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Levittown Courier Times (Newspaper) - March 31, 1964, Levittown, Pennsylvania Policy then left with her com d m Anions. Mrs Peabody and two negro women headed for a Motel ear later or s. Peabody told a continued on Page 2, col. 2 j lower Bucks women a group will pick officers and hear a talk by the prison Warden. Page la. A a a president Johnson a favorite dish is Deer sausage. To see How ifs made and what ii smells like turn to Page 7. Are sements. Classified. Comics. Editorials. Editorial features Jacoby on Bridge Junior reporter movies. Obituaries. Sports. Stocks. To review. To schedule women a news 22 classified no. I 3-1000 13 night classified i is my headed for trouble crash survivor still Waits fearful minutes turn into years by Phil Weck courier times staff writer four and one half years ago on oct. 4, 1960, Sidney w. Pop Kin 46, of Bristol was a passenger on an Eastern airlines Jet prop plane that crashed in Boston Harbor. He spent harrowing minutes in the inky Black water of the Harbor and was finally rescued by a Boatman a to become one of Only la who survived the crash. A total of 62 persons including the Pilot and co Pilot died. Yesterday Popkin Learned that he still must wait perhaps As much As a year longer before he can discover whether he will be recompensed for the tremendous mental and emotional trouble he has suffered Sidney Vav. Popkin and the Cost running into tens of thousands of dollars of medical treatment. On crutches he was so severely injured that his entire face had to be reconstructed he had to walk on crutches for six months and he could not even talk about the Accident for More than a year. In fact he today he even a it in air plane Fly by overhead without anguish. Suit filed t he ended this fear with Ltd dramatic decision to take the longest plane flight a to Bangkok and Back a jut a year ago. Popkin has filled suit f a r damages against the airline through the Law firm of Friedman. Landy and Lowry of Philadelphia the . Supreme court in Washington yesterday bounced a number of Sutis filed against Tho airline Back to a Federal District court in Philadelphia for a decision on where t b e suits Are to be heard. The Philadelphia court of Federal judge Francis l. Van Dusen must decide whether Pennsylvania or Massachusetts Law will prevail in the suits. In Massachusetts a maximum of $20,000 damages can be assessed for death Pennsylvania has no such maximum. Supreme court Justice Arthur Goldberg in handing Down the majority opinion in Washington said that the lower court would have to decide in which City All suits including those for survivors such As Popkin Are to be heard. 150 actions filed another 150 actions have been filed in Boston. Popkin in talking about the crash today revealed that he still has difficulty with an ear As a result of the Accident. He suffered facial injuries a broken and leg injuries in the crash he said. He was thrown out of the Tail Section of the plane and into the water of the Harbor. Popkin has been in four hospitals since then for a lengthy series of operations. The first continued on Page 2, col. 5 trooper John Wilkes of the Trevose state police Barracks models the new riot helmet. Courier times photo. W High 18 ounces a he foist Tomt a int is troopers to get new riot helmets member Abc Delaware Valley s great Home newspaper -&Quot--j--1 �?1 a a Levittown pa., tuesday evening March 31, 1964 24 pages Price ten Cen is troopers at the Trevose state police Barracks on route i Are eagerly awaiting their new riot headgear. The state recently purchased 500 helmets a called the Ritter ii a for Protection against head injuries during riots and mob disturbances. The helmets which carry the state Seal and state police lettering will be worn during an occasion Rose this past weekend during the school interrogation outbreak in Chester. Maximum Protection the helmets designed and manufactured by the gents corp. Of Carbondale pa., Are specifically constructed to give maximum Protection against blows from clubs rocks and bottles. The Ritter is made of folded list of fatalities dwindling . Rushes More Aid to Alaska incidents where the safety of polycarbonate the toughest re the officers is in question. Such i continued on Page 2, col. 8 a slightly improved Macarthur grave but still fights Anchorage Alaska up a an Armada of planes corps of Rescue workers and Uncle same a bankroll today went to the Rescue of quake ravaged and economically shattered Alaska. And weary citizens of the 49th state gained additional encouragement in a report that the list of fatalities resulting from the Good Friday earthquake was dwindling. A the dead and presumed dead now total 105,�?