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September 18, 1972

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Write to know The people in The Pocono Record circulation area have a "Write to Know" -- and The Record Will try to provide the answers in the "Write to Know" column. The column, designed to answer any questions or solve any problems (consumer, government or anything else) will appear every Monday on the first page 0} the second section. Send all questions to "Write to Know," The Pocono Record, 511 Lenox St., Stroudsburg, Pa. 18360. Questions should be in writing and signed. No telephone calls, piease. ·:.; Q. -- Last summer our Bible school collected glass, cans and other litter along our roads. At the end of the week we took this litter in to the Odzer junk yard. The monies collected were sent to a missionary we sponsor in .Brazil. Over the past year my son has collected and smashed five barrels of glass to help with ecology and to earn a little extra money. Before taking these barrels into the junk yard, I thought it best to.telephone. To my astonishment,, they no longer buy glass. I thought the local junk yards were eager to help with the ecology of our community. My question -- is there anywhere I can take this smashed glass and sell 'it? The colored glass has been kept separate. Thank you. Mrs. C.A. -- Stroudsburg A. -- Mrs. Peter Nevins, a member of the Monroe County Environmental Action Group, says Odzer no longer takes the glass because he says he wasn't making money on it. There are no other junk yards which accept glass in this area that she knows of. Newspapers are still being recycled, though, and Katz's junk yard is accepting aluminum cans and Odzer's junk yard still accepts steel cans. Q. -- Please let me know the name and address of the man who fixes television sets for the needy. We have three sets to give to him. H.D.R., East Stroudsburg A. -- The man who fixed television sets last December for area residents was Jim Moss of Mount Crest Acres, East Stroudsburg. His telephone number is 424-2034. Q. -- Could you please tell me if there is. any place in the Stroudsburg area where I might obtain the silver ·'P.O.W." bracelets? 1 understand there is a man in the area who has them. D.R., East Stroudsburg A. -- We contacted officials at the Tobyhanna Army Depot to see if they knew anything about this. Depot officials in turn contacted the Red Cross and the Army's Special Service department. This resulted in their being told ttiere is no knowledge of anyone selling bracelets in this area. The bracelets are popular in the west and 1 southwest where a firm called Voice in Vital America (VISA), a private non-profit organization in Los Angeles, sells them. A nickel bracelet goes for $2.50 and one made of copper for $3. ' Q. -ion July 31 of this year 1 sent a check .for ,$6,98 to ''Dynamic-Rock-in New York City ; foiv their album as advertised-.on TV. AS:-of'now : I still have not received .the album. I checked with my bank arid I was told they have the cancelled check. Can you help me? Mrs. S.E., East Stroudsburg A. -- We can help, but it might be a hassle. Miss Laura Weill, of. Dynamic Rock's consumer relations department, told us you will have to send a xerox copy of the front and back of your cancelled check as well as your name and address. Then you might get your album in four to six weeks. Jersey judge wills $1,000 to fight locks Auto accidents in area claim five lives EAST STROUDSBURG - A t w o - y e a r - o l d E a s t Stroudsburg R.D. 1 boy was killed in a freak automobile accident Sunday and four other people died in three separate accidents over the weekend. The boy, Scott Brown, of Hidden Lake Road, was pinned under a vehicle owned by his father and died of a fractured skull. His father, David Scott Brown, told state police at Stroudsburg he was making repairs on the car in his driveway. The' boy was in the car. The telephone rang, Brown reported, and he went into his house. Police said the vehicle then rolled backwards, pinning the boy, who had fallen outside. He was pronounced dead at the General Hospital of Monroe County by Monroe County Deputy Coroner Frank Lanterman. Also killed in accidents were a 15-year-old Roselle, N.J., youth; a Lennox, Mass., man; an Allentown woman and a 16- LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. - A f o r m e r L a m b e r t v i l l e , N.J., judge has left a $1,000 bequest to · the Delaware Valley Conservation Association to fight the Tocks Island Dam project. The will .of John P. Norris, who died Aug. 2, was filed last week, in Hunterson County's surrogate court. Norris'wrote in the will: "In.the event the despicable Tocks Island scheme is still unresolved at the time of my demise, 1 give and bequeath to the Delaware Valley Conservation Association, East Stroudsburg R.D. 1, the sum of $1,000 for use in combating the outrageous land grab and also to try to prevent the destruction of that landmark the Old Mine Road." The Old Mine Road in Warren County will be eliminated once the Tocks Island Dam a n d Delaware W a t e r G a p National Recreation Area is established. year-old Slatington youth. The Roselle youth, Timothy Brosius, was killed early Sunday when he and a companion were struck by a car on Rt. 115 near Effort. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the General Hospital. His companion, George Mundy, 15, also of Roselle, and the driver of the car, Robert Jones, 21, of Easton, were also taken to the hospital. Mundy is being treated for head injuries and Jones for a broken leg and hip. State police at Fern Ridge believe the accident occurred between 6 and 7:10 a.m., when i t . w a s d i s c o v e r e d . They surmise the two youths were hitchhiking north and the car was traveling south. The Jones car ran off the road onto the west shoulder, came back onto the road, crossed three lanes and skidded off onto the road's east side. It then rolled over, coming to rest in a clump of trees and pinning Jones inside. Brosius was found about 95 feet north of where the car came tp rest. The accident is still under investigation. The Lennox, Mass., man was identified as John B. Fielding, 42. Four otter persons were injured in the accident occurr- i n g S a t u r d a y n i g h t near Milford on Route 209. He was pronounced dead on a r r i v a l a t S t . F r a n c i s Hospital, Port Jervis, N.Y., where the other four were taken. The accident occurred when Debora Tolar, 18, of Mayfield, Ohio, was traveling north on 209 and failed to n e g o t i a t e a c u r v e to the right. She crossed the center of the highway, sideswiped a car heading north operated by Thomas Skypeck, of Little Rock, Ark., and collided head- on with the Fielding car, driven by John B. Fielding III, also of Lennox. The elder Fielding was a passenger, along with his wife, Joan, in the car driven by his son. State police at Milford said the only uninjured person was Skypeck. Mary Devine, 19, of llubbart, Ohio, a passenger in the Tolar vehicle, was also among the injured. State police estimated damages at $8,000. The Allentown woman, Mrs. Mable M u t h a r d , a n d t h e Slatington youth, Charles Corely, died from injuries sustain- ed when their cars collided head-on on Route 45 east of Allentown. Mrs. Muthard was pronounced dead at the scene and Corely died later at Sacred Heart Hospital while undergoing surgery. Two passengers in the M u t h a r d c a r , E l w o o d M u t h a r d , 39, and his son D a v i d , 10, were listed in "fair" condition at the same hospital. Three passengers in the Cor- .ely vehicle, Perry Voice, 16, of Stiles, his brother, Jeffrey, 9, and David V r a b l e , 16, of Whitehall, were also listed in ''fair" condition. The Pocono Record The Stroudsburgs, Pa. -- Mon., Sept. 18, 1972 11 Interested in dogs, Raise pups to help people? blind Ready4o heIp The Central Pocono Ambulance Assn. opened its doors Sunday in Tannersville to show off two, new ambulances to the public. From left are . Fred Metzgar, president; Havilctnd Heller, vice-president; Mrs. Eva Janson and Mrs. Louise Metzgar. (George Arnold photo) Kiwanis open convention with memorial service TAMIMENT -- A memorial service opened the 55th annual convention of the Pennsylvania District of Kiwanis International Sunday night. Dr. P.K. Emmons, pastor emeritus of the Westminster Presbyterian. Church of Scranton, delivered the address, "Building for Tomorrow'-- Babble or Pentecost." The Scranton club is hosting the convention. More than 800 Kiwanians and their wives are attending the convention that continues through Wednesday morning. The business sessions begin this morning under the direction of James B. Richard, of Wilkensburg, State Kiwanis Governor. Boy Scout Troop 87 of Stroudsburg will present the colors at 9:30 a.m. Henry W. Menn and James L. Knowles, Jr. of Scranton are convention co-chairman. The keynote message will be delivered by James C. Brooks of Raleigh, N.C., who is a trustee of Kiwanis International. Brooks will discuss the Kiwanis Major Emphasis Program for 1972-73 - "Share Your Life." An address will be given by Blaze Gavlick II of Swoyersville, State Governor of Circle K, a Kiwanis-sponsored program for college students. Another speaker will be James A. Nocito of Pittston, a well-known humorist in the Wyoming Valley. Various club awards will be p r e s e n t e d by R o b e r t M. J o l i n e of Philadelphia, immediate past governor. Leadership sessions will be conducted this afternoon by Edward F. Brent of Williamsport, Governor-elect. TANNERSVILLE ^ If you are between 12 and 15 years of age and like animals and helping people, or if you know s o m e o n e w h o f i t s t h e s e criteria, you may be interested in a new service program being organized in Monroe County as part of the Pennsylvania 4-H service movement. As a result of this program, youngsters may raise a Black Labrador Retriever or Golden Retriever puppy for a year in p r e p a r a t i o n for use as a canine aid for blind people. The program is open to all young people who enjoy caring for animals and who are willing to assume responsibility for raising a guide dog. The p r o g r a m is b e i n g organized by James Price, a Tannersville resident; with a long involvement with the 4-H program and currently a club leader. This program provides a chance for young people to gain responsibility while helping a very worthwhile cause," said Price. "We'd like to get this organized as soon as possible because we've been informed that the pups for the program will be available around October 1." The dogs are to be used by