Cumberland Sunday Times from Cumberland, Maryland on October 8, 1944 · Page 13
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Local :•-«• Society Garden 3ieraber Associated Tri-SU!e -t- Theatre* Financial M SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1944 the. must • have' been / somewha |m-wiited, 'says' a.-vOumt>erlan taper who 'was 'accosted/.not Ion 1 0 by an aggrieved citizen on th lain Stem; And then- again,, may ip the fellow was just one of thos lad-pan kidders having a little fu '•'say, ofticer,":he yelped, "did yo 'f that taxi driver refuse to sto lien I hailed him? • He. had. n Issengers-ahd Isn't there any la lac can make those.fellows pick u lople who sisnaT~the'm?" [The patient,policeman explatne tat the automobile was not a tax lb, and that the driver,, whom h lp'pened-to know, 1 was employed a I local plant;.:.The irate citizen fwevcr, replied. that the. car' "car ti a sign showing it WAS a taxi developed. that the driver ha bced his gas ration stickers on th indshield like tills: , CAB •All of which brings ; to m hid th Iter a local lad now serving in th fc'.iih Pacific sent to his mo'the ti-weelc-Iiilce-a goodjnany of th Lmberland. boys serving in far-o how, he worries more about Mom [home than he does his own sale I Obviously trying to cheer up h bluer, he said: ri know it's useless to ask you no J worry about me, but just don ferry too much. As a matter o tt, I'm safer than you people i Imberland. I can dodge the Jap It here, but you never can' te pen some rough-riding taxi firive I zoom,around a corner, and na » ' ' -— °. .. - . .. RVith most Cumberlanders stil fcculating over the end of the wa • Europe; despite repeated warning Ini the experts, against'being to limistic, there comes a typtcall ciic comment from Lloyd "Hip plins, our favorite homespu norist. ' " : he thinks The War Today on Ui Int. page of The Times is one o t best features (lots of others do kl but he says: "What's th Iter going to do if peace come. |iden!y? He'll just have to sto Cling ^ out the news behind th Jvs, and that column he a din |y read:. 'Yes, we have no Wa Tiay,' Prom what I read in th bers, too, there will be a .lot o Inufacfcurers caught' with thei* Ints'. down that 'day." . I . o-—. Jhe proprietor of cue of thos< lal retreats which .feature juk % music, thick sriioke and' th bll of stale'beer [turned two sail from the door the otlier nigh _h the remark that "sailors ar |ays causing trouble out here". lat may be true and-again J . not but we 'do know that th iors in question were just bac, i almost two year's service witl U. S. Navy in the 'Paclfl fere they had caused the Jap. he trouble'.' too. •sing the same line of demarca i as to .who.Island,.who.Iso 1 fc as patrons for .all' classes o jtomers .would soon make th as deserted as the^breadlines |r Roosevelt was elected In the |y Thirties.. . one of the elbow-bending em- jums Just off the Main Stem Ire "the pause that refreshes letimes is stretched into an hour thirst-slaking,'the bartender re ts one of his playful patrons reduced a friend to a girl I pue style. ' , ; he friend is known as a "brain,, P", -with an extensive vocabularj Jo-cent words, so his buddy in- luced him thus:' "I want you to ft my cerebral palsy, Jo Ikes." frs sometimes shameful the way ji parents fasten queer names on |r offspring—when. the baby is |yoimg to realize what fantastic Sidle" they will have to carry |ugh life and -face the gibes of I who were Christened plain Bu Joseph or William and NOT fnum, Percival or some such Ity. , ,-' |ere sure the parents of on= iad didn't realize when they :d him "Jesse James" that he 't try to emulate that famed bandit and gang leader. -But Banded in the city jail a few f s ago, accused of several crimes TIC as serious, however, as those mtted by the notorious gun for whom.he ^55 named, rose .by- any other name— •Cumberland's "fag famine" has * of citizens—male and female— ler frantic at times, as 'thpy 'from one store to another, try"> get any kinds o£ cigarettes, housewives hunt butter and jonsts fret about the frequent lout signs at gas stations, the ftees of Lady Nicotine try to ^dle fags from clerks who can ice them the "sold out" sign Just that. |.; k m the depression