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Delaware County Daily Times (Newspaper) - August 13, 1980, Chester, Pennsylvania
Wednesday Spring today s touch of Spring will be Doodad Over tonight and turn into humid hazy heat again thursday however the weekend May be cooler. Seepage Delaware county published in upper Darby township a. Wednesday August 13, i960. C daily 25 Home delivery $1.30 a week l Hurt in latest fire Sui now 0ymeljssa a Okay pm. Demos want More Liberal economic stand from staff and wire reports new York up Pennsylvania democrats following sen. Edward Kennedy to emotional Appeal for traditional party values have sent president Carter a Strong message urging him to liberalize his economic policy. And Pennsylvania support for Carter in the fall Campaign May depend on his adopting a Kennedy Job plan for easing unemployment democratic leaders indicated As they prepared to renominated Carter for a second term tonight. On the party platform Delaware county democratic chairman Jon Auritt commented this morning from the new York City convention arsons persist in City by Harry Maitland daily times staff writer Chester a a passerby who attempted to Rescue persons he thought were trapped inside a burning House was injured during the latest in the wave of suspected arsons afflicting the City. City fire chief James Mcdonald estimated More than 100 arson incidents have occurred since Jan. 1, forcing City officials earlier this week to authorize a special police squad to use deadly Force if needed to catch arson suspects. Bernard King of 412 s. Heald st., Wilmington del., was injured monday evening when he forced his Way through the front door of an apartment building on Chestnut Street on the Chance that some of the occupants were inside the House. The building was vacant however. He was treated at the Crozer Chester medical Center Upland for cuts of both hands and smoke inhalation. This was one of three suspicious fires that occurred within a three hour period monday evening. The first was at a vacant House at 121 e. 4th st. At 7 30 . The second was in the next Block at 217 e. 4th st., another vacant building shortly before 9 . The Are in the Chestnut Street building which has been converted into two apartment units occurred at 9 18 . Mcdonald said a couple and two children occupy the second floor unit and a Man lives on the first floor but no one was at Home at the time of the fire. Mcdonald said fire officials suspected gasoline was used to Start the fire in the 200 Block of e. 4th said the flames were so site a to yesterday the democratic party reaffirmed its longstanding commitment to workers women and minorities. These commitments transcend anyone to candidacy. They Are principles that Are at the Core of the democratic party and they distinguish us from the Republican ?� on the party to support for the equal rights amendment Auritt said a while the republicans reneged on their earlier support of Era and now Only give lip service to women to rights the democrats have put their Money where they their Mouth is. More convention coverage Page 3 Tom Lynch Power eroded Mcdonald said he Felt monday to fires occurred before the Public was aware of serious Steps taken by City authorities to eliminate the fires most of which have been in vacant buil nos. Mayor Joseph f. Battle ordered the special police arson investigation squad to shoot at arson suspects. Police chief John f. Owens said police assigned to the specially trained group will have Access to shotguns and other police weapons � my will Bart Spato in afire in an All out Battle said police intelligence has indicated that various persons have been involved in previous arson incidents. He said the suspects Are believed to be Between 18 and 20 years of age but police do not think the activity was organized. Mcdonald said he Felt the new police orders authorizing the use of deadly Force will have a chilling effect on arson incidents. \ a now that the Public knows the police have been authorized to shoot 1 think we will see a definite incidents a to the Mcdonald said the fire at the apartment building on Chestnut Street is under investigation. He said his department requested help from state police and arson investigators George Wert and Jack Haas of the Franklin Center Barracks in Middletown Are assisting in the investigation. According to Mcdonald the arson investigation was under Way for nearly three weeks before it was do adored by the mayor at the aug. 6 City Council meeting. Today s Tintos controller s plea resurfacing pro feet i the Pennsylvania department Media courthouse without a Ripple of opposition tuesday Delaware county Council unanimously passed a change in the county to administration code after a wave of controversy had been created when the county controller charged his role As a watchdog was being eroded. Thomas j. Lynch who was on vacation this week had sent a letter to Council asking that the vote be postponed so that More discussion could be held on the code revisions. Lynch had charged the changes a would seriously weaken the controller to effectiveness to serve As an Independent watchdog of the tax payer to ?