The Bristol Daily Courier from Bristol, Pennsylvania on August 18, 1965 · Page 1
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Bristol, Pennsylvania
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Wednesday, August 18, 1965
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Road Construction Gets Hot In Summer (EDITOR’S NOTE: Wherever you look in I owpr Ruck« somebody’s building something. If you’ve found detours in recenl months in almost every munkiplalitv in the area it " because were getting better roads, more schools more sewers. This is the second of a three-part series outlining the scope and location of those construction projects.) By GREG NAGY Courier-Times Staff Writer Summer is the season for ice cream, beaches sunglasses — and road construction. Only in waim temperatures do the paving ma- tei ials set properly. For this reason, state and county highway officials are busy supervising the construction or repaving of hundreds of miles of Bucks County roads. One major highway building project is underway and another one is scheduled to start shortly. In progress is the widening and rebuilding of Street Road (Route 132) from Bristol Pike (Route 13) to Lincoln Highway (Route 1). The project was begun last May and is expected to be completed by next summer. The new Street Road will have four lanes and a median strip. The three-mile section will cost the state $984,571.90 for construction and is beitig built by the State Paving and Construction Co. of Philadelphia. By September 1, construction should start on the rebuilding of Lincoln Highway from the Route 1 interchange of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Trevose to the end of the superhighway in Middletown Township. This project will cost $7.8 million. Eventually Route 1 will be reconstructed from the Philadelphia County Line to the toll bridge over the Delaware River in Morrisville. Existing Roads While the state is constructing these projects, it is also using the summer months to widen and repair over one-fifth of all its existing roads in the county. A total of 210 miles of state-maintained roads are receiving either “surface treatment” or “resur­ facing” work, according to figures prepared by John Auerbach Jr., highway superintendent of Bucks County district. Throughout Bucks County, 156 miles of state roads have or will receive surface treatment be-* fore the end of the summer season. Surface treatment involves laying up to 60 pounds of material per square yard and leaving a coating of five-eighths to three-fifths of an inch thick. Or, it can mean (Continued on Page 19, Col. 1) Iriatol Satlu (Enurnr VOL. 55, No. 261 Member ABC Delaware Valley's Greatest Home Newspaper BRISTOL, PA., WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 18, 1965 40 PAGES PRICE TEN CENTS COMPANION , 9, ESCAPES INJURY Boy, 10, Killed By Train In Bristol By BEN McELVEEN Courier-Times Staff Writer A 10-year-old boy returning from Little League practice was struck and killed by an 85 miles. per-hour express train yesterday afternoon in Bristol. Paul D. Coupland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Coupland of 236 Madison St., Bristol, was pronounced dead at the scene by Bucks County Deputy Coroner John C. Black at 5:45 p.m. Police said Paul and a friend, Dennis Burns, 9, of 1925 Wilson Ave., Bristol, were returning home after baseball practice for an all-star Little League game. Wearing Uniform They had just left Memorial Field, Jefferson and Garden Sts. and decided to climb across the PRR railroad tracks, located one block east of the Bristol Railroad station. Paul was the catcher for his team and was still wearing his uniform when hit. Dennis was not injured. The two boys were playing alongside the main PRR tracks when Burns saw two trains approaching in opposite directions. He ran back across the tracks to where they had climbed up the 31-foot embankment. Police said Paul attempted to race back across the tracks and apparently became confused over the two trains and did not see the express train. “The Spirit of St. Louis.” a New York to-Sl. Louis special. Protruding Ladder Paul’s head was severed at the top when he was struck at 5:21 p.m. by a ladder protruding from the engine, police said. Dennis did not see the Coupland boy hit but when the trains passed Paul was missing. He returned to find Paul lying beside the tracks. His catcher’s mitt lay next to him. The Burns boy returned and notified others at the ballfield who called George Pape of Morrisville, yardmaster of the Bristol Freight Yard. Pape called police and an ambulance. The Burns boy explained they had been putting rocks on the {Savings and Loan Association tracks when the trains approach- on Radeliffe St., Bristol. (‘d. After he was pronounced Coupland is a member and dead, the boy’s body was taken :Past president of Bristol Rotai> in a Bucks County Rescue Squad ant* *ias prominent in club ambulance to Lower Bucks Hos- anc* Rotary district affairs, serv- pital | ing as chairman of the Atlantic City conference of Rotary Dis- Bristol Rotary |trict 745 April 23-24-25, 1964. Paul’s father, Charles, is sec-j He also was a president of the retary - treasurer of the Fidelity I (Continued on Page 33, ( ol. 5) AV\\\\\\V\\\>\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'ji I I Good I I Evening! I I I &\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\m Gemini 5 launch tomorrow. Astronauts L. Gordon Cooper and Charles Conrad ready, willing and able for what promises to be an historic 8-day exploration of space. Long time to be scaring around the heavens. It’s also a long hot, humid and dry spell we’ve been having. Mercury touched 90 yesterday, reaching for the same today. Apparently Ma Nature’s air conditioner out of order. However, considering t h e weather we were having 10 years ago today, no complaints. That was when Hurricane Diane busted around real un­ lady-like and brought the worst regional floods in a half century. Late summer and early Autumn of both 1954 and 1955 unusually windy seasons, you recall. You hardly stopped mopping up from one s'torm when you started battening down the hatches for another. No repeats, please. Sad. indeed, the tragic death oi 10-year-old Paul Coupland, struck by a speeding passenger express train in Bristol last night. Our sympathy is that of a great legion of friends for his father, Charley Coupland, and mother, Phoebe, both so widely known in Bristol church and community circles. Governor Brown, of California, convinced that the Negro insurrection in Los Angeles is over, and the curfew in the 46- square-mile riot-wrecked area is lifted. PAUL D. COUPLAND $250,000 In Loans OKd For 4 Firms; Would Hire 380 By PAUL ALTAIRE Courier-Times Staff Writer Approval of more than $250,000 in loans for the expansion of four firms in Bucks County was given yesterday by t h e ☆ Move To Bucks Hailed By Gov. HARRISBURG (UP1) — Gov. William W. Scranton has hailed a Canadian firm’s decision to locate in Bucks County as proof of the state’s attractive business climate. Scranton, in a prepared statement released Tuesday, said the new plant of the Plydom Corp., Ltd., Toronto, in Cornwells Heights would create 45 jobs. Scranton said the location was “another tangible example of industry’s appreciation of what we are doing to make Pennsylvania the most attractive state in the nation for business and industry.” The plant will produce low- cost, rigid plastic buildings. Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (P1DA) to the Bucks County Industrial Development Corp. The funds, upon final legislative approval, will go to one | firm in Upper Bucks, two in Lower Bucks, and a fourth to a Burlington County, N. J. dress manufacturing company which plans to move to Bristol At least 380 persons are ex pected to be employed through the expansion and relocation of the companies involved. The name of the largest of the four firms, which applied for $180,000 to be used for acquisition purposes, and which will employ 165 persons and add $700,000 in pay rolls, has not been disclosed. P1DA officials in Harrisburg, and the Bucks County Industrial Development Corp. said the name of the firm is being held confidential at the request of the applicant. The request is not considered unusual, officials said, when negotiations are not yet completed. The Courier-Times learned, however, that the un-named (Continued on Page 33, Col. 5) CONG CASUALTIES HIGH U.S. Scores Biggest Victory In Viet War SAIGON (UPI-A massive force of U.S. Marines inflicted “hundreds” of casualties on dug-in Viet Cong near Chu Lai today. It appeared to be the biggest American victory of the war in Viet Nam. Thousands of leathernecks hit the Viet Cong by land, sea and air, catching a guerrilla force estimated at more than 1,000 by surprise in what a spokesman called a “very, very successful attack.” The operation, supported by fighter-bombers helicopters and the big guns of the U.S. 7th Fleet, was described as the biggest Marine action of the war. The spokesman said it was still continuing. The spokesman said the Marines suffered “many” casualties from what he called the toughest guerrillas they have yet faced. But he said the cas- Yet, snipers still at work and new sporadic violence breaks out. The Golden Gate state had better keep its guard up. Phils hand one over to the Dodgers, 4*2, and maybe they won’t win this important series after all. Yet, Bunning’s going tonight. So is Kofax. Considering the closeness of the first four teams (and even the fifth) you’ve got to admit the National League is producing quite a late season show— as it usually does. I ^ 1 Look At These 1 I I - Horses and dogs will play a part in an annual | I event beginning tomorrow in Lower Bucks. Page | I 15. | i s | • • • | | Ice cream and melons go well with new ideas | | for summertime treats. Page 21. | § § I INDEX I Girl still meets boy — hut sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference. Amusements ........ ... 14 Jacoby ......................... 24 Birthday ............... ... 25 Junior Reporter . ........ 38 Classified ............. 33-37 Movies ................. Obituaries .......... ........ 14 .. 8, 16 Comics ................... 38, 39 Sports ................... .. 30-32 Editorials .................. .... 6 Stocks ................. ........ 8 Editorial Features .........7 TV Review ........ ........ 14 Food ........................ ...21 TV Schedule ........ 39 Investor ..................... ... 13 Women’s News ... . 