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Levittown Courier Times (Newspaper) - July 2, 1968, Levittown, Pennsylvania After much kicking around Bensalem passes i i orse ordinance % it _ Gavel changes hands Reynolds right off Dally takes office As president of the Levittown Fairless Hills rotary cub at installation services conducted recently at the Buck a 0 min.4 m j \ Feasterville. Cd pre ent Dean second from right hands Over the gave1 As Ken Dale left District governor elect and leu Holms outgoing District governor Jerk on. By Bill Wilson courier times staff writer Bensalem township has a horse ordinance. Last night at a special meeting the Bensalem Board of supervisors bypassed the recon emendations of the Bucks county horse association and passed the controversial horse ordinance. The ordinance which imposes certain zoning restrictions on the stabling of horses was passed As the result of numerous complaints of residents about horses running wild Man ure piles and property damage. Suggestions Louis Floge jr., a Cornwells Heights attorney filling in for Alfred Shea an attorney hired by the association to present its c Minier lurks enmity tuesday july 2. 1968 those taxes to hiu1, at Speedway still in air Case outlined several suggestions to the Board. Floge suggested to the Board that it consider drawing up an ordinance which would impose restrictions on the keeping of manure piles Straw and a other unsightly things a a a done to restrict people who keep their Homes and animals clean just because a few do not follow the rules and keep horses and properties in an unsightly manner a Floge said. Solicitor John Dean told Floge that the health problem is Only one of the aspects which was considered by the Board when drawing up the ordinance with Shea. Shea who is on vacation was directed by the Board to meet with Dean to consider such an ordinance after meeting. Questioned fee f o i g e asked what the fee would be for having a permit under the ordinance and if persons presently having horses would be considered As non conforming. Persons underwriting the re delusion of the Buffer restriction following the adoption of the Striction of a wild horses the1 in the r a zoning districts. It be ordinance one woman told the comment was turned Over to comes official on july 6 and res supervisors that the ordinance those who opposed the Ordi dents have 30 Days to file an was necessary because of a re Nance. Appeal. Cent serious car horse accidents one Trevose woman told the the ordinance requires in Bensalem. Board that there is a present a minimum paddock area of a peace and quiet 30 feet by 60 feet with a stable Lack of recreation facilities in the township and that horses provided transportation to other areas and were indeed of recreational value themselves. A we do a lot of Benefit shows with our horses a said a Man attired in a tee shirt a and if you take them away we can to another woman explained the benefits of owning a horse. She cited the responsibility and also the education children receive watching a horse give birth. she exclaimed Quot i had i meeting All township Laws. A Buffer area of 50 feet by 50 feet Between adjoining properties and the paddock area with the restriction of no animals Straw manure or equipment be stored in the area. The restriction of one horse to a a in a glad this was passed a she said a i want peace and quiet and object to i to Silver because roads were made for the cars and not for the meeting lasted less than an hour following the adjournment. Horse lovers an haters in j j aged in a number of Small ver an acre it ground and up to live a Confroy Matziol s horse on 20 acres of ground 0ne person said with a Smie a on All properties he walked out the door a i Hope horses be allowed on the to h so ves of he horsing Ria a St a ssh a a a Confer. Strict enforcement a this ordinance will be strict in enforced a said mrs. Rees i a a and i Hope that All parties Are Page 3 Middletown township supervisors met last night with Irvin Fried president of the Langhorne Speedway Over amusement tax problems that have threatened to cause court action and the arrest of Fried or some other Speedway official. Frank d. Girard township the Bucks county Park Board the Churchville Park nature Forest starting at the North end Quot Atlar 0.7 inn 0f Silver Lake picnic area. Silver Lake nature Center opens with larger quarters today announced the opening of the Silver Lake nature Center at the North end of the Lake in Mill Creek Valley Park