Delaware County Daily Times from Chester, Pennsylvania on December 8, 1977 · Page 3
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Chester, Pennsylvania
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Thursday, December 8, 1977
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/ t . t Delaware County HOME DELIVERY 90 CENTS Edition Thursday, Decembers, 1977 capsule Snow tires on? H's time to get snow tires put on the car, because snow flurries are expected tonight. The flurries will change to rain by Friday Today will be sunny with highs in the mid 30s; low tonight will be in the 20s For details see page 2. Santa's schedule Santa C|aus is quite busy these days but still he manages to get around. In fact, you can get to se;; him, no matter where you live in the county. Here is a schedule of the times and places Santa wil 'be sitting in order to hear children's requests for Christmas gifts. GRANITE RUN MALL - 10 a.m. ' to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday- noon to G p.m. Dec. II, and noon to" 9 p.m. on Dec. 18. He's located in center court of the upper level SPRINGFIELD MALL - i l a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Headquarters in the lower level center court CONCORD MALL - noon to to p.m. even,' day at "Santa Claus Castle" located inside the center doors. · MacDADE MALL - 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. He's in the center of the mall. STRAWBHIDGE CLOTHIER 10:30 a'.m: to 8:30 p.m. · Monday through Saturday; noon ^to 5 Sunday. Located in the toy pavillibri on the lower level of Ihe Springfield store. . Held for -court CHESTER - Three city men were held for court at a : preliminary ·"'.; hearing Tuesday on .charges in connection 'with . the . assault- of a manager arid two employes at the : Boyd Theater, 8th and Welsh Sts. · An employe was -robbed of his :. wallet during ; the incident. ' · ' · ." · - . . · . Bound over for county grand jury action were Leonard Townsend, 23, of the 1100 block Upland Street; Gary L, Wicks, 28, and Larry P. Wicks, 26, both of the 400 block E. 10th Street. ' . :,; They are all charged with robbery, - aggravated assault, theft, .conspiracy and disorderly conduct. Bloodmobile visit SPRINGFIELD - The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, Springfield Road and Bishop Ave., from 2 to 7 p.m. Dec. 30. ' Forms for signing up to give blood will be at the entrances of the church Sunday. Ray Blake is the coordinator of the project, which will take place on the second floor of the school . library. The project has a goal of 150 donors. Westbrook bazaar UPPER DARBY Westbrook Park ' Home and School Association will hold its Christmas Bazaar from 11. a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at 'the . Westbrook Park school, Westbrook Drive and Springfield Road. Middletown girl in ^PUBLISHED IN PRIMPS, UPPER DARBY TOWNSHIP, PA., 19018 PRICE 15 CENTS Daily TimesX index ·Scott Paper Co. pays tribute to American homemakers. Page 12. ·Widener College end Walker Carter could get a shot at professional football. Page 21. Amuse. 25 Editorials 6-7 Bridge 38 Horoscope 39 Classified 31-37 Outlook 12-14 Comics 38-39 Sports 21-25 Crossword 39 Stocks . ,.30 Deaths 4 Travel 27. TV .38 . fl Psychologist says Ms. Lande w By MAHLENE FAZIO Daily Times StaffWriter MEDIA COURTHOUSE - A clinical psychologist told a Delaware County jury Wednesdav that Elizabeth Lande was not suicidal. His testimony came during the murder trial of Robert T. Nauss Jr. which was delayed for 20 minutes because of a telephone threat. Reportedly someone called the district attorney's office and said "I'm going to blow you away." That message caused a '0- minute recess and sent sheriff deputies converging on the courtroom. A safety check of the audience found nothing and the trial continued. ALBERT LEVITT, a clinical psychologist, was the last rebuttal witness to testify in the trial of Nauss, a former member of the Warlock motorcycle club, who is facing charges that he hanged Ms. Lande. Nauss said Tuesday Ms. Lande consumed a quantity "of drugs and then tied a rope around her neck and hanged herself in the loft of a Folcroft garage on Dec. 12.1971 However, Levitt said from his review of her psychiatric records and an interview with the parents the 21-year-old victim that she was not the type to kill herself. "SHE WAS too immature to attempt a true sucidial