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   Delaware County Daily Times (Newspaper) - November 23, 1973, Chester, Indiana                              Delaware County FRIDAY, NOVKMBKK23, 1971) n CaT011 of Aston Salvation Army red Merry Christmas Fund Given today: Given to dale: Full, happy? Maybe some people aren't There you are, probably still full of turkey and a sense of well being. And full too, of anticipation for the Christmas season. It's a sure thing it's coming and a surer thing that some Delaware County residents need help to have a brighter holiday. You can provide that help. For the third year, the Daily Times is asking you to help others by donating 'money to our Merry Christmas Fund. The money will be turned over to the Salvation Army Citadel, 151 W. 15th St., Chester, and food, toys and cash gifts will be distributed just before Christmas .to needy families. The fund last year raised and we hope to surpass that in 1973. A check or money order may be sent to the Merry Christmas Fund, Delaware County Daily Times, 18-26 E. 8th St., Chester, Contributions may also be made in person at the Chester office, and the Media office, 117 N Olive St. The money may be given anonymously, in your own name, as a memorial to a loved one, in'lieu of greeting cards or on Ijehalf of an organization or group. The fund began Thanksgiving Day with and we have more today. Contributors arc: Johnny Long 51 Toni, Judi and Shcrri Grandpop Inside your Daily Times Shoppers out early; for giffs Amuscmcnls M.21 Bridge 22 Classified Ads Comics Crossword Death Notices Editorials If) Horoscope 22 Junior Editors 22 Obilunrics Outlook Seel inn 12, IU 17-21 Television 22 Now that the tiykeys have been faithfully roasted and eaten, Delaware County mer- chants are prepared to welcome Santa Qaus. Most major Chopping cen- ters throughout the and in downtown Chester were expecting to do big'business today, officially the-first day of the Christmas' shopping season. Unseasonably weather was an added incen- tive for shoppers to turn out. Inventories were high and sales personnel were ready to serve. Fred Longo, assistant manager of S. Klein's, Spring- field, said "customers were waiting to get in when the doors opened at 9 a.m. a statement that could be repeated at shopping centers throughout the area. Reports from the Tri-Stale Mall, Claymont, which opened later in the day, indicated that shoppers also were lined up there waiting for the stores to open. Marvin Freed, an active member of Chester Business and Professional Association, said today: "I think we've had a good break in the weather and while business hasn't been loo bad, I think this weekend should bring a lot of shoppers to downtown Chester. Joseph Corey, merchandise manager at Grant City, Hrookhavcn. was looking for- ward to an "exceptional" weekend. "We were open on the he said, "and .business then was far beyond our expectations. Of course, we advertised discounts on toys in Ihe Daily Times hut we never expected things to Ix; as good as they were." PRICE: FIFTEEN CENTS Evangelist-coach missing two days Rover k Special to the Daily Tmw-.s H. Let- (Rock) Royer, a man who successfully com- bined a love for football-and Christianity, has been killed in a private plane crash in Alabama. He was flying alone from Pensacola, Fla., to his new home in Tampa, Fla., when his plane vanished Tuesday, authorities said. A hunter discovered the wreckage and Roycr's body about 2 p.m. Thursday in a heavily wooded area about one-quarter mile off U'.S. Route 84, about 10 miles east of Evergreen, AJa. Evergreen is about 23 miles north of the Florida line. A Coneouh County sheriff's Saudi Arabia defiant By United Press International Saudi Arabia apparently has decided to defy Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger's warning that the United States would consider- taking unspecified "counter- measures" unless the Arab states ended their oil boycott. Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Sheik AhmeoV Zaki Yamaui said Thursday he would reduce oil production up to 80 per cent if the United States, Europe and Japan lake any cou n termeasures. Kuwait also issued a state- ment Thursday indicating the boycott of oil shipments to pro-Israel nations will con- tinue. In other energy develop- ments Thursday, Italy raised gasoline prices to a record a gallon, banned Sunday driving and took other fuel-conserving measures, Canada assured the United States it has no intention of stopping shipments of oil, and in Washington several con- sumer and environmental groups urged the government to accelerate antitrust action against major oil com- panies, discourage the licen- sing of nuclear power plants and promote more underground, rather than sur- face, mining. Y a m a n i spoke i n Copenhagen in apparent response to Kissinger's statement Wednesday "that if pressures continue unreasonably and indefinitely, then the United States would have to consider what coun- lermeasures it would have to lake." The Saudi Arabian oil minister, speaking on a Danish television interview warned Europe and Japan against joining Americans in any counter m e a s u r e s "because your economy would collapse in a short time." He said if the United States tried to use military force to occupy oil producing arras, Saudi Arabia wotUd blow up its oil fields. The Foreign Ministry of Kuwait asked Thursday for "clarification" of Kissinger's statement, Kuwait radio reported. office spokesman said authorities had not conducted a search for the missing air- plane and the unidentified hunter "just walked up on it." The crash site is almost in the opposite direction from the way he would have flown to Tampa and authorities were trying to determine how Royer apparently became lost. One source said Mr. Royor did not have a license to operate the plane, but ho had permission of the unidentified owner to operate at the white, yellow and blue Piper Cub. A spokesman at the U.S. Flight Service in Mobile, Ala., said today it was not known why Mr, Royer was 75 miles in the wrong direction. He in plane crash said there had never been any contact with the plane. He said it was not required to file a flight plan for such a short flight and Mr. Royer had not filed one. If he had, the official said, the search for the plane would have as soon as he failed to reach his destination. Mr. Royer and his family had lived in Hyatlsville, Md. until this past June when they moved to Tampa, Fla. where he was associated with the Temple Christian He was flying home to join his family for Thanksgiving from Pensacola, Fla and was alone in the small plane. He was to have arrived there Tuesday and had been missing two days. There is an investigation pending, according to a family spokesman. He is survived by his wife, the former Ruth Hobbs; three children, Jennifer 13, Amy ]1 and Timothy 7; his mother, Mrs. AJice Royer of Ridley Township; two sisters, Mrs. Lillian Duckenfield of Wilmington and Mrs. Carolyn Clark of Ridley Township; and two brothers, James Royer of New Orleans and Robert Harmon of E. Stroud- sburg. There will be memorial ser- vices in Tampa and in Lynch- burg. It has not been decided if there will be a memorial service in Delaware County. Because of the investigation Sec LKK, Page 8 AI IKNI) ANNIVKK8ARY SKHVICK Jacqueline Onassis, widow of President John F Kennedy, and her (wo children walk down the steps of the St. Bridget Church in leapack, N.J., Thursday after attending service on the 10th anniversary of his assassination. The children are Caroline, who will be 1C next Tuesday, and John Jr who will be 13 Sunday. Mrs. Onassis has a country home in Peapack. He'll pay electric bill Widow aided by Lewis 1 T ____-- ----_ CHESTER A 69-year-old widow won't have a cold win- ter, thanks to businessman John L. Lewis. Lewis, who livos Chester and operates an automobile agency on Chester Pike in Eddyslone, read alxnit the plight of Mrs. Walson, '108 Concord St., in Thursday's Daily Times. Mrs. Walson had her gas and electricity turned off by the Philadelphia Electric Co. (PECO) in March when she was unable to make payments on a S400 bill. Mrs. Walson, whose husband, died in lives on monthly Social .Security (benefits) and monthly public assistance. Her only source of heat has a small kerosene stove in the living room, and she depends on kerosene lamps for light. Samuel PECO Delaware Division manager, said the company would return the service if they received immediately, and the remainder of ihe payments were kept current. "I'm going to take the I find money Lewis' down as soon as someone to take Ihe Betty Flynn, secretary said today. "At this time of the year, I think it's just awful that someone can Ix- loft without heat. I can't it could happen here." Corpening was unavailable for