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   Delaware County Daily Times (Newspaper) - August 11, 1961, Chester, Pennsylvania                              FAIR Fair tonight, tow near 70. Mostly sunny, tot and humid Saturday and Sunday. High Saturday, 90. Possible thundershowers Saturday evening. (Details on Page Delaware-County FINAL 85th CHESTER, PA., FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 1961 Police Crush Terror Teens Asked 'Protection' CHESTER A teen-age gang accused of terrorizing the West End with arson, violence and de- mands for protection money was taken to court Friday. Police said (hey arrested four of the "Murder- ers' Row" gang which made headlines last February after a rash of teen-age violence. The arrests early today by city and county detectives climaxed a number of acts of violence which included: i Setting fire to a bouse. A shotgun blast at a car. Beatings and threats of death for non-payment of protection money. Ordered held without bail by Magistrate Anthony H. Smith foi continued investigation on arson charges are: Wilbur and William Lewis, both 18, of the 400 block W. 2nd St.; Thomas Gilbert. Jr., 18, of the 2300 block W. 3rd St.; and Ar- nold Church, 17, of the 100 block Kerlin St. Detective Capt. Paul J. McKin ney said the investigation of the gang will continue until "there'll be no Murderers' Row gang." Detective John Welc testified in Police. Court that the gang has been terrorizing the West End and Chester Township with de- mands for "protection." The gang was broken Thursday when Robert Banks Jr., 106 Hay St., and Curtis Mines, 17, of 122 Mill St., told police they had been threatened with bodily harm. Banks said the front door of his house was set afire about a.m. Thursday by a gang of youths who threw a lighted, oil- soaked rag on the porch. Hocks thrown tlirough the front window. Banks told of being threatened a few days earlier and detailed a series of acts of violence that followed. Last Sunday at W. 2nd and Franklin Sts., he said the Lewis brothers approached him and said that they would burn his house down with a gas bomb. "They said they were going to See PROTECTION Page 4 Latins Seek Aid Share PUNTA DEL ESTE, Uruguay (AP) Latin America's smaller nations today were challenging their bigger neighbors to make sure they get their share of Pres- ident Kennedy's Alli- ance for Progress aid program. In the maneuvering at the Inter- American Economic Conference here the United States is standing on the sidelines as a benevolent neutral. The smaller nations, after win- ning one victory Thursday, ap- peared to have enough votes to insure creation of the controver- sial commission of "seven wise men" to coordinate national de- velopment plans. Uruguay, smallest country in South America, is leading the partmenl agreement are weekly campaign, based on evident fears wage increases of to for that otherwise the big nations will men at maximum wage scale1; reap most of the benefits from ---T willed, i CvlUULlUIio in the U.S. drive to bolster Latin geographical pay differentials America against the twin threats and upgrading of 20 titles which of communism and Castroism. will add to to max- The United States proposed ere- imum scales, ation of the commission when the conference began but pulled back when Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Chile and Peru demanded that il be demoted to an advisory group. The larger nations, which already have their own development pro board. Seven Cents FAVORITE what the big eyes in rolls at the Chester Day Nursery picnic The indicate as June McComb, 5 years old, and Forrest event, at Westinghouse Park in Lester, was attend- McGarry, 7, begin devouring frankfurters swathed ed by scores of romping youngsters. Telephone Troubles Settled MOSCOW (AP) Premier that harbor NATO bases, such as The threatened strike of tele- Khrushchev, reiterating he is Greece and Norway. phone workers appeared dead to- day. ----1 wwikwh. tinier LcVJ i TI- corned President Kennedy's ex- from his notes and launched into joined Kennedy pression of hope for "a peaceful a table-thumping display of-dis- consultations to- A strike vole scheduled for next solution in Germany. "We believe dain and ridicule directed at the on moves which reek was cancelled in the wake common sense will he said. United States. States and its allies may make.in if __-1.