Delaware County Daily Times from Chester, Pennsylvania on August 28, 1970 · Page 6
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Delaware County Daily Times from Chester, Pennsylvania · Page 6

Chester, Pennsylvania
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Friday, August 28, 1970
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Delaware County Medical reports twisted FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 1970 {Editorials* JOPY deserves study JOPY was its name, and the results were encouraging. Job Orientation Program for Youth was operated by the Chester School Dis- l.trict, in conjunction with the Greater |, Chester Movement, for eight weeks from r June 22 to Aug. 14. Taking part were some 40 young people . who had dropped out of the Chester school "system, some as early as the seventh grade. , Young recruiters, smie of them also dropouts, had acee^: to school records in order to seek young people who could be motivated toward an occupational career or further education. The program was run mornings at the district's vocational-technical building. The staff : included a coordinator, an assistant, a secretary, seven teachers and two guidance counselors. , The young people were taught work habits and specific skills such as typing, key punch, drafting, cosmetology. They visited various-local industries and cultural sites. Total cost was some $29,000 in slate and federal funds. The percentage of "recovery," those who decided to make an effort to get off the streets, develop job skills, and carry their own weight in society, was called "significant for a pilot project" by Schools 3upt. John J. Vaul. Six of the 40 received jobs. Ten got a look at the kind of jobs they were qualified for as dropouts and decided to return to school in the fall. And one, who earned hi-, high school equivalency in the service, expects to enter Cheyney State College. Motivating 40 per cent of a group that had dropped out of the educational process is indeed an encouraging figure. Supt. Vaul has called for "some serious thinking about a larger-scale program with similar goals." The number of dropouts in the city, plus the response to this pilot project, support his recommendation. \\ And noiv . . . Supercheck! In this age of ferment, even checks are changing. Everyone is aware of the colorful checks now available, with all sorts of designs, scenic pictures, etc. The American Security Bank in Honolulu has gone one better by. permitting a customer to put her picture on her checks. Never again will she have trouble getting one cashed. It's such a good idea that the bank is considering offering it to everyone. But perhaps the most revolutionary change in checking comes from the First National Bank of Arizona. It's called: Supercheck! Instead of paying bills once a month with a couple dozen checks, the Arizona bank offers a slightly oversized check listing the names.of 48 payees. They include the bank itself, two of its competitors, and all major retailers. All the customer has to do is fill in the amount of money he wants paid to each one listed and send the check and bill stubs to the bank. It does the rest. Customers like this because it saves them writer's cramp and postage. Merchants like it because they don't have as many checks to process. And the banks like it because the money usually stays in their hands longer. The First National charges only 50 cents for the Supercheck, which could be quite a saving for those with plenty of bills. There is even a provision for those who want to pay their bills, but have no money in the bank. Just mark a space on the check and the money is yours ·-- at 18 per cent · a year. Planned parenthood for pests i Planned parenthood for mosquitoes and rats ? ' Although Delaware County is still trying to control mosquitoes by. spraying, a new method, little-.-.used so f|u| in Pennsylvania, calls for capturing ; and sterilizing the males. The females with whom they breed are not fertilized, and the population shrinks. At least that doesn't involve using any harmful'chemicals. As for the rats, New York State's Health Department is trying "the pill" to decimate its rat population. A three-month test fed estrogen to 600 rats at a dump in ColumbiajClpjinty; during^' the 5frime spring breedfiig-'^Md. Bf-fhid^ June," only two young" rats' 'Bad been' produced. Statewide chemo-sterilant programs , may result. Mosquitoes and rats are two pests we can do without. The search for safe, effective methods to eradicate them is welcome. What about Angela Davis? Liberals have answers By MORRIE RYSKIND Some wit said of the Puritans they came here for tile freedom to worship God in accordance with their own strict creed -and force everyone else to do the same. But the quip appb'es less to the Puritans than to the modern liberals, who not only have all the answers but instant access to the mass media on everything from Vietnam to Angela Davis. ···E.g., a number of our educational institutions will grant students academic credit this fall--in lieu of attending classes -- they work to elect "anti-war" candidates. : If that isn't politicizing the universities -- which the academic community so bitterly assails -- what is? THE MOVE is spearheaded by Princeton, which roots and toots for democracy -- its own special brand, that is. On his TV program, Bill Buckley once noted that, of 75 Princeton profs who were asked how they voted in 1968, 60 had : vetted for Humphrey, 8 for Dick 'dregory and 7 for Nixon. I take f the 7 have unshakeable nu,re. "Anti-war" candidates implies $ere are those "pro-war." Yet ifknow of no one on the GOP .of-.Demo ticket who advocates Wat* , Yet tfcat charge will be hurled county 0«lfv Tlmt* Oilly »y ft«*M.» A. MtOLBY at all who back Nixon on Vietnam, even though they believes he is bringing us nearer to war's end. Already some 25 per cent of our troops have come home, a figure that seemed impossible only a few months ago. HE HAS NOT, in any true sense, "escalated" the war, though he has insisted, as any Commander-in-Chief would, on ·firing back when fired on. Indeed, since LBJ's famous "abdication" speech, America has bent over backward to get the foe to talk turkey at the conference table. In return, we have been insolently rebuffed. Certainly this is not because Hanoi thinks any longer that she can beat us militarily, even with the latest R u s s i a n hardware. Ironically, it is the attitude of our alleged cognoscenti that has steeled the enemy and prolonged the war our doves are so desirous of ending. INSTEAD, the demonstration in which the North Vietnam flag has been raised have given Hanoi hope we will leave the field prematurely and precipitously abandon our allies to a certain blood-bath. And Hanoi must be licking her chops . at the Hatfield- McGovern proposal, which would end all aid to Laos and halt all military operations in Vietnam in 20 weeks. Never before, in all our history, has it been proposed that we give the foe our timetable on a silver platter. This is 'a unique revision of the famous order at Bunker Hill, which would now become, "Don'i fire until you see the whites of their eyes -- at that point, pick up your guns and go home." LET ME TURN away from Vietnam (not very far away, at that) to the literal attitude on Angela Davis. Early this summer, the regents refused to rehire her at UCLA on the ground that, outside her classes, she had been advocating a C o m m u n i s t revolution here. (Though I have a signed statement by a student who avers that in her classes she taught "that the violent exploitation by capitalists necessitated a violent revolution by the people.") THIS WAS CHEERED by the hard-hat majority that Ifed elected Reagan, who had finally managed to get a conservative Board of Regents. But from all over the educational world there ·arose indignant cries at this monstrous i n v a s i o n of "academic freedom." Indeed, the UCLA faculty raised a fund to pay Miss Davis the salary she would have otherwise received. Some weeks ago, NBC in Los Angeles (and that's as liberal as they come) had three of its staff interview the newly-elected head of the State Board of Regents. (This was, I hasten to add, before the scries of events that now place Miss Davis on the list of the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted.") AND, unmistakably, the NBC boys made it clear they thought the refusal to rehire Miss Davis a violation of "academic f r e e d o m . ' ' I r e p e a t unmistakably -- and would challenge NBC to rerun that program to show I am wrong. But let's be fair. Since the alleged revelation that it was the guns Miss Davis allegedly purchased which were used in the alleged tragedy at San Rafael at which four people: died, the boys arc now referring to the lady simply as ".in admitted Communist." They don't ever, say "alleged." Tot' can be perilous By RAY CROMLEY WASHINGTON - One of the cruelest campaigns ever conducted in this country has been directed at convincing Americans marijuana is no serious danger -- ''no worse than alcohol." The idea that marijuana smoking tends to lead users on to even worse drugs has been denied as fantastic and without evidence. The words of prominent medical men have been twisted out of context and their denials ignored. As a matter of truth, a series of not-yet-published research studies sponsored by the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), give the most ·horrifying picture of what marijuana may do to chronic smokers. When these 1 NIMH reports are made public, probably within the next few weeks, they most certainly will startle thinking people. Listed below are' some glimpses of what that research shows: · There are indications, in some cases, that the marijuana- caused alterations in behavior "would be conducive to acts of violence." There is apparently a strong suggestion .in some research that continued heavy use of marijuana, may cause serious damage' to the unborn children of users. · Dr. Constandinos Miras, visiting professor at UCLA working under NIMH, support, used radioactive marijuana to track the drug through- the human body on subjects who smoked at least two cigarettes daily for two. years or more'. His tests revealed -"abnormal brain wave readings patterned to behavioral changes." In some cases, with longtime users, Miras noted chronic lethargy and loss of inhibitions for two years after their last usage, indicating, he felt, significant and lasting organic brain change. · Dr. William McGlothlin, a research phychologisl, and Dr. Jolyon West, of the Department of Psychiatry at Oklahoma University, working under a .NIMH grant, found that present day marijuana use plays "a role in . initiation to other potent drtigSi particularly LSD." · Regular use of marijuana, they also report, contributes 10 characteristic p e r s o n a l i t y changes -- "apathy, loss of effectiveness and diminished capacity or willingness to carry out complex long-term plans, endure frustration, concentrate for long periods, follow routines or successfully master new material. Verbal facility is often impaired, both in speaking and writing." Some individuals show "a strong tendency toward regressive, childlike magical thinking . . . " · Drs. Harris Isbell, DJ. Jasinski and- C. W. Gorodetsky of N MH, with associates in G e r m a n y , report that suffie. ently high dosages of a substance extracted from the marijuana plant "can cause psychotic reactions in almost any -individual.". SOME NIMH studies center on ;.'· marijuana from t h e standpoint · of chromosomal breakage p a t t e r n s . The object.v.e is to. determine the potential danger to future children of chronic smokers. The results of these studies (if there are any results thus far) are not known to this reporter. But . the work of Dr. William F. Geber, associate professor of pharmacology at' G e o r g i a University, certainly suggests the possibility of'serious harm to the unborn. Dr. Geber has injected pregnant rabbits and hamsters with large doses of resin from marijuana plants. The resultant fetuses contained malformed limbs, spines, livers and brains. They often suffered from edema, or excessive fluid, on the brain and spinal region. THERE ARE also a considerable number of othe'r' independent studies (non-NIMII- supported) which bear out the extreme dangers inherent in smoking marijuana. Dr. Herbert A. Raskin, psychiatrist at Wayne Stale 'University, reports cases "in which.marijuana high comes on again spontaneously, weeks after the person has had a high . . . We'.ve also had some young people with acute psychoses brought on by marijuana." Drs. Martin H. J. Keeler, Clifford Reifler and Myron Liptzin of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry, r e p o r t that experience with marijuana users at the university's medical center suggests that this spontaneous recurrence 6 f marijuana's effects may be relatively common and that it may often be accompanied by a degree of anxiety sufficient to constitute a psychiatric .emergency.. DR. JAMES C. MUNCH, in his paper, "The Toxidity of Canmibis Sativa," states that (some) "humans s m o k i n marijuana cigarettes . ; . have developed . . . progressive brain damage and death from cardiac failure." One of the most curious aspects of this whole miserable situation is that some who are most active in the fight against pollution and the use of some agricultural chemicals because of the potential harm to cm- bodies, are most strongly against restraints on the , use of marijuana, where the danger is infinitely greater, at ,least for those! who. use'this drug. Proponents of marijuana continually harp that more proof of harm is needed. Of course, continued research is necessary. But how much evidence do we need to stir us up to act more vigorously to find, a solution before it is too late? "I'd heard that morale vias HIGH here In Vietnam, but . . .!" Oar readers write ose Tree Inn To The Times: For my own information as an artist and resident of Upper Providence, I have been investigating, for more than two weeks, the origin and history of the Rose Tree Inn or Tavern at Providence and Rose Tree Roads. My interset was precipitated by the recent demolition of a residence across Rose Tree Road from the inn on property owned'by the Sun Oil Co. This provided an unobscured view of the inn which many residents of Upper Providence hope will continue. I take this opportunity to present the results o[ my investigation. IN 1685, a Quaker named John Calvert owned the land from the Rose Tree Inn to Crum Creek and probably part of the property formerly owned by the Rose Tree Hunt Club. His son, Daniel, in . 