Delaware County Daily Times from Chester, Pennsylvania on January 8, 1969 · Page 9
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Delaware County Daily Times from Chester, Pennsylvania · Page 9

Chester, Pennsylvania
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Wednesday, January 8, 1969
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S E C T I O N Delaware County 1 ' · ' ' . · ' - ' ' · . ' ' ' · , La»L ^ J ' ' " ' . ' - * WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8,1969 INSIDE : SPORTS 20-23 CLASSIFIED ....25-29 COMICS 30-31 1 .FRANK LIVINGSTON (right) accepts plaque from Maxwell-McKee. Farmer Official Honored RUTLEDGE -- F o r m e~r Rtttledge Borough Treasurer Frank. W. Livingston was presented ,a plaque Tuesday night honoring him on his retirement for 27 years of se'rvice to borough government. Livingston, 87, of 117 President Ave., received the, plaque from Council President Maxweli McKee. Livingston 'became a councilman in 1942 . and was elected council president in 1945, holding that office until 1957,. Livingston ' became - borough treasurer in, 1958 and "held the office until -he resigned last month. · . ' , ' David Vint - s u c c e e d e d Livingston as treasurer. At council's business meeting, Mayor James Elliott reported that numerous r e s i d e n t s complained about trash that was whipped by wind through the vicinity of Morton and Sylvan Aves. during the r e c e n t holidays. Elliott said the residents claimed the trash came from an aparftnent; building. He said residents claimed the .apartment owner has not provided a sufficient number of'trash cans for occupants. Equipment Ordered 10,000 ELIGIBLE Food Stamp Plan "a? Readied by County TINICUM -- Westinghouse Electric Corp's Steam Divisions here has received an order to build four surface condensers to serve the ' world's largest electric generating units. The condensers, which will cost nearly $1.5 million, will be installed at the Tennessee Valley Authority's two - u n i t Cumberland electric generating plant. The facility is being built on the south shore of Lake Barkley near .Cumberland City, Tenn., about 50 miles northwest of Nashville. , . ·- Each" of the coal - fired Cumberland generating units wij] be capable of producing a record", .1,300,000 kilowatts of electricity;-- enough:to serve the residential power requirements of neirly 4 million people. The first unit is scheduled to go into operation in 1972; the second in 1973. The surface condensers will turn spent steam back into water: after the steam is used to drive the turbine - generators, each of 'which will be served by two .condensers. Each "condenser will contain 202,000 square feet of condensing surface and will handle about 2.5 million pounds of.steam an hour. By LOUIS ANTOSH Daily Times Staff Writer Delaware County's low income residents have begun to sign up for a pilot food stamp program which is designed to provide them with improved diets and better health starting Feb. 1. About 10,000 county residents are eligible for, the food coupon project, which will, replace the long-standing surplus f o o d distribution. · The Delaware. County .Board of Assistance (DPA) began taking- applications oj! eligible persons this week at the DPA office at 12th 'and- Crosby Streets. , . In addition, briefing sessions have been scheduled for food dealers and bankers who wish to take part in the program, according to Miss Mabel Adams, director of the programs for the DPA. Originally stated to begin here in. August of last year, the program was delayed when Congress failed .to appropriate the necessary money. Under the new setup, low and marginal income persons will purchase the coupons under a formula based on their income. For instance, a family of four with an income of : only $85 per month would be able to buy $36 worth of coupons for $18. The same family with a monthly income of $165, however, would pay, $30 to get $45 worth of coupons. There has been some criticism of the proposal by low income residents who oppose the end of the surplus food distribution. They attack the idea of spending what little money they have for food coupons when they now Newtown Youth Fined in Thefts MEDIA COURTHOUS'E -Anthony Chavar, 18, of Valley View Lane, Newtown, was placed on probation for two years Tuesday and lined $25 after pleading guilty to stealing stereos, tapes and speakers from·".'": : . Judge ^rancis.J; Catania also ordered Chavar to pay the ·wners $365 as restitution. -One car .was parked in Sprjtigfield and the 'Other two in Clifton Heights. receive surplus food withou payments. Miss Adams said the program officials have decided to base the coupoa purchase formula on the welfare, payment scale existing last,year, rather than the . increased . p a y m e n schedules which went into effec this month.