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Tuesday, June 4, 1968
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U.S. Weatherman Says: Sunny end warm today. High near 80. Clear tonight and warm through tomorrow. Details, Page 19. . " Monmouth County, Pago 17 Ocean County, Pagt 25 mWBS maa a m m m hi i m mm ski un EIGHTY-NINTH YEAR NO. 3-Cent Boost Of Cigarette Tax Is Voted Measure Rushed Through, Signed; Is Effective Today TRENTON iPi New Jersey's cigarette tax was increased three-cents-a-pack, effective at midnight yesterday. Both houses of the Legislature swiftly approved a bill raising the tax from 11 cents to 14 cents a pack. Gov. Richard J. Hughes signed it immedediately. ANTHONY RUSSO Deadlocked Jury Ends Russo Trial FREEHOLD - Anthony (Lit-t'e Pu;.sy) Russo's trial on perjury and false swearing charges was declared a mistrial at 11:25 last night, more than eight hours after the jury began deliberating. The ruling by Monmouth County Court Judge M. Raymond McGowan came after jury foreman Joseph M. Barry, Mid-Otown Township, told the court the eight men and four women on the panel couldn't agree. Assistant Monmouth County j Prosfcutor Thomas L. Yaccan-no Sdid afterwards it would be rp to Prosecutor Vincent P. Keupcr to decide when the case will come to trial again. Russo, the reputed rackets boss of Monmouth County, was continued free in $10,000 bail. The mistrial came with the Jury's fourth return to the courtroom since its deliberations began ?t J p.m. It returned for the first time ?t 7 33 p.m. to say it hadn't reacned a verdict and agreement didn't appear likely. It aiso requested to hear the testi-piony of Long Branch Patrolman Serafino Maccioli and remained in the courtroom until 8:16 p.m. while the transcript was read, then was ordered to continue deliberating. See RUSSO Page 19 Middletown GI Is Killed By Red Fire MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP -Army Sgt. John D. Pape, 21, of Monmouth Ave., Navesink, has been killed in action in Vietnam. The Defense Department reported that Sgt. Pape, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Pape, died on Memorial Day when he was hit by enemy rifle fire. A driver for the 1st Squadron, 11th Assault Cavalry Regiment, he had been promoted to sergeant only two weeks before. The soldier was born here, and was graduated from Middle-town Township High School two years ago. He had been employed for a short time by the Microwave Control -vCo., Red Bank, before entering the service in November 1966. He was engaged to Miss Linda Fisher of Atlantic Highlands, and was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church, Navesink. Also surviving are two brothers, Frank W., 12, and Paul, 10, both at home. The Posten Funeral Home, At lantic Highlands, is in charge of arrangements. Hairdressers full or . part time. Apply Beauty Haven, 320 Main St., Bradley Beach, 775-9627. Peter's Farm Market, Nep-.tuns City, wishes to thank our customers for their past patronage. We reopen June 6. Ocean Diner Specials Mon. through Frl. $1.15. 132 The idea of rapid passage was to stop retailers from purchas ing at the low tax rate and sell ing at the higher rate.- , The cigarette increase was part of a Republican package of tax bills approved by the Assembly. Other parts included a pennv-a-gallon increase in the gasoline tax and a one per cent raise in the corporate income tax. The six Shore assemblymen James M. Coleman Jr., Joseph Azzolina, Louis R. Aikins and Chester Apy of Monmouth Coun ty, and John F. Brown and Ben jamin H. Mabie of Ocean Coun ty voted in favor of the three tax bills. Sen. Richard R. Stout, R-Mon mouth, and Sen. William T Hiering, R-Ocean, abstained (Other Legislative Stories, page 8) from voting on the cigarette tax hike. Sen. Alfred N. Beadleston, R-Monmouth, was not present. Effort to Balance The entire package is part of a Republican plan to balance the state budget and finance urban aid and other programs. The gasoline and corporate income parts of the package were sent to the Senate for. a possible vote next week. The Assembly also passed and sent to the governor a bill that would increase the ceiling on mortgage interest rates from 6 per cent to 8 per cent. The measure was sent to the governor who ha indicated, he would sign It. ' ; It would mark the first increase on the mortgage