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   Lebanon Daily News (Newspaper) - June 9, 1977, Lebanon, Pennsylvania                                Lebanon County com munities have received more than million in publics works money as part of the Carter Administrations bil lion public works appropria tion according to Lebanon County Congressmen Allen Ertel and Robert Walker Of the total of to be received here will go to the city of Lebanon to Lebanon County and to the Borough of Palmyra In addition Ertel announced that Dauphin County would re ceive and the city of Harrisburg would get a grant of Ertel announced the grants yesterday for Palmyra which is in his district and for Leba non County The announcement of the grant for the city came from Walkers office this morning but Walker voiced dissatisfac tion with the way the Democra tic Administration handled the announcement Not Personnally Notified Walker said he was not per sonally notified of the grant to the city but had to find out about it from a Democratic col league When Walkers office tried to get information concerning the possible grant a Carter aide hung up the phone Walker said John Jackson city develop ment coordinator said city council will have to decide how the money will be used The grants announced today and yesterday are part of round two of public works grants The city had previously applied for million for the addition to the sewage treatment plant which the city must build and for a concrete box to be put under Elm Street to carry flood and rain water away Lost Out First Time The city lost out on round one appropriations as did most of PTA Calls For Traffic Lights By BERNARD SHIRE Daily News Staff Three members of the North west School PTA let city council know in no uncertain terms that they want something done about the traffic situation in the vicinity of the school located between Ninth and 10th streets on Maple Street The three women Bonnie Cortright Catherine Maransky and Pauline Sammer are on the PTAs safety committee and are quite upset about the lack of traffic signals at the intersec tion and the poor crosswalks and sidewalks in the civinity of the school What really has them scared is the prospect of Route 343 New Site Suggested To FASP By BERNARD SHIRE Daily News Staff First Aid and Safety Patrol FASP ambulance officials ar rived at a city council planning session last night with the idea of finalizing plans for the con struction of a new addition next to the existing quarters and two fire companies at Eighth and Orange streets They left however with the possibility of having a separate building constructed on land currently owned by the Leba non School District just across the street New quarters are going to be built by the ambulance unit be cause of overcrowding at the present facility adjacent to the Union and Perseverance fire being relocated next to the school Under present Penn DOT plans Ninth Street would become an on ramp and 10th Street an off ramp to the new highway 1 That would make an already bad situation just Mrs Cortright said She warned that many of the parents of children attending the school have been waiting to see what action the city and school district are going to take on the matter They are waiting and watch ing but if something is not done soon youre going to have a lot of angry parents coming in she said The women said they want the city to take a position opposing the construction of Route 343 in the vicinity of the school They indicated they had gone to State Sen Clarence Man beck who serves on the Senate Transportation Committee about the problem but he told them to approach city council The women were hopeful that a traffic signal could be instal led at the Ninth and Maple streets intersection next year but City Engineer Ed Keener indicated this would be possible only if the signal is paid for loc ally The possibility that the city and school district could share the cost of a traffic signal was discussed The cost of a signal is estimated at Keener said that under pre sent plans PennDOT would pay for the cost of traffic signals in the area at the same time that Route 343 is relocated In that case the placement of the sig nals at the intersections could be five years away The only other way Keener pointed out is if signals are placed there under the auspices of a TOPICS traffic safety prog ram being begun by the city Continual on 1 Continued on Ptgt 3Col 1 Administrative IU Raises OKd By CED KURTZ Education Editor The LancasterLebanon In termediate Unit 13 board last evening approved administra tive salaries and pay hikes in cluding the use of a car for two administrators in lieu of pay raises Last month the board ap proved setting aside a six per cent or fund for pay raises for administrators