- The program is voluntary fo food merchants and banks. The stamps -- actuall coupons about the size of .dollar, bill -- will :be issued, b banks to persons with prope authorization. The coupons .wi be in 50-cent '·· and $ denominations. Grocers will accept th stamps, but any change owe to the customer will be pai not in cash but credit slips, Mis Adams said. Bankers wishing to take par in the program will 'be briefe by officials at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Toal Building in Media. Grocers volunteering for th program will be able to attenc one of three meetings soon. Tin sessions will be conducte Monday at the Municipa Building in Upper Darby, anc Jan. 14 and 15 at the U.S. Arm} Reserve center at 500 W. 24t St., Upland. All the meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. There will be' some restric tions on the purchase of fooi with the stamps, with pet foods alcoholic beverages, tobacc and imported foods and meat bejng taboo. Participants will be require to purchase a certain amoun of food with the coupons eac month. If they miss more tha one purchase within three months they will -be droppe from the program and mu apply again, Miss Adams said. House ' Raided 3 Persons Arrested UPLAND .-- Police tram, five ommunities raided a house in he., 500 block .oj Front Street arly today and confiscated a umber of items -- including substance believed to be larijuana. Three persons were arrested n a variety of charges. William J. Aaronson, 24, of ie 4900 block Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, was preliminarily charged with larceny of a motor ehicle and conspiracy. Robert Simmons, 27, of the 000 block Clifton Avenue, lollingdale, was preliminarily harged with larceny of a motor ehicle, assault and battery on police officer and possession f narcotics. Walter Simmons, 21, of the 000 block Clifton Avenue Collingdale, was charged with eceiving and possessing stolen ;oods. Walter S i m m o n s wa- arraigned before C h e s t e r Township Justice of the Peace Victor M. Bowes and ordered ield in $1,000 bail. A hearing date \yas not set. Taking part in the raid, which occurred about 1:45 a.m., were olice from Upland, Brook- mven, Chester T o w n s h i p , Parkside and Chester. Upland police said the articles confiscated included stereo sets and color television sets believed .aken in a burglary in Philadelphia. Buddhist Assails Saigon Leadership By NORMAN SMITH Daily Times Staff Writer HAVERFORD TOWNSHIP -A South Vietnamese Buddhist leader said'Tuesday night the Vietnam war will n ot be settled until the Saigon government is overthrown and a Buddhist representative is permitted to attend-the,Paris peace talks. In a discussion with Haverford College students and professors, Vo Van Ai, secretary general of the Overseas Vietnamese Buddhist Union, said the present South Vietnamese government is a "creation of the United States and without recognition by the South Vietnamese people." "I appeal to you to aid me in getting a true representative of the people, not only at the Paris peace talks, but in control of the South Vietnam government." Van Aj also called for a complete halt in the offensive war he alleges is being conducted by the United States forces in Vietnam. "I believe that if the South Vietnamese pursue a course of defense only, we will be able to reason with the .North Vietnamese and eventually establish a peace that is wanted by both sides," he said, adding that "the present war effort is only forcing a continuation of t he endless battle." an A The religious leader urged th release of 200,000 politica prisoners allegedly being hel captive by the Saigon govern ment on the charge o 'suspicion of ' Communisti sympathies." "People are arrested arb trarily by the United State sponsored government locked up indefinitely," Van charged. "Most of the prisoners ar students and religious leader who were demonstrating fo peace in Vietnam," he said "How can this Saigon govern ment call for peace and the arrest those who public! demonstrate for peace?" He said the prisoners ar among those most strongly i favor of seeking 'peace in th war-torn country and have don nothing to warrant imprison ment. "The peace demonstrators are rarely heard about by Amer cans as their activities and ar rests . a r e ' obscured . by th American television coverage the war," he said. Van Ai is considered by som to be the international spokes man for the Buddhists of'Vie nam. As secretary general, th 31-year-old Buddhist leader ha been exiled by the present Sout Vietnamese government and living with his wife in Paris. Hearing Set for 9 In Fraud PMC STUDENTS enjoy new snack bar which has been designed in memory of college's famous polo teams. PUTS STABLES IN EATERY PMC Honors Polo Teams By GERRY OLIVER