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Levittown Courier Times (Newspaper) - July 3, 1968, Levittown, Pennsylvania Lien Salem Feasterville Northampton Southampton la arminster c Tut or att it mrs Jaunty final edition vol. 58, no. 223 member Abc wednesday evening july 3, 1968 26 pages Price ten cents snipers fire at secy. Freeman . Makes heavies air raids of w Arsi agon up a the War Rook a Savage upturn near the demilitarized zone Doz to Day. . B52 bombers and Jet fighter bombers struck in the heaviest non Stop raids of the War and the communists wined out a helicopter borne Marine patrol probing new red infiltration. In the Mekong Delta far to the South Viet Cong snipers fired on a helicopter carrying . Agriculture Secretary or Ville Freeman on an inspection trip but missed and helicopter gunships went after the snipers. A i have been shot at Freeman said. A it did no to bother me at tracer rounds from the Viet Cong slashed through the skies a the Huey chopper flew Freeman from Vinh my Village in Bac lieu province about 12 Miles South of Saigon to Long Xuyen about 90 Miles South West of Saigon. Freeman said he a saw the tracers a and then watched . Helicopters go after the tracers a pair of . Cobra helicopters accompanying the Freeman helicopter in three Huey helicopters swung quickly toward the ground and opened fire with a Volley of rockets on the snipers. Clouds of smote and dust arose in the Wake of the attack. Minutes later the cobra escorts rejoined the main party but this time hugged the ground to keep a close Eye out for More communist gunfire. It was the second time within seven months that a High ranking . Official had been aimed at apts. Bensalem a fire code gets a Teeth pre Holiday tragedy a a curious bystander surveys the twisted wreckage of the cars which claimed two lives on route 13 near Bath Road last night. Seven others including four children were injured in the Accident which police Are still investigating. The White car driven by 17-year-old Robert Bachman jumped the highways medial strip and hit the oncoming station Wagon driven by Henry Hedgepeth. Both Drivers were from Levittown. Courier times photo by Alex Zidock 2 township residents lulled in it. Rash two Bristol township residents were killed last night in a head on collision on route 13 in Bristol in which seven others were injured. Dead on arrival at Delaware Valley Hospital was i s. Wanda Hedgepeth 59, of 78 the state supreme court gives Law enforcement a break. It changed its ruling on confessions which had virtually eliminated them. Had the former ruling stood there were too cases in Philadelphia alone that would have been thrown out. Big Day tomorrow. Fly your Flag. In id like to have the charcoal Concession this area tomorrow. I usually end up with More Chicken on my hands than what i manage to eat. The russians released our troop transport. For once things worked out smoothly. There were lots of people holding their breath hoping we have another Pueblo affair. There san unconfirmed Story . And russian subs collided a few months ago. If so both countries Are trying to keep it mighty quiet. New York has revealed a Gigantic payoff ring which had top policemen on its payroll. Tile ring was paying More than $20,000 a month for Protection. It took six or seven years before the District attorneys office could act. Southpaw Woodie third straight. Frovman has lost his he a the Only All Star representative from the Phillies and he a suddenly lost his effectiveness. And to make matters worse sex Phi Hie Ferguson Jenkins beat the phils for the fifth time in a Row. V t Kingwood Lane. Kenwood Levittown. The other victim. 17 year old Linda Bamer of 618 fifth ave., Croydon was also dead on arrival at lower Bucks Hospital. Robert Bachman 17, of 71 Stonybrook drive Levittown Driver of the car containing Linda. Was listed in critical Condi Tion at Delaware Valley Hospital this morning. Jumps strip the Accident occurred about 9 45 . On Rains licked route 13 near Bath Road. According to police reports the car driven by Bachman with Linda As the Only passenger was travelling East on route 13 when it jumped the medial strip and collided with an oncoming station Wagon driven by Henry Hedgepeth and containing his w i f e. Daughter and grandchildren. The daughter mrs. Henrietta Rhein of Bowling Green a. And her four children Joseph. 16. Patricia Ann. 14, Thomas 6. And Peter. 19 months were ail treated for minor injuries at Delaware Valley Hospital and released. Treated released Hedgepeth was taken to lower Bucks Hospital and treated for a fractured right ankle and lacerated right and wrist and was released. Or. Samuel b. Willard Bucks county Coroner said mrs. Hedgepeth died of multiple fractures of the cerebral vertebrae and Linda suffered internal a grand fourth says Weatherman it looks like a grand glorious and sunny fourth of july for lower Bucks county. The Weatherman is calling for sunny skies and pleasant temperatures in the Low 80s for tomorrow. The Fine weather is expected to continue through Friday and saturday. The Only Damp note in the Holiday Outlook is possible showers and thundershowers sunday or monday. Thundershowers last night broke the heat wave which