-J Hut in oimnoi Prpsirionf ,.u i- the increasingly grave Berlin week of tentative agreements reached by Bell Telephone Co. and the Federation of Telephone Work- ers of Pennsylvania Approximately workers icross the state, including be- .ween 800 and 900 in Delaware County, would have been affected. Of the total, are plant workers and are account- ng employes. Both groups have bsen working on extensions of ex- pired contracts. The tentative agreement on the accounting contract was reached ate Thursday and the plant workers' contract before dawn today. As a result of the agreements, Federation President William A. Leary called off a strike vote which was to have begun Tues- day. The agreements still must be approved by the membership. Leary said ratification voting will begin Monday. Key clause in the accounting de- partment settlement provides that job classifications which have been under dispute will remain as they are, but will be negotiat- ed at the next re-opening of the contract. Principal terms of the plant de- But in almost the same breath he insisted that the United States respect the Soviet Union as a his _nation's values. great power "not afraid of any vi itvri at i aju niijt uiuji UC (j threats." And in a speech marked gar or king as he he by shouting and arm waving, he said for women, reductions Boat Missing o MANILA The _ me .ruiiippine Lilt; ouvict uiuun, uu grams, want to deal directly with News Service said today an inter- not heslitate to send rockets rain- thc United Stales and the various island motor boat carrying 57 per- ing on the orange orchards of lending agencies instead- of going sons has been reported missing Italy. through an over-all hemispheric since Monday and is believed to He said the same thing would happen to other small countries have sunk in heavy seas. Nikita Welcomes Jacks Expression ready to negotiate, today wel- declared hundreds of millions will die if a new war is set off. He said Western leaders who claim that only seven million will die are talking nonsense. He made the declaration at a 'friendly rally" in the Kremlin for Romanian Communist party boss Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej who has been visiting the Soviet Un- ion since July 31. Khrushchev said talk about low casualty figures is imperialist propaganda to prevent the Soviet Union from taking action on the German question. He reiterated his intention of signing a peace treaty with East Germany. "We shall, of Khrush- chev said, "sign a peace treaty with Germany." He shouted that "lies and shouts" on the part of the West will not stop the Soviet Union. For example, he said, the roars of the British lion no longer frighten anyone. The imperialists, he said, have "short Russian expres- sion for somebody who has very little power. Khrushchev said the laws of war are "terribly cruel" and then mentioned the recent visit to the Soviet Union by Premier Amin- tore Fanfani of Italy. He said he asked Fanfani where the North Atlantic Treaty Organization rock- et bases were located in Italy and, according to Khrushchev, got the reply that they were located in orange orchards. Khrushchev said the Soviet peo- ple like Italian oranges but that if war came and Italy is "pushed" against the Soviet Union, he would 'HOUSE MAY GO NEXT' This Dog Eats Everything LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Not long after Malcolm Epley got a new dog, he found that half of one of his slippers had been nib- bled away. Soon a corner of a throw nig disappeared. So did part of a cotton rope to his swimming pool floats, and the rubber straps on a life preserver. And the shoestrings to his golf shoes. And even 'the dog's own leather leash. Eplcy, columnist for the Long Beach Independent, Press-Tele- gram, says he has a canine phenom: a dog that will eat any- thing, -with no apparent digestive ills. The dog is a white Samoycd. The breed comes from Siberia where they herd reindeer and pull sleds. Epley named him Sycan, after an Oregon river, but it's an obvious misnomer. The handle should be omnivorous. "We tried everything out of his Epley wrote in a column, "but how can you hide everything on the property? .He got into a box, pulled out an an- tique silver teapot and chewed off the spout, swallowing same. "He nosed into a rubbish bas- ket, fished out a couple of peach pits wrapped in a napkin, and wolfed this delicacy down even as an observer rushed to stop him. He was caught with a white ballpoint pen protruding from his throat. This one was puiled out, but several other pens and pen- cils have disappeared. ens nave disappeared. "Now please don't ask why we "zzle don't feed him. Heck, man, we're WH.M the top pet-food customers at our market. -But we have to hide the cans after the canine has con- Scction cans after the canine has con Burned the food. "We've tried diverting his at tention with rubber bones, big joints coaxed from the butcher, and other items." Sycan keeps right on nibbling. Now Epley has a new worry: He has just noticed some teeth marks in a board at the corner of his house. The Soviet premier departed President Kennedy, he said, Is having a difficult time reassessing "There, a person may be a be" Khrushchev said the United States