Thursday, September 20, 2007

State police promise to study need for school crossing patrol

State Police Sergeant Wayne Huffman promised that his department would study the need for a “school patrol” to assist students at dangerous street crossings, particularly those across Fourth Avenue, the Sept. 22, 1952 issue of The Argus-Observer reported.

Huffman called street crossing markings on Fourth Avenue “inadequate.”

The safety division of the state police committed by letter to “send a man” to study the situation and talk with interested parties, Harold Reid of the Lions Club told the newspaper.

Reid was named chairman of a Lions Club committee to study the feasibility of the patrol after a city police officer appeared before the club and suggested the school patrol as a possible club project.

Ontario schools Supt. Arthur Kiesz responded that patrol was a good idea “if administrative details could be worked out.”

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