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Saturday, April 7, 1973
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totetretpte Inptor METROPOLITAN NEWS Saturday, April 7, 1973 Serving Philadelphia and Its Suburbs, and Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware Section C 2 Subway Extension To Stadium Opens ? if VSp II Mr ?l ;f v t Willi SIf ' Vs? - , 1 ?f ; h i 1 fji ; liiliiiiiiiiisi WITH APPROPRIATE FANFARE, the new $37 million Pattison ave. extension of the Broad st. subway was dedicated Friday. Since the Pattison ave. terminal is located in the center of the South Philadelphia sports complex Veterans Stadium, the Spectrum and JFK Stadium the accent was on sports. At left, the first train breaks a ribbon at Pattison ave.; above, Flyerettes and Sixerettes pretty up the premises; right, Dolores Kraus, of the Phillies Hot Pants Patrol, plays conductor. ' 1 ft Plf ' ' L, fi l - Inquirer Photos by MICHAEL VIOLA You're WHO? Elevator Men Spoof Senator WASHINGTON CAP). Freshman Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. of Delaware says he hasn't a chance for a swelled head around the Capitol: even the elevator operators don't recognize him. He said the first few weeks of his term he prided himself on being an "ordinary citizen" by shunning the elevators and front-seat subway car privileges reserved for senators. Then came a vote when he needed all the speed he could muster to make it to the floor. -, He whizzed onto the elevator and the subway policeman ushered him to the front of the subway cars. , , ,4 ... But in the Capitol itself, an elevator boy blocked his path into the special elevator, for senators. When Biden tried to push past him, the operator leaned out and pointed sardonically to the lighted sign saying "Reserved for Senators." After Biden insisted he was one of the crowd the youngest at 30 the operator didn't recognize his name. , The operator finally was persuaded but kept shaking his head during the ride up, .' . t ' sjd i I - - ' " L I " s'-t f . - i ' f j - , 5! Mining ft "fnfft''l''', IV. J. Governor Fears Shutdown Cahill to Appeal School Fund SEN. JOSEPH BIDEN ... has a recognition problem muttering, "You've got to be kidding." Only this week, Biden said at the Washington Press Club that he was stopped by a policeman as he entered the Capitol front steps carrying a briefcase. The policeman said he'd have to search the case. Biden handed it over and asked casually if the officers checked senators' briefcases routinely. "Oh, no," the officer replied, not looking up as he leafed through Biden's papers. By JAMES H. RUBIN TRENTON (AP). The Cahill Administration, seeking to forestall an immediate cutoff of state funds to private and parochial schools, intends to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to restore the state's $19.5 ; million program of aid to non-public schools. A three-judge Federal court on Thursday ruled that the program violated the constitutional requirement of separation of church and state and ordered an immediate halt to any further payments. Republican Gov. William T. Cahill, a driving force behind enactment of the program and a Catholic, directed Attorney General George F. Kugler Jr. to appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court. Cahill said he would also ask the Federal panel to reconsider its decision and permit distribution of the three-fourths of the funds which have been held up by the court ruling. Meat Sales Still Off; Prices Hold By JOHN CLANCY Of The Inquirer Staff Meat sales were off 10 to 20 percent again Friday in the Philadelphia area, but the five-day boycott produced little price change on the wholesale livestock market. Steer and heifer beef cuts again were in relatively ample supplies and ; prices were about one cent a pound lower, erasing gains made early this week .and dropping back to the levels of last week. ' Lamb prices skidded seasonably lower but cow and wholesale level. Bernard Lipskin, spokesman for Pantry Pride Markets, said a check of supermarket meat counters around the Philadelphia area presented a mixed picture, although the overall sales were off 10 to 20 percent. There was little change in meat prices in Philadelphia markets, however, and none of the local outlets followed the lead of two New England chains, that announced price cuts on Thursday. Retailers admitted that the boycott spotty as it was in bull beef, veal and pork ; the Philadelphia area was closed sharply higher on the hurting them financially. "Even though customers are buying other items, you can't make those adjustments without costing you money. You expect your meat counters to produce some revenue," one retailer, said. Leaders of the national boycott will meet in Washington next Wednesday to decide whether to continue it. In Washington, Treasury Secretary George P. Shultz said in Congressional testimony that no general freeze on prices not even on food prices, other than meat is being considered by the Nixon Administration. Patrick Gorman, head of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters Union, said more than 20,000 industry workers have been furloughed since the boycott started Sundays ''There just isn't any pork. "We feel it is in the over-all public interest to provide the financial assistance needed to insure the continued viability of the nonpublic schools," Cahill said. "If these schools were forced, one by one, to close their doors, the burden of educating these children would be shifted to the public schools