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Daily Times (Newspaper) - July 15, 1977, Primos, Pennsylvania Delaware County County Edition HOME DELIVERY 90 CENTS Friday July PUBLISHED IN UPPER DARBY TOWNSHIP 19018 PR ICE 15 CENTS capsule Warm is the word Sunny and very warm this afternoon with a high in the low 90s It will be warm again Saturday high in the low 90s Low tonight in the 70s with a 10 per cent chance of rain It will be fair and warm Sunday with the high around 90 Details on page 2 Sole is today CHESTER It's today and Saturday for the big Chester Sidewalk Sale The sale was erroneously listed as starting Thursday Time for the event is 10 to 9 p.m today and 10 to 5 p.m Saturday The sales event for which the free parking at all lots and parking meters and during which vehicular traffic is banned from the Avenue of the States between 5th and 7th Streets is sponsored by Chester Business Association Book successful Kathy Begley a former staff writer of the Delaware County Daily Times has achieved success with her first book Deadline Written about her newspaper experiences the book which was published by G P Putnam is the Literary I Guild young adult division July Ms Begley now a member of the staff of the Chicago Daily News worked at the Philadelphia Inquirer after leaving the Daily Times While working as a re- porter in Chester she became the first female writer assigned to regular night news coverage Playground dedication UPPER DARBY Kirklyn Playground will be rededicated 1 p.m Saturday with ceremonies a picnic and games The playground located at Meadowbrook and Wadas Avenue has had the basketball court resurfaced a new hockey court in- stalled and the playground equipment relocated Lights have been installed at the basketball courts to enable area youth to play at night Two arrested CHESTER A old girl and her younger brother were arrested by city narcotics officers at their home in the 1200 block of Curran St Highland Gardens shortly after 9 p.m Thursday A large quantity of phencyclidine commonly called PCP or arigel dust and two plants in pots were found in the apartment of Anna Maria Blades police said Miss Blades and her brother were both charged with violation of the narcotics act and for possession with intent to deliver drugs v Daily Times index a child's sex has lead to abortions for some parents Page 10 Newtown High School's Rich Cetlin wins Junior Olympic regional javelin Page 17 Amuse Editorials 6 Bridge 22 Garden 9 Classified Horoscope 23 Comics Outlook Crossword 23 Sports Deaths I TV 22 i one s praying for By BONNIE BALD WIN Staff Writer Johnny Scott's mother is so excited she is having trouble sleeping at night believe this is all happening she said Thursday during a short break from her son's bedside in pediatrics ward of Medical Center Upland Johnnie has been a very brave little boy during his six-year battle with leukemia In the next few weeks Mrs Scott Upland resident knows he will become much sicker but at the end of this final struggle she sees a beam of hope Johnny might get better He might live a long healthy life We have a lot of faith He's going to make Mrs Scott said Johnny who inspired kindness in hundreds of Delaware last February when the Daily Times reported his recorder had been stolen from his hospital bedside has returned to in preparation for a big trip to Johns Hopkins Medical Center Baltimore Md AT HOPKINS Johnny will undergo a bone marrow transplant The relatively new operation is usually performed on patients who have no other chance of survival The survival rate is 12 per Mrs Scott said honestly But it's good Johnnie is young don't do well at all Following a spinal tap at and a routine checkup Johnny will be sent to Baltimore in about a week Then a week period of painful treatment begins to his body for the new bone marrow Johnny will be very sick but he will be sedated and they will try to make him as comfortable -as the mother said When all of his own bone marrow has been removed marrow from his older brother Randy 20 will be implanted JOHNNY was really lucky because he had three possible Mrs Scott said His sisters Barbara 14 and Mrs Elizabeth Bunny Spencer 22 and Randy all matched Johnnie's blood exactly Johnny Scott and his mother Mrs Scott explained that the screening process is very involved and that all parts of the blood must be matched not just blood type Johnny's other brother Robin 24 a Marine was mighty disappointed that his blood was different Mrs Scott said From the three donors one had to be chosen Barbara was eliminated because of her age Court permission would be required before she could give her brother her bone marrow Bunny is married lives in York and is foster mother to three retarded agers SHE HAS an awful lot of re- Mrs Scott explained Bunny's elimination But of course she could substitute for Randy if he gets sick Randy is eager to help Mrs Scott said despite the ill effects for himself in the the mother be i sore and tired afterwards and be anemic for a while and have to take iron pills Within 10 days after the operation the family will know if Johnny is going to begin his long healthy life fall under fatal blow of the dread disease It's the only chance we Mrs Scott said Johnny knows he is in a very precarious position but he has so many people rooting for him he just has to make it Fencing operation nabs 29 PHILADELPHIA Five De- laware were among 29 persons arrested Thursday as a result of a fake fencing operation run by state and federal agents Agents netted more than worth of stolen goods during the f operation Arrest warrants have been issued for another 18 area residents including two unnamed county residents believed living in Concord Twenty-two of those arrested are from Bucks County the re- mainder from Philadelphia De- laware Chester and Montgomery Counties charged with possession and unlawful transfer of firearms were James Ladislaw 25 of 222 Green St Ridley Township and Shawn G Toal 21 of 637 Beechwood St Collingdale Joseph A Zucco of 302 Market St Marcus Hook was charged with unlawfully dealing in firearms qf receiving stolen goods and conspiracy charges were lodged against Barbara Tomasetti 35 of 267 N Highland Michael 27 of Prospect faces one count oh the same charges The were arrested residences in pre-dawn raids Thursday by 120 state and local police and agents from the U.S Treasury Department's Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and State Police Maj William N Grooms director of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation said police set up a storefront operation in southern According to county coroner Sun Ship death accidental MEDIA COURTHOUSE De- laware County Coroner has ruled accidental the death of Janet M Sloan 22 the shipyard worker who fell 45 feet to the bottom of a Archdiocese fined as weed violator MARPLE District Justice Carl J Melone of has imposed the first fines ranging from to for violations of the township weed ordinance The Archdiocese of Philadelphia was fined because of overgrown weeds