firemen quickly snuffed it. Only injury was to the driver of the 1959 convertible that slammed into the pumps Henry Jurzysta, 18. of 157 Weaver St., was in "fair" con dition at Highland Hospital. suffering a head injury. Jerome Baker, 20, of 116 Magnolia St., a station at' tendant, was but a few feet away from the pumps when the car ripped them from the foundations. "I was walking away from the pumps when I saw this car fishtailing down Main. A car turned left in front of him and he swerved The next thing I knew the pumps were burning. Jack Heffernan, 32, of 125 Guildhall Road, Henrietta, an East Henrietta volunteer fire man, was driving home from work when he heard the alarm on a fire radio in his car. He raced to the station and turned off the power to the pumps. Occupants of the two cars struck by the careening auto were unhurt. One car was driven by Charles Singleton 23. of 192 Melville St. Karen Shetler, 19, of 1505 Long Pond Road. Greece, and woman companion were in the second car. Both were stopped in traffic when the westbound car struck tnem Medical Examiner Probing Hanging The Medical Examiner'; Office last night was Investigating the death Leonard Ward, 52, of 122 Lake Ave., who was found haneed shortly after 5 p m vesterdav in his apartment A friend and Ward's landlady i discovered the body. Continued from Page IB "The city raised taxes $4.98 per $1,000 of assessed valuation last spring when it had a huge surplus of millions of dollars in its treasury. We have no surplus," he added. Quigley denied the absence of a county surplus. "There is a surplus and there will be a surplus." He pointed to "underspending" by the mental health staff and other departments and cuts in the staff of Iola. "Some of the cuts are reflected in figures shown, but I don't know where the rest is. "I also feel the salary esti mates in the Sheriff's Department are too high. I can't get the information from the ad ministration to substantiate those estimates," Quigley continued. "This is why I say there must be surpluses." Minority Criticism Hit In moving the adoption of the budget, Supervisor Ken neth P. Courtney of Perm- ton, assistant majority leader and chairman of the Ways and Means Committee said, I "It's easy for the (Democratic) minority to criticize this budg et, they are not responsible to the community for services the county renders." The following is a major breakdown of expenditures or 1965 under the new budget: Public Welfare takes the major share with $25,134,-385 appropriated. This includes old age assistance, aid to dependent children, dis abled blind, city home relief, foster home care, burials, care of juvenile delinquents, medical aid to aged, County Home and Infirmary, and welfare administration. General government, $8,290,207.26 includes contingent fund and general expenses not allocated to specific departments. Health $5,007,734 for health programs, chest clinic laboratories, medical examiner's office, drugs, medicine and other programs. Courts and law en forcement $5,107,278.96 for courts, jurors' expenses, dis trict attorney and sheriff s of fice, probation, law library, grand jury, jail and peniten tiary. Public enterprises $1,436,083 for airport and Civic Center garage. Public Works $4,427,- 739 for highways, road machinery and similar items. Parks and Recreation Unit Set To Study 'Charges' The Board of Supervisors yesterday voted to set up a bipartisan committee to study the controversial question of "chargebacks." The resolution by Republican Supervisor Robert P. Neilon, 9th Ward, stirred up a bitter partisan debate on what was meant by "bipartisan." Neilon said he introduced the resolution on behalf of the 10 Republican city super visors to set up machinery to develop an "equitable distribution" of the cost of welfare, penitentiary, Monroe Community College and election expenses. All Democratic city super visors except Kaymond r , Margrett, 1st Ward, voted in favor of the Neilon resolution. Margrett, who voted with Democratic town supervisors against the resolution, said he felt a committee would not help solve the thorny chargeback problem. "It's just another way to sweep the problem under the rug," he commented after the meeting. Chargebacks are levied by the county against a town or the city for services or facili ties such as welfare or the community college based on residents' use. $2,135,806 for maintenance of 10 county parks, "Opera under the Stars" and golf courses. Employe benefits $2,- 858,000 for such items as hos pitalization retirement and pensions. Debt service $2,554,- 644.39 includes payments on principal and interest on bond notes. Other items include $935,- 173,42 for expenses of Gates Chili-Ogden sewer district, operated by Monroe County Sewer agency, for which the county is reimbursed; $863,' 000 for judicial district, school tax advances and refunds; and $795,768.84 for community service agencies such as the Legal Aid Society and Humane Society. Last year the board adopted a $52.3 million budget which increased the tax rate 84 cents. Hamlin Man Convicted Of Assaulting Woman Lewis E. Palmer, 25, of 640 Hamlin-Morton Road, Ham lin, was convicted by a County Court jury last night oi second degree assault with intent to commit first degree rape of a 20-year-old woman Oct. 3. The jury of 12 men debated i four hours to acquit Palmer of charges of first degree rape of the girl and to find him guilty of the assault count. He was prosecuted by Asst. Dist. Atty. Robert F. Wood in a six-day trial. Judge Harry L. Rosenthal directed that Palmer be committed to Rochester State Hospital for examination as required by law in a case where the possible penalty may be a one-day-to-life prison term. If such sentence is not imposed, he can face up to five years. Sentencing was set for Dec. 18. The alleged attack occurred in Palmer's car at Sunset Point in Lake Shore Boulevard, Irondequoit. Palmer took the stand in his defense, claiming he did not use force and that the woman ac quiesced. Also a defense wit ness was Palmer s second wife, by whom he has one child. Wood called five witnesses. Palmer, a plumber's helper, also is awaiting trial on an earlier indictment charg ing first degree rape and second degree assault with Intent to reap another 20-year-old girl July 11 In his car in Panorama Trail, Penfield. He was free In $1,000 bail on that indictment when he allegedly committed the Oct. 3 crime. His record shows that in 1960 he was placed on five years' probation In Columbia County Court on a plea of guilty to a misdemeanor charge of rape, reduced from a felony charge of second degree rape, involving a 15-year-old girl. In 1956 he was placed on three years' proba tion in Schenectady as youtntui oiiender in a case involving burglary of a gaso line station. Man Sentenced On Forgery Count Anthony M. Vernettl, 47 of 460 Hayward Ave., who. while awaiting sentence for money order "kiting," was alleged to have added digit to each of three smal checks to raise their amounts was sentenced yesterday by county Judge Harry L. Rosenthal to serve one to five years in Attica Prison. Vernetti pleaded guilty Oct 7 to second degree forgery and petit larceny in boosting an American Express money order from $6 to $61 and cashing it at a restaurant March 27. When he was ar rested July 13, police said he similarly had altered severa other money orders, obtaining $981 which he used mostly for drinking and gambling. When he pleaded guilty to the indictment, in which he was accused only of the transaction involving one money order, Vernetti was paroled because he needed medical treatment for an ulcer and sentence was set for Oct. 30. Irochsstir I CHRISTMAS STORE HOURS J. i 0 iTTlLtt.llllE .frTlfTTI RHP' ISIwi! 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