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SOCIAL THEATRES Member WINDING UP Workers'Wait For Red Cross 6 Green T light' i ' , , , County Campaign To Open With Dinner Tomorrow Night At Y.M.C.A.; . Goal Is 891,500 : J- Second Section—Page 11 Grow Drive >i'''.^-?*v:-':---<:. : • •:. .- • • .-;•-•.••• • '"'.• ~.' f : Awaiting the "green light" in the annual Red Cross War Fund campaign, volunteer workers in - • loll at the Central Y.M.CA. Yanks Send Gift with the : Yanks surging across the Rhine and deeper into Germany 0,-gry hour, it's hard to keep abreast 0 ( the fast-moving pace of the war mi ; <he western front. And we'd bette'r tell this one before the news i npx t Sunday will make it as obsolete as a buggy whip in Detroit. . _, I — may recall that one of the county drive will attend the ^ reporters lest week sug-|ofl" dinner at 6:15 p. m. tomorrow „...„. this head-line when the Americans neared the industrial ri'ies along the Rhine river: «y\NKS SMELL COLOGNE." • yesterday, with hundreds of Huns tripped in the riearby area of Bonn, nr-.other funny fellow presented this one: "NAZIS BOTTLED. IN BONN." V/tio's next? . '...:• ; ••; -—o Some of the Court House attaches iriio live "up the creek" and commute from Coney and other towns every day are telling a tale thnt caused a lot of laughter a few days 820. ' • ••.•••" "it seems that a puppy, named D-niny, owned by a Lo'naconing lad ns struck and killed by an automobile several nights ago, and the boy's mother had to break the sad cell's to him at breakfast time, imagine her surprise when he made no comment, but kept on eating his oatmeal, after she told him: "Dan- jjv's dead." ' He went out to play, and then came running back into .the house sobbing: "A car hit my Danny and i:iUed him. Johnnie just told me." His mother reminded him that she had informed him of the tragedy few minutes before and he didn't From overseas, where the Red. Cross is the only "home tie" for many service men; two Cumberland soldiers have already sent • their contributions, Mrs. Helen Askey Gilpin, o£ Bedford Road, yesterday received $5 money orders from each of her sons, Sgt. R. H. Gilpm &nd-Cpl. C. O. Gilpin, now serving in France. They are not the first serv- .ice men to take some of their scanty pay to help the Red Cross—and they will not be the last, because they know • from first-hand experience just how much the GI is aided by it. .... •:•...-• a number of wage thought alt of the seem to mind. .The boy blurted: "I thought you said Daddy!" , .:•-, — O Don't look-now—but the dead-line for filing that 1944 income tax return is' only five days away, and a Jo; of citizens who wait until the eleventh hour are due for a rude. shock. Quite earners who taxes due Uncle Sam had been deducted by their employers, through the withholding system, found out last week that they still owe a large amount, because they were in certain brackets and - the proper »:nount was not deducted from each psy check last year. Some citizens, of course, will get refunds — but there's no indication that these fortunate fellows will be in the a;sjortty. . '•" One county official who happens to be single and who pays a large federal tax gave his own "simplified tax form", yesterday: 1. What'did you earn? 2. How much did you tpond? 3. -What do you have left? V SEND IT IN! , . :--,:•;.;.. "The days of real sport," Inunor- —— |. 'iilized by a famous cartoonist, depicts the fun of teen-age youths in when they flivver and At least 200 persons, . including members of the various teams well as city and county officials,' wil attend the affair in the "Y" gym nasium, according to Roy Johnson campaign manager, who has been here for two weeks, completin plans for the two-week drive. The goal this year is $91,500, drop from the 1944 goal, and leaders expressed the hope yesterday that they will "go over the top" before the time limit. ' . Watkins To Speak Chief Judge "William A. Kustcr, director of the campaign, will introduce the principal speaker, Charles E. Watkins, of the American Bureau, Chicago, who has a tion-wide reputation for his work at War Bond rallies and similar events. He aided in launching the current Red Cross drive in a Baltl- iore. Johnson said the latter part of Watkins' speech will be broadcast from Station WTBO between and 8 p. m. tomorrow. .:• The dinner program will include the showing of a. Red uross motion picture," Seeing Them Through," and an entertainment by the Ferrone Trio, youthful musicians, who will also play during the dinner. the "good old days" didn't need movies, a other modern gadgets in order to have a good time. But even the Jnds of this effete era still do some of the things, or similar stunts, that Dad indulged in during his blah school days. One gag of a few decades ago v.-as for several boys to gather on the curb and 'stare at the roof of the highest building nearby. Soon curious passersby would also stop and stare, wondering what it was all Hboui>—until the lads gave them the "horse laugh" and scurried Plan Report During the drive in Cumberland, report meetings will be held in the restry room of B'er Chayim Temple, Union street. Reports from the towns in the county -will be forwarded to the local headquarters and announced at the luncheon meetings. The advance gifts committee, of which William A. Gunter is chairman and Attorney-General William C Walsh is co-chairman, has a quota of $39,000 in the campaign, or more than one-third of the total amount to be raised. • The largest contribution received to date by the committee is $5,000 from the Celanese Corporation of America, and it is expected that the group will announce its quota reached when the regular drive opens tomorrow. . Expect Probe Five Problems Of Dispute On Facing Council ...'_._ _ _ -" — ' •: - — •'•• v-v . ' /-x - Tr«TT V 1 W.M.Railwa) tfecliution 'Board To Investigate Status of Locomotive Engineers I die of March On Street Work Orr Proposes F u n d For Widening and Repairing; Engineer Submits Estimates The National Mediation Board has notified William Dalrymple, director of Railroads District No. 50, TJMWA, Newark, N. J..;that a mediator will Investigate 'a dispute on the Western Maryland Railway-involving locomotive engineers about the middle of this month. Dalrymrile wrote to'the Mediation Board In February charging that (.he board had delayed action in the case because the men formerly connected with the RRlIroad Brotlier- On the basis of discussions io date, five iiiiiwrtiiiit decisions must bo made by Hie Mayor and Council before any real program can bo undertaken to recondition s'.recis damaged by the hurd winter. The council must determine: How much money, it wants to spend. How much work .to tip. What type of work to do. Whether to do the work itself or by conUaci.. Whether to pay for Uie work itself or charge property owners. Orr Suggests Fund In connection,, with loiiG-t' mc tlnuncing of Uie work. Commissioner JRIUOS Orr yesterday proposed, the establishment of a fund from parking meter revetiuti for a 10-year widening and resur- hoods have no desire to sec District 50 make my success on ralirond organizing, • • : ."•:.. Discrimination Denied In the answer from Robert F Cole, secretary of the board, he.stu- program . of ted thnt the charges of dlscrlmlnn-'.facing. - ; ; ".:•' tlpn were so wholly baseless, and The