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Dubois Courier Express (Newspaper) - August 2, 1979, Dubois, Pennsylvania
Vol. Too a no. 181 the it Nurser exp Braathe courier express Dubois a. 15801 a serving Clearfield Jefferson and Elk comity area thursday August 2,1979 24 1979 20 cents Carter gets his first Energy policy Victory by William e. Clayton Washington up the House has approved a gasoline rationing and Energy saving Bill backers say will set the nation on a a think conservation course and detractors Call an unlimited gift of Power to the president. It was an Energy policy Victory for president Carter who wants standby rationing authority to use a a last resort in a fuel crisis. But the Bill provoked bitter partisan quarrelling that involved democratic and Republican floor leaders the speaker and the major Energy legislators and the final version brought the hint of a possible presidential veto. The Bill sent to the Senate on a 263 159 vote wednesday night would the president order gasoline rationing under a streamlined procedure but Only if fuel shortages were severe and prolonged. The Senate has approved a similar conservation package and is on record in favor of emergency gasoline rationing authority. But the White House made it Clear wednesday night the president wants More work done on the Bill before final passage. A spokesman said the House version a clearly needs improvement before the president can sign he said the administration is a disappointed that the House has been unable to agree on a direct and Clear Cut Bill that contains a set of measures that would enable the president to protect the country from the kinds of problems we have been experiencing this going going. Gone a familiar landmark on w. Scribner ave., the Scribner ave., seventh school the former Dubois Junior High school and a former elementary school building is being razed by the . Boccia firm from Niles Ohio to make Way for a parking . The old school building and were purchased by the Union Bank. This is what was left wednesday afternoon. Oblack photo Jimmy s style changing uncaring motorists is biggest problem facing handicapped by Wesley g. Pippert Washington up Man e one. The presidential helicopter Lilied off Samuels Field in Bardstown ky., its Blade blowing the Waters left by a recent rain. It was 6 50 ., and president Carter was to minutes behind schedule. The a Bible Quot a the term used for the minute by minute presidential schedule Given to reporters and staff members a showed Carter was supposed to chopper to Standiford Airport in Louisville 35 Miles away and Fly Back to Washington. He did t. Instead Marine one flew 90 Miles to the flood swept Hamlet of English ind., and touched Down on a Muddy Meadow along Little Blue Creek. Carter got out spoke to a few townsfolk about last week s 10-Inch rain and asked if Federal agencies were helping. Then he took off again. Carter got Back to Andrews air Force base at 9 30 Edt. One hour and to minutes late. It was uncharacteristic for the Jimmy Carter who conducted his 1976 Campaign and his presidency with split second punctuality. In the aftermath of the Camp David Quot Domestic Summit Quot Carter is showing changes in lifelong patterns of style that reflect the Way he is aiming at 1960. Carter is a reserved person whose favorite sport is fishing with his wife. He has gone with her to the Solitude of Camp David 53 weekends during his 130 weeks in office. Since the Camp David Summit he has plunged into a style of campaigning and pressing the flesh reminiscent of the gregarious Lyndon b. Johnson. A the duties of my Job tend to erect enormous barriers Between the people and your president Quot he told a a town Hall Quot audience of 2,100 in Bardstown. A i am determined to keep those barriers a few moments earlier in the trains moving Street to open after derailment workers on the site of the Railroad car derailment that occurred last thursday predicted this morning that the blocked off main Dubois artery of Maple ave. Will be reopened sometime today. First train crawled through the reopened tracks and Railroad Bridge last night without incident and was carrying 45 loaded Coal cars. Workers said that the roads probably could have opened last evening but there was no supervisor in the area to make a final inspection. All the tangled track and most of the broken timbers around the Bridge have been replaced and there was apparently no structural damage to the Bridge foundation. A lottery numbers new Castle a. Up the winning numbers selected wednesday aug. I in the Pennsylvania lottery a 23-for-l and big 50 drawings were 23-for-l 3-digit 281 4-digit 0312 5-digit 98421 big 50 red 212 White 93 Blue 9 Bonus 862855 Pittsburgh up the winning number selected wednesday in the Pennsylvania daily lottery was 530. Motorcade around the town Circle that contains the courthouse Carter got out of the Long Black limousine. The hundreds of people who had gathered burst into applause. They swarmed around him shaking