News Record from North Hills, Pennsylvania on April 28, 1971 · Page 2
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News Record from North Hills, Pennsylvania · Page 2

North Hills, Pennsylvania
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Wednesday, April 28, 1971
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j£ C 2-- WHJNESDAY, APRIL 28, 1971-- NEWS -RECORD Cong. Corbett (white hat) checking fire controls on the L/SS Boston . . . He served terms on the Armed Service and foreign affairs committees. » * * ! 1 ^ I r- *i , «i Family portrait * * * K ft Cong. Corbett and his wife, Ruthe, with their daughter and her family. Left to right: Laura C. Dunbar, Mrs. Sally Dunbar, Donald F. Dunbar and younq Robert James Corbett Duynbar9 This photo was taken in 1962 as the Congressman prepared to run for his llth term of office. Hampton cop dismissed * a Hampton P a t r o l m a n D o n a l d Robbins has been dismissed from his job. Supervisors, at a special meeting Immigrants take citizenship oath J u d g e Joseph F Weis w i l l administer the oath of United States Citizenship to approximately 45 immigrants at 11 a m . Friday The ceremonies, sponsored by the Allegheny County Bar Association, will take place in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Although Law Day is officially May 1, the ceremonies will be held April 30 this year because Mav 1 falls on a Satur"-" Friday, voted to fire Robbins. He had been suspended 10 days for conduct unbecoming of a policeman Robbins, a policeman for 10 years, was suspended for firing a blank shot in the station. It was his third suspension Festival of Arts in Hiland Church A Festival of the Arts is planned this weekend^May 1-4. in the Educational Building of Hiland Presbyterian Church. Perry Highway, Ross Hours are 2 to 9 p-m Saturday. 12.30 until 5 p m Sunday, and 10 a m until 4 Festival worship will be conducted Sunday morning at 9 and 11 15 a m The public is invited // j going to be a * * Fantastic Year!" - - - Come in soon and see our sparkling collection of Pant*, and Pantsuiti' We have a variety of colors and fabric*, in alt price ranges' It u ill be a ' 'Pamanic Year for you' MELLON PNB CHARGES HONORED V" -«.' *TM 766-6060 OPEM DAILY TO-9 S A T 1 0 T O 6 Special election planned ior ben's seat The seat in the 18th Congressional District, held since 1944 by the late Rep. Robert J. Corbett, will be filled through a special election this year. - Gov. Mil too J. Shapp is authorized to call a special election within 10 days after a congressman's death. Gov. Shapp can then set an election date that [days after that. in, ttir goYomnr may hai the special election coincide with the November general elections. Rep. Corbett died Sunday morning in Suburban General Hospital Political parties must nominate their candidates for the special election within 15 days after the governor's announcement. The parties then have a maximum of 25 days in which to meet and agree on a condidate. The Republican candidate will be nominated by the Allegheny County iittee-members who represent the 18th ' C o n g r e s s i o n a l D i s t r i c t . Democratic Party rules specify the nomination must come from-the State Executive Committee Rep. Corbett was a Republican. _. The 18-year-old.votewillpjajiajarge role in. the election at whatever time Gov. Shapp selects as the date for filling Rep. Corbett's seat. The 18-year- otds can vote under the provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1970 which allows them to participate in federal elections regardless of state laws An estimated 23,000 voters under 21 live in the 18th Congressional District. The district, which includes virtually all of the northern half of Allegheny County, has a 'population of about 460,000. There is a remote possibility the vacancy in the 18th Congressional District may never be filled because of the reapportionment struggle in the Legislature The plan of the Democrats, who control the reapportioning body, has been to consolidate a portion of the 18th Congressional District with Rep James G. Fulton's district, the 27th This would let Allegheny County absorb one of the two seats the state must lose LAST HURRAH -- Bob Corbett in the fall of 1968 when he was elected the 16th time. Shown with him is County _ Republican _Chairmqn__ Elsie Hillman. because 'of the results of the 1970 Census. Because of Rep Corbett's many years in office, and his favorable position with the Democrats in Congress, the Democrats had been hesitant to take this approach His death may change the Democrat's feeling on the Congressional seat. Rep Corbett defeated Ronald