the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind in Smithtown, Long Island, N.Y. This organization breeds the puppies itself and turns them over to responsible ' youngsters to raise and train through their first year of growth, Price said. After the first year, when the dogs are nearly f u l l grown, Price added, .they are returned to the foundation for use in the training school and their blind new owners. Price said that he had been involved in a 4-H "Steak, Ham and Chops" livestock raising club 20 years . ago in New McGovern meeting set STROUDSBURG - The Monroe County Citizens for McGovern will meet at 8 p.m. t o d a y i n t h e M c G o v e r n Shriver Headquarters of Fifth and McConnell streets. In addition to the regular campaign agenda, an issues forum will be initiated. Acc o r d i n g t o c h a i r w o m a n Dorothy Hauser, the; purpose of the weekly program is to provide an opportunity for the p u b l i c to discuss c u r r e n t issues.The meetings are open to the public. Jersey. Some of the children in this program had raised dogs for the Seeing Eye, Inc., of Morristpwn, N.J., a pioneer in training guide dogs. "When I met a couple of blind graduates of the Guide Dog Foundation a few months ago, the old'spark was rekindled and I decided to try to get something like that other club organized as part of the program in this area," said Price. "Let's face it. A lot of kids would like to try to have a p u p p y , b u t t h e r e a r e responsibilities. This is why we want to talk to parents." he added. All prospective boarders are a s k e d t o f i l l o u t a questionaire to let the foundation know what kinds of homes are available and to acquaint t h e y o u n g s t e r s a n d t h e i r parents with what to expect of their dog. Price's enthusiasm for the project was echoed by Roland Featherman, one of seven blind graduates of the foundation's guide dog training school who reside in the Stroudsburgs. "My dog goes Toll bridge traffic increases STROUDSBURG -- Traffic and revenues on the six toll b r i d g e s operated by the Delaware River Toll .Bridge Commission have increased. The commission announced that traffic'was up 4.06 per cent and revenue up 5.53 per c e n t f o r t h e f i r s t e i g h t months of 1972 on its six toll bridges. T h e A u g u s t f i g u r e f o r vehicular traffic showed a 3.78 per cent increase over that of one year ago and set a new record monthly total. T h e A u g u s t f i g u r e f o r revenue, totaling $641,566.70, showed an 8.27 per cent increase over t h a t of last August. The Delaware Water Gap Toll Bridge showed an increase of 3.43 per cent in traffic and an increase of 5.48 per cent in revenue making a new monthly total of $210,049.80. Vehicles using the bridge averaged 19,823 a day for a monthly total of 614,528.' Income averaged $6,775.80 per day. Traffic on the bridge is up 7.44 per cent for the first eight m o n t h s of 1972. e v e r y w h e r e I go," said Featherman. "He gets me f r o m m y h o m e i n E a s t Stroudsburg to my office in Stroudsburg and anyplace else that I want to go." Featherman said that he spent 28 days as a live-in student at the foundation last spring. The dogs had already gone through a three to four month training period on their own before they began working with their new masters. The first few days of the program are spent getting acquainted with the animal, and vice-versa, Featherrcan continued. This was follo.ved by intensive street training inv o l v i n g t r a f f i c , s u b w a y s , buses, and trains. Featherman praised the foundation for continuing air after-training program involving visits to the dog's new home to see how the animal and his blind master are adjusting to each other. "The dog is also a wonderful p e t f o r m y c h i l d r e n , Featherman said, "largely because he was raised by a family with five children and was used to youngsters. What a lot of people don't realize, however, is that once a dog is in harness, it ceases to be a playmate and should not be treated as such by others who m a y d i s t r a c t i t f r o m i t s work." Both Featherman and Price expressed hope for a successful .boarding program In Monroe County, and both felt that it would be rewarding for area young people. "It is an experience they will cherish forever," said Price, "because they are comb i n i n g t h e e n j o y a b l e e x - perience of raising a dog with helping those less fortunate than they are." Those i n t e r e s t e d in the guide dog boarding program may get more information by contacting Price at 629-0927 or t h e P e n n s y l v a n i a S t a t e A g r i c u l t u r a l E x t e n s i o n Service at the Stroudsburg Post Office. C of C to meet S T R O U D S B U R G - The board of directors of the Pocono Mountains Chamber of Commerce w i l l hold their monthly meeting at 12:45 p.m. today afthe Penn-Stroud Hilton Inn. Tony Norce, project engineer for Cole, Layer and Trumble Co. will be the main speaker and explain and clarify the firm's actions on the tax equalization program. Tanker fire adds realism to annual Monroe fire school - -. ^^_K2-£,-. ._ ami «it tlipm nn firp for men cans can become dangerous By GERARD SUTHERLIN Pocono Record Reporter M O U N T P O C O N O -- A driverless .fuel oil tank truck stands in a roadside