Morning News from Paterson, New Jersey on June 7, 1979 · 7
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THURSDAY JUNE 7, 1979 The New Fossae County, N J. From Page One7 GELLENE Continued from Page "But we dont treat my Illness as a big deal. Tbey work around me. I don't like to feel that I'm holding anything or anyone up she says. Her husband of is years. Bob says kiddingly "Oh, are you holding me up? bo you have a gun to my head?" He smiles knowing) while Beverly laughs. The greatest obstacle she has to deal with, she says Is an overwhelming sense of guilt Beverly s battle with encroaching eternity started with a cramp in ber left finger. Soon, her entire left hand cramped, then her right hand, then her legs started to fail her. She was in and out of Trenton's Helene Fuld Medical Center where doctors tested her for a nonexistent brain tumor, and not finding one, told ber they could find nothing wrong. "I kept hoping it was a brain tumor, Beverly says, "I wanted it to be the kind ' of thing they could just cut out and it would be over with." Finally, she went to a Philadelphia specialist who diagnosed her fatal disease. "I didn't react when I was in his office," she says. "But when I got borne I cried hysterically." Sometimes depression still sets m "But I wait until I am by myself, or with Bob, to cry," she says "But I don't want pity," she says. "I like to think I am the kind of person who won't allow it." In a sense, she is enviable. Few people can boast of achieving their goals, as she has in her fund raising projects. And last year, after edging over her $10,000 goal, she received a ; personal invitation from Jerry Lewis to .appear on the telethon with him, which was broadcast from Las Vegas. The ; American Muscular Dystrophy Founda- ; tion paid the expenses. So far, she has raised $5,000 toward her $25,000 goal, but she is confident that she will come close to raising the total amount. It's a good bet she will. 6th 'pot boat' bust nets $34Mhaul GROUNDED LEADERS SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Four men arrested aboard a marijuana boat carrying $34 million in marijuana the sixth "pot boat" seized in the Caribbean in 10 days are American citizens, the Coast Guard said Wednesday. The Charles M, a 70-foot shrimp boat, was stopped by the Coast Guard cutter Gallatin Tuesday afternoon about 100 miles southwest of Puerto Rico. The vessel was well known around the Caribbean for "good Samaritan" relief work. It assisted earlier this year in evacuations from the burning cruise ship Angelina Lauro in the U.S. Virgin Islands and from the island of St. Vincent during the eruption in the La Soufriere volcano. The Coast Guard said the Charles M was carrying 17 tons of marijuana. At a street price of $1,000 per pound, the pot would be worth $34 million, officials said. Street price differs from area to area. The Coast Guard identified the four men as Clinton Hayes, of Tampa, Fla., James Swope of Miami, Stephen Black of California and Ron Auth, whose hometown was unknown. . Another boat, the luxury yacht Back-runner registered in Nassau, Bahamas, was seized earlier this week by another Coast Guard cutter with about 5,000 pounds of marijuana 400 miles northwest of Puerto Rico. It had a crew of two Americans and one Canadian who have not yet been Identified. Four other vessels laden with marijuana have been seized around the Caribbean in the past 10 days and. a total of more than 150,000 pounds have been confiscated. Total street value of the drug which will be destroyed was $150 million. Most of the crewmen arrested on charges of conspiracy to smuggle marijuana were Colombians. John Hollis, public relations officials at the Coast Guard base in San Juan, said the rash of marijuana seizures in the shipping lanes from Colombia to Florida was due to a "lot of luck," but be noted that fiv: additional Coast Guard cutters were patroling the waters of the Caribbean until the end of June. Other observers noted that Colombia had stepped up its own drive to stop the illegal transport of marijuana by air and has destroyed many clandestine landing strips in the northern part of the country. As a result, a lot of marijuana -shipments may have been switched to boats, the observers said. Ted Kennedy aspirations discounted United tita MemalioMl WASHINGTON - Robert Strauss, President Carter's international trade representative and troubleshooter on other issues, said Wednesday he does not believe Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., will be a candidate for president. "I happen to believe Senator Kennedy will not be a candidate," the former Democratic national chairman told reporters. "Senator Kennedy wants to help the president. He looks forward to supporting him." "I have no basis for that statement. It's my instinct," said Strauss, who until recently was Carter's chief adviser on Inflation. He is currently the president's special trade representative and is taking on additional duties for Carter regarding the Middle East. Strauss predicted Kennedy, in the next two or three months, "will be doing more than he has done to clarify his position as a non-candidate." Strauss said Washington is "overob-sessed" with Kennedy. About the only person who isn't, he said, is Carter, whom Strauss sees frequently. Continued from Page 1 Meanwhile, - the American Airlines DC-10 that crashed in Chicago last month had been forced to make at least seven unscheduled landings in the past five years because of equipment malfunctions, the Los Angeles Times has learned. The Times said the ill-fated jetliner also had been required to shut down an an engine on four occasions, had used its fire extinguishers four times, and dumped fuel while in flight at least once. Within a nine-day period in 1975, the