10, 11 Astronauts Ready To Go CAPE KENNEDY (UPI) — U.S. cosmic twins Gordon Cooper and Charles (Pete) Conrad today were “fit, ready and rar- in’ to go” on the eve of their record - seeking space voyage aboard Gemini-5. Mission director E. E. Christensen signalled a “go” for a blast-off attempt Thursday. Space agency officials, on the basis of computer information indicating trouble was possible, began a recheck of the fuel cell system designed to provide power for the voyage. A faulty fuel cell system could cause a delay of as much as a week in the launching but a spokesman said early today no problem had been found to substantiate this possibility. The recheck was to be completed late today. Months of intensive training and their final physical examinations lay behind the spacemen. Barely 24 hours ahead was ihe last brief truck ride to Cape Kennedy’s launch pad 19, where their 109-foot tall space machine awaited. The fiery lift-off was set for 10 a.m. EDT Thursday. They planned to return to a landing in the Atlantic Ocean a few minutes before 10 a.m. EDT Aug. 27. In between is a planned 191 hours, 53 minutes in which Cooper, the pilot with the Oklahoma drawl, and co-pilot Conrad stand a chance to virtually rewrite the manned spaceflight record books. ualties were light in view of the size of the operation. The Marines reported capturing large numbers of weapons and supplies in the naval, air and ground attack which began this morning and still was- continuing late today. The battle took place at the village complex of Von Tuong, 12 miles south of the Chu Lai airstrip. Chu Lai is some 50 miles south of Da Nang and about 320 miles northeast of Saigon. The airstrip is one of the main defenses for Da Nang. The spokesman said surprise and good intelligence were largely responsible for the victory. The Marines said “many” battalions of leathernecks look part in the operation along with helicopters, Navy ships and air strikes. A Marine battalion runs 1,000 to 1,500 men. The attack came after the Business Goes On Amid the ruins after recent riots in Los Angeles, Tony’s Shoe Shine Stand reopens for business. Tony located in one of the hardest hit areas, 48th and Shooting hi Rioting Area Broadway, is one example of the many small businessmen without a roof to work under. (UPI Telephoto) Viet Cong made attempts to penetrate the Da Nang airfield base perimeter during the night at four widely separate points. All four attacks* were repulsed. The Marines killed two guerrillas and suffered no casualties. List Red Casualties A U.S. Air Force spokesman reported today that American Air Force, Navy, Marine and Vietnamese air force pilots killed 15,123 Communist guerrillas during airstrikes so far this year. He said the figures- were based on actual body count by ground troops or forward air controllers. Bombing and strafing American war planes and artillery added their high explosives to the attack. The light cruiser I Galveston, which mounts six 6| inch and six 5-inch guns, as- i sisted the action from the sea. Hit Cam Ne The Marines were fighting against opposition described as “very tough” in rugged, heavily wooded terrain pock-marked with well - fortified and concealed gun emplacements. The battle south of Chu Lai, I named operation “Starlight” by I the Marines, was one of three i major operations under way in | the I Corps area, northernmost of South Viet Nam’s four mili- I tary districts. Just three miles from the j big American air base at Da ! Nang, some 50 miles above ! Chu Lai on the South China j seacoast, Marines ferried by I amphibious tractors, rubber j boats, armored vehicles and | helicopters hit the village com! plex of Cam Ne. It was a clear and hold operation designed to extend the air base defensive perimeter into an area from which the Ma| rines had been under continuing niper and mortar fire. Police, Guards Charge Muslim Mosque LOS ANGELES (UPD—Police and National Guardsmen today unleashed a barrage of gunfire into a Black Muslim mosque in the heart of a Negro neighborhood where weeklong rioting had been declared ended. Officers opened up with pistols, rifles and shotguns after several heavily-armed Negroes were reported to have entered the building and fired on police. Eight Negroes suffered head injuries in scuffling with police who charged into the temple. It was the latest of several violent new incidents in the Negro district torn by killing, arson and looting since last Wednesday night. With a force of 15,000 guard troops and police in the area, Gov. Edmund Brown Tuesday lifted a dusk to dawn curfew. Report New Events Violent new incidents followed. They included the attack on the mosque of the militantly anti-white Black Muslims; the critical wounding of a Negro who ran from a National Guardsman at a roadblock; sniping at patrolling police, and a volley of shots fired at the car of a newsman driving on a freeway near the Negro area of Watts. Thirty-five persons were taken to police headquarters for questioning in the wake of shooting at the Muslim mosque. A makeshift shotgun was seized. Every window was shot out, and a police sergeant said the two-story box-like building “looked like a swiss cheese.” Shooting spread briefly to nearby streets. Only last Sunday members of the Black Muslim group had been addressed by Marquette Frye, whose arrest for drunken driving sparked the nation’s worst Negro uprising of the century. He was quoted as having told (Continued on Page 33, Col. 4)

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