supervisors and specialists The board also approved a plan in which toplevel adminis trators could elect to be pro vided with leased cars instead of a salary increase Last evening two adminis trators Dr Lloyd Ruoss IU di rector and Dr Richard Sherr Photo Return Policy Photographs submitted for publication in the Daily News WILL NOT be returned unless ac companied by a selfaddressed stamped en velope Photos submitted without a return en velope will become property of the Dally News and cannot be returned the rest of Central Pennsyl vania Jackson said that al though financing on the sewage treatment plant has begun the city could probably request that the Environmental Protection Agency EPA allow the new money to be used toward that end The city is floating a bond issue to pay some of the con struction costs and this money would reduce the amount of money to be raised The county commissioners were also discussing what use would be made of the they are receiving at their meeting this morning 105th YearNo 234 LEBANON THURSDAY EVENING JUNE 15 CENTS special education director chose the cars over a more sub stantial pay raise The board approved a lease agreement with Town and Country International Inc to lease two Chevrolet Caprices at per month for a threeyear period with an option to buy The cars are leased by the IU to provide a tax break for the ad ministrators Three To Nine Per Cent Actual pay increases ap proved last evening range from three to nine per cent New salaries with old figures in parentheses are Dr Ross Dr Sherr as sistant directors William Continual on 6Col 1 Senate Lowers Pa Drinkin SHOULD IT BE 0 OR UThe contestants in the National Spelling Bee each year go through all kinds of emotions and poses as they try and con centrate on the words being spelled During the opening session Wednesday in Washington Rhon da an eighth grader from Harmony and Jon a sixth grader from Ancortes scrunch up their faces as they listen to other spellers UPI Telephoto Fresh Battle Lines Forming In Gays Fight For Rights By United Press International The election was over in Miami with homosexuals clearly the losers but nation wide fresh battle lines in the gay communitys fight for equal rights were being drawn in words of defiance and bitter in vective In Norfolk about 300 gay activists stormed out of a religious crusade in Scope arena Wednesday night as singer Anita Bryant tried to read a biblical passage damn ing homosexuals as sinners It was Miss Bryant the Florida Sunshine Tree lady and a devout Baptist who led the successful campaign to re peal the Dade County ordinance forbidding housing and employ ment discrimination against homosexuals Miss Bryant burst into tears at the protest while outside 400 homosexuals some in shouted such slogans as Say No to Bigotry Stop Anita and Save Our Chil dren Defend Lesbian Across a divided highway a Virginia Beach fundamentalist preacher led about 150 counter pickets who taunted the gays with signs bearing slogans such as Gays Are Godless and Sinners not As the Miami vote polarized the gay and straight com munities into mutually hostile camps Miss Bryants friends and foes waxed verbal Anita Bryant is nothing more than one of the devils said the Rev Ron Pan nell pastor of New Orleans predominantly gay Metropoli tan Community Church Once again I say that nowhere in the Christian Gospel can she justify her actions of hate because the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the Gospel of Love and thats cer tainly not her New Hampshire Gov Mel Continued on Ptge 2 Death Of Big Car In US Is Predicted In 1980s WASHINGTON UPI At least one auto maker ex pects Americas love affair with big cars to die a natural death in the 1980s American Motors Corp offi cials say they expect the switch to take place voluntarily mak ing mandatory federal action unnecessary They predict the demand for compact cars will grow fivefold in the next few years The prediction came Wed nesday as AMC Chairman Roy Chapin displayed sleek con cept models of five small cars and a minijeep all designed to couple energy efficiency with comfort which his company be lieves will represent the shape of cars in the 1980s The majority of Americans buying new cars during the next decade are expected to switch from large cars to compacts Chapin told a news conference Out of a projected 10 million car market he said small car sales are expected to run be tween 6 million and 8 million Continued on Ptgt 2 DAY FOR FREDMusician Fred Waring right blows out the candles on his birthday cake as his lifelong friend Mamie Eisenhower left looks on with Governor Milton Shapp center and Warings wife Virginia in nesday Waring celebrates his birthday today and was honored by Governor Shapp for his contribu tions to Pennsylvania UPI See