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Wednesday, January 6, 1971
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tvcninf Journal, Wilmingtw, Del. Wednesday, January 8, 1371 3 ire T Line rane abler my on W ap She's Unanimous Choice Judy DayNamedNatiohal GOP. ' Commitleewoinan From the Dover Bureau nn,,r, the committee at its meeting in DOVER - Mrs. Judy Day, the Hub Restaurant he will ap-vice-chairman of the New Castle point five task forces to consid-County Republican Committee , jer ways to improve the party naa unanimously selected last structure. mgnt by the state GOP organisation to be Delaware's national committeewoman. Mrs. Day, of Indian Field, drew no opposition for the opportunity to succeed the resigning Mrs. George Anna Theobold of Wilmington. Earlier in the evening, state Chairman Eugene Buntins told, to that beine made bv the Dem ocratic Renewal Commission, which last month established eight task forces to investigate similar areas of political organi zation. Bunting Iso said that he plans to meet with Republicans throughout the state to deter mine what will be best for the party in each geographical area. BUNTING, who is also secretary of state, said the task forces would be concerned with youth, interaction between the party and elected officials, party structure and organization, fund raising, and the mechanics of a modern political party. The effort is almost identical Kiddies, Matches Get Lincoln St. Fire Blame A fire, which fire officials said apparently was caused by children playing' with matches, burned out a bedroom at 209 N. Lincoln St. yesterday afternoon, and sent two children to the hospital. Two other children wfio were in the house with a babysitter when the 3:55 p.m. fire began escaped injury, according to fire officials, who said the fire started in a closet. Taken to General Division and later released were Beverly, 7, and Alicia, 9, Felsburg. A hospital spokesman said they were not burned but were "hysterical" and had to be calmed down. The babysitter, Ruth Christy, 18, was not injured, according to the hospital. Two other youngsters, Kimberly, 15 months, and Joseph. 5, all children of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Felsburg, were also in the house when the fire was discovered. Felsburg, 28,. said he was out when the fire began, and added that his wife, Mary, 39, a city police motorcycle patrolwoman was at work. Felsburg said last night the bedroom was "extensively" damaged and noted that a crib and a bed were ignited. He said the children are staying witn relatives m Silverbrook Gardens, and that the house, though livable, was damaged by smoke. "The windows that were broken are covered with plastic sheeting," he said, "but we still have heat and electricity." He said the alarm was called in by both the babysitter, who is temporarily staying with them, and by Alicia. Everyone was hurried out of the house before firemen arrived, Felsburg added, and the sitter and girls were taken to the hospital by private car. "WE will discuss what the state party might do to aid the local units' in strengthening themselves," -he said. That could mean, forming local task forces, he said. Bunting said that the party must "look closely" at things such as recruiting a wide varie-J ty of people in the party, how to improve communications with elected officials and how the party leaders and workers can "more effectively sell the re cords and successes of our elected officials." He said the task forces would report back to the committee in time for their recommendations to be considered at the party's spring convention. Bunting said the party has run excellent candidates for election and has used many innovative ideas, but he cautioned that "we must broaden our base as much as possible, attract young people, and keep abreast of modern techniques." ' School Aid Weighed The group known as Taxpay ers itevoit will hold an open discussion on state aid to parochial and other private schools tonight at 7:30 at the New Castle County Engineering Building on the Kirkwood Highway. K x r f t . XV fA v No-KnocU Law Is Urged as Welt i ATTORNEY GENERAL ASSAULTED? Two legislators go after the new attorney general, W. Laird Stabler Jr., when he said he wanted more money from the General Assembly, On the left is Rep. George Slaff Photo by Pete Klein C. Hering HI, R-Wilmington, and with his arm