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COURIER-POST, Camden, N. J., Tuesday, July 2, 1961 18 'Antiquated Formula' Court Hits Jail Terms Goins Found Guilty In Stabbing of Girl Negro Police Unit Hits Chief Melleby Cahill Wants More Road Aid in State Sponsors See Hughes Sign Bonds Courier-Post Bureau TRENTON-Gov. Richard J. sible for his actions. Goins admitted hearing the screams of Continued from Page One rect inequities for New Jersey. White. Actine Detective. Rob ert Tatum. and Det. Golden Sunkett. The statement noted there is no real police-community rela tions division within the city police department. The com munitv relations division con sists of one white police officer, one Negro and one Puerto Rican. "In these days of racial crisis," the statement added, "there has been no attempt to build a rapport with the black community." The group said better police-community relations could be established with the upgrading of Negro police officers. No High Officers The BUP charged there were no Negro officers on the policymaking body of the city police department; no Negro police officers in the administration, and no Negroes higher than WASHINGTON Rep. William T. Cahill, R-N.J., called for changes in the distribution of federal road aid funds to cor Japan Will Cite Helen Keller NEW YORK (UPI)-The Jap anese government's highest civilian citation was to be con ferred posthumously today to Helen Keller. The award, Emperor of Japan Order of the Sacred Treasure First Class, was unanimously recommended by the Japanese cabinet following the death of Miss Keller July 1. Ceremonies were scheduled at the Japanese consulate in New York. Miss Keller visited Japan in 1948 and 1955 in her "world crusades" to educate and re habilitate blind people. LONDON A plan to ban the use of plastic bags in door-to- door rag collecting is to be put to the urban council at Long Eaton, Derbyshire. The local safety committee says the bags can suffocate children. Hughes signs $990 million worth of state capital needs bond issue proposals a record amount into law this afternoon. His action at a ceremony attended by Republicans and Democrats who sponsored the pro gram officially will put the propositions on November general election ballots. . He staged a ceremonial for the occasion to mark the bipartisan effort for a favorable vote on the biggest borrowing program the state has ever put to the public. The previous record bond is sue plan was for $750 million, overwhelmingly defeated in 1963. The plan being signed into law today includes $640 million for transportation $440 million for highways and $200 million for commuter facilities; $337.5 million for buildings $237.5 million for education facilities and $100 million for institutions, and $12.5 million for urban housing. Next to Rhode Island, Dela ware is the smallest state in the Union. FOUR ROSES CIST. N. Camden Woman Wants Protection For Women PHILADELPHIA (UPI) - A half-century law was tossed out yesterday by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court which said it discriminated against women because it allowed them to serve longer prison sentences for the same crime committed by a man. The court said indefinite terms for women in state prisons was unconstitutional because it de nied them equal protection under the law and is contrary to the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The ruling upheld an appeal by two Philadelphia women sen tenced to the Muncy State Cor-rectional Institution for indefi nite terms on robbery charges. The unanimous decision writ ten by Chief Justice John C. Bell Jr. said There is no doubt that the Muncy Act gives rise to discrimination in the sentencing of women when compared to the sentences given to men convicted of the same crime." Under the 55-year-old Muncy Act, women may be confined at the discretion of prison officials for an indefinite period up to the maximum sentence for the crime which they committed. The ruling said that a man convicted for a similar crime could be sentenced to a mini mum term but a woman could not. Ice Cream Vendors Can Jingle Again WILLINGBORO - The long-silenced sounds of the summer ice cream vendor again will be heard here to the dismay of many suffering mothers. A 1962 ordinance had banned noise devices used by vendors and peddlers. But temporarily at least, the familiar bells of the ice cream man will beckon children. The Good Humor Co. has served the township with an injunction against enforcement of the poise provisions of its peddlers ordinance. The injunction was signed by Superior Court Judge Edward V. Martino. The company con tends the law is unconstitutional Quake in Mexico Leaves One Dead MEXICO CITY (UPI) - One man died last night in an earth quake that shook south central Mexico, centering about 110 miles southwest of Mexico City The newspaper "El Univer sal" said one man was killed in Cuajimalpa, about 25 miles west of Mexico City, when his house collapsed. No serious damage or injuries were reported in Mexico City or in Taxco, a tourist resort in the mountains near the epicenter. not kidding. . mm i "The siren blows at night, but the kids are running the streets all night long breaking bottles and drinking. Crime is definitely' on the increase it's much worse now that it was just a year ago. "It's pretty bad when you've got to go to bed with the lights on. with guns behind the door. Mrs. Frank Orlando, Republican committeewoman from Camden's 1st Ward and an em ploye of the County Board of Elections, has lived in North