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Local -;.'" Society New* Garden Page Member Associated Preac Tri-Sute .*• , Theatre* -t- Financial WINDING Up •Most .Cuniberlanders who '-com- i -'" '' ' plain abpqfc\those.;-'"\var.V!quality shorts or. other apparel' realize-that tlje cheese r c]pthy .materials;; are ."the result of the best goods, going to the boys Iri service. ,.-",'..'--.: ";. '. And-lots •.•bf-Vlocal mothers are bearing up "bravely'' with the-'aU- wood i baby carriages they have to push these days—and the' clatter =ounds like a flock'.of disjointed tap dancers stwnblftig aiouhd'on a liii roof, A _ Valley street grandmother, for .instance, always knows ulieu.her daughter and Junior are coming to call, but she was fooled a few days. ago , when she heart a fearful;platter outside. "Here comes Betty and the baby,' she remarked, but when she opened the door she saw a ten-ton road scraper:rumbling down the street! One incensed citizen, who admits Uiat such conditions are In the' minority, wants to know U "something can't done" about the wives of service men: who are ."two-timing" their mates and spending a lot of I their allotment checks-in-ba^ rooms, I besides consorting with 4-F~'civii- [ ians arid- other irieri. •It might be a good "thing to take __:li women 'and cut off their hair, ,1'k.e the French'patriots do to the [French women who consorted with I the Nazis.'Vne suggests. "That ser- I vice star-hi their windows seems -to I tie an advertisement for the 'wolves' j to drop in. Perhaps some of the J veterans' groups here could name committees to visit such homes and remove the-.stars which some Cum' wives are disgracing." .. Sounds -rather high-handed, but Ji-hat do YOU think? This is no "wailing wall," but lots |of citizens send us complaints about gthis and that—most of it too trivial lor irrelevant for mention 'here. I Some have a'personal axe--to grind land others want to give somebody la "ribbing" through .the medium of I'.he press , And then a few appear !u> have a real point,-such as: I "Perhaps you con tell me," writes fa West Sider," why the morning "Ifjapcr omitted its radio column last JThursday and'Friday? I see an lEthiopian in the kindling, because "Roosevelt was due to speak and it Iccked like the GOP editor 'forgot' ;o publish the regular radio lineup. Yes, it appeared Saturday morning -Mr. Dewey was on the air that night!" When a gentleman accidentally walks into a bathroom and finds a lady in the tub, he says, "Excuse me, "-dam," turns around and walks - A diplomat, however, says, "} your pardon, SIR!" and backs We can't say in 'ivhich category ;n • elderly . Cumberlartder. belongs, but he displayed, remarkable finesse not long.afb'-on-the Main Stem, n'lien a woman walking ahead of him lost her petticoat. She kept Jiglit on walking, doubtless greatly -embarrassed, and the man picked ip the garment, caught up to her |>-nd tucked it under her arm as fie passed. He said not a word and >he made no audible comment on lis courteous gesture! Snickers in the classified ads omccimes result Jrom what we term double, entendre," and one of our -affle-cycd. printers .got a . guffaw Hit, of a "For Rent" item in the iper last Saturday: Bungalow, Parlor, bedroom, kitchen—dinette. Bath for two adults. 'They must have had an oversize tub iu that place," the typo re- larked. SUNDAY* OCTOBER 15,1944 Five. SoldierS Added To List Ctf Casualties Cumbcrlander Killed, Two Others Wpiiudetl; One Captured arid One Is Missing .The.ibatile toil for the Cumberland -tri-state area. Includes one Cumberland man killed in action two others wounded, one' missing and a fifth serviceman held prisoner by the Germans. They are as follows: KILLED Pfc. Maurice A. "Buck" Cubbage, Route 4, city, in France September 28. WOUNDED Pyt. Robert L. .Abe, 252 Elder street, in Holland Sept?moer,-2. Pfc, Robert F. Golden, Hyndman, Pa., in Southwest Pacific September 15, PRISONER OF WAR . StaS Sgt. Donald B. Sturdivant, Rowlesburg,. W. Va., previously reported missing, now a German captive. MISSING Second Section—Page 13 CinnberlcmfcCciaiudties Of War Pfc. Maurice A. Cubbage Pvt. Robert I'. Abe Pvt. James J. Jackson, 24,-of .92 Broadway street, Frostbucg-, in Holland since September 17, . "Was Home in June Pfc., Cubbage was reported killed in battle in a. message from the War. Department Friday to his widow, Mrs. Malvina (Blaoklln) •Cubbage. '. ' . ' ' The local soldier entered the Army Jan: 26 of this year, was home on furlough in June, for 15 days and arrived in France July 26. He worked at the Celanese . before*entering the service. Surviving are three sisters. Wounded In Leg : .Pvt, Abe was wounded in the right leg and is confined to an English hospital. He has.been awarded the Purple Heart. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Abe, 252 Elder street, the ^soldier was inducted Oct. 13, 1943, and trained at Camp Wheeler, Ga., and Fort Banning, Ga. He left for overseas in July. He has two brothers in service, Lawrence Abe, seaman second class, stationed in the Pacific, and Sgt, — •— < John P. Abe. located in New Guinea. s chool . tnui.-^ aiu wiinuut super- Pfc. Golden, a member of thej viscd P!ay. Seventeen per cent of Marine Corps, wrote in a letter re- this group attends camp and 45 per- Seventy Percent Of CMldren Play Without Supervision Fifteen Percent Attend Camps ami 44 Percent Work During Summer, According to Report of James E. Spitznas; Recreation Program For County As Well As City Urged Seventy per cent of the school children of Allegany county play without supervision in the summer months, according to a survey conducted in 1943 by James E. Spitznas, riigh school supervisor for Western Maryland. Soitznas has reported his findings to the Allegany County Co-Ordinating Council of Social Agencies. The study covered 9,273 ildren, or about half of the county s public and parochial school population, and shows 6,514 of them in the unsupervised group. Of the total 1,407 or 15 per cent attend camp in the summer and 4,167 or 44 per cent engage In some work. Children outside of the • high school centers are the greatest sufferers from unsupervised play as the pencentage figure reaches a high of 92. Only six per cent of these children attend camp and 35 per cent of them work. Sixty-five per cent of the children of all grades living .in senior high are without super- ceived by his wife, " Mrs. Nina (Deneen) Golden, last Tuesday, that le was badly wounded when slirap- nel struck him in the face the day after he went in with invasion forces in'the Palau group in the Pa- :iflc. He is a patient in the Fleet hospital somewhere in the Pacific. Pfc. Golden is the son of John O rolden,-Hyndman: He never had a urlough. s Teacher'Jlwe.-- Staff Sgt. Sturdivant, son of Dr. and Mrs, B. B. Sturdivant, Rowles- )urg, was previously reported by .he War Department to have failed to return from a bombing mission over Germany last August 26. The parents were notified that he is now a war prisoner. Sgt.. Sturdivant is the husband of Mrs. Beverly Gould Whitman Sturdivant, Downey, Calif. He served as a radioman on a Plying Fortress le. is a brother of Miss Dorothy H. Sturdivant. a teacher at Port Hill High School. Pvt. Jackson, son of. Mr. and Mrs. was reported He is a para- cent work. At the Carver School (Negro) 94 per. cent of the children are without summer supervised play, only four per cent go to camp and 34 per cent work. The percentage of unsupervised children may have fallen in the past summer due to increased playground activity in various communities..' ' '. •- •-''.' All. of the children attending LoaYtowh,' Vale Summit, Barr'eiville; Paper Mill and Piney Plains Schools said'they have no summer .supervision, children in the three lower James P. Jackson, missing.in Holland -rooper and participated in the D- day invasion of France when -U. S. airborne troops landed in Normandy A graduate of Elk Garden, W. Va., „ steel 'mill; at Pittsburgh prior to Even with victory in sight, at ente ring the service in February i!>cf „., n— ^ , ,. 1943. He had been overseas since last January. Another brother, Cpl. Paul Jackson, is with the Third Armored Division of the First Army in Germany. east on the European front, the TilUtary authorities frown upon -ny violations of '.the regulations egarding the location of service' ncn sent overseas. You'll find .that '(fleers, who censor their own mail, ire even more cautious than the •*ls in that respect—and one Cum- ;er!ander complains that his son, a itutenant, tells him less in letters tan the daily papers do. .. j^Qulte a few -service men,' knowing were due to go across fixed up i with their wives in order to - the latter know where they were 'it. If they refer to "Aunt Emma," Jjjor instance they are In New Guinea', T « they ask about a non-existent jl-ncle Ezra," they are in England. I One soldier not long ago told his i.e he would mention somebody aving twins ir he was sent to a rrtam place, in the meantime, lowevcr, she forgot about the cook"'1 code, and when his-letter ar- with mention ol the dual , she sent congratulations to P« perplexed and childless couple in a nearby town! flissing