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2 Pittsburgh Press, Fri., Nov. 3, 1978 Guard D enies Quote On Defendant "sick and tired of bullies like Keen threatening them and forcing them into homosexual relationships." Keen, 34, told Judge James McGregor that the passage jeopardized his chances for a fair trial. Keen is defending himself. He and David Chacko, 23, are charged with the stabbing death of fellow prisoner Barney Russell. Russell was stabbed repeatedly last Dec. 27. He died April 17. McGregor told Keen that his right to a fair trial would not be jeopardized by Weaver's alleged statements in The Press. The judge added that anything appearing in the media has no bearing on the non-jury trial. There was some question as to whether Maryniak would be called to the stand nntil attorneys for both sides learned that the reporter was in Erie today covering a pretrial hearing on the Manpower scandal case. - Before the flap about the' newspaper story, defense witness Ralph Walker, 30, another inmate, testified that Keen was not in the area of the stabbing when it occured. Walker said he saw Keen talking with another inmate around the time the stabbing occured. The trial was expected to heat up late this afternoon when Nathan Thomas, the prosecution's star witness, was to retake the stand for cross-examination by Keen. Thomas testified last week that Russell was repeatedly stabbed by Keen and Chacko without provocation. r-v-MV v;fe;'MM rfcriA , Pteiitift low iw li -iirtiiif.li 1 1 - - , .inn mil imiii n .n't iiii Mi' rV ainflf-ir v'hrr u-- TREE TOPPER The University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning rises above the trees in Schenley Park, putting aside a modern version of the adage, you can't see the Oakland landmark for the trees. New Pay Setup Sours Area Dairy Farmers By WYNDLE WATSON Western Pennsylvania's independent dairy farmers are hopping mad because they say the federal Department of Agriculture is forcing something on them they don't want. About two dozen of the dissident farmers were summoned to the Holiday Inn in Warrendale yesterday to tell why they are upset. At issue is a federal marketing order which has milk dealers (the dairies) sending money due their producers (the dairy farmers) to agriculture department headquarters in Cleveland, instead of directly to the farmers as had been done in the past. If the money is received by the department on or by the due date, it is then returned to the dairy for payment to the farmer. If the money is as much as a day late, the dairy is penalized 1 percent and for the next three months the agriculture department issues the checks directly to the producers. In theory, at least, the system guarantees the farmer he will get paid for the milk he sells the dairy. But the independent farmers contend the order is a ploy by the milk cooperatives. And, the farmers in Warrendale yesterday charged, it has been the collapse of co-operatives in recent years which has cost area dairy farmers hundreds of thousands of dollars. "The independent dairy pays his producer first he has to if he wants to stay in business," one dairy representative at yesterday's meeting said. The dairies don't like the new federal order because it slows the cash flow of their operations. "Some of our accounts receivable do not come in as regularly as we would like, and this means we will have to borrow money to get the required sums to the ag department on the required N. Side Home Plan To Provide About 100 elderly North Side residents will be able to live in "residential clubs" located in renovated houses as the result of a $1.5-million demonstration program. The program announced today by Mayor Richard Caliguiri will recruit elderly persons now living alone to share the renovated apartments with one or two other persons. Caliguiri said the program would provide an "alternative housing lifestyle for the elderly person displaced by rapidly rising rents or in need of additional support due to deteriorating health." With the aid of a $655,000 federal grant for innovative housing programs, the city will buy 20 houses on the North Side and rehabilitate them into 40 PUC Gives Final OK To Yellow Cab Hikes Prill Harrisburg Bwttv HARRISBURG - Yellow Cab of Pittsburgh's request for a $474,000 yearly fare hike has received permanent approval from the Public Utility Commission. The PUC had given conditional approval to the new rate which covers a change in the flag-drop charge from $1.20 for the first one-sixth mile to $1 for the first one-seventh mile and raises the mileage rate thereafter from 60 to 70 cents. A MINI-EDITORIAL Vote against bigger government. Vote "no on the proposed home-rule charter for Allegheny County. Prtit Pttoto by Rofetrl i. Pavuchak date," another dairy representative said. "The federal government