days' IVvest sider says, "I bought ont yiose uttle machines and rolled : own cigarettes,' because I on e afford to buy the tailor je kind. NOW I've 'dusted it off am again rolling my own, be I can buy tobacco and pap '{most anywhere. But I hope Kind of homework will end the war—and we don't have ner depression after THAT." Sergeant In' Germany With Troops the ^Yanks alreaofy on soil is Sgt. Peter Cnjmpler, wlio was mentioned by '—•» | 1 «* ^W* * UJ)fJ\SllU the Baltimore Sun, as- be or a group of soldiers' seen or, ' 'l acn «d by the Ameri- after they pierced the Siegi Tu ' The doughboys pushed " man-a mile east, of tfbach, an town, In the fire from the l>s- Edrm '' ~"** — «—•«- «i>«Tjf- woo one nrst Allegany county men to in the Pacific urea, He" fatally wounded ' in the Soloi fighting. • Second Section—Page 13 Salvation Army Leaders At Youth Session Here * •& \. *. ^ . . . . •....-...- To List Of Casualties Two Killed; Local; Marine And Four Other Soldiers Wounded In Action Gets Promoted On Hotel Staff The latest list of casualties from the -tri-stato area vevcals that two servicemen have been killed in action and five others have been wounded, two for the second time. They are: . ' KILLED First Lieut; Charles E. Hlck- erson, Jr., U.S.M.C., Westernport, in the South Pacific war zone. ' Second Lieut. .Frank J. Car. ver, 27, Somerset, Pa., when B-24 bomber crashed into Chesapeake Bay last week. WOUNDED Ffc. Anthony J. LaGratia, 29, U.' S. Marine Corps, 213 Oak Territorial and division 'officials of. the Salvation Army are pictured at yesterday's sessions of the young peoples-councils- in Allegany High School. Front row, left to 1 right, are Mrs. Major Charles Tritton, Balti- Tnore; -Mrs. 'Major. Kenneth .Howarth, Baltimore; Commissioner William Cl Arnold,- territorial :om- Army Meeting Closes Today In Cumberland y Commissioner W. C. Arnold To Make Two Addresses At Allegauy High School Commissioner William" C. Arnold of Atlanta, Ga., territorial comman der of the Salvation Army for "l! Southern states, is scheduled t make two addresses today at th closing sessions of the two-daj meeting of young people's council of the Maryland and Northern Was Virginia Division, being held In the auditorium of Allegany high school Commissioner Arnold will deilve an address at the consecration service at 10 a. m., and will speak on "Cal for Life Service" at the concluding sessions at 2:30 p. m. More than 300 delegates, from ttorgantown, Clarksburg, Wheeling jVeirtqn, Graf ton. and Fairmont, W f&.~ Winchester, .Va., and Baltimore Havre de Grace, Cambridge, Salisbury, Annapolis, Hagerstown, Frederick and Cumberland, and other cities were present for the welcom- ng session yesterday morning In :he school auditorium, at which Brig. Charles.H. Dodd,.of Baltimore divisional commander, presided, Program Opens with Song The morning program opened with a song, "'Soldiers of Christ Arise", by Capt. George Clendenan; >rayer, Mrs. Charles Dodd; .chorus ed by Maj. Kenneth Howarth; re- ponsive reading, Mrs. George Clendenan; welcome to delegates am roll call,'Brig. Dodd; march, couhci band; address, Brig. Richard B. Fiton, of Atlanta, Ga., territorial young people's secretary; vocal solo Ilgher Grade Corps Cadet Majorie Dodd, and greetings, Commissioner Arnold. Four group meeting were.held in he afternoon. Group A, ages 15 ahc 7, met with Capt. Clendenan pre- iding. Capt. Ball, local commander spoke on "Unite for Victory through Building on Strong Foundations" and Capt. Burl wyatt talked on United for Victory through Rever- nce"in Worship." Group B, also 15 to 17. met, with vlaj. w. Kenneth Howarth presid- ng. Capt. Robert Purdum spoke on United for Victory through' Consecration", and "Unite for Victory hrough Use of Our Talents", was he subject of Capt. Clyde Koon. Maj. Charles Tritton and Capt. Glenn Stovall addressed Group C, ges 18 to 24. Brig. Dodd presided. Group D, presided over by Brig. Dodd. was addressed by Mrs. Richrd B. Fitton and Maj; Albert Wal- m'ander, Atlanta; Mrs. Brigadier Charles Dodd, Baltimore; Mrs. Brigadier Richard B. Pitton, Atlanta; Mrs. Capt. George Clendenan, Baltimore; back. row. Capt. Robert Ball, local commander; Maj. Charles Tritton, Brig. Richard B. Fitton, Brig. Charles