around Stahier's neck is Sen. Dean C. Steele, RAVindsor Hills. The horseplay took place soon after Stabler was inducted into office in Dover. Stabler Had His Troubles . Traffic Jam Held Him Up on Way to Swearing-in By WILLIAM P. FRANK The Almanac Corner DOVER-W. Laird Stabler Jr. almost didn't make it to his induction as the state's attorney general yesterday. He left his home near Montchanin for Dover at 8 in the morning figuring he would be in the state capital in plenty of time to attend the the swearing-in ceremony for Mrs. Emily H. Wom-ach as state treasurer, have 'time for a final conference with his predecessor, David P. Buckson, and be ready for his own ceremony in the State Supreme Court room at U. HOWEVER, Stabler got caught in a traffic jam on an 1-95 ramp leading to the Du Pont Parkway and had to sit in his car for an hour.' The cause of the jam was a tractor trailer accident. "As the minutes went by," Stabler said, "I 16th day of winter Wednesday, January 6, 1971 6th day of year . f - V i Jan. 6 Data F"m NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE "" w U.S. Dtpt. ot Cemmrc gg30 UnHI Thuridoy Morning -AAy,g . The Wralhcr Map Clear to partly- cloudy skies and cold weather, will prevail over most of the nation today. Southeastern Texas can expect rain and the Northeast can expect snow flurries. The Forecasts WILMINGTON AND VICINITY Clrar and colder tonight, low 18 to 22. Thursday partly cloudy and cold, high 30 to 35. Probability of precipitation near zero tonight, 10 per cent Thursday. SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA Clear and cold tonight, low in teens. Increasing cloudiness and continued cold Thursday, high in the 30s. NEW JERSEY - Clear cold tonight, low in teens became panicky. I began to wonder if I was going to get to Dover in time." Asked why he didn't get out of his car and pull some rank, Stabler replied, "Well, you see, I wasn't attorney general at that time." In any event, Stabler arrived in Dover about, half an hour before his swearing-in time. The oath was administered by Chief Justice Daniel F. Wolcott. FOLLOWING that, Stabler swore In his deputies and four state detectives, including Jerome O. Herlihy as chief deputy attorney general; C. Edward Duffy as state solicitor and Richard P. Weir as chief prosecutor. Yesterday afternoon, George W. Cripps took the oath as State auditor and Robert A. Short, as state insurance commissioner. Each one of these men had been re-elected on the Republican ticket. Conner Calls Shake of 7 Lucky Omen for Council The number of New Castleisioners adopted rules of proce- County Councilmen dropped dure. from eight to seven this year . . . . ., . reduction that eliminated "a! ' 'B"mui u c S,A recipe tor inaction," County il . c u l; Executive William J. Conner! ty per'or 9)urt JuLdge A.ndrew said last night ' lu' Lni lsue tne nur"Der 01 coun- L'uinen exactly equais me huiii- Conner, during swearing - in ber of council districts, plus ceremonies for six councilmen Council President C. Douglass before more than 100 persons'Buck Jr., a Republican who is in the -Public Building, said the Selected at large. Council finally "has come of age.1 and creasing cloudiness and continued cold Thursday, high in the 30s. MARYLAND - Clear and cold tonight, low upper teens to low 20s. Thursday fair and continued cold, high in 30s. ; Extended Outlook Friday-Sunday: Chance of precipitation Friday and Satur day, fair Sunday. Daytime highs should average in 30s; nighttime lows in teens and 20s. Inslritinent Readings humidity, 4; wind, NW 12; brometr, Ynslerday at 7 p.m.: Temperature, 35; 30OS rising. Midnight: Temperature, 32: humidity, it; wind, NW 10; barometer, 30.17 rising. Today at 7 a.m.: Temperature, M; humidity, 66; wind, NW U; barometer, 30.26 rising. Today at noon: Temperature, 31; humidity, 4t; wmds, NW, II; barometer, 30.29 falling. Record temperatures for gate J'nce 1894: High, 70 In 1950; low, 7 in 1942. IN his speech, Conner said that he hoped the council would never again have an even num ber of councilmen as did the last council. Court. Day's Record, Tides Precipitation yesterday .26 In. Month to date. 1.41 In. Normal for month 3.40 in. Normal to date 52 in, Year's departure (plus) 96 in. Year to date 1.41 in. Sunrise: Today 7:24; Tomorrow 7:24 Sunset: Today 4:53; Tomorrow :54 Length of day hours, 29 minutes Moon (gibbous waxing) sett tomorrow