The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin from Racine, Wisconsin on August 2, 1959 · Page 3
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The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin from Racine, Wisconsin · Page 3

Racine, Wisconsin
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Sunday, August 2, 1959
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New Accident Investigation Squad Makes 50 Arrests in 2 Months —Joiirnnl-Tlmps Pholo Investigators Donald White, left, and James Jerdee malce frequent checks of public parking lots and auto body repair shops in looking for hit-and-run cars. --Jouri)»I-Tlm«» Phots Car at right was taken from one end of the city to the other and placed against car, left, to prove it caused this damage before its driver sped away. Investigators said the damaged autos matched up, and an arrest was made. Rockefeller Wouldn't Object if Son Decided to Marry Family's ex-Maid The Racine police depart-ihas paid off, because they have merit's new two-man accident investigation team has coupled a page from Sherlock Holmes with lots of leg work to come up with a successful string of arrests. The investigators — Patrolman Donald White and James Jerdee—have proved they are able to trace an unidentified hit-andi-run car from just a few bits of broken glass and paint scrapings. Since June 3, when the two were taken from other duties to become the nucleus of an accident squad which Chief LeRoy C. Jenkins hopes to expand, they have recorded more than 50 arrests. Solve Hit-Run Cases Chief Jenkins said the change •of duties for White and Jerdee cleared up more than a dozen accident cases which would not have bcch fojlowed up before. "Before," Jenkins explained, "these men were handling the work of other patrolmen—directing traffic, serving warrants, answering trouble call's and ,making routine patrols. They didn't have time to devote to full-fledged investigations." The chief cited an example: Several days ago, a hit-and-run accident was reported on Wright avenue. The offending car, thought to be a 1956 Chevrolet, left a small piece of its tail-light moulding at the accident scene. At 7 p.m. the same day. another motorist reported his car had been struck by an auto Air Force Scientists Trace " Histories of Thunderstorms WASHINGTON —(/P)— Air Force scientists are tracing the complete life histories of thunderstorms near Flagstaff, Ariz. Air Research and Development Command scientists are studying the growth of cumulus clouds over the San Francisco mountains. They are gathering data on the minute- by-minute growth of clouds as observed by aerial photography, by radar and electric field meters. The project is called "high cue." Use Radar Set A University of Michigan team operates a radar set, modified for cloud observation, in a trailer at the Flagstaff Airport. It will study water distribution in clouds and cloud circulation patterns. Planes are used in photographing cloud formations up to 30,000 feet, in measuring updrafts and downdrafts, and Use Fire Engine OS Baffering Ram OWATONNA. Minn.—(i^) —Volunteer firemen at nearby Claremont were repairing the door of their station. As they started to answer an alarm the overhead door slammed shut and stuck there—so they drove the fire engine right through it. They still weren't in time to save the barn at the Hugo von Ruden farm, eight miles east of here. He lost 1,200 bales of hay and straw, four head of livestock in the blaze, charged to faulty wiring. in checking on humidity, water content and drop si/.es. One of the aircraft has been equipped to drop a special lightweight chaff of aluminized fiberglas threads into the base of the clouds. Radar observations thus will provide data on wind velocities in and around the clouds. Will Seed Clouds The Air Force Cambridge Research Center at Bedford, Mass., said the clouds being examined will be seeded with a variety of substances—carbon black, dry ice and other agents. Meters will record the electrical and precipitation characteristics. A similar but less elaborate study in the same area last summer demonstrated that cumulus clouds, contrary to previous beliefs, do not grow at a steady rate but by pulsation. Scrutinity of earlier cloud photographs showed that pulsation had been present in most clouds but always had been overlooked previously. that failed lo remain at the .scone. The motorist's