Soldier Prisoner of War grades at McCoole, Midland, Can'- Trio On Trial Tomorrow For Whisky Theft House Criminal Trials Of Term Open In Circuit Court With Youths Facing Several Charges Three Cumberland men, accused of stealing whisky and gin valued at $860, .'will go on trial tomorrow In Circuit Court, . when criminal trials of the October term open. They -are accused of looting the warehouse of the Charlton Brothers. Transportation Company, Inc., on the night . of September 15. .Orville : Edward Greer, Richard Clark : and Russell Parker were indicted on. charges of. burglary, county authorities, said. Twenty-three cases were removed from the warehouse. Youths -Face Trial Also listed for trial tomorrow is George Thomas Stewart, 20, of this city, charged with breaking into the Fisher and Roblnette tavern, Baltimore avenue, oh the night of September, 23, .and taking ; liquor, a cash register and other articles valued at $396.50. Jesse James ;Valentine and William E. McCiellan, both 19, also of Cumberland, indicted 'in the same case, pleaded guilty . yesterday. Valentine and . Stewart face trial to- of no supervision . at, all. Grades, lour to six at Flintstone and Grades four ported no: super vision. r*n cen- -.- fact that catches the eye," 'the report states, "Is the large percentage of children ' areas (outside of high scl tors) who engage in unsupervised play. The very small percentage which claims to enjoy supervisee play.mean to say that, for certain age groups at certain places, the nearest swimming pool is near enough to be used." occasionally. "The. second fact .that impresses itself is that a very small percentage of these children have camping experiences during the summer months A good percentage of the camps referred to are the 4-H camp and the Scout camps. The others are self-organized boys' camps and family camps. •Fair Percentage Work "A fair percentage of these children have work experience during the summer months. There is a clear reflection of the fact that children In rural farming areas have much heavier work, responsibilities during the summer months, than do children in other areas."Continuing the report states: "In both Flintstone and Old town areas, more thah.90 per cent of the children, Grades 10 to 12,' work., during the summer months. The presumption is strong too that the work responsibilities of these children are heavy. "-' '". . '• —- " "'.' • "..'"in both the Fllntslone and the Oldtown areas there is throughout the grades, with the 'exception' of . (Continued on Page 16, Col. i) Kelly Jobs Await Hi School Pupils Can Work Four Hours ' Daily While Continuing Education Cumberland high school students have an opportunity to make ff direct contribution to the war without giving up plans to get a high school diploma, R. M. Hudak, personnel manager for the Kelly-Springfield ** B'luunic ui xijiK. oaraen, w. Va., " in * ii *Bi-i iui me iveiiy-^pringneia high school, he was employed in aj T " e Company, explained yesterday. ' ' Monday Is Last Day For Overseas Mai! The local Post Office will accept packages for overseas Christmas mailing during the regular business hours tomorrow. The time limit for overseas mailing to servicemen was extended because the final dnte, October 15, is today when parcel post windows are closed. said it'is possible to arrange with 'the Kelly whereby a student works four hours a day — two youngsters doing a full day's work for one adult—producing eight-inch shells, which are playing such a big part 5n. the advance of American troops against Germany and Japan. The demand for shells increases with the pitch of the war but there does not appear to be sufficient adult labor in Cumberland to produce the necessary shells. During the summer nearly 100 pupils worked at the Kelly but many of them were football players and gave up their jobs when school started. Only eight remained and there is room for many more said Hudal:. Trip To Wonderland Jungle Veteran Lilies Seeing Cumberland Neon Signs Again C? J5 "These neon signs—they sure are wonderful," declared Cpl. Donald C. Lees, 506 Patterson avenue, on arriving here after nearly 32 months service in the Southwest Pacific 'vl r..;j TV/ -. -»T Driving on Baltimore street from «« " IIIdo .Writes- More the Queen City station, Cpl. Lees Than Usual from Nazi Prisoner Camp i? Jep ?T U:d missing as of May 12. rani, ~ ' v . incen t' S- Guido, son of Guido, ill Polk street, guard . Celanese plant, has written l\' a l M Vmder dates ° r August 14, * 28, that ho is a prlsotwr of I The , Germany. . „ -. stamp ori picture appears, give