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Levittown Courier Times (Newspaper) - July 2, 1968, Levittown, Pennsylvania Its hoi hoi hot a yet i is Fine weather for skiing. A. The weather a Fine for water skiing and that a just Celiesius All of Levittown Are doing on Van Sciver boat As the girls take advantage of temperatures what Wendy Gerlacher Diane Matecki and Mary to Lake Tullytown. Wendy a dad Harry is piloting the in the 90s for the water fun. The sight will probably be seen Many times today throughout the area. Courier times photo by Alex Zidek a Mal Ter of degrees its cooler i really it is summer s first real heat wave continued to Broil Bucks count ians today but less humid air made it feel a bit cooler. Temperatures by mid Day were running about three degrees lower than yesterday. The noon Reading was 88 degrees. Yesterdays 12 of clock temperature was 91. Today a High was not expected to set any records or reach the near record 97 degrees registered late yesterday afternoon. Near record the 97-recorded at 5 . A came one degree from equating the july i record of 98 set in 1945. Today a record is too degrees set on july 2, 1901. A mild cold front which came through the area this morning brought less humid air into lower Bucks. It also brought fair skies which Are to continue through thursday giving lower Bucks a perfect fourth of july. Power failure yesterdays heat and High humidity brought darkness and Low water pressure to thousands of Homes in lower Bucks. And it caused a sleepless night for Many More As the overnight Low was an uncomfortable 77. Between 2.000 and 3,000 lower Bucks county Homes were left without electric Power for anywhere from one to four hours last night when transformers overloaded after continued on Page 20. Col. 5 done to anyone mention the heat and it May o away. Sign of the times i guess but Reading the apers you see where a ships Engineer makes 22,000 and a new state College president is ired for $18,000. Must be a moral there somewhere. . And the soviet have agreed to talks bout nuclear disarmament. More important right this moment would e the russians gassing up that troop transom with 231 americans aboard and sending on its Way. If we had forced Down a russian transport id held it this Long criticism would be at Iver pitch. England approves the extradition of Imes Ray. The British stomach that excuse at the murder of Martin Luther King was it Lotical. However Ray is expected to Appeal and May be sometime before he touches . Ii again. July 4th just around the Corner and those sky enough to get a four Day vacation Are Licking now. Where Ever we pick to go so does the own. Sometimes Success comes from adversity. In phils shortstop Roberto Pena is hitting Lusty .293 and in this age of .250 hitters this s to be rewarding. He came out of nowhere to take the Job d if he keeps hitting like this hell be there a a Long time. Eirner Lur a county Simps vol. 58, no. 222 member Abc tuesday evening july 2, 1968 36 pages Price ten cents much Legal red tape still in Way British of extradition j Ray London up London a chief magistrate today ordered James Earl Ray returned to the United states to stand trial for the murder of or. Martin Luther King or. He gave him is Days in which to Appeal the extradition ruling then sent him Back to jail in a Black Maria. Rays Legal adviser said there definitely would be an Appeal. The judge granted extradition Der charge by the state of ten Nessee and the state of mis Souris charge the 40year-old Ray broke jail while serving a sentence for armed robbery. In Washington attorney Gen eral Ramsey Clark said a it is important that rays right to a speedy trial be he said he was pleased at the court action in London and hoped for rays return without undue delay. Ray 40, was accused of shoot ing the civil rights Leader in Memphis tenn., on april 4. He was arrested june 8 at London Airport by a Scotland Yard detective. He wore the air of a Desper ate Man today so nervous he spoke incoherently. He sweated his jaw twitched his lip Curling once in a half Grin but mostly just a nervous Man afraid of his Fate. Rays defense attorney. Roger Frisby argued in Bow Street magistrate court that the slaying was a political crime. But Frank Milton chief metro Politan magistrate for London agreed with the . Position it was outright murder. Ray so nervous he was almost incoherent had shown earlier in a Surprise statement to the court that he feared and perhaps expected the extradition to be granted. There was still much Legal red tape to go through before Ray returns to the United states his defense attorney indicated he would Appeal in a Man Euver that could take weeks. America regrets Vio airspace soviet i Nion Al eases . Air liner Washington up the soviet Union today agreed to release the Seaboard world airlines dc8 Jet with 231 Amel leans aboard which w As forced by Mig fighters to on a Russia Island sunday night. George Christian. White House press Secretary made the official announcement. He said the soviet Union ordered the plane released after the United states a a expressed re Greta that the jetliner had violated russian airspace. A a we be been informed by our embassy in Moscow that instructions have been issued by Fin a i edition the soviet government for the Seaboard airlines dc8. Which was obliged to land in the Buriles. And its passengers to leave the soviet the White House said. . Officials said the plane was carrying 214 gis from Seattle. Wash., to Vietnam via Japan when it strayed off student snaps at judge Cincinnati up a Charles Kahne a Miami University student was fined $50 and sentenced to one Day in jail monday on a disorderly conduct charge. Kahne 21. Pulled a rubber band from his pocket and shot it at the judge. Kahne now has to spend two Days in jail. Course was intercepted by the fighters and escorted to Sturup. The sources said the Kremlin probably would think again before letting the incident Given the . Cooperation in making things easy disturb the Moscow Washington Progress that includes agreement to open talks on limiting antimissile