saw temperatures in the 90s for three straight Days. Today a High is expected around 80. Rainfall last night and Early this morning amounted to .37 of an Inch bringing the yearly total to 21.84 inches. Normal rainfall january to july is 24.14 inches. Haemorrhaging from multiple broken ribs. Bristol Borough police chief Vincent Marragalli who was at the scene with patrolmen Michael Pierandozzi said the doors of the vehicles had to be pried open the steering wheel broken and the seats moved out to free the injured. At the scene of the Accident was the Bucks county Rescue squad. Semi conscious or. Jeffrey Loux an intern at Delaware Valley Hospital was coming Home from the Hospital when he stopped at the scene of the Accident. He returned to the Hospital with the ambulance to help treat the injured. He said the children suffered Only minor cuts and bruises but that Bachman who was Semi conscious this morning was in very serious condition. Funeral arrangements for Linda Are being handled by the Murphy funeral Home of 1002 Radcliffe St., Bristol. The Alfred Rose funeral Home of Bridge St., Philadelphia is handling the funeral of mrs. Hedgepeth. The fatalities Mark the 48th and 49th on Bucks county High ways this year. For this time a year ago there were 33. By Bill Wilson courier times staff writer Bensalem township firemen last night finally got their Long awaited amendments to the fire Park sniper kills woman new York up a a sniper firing from the roof of a lavatory in a Central Park playground killed a woman inside the building and Woun amp a three men today before he was shot to death by a police Marksman. Police said the woman was found lying on the floor apparently shot in the head. A male passerby was hit in the spine and two policemen suffered less serious wounds. Two adults and two children were trapped in the playground near the metropolitan museum of Art As police converged on the scene. None were injured however. The children s playground is just across fashionable fifth Avenue from the apartment building where Jacqueline Kennedy lives but the former first lady was in Hyannis port mass., with her two children. Police sealed off a Large area around the snipers Post which was partly obscured by Trees. Then a Small of patrolmen some wearing a Mored vests converged on the continued on Page 18. Col. 2 code but after three hours of closed door negotiations with the townships largest builder. Roy Russell Trevose fire chief and township fire marshal who accused the Board of supervisors of dragging its feet concerning the amendments which would place stronger restrictions on apartments in the town ship termed the passage a step in the right the firemen have been trying for the past three years to get a code a that has Teeth which will Deal with the rising number of apartments in Bensalem. Look to future a we have got to look to the future and insure that these buildings will not be built like matchboxes and be a Hazard to he noted. Last month after leveling Sev eral charges at the supervisors the firemen were promised that the Board would consider the adoption of the amendments. However last night when Russell and four other chiefs from the townships six companies walked in the door at 8 10, they were whisked to the boards room for discussion with Anthony Murray vice president of the Forman corp. And the Compa nyx a architect. Regular session meanwhile the Board of supervisors got its meeting underway. Robert Dusek of David m. Walker associates presented the comprehensive plan to the supervisors for their final Appi Oval. Dusek who has presented the continued on Page 18, col. I fourth of july in Rucks rites toil in ii i to Honor 14 War dead cd the joint veterans Council of lower Bucks county will Mark the fourth of july tonight when it installs a plaque bearing the names of 14 Levitt owners killed in the Vietnam War at the Lara building. The ceremonies will be at 7 30 of clock in the Lara auditorium shop a Rama. The Council has urged the Public to attend. Tomorrow with the Weatherman predicting fair and cooler skies there will be five parades in lower Bucks. 70 units the largest will be in lower Southampton township starting at i . From Dolton Road and Bustleton Pike. Some 70 units in five divisions will March. A baby Parade will be held at to . On the Bucks county mall Feasterville. Six lower Bucks municipal ies will participate in an upper Southampton township Parade starting at 9 30 . From second Street Pike and the Industrial Highway next to the Turnpike. At to ., a Parade in Penndel will Start at Parkview and Bellevue aves. The Penndel recreation Center has sponsored rides and Concession stand activities at the Center Hulmeville ave., each evening since monday. The festivities will run All Day tomorrow and will not close until saturday evening. Holiday parades in Bloomsdale Garden Bristol township the Holiday parades will hold a March starting at la . On Green Lane. The plaque to be Laid in the Lara building was purchased by the veterans Council. James . Gallagher state assemblyman from Bucks county will be the main speaker at the ceremonies. The Middletown towns h i p concert in the Park band play addition for de Haas okd township to build