is "accustomed to have people speak to them with down- cast on their shoes or trousers." Hijackers Face Death WASHINGTON Airliner hijacking would be punishable by death under a bill passed by the Senate Thursday by a 92 to 0 vote. the government also aimed oth- er blows at the air pirates. The justice department announced it had sel up a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction Of anyone for vio- lating any federal statue in any actual, attempted, or planned hi- jacking of aircraft. And President Kennedy dis- closed at his news conference that he had ordered armed bor- der patrolmen to ride on some commercial planes. The patrol itself wasn't giving any details, about its new assign- ment, One of its men, Leonard Gilman happened to be a passenger on the plane hijacked at El Paso last week. Gilman ended the incident with a wallop to the jaw of one of the hijackers. "I'm a trained Gilman explained later in brushing aside any idea of his being a hero. The Border Patrol has about men with the principal duly of guarding the borders of the United States against illegal en- try of persons. increasingly grave Berlin crisis. Secretary of State Dean Husk, burning to Washington Thursday night upon the conclusion of- Al- lied strategy talks in Western Eu- rope, brought Thompson with him. President Kennedy called Rusk to the White House at noon for a report on his meetings with the foreign ministers of Britain, France and West Germany, and the government chiefs of West Germany and Ad- enauer and Amintore Fanfani days, after which he will return u ine m" would ,me.an ?at each to Europe. home and property in the county Senator Snooper Many people go in for weight lifting with the wrong equip- ment a knife and fork. Amusements Bridge Classified Ads Comics Community Clock Edan Wright 14 15-39 W, 21 5 21 16 Horoscope Junior Editors Obituaries Also SCR Death Notices 20 20 4 16 12-14 Television 21 TIMES TELEPHONES: Want Ads -i- TR 4-5252 Other Calls TR 6-6161 Dean Rusk Reports On Talks WASHINGTON (AP) Ambas that Thompson came to Washing- ton for consultation for a few to Europe. On his arrival here, Rusk said "we have had very successful consultations" with" representa- tives of Western countries. He added: "I am very much en- couraged by the .unity and soli- darity of our Upon his departure from Paris Rusk had said of his talks with allied leaders: "I think there is agreement there will be negotia- tions." Instruction Comes Late CENTRALIA, HI. ald Jones, 16, inquired at the Ccntralia police station about At the same time a French an instruction booklet outlining spokesman said the De Gaulle state traffic laws government had turned down a U.S. proposal to take the initia Ul. 1. t 1 jig 1IIO 44 Uve in proposing negotiator to cle to the station without an the Soviet Union. Your Taxes May 9 UD If New Law Is DelcoHit By State Equalizer County Average Under the Limit By DON MURDAUGH Daily Times Staff Writer If a bill under consideration in Harrisburg becomes law, virtual- ly all county, .property owners could get bigger estate tax bills. And it could cost the county millions of dollars to make the changes. A bill passed Wednesday in the House would set minimums for properly assessments in the state. It would establish 30 per cent of the market value of a property as the minimum assessment for local property tax bases. The bill was sent to the Senate for further action. Joseph A. Conte, chairman of Ihe county board for the assess- ment and revision of taxes, said local board studies indicate the county average of the assessed valuation to the market value'is 25 per cent. Conle said the local board esti- mates the range in the 49 county communities is between 22.5 and 25.5 per cent. Thus, all 49 communities are under, the proposed 30 per cent minimum. If the bill becomes law, all would have to up their assess- ments. This could mean increased tax- the various community councils or commissioners or school boards did not reduce the millage rates to offset the in- creased assessments. Conte said the-State fax Equal- ization Board and the county board are at odds on the percent- ages. He said the state board esti- State Department officials said T state boar.d ensti' lat Thompson came to Washing matcs averaSe ls 26-7 per cent. The bill would mean that each See TAXES Page He got the booklet and a ticket for driving his motorcy- operafors license. REFUGEES HIT, TOO Reds Begin Work On German Treaty Thundershoiver Washes County Weather bureau forecasters revised today's predictions aft- er a brief but heavy thunder- shower pelted Chester this morn- ing. Revised forecasts call for scat- tered thundershowers late today and again Saturday. Otherwise, it will be humid and hot, with Saturday's high predicted at 90. 