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9 May 1967

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9 May 1967

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Complete area news the Herald press final edition 28 pages two sections st. Joseph Mich. Tuesday May 9, 1967 10c weather sunny warmer police crash mobster party drunk test i Syndicate Battle in b a a j i my members victim of misfortune Chester r. Finley 33, route 4, South Haven leans on crutches standing near wreckage of what had been his car before it was smashed by train at 104th Avenue crossing of Chesapeake amp Ohio Railroad last night in Lee township Allegan county. Finley has been plagued with bad Luck in past three years. South Haven state police said he was permanently disabled when one foot was smashed on a construction Job about three years ago. In March 1966, a House he was remodelling in South Haven was swept by fire. Monday night his car stalled on crossing about eight Miles Northeast of South Haven just As a 12-car southbound freight train engineered by Donald Moyer approached. Finley told troopers he tried to push car off tracks despite his crutches but was unsuccessful. Finley escaped injury. Flying wreckage sheared Utility pole in background. Photo by Tom Renner dump1�?o freed sex offender at Airport m a by operated by 5 municipalities held in slayings Detroit apr a 41-year-old convicted sex offender was the City of st. Joseph last charged with first degree Mur night picked up a $7,500 option Cher monday night in the Stran on a $97,500 land parcel adjoin gling of two Little boys who had ing the twin cities Airport disappeared for a Day and a sought for a twin cities area from their Homes sanitary land fill dump. Ralph b. Crawford a truck the land is owned by or. And Driver who was paroled from mrs. Frank Imbordino and con Ionia state Hospital last resists of 65 acres North of the Cember As a criminal sexual Airport fronting on Smallidge psychopath stood mute when Road in Benton township. Arraigned on the charge of Mur Benton Harbor and st. Joseph Dering 8-year-old Edward a. City managers Don Stewart and Lane. Leland Hill said a Landfill recorders criminal court committee has recommended judge Robert j. Colombo in that the dump be operated by tired a plea of innocent for an authority consisting of the Crawford and confined him to two cities Benton and st. Jail. Joseph townships and Shoreham bodies found with other municipalities bodies of the Little Lane and permitted on the authority if is 7-Vear-old companion Thom the original five approve. As Mcclendon were found Mon the option runs 70 Days from Day beneath a basement Stair last Friday and two cities will Well in a near West Side apart have $50,000 ready for part of the Purchase by july 1. The balance is expected to come from various sources including taxes in st. Joseph and a permanent Public improvement fund and garbage contract savings in Benton Harbor. Last Long time if All five commit cities use it the sanitary Landfill probably would last 10 years Stewart said. If Only Benton Harbor and st. Joseph use it a 15-year life is expected. Truckers Laid off picketing peaceful at Whirlpool plants Lansing House Senate deadlocked other actions from associated press the House monday rejected Senate amendments on implied consent for drunk Driver tests and took up various legislation on cosmetics Road commissions and modernization of local government. The House approved a three Bill package requested by gov. George Romney designed to modernize local government by allowing More cooperation among cities counties and villages. Municipal package the package which now goes to the Senate provides a local units such As cities villages townships and school districts May join to establish a n j j l councils to study and define Rietta Wells. Edward was the con of Charles and Alberta common problems do Long. Aio Eit Range planning and make non police said Crawford was a bin in rec my be Quot stations t0 the role last december from Ionia uts his. He a Iau state Hospital where he had. In is f0rb�?~vde?,y2a&Quot been confined 22 months As a local unit a it be a ter local criminal sexual psychopath. He agreements contract to sex was paroled into custody of his Emse jointly Powers which they sister who lived in Thi apart Quot a exercise separately ment building. Including charging rates rents the boys had been strangled Anc yes making and enforcing a by hands rope Towel or other rules entering contracts cur Wise a said or. John f. Burton pm amp debts holding property Wayne county medical exam an acquiring facilities Ner. At least one of the youths a political subdivisions May had been sexually mistreated. Transfer duties and functions or. A. A. Birzgalis medical among themselves with the superintendent of the Hospital consent of the local governing said the Hospital staff recon bodies involved mended that Crawford be re fiscal Reform leased and the state health de in the Senate sen. Harry apartment approved the recon Demaso a Battle Creek chair mentation. Man of the taxation committee ment building across the Street parole status Means said he May try again this week from their Homes. Thomas was Crawford was expected to at for a favourable Senate vote on a the son of Thomas and Hen enc a series of interviews at new version of gov. Romney a the Detroit consultation Center state income tax package following his release. Demaso said he will not wait skipped interviews for an it possible new House a spokesman for the Center action on the tax package declined to reveal How Many in-1 the tax issues now has been ter views Crawford attended or taken Over the hurdles in both skipped. A houses and failed in both in Mcclendon and Lane had been Early tests missing since saturday night a Tell the republicans a Sug when they were sent to a grocery i tested House democratic i store. Managers of the store Jority Leader William Ryan of said the boys never arrived. Detroit in answer to a protest the bodies were found by the from James f. Of Neil