The News Journal from Wilmington, Delaware on July 14, 1962 · Page 15
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The News Journal from Wilmington, Delaware · Page 15

Wilmington, Delaware
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Saturday, July 14, 1962
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Second Newsfront evening Journal Saturday, July 14, 1962 Second Pace 15 out WILMINGTON DELAWARE Even Though It's Up State 's Road Death Mate Is Under Nation 's By KENT STODDARD ' Although the number of deaths on Delaware highways has risen sharply in comparison to last year, the state compares favorably, statistically, with, the rest of .the nation. According to the latest statistics received by State Police from the National Safety Council, the death rate on Delaware highways, in the terms of mileage traveled by motor vehicles, is running about half the national rate. In terms of population it is running about 17.2 persons per 100,000 inhabitants, compared to a national rate of, 21.5 per 100,000 inhabitants. HOWEVER, as officials of the Division of Motor Vehicles, the State Highway De partment and the State Police, point out, there are several reasons why these figures do not give as favorable a picture as might be presented if the statistical means were available. When they say this however, this is not a criticism of the National Safety Coun-oil's figures, but a comment on peculiar local conditions. As a matter of fact, considering the dramatic changes in the patterns of highway travel in Delaware since the end of World War II, traffic experts are amazed that the casualty rate is as low as it is. ALTHOUGH traffic deaths in Delaware now total 62, so far this year, compared to 24 during the same period last year, the rate now is about the same as it was in the first four months of the year. And it is the rate which gives a standard for comparison with the rest of the country. However, certain other information must be kept in mind when comparing other states with Delaware. First of all, Delaware is a corridor state. Calculations that use the amount of gasoline sold to estimate mileage traveled on Delaware highways provide a false picture. THERE IS NO way of know- ing how many persons buy fuel in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, or Virginia and pass through Delaware without buying a drop. Such motorists could provide up to 25 per cent or more of the total traffic ou Delaware roads, particularly when we consider the persons who live in Pennsylvania or New Jersey and pass each other on their way through Delaware going to and from work. The opening of the Delaware Memorial Bridge as well as the popularity of Delaware and Maryland shore resorts, has contributed greatly to this type of traffic' THIS TVrE of travel also confuses the picture in other states, such as Arizona, which is a thoroughfare for transcontinental travel. However, Arizona is so large that it is hardly likely that many motorists would traverse that state without stopping for fuel. While it is interesting to note that the number of deaths in Delaware is 100 per cent higher now than at the same time last year, the number of deaths in the District of Colum bia had risen 144 per cent in the first four months of, 1362, according to National Safety Council statistics. It is also interesting to note that the population of Delaware has nearly doubled since 1953, when the state had its highest death rate on record 111. SINCE 1953 the rate for Delaware has been 94, 110, 87, 9 L 84, 83, 87 and 65. The general trend, as 'Col. John P. Ferguson, State Police chief, noted, has been downward with the most dramatic drop of 87 to 65 occurring between 1SX50 and 1961. Nationally the annual rate has dropped 4 per cent from 39.628 in 1956 to 38.000 in 1961. Delaware had 87 deaths in 1956, compared to 65 in 1961, a drop of nearly 25 per cent, and a decline of exactly the same between 1960 and 1961. Col. Ferguson " gives considerable credit to the state's enforcement program and the fact that drivers from out-of-state are aware of it. HE ALSO points out that deaths this year have consisted more of multiple fatalities in the same crash than in recent previous years. There are also other factors. Col. Ferguson said, for the steadily declining rate since the mid-30's when accidents ranged from 85 in 1932, to 108 in 1938, while Delaware was still virtually cut off from the mainstream of East Coast traffic. This does not mean that Delaware should relax, Col. Ferguson and Lt. Col. Eugene B. Ellis, assistant superintend ent of state police, both insist. Now is the time to prepare for the future when traffic will grow even heavier in Delaware. EXPERTS don't know what to expect when the new tunnel-causeway-bridge across the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay begins sending- most of the coast-length highway traffic up and down the Delmarva Peninsula in 1964. But they want to be ready for it, and are already preparing additional plans and new approaches to the entire highway and traffic problem they ex-pent to confront. All point to the fact that estimates of use of the Delaware Memorial Bridge have already exceeded estimates to a fantastic degree and wonder what the state has in store for it in 1964. PWMIWIW3W!iWa H. r r-i inninrn jjj. jm a . . - ' J J - - - n . ' v. , -? , f ; t , 1 , " . , I f , i i i - if, - . ? i .v ? 