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   Delaware County Daily Times (Newspaper) - August 23, 1975, Chester, Pennsylvania                              Delaware County V-', 99th YEAR-NO. 2% HOME DELIVERY 75 CENTS MOTOR HOUTE'W.CtNTS. SATURDAY, AUGUST PRICE: FIFTEEN CENTS 8 m Kissinger-Sadat talks Very PLAY IT AGAIN, JAN Jan Wichers of Bradenton, Fla sits on a beach and serenades her dog, Muffins DAMASCUS, Syria (AP.) Secretary of: State Henry A. Kissinger today assured Syria that his. peacemaking efforts include all Middle East issues, including the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. The secretary made his declaration on errival in Damascus from Egypt on his latest round of shuttle diplomacy aimed at an Israeli withdrawal in the Sinai Desert. Syria's' government con- trolled press has expressed reservations about his step-by- step approach to negotiations, reflecting official fears here that Syrian problems could be neglected once the Sinai accord is concluded. "I have always said that the United States is dedicated to establishing just and lasting peace in the Middle East, in- cluding all issues and all parties Kissinger said. "We have always considered Syria very important to achieve bur goal." Kissinger was expected to meet with President Hafez Assad and other Syrian leaders before heading on to Jerusalem this evening to continue his mediation between Egypt and Israel. He said before leaving Egypt that he may return to the Middle East next month if he fails to wrap up the Sinai accord on this trip. He told newsmen in .the Mediterranean resort of Alexandria that his talks with President Anwar Sadat had been "very satisfactory." "Progress has been he added. The .possibility of another Kissinger trip came up when newsmen asked him if he would dog found love Joan Augustine, a Chester resident who loves 'all kinds of animals, was very distraught Friday, all because of a helpless chihuahua It all started Wednesday morning when she was ;her job at Marcus Hook florists.. As 'She Parkway" "ihlp Chester Park, shesaw the tiny dog sitting and I shivering on a bed pillow. I 'Ms. Augustine turned around and thought i he'd, been hit by a car, there was some blood on the pillow, and took the dog to the Con- Chester Animal Hospital, Upper Chichester. I The veterinarians there told her the dog's teeth had rotted, and through lack of care, it had contracted gangrene, Mildred Hilsher, who with her husband, Richard, owns the florist shop, and her entire staff are well known in the community for helping abandoned animals. "Mildred and I agreed, the do what .ever is necessary, no matter what' the Ms. Augustine said. The yets'called Friday and said the poor 'i( little dog had died. The tearful group at the shop wouldn't have the dog cremated. 'I buried it in a nice place in the woods near my mother's home in Nether Ms. Augustine said. "And Icried." She said the little white dog had black ears r and no other marks of identification. "It is really a she said, "why someone left it there like that. Maybe it will jolt people with what is going on now with animals, people not taking care of And, if it was a person financially unable to the dog, they will at least know someone found it who cared.. Media cyclist off to races A 17-year old Media.resident will be one of 12 members' of a regional bicycle racing team jour- ..neying to Canada Sunday for an international 355 race. Ken Ostrander will be a member -of the Eastern USA Cycling'Team, coached by Richard Mann of 'Newtown and sponsored by the Britannia Cycle Club the American Bicycle League. Mann, who owns Mann Cycle Shop, King of and who has promoted the'Britannia club heavily for the past several years, said the race '.which takes place ,in seven stages spread over five should see "six of our riders place in the top '10, and our team the overall winning team." 'Granny's out of her FLINT, Mich. (UPI) Marie Davidek's five children are a bit shocked at their 71-year-old mother's reputation. "The., consensus among members of the family is that Granny's out of her says her daughter, Mrs. Maryanne Bufone. But, the white-haired grand- ma is a champion the new tobacco-spitting champ of the Georgia mountains. She outspit a brown-toothed Georgia mountain man by a good three feet to gain the title. News-of her title has spread, making her ;a local celebrity, but the title .a; bit out of character, Mrs. Davidek is more prone to gardening and sewing. She neither smokes nor chews. She had been attending the Georgia Mountain Fair with-her daughter, Mrs. Maryanne Buffone, and granddaughter, Michelle Bufforie, 21, earlier .this month and they spotted a group of men, mostly mountain men, crowding around for the tobacco spitting contest. Mrs. Buffone advised her mother to steer clear of the tobbaco spitters but Michelle dared Granny to take a crack. "Most of the people crowding around were mountain said Mrs. Davidek's daughter, Mrs. Buffone. "You could tell they( 'were tobacco chewers from way back because of'their .brownteeth." But the dare was pronounced arid Granny found herself locked in a jowl-and-lips battle a mountain man. Mrs. Davidek crammed a wad of choice tobacco in her mouth, mashed it with her teeth, took aim, and spat it a championship nine and a half good three feet farther than her formidable challenger's best .effort. "When I won I almost fain- ted, "she recalls. But she says the "try anytliing" attitude is hardly her. "This was the first time in my life I had done anything so Mrs. Davidek said. "I thought my children would disown me. But I don't