Camden for 13 years. Sh liked living there until five years ago. Worse And Worse' "Since that time, things have gotten worse and worse. Police don't come into the area after curfew to get the kids off the street. "My mother, she's 73, lives across the street. Just Saturday, a gang of 17 and 18-year-olds tossed firecrackers at her as she tried to unlock her front door. They told her they were coming back later to burn the house down. "My parents have lived in Camden for 37 years-they've never had to put up with this sort of thing before. Afraid to Have Them' "I've got a daughter and five grandchildren, but they don't visit me any more I won't let PTA BEGINNING WASHINGTON - Parent Teacher groups had their origin in a national congress of mothers which convened for the first time in Washington in 1897. Skilled workers account for the largest share of outboard motor purchases. PHILADELPHIA (UPI) George B. Goins, 28, was convicted of first degree murder last night for the fatal stabbing of Sareta G. Bryson on a West Philadelphia street last Oct. 6 The jury set his punishment as life imprisonment. Quarter Sessions Court Judge James T. McDermott told the jury that he never before had expressed an opinion to the jurors. Then he added, "I would have sentenced him to death." The jury of seven men and five women deliberated nearly five hours before finding Goins guilty of first degree murder, After hearing additional evi dence, the jurors deliberated less than 30 minutes to fix the penalty of life imprisonment rather than the death sentence. The victim was stabbed and dragged by her hair along the street by the slayer who grabbed her as she was returning to her home from a drug store where she purchased hair spray to do her hair for the wedding of her best girl mend at which she was to have been a bridesmaid the next day. Defense attorney Louis Lip schitz brought out during the trial that Goins was intoxicated at the time of the attack and maintained he was not respon CO.. N.Y.C.BLEN0E0WHISKEY86 3 ' the pretty blonde girl but could not remember stabbing her. The prosecution maintained the Negro handyman tried to drag the 92-pound girl to his nearby home. Asst. Dist.'Atty. Jack M. Myers demanded the death penalty, calling the slaying "premeditated, brutal and vicious." i "For what this man did he deserves the extreme penalty," Myers said. Julian King, co-attorney for Goins, argued that execution of Goins for the slaying "may be just as senseless" as the crime. Thursday Trash Pickups Shifted Trash collections normally made this Thursday in Camden will be postponed to Monday because of the July 4th holiday, Angelo J. Errichetti, director of the Department of Public Works, announced today. Business district collections, he said, scheduled for Thursday night, will be made Friday night. All normal collections will be made on Friday. PROOF 65 GRAIN NEUTRAL SPIRITS a n a a order (no cash please) In PBINli ' The Sixth District Republican Congressman said "New JerseyJ has been shortchanged for a quarter of a century. We're now eighth among the states in our contributions and almost last in benefits received." Cahill in a speech on the House floor called the present system "out-of-date and antiquated" and suggested a modem system which would set priorities based on urban population, increase in traffic and congestion. The Congressman said he has been assured by Rep. William C. Cramer, R-Fla., ranking mi nority member of the Public Works Committee, that his rec ommendations are necessary to bring the system up to date. Under the federal Highway Act, the secretary of transporta tion is required to report to Congress by January, 1970 to recommend changes in the allocation formula. "I shall await the study with great interest," Cahill told the House, "and if it is not realistic I shall present to the Public Works Committee specific rec ommendations to make the allocation of the 90-10 federal funds more equitable." keep highball Stir. orangeslice. Keep is created One member noted there is one Negro officer who has with in the last 30 days been raised to "acting lieutenant." The group said they have com plained to Mayor Alfred R Pierce. They listed other grievances as racial inequality in the Po lice Academy, the Screening Board, Planning, Research and Statistics Divisions. They also said out of seven Negro ser geants, five work in the Patrol Division. The group cited a clause from the Municipal Police Adminis tration Manual stating, "for maximum benefit in efficient op eration and for improving race relations, officers who are mi nority group members should be impartially treated concern ine assignments and duties." The Brotherhood said it has based the above grievances on the MPA manual. them I'm afraid to have them come into this part of the city." Concerned with the neighbor hood state of affairs. Mrs. Or lando drafted a brief statement, which read. "We, the under signed, demand police patrols immediately from 3rd and Burns to 3rd and Bailey Streets, including the side streets from 2nd to 4th," and collected the signa tures of some 200 North Camden residents at the bottom of her petition. "I presented the petition to Chief (Harold) Melleby's office on July 11, 1967 they gave me a receipt. I've tried to 6ee Chief Melleby sue times since then; each time I was told he couldn't see me. He Was Alone' "I went up there again last week on Thursday. They told me he was in conference; I m sure he wasn't. He was alone in his office I saw him. 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