Daily Times, July 15, 1977

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July 15, 1977

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Delaware County Daily Times (Newspaper) - July 15, 1977, Delaware, Pennsylvania Delaware County County Edition Everyone's capsule 11praying for Iii MMM ■    rn.rn.rn    I    I    ^ r< Warm is the word Sunny and very warm this afternoon with a high in the low 90s. It will be warm again Saturday; high in the low 90s. Low tonight in the 70s with a IO per cent chance of rain. It will be fair and warm Sunday with the high around 90. Details on page 2. Sale is today CHESTER — Ifs today and Saturday for the big Chester Sidewalk Sale. The sale was erroneously listed as starting Thursday. Time for the event is IO a.m. to 9 p m. today and IO am. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The sales event, for which the city lofters free parking. at all lots and parking meters and during which vehicular traffic is banned from the Avenue of the States between 5th and 7th Streets, is sponsored by Chester Business Men’s Association. Book successful Kathy Begley, a former staff writer of the Delaware County Daily Times, has achieved success with her first book “Deadline” Written    about    her newspaper experiences,    the book, which was published by G. P. Putnam, is the Literary Guild young adult division selection for July. Ms. Begley, now a member of the staff of the Chicago Daily News, worked at the Philadelphia Inquirer    after leaving the Daily Times. While working as a reporter in    Chester,    she became the first female writer assigned to regular night news coverage. Playground dedication UPPER DARBY -Kirklyn Playground will be rededicated I p.m. Saturday with ceremonies, a picnic and games. The playground, located at Meadowbrook and Wadas Avenue, has had the basketball court resurfaced, a new hockey court installed and the playground equipment relocated. Lights have been installed at the basketball courts to enable area youth to play at night. Two arrested CHESTER — A 19-year-old girl and her younger brother were arrested by city narcotics officers at their home in the 1290 block of Curran St., Highland Gardens, shortly after 9 p.m. Thursday. A “large quantity” of phencyclidine, commonly called PCP or “angel dust” and two marijuana plants in pots were found in the apartment of Anna Maria Blades, police said. Miss Blades and her brother were both charged with violation of the narcotics act and for possession with intent to deliver drugs. Johnny By BONNIE BALDWIN Daily Times Staff Writer Johnny Scott’s mother is so excited she is having trouble sleeping at night. “I can’t believe this is all happening” she said Thursday during a short break from her nine-year-old son’s bedside in w6, Pe&atrics ward of Crozer-Chester Medical Center (CCMC), Upland. Johnnie has been a very brave little boy during his six-year battle with leukemia • In the next few weeks Mrs. Scott, a.former Upland resident, knows he will become much sicker, but at the end of this final struggle she sees a beam of hope. Johnny might get better. He might live a long, healthy life. “We have a lot of faith. He's going to make it,” Mrs. Scott said. : Johnny, who inspired kindness in hundreds of Delaware Countians last February when the Daily Times reported his recorder had been stolen from his hospital bedside, has returned to CCMC in ^or a ^*8 ^P to Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Baltimore, Md. AT HOPKINS Johnny will undergo a bone marrow transplant. The relatively new operation is usually performed on patients who have no other chance of survival. “The survival rate is 12 per cent,” Mrs Scott said honestly. “But it’s good Johnnie is young. Teen-agers don’t do well at all ” Following a spinal tap at CCMC and a routine checkup, Johnny will be sent to Baltimore in about a week. Then a three-week period of painful treatment begins to prepare his body for the new bone marrow. “Johnny will be very sick, but he will be sedated and they will try to make him as comfortable as possible,” the mother said. When all of his own bone marrow has been removed, marrow from his older brother, Randy, 20, will be implanted. “JOHNNY was really lucky because he had three possible donors,” Mrs. Scott said. His sisters, Barbara, 14, and Mrs Elizabeth (Bunny) Spencer, 22, and Randy all matched Johnnie’s blood exactly. 49 VA. 1 I I ilf Mf Al 'Fencing' operation nabs 29 Johnny Scott and his mother. Mrs. Scott explained that the screening process is very involved and that all parts of the blood must be matched, not just blood type. Johnny’s other brother, Robin, 24 a Marine, was mighty disappointed that ’his blood was different, Mrs. Scott said. From the three donors one had to be chosen. Barbara was eliminated because of her age. Court permission would be required before she could give her brother her bone marrow. Bunny is married, lives in York, and is foster mother to three retarded teenagers. “SHE HAS sponsibility,” an awful lot of re--    -    Mrs.    