The Daily Journal from Vineland, New Jersey on June 21, 1971 · 1
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Vineland, New Jersey
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Monday, June 21, 1971
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am a & vl If the bell of intolerance tolls for one, it tolls for all. Henry Seidell Canty Weather on Page 8 NEW JERSEY'S FIRST OFFSET DAILY 17.150 Average Daily Circulation 16,351 Vineland. N. J., Monday, June 21, 1971 Established 1875 55-Weekly T Home Delivered ' wl Ho WILLIAM LOUIS Fiery Car Crash Kills 4 Vinelanders Four young Vineland men died Saturday in a fiery crash on Route 54, Buena Vista Township, and a Gloucester motorist was killed in a one-car accident at 6 a.m. Friday on Route 322, Hamilton Township. Dead in the Route 54 crash are Marion Lawson, 19, of south Sixth st., the driver of the car; Zack Junior Douglas, 21, of 324 Pear st.; William Louis, 21, of 633 Grape St., and George Gillespie Jr., 21, of 337 north Fourth st. Another passenger, Benjamin James Green, 17, of Holt, Ala., was admitted to Kessler Memorial Hospital, Hammonton, where he was in satisfactory condition today, according to a hospital spokesman. Lawson, Douglas and Louis were dead on arrival at the hospital in the 12:15 a.m. crash. Gillespie died at 4: 55 p.m. Victim of the Friday crash was Dorothy Arbogast, 45, who was dead on arrival at Kessler Memorial Hospital. Trooper Peter Velez of Hammonton State Police Bar Keeping Up With the Times Good Evening! A Need on Its Own Merits Vineland, whose residents like to speak of the community's progressive nature, particularly in comparison with the rest of Cumberland county, is having that claim tested in the capital funds drive for its proposed new public library. Built in 1904 for a community of 10,000 population, the Vineland public library was made possible by a donation of $12,000 from Andrew Carnegie for the building, on land at Sixth and Elmer sts. that had been purchased through a public subscription. Its 7,000 sq. ft. of floor space also includes an addition (through W.P.A.) in the 1930's when Vineland Borough and Landis twp. together had approximately 25,000 residents. Now that we have some 48,000 population, how do we compare with the smaller cities of the county? Millville, with some 22,000 residents, has a 10.000 sq. ft. library built in 1963. Bridgeton, with approximately the same population, has a 12,862 sq. ft. public library built in 1967. Painful as it may be, the facts are that the biggest, wealthiest (in terms of property value) most progressive (or aggressive) municipality in Cumberland county has the oldest and smallest public library. But nobody likes to be caught in a numbers game, and one has a right to know whether a new library is necessary on its own merits, without comparisons with other communities. A child comes running home and demands a new toy or game because his friend next door has one. Some children, when they age and become parents themselves, never quite lose the syndrome of comparing their material possessions with others. They simply must keep up with the Joneses. Why should communities be caught in the same process? They shouldn't, of course. One need only walk into Vineland's public library on any evening during the school year to be convinced of the reality of the need. There are too many people jammed into a small space, and there aren't sufficient chairs. A library is supposed to be a quiet place for individual study. Many times Vineland's library isn't, not through the fault of the staff but because it wasn't designed to accommodate so many human beings. As late as seven years ago, it contained some 20,000 books. Today, with the trailer purchased several years ago, it has 45,000, IN THE T-J TODAY Amuwments. Bridge Classified Comics Crossword. Features 16 12 .13 to 15 12 12 6 is Quoting "those in Austin priyy to his K Our To" I feelings," Newsweek said the former presses io-il identsees "the ghostly hand of Robert weather"!!!!!!!!..! 8 Kennedy" on the Pentagon study. women's 4-5 According to this view, Newsweek re- 1 .r- 4 V A v. MARION LAWSON racks said death was caused by a broken neck. She was alone when her car went out of control and ran off the roadway. Troopers Bernie Dougherty and Velez are continuing the investigation of the quadruple fatality. The car skidded 90 feet into a curb, shot another 120 feet, ran off the roadway for 160 feet and landed in a six-foot ditch where it crashed into two trees and caught fire. The victims had to be pried out by members of the Hammonton Rescue Squad. Newtonville Volunteer Fire Company doused the blaze. Louis was a student at Glassboro State College and had resided in Vineland 10 years. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Rosemarie Stevenson; a twin brother, Robert, and two other brothers, Henry and Roger, all of Vineland, and his maternal grandfather, the Rev. Wilson Walker of Bridgeton. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 (Continued on Page 8, Col. 2) about half as many as a community this size ought to have. But no more books can be added; the structure is both too small and too old. Six years ago the library trustees hoped to be able to plan an addition to the building, and they hired an architectural firm to do a structural engineering survey. The results of the survey indicated that the library's walls and ceiling sagged and bulged and that an addition would be unsafe. The city's building inspector was asked to make his own study; he confirmed the architect's findings and advised the trustees not to put additional weight on the main floor. A library consultant was hired four years ago to prepare a building program setting forth minimum space requirements for various library functions. He recommended construction of a 30,000 sq. ft. library, a figure the trustees subsequently have reduced by 20 percent. But a new library wasn't at the top of the community's priority list. The library needs, legitimate as they were, were laid aside. Those who use the library regularly, and those who have studied it carefully, regard new library facilities as something that ought not be delayed any longer. The proposed method of financing is something we'll try to discuss in this corner tomorrow. -BENLEUCHTER WERE MOSTLY CONTINGENCY PLANS Johnson Says Study Maligns Him NEW YORK (AP) - Former President Lyndon B. Johnson believes the secret Pentagon study of the Vietnam war does not reflect the true picture of his role, according to reports in Time and Newsweek magazines. Time, in a report on the Pentagon study controversy, said that Johnson feels the documents "do not tell the true story because they are mostly contingency plans." Newsweek said Johnson believes the study presents a dishonest, distorted and biased picture of his role and that the circumstances surrounding its being leaked to the New York Times "come close tntrpasnn " 7 -Man Panel To Hear Case Of NY Times NEW YORK (AP) - A hearing on the government's claim that the New York Times should be barred from further publication of a secret Pentagon study of the Vietnam war was postponed today to allow the case to go before a full seven-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday. The government, which was defeated in its move to stop further Times publication in a lower court, had been scheduled to go before a three-man appeals panel this morning. In Washington, meanwhile, the government argued in U.S. District Court that documents from the Pentagon study used by the Washington Post in assembling its stories contain information about current opera tional plans in the war . Both the Times and the Post remained under restraints not to publish articles about the study pending outcome of the court actions. Prior to the governments efforts to stop publication, the times published three installments from the study and the Post two. Deciding to bring the Times case before the full Court of Appeals, Chief Judge Henry J. Friendly said : "This case raises a question of such extraordinary importance that it should be heard by all the judges." The Washington testimony concerning current sensitivity of the Pentagon documents was given by Dennis Doolin, deputy assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs. It came as the government opened its case by renewing its contention that publication of the material by the press would result in irreparable damage to national security. The Times case went before the 2nd Circuit on appeal by the government following rejection Saturday of the government's request for a preliminary injunction gainst the newspaper. In Washington, U.S. District Court Judge Gerhard Gesell heard argument on a government rquest to enjoin the Post. Last week, Gesell denied the government's request, but the District of Columbia appeals court overruled him and sent the case back to him for a hearing. Gesell interrupted Doolin during his testimony and moved the hearing into secret session for further exploration of security matters. In his New York Times ruling Saturday, U.S. District Court Judge Murray Gurfein rejected the government's contention-presented Friday by U.S. Attorney Whitney North Seymour Jr. that "interwoven materials in the documents still have vitality and affect military