Dodd, Capt. George Clendenan and Maj. Kenneth Howarth.' ter. Present Pageant In the evening, a religious pa- eant, "Faith Is the Victory", was resented at the auditorium. Pre- mlnary music was provided; by the" Council band, .under the direction f Capt. Ball. Capt. Purdum, at the rgan, provided the musical back- round for the pageant. The program included a song by 3rig. Dodd; responsive scripture eadlng by Brig. Fitton; presenta- on of Commissioner Arnold by Roy V. Eves, chairman of the Salvation ^rmy advisory board; selection, by Baltimore Temple Girls' Chorus, resenting the divisional corps cadet banner by Brig; Fitton; recitation y Higher Grade Corps Cadet Jean Sldrcdge; vocal solo by Mrs. Ruth toward; song by Brig. Fitton and Benediction by -Mrs. Fitton. Memorial Service Today For Two Local Soldiers Memorial -services will be held xxiay, 11 a. m., at Grace Methodist •~ Church, Virginia avenue, for two umberland soldiers who have made le . supreme sacrifice. .They are laude K. Weaver, who lost his life ver Brazil while In flight to Africa n| l , ch « rl <* Kirby. killed by r" M"-C!aude G. , Weaver, 536 Eastern Kirby was the son or Mr. OTHER LOCAL NEWS ON PAGES S ANb 14 President's Address Sparks . Democratic Campaign Here Chairman Schellhans Cites Growing Dissatisfaction of j 'Dewey Newspapers With Type of Campaign He Is Making—No Big Massmeelings Planned by Democrats Here Sloan Supports Revamping Of Court Complete reports received by John P. Schellhaus, Democratic campaign chairman for • Allegany County, show that party workers in every section of the county made the broadcast of President Roosevelt's . address Thursday night the occasion for informal get-together parties that were stimulated to make this final four weeks, of the camp»ign a time of ^unprecedented effort. . The straightforward plain statement of facts by the president on the two main campaign.charges made by the Dewey supporters' impressed Republicans as well as Democrats. . These charges that the president seeks Communist support and plans to keep men in the.armed, forces after ..the end. of .-.the war - were- answered simply and to the point. He disavowed not only Communist support, and showed by the record that plans for dcinofiUIzatlon were made before Dewey was even nominated. These plans call for the. discharge of men in service just a& oromptly as the circumstances- will permit, and ho political or economic considerations will be permitted to influence -prompt demobilization as soon as military necessity ends. Chairman Schellhaus called attention yesterday to the increasing disappointment of newspapers supporting Dewey because "he hasn't produced the stuff" and .has been "reckless" in harping on an alleged plan of President Roosevelt to keep American fighting' men in servic longer than necessary. The Detroi Free Press, which is for Dewey fo president, was constrained nnall to disagree pointedly with its own candidate. Here is what the De troit paper says: "We do not believe that Mr. Roose velt is plotting to keep the Ameri can fighting men in the service om minute longer than is necessary t< triumph over our enemies. And WL do not think It conducive to the moraiejof our war front or our horn front so to charge The accu sation-is :dangerously close to in fringement upon Atr. Dewey's pledge not to interfere with the successfu prosecution of the war by the play In? of politics:';' • "• ' . " • Democratic headquarters in OIL Liberty Trust • ' building is open daily from 9 a. m. to 5 p. m. and sometimes at night. There Is a supply of campaign literature, am full Information on. such subjects as registration, transportation, organization, program and persona work for party success. • Because . of • transportation difficulties, there ts no plan to hold anj large mass meeting here. The las' two weeks before election, however will be marked by daily broadcasts over WTBO, and there may be some neighborhood political rallies Work in registering voters has been most successful. Coney Man Talks From Overseas Cpl. Andrew Smith Speaks From "Somewhere in France" On Ambitions The family of a Lonaconing soldier, Cpl. Andrew M. Smith, had the thrill of hearing him broadcast 'rom the pressroom