� said Donald Lowell state director of civil defense. Unofficial figures earlier today were set at 153 Washington up a Gen. Ated grave concern m onday and later dropped to 131. Douglas Macarthur condition remained critical today but a kidney malfunction which Ere Good evening Rev a it wow the great debate is on. We Quot a be b drug this one for in on a to Conia and the care fully p aae it Southern Fili Buster de Jig r j to Block a sen ate Voi bit c Ivil rights will be merely delaying the inevitable senator Hubert Humphrey the democratic whip said it Well yesterday in opening the historic discussion when he observed a a the time has come for America to Wash its dirty face clean of with this we believe the vast majority of thoughtful americans will agree. March going out like a some what tamed and perplexed lion. Coolish today and perhaps a Snow flurry or so tonight. Then we get Back to Spring fever time again. Former astronaut John Glenn withdraws from the u. S. Senate race in Ohio on orders from his doctors and we guess Here a one political career that just never got off the ground. You can say it again truth stranger than fiction. Glenn survived two wars and a three orbit trip through space with nothing worse than a bruised thumb. Then he grounded himself with a slip on a bathroom Rug. Night was reported somewhat i another 13 persons were less serious today. Killed and 18 were missing and a presumed dead As the result of doctors at Walter Reed i tidal Waves which the quake pita said today Macarthur spawned and sent crashing into kidney function had a improved the coasts of California and slightly but that internal Jrex on bleeding continued from h h i s Lowell said he expected to oesophagus. They said the bleed five a Complete list of the ing was being Quot controlled Quot Plataka dead. And plumed however by or assure from a dead with a City by City break sen Tacken tube Down later Toda he said 80 a Slacken tube. I cent of the victims on his the doctors today described list were victims of the tidal Macarthur a heart function Waves 35 remaining the constant fluctuation in qute stable. Figures since he quake kidney failure and the in struck was the result of nip carnal bleeding developed As tured communications major complications for the 84-j officials feared scores year old War hero after an easter sunday abdominal operation. A his third major operation in eskimos also have died 24 Days. The attending doctors said earlier that the five Star general a heart action was Good and that stabilizing blood pressure and pulse were favourable signs. But there was no change in his Basic condition diagnosed As critical. In More desolate regions of the 1,500-mile disaster zone. They said the full toll May never be known. Two other late developments caused concern in the jittery area. The University of California at Berkeley reported that a a moderately Strong earthquake occurred Early today off the Western coast of Canada in the area Between Vancouver Island and Queen Charlotte Island. The quake was not Felt in Anchorage and University officials emphasized that the temblor was not an aftershock of the Alaska disaster. The chadian quake entered in the Pacific Ocean was recorded at 1 05 . Post 4 05 a in. Est and registered Between 6 and on the Richter scale. Oil adds to danger the coast guard also announced that a potentially dangerous film of Disel and Jet fuel fed by ruptured tanks at Seward had spread Over parts of Cook Inlet. The situation was being watched carefully and All open flame was banned in the area. Meanwhile a Stream of 15 giant c154 Globe master a i r Force base wash., to Elmendorf Field with 235,000 pounds of vitally needed supplies for the ravaged state. The supplies ranged Irum disposable diapers to candles continued on Page 2, col. I de Sylvester right executive director of the lower Bucks chapter of the american red Cross is counting up the $3.56 collected for alaskan Relief yesterday by two enterprising Levittown boys. The boys Kris Axelson left to and har old Mitnick la both of Harbor Road Highland Park collected on their own at the country club shopping Center. Contributions for alaskan Relief May be sent to the american red Cross chapter Bellevue ave., Langhorne. Courier times photo april May Spring Snow both complications were spotted about 24 hours after a team of surgeons removed eight feet fools joke. Continued on Page 2, col. 4 Snow tonight and that May not be an april according to the Weatherman april May Bow in amidst White flakes. However he says lower Bucks county should get a Little i or no a cold front due to move i through the area around 8 of clock tonight will drop overnight temperatures into the mid 20s. Tomorrows Outlook is for Washington up a living fair skies with the Days High costs fell in february for the in the 40s. First time since december 1962. The thermometer dipped to a the labor department reported Low of 22 this morning to h e coldest March 31 since 1923 when the Mercury plummeted in Florida racial strife mass. Governors Mother jailed living costs fall slightly St. Augustine. Fla. Up Lity school professor mrs. Nel mrs. Malcolm Peabody 72 lie Mitchell mrs. Lilliam Rob year old Mother of the