matters and present and future military plans and policy." Whatever the decision by the appeals court, it appeared certain to touch off a scramble by either the Times or the government to get the case to the Supreme Court for review asking for immediate relief. Such emergency relief petitions are usually addressed to the Supreme Court justice presiding over the circuit in which the case orignates in this case, Justice John M. Harlan. . Any decision by Gesell in the Post case would probbly be appealed immediately to the Court of Appeals there. The articles said the United States conducted clandestine warfare against North Vietnam prior to the 1964 Tonkin Gulf incident, that the Johnson administration decided before the 1964 election to bomb North Vietnam and that Johnson decided to use American ground troops offensively in secret early in 1965. They also said the Johnson administration had little hope that bombing halts between 1965 and 1968 would produce peace talks. ported, the late New York senator needed an issue for his intended 1968 challenge to Johnson for the Democratic presidential nomination and "pinned his hopes on Vietnam." The study was ordered by then Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara. Newsweek said Johnson considered McNamara "a Kennedy man." Time, which noted that it gave no source for Johnson's views, said Johnson feels that his greatest mistake in the war was waiting until he had been in office 18 months before sending American soldiers into battle "for by then he felt that Vietnam was almost lost." Time also said Johnson believes he made a mistake in "failing to institute censorship, not to cover up mistakes, but to prevent the enemy from knowing what the United States was going to do next." Newsweek quoted Daniel Ellsberg, the Youth Held Without Bail n 'Satan Cult' Killing yl " v ! i v PATRICK NEWELL RICHARD 3 Released In Bar Fire-Bombing Three persons were released uner $1,000 bail each following preliminary alignment this morning on charges of attempted arson. Clyde Douglas, 20, Alfonzia Thompson, 20 and Roger Gooden, 21, all of Brotman-ville, were arrested at 1 a.m. Saturday after a firebomb was thrown at the entrance to the El Lounge at 200 north Delsea dr. Police found a flaming soda can containing gasoline and tissue paper in the Revised City Parking Rules To Take Effect Next Week Public Safety Director Edward Rossi and Capt. Joseph Callavini, head of the traffic division, have announced that new parking regulations in center city will go into effect next Monday. While signs have already been posted and the new regulations have been approved by city and state officials, police are allowing one additional week for residents to become familiar with the new parking and no parking areas . Under the new "ordinance no parking will be permitted on the east side of West ave. between Chestnut ave. and Landis ave. and parking will also be prohibited on both 2 children Drown At Millville Motel MILLVILLE (AP) - A 10-year-old Philadelphia girl and her five-year-old brother drowned at Holly Park Motel on south Delsea dr. in an unattended swimming pool here Sunday, police said. The victims were identified as Dawne and Joseph Winters. According to police, the children's grandparents had been watching them. They quoted the grandparents as saying they left for about 10 minutes and returned to find the children beneath the water. man who was named by a former New York Times newsman as the source of the Times' documents, as saying in an interview last week that he had tried unsuccessfully to get Henry Kissinger, President Nixon's foreign affairs advisor, to read the study. "Now he can read it in the papers," Ellsberg was quoted as saying in an interview at his Cambridge, Mass., home before he dropped out of sight Wednesday. Ellsberg has not been seen publicly since, although he telephoned the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he is a research associate, on Friday to report that he was well. FOR SALE ALMOST NEW 7 Pc. Living Room Set. Cost $1 240. Sell for $730. 