of Headquar- :ers,. Advance Section, Communications Zone, somewhere in France, Friday from 11:15 to 11:30 a. m. The United States Army Radio Service . presented the program. Cpl. Smith spofce of his school days at Central High School and Catherman's Business School this city, and-of his association with the Belgian Girls Hug Midland Soldier One of First Americans To Enter Evacuated Town Describes Event A Midland youth, Pfc. George G. Krol!. was one of the first American soldiers to enter a large Belgian town evacuated by the Germans' last month, and writes, under date., of September 14, his description of "another great experience.' A part of his letter follows: "A few of our armored division supply battalion arrived in a big Belgian town about 8:30 p one morning and noticed there were no flags of any kind out. We stopped on the He stated that all his plans for the future center around • being able o come back-home, get settled at he plant, and lead a normal Amer- can life. ••. It was also revealed during the iroadcast interview that Cpl. Smith s with the "norve center" of the .remendous supply outfit for our armies. He said that he has had a thrill watching the development of the Red Ball Express the super- speed highway that-keeps a 24- hour a day flow of gas and oil supplies moving to the front. His particular job is secretary to the ihlef-of-£tafT. Cpl. Smith also stated that the night his outfit hit Prance they an right into a big German raid. fie especially enjoyed his chance o see Paris. Mr., and Mrs. Andrew Smith, 69 East Main street, said that the prporal's broadcasfcame through in the first anniversary of his cn- tstment in the armed forces. His wife, Mrs. Virginia Wooden Smith, s with her parents in Reisterstown, Md., at the'present time. time, however, hundreds of people began running toward us. We were the first Allied soldiers that town had seen. Tney hugged and kissed us, and : mothers lifted their bn- bies to put their arms around us. They brought us ali kinds of drinks and wanted us to go to their homes for a meal. . We couldn't accept because we didn't know how long we would be there. "From some place they brought confetti,- and showered us with it. They threw flowers and tinv flags, even decorating our truck with them, xxx Many of the women were crying" and one old lady hugged and kissed me. saying she had promised that greeting to the first American soldier she would see. Some speak good English, and we had a grand chat with them. "I asked when the Germans were there and they said last night. It wasn't long until the people were so crowded around" us that we couldn't move. When we did start to leave. It was hard to get the Arrest!Three Persons After Disturbances City, police arrested three persons ast night after disturbances. Robert Jrawfls .and Canzadia Crawfla, of IB Henry street, were arrested on . charge of disorderly conduct by Officer William B. Valentine.. They wsted - $10 bond each , lor a .'hear- ng. in Police Court tomorrow. ' Harold Shipley, 234 .Elder «treet, was. arrested on Baltimore street ast night, by Officer .E. M, Powell n a charge of drunk and riisorder- y conduct. Officer Powell said Ship- ey caused R disturbance outside he Snbassy theater. girls off the truck, pretty, too. They are very . "When we finally got out of the crowd and reached our outfit, an officer bawled its out for having the flowers and flags." Men's Clothing Stores Leases Footer,Space Conrad Clothes, Inc., with executive offices in ..New'York, has leased part of the Footer building, with •150 feet frontage on South Mechanic street. .They will operate a men's clothing store. The company also ha* stores In Hagcrstown, Norfolk, Va., and York, Pa. Former Jurist Stales Position at Meeting of Allegany County Bar Association The proposal to re-organize the Maryland Court of. Appeals, on which voters will ballot next month, is "one .of the most important and x x x desirable constitutional amendments ever submitted to them," D. Lindley Sloan, former chief judge of the Fourth Judicial Circuit, declared In an address at a dinner meeting last night of the Alleganj County Bar Association at the Cumberland Country Club. The meeting was called to discuss plans to aid association member. 