Daily Times Staff Writer CHESTER -- A new eating area that immortalizes the historic polo days of PMC Colleges has opened in MacMorland Center, t h e student union building on the college campus. Located in the snack bar area of MacMorland Center, the new eatery is called "The Stable" and features 12 individual booths designed to look like horse stalls. Each is named for one of the championship polo ponies that once brought fame to the former Pennsylvania Military College. A Swarthmore attorney and eight Wilmington longshoremen charged with payroll and loan frauds by a federal grand jury are scheduled for arraignment at 1 p.m. Jan. 17. The attorney, Paul J. Carey Jr., of the 600 block ChesteV Koad, has been named in connection with loans to the International Longshoremen's Association Local 1694. A spokesman at the U.S Attorney's office in Wilmington said Carey -- in his capacity as executive vice president of Wilmington Stevedores Inc. _ approved certain Joans to Local 135-year-old Chester man facing Between 1923 and 1950, PMC cadets fielded some of the best polo teams in the country. Squads from Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Cornell and Army were regular opponents. PMC also played against teams in New Y o r k ' s Metropolitan League, which had such famous players as Winston Guest, Stuard Inglehart, Mike Phipps, James Mills and Art Borden. In 1928 and 1943, PMC was national indoor collegiate champion. During the polo days, the riding hall, stable and corral were on the ground now occupied by MacMorland Center and the dormitories on 14th Street between Chestnut Street and Melrose Avenue. Cutting the ribbon for the opening of the new eating area was William Cottee, dean of students, assisted by Charles W. Maloney Jr., director of the PMC Colleges physical plant and Linley C. Scarlett, director of alumni affairs. Both Malouey and Scarlett are PMC graduates who were active in rue polo program and both have c o n t r i b u t e d memorabilia as decorations for the area. Design and construction of "The Stabies" were directed by Babe Dignazio, PMC a l u m n u s a n d restaurateur. The entire project for giving some character to the snack bar area at MacMorland was spearheaded by Eugene Cloud, executive director of the center, and two student leaders, Rick P f e f f e r , president of the Student Government Association of Penn Morton College and Roy Eaton, president of Uie Student Government Association of Pennsylvania Military College. LATER APOLOGIZES FOR ACTIONS Defendant Carried Into Court By JOE SULLIVAN Daily Times Staff Writer At 2:25 p.m., before the trial was scheduled to reconvene, the |J(11J V Ji iiilCt *-* Ldll VY t ltd I T W M u w - l X ^ U k * I U U V VI J V J ^ U U l W l l ^ j 11I.I_S MEDIA COURTHOUSE - A^ ucl g e stepped out of his retiring ,-,,.o,,nM r^ t », man fa ^, room and suggested that Harper and McDougall go into the room 1694 President Arthur Wilson. (larceny and narcotics charges aJone'Yo discuss the case. They ·r.^ e -^ 0 « e !^". sai , dtl ? atl . 0 ^ ns !was carried into . Courtroom 3 agreed. _ I - - - · - - - ? * · · * * · · * · » U b 4 j v * LIltlL IVJClll?) from an employer to its labor union are outlawed by the Taft- Hartley Act. Carey's firm is the employer tu: " case, he said, since it agency that hires men this the in is to work at' the Wilmington Marine Terminal. The longshoremen named in the indictments are charged with conspiring to collect the pay of men not on the job he said. By entering u n e m p l o y e d persons on the payroll records, he said, the longshoremen caused fraudulent wage checks to be issued. The spokesman said the nine men had been summoned to appear before the U.S. District lourt in Wilmington arraignment. for the Sentenein Deferred on Tuesday when he protested being tried before Judge Louis A. Bloom. Four Sheriff's deputies carried! Robert H. Harper of the Judge Bloom, Asst. Dist. Atty. Robert A. Wright and several block W. llth courtroom a Street into i . jurors 800 the and spectators looked on. Harper stretched out on the front seat and kicked off h i s j shoes. Then, the four deputies! and two courthouse policemen seated him beside his lawyer, John G. McDougall. McDougafl and Deputy Sherrif William McNair told Judge Bloom the balky defendant didn't want to him because be he tried said before Judge Bloom has a reputation for meting out "heavy" sentences. J u d g e Delaware Bloom, County a former assistant district attorney, was recently voted i county 'man of lawyers, the year" by who put on MEDIA COURTHOUSE -Judge Francis J. Catania deferred s e n t e n c i n g a Collhigdale man Tuesday who pleaded guilty .to charges of assault and battery and carrying a concealed deadly weapon. The defendant, Edward P. McGroarty, 26, of the 100 block Wayne Avenue also