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The Daily Register - Red Bank Register Archive

The Daily Register - Red Bank Register Archive

The Daily Register - Red Bank Register

The Daily Register VOL. 99 NO.67 SHREWSBURY, N. J. MONDAY. SEPTEMBER 27, 1976 15 CENTS Eatontown school issue: Why parents irked •y SHERRY FIGDORE EATONTOWN - "Dear Folks," the letter began. "Our class sizes in Grades 2 through 5 at Meadowbrook School are larger than anticipated last spring. . .In order to maintain a reasonable balance of pupils to teacher to ratio, it will be necessary to reassign your child. ." Parents ol 42 children previously assigned to Meadowbrook School received those letters just before the Labor Day weekend. Now It ol the 31 families involved all living on the main post of Ft. Monmouth, have instituted suit against the Board of Education to reverse the transfer and the board and School Superintendent Anthony F. Palmisano have been directed to appear in court on Friday to prove that the assignment was i RESTRICTIONS ON THE WAY?? - The state Assembly will consider restrictions on the operation of motorized bicycles, or "mopeds," such as this one owned by Thomas Woods, 18, of Mlddletown, this week. Look- Ing on Is BobbyMcGowan, 13, also of Mlddletown. Youths protest moped curb bill Bj JULIE MCDONNELL While mosl of Munmuuth County's Assembly members say they will support amendments to strengthen state regulations of the motorized bicycles known as "mopeds," a group of local high school student) > s planning a trip to Trenton to protest those proposed restrictions. The state Senate has passed a bill, which now goes to ihf Assembly, that would — — Limit mopeds to roads with speed limits under 40 miles per hour — Require operators to be at least 17 years old and hold a valid driver's license. — Require operators to have liability insurance. — Mandate police reports of moped accidents. "I think the restrictions are long overdue; I wish we'd had them before this." said Assemblyman Anthony Villane. I! Monmouth. "I appreciate the gas-saving virtues of mopeds, but the lives we save by these amendments are much more important." The present law governing mopeds. which was enacted a year ago. allows persons as young as 15 years of age to operate the vehicles, with no licensing of operators or insurance required State Sen. Alexander J Menza. I) Union, sponsor of the bill, said there have not "arbitrary and capricious" and explain why it involved only military dependents School transfers are a way »f life in this district, where military families make up 40 per cent of the district's 2,000 youngsters. "We go through redistricting every year," said Mr. Palm isano "We had one year in which 1,4*1 children either entered or left the district within one school year And that year that number was over SO per cent of the total student enrollment. "In my eight years as superintendent," Mr Palmisano said, "there has been a tremendous turnover, and parents seem to accept the reasons and accept the results. "Three years ago," the superintendent said, "we had a year in which enrollments were so skewed we had to move been three deaths resulting from the use of mopeds in the state, which are, according to law, supposed to travel al speeds under 25 miles per hour. Locally, a Sea Bright teenager was seriously injured when the moped she was riding crashed into a tree in Rumson on Sept. 18. The girl. Nancy Bourg. remains in critical condition at Monmouth Medical Center. Long Branch Assemblyman Waller Kozloski. D-Monmouth, said he will sponsor the Menza bill in the Assembly. Mr Kozloski introduced a similar measure last December, and was the first to suggest thai mopeds be banned from roads with a speed limit of more than 40 miles per hour, he said Although there have been suggestions that helmets should be made mandatory. Mr. Kozloski said he didn't think that was necessary. "1 think the speed aspect of the vehicles has been blown out of proportion," he said "In general, they don't go over 25, miles an hour, and helmets aren't really necessary." Meanwhile, some local students are organizing a group of moped owners to protest to the Assembly about the proposed restrictions. Sam Landy. of Tuxedo Road. Rumson. a junior at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional See Students, page 2 two sixth grades into Vetter from the Memorial School for two years. "But I think people understand." he said "In my eight yean there have been very, very few complaints " "When people move into this district, I think they under stand that we can't guarantee that their children will stay in schools they start In." Then what has caused this rebellion by It military families, who move under government orders al least once a year without question, but who have refused to accept one more school reassignment for their children from a civilian authority? It's the question of stability /or their children, already subjected to more movement than most civilian children, oth- er than the "corporate nomads" know in a lifetime, the parents involved in the suit have said "We try to create a home wherever we go." saM Mrs W Richard Green, wife of • colonel assigned to the fort who kas raised four daughters, aged 7 lo