Republic buildings manager mrs. Agnes can state Board of education Barnes 39, after another tenant i member of the recent House arrested at gathering these Are two of the 36 men arrested last night in a Buffalo ., restaurant at a gathering investigators called a Little among those accused of consorting with known criminals and freed pending arraignment today were Joseph Dicarlo 66, left and Roy Carlisi 58, both of Buffalo. A wire photo Ralph Crawford Detroit suspect shopping Center at Colonia vetoed action in closed meeting is ruled illegal Berrien circuit judge Karl f. Zick ruled invalid tuesday a Coloma township zoning change that would have paved the Way for a supermarket and possibly a shopping Center in a primarily residential area off Paw Paw Avenue near the Northeast Corner of Coloma. In an opinion filed this morn ing judge Zick said the attempted re zoning of the property from residential to commercial must be set aside for failure to comply with state statutes and Coloma township ordinance requirements. The opinion expressed no particular sympathy for the 13 area residents who had filed suit the hearing but the judge said other maps showing the area As residential were apparently the ones used by the zoning Board for the past 10 years. Owners complimented \ petition protesting the proposed change was presented last March. Suit was subsequently filed against the township of the Enni Terv Landfill Anfin Rita a Marc a it j peacefully in front of All seven plants of told her a a Man is sleeping vote against a state income tax. The sanitary Landfill authority to their second Day of strike the st. Joseph division of under the stairs a reject amendments would have a in Power to sell against Whirlpool corporation Whirlpool since shortly before mrs it Barnes said she passed the House members refused a a a oda7 w1,h0ut report of any mind 8h?, sunday when Degoti the stairs sunday night and saw to accept 22 changes the Senate cities Back the $97,500. Incidents. Then participating m u n i c i the strike has however parities would pay a dump fee caused the Lay off of approx that would pay off the Bonds state Law requires that the dump be fenced controlled covered with Earth each night actors failed to renew a contract no bodies. That ended Midnight saturday. A Whirlpool spokesman said the 1,800 employees on strike earn approximately $250,000 a week. On strike they receive $25 a week each or a total of $45,000 a week in strike Bene police said there were indications that the boys had been held prisoners for two Days. The apartment building is across the Street from where the youngsters lived. Crawford was arrested after police stopped a lumber truck he was driving from Northwest mately 75 employees of the fruit Belt motor service we hich does contract hauling work for Whirlpool according to Dave Mackie and inspected by the state fruit Belt vice president. Health department Stewart st. Joseph police have blocked a fits. The company says its said. Off Oak Street to give pickets a contract offer is More than 50 the five communities have place to Park and picket in cents an hour in wages and Detroit toward Rochester. Considered a joint Landfill for a fr0nt of Whirlpool buildings. Benefits. Year the Street is closed to traffic. I the strike came when Mem Benton Harbor would close the Only other company on Thebes of local 1918, International Down the Paw Paw Avenue Street is fruit Belt which is association of machinists voted dump and probably put the 21 ajs0 shut Down. Sunday 1,233 to 151, to reject a acres there up for Sale Stewart pickets have been marching company proposal said. Dirty air concept is challenged Lansing apr the Detroit Edison co., saying dirty air has not been proved a health or property Hazard monday challenged the states proposed air pollution regulations. In hearings on the regulations the company said a these standards will require substantial capital. Before they Are arrived at Edison has the right to know whether its expenditure will be Morton Sterling chief of the air pollution control Bureau of Detroit called Edison a complaints a naive timid and not in keeping with the kind of responsible reaction you would expect from a Public top bund coming for big Parade twin cities eclipse this is How the partial solar eclipse looked this morning through the Lens of Charles Zindler chief photographer for this newspaper. Picture was taken at 9 15. Sky was Clear at time but intense Light of Sun gives appearance of surrounding darkness on film. Lower right portion of Sun is partially covered by Moon Here. Made in the implied consent Bill which the House passed after Many angry Days of debate and Compromise. The Bill now returns to the Senate. If senators refuse to withdraw their amendments the next step is a conference committee in which three senators and three representatives will try to work out differences be i tween the two versions of the Bill. The implied consent measure would require a person arrested for Drunken driving to take a chemical test. It provides penalties for refusal. Results of the tests would be allowed As court evidence. The House vote against concurrence in the Senate Amend the award winning Chicago ments was 66-28. Fire department band will a the chamber which Defeated Pear in the Blosso time grand its income tax Bill last thurs Floral Parade May 20. The 120-member unit took a see Page 11, Sec. 1, col. 1 National trophy award during an appearance in the Rose bowl Parade and has served As Honor band for the Indianapolis �?o500�?