1 ; returning from service in the war Twenty-four, or about half the bar membership, are in service. Sloan's statement favoring the amendment was in reply to a request from Frederick W. C. Webb of Baltimore, president of the State Bar Association, who along with Robert . France, secretary, attendee last night's meeting. "Because *of your long and distinguished career as a member ol tbo Court of Appeals of Maryland first as associate judge of the Fourth circuit and finally (fa chief judge until last spring," Mr. Webb declared, "the State-wide committee of the Maryland State Bar Association to sponsor the .'. . amendment ... is very anxious that the bar of Maryland • and the general public should have the benefit of 5'our opinion." Sloan gave "several reasons" why he favors the proposed^amendment: "I think it will add • to and not subtract from the independence of the judiciary. The appelate court should be wholly and completely independent of the trial courts "All Out of Step Bnt TIs" "This is a common-law State Our system is built on the experiences of many centuries; we didn't live through it all; its principles are pretty well established and we are concerned principally with their ao- plicntion. "Forty-six State-! have the plan iropwed by the Bond committee; two, Maryland and Delaware, have our system. If we are ana have seen right, they're all out of step but us. "The Baltimore city members of .he Court of Appeals do not have my locni trial work, but I never heard any criticism of the qualltv of their work. "In our court eight men sit around :he table in the consultation room. Often one of them has been appealed from, and there are many such cases every term. He steps out of the room while the others sit in udgment on him. I think' it's wrong. The.Court of Appeals ought o ue a Court of Appeals with every ludge sitting on all appeals. "We have an eight-man court The number ought to be odd and not even, so that there may be a decision on every appeal. "Five judges, if relieved of circuit duties, can do all the work that iignt are doing now and so reduce he burden on the taxpayers of the streelrfor-second-iimtf in Pacific area. Pvl. William Fazenbaker, 20, Westernport, in France Sept. IS. Set. Richard Sanders, 18, Keyser, W. Va, in France Sept. 22, Pfc. Harold A. Honsel, 28, iMeyersdalc, Pa., prior to Sepl, 20 in France. Cpl. Charles J. Fuetlcr, Jr., TJ. S. .Marine Corps, Somerset, Pa., second time, August 3, on Tinian island. ... Lieut. Hickerson was the husband •f Mrs. Ruth Reel Hickerson, New Bern, N. C.', and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Hickerson, 204 Howard street, Westernport. He enlisted in the Marine Corps through the Huntington, W. Va., recruiting station October 10, 1941, and sailed for foreign duty last June 18. After basic training, Lieut. Hickerson was on duty In the Panama Canal Zone for nine months, returning to this country to nil an instructorship with the • Marine Corps in the training of Its auxiliary members at Hunter College in New York City, and at New River, N. C. He also served as an instructor for a time at Edgewood Arsenal. A native of Beverly. W. Va., Lieut. Hickerson graduated from the Davis, W. Va., high school, and from Shenandoah College, Dayton, Va., and from Marshall College, Huntington, W. Va. At the time of joining up with the Marine -Corps he was employed in the accounting 'department of the Owens Illinois Glass Company in Huntingdon. He Tvas a member of the United Brethren Church, Baysrd, W. Va. Besides his wife and parents, Lieut. Hickerson is survived by one son, Charles E. Hickerson, III-, and three sisters, Lieut. • Virginia Hickerson, a member of the Army Nurse Corps in France; Mrs. Elizabeth Pentz, a. member .of. Oie..faculty to the Cresaptown public echool; and Miss Mary Ellen Hickerson, a teacher in the Hageratown junior high school. ; • Lieut. Carver was on a combat training mission from Langley Held, Va., and was in a bomber piloted .by Francis P. Bonstell, Jr., of Baltimore, when he was killed. Lieut. Carper was a navigator. He had been in service three years. • Pfc. LaGratta, reported to be In the' United States how, was first wounded February 10, of this year. He is the husband of Mrs. Bessie LaGratta, 213 Oafc street, and the son of Mrs. Lena N. LaGratta, 135 West Third street. Pvt. Fazenbaker is the son of Mr and Mrs. O. E. Fazenbaker, 401 Walnut street, Westernport, who were notified by him that he wa.