ceiling in more than a century. Ail Democrats and a handful cf Republicans opposed various parts of the revenue package, The cigarette tax increase measure was approved by a 54-23 vote, the gasoline tax by 62-12 and the corporate income tax increase, 62-15. Expect $26 Million Republican lawmakers, who hold 3-1 majorities in both the Senate and Assembly, expect the cigarette tax to yield $26 million and the gasoline tax increase to yield another $26.5 million. The combined changes in corporate taxes would yield an estimated $64.4 million. Another part of the Republican package was introduced at yesterday's session. It would increase driver license fees by a dollar to provide $20 million. The mortgage interest measure, which was opposed by organized labor, was approved by a 65-12 vote in the lower house. Sponsors contended the max-See BOOST Page 2 Route 35 BELMAR - Mrs. Betty Stem-mermann, 39, of 3214 Sharpe Rd., Wall Township, died last night about five hours after the car she was driving hit a metal light pole on Route 35 at 11th avenue. ' Her daughter, Mary, 4, passenger in the car, is in fair condition with a head injury at Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune. Two other Stemmermann children in the car were treated for cuts at the hospital and released. Police said Mrs. Stemmer-mann's station wagon, which was apparently going north, was wrapped around the Jersey Central Power & Light Co. pole when they arrived at the scene at 4:21 p.m. A passerby alerted police of the mishap. Mrs. Stemmermann died at the hospital at 9:15 p.m., police said. The family was taken to the hospital by the First, Aid Squad. Sgt. Jack Hill, who is investigating, said police have no idea now the accident occurred. He said the children are too young to question. Mrs. Stemmermann was the wife of Robert Stemmermann. , Redwood Outdoor Furniture Excellent selection!, Immediate delivery! Brielle Furniture, Hwy. 70, Brielle. Call 223-4400. Nelson School for Real Estate Announces Evening Courses. June 5-15. Register now 233-9144. I Chelsea Hotel, Governmenti ut trance Uptimistic PARIS WUFrench union leaders went to their striking members today, seeking approval of agreements to get the trains and the Paris buses and subways moving again. The government was optimistic, but there was no assurance the workers would ratify the agreements. The Banque de France resumed operations after being closed two weeks. Hundreds of small and medium-sized factories reopened across the country, signaling a partial break in the . paralyzing general . strike now nearing the end of its third week. Coal miners also were returning to the job, with normal operations expected tomorrow. But many of the country's industrial giants were still struck, with no resumptions of operations in sight And-until mail deliveries resume, trains start rolling and public transport is res'ored in the cities, .there will be nothing like a return to normal. , ,! . Millions of Parisians ' flooded back into the city after spending the three-day Pentecost weekend in .the country. Monster traffic jams built. up at all en-, trances to the capital, and at main intersections. ' , Transport Minister Jean Cha-mant announced the agreements with the railway workers after an all-night Bargaining session. He told newsmen: "All the un: ion delegates, without exception, told me thev would recommend acceptance." . . ' Strike votes were being held in a host of factories across the country, but workers in many of the largest plants had already rejected the offers of their em ployers, both private and governmental. - ... . , The strike tie-uo. nearine the end of its third week, was cost- , , see FRANCE Page 2 Crash Kills Wall Mother Belmar First Aid Squad works at rescuing Mrs. Sharpe Rd., Wall Township, from her car which 4:21 p.m. yesterday on Route 35 at 11th avenue, sey Shore Medical Center, Neptune. Mr. Steak Only Choice grade beef used. Open daily lunch and dinner, Rt 35, Eatontown by Bendix. Berkeley Spa summer outdoor pool, beach, steam, $45 no fees, child price, 775-5000. ASBURY - - i "W. V N. ' ' v 'litfeilili , mm 9mm. ha 1 w Long Branch, JLj! Blaze Destroys Chelsea Hotel (Other Photo, Page 2) LONG BRANCH - A fire of undetermined origin early today gutted the old Chelsea Hotel and caused smoke and water damage to the Paddock Lounge just 20 