gesture" he said. · ' Levitt explained Miss Lande was of the nature to feign taking an overdose of pills "to. gain attention but would not carry the d k't ELIZABETH LANDE attempt to a conclusion. His testimony coincided with statements given by two psychiatrists ' who treated the victim for what they termed schizophrenic paranoia. They likewise testified she was not suicidal. However, that testimony differed from another clinical psychologist called to the stand by the defense. The witness testified Miss Lande was capable of taking her own life. The Commonwealth's star ,wttness,William Standen was also called on rebuttal Wednesday' arid .denied knowledge of "a".hot car "operation," which Nauss said was' operated out of the Folcroft garage, ·'where ' Miss Lande : was allegedly killed. Ms. Lande's body has never been found. NAUSS said Miss Lande was still alive when he left with Standen in the morning hours of Dec. 13 to steal a red Cadillac. The defendant said the car they were seeking was one of a number of vehicles taken apart in collection with a stolen car ring operating out of the garage. STANDEN has linked Nauss to the slaying. Standen testified he saw the defendant standing near the woman's dangling body. He quoted Nauss as saying "I killed her. Ihungher." Kathy Gardner also testified Monday as a rebuttal witness and said on two occasions she heard Nauss state he killed the woman. The blonde witness said she was in a car, outside her Glenolden house in December 1972 and asked Nauss where his girlfriend was. "He said he killed her." The witness also said she overheard Nauss in March 1972 say what he did to Elizabeth Lande. She said she was in another room but heard Nauss telling someone "I couldn't stand it any longer. She (Elizabeth Lande") was making me mad. He said he was choking her and went too far." TESTIMONY ended Wednesday' in; the .ninth-day of the jury trial. No leads in slaying Blue Route hits another snaq ·By BONNIE BALDWIN i ^ n ^ ^ n V? · By BONNIE BALDWIN Daily Times Staff Writer It's happened again. The environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Blue Route has stalled once more and will not" meet the Dec. 15 completion deadline. Douglas May, state Department of Transportation (PennDOT) liaison engineer, said the delay is caused by "internal problems with printing 'and putting the thing together." He declined to say when the EIS would find its way to state Transportation Secretary James Wilson for approval. "I really can't give you any idea when it might be ready" May said, "but we won't have' 'it by Dec. 15." Supporters of the Blue Route reacted strongly to the news that the EIS would be delayed. Officers of the Regional Transportation Alliance (RTA), an anti-Blue Route group, could not be reached for comment Wednesday afternoon. "THIS DELAY is to the further detriment of the majority of the people in Delaware County." said Robert Fl.innery, spokesman for the Blue Route Alliance, a group of business and labor leaders working toward the approval of the road. The Blue Route, also known as the Midcounly Expressway, is planned as a north-south' link between the Northeast Extension in Montgomery County and 1-95 in Ridley Township. "It (the EIS) better not be delayed," said state Sen Clarence D. Bell (R-9lh District) of Upland. "I've been putting pressure on them." After checking out the report Sen. Bell called the Daily Times to say the delay was indeed Ihe result of technical difficulties as May reported. "It is not an intentional delay," Bell said. "The report has the highest priority (in the print shop, where a typesetter is apparently broken.)" FLANNERY was not convinced, however. "If the problem is mechanical, 1 can't see why they can't produce it," Flannery said and charged that the 'real problem was "bureaucrats who have chosen to delay the EIS further." The EIS was delayed from July 1 until Sept. 6 this year because of budget problems in Harrisburg and has continually taken more time to complete than anticipated, missing several targeted completion dates. "It's difficult to plan for these types of problems," May said referring to the budget delay and mechanical breakdowns. Work on the EIS began in May, 1974. To date it has cost more than Si million, 90 per cent of which has been paid by the federal government. Media lawyer's plan on marijuana approved Times HarrisbursrBurwfln _,,, · ' .