< injured in the left hip and back while fighting with the Seventh Army. He states that at the time he did not know what hit him but that he is now in the hospital and getting along fine. He writes that he expects to rejoin his outfit in a couple ol weeks. Pvt. Fazenbaker has two brothers in service, .Pvt. Paul Pazenbaker stationed in Italy, who was wounded In action earlier this year and was confined to a hospital in North Africa for some time, and Pfc. Clarence Fazenbaker, serving in France Sgl. Sanders is the son of Mr. nnd Mrs. Gay Sanders, 69 Water street Keyser. He is an Infantryman. The parents were notified yesterday by the War Department that their (son iad been wounded. Pfc. Housel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Housel, writes that he 5s a salient in a hospital In England, tie was inducted into the service In February, 1941, and shipped for overseas service in September, 1943. Cpl. Fuetter. the son of Mr. "and vtrs. C. J. Fuetter, Somerset, was 'irst wounded on Saipan. He has recovered sufficiently from his second wound to rejoin his -unit in a rest area. He entered the service in May, 1942. "Intend to Vote For If The proposed -amendment would divorce appellate Judges from rcgu- ar trial work, abolishing the present system of making up the Court of Appeals of the chief judge from each circuit. -Aside from the present eight judicial circuits, there would >e five appellate circuits from which he members of the Court of Appeals would be named. "In my opinion," Sloan concluded 'the proposed changes arc sound md constructive, their adoption will mprove our Court of Appeals nnd trengthen our entire judicial ays- em, and for these reasons I am Hpportlng the amendment and in- end to vote for it on November 7." Ala* For Service Members On the subject of aiding retum- ng bar members, Webb said that -he state.association has appointed special- committee headed by !nief Judg« of the Court of Appeals Jgle Marbury to study the -prob- «m and that its report will be made at the annual convention of he association next 'February. (Continued oa Page 14, Col. 4) Survey Shows Maiiy Children Working Here Tea Per Genl Believed to Have/Heavy Home Responsibilities, Report Indicates Mrs. Mary E. Sanlrock ' .The percentage of school child- |ren in -AUegany County who work 'for their families or others, varies with the school and the grade, rates ranging from one to 89 per cent, according to a report made to Hie Alleeany County Co-ordinating Council by James E. Spitzes, chairman. • The work experience was determined in a study made in 1813 of 30 of the county's public and parochial schools. The lowest percentage of those working for their families wns in Lonaconine, grades 1 to 6, 53.1 per "Rising from the ranks," Mrs.! cent ' Tnis figure contracts to 09 Marj r E. Santrock has been prombt-jl )er oellt working for their families ed to assistant manager of the Forti at FUntsUme in grades 7'to 12. -Cumbtii'land Hotel, where she start-' At CresaptovVn, grades 1-ii, only ed' work'tvs a food checker in Octo-! 1 ' 1 P 61 " tent: work for others while ber, 1839. Mrs. Santrock, who re-! in Mt - Savage, grade 9, shows 50.3 sides with her daughter, Winifred, < cer ccnt working for others. at their home, 15 North Lee street, was in the accounting department of the Celancse Corporation of America for ten years before entering the hotel service. After working as a food checker, ; . . ._. . ._. she became chief, telephone opcr-j their families and 44.1 per cent (or Work In Cily Too In the checked Cumberland schools G5.8 per cent worked tor Ihelr families and 13.4 per cent for others in grades 1 to 6. In grades J7 to 12, 70.0 per cent worked for ator, assisted for a short time in the auditing department and then became desk clerk. others. The report points out -thai a large percentage of children, par- tciularly those in grades 7 lo 12, have some home chores. In general, the smaller the community, the larger the percentage of children having home chores. Conversely, the larger the community the greater is the percentage of children working for others." f*- . . _ i In Cumberland the report shows uOJimu&SlOUer To Talk OS per cent of those In the fifth grade work for their families. Tlie high point in outside work Ls 55 i per cent for senior. From loin w B iri, r~ T , "" c -ito 17 per cent work to help add ^± h » f °J?"l r Jl a ^ Rnd s £'« rn -! "> the '«*»y- income. Walsh Opens Fire Prevention Week Former State Insurance * • ' , __ Over Radio Tonight Commissioner ^ J ^. 