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   Bucks County Courier Times (Newspaper) - September 27, 1977, Levittown, Pennsylvania                               lurks Vol. 67 227 September 1977 60 Pages 20 Cents Carter fights mice with peanut butter WASHINGTON President Carter may nut know It but he has a go-ahead from the Humane Society of the United States to kill as quickly as possi- ble the mice thai Inhabit the presidential offices. Three White House sources reported that special devices that trap rather than kill mice have been Installed near Cart- er's private office they conventional mouse- traps arc frowned upon by hu- mane societies. Nothing could be further from the it seems. Said Charles spokesman for the national stay away from rodents. we're for the quick- est Dossible kill for these We're against When the local society was asked If It had advised Carter or his people against using every- day a spokesperson he have enough Mice arc so prevalent throughout the White House complex that a variety of de- vices and methods arc em- ployed to fight them. In the press for conventional spring traps arc used but with an uncon- ventional bait. Instead of arm- ing the triggers with bits of cheese. GSA employes periodi- cally dab them with peanut but- ter. Neither Jimmy nor Billy Carter put them up to this. It's .simply a fact that mice often contrive to cat cheese bait with- out triggering a trap. When gooey peanut butter Is involved. the task becomes Impossible. In Press Secretary Jody Powell's the trap of choice is a long narrow card- board open at both called a Mouse Tracking Sta- tion. It contains a green powder that Powell and his co-workers arc on the box from Ingesting or inhaling. An employe In Mrs. Carter's press office reported there were traps In those precincts just a saucer filled with some- thing that looks like oats but pro- sumably entails side effects that are best avoided. Intervention by humane so- although an ill-founded rumor in the case of Carter's has occurred periodically En recent White House history. When squirrels began chew- ing up President Dwight D. Ei- senhower's backyard pouttlng some animal lovers were outraged by Ike's strenuous ef- forts to have them trapped and carted off lo distant federal for- ests. Eyebrows were raised anew by a campaign to rid stately White trees of unlidy starlings. The gimmick in this case was to capture a truss him head down by his feet and record his shrieks of which then were broadcast from loudspeak- ers placed in the trees. In the intervening technology has advanced to the point where a more effective anti-starling method has been developed. To a ground- skeeper walks among the trees at the roosting hour banging two Micks together. BCCC strike looms By Kathy Canavan Courier Times Staff Wnttr Bucks County Community Col- lege's unionized librarians and counselors were scheduled to meet for a strike vote at p.m. to- day. The faculty members have been working without a contract since school opened September 1 but nego- tiations reportedly broke down yester- it me law members ol Local 220fl of the American Federation of Teachers vote to the college's part-time teachers must decide whether to cross the picket lines. Union members and administra- tors agreed lo keep negotiations se- cret but sources say key issues in yesterday's talks were money and' length of and class size. The teachers reportedly are look- ing for a two-year contact with sub- stantial pay increases. The adminis- trators reportedly want smaller pay hikes and a three-year contract. The teachers reportedly want to discuss class an item which ad- ministrators consider non-negotiable. The union members averaged a raise over the life of the last two-year contract signed In 1975. At that union members agreed to conduct classes during negotiations but they finally struck when contract talks clicked on and off into October. The contract finally was signed on Oc- tober 20. By the time of the signing the college had lost HJ5 of its students. The salary range now in effect goes from for beginning instructors In top salary for full profes- sors. The teachers have been without a contract since August 15. Illegal police hirings cited Courier Tlmei by John Stapler on Acting Chief Elmer Clawgcs seemed relaxed last night Gripes against Clawges to be aired individually By Susan Spragur Staff Writer Warminster's disgruntled police- men will meet individually willi the township supervisors lo discuss their grievances against Acting Police Chief Elmer P. Clawgos. The decision to interview the offi- cers individually came last night fol- lowing a two-hour closed session between a dozen officers and the board of supervisors. The officers and the supervisors re- mained mum on tlte subjects dis- cussed during the meeting. Supervisor Chairman Richard G. Ledoux said only that there was a ex- with the members of the po- lice department. Dissatisfaction with Clawges as a leader was first voiced by the police- men last week in a letter