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Levittown Courier Times (Newspaper) - July 21, 1966, Levittown, PennsylvaniaUp everywhere except Newtown Bills in lbs highest in history by Phil Heck courier times staff the tax Bill in lower Bucks county this year will be the highest in history. Our school districts our townships and our boroughs will collect in excess of $50 million. To get that Money they have levied just about the highest taxes Ever on residents of lower Bucks. A Survey made by the courier times shows that with Only one exception taxes have gone up this year in 19 lower Bucks communities. An exception that solitary exception is Newtown township where the 1966 taxes actually Are slightly lower than they were in 1965. Three municipalities Yard icy and Morrisville boroughs and Bensalem township have held the line but their residents Are paying a Little tiny bit More due to a two tenths of a Mill increase in Bucks county a real estate Levy. Elsewhere the increases Are considerable noticeably in the municipalities that make up the vast Nesh Aminy school District. One of those municipalities Penndel has the highest rate of All the 19. There the owner of a continued on Page 12, column 3 municipality total 1966 total 1965 school real estate municipal real estate county real estate school occupation municipal occupation school personal or per capita municipal personal or per capita Bensalem twp. $310.20 $30960 $201.00 87 $37.50 12.5 $41.70 13,9 $30.00 Bristol Boro $341.70 $311.10 $195.00 65 $69.00 23 it $6.00 15 $20.00 $10.00 Bristol twp. $364.20 $308.10 $265.50 88.5 $57.00 19 to m Falls twp. $300.20 $281.10 $225.00 75 $34.50 11.5 to a Hulmeville Boro $361.20 $277.60 $258.00 86 $31.50 10.5 it to $20.00 $10.00 Langhorne Boro $368.60 $251.00 $258.00 86 $34.50 11.5 to it $4.40 11 $10.00 $20.00 Ian Horne Manor Boro $350.10 $223.50 $258.00 86 $18.00 6 it to $2.40 6 $10.00 $20.00 lower Wakefield twp. $298.80 $297.70 $225.00 75 $28.50 9.5 it to $3.60 9 lower Southampton twp. $370.70 $290.10 $258.00 86 $51.00 17 it it $20.00 Middletown twp. $369.45 $327.60 $258.00 86 $39.75 13% it it $30.00 Morrisville Boro $304.70 $304.10 $183.00 61 $60.00 20 it it $20.00 Newtown Boro $371.70 $340.10 $195.00 65 $45.00 15 it it $60.00 150 $30.00 Newtown twp. $362.70 $381.10 $195.00 65 $36.00 12 to it $60.00 150 $24.00 $ 6.00 Northampton twp. $352.20 $304.60 $195.00 65 $25.50 8.5 a to it $60.00 150 $20.00 $10.00 Penndel Boro $377.30 $280.70 $258.00 86 $42.00 14 to to $5.60 14 $30.00 Tullytown Boro $311.70 $278.00 $225.00 75 $45.00 15 it to upper Wakefield twp. $357.30 $316.70 $195.00 65 $27.00 9 to to $60.00 150 $3.60 9 $30.00 upper Southampton twp $269.70 $254.10 $186.00 62 $42.00 14 it to Yardley Boro $349.30 $348.70 $225.00 75 $63.00 21 it to $7.60 19 $12.00 a a tax Lith Tor to fit mar fir hydrants Hwy Lillyw to Mill Uwar Southampton. % Mill Falls to Mill a to duds. This tabulation shows the total local school District and county taxes that would be paid by a Man and wife owning real estate with an assessed valuation of $3,000. The real estate taxes would increase or decrease proportionately As the assessed valuation of real estate increases or decreases. Figures in parentheses denote the millage. Such a hypothetical Man has an occupation that is valued at $400 for the purposes of occupational privilege taxes a school teacher or Bank clerk for example. Figures for personal taxes which include both personal and per capita or Quot head Quot taxes Are for a couple the Man and wife. There is a special Street Light tax based upon front footage in Middletown township that is not included in this tabulation. Lipardy for splashdown gemini spacemen go Economy class space Center. Houston up a astronauts John Young and Michael Collins history a fourth spacewalk in their Logbook woke up feeling a a great today. They put gemini 10 shipshape for a Landing a Down the Pickle barrel to end their three Day Mission a Good but not Ideal weather awaited them in their quantic Landing target 544 Miles East of i Good evening 1 ridiculous this continued major airlines strike. Consider More than 66.000 employees without jobs better than 150 000 plane passengers a Day compelled to find other transportation and Eastern United Twa Northwest and. National losing literally millions of dollars a Day. Somebody had better Start knocking some machinists Union and airlines officials Heads together. President Johnson apparently trying to empty reason rather than threat to persuade Hanoi against trying american fliers As War prisoners and Euti offers to meet North Vietnam at a. Conference sponsored by the International red Cross. Cape Kennedy. A reception committee of recovery ships headed by the helicopter Carrier Guadalcanal awaited them. The astronauts were to fire their braking rockets at 4 31 . Not and splash Down at 5 07 . Edt. They were flying a Economy class to conserve mane vering fuel which ran so Low wednesday evening that Collins Schedy led 55 minute spacewalk had to be Cut Back to 30 minutes. Rouse two fliers the tracking station on the Canary islands roused Young and Collins from a 10-hour sleep at 9 10 . Edt with a cordial a How yall feeling this morning a exulted Collins. A real drawled Young. A you re looking real Good Down Here on the reported the Canary communicator. Only a couple of Anticlimactic scientific experiments remained of the intricate flight plan the continued on Page 12, col. 1 Lucks Fanti faster Delaware valleys greatest Home newspaper vol. 56, no. 235 member Abc Bristol a thursday evening july 21, 1966 40 pages Price ten cents when have the commies Ever Ostend to reason a in Hanoi. In peking in Moscow the Only language they have Ever understood has been that of . Military might. So you can by assured North Vietnam in t buying or. Johnson a message. Perfectly gorgeous weather by the Way with Mercury in the a hitting Low 50s this morning and ready to Settle for the Low k0s during the Day. Maybe the Man could keep this sort of thing going july on the Downside and. You know the vacation season will be gone before you realize it. Also rhapsody of the crickets becoming louder by the night and this Means they re trying to cheer to an Carl it what 5 wounded As Here land riots spread Well anyhow that s Grandfather always said. Phillies did pretty Well in that Marathon scoring game at Houston and a it he Chris Short will be doing another superlative Job tonight. A game winning Streak woul Bounce Gene Mauch and his Crew right to the top. Okay both Nicklaus and Palmer admit the pea opening today at Akron is the one hey want to win. Well this is the big one that a always eluded the Latrobe gentleman Roa be this is his year. Television proves people would rather look at anything than at each other. 8 american airmen lost Saigon up a three . Air Force planes and eight crewmen were lost wednesday As american pilots flew 110 bombing missions in communist North vietnamese skies dotted with Mig jets missiles and flak. . Military spokes men said today. In two Days of air activity in the North and South the toll of . Planes and helicopters Rose to nine. It was probable that 18 men were killed. Hanoi broadcasts claimed 11 american planes were shot Down during wednesday s raids and that several More american pilots were captured. One of the losses was that of an rb66 Jet electronic jamming plane shot Down 70 Miles Northwest of the communist capital of Hanoi while on a reconnaissance Mission. Six airmen were aboard. Two f105 thunderchief each with a single Pilot also were downed wednesday. Ground action in ground action the estimated toll of communist dead in the . Marine offensive called operation Hastings Rose to almost 1.000. This included 410 North vietnamese bodies found and 562 listed As a a probable kills in heavy fighting just South of the 17th parallel. Air Force pilots said communist mig21 jets Best in North vietnamese hands were sighted wednesday but shied away from combat. The f105 pilots fired air to air missiles at the fleeing migs. . Air Force b52 Stratfor tresses. Struck again this morning at a communist infiltration route just South of the North vietnamese Border in support of operation Hastings. Cleveland up five persons including a National guard officer were shot and wounded Early today and roving bands of negro youths staged scores of hit run firebomb attacks As Cleveland s racial turmoil spilled into its fourth Day. Eluding police and National guardsmen the youths roamed through a 10-Square mile area using crudely made Molotov cocktails to set what officials described As a countless for the first time since the strife began monday night the rioting spread from the Battle scarred Hough District into the Northeast and South. These areas slightly better off economically also Are predominantly negro. The shootings took place just before Dawn at the scene of a massive roller rink dance Hall fire. Damage to the Hall the University party Center was estimated at $100,000. It was empty at the time of the 11�. Four policemen Rushing to the fire were injured in traffic collisions. Their injuries were described As minor. Capt. James Pletcher of Lake Milton Ohio commander of h co. Of the 102nd armoured cavalry regiment was shot in the leg during the dance Hall shooting. He was not. Injured seriously. The four others who were wounded a Young negro woman and three negro children �?were1 shot while trying to leave the scene of the fire in an automobile according to police they were identified As mrs Diana Townes 16, Emanuel towns 7 months Christopher Green 4, and Ernest Williams. 