1 . local observance of Fire Prevention Week In e, 15-minute broadcast over WTBO starting at 8 p. m, today. City Fire Chief Reid C. Hoenlcka today called upon all the citizens of Cumberland to Join in the national observance of Fire Prevention Week, sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association and which will be held this week by proclamation of President Roosevelt. ivill be noted that In Cumberland the percentage of pupils having home chores rises by grades rather sharply until the llfth grade is reached," the report reads. "From that point they drop by grades to the ninth. Thereurtcr, the percentages remain fairly steady. In contrast It will be seen that, irt Cumberland, the percentage, of children working for others rises slowly but steadily throughout all the erode:-. Help With School Activity • "Tlie ni-rcentagc using the money learned on Wreck 011 B.&O. 17 Mile Grade Ties Up Traffic Traffic on the Baltimore and Ohio Cumberland Division was tied up several hours last night as the result of a late afternoon wreck on the Seventeen mile grafie, near Bond, eight miles west of Piedmont, W. Va. An engine and six cars of a freight train were derailed, blocking both main tracks. There were no injuries, according to a division official. St. Louis to New York No. 12, due here at 8:50 p. m'., was de toured over tho Connells- vHle Division, and did not arrive here until after midnight. Westbound passenger trains for Parkersburg and St. Louis were re-routed from here until early this morning. When it WM found that No. 12 would be three or four hours late, a train was made up here to carry passengers from eastward on the delayed train's schedule. , Chief Hoenlcka pointed to the ascending curve of fire losses in the past few years, and urged home owners, factory workers, industrial leaders and business men to join together to rout out the fire hazards during Fire Prevention Week and to keep them out. ."What are the important fire hazards? 'There are just seven and if everyone will concentrate on these hazards, we will automatically eliminate at least 90 per cent of the flres which last. year burned our homes at the rate of 1,000 a day." Here is the list of DO's and DON'Ts compiled by Chief Hoenicka: Do clean and repair defective and dirty heating plants, including the flues and the chimney. Do replace flammable wood shingles when re-roofing is necessary with fire-resistant asphalt shingles, or some similar material like asbestos, slate or tile. Do repair frayed electric cords, don't run them under rugs and always disconnect appliances after using them. Don't be careless with matches and smoking. Keep matches in metal containers and out of reach of children. Never smoke in bed; have plenty of ash trays and put out the cigarette or cignr—don't let it smoulder. Doix't use flammable cleaning fluid or keep It in the home. Don't use wood or paper cartons for ashes—use metal containers. Don't allow papers, rngs, mattress-1C „ i 1 rvl . "J7 1 j I es and the like, to accumulate. Gc-t ^"i*^* •» ** motivations for working for other* lor money is the desire lo get ihr money necessary for participation in the varied group activities of lh<- school. Tills motive begins to predominate In the junior high yen;.and continues to operate through the secondary grades. To participate satisfactorily in the exlr-A- class programs of the school and the programs of the various out-of- school organizations requires in the total a good sum of money. The sum when considered alone docs not stand out impressively but, when added to all the other burdens which the average or below average home must bear, comes to represent the difference