is becoming a collection agent for the co-operatives," Lee Kummer of Evans City, Butler County, interjected. Joe Ferris, a Lawrence County farmer who said he is now milking 65 cows, said he lost "maybe $40,000" when the Country Belle co-operative folded. "This order 'is just another step toward government control of my milk check - my income," Ferris said. The farmers at Warrendale had signed a petition asking U.S. District Court to set aside the federal order. The court did so temporarily, but the decision was reversed by the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals. A bearing on the petition is scheduled for next Thursday in U.S. District Court here. The farmers yesterday said they feel the co-operative strips them of their individuality and is a shelter for farmers who might not be running the most businesslike operation. The independent farmers also have fought the federal order system since its inception. "We had the option about 12 years ago of whether or not we wanted to be under a federal order," one farmer said. "We farmers in Western Pennsylvania voted it down. "So the feds enlarged the marketing area to include Eastern Ohio and West Virginia, which was already under a marketing order, and called another vote," he continued. "Since the co-operatives could 'bloc vote' their members, and since most of the area was already under an order, the order carried this time," he continued. And since the rule says all farmers or none will be under the order system, the independent farmers have had to live with the system ever since. For Aged apartments to be shared by about 100 elderly residents. Residents also will get help with housekeeping and meals and have access to health care and recreation, Caliguiri said. U.S. Rep. William Moorhead, D-Downtown, who joined Caliguiri in making the announcement, said the program is the first of its kind in the nation and will cost "considerably less" than present housing programs for the elderly. City Housing Director Paul Brophy said a non-profit corporation would own the houses and rent them to residents for about $140 per month per person. Brophy said the city would use about $600,000 in federal community development money to renovate the houses. He estimated that the apartments will be ready for occupancy within 18 months. City-Frankfurt Flight Asked The County Airport Advisory Committee has invited West Germany's Lufthansa Airlines to establish service here, one of the five cities to which the airline has been granted additional U. S. landing rights. Willard Rockwell Jr., chairman of the committee, yesterday said he will "strongly urge" that the West German carrier provide service to Frankfurt. Rockwell, chairman of Rockwell International Corp., recently was elected chairman of the airport committee succeeding industrialist Edwin Hodge Jr., who resigned the position after 18 years, but remains a oard member. By WILLIAM ALLAN Jr. A corrections officer at Western Penitentiary today denied he made published statements allegedly characterizing a murder defendant as a "bully." Guard John Weaver testified in Criminal Court that he did not make the statements concerning murder defendant John Keen that appeared in last Sunday's Press. The story by Press Reporter Paul Maryniak quoted Weaver as saying other inmates at Western Pen were Rapist Forfeits Injury Pay HARRISBURG (UPI) - Commonwealth Court has ruled that a Pittsburgh man's brutal, back-seat rape of a 24-year-old woman disqualifies him for $100 a week workmen s compensation claimed for an alleged back injury. In an opinion written by Judge Roy Wilkinson Jr., a three-judge panel of the state court reversed the Workmen's Compensation Appeal Board on an appeal by Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. The court said James Stanley, 53, formerly of Cherokee Street, Hill District, a 30-year veteran of the steel plant, claimed he suffered a back injury June 23, 1973, while lifting 30-inch bricks used in the relining of a furnace. Stanley was granted the $100 a week claim by a state workmen's compensation referee citing a deposition by Dr. Alphonse J. Cipriani, who said: "In terms of industrial capabilities, it is my opinion that any work (Stanley) would have to do, any excessive lifting of heavy items, I mean anything over 15 or 20 pounds, or any excessive bending, the bending of the back, that he would have difficulty with that" Stanley was arrested Nov. 23, 1973, on a Washington County rape charge and pleaded guilty May 13, 1974, to charges of rape and aggravated assault. He is serving concurrently 5-10 years for aggravated assault and 7Vi-15 years for rape in Western Penitentiary. The court said Cipriani's statement of Stanley's disability "does not adequately support the referee's finding "The record," said Wilkinson, "contains an uncontradicted