sent to Town- ship Manager Thomas P. Holler. The township then scheduled last night's meeting as an opportunity for the offi- cers lo document their specific griev- ances against Clawges. who has been acting as chief for the past year. Neither Clawges nor Ll. James who reportedly was the source of one of the men's was present during the two-hour session with Ihe supervisors. Clawges met with the supervisors following the regular public meeting. has performed as acting chief since one year ago when former Police Chief Rowan P. Kelly Jr. was fired after being charged with conduct unbecoming an officer. Sources within the department re- port Pro-Kelly forces were not respon- sible for the attack against Clawges. Officers reportedly were dissatisfied with his administrative in- cluding his appointment of Miller as lieutenant in charge of all patrols. The policemen reportedly felt Mill- er's appointment was a demotion for Lt. Harry who had been in charge of and was reassigned to the juvenile division. The supervisors refused to make a permanent appointment for chief until all litigation regarding Kelly has been exhausted. The fired chief is still at- tempting to get his job and pres- ently has a case before Judge Harriet Mims in Bucks County Court. By Susan Sprague Courier Tones Staff Writer Warminstcr Township has been or- dered to return nearly in feder- al jobs funds because It illegally used the money to hire two police officers who do not live in Bucks County. The disclosure has fueled specula- tion that fraud charges may be levied against former county and township officials. The township has been asked by the Bucks County Manpower Office to re- turn paid in salaries from 1975 to February 1976 to one man who lives in Philadelphia and one who lives in Montgomery County. The Manpower which is a Bucks conduit for federal jobs requires Its employes to live within Township responsible Albert Ferbcr. a Manpower em- ploye assigned to the Warminstcr said the office has taken the stance that the township is responsible for failure to check out the officers' claim that they resided in Warminster when they were hired. Ferbcr said the federal Depart- ment of Labor investigation into Man- power activities resulted in the discovery that the men do not live at the addresses they put on their appli- cations to the Manpower agency. As a the agency has asked for a return of all funds expended for Ihe salaries of officers Joseph Falno and Gerald A. Carangia. Attempts to reach Faino and Car- who are both still employed by the police were unsuc- cessful. Faino did not return telephone messages left at the police and Carangia would not be reached for comment. Fcrber admitted that the Manpow- er program has its own screening pro- cess which is supposed to find discrepancies of this type. the Manpower employe said he was Z' involved with the case at that and cannot answer questions on why the addresses were not- investi- gated. Township Manager Thomas P. Hol- ler said he received a letter last week asking for the return of the federal and has asked township solici- tor Elliot Drexlcr to look into the town- ship's responsibility in the case. is some evidence that fraud is said I that township nnd county offificals were In- volved in the cover-up. may have legal recourse against these Hotter said. there was such it is possible the township can't be held entirely to I loiter said his main concern now is whether Hie township must repay the and if where the money will come from. The two officers are still employed by the I loiter although they are now on the regular police de- partment payroll. I loiter justified keeping the I wo po- lice officers on the investigation indicates they were young men in need of a job who did what they were The information we have is that it appears the fraud was committed by township Holler said both officers ed fully with the department of labor on how the improper addresses were given lo Both men arc now list- ed under legal addresses with the police Holler and arc both within the township's 10-mile radius requirement for police officers. Fcrber said his department will take no further action until It receives a response from the township. news summary Bucks Counly 2 New exit makes It easier. It was a lot easier for Lower Ducks commuters to drive to Philadelphia today. Yesterday a new exit at 2nd and Callowhill Streets was opened on the Delaware Expressway 3 Lower Bucks greets return of iho sun. After days of gloomy area welcomes back the sun that should be- around for the next few days. Mornings have rare item moon setting in West .is sun rises in East. 1C Proposed Burks sewage plant K hurt by DVRPC study. A proposed multi-million dollar tower Bucks Counly sewage treatment plant which would free county customers from paying Philadelphia sewage rates suffered a setback this week with the release of a new Delaware Valley Region Planning Commission 18 You can give views on Delaware River. Two public workshops are scheduled to permit