19-Death lrial Won By United Airline Can Collect Damages From U.S., Judge Wright Says U.S. District Judge Caleb M. Wright yesterday ruled that United Air Lines is entitled j I lo collect damages from the ?!federal government for an ;April 1958 air collision which killed 49 persons. Wright ruled that the government was responsible for the crash between an Air Force F100F jet fighter and a United Air Lines DC7 over Las Vegas, Nev. STARS ON THE SET Mrs. Cecily Reeve an d her 1st grade class at Edge Moor Elementary School In the Mt. Pleasant School District are going through a reading lesson as the camera records the scene for a film being produced by the Teaching Resources Center of the University of Delaware. At Two Schools Pupils. , 2 Teachers Star In Reading-Education Film Students and two teachers at ing of reading principles from will begin at the conclusion of the Darley Road and Edge Moor Elementary schools are going to be movie stars. Directing the piece is Dr. David D. Guerin, director of the Teaching Resources at the University of Delaware, who's titling it "Reading Is Discovery." Leading players are Mrs. five- at Darley Road, and Mrs. Cecily how 6 and "-ciis respond. Reeve, first grade teacher at The excitement of the cam-Edge Moor. Supporting roles eras, floodlights, booms, cables are held by members of their and other paraphernalia of pic-classes. ture-making is over for the chil- THE GOAL of the film is to'?fen' tho"cl? of H!em f!'e the psychology of learning and the retakes. thinking. . , . ... Working with Dr. Guerin on As students continue read- the film are Dr. Russell G. ing by this procedure, they are Stauffer, a developer of meth- asked to re-evaluate their judg-jodology and materials on read- ments in the light of new facts! ing instruction, who heads the and to accept or reject hy- Reading Study Center at the potheses. Motivation is consid- university; Holt, Rinehart and ered high with such technique Winston, Inc., of New York, and the film attempts to show! and Milner-f enwick Produc- demonstrate how to teach reading by a problem solving-think-ing approach. Children are challenged to make educated guesses about what is going to next two weeks for some retakes, Dr. Guerin said today. GETTING THE teachers and the pupils is not as big a prob- liappen in the reading material lem, he said, as being sure and then to read on to check; their clothes are the same and their conjectures. This method i their hair is cut as it was a attempts to bring to the teach-j month ago. Editing of the film tions of Baltimore. Release of the film" is peeled in th early fall. ex- White Powder Is Barricaded Guardsmen Break Camp Tomorrow CAMP JOHN J. DUGAN. Bethany Beach Nearly 1,000 Delaware National Guardsmen will break camp and head for home tomorrow, after two weeks of training. Members of the 1st Battalion, commanded by Lf. Col. George F. Kelly Jr., and the 4th Battalion, under Lt. Col, Harvey T. Ogden, have under-goneheavy weapons training. The weapons, M42 "Dusters,"! were brought to Greater Wil NO DATE WAS SET for a trial to determine the amount i of damages. United has asked ' $3.57 million. The government had souent se million in counter-suit. Wright found no fault on the part of United and "no culpable negligence" by the two military pilots, one an in structor. The Air Force plane was on an instrument training flight from Nellis Air Force Base The judge who heard the case without a jury, said the base should have provided the mili tary pilots with information concerning commercial air traf fic. The trial was from Aug. 1, 1961 to Jan. 23. 1 - - VI J5;v- C ' ' ' i! 1 32 New Trooper Oh Duly Dover Byru Pholuf;riuji Agriculture Department Open House These U.S. Department of Agrirultu ral officials were on hand yesterday to welcome visitors to a new building near Camden which houses four department agencies. Acting as hosts were (from left): Paul P. Bkkford, loan supervisor for the Farmers Home Administration; Lister V. Hall Jr., Agricultural Stahlization and Conservation Service office manager, and Fred T. Molt, w ork unit conservationist, Soil Conservation Service. The Soil Conservation District is the fourth office. State Fair's Leaders Work to Make It That F'rom the News-Journal Dover Bureau abandon the name used for theiunwilling to past 42 years and change theicounty fair. Making the exhibit at a HARRINGTON - Directors! "an,e ,0 ,he Delaware State I. tldndlC a OldlC L flll ill' of tend to make sure that the for- annual event a state fair gives it more pres- THE NONPROFIT organixa-i1'"6 flnd therefore makes it 'THE PLAINTIFF," the judge wrote in his 23page opinion, is accordingly entitled to recover judgment for the amount of its provable damages." i Judge Wright found no cvi- tion in either aircraft. The jet,1 mer Kent and Sussex bounty, tion which runa it is also called i.01 lltrjll v to exhibitors, cut across the i)aih!ra,r "ves up 10 118 ncw the Delaware State Fair Asso-i'?""'"" '. The fair, in its 43rd year, is ri.