and the Center 357-4005. Youngsters nine to 12 May at tend any or All of a series of formal nature study programs off Bath Road. Arranged in a series of loops to provide walks of Start of a series of programs for tuesdays and thursdays from Hie Young and old under two Jaq t0 n00n activity pro trained naturalists. And nature hikes will pm the Center at a new location Phaize ecological principles on the East Side of Bath Road with a new theme each week one half mile North of route 13. J until labor Day. Registration is Bristol township will remain free. Open weekdays through the wednesdays in july and August. Starting at 8 30 . Families have been invited to illustrated lectures on nature and conservation. Live animals. Summer from 8 . To 4 . Except for wednesday when it will close at noon. 3rd season this will be the third season a Jades Anco movies a i be used for the Silver Lake nature Cen-110 provide instructional entered again under the direction of Toj Ament for All Ages. George r. Carmichael jr., sum Mer naturalist for the Bucks township solicitor would meet soon to discuss the township claim the Speedway owes at any length the Trail is open East $20,000 in Back taxes for from Dawn to dusk throughout j 1966 and 1967 Hie year. An illustrated self Girard comments guiding Trail brochure will be ,.there is no doubt that filed published during the summer agrees he has an obligation but and an additional mile of Trail is expected to be opened by fall. The nature c e n t e res larger quarters will provide entertaining and instructional exhibits of live plants and animals As Well he feels the Law requiring the track to amusement taxes is unconstitutional and said Girard. Fried was unavailable for comment today. In past statements. Fried said nature Trail for those who like to go-it-a-1 port unities to explore the nearly Lone a mile and one half nature i undisturbed realm of nature no Trail winds through a varied Ter matter what the depth of inter rain of Marsh swamp Field and est. As displays to help interpret be is willing to go to court to what is observed on the trails. Oppose payment of the to per in keeping with the modern cent tax m Gross receipts concept of a Multi use Park the a the idea now is to negotiate Park Hoard has preserved a por settlement on the past taxes. Lion of the West Side of Silver ifs a Compromise. I done to know Lake As a natural area for of How it will affect payments in a Large protest More visitors for Colts than had for my last baby a Brief outburst other q u e s t i o n s and com-1 ments followed and except for Bensalem Only previously had one Brief outburst Between a restriction of the erection of horse lovers and haters the stables in certain zoning areas meeting was orderly. Residential Etc and did not. The Board adopted the Ordi specifically restrict or prohibit the people will not be const Nance unanimously with the sex horses dered As non conforming and the fee is the usual zoning a a Quot Sis a recommend at on by s of Llor City editor the association through Floge was the exclusion of the restriction of a Buffer area in the Rural agriculture zoning area. Restriction questioned a current a a said Floge. A there is a Case in Bucks county court concerning the constitutionality of such a mrs. Ruth i Rees chairman the Bucks county courier of the Board asked the audience times today announced two of approximately 55 persons if i changes in its executive editor anyone had any favourable com j a1 staff ment on the ordinance. James e. Ruark of the copy following remarks by several desk will become news editor in charge of National and International news As Well As features. Jack Scullin. Who has been copy editor will assume the Post of i City editor. The announcement was made by Sandy Oppenheimer. Editor of the courier times and of its sister newspaper the Burlington a to year old lower Wakefield county . Times. Ruark and Scullin assume new posts Iii Trevose 2 Brothers arrested after police Chase county Park Board a biology teacher in the Penn Bury schools. Carmichael lives at 28 Jasmine Road jumper Hill Levittown. Programs have been arranged at the nature Center with people Welcome to participate individually or in groups. Conducted Tours and nature walks will be tailored to inter ests and age Levels and there Are special activities for pre i teens and weekly family pro Grams. Older boys and girls will Jwo Trenton Brothers were have the Opportunity to qualify apprehended by Bensalem As Junior naturalists and earn township