feet away from the two-story frame and brick hotel. The building, located on Chel- Sister Cites Failure Of New Heart " ASBURY ' PARK - Mrs. Jacqueline Phillips, sister of the Long Island heart transplant patient who died on the operating table Saturday night, said yesterday that her brother's new heart never started beating. Mrs. Phillips, who lives at 259 Asbury Park Village, said that the heart of Mario Cedena, Bronx, N.Y. was substituted for the operation after the originally designated donor showed improvement from a brain concussion. "The doctors explained to us that Ronald (Patrolman Ronald L. Smith, of Hempstead,, L.I.) had no hope to live because he had an enlarged heart," Mrs. Phillips said. Mr. Smith died at 10:40 p.m. Saturday, after spending 8 hours and 23 minutes on the operating table. He was the 20th heart transplant patient, and the first Negro. Mrs. Phillips said that her father died of the same ailment several years ago. She said that the original donor had two operations for a brain concussion, but that he suddenly began recovering. Doctors at New York Hospital then . Sec SISTER Page 2 Boiled Shrimp! All you can eat at Captain's Cab'n through Fri. 311 Broadway,, Point Pleasant Beach. Jimmy Byrne's Sea Girt Inn : Wed. Irish night with the Fiddle of Jimmy Byrne Sr. ' iff a w PARK, N J., TUESDAY, JUNE X &tmm t J burns in early-morning fire. (Press Photo by Herman Gerechoff) sea avenue, a block west of Ocean avenue, is owned by Atil-lio Agnellino, the Paddock owner. Recently, state and local police confiscated items alleged to have been stolen property from the rear of the burned building. Fire Chief William DeLisa said that because of extremely thick smoke and intense heat, firemen were unable to enter the structure which was unoccupied at the time. All nine fire companies responded to first a house call and then to alarms sounded at 1:19 and 1:30 a.m. at the request of Chief DeLisa. ' "The damage : to the Paddock was confined to smoke and water," tye chief said, "but the wind is blowing a lot of it in there." Firemen working close to the building and on aerial ladders were equipped with, air packs, j The smoke, at times so dense that visibility was near zero for several blocks, - held spectators to a safe distance. No estimate of damage to either building was made, pending inspection. BOY, 2, TURTLE PART COMPANY BOUNTIFUL, Utah Wl -Brad Haines, 2, and the dime store turtle he swallowed last week finally parted company yesterday.. Doctors say the boy passed the turtle naturally and won't have to undergo surgery. The youngster swallowed the turtle last Tuesday. The turtle lived inside Brad's stomach for more than a . day before dying. Mrs. Russell Haines said her son's pet, turtle cost $1. She said medical fees already are $213. O Betty Stemmermann, 39, of 3214 crashed into a metal light pole at Belmar. She died last night at Jer-(Press Photo) Big Hit At Shanty Pub Hillarious Rock King sings and plays tonight.. Enjoy yourself. ' Cathay House, Rt. 35, ! Neptune. Finest Chinese food,' open 7 days from noon 'til 4 a.m. 4, 1968 SENATE PASSES NEW 'GIFT' BILL Press State House Bureau TRENTON - Unordered i merchandise received in the mail would be considered a gift free and clear under a bill passed in the Senate yesterday. The measure would classify such goods as unconditional gifts, thereby relieving the recipient of any obligation to pay for or return them. The sponsor, Sen. James H. Wallwork, R-Essex, said the recipient of unordered , merchandise now has such an obligation in certain cases. "This bill will clear the air," he said. The measure was passed unanimously and sent to the Assembly. President Sees Rocky Peace Road GLASSBORO UP) President Johnson, revisiting the site of his year-ago summit talks with Soviet Premier Alexi N. Kosy-gin, said today the road to peace in Vietnam will be slow and tough but it would be less rocky if the United States and Russia "are willing to travel part way together." Johnson, in remarks prepared for commencement exercises at Glassboro State College, made what amounted to an appeal for newer, closer American-Soviet cooperation. He said he wanted to move "trom war 10 peace, from hostility to reconciliation, from stalemate to progress." The President said in the pre liminary Vietnam peace talks in Paris the United states so tar has "met with little more than bellicose statements and evasions" from Hanoi's representatives. Part of Appeal This was part of his appeal to the Soviets, tQo, in enunciating his view of a major principle in the search for peace. "The road there (in Hanoi) ic far less rockv when the mnrM's . twn greatest . nowers- the United States and the Soviet Union are willing to travel part way together," the President said. . Johnson was unabashed in soliciting flatly the good will and help of Russia in seeking an end to the Vietnam fighting and leaving "this world a little more orderly than we found it." The President told the 1,051 graduates that since his summit meeting with Kosygin at Holly-bush, the home of the college president, cooperation between the two nations reached new heights. "Although old antagonisms have not been erased," Johnson asserted, "we have .proved that our two countries can behave as responsible members of the family of nations." Johnsoa left little doubt that he'd welcome more of the same. Suggesting new avenues of American-Soviet cooperation in stnrfvimr thi human environ ment and exploring the world's resources from ocean tioors to tropical forests Johnson said, "It is by small threads . . . that we will weave a strong fabric of peace in, the world." INDEX BUYING a home? Special series continues. Page 12 COURT upholds conviction of McKnight in Lakewood slaying. Page 25 BCYER-COLAVITO deals paying off. Page 26 Page Andrew Tully 14 Art Buchwald '15 Births 13 Bridge 9 Classified 29-33 Comics 33 Crossword Puzzle 33 Datebook 23 Dr. Brady 15 Editorial 14 Education 20 Entertainment 18-19 Etiquette 22 Financial 12 Helen Help Us 23 Heloise 21 Local Happenings 21 Morrie Ryskind 14 Movie Timetable 18 Radio 19 Social , 21-23 Sports 26-28 Stock Quotations 12 Television 19 Trouble Shooter 3 Voice of Broadway 18 Weather 19 Detective Service Matrimonial Specialists, we specialize in following people. For free consultation telephone Gallione-Jones Agency, 775-6220. Steve Brody's, Nickie Addeo tonight thru Sat. Yellow Roof Steak House Open 7 days 'till 12 midnight. J Y U . Highlighting Vote illlill iii Miiifi1 "1". Aclress Valeria Solanis is booked at New York police station in connection with shooting Andy Warhol, pop artist and underground film maker. (UPI) Pop Artist Shot; Actress Charged NEW YORK (-Police say Valeria Solanis, an actress who appeared in one of Andy War-hol's underground film epics, told them she shot the trend-setting pop artist because "I am a flower child. He had too much control over my life." Reds Send New Troops Into Saigon SAIGON UP) - The Viet Cong sent fresh troops into Saigon today on the heels of the heaviest enemy shelling so far of the harassed capital district, U.S. sources conceded that the enemy "certainly could keep the fighting going for quite a while." New fighting broke out only a mile and a half north of President Nugyen Van Thieu's Independence Palace, in the heart of Saigon,, while government forces were still battling other enemy .troops for the fifth day in the western part of the capital and in the northwestern suburb of Gia Dinh, 2Vt miles from the city's center. Military spokesmen reported that South Vietnamese marines and rangers, spearheaded by a column of tanks, mounted a massive attack on North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops in Gia Dinh. The spokesmen said See VIET Page 2 TENSIONS PERSIST Hunt Continues for Way To Bar Racial Turmoil By WES MOON Press Staff Writer . Third of a Series Although by national standards, living in the Shore area is generally good, some of the problems which have torn asunder large cities are present here, too. Some Shore municipalities have large concentrations of Negroes and in most cases these are crowded into the slum sections. Poor housing, unemployment, and its attendant poverty have led to racial tensions. N There have been isolated incidents ... a crude Molotov Cocktail thrown through the window of thcSteinbach de-See HUNT Page 13 Captain's Cabin Complete lobster dinner for 2 $7.50 served throueh Fri. 311 Broadway, Point Pleasant Beach. A Special Meeting of the City Council of Asbury Park will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 1968 P.M., 710 Bangs Avenue, Asbury Park. Paul H. Hermann, City Manager. Warhol, 41, whose films, sculpture, and paintings in