· _ _ · · I CHESTER - Preliminary tests have indicated no evidence of sexual assault in the brutal, fatal stabbing of a 44-year-old city woman found dead Sunda'v morning in an apartment at the William Penn Homes, according to Det. Capt. Joseph Lastowka. Mrs. Arlene Garrett Spence, of 302 Ayars Place, was found nude and stabbed more than 20 times in the apartment of her daughter, Janice Spence. at 408 Avars' Place, according to police. Authorities reported that Mrs. Spence had also been beaten and possibiystrangled. Police were asked if her murder was possibly related to the narcotics rackets because of her past arrests on narcotics and vice charges. | . Lastowka said no motive for the slaying was known at this lime, but a drug-related motive was not being eliminated pending further investigation. He said several suspects had been questioned, but no arrests have been made vet. Times Harrisburg Bureau HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Bar Asocialion ( F BA . has approved the proposal of a Media lawyer that it support removal of criminal penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana. The PBA's House of Delegates u n ' tS . mld -V ear meeting in Hollywood, Fla., approved by a .voice vote the marijuana resolu- 1!TM offered by Stephen A. McBnde of the law firm of A aS K? ^ Curran ' Cherr y and . Archbold. The resolution calls for support of .bills now before the state Legislature that would change the state :laws so it would no longer be a criminal offense for a person to possess up to one ounce of marijuana for personal use. Selling or possession of large quantitities of marijuana would '· r II ^-,, a crime under conditions of the bills. THE HOUSE of Delegates is the pffficial policy-making body of the 14,600-memberPBA. McBride, who offered the resolution in his capacity as immediate past president of the Young Lawyers' Section, stressed that it called for "decriminalization, not legitimization" of marijuana possession. Possession of up to one ounce of marijuana would be a civil offense, punishable by a small fine, rather than a criminal misde- Chester Women's GOP sets banquet The Chester Women's GOP will meet Dec. 13 at the Media Inn for the annual Christmas party Dinner will be served at 6:30 p m * ' .President Mrs. Dorothy Peterson said-all members are' encouraged to bring a guest Members should contact Mrs Peterson at TR2-8992 to make reservations. The deadline for making reservations is Friday meaner. In support of his resolution, McBride said "uneven prosecution" of marijuana offenses around the state "do not deter use but rather seem to encourage disrespect for the law." HE SUGGESTED money not spent on the prosecution of possessors of small amounts of marijuana could be applied to drug rehabilitation programs and enforcement of laws aimed al large scale drug users and sellers. McBride said the consideration of marijuana as a health hazard has been "greatly exaggerated" He added that other bar and medical groups, including the Pennsylvania Medical Society, have supported decriminalization. IN OTHER action, Ihe House of Delegates recommended the state Supreme Court substantially broaden rules under which lawyers may advertise. ~ V - I ~ j uum»TOnjmr»"-CT:KiptiT33»as«CTI nl|i in, l riJUaCB ten,' ^ W* ·i?afra2,'CCl!Mga IT s beginning to feel like it's Christmas time GIVEN TODAY: $597 GIVEN TO DATE: $2,556.81 r M' S n C S in £! ng l ° feel a lot l i k c Christmas for observers of the Daily Times Merry Christmas Fund openers HERE is today's long list of donors- Ris Ton-is -- $5 David and Diane K a u f f m a n , in loving memory of his father, Raymond R. Knuffman -- §20 Joseph Szymanski, in memory of my brother Walter C. ~TM « Mary Peterson, in memory of my loved ones -- $10 Bill and Lou Armstrong -- §15 family-TM^' ° f Franklin A " Sc hneidor. from his wife and Sallie K. Weaver, Washington D.C. -- $50 Lulu M Porter, in memory of my husband Darcy P daughter Dons Lambrosc and son John Robert -- SI 0 Anonymous -- $50 Fran "and Pete Clark, in lieu of Christmas cards - S'5 In loving memory of Charles (Deac) Allen by hfs family y l u Charles J.Quinn -- $12 Frannic and Dick Can- -- S15 Isabella C. Morris -- $10 Grace Circle of Brpokhavon Baptist Church -- $50 Providence Baptist Church, Chester -- $05 ' '" memory of loved oncs to ° man .v to See CHRISTMAS, Page 3 f

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