police last Nigut after scout badges. Carmichael is a a Chase following an Accident at registered Merit badge Counse Bristol Road and the 0id Lincoln Lor for the boy scouts of Ameri-1 Highway in Trevose. Ca. Police said at 7 45 a car drive tour arrangements ing the wrong Way on the old group tour arrangements May Lincoln Highway made a turn be made at the Silver Lake a onto Bristol Road went out of Ture Center or by telephoning control and struck two cars and Bristol Road Cornwells then left the scene. Heights and miss j a c q u i i n e l ill i us officer George Berry headed Keirnan 2l of 147 Trenton ave. A off the fleeing car at Hulmeville Hulmeville. No one was injured named by cop and damage was reported As Road and Newportville Road near Hulmeville Borough. The Driver of the car was identified As 28 y e a r of i d Ray Hawkins of 622 Bear tavern Road. Berry escorted the car bearing Pennsylvania tags Back to the scene of the Accident. The Girard said. He said negotiations Between Nathan and Fried May cancel plans for the township to bring suit against the track and to seek an arrest warrant because the track ran a race on june 23 without a use permit. Girard said the dropping of plans Tor such actions was possible but he would not say it was certain. Claims discrimination Fried has claimed the amusement tax is discriminatory because Heaters Are exempt. Nathan said it was his opinion there was no 10-Day limit As previously indicated on the time a warrant could be issued for running the june 23 race in violation of the township Regula Tion requiring a use permit. It had been stated an arrest warrant had to be issued within to the Day a of the race births lower Bucks Hospital june 28 or. And mrs. Horace Well 921 Woodbine ave., Well Heights girl june 29 or. And mrs. Timothy Warhol 72 Rocky Pool Lane Levittown girl or. And mrs. George Gilbert 502 s. Bellevue ave., Lang Home girl or. And mrs. Ottis Bowser. Co Tempora apts e 28, Levittown boy june 30 or. And mrs. Donald Shane 454 Wister Road Wistar court apts., Levittown girl july i or. And mrs. Vincent i Salvo la Almond Lane Levittown girl or. And mrs. Glenn Leiby Fallsington Manor Apt k a Levittown boy or. And mrs. Brent Dell 307 Andover Road. Fairless Hills boy or buys six portable rooms the Council Rock school Board last night bought six port Max table classrooms and gave Prog Corn fess reports on its building developments. The portable classrooms were purchased from Bucks county Community. College for $15,000. Three will be used at the Richboro elementary school construction on the new Council Rock High school will not be completed before next summer. The Board has made some headway in its selection of a school site for a proposed elementary school in Holland. The sol Feinstone elementary school renovation project is proceeding according to schedule it was reported. Three Bensalem township Republican committee people were elected As members of the county Republican executive committee last night at a meeting at Jim Bradley son Street Road. Elected were George Walker Rose Abt and Bea Prince. Twenty two committee people elected the three. Minor. Disorderly conduct charge according to Berry once at the scene Hawkins brother. John became loud and abusive with the Driver of one of the cars and attempted to Start a fight. Berry c h a r g e d the brother with disorderly conduct. Witnesses. To the Accident said the Hawkins car had six or seven persons in it but when Berry a a o i pretended the fleeing car. Only oils i cd ilk Dick so the two broilers were in it. Roy Hawk ins was charged i arises Blaze with two charges of hit and run leaving the scene of an Accident and going the wrong Way at a preliminary hearing before Justice of the peace Chris Ritter. He was released on $500 bail. John was released on $36 bail on the disorderly charge. A hearing on the Case has been scheduled by Justice of the peace Ritter for saturday morning. L. Wakefield girl Dies a propane Gas tank heated by a tar pot exploded yesterday afternoon at the Fox Hunt tavern on Street Road in Cornwells Heights. Nottingham and Trevose fire companies were called to the scene at 12 42 to extinguish the Small fire. Damage to the building was minor and no injuries were reported. Girl died at 6 . Today in Mer cer Hospital Trenton As a result of a motorcycle Accident sunday in Falls township. According to police Barbara Jean Polensky daughter of or. And mrs. Paul Polensky of 231 ferry Road suffered a fractured Skull and internal Haemorrhaging. She