car was a 19r )(J Chevrolet. F<iiiipped with the piece of moulding, one of the Investigators wont to the .second motorist's home and, after the moulding was matched up, an arrest was made. "Unless our investigator had been familiar with the first accident, he never would have been able to lie-in the second car," Jenkins said. Check for Violations The accident investigation .squad is called in on all serious accidents, those involving city property, and those where reports given by motorists in volved are doubted. Also, on accidents where no arrests are made, a check-back is made to see if there was a violation which should have resulted in an arrest. "The National Safety Council has figures to prove that more than r»0 per cent of al accidents are caused by someone who was at fault. If that's the case here, we want those violators arrested," Jenkins said. "Our duty is lo the motor public. They want protection and we must provide it by making more arrests and low ering the accident rate," he said. The chief conckided: "We'rr not out to antagonize the pub lie, we're out to get traffic law violators who may kill some innocent citizen." Jenkins outlined plans for check-backs on all motorists who have had their licenses suspended or revoi<ed to make sure they are not driving and a hard crack-down during the early-morning hours rtn drunk drivers. Capt. Walter Mills, traffic bureau chief and director of the accident investigation team put it this way: "No impressive arrest and conviction record for us—we just want to make Racine's streets as safe a possible. To do that, we'll neet lots of public co-operation." British Car Output, Exports Reach Peak LONDON—Britain produced a record 1,051,551 passenger automobiles during 1958 and exported 486,816 of them, another record. Exports to the U. S. were 50 per cent higher than in 1957.' CI?. acme ^V. ^ WOUV COODI CO. ^ HEEL LIFTS Cuban 39 Spill* er Small Cuban Lcalhtr or Cempotilion RUBIER HEELS 89: For Men, Women and Chiidran HALF SOLES 189 PR. ATT Men't, Women's, Chifdren'i. leather or Compoiilion. IIACINE SVNOAT VVUMttH AoRUst 2» 1959 Btt^Unkd'^ THE JOHN MARIKAU fttgMn*ktf Chm: taU. A tn.) Upl, U SCHOOL CoHrin ••iiR S«»t. 21 for Catalog adintt .115 rirmouth Coert, OMCM * «. Bl, Smith from Jnektan b«t««ra Rtaia.DMrMrn LAW m I- WHILE YOU WAIT OR SHOP SERVICE NEW YORK — (/PI — Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller said today he and his wife would look with favor on a marriage ofj their son, Steven, to Norwcgianj Anne Marie Rasmussen, the family's former maid. The son presently is visiting the blonde in Norway. They have been together constantly j but have declined to sayj whether they intend to marry.! Speaks Highly of Girl The governor told newsmen, that anything his son decides; to do would be all right with the family. He spoke highly of Miss Rasmussen. "I am very fond of her and I am delighted that Steve is over there with her," he said. "Whatever they decide is all right with us. "She is a very attractive and Intelligent young lady. 1 have Man Tumbles off Boat, Drowns in State Lake OCONOMOWOC — (^» — Norris A. Nelson, 34, of West Allis. drowned early Saturday when he fell from a cabin cruiser into Okauchee Lake. Coroner James Welch said companions on the 15-foot cruiser told him that someone had been shining a light on the boat and that Nelson said, "I'll really shine on them." He found a large flashlight and was attempting to crawl past the cabin to the bow when he slipped into the water. Relatives said he could not swim. a very high regard for this girl—Anne Marie.". The governor spoke before boarding a plane at Idlewild airport to go to the annual governors' conference in Puerto Rico. Daughter of Grocer Asked specifically whether he and his wife would favor the marriage, if the young couple should decide upon it, the mult-nlillionaire said "we certainly would." Miss Rasmusesn, daughter of a grocer, served as a maid in the Rockefellers' Fifth avenue home while she was in the U.S. to study English. Rockefeller indicated he and his wife might go to Norway to attend the marriage if It took place there. Asked about this possibility, he said: "I can't imagine that I would not participate in the wedding of any of my children." You never sow o GAS like this M SAVES GAS (.« much at 1/3) by putting th« h«ot whcff* It counts. 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