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Bucks County Courier Times (Newspaper) - September 20, 1974, Levittown, Pennsylvania Open cabinet x 5 session is right on cue By CARL La VO Courier Times Staff Writer HARRISBURG when do we begin this silly God damn boomed John Pennsylvania's secretary of tion He grinned broadly as reporters and cameramen snapped to tion in the front row seats of the liam Penn Memorial Museum here Pittenger strode into the sparsely filled chamber at exactly 2 the scheduled beginning of Gov Milton cabinet session On Time It was to be the first such meeting of the executive body to Sunshine Law briefcase in one hand and leaning on a wooden cane in the was the only cabinet member to arrive at the I appointed time should have known better than to think everyone would be on he laughed as he spied a ff ter of Harrisburg reporters he knew Five minutes later Helene secretary of public welfare p drifted into the auditorium big news today is I got into a dress I couldn't get into last she joked to a team of television on Page Col 1 TT Tt Second secrecy charge filed The five Middletown supervisors who were charged with violation of the Sunshine Law have been charged again This time Township Manager James Dillon was too The second charges stem from a criminal complaint filed by the Bucks County Courier Times which was present at the Wednesday meeting when the public was asked to leave the room The second charge names the five sors and Dillon They were filed before Justice of the Peace Richard Garber The paper is being represented by Francis Sullivan of the and Ballow law firm The supervisors also can expect summonses from the office of Justice of the Peace ick Spadaccino Mrs on Page Col There's nothing quite like a picket line these especially in Lower Bucks County there was the NOW group ing Council Rock Intermediate School soccer practice NOW wants the world to know Margot Bayer of Churchville should be allowed to be a ber of the CR school soccer team Margot is practicing with the rest of the that is And some more bad news for consumers An apparent massive lobbying effort by business and industrial interests has killed a proposed federal consumer at for the present A filibuster by that's a lot of hot you doomed a Senate try to pass the legislation yesterday The House had passed the by an over- whelming margin and Senate favored it Majority opinion ends up blown away by political hot air That must figure It could happen only in America And only in our Phils went from pennant contenders to an also-ran in just six days It's not the first time the Phils have lost a war in six days Or is the memory of 1964 still too painful to bring Let's hope the Eagles don't try to follow that act for six And even Governor Shapp opened his net meeting to the in ance with the new state Sunshine Law What's good for the one would would be good for Middletown Township and other governing bodies in Lower Bucks f v w VOL No 259 County fa 19051 SEPTEMBER 1974 52 PAGES B C FIFTEEN CENTS Dislike new wage schedule Bucks health workers feel ill Courier Times Staff Writer Over 60 county health ment employes joined forces last night and battled county officials over what they felt were injustices of the newly adopted wage ule The board of health meeting provided the forum for senior raw at the thoughts of their titles having been and ary increases denied The crowd argued their years of faithful service to the county meant nothing in the scale of wages prepared by Pace of York This association is an outside firm hired by the county for county employes Denver dley Jr the minority attended the meeting and ex- previous methods of pay including the merit were and He said the Pace study was an effort by the county to obtain and objective and com- list of pay ranges HH o appease the employes who felt they had been underrated by Pace Dr Edmund K medical director of the department of said that he and members of the health board met with county officials day morning and submitted concerning ries Members of the board refused to comment to the nature of the but Lindemuth contributed the fact that they hope to put certain classes of people in better pay ranges Employes questioned when they would receive a pay increase on Page Col Living costs soar during August WASHINGTON Con- sumer prices rose 1.3 per cent in August on the crest of higher costs for mortgage meats and medical the Labor Department said today But gasoline prices declined for the first time since last September The Consumer Price Index reached 150 2 that goods and services that cost in 1967 cost in August The rise in the index was the largest since February and the increase was unusual for a month when prices normally decline The index was 11.2 per cent higher than a year ago The government also reported that because of the increase in consumer prices ana a tion in the work the real spendable earnings of an average worker with a family hit the lowest level since 1970 The Bureau of Labor tics data on consumer prices also included some good noting lower prices for fresh dairy products and in addition to gasoline and oil Increases for eggs and pork were much larger than usual for August and