The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah on April 13, 1975 · Page 52
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The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah · Page 52

Provo, Utah
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Sunday, April 13, 1975
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Codes Solve Road Chaos WASHINGTON - Thanks to the SSHtnile-an-hour speed limit and William P. Eno, the 1974 traffic death toll was the lowest in 11 years. Deaths were down to 45,400 compared with 54,800 in 1973. Mr. Eno was the man who drew up the first modern code of rules for vehicular traffic, thus limiting wholesale highway carnage. For centuries, the only rule of the road was "Devil take the hindmost," and the right of way belonged to anyone bold enough to seize it. On busy city streets, pedestrians and tradesmen with pushcarts scurried to safety whenever horsemen or carriages dashed past. Mr. Eno first started thinking about regulating traffic when his carriage was stalled for half an hour in traffic on New York's Broadway one day in 1867. Stepping out of the carriage, he untangled the snarl, and later wrote, "All that was needed was a little order." Autos Increased Problem But it was not until 1900, after retiring from his career as an architect, that he began putting his thoughts on paper, the National Geographic Society says. A newspaper that same year noted, "Automobiles are no longer a novelty. They swarm in the streets of New York in ever increasing numbers ..." Mr. Eno printed, at his own expense, a pamphlet on "Rules for Driving," and New York's police department later adopted it. Other cities soon followed, and Mr. Eno wrote a series of magazine and newspaper articles promoting traffic control. He wrote a book, "Traffic Regulations," that Letters to Editor became the standard work on the subject and led to his being invited to Britain and France to help those countries formulate their traffic codes. As cars became more numerous and quickly outsped their early chugging pace, the United States was one of the first nations to institute highway speed limits. Rules Vary Widely As late as 1939 there were no limits to speed on British roads except in congested areas, a fact that caused some embarassment when a British auto club came to America for a well-publicized motor tour. On their very first day, the visitors ran afoul of New Jersey patrolmen who pulled them over for cruising at speeds of 80 and 90 miles an hour. On the other hand, American motorists were allowed to have radios in their cars, unlike drivers in India. Car radios were banned in Calcutta for years on the ground they distracted drivers' attention. Driving on the right-hand side of the road has become the rule in almost all parts of the world, although the British and Japanese still drive on the left. The United Nations has supported adoption of international traffic signs that use standard shapes, drawings, and symbols to overcome language barriers, so motorists can recognize road hazards and regulations wherever they drive. Many concepts proposed by Mr. Eno at the turn of the century have become common to automotive traffic throughout the world: safety islands for pedestrians, signal towers, one-way streets, and traffic circles. Multi-Ethnic Sessions Set At Salt Palace A three-day conference focusing on the educational and health problems confronting Chicanos. Native Americans and Blacks will begin Thursday at the University of Utah. More than 500 educators, government officials, community leaders and private citizens are expected to participate in the first Intermountain Multi-Ethnic, Multi-Lingual Conference. Speakers at the opening session, scheduled to begin at 8 in the Olpin Union, include Gov. Calvin L. Rampton, uiiversity President David P. Gardner and Elder Boyd K. Packard, a member of the Council of Twelve of the LDS Church. Dr. Hugo H. Rivera, assistant dean of the 'U' Graduate School • of Education, said the meetings will cover a wide range of subjects, including the problems of migrants, bilingual educational needs, and minority health problems. Claims Inconsistencies In Sewer, Water Taxes Editor Herald: Some years ago the city fathers passed a sewer tax law and UK intent of this law sounded reasonable at that time to most of the people. This law was made because hotels, motels and apartment houses used 10 percent of the water on lawns flowers and 90 percent of the water went down the sewer, the rest of their property is used to park the cars. Slowly, but surely, our city fathers have put this tax on the .people who have large lawns and flower gardens where 90 percent of the water in the summer months is used to keep them from burning up and the other 10 percent goes into the sewer from home use. Now the more water you use on your lawns and flowers, the more sewer tax you are charged. This is taxing you for something you don't use and the way I see it, is legalized robbery but still illegal. Then to abuse this sewer tax and increase our water bills and tax it again we are to water city property the parking strip — (lawn from side walk to road) that we are already paying taxes on for maintenance. I have eight feet by one Beauty or Obscenity? It Varies With People Wanted in Two Deaths Sunday, April 13, 1975, THE HERALD, Prove, Utah-Page 53 New Jersey Man Added to FBI's Top 10' Robert Gerald Davis, who is wanted in connection with the brutal slaying of a Pittsburgh, Pa., police officer and in connection with an armed robbery in Camden, N.J., in which a 13-year-old boy was fatally shot, has been added to the FBI's list of "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives." Only July 1. 