Massa-1insofl, mrs. Georgia Ann Reed Chaser governor wan arrested i miss a a ter ?05a first it was the beatles who Shook the Empire now ifs the British office girls who suddenly have brought Back the ankle length skirts. Somehow we re going to have to do something about preventing this thing from catching on in the .a. The current Hemline is precisely right. Funny thing about Bop talk you know you be arrived when they Tell you you re gone. It wont be Long now when summer Camps will be places where Little boys and girls go for mothers vacation. Drive carefully please. Today. The Bureau of labor Statis tics said its consumer Price Index declined by one tenth of one per cent to 107.6 of average prices in 1957-59 a the base period. This Means it Cost 10.76 to buy the same goods and services that Cost a Penny More in january. The labor department said refunds on natural Gas Utility Bills and lower prices for gasoline brought about the drop in the Index often called a Broom Eter of inflation. A the lower natural Gas Bills resulted from Federal Power commission fac directives and lower rates charged following enactment of the tax Cut bin by Congress earlier this year. However costs went up for continued on Page 2, col. 7 to 17. Today for attempting to desegregate a Motel in this historic resort City. Miss. Peabody who arrived Here sunday night to Campaign for a a better deals for negroes was arrested when she sought service in the motels dining room with a biracial group. Arrested with mrs. Peabody were mrs. Donald j. Campbell White prof. J. Lawrence Burkholder a White Harvard divin Lee Phelps All negro and All of St. Augustine. Police arrested the entire group of three Whites and five negroes when they sought serv ice in the dining room of the Ponce de Leon motor Lodge on the City a outskirts. The manager James Hyde asked the group to leave. Mrs. Peabody refused for the group. A we want to stay a she said. The manager then called City health dept. Issues warning Measle like Bug hits Bucks the outbreak in Bucks county of a considerable number of cases of infection caused by an unidentified virus was reported today. The infection which resembles a Case of measles seems to have a tendency to develop late complications and to last longer than the average Case of measles according to or. Wiliam j. Meyer director of the department of health. Or. Meyer stated there Are ital almost always some cases of illness from one or More of the Many viruses in the county but the present one is of considerably More importance than usual because of the ease with which it can be confused with measles. According to or. Meyer the infection is accompanied by a measles like rash fever sore Throat and in some cases swollen glands. Or. Meyer also said that ill Ness from this virus seems to make the patient feel sicker than measles. Or. Meyer recommended that any illness that appears to be measles be watched carefully and that if the patient seems to become sicker than expected or if recovery seems to be delayed the family physician be called immediately. With prompt medical attention the incidence of complications is materially reduced he said. Police and a detective asked each one to leave. When they refused they were arrested and taken to the county jail. Earlier today mrs. Peabody sought unsuccessfully to integrate an episcopal Church which locked its doors and cancelled a communion service. Her unsuccessful attempt to enter the Trinity episcopal Church a singing March by about 300 negro youths through the streets and the attempted sit in by about 150 of the negroes highlighted the morning round in a continuing civil rights demonstration in the City. Police move in police backed by five police dogs and carrying electric cattle prods moved in quickly when the 150 negroes took seats in the dining room of the Ponce de Leon hotel. They were told they were under arrest and marched outside. About half the group strolled away from the hotel however. Police made no attempt to Stop them and urged others in the crowd to leave if they chose before the patrol cars arrived. A Short time later the mailing demonstrators piled into police cars and in to the county jail. It brought to Well Over too the number of demonstrators arrested since the latest protests broke out Here spearheaded by a new England group headed by mrs. Peabody. The doors of the Trinity episcopal Church were locked and seven vestry men were waiting when mrs. Peabody arrived to protest the churches segregation policy. She went inside to an Ante room and discussed the reporter she had made up her mind to get arrested while Here. A a we be left mrs. Burgess in the jail and we Are not giving a Complete witness by staying out a she said. Mrs. John Burgess wife of a negro episcopal Bishop in Massachusetts was jailed yesterday following a sit in demonstration. Mrs. Peabody and two negro women headed for a Motel ear-2, col. 2

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