� festival. It has also appeared in two inaugural parades and has marched in Evrey major Chicago Parade for the past 10 Vears. Begun in 1956, the band j editorials started As a fireman a Drill twin cities news team and made its first formal women a Section appearance in the Chicago Ann Landers. Mayors clean up Parade. In obituaries Der the direction of Louis Las Tuo in it has become a popular. N unit in appearances All across area highlights Page 13 the nation. Sports a ases 14,15,16 George Glade Blosso time outdoor Trail Page 17 Parade chairman said it should comics to radio. Page 23 be an excellent addition to the markets. Page 24 st. Joseph Benton Harbor fes weather forecast. Page 24 rival. I classified ads pages 25,26,27 contesting the zoning change j and Chalk and Wal nor did it make any det Ermma Reil Ardt who had d tion As to reasonableness of the proposed zoning change. It said the township Board simply did to construct a supermarket on the site. Judge Zick complimented the Reinhardt during not comply with applicable Laws car Cut court hearing saying he was glad they had not complicated matters by starting construction before the suit was were in attempting to change. Secret meeting judge Zick said it appeared decided the zoning change amendment plaintiffs in the suit was passed during an executive Richard and Monna Eastman session of the township Board. Charles and Virginia Nolton the Law he said requires that Leroy and Dorcas Bartalone final action on any Issue must Gerald and Donna Pechtel be taken during a regular meet Jerry and Jane Clements lying which is open to the Public Man and Ephel Bittner and the Board he said failed to Dorothy Anderson. Comply with requirements that i a startling Cut in state Road deaths Index to inside pages Section one Page 2page 3 pages 4,5,6,7 Page 6page 11 reasonable Opportunity must be Given interested parties and property owners to request a Public hearing before the Board acts on a proposed zoning change. Notice of a Public hearing on the proposed zoning change was not posted eight Days prior to what the Board contended was its hearing on the amendment East Lansing apr Snow As is required by the township an j Vehec e inspection May be Zoong ordinance the opinion resp0nsible for a startling drop i ill a a a i in Michigan a traffic fatality action on the zoning Amend count to is year save col. Fredrick Davids state police May 23, 1966. Judge Zick said director testimony during the circuit state a police statistics show month indicated the township�1.117 zoning Board met and an f r this it ear bounced the proposed Amend than m the same period last ment would be taken under Aden of a. Vis ement and a recommend total through april tion Given the township Board Jib. In 1966, it was 63 within five Days. Later the if the trend continues 1967 same night he said the zoning y01. ,. A. In sign Board apparently met in closed that the fatality count has not session with three members of rie�?o1. The township Board and voted part of the drop is due to to approve rezoning of the 17v2 very bad weather at the outset acre parcel of land. Of the year a Davids said. A but judge Zick dismissed argue strange As it sounds when ments by the township that the driving conditions got better we area was actually zoned for continued to show improvement agriculture and commercial �?o1 think its a combination of purposes. A map showing this a Good Start and safety Educa Type of zoning was produced at tion a arrested raiders hit restaurant in Buffalo Buffalo Apr thirty six men including about a dozen identified at government hearings As members of the Cosa Nostra crime Syndi i Cate were arrested in a my monday night at a testimonial dinner. Police called the dinner in a West Side restaurant a a a Little Apalachin meeting. They said the party was for Joseph Todaro 43. Who operates a restaurant near Here. Federal j state and City agents Particio rated in the raid. The 36, including Todaro were accused of consorting with known criminals. They were freed on order of City court pending arraignment today. One of the men police said also was accused of second degree assault in an attack on a policeman. About 250 men were dining on roast beef and Chicken in a first floor banquet Hall when 15 Buffalo detectives 6 Fri agents and 2 members of the state Bureau of criminal investigation entered through an unlocked door. Almost escaped fifty others at the gathering including those Best known to police were in a downstairs dining Hall and slipped into a nearby liquor storeroom Locking the door behind them police said. They were not discovered until Early today. Investigators said some of the More prominent figures included Fredrico g. Randaccio 59, of a Buffalo reputed a under Bossy to Stefano Magaddino of nearby Lewiston. Magaddino who has been identified at Senate crime hearings As a Cosa Nostra chieftain in Western new York and the Ohio Valley was not there. James v. Laduca 55, of Lewiston Magaddino a son in Law and police said his representative at the gathering. Joseph Dicarlo 66, of Buffalo who police said recently returned Here from the Youngstown Ohio area. Pasquale Matarelli 56, of Buffalo described As associated with Magaddino and Dicarlo. Daniel g. Sansanese 32, of Buffalo reputed gambling lord. Joseph Fino 52. And Nicholas Fino 43. Brothers from suburban West Seneca. Joseph was identified in 1963 As a Section Leader in the Buffalo Cosa Nostra. Nicholas has had at least 16 court appearances on gambling charges police said and Drew a one year sentence for Possession of bookmaking records last year. Roy Carlisi 58, of Buffalo who has been associated with various business ventures in the Buffalo area police said. Second convention police said several of those arrested including Laduca and Carlisi were among 65 men picked up by state police in a raid nov. 14, 1957, on the Apalachin. N.y., Home of the late Joseph Barbara during an alleged a crime investigators said the two meetings had other similarities. In both cases no weapons were found. Large sums of Cash were found however As much As $6 -000 today. Police said Many of the men tried to pay bail in Cash. Under the Law concerning however they needed the approval of a judge for their release. Neil j. Welch special agent in charge of the Fri in Buffalo said he had Learned of the meeting through underworld sources a few hours before the raid. Rum be Sale. Wed. Amp thurs. 9-5 1418 Forres st. Joe. Adv. Apron party. Wed. 7 30 . Lafavette school. Adv

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