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Camden, New Jersey
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Friday, November 23, 1973
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k it ic tSt -jV nn South Jersey's TOTAL Xeicspaper VOL. 98 NO. 252 or A Gannett Newspaper EDITION Pk Vef tVj'y Excwt Sjtoov CAMDEN, N. J., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1973 Horn "tc Pec 15 CENTS FOS CAMPIONE it . if Amusements . 71 to 75 "At Wit's End" ... 81 Better Health 87 Bridge Career Corner 25 Classified .. 107 to 118 rVutilr-c 119 vuam'vo . Crossword Puzzle . 119 Dear Abby Death Notices, Obituaries H Earl Wilson 68 Editorials U Financial News 52, 53 Area Authority 26 Years On the UFO Track By SUE BANKS Courier-Post Staff STRANGE OBJECTS hovering in the sky. Unexplained power failures. Little green men. Oh, come now. "But I saw it with my own eyes. It was a dirigible-shaped object. Just kind of hovering there, giving off a bright . white light" . Is that so? Ho-hum. But people are seeing something in : the sky. POLICEMEN in Delran, Cinnaminson, Penns Grove and Vineland, to name a few, have reported seeing unfamiliar "things" in the sky. On Nov. 1, 12 people in Margate City reported seeing something "flying low over the ocean, like a bright white light." The Coast Guard said the bright light may have been an aircraft flying out of the nearby National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center (NAFEC). But NAFEC had no record of any such flight. ' On Oct. 24, a Delran policeman and two other Cinnaminson officers said they saw a "football-shaped object with a haze around it." It was described as' "too large to be a star, and flying too low to be an airplane." EARLIER in October, five policemen from Penns Grove and Penns Neck in Salem County reported seeing a bright white light "just pop out of the sky." The light, they said, headed toward an orange light and the two finally "just disappeared into thin air." , A woman in Blackwood saw an amber-colored thing discharge flaming particles from its bottom. Two women in Red Lion saw two cone-shaped black clouds hover over the Medford traffic circle,' while the wind carried all the other, clouds right by them. " ' A housewife from Mount Laurel saw a 50-foot, globe-shaped thing explode in ; mid-air over Church Road. And the list , goes on. Perhaps the most bizarre tale concerned two Mississippi shipyard workers who said they were "kidnaped" by three "silver-skinned creatures with pointed ears who took them aboard a cigar-shaped spaceship and examined them. LATER, the two men were given a lie detector test. Both passed. Michael Campione of Cinnaminson takes these and all reported UFO sightings seriously. Campione has believed in the existence of flying saucers since 1947, when he read an article in a national magazine written by a retired Navy lieutenant commander. The Navy man and three scientists tracked a flying saucer on a missile firing range in New Mexico, according to the article. The object was supposedly traveling 18,000 miles per hour, faster than any of the government's missiles. Campione relates: "This story proved to me that scientists rational men with technically qualified backgrounds were so astonished by the performance of this Continued on Page 64 Col. 1 I Easily fead, Easily-found ... j i INSIDE YOUR COURIER-POST 1 11 Thirty-two left homeless as fire rips Laurel Springs Apartment complex-Page 65. The Way We Live: An artist takes the feminist approach in her search for the black woman's identity-Page 77. Camden caps unbeaten season by whipping arch-rival Wilson-Page 89. Gotta Gripe 6 Lawns, Gardens 56, 57 Lost and Found 107 Real Estate . 83 to 87 Restaurants, Night Clubs 68, 69, 70 Stamps 87 Stella Says 12 Sports 89 to 104 Television 54, 55 Weather 2 Women's News, The Way We Live 77 to 82 106 80 Envoy Hints ows Of Arab E CAIRO (UPI) The Japanese ambassador to Egypt said in an interview published today that Cairo has succeeded in isolating Israel and pressuring the United States. Ambassador Shetumo Wada made the remark in answer to questions put to him by the weekly Cairo magazine Rose Al Youssef. Wada said that following the October war, "our views on you (Egypt) have changed. Egyptian diplomacy v -, . . ': ml - - ; " -4 Courier-Post Photo by George Tledemonn FOOTBALL as as traditional as turkey on Thanksgiving in South Jersey. Working up hunger for yesterday's feasting are Moorestown High cheerleaders Susan Ginter (left) and Mary Ann Schwanda, who helped cheer team to 8-7 victory over Rancocas Valley Regional High. The Score: 1 50,000 Fans 28 Games By BOB KENNEY Courier-Post Sports Editor D.ramatic upsets and explosive offensive performances were the