i ocfangenennimmer 11B, Deutschland •iwn ? Uld ° says he Ls in " — 'f 1 ca ")P. much better than the ^ •• "faI th° WHS conflncd - Th 6 '"ir, tne camp is clean, a ,. -'• chaplain is very helpiul, lom f s 8ports «aulpment suf- |«nt to enable all the prisoners to ' exercise. AU the prisoners are »n^ Sl and ^ey. are working in . woods, ipreatcst thrill of Prisoner caw soer call JS )r i:. W!lpt «:a Red Cross paW land?, conta '"«d American «w«s of food and clgarete. It, " late h e V C Mys ' " nncl how wonderful ^5 . of the United cnn't im-i "rubber-necked" a bit taking'in all of the store windows. ."Gee, those signs sure look good. Vou just can't imagine what they mean to a fellow who has spent the better part of three years in .the jungle," said Lees. 'A fur- .Iptigh in Australia offered some diversion but they don't have these signs there." After a good night's sleep Cpl. Lees took in the day time sights. He marveled :»t. the traffic S"n n ra! activity, and trimnes.s of'th'e"stores! "It is just like going- to a fairy land, A man has to learn all the habits of civilization over again The fellows out there dream of all this stuff but getting home is ever so much more wonderful than just drpnmjno " h* ''tfltc'' "It sure Is good to sec some good looking snappy Cumberland girls again. The- Australian girls nrc all right-but they, just can't, compare to Americans." • /'dpi. Lees, who -went overseas shortly after Pearl Harbor wears bronze star.-! for participating In the Netherlands East Indies, Papuan, o'nd New "Guinea campaigns. While seeing neon siRiis ngnln was hH.grcatc.t thrill on rcM Cum- turning service 'man. undergoes a series of changes from the time he leaves a jungle station. "The first big thrill came when I arrived at an embarkation point to await transportation back, home The dehydrated food in the Jungle keeps a man nllve but after a period it does not taste so good," said Lees. "At the embarkation point I had real beans and potatoes and some fresh meat. This doesn't sound like much to the people at home but it is a real treat to a soldier. On the ship home we' had fresh milk and that was another treat Of course even in the Jungle there was some fresh food but not often. Sometimes we had a fish fry in the evenings and certain tropical fruits "Ice cream and a cool drink was also a high point at the embarkation center. You know In the jungles the drinking water Is luke Local Pilot Was In Two War Areas Capl. Rcinhard Flew 72 Missions And Was Awarded DFC After 14 months of service overseas, during which time he blasted the enemy on two sides of the world, Capt. John J. Reinhard, Jr., is home with his parents,- Mr. and Mrs. J. Joseph Reinhard, 13 North Allegany street. A flight leader of a B-25 Mitchell bomber squadron, Capt. Reinhard first went into action In the Mediterranean theatre, where he was wounded by flak in the right leg last December 22. .In March of this year, he was transferred to India. The local of- flcer altogether has flown 12 combat missions and wears the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with 'Oak Leaf Cluster, the Purple Heart and a presidential citation. Capt. Reinhard has a brother In service, Pfc. Robert A. Reinhard, serving with the amphibious engineers in the Netherlands East Indies. Following his 21-day leave here, the veteran airman will report to Miami, Fla. Father, Soji Hurt In Highivay Crash William B. Worlcy, 60, of KItt's Hill, Ohio, and his son. Carl, 28, were injured shortly before mid' night, when a car operated by the former plunged from, "the Baltimore Turnpike while descending the west side of Polish Mountain, east of Cumberland. The father suffered lacerations about the head, while the son had multiple cuts and bruises about the face and head. Both were treated at Allegany Hospital and the younger man remained overnight. States Trooper Graydon S. Dunlap said the father, would be given a hearing tomorrow in Trial Magistrates' Court. He quoted Worley as saying he "wanted to save gosolhie" by coasting down the steep grade with the gear in neutrnl. The machine failed to negotiate a sharp curve and crashed Into a pole. include ' Tomorrow's .. trial of Mrs. Daisy er .of. a.Bradriock Road ro-d-house. Indicted for sale of alcoholic beverages to a minor,- maintaining 'slot machines oh ,the .premise's and a'- '"•"' — minors ^to loiter'in a ' '"' NHA To Allow Remodeling Of In City Tydings To Award Fort Hill Honors Federal Agency Authorizes Work To Alleviate Local Housing Shortage; No Limits Fixed Remodeling or conversion of existing: buildings to provide