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Bucks County Courier Times (Newspaper) - February 6, 1978, Levittown, Pennsylvania Vol No 31 February 1978 ABC 24 Pages 20 Cents Schools roads accumulation major Heavy snow storm socks Lower Bucks Courier Times photo by Jay Crawford Lisa shovels out at 115 Oxford Valley Fairless Hills By Scoop Lewis Courier Tunes Staff Writer Another major snowstorm the second in less than two weeks was expected to dump between 6 and 10 inches of snow on Lower ing all schools and many businesses to close and snarling traffic as roads and and snow The expected to be heavy at times and possibly mixed with was to taper off to flurries tonight With winds increasing to speeds of 20 to 40 miles an hour this afternoon and considerable drifting and blowing snow will add to the lems Another is nying the storm system moving up the Atlantic Coast Daytime tures were expected to remain in the 20s through the week with overnight lows dipping into the teens day's low of 9 degrees at the National Weather Service in Trenton was the coldest in more than a year The cury plunged to 2 above zero on Jan Season's fifth The storm is the fifth of the winter here and comes on the heels of the zard of Jan which left 13 inches of snow on Lower Bucks the most since 1967 The and particularly New York were braced for the storm expected to be as bad or worse than the one which the area nearly two weeks ago The earlier storm was the worst of the decade in New York City and WHAT TO Winds of 20 to 40 6 to 10 inch Temperature in the Storm ending night dropped nearly two feet in ting a record for a 24-hour period Before midnight The snow began falling here ly before midnight but didn't start cumulating on the ground until about 4 This sent and local out and expressways throughout the ware Valley The storm gained its strength from a low pressure system building off the North Carolina coast during the night It will move slowly up the Atlantic reaching a position just east of Boston by tomorrow morning Schools shot In Lower all public and schools were closed as was Bucks County Community College and the Bucks County Technical School Classes were being at Trenton State College although public and parochial schools in the New sey capital city were closed Also shut down by the storm were the Keystone Race Track and Liberty Bell the latter normally closed on Mondays The snow was falling heavily in but the Bucks County Courthouse was for No problems were reported on bridges leading to New Jersey though Morrisville Borough police re- ported River near the Calhoun Street was in good and had not been plowed by late morning inches of bad fatten in Lower Bucks by 10 Most municipalities reported roads but slippery during the morning rush hours No arteries were but drifting later today might change that No serious accidents were but many vehicles became ed along some roads after skidding into snowdrifts left from the Jan storm Parking ban Municipalities reminded their dents of snow ordinances banning parking on streets during and after a snowstorm One Middletown ship police officer told Levittown them on the grass Put them on the green strip by the Put them where you but get them off the Police in Lower Bucks urged dents to remain off the streets and ad- vised motorists only to drive where necessary Snow tires and chains were considered items and police warned Stalled will be away at the owners expense Snowy January The first snowstorm of February comes on the heels of last which was the snowiest January on re- snowfall is 7.1 inches That might go by the boards in one day day Total snowfall this before today's stood at 23.1 inches conditions were likely in Lower Bucks tonight with the winds increasing and drifting snow causing visibility problems The storm even affected New where the Madri Gras is in full swing until tomorrow Joseph er of the Hilton Hotel in New said many northern visitors stayed away for fear blizzards back home might close airports and prevent them from getting home Temperatures were cold out the nation today At 2 for it was 16 degrees and snowing in com- pared to 22 degrees in New York City where it also was snowing Temperatures at that hour ranged from 20 degrees below zero at Grand to 63 at San Calif Other parts of the U.S also had winter weather problems Snow fell from the eastern Great Lakes region over much of the Ohio Valley and joined with the other snow system in western New York and southward through the Appalachians Fire at By Foley Courier Times Staff Writer More than 80 elderly persons were evacuated early this morning when a blaze broke out in an apartment n the Grundy Tower in Bristol Borough Fire officials have not yet mined the cause of the blaze which was confined to a fifth floor apartment of the high-rise public housing com- plex for the elderly on Pond di- across from the Consolidated Fire Company station Unofficial estimates of damages were placed at Thick black smoke hampered forcing them to on their hands and knees to evacuate the ly residents picture on Page fell hate to look at she sighed didn't have much but I've got less now When I see I'll just Calls it Bristol Borough Police Sgt John Tortu and Patrolman James Jones were the first on the scene this and Tortu called it that no one was seriously injured in the which scorched Valentine decorations and a fire extinguisher on the hallway walls Tortu and assisted later by firemen and Bristol Township began evacuating the residents as soon as they discovered the blaze couldn't even breathe Tortu said got so bad we f Six persons were treated at local hospitals for smoke inhalation and three residents with heart con- were beind held for tion The occupant of the Mrs Beatrice was not in the apartment at the time Wrapped in a blanket in the apartment's she explained that she had left two night lights on and had come downstairs When told that her apartment had been completely her face the exit We almost lost ness I've been spitting out black smoke all Carried out Tortu said some residents had to be carried from their most of them paralyzed with fear had to kick some of the doors he said opened one door and the woman was just standing there I had to pick her up and carry her down the One elderly fifth floor resident said she couldn't even see her rescuers in the dense smoke had to pound on the wall to find