was ordered to submit to a one-week psychiatric e v a l u a t i o n at Haverford State Hospital. Francis G. Warren, 215 Felton Ave., ColHngdale, testified that McGroarty approached him with a knife at 1:45 a.m. July 7 after he had locked the Collingdale American Legion Post at 601 MacDade Blvd. Warren told Judge Catania the defendant attempted to stab him but that the knife struck a cigarate lighter in his pocket. Several persons g r a b b e d McGroarty and held him for police, Warren said. McGroarty's lawyer, Kenneth P. Barrow, pleaded for leniency, noting his client had voluntarily sought treatment at Coatesville Veterans Hospital. The judge said he would pass sentence on Jan. 17. a skit depicting him as a tough" judge. Judge Bloom said he had no intention of turning the case over to another judge. He promptly discharged the jury and supervised the empaneling of another jury to hear the case. Peter Rapagnani of the 2100 block Providence A v e n u e , Chester, was the only witness who testified before Judge Bloom recessed the trial at noon to attend a county board of judges meeting. Rapagnani said Harper stole a briefcase and a tube tester from his car last March 6 while it was parked at County Supply store, 6th St. and Concord Ave., Chester. Citv Man j Overcome Dining Fire CHESTER --. A man, who was deputies and court officers | his pocket two syringes and four ...-:.__, ..._ :J . .,.. .-,, ·-hypodermic needles. Another Chester police officer, Detective Sgt. W i l l i Hamilton, said tests showed that a substance on one of the needles was heroin. Harper has undergone treatment for dope addiction in Lexington, Ky. McDougall asked the judge to to! order a p r e - s e n t investigation, and to confer'with waited outside the room for 15 minutes while the lawyer-client conferred. Once a deputy peeked into the room. Back in Courtroom 3 , McDougall told the judge his client had decided to withdraw overcome by smoke and heat from a burning sofa, was rescued from early today j h i s not guilty plea to larceny. He said Harper wanted address the judge. "I hope the court will accept my apologies for not behaving this morning," Harper told Judge Bloom. I "Vhis court will not penalize iyou for your disrespect this morning . . . and we'll accept your apology in that regard," the judge replied. McDougall, hired by the Public Defender's Office to represent Harper, announced his client also wished to plead guilty to possessing narcotics -- a his apartment P^e^sing narcotics , a p a r m e n t charge on which Harper t ll I- r\ M (J !·» n . . . _ * t h r o u g h a combination effort that involved a neighbor, police and firemen. James G. Boyer, 48, of 1828 W. 4th St., was admitted to Crozer - Chester Medical Center, Upland, for observation after he suffered Firemen Moyamensing to get a separate trial. Chester Patrolman lanni testified that James when arrested Harper for larceny March 7 the defendant had in Judge Paul R. Sand who sentenced Harper to 2 to 4 years in prison Monday for fraudulent use of a credit card and related crimes. Judge Bloom d e f e r r e sentencing Harper pending i n v e s t i g a t i o n into background, commitment but on an his made no McDougall's request that a possible jail term run concurrently sentence imposed Sand. with the by' ' J u d g The judge warned Harper that should he cause trouble at B r o a d m e a d o w s Prison, Thornbury, while the probe is going on, "we'll make a speedy determination of your case." s m o k e inhalation. 1 from Feltoii andi Fire Companies out of the Trip Approved MORTON -- The Morton School Board gave tentative approval Tuesday night to a Washington, D.C. trip for 7th and 8th grade students. No date was mentioned 'for the trip. The board had a brief meeting and then went into executive session. carried him apartment. Chester Fire Chief Joseph Landino said the fire started in a sofa on the 1st floor. Boyer was found in his bed on the 2nd floor. His apartment is on two levels at the rear of a two- story building on the northeast corner of 4th and Reaney Sts. Firemen were called to the location at about 12:30 a.m. Patrolmen Pearly Clark and Donald Swanson arrived and smashed open the door. Heavy smoke poured out. A neighbor, Stanley Jackson, who occupies an apartment in the front portion of the same building, said Boyer was inside. The firemen entered the building and found Boyer unconscious Jn bed. Landino said the f i r e apparently started from a discarded cigarette. Landino said smoke and heat from the fire rose and penetrated the bedroom area on the 2nd floor, directly above the position of the fire. Boyer was given oxygen by the Franklin Rescue Squad crew while enroute to the hospital. Children's Letters To God :i;Kisii:Hiiii:::£|!$

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