Delaware County Daily Times (Newspaper) - August 6, 1975, Chester, Pennsylvania
PITCHING POWER- Patty Wertman, Ridley Park's pitcher, reaches back for something extra in Phi-Del Softball League playoff game Tuesday night. She must have found it because. Daily Times photo by BERT HODGE her team defeated'Upper Darby to even up the best-of-three series at 1 game each. (Related article, photos on Page 17.) Triplets' mother goes home MIDDLETOWN Mrs.James L. Knopp arrived home Tuesday to receive a big hug and kiss from her son, Frederick, 3, but her week-old triplets have to stay at the hospital a while longer. Mrs. Barbara Knoppgave birth to identical girl triplets July 29, the'first triplets born at Crozer-Chester MedicalCenter Upland. Two of the girls, the first andthirdborn, Karen Marie and Sherri Elizabeth, have been transferred to Hahnemann Hospital, Philadelphia. A hospital spokesman said because they were premature, special 'care is being given them, but they are expected back at CCMC next week. The middle baby, Tami Anne, weighed 4 Ibs., 1 oz. Tuesday. Mrs. Knopp said today she didn't know the'weight of the other two as of Tuesday. Blue Cross seeks hike PHILADELPHIA (AP) Blue Cross of Greater Philadelphia has asked the, state for a 35 per cent rate in- crease for about sub- scribers. The increase would affect members of small enrollment groups or persons who pay premiums individually. They comprise about a fourth of the 2.2 million participants in the insurer's plan. Robert Archer, state health care director, said Tuesday that Blue Cross wants the increases to become effective im- mediately. "We Intend to hold a public hearing in Philadelphia, probably in mid September, to examine the 'request in great he said. The request does not include. persons enrolled through vartoui industries and businesses. Archer Mid rates for such large-group are automatically each year for inflation and other factors, including higher hospital costs. A Blue Cross spokesman cited a 23 per cent increase in hospital costs as for the proposed rate hike. "We don't feel good about hitting people with a rate increase in this he added. The following are samples of the requested 35 per cent payment increases: nongroup subscribers to the "Co-Pay Preferred" family plan, the payment of a month would go to family sub- scribers whose policies require them to pay the first in hospital costs each would year would be .charged a month instead of the.present for family subscribers., with Co-Pay policies would go from to and those with CoPay policies would be charged instead of the current Lawsuit obscures 'facts' By JOHN ROMAN Dally Times Staff Writer UPPER DARBY Because of a pending suit against the township, no facts were disclosed at a "fact finding" session Tuesday night on a racial incident which prevented a black family from moving into the Oakview section nearly two weeks ago. This may also be the outcome of a commissioners meeting at 8 tonight in the municipal building, Long Lane and Garrett Road, according to commissioners president Joseph L.Salvucci. Tonight's meeting is open to the public. Salvucci said an article in the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin Tuesday reporting Steven Carr's plans to sue the police department in federal court under the Civil Rights Act "changed the complexion of the whole meeting (Tuesday night) as far as I wasconcerned." The supposed factfinding session was not open to the general public and was at- tended by township Police Supt. Joseph A. Charley; Del. Sgt, Patrick Van Roy, .who is in charge of the investigation; solicitor Alvin Ackerman: commissioners Mrs. Margaret Murdock, Edward Truitt, chairman of the public safety committee; Rev. Charles V. Devlin, executive director of the Cardinal's Commission on Human Rights for the Philadelphia Archdiocese; members of the press: and representative's of the Lan- sdowne-Up.per Darby Area Fair Housing Council and the Upper Darby-Chester Coalition. The Carrs had indicated they would attend, but Tuesday afternoon told Charley they had another commitment-., "It pains life to tell you what I'm about to tell you this Salvucci'said, prior to his announcement on the curtailment of information. "There's a lot of misin- formation going he said, criticizing Some news accounts of the incident. Steven Carr, 26, of Philadelphia, and his wife, Jacquelyn, and two children moved July 241nto a home at 3437 Berkley Ave. in the all- white Oakview section An angry crowd gathered outside and threw bricks through the windows. Vandals broke in and damaged furniture. Arrested in connection with Delaware County M m. HIOTORROUrailCENTS WEDNESDAY, PRICE: FIFTEEN CENTS Earlier than expected 1-95 'link' to open Opening of a new section of Interstate which should drastically reduce traffic woes in driving between Chester and eastern Delaware" County, is now scheduled for Aug. 15. To be opened then with a ribbon-cuttingceremony is a 1.8-mile "missing link" section connecting earlier completed portions of 1-95 ending kt Stewart Avenue in Ridley Township and at the Chester city line. The new expressway stretch has been completed since mid July, but the opening was delayed for consideration of applying a new latex overlay to the surfaces of the 14 bridges in the project. Three weeks ago, Joseph P. Synkonis Jr., district engineer for the Pennsylvania Depart- ment of Transporation (Penn- said the 1-95 section wouldn't be opened until the overlay was applied. But that plan was scrapped when it was learned no qualified contractor to do the work would be available before next spring, according to Richard Fabian, public in- formation officer in PennDOT's Radnor office. He said there are a limited number 'of contractors available because only con- tractors licensed by the Dow Corp. can do the work. The Dow Corp. developed the latex overlay process which prolongs the of bridge surfaces by giving added protection against de-icing chemicals and studded snow tires. Fabian said details of ribbon cutting ceremony hadn't all been worked out, but he said it is expected to be at 11 a.m. somewhere on the project site. The top state official ex- pected to participate is David See 1-96, 8 Terrorists still seeking place to land KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia CAP) Five armed Japanese; Red Army terrorists, still holding the U.S. consul and 14 other