hands and he seemed almost to be gobbled up. Then suit coat off Carter stepped on the front bumper of the limousine crawled on the Hood and sat Down on the roof. The motorcade started up again with a secret service agent hooking his Finger inside the president s Belt to keep him secure. Some aspects of Carters style will not change but in fact probably will be heightened a especially his practice of interacting with Small groups. It is what Carter does Best a Carter and his adult sunday school class Carter and Small groups of people at Camp David Carter and a handful of citizens in Carnegie pa., and mar Ginsburg w.va., Carter and the town meetings. The Content of Carter s Post Camp David speeches also contrasts markedly with those of earlier ones. During springtime trips to Oklahoma. Texas and Wisconsin Carter ticked off again and again what he believes Are the achievements of his administration peace. The restoration of Trust in the Post watergate Era. A drop in unemployment. A drop in the size of the Federal deficit. An increase in farm income. Since Camp David Carter s emphasis has been on America s Quot crisis of Confidence Quot and the Energy crisis that must be solved by cutting Oil consumption. Fire spits destruction Johnstown. A. Up a gasoline Tanker truck unloading at a fuel tank storage facility in suburban Riverside exploded in a violent fireball wednesday spewing liquid fire in All directions and forcing nearly 600 persons to leave their Homes. Dense Black smoke from the explosion a visible Miles away a billowed hundreds of feet into the air As firefighters worked throughout wednesday evening to prevent the flames from touching off the fuel stored in 22,000-gallon tanks at Purvis Brothers Pennzoil distributorship. A those tanks had smoke and flames coming out of their vents. If they exploded they would have taken this Community and everything around it with it Quot said one Riverside fire official. Authorities fearing the flames and intense heat from the 3 30 Explosion would Lead to a Chain reaction among the volatile fuel storage tanks evacuated a four Block area of the residential neighbourhoods surrounding the storage facility. An estimated 550 persons were removed from their Homes to churches and Public buildings outside the danger area. At least 18 persons including 17 firemen and a television cameraman were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment of heat exhaustion smoke inhalation and Burns related to the fire. All were released. Nineteen other persons were treated at the scene for minor injuries. Riverside fire chief James mock estimated damages Between $70,000 to $80,000. Firefighters trying to keep the storage tanks Cool kept hoses trained on the tanks As the fire engulfing the Tanker truck raged for about two hours. Using foam authorities brought the fire under control by 6 And sex please turn to Page 2 col. 3 by Sandra l. Latimer Columbus Ohio up one of the biggest problems facing handicapped people is that Able bodied motorists Park their automobiles in parking spaces specifically marked for the handicapped. Ethyle Fackler 32, Lakeland. Fla., commends her City on the work it has done to put ramps on the sidewalks so she can easily Man Euver her wheelchair. But when it comes time to Park her vehicle often she finds a parking space marked for handicapped people quite often taken by an Able bodied person. Alice Ackroyd 24, Nazareth pa., feels it is a Lack of information on the part of the Public noting that a of times businesses Don t realize the handicapped Are also Consumers. Besides parking spaces being taken by the Able bodied miss Ackroyd is irked that some handicapped people in her state Don t apply for the special License plates available to them. She belongs to an advocacy group that works on parking for the handicapped. One things that group does is try to inform the handicapped Public what is available to them. Quot there Are some handicaps that Are not visible a she said. A these people Don t feel As though they should have the plates because they done to want the Label. But they should get them if they want the privilege of parking in handicapped is. Fackler and miss Ackroyd both confined to wheelchairs Are two contestants from 32 states and puerto Rico vying for the title this weekend of miss wheelchair America. They say Many architectural barriers have been overcome but still face a of attitudinal barriers. Is. Fackler Felt it was her civic duty to serve when called for jury duty. But before she served on a Polk county jury in april she persuaded the county to spend $14,000 to renovate the courthouse so she could have Access to the courtroom. She became the first handicapped person in her county to serve on a jury. It was the second time that her name had come up for jury duty but the first time five or six years ago her Handicap prevented her from serving. She said people tried to discourage her from serving this time but a i have an attitude that i m going to do what i she says