Pennsylvania Towanda Daily Review in Towanda, Pennsylvania
16 Jun 1986

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16 Jun 1986

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Daily Review (Newspaper) - June 16, 1986, Towanda, PennsylvaniaFrench Asilum Rolls out heritage festival Floyd captures . Open title Page three sports partly sunny tuesday cooler a Complete weather on Page 2 chuckle one look at these gossip magazines and you know discussion is the hitter part of leu tui 106th year no. 42,194 monday june 16, 1986 25 cent South Africa s death toll keeps climbing Johannesburg South Africa apr the death toll under the nationwide state of emergency soared to 22 sunday As police braced for an expected test of strength with Blacks commemorating the 10th anniversary of bloody Soweto riots. A journalist reported that police detained More than 200 people including children attending a Church service near Cape town. Troops with rifles leaped into a Church Yard near Johannesburg where Black anglican Bishop Desmond Tutu was preaching but made no arrests. The government denounced As a terror of the worst kind Quot a saturday night car bombing in the Indian Ocean port City of Durban. The blast killed two White women and an Indian woman and injured 69 people. Leon Mellet chief of the government Bureau for information said 15 of the injured remained hospitalized sunday. He blamed the outlawed african National Congress the main Black guerrilla group fighting to end White domination. The information Bureau also reported the deaths of seven additional Blacks sunday. It said four were moderates killed by militants and three were shot by riot police. The deaths brought to 22 the number killed since the state of emergency began thursday including the bomb victims. Nonetheless officials claimed that incidents of violence have dropped under the state of emergency. The Bureau insisted monday would be a Normal Day despite plans by Blacks to stay away from jobs and hold services to commemorate the july 16, 1976, Start of riots in Soweto the huge Black township outside Johannesburg. But police sunday were ready for a confrontation Security forces blocked the main highways into Soweto turning Back White reporters and photographers rapport an afrikaans language sunday newspaper and government supporter said Blacks planned mass marches on government Headquarters in Pretoria and widespread riots and invasions of White districts. It carried the report under the headline a South Africa must at dozens of churches in predominantly Liberal White areas churchgoers sunday brought thousands of bouquets of Flowers to be taken to Black townships monday As a Mark of Solidarity and respect. At Elsie a River a mixed race township East of Cape town police arrested More than 200 people at a Church service a journalist on the Cape times newspaper said. The journalist speaking on condition of anonymity said the reporter who covered the service for the paper also was detained. The journalist said the detentions appeared connected with the emergency regulations first warders and friends gather for Bash airman s body Pawn for Libya Tripoli Libya apr the government is demanding a Ransom or concessions from the United states before it returns the body of an american airman killed during the bombing raids on Libya Western diplomatic sources said sunday. In a related matter the official libyan news Agency Jana said sunday that wreckage from a . Full fighter bomber that was involved in the april 15 raids has washed ashore on the libyan coast. The Reagan administration has said an air Force full with a Crew of two was lost during the attack. The crewmen listed As killed in action by the . Defense department were capt. Fernando l. Ribas Dominicci 33, of Utuado puerto Rico and capt. Paul l. Lor ence 31, the weapons officer of san Francisco. The Western diplomats said secret negotiations Over the return of a body that Libya said was one of the airmen have continued for the past 10 Days in Tripoli and elsewhere through the mediation of the belgian government the diplomats speaking with the condition that they not be identified said Libya was demanding a Ransom or concessions but they said they did not know the terms. A spokesman for the belgian embassy in Tripoli was asked about the report and said a no by Wes Skillings one of the advantages of Small town living supposedly is that you get to know and like your neighbors. The people of Elliott Street the self avowed bastion of Towanda a first Ward like each other so much that they have been throwing a big party for themselves every summer since 1981. More than 90 people feasted on Gus Spentzas a world famous Chili dogs and an assortment of covered dish concoctions yesterday washing it Down with soda and Beer at the american legion Pavilion a stones throw from Elliott