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Levittown Courier Times (Newspaper) - July 5, 1968, Levittown, Pennsylvania Bensalem f East Ervill Northampton Southampton Warminster vol. 58, no. 225 sucks flaunt final edition member Abc Friday evening july 5, 1968 32 pages Price ten cents could break talks deadlock. % Ippi w a a we solemn tribute a As millions of americans celebrated july 4th with Beach parties and family picnics these paratroopers at Camp Rodriguez s. Vietnam Bow their Heads in prayer in memory of their fallen comrades during memorial services at the base Home of the 82nd airborne so fall . Army photo via up feels like monday. However the weekend is Here tomorrow and the Holiday yesterday makes for an easy work week. The Middle of the week ought to always have a Holiday. They re supposed to be outlawed but i heard plenty of firecrackers. Since the crackdown on fireworks started me years ago the inevitable list of injuries e Day after has shrunk until its almost no ing. N some places Freedom took a beating on anniversary As some groups refused to let Akers utter their thoughts. It was so bad n the president had to remind the country i Freedom Means letting the other fellow it a you done to agree with have some too. Last marines leave base Saigon up a the last . Marines pulled out of be Sanh today As american b52s defied communist missiles and bombed targets just above the demolished fortress for the fifth consecutive Day. A Marine general described Khe Sanh a a Yoke around my Marine forces withdrawing from Khe Sanh thursday reported killing at least 17 North vietnamese regulars in a Force of about too who attacked a Leatherneck column three Miles South of the fortress. Four d in a the marines lost four men killed and 13 wounded in the 40 minute Battle along Highway 9. The Only open Road from Allied continued on Page 4, col. 7 Thant Coin a a Lect Aris Otia tors Paris up a Secretary general Thant of the United nations will make a Brief one Day visit to Paris saturday it was announced today. This prompted speculation Thant would meet with North vietnamese and american diplomats to discuss the deadlock in the Vietnam talks. Lbs hosts Bolivia head san Antonio Tex. Up president Johnson invited pres ident Rene barrietes of Bolivia to lunch today As a prelude to the weekend Summit meeting in Al Salvador with Central american Heads of state. Johnson planned to leave Early saturday. Reports have spread that this is Only the beginning of presidential travels before Johnson leaves office in january. Authoritative sources said another trip to latin America possibly Colombia was in the works for later this summer. Also rumoured is a return journey to the Pacific for a meeting with president Nguyen Van Thieu of South Vietnam. This week Johnson was stressing his warm feelings for nations South of the Border. Barrientos was in Texas for Bolivia Day at Hemisfar and the president invited him to the lbs ranch 75 Miles North of san Antonio for conversations. In a Strong fourth of july statement Johnson condemned the a a intolerance of hecklers who prevented third party presidential candidate George Wallace from speaking in Minneapolis wednesday night. He said the demonstrations were the a Antithesis of what we began 192 years ago today with the declaration of Independence. A Freedom to speak Freedom to listen the full and open right to communicate and reason together Are essential to our system of government and our fulfilment As individuals a he said. A while truth is free for All to see a he said a we need never fear any ideology or Candida Johnson spent More than three hours in a leisurely tour of the fair. Thousands turned out to get a look at him. The president dropped in on several exhibits but appeared continued on Page 4, col. 7 fiery w Hisky pours into Lake Bardstown by. A a River of flaming whisky poured Down a Hill and into a Lake As fire consumed a warehouse at the Waterfill Frazier distillery thursday night. According to one estimate As Many As 5.000 barrels of whisky May have been burned in the Blaze. Fire officials Are trying to determine the cause of the Blaze. There were no injuries. Its amazing How the criers for academic Reedom and free speech Are usually the first o deny it. Somebody messed up the Day yesterday. It Vas supposed to be warm and sunny. Parkview tenants join Falls fight there were Hopes he could breathe new life into the negotiations. The announcement of Thant spending arrival came As a soviet pledge of continued military and economic Aid to the North vietnamese Streng thened Hanoi a hand at the talks which Are in recess until next week. The announced purposes of Thant a flight to Paris was a luncheon meeting with French foreign minister Michel Debre. But diplomatic observers said talks with the americans and North vietnamese were possible. The . Chief was arriving from Geneva late saturday morning. The Hanoi delegation was jubilant Over the pledge for renewed Aid announced in Moscow thursday they said. It was expected to Cement the delegations hard line attitude. American and North Vietnam visit Hemi Sfair president Johnson Waves As he and lady Bird holding an american Flag take a Riding tour san Antonio Texas. The Johnsons spent More than three hours yesterday touring the fair. Up telephoto Mese negotiators have met la times since their discussions opened May 13. They have made no Progress. The North vietnamese have insisted the United states halt unconditionally All bombing of North Vietnam. The americans have demanded Hanoi respond to a partial bombing halt ordered March 31 by scaling Down fighting in South Vietnam. A 12th session is scheduled next week. The North vietnamese government continued its hard line today by warning Thailand and South Korea they must Stop sending troops to South Vietnam and by again demanding an unconditional end to . Bombing. A everybody can see the losing position of the United states in South Vietnam a a statement of the foreign ministry in Hanoi broadcast on continued on Page 4, col 6 big Rezes bring cooler weather it May not satisfy the water enthusiasts but the Cool breezes Are being welcomed by Bucks count ians