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Delaware County Daily Times (Newspaper) - August 6, 1975, Chester, Pennsylvania g DELAWARE COUNTY DAILY TIMES Charter, Pi. Wednesday, August Skat Ing arena owner finds self In court over 'housewife classes CONCORD A discrimination against men suit is pending against William J. (Bill) Coopersmith and his Spinning Wheels roller skating arena. Route 202. Concordville. The suit, filed about seven months ago by Mrs. John E. Goodman of Marple in the name of her husband, contends that so called "housewives" classes are "terribly unfair iiscrimination against men." The suit also raises the question of what is meant by the term "housewife." The Goodmans are a middleaged couple whose teen-aged children in- troduced them to skating. Both work evenings and desired to take the morning "housewives" class to do their skating together. Mrs. Goodman commented: "This whole situation at Spinning Wheels has just taken that enjoyment away from us and we haven't skated at all since last year." Coopersmith, a graduate in law from Villanova and Georgetown Universities, said: "1 admit the housewives' class was discriminatory but there were all sorts of other classes to which men were welcome." Coopersmith also said that if all his classes at Spinning Wheels must be open to both men and women simultaneously, then other agencies such as health spas and reducing salons should also be forced to integrate. "If they go after just one privately owned place of public accommodation, they will have to go after the others with court orders too. if the agencies give any classes in physical fitness or recreational Coopersmith said. So far no order has been issued. The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, with whom Mrs. Goodman filed her complaint against Coopersmith. commented that the suit is "still in a lawyer's desk" and has not yet been forwarded to the commission at Harrisburg for disposition. Coopersmith's opinion is. that "if a place wants to conduct classes just for women, well then, that's their own business. We never did really check to see whether the women in our housewives' classes were really housewives, or if they worked or were married or not." ON THE Dean, former counsel to former President Richard M. Nixon, talks with Robert Redford (left) and Dustin Hoffman on the set of the film "All the President's Men" during a visit to Warner Brothers on Monday. With Dean is his wife Put under surveillance AP LASEKPHOTO Maureen. Redford and Hoffman star in the film based upon the best selling book by Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Berstein. Two game protectors suspended HARRISBURG Pennsylvania Game Com- mission has ordered one-month suspensions without pay for two game protectors who were put under government surveillance last spring. One of the men is being punished for insubordination and the other for submitting inaccurate reports on how he spent his time, according to Glenn Bowers, the com- mission's executive director. Bowers approved the sur- veillance of four game protectors last spring. After one of the game protectors caught a retired policeman watching his home, the four men asked for Bowers' resignation. Bowers refused to resign and the Game Commission, backed him up with a vote of con- fidence. Youth, 16, injured as car, bike collide CHESTER A 16-year-old city boy was seriously injured shortly before 4 p.m. Tuesday when the bike he was riding and a car collided at 10th St. and Clover Lane in the West End. Carl Walker of 2623 McCarey St.. was reported in guarded condition today in the intensive care unit of Crozer Chester Medical Center. Upland, un- dergoing treatment for multiple injuries. Police said Walker's bike and a car operated by John F. Bradley. 19. of the 3400 block Carter Lane, collided at the intersection. Richard Feaster of Aston, one of two other wardens who were' under surveillance last spring, expressed surprise today about the suspensions. "Neither Tom Wiley or Philadelphia nor I know why they picked on the other two and didn't pick on either of Feaster said. "I guess they just couldn't find anything to suspend us for." Feaster also said he felt the suspensions represented "bad timing" on the part of the state game director. He said a State Labor Relations Board hearing on the llance issue is scheduled at a.m. Aug. 22 in Harrisburg. "As far as I can see. the whole thing is vindictive." Feaster said. "They had to stretch a point, particularly with Casey. "1 understand the union is going to the governor's office today to try to have an ar- bitrator appointed im- mediately, so that the suspension issue could be heard by next week." Feaster also reported one other ward in Lycoming County, a shop steward, had been suspended last week, ap- parently for going to college at night. "I guess in the estimation of. the state .game commission, we're bonded to service 24 hours a day." Feaster said.' The one-month suspensions, the latest developments in the controversy, will mean lost pay of about each for Ed Clark of Chester. County and Hans Goedeke of Berks