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Valley Independent, The (Newspaper) - November 21, 1975, Monessen, Pennsylvania Shapp denies knew payoff PHILADELPHIA Gov. Milton J. Shapp denied in testimony in federal court here Thursday that he knew oi a payment made to secure a Philadelphia Com mbn Pleas Court judgeship for VitoN.Pisciotta. Shapp appointed Pisciotta in but testified he did so based on the.recommendation of the Democratic City Committee and its Peter J. Pisciotta is on trial on charges of conspiring to set up a cigaret smuggling ring and accepting payoffs from the scheme. He is also charged with two counts of income tax evasion. who was on the stand for about 30 testified that name was among 29 submitted to him in late Dec. 1971 by Camiel. He said he eventually appointed all the attorneys recom- mended by but he noted that they all met several criteria. Under cross-examination by defense attorney A. Charles Shapp said the ap- pointment list for the Philadelphia judges had been compiled prior to Dec. 1971. When asked by Peruto whether it would be likely that someone would pay on Dec. 29 and Pisciotta would be named judge.the next the governor have no way of knowing what was going on. The first time I heard of this was when I read it in the newspapers several weeks Shapp was also asked by Peruto whether Camiel called him at the last telling him to put Pisciotta on the list. of that sort. His name was in the middle of all the recommendations on the answered-. The government contends that the was paid to John former patronage chief of the Democratic Party by Harold J. the government's key witness. Mouyard raps probation office on collections Joseph Mouyard is going down swinging. who'll be leaving office in January as clerk of courts in Washington yesterday charged he is being made to look bad because the county's Adult Probation Office is not being diligent enough in the collection of fines from sentenced defen- dants. A recent report on the operation of his office by Auditor General Robert P. Casey was critical of Mouyard because of the lag in collec- tions. In a letter to the Mouyard said the charge is and and leads to the impression that not performing my Mouyard's statements drew a rather strong rebuttal from Chief Adult Probation Officer Jerome N. McCavttt. In a letter of his own to the McCavitt said he has been pleased with the overall operation of the office since he began supervision of it Oct. 1974. McCavitt said he takes as insult to myself and this the remarks made by Mouyard. McCavitt pointed out that his office has three probation officers and one intake officer. There is an active file of 720 parolees and and an inactive fiieeof McCavitt said. He went on to say that collections for tpis year are above an identical period in 1974. Mouyard maintained that the courts have been aware of the problem for a long time but havenot taken any County Commission Chairman Michael R. Flynn suggested that a copy of Mouyard's letter be given to Airport repair costs higher It's going to cost more than expected to repair the and taxiway at Washington County Airport. t That was the word yesterday as the county commissioners learned at their regular weekly meeting that there will be a 20 per cent overrun for the project. Chief Clerk F.D. Whalen the additional expense is feasible because the repairs are more or less permanent. .The engineering con- Michael had originally estimated the cost at the bill approved by com- missioners at their weekly meeting Thursday was for The work was performed by Black Top Paving Inc. Whalen said by ex pending the additional the runway and taxiway will probably not need further major attention for eight or nine years. Under the original the patching work would have lasted for no more than four he said. In other com- missioners approved the continuation of two services for older citizens the nutritional program and Meals on Wheels. The Adult Services Department was also designated as the contracting agency beginning Jan. According to Anthony head of Adult Ser- the nutrition program will cost and the county's cash share will be The balance of the county's five per cent share will come through in-kind services. The county's cash share of the Meals on Wheels program will be Total cost of the project is Luppino noted that the two programs are inter-related. There are currently 11 centers in the county and four central kitchens to provide congregate meals and Meals on Wheels. Luppino described the services as the most vital direct the county provides because 17 per cent of county residents are 60 years of age or older. Mrs. Margaret chief administrator of was appointed acting superin- tendent of the Women's Home in the absence of John Showalter. Showaiter is hospitalized in New Orleans. Budget hearings Washington County Com- missioners are ready to begin hearings on the 1976 operating budget. The com miss.ioners. yesterday approved a schedule for the saying the deadline for sub- mitting budget request forms which already are in the hands of county officials is Nov. 26. The hearings are scheduled Dec. and a ten- tative budget will be posted Dec. 10. Scheduled date for adoption is Dec. 31. BIRDS EYE r 1 COOL I WHIP TOPPING SAVE r MARKETS Rcnilryvillr. CharlcroL and I I Clerk of Courts-elect Metro Petrosky Jr. so that he is aware of the situation before he takes office. Petrosky iipst Mouyard in the spring Democratic primary. Mouyard has been clerk of courts for over 16 years. Crusader Honor Council The first Honor Council of the new Christian Youth Crusader program sponsored by Wesleyan Church in Donora will be held at the church Sunday at 7 p.m. Awards and badges will be given to children who have completed projects during the past three months. The program in which approximately 40 children have enrolled is under the direction of carol Bramble and 15 staff members. C.Y.C. is a scout type program for all children in grades one through six. For more call Mrs. Bramble at 379-6288. In addition to the awarding of achievement pins and the program Sunday will include a filmstrip describing C.Y.C. The public is invited. Look How Nice Sherry and Karen Look in TOPS BOTTOMS From The THE VALLEY INDEPENDENT. Friday. Nov. 21.1975-3 CHARLEROf-----521 MeKean MONESSEN-----Corner of 4th S Schoonmaker Sherry Ross Chiffon Tie Front Top Poly Gab Pants Karen Porter Multi Color Chiffon Fop Velvet Pants HOUSE RICHARDSON DINING ROOMS UNLIMITED IN SOLID HARD ROCK MAPLE Round or Rectangular... Choose the Right Table and Chairs For Now's your chance to decorate your dining room for Thanksgiving with pieces that are proportioned to fit any area and still Large and formal dining choose the rectangular table with four spindle back chairs. Choose the round table and four mate's chairs. Both tables and chairs are nutmeg finished solid hard rock maple. 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