comment this morning on when the service would lie restored. Increasing cloudiness tonighl; low 50. Consider- able cloudiness with chance of some rain high fl.ri. on Page Otllv mtrt E, Ith St., Chultt, Wvinl 4 All TR tlttl. Hotm Headed Chester Water Authority Victor Appleyard dies VK'TOK AI'I'LUVAKI) Victor A. Appleyard, who guided (he Chester Waler Authority (CWA) through a period of Meady growth mid expansion during his nearly 12 years as executive manager and chief engineer, was stricken ;tt home Wednesday tilghl and died early Thursday In Riddle Hospital, Mid- diet own. Mr. Apple-yard was IX) and resided since Mil a I -III I Paxon Hollow Road, Upper Providence. A widely on all of water, its supply and quality, Mr. Appleyard has Ixvn credited with mapping long range plans to assure Chester and 10 .surrounding communities with adequate water supplies through and will) securing a lie in from the Siisquehanna River to CWA's Oclararo Reservoir as a sour- ce of water in times of drought. Mr. Appleyard assumed the top post at CWA, rrtli'anrl Welsh Sis., Chester, in 11KJ1 after 7'.. years as chief of water operalinns for ihc Philadelphia Water Depart- ment. Born in Uiwrence, Mass., Mr. Appleyard was raised in nearby Metlmen, where In; was graduated from E.K Scarlo.ss High School in 1 After attending prep school ill Phillips Andover Academy fur a year, Mr. AppleyarJl entered Tufls University, Mcdford, Mass., from which he received a bachelor of science, degree in engineering in Employed for five years as a test and service engineer for Ihe General Electric Co. at Watertown, Mass., Mr. Appli-yard entered ihe water supply and control field in as a water engineer for the American Waler Works and Electric Service Co., in New York City, a holding company for 8f> waterworks plants throughout iho country. in 19KJ, Mr. Apple-yard was named assistant manager of Sec CIIKSTKU, H i LKK (ROCK) ROYKR Nixon ponders request From Our Wire Services WASHINGTON _ President Nixon is spending the Thanksgiving weekend at Camp David, Md., so far giving no clue how he will answer a judge's request for immediate surrender of his Watergate tapes. U.S. District Court Judge John J. Sirica Wednesday asked the President volun- tarily to- give him all stfb- poenaed tapes for safe-keeping by the court. The judge acted after the White House announced that an 18-minute segment of one tape contained only an "audible tone" and no conversation. Sirica gave Nixon until Monday to respond, saying that if he won't give up the tapes voluntarily, the judge will order Prosecutor Leon Jaworski to formally request their immediate turnover. The White House so far has said only that Sirica's request was "under Announcement that the 18- minute tape section contained only a hum came while presidential lawyers were negotiating with Judge Sirica for a gradual turnover of seven subpoenaed tapes. The new development prompted Sirica to say that, while he didn't mistrust the White House, he would "feel better" if the courts had the tapes right away. The 18- minute segment was part' of a conversation Nixon held with H. R. Haldeman, his staff chief at the time, on June 20, 1972, three days after the break-in at Democratic headquarters in the Watergate apartments. The White House said the hum was not discovered until last week because of ambiguity as to whether the tape involved was included in the subpoena. Mcanwiniu, a nationwide poll indicates that more Americans President Nixon should remain in office Ihan resign, but the gap between Ihe two opinions continues to narrow. Pollster Ixiuis Harris report- ed Thursday that the call for Nixon's resignation in view of Ihe Watergate affair rose to per cent in a sampling of adults taken between Nov. 12 and Nov. 15. The 43 per cent favoring resignation contrasted with 36 per cent in October, 31 per cent in September, 28 per cent in August and 14 per cent last May, Harris said. T li e N o v e m b e r survey showed 47 per cent opposed resignation, compared with 50 per cent in October, 56 per cent in September, 63 per rent in August and 75 per cent in May. Ten per cent In the latest sampling were undodded. Asked their feelings concer- ning resignation should it be proven that Nixon was aware of Watergate cover-up efforts in the White House, Harris said 59 per cent his departure and XI per did not.   

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