hostages, waited at the airport today to fly to another country. Belgian radio reported that Libya had turned' down their request to land there. A Malaysian government spokesman said earlier Libya had given its permission. The Belgian 'radio broadcast in Brussels gave no source for its report. The Japan' Air Lines DC8 and their captives had boarded several hours earlier remained on the ground here though, the Malaysian spokesman had said shortly after 4 a.m. EDT that it was expected to take off in an hour or two. Two Malaysian officials and two Japanese officials flying from Tokyo will travel with the terrorists as hostages, the spokesman said. There was no immediate word on whether fhe 15 remaining hostages from the siege would be freed. Civil aviation officials said the DCS can carry gallons of fuel and it should be sufficient for the flight to Libya. The terrorists, masked and armed with automatic revolvers and hand grenades, left behind 28 of the hostages they had held in the U.S. Em- bassy since they invaded the building Monday.1 One of the hostages said the terrorists said farewell to the 28 captives with. "Sayonara. We are very sorry we had to do this to you." Nine others were freed earlier. Four persons had been wounded during the two days. The raiders left the 12-story building that Houses the Em- bassy in separate groups, each in control of some of the hostages who walked to a waiting bus with their hands clasped behind their heads. Police motorcycles flanked the bus for the 14-mile drive to the airport, where heavy security was enforced. Among the hostages taken to the airport were U.S. Consul Robert C: Stebbins and Swedish Charge d'Affaires Fredrik Bergenstrahle. At the airport the terrorists joined 'five radicals freed from prisons in Japan and flown to Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday on. board a Japan Air Lines DCS in response the raiders' demands. Four of the freed convicts were also members of the Red Army, a fanatical left- wing the other was a member of a separate organization. The terrorists boarded the plane while their five colleagues continued negotiations in an airport lounge with Malaysian officials on a possible destination. Officials In Tokyo said the Japanese government had contacted countries that might take the terrorists but without success. They said that Syria and Kuwait had said no, MASKED TERRORISTS of Japanese Red Army herd hostages' aboard buswhich took them to Kuala Lumpur airport. Trainer mayor faces charges Trainer Mayor Henry Johnson, 74, has been arrested on charges of tampering with a witness in a rape case, the Delaware County Criminal Investigation Division (CID) reported today. Detective Larry Rendin said Johnson was taken into custody Thursday after a 20-year-old Trainer girl said Johnson had asked her to drop rape charges resulting from an earlier in- cident involving another per- son. Johnson was released in his own recognizance pending a hearing at; 10 a.m. Friday before District Justice of the Peace George W. Paige, Lower Chichester. "I just helped one too many and I was framed." said Johnson today. "I always helped anybody I could all my life, "he added. The man Johnson allegedly was attempting to help was identified by Rendin as Richard Kereszi, 20. who works in Trainer and lives somewhere in northern Delaware. Kereszi is alleged to have raped the girl July 14 in See TRAINER, Page 8 Inside your Daily Times A Mafia-CIA bargain. Page 6. New device permits consumers to know fat or lean content of ground beef they just picked at the supermarket. Page 12. Rob Locklear had more than football on his mind at All-Star camp on Tuesday. Page 17. Bridge Classified Comics Community Clock Correspondent List Crossword Puzzle Death Notices 22 Editorials 6 26-31 Horoscope 22 Junior Editors 22 5 Obituaries 4 23 Outlook Section 12, 13 23 Sports 17-21 4 Television 22 Showers Variable cloudiness with the chance of showers tonight and Thursday. Low tonight, 68; high Thursday, 83. Details on Page 8. Daily except Sunday, is-a, E an St.. Chester. Pa miti. Want Ads TR 4-5252. All Departments TR 6-1651. Home per week. Canning lid shortage eases Canning lids are finally a little easier to get in this county. Dorsey Fooks of the Western Auto Store, Morton, and Pat Elia of Elia's Variety Store, Brookhaven, both have lids for sale at 89 cents per dozen. Fooks ordered more than lids from the Owen-Illinois Co., two months ago. They ccalled him last week to tell him his order would be delivered from Lancaster, Pa., in two or three weeks. Knowing of the demand for the lids in the county, Fooks drove his truck to Lan- caster to pick them up himself Friday. Fooks kept more than for'his store, and gave the remainder to Elia for his store. The lids are somewhat different from the standard ones in that they are only one piece lids, but they do have the necessary rubber in them. Elia said he's alreadyhad quite a few customers since Friday, including a couple from Ohio who were passing through the area and saw his sign on Edgmont Ave., advertising the lids. The couple said they hadn't been able to find any in Ohio, so they bought three dozen. Both Elia and Fooks said they would try to prevent hoarding of the lids, but neither has seen any incidents of it yet. Elia did say he's sold in the past few days. Goodwill Industries of Minneapolis has begun mail-order distribution of the lids. By sending a S5 check or money order to: "Lids" Goodwill Industries of Min-' ,neapolis. 3800 Washington Ave., Min- neapolis, 55412, you can get nine dozen lids. They are distributing the lid discs, rather than the combination. Four dollars covers the cost of the carton of nine dozen lids, and one dollar is for postage and handling. Minneapolis was chosen as the distribution point for the lid discs, because of its central U.S. location. The Department of Agriculture, along with leading lid manufacturers contracted the Goodwill Co. to distribute the lids because of the distribution problems the manufacturers seem to be having themselves. Goodwill Representative Dorothy Kline said Goodwill was given the con- tract to do the work because of its out- standing record in mail-order work for other The mail-order system will pftvide additional temporary em- ployment for handicapped Goodwill workers who will do the packaging and handling. PAT ELIA has plenty of canning lids at his store now.