12. Mrs. Townes and the Greene boy who was shot in the head were listed in serious shot As her husband tried to condition following surgery. The others were reported in fair condition. The wounded children were drive through a police line As they left their Home near the burning University Park Center roller rink and. Dance Hall. Ordered to halt witnesses said the husband Henry Townes attempted to Back a convertible out of his driveway but was blocked by a parked vehicle. As he Cut across his Yard police ordered him to halt. Words were exchanged wit Nesses said and As Townes attempted to drive away police began firing. Pletcher apparently was struck by a glancing Bullet. He was wounded in the right leg hut his injuries were not believed serious. Three of the policemen were injured in one Accident and the fourth moments later in another collision. Their injuries were continued on Page 12, col. 1 rut does t decide greets students a president Johnson is completely surrounded by students seeking to shake his hand and snap his picture at the White House yesterday. The students Are members of the american Field service foreign student program before which Johnson made an informal speech. Up telephoto gets $3,001 pay hike in running for full time Job twp. Names Lafferty acting manager by scoop Lewis courier times staff writer Bristol township s Board of commissioners last night officially made Richard w. Lafferty acting manager. While appointing Lafferty to take Over the duties relinquished on july 15 by Ronald z. Zweig the commissioners indicated they will continue to inter View applicants for the permanent position. Lafferty 25, will be consid ered for the permanent position James n. Kline Board president stated last night. $3,000 raise Lafferty As assistant to Zweig was earning $7,000 annually. Last night he was Given a $3, �00 raise with his acting managerial salary set at $10.0000 annually. Zweig who was earning $14,-500 As manager a a position he held for 27 months a is executive administrator of Bergen county n j. At a salary of $25,500 annually. The commissioners made Lafferty a appointment a until such retracts statement on further questioning minister says speck remorseful Chicago up Richard speck accused of murdering eight student nurses a is concerned with his relationship with god a a minister who visited him said. Speck talked for 20 minutes wednesday with the Rev. David Peterson and asked him to City jail. But speck refused to see relatives. Quot he s naturally remorseful for what he a done a the lutheran minister told reporter. After visiting the prisoner. Reporters asked the Rev. Peterson what he meant by return today to his bedside in a a Man in jail naturally is remorseful Isnit he a the Rev. Peterson replied. Then responding to further questions he said �?o1 will retract that the Rev. Or. Peterson 30. Said after his a a personal Chat with speck who was captured continued on Page 12, col. 3 Middletown airs trash mgr. Post time As a. Permanent manager is the vote was 9-0 with commissioner Arthur b. Reinholt absent. Since january 1965 Lafferty had been assistant manager since january 1965. He and his wife Monica reside at 28 Farmbrook drive Levittown the commissioners also promoted patrolman Donald r Peterson 36-year-old father of four children to sergeant effective july 25. Peterson joined the township Force on dec. 7, 1962. He fills the vacancy created by the recent resignation of sgt. John Lowris. Patrolman Raymond Grimes and the entire police department came in for commendations from the commissioners last night. Given citation Grimes was presented a Cit zen ship citation for his Quick action in saving a Levittown Man from choking to death. The victim Charles Mitchell 22, of continued on Page 12, col. 7 Middletown township s Board of supervisors last night Dis cussed appointment of a new township manager and enact ment of a trash collection ordinance. But no action was taken on either As the Board wants to study and discuss both problems some More before decisions Are made. Last nights meeting lasted until 1 . Four candidates for the Man agers position Are being considered. Several of the supervisors had expressed support of Mark Edwards now acting manager. But last night it was decided to ask for further references on three other candidates. Trash collection the others considered Are Robert Dolan of Turtle Creek near Pittsburgh Richard w. I offer to acting manager in Bristol township who has also applied for the permanent position there and William h. Hensel or. Of Catasauqua a. On the trash collection ordinance the Board was unable to agree whether to License and Bond collectors hire one or More or a franchise basis or put the township into the trash collecting business itself. Names of ten possible members of the Middletown township Industrial development corporation now being formed were presented to the supervisors by Richard Calhoun a real estate specialist with John j. Mcwhinney the realtor who will head the corporation. The suggested members whose names were not released represent various utilities rail roads Banks and other organizations Active in Industrial development Calhoun said. The corporation is a non profit group which would work to attract industrialists to the town. Continued on Page 12, col. 7 cracking Down he a your traffic safety conscience. Page 8. Picture children camping on school grounds. Page 19. Abby has a Good dose of advise a As usual. Page 7. Index amusements .23 birthday. 18 classified. 2937 Coin word. 24 cuties 38-39 editorials. 6 editorial features. 7 investor. 12 obituaries. 16 Jacoby. 17 Junior reporter. 38 movies. 22 sports. 24-27 stocks .12 to review. 23 to schedule. 39 women a news. 14-15 Day classified it 3-1004 night classified wi-6-4600 my Mem a mum us mme mme
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