story on page 7 Bill Faces Opposition In House HARRISBURG UPI For the fifth time in as many legisla tive sessions the General As sembly is considering a bill to lower the 21yearold drinking age Despite efforts by senators citing gruesome traffic fatality statistics and the lobbying by a statewide motor club the Se nate Wednesday voted 2721 to lower the drinking age in Pennsylvania to 19 The bill was sent to the House where it faces an uncer tain future Similar legislation has been introduced in the past five legislative sessions but it has never been able to clear both chambers The Senate passed a similar bill in the 197576 session which was defeated in the House 93100 Several members ot tne black caucus also reportedly fear lowering the drinking age could create community prob lems They are expected to lobby against the bill Gov Milton Shapp however supports the legislation In a rare show of emotional ism the senators debated for more than an hour Wednesday before passing the bill that would allow persons 19 years of age and older to drink beer wine or any other alcoholic be verage Sen William Duffield DWestmoreland the bills sponsor said it was hypocriti cal for the state to allow 19year olds to vote fight wars or own bars but not to drink alcohol An 18yearold can go into the mines and earn a living sup port a family Yet he cannot go down to a bar after work and get a beer to cut that dust I trust the teenagers of today I feel they are being discriminated he said Opponents of the measure argued lowering the drinking Award Bid For Bridge Over Quitty A contract for was awarded to Williams York for construction of a rail road bridge at a meeting of the Lebanon County Redevelop ment Authority last evening Williams was the low bidder on the project that will carry the railroad across the Quittapahil la Creek west of 12th Street The bridge serves the Agway Co at 16th and Cumberland streets among other customers Williams Co is currently em barked on flood control work on the Quittapahilla Creek bet ween 19th and 12th streets In other business the authori ty approved a request by the city that the time limit for the restoration of the log house at 1110 Chestnut St be extended for 45 more days This is the third extension granted by the two bodies for the restoration project and gives the Lebanon County Historic Preservation Trust until Aug 5 to complete the project Both bodies have Continued on 3 WEATHER Considerable cloudiness and windy with a few showers to night Low In the mid 50s Vari able cloudiness windy and cool Friday High around 70 age would lead to an increase in alcoholrelated traffic acci dents involving teenagers If we pass this we will be signing the death warrants for at least 42 of our young said Sen Edward Early D Allegheny citing statistics which he said proved the death rate would increase Sen John Sweeney a Demo crat whose Delaware County district is close to states with lower drinking ages said he thought the bill would decrease the incidence of alcoholrelated traffic deaths among teena gers Its a well known fact that teenagers drive to other states where they can drink We have a very good record of teenage traffic deaths because our young people are dying on the highways of contiguous Sweeney said The Pennsylvania AAA Federation a statewide motor club wrote to all 50 state senators explaining its opposi tion to the The Pennsyl vania Tavern Association sup ported the legislation Manbeck Explains His Vote Its an emotional 48th District senator Clarence F Manbeck of Fredericksburg told the Daily News this morn ing as he explained his reason for voting against the proposal to lower the drinking age I would judge the majority of the people are in favor of lowr ering the drinking age as long as they dont have to commit themselves in he added Asserting that many people vote dry and drink wet Man beck said his votes in the Senate are based on the comments and letters he receives from his con stituents Over a period of sev eral years he has received what he termed several letters from those in favor of a lower drink ing age More Con Letters Contrasting the small numb er of positive suggestions to change the drinking law age Manbeck related is a much larger number of letters from opponents of the proposal I re ceived many letters from con stituents in the 48th District and I attended a WCTU meeting in Lancaster County that had an attendance of over Man beck said He said there were numerous Lebanon County resi dents at the Lancaster County meeting and they expressed op position to a change in the drink ing law Continued on Ptgt 1 Today In The NEWS Action 4 2 Womens LAZBOY SHOWCASE SHOPPf AT liCMNER CITY FATHERS DAY SALE 417 W Miln Filmyn Man Thuri 4 Frt   

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