she has become Well enough adjusted to know her capabilities in the please turn to Page 2 col. 5 racially mixed area tense Calm by Emil Sveilis Philadelphia up in 1974 Julio Osario a handicapped puerto rican youth was thrown into the Delaware River and drowned. His assailants were never apprehended. According to hispanic residents the death of Osario is one of the causes of continued racial strife and frequent violence Between Whites and puerto Little league special today today a edition of the courier express features two pages 16 and 17, on the Little league sectional tournament to be played Friday and saturday at Way Field on Liberty Boulevard. Pictures of the four tournament teams Dubois Latrobe Huntingdon and Brandon of Williamsport along with a history of the Dubois Little league in the playoffs makes today s courier express a collectors item. Picans who live Side by Side in the Kensington Section of Philadelphia. The area was quiet today. The simmering tensions erupted into violence last weekend when two Whites were stabbed a puerto rican Man was accidentally shot to death and a puerto rican woman was shot in the neck. Adding to the racial problem is the claim by both sides of the Lack of police Protection and allegations that Philadelphia police looked the other Way while one group attacked the other. Juan Colon 29, was accidentally shot to death last saturday night by his father in Law who was trying to protect Colon from a mob of Whites attacking him with bats and Sticks. Colon s funeral is today. A puerto rican woman Mercedes Boult on 23, took Refuge sunday in the Home of a Friend after two White youths pushed and shoved her. She called her brother to pick her up and upon hearing a car opened the door. Two shots were fired from the car one striking her in the neck and wounding her seriously. Police arrested two White men for the shooting. At least two policemen also were injured in bottle and Brick throwing were were incidents about a dozen cars damaged and several windows smashed. Residents of the area said the latest violence started when a puerto rican came out of a bar last saturday night and was attacked by a group of Whites. A the puerto Picans took revenge and knifed a White Quot said a resident. A the friends of the White then went after the puerto a racial incidents in the area have not been too severe but there Are continuing problems when different groups of people live in the same area Quot said a High ranking police source. Quot there is no specific cause for the racial another police source said Quot heat has something to do with it. Those incidents got everyone very upset. The heat does not help a crowd he said police were beefing up patrols in the area. When asked How Many extra officers were covering the Kensington Section the police source said a was Many As the situation on tuesday Whites staged a peaceful March to protest what they called the please turn to Page 2 col. 3 the House Bill would set up a Federal state program of mandatory conservation in emergencies less severe than those requiring rationing. It has two main parts and Here is How they would work a rationing if fuel shortages reach. Or threaten to reach for 30 Days a level 20 percent below supplies a year earlier the president could order a rationing plan of his own design. Either House could Block its implementation in 15 Days. Carter already has the Power to order rationing but existing Law puts it under a cumbersome congressional approval process the House Bill would simplify. A conservation when fuel shortages hit to percent for 30 Days Carter could direct states to meet Energy conservation targets. Those that faded would have to accept mandatory Federal programs. This is the portion of the Bdl opponents such As rep. Dave Stockman r mich., called a unlimited Power to the president and fought bitterly As too much Federal control. But rep. Toby Moffett d-conn., told a reporter a this Bill Wal help get people to thinking conservation on the state level with a trigger hanging Over them to nudge them to do Stockman and other republicans helped frequently by a sizable sprinkling of democrats succeeded in modifying the conservation Section with a list of potential exemptions for several groups for whom strict conservation May be a hardship. They include Farmers food marketers and processors hospitals Homes for the elderly and approved special set asides of farm fuels and Home heating of in certain emergencies. Dav Selling forget me not this weekend the local chapter of the disabled american veterans Wal be Selling forget me not in the Dubois area on Friday and saturday of this week. Ned Boyle Dubois. Forget me not Days chairman announced today. Members of the local unknown soldiers chapter 65. Assisted by the Dav auxiliary will be seeing the Blue Lapel Flower to raise funds for needy disabled veterans and their fam Dies. The artificial Lapel Flowers Are made by disabled veterans in Veteran hospitals and institutions and distributed to Dav chapters for the annual fundraising Campaign. Chapter commander Francis Quot red Quot Daly emphasizes that All funds raised in the upcoming Campaign will stay in the local chapter for disabled veterans in the area. Aug. 3 and 4 has been proclaimed forget me not Days in the Dubois area by the National commander who urges support of All citizens interested groups and organizations in the Dav sponsored fundraising Campaign. Local Dav chapter officials Are also urging Dubois area residents to buy the Little Blue Flower and through their donations Quot give a Little for those who gave a .