missiles. The two nations also have joined in sponsoring the nuclear nonproliferation treaty. Although soviet officials in Moscow maintained a strict silence on what happened neither Side appeared Overly disturbed about the matter. . Ambassador Llewellyn Thompson requested release of the plane and its passengers and Crew during a 15-minute talk with soviet officials during signing of the nuclear nonproliferation treaty in Moscow monday. In Washington. Secretary of state Dean Rusk discussed the incident with soviet ambassador Anatoly f. Dobrynin. And in Tokyo. William Evans a representative of the . Federal aviation administration. Said that while the Seaboard world airlines plane was a very definitely Over russian territory a when soviet fighters intercepted it he expected it to be released soon. The Pentagon said in announcing the incident monday that the plane was 80 to too Miles off course. A this is very difficult area to navigate Evans explained. One major reason for the soviets being agreeable is that the Kremlin is considered unlikely to spoil a new Era of Good feeling now evident Between the United states and the soviet Union. Warminster meeting hot tempers match weather girls the Best Way to Quot keep a husband is pay by Foster Winans courier times staff writer tempers to match the hot weather flared briefly last night at the Warminster township supervisors meeting. Patrick Kelly a resident on Donald drive attacked the Board for the time it has taken the township to Correct a Drain age problem on that Street. The situation is nearly a year and a half old. About two months ago the Developer of the area was warned the township would take action on the predicament if he did no to. No repairs were forthcoming and in june the supervisors seemed agreed upon using the Warminster Road department to Correct the d r a i n a g e and charge the costs against an escrow fund. Engineers report that decision was never car ried out and last night the Board told Kelly and other Donald drive residents an engineers report will be considered next monday on exactly How to go about making the repairs. Beyer added this morning the Job will have to be advertised for bid Ding and funds will be removed from the escrow fund for payment. This morning a Street sweep ing machine a front loader and a dump truck were dispatched to the Street to pick up mud and Brennan Dies Cardinal 74 Philadelphia a p Francis Cardinal Brennan who began his service to the roman Catholic Church As an altar boy in a Small Pennsylvania Coal town and Rose to the highest Vatican Post Ever held by an american died today. Cardinal Brennan 74. Was known As the a quiet american in Rome where he headed the roman curiae a congregation of Sacrement. Cardinal Brennan came to Philadelphia last june 17 for a series of tests and treatment at Misericordia Hospital. He had complained of feeling ill for about a month. Dirt that has washed onto the Roadway As the result of recent heavy Rains. Supervisor Joseph Butch indicated he has had inquiries from merchants in the Warminster Plaza shopping Center about loss of business due to construction on York Road. The Highway passes by the Center and is the main Entrance Point to the Park ing lot. 6 to 7 what Butch reported earlier in the discussion of the widening and rerouting of York Road the township was assured the shop Ping area would be affected for Only six to seven weeks. A the Way its going a Butch said a it looks like its going to take six to seven he also said merchants have reported 52 to 56 per cent losses since construction began several weeks ago. Beyer charged the state with indifference saying a you can rest assured they the state highways department could t care he told the assemblage continued on Page 20, col. 3 Milton ruled Ray extraditable on both counts. At last weeks hearing. Ray denied killing King. A fall i know in this affair is that the Man says he did not do Milton said today. A ii the Only evidence is that a Public figure a political figure. A controversial figure has been killed then this is not enough. A therefore both submissions failed to be accepted and the defendant will be committed to a prison to await extradition on both a you will not be released for 15 Milton told Ray. Quot you May apply for Hareas this under British Law. Is the form that Ray s Appeal will take to the division court of the Queens Bench division of the High court of Justice. The defense called it a political crime but the Magis trate in ruling against this said a this was the assassination of a Man who was not in control of the government of his country not As far As has been shown by the evidence. It was not part of a Campaign to get rid of the government but the act of a solitary Ray showed virtually no emotion when Milton announced his decision. He was staring Down at. The continued on Page 20, col. 5 Yardley Man Dies of wound Vernon Bergen the 31 year olo Yardley Mechanic who was shot in the face by a Shotgun wielding Washington crossing woman last tuesday died late this morning in Mercer Hospital. Trenton. Mrs. Winifred Lear. 28. Of 161 s. Canal st., released under $15.-000 bail on six charges concerning the shooting is expected to be re arrested by police. William Kershaw. Upper Wakefield police chief said he could not comment on additional charges at this time. He said a hearing set for tomorrow for mrs. Lear on the six charges will be postponed. He died at 11 40 . Bucks county District attorney Ward f. Clark who Learned of Bergen s death As he went to lunch in Doylestown said mrs. Lear would be arraigned on an open charge of murder. Index amusements. Birthdays. Classified. 20-25 comics. 26,27 editorials 6 editorial features .7 investor 8 Jacoby. .13 Junior reporter. 26 movies a. Obituaries 4 sports 18,10 stocks 8 to review a a. To schedule 27 women a news 10,11 Dav classified i 3-1000 night classified i 6-4600 whew a mrs. Dolores Bray of 1258 Newportville Road Cornwells Heights finds this Way the quickest and most refreshing to Cool off from yesterdays 97-degree heat. 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