account of the rape." "It overtaxes a reasonable person's credulity," the court said, "that a man who could admit performing such violent sets could, at the same time, establish that he had such a weak back he could not perform the duties of a general office janitor!" County Issues First-Stage Pollution Alert Air pollution index readings in the Downtown and North Braddock areas climbed over the 400 mark at noon today ' and were the highest since a new monitoring system went into effect more than a year ago. Downtown recorded til and North Braddock, 470, both in the hazardous range. Liberty Borough had a reading of 370 and Hazelwood, 202. A first-stage alert was placed into effect in Downtown, North Braddock . and Liberty Borough after the index readings moved into the unhealthful range. The alert was declared in North Braddock yesterday when the index there reached 256 and the two other stations were added to the list this morning as air conditions worsened. Industrial sources in these areas were ordered by the Health Department to reduce emissions, and incinerations have been limited to from noon to 4 p.m. The Health Department has requested that Downtown commuters use public transportation instead of private vehicles to help ease pollution. Electric Rate Appeal Rejected HARRISBURG (UPI)-The Public Utility Commission has turned back a petition from General Motors Corp. and Crucible Inc. for rehearing of Duquesne Light Co. rate structure changes approved by the commission last September. With Commissioner Robert Bloom absent, the PUC vote yesterday was 2-2. Three affirmative votes were needed to grant the industries' petition. GM and Crucible contend the PUC's Duquesne order moves away from cost-of-service principles and results in overcharges to large industrial customers. Duquesne's $31.6-million increase, which may be collected retroactively to December 1977, was part of an overall $81.6-million rate hike. The PUC had permitted an initial $50 million increase 11 months ago. Annual JFK Run Sunday At Schenley The 16th annual John F. Kennedy Three Mile Run will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday in Schenley Park, drawing nearly 1,000 entries from a dozen states and Canada. Sponsored by the Pittsburgh chapter of the Knights of Columbus, the event includes runs in six age categories -girls 13 and under, boys 13 and under, boys 14 to 17, women 14 and over, Masters (40 and over men) and men under 40; The Pittsburgh Press A Scripps-Howard Newspaper General offices at 34 Boulevard of the Allies. Pittsburgh. Pa. 16230. Daily, $1.20 a week: Sunday. 50 cents a week. Mail in tno first and second postal zones where there is no carrier delivery: Daily one month, $4.50: one year $47. Sunday one month, $4.50: one year, $43. Extra postage cost beyond second zone. Daily and Sunday second-class cjPvlj postage paid at Pittsburgh, Pa. Mail SaauJ subscription telephone: J4 12)263-1317. ' V-7 ; V ' : V , X ?4 J a fc F t - ' ...lm sMinresa- i'e'i nriiri iiir m i 1 af SPOOKING IT UP during a post-Halloween Pumpkin director for the PittOakland YMCA, and Francis Patch Party at the Paul Younger Community Center Kruszewski, 11, of South Oakland. The YMCA and in Oakland were, from left, Mirella Palmieri, 11, of the Masonic Fund Society cosponsored the party yes-South Oakland, Rose Findley, community program terday. Professor: 'Mainstreaming' Failing By CAREN MARCUS Press Education Writer A school teacher who drops a three-year-old child from her lap when she is told he is blind. A superintendent who tells the school board all classes for the mentally retarded should be abolished. A parent who wants to know why a "crazy kid" is sitting next to his child in place These are CRUICKSIIANK some of the unfortunate results of the recent federal legislation which mandates that handicapped children should be mainstreamed, William Cruickshank, a University of Michigan professor, said here today. Cruickshank, who is with the university's department of mental retardation and related disorders, delivered the keynote address at the Pennsylvania Association for Children with Learning Disabilities Conference. More than 800 people are attending the two-day conference, which opened this morning at the William Penn Hotel. Mainstreaming, which places the handicapped into the least restrictive setting their disabilities will allow, is an important step toward providing a normal experience for these children, Cruickshank said. But often when the blind, deaf, physically handicapped and learning disabled are placed in the regular classroom, "I am against much of what I see," said Cruickshank, who recently co-authored a book on the learning disabled. He said it will take time before teachers, parents, administrators, children and the community understand and implement mainstreaming effectively. "Otherwise, the least restrictive environment of the regular classroom will become the most restrictive if these children are given unfortunate experiences," he explained. It will take an understanding that 7f The Family Circus THANK ! for not j)j 3 1A M SMOKING I yj i-l R Cont 1(71. tht anri r,4u iTt. Ml. "Hodid they know we're not - i mr I I i ann i inn m iiiiini miar .