H in stateside and overseas base* They have moved nine limes in the last 11 years "We were always willing to accept housing moves if they were connected with out Job." Mrs Green said, echoing may of the parents involved in the court mil, which seeks to ban ill further transfers once children have been assigned to a particular school If we stay In any one place more than two years, It really becomes a home," she said The Greens' second-grade daughter wai Included in the See EalMtewi, page 1 Johnson & Johnson jet crash kills executives By The Associated Press Fifteen Air Force men on a training flight and four pharmaceutical company executives en route with their wives to-a meeting at a plush Virginia resort were among 35 persons killed in plane crashes during a deadly sixhour span. The crashes yesterday in four states left at least 15 children orphaned — children of the Johnson & Johnson subsidiaries' officials who died with their wives In a fiery crash al Hot Springs, Va Three crew members aboard the company-owned jet also were killed In Colorado, a lawyer and his wife returning to Denver from a meeting at a summer and ski resort in Steamboat Springs were among six persons killed in the crash of a twin engine Aztec Piper which slammed into two propane fuel solrage tanks and burst into flames And three persons died in Illinois when their single-engine aircraft plunged into the Illinois River near Peoria At Ingalls Field in Hot Springs, the wreckage of the (iruman Gulfstream II jet owned by Johnson & Johnson of New Brunswick, NJi, was spotted by helicopter about 1 P in The plane, carrying Johnson subsidiaries officials and their wives from Trenton, N.J., to a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Association meeting al the Homestead Hotel, plunged into a fogshrouded mountain ravine and caught fire about 500 feet below the runway The airport is surrounded by mountains, and there is a dropoff at each end of the runway. Visibility was poor at the time of the crash, and a National Transportation Sav ety Board spokesman said the last report from the pilot indicated that he was attempting an instrument landing approach The spokesman for the NTSB team dispatched to investigate the crash said early today that the pilot apparent ly made two passes at the runway before the crash Dennis Sutton, a Civil Air Patrol member who who was the first al the scene, said the plane erupted in fire on impact - "It was totaled, burned. Everything was gone." Air Force officials said there were five survivors of the crash of a KC1S5 tanker jet which went down in a wooded area near Alpena, Mich . sometime after 8:30 a m yesterday That's when Wurtsmith Air Force Base last had radar and radio contact with the pilot Two majors, nine captains, two first lieutenants and two sergeants died Three captains and a first lieutenant from Kincheloe \KH and an airman first class from K.I. Sawyer AFB were admitted to Alpena General Hospital, where four were listed in serious but stable condition and the others In very good condition early today The plane, carrying five crew members and 15 passcn KITS ripped a swath 50 yards wide and half a mile long before crashing into a swamp a RESCUE EFFORT — Rescue workers prepare to remove bodies of II who died In crash of Johnson & Johnson company plane al Ingoll Airport In Hot Springs, Va., yesterday. mile from the neiresl road, witnesses said The largest remaining recognizable part of the aircraft, the military equivalent of a Boeing 707. was a 20-foot section of tall structure Survivors were airlifted lo the hospital, and the 15 bodies were evacuated to a temporary morgue set up in (he same building Capt. Charles Pinkard of Wurtsmith. near the crash site.in Lower Michigan said the jet was en route from K I Sawyer in the Upper I'eninsula to Oftult AKB. Neb .'with a stopover al Ktncheloe He said most of the \ ictitm were scheduled to participate in a special training program at Strategic Air Command headquarters It was at about the umi time as the Johnson it Johnson crash that a twin-engine, plane carrying Don R Evans. partner^ in the Denver li* firm of Yegge. Hall and Evans, and hii wife struck two propane fuel storage tanks shortly after takoeff from the Steamboat Springs. Colo , airport Evans, 50. and his wife, (iarnelt, were returning home from his firm's annual meeting at the ski and summer resort community in northwestern Colorado Four other persons aboard also died Syria hangs terrorists after raid By FAROUK NASSAR ascus, yesterday belonged to Al Fatah, the largest Palesti- BEIRUT. Lebanon (AP) - nian guerrilla group, headed The public hanging of three by Yasir Arafat proPalestinian terrorists in During a seven-hour siege Syria today raised fears of the hotel by Syrian MM among Lebanese leftists ol a nty forces, one of the terror- Syrian offensive to crush Paists and four hostages were lestinian guerrilla units oper- killed and 34 hostages welt ating here. wounded The three captured There was no immediate guerrillas were hanged in upsurge in the fighting, but front of the hotel hospitals estimated that 60 Syria sent more than 12.000 persons were killed and no soldiers and 500 tanks into were wounded in overnight Lebanon last June to attempt fighting