&Quot service stations May now charge Rev. Macdonald Tours Jerusalem by Dee Banner a procession of dark Robed men with an open coffin hoisted above their Heads Mill Down a Sun baked Street. Led by singing children carrying Palms and playing music they wind their Way through the Dusty City streets to the cemetery. There the Burden wrapped Only in a cloth bag is removed from the coffin Laid in the Tomb and sealed. Funeral processions such As this Are not uncommon in Israel As witnessed by Rev. John to. Macdonald and his wife Suzie Church of our Saviour. Dubois during their recent stay in Jerusalem. Enrolled in a four week continuing education course at St. George College in Jerusalem the Macdonald had the Opportunity to travel Quot the biblical Bounds Quot of Israel and immerse themselves in the country s culture. The purpose of the course entitled a the Bible and the holy land today Quot was a to consider the problems and horizons of Israel s biblical past and people the land the wer a Rev. Macdonald said. A one thing that struck us immediately was the intense feelings of the three religions there jewish. Christian and moslem Quot mrs. Macdonald said. Quot religion is the most important Factor in Israel it always has been and probably always will while visiting the Macdonald toured Many of the holy Sites including a the most sacred spot Quot the Church of the holy sepulchre which encloses Christ a Tomb and the climb to Calvary. Virtually All of the historic holy Sites have been adorned with churches and decoration Over the years with few untouched by the tourist Trade. However the Macdonald do not see this As blatant commercialism. Quot holy places Are so special to the people there. They arouse such intense feelings. To occupy a holy site is very important to them a mrs. Macdonald explained. A its not like in the states. People Here just done to get that equally As intense Are feelings for the land and the deep roots of tradition. The Macdonald related a conversation they had with an Arab palestinian who vehemently defended the right to land. A the land is our very blood Quot he had emphasized. This attitude characterizes the vast majority of the israeli people mrs. Macdonald said. The bedouin would agree. Still living the same As nomads had a thousand years ago he lives solely off the land herding goats or sheep roaming the desert with Only his family tent and animals. A the bedouin s philosophy is that he is above All others because he is closer to the land Quot father Macdonald explained. A the feels Superior because he believes the average Arab has sold out to monasteries Are also scattered throughout the desert he said. Often monks will Lead Hermit lives in caves completely isolated from the rest of the world. They were told one particular Monk living in a sunken Cave had not been seen in 30 years. They knew he was alive Only because the food they left regularly was taken. One pervading influence the Macdonald Felt strongly on their trip was that of the israeli army. A they Are everywhere a a mrs. Macdonald said. They patrol most if not All Public places and conduct routine inspections on Public As Well As private transportation. The Macdonald recalled several times please turn to Pace 2 col. 3 for Oil Check Washington up on top of skyrocketing pump prices Many motorists May now get socked with an additional charge for such a Courtesy Quot services As wiping windshields and checking Oil tires and radiators. Under new regulations that took effect wednesday service stations must charge for the services separately or provide them free. A spokesman for the american automobile association said stations stand to make More Money if they offer free routine checks of cars instead of charging for them because Quot a Quick once Over under the Hood has Good potential for added but the Center for Auto safety a consumer group has sued the Energy department in an Effort to overturn the regulations claiming motorists will refuse to for the checks and hazardous situations May go undetected. The weather fair tonight with Patchy fog and a few lingering showers Over the mountains. Low in the 60s. Fair and less humid Friday. High in mid 70s to Low 80s. Extended forecast saturday through monday warm saturday sunday and monday with a Chance of showers daily. Early morning lows in the 60s and afternoon highs in the 80s each Day
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