1739 petitioned to open an inn or tavern at Providence and Rose Tree Roads. This pgtition was also signed by an Abraham Lincoln (who had come to the United States in 1729 and was the brother of President Abraham Lincoln's g r e a t grandfather). A frame building was erected on the site in 1739. Subsequently in 1809 or thereabouts, the first stone portion of the building was erected witjh the. second' stone portion being added later. In 1853, tbe founding members of the Rose Tree Hunt Club probably met in the Inn to consider formation of the club and the subsequent building of club facilities. Rose Tree Hunt Club is the .oldest hunt club in the U.S. The inn continued to be a meeting place for niany years thereafter. I HAVE FOUND that the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission at 13th and Filbert .Sts., Philadelphia, under the sponsorship of the U. S. Department of Transportation and the Housing and Urban D e v e l o p m e n t Agency, has ' published two books, both of which include the Rose Tree Inn. The largest of these is entitled. "Inventory of Historic Sites" and is available for $15. I have found further that an organization tcalled Historic Delaware County has taken an interest in the inn among other historic Delaware C o u n t y buildings. Its President John P.. Milner, accompanied by an architect, John Dickey, presented 30 houses in Delaware County, of which Rose Tree Inn was one, on Aug. 20, at Harrisburg at a conference of the Pennsylvania Historical Sites and Museum Commission, of which they are members. Tliis Commission is headed by a Mr. LaFond and its purpose is to register historic sites and land marks. Mr. LaFond was so impressed by Milner and Dickey that he sent the material on to the National R e g i s t er in Washington. INCIDENTALLY all of the counties in Pennsylvania had been requested to prepare similar material. The material prepared for the Historic D e l a w a r e County was researched by Carl Chandler from Mr. Dickey's office and a Betsy Donohue, a graduate of the Connecticut College for . Women from Winterthur, who spent the summer doing this work on a grant, I UNDERSTAND there is also a. Bicentennial _ Commission for Delaware County operating under the auspices ofi the Delaware County : Chamber ..of Commerce.. ·':; . .. / * Eugene Cloud'.['and Lawrence Mayer of this commission are working in -cooperation with the Historic Delaware/ County, and are interested ' in the possibility of opening these houses for turs during the Philadelphia 1976 Bicentennial. The Rose Tree Inn is protected because i t , ' i s on property now owned' b y Delaware County.' '.Articles in the Daily Times on Aug. 18 and 21- about highway' widening disturbed me enough to write this letter in the hope that it would make people awarp of the value of the Rose Tree Inn. I recognize the intersection involved is an extremely important and busy intersection but hope that some manner of opening the intersection, while protecting the .Inn may : be arrived at in the interest of all concerned. v MRS. KAYE H E R B E R MULLOY 362 Foxdale Road Upper Providence 'Cy cad 1 ' wasn't first moi)ie in county To The Times: On June 24, your paper had an article about the movie "Cycad." This article said it was the first full length movie ever made in Delaware County. If you get your historians working they will find that a full length movie called "Bitter Creek" was lilmed in Upland and Crozer Park. IT WAS about a feud against paying toll on the old covered bridge linking Upland and Crozer Park. In llie end the bridge was dynamited and blown up. This movie was shown in a Chester theater. It was made before the coming of sound in theaters, I was in the eighth grade in Larkin School. Our teacher look us out to sec the bridge blown up. The piers are still in the middle of the creek. I am now 68 years old, so it wasn't yesterday. J. HARVEY SYKES SR. 1315 Jefferson Ave. Ridley Township Letters welcome The Daily Times welcomes tatters to the editor tn matters of public interest. Hunt, I addresn '- aid phtne lumber muit be given bcftrt letters can be ^MtoMefetf fir All fetlMV Are nbj«ct Nt tetter* CM returned.

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