1974, Mr. Davis and three accomplices alledgedly were involved in the $10,000 armed robbery of a Camden grocery store. During the robbery, a 13-year-old boy was shot and killed, and five other people were seriously wounded as the bandits and police exchanged gunfire. On July 3, 1974 two Pittsburgh police officers arrested a man on charges of failure to appear in connection with a narcotics arrest. After the officers handcuffed him, the prisoner broke away and ran to a passing automobile, reportedly containing Mr. Davis and another man. As the two policemen approached the car, Mr. Davis and his accomplice allegedly opened fire, killing one of the officers. On July 3, 1974 the Camden County Prosecutor's office issued a warrant for Mr. Davis' arrest, charging him with murder, armed robbery and atrocious assault and battery. Additionally, a warrant for his arrest was issued on Sept. 7,1974 by the district attorney's office of Allegheny County, Pa., charging him with murder. A federal warrant was issued for Mr. Davis' arrest on Aug. 7, 1974 at Camden, charging him with unlawful interstate flight to avoid prosecution for armed robbery, atrocious assault and battery, and murder. Mr. Davis, who has two prominent scars on the bridge of his nose, a scar on the outside of his left eye, a surgical scar on his right knee and an appendectomy scar. Born in Camden, he is 27 years old, 6-2 and weighs 170 pounds. He has a slender build, black hair and brown eyes. Previously employed as a laborer, butcher, and janitor, he has used Social Security Numbers 140-38-9114 and 140-58-9226. Mr. Davis, who has been convicted of illegal sale of narcotics and possession and sale of heroin, has reportedly used weapons during the commission of at least two crimes. He should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information concerning him should take no action other than to call the nearest office of the FBI, the telephone number of which may be found on the first page of most local telephone directories. H was noted that Mr. Davis fills a vacancy on the "10 Most Wanted" listed left by the apprehension of Cameron David Bishop in East Greenwich, R.I., on March 12. the Middle Agos. it was bolicvod thai Uio consummation of marring could IIP prevented by anyone who. while the wedding ceremony was taking place, either locked a lock or tied a knot in a cord, and then threw the lock ov covd away. hundred and twenty feet of the city lawn plus four small trees that will burn up this summer unless our city fathers get there heads out of the sand. On another subject, a few weeks ago a person stated in the paper that our city fathers built round cement holes along our center street to plant trees and flowers in; now they are tearing them out and putting square ones for the same thing. I sure hope somebody doesn't tell our city fathers this summer that trees and flowers will also grow in rectangular holes as well as square or a round one, and keep our beautification project going another year. There could be logic to our city fathers' unlogical thinking by keeping our Center Street torn up another year and drive more people and business to the beautiful parking malls in Orem with unlimited parking area. Then raise the taxes in Prove so they can take out these round, square and maybe rectanglar holes for trees and make more parking area that was needed in the first place. I wonder what octagon holes would look like. K.J. Bray 425 W. 800 N. Provo Editor Herald: I am writing to you about a legal notice—Ordinance No. 396, published April 4,1975. One of the rulings concerned having any material — books, drawings, etc. in one's possession, as being unlawful after a certain date. I have a small library of beautiful books. Among my books is the Bible—dictionary — a volume of James Joyce — Ulysses—art books, that contain beautiful pictures of the human form in sculpture and paintings. These books could be ruled as obscene. Also, a book about the life and death of Hitler, which contains his insane ideas, namely his "book burning fantacism." I refuse to burn, or discard, any of my books! Do I dare own a good doctor's book . that contains pictures.diagrams and describes the functions of the human body? There are some people who may find sexual excitement by viewing another person's ears, hands, or neck. Should we all wear veils, gloves, and long socks to cover ourselves? What's beautiful to one person may be obscene to another. 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