morning 1:06 High and Lew Temperatures High yesterday Lowest during me night Tides it Marine Terminal High Tomorrow A.M !33 Tomorrow P.M 1:57 High Tides Tomorrow A.M. Rehoboth av 4:05 Lewes i:i5 Breakwater Harbor rOu Slaughter Beach 5:30 Bowers Beach 5:57 Bombay Hook : Port Penn M' Reedy Point 7:42 Kent Island 12: Baltimore 2:30 Chesapeake City 27 He noted that wilh the retire-n e n t of former Councilman John D. Daniello, the council Finally .is rnnstitlitprf as thol county reorganizes envisioned! "'An, n nJumber of council- it after four years cf operation. ,nen' "e M1U- ,s d '"'J ,UI Daniello. a Democrat, was the inactio"-1 hope it never happens last holdover from the old Levy Conner chided Biden, one of the two newly elected council-men and the youngest at 27. again, ine last council naa eight members four Democrats and four Republicans. The new emincil has three Democrats IT mac o flair nf '-f!rie'' vnc lerday for county governments i and four Republicans. in all three counties m the state "HE's a lawyer, and when I was accused by Democratic County Council -candidates (of) 'nonfeasance' I suspect he had! something to do with it. j "Nonfeasance means you're doing nothing, and if I've been guilty of that, Joe, I challenge you to see that il doesn't happen again and I'll do the same for you," Conner said. "I accept the challenge, sir," murmured Biden. The swearing-in was done on a large, leather-bound Bible provided by Buck and originally owned by U.S. Secretary of State John M. Clayton, Buck's great granduncle. A wire-tapping recommendation by the New Castle County Grand Jury coincides with a stand taken by Atty.' Gen. W. Laird Stabler Jr., particularly for enforcing drug abuse laws. ' In its report for 1970, the grand jurors urged "immediate enactment of legislation, permitting wire tapping arid quick entry, in the enforcement of drug laws." During his campaign, Stabler stated Delaware must enact a wire-tapping law to halt "syndicates that victimize our people through gambling and our children through drugs." At the same time, Stabler said, "We must get convictions and to get convictions we must get evidence. Wire tapping with proper safeguards can provide that evidence." ' ALSO according to Stabler's program, a law should be pas sed to permit the limited use of no-knock warrants only in cases to determine the use of drugs. Stabler further stated that such warrants would be issued with safeguards only, by judges of the Superior Courts. The grand jury also recom mends that police be permitted to photograph and fingerprint juveniles without first having to seek permission from the Fami ly Court. The grand jury's report was filed yesterday by Superior Court President Judge Albert J. Stiftel, whose action made the nine-page presentation a public document. THE report deals in three categories with: Enforcement and education in the drug abuse field; rehabilitation of drug addicts; and functions of the grand jury itself. In the last category it is rec ommended that the Delaware Constitution be amended to per mit the substitution of criminal information procedures for in dictments "in suitable cases," thus permitting the state Department of Justice to prosecute certain , cases without going through the grand jury. Pending adoption of such an amendment the grand jury recommends revision of the attor ney general's procedures to eliminate what it says are some times long waits by witnesses and occasional forced recesses of the grand jury at times when no business is ready for presenta tion. . 43i In Sussex County, the cen- "jturies-old Levy Court gave way tow'to a County Council, although 3-4t.he membership remained the p M same. New officers were elect-f ed and other officials named. 3.11 t.i " I . . , .1. Kent county retains me Levy Court system, but for the first the com mis- Soviets' Podgorny To Visit Egyptians THE report makes it clear the grand jury is not being critical of the attorney general but of the procedure which it says "limits" the time for careful inquiry into cases presented for indictment and is a major factor m the large number of cases dropped by the attorney gener al's office. The grand jury also points out that notations in the press of the dropping of prosecutions are usually accompanied by "no reason given." It recommends that the police officers concerned and unless security last six months for a total of 263 