on roadside properties in the township The weed ordinance was adopted by the township commissioners last May The Corp was fined for allowing weeds to grow uncut on property bordering roads Both the Archdiocese and can receive reduced fines if the weeds are mowed The citations for ordinance violations were issued by township Director of Code En- forcement William Seidel John J Johnstone and Gus Kostalas owners of properties with over- grown weeds were cited also but received continuances of their hearings before Melone Melone said the fines were levied on a condition that the amounts would be reduced for the Archdiocese and if the properties involved are cleared of weeds by Aug 21 If the weeds are cleared the fine will be reduced to and the Archdiocese fine will drop to Corp has said it intends to appeal the case to Delaware County Court The property involved is located at Lawrence Road and West Chester Pike ship hull June 16 at Sun building Dry Dock Co Chester However an attorney for Miss Sloan's family reported today that the possibility of a damage suit because of the death is still pending Dr Larry Rendin coroner said in a statement issued Thursday After the case thoroughly including a thorough investigation by our of the circumstances into the death it was ruled accidental He also said no inquest would therefore be necessary A prior report that an inquest might take place was negated because full information on the investigation had not been re- at that time the office said MARK WEISBERG ting Miss Sloan's family said that a litigation team has been assembled consisting of at- Harry Lore and Lore's associate Thomas Iness of 42 S 15th St Philadelphia and himself While we still have the case under investigation and no tion has yet been Weisberg said there is a strong possibility that a suit will be filed also reported that the attorneys had sought from Sun Ship to see the scene of Miss Sloan's death Initially the firm's attorney Samuel Runzer of Pepper Hamilton and Sheets had told them I don't see why not but I'll have to check with the com- Weisberg reported A short time later Runzer called back to say the look at the scene was out No way would the company permit it MISS SLOAN reportedly a radical political activist who was trying to organize the Sun workers over the issue of job safety reportedly fell after she tried to pull her heavy welding air hoses through a hole in the level above her according to a statement the company made to the office Workers have reported that guard rails normally in place on the second stringer level where she was working had been re- moved to permit painting of the hull Served time for assault County in Other undercover agents would make street contacts with persons wishing to move stolen items and the agents would suggest transactions be made at the Grooms said PERSONS entering the store were photographed with a hidden camera Grooms said the probe has led to the identification of several burglary rings and fencing operations in eastern Pennsylvania He added that the probe has also developed numerous leads which are expected to result in additional arrests We think this will really have a severe Grooms said ATF officer Wallace P Hay special agent in charge of the investigation said of the persons arrested and their activities are linked to organized crime and indicated close ties with the Philadelphia Mafia family Hay said the property re- covered includes firearms ex- plosives credits cards art work automobiles trucks campers earth-moving equipment ing jewelry televisions radios recorders calculators several thousand dollars worth of U.S and IN ADDITION to the property about worth of illicit drugs were purchased by the agents Although the stolen goods was worth an estimated agents brought the items for Hay said Hay added that in most cases the defendants were anxious to get rid of the items and settled for about their true value As an example he said a 1976 Cadillac was sold to agents for and a camper worth about was allegedly fenced for The vehicles were not fenced at the store Hay said In many cases he added the vehicle was used as transport in the thefts of other merchandise Pagan found guilty on four counts MEDIA COURTHOUSE A member of the Pagan motorcycle gang of New York was acquitted Thursday of aggravated assault in connection with an alleged beating earlier this year of a hitchhiker in Aston After deliberating nearly five hours the jury found Oscar Re- zek of Newburgh guilty of a series of other charges ing robbery reckless and terroristic threats He was also acquitted on a firearms charge Upland cop in trouble before UPLAND The policeman accused of brutality in the July 4 fracas in the borough once pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and battery and spent time in Delaware County Prison Thornbury the Daily Times has learned Patrolman Richard McClintock 49 of Upland was arrested in June 1955 and charged with beating a truck driver with a hammer during an incident in Trainer He later won a state pardon for the crime The Upland native was arrested again in 1974 in New Castle County Del He was charged with terroristic threats and recklessly endangering the life of another after allegedly trying to run a truck driver off the road McClintock himself a truck driver was formerly an for Teamsters Local 326 in Delaware THE attack was described as atrocious in the by Judge John V Diggins who sentenced McClintock to 3 to 23 months in jail McClintock then 26 served 68 days of the sentence and was released on Christmas Eve of the same year Occurring on May 23 the assault happened just after the May 1955 primary election in which McClintock lost a bid for constable In 1953 he was pointed to the post to fill a vacancy In 1961 McClintock won a state pardon for the assault on the basis that he had secured a good job and was a stable family man and a responsible member of the community Jack Lord borough council president contacted at his home Thursday night said he was aware that McClintock had been charged in the 1955 assault case I've lived in the borough a long he said LORD SAID he did not know if the borough code permitted a man with a police record to be hired I'm sure they did take the pardon into Lord said in response to a tion about hiring He said he could not remember the details and did not know if he was on council at the time according to Capt Robert Love has served parttime on the borough police force for four years Love praised his work and said the charges were the first to be filed against him McClintock could not be reached for comment KEVIN WEBER 19 of Upland has charged that McClintock beat him in the face with a flashlight after neighbors summoned police complaining of underage drinking and foul language at a beer brawl Weber Kennis Kerrigan 19 Dennis Hance 25 all of Upland arid two juveniles were arrested and charged with simple and aggravated assault public underage drinking resisting arrest and disorderly conduct
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