addition- • al apartments is now authorized in the Cumberland area without any limitations of war-time quotas or occupancy of war workers, it was announced yesterday by Charles S Ascher, regional representative of the administrator, National Hous-i Ing Agency. i WFB Grants Authority "As a step in relinquishing war-1 time controls, the Wa_r Production! Board has agreed with' the National Housing Agency to let the NHA determine areas In which 'undue stress of living conditions' is being caused by the lack of housing, "Mr. Ascher explained. "In these areas remodeling and alterations to provide more dwellings will be freely permitted without requiring that they be held for any particular group of occupants and without setting any fixed maximum rents. "We are acting promptly to declare that 'undue stress' exists in the Cumberland locality, and we have the assurance of the Area Production Urgency Committee that there is sufficient building trades labor In the area to undertake this type work without interfering with the needs of essential war industries which have first claim upon man-, power and materials. Districts Listed It is believed alterations of this , type will make comparatively small Teachers Back New Schedule For Salaries Also Call for Establishment of Libraries and Guidance Program in Stale D ,„ —..^. ... „ jvtu-s.v c "j ^n, iTiij iimrtc i:vjujjuj miveiy small where alcoholic beverages -are sold, j demands on materials that are criti- • Albert Ritchie and William Std-ically short and will help relieve the ney. Winters, accused of paternity, " '' are scheduled to be tried tomorrow. Other cases include Cortez Chllcl- ress, charged, with larceny, and Geneva 'Teeter, indicted for sale and possession of liquor without a license. warm. 'Wearing a neck tie is something strange too for we just didn't bother with that sort of thing in New Guinea," he concluded. Cpl. Lees, who traveled around the world in going and returning from the wnr zone, covered over 30,000 miles by sea. He was stationed, with n Coast Artillery anti-aircraft unit. - Cpl. Lc M , the son of Mr. and Mrs Robert E. Lees, Twin Rocks, Pa/, is a former clerk at the Algonquin He made his Cumberland home with .his brother-in-law nnd Mr, and Mrs. T. Donald •<"'. 5(16 Patterson avenii". Gephari School P-TA Will Meet Thursday The Gcphart School Parent- Teacher Association win meet. Thursday night at 8 o'clock with Miss Lillian C. Compton, assistant superintendent of county schools, leading a panel dtecussicn on "The Work of the P-TAV. -Those who will speak in the panel discussion besides Ml.ss Compton are Mrs. Robert G. Doty, Mrs. J Orvilte Pier, Mrs. John Lancaster Mrs. George Miller ana MUs' Ann Tennant. Teachers will be In their room.? at 7:30 p. m. Rotruck Trial Tuesday Quinton Harold Rotruck, 25. of Keyser, W. Va., a Baltimore and Ohio Railroad trainman, indicted for manslaughter, is scheduled to be tried Tuesday. He is accused of operating an automobile that struck and killed Harry Sites, of Eckhart, last April in Cresaptown. It was reported that he plans to enter a plea of guilty. Also slated for trial Tuesday Is George Habeeb, of Westernport, accused of selling alcoholic beverages to a minor, and William, V. Collins, of Nave's. Cross-road r accused of assault with intent to kill his wife, Irene E." Collins, 'she recently was awarded a partial divorce. . • Traversers Arraigned Five youths' were among the "prisoners brought before Chief Judge Walter C. Capper-, and "Associate Judge William -A'. '-'Huster for'- arraignment yesterday, it is expected that othet-' traversers, 'indicated by the grand jury and at liberty under bo'nd, will enter pleas tomorrow. Prank H. Butcher, -represented by Estel C. Kelley, entered a .plea of guilty to larceny. He' is'accused of taking jewelry and ' other articles, valued at S915, from the home of Mrs. Imogene R. Lempereiir; Greene street, last-May 18. Ellsworth Gray, of Midland, pleaded guilty to 1 maintaining :gaming devices, while a similar charge against Anna Gray was. dismissed. Noel Spier Cook is attorney for Gray. Casper R. Taylor, operator of the Clary club, pleaded guilty to three charges of maintaining gaming devices, or slot machines. Walter G. Robertson, operator of the Melody Manor, on the Mt. Savage Road, also pleaded guilty to maintaining gaming devices. John Henry Lepley, local youth, pleaded guilty to two cases of .burglary. He is accused of taking $115 From David Mateer's tavern, North Centre street, ori May 12, and 45.50 from W.'C. Liebranfs cafe, Henderson avenue, on February 4. Griffith