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   Bucks County Courier Times (Newspaper) - May 24, 1977, Levittown, Pennsylvania                               fflow wr .Vol. No. 123 May 56 Pages 20 Cents Courier Tlmti gholo by Horrv Sirccly Canal excursion Hot and humid weather provided these two unidentified cano- ists with good reason to lest the waters of the Delaware Canal in Upper Makcficld recently. For outdoor canoes can be rented hourly from at least two dealers with head- quarters on the canal in Washington Crossing. The balmy cli- mate Is expected to continue through this week with a chance of occasional thunder showers. Sec story on Page A3. don't want apartments' By Susan Spragne Courier Times Stuff Writer Nearly 100 Warminster residents last night jammed the township build- Ing to deliver a message to the do not want any more apartments In Warmlnstcr The residents came to participate In a hearing on a proposed plan to build apartments In the financially distraught Old Country Village Shop- ping Center at Street and David's Roads. Several residents spoke to the su- saying In no uncertain terms they do not want apartments there. Presenting a thick yellow sheaf of Kathleen a resi- dent of the Mcadowwood hundred signatures say we do not want apartments on our corner. do not want any more apart- ments In Warminslor we 100 protest in Warminster feel we have our fair contin- ued Mrs. Hodgklnson. The residents agreed they don't want the half-empty center to remain In its present state of think our township planners and zon- ing hearing board can come up with something suitable for that said Mrs. Hodgkinson. Richard the attorney resenting a development he declined to said It was uncertain cr a developer would be willing to ac- cept a plan other than the one proposed. The which has the back- Ing of Trevose Savings present leaseholder of Old Country was Interested in building SZ single- bedroom apartments In the now va- cant store complexes. Saying that he was the wa- for his McBrlde had asked for the public hearing to get reaction from the residents. He said If the plan was approved. It would be at least a year before occupancy would be possible. The one-bedroom apartments would cater to singles and young ricd McBrlde and would not bring more children Into the town- ship. After the residents' objections to the the supervisors asked what they would like to sec on the site. some of my we agreed we would like to sec a bowling alley or movie house said Mrs. Hodgklnson. The residents like the stores and banks that arc now located In the she and would not want to lose them. Supervisor August Boyd said he had looked Into the possibility of ting a theatre in the and no one was The supervisors did not vole on the proposed plan. Supervisor Chairman Richard Lcdoux said he expects the developer will have to do hard as a result of the residents' objections. Supervisor H.Charles Ford said he is opposed to the plan because It would violate the township fire codes. John deputy chief of the War- minster Fire said the company Is also opposed to any apart- ments being built Into the existing structures. Citing a serious arson fire In one of the empty buildings last McCarron only thing we were grateful for was that no lives were at McCarron said the fire department has given the buildings a minute and if someone were trapped Inside It would be almost Impossible to get them out In time. Iron Butterfly She's the steel-willed Warminster parks director Dy Susan Sprague Courier Tunes Staff Writer In Warmlnstcr they call her their Soft spoken and Ann Toolc is often mistaken Tor one of the high school students who frequent the parks she directs. But extensive education and training give Mrs. Toolc the confid- ence to do her best to make the township's six parks for Standing S foot Mrs. Toolc doesn't tip the scales at 110 pounds dripping wet Wide blue eyes and a soft piping voice add to her butterf- ly quality. At Mrs. Toolc is one of the youngest park directors In the and one of only two women directors. She has an undergraduate degree in psychology and a masters degree In parks and plus experience working in Warminster under federal Manpower pro- and for the parks department in New Jersey. From her own being female and youthful Is some- times a would go to review a park for a grant New and people would they sent a girl to look at my said Mrs. Toole. But they learned fast that being a female didn't make her they had anything they didn't get their and that was she said. In one of the first things Mrs. Toolc asserted herself on was the proposed ordinance defining the jobs of park board and Its staff. Review of Ihc ordinance was almost but Mrs. Toolc Page Oil. CMrtw Wwio Ren Brown Ann Toolc strives for 'something for the people1 show9 permission JL By Lanny Morgnanesl Courier Times Staff Writer The loser In the first battle of Bris- tol Township's anti-pornography war is the French Adult Book Store on Route 13 near Bdgcly The township zoning hearing board last night denied the store's manage- ment permission to operate 18 The shows arc films viewed in private coin-operated According to Paul attorney for French Adult Book Stores peep shows arc an Important econom- ic sideline of porno shops. The films bring In about 30 per cent of the reve- Shallta said. Peep shows In two other township locations had been operating illegally but were shut down recently. The own- ers were advised by the township to seek approval from the zoning board If they wished to continue operating the film machines. Pornographic books arc also under attack In the township. The township commissioners arc working on legis- lation that would prohibit the sale of obscene material. Last night's meeting was attended by about 55 many of whom referred to adult book store owners as and A confrontation also developed be- tween Shallta and the zoning but It was less vocal. It dealt with qucsUons of law and Issues like who owned the book store and what would the subject matter of the films