spired new currents in pop cul ture, remained in critical condi tion at Columbus Hospital today with doctors saying he had 50-50 chance for survival. The artist, who first outraged critics with his paintings of Campbell Soup cans and out sized reproductions of Brillo boxes that sold for $1,300 each was shot yesterday afternoon in the -movie studio he' called a "factory." Mario Amaya, a writer and art dealer from London, who was visiting Warhol, was also hit in the barrage of five bullets, but he suffered only a graze wound in the back and was released after treatment. . " Later Surrenders Miss Solanis, 28, surrendered four hours after the shooting by announcing to a traffic policeman in the Times Square area, "Police are looking for me." She was wearing a trenchcoat with a loaded pistol in each side pocket. After questioning, she was booked on charges of felonious assault and possession of a de&dly weapon. The slight, 5-foot-3 brown-haired actress who had a role in Warhol's film, "I, a Man," a parody of a Swedish film about a nymphomaniac, chatted freely with newsmen during her booking. About the shooting she said, "I've got a lot of very involved reasons." She described herself as "a writer" but gave no address saying, "I live nowhere." See ARTIST Page 2 THOMAS S. SMITH Belmar Beach Badges Belmar Beach Badges, good for all summer, are now on sale at the Fifth Ave. Pavilion on the boardwalk every day, including Sat. and Sun. thru Saturday June 15, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. No Season Badges will be sold aftei June 15. Hearing Aids Save 50 Listen to telephone recording. Just dial and listen. 775-4318. - 7 t - f un TEN CENTS GOP Fight At Shore Top Draw TRENTON m Demo cratic delegates pledged Sen. Eugene McCarthy will challenge an uncommitted slate headed by Gov. Richard J. Hughes as New Jersey voters go to the polls oday. At the Shore a battle for he 3rd District Republican Congressional nomination is expected to draw a record vote, with GOP leader J. Russell Woolley predicting some 54,000 going to the polls. Freeholder Marcus Daly, representing the organization, ia the favorite in his duel with H. William Mullaney, a Long Eranch insurance agent. . Station WJLK, Radio Voice of the Asbury Park, Press, will begin broadcasting election results at. 9:15 , p.m. 1 Most polling places open at 7 a m. and close at 8 p.m. There i are 3,091.946 registered Republicans and Democrats eligible to ! vote, but the statewide turnout is expected to be light some-1 where between 20 and 25 per ' cent. Write-ins Urged The preferential election is! also highlighted by an eleventh , hour write-in campaign for for-, mer.Vice President Richard M.1 Nixon. While the Garden State con-! test is overshadowed by the California clash between McCarthy and Sen. Robert F. Ken-, nedy, the New Jersey contingent i elected will be the eighth largest at the Democratic National Con-' vention at Chicago in August. 1 Hughes, a staunch supporter - of President Johnson, is said to be leaning towards Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey although he has remained publicly noncommittal since Johnson's withdrawal from the race. But, Hughes has said that McCarthy may wind up with 20 of the state's 82 Democratic delegates a figure even more optimistic than that suggested by the Minnesota senator's own supporters. "Hughes has conceded us 20, but we'll be very happy with 15," said a spokesman for Volunteers for McCarthy, which has waged an extensive grassroots campaign over the past three .months. . " On the Republican side, the incommitted GOP ticket is headed by Sen. Clifford. P. Case, a potential favorite son candidate. But a last minute write-in campaign on behalf of former Vice President Nixon has shaken GOP ranks in the state. Robert R. Douglass, campaign manager for Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller, charged that Nixon See VOTE Page 2 JOHN C. LUMLEY Unexpected Guests? Brielle Furniture can deliver sleep equipment fast, a rollaway cot, a hide-a-bed, a mattress, hi-riser etc. ' Brielle Furniture, Rt. 70, Brielle. Open every day (except Sun.) 9 a.m. til 9:30 p.m. When Dining Out One Name Stands Out Kings Grant Inn, Rt. 70, Point Pleasant. Entrees from $2.95. Open every day. M " h 1 V i j. . A. 4 Jt Jj -j A A fc

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