� Lynch apparently was the Only one with some negative comment on the change because when Council vice chairman Faith Ryan Whit-4 Plesey asked if there was any opposition to the move total quiet descended on the packed meeting room. The move was unanimously approved by mrs. Whittlesey and Dennis Rochford and Frank Lynch the Only Council members present. Mrs. Whittlesey who presided tuesday said Lynch to actions were a Oan uth hour request for a delay see Council Pape 2 residents to fight proposed Landfill near prison by Dorothea Reynolds daily times correspondent Concord a some 400 people from Thornbury and Concord townships thronged to Garnet Valley High school tuesday night to protest a possible Landfill in one or both townships. After a 3-hour meeting supervisors and several citizens to groups vowed to fight it All the Way. County solid waste director j. Erik Schaffer told the assembled groups county Council had to find a place to dispose of 400,000 tons of residential trash each year. Plans for recycling and resource recovery have not been successful he said so the county has begun to study Landfill As an alternative. Three Sites Are under consideration a de Francescov to Quarry in Haverford London Grove Chester county which would Cost 8500,000 and two almost adjacent plots of 274 acres of the Delaware county prison one located in each township. Schaffer repeatedly emphasized that Only a preliminary concept study had been presented to the department of Environ dental resources. If it is approved phase ii will be pursued. At Best Schaffer said the design alone would Lake six months. Present studies indicate the Landfill would have a life of 10 years. Schaffer Board president Larry Soper and Joseph Manko attorney for the Thornbury ecological association fielded dozens of questions. Topics ranged from the Workings of a Landfill the deterioration of the Road from the passage of 80 trucks a Day loss of Home values disease and Verm an the Quality of life being threatened Well pollution to chemical control of the site. A Othey can Call it All the fancy names they want a said one resident. A but it to a dump politics and votes Are the Only things the county understands. So lets get off our duffs and fight. If we done to stick together we Tell stink ?� state rep. Kathrynann Durham r-160 District of Parkside May Madrid from senator Clarence belly to r-9th District office and Robert Strunk the democratic candidate for belly to Senate seat were All in the audience. The citizens to plan of action will be studied by a group which will be officially formed at 8 . Thursday at the Bethlehem United methodist Church in Thornton. The Pennsylvania department of transportation has begun a $1,243,263 resurfacing project on Baltimore Pike Between Creek Road and Wawa Road in Penn Bury township Chester county and Birmingham Concord Middletown and Chester Heights. The project is expected to be completed by late june 1981. Traffic will be limited to one Lane starting with the northbound Side. Upon completion of the northbound lanes the resurfacing project will be reversed to the southbound lanes. Tax indictment Philadelphia up a Federal grand jury tuesday indicted a former administrator of Delaware Valley Hospital in Bristol Bucks county and a staff doctor for allegedly filing false income tax returns. Joseph Dumin 58, Newtown Bucks county and or. Leon Cattolico 36, Cornwells Heights an Osteopath allegedly failed to report a substantial income on their 1974 and 1975 tax returns the indictment a charged. Dumin administrator for 17 years reported taxable income of $38,935 in 1974 and $40,146 in 1975, and Cattolico reported adjusted it Gross income of $6,642 in 1974 and it $17,958 in 1975, the indictment said. The amounts of alleged unreported income were not disclosed. Wake up Brothers the Rev. Tom Wiley pm tor of North Cheater Baptist Church fee taming the Heads of Peewee rely with the my it in my 01 is in urn is Mil. When they de look across Providence Avenue his Uka pm Pidi � � a a Ficerai Nome Nam. Staff photos by Bert Hodge Motorist shot Uniontown a. Up a woman Motorist was shot and killed tuesday in front of the Union town mall shopping Center by a Man who forced her car off the Highway following a Chase on . 40. The victim was identified by state police As Shelby Jean storm 32, Republic rd1, Fayette county. Police said a passenger in the woman to Auto Maria Martin 18, Republic was treated at Union town Hospital for minor injuries received during the car Chase. Is. Martin was not shot. Index amusements. 23 births 12 emphasis. 9,10 classified. 24-27 pub notices 24 help wanted .24 real estate. 26 automotive. 27 comics. 20 county North. 18 South. 21 East 13 West. 19 editorials .6 obituaries >1415-17 8 television .�.23
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