order of the day yesterday as over 150,000 fans watched the climax of the scholastic football season in South Jersey. Haddon Heights clinched a tie for the Colonial Conference championship with Sterling by crushing Haddonfield, 45-0, as scoring champion Mike Barney tallied five times. Ster Pennsauken Chief, Three Policemen Suspended r ''1 X- 1 JOHN J. RAFFERTY ... suspends four to rressure ling, meanwhile, was upset 8-0 by Overbrook. Bishop Eustace snapped a scoring drought with a 52-8 conquest of St. Joe's, and Pennsauken used a four-touchdown performance by 1 Dwight Hicks to topple Cherry Hill West, 50-28. Woodstown shocked previously-perfect Salem, 20O, to create a Pennsville-Salem co-championship in the Tri-County Conference and leave the area without an unbeaten-untied team for the first time since 1955. Pennsauken Police Chief Joseph Brook and three other policemen have been ordered suspended by the township's director of public safety, John J. Rafferty. Accordingto Rafferty, Brook was suspended on charges of gross neglect of duty and conduct unbecoming an officer. A departmental hearing for him was scheduled Dec. 11, with the suspension going into effect Monday. Also suspended from the force were PU. Richard LaMarra, charged with con Japan mbargo has succeeded in isolating Israel and pressuring the United States. The world has now started to look at Egypt in a different way." In a formal statement issued yesterday, the Japanese government called upon Israel to withdraw from all Arab lands it has occupied since the start of the 1967 War. In line with Wada's remarks about Japan's views on Egypt, the government declared its policy towards Israel might have to be revised on the basis of future developments. There was no indication of exactly what the Japanese had in mind. Wada said Japan, which imports 80 per cent of its oil from the Middle East, was more severely affected by the Arab oil cutback than cither the United States or Europe. Face Starvation He said while other nations may worry about a cold winter "we are worried about our industries. We may be able to bear the cold, but we will not be able to bear starvation." The Japanese envoy said Japan's 20-year relationship with the United States has been mainly a business relationship. He said in the new era of East-West detente, "we have been asked to play a new role." He said this new role "is one of mediator to help the Western bloc get rid of its, internal contradictions." But he said Japan remained "committed to coordinate with the United States." He said whetever differences may arise between Japan and America "are only differences between husband and wife." , In other action, Saudi Arabia has apparently decided to defy Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger's warning that the United States would consider taking unspecified "counter-measures" unless the Arab states ended their oil boycott. Saudi Arabian oil minister Sheik Ahmed Zaki Yamani said Continued on Page 41 Col. 7 MEIR, DAYAN LESS POPULAR TEL AVIV (UPI) - Prime Minister Golda Meir and Defense Minister Moshe Dayan have suffered sharp declines in popularity among Israelis since the October war, a public opinion poll showed today. Only 45.1 per cent of a sampling of the population now wants Mrs. Mcir to continue in her post without qualification. Over 14,000 fans turned out in Mount Holly to watch Moorestown win the Burling-' ton County Conference championship, 8-7, on the strength of a third-period safety, while Triton clinched the Olympic Conference American Division crown with a 13-0 verdict over sister-school Highland. Camden capped its first title season since 1961 with a 12-0 whitewash of arch-rival Woodrow Wilson and Plea-santville clinched its first Cape-Atlantic League crown duct unbecoming an officer; Ptl. George Scott, charged with being physically unfit for duty, and Ptl. Nicholas Er- Pennsauken The Pennsauken Police Department, for the first time in the township's 76-year history, is now under the thumb of a Democrat-controlled township committee.. A handful of ueteratu on the force contend the new regime has sharply divided the department along partisan linci. The veterans, all appointed to , f. "Oka I I I n h 7 121. "J .... I SSw HORSE-DRAWN coal cart in Rome is indication that energy drain has struck Italy. Gasoline prices there have jumped to $1.32 a gallon. Errichetti Maps Plan 1 For City Homesteadingi Camden Mayor Angelo J. Errichetti said today a survey that is being conducted by a newlyformed committee will produce information on which to base a program for "urban homcsteading" in the city. Homesteading is a concept whereby abandoned homes that have been taken over by the city for reasons such as