Thomas, of CorriRanville, charged with maintaining gaming devices, pleaded guilty, while a similar charge against George C. Oe 1 Haven was dismissed, since he is in the armed forces. Edward E. Mathias and John F. Warino, members of the Merchant Marine, pleaded guilty to larceny and receiving stolen goods. They were-arrested May 15 for taking a locketbook containing $268 from a West Side home where they were visiting. The money belonged to Jarleton D. Shore, owner of the iolonlal Tavern, and was in the xacketbook. of an employe. Admit Burglaries .Tames Arthur Christman, 19, o! <ake Gordon, Pa.; Jesse 'James Val- ntine, 19, and William E. McClelan, 19, of Cumberland, pleaded juilty to charges of burglary. V/il- lam E. McHugh is attorney for Chrislman, while the other youths said they wanted no counsel. They arc accused of taking 48.50 from Tom's Cleaners on September 23. Valentine, McClellan and George Thomas Stewart, 20, of this city, also were arraigned on charges of Senator Tydings TJ. S. Senator Millard E. Tyrtlngs Meeting yesterday at Allegany High School, the Allegany County j Teacher Association endorsed the [seven-point program of the superintendents' committee, the state as- JsoclaMon and the state Parent - Tencher groups. Included In the plan is a recommendation that UK? teacher salary schedule be raked to range from $1,500 to $2,250. The current minimum range for teachers is from $1,200 to $1,800. Harold C. Wickard, member of the state advisory council, nnd Victor D. Heiscy, pvexicler.t, reported on the advisory group meeting in Bnl- tightness of housing that has been recognized for some time. The Cumberland, locality includes Districts 5, 6, 22 and 23 in Allegany | county and the northern tip of Mineral county in West Virginia. "Applications for priority rating for this remodeling should be fllec on form WPB-2896 with the Federal Housing Administration, Fidelity Building, Baltimore. The PHA will handle these applications the same as it does 'those based on 'individual hardship' under the H-i program, Use of materials and equipment is limited by the WPB War Housing Critical and Construction Standards list. Rent schedules must be filed with the Office of Price Administration, and we are advisee that OPA will not approve rents higher than comparable rents for similar accommodations in the same area." day night a certificate awarded by the Music War Council of America In recognition of the band's outstanding effort In behalf of war activities. According to Miss Penrl G. Garbrick, director of the band and orchestra, Senator Tydlngs expressed pleasure at the invitation to make the presentation, and will come to Cumberland especially for Tuesday night's program. Miss Garbrick will accept the certificate and there will be wallet size individual citations for each player. The program Tuesday .-will start at 8 p. m. and U open to the public. There will be a half hour concert, followed by Senator Tydings and the presentation, and a final number by the band and orchestra. Fort Hill Is the first, school in Maryland outside Baltimore to win this award. (Continued on Page 16, Col. OTHER LOCAL NEWS OIV PAGE 16 CampaigiiStuiit Of Century Ago Pictured Today On the Sunday Times picture PA£*? 13 todjiy, mv.cu* old-time political scenes reproduced as of Interest during . the current campaign. U the famous ball that was built here and rolled to Baltimore In the 1840 campaign, as described two weeks ago in Curl's Scrnpbook. Harrison and Tyler were elected that year. This ball, 13 feet In diameter, bore svich -slogans as "Old Allesany, with heart and soul, this ball wo roll" as mny be seen iri the Page 12 picture,' In BAUiiHore the great ball created n sensation, and It has gone down In political history da one o; the greatest campaign "stunts" over conceived. Ladder Fire Truck Will Add Service Mayor Post Urges,Purchase of Chassis After Demurring Monday All alarms In the downtown district will be answered by the ladder truck if the Mayor and Council decide tomorrow to purchase a new chassis, according to Commissioner James Orr. The order to purchase the chassis from the Eiler Chevrolet, Inc., for $1,363 was introduced last Monday and tabled one week when Mayor Thomas S. Post suggested an investigation after he expressed the view there might be some "ulterior motive." The mayor reported to the council Friday he found no such motive and urged purchase of the chassis as soon as possible. The present chassis, a 1918 model, was secured by the city in 1923. It is planned to attach the ladder equipment to the new chassis. Commissioner