paper reported today, two of the plane's three engines failed. One was replaced and the other was repaired. A history of the plane's problems has been prepared by the Federal Aviation Administration's safety data section in Oklahoma City and turned over to the National Transportation Safety Board, which is -investigating the cause of the May 25 crash. According to a Times review of voluminous but little-known files on the 1,546 unscheduled landings by U.S. wide-bodied jetliners since 1974, the crashed DC-10's rate of forced landings was higher than the Industry average of about one per plane each year. Area authorities, had at first feared the FAA's sudden decision Wednesday morning to take all DC-lOs out of service indefinitely would cause choas at the airports. American, which has the largest DC-10 operation, operated four departures on schedule between 7:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. with little or no inconvenience to passengers. Boeing 707 and 747 jetliners were substituted for some flights and some passengers were sent to other airlines. Both American and United were busing some travelers between Newark, LaGuardia and Kennedy to take advantage of space available on substitute aircraft But the shuttling occasioned little or no delay. A spokesman for National Airlines in Miami, Roland Little, said it had only four scheduled DC-10 departures Wednesday from the New York area, two from Newark and two from LaGuardia. He said it was hoped to accommodate all travelers on these flights aboard Boeing 727s. A World Airways spokesman said one DC-10 flight scheduled to leave from Newark at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday was canceled. McDonnell Douglas Corp. invested more than $1 billion in development of the DC-10 the wide-body, tri-Jet Jetliner. Worldwide, 274 of the planes were in service on 41 airlines with U.S. airlines flying 138 of them when the FAA ordered the grounding. The planes daily averaged more than 750 flights and 135,000 passengers. Continued from Page 1 ing finances to the candiates, as is- the custom. . Kordia, unopposed for the Democratic Party chairmanship for the oast four years, was not expected to be challeng ed wis lime. ' The Democratic Organization's election will be held at the Brownstone House on McBride Avenue. - Kordja has indicated the balloting can be held either in private or through an open show of hands, whichever the county committee members prefer. She said the open elections demanded in the past by county leaders to determine which committee members are "faith ful" practically no longer exist "If a leader doesn't have the voluntary support of his or her touowers, now can be be capable of doing the kind of job which requires that support" Kordia said shortly before she announced her plans to step down as party boss. A voting machine will be used in the Republican vote, which will be held at the Wayne Manor the first time in . that organization's history. In the nast the show of hands vote was reauired bv organization leaders. Orrico called for tne change to the completely private vote. The contest between, Orrico and Bubba appears to observers to be eaual ly matched at this point Orrico is expected to take nearly all of Paterson's approximately 140 votes, and will re ceive some 60 scattered votes from the suburban towns. Bubba is expected to take most of the votes from the heavily-populated Repub lican towns, bringing the two men to an almost dead heat The deciding factor in the GOP leadership race is expected to be the ' number of defections each man can garner Bubba has charged that the organize tion's sudden poor financial reputation has reduced its ability to develop proper campaign. Orrico has held the chairmanship for one year, defeating William Dewey in the past election. Dewey held the post for three years. Things Last ,; Mm i Drop-Lid Hutch feyM it Km spirit of 7. Ms reoust ml ptc nt inspired oy ktvohrtfeMTf ontiquo. Moot of Vonnoitf toKo pint Itw 'o iWv, vittt o boot ooUofhbunMhoi fo bh. h has f ory link, hickonrl bo woi nfroshMwil bar orl tailor. M aowidon it SpQCO. mm and SHAUGER,INC. 435 Straight St. Paterson, N.I. Daily to S-Thurs.,-Fri. to I p.m. LET THE MERCHANT KNOW YOU SAW HIS AD IN THE NEWS ABUSE Continued from Page 1 Although doctors are required by law to report child abuse cases, the law is practically unenforceable since law enforcement officials have no way of monitoring doctors' practices. Too often, doctors are afraid of breaking up the family unit or of being sued by the parents if they mistakenly report what appears to be a case of child 'abuse. ' t; ' In other case;, doctors misdiagnose signs of child abuse, such as bruises or burns, as the result ot innocent home accidents. Dr. Sophie Pierog, director of pediatrics at the Jersey City Medical Center, is involved in the detection of child abuse. "I would like to see some sort of system created by the legislature that there would be certain groups of lawyers (prosecutors) and judges trained in (detecting) child abuse so they have more in-depth knowledge," Pierog said. Pierog said the emotional trauma suffered as a result of child abuse may take years to manifest itself. "Someone once asked me, 'Wouldn't this (public training about child abuse) cost the taxpayers more money?'" Pierog said. "I answered it was a matter of priorities. Eventually you'll have to pay to support these people in the public service system, even if it's in jail." But detection of child abuse cases is not all that needs improvement. Once child abuse has been detected, DYFS must work harder to investigate individual cases and to consider the welfare of the child, not just the welfare of the parents, Caseworkers must visit the family, ask probing questions, and make