County. According to Bowers. Clark disobeyed direct orders to return notebooks to John C. Ross, the retired Reading policeman who.... had been watching Clark's home from anearby field. Goedeke is being suspended because his wgrktime report did not coincide with Ross's surveillance reports, Bower said. Clark denied Bowers' charge and Goedeke said that Bowers probably was nitpicking about time reports. All four of the men who were spied upon say the surveillance was spurred by their union activity. The state Labor Relations Board plans to hold a hearing later this month on grievance claims that were filed against Bowers after the surveillance was discovered. Clark and Goedeke said they haven't decided What .to do about their suspensions. CBC selects Stetser CHESTER The Chester Bicentennial Committee (CBC) agreed Tuesday the Stetser School at 17th St. and Melrose Ave. would be the best location for the July, 1976 Ethnic Festival. After listening to the report of Elinor D. Cox, a member of CBC and chairman of ethnic committees, Dr. Clarence Moll, president of Widener College and CBC chairman directed her to discuss the use of the facility with the Chester Upland School Board. Miss Cox said the fenced grounds of the school, the Widener College parking lot adjacent to the school grounds, and Washington Park across Melrose Avenue, made the best location in the city for the festival to be staged three days during the July Fourth holiday weekend. Media attorney William C. Archbold is chairman of the May 1 Law Day Parade which will kick off the city's Bicen- tennial activity. CBC member Jeremiah Heartley said plans are progressing -for the Chester High School reunion with classes back as far as 50 years being contacted. Rev. Warren E. Shaw, 'pastor of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, said he has been meeting with negative reactions from some clergymen as far as par- ticipation in religious Bicem tennial activities is concerned. Father Shaw said he plans to act as moderator in further discussiojis. He said so far one point is clear, members of congregations don't'want to end the position of curators of museums. He said tours might be conducted after services at the city's churches, but they won't be open at all times. The suggestion of a city-wide choir festival has also been made. Heartley said the state Baptist Convention will be in the city in October and a 100- voice choir is being Organized. He suggested it might, be carried over for th4> Bicen- tennial observance. Ralph-Wise, plant manager of Scott Paper Co. CBC member, said he had a meeting with banking and industry leaders and one point has been established: there will be no public tours of industry. He said there was some interest in having a central exhibit center in which the public could view exhibits and have adequate rest room and snack facilities. Members expressed concern about the condition of the downtown area and will look into a "clean block" campaign. NOT JUST; ANY CIGARETTE-A Burmese market woman takes time out for a smoke and uses a coconut shell to catch the ashes at APLASERPHOTO Nyang Oo, a town 430 miles north of Rangoon. The woman smokes a Burmese cheroot wrapped in cornstalk. Fact-finding talk shortened J by family lawsuit threat ontiiiued from Page One the incident were George Guinan, 21, of the 3400 block Berkley Avenue, and Charles Beaky, 25, of the first block of WyncliffeAvenueClifton .Heights. Salvucci said the some residents of the town- ship were "seriously libeled by the actions ofa few. ''Frankly, I welcome the suit to tell you the the commissioner said. He cited misinformation which indicated that more than 100 persons were involved in the incident, while not more than 12 to 15 persons were. Salvucci 'also criticized accounts that "tens of thousands" of dollars in damage occurred although he said .damage was con- siderably less than that. "You take a very emotional issue and enflame the public over Salvucci said. He said the "only way" the case can receive any fair treatment, is "through the court of law." Michael Delaney, of Upper Darby, a member of the Upper Darby-Chester Coalition; said the .Carrs' suit solve the civil Aspects, but not the long-standing grievances" by citizens about certain individual policemen who shouldn't Charley said that as police superintendent "I have never whitewashed any complaint" in "no way, shape or "I only welcome the suit as a means of getting at the Salvucci said: Father Devlinsaid the press will lose interest in the case, "working contrary to .the positive reaction we're getting said the Cardinal's Commission Human Rights was not alerted ..prior to the Carr's-move-in. Trie priest interested persons to contact him if there is'a need for "some propping work." Salvucci said he lives the Drexelbrook; Apartments'" and at least 20 black families have moved in there without any incident of the kind that occurred in Oakview. 