she said er ladies were crawling on the She held out her hands at she said at my hands I stink And I even washed Smoke apparently travelled up stairwells to top floors of the high rise One twelfth floor resident said smoke was so thick couldn't have gotten down the Turned on fans we weren't in any the elderly woman said firemen were wonderful They stayed up here with us all the time We just opened all the windows and turned on the There were more than 100 firemen from all five borough companies on the scene this morning Fireman Joe former chief of Bristol S itu o alarms were rung to assure enough manpower to evacuate the residents and fight the fire People important most important thing is ting the people said Nelson building can always be Nelson said it took the firefighters about a half hour to bring the blaze un- der control Bristol Borough Fire Chief Ray restal said the firemen were up there likes he said with a shake of the head Courier Times photo by Ron Brown A borough fireman surveys the damage of the fifth floor apartment news summary Bucks County 3 Snow or tbe show goes on for local trooper Columnist Joe Halberstein talks to a Lower Bucks woman who has show business in her blood Her latest local appearance was at the Lower Bucks County Hospital Ball 16 Dr patients will fight for shots They are known collectively as Save Our Shots and they are the patients of Dr Peter DeMarco They've decided they'll fight for what the states of New Jersey and Pennsylvania appear to have taken from them their shots of Procaine a so-called and it may cost them to get them 3 Lower Southampton has bash Township holds party for the community's birthday The celebration was the first of 10 events scheduled for this year Some 300 persons attended Friday's party at the Middle School 6 Hone rale Are they Five counties in Pennsylvania now have home rule charters Since Bucks County may have one in the near our editorial writers say the lessons of these five counties should be studied The most Immediate lesson is that all five charters are different The charters are designed to suit needs and problems of the Individual counties 6 The art of letter writing Letter writing once was considered something akin to an art Everyday men and women practiced their language styles in these private missives as our editorial writers point the private letter is almost nonexistent Several children in the School District have taken a stab at it and their success is welcome news Compromise inevitable on tax program Jimmy Carter's tax allegedly is almost certain to be altered by Congress before the year is out Carter may have backed himself into another corner by statement that the budget is untouchable This does not rest easily with Congress and it may pit the wrong people against Carter 7 black support deserts tration The administration is finding it harder to count on support from thp two played a big role in getting Carter into office Both groups believe Carter has deserted them since he has been in office traced to tbe ing Fathers Garry Wills believes any interested American can find the roots of the ERA in the words and deeds of the a i f ones who set the style for a new order and a new way of doing things 7 He futures needs than guess With a lot of very important accomplishments at it is time to turn away from the reports of the future that are all gloomy or rosy The future will be a bag of mixed with some gains and some Guesswork is not needed Facts are Entertainment 9 He answers the feels like a million Entertainment Editor John Fisher was among the 300 telephone volunteers in the Variety Club Telethon which raised more than a million dollars to help handicapped children in 20 hours time He says the few hassles were well worth the time he spent Living 4 Junk phone Is the woman of the house Consumer experts warn the public to be wary of telephone but aren't sure if legislation covers them 4 Sorry Swapping deal A reader swapped his wife for another man's and wound up losing her to the other wife's husband The two swappers moved in together five months ago If you think that's read Dear Abby for Ms Van advice Sports Basketball NBA 12 Smith shows stars do rise in the East Buffalo's Randy Smith comes off the scores 27 points and leads NBA East All-Stars to a win over the West Smith also named game's MVP 12 Collins for liinl ceK Philadelphia 76ers Doug a be starter in yesterday's All-Star gives up starting spot for veteran John Havlicek Collins said it was an honor Scholastic 14 Courier Times Sports Writer Mike Ferretti takes a look as the possibility of local scholastic girl basketball players baseball Ferretti says it good evening Was it only last week this traveler was complaining the 76 degrees in tain parts of the Caribbean was too There were jokes that the cap- tain of the cruise ship should watch out for icebergs my sunburn disappeared in the drive through the snow to the of- fice this morning It felt good last week to wear shorts and short sleeve shirts even if the uniform was re- placed by by and heavy coats today Maybe we should do what the rels and bears Collect nuts and go underground for the winter Last year it was cold This year it's snow What will it be next This is the year to be in the snow shovel business Tell your mate if he or she is in good snow is better exercise than jogging or swimming It may not be true but it helps get the walks clean Vietnam has decided not to defy convention and the United States It has told its UN ambassador to pack up and leave the United States The was going to defy the U.S order and make us forcibly put him on a plane out of the country The Vietnamese ambassador is of being involved in a spy ring and buying secrets from U.S traitors Vietnam says this flap will hurt tions between the two countries There aren't too many who care Over in Burlington County they are calling sex a business It seems they discovered a farm has become a place for sex orgies The Township solicitor will try in court to close it down saying the farm is zoned for agriculture not for business An executive is one who has a sign The Buck Stops on his assistant's desk Some people's idea of roughing it is to spend a week in a town with only two TV channels All Classified 5 p.m A 4 Dear MM Classified A C A I 7 p.m AM Newsroom Sports Circulation
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