in Lebanon's civil to enforce a cease fire Their war efforts failed, and the Syrians The government of Syrian subsequently began fighting President Hafez Assad de- beside the Lebanese Christian clared that the four man ter- militas against the Palestirorist squad that seized the nians and their leftist Moslem Semiramis Hotel in Dam*- -allies. Damascus Radio reported that Assad, visiting a Syrian air force base, told the pilots that the hotel attack was "directed against the Syrian people and the Syrian armed forces " Spokesmen lor the Palestinian guerrillas here said Assad's claim that the terrorists belonged to Al Fatah was a pretext for an all-out Syrian offensive against Palestinian forces in Lebanon "The charge that thr Srmiramis attackers were French members is only aimed at justifying an titlark by Ihr Syrians." said one guerrilla spokesman "We think the Syrians The Inside Story ]\ e w U.S. tax CUt eyed THE WEATHER Rally periods today through tomorrow monlng. Partly cloudy tomorrow afternoon. Complete report on page 2. Newest of the aitims brides ...g-i Bridge Advice 17 Baslaess 8 Classified 14-IJ Ctmlcs 17 Crossword Pinle 17 Editorials i Entertainment TV 7 Hertseope 17 Lifestyle I, It Make A Dale 7 OMtaartes * Sprta 12,13 DAILY REGISTER PHONF NUMBERS Mall Office M2-4M* Tell Free (71-tttt TtllFrer SM-S1N Classified Dept S4I-I7M CimlatlOT Dept S42-4M9 Spirts Dept S42-4M4 NMdletewi Bireai (7I-8SI Freeh** Bireai 4C 2121 L*ag Braach Bireai 222 •III Stalehease Bireai (•> 2J2 535* WASHINGTON (AP) - With the government reporting a HI 7 per cent jump last year in the number of persons who are poor by Us standards, Democrats and Republicans on the Joint Economic Committee of Congress agree another tax cut may be in order next year to spur the economy The yearly increase in the number of persons living in poverty was the second in a Seaftvd Biffel Luck $350 12-2 p.m. every weekday Giant seafood buffet every Wed Thurs evening, 17.50. Flounder Inn, 42 Ave of Two Rivers, Rumson row and brought the total to 259 million families, roughly one American in eight The Census Bureau blamed the increase in 1975 to the whipsaw effect of high inflation in the midst of recession, together with the widespread exhaustion of unemployment benefits last year At the sartie time, the report said that despite an $818 increase in median family in come to 113.720 a year, in- Ins Big Wheel Flea Market Opening Oct. 1. 24 Mechanic St., Red Bank Now renting Call 747-1498. 747-5110 Year- Round nation dragged the buying power of that income down 2 6 per cent, the lowest level in five years The government defines the poverty level as 15.500 for a nonfarm family of four The Census Bureau report was described today by Democratic presidential candidate Jimmy Carter as a clear "indictment of economic mismanagement" by the Ford administration In remarks prepared for delivery to a group of labor Delertahie Shrinp, Feadie Sumptuous Quiche and Crepes Every Tues fashion show at Fromagene. 842-8088 leaders meeting in Portland Ore, Carter said Mr Nixon and Mr Ford have made these people poorer in the same way that Mr Hoover made people poorer in the 1930s — by denying them the chance to work "The Republicans pay lip service to work but the) Mp bills that would create jobs They have become' a party not of work but of welfare " See New, page 2 Teuli Sieakfr\ 2I\ Off The Sport Spot. Shrewsbury OMeUitM Luncheon-Fashion Tues Show. might use the air force soon to strike at our positions in the mountains and in Beirut." he added "This may be the reason why President Assad chose an air base near Damascus lo hurl his threats against Fatah " Synan troops now control most ol northern, eastern and southern Lebanon The Palestinians are contained in an area of less than one-fifth ol Lebanon, with their btckf lo theses The guerrilla spokesman said the hnli-l tMTarMl W*fl members of a dissident Fatah group based in Iraq and led by a radical code-named Abu Nidal - "father of the struggle " Abu Nidal was tried and sentenced to death in absentia by Al Fatah in 1174 for plotting to assassinate Arafat "The swiftness with which the terrorists were tried, sentenced and hanged may be designed to cover tlw real political indentity of the culprits and pin the crime deliber ately on Fatah to justify another Syrian advance in Lebanon." the guer.illa spokesman said Rumson cyclist ends trip today •y JONNI KALIS NOVATO, Calif - Gary Montefuscos 3.000 mile bi cycle tnp for the I' S Olympic Fund will come to an end today when he crosses the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco The Rumson evangelist for financial support for U S Olympic athletes plans to cross the bndge at noon Pacific Coast Time ending an ordeal which has taken him well over 3.0M miles in the 50 days since he left Sandy Hook Bay This city, his stopping place last night, is 15 miles north of the Golden Gale He will spend tonight in San Francisco, and then pedal 15 miles south tomorrow lo Half-Moon Bay. where he will symbolically dip his wheels into the Pacific Ocean Hall Moon Bay is the residence of his brother John, the former Mlddletown High and Brookdale athlete, who is a pitcher with the San Francisco Giants

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