'He called, the disturbance at the Carrs an "isolated incident" that .shouldn't defame the vast majority of law-abiding citizens who abhor violence.of this type. Salvucci said the purpose of the meeting was to discuss the actions of the police and question whether they properly safeguarded the rights of all of the community. He said that most people would agree .with the decision of the Carrs to use their rights to file a suit. for the fact that did not turn out ,the way we intended it to Salvucci said. The meeting began at 8 p.m. and lasted about 30 minutes. Trainer mayor charged in witness tampering Tenants under fire Upland councilmen need ok to leave Temperatures in 24 hours High Tuesday. 91; low this morning. 75; average Tuesday. 83; normal for this date, 76. Expected temperatures High today, 85; low tonight, 68; high Thursday, 83. A year ago today High, 82; low, 62: condition, cloudy. Precipitation In 24 hours, 0; this month, .50; normal this month to this date, total this year to this date, 33.94; annual norm to this date, 24.25. Sun rose, a.m.; sun sets, p.m. moon rises, a.m. Today's tides Off Chester tidewater terminal pier: High, and p.m.; low a.m. and Extended outlook: Fair, with a warming trend Friday, Saturday and Sunday; highs, 80 to 85; lows, upper 50s to low 60s on Friday, warming to mid- to upper 60s by Sunday. UPLAND Borough council members must now ask per- mission to leave the room during council meetings. Tuesday night, council passed a motion that when a borough official leaves a meeting without the express permission of the chairman, the meeting will be recessed until the official returns. "It isn't fair to be conducting a meeting concerning public issues and suddenly have an official disappear from the said Councilman Ed- ward Mitchell. Council also passe a resolution concerning the'police protection of Crozer-Chester Medical Center CCMC will pay the borough to hire a part-time policeman 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. The part-time policeman would be available- to in- vestigate hospital emergencies. In July, Mayor Raymond Ruditys sent a letter to CCMC asking that only administrators and supervisors call for police aid. The hospital objected to this idea, and council formed a committee to investigate the situation. Ruditys said he was con- cerned with adequate protec- tion of the borough, apparently believing police spend too much time at the hospital. However, Jesse Richardson, council president, said there had only been 26 calls- from the hospital since February. According to the resolution passed, after a police call is made by the hospital, the person in charge of the hospital security force will make a second call to'give police the details of the incident. If an arrest is made, CCMC security officers will sign the complaint, unless the incident is witnessed by police. Councilman Price Taylor called the resolution reasonable and practical. "I'm concerned because if a life is lost because of inadequate police protection, the borough could be held Taylor said. In other business, council retained Edward Zetusky as borough solicitor and authorized for a salt spreader. Upland resident injured in crash RIDLEY TOWNSHIP Ann 116 Griffith St, Upland, was injured in a car accident shortly before 7 p.m. Tuesday, at Fairview and Crum Lynne Roads. She was reported in satisfactory condition today at Crozer-Chester Medical Center Upland, where she is being held for observation. Details of the accident were not immediately available from police. Show to open Thursday The People's Light and Theater Company, 1000 Lenape Road, West Chester, will offer "Nude With a Violin" as its August offering. The show opens Thursday and will continue on Friday and Saturday and subsequent Thursdays through Saturdays until Sept. 13. The Noel Coward sophisticated comedy concerns a world-renowned painter who has died and left no will. As the play unfolds, it provids some posthumous. surprises. The playwright's pen is aimed at the vararies of modern art. Veteran actor-director Charles Walnut who has worked at Hedgerow Theater, the Philadelphia Drama Guild, the Savoy Opera Company and the Mill Playhouse, New Jer- sey, directed ths show. Cast for the production in- cludes Tom Teti as Sebastien, Christine Ziegler Marie Celeste; Joe Glazar as Clinton Preminger Jr.; Virginia Thayer as Isobel Sorodin, Corinne Corcoran as Jane, Joe Engel as Colin, Liz Cullis as Pamela, Bill Tauber as Jacob Friedland, Betty Morehouse as Anya Paulikov, Moira Rankin as Cherry May Waterton, Joe Costa as Fabrice, George Collins as Obadiah'Lewellyn, George Refltchter M George and Roble Gore as Stotesbury. RUTLEDGE Borough council promised prompt action Tuesday night on complaints about tenants in two apart- ments at 137-139 Sylvan Ave. Council President Edward McGaughey said the apartment owner will be notified by cer- tified mail that she has 48 hours to comply with borough or- dinances or the borough will initiate court action. The borough ordinance oh apartment licences requires landlords to conform with borough ordinances. Complaints center around the conduct of the Sylvan Avenue tenants and includes the playing of loud music, racing car motors late at night and into the early morning hours, rowdiness, trash piled up in the rear yards