between the possible and the impossible unless the Income of the home is supplemented by the earnings of the child." The type of work performed covers a wide range including cleaning sink, washing dishes, carrying coal, making beds, running errands, cooking, firing furnace, feeding chickens, cutting grass, helping father, doing wash, caring for children and scrubbing. It is estimated that Bbovit 10 per cent of the children have "heavy home work responsibilities" and that the majority of this group is outside of Cumberland. Children working outside the home sell, help with office work, dig graves, do housework, care for children, Jerk sodas, cut mcnt, and many other things. these out and In to your local salvage committee. Good housekeeping is one of the best forms of fire defense. "I urge every citizen to take these steps now to protect the life of his family and his home from the ravages of fire. For fire strikes quickly and without mercy when our defenses are down—when we cease to be vigilant—when we fall to practice simple precautions. Is this too much to ask of anyone when his •life and his home arc at stake? "Of course," Chief Hocnicka Bald, "a few fires are unavoidable, despite all precautions, so we recommend that every family delegate at least one member to learn how to turn in an alarm accurately and without delay should fire break out. "The Fire Department ts ready during Fire Prevention Week to provide any interested citizens with further information on the causes of fire and the best ways to prevent them and control them at the source," Chief Hoenlcka concluded. Mayor's Son Aids Airborne Forces • «• t 1 For Divorce Here Father Of Two Children Accuses Wife: Collins Alimony Hiked Charging that his wife was unfaithful, Calvin R. Haggerty. now .serving In the Navy, filed suit yesterday in Circuit Court for n divorce from Mrs. Nellie Bevrr Hap- gerty of Westernport. He R?JO seeks custody of their daughters, aged one and three. They were married May 2(1. 1941 in Westernport, according to his attorney, Charles Z. Heskett. The children are now living with Hag- gcrty's parents. Since Haggerty Is In the service, depositions will be taken ns testimony October 20 before Drner G. Carl, court examiner. Alimony Increased Chief Judge Walter C. Capper and Associate Judge William A. Hiister yesterday increased the alimony awarded Mrs. Collins from *15 to $20 weekly, for support of herself and three children. She was granted a partial divorce September II! T-TI. t , f\re- FTII T> i f rom William V. Collins, of Nave's 1-tight Officer Thonins R. C ros.i Roads, garage owner and bus Post Flies Glider lo Hoiland; Captures INazis Fight Officer Thomas R. "Dick" Post, sori of Mrfyor and Mrs. Thomas S. Post, 512 Louisiana avenue, was among the glider pilots who :«>k the First Airborne Army on ts invasion ol Holland. . In it letter to hia parents Flight i0icor Post reports it was "pretty :ough and I was scared /stiff." He he got back to* England 'without a scratch" and said he helped capture 20 Germans. Young Post also took part in the Normandy, .and . Southern France nvaslons', but carried supplies at that time.' The flight to Holland WM' hte first combat mission. The mayor's *on writes he Is operator. The couple has been in court several tlme.1 in recent months and yesterday Collins was reprimanded by Judge Capper for "unseemly remarkJi." Edward J. Ryan l.i counsel for the wife, while Clarence Lippcl repnMcntfl Collins. to Adopt Children A petition for adoption of two children was filed by Francis Jn.«- eph Read and Mary Jetuictlc Rend, of Cumberland, with Benjamin Franklin Snow, of Floridn, named as defendant by Harold E. Natigh- ton, attorney for the petitioners. Mrs, Read Is the mother *of the children and Snow, hcr'former husband. Is the father, They wer» Jlvorccd In Florida nnd Rhc wan awarded custody of the children. Since her marriage to Read In 1B4J the children have been mpported "tired of getting- shelled, bombed and by him, und he cited thai he has shot at 50 I think I will be quite'become "greatly altnchod lo tiiom" ' happy to settle down for a nice and wLihes to adopt them as hrt quiet life In Cumberland," own,

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