- n. ' f isV' there is still a need for special education classes for those children who cannot be mainstreamed. And there is a need for involving the entire community, including normal children, so they will understand and accept the child who giggles at the wrong time or who cannot memorize the multiplication tables. Attitudes need to be changed so the Oakland Disco Robbers Flee Under Heavy Fire TWO GUNMEN escaped in a kail of bullets last night after taking more than $600 in a holdup at the Electric Banana disco, 3887 Bigelow Blvd., Oakland. John Zerra, an employee, said two men entered the lounge at 8:45 p.m. and one with a shotgun forced him to turn over $600 in cash and his diamond ring and wristwatch. He said the other bandit, armed with a revolver, went to the bar and took an undetermined amount of money from patrons. Zerra said he fired six shots at the fleeing bandits but they escaped in a car and headed toward Downtown. WALTER GORDON, 68, of the 3000 block of Zaruba Street, Arlington Heights, told police two men forced their way into his apartment yesterday and beat him and robbed him of $67. Gordon was taken to South Side Hospital with a head injury and was listed in stable condition. POLICE SAIDSOMEONE broke into the home of A. J. Donatelli in the 1300 block of Sheffield Street, North Side, and took three Oriental rugs, a Outbound Tubes Closing For A Week The southbound lanes of the Liberty Tunnels will be closed between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. next Monday through Saturday for repairs to the protective grating above the ceiling, PennDot said. Outbound motorists are advised to use alternate routes during that time. smtking?" , S J 4 V V J! f.r V'i it U u ih Press Photo by Michael Cfukiris handicapped are no longer treated in a "racist manner. We say all people are created equal except the handicapped," Cruickshank said. "The psychological child abuse, which is much of what our mainstreaming is creating, is as terrible as physical child abuse. To get where we believe from the reality we now have, we have a great gulf to overcome." Q CRIME ROUNDUP grandfather clock and an oil painting valued at a total of $4,880. A GUNMAN HELD UP an Exxon service station at 2801 Chartiers Ave., Sheraden, last night and took $200 from Anthony Ardamone, 16, the attendant. Cop Wins OK To Continue Night School Wilkinsburg Mayor John G. wilkins today was ordered to temporarily allow one of his police officers to attend night law school at Duquesne University. The action was taken by Common Pleas Judge John P. Flaherty on behalf of officer Paul E. von Geis, who is in his final year of law school. The officer's suit said that the mayor had encouraged his legal education for the past three years and gave him a schedule which allowed him to attend his night classes. However, after he testified at a borough council meeting about now-ousted police chief Harry Hodgkins, von Geis said the mayor assigned him to night dutv and him to make shift changes with other officers so he could continue his schooling. A hearing on a permanent order to permit von Geis's schooling has been scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday before Flaherty. v -i 41 It Happened Nov. 3 HKVXVxnwxvBy JOHN PLACEkhwkvxvx FIVE YEARS AGO The Urban Redevelopment Authority approved the $931,-000 construction of 29 townhouses on a tiny street known as Peach Way in the Hill District . . . BART, the nation's newest subway system, rolled under the streets of San Francisco for the first time. 10 YEARS AGO Young Spring & Wire Co., leading makers of auto seat springs, talked of opening a plant near Uniontown ... A St. Petersburg resident called police about a burglar and officers found the "intruder" to be a 5-foot alligator snoozing on the front porch. 25 YEARS AGO A University of Southern California study found polluted air over cities to be more to blame for lung cancer than tobacco smoking ... The Pittsburgh Holy Name Society joined President Eisenhower in denouncing the house arrest of Poland's Stefan Cardinal Wyszynski. 50 YEARS AGO Mt. Lebanon United Presbyterian Church, dating back 125 years, had a "fine new house of worship, with Gothic architecture of cathedral dimension" . . . McCann's offered tenderloin steaks for 50 cents a pound and raisin pie. "filled to the brim with meaty Cajjfornia raisins," for 33 cents. '"''''TCSrifn1'

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