Scott    explained Bunny s elimination. “But, of course she could substitute for Randy if he gets sick Randy is eager to help, Mrs. Scott said despite the ill effects for himself. “It (the removal of part of his bone marrow) will be done in the operating room,” the mother explained, “He’ll be sore and tired afterwards and he’ll be anemic for a while and have to take iron pills.” Within IO days after the operation the family will know if Johnny is going to begin his long, healthy life — or fall under fatal blow of the dread disease. “It s the only chance we have,” Mrs. Scott said. “Johnny knows he is in a very precarious position, but he has so many people rooting for him he just has to make it.” By LYNN KEYSER Daily Times Staff Writer PHILADELPHIA - Five Delaware Countians were among 29 persons arrested Thursday as a result of a fake fencing operation run by state and federal agents. Agents netted more than $400,000 worth of stolen goods during the fouf-month operation. Arrest warrants have been issued for another 18 Philadelphia-area residents, including two unnamed county residents believed living in Concord. Twenty-two of those arrested are from Bucks County, ‘the remainder from Philadelphia, Delaware, Chester and Montgomery Counties. Countians charged with possession and unlawful transfer of firearms were James Ladislaw, 25, of 222 Green St., Ridley Township, and Shawn G Toal, 21, of 637 Beechwood St.., Collingdale. Joseph A. Zucco, 63/ of 302 Market St., Marcus Hook, was charged with unlawfully dealing in firearms. THREE COUNTS qf receiving stolen goods and conspiracy charges were lodged against Barbara Tomasetti, 35, of 267 N. Highland Ave., - Lansdowne. Michael Frial, 27, of Lassererata Court #5, Prospect Park, faces one count on the same charges. The 29 were arrested at their residences in pre-dawn raids Thursday by 120 state and local police and agents from the U.S. Treasury Department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Fireartns (ATF). State Police Maj. William N. County in earlyApril. Other undercover agents would make street contacts with persons wishing to move stolen items, and the agents would suggest transactions be made at the “store,” Grooms said. PERSONS entering the store were photographed with a hidden camera. Grooms said the probe has led to the identification of several burglary rings and fencing operations in eastern Pennsylvania. He added that the probe has also developed numerous leads which are expected to result in additional arrests. “We think this will really have a severe impact,” Grooms said. ATF officer Wallace P. Hay, special agent in charge of the investigation, said some of the persons arrested and their activities are linked to organized crime, and indicated close ties with the “Philadelphia (Mafia) family.” Hay said the property recovered includes firearms, explosives, credits cards, art work, automobiles, trucks, campers, earthmoving equipment, clothing, jewelry, televisions, radios, recorders, calculators, several thousand dollars worth of U.S. Savings Bonds, and numerous other items. IN ADDITION to the property, about $5,000 worth of illicit drugs were purchased by the agents. Although the stolen goods was worth an estimated $400,000, agents brought the items for $57,000, Hay said. Hay added that in most cases Criminal Investigation, said police set up a “storefront” operation in southern Bycks According to county coroner Sun Ship death 'accidental MEDIA COURTHOUSE - Delaware County Coroner has ruled “accidental” the death of Janet M. Sloan, 22, the shipyard worker who fell 45 feet to the bottom of a Archdiocese fined as weed violator MARPLE — District Justice Carl J. Melone of Broomall has imposed the first fines, ranging from $500 to $1,000, for violations of the township weed ordinance. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia was fined $500 because of overgrown weeds on roadside properties in the township. The weed ordinance was adopted by the township commissioners last May. The Wilap Corp. was fined $1,000 for allowing weeds to grow uncut on property bordering roads. Both the Archdiocese and Wilap can receive reduced fines if the weeds are mowed. ship hull June 16 at Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Chester. However, an attorney for Miss Sloan’s family, reported today that the possibility of a damage suit because of the death is still pending. Dr. Larry Rendin, coroner, said in a statement issued Thursday that: “After reviiewing the case thoroughly, including a thorough investigation by our offiice of the circumstances into the death” it was ruled accidental. He also said no inquest would therefore be necessary. A prior report that an inquest might take place was negated because full information on the MARK WEISBERG, representing Miss Sloan’s family, said that a litigation team has been assembled, consisting of attorneys Harry Lore and Lore’s associate, Thomas Iness, of 42 S. 15th St., Philadelphia, and himself. “While we still have the case under investigation and no litigation has yet been started,” Weisberg said, “there is a strong possibility that a suit will be filed.” Weisberg also reported that the attorneys had sought permissiion from Sun Ship to see the scene of Miss Sloan’s death. Initially, the firm’s attorney, Samuel Runzer, of Pepper, investigation had not been re- Hamilton and Sheets, had told ceived at that time, the coronor’s