poultry and fresh fruit prices went up at a time when they normally go down The index for nonfood com- which also normally drops in increased 1.4 per cent Higher prices for clothes caused most of the but there were also increases on household housekeeping alcoholic fuel oil and coal and used cars New car prices also increased slightly instead of going down at the end of the model year Gasoline Lower The Labor Department said that the average price for regular grade gasoline declined 08 per cent to 55.4 cents per gallon and the average price for premium gasoline declined 0.6 per cent to 59.1 cents per gallon in August A wide range of prices for on Page Col Pickets CR practice NOW kicks up soccer fuss By PATRICIA PICONE Courier Times Staff Writer Members of local chapters of the National Organization of Women picketed soccer practice at the Council Rock In- School in Richboro yesterday afternoon to protest the exclusion of player Margot Bayer on the basis of sex While 25 NOW members picketed for an hour by the edge of the soccer field Margot from New Road ville was practicing kicks and goals with male Michael Lowe NOW for education and his wife Rorie said the group decided to picket two days ago was the day they wouldn't let Margot practice on the field But this ter has beai one of our concerns for a long Picket Again will picket again if we have Lowe added yesterday The eighth grade girl was dropped from the soccer team last year after she had played three when an op- posing team objected to her presence on the team According to the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic tion girls and boys may not compete or even practice gether in the same sport The and the Council Rock district were named as dents in a suit in August of this year by Margot and her James F filed in U S Dis- Court and backed by the American Civil Liberties Union the school district to abide by federal and state not by the said Ms Lowe performs valuable functions but it is a voluntary It is controlled by not the NOW members will be present at the next school board meeting on Oct 7 to show support for Margot and to urge the school board to oppose the rules In the Margot be the subject of a special hearing with school and the school board within next four or five on Page Col Bridge travel If you travel the bridges of Lower Bucks County during rush you can these pictures on page 13 INDEX Enjoy Movie Night School TV TV Your Day Classified Night Classified Night City Desk 37 STICK IN THE MUD The ore ship ran aground today in the ware River off Island John Mcllvaine and Ron both of Courier Times photo by Ron Brown Bristol were just two who watched tugs free the vessel See story page 2 Ford asks billion cut in long-range U.S spending WASHINGTON De- claring that budget restraint remains a in the battle against inflation President Ford today asked Congress to cut back or postpone about billion in long-range government ding In a special message to Ford said that his request was the first in a series of such proposals and a key step in his administration's goal of reducing government ing and achieving a balanced budget Budget Director Roy L Ash told reporters Thursday that another request for cuts or delays in spending of billion will be sent to Congress in the next few days He said the two requests totaling about billion will cover some 100 budget items The President's message said unless Congress follows his proposal for a billion deferral in these long-range federal spending will increase by nearly million in the current fisal year ore he would rise by over billion in 1976 and even more in the first year in which the new procedures for congressional review of the on Page Col Sought resignation Catania loses authority fight Courier Tune photo by MARGOT BAYER YELLS TO SOCCER PLAYERS she practiced yesterday while NOW members picketed By MARY ANN SILL Courier Times Staff Writer A request from authority ber and County Commissioner Joseph F Catania calling for the resignation of Executive Director Charles was turned down by the Morrisville Municipal Catania said yesterday In an executive session held Sept the authority outvoted him and declined to ask lowing a public authority meeting was reportedly not present at the closed session held to discuss charges and personnel involved with dumping sludge in the Delaware River The board has maintained will not be fired The authority yesterday refused to discuss the daily dumping practice under investigation by the state Department of mental Resources Members also offered no an- swer when Kevin who said he was fired from his sewer plant job for notifying the health oi tne asked for reinstatement and compensation for nearly a month of work he has missed In the authority ig- nored two bills on the meeting agenda that stem from the sludge problem one for tanking sludge and another for filling in a swamp area When asked why the bills were brushed Chairman Ralph Coker said he did not make up the agenda and not discuss the bills he added bills will be JOSEPH CATANIA live session was replayed day when Catania refused to port who announced there would be no discussion of the Page Col
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