and illegally parked cars in the yards. Council also alleges that an unlicensed car is parked in the rear yard and a garage on the property that was rented for car storage is being used as a McGaughey told council that the apartments have been raided three times police, twice on suspicion of drugs and another on information there- was stolen goods. The council president said the police did re- cover stolen goods but the drug raids resulted in no arrests. In a related matter, apart- ment owners were reminded by council they are subject to a. fine if they do not comply with the borough ordinance requiring them to list yearly with the borough secretary's office the names of their tenants. Today's thought "For truly my words are not false; one who is perfect in knowledge Is with you." Job Coiiiimied from Past' One Greenlawn Cemetery, Chester Township. His preliminary hearing, originally scheduled for last Friday, has been continued until 10 a.m." Tuesday before District Justice of the Peace C. Walter McCray Jr., Brookhaven. Rendin said the hearing was continued because of the arrest of Johnson. Rendin would not confirm a report to the Daily Times that the girl took in cash allegedly offered to her by Johnson before she reported the incident. "We are not going to disclose the -amount of money in- Rendin said. "The case is still under investigation and i there are other parties Johnson said today he didn't offer the girl any money. The Daily Times learned of Johnson's arrest through an anonymous telephone call Tuesday night. A subsequent call to Rendin brought out the on the 6-day-qld arrest. (The Daily'Times routinely calls the CID, local and state police in Delaware County and northern''Delaware-to ask about any newsworthy events in the preceding 24 hours.) Johnson was .seen as first assembling a degree of political clout in the borough following his appointment by former Gov. Raymond P. Shafer in 1968 as a district justice of the peace. From there it was a relatively swift although stormy rise to borough hall. He seemed to be constantly embroiled in controversy with council and police factions, notably with former Coun- cilman Jack Birney.who in 1972 challenged Johnson to resign over the issue of "junkyard An apparent highpoint came in June, 1968, when he was named the Marcus -Hook Rotary Club's "Man of the Year." The club cited Johnson's efforts to feed the needy .and initiate a recreation program for young boys. At the same time, it ob- served, "It is a time that the busy community pause in its routine of daily activities and take time to say thank you to an outstanding man who has come a long .way in helping maker our local community, our country HENRY JOHNSON and our world a better place to live." In 1971, Johnson revealed a lesser -known talent when he was featured in a vocal solo, "The Green Grass Grew All Around" forachurchbenefit. One of Joshson's most visable. accomplishments during his administration was completion.> of a building at 9th and Main Sts. 1-95 link' to open 'Continued from Page One Sims, deputy PennDOT jecretary for highway ad- .'ministration. PennDOT Secretary Jacob Kassab can't attend because he is in Europe, Fabian said. 'Local officials invited to attend include U.S. Rep. Robert W. Edgar District) of Marple, state Sen. Clarence. D. Bell (R-9th District) of Upland, state Rep. Peter J. O'Keefe (D- 161st District) of Ridley Township, the three Delaware County commissioners, and Ridley "Township. com- missioners. Opening of the hew section is expected to sharPly .reduce traffic on Chester Pike and to reduce traffic to a lesser extent on the Industrial Highway. While the new section will make driving easier between Chester .and Tinicum, clear sailing on 1-95 into Philadelphia is nowhere in sight. Still to be done is a 4.1-mile section from south of the Girard Point Bridge hi Philadelphia to the completed section ending in Tinicum. No target date for awarding a construction contract for the section has been set, Fabian said, because of a shortage of highway construction funds. Freight train derails in Ridley Township .RIDLEY A Chessy System Inc. (formerly Baltimore and .Ohio) freight train: derailed at a.m. Road and ChesterPike. A company spokesman said the three-diesel train was on its way 'from Philadelphia to Baltimore with 23 loaded cars and 23 empty. Fourteen cars from middle of the train derailed seven loaded and seven empty. The spokesman said there were no Injuries and the train carried no dangerous cargo. Two special wreck trains are on the way to the scene, and the track was not expected to be operational until late tonight. The cause of the derailment Is under Investigation, pailri PENNSYLVANIA' lottery numbers drawn Wednesday, Augusts, 1975 ,760091 1 Match all six, win dollar 'amount printed below' that number, or 52473 Match all five, win and you' iv a millionaire finalist. 7050 Match all four, win 149 Match all three, win If you've-matched any of the above and you also match this number, your prize is doubled. N J. The winning number in ,Tuesday's New Jersey dally lottery The winning Pick-It number V ;