them “I don’t see why not but I’ll office said.    have to check with the com- Served time for assault Grooms, director of the Bureau of the defendants were anxious to get rid of the items and settled for about one-seventh their true value. As an example, he said, a 1976 Cadillac was sold to agents for $400, and a camper worth about $14,000 was allegedly fenced for $2,500. The vehicles were not fenced at the store, Hay said. In many cases, he added, the vehicle was used as transport in the thefts of other merchandise. Pagan found guilty on four counts MEDIA COURTHOUSE - A member of the Pagan motorcycle gang of New York was acquitted Thursday of aggravated assault in connection with an alleged beating earlier this year of a hitchhiker in Aston. After deliberating nearly five hours, the jury found Oscar Re-zek of Newburgh, N.Y., guilty of a series of other charges, including robbery, reckless endangerment and terroristic threats. He was also acquitted on a firearms charge. pany,” Weisberg reported. A short time later, Runzer called back to say the “look at the scene” was out. “No way” would the company permit it. MISS SLOAN, reportedly a radical political activist who was trying to organize the Sun workers over the issue of job safety, reportedly fell after she tried to pull her heavy welding air hoses through a hole in the level above her, according to a statement the company made to the coroner’s office. Workers have reported that guard rails normally in place on the second stringer level where she was working had been removed to permit painting of the hull. Daily Times index •Choosing a child’s sex has lead to abortions for some parents. Page IO. •Marple* Newtown High School’s Rich Cetlin wins Junior Olympic regional javelin championship. Page 17. Amuse. Bridge Gassified Comics Crossword Deaths 14,21 Editorials    6 22 Garden    9 24-31 Horoscope    23 22-23 Outlook    10-11 23 Sports    17-20 4 TV    22 The citations for ordinance violations were issued by township Director of Code Enforcement William Seidel. John J. Johnstone and Gus Kostalas, owners of properties with overgrown weeds, were cited also but received 30-day continuances of their hearings before Melone. Melone said the fines were levied on a condition that the amounts would be reduced for the Archdiocese and Wilap if the properties involved are cleared of weeds by Aug. 21. If the weeds are cleared, the Wilap fine will be reduced to $200 and the Archdiocese fine will drop to $100. Wilap Corp. has said it intends to appeal the case to Delaware County Court. The Wilap property involved is located at Lawrence Road and West Chester Pike. Upland cop in trouble before r Awn  i: UPLAND — The policeman accused of brutality in the July 4 fracas    in    the    borough    once pleaded guilty to aggravated assault    and    battery and    spent time in Delaware County Prison, Thombury, the Daily Times has learned. Patrolman Richard McClintock, 49, of Upland, was arrested in June, 1955,    and    charged    with beating a truck driver with a hammer during an incident in Trainer.    He    later    won a    state pardon for the crime. The Upland native was arrested again in 1974 in New Castle County, Del. He was charged with terroristic threats and recklessly endangering the life of another after allegedly trying to run a truck driver off the road. McClintock, himself a truck driver, was formerly an organizer for Teamsters Local 326 in Delaware. THE 1965 attack was described as “atrocious in the extreme,” by Judge John V. Diggins who sentenced McClintock to 3 to 23 months in jail. McClintock, then 26, served 68 days of the sentence and was released on Christmas Eve of the same year. Occurring on May 23, the assault happened just after the May, 1955, primary election in which McClintock lost a bid for constable. In 1953 he was appointed to the post to fill a vacancy. In 1961 McClintock won a state pardon for the assault on the basis that he had secured a good job and was a stable family man and a responsible member of the community. Jack Lord, borough council president, contacted at his home Thursday night, said he was aware that McClintock had been charged in the 1955 assault case. “I’ve lived in the borough a long time,” he said. LORD SAID he did not know if the borough code permitted a man with a police record to be hired. “I’m sure they did (take the pardon into consideration),” Lord said in response to a question about McClintock’s hiring. He said he could not remember the details and did not know if he was on council at the time. McClintock, according to Capt. Robert Love, has served parttime on the borough police force for four years. Love praised his work and said the charges were the first to be filed against him. McClintock could not be reached for comment. KEVIN WEBER, 19, of Upland has charged that McClintock beat him in the face with a flashlight after neighbors summoned police complaining of underage drinking and foul language at a • beer brawl. Weber, Kennis Kerrigan, 19 Dennis Hance, 25, all of Upland,’ and two juveniles were arrested and charged with simple and aggravated assault, public drunkenness, underage drinking resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.    «. ;