9 USAF Transport Crewmen Released
9 USAF Transport Crewmen Released ARE TURNED TRAFFIC TOLL IS BELOW ESTIMATES Cautious Driving by Home-Bound Home-Bound Home-Bound Motorist! Contributes to Lower Highway Toll By The Associated Press Traffic 364 Drownings 179 Miscellaneous 93 Total 636 Cautious driving by millions of home-bound home-bound home-bound motorists held the nation'B July 4th weekend holiday traffic toll well below the pre-holiday pre-holiday pre-holiday estimate of 410. Although lale remits were ex pected to hoost the total of dead somewhat, it appeared that the final count would be below the the record toll' forecast by the National National Safety Council for a three-day three-day three-day holiday period. Fatal - highway mishaps Jot off to a fast atari but tapered off commencing Saturday afternoon after early reports indicated the holiday would end with a : Florida Toll Of Weekend Accidents 20 By THI ASSOCIATED PRESS Florida's long; Fourth of July weekend claimed 20 lives, 11 of them In traffic. Seven persons drowned. Two were killed In miscellaneous miscellaneous accidents. A twin-car twin-car twin-car smaihup in Jacksonville Jacksonville Saturday night took the life of Arnofrf Parker, 64, of Jacksonville, Jacksonville, and his wife, Keba. Ernest Mock, 94, of Qviedo, in Seminole County, was killed 14 Biles west of Ovledo on State Boad 419. Miami counted Hi first weekend fatality when Mrs. Miriam Floyd, 46, was hit by a car Saturday. Mrs. Alimae Gramling, 42, of Holly Hill. wa» killed in an auto accident near Palatka. An automobile collided with s motorcycle and killed Handy Payne, Z8year-Dld Z8year-Dld Z8year-Dld St, Petersburg tyclist. Cap Edwards, 53-year-old 53-year-old 53-year-old 53-year-old 53-year-old Pom-paoo Pom-paoo Pom-paoo Beach man, was fatally injured injured when the car in which he vis riding collided with another auto near Beerfield Beach, 20 miles north of Fart Lauderdale. Four persoos (tied near Orlando Thursday night to get the weekend •II to a bloody start. The head on collision of two killed Mr. and Mrs. Van C- C- Ivey and William R. Felder, all of Spartanburg, S.C., and William C. Burton of Eagle Lake. A skiff overturned at high speed Snake Creek canal in north ord of traffic dead. The Safety Council attributed the lower death toll to energetic traffic enforcement and the shock of the skyrocketing death toll during during the early hours of the holiday. However, it appears the final count will be dose to the number killed during the recent Memorial Day holiday period. The 371 traffic traffic deaths for the three-day three-day three-day Memorial Memorial Day period set a new record far the holiday. Thus, the traffic death toll for the first two long weekend holidays holidays this year was more than 725. During the first five months this year traffic deaths averaged 88 per day. The National Safety council had estimated the «0 traffic death toll fur the 78 hour period starting at e p.m. (local time) Thursday and ending last midnight. The record high traffic toll for a three-day three-day three-day July 4 holiday period was 407 set in 1955 while the record low since World War U was 225 deaths in 1847. The holiday was marred by sev eral multiple traffic accident deaths. One of the biggest was Junction City, Kan., Satur-in Satur-in Satur-in which six persons were killed in the collision of two cars. Drownings look a heavy toll, surpassing by far the 132 reported during the Memorial Day period. Deaths from miscellaneous type accidents also were higher than the 88 during the Memorial Day holiday. A fireworks plant blew up In Portland, Ore., killing one child and injuring at lensl 20 persons. However, do deaths in fireworks displays were reported. An Associated Press survey dur ing the oonholiday period covering 78 hours from June 19 to June 22. showed 339 traffic deaths, US drownings and 63 deaths in eellaneous type accidents. The over-all over-all over-all total of 520 was more than 100 under the combined total during during the July 4 weekend. HOAXER - William Stanley Whales, 31, above, is pictured io London, England, shortly after he confessed writting the letter which touched off a fear-wave fear-wave fear-wave that a "craty" American pilot might drop a nuclear bomb off the cast of Kngland. Whales, an out-of-work out-of-work out-of-work out-of-work out-of-work farmhand, addressed addressed the letter to Soviet ambassador ambassador to England Jacob Malik, who immediately made it public. Melvin Shaffner To Seek County Commission Job Fort Pierce motel operator made his bolitical debut today by announcing his Intention to quali fy for nomination to the position of county commissioner from District District 4. Melvin E. Shaffner ooerator of Shaffner's Motel on south U. S. No. 1, said that he would seek the seat now held by retiring Patrol Thanks Careful Drivers An safety record for 'jOMPj^sj^u ' ^^^^Mm seal U missioner Douglas Silver. Others who have already, announced for the job are-Roy are-Roy are-Roy A. Padgett and E. C. Collins. Born in Springfield, 111., Shaff-;r Shaff-;r Shaff-;r has been a resident here since OVER TO U.S. MILITARY Official Announcement Announcement Made by Soviet Authorities in Moscow MOSCOW (AF) - The So viet Union today released nine U. S. airmen whose military military transport was forced down inside Soviet Armenia 11 days ago. U.S. Ambassador Llewellyn E. Thompson, Jr., said the men were turned over to U.S. authorities the Soviet-Iranian Soviet-Iranian Soviet-Iranian border. This t»ft Tllll. TT S Irmv r. German*. Thpiv Ji^lWrifor- Ji^lWrifor- into nasi Germany June 7. The Soviet news agency Tass from Armenia were delivered to a U.S. Army representative at the border town of Astara. This is in the Al*rh=Hon Tonint. l.i.t u.*.! „» uie i-asjnan i-asjnan i-asjnan oea. The Bine are; Col. DaT« TV Rrmnnn «„„ „F iwr. ana Mrs. Harry A- A- Brannon, Mai. Luther W. Lvlea: wife; Donna J. Lyles. overseas; mothr: mothr: Carrie F. Lyles, Savoy, Tex. Mai. Robert E. Crans: wife: Martha W. Crans, Macon. G*.: parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Crans, Macon. Mai. Beimle A. Shine: wife; Mrs. Majone c. Shupe, Miami, Fla.; parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Shupe, Miami, Capt. James T. Kane; two lis ten; Rosemary MeKenna, Farmingdale. Farmingdale. N.Y.. and Mariaret Kane. Lindenhurst, N.Y. Lt. James N. Luther: wife: Mrs. Joan Luther, overseas; parents; Mr. and Mrs. Charles N. Luther, Waseca, Minn. Set. James G. Holman: wife: Mary M. Holman, overseas; parents: parents: Mr. and Mrs. James A. Holman, Holman, Vivian, La. •man Earl H. Reamer: Bar ents: Mr. and sirs. Bvron von Keamer, St. Louis Park, Minn. Airman Heter N. Sabo; parents: Mr. and Mrs. John Sabo, Chicaeo. III. Their plane, a CUB transport, 'as forced tn Innd hv Snvipt ficrM. r craft. Apf-nrdinir Apf-nrdinir Apf-nrdinir in 111* .divlal the plane burned on the ground— whether because of fighter action or because its crew wished to keep it out of Soviet hands Was not made clear. Tile U.S.S.R. officially nrntested the flight over Soviet territory as frontier violation. The United States replied there had been no such intention and that the transport became Inst in had weather.