during the past year. ( Moreover an estimated one-.) third to one-half of the nondrug; cases presented during the lastr; half of 1970 involved crimes conhr, mitted by persons under the.uv. fluence of drugs or to get funds to support the use of drugs, the., panel said.' ' Citing its report last June that , drug use "presents a critical and growing threat" to the com-. munity, the grand jury "finds- in , this final report that the sitiia-" tion is worse; drug abuse continues to increase with its frightful toll of human misery." ' ji" -.a THE grand jury added it was -. convinced the "ominous trend" would not be reversed "until citizens and their leaders, whether in government, indus try, the press and radio, the churches and the schools be-1-' come fully aroused to the dan t ger. WIRE TAPPING is considered essential to obtain evidencje against large sellers of drugs, with out-of-state sources of sup- ply, the grand jury said. ' ' Quick e,ntry is necessarjr In drug cases to prevent destruc" tion of evidence "while polica-' armed with a search warrant' wait helplessly at the door after .' the presently required knock; ' the report said. , , As to its recommendation that police be permitted to finger- print and photograph1 juvenpe.. without first having to obtain Family Court approval, the grand jury said "police have" testified that this would be an" aid to law enforcement." THE grand jury also recoms mended: - "More funds and more martr' power or woman-power be provided for drug abuse enforcement." ' More funds for equipment" and manpower to enable -the' state toxicologist to handle; promptly the "mounting bur1- den" of testing drugs confiscat-' ed by police. Vv Top priority for steps to ensure swifter justice in disposing", of criminal cases, particu larly those involving drugs. "More judges, more court rooms, more deputies in tne office of the attorney general and their more efficient utilization, seem necessary if this goal is to be achieved." "IE enforcement of the drug laws is to serve as an effective, deterrent to drug abuse, the, community must understand that justice will be swift .and. sure," the grand jury said. Extension of emphasis on drug abuse education, to par ents and other adults. Indica;. tions are that children 'ar usually better informed about drugs than their parents, buu parents are "the first line of defense in this battle" and must be properly prepared to "step in intelligently at the first sign o a, misstep." , , Establishment and mainten-nance of many different rehahil-. itation programs for drug users," each to fit the individual's needs. The grand jury said it considerations are involved -i had been impressed that addicts me general puDiic w iniormea:under treatment with metha- 1:54 5:21 7:0e!l rnjlime in history, 2:22 4:06 :5I Sworn in were: W. Alva Hol(-lis, a Democrat from Wilming ton: Charles E. Huehes. a Re publican from S i 1 v e r s i d el CAIRO (IJPIt Soviet President Heights; Richard Sincock, a Re-'Nikolai Podgorny will visit publican from Fairfax; Joseph;Egypt next m -n njs first trjp to the Middle East since he visit ed the area immediately following the 1967 war, the semiofficial R. Biden Jr., a Democrat from Faulkland: Henry R. Folsomi Jr., a Republican from Newark, and Joseph F. Toner, a Democrat from New Castle. newspaper AI Ahram said today. of the reason The reference is to the inclu sion oy tne ivews-journai pap- habits. ers m the Daily Kecord ot criminal cases in which the Department of Justice has dropped prosecution. TRACING the growth of drug cases in New Castle County the grand jury observes that there were 19 such indictments in 19fi8. 57 in 1969, 98 in the first six months of 1970 and 170 in the yeatlier Elsewhere Evening m Journal MEMBER, OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 831 Orange Street, Wilmington, Del. 19899 Telephone 654-5351 Newark Bureau- E. Main k Chapel Sts. 19711 Telephone 738-6000 , Dover Bureau-20 E. Division St., Dover, Del. 19901 P.O. Box itf Telephone 734-7577 Sussex County Bureau-18 N. Railroad Ave. Georgetown, Del. 19947 Telephone 856-7371 (Delaware Area Code: 302) Washington Bureau-National Press Building Washington, D.C. 20004 Telephone (Area Code: 202) EX 3-0146 Siiturrlotion a M.a. in all wis, one yea rmt oostaoe otif t Wilmington, Deliwere tX- 5 ngiepy 10c" by home delivery earner, 7k per week. Rales. Jingie ' . , ,.i.h Mvh n edvence. I In all .PM' . so- Hiree monlhj $ 75 one month J3.2J; foreign r HI 00; six months $1 w, mree mon . . oavable .nl veer 17100) one monm e.w. . The News-Journal Company. to the u-, for out)' leal ion of i y Associated Press Won Albany, cloudy aj Albuquerque, clear Atlanta, cloudy M Atlantic City, ply el J' Bismarck, snow -J Boise, clear 21 Boston, clear 44 Buffalo, snow 33 Charlotte, cloudy 67 Ch.cago, clear 14 Cincinnati, clear M Cleveland, clear 2? 