Street. The first Ward Flag proclaiming a a done to tread on me underneath a coiling Snake was displayed prominently in the Pavilion and the Apro Ned Spentzas was doubling As chef and greeter throughout the afternoon. Spentzas who inaugurated the Elliott Street party six Summers ago with the help of Jan Foster and Joan Turner explained that the get together is a special event for what he feels is a special group of people. Elliott Street is Only a Long Block Long linking second and fourth streets on the Southern extremity of the Borough but its one of those neighbourhoods that takes a special Pride in its identity. List of Lusters a fall of us have some tie to Elliott Street a says Donny Johnson a second Street resident who insists a i miss this for anything a those who done to live on Elliott Street probably live in the first Ward and those who done to live in the first Ward says Spentzas a wish they with his Tongue implanted in Cheek i thin Spentzas pointed out that the Prospect of residency on Elliott Street is so friends and residents of Towanda a Elliott Street once again gathered for fun and Fellowship yesterday at the american legion Post 42 Pavilion. Shown in the front Are from left Donny Johnson Gus Spentzas Bill Wooster Lane Johnston and Leroy Hawley. I Aily review photo by John Thomas appealing that there is a lengthy waiting list of lusting Homeboy ers. Of course he added nobody who lives there wants to leave so the waiting list Seldom shrinks. A of course our requirements Are pretty strict Here a Spentzas noted. A first of All you can to make a total family income of More than $25,000 a people who go to Aspen to ski or the big Apple to buy their clothes just fit in on Elliott Street or the first Ward for that matter i was informed. In fact the party itself has some strict rules to insure that All celebratory strictly observe Middle class values a a no jackets neckties and a we Felt that if Jimmy Carter could set up these rules when he was in the White House a said Spentzas a Loyal Democrat a it was Good enough for As usual there were a number of a a outlanders in attendance including people from Stroudsburg and Canton but it was quickly noted that both of the people in question had lived at least part of their youths on Elliott Street. There Are also special guests from such foreign environs As York Avenue and Poplar Street Quot this is the kind of place that you never leave a said Johnson a and when they do they usually come Back to when last i saw the Elliott Street gang Leroy Hawley was attempting to dance the Charleston to the amusement of a faithful dozen or so who went above and beyond the Call of duty to make the Bash a Success. Spentzas had shucked his apron and turned off the Grill and they had tapped in another Quarter Keg. House slated to vote this week on Salt ii teen Dies in Herrick twp. Crash an 18-year-old Wyalusing re 3 Man was killed in a motorcycle car Accident in Herrick township saturday morning according to state police at North Towanda. State police said that Gregory Scott Lent was pronounced dead at the scene by the Bradford county Coroner after he sustained severe head injuries in the Accident which occurred at approximately 10 15 . On a legislative route. Or. Lent was eastbound at the time police said when a 1986 Ford Taurus operated by Wayne Chapman 32, of Stevensville re 1, which was in front of the motorcycle slowed to approximately 10 Miles per hour. Or Lent was apparently preoccupied with something at the time did no to notice the car slowing and drove his Yamaha 250 dirt Bike into the rear of the Ford according to police emergency treatment was Given at the scene but or Lent did not respond according to police the victim was a senior at the Wyalusing Valley High school and was engaged in Formwork including helping his family a farm operation. Washington apr the democratic controlled House is Likely to urge president Reagan this week to reverse course and continue to adhere to the limits set by the a ratified Salt ii agreement on nuclear weapons. A vote is set for wednesday on a Resolution that puts the House on record As stating that continued compliance with the terms of the a ratified treaty is in the National Security interests of the . In april 220 House members wrote Reagan urging him not to scrap his five year policy of complying with the Salt ii limits As Long As the soviet Union did the same. But on May 27, the president citing soviet violations of some of the terms of the treaty announced his administration would no longer be bound by Salt ii. Reagan said the United states Likely will exceed the Salt ii limits at the end of the year when the 131st b-52 bomber is converted to carry air launched cruise missiles. The president said the soviets had displayed a a pattern of non compliance with the Salt ii agreement citing