was Riding with her Uncle. Sidney r. Stanley 37, of 134�?T Lincoln Highway Fairless Hills on Woolston drive near Tonyhill Road when the motorcycle hit a gravel Patch and a pot Hole throwing both off. No charges they were taken to the Hospit a i by the Levittown Fairless Hills Rescue squad. Stanley was treated for slight abrasions and released. Police said charges will not be made against Stanley. Barbara Jean was a fifth grader at Edgewood elementary school lower Wakefield. Junior choir member she attended big Oak moravian Church lower Wakefield where she was a member of the Church school the Junior choir and the Junior youth Fellowship. In lieu of Flowers the family has requested contributions be sent to the big Oak moravian Church. Iviree hurl in two car crash three persons were injured yesterday in a two car collision on route 413 at Newportville Road Middletown township. T r e a t e d for contusions and abrasions at lower Bucks Hospital and released were Joseph j. Lock 46, of Trenton Dale p. Writer. 19. Of 63 shelter Lane Stonybrook. Levittown and Thomas Skinas 43, of it. Holly . Lock and writer were the Drivers and Skinas a passenger in locks car. Lock according to township police will be charged with running a red Light. News and features Ruark. Oppenheimer said will coincide All the news and Fea Tures and work closely with the managing editor. Ben Borowsky. Scullin is to supervise All local news and the newspapers Large reportorial staff. Ruark has been with the courier times since 1963. A graduate of Gordon College Wenham mass., he has wide experience in College journalism and with private Industry. He is married to the former Naoma Fleetwood. He and mrs. Ruark Are residents of lower Orchard. Levittown and parents of two boys Peter and James and a daughter Bethany Joy. Morrisville native Scullin. A native of Morrisville and a graduate of Morrisville High school is a former sports writer and editor with newspaper experience on papers in Wildwood. N.j., and it. Pierce Fla. He and mrs. Scullin the former Mary Evelyn Nutt Are residents of Morrisville and have two children a son. Jay and a daughter Rita. Alleged plot to kill 12 Youngstown Ohio up ii a four men who allegedly plotted to kill to Pennsylvania policemen and two Fri agents were still held in City prison Here tuesday under charges of the four were arrested saturday after a High Speed Bullet punctuated Chase through Youngstown and suburban Liberty and Girard where they were finally apprehended. In their Possession was a Cache of 13 High powered rifles is your paper on time if your courier times delivery service is Jess than satisfactory or if you fail to receive delivery please Call and ask for the circulation department. If you Call before 6 30 . To report a service failure every Effort will be made to deliver the courier times to your Home. Paper delivery is considered late if you done to have your paper by 5 30 . Call 943-1000 or 943-1010. Warminster area residents Call 355-5700. Fire of t halt a pussycat Light damage was reported in manager Girard confirms an electrical fire yesterday that n broke out on the stage of an open air theater in Cadwallader Park Trenton. The cause has not yet been determined. The Park saw the close of a the Best Many sunday night and the Blaze was reported Early yesterday when the theater was empty. According to theater officials a a pussycat will begin tomorrow night As scheduled. Middletown to join in olice radio net Mel i ver will undergo surgery Harold f. Hellyer sr., chief clerk of the Bucks county Board of elections is out of Doylestown Hospital but due to return there next week. His condition was diagnosed As a kidney Stone after he entered the Hospital last week. He was discharged saturday. Middletown township plans to join the Bucks county police radio network according to Frank d. Girard township manager. The statement ends speculation on whether the township would stay Independent or join the county system. He said Falls township Morrisville and Penndel have also indicated they Are interested in joining. Girard said he has been meeting with representatives of the other communities on the matter. Middletown township expects to change from an Independent system to the county system in the fall he added. Little Cost differences he said Middletown was going to improve its own system anyway and that there Wil be Little if any difference in Cost Between staying Independent and joining the Bucks system. It Means purchasing different kinds of radios