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56 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, March 19 - March 25, 2004 Frank Gordy Sr. inducted in Poultry Hall of Fame The late Frank J. Gordy Sr., well-known poultry industry and civic leader from Georgetown, was inducted into the American Poultry Hall of Fame at the recent International Poultry Exposi- tion held in At- lanta, Ga. In- duction into the Hall of Fame is reserved for in- dividuals of ex- ceptional char- acter and in- GORDY tegrity who have rendered outstanding and unselfish service t o the poultry in- dustry. Gordy's selection for the award was based upon his inspiration and leadership to Delmarva's commercial chicken industry dur- ing its formative years. Known as a quiet man who could accom- plish mighty tasks, Gordy was in- strumental in the development of a major food industry that sup- plies a high-quality protein source to consumers around the world. While serving as an extension poultryman at the University of Delaware, Gordy worked to or- ganize a trade association for the developing poultry industry and served as the first executive offi- cer of the association now known as the Delmarva Poultry Industry Inc. (DPI). Under his 25-year leadership, the DPI organization grew from a small group of people interested in promoting young meat-type chickens produced on Delmarva into a large, regional association working for the continued progress of the area's chicken in- dustry. A native of Laurel, Gordy grad- uated from Laurel High School in 1924 and from the University of Delaware in 1928, with a bachelor of science degree in agriculture. Prior to joining the University of Delaware Extension Program in 1946, Gordy was employed as a vocational agriculture teacher, a county agricultural agent and state supervisor for the Emergency Farm Labor Program. In addition to his poultry posi- tions with the University of Delaware and Delmarva Poultry Industry Inc., Gordy served as di- rector of the University of Delaware substation in George- town from 1956 to 1971, and as executive secretary of the Delaware State Poultry Commis- sion from 1949 to 1970. He held a seat on the Gover- nor's Council for Poultry Promo- tion from 1970 to 1973, and in 1960 represented the U.S. Depart- ment of Agriculture and Institute of American Poultry Industries at the International Trade Fair held in Pozan, Poland, where he partic- ipated in a five-week survey of the U.S. poultry export trade in Europe. From 1965 to 1971, and from 1974 to 1983, Gordy served as a member of the Delaware State Pa- role Board. As a member of Kiwanis Inter- national for more than 40 years, Gordy held offices as local presi- dent and district lieutenant gover- nor. He was a longtime member of the Delaware Poultry Improve- ment Association, the Delaware State Grange, Delaware Farm Bu- reau, Poultry Science Association and the Poultry and Egg National Board. In addition, he was an ac- tive member of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Georgetown and of the Advisory Council, Sus- sex District, Boy Scouts of Amer- ica. Gordy's leadership and achievements have been recog- nized by numerous honors, in- cluding the Delmarva Poultry In- dustry Inc. Medal of Achievement for outstanding achievement and service on behalf of the poultry industry; the University of Delaware Ag Alumni Associa- Lion's George M. Worrilow Award for outstanding service to Delaware and Delmarva Agricul- ture; the University of Delaware Medal of Distinction, the univer- sity's highest award; and the Del- marva's Distinguished Citizen Award. Gordy was honored by "Progressive Farmer" magazine as the 1968 Man of the Year in Service to Delaware's Agricul- ture, and was the recipient of the Josiah Marvel Cup Award, the highest honor conferred by the Delaware State Chamber of Com- merce. In 1983, Gordy was pre- sented the Order of the First State Award by Delaware Gov. Pierre S. duPont. Married to the former Mary Beauchamp of Dover, Gordy had two children, J. Frank Gordy Jr. of Georgetown and Carolyn Gordy Swett of Unionville, Pa. Delaware Motor Vehicle Department pilots The Delaware Division of Mo- tor Vehicles began a pilot com- mercial driver's license (CDL) testing program, March 1, that has been approved by the Federal Mo- tor Carriers Safety Administra- tion. Delaware is one of three states that will use the new program to test applicants for the commercial driver's license. The sections, which have changed in the com- mercial driver's manual, are sec- tions 10, 11 and 12. These sections relate to pretrip vehicle inspections, skills tests and on-road driving tests. There are no changes at this time to the computer-generated tests related to general knowledge and CDL endorsements. To assist those who plan to take their road tests after March 1, the Division of Motor Vehicles has prepared an insert to the CDL manual, which contains the three revised chapters. Individuals may obtain a free copy at any DMV lo- cation or online at www.dmv.de.gov. One area of change relates to the CDL pretrip inspection of Class A and Class B vehicles. Every applicant will be tested on an engine start and an in-cab in- spection. Applicants for the Class A license will also be asked to in- spect the coupling system. Fol- lowing these basic requirements, new CDL testing program Class A and Class B applicants applicant will be asked to perform will then be asked to fully inspect only three of the vehicle control the rest of the vehicle or to inspect skills described in Section 11 as only a portion of the vehicle as specified by the examiner. A new specified by the examiner, benefit is that an applicant will be Another area of change is the permitted to take two free pull- basic-control skills test. Two new ups and two free looks for each maneuvers have been added: the skill that he or she is asked to per- offset back/right and offset form. back/left maneuvers. For more information, contact These are described in figures the Division of Motor Vehicles at 11-5 and 11-6 in the revised sec- any of its sites. The Georgetown tions of the CDL manual. Each site number is 856-1020. 2 BR, 2 BA Condo, New Construction, Great View of Pool and at : 3 BR, 2 112 BA with a l car garage. Ready to move in by the