the deployment of an unalloyed missile Type the coding of telemetry during the testing of ballistic missiles and the construction of a phased array radar at Krasnoyarsk the radar is located deep inside the soviet Union and administration officials contend it is intended As part of a nationwide anti Ballis tic missile defense system something that is prohibited by the treaty. Critics of the presidents move contend it will could trigger a new and costly nuclear arms race and threaten chances of obtaining agreement on deep reductions in nuclear weapons at the on going arms control talks in Geneva. These critics said that while the soviets May have committed the violations cited by the White House they have scrupulously observed the Core of the Salt treaty destroying nuclear weapons launchers in line with the ceilings set by the agreement. They also note that Reagan a decision was opposed by All nato allies. Against the background of the imposition of a state of emergency in South Africa last week and a rising wave of violence in that country the House votes tuesday on legislation that would give . Sanctions imposed earlier by Rea Gan the Force of Law. The Bill the anti apartheid act of 1986, was approved by the House foreign affairs committee last week 25-13. Rep. William h. Gray d-pa., author of the legislation said Reagan a sanctions have proved ineffective. The Bill would bar All new . Bank Loans to South Africa bar All new . Investment in the country ban the provision of technology to South africans Energy Industry close the . Offices of South Afri can Banks deny Landing rights in the United states to South african airways and bar the import of South african uranium steel and Coal. Debate in the Senate meanwhile continues to be dominated by the tax overhaul Bill senators Are moving toward what is expected to tie overwhelm ing approval of the tax measure possibly As Early As tuesday. Looking Back Over 87 memorable Summers by Lillian Ackley Jonathan Latimer Lee walked swiftly As he led the writer Down a Long corridor at heritage nursing Home in Athens to a conference room where we could talk. His speech and manner Are those of a courtly gentleman educated at Yale and a to the Manor his Clear Blue eyes Are piercingly intelligent and he shakes his head sadly As he struggles to recall memories that somehow refuse to come Back much of his 87 Summers Are bound up in a hopeless limbo that will not yield to recall but Many of the memories that will come Back Light up his eyes and bring a smile to his face. Lee was born at Tioga Center n.y., a descendant of the Ransom family which has had a prominent role in area history. His great Grandfather was colonel William Ransom who was Active in local politics and was also recognized As one of the most expert River pilots and craftsmen on the Susquehanna River when that body of water was the main artery for transporting lumber and All other products of Trade and Commerce from the communities along its upper reaches to markets in Pennsylvania and Maryland his Grandfather Jonathan c. Latimer continued colonel ransoms enterprises and developed a Large Herd of Holstein cattle which had More than a local reputation As record milk producers. Quot the boys thought they ought to have a Golf course in Nichols Quot. And Jonathan Latimer Lee started the task in the Middle of february. Lee remembers his Grandfather rafting loads of lumber Down the River and says that each trip took three weeks to Complete. He also recalls Long Lazy Summers at the family a grand old Home known As a the Bluff a a Happy playground for him and his Many cousins. They spent their time canoeing on the River playing Golf and Tennis horseback Riding swimming Hunting woodchucks and playing boisterous games one of their favourites was a human when they played this game they would pile up usually four tiers High with the youngest child on top at a Given signal the Pyramid would collapse in a Jumble of arms and legs there were Many horses on the farm including a pair of Beautiful matched Black Riding horses and j. Latimer a own Pony on sundays the ladies of the House and their servants Seldom fed less than 20 people at the noon dinner a husky lad could earn the privilege of a clicking the Dasher by turning the Crank to make a Freezer of ice Cream. Young a a late got his share of turns to lick the Dasher Leeds father was Elisha Lee a vice president of the Pennsylvania Railroad he sent his Young son to a private school in new England and on to the Halls of a old legend has it that the rivalry Between that hallowed school and Harvard was Jonathan Latimer Lee to Philadelphia and Back. Even More fierce than it is today. When asked about it Lee said a yes there was rivalry but that a better told by somebody see a you a Page three l

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