Lower Bucks residents tn comment on future management and plans for the Delaware Illver. The Delaware River Hnsin Com mission has set up a scries of five such workshops to solicit comments on Ihe Delaware Basin comprehensive study. Bcnsalcm 3 Sergeant admits 'sexual assault on 11-year veteran with Bensalem Township police force admits he sexually assaulted 16-year-old boy while off duty. He was charged and expected lo resign today. Warminstcr 3 Aster Road cleanup set. Warminstcr Township supervisors listen to complaints from residents of road and agree to clean up the messy stretch of road. Con ten Dial schools 3 Historical flavor- Yesterday was the birthday of Johnny Applesccd and some second grade students in Centennial district's Longstreth school observed the day by learning about and eating apples. Editorial 7 Soviets seek pragmatic profile at United Soviet strategy at the just-opened UN Ccneral Assemhy session calls for a pragmatic approach on Assembly debates. Tin- Soviets do not want the debates to gel in the way of the big-power search for settli'inenl on strategic arms and in the Middle Kasl. While talking about a need for poorer nations to get a belter deal from Ihe rich. Moscow nonetheless puts less emphasis on this than on disarmament. 7 Maybe .lody POM ell has finally learned to play Jody Powell was just trying to play hardball when he smacked his fingers on Hie Senator Percy fiasco. Perhaps the young press secretary has learned his lesson. Hut has bis Entertainment 13 swears off gomsboes. David Jansscn plays a police sergeant tonight in the new season start of NBC's but he sayj hell never play a gendarme or gumshoe in a scries1 of his own. Living 10 Hospitals and Ihe A need for hu- mane healing. Hospltalization often makes the elderly patient feel helpless and says Dr. Otto a Pcnn professor. .Speaking to a group at Pine Run Community in Dr. Pollak told of his own experiences in and urged that some steps be taken so that elderly don't feel like useless cast- offs while undergoing treatment. 11 A clothcshorse of another color. Parents of teens arc wrong when they think their children don't care about how they look. Observes staff writer Mary teens are just as clothes conscious as ever It's just that their choice in styles has changed. Sports Football 21 Rams1 knockout punch made Eagles see stars. Eagles' coarh Dick Vermeil is disappointed and em harassed by his team's showing against the He Is not surprised he but was disappointed In sluggish performance. 21 Browns receive boons from overtime work. Cleveland Browns' Don Cockroft boots 115-yard field goal to give his team 30-27 win over New England Patriots to end see-saw battle in overtime last night. Kclscy gel honor. Valley Forge's Ken Rickctts is named Offensive the Week. Bristol's John Kclsoy Is named Defensive Player of the Week and llensalem's Hob Hart receives Coach of Ihe Week award. good evening Some people waited days in line In London to take the Sky train plane to the United States but when the plane left there were still 74 empty seats. With rates going up on buses and ft may soon be cheaper to go to London than vacation in the United Stales. This bugging and blackmail story about the Panama Canal treaty may yet turn out to be the big one of this year. Once again It isn't the deed it- as terrible as It may that will be as bad as the cover-up which fol- lowed. It appears we were blackmailed Into giving Panama belter terms or it would reveal we had bugged a confer- ence room. A U.S. Army sergeant had disclosed that information to them for an alleged payoff. the sergeant was given an honorable discharge and has been whisked out of the United States so he won't be able to testify before a Senate investigating committee. And we thought we were all through with cov- er-ups. Consolidated Edison saved New York City from having a blackout yes- terday. It was easy. It just blacked out parts of a suburb. In Congress President Carter's energy plan is being shred- ded to bits. Congressmen arc bowing to pressure from the oil lobbyists and arc going to deregulate gas so prices will jump enormously. The President has promised to veto the bill if it comes to him that way. The Phils arc also having an ener- gy crisis. The problem lately is pitch- ing. They only have two reliable starters and a good bullpen. By the time most of you read this after- noon's game should be history and you'll know whether they clinched by winning. The big question about the Eagles is why they didn't play with more In- tensity in the first half. Did they think their talent was going to blow out the victory-hungry You know what happens to little boys who keep They grow up to become announcers on the Late Late Show. Get-welt cards have become so hu- morous that If you don't get sick nowa- days you're missing half the fun. S.O. A Ducks 2 Movie A 17 5 p.m. Classified A 7 p.m. An BM BU Happealnp Jaeoby 1 AI3 Wllwfl Your Newsroom Sports M3-10M Circulation   

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