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City, clear 15 San D ego, flood 53 San Fran., cloud 56 Seattle, cloudy , 35 Tamos, cloudv i Washington, clar a Low 23 4 31 30 -13 38 15 3 O 13 10 1 1J 7 2J 22 S 56 M 5 43 S 15 22 72 - -10 37 71 12 -15 2ft 22 14 24 .1 Jl 3 -6 3? 30 M 30 Action Vowed in Fuel Spill The filter Smalley's Plant Still Closed Delaware Water Corp.'sisel oil spill Christmas Eve at. fuel supply of Turnpike Texaco drains. plant at Smalleys Dam the Turnpike Esso station but first became contaminated by THE done seldom feel compelled 'to commit crimes to support their Citizens' Hours DraM3 To a Close i i From the Dover Bureau DOVER - After a two-month trial run. an innovation of Gov. Russell W. Peterson periodic "citizens' hours" for cabinet secretaries has fallen by! the wayside. v., Jerry Sapienza, the governor I press secretary, disclosed ..this i morning that the program, water Company's sales .hirh pntailert nprmittin? nPr- was still shut down today while it was small enough to handlejwater, according to three men 'are primarily to industry, parti-!sons to see the department the company waited for the with activated carbon in the s who investigated the incident, icularly in the turnpike areajcniefs without appointmenthid taste and odor of spilled oil to plant. Sheats said it didn't costThey are N. C. Vasuki, assistant but is has residential customers, 'drawn little resonse. disappear. jenough to bother about seeking director of the Division of Envi-j It has a second intake at Stan-j Jn a memorandum to the cabi- As much as 1,000 gallons ot compensation Dut tnis time is ronmental Control; barle M.,ton below the confluence of the net members Sarjienza noUd diesel fuel were dumped at the different. Davis, turnpike manager, and 'Red Clay and White Clay:that onlv 19 oerson had'aiV Creeks which is proving ade-!peared at about 20 sessions held water contamination nuate durinz the Christina shut- cinr-P nv. 4. Hp said that it is Delaware Turnpike Texaco sta tion Monday night and the oil The fuel flowed through storm j Sheats. sewers into hmalleys Pond nun The caused five tractor trailers to! down, Sheats said. stall on the turnpike after filling their tanks at the service center. appeared on the water surface;and thence to the Christina Riv- at the filter plant which was er. It collected in Smalleys hut down in time to avoid any 'pond, which is formed bv a dam oil intake. jjn the river. Eugene D. Sheats, local mana-j Austin N. Heller, secretary of service station, ger for the water company, said natural resources and environ-! Then, according to the investi-the long shutdown of the,6 mil-jmental control, says he wouldlcators, the water-contaminated lion gallons-per-day filter plant: investigate to determine whether it going to be costly and this f the fuel spill violated anti-pol-time he expects someone to pay lution laws, something. THE spill occurred Monday THERE was a 100-gallon die- 'night after, paradoxically, the, Texaco working maintenance with turnpike ! obvious there was not sufficient menpublic demand to justify costly em- continuation of the program.' Texaco towed them back to the ploycs, put two straw booms ; Peterson concurred with Sap- across Smalley Pond Run to ienza's recommendation, but en-absorb the oil. jcouraged his department heads Vasuki said that the compa-;to practice an open-door policy fuel was pumped out of the ny's failure to report the spill during their regular office tractor fuel tanks and out of the I immediately was "a serious hours. "When it gets to a point service station supply. The oil, matter." Davis said he would that a citizen cannot see you," the investigators said, was al- guarantee that it wouldn't hap-'.he stated, "then we'll get back lowed to flow into the storm pen again. to the citizens hours.' m local news V tea in mil newspaper. as wall as all jn news ispatent.

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