system. "The sudden influx of vast numbers of new students into the public school system might seriously impair the over-all qualify of public school education and obviously would add monumental new financial problems." , State officials said that $4.67 Pennsy OKs $5 Million In Fire Suit The Penn Central Co. and Connelly Containers Inc. agreed Friday to a $5 million damage settlement believed to be the largest ever against the railroad. Connelly's cardboard box plant in Bala Cynwyd was destroyed in 1965 by fire from a burning Penn Central boxcar. After the railroad went bankrupt, Connelly got a $6 million judgment, and sued the insurance companies to around," one packer reported, force direct payment to the "There's none available." Connelly firm. A wholesale source said beef forequarters were selling well but hind sections were backing up in packing houses. "Everybody is going crazy for economy meat and laying off the high-price cuts," he said. "I guess the wisest thing to do would be to go out and have a nice steak." immiimMfMut FIRE-GUTTF.D LUMBERYARD in Blackwood, N. J.. is inspected by local firemen after a blaze burned out of control for nearly three hours Friday morninr. Flames from the New Deal Lumber Co. Inquirer Photo by CHARLES W. JAMES shot 100 feet into the air during height of the blaze at a 10-acre site on Black Horse pike. Gloucester officials say it may have been caused by arson. ' If Penn Central got the money first, Connelly attorneys argued, the railroad could avoid paying the damage claim under bankruptcy law. . However, the railroad and insurance companies then sought an injunction barring Connelly from pressing for direct payment from the insurance companies. At that point, Connelly agreed with the railroad and the insurance companies ' to the $5,500,000 settlement, with $500,000 going to the railroad. Former Official Admits Fraud Jay P. Kayser, a former mayor of : Quakertown, pleaded guilty Friday to defrauding customers of his travel agency to the tune of $4,853. Kayser, 46, agreed in Bucks County Court to repay the money in $100 monthly installments. He also was put on probation for four years. Bucks County Assistant District Attorney Martin J. King said Kayser accepted deposits from three persons for trips to the South Pacific, Las Vegas and Jamaica, but failed to provide the trips or return the deposits. The sentence was agreed to in a plea bargain between King and Kayser's attorney, James R. Flick. Kayser, who now lives in Doylestown, was mayor of Quakertown 10 years ago after serving eight years on the borough council. - t'V ' million from the $19.5 million program has been distributed, including $3.15 million for grants to parents and more 2han $1.5 million to nonpublic schools for supplies, equipment and other services. In addition, the state has approved applications for spending $4 million more but has not mailed out the checks. The court decision prevents any further distribution of funds. New Jersey's program was adopted in 1971 after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned programs in Rhode Island and Pennsylvania that provided salary subsidies to secular teachers in parochial schools. New Jersey, which previously had adopted a salary subsidy : program, substituted the current form of aid and claimed it would meet constitutional guidelines. In October 1972, the U.S. Supreme Court let stand a lower court decision that had declared tuition grants to parochial school parents unconstitutional. But New Jersey officials insisted the high court decision would not invalidate New Jersey's system. There are about 300,000 private and parochial students in Cutoff New Jersey and 1.5 million public school students. The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld state aid for school busing for private schools and a New York State program which provides direct loais of textbooks to nonpublic as well as public schools. By coincidence, Thursday's Federal court ruling followed by only two days a New Jersey . Supreme Court ruling which held that the New Jersey public school financing system, which relies primarily on the local property tax, was unconstitutional. The two cases are not directly related. KvA "KT c V v X5L ; a s v?y l' 'J " v v"i5 jh . j . I : , V 4 " ' , - ' ;s j ; v j i ' : , A ?v i ht i v k il - ' . f I ft 1" 'tZ-l .,Vv J v V I I j v. . -' r ' j I Inquirer Photo by JOSEPH J. CONLEY Police talk with company employes. Dog was in plant when shooting occurred Metals Firm Partner Slain As 3 Gunmen Bungle Holdup ' The owner of a Southwest Philadelphia scrap iron and steel yard was shot to death Friday in a bungled holdup by three gunmen. Meyer Abrams, 56, operator of the Abrams Metal Co. at 60th and Lindbergh blvd., was killed by a single shot in the chest as he tried to push his way through tv. r.-."m;n in his office. . ' Capt. Arthur Matthews of the, Homicide Squad said the gunmen nad parked their car outside and walked to the two-story brick office building inside the yard - - r - and pointed revolvers at Harry Heath-erby, 57, a weighmaster. When Abrams, unaware of the holdup, entered the room, Heatherby told him it was a holdup and advised him to "be cool." Abrams started to walk between the gunmen when one turned suddenly and fired one or more shots, according to police. The trio fled as Abrams collapsed on the floor. Heatherby grabbed a revolver and chased the men for a short distance, , firing a number of shots. i 1 2?

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