be. The board turned down the peep show request after citing a provision In the township zoning ordinance re- quiring it to rule In the Interest of the township and the public The two zoning officials Christopher Altlmari and Mary Lou said they did not think peep' shows served the best Interest of the township. was reading from a different section of the zoning ordinance. Ills Interpretation of the law Is approval must be granted un- less the township can show the peep shows arc or offensive by reason of illumi- nation or news summary Bucks County 2 Sentencing has heavy security. Two one serving life term for Bucks County were sentenced yesterday on armed robbery charges. Crimes occurred while the two men were escapees. More than 20 security officers were on hand. 3 Pomeroy's does not plan to move store. The president of Pomcroy's has categorically denied his department store is considering pulling up slakes at the Lcvlttown Center and moving to the old Litsstore In the Ncshaminy 3 Rating expected OD conviction testimony. A Bucks County judc was expected to rule today whether testimony about an earlier child abuse murder conviction will be allowed at the trial of a Bristol Township man charged with attempted murder In the beating of his 18-month-otd son. Ncwtown 3 Court may solve dispute. A zoning challcgc in Ncwtown Borough last night came a little closer to being resolved in Bucks County Court. The borough council failed to adopt the proposed zoning change to allow developer Dcjamln Emge to build 25 apartments on tract on South State and Barclay Streets. Warminster 4 Warmlnstcr government study 'on Warmlnstcr's form of government wilt be along with a possible but no one knows which way they're going. Meeting Is scheduled for June although 11 elected officials aren't no certification. Business ft Insulation firms anticipate avalanche of orders. Manufacturers await business boom because of President Carter's proposal for insulating 90 per cent of all American homes by 1985. Government fears new emphasis on insulation will bring out unscrupulous business people who will attempt to make a bundle of cash from energy-conscious homeowners. Editorial 6 Criminal code with civil rights. Rccodify the criminal code but don't deprive us of our Constitutional rights. C Wlnnlngly shy. Meet an award-winning member of this newspaper staff. 6 Taxpayer get-together. Taxpayers arc forming lobbying too. And why 7 Public's right to know and the US. Senate. Secrecy has always been something of a problem In this government body. 7 Political trial of FBI agent could shape bureau's future. Who will control the super police 11 Yon can be a successful Job-hunter. Convention held recently in Chicago dealt with job-hunting. Researchers have been able to categorize types of personalities which arc successful In securing employment. Those applicants who arc optimistic about challenge and arc more likclyto be hired than those who wait for things to happen to them. Sports Football Scholastic 16 Teacher cutbacks could cost Cardinal grid job. Dclhaas football coach Ron Cardinal faces possible job luss if Bristol Township School District goes ahead with teacher cutbacks. Official word won't be known unlilJunc9. Conditioning Living II The A club for those who put off today what can be done morrow Lcs Waas of Huntingdon Valley Is president of a club that recently has celebrated such timely events as America's The Procrastlnators Club .started as a tongue- In-ehcck but It's membership Is growing as more people find Its fun to have a formal okay to put things off. 17 Coaches on Conditioning. Council Rock's ttuss Strublc and Neshnmlny Langhornc's Hal llcffclflngcr tell how they stay in top physical condition. Track Scholastic 18 Sic ma nek riding high despite missing Postal mlxup halts William Tcnncnt's Joe Sicmanck and teammates from competing In Pcnn Relays. sad story has a happy ending. Tennis 19 Lower Morcland girls seek to net LBC tennis title today. Ncshaminy girls battle lo keep Lower Morcland from running away with tennis title. Both won tuncup matches yesterday. good evening The Netherlands has a problem. The Asian extremists have seized about 161 hostages. There has been gunfire heard In Ihc schools where the children and teachers arc being held. After a long wait the South Moluc- cans have presented what they call non-negotiable demands. It's easy to say never to negotiate with terrorists. What would you say If It were your child or relative being Talking about Mayor Riz- 20 says be will move the radi- cal group. The members of the group have been seen uniformed and armed and people In the area arc afraid. Rlzzo says he hopes to remove the group without violence but If It starts trouble the police will end They could delay It a few weeks but It appears Jobn Mitchell and R. Hatdcman will soon be joining John Ehrllchman in Jail. That means the former highest law en- forcement man In the will be just another number. the leader of It all will be back on television earning a for- tune. They say Angcto Bruno will talk be- fore the New Jersey State Commis- sion of Investigation. He may talk but he probably won't say much. Of course they could ask Bruno what he thinks of the casino bill passed yesterday by the N.J. State There arc many who don't think gambling will bring the mob to Atlantic City. They think the mob Is al- ready there and waiting. That young jockey Steve now faces the problem which comes to everyone who rides horses. Will he be able to get back up on the horse after an The bet here Is he'll be just as effec- tive when he gets back. The kid's a born jockey and Is riding right Into the of fame. Now for some stolen The divorce courts arc filled with people who believed in beginner's luck. Safety toward oth- ers as you would have others drive to- ward S.O. B33 A Bucks A ft Schedule S p.m. Classified A 7 p.m. B24 B34 1133 Happenings Jacoby 3 im Wilson Your Ml Newsroom 9W-I008 Sports 911-1000 Circulation   

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