non-payment of taxes can be sold for a nominal fee in exchange for a guarantee from the purchaser that the home will be rehabilitated. In cities that have implemented homesteading, such as Philadelphia and Wilmington, the homes are sold for $1. It has been estimated that as many as 1,500 homes about 10 per cent of the dwellings in the city are currently vacant. Not all the vacant homes could be made available for homesteading, however, since some are within urban renewal areas and others have been condemned as structurally unsound. Errichetti has appointed seven persons to an Urban Homesteading Ad Hoc Committee. The committee has begun surveying potential ho-, mesteaders to determine since 1966 with a 14-7 victory at Ocean City. In the day's biggest upset, Olympic National champion Edgewood pile up a 28-8 lead on Williamstown, then lost the game 29-28 as the reserves finished up. Glassboro closed out an 8-1 campaign with a 27-6 romp at Paulsboro, and Shawnee won the championship of Medford with a 130 decision over sister-school Lenape. Complete details of all 28 schoolboy games begin on page 89. rigo, charged with being psychologically unfit for duty. LaMarra's suspension went into effect Wednesday. His de- Police Story the force when the Republicans held power, claim the new administration has arbitrarily demoted men for political purposes and threatened other Republican Jiotdoucrs u-'ttfi indictments for unknown crimes. An exclusive closer look at the department appears tomorrow in the Courier-Post's South Jersey magazine. I" il ii UKt whether the concept is feasible for Camden. Original State The mayor said he is wary of adopting any plan that would not assure that homes would not return to their original run-down state within months after they are repaired. City council agreed during a closed-door caucus in August that it is in favor of adopting some kind of homesteading ordinance. Errichetti said today the survey is being taken in preparation for composing an ordinance. Named to the committee were Don Zissman, real estate broker; Joseph Scott and William Tankaley, housing specialists of the Camden County Council, Office of Eco Year After Cholera Epidemic Glouco Hog Industry! Coming Back Strong By GEORGE ANASTASIA Courier-Post Staff WOODBURY - One year ago Gloucester County's $3.75 million hog farming industry hovered on the brink of financial disaster, rocked by one of the worst hog cholera epidemics in the history of New Jersey. Before it had ended, the epidemic, and a federally enforced hog eradication program designed to stop its spread, resulted in the destruction of over 10,000 hogs and caused federal and state officials to fork over more than $1 million in indemnities to farmers whose herds were "depopulated." Now, 12 months later, the hog industry appears to be back on its feet and the once- into effect Wednesday, the day the action was announced. His departmental hearing will be Dec. 17. In announcing the suspensions, Rafferty said he would seek dismissal of all four men at their departmental hearings. Hearing dates for Scott and Errigo have not been set. He said the charges against Brook and LaMarra came as the result of information gathered by his office over the past two months or so. He said the charges relate to a series of incidents that alleg-Continued on Page 23 Col. 1 ! , . 1 i nn.. UPl-Courler-Post Telefax nomic Opportunity; Fred Martin, city planning staff; Martin McKernan Jr., attor- ney, and Barbara Broadwater and Conrado Itodgriguez, ad-' ministrative assistant to the J mayor. "The number of vacant, di- J lapidated homes in the &S! has gotten completely out of control and some type of 60lu tion to this problem is long j past due," said Errichetti. ': ? He blamed the situation on a variety of factors including the length of time it takes the city to acquire properties that have been foreclosed upon be cause of non-payment of taxes, vandalism, abandonment or tenant abuse. "The problem becomes compounded, next door to Continued on Page 40 Col. 5 cursed eradication program has apparently won the grudging acceptance of many South Jersey swine herders. "Everything's fine," Neil Mclntyre Sr., a Deptford farmer who lost 2,000 hogs in the eradication program, said earlier this week. "We're keeping our fingers crossed, but it looks like the program is working." His feeling was echoed by Charles Messner of Egg Har- ; bor Road who lost 2,400 pigs to the lethal injections ad- '. ministered by a federal hog cholera task force. Both Mclntyre and Messner 1 said their herds have been ', built back up to the same 1 Continued on Page 63 Col. 6 ; 3i !- i r, it JOSEPH BROOK . . scoffs at charges c

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