who had a few sleepless nights during the recent heat wave. Temperatures were expected around the 80 degree Mark beneath sunny skies today. The i . Thermometer Reading was 76. Cooler temperatures in the 70s, Are forecast for tomorrow and sunday with scattered showers expected tomorrow. The five Day Outlook through Wedi Day Calls for temperatures to average below the Normal of 76 with showers expected tomorrow and again tuesday. Fourth of july breezes produced a Cool High of 73 yesterday. A Sharp contrast from the earlier in the week when the Mercury went above 90 three straight Days. Proposes bipartisan selection committee Berkes seeks change in picking judges by Charles f. Mcgurk courier times staff writer a departure in the traditional method of filling vacant Bucks county judgeship was proposed today by c o t y democratic chairman Milton Berkes. What Berkes proposes is a committee made up of representatives of both political parties the Bucks county bar association. The chamber of Commerce and the Al Cio Council. Berkess scheme would have the bar association As the key Stone unit of the committee and it would propose the names of five or six persons who possess the necessary qualifications to the rest of the committee. This committee in turn would make i t s recommendation to gov. Shafer. Berkess proposal came just a Apt. Dwellers preparing attack the Weatherman says he had the right recast its just that somewhere we got the Rong weather. A local fellow tells us he a a two Handicap Olfert he has a wife who keeps him Home weekends and a Boss who wont let him off arty. The strongest thing in the world is a girl doing for a husband. She can pick up a 200-Kxinder with a Wink. By Toni Franzolino courier times staff writer Falls township apartment dwellers Are preparing a direct attack on Absentee owner Harold Epstein of Philadelphia and May get some help from some Middletown township residents. Residents of the Parkview apartments on route 413 near Newportville Road Levittown and the Plaza Park apartments on w. Trenton ave. May band together against Epstein who owns both complexes. According to mrs. Howard Cox of the Parkview apartments a petition was signed by 95 per cent of the residents of that Complex complaining of a practically the same things the Plaza Park tenants Are a will not listen the Plaza Park tenants association was organized this week after two years of faulty air conditioning improper garbage collection and the Lack of fire measures. A these people will not listen to reason a said Epstein today. A it is a physical impossibility to give them instant service especially when parts for the air conditioning compressor must be ordered and fabricated in the a i would have to hire a groundskeeper to go around to each garbage collection Center to pick up after most of these people who just throw their garb a g e indiscriminately in a a he continued. The tenants association will meet tomorrow at noon to discuss Legal action against Epstein and to plan a sunday aft continued on Page 4, col. 2 week after judge William m. Power resigned after serving six months on the county common pleas Bench. This morning. Berkes noted the democratic party a regrets the sudden unexpected resigns Septa plans Ach Comfort by Lynn m. Martin courier times special writer attractive stations More com f o r t a b i e cars and improved service Are in line for Bucks county railway commuters according to plans announced this week at the Bucks county plan Ning commission meeting by Harry l. Parrish jr., transit Engineer for Septa. A we at Septa Are working toward the integration and coordination of a regional transit system a he said. A ridership growth in the counties outside Philadelphia is always slow at first but this is to be expected a Parrish explained. He cited a 25 per cent in crease in ridership in Bucks county from 1965 to 1967. Levittown ridership Over the same period is up 32 per cent. Safety problem a with expansion comes problems a he said. A for example where we extended the Hatboro line to Warminster parking there was inadequate and riders parked in the streets. This an gered residents and also represented a safety problem for passage to and from the Railroad a new parking lot will be built continued on Page 4, col. 3 lion of judge Power. Although we did not support his appointment which was made strictly along partisan political lines we think he did a Fine Job during his six months As a judge and has been an excellent conscientious Jurist and a credit to the Bucks county Berkes threatened this morning that Democrat in the state Senate would Block Senate approval of any appointee unless he is either selected by this proposed committee or is selected by the Bucks gop on a basis other than his service to the party. The county chairman commented that republicans in the Senate will need seven democratic votes for the necessary two thirds approval. He said if the appointment is made while the legislature is in s e s s i o a the Senate approval would be necessary. He admitted however that if the legislature has adjourned the appointment will not require Senate approval. Berkes also proposed the possibility of waiting to fill judge Power s vacancy until the november election and said he believes it would be possible to have a candidate run in november. Primary requisite a we suggest that this is an excellent time for the political leaders to reassess their traditional methods of judicial Berkes said and suggested the committee method approach. A we Are Berkes continued on Page 4, col. I Iii i anti semitic How much anti semitism is there Iii Russia the chief rabbi of Moscow had his own opinion on his recent visit to new York and a lot of people did no to agree. Page 7. A a a Oil the lighter Side of the news the National tobacco spitting Campaign will try to repeat. Page 23. Index amusements. Movies 14 birthdays 20 obituaries. A building 18,19 sports 21-23 classified 24-29 to review 15 comics 30,31 to schedule 31 editorials 6 women a news 12,13 editorial features. 7 Jacoby 9 Day classified i 3-1000 Junior reporter 30 night classified i 6-4800 %

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