Orr said after the reconditioning firemen will be given training in Its use. Railroader Injured John Cook, 57, or 49 Browning street, a Western Maryland Railway brakeman, was admitted to Memorial hospital yesterday suffering from an Injury to his right ankle. He told attaches that another boxcar sideswiped the one -he was braking in the railroad yards. City Croup To Meet The Cumberland Police and Firemen's Welfare Association will meet tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock in the police headquarters squad room. B&O "Ideas" Contest Will Close Friday i. mi i u i» 111 u tii i,n I IT Program Scheduled al F oHi recommendations. li-ii u- i 01 i . ,. Delegates to the .v Hill High Sdiool Audi Want Smaller Classes Thr seven-point plan follows: A 12-year system of elementary and secondary education throughout the state. (This Is already effective here.) » Elimination of tuition for state teachers colleges so as to encourage training of instructors. (This Li also in effect.) Libraries in all schools and communities. Establishment of a guidance program for pupils. Reduction in the si?* of classes. Establishment of an adult education program to meet the needs of all including returning service men and those who left school to take war jobs. Increasing of the salary .schedule. Slate Meeting l-'rhlay Delegnte.s who will attend I he representative assembly of the Maryland Teachers Association in Baltimore Friday and Saturday were empowered to back the program with the reservation that the county may start its own program if necessary and desirable. William G. Fatkin. Luke: ML-;s Marie D. Ingles nnd Miss Mai-gavel E. Doak. Cumberland, were named by Heisey to study the plan for accumulative sick leave and make loritim Avilh Varied Events The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad 'Ideas" contest will be concluded Friday night with a public meeting at Fort Hill High School at 8 o'clock ,wlth an extensive program. William, A. Gunter, general counsel for the railroad, will preside. Wax Bonds have.been set aside for the winners.of the,contest in which students of public and parochial high school junior and senior classes will participate. The contest being sponsored here by the B. jind 3, Men's Division of the Cooperative Traffic Program is on the subject. "How the Railroads Can Best Serve the Public In the Post-War Days." Three Major Prizes Three major prizes are to be awarded based on the best ideas presented. First pride will be a $75 War Bond and a pen and pencil set, second prize Is a $50 Wnr Bond and a fountain pen while third prize is a $25 War Bond and a 'ountaln pen. The winners of the three prizes will also be given an all-expense trip to Baltimore with a tour of the city and interesting sights including a visit to the Mt. "Mare shops <the largest in the The program will open with the ilnging of "America," led by A. Y. Vilson and a sound motion picture entitled "Invasion," showing actual scenes of the war fronts. C. N. Aillerton, special representative of the CTP will make an ad- Iress and songs will be presented by the B. and O. Women's Music *. Serf H me O. B. Botiglilon, at large; MILS Lchi Taylor, primary: Mrs. Josephine Yarimll nnd Miss Margaret V. King, intermediate; Eugene J. Hopkins, Wickard, and Miss Claire Liv&ssy, high school, and Miss Lulu M. Blonskcy, principals. Airmen Of Area Receive Awards Three Local Flyers and Cresaptown, Froslhurg Airmen, Gel Honors A Cresaptown officer has been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, two Cumbcrlanders have been presented with second Oak Leaf Clusters to their Air Medals, another local airman has merited a second Air Medal, and a iHth member of the air forces, a'Frostburger, was decorated with the Air Medal, according to releases from Eighth Army Air Force bomber slallon.s in England. Second Lt. William C. Beveridge, Cresaptown, a veteran co-pilot on a B-24 Liberator bomber, wns given the Distinguished Plying Cross for "extraordinary achievement" while participating in several bombardment missioas over enemy territory. In addition to the Flying: Crof*. Lt. BcverWge wears the Air Mivl.il with three Oak Leaf Clusters; the Distinguished Unit Ribbon, a group citation from the War Department for Hction over Plocsti. Romania; and the European Theatre ribbon. First Lt. William H. Macy U2 son : * * . _ - ... '-.—. ; r i:. iT»ii.__- , -*~.»v.*. u ^ n »u.»u, ,*tv.