European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Feb 20 1962, Page 8

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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - February 20, 1962, Darmstadt, HesseThe stars and $ti1p?s Tutt Doy Quick action Start sunday in Rhineland do strict so gifts collect clothes for r v Wiesbaden Germany up Wall since Early sunday american boy scouts in Ger Many hav been collecting desperately needed supplies for the victims of the flood disaster in Germany s Northern coastal officials Here said response to the emergency Relief action it to been Treen the collection centers primarily on heavy blankets officials said. The scouting project in the Khz Leland District of the transatlantic Coundi of the boy scouts of America is being conducted at wies Baden we Bruecken ram Stern Lan Stuhl Sembach bad Kreuz Nach Baum older Rhine main Pitburg and Spang Dahlem. At Wiesbaden and other Points scouts made door to door collections sunday. Ctr scout helped to sort and pack the donations. Ramstein radio and television stations sup ported the program with announcements. The american forces network in Frankfurt also carried spot announcements of the boy scout reported wednesday that 400 cubic feet of needed supplies had been collected. Scout officials Here said the Campaign forthe North German flood victims was expert it to be completed by noon tuesday. All items Are expected to be airlifted from Safe bases at Wiesbaden Ramstein Rhine main Sembach Pitburg and also from Spang Dahlem. Airlift of the emergency supplies from wies Baden Ramstein and Sembach was set for tuesday noon and we plan that All supplies will be flown out of the other air pickup Points shortly afterwards an official said Here. Of fatality rate Rise said due to Low level mishaps. Washington up Thop air Force has blamed a Lac of Low level Parachute escape equipment for a 20 per cent increase in Accident _ fatalities despite a reduction inv the number of military plane crashes. A ". Air Force Secretary Eug crts m. Zuckert said in his annual review that fatalities Rose from 2fk air Force crash deaths in fiscalg60 to 347 Accident deaths during Tai year ended last july 1. During the same period the nun Ber of major air Force acct 1erils declined fro i ?10 to 440. The cur rent rate for accidents is &3 pet100,000 to web of flying compared to 6,5 the pre Vious year. The Accident rate was i n 1 slightly higher than the rate of 6.1 per 100.000 Fly no hours in there Jet year of 1946. But accidents in the faster jets have tended to cause More fatalities Zuckert said. Zuckert s report together with those of the secretaries of the army and Navy and defense Secretary Robert s. Mcnamara. to the president in a 410-Page printed Book. The document exhaustively re viewed the non secret phases of the defence program up to mid 1061. I in specifications for the earliest air planes safety requirements we a utterly lacking with the sole a Ceplon that aircraft should Bis pro Elded with some device o i exempt Porib of the first $i,5qf 12,000 of military pay but his does not cover Earni taxable balance remains. Any Serviceman can get tax advice from his Legal officer he concluded

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