'Omfed To Earth, Titov Says MOSCOW Soviet cosmo- naut Gherman Titov said today he was ejected from his space ship at the end of his epic 25-hour or- bital flight and parachuted to earth. The second Soviet spaceman told a jammed news conference his spaceship Vostok II came down separately by parachute "but if the need had arisen, I could have landed it myself." Titov said there were two land- ing systems to remain in the space ship and par- achute down with it or to descend separately. He said he had per- mission to use either system. "I felt well and decided to test the second landing he said. The space flier said he exper- ienced no ill the acceleration forces, noise and vi- bration of the takeoff, from the prolonged weightlessness or from the transition from weightlessness near the end the globe. Titov said after landin of his 17 trips neither BERLIN Germany announced today that negotiations already are under way in Commu- nist capitals for the German peace treaty demanded by Soviet Pre- mier Khrushchev. Sterner meas- ures were also promised to halt the tide of refugees through West Brlin. The' announcements were made to a special session of East Ger- many's Parliament in East Berlin by Foreign Minister Lothar Bolz and Deputy Premier Willy Stoph. .Parliament approved a resolu- tion endorsing all measures al- ready taken to stop the flight of refugees. The vote was unani- mous, as always. The resolution also welcomed the recent statement of the Com- munist Warsaw Pact countries calling for a peace treaty without delay. But it added nothing about negotiating it. Bolz said the foreign ministers of the Soviet bloc will meet late in the when or where he did not say. Khrushchev .has demanded that peace treaties be signed with East and West Germany. Since the West is firmly against signing a treaty with anything but a reunit- ed Germany, it -appeared the pro- jected conference would draw up a treaty, the West would reject it and then Khrushchev would go ahead and sign it before the end of the year, as promised. As part of the campaign against the West on Berlin, Khrushchev named Marshal Ivan S. Konev, former millitary commander of the Warsaw Pact, to command Soviet forces drawn up against the West in Germany. ThG Communist press made no fuss about the appointment Neues Deutschland, the official party or- gan, carried the one-sentence re- port in bold type on page one, under a small headline. That way of playing the news was in accordance with the Com- munist line that the West is mak- ing threats, but that there will be no war. The appointment of Mar- shal was said to have retired more than a year ago for i D.tivi. EII L laiiuiiig iclUlvl u uiiuii j ua.i ciidU IOI he nor medical experts could de- rcasons of be de tect any changes in his physical organism. The self-assured young, reported one variation from nor- signed more for its effect on the West than on sentiment in the major Communist area. Hum HUL- Bolz told Parliament Berlin mal. He said he wasn't hungry would remain a free un- for his first two meals although der Communist definition this he ate them on schedule. would mean withdrawal of West- "Frankly speaking I had no ern garrisons posted against such See TTTOV Page 4 SAFETY PAYS OFF five-year span of no traffic fatalities has re- ceived recognition for Media by the American Automobile Association. Scanning the recently bestowed Media Wins Citation MEDIA This borough is the recipient of an "Award for Ex- cellence." The citation was made following the community's pedestrian safety program appraisal by the Ameri- can Automobile Association Media was cited as one of'seven with a population under that had no pedestrian fatalities durin" the last 5 years. Media's popula- tion is approximately The award-of walnut and during a lunch- con at the Marriott Motor Hotel, Cily Line, was accepted by Gus D. Houtman, president of boroueh council; Frank T. Wiltshire, bur- gess, and Gunnar H. Jorgensen chief of police. Wiltshire cited several reasons for the safety record of the town. He pointed to a wider range view for motorists and pedestrians at intersections, particularly along State Street, in the business dis- trict. This was done by elimin- ating a parking space at each of the four corners to permit better vision and the manner in which the traffic is regulated on Balti- more Avenue, a slate highway bi- secting ihe town. Also, the borough's participation is the school safely program with Award of Excellence" are: standing the safety patrols, and "the ef- (left to right) Chief of Police Gunnar and cooperation" of the H. Jorgensen and Gus D. Houtman, department, president of borough council and c, ,a n ,WI' on the (seated) FrVnlr T s borou8h hall, along with Vbecuui; jsuigess i'lanK 1. Wiltshire, other similar awards   

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