Daily News from New York, New York on January 30, 1970 · 19
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Daily News from New York, New York · 19

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Friday, January 30, 1970
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a far OmUy Horn Pffyry Calf 458-0320 DAILY NEWS, FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 1970 The Ball Is Rolling ' ' "' ' 11 " I"' wn win i - hjsk i . j .. . , - V I TETEENS IJoain7 Wyiioiiiisi ' k trr -si. ill! w it i I U,A -v te l-.'lVjL- Youngsters from St. John's Home, Rockaway Park, drop in to greet members of the Emerald Association of Long Island as thy prepare for . this year's Emerald Ball at the Waldorf-Astoria on Feb. 6. Brother Henry Kaeter stands behind Jose Rodriguez, William Payne and Rafael Nunez as he introduces them to Robert E. Fitzgerald (center), administrator of St. Vincent's Hall, Brooklyn, and this year's general chairman of the Emerald Ball; and John Hogan, president of the association and Flushing post master. Looking on is Nelson DaCosta, fourth youngster from St. John's Home. Rosenthal Tips Mis Mat at Senate Rep. Benjamin S. Rosenthal (D-Queens) , a four-term House veteran and an early Vietnam dove, launched a statewide tour last night to test Democratic support for His u.. benate aspirations. ma: Joining declared candidates Paul . O'Dwyer, Ted Sorensen and Suffolk Rep. Otis Pike, who is also seeking the senate nomination, at a forum at Felice's Restaurant in Patchogue, Rosenthal kicked off a two-month tour dur- Calls the MTA Public Scandal At a Hearing i The only response of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to subway breakdowns, delays, unsafe conditions, poor service and dirty equipment has been "weak excuses and fare ' increases." So charged Stephen B. Dobrow, president of the Committee for Better Transit, Inc., before the Joint Legislative Committee hearing on subway service in the Queens County Bar Association offices in Jamaica yesterday. "In the last year," Dobrow said, "the" problems have been so severely exacerbated as to become a threat to the economy of New York City and a major public scandal." Something, he said, must be done about "the totali tarian mentality of the MTA, where everything is kept secret from everybody." Dobrow was joined in his denunciations by statements from a number of state legislators, in-, eluding members of the commit- tCSen. Albert B. Lewis (D-Brooklyn) charged that the Transit Authority ignores its own regulations requiring periodic maintenance of switches and signals. He blamed this for delays, as well as for derailments and other accidents. v State Sen. Murray Schwartz (D-Queens), said his constituents in the Springfield Gardens area have no subway service and thatJ bos service is poor. He generally condemned the quality of transit services in eastern Queens. ing which he will sample the sentiments of "as many enrolled Democrats as possible." He said he would not announce his candidacy until such time as "a substantial number of enrolled Democrats indicate a preference for me." In letters mailed yesterday to each of the 300 Democratic state committeemen, Rosenthal pledged not to precipitate "a wild, irresponsible and destructive primary," and stressed the importance of nominating a candidate -"with demonstrable liberal credentials." , ' As evidence of his liberalism, Rosenthal cited his opposition, since 1965, to the Vietnam war, and his efforts in behalf of consumer protection. V The fate of former Criminal Court Judge Benjamin H. Schor, charged with perjury in an alleged liquor license shakedown, went to an all-male jury yesterday at 2 p.m. in Kew Gardens Supreme Court. If convicted, the 65-year-old retired jurist faces a possible five years . for perjury in the first degree, and one year in the second degree charge. Schor is charged with committing perjury before a grand jury in October, 1966 when questioned about a Richmond Hill tavern, the " Imperial Inn. At that time, Schor testified he knew nothing about the tavern's problems in obtaining a liquor license. Assistant District Attorney William H-Leahy based the bulk of his testimony on Jack Brodsky, a friend of Schor's, and Sidney Balsam, a former State Liquor Authority investigator. Both men said that Schor had discussed the Imperial Inn with them in July, 1966, months before Schor's appearance before the grand jury. Schor, of 450 Rockaway Pkway., Brooklyn, has denied all th charges against him. On Wednesday, his attorney Jacob R. Ev-seroff paraded 19 character witnesses before the court to vouch for Schor's honesty. Seven were state supreme court justices. "If anyone committed perjury it was Jack Brodsky," Evseroff said in his 50-minute summation. "That fixer, that animal would say anything." In asking for a guilty verdict. Leahy said that Balsam and Brodsky "had no reason to make up this story." Benjamin Rosenthal Celeste Holm Fund Chairman Academy award winner actress Celeste Holm has agreed to serve as alumni chairman for the annual fund drive of Adelphi Academy, Brooklyn. Miss Holm has a dual attachment to the academy. Not only did she attend Adelphi but her late grandfather, Edmund G. Jewett, taught there for more than 30 years Asks Panthers' Drug Data Assemblyman Joseph F. Lisa called on the Black Panthers in Corona yesterday to pass along their reputed information on narcotics traffic in their community to a committee of "distinguished local citizens who would act as liaison with police officials. Lisa said two members of the citizens' committee Ben B. Drucker, president of 110th Precinct Community Council, and schoolteacher Jean Frazier would meet with the Panthers at 7 p.m. today in the Langston Hughes Memorial Library, 102-09 Northern Blvd., in Corona, to request the information formally. Lisa, a Corona Democrat, said he would meet with Queens District Attorney Thomas Macke'l today to ask that a special grand jury be empaneled to probe illegal drug activities in Queens. At Last: Model Cities Plan Free ol Red Tape! By POLLY KLINE With funds finally shaken loose from a red-tape bind, new programs for lifting the level of physical, social and inner city slums have been economic life in Brooklyn's set in motion. The programs are among a number planned on a broad front by the Central Brooklyn model cities agency but delayed for more than a year pending the city Bureau of the Budget's approval of specific budget modifications. The model cities money $29 million allotted in July, 1968, in the case of the central Brooklyn project comes from the federal government, but expenditures for the community - approved programs must have the go-ahead of city officials. Program Has Many Facets Among the model city undertakings now started or about to start are scholarships for high school seniors, storefront health centers, job-training for future policemen and nurses and a centralized emergency repair program. Under -he $250,000 scholarship program, college-minded students who live in the model cities area of Bedford - Stuyvesant - Brownsville-East New York can get up to $4,000 each. Candidates should contact Winston Craig of the education unit at the Central Brooklyn model cities office, 1251 East New York Ave. A professional administrative" staff is being hired for model cities "health practice" centers in storefronts in each of the three central Brooklyn areas. Each center is expected to provide health services for 5,000 or more persons who are now inadequately served by the few local hospital emergency facilities and outpatient clinics, according to model cities neighborhood director Horace L. Morancie. Recruiting has also started of local residents to do counseling, tutoring and remedial instructional work in a youth program; to train as physicians' assistants at Cumberland Hospital; to co- f - l Sbroozlyn irfoy-l . 'A v QUEENS 1 fOfOaD-STUYVCSANT S I llllllln ill ; , V X rocist. i "7" - '-V - - I ""gen s. f J " "Y. MP by Staff Artitt Juffrai Under scholarthip program, collepe-minded students who live in the model cities area of Bedford-Stuyvesant Brownsville East New York ran get up to $1,000 each. ordinate day care and other early childhood programs in the area, and to work as repair men in an intensive effort to eliminate dangerous and unsightly building violations. "

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