new school by scoop Lewis courier times staff writer Bristol townships school Board last night scrapped its $2.7 million building program to construct additions on three secondary schools in favor of a $4.1 million project which will create a new Middle school grades 6-7-8 and add 15 classrooms to de Haas High school. The sudden switch in building plans came during a two hour special meeting in which sever a1 residents voiced opinions pro and con on the two programs. The Board approved the new and More expensive building program by a 6-1 vote after two earlier ballots failed for Lack of a majority. Two Board members or. Martin Rawdin and David Lloyd Iii were out of town on business. Revenue Bonds the Board in its action authorized the school authority to Purchase $960,000 in school Revenue Bonds 1968 series for alterations and additions to de Haas and to proceed with plans for the new Middle school to be built on 38 acres of land on the Dan Herst corp. Site in the Fairless Hills sector of the township. The authority will act on the Resolution at its meeting tonight. The construction program is designed to provide the District with adequate space for a Kin continued on Page 18, col. 6 will be present and will several patriotic numbers. James Shaffer will be Parade marshal in lower Southampton As he has been for 15 years. Floats will be a feature of the Parade. Awards to winners As decided by the Parade judges will be made at 3 30 . At the lower Southampton elementary school 7 school Lane. The Parade route will proceed North on Bustleton ave. To Bridgetown Pike out the Pike to the elementary school. Line of March lower Moreland. Warminster Feasterville Southampton Willow Grove and Northampton will participate in the upper Southampton Parade. The line of March will be North on second Street Pike to Street Road then West for four blocks to the Shel mire elementary school for dedication ceremonies. There will be four bands and fire vehicles from the six communities. The Penndel Parade will travel Down Bellevue ave. To Crescent ave., Over Crescent to Hulmeville ave. And then Over Hulmeville to the recreation Center grounds. There will be fireworks displays tomorrow evening at the Penndel recreation Center and at St. Michael the archangel Church carnival in Levittown. Fired up n by Viet Cong troops on visits to South Vietnam. Last december ten. Charles Percy a ill. Was shot at on a trip to the Village of Dak son North of Saigon but also escaped uninjured. Freeman a colonel in the . Marine reserves was nearly killed by a japanese snipers Bullet which shattered part of his jaw during the 1943 invasion of Bougainville in world War ii. . Spokesmen said fighter bombers flew 149 missions against North Vietnam tuesday the heaviest strikes since 155 were flown last april 22. This meant an attack by 450 to 600 planes but the exact number was not disclosed. Two were shot Down. It appeared to be one of the heaviest non Stop Aerial onslaughts of the War with the big b52s flying Over North Vietnam for the third consecutive Day today in an Effort to slow Down the growing communist infiltration. Many of the raids were directed against huge communist artillery and antiaircraft Sites just across the Border. The North vietnamese in protecting their wholesale infiltration into the South have bombarded . Marine positions almost daily continued on Page 18, col. 5 pair sorry for 2 cents a we went there last year. We tried getting More we Are 9 and 7 years old a the scribbled note read. A sorry. enclosed in the envelope with the note were two pennies. In that note lies the full Story of operation Blue skies. It is a Happy Story for these two unnamed youngsters because in 1967, voluntary contributions were enough to Send them to Camp Ladore operated by the salvation in the Pocono mountains. Financial problem it might not be a Happy Story for a number of other children to whom As to these two cents represents a major financial problem. More than too children who get away from their Homes this year otherwise would like to go to Camp Ladore. So far the contributions to operation Blue skies a and it depends entirely upon voluntary contributions from individuals businesses service clubs industries a Are enough to take care of barely half that number. If you would like to help Send your contribution to operation Blue skies courier times. Route 13. Levittown pa., or to the projects treasurer. John Catzin vice president of the Fidelity Bank at his Bristol office 244 Radcliffe St. Contributions received today employees of Bucks county Board of assistance $20.00 John j. Bodley $10.00 in memory of j. Markley steeper sr., $10.00 Anonymous $10.00 Anonymous $ .02 total today $50.02 previously received $2,020.10 total to Date $2,070.12 Well publish t of Orriiv the courier times will publish All editions tomorrow the fourth of july. We wish you a Safe and Happy Holiday. Index amusements. 13 birthdays 12 classified 18-23 comics 24,25 editorials 6 editorial features .7 Jacob 12 Junior reporter 24 movies 13 obituaries 9 sports 14,15 stocks 17 to review .12 to schedule 25 women a news 10,11 Day classified i 3-1000 night classified i 6-4600

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