-> recently award'- ed his second Air Medal. He is pi- nev will tl r, ^ h , ; c s SCCQn r eal - Hc is P«- Mnn> pirf fn n « » C I J liir1oad >t of a Flying Fortre«. Before rn- - hv wfll be '' D. Girls &?x- m "Railroad Retirement" and fol- owing this will be the presentation of the awards by Charles F. Hare, (Continued on Page 16, Col. 6) 1 . SC J CC - faring the Air Forces, Lt. Macy « c uated from Allegany High School nnd Potomac State School, Kcvser, W. Vn. Staff Sgt. Harvey H. Shepherd. 20, son of Mr. nnd Mrs. Grcorgo E. Plan Busy Week. Sgt. Donald T. McGraw, 23. son of Mrs. Anna McGraw. 309 Emily street, were recently presented second Oak Leaf Clusters to their Air Mecials. Sgt. Shepherd i.s a left waist gunner on a B-17 Fli'lr-; Fortress Ho entered the Army Air Forces In January, 1943. HLs wife. Mrs. Lorene Shepherd, resides nt Kingsport, Tcnn. ——- Sgt. McGraw f.s a wal>t gunnrr on Four Baptist churches of thisjncsday evening, MiM Irene Cham- a B-n Fortress. Before Four Baptist Churches Join In Missionary Conferences gcret JUT«J. area will be hosts to missionary con-i 1 *™; Thursday evening. Rev. J. H. fcrencc.-; this week under the nus- J ' pices of the Western District Asso- cjation of Baptists, according to the Rev. Edwin W. Saylor, pastor of the First Baptist church, this city, who is acting chairman of the committee on arrangements. The a-ssociatlon is presenting four missionaries who will give talks on .he work of the Southern Baptist Foreign Board. Richmond, Va., and of the Southern Bapttn Home Mis- bers; Thursday evening. Rev. J. H. the Air Forces in May. 1942, he was Hngood; Friday evening. Mis.? Mar- employed at the Celniic.se plnnt. firovet -T»»T\(T I Wo xvfin l>(c pn,,l»rnrf T»^^>^».« M 4 rr»,,,-. He won his gunnery winR. 1 ; nt T.vn- ;iei JUT"*. nu won nis gunnery wtnej; nt l.vn- First Baptist church in Cumber-jdall field. Fin., in July, 1!M2. Both land: Sunday morning, Dr. W.j sergeants nrc members of thr Third r ^"">y Moore; Sunday evening, Miss:Bombardment Division which war Chambers; Monday evening,'cited by (he president -'or Its nov J H. HdGood- Tuesday even- historic England - Afririi thmn, Dewey Rev. J. H. now . . . ing. Miss Margaret Jung; Wednesday cvenlrg. Dr. W. Dewey Moore; Thursday evening, . Miss Irene Chambers; Friday evening, Rev. J. sloti Board, Atlanta, Ga. Among the IV. bombing of the McrvsprschmiU -aircraft plnnl at Hfgensl>urfr, Germany, in August, 1D4.1. Recently awarded the Air Med.il, . —„ Sgt. Chnrles J. Cathcnit. 20. ,«on of Second Baptist church In Cum-:Mr. nnd Mrs. Charles Cnthcsiit. . . . r>r i , brrlniKi: Sunday morning, Ml.« Frostbnrjr. is n ball turret gunner _ - ii«i***B'** 1 '*' ""*'&» mji4in.iri.jr vi(-il*JJ^,jiSll n 1 I v j|]^ I'yiLJ I'JVi -J 'J lUl t(J C"** Vh'o waVln Itarv'wmriiic fdrel/n >Dr ' W ' Dcwcy Moorc; Mond "y even-1 torln? thr Army Air Forces in Fob- .v.V,°i™ -" X.. ... .. , 8 Mnjr. MLss Ircnn fiiinmhi>r«; TuesdayJnjsry. IS13, hr vas r-.plovf-i! «;;ii !^dKrons~?oLd"''th eU1 rl« eln nf"hfIi"^! I ?. B ' ReV ', J : "• "aeood: Wed-1j the Cclaneie Corporation of' Amc. evening, MLis Margaret'tea. among the Syrians and Moslems. " Irene ' church in Cumber- missionary among the Chinese In the southern states and at present i stationed at the Chinese Baptist 'Center. Norfolk, Va.; and Mi.is Irene Chambers, -Atlanta, Ga., a tield worker with thr .Baptist- missionaries. The schedule Of meetings for the Week ni'e as follows: At tile First Bapttat church in Frostburg with the First Baptist church In Eckhart cooperating, Sunday morning; Miss Irene Chambers; Sunday evening. Rnv. J. H. Hc.gctd. Monrtay evening, Miss Margaret Jung; Tuesday cv~- ening, Dr. W. Dcwcy Moore; Wed- jlckos To Address Maryland Rally Secretary of the Interior Hnrolri Hagood; Sunday evening, Miss Margaret Jung: Monday evening. Dr. W. Moore; Tuesday evening; Mlw Irene Chambers: Wednr«Iay evcnlng.iL. Ickcs will be the principal spcak- Rev. J.'H. Hagood; Thursday even-|er at the only WK Democratic massing. Miss Margaret Jung; Friday i meeting of 1lic campAlgn In Mnry- cvcnlng. Dr. W. Dewey Moore. I land, November 3 nt R p. m., in tho The cvenlna meoilngs »U1 b~?<" Fifth P.cS"~Fnl Armory, Baltimore, ht 7:30 p. m. Following the aHdrcss Tentative planx Include 'Or«wi of the evening In each church, there Welles to preside nnd Lily Pom' will be nn open conference whereito filng, and famous star.i of *tnp«, the members, of the congregations j screen and radio to take part in th". may quiz the speaker on the work:program. j'the speaker ha* cir.scribcd. Thej Word from Balllmorc la.«-l nlslil. [meetings arc not restricted to Bap- Mndlcatrd that pan. of the program ItLsts Jwlll be broadcait over WTBO.

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