regret it and I'd do it again." Mrs. Davidek said she won't take up tobacco chewing as a regular habit, however, and plans to return to her normal activities gardening and creative stitchery. AAarple official innocent By MABLENE FAZIO Daily Times Staff Writer MEDIA COURTHOUSE- Marple Public Works Director William V. Pirocchi was acquitted of all charges Friday in a burst of applause from 15 friends and business associates who were present when the jury announced its verdict. The ruddy-faced defendant chewed gum while the forelady answered "not guilty" to each of the indictments as they were read. Then, Pirocchi jumped up and attempted to shake hands With Asst. DisL Atty. S. Stanton Miller Jr., who prosecuted the case. However the Marple official quickly reseated himself beside his defense attorney, when he realized the judge was beginning to speak. The jury of nine women and three men acquitted Pirocchi of charges of misbehavior in office and conspiracy, after three hours of deliberation. Earlier Judge Dominic T. Marrone of Chester County who presided in the trial, sustained defense motio.ns to drop four other charges in- cluding extortion because of insufficient evidence. Following his acquittal, Pirocchi refused to answer any questions posed by reporters. All he would say is "I'm Billy Pirocchi. I have no comments." In testimony .in Delaware County Court Thursday, Pirocchi swore on his "mother's grave" he never accepted "at no time" 30-year-old bombs found still live BELLEA1R BEACH, Fla. (AP) Military officials have found 14 live bombs dropped 30 years ago in the Gulf of Mexico and have warned local residents not to cart home any similar explosives. A military team plans to sweep the area next week to get rid of any remaining ex- plosives. But city officials warned Friday that the bombs should be considered dangerous. "The real danger is people who find them and, think they've got a dead bomb on their hands. They might want to polish it up, and using an electric drill buffer could cause it to said 1st Lt. Jonathan Coleman of Army ordinance. The rocket-type bombs dropped in target practice ago were retrieved from shallow waters by Army-bomb disposal and U.S. Navy teams last week; Coleman said all 14 were found to be live. from Russell W. Morello for favors in connection with a sewer contract, which the Morello Excavating' Co. handled. Morello testified earlier in the trial that in the afternoon of Dec. he handed over an envelope containing in cash to Pirocchi as requested. However his testimony was uncorroborated and this, ap- parently, was one of the reasons the jury acquitted Pirocchi, according to one juror. "We felt there was not enough proof said Mrs. Ruby Delghagen of Upper Darby, who sat on the panel. "It was only his (Morello's) word that the money was given. He (Morello) testified he told his bookkeeper and business partner about the transaction, yet they weren't brought in to she said. Defense Attorney Francis R. Lord, in his summation to the jury, hammered away at that point. He told the jury if Morello was to be believed it would be the "bribee's word against the briber... one conspirator's word against another..." "The corroboration to Morello's testimony is not Lord told the jury. In other testimony, Pirocchi said he was at Liberty Bell Race Track at the time the alleged bribe money was supposedly changing hands. His testimony concurred with statements made during the trial by Harry Wiegand, 73, of Devon, that the two went to the track, had dinner, and remained in each others company from 10 a.m. to p.m. on Dec. Pirocchi is also scheduled to stand trial on charges he received for arranging to have township employes install two sewer basins with township equipment in 1972 at an auto repair shop. All the the ones he was acquitted arose from an investigation by the Pennsylvania Crime Commission. Commission members had been in the courtroom during the trial, but were not present when the verdict was read. Paper drive set NETHER'PROVIDENCE The monthly newspaper recycling drive by the Nether Providence High School Band and Orchestra Parents' Association will be Sept. 4 to "8. During this time, the com- munity is asked to stack newspapers (no magazines! in the recycling bins near the tennis courts at Nether Providence High School. i 2 others to be shot Ex-Greek dictator guilty Inside your Daily Times returning to rural life. Page 6. ATHENS, Greece (UPI) Greek dictator George and two former qnembers of his government jfoere found guilty and sentenced to death .loday for the 1967 overthrow of 'ribemocracy in Greece. A special Appeal court, after minutes of deliberation, Papadopoulos and Styiianos Pat- iflkos and Nickolaoe Makarezos death by firing squad. They stood motionless as ling Judge iMnnis yanou read the death sen- t, their facet betraying no i After proouuocini sentence, DtyMris W4 the defendants they could appeal withing the next five days. Papadopoulos, '.56, former tank commander Styiianos Pattakos, 63, and former ar- tillery colonel Makarezos, 56, were accused of masterminding and leading the April 21, 1967 coup. Pattakos and Makarezos became deputy premiers under Papadopoulos who ruled Greece under a military dic- tatorship from 1967 to late 1973. During their trial, they took full responsibility for their action and refused to defend themselves. As the (MiadmU were led from the courtroom, newsmen thought about the sentences. "No the former dictator replied in a steady voice. "All is said Pat- takos he followed Papadopoulos out. The court also found 15 of the other 17 defendants guilty