ditch with its contents pouring from a broken portal. Falmes lick at the sides of the vehicle, burning its tires and sending acrid black smoke high into the sky. At any minute another release valve may burst or melt and an explosion may occur. Men in greasy black protective slickers wield cumbersome extinguishing equipment within feel of the raging blaze, their faces sweaty and g r i m e y a n d t h e i r voices hoards with shouting. More hoarse with shouting. More detergent foam is sprayed over the blaze. As more water is used, a large pool forms in the di'.ch around the tanker. It begins to flow outward and away from the fire, carrying burning fuel oil on top of it. Men wade through the lethal slime to spread more foam, and one b r a v e soul r i s k s h i s l i f e beneath the track to check a safety valve. A grisley post-accident scene on Interstate 80? The result ot a natural, disaster such as a flood or tornado? Actually, this fire was set by firemen for their own education and there is little danger involved -- as the truck is filled to 90 per cent of capacity with water. The burning tank truck was just one of a series of classes and demonstrations at the annual Monroe County Volunteer Firemen's Association Fire School, held over the ,weekend at Mount Pocono. Volunteer firemen took part in classes covering masks and extinguishers, propane gas, h o s e r e l a y a n d b a s i c h y d r a u l i c s , p u m p i n g and rescues. Teachers at the school included area fire chiefs, pro- f e s s i o n a l slate c e r t i f i e d firefighting instructors and a gas safety specialist from a New Jersey propane gas firm. "The fire school provides a community service because it helps turn out better-trained firemen," said Ray Silver, the former president, of the firemen's association. W h i l e Silver spoke, the blackened tanker was again set on fire for another class, and on another side of the field behind the Pocono Mountain firehoiise, men armed with masks and lights entered a small building which was Realism pitch-black and f i l l e d w i t h smoke f r o m c o m b u s t i b l e smoke generators. Pocono Mountain fire chief Robert Altemose, host chief for this year's school, was enthusiastic about the school and expressed his delight with t h e g o o d w e a t h e r t h a t a key ingredient to a successful fire school. prevailed over the weekend, fireman for 15 years and I'm "This is the largest two-day really still a rookie, as we all turnout for a fire school that are, because every fire is different. You learn something new every time." A l t e m o s e a d d e d t h a t because actual firefighling experience is the best teacher, t h i s year's school stressed I've seen yet," said Altemose, who noted the school has boen conducted annually since 1959. "There's always something new you can learn," Altemose c o n t i n u e d . " I ' v e b e e n a realism with such things as t h e s m o k e - f i 11 c d r o o m simulating a darkened house a n d t h e b u r n i n g t a n k e r creating tlu atmosphere area firemen may run intif along a road in Monroe County. "In the past, we've dug a pit, thrown some tin's into it, and set them on fire for men to extinguish," said Altemose. "But how many times are you going to be called out for s o m e t h i n g like t h a t ? B i l l Labar (the school's director for the past few years) got the idea for the tanker fire at another school he attended and decided to try it out here." Labar, chief of the Acme H o s e C o m p a n y i n E a s t S t r o u d s b u r g , e x p r e s s e d satisfaction with the realism and practicality of setting the junked truck "on fire under controlled conditions. "We w e r e n ' t s u r e how w e l l it would work." he said, "but it has been very successful. "As a matter of fact, the men got braver and let it get a little bigger on each successive time." Labar was pleased vvilh the good attendance at another new facet of the school: a home and kitchen fire class o p e n t o a l l a r e a w o m e n demonstrating how fires start in the home. "We showed the women what happens when you put clothing on an electric burner or leave something under a hot iron; how kitchen grease fin's sliivt and how aerosol cans can become dangerous when punctured or heated," he added. Altemose stressed the need for c o n t i n u e d t r a i n i n g of firemen in the county because of the increasing population and a d d i t i o n a l new homes needing protection, as well as the f a c t the larger roads crossing the country provide a means of transportation for m a n y m o r e c o m b u s t i b l e materials than ever before. Despite the success of the school, both Altemose and Labar decried the need for more fire education on the part of the general population in the areas served by the county's volunteer companies. F o r t h i s r e a s o n , l o c a l departments are pushing for m o r e e m p h a s i s o n F i r e Prevention Week (Oct. 8-14) and industrial fire safety programs. In the meantime, plans are already being made for next year's school and Labar is thinking of new and more ingenious ways or raising ior singeing) the hair of future fire school students. "I've a b o u t run out of ideas," he conceded, "but we'll keep working on it. It's certainly worth the effort to have a good school."