judgements about whether or not a crime has been committed. They hold the family's fate in their hands an awesome responsibility. It is the caseworkers who can recommend that a child be placed with foster parents if they suspect the child is being abused. Caseworkers also decide whether a child who has been badly beaten should remain in the home for the sake of keeping the family together. DYFS must turn its attention to hiring well-qualified caseworkers and establishing a comprehensive training program for them. But in New Jersey, the caseworkers who handle child abuse cases are poorly equipped to deal with the problem. They receive minimal training from DYFS. Michael Nunno trains caseworkers for the Family Life Development Center at Cornell University in Ithaca. The center runs the federally-subsidized Protective Services Institute, which studies child abuse in this country. "(Social work degrees) provide a knowledge base, which is important. What you don't get is skills," said Nunno. Nunno says beginning social workers need training programs. South Carolina is the only state in the union which has a regular certification program for caseworkers, he says. The Family Lif Development Center has begun a program to train caseworkers which is similar to training provided at a police academy. DYFS is currently reviewing the plan; acceptance would mean a major social service breakthrough in the state Unless caseworkers receive such training they will continue to be poorly equipped to deal with child abuse. Once tte child abuse problem rears its' ugly head it must be properly investigated. "The most difficult problem is to trace a pattern of abuse," Hudson County assistant prosecutor Paul DePascale said. "What will appear not to be abuse can turn out to be so." .Sometimes caseworkers minimize the gravity of an individual child abuse case, through poor training or inexperience. The burden of investigation is tossed to prosecutors. Prosecutors say their inability to gain access to DYFS files until a case is before a grand jury hampers child abuse investigations. Prosecutors in Hudson, Bergen and Passaic all say dealing with the child abuse problem would be easier if DYFS made them aware of all cases where criminal abuse is suspected. DYFS is supposed to report such cases to the county prosecutors. But caseworkers tend to minimize abuse cases and often have recommended that no further investigations be done when a child is actually in serious danger. The reporting system must be improved to the point where prosecutors are fully informed about all suspected child abuse cases so that criminal proceedings may be pursued. Once child abuse cases are detected and once children are protectively removed from their homes, the state must have homes for those children. Right now there are not enough foster homes or state-run residential facilities for abused children. The state DYFS budget is tremendous more state money should be devoted to foster care. Children who are removed from their homes need an atmosphere of good will. According to Bergen County Assistant Prose--cutor Mark Treacy, too many abused children become juvenile delinquents and later abuse their own children. More DYFS programs aimed at parents who can be prevented from further abusing their children are needed. Both Hudson and Bergen counties operate intensive programs meant for those parents who can be saved from abusing their children. These parents usually want to stop abusing their children and are able to do so when given intensive attention. Last February, on Valentine's Day, state DYFS Director Bermce Manshel told the Children's Aid and Adoption Society of New Jersey: " ... the Division's most important role stems from its legal mandate to provide protective services to children and families suffering from abuse and neglect situations. It is this mandate the protection of chgdren from harm which stands as tne primary goal ot tne agency. Unless DYFS wakes up to the realities of child abuse and corrects budgetary and management problems from within, the goal that Manshel has set-for the protection of abused children will not be reached. What to do to stop abuse HOW TO CALL: During the course of this series on child abuse, many people have contacted this newspaper to report Cases of child abuse that have gone unnoticed or ignored by the Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS.) If you know. of a case of child abuse, call the DYFS emergency hotline number listed below. If you think that DYFS is not responding to a suspected case of child abuse, call your county prosecutor with details. Prosecutors in Hudson, Bergen and Passaic Counties are trying to help abused children and any information you give them would be of assistance. DYFS toll-free hotline.... .......... 100-792-8810 County prosecutors!, numbers: Bergen County 148-2300 WHAT TO LOOK FOR: Try to acquaint yourself with the symptoms of child abuse listed below.. Evidence of repeated skin injuries, fractures or burns. A fearful child who is afraid to talk to persons outside his family. A child who appears to be neglected or infrequently fed. Poor hygiene and dress habits. - - A child who is regarded as "different" by his parents. 4 ' . Does the child follow adult movements with his eyes, while keeping his body rigid? AW mum. -M'firrra'Bon I (Am.tronBl , w8b& tV. A Outdoor V la--" I j gfj V1.99.y 4 Son rljlt mI No MtHr oot yoo mnt to torpor or kit eorpot tw ckooto-oow yoo cor corpot for lots. Sm right two tti om if fbon but aaIaaA dO Aoaoi OaoOBOMoViUOttA iVA fllAA fh M V8MT1 wm ipVHBi wWvOTVW PTICvS. Mff tlBbT UK r Luxurious Nylon Saxony 11 cotori: Blazo, Uothonnod, Grain Harvost, Enw Gold, tatiquo Hint, Ooop Coopor. 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