of high treason and participation in the military takeover. It sentenced eight of them to life in prison and gave the other seven sentences ranging from 20 to 5 years In jail. Two defendants were acquitted for litckoi evidence. Among those sentenced to life in prison was Dimitrios loan- nidm, the former military police commander who, in November, itTJ, ousted Papadopoulos when Papadopoulos began leading Greece toward parliamentary elections. loannides assumed a behlndthe-scenes strongman role but his regime collapsed July 23, 1974 after Turkey in- vaded Cyprus in the wake of the Athens-inspired coup that temporarily ousted Archbishop Makarios, the Cypriot president. The current Greek premier, Constantine Caramanlis, returned the following day front seK-impoMd exile in Pills to head Greece's Dew democratic Amusements Bridge Church Classified Comics 13 9 2 14-17 19 Crossword Puzzle 19 Death Notices 4 SUNNY Editorials 5 Financial News 7 Horoscope 19 Obituaries 4 Outlook Section Sports 11-14 Television 18 Sunny and pleasant today with a high in the mid 80s. Partly cloudy tonight and tomorrow with a chance of showers Sunday. Low tonight in the km 708, and high Sunday in the mid 80s. Details on Page 10. OMtv SiMM. E Ml 'duster, Pi. HOH. Ms TR M TR UMI. Mlvtrto-nc m return to area to wrap up an agreement after addressing the United Nations General Assem- bly on Sept. 1 or 2. Kissinger replied he would if it was necessary. The secretary of state held a 75-minute .meeting with Foreign Minister Ismail Fahmy On bi- lateral relations, including ad- ditional foreign aid, a spokes- man said. He then left by helicopter for Giannaclis military airport and the flight to Damascus, where he planned to assure Syria that the United States was not ig- noring its interests in the Golan Heights. Kissinger arrived in this Mediterranean resort Friday after opening his latest peace shuttle in talks with the Israeli negotiating team. He reviewed with Sadat "all of the elements of an interim State Department spokesman re- ported, spokesman said that while "problems still some progress was made. Newsmen were told that Egypt was seeking an increase in U.S. aid for its ailing econo- my, and that the Ford adminis- tration would ask Congress for a substantial increase over last year's figure of million. The secretary of state's trip to Damascus comes a day after Syria and Jordan indicated their concern at a possible sep- arate Egyptian-Israeli agree- ment by forming a "supreme political command" to take po- litical decisions on questions of war and peace: The announce- ment came at the end of a visit to Syria by Jordan's King Hus- sein. FBI probes 8 deaths in VA hospital ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Sources say the FBI has in- tensified a probe into the ap- parent cirqg.murders of at least eight patients at the Veterans Administration hospital here and the attemped murder of 33 others. Traces of a paralyzing drug were found in the urine of a patient who suffered a respiratory arrest but survived, a source said Friday. Investigators reportedly concluded that 41 respiratory arrests since July 28 at the hospital including as many as eight fatalities were murder and attempted murder caused by a paralyzing drug. Doctors at the hospital said 10 FBI agents were moving from ward to ward seeking clues and asking hospital employes, "What kind of person do you think would do this." FBI officials declined to verify or discount reports of a stepped-up investigation. One source told the Ypsilanti Press investigators have not found a motive for the injections or identified any suspects. Sources said traces of the drug Pavuion were found in the urine of a man who survived a total repiratory arrest Aug. 15 while awaiting open heart surgery. Dr. Duane Freier, the hospital's acting chief of staff, said it was unlikely the drug could have been given ac- cidentally. "to me, it seems like whoever did it would have to have some sort of medical knowledge. But that includes a lot of people around said one hospital doctor. "It is a difficult and ex- ceedingly complicated one investigator said. "There doesn't seem to be any apparent pattern to the incidents. By that 1 mean it doesn't look as if we are dealing with a mercy killing situation because there doesn't seem to be any common denominator here." Sources said the victims came from different backgrounds and suffered an assortment of ailments in varying degrees of seriousness. The drugs in question, pan- curonium (trade name succincylcholine and d-tubocurare, are routinely used in surgery and on patients on a respirator to relax muscles. State troopers write traffic tickets HARRISBURG CAP) State troopers nabbed traffic violators, most of them speeders, in a six-hour special enforcement effort Friday on the Pennsylvania interstate highway system. A state police spokesman said the normal total for the 24-hour period most Fridays is 400 or 500. Between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m., officers caught motorists with extra patrols and radar units and unconventional vehicles such as vans and trucks as well as normal marked and un- marked patrol cars. The spokesman said police have been stepping up en- forcement procedures on high- ways for the past several weeks. BRAILLEGRAM Here's the first braillegram, signed by Earl Hilburn, president of Western Union, in Washington on Friday. The lender needs 'only to tell the Western Union operator he wants a brailtegrain and it's on Its way, just like a regular telegram.   

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