E Leslie of Penn Hills by 32,600 in the 1970 election. Hampton Dems schedule dance The Hampton Democratic party is holding a dance Friday at 8 p m in the North Park Chalet at the skating rink Mrs Roy (Nancy) Buetner is chairman QUILTED AMERICAN EAGLE COVERLETTE Never Press Fabric 65% Kodel-35% Cotton Machine Washable -- White With Choice of Colors Colonial Red, Navy Blue, oc Antique gold Full Size Reg S25 00 -- $17.95 Twin Size Rea S22 50 -- $15.95 Solid White 15" Drop Dust Ruffles Full 57.95 Twm S5.9S Bob Corbeft: ; a hard-working, dedicated man FURNITURE 1018 PERRY HIGHWAY Country Credrt Terms Available Master Charge and BonlcAmerlcard Honored 931-5665 364-5174 On Route 19 North In The Heart Of Perrysville 2 Mi North of West v"iew Park, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15237 Plenty of rrec parking He was a man who was loved, admired, and considered a friend by many. He was a sincere, dedicated worker in bis never ending pursuit to cure some of society's ills. His name... Robert J. Corbett. He was a politician. A forceful, dynamic public speaker. A historian. A teacher. A coach. His name . Robert J. Corbett He was a sportsman. A fighter. He had the ability to relate to people regardless of their age. He developed no "generation gap" during his 33 years ul Congress. His name . . . Robert J Corbett. He didn't possess a gift for story telling. His jokes often fell flat. But, when Robert^ Cprbe^taUced,_pejopje listened. He had something to say ~ He wasn't a theatrical showman. He couldn't create mass hysteria in his audience Robert Corbett only made Service held for Mr. Corbett Funeral services were held yesterday, Tuesday, for Robert J ane. Ben Avon sense when he spoke. Just comnu4 sense. He captured bis audiences with simple, direct logic Robert Corbett didn't abuse or use his political power for personal gain. He was a public servant in the real meaning of the word "He never lost touch with the people," recalls his lifelong friend and co-worker Bill Irvine "He never forget^ .who put him in office and remame faithful to his followers . the people Corbett entered the political wars 33J years ago without fanfare or politica backing In fact, Corbett's initial' venture was to set the pattern for his career. Corbett, a young, enthusiastic, inexperienced, and o f t e n .naive ~ pblitfci ~wft Heights, a U.S. C o n g r e s s m a n representing the 18th District Mr Corbett died in Suburban General Hospital early Sunday morning of a heart attack He had been hospitalized for three days His brother. William (Ted)Corbett, 59, preceded him in death by 10 days Mr Corbett was de'an of" "the P e n n s y l v a n i a C o n g r e s s i o n a l Delegation, having been first elected in 1938. . sprvinff in his 29th year. Mr. Corbett set a recbFd~of more years oTservice than any other member of Congress from Western Pennsylvania. Cong. Corbett was born in Avalon on Aug 25, 1905 and graduated from Allegheny College in 1927. He was recently awarded an honorary- doctorate of laws degree. He received his master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh and did graduate study at Columbia _ University in New York Before his election to the U S Congress, he was a senior high school teacher m Coraopohs where he coached s e v e r a l s t a t e a n d n a t i o n a l championship debate teams During the 1940s, he was owner of P i t t s b u r g h ' s f i r s t p r o f e s s i o n a l basketball team, - the - Pittsburgh- Raiders --, *· He was also former publisher of The North Pittsburgh Times Mr Corbett was on the board of directors at Suburban Hospital He leaves his widow, Ruthe M. Corbett; a sister. Dons Thompson, a daughter, Mrs. Sally Corbett Dunbar; and granddaughter, Laura C Dunbar, 15, and a grandson. Robert J Corbett Dunbar, 18 confidence and a reckless abandon. "His first campaign in 1938 was an exciting and eventful experience fcj| all of us involved," remembers Irvine. "We were new at the game so we tried everything, at least once It was sort of a trial and error campaign We figured we had nothing to lose " And they didn't lose, to the surprise and dismay of local Republican bosses who had sponsored his defeated ale. We went to the outer counties and talked, and talked, and talked." Corbett's colleague. "Corbett never forgot his first campaign He never lost touch with the people. He never even used a prepared text when he spoke In fact, all his speeches were ad-libbed," marveled a respectful Bill Irvine "He talked from the heart He knew what he wanted to say and he said it." Robert Corbett is dead. 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