3 Yr. Old GE Refrigerator. Self Defrost. $100; Bureau, Chest of Drawers. Phone 691-1074 8 A M. to 8 P.M. S ""Si? W- i ... r 4 4W WILLIAMS CARL SWEIKERT on Bai parking lot of the bar and 'reported that Douglas had purchased a can of gasoline earlier from a Delsea dr. service station. Willie James, doorman at the El Lounge, told police that Thompson entered the tavern at 12:45 a.m. then demanded his money back because he said there was no entertainment. The three suspects were picked up on Mill rd. when police halted their vehicle which matched a description given by witnesses at the bar. sides of East ave. between Chestnut ave. and Walnut rd. The new measure also includes a ban on parking on the south side of Plum st. from East ave. to West ave. Two hour parking will be permitted on the west side of Sixth st. and on the east side of Seventh st. from Plum to Grape sts. Parking will be allowed on both sides of Wood and Elmer sts. between north East blvd. and Eighth st. Loading zones which have been posted on Sixth, Seventh and Elmer sts. were designed to eliminate the parking of trucks in the center of Landis ave. Dr. Podesta No. 2 School TRENTON - Former Vineland School Superintendent Dr. Victor Podesta has been elevated to the number two position in the hierarchy of the New Jersey State Department of Education. Podesta has been named to the newly created full-time slot of Deputy Commissioner of Education, it was disclosed today by Education Commissioner Dr. Carl Marburger. The move, effective July 1, is part of an over-all departmental reorganization recommended by the Governor's Management Study Commission last November to improve efficiency of the operation. Podesta joined the Department of Education in December, 1968, as Assistant Commissioner for the Division of Administration. His former post is being abolished and will be consolidated into a new Division of Administration and Finance to be headed by Assistant Commissioner Edward W. Kilpatrick. The new position gives Podesta full power to act in behalf of the Commissioner in Marburger's absence. "This is what I've wanted," Podesta explained today. "It will allow me more time to work with the internal administration of the department." Podesta's new primary responsibilities will include liason activities with the State Legislature and supervision of New Jer- FINEST WATCH REPAIRING ALL MAKES ALSO TIME LAPETINA JEWELERS. 227 Landis Ave. (adv.) We Wish To Express Our Sincere Thanks To Our Many Friends and Neighbors Who. With Their Efforts. Patience, Financial Assistance and Petition Support Helped Defeat The Spot Zoning At Mam & Walnut Rd. So. Main Rd. Property Owners Assn. Victim Sought His Own Death, Court Advised By PETE LANING and JAMES QUARANTA MILLVILLE A Vineland youth was ordered held without bail for grand jury action this morning in connection with the bizarre "satan cult" killing of Patrick Michael Newell, 20, of south Spring rd. Richard W. Williams, 18, also of south Spring rd., appeared before Magistrate Philip Wodlinger during a preliminary hearing. Police Chief Charles Pangburn recommended that he be given psychiatric tests at the Menlo Park Diagnostic Center before fur ther court proceedings . Williams was charged with murder Saturday along with Carl Wayne Sweikert, 17, of Harding rd. who is being held in the. Gloucester County Detention Center in Clarksboro. The Cumberland county prosecutors office will determine if Sweikert will be tried as an adult or juvenile. Both youths were arrested Saturday after they returned from a trip to Florida. Police also have taken into custody two material witnesses identified as Keith Bohlekem 18, of Washington ave., Vine-land, and Robert Donato, 15, of Evelyn ave., Vineland. Bohlekem has been released without bail. Donato, who had fled to South Carolina and was returned here by Vine-land Ptl. Harry Curley, also is being held at the Gloucester County Juvenile Detention Center. Pangburn said Williams gave police a statement after being advised of his rights. According to the police Chief, Williams claimed that Newell belonged to a "Satan Worshippers Sect" and said he had to die violently so that he would be put in charge of "40 leagues of demons." Williams, according to Pangburn,- told police that Newell requested to be killed while attending a pre-graduation party last Sunday evening. He said that he and Sweikert agreed to meet the victim Tuesday night and all three drove to an area known as Clear Pond in the Menantico Sandwash. The youths, according to Pangburn, tied Newell's hands and feet behind him with adhesive tape, then watched while the victim went through an apparent satan ritual. Williams said that Newell then asked them "as friends" to proceed with the killing. He said that Newell was pushed into the pond and that he and Sweikert waited until bubbles appeared, then drove back to Vineland to pick up ( Continued on Page 8, Col. 4 ) to Assume Job in State sey's 21 county school superintendents. When Podesta joined the department two-and-a-half years ago, he took over (Continued on Page 2, Col. 6) Dr. VICTOR PODESTA SALE!!! DRASTIC REDUCTIONS BOSTON SHOE STORE 547 Landis Ave., Vineland, NJ. OPENTONITE fe5

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