because of a difference in frequency used he said. If All the communities go together More than 20 radio units will be purchased. Middletown alone needs nine new units. Girard stated. To years old Girard pointed out that Middletown a police car radios Are to years old and that the base Antenna is just As old. A the Antenna has developed a coating due to exposure to the elements and its reception has correspondingly decreased a Girard said. He said advertising for the new radios will probably appear in about 60 Days. Under consideration at present Are specifications of the radios and changes in the base station. Firefighters Battle heat House fire nearly too firemen yesterday battled 94-degree temperatures and soaring flames to extinguish a Blaze which destroyed an empty two Story Frame House in Bristol township. The Blaze broke out shortly before noon on Green Lane at e in i i i e Road opposite Lucas lumber. It took volunteers of Levittown fire co. No. 2 and Edgely fire co. Nearly two hours to bring it under control. Firemen were still on the scene at 3 . Death trap Robert Thompson Captain Levittown no. 2, said the Blaze had to be fought trom the outside As stairs inside the building were burned out. A it was a death trap inside a Thompson remarked. Firemen from Fairless Hill no. I third District and Tullytown were on stand by duty. $5,000 damage one fireman. Richard Sam Bendetto 27, of 70 Ridge Lane red Cedar Hill Levittown was taken to lower Bucks Hospital after being overcome by heat prostration. He was transported by the Levittown Fairless Hills Rescue squad. Sambendetto is a member of Levittown no. 2. The fire. Which apparently started in the rear of the building caused an estimated $5,000 damage. Its cause is being investigated by township fire officials. Bucks firm gets govt. Contract the o f f i c e of congressman Edward g. Biester or. Today announced a contract had been awarded Fischer amp Porter War Minster in the amount of $128,450. The contract was awarded by the United states department of Interior in connection with geological surveys and involved the production of digital recorders for delivery to 14 destinations in the United states. 3 attending Dallas confab representatives of the Penn Bury education association Are attending the week Long National education association convention in Dallas this week. Pea president Frank Robi Deaux Robert Dix and Rocco Dattola Are specifically studying the role of negotiators in teach a several revolvers and two cases or administration discussions at of ammunition. The convention. More than too policemen were involved in the Chase which ended at the Home of or. And mrs. Rotten Jones. The couple was held hostage when the desperate foursome were cornered by pursuing officers. Detective chief capt Michael Carney said one of the men told him a a a were going to kill to policemen and two Fri the intended victims who were not identified Are presumed to be Pennsylvania Law enforcement officers re possible for the suspects earlier Felon convictions. Charged under a a suspicion was Edward j. Kern 59 Pittsburgh. Quoted by police to have said a a in a going to get the judge that railroaded me in 1959.�?� Paul Forrest. 25, West Chester a. William Ziefel 27, Pittsburgh and Wallace Mitchell 26, Valencia. Pa., were also charged. Kern Mitchell and Forrest escaped june 21 from the Huntingdon pa., correctional institution. Kern was serving a 17-to-31 year sentence for Bank robbery and assault with intent to kill. The Chase leading to the arrests began when an officer saw the group leaving a pawnshop with their arms Laden with weapons they had purchased. When approached by the officer the men sped away and opened fire. Jack Scullin four men charged under a suspicion weather hot local forecast fair and warm today tonight and torn o r r o a High both Days around 90, Low tonight 65-70. Thursday continued fair and warm. Precipitation probability 20 per cent through tomorrow. Seashore forecast mostly sunny today and tomorrow High both Days around 90 winds today West Northwest 10-15 knots winds tomorrow Northwest 10-15 knots. Fair tonight Low in 60s. Ocean temperature at Atlantic City 68 8 . High yesterday 97. Low yesterday 74. Low this morning 77. Sunset tonight 8 32 Sunrise tomorrow 5 34 . Sunset tomorrow 8 32 . Tomorrows tides at Bristol High 9 17 . Low 4 18 . High 10 05 . Low 4 42 for the tide at Morrisville add 15 minutes for High tide and 45 minutes for Low tide

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