-tinn nnu.- iiar as siock ammais are con The board of 80 members is NNERS OF blue ribbons ttle or swine in county can nnt nualfiv fnp All homnoMui v. vicinn nt (ha v. Mmnson. me ia r a ccncrai1' . . - . r. . . . - . ...i'v,u '" " . - . . i .: :aco w nen aiicnaanee was oe- American honors, nut winners in state fairs can, he said Some of the big exhibitors. he wrote, cut across the path j of the liner, coins! under its new name fori m, , , . . . "reined. - ,1 nn nn,iri ni u mimnrrc is; ine , mu- - " "-Vo (Shooting for attendance in the WI lure oi me jei iraming ny ng, ZlL?7 J 100.000 range, compared to the for ca unaer insirumeni r ucin, nuies. vv ..vwt.: . ... - - ,rt'M n . . t . 'l V 1ULU ilii tl VII. A WW ) I ill a I il I f X :ao when attendance was bej t - j m 'in-i'inr 10 nrnan nanir na. iwo men m me jci. "r,". 'IV tween 75.000 and 80.000, luon itom exiiiuiiors aim Judge Wricht traveled to'dents from Wilminston and; To achieve this, Simpson ad-Dover and Nellis Air Force; New Castle County. imits, fuller participation must Hermits on Road In 31iITraininfJ To Cut Death Toll From the News-Journal Dover Bureau DOVER Thirty-two new state troopers are on the job odav to help combat Dela-- "?'s rapidly rising highway toll. ' troopers were sworn ki :euiav despite tne tact mat only half of their training has been completed. The move to pet the new troopers on the job during the summer motoring months was calculated by Col. John P. Ferguson, superintendent, to cut down traffic fatalities which so far . this year more than double the number in the same period last year. FERGUSON also believes interruption of the recruits' training for some on-the-job experience will be valuable. He said the experiment is to determine if a period of train ing followed by field work and a return to the classroom is worthwhile. The 32 new men represent the first group of new troopers to get into uniform as the result of a 70-trooper increase provided by the last General Assembly. Their addition still leaves the force 45 men short of its goal of 250. The additional men will be recruited after Labor Day and their training will begin later, Ferguson said. The new troopers will return to their formal training in September when the traffic volume declines. SOME LUCKY recruit his name is not revealed will go on duty in a shirt which onca belonged to the superintendent. Providing uniforms for the new tronncrs w;x nn msv m.-it- who said last year they would !ter, uniforms ordered to their scene. Barricades and signs prohibiting trespassing will be out im of ontriflrioe tn a 1 i- t-f V s jVirir-i r : " iJ viw w a v i t uvv aiuu& LUC Vlii U Ilia iUVTI m - t . i f ' " - " rf ------ - - - - - - where a dog was killed Monday when it ran through a white , efi y " Delaware by Western Electncjtion .. . . implementing a inowder. .av0, lnlerfiren.ce. Wl!h we.ek-!Co. in recognition of the uni-ward-. looking objective - The tract is about 150 feet Ye , ,i T u ""'versity's pioneering in foreign ;pann? our stuqents to live in; north of the Pennsylvania Rail-llhout 2 ton, earh 'hly. line, world which they mnerii. road's Shellpot Cutoff bridge.! Other units also returning to The junior year abroad,-first; Last summer eight under-Clarence Roger, 102 Lower 'mnr,.n ir-ua h o,h 'offered by the university , in graduates visited La Garde-; uas 01.. 101a ponce aionaav nis r...i: ;j rnc ear v 1 112 us. nas dpph rjciuci, x amtu ncn.u Bases to inspect the F100F air-! Last winter, the fair's board: come irom me norm or uie:ii t:iuii, e iHmu n nui measurements are two montna craft, the DC7 and to the crash of directors, who come from tnesapcake ana Delaware canal J "J 'ra overdue. throughout the state, voted to or me lair won t rate 11s name, "i vaihuucu uviuiv, i "That's where the people, Simpson said. j However, their fellow of- ' "tare," Simpson commented. ! Among entertainers engaged if icers lent them uniforms lor me wees are the Lennon-which were retailored to ht Sisters, who will perform at1 and insure that the new troon- fair's v ' ' var"iers iooKea as neai. ana dusi- have nu'n uinn- ,risn singer. Julyinesslike as their veteran com- :26; Red Foley and the Winged irades. j Victory Chorus, July 22. I BUT TO make the attraction' Jack Kochman's "Hell Driv- Ferguson contributed three stronger, the board has loos-'ers" wlil return for the fourth 'shirts, his assistant superintended its purse strings to hire year, and Freddie Cannon, ajdent, Lt. Co. Eugene B, Ellis, ton riito imiMiinm f"'l r'Hn-pM imir will (nirvpur'eontrihiitefl more unrt no on said that the award iengasje a Wilmington publicJuly 25. jdown the line. Pioneer U. of D. Plait Wins $1,000 So far. he said, efforts to integrate downstate and north ern Delaware in the plans and , operations been good. An award of $1,000 has been manage presented the University of .recognized Chester Man Dies in Car . . name oauauon. siaiwnea aii"v ' . . , .,. 1. ,,, lumuii, iu ui A Chester man died while: "n'njo the powder. When lhe airport, and the 101st Pub- Hopcd nd . m,anyLi ! rl auJa x !l nr son said- Wially htk mrhoA thm Ana it mnmnA ,. .. .. . . Iak. n11irn, ,na tm itarei 10c a! mn 5. Dr. Alfrpn 31 ax. Dr.;. , ... .. drivin? his car on Route 300 : , . " '"'" iif iniormation ueiachment.'""rcl -"b -..v-., , -;- ------- - . jinai exniDiiors wm driving on Koute to be burning, Roger said. iuitn headauarters at 10th andiany students now go abroad Kimberley S. Roberts, chair- near Clayton this morning. The signs will say danger and Du Font Sts. leach year. Europe is no longer jman of the department of mod- Pronounced dead en arrivai'nouiy trespassers they will be 'the pioneering ac-' relations firm to handle adver- for-(tjsinj, he said: the fair are already scattered throughout New Castle County. Simpson said. In addition, more exhibits ! are coming from upstate, Simp- from indus ho have been Bt v.c.lclol .u..... -Eari i Bower, trust officer for Medford Cane, about 65, of the Delaware Trust Co., trustee 1229 Flower St., Chester. Dr. for the land leased by the Dra- Norman B. Jones, deputy state .vo Corp medical examiner, attributed death to a heart attack. Peace Unit lo Hear Mrs. .Manning State Sen. Margaret R. Man- the oniv area. (ern languages, conducted daily A W60 survey showed that ,f)aise ,n "nced conversa-m,a i,, 1 inn lmrin pn,Uon, composition and grammar. rolled in Mexican universities School, Phone Men Get Together Here Two Delaware high school (residue from sulphite used at n ing, R Marshallton, will speak the Jessup and Moore Paper Co.' at a meeting of the Women's State police said Cane was' which went out of business in International League for Peace driving west on the highway.! Lq38- for a number of years and Freedom at 8 p.m. Wednes- i after 1 the nlant was closed, the dav. when he suffered the attack sulphite was sold as fertilizer,! The meeting will be held injDelaware under this plan. Del the direction of Miss FilomenajCo.. are Edward G. 1 .v,t cm , tr; M:Bnw aH. 1 the home of Mrs. John W.iaware discontinued its foreign 'Giammarco. supervisor of in-l Jefferson Farms, of D off the road and came harm-l Tests have been ordered by Richter, 3701 Valley Brook 'study in the 1930s. itermediate teaching and direc-;Hi2h School, and Henry S lessly to rest in a field, police Dr. Edward F. Gliwa of the Drive, Oakwood Hills. The! M. G. Dinsmore Jr., Western tress of the French House on Phillips, Claymoru, cf Clay said State Board of Health. 'public is invited. jElectric's college relations the Delaware campus. 'mont Hish School. Upon their return to the uni on,-! mri,. i 7on in Panariian versuv, me stuaenis tausni institutions Smaller numbers 'classes at the elementary and guidance counselors are attend-were scattered through leading intermediate levels, supervised ing one-month workshop here colleges and universities of the m ne language jaoora- ucmsuu i uui.s iSCu,n u.c wor,l jtory and served as instructors representatives -of the te.e- 'for remedial sessions. jphone industry and education. SEVERAL members of thel Another eight students are! In the program, sponsored by-class of 1925 were the first atin France this.summcr underithe Diamond State Telephone Edward G. Haldeman, e La Warr Director of Treatment Backed by Carvel Gov. Elbert N. Carvel yesterday backed a proposal which would create a $9,000-a-year post of director of treatment for the state's correctional institutions. Carvel met with Harry V. Towers, acting director of prisons, yesterday and expressed full confidence in him and the State Board of Corrections. Towers and the board want to promote Samuel Weiner, psychologist for state prisons, from his $b5O0.a-year job to a new job with a new title. The State Budget Commission meets next Wednesday to. consider the board's request for the additional $2,MO and Carve! indicated he will throw his weight behind approval of the request. , The advisability of creating the new post had been" questioned by Dr. Louis Partnow, director of prison social services. Partnow said he did not believe the -state was ready at this time for such a position and suggested the funds be put to better use elsewhere.

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