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MOTORISTS “S. Q.”
BEjNGJESTED
Reflex-o-Meter in Washing
ton in Connection
With Film.
Your I. Q. may be high, but your
B. Q. is low unless you can step on
the brakes P. D. Q.
An apparatus called the reflex
e-meter is in town and Washington
drivers can have their S. Q. tested.
B. Q. means safety quotient, and
drivers are endowed with it according
to their ability to react to an emer
gency.
First tests were made yesterday in
front of Loew's Palace Theater. They
will be continued today.
The reflex-o-meter measures the
time it takes a driver to recogflize an
emergency necessitating a stop and
get his foot on the brake. Accord
ing to the sponsors of the device, it
Is the general belief that the action
Is simultaneous, whereas S. Q. tests
show that the average reaction time is
five-eighths of a second.
The person to be tested on the
reflex-o-meter sits down at a table
beneath which are a clutch pedal,
brake pedal and accelerator corre
sponding to similar devices in an
automobile but with very dissimilar
results. When the “accelerator” is
pressed down a green traffic light
shines, on a panel before the ope
rator's eyes.
Green Light Changes to Ked.
If you plan to take this test and
Want to make a high score, stay on
your guard, for next thing you know
the green light changes to red and
you’re supposed to take your foot ofl
the “accelerator” and mash the
"brake." This action halts a stop
watch which was started when the
light flashed red. The “teacher”
reads from the watch hoW long it
took you to put on the brakes. Then
he gives you a card with your score.
Average S. Q. is 100. The fellow
who makes 125 or 167 is considered
excellent and goes to the head of the
class. A score of 500. the highest pos
sible. is virtually unknown. A dan
gerously low reaction is shown by any
score under 50.
The 500 score can be attained by
transferring the foot from accelerator
to brake in one-eighth of a second.
Half a second rates a 125 score, a
full second only 62.
Pamphlets containing 25 questions
on safety will be distributed at the
demonstrations. Each question has
three answers, one of which is cor
rect. A mark of 85 is considered
excellent.
Time Importance Shown.
The Johns-Manville Co. manufac
turers of the reflex-o-meter and spon
sors of the safety “school” conducted
in this connection, has charted figures
to show the importance of a fraction
of a second in stopping a car. The
figures show the following:
If a car is traveling 50 miles an
hour and the driver's reaction time
Is five-eighths of a second, the car
will travel 45 feet before he gets
his foot on the brake. Then, if the
pavement is dry and unobstructed and
his brakes are in good order, the car
will travel another 138 feet before
It can be brought to a safe stop.
Accordingly, at 50 miles an hour a
driver with average reaction should
keep a clear space of 183 feet ahead
of him if he wishes to avoid acci
dents in an emergency.
Safe stopping time varies with the 1
speed of the car and the reaction
of the driver, tests show. An average
driver, it has been found, will require
22 feet to stop at 20 miles an hour, :
but the length needed for stopping in
creases much faster than the speed
of the car. So at 80 miles an hour
he will need 425 feet for stopping
and his car will travel 73 feet before -
he begins braking.
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LANDON NOT TO SEEK
CALIFORNIA DELEGATES
Kansas Governor's Decision Not
“Deal” With Any G. 0. P.
Group, Declares Friend.
By the Associated Press.
LOS ANGELES, February 27.—Charles
A. Sunderlin, Los Angeles attorney. |
said yesterday Gov. Alf M. Landon
of Kansas had informed him he would
not enter the California primary as a
candidate for the Republican nomina
tion for President.
Sunderlin. an old friend of the
Kansas Governor, said he told Landon
that if California sent an uninstructed
delegation to the Republican national
Convention, it would be, in effect, a
“Hoover group."
A faction supporting Gov. Frank
P. Merriam as California’s “favorite
son” remained to contest today the
organized move for an unpledged
delegation.
Sunderlin said Landon’s decision not
to bid for California’s support at the
May 5 primary could not be consid
ered. in any sense, a “deal” with any
other Republican group.
Have Your “S. Q.” Tested
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A reflex-o-meter test of a driver’s speed In reacting to an emergency.
A truck bearing this apparatus is in Washington in the interests of safety
in connection with the safety film “Hit-and-Run Driver.” which opens to
morrow at Loew’s Palace Theater. Tests are being made of the S. Q. (safety
quotient) of Washington drivers. The apparatus registers the time required
for a driver to take his foot from the accelerator and put it on the brake
and bring his car to a stop.
GIRL ACQUITTED ON
SLAYJNGCHARGE
Jury Accepts Theory She
Was Driven Insane by
Father’s Advances.
By the Associated Press.
ANADARKO. Okla., February 27.—
Emma Willis, 18-year-old farm girl,
was acquitted of the murder of her
father yesterday by a Jury which ac
cepted the defense theory she had
been driven insane by cruelty and
improper advances from the 51-year
old sharecropper.
Plans were launched immediately
to obtain her final freedom through a
hearing on her present sanity. W. H.
Cooper, defense attorney, said be
would give physicians at the Supply,
Okla., Insane Hospital several weeks
to observe her and then start habeas
corpus proceedings.
"I feel lots better." said the bru
net girl as she was led from the
court room to await transfer to the
hospital.
“Well, they’ve declared me crazy.
I don't feel any different than I did
before they said Z was Insane,
though."
Her pleas for her mother to remain
near her brought the protestation:
“Land sakes, child, I’ve got to get
on home to wash your clothes for you
to go to the hospital in.”
Sheriff Elmer Finley, promising he
would take the girl past her home on
the trip to the hospital, advised:
“Grit your teeth, Emma. You’ve
been through the worst now—this
isn’t going to be so bad.”
Receiving the case at fl:50 am. yes
terday. after hearing a sordid story of
mistreatment of the defendant by her
father, Iddls H. Willis, the Jury re
turned Its verdict after 2 hours and
50 minutes of deliberation. It read:
“We find the defendant not guilty
by reason of being Insane, and fur
ther find defendant to be dangerous
to the public and the public safety."
Chile Plantings large.
Chile expects bumper crops in 1030.
MENINGITIS TOLL IS 15
IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA
■7 the Asiocieted Press.
NORTON, Va., February 27.—The
spina! meningitis death toll in the
Southwest Virginia outbreak reached
15, with the report of another death
as the result of the disease.
Physicians estimated that there were
35 meningitis esses In the counties of
Wise, Dickenson and Russell,
Public meetings are banned In
Dickenson and in the Dante section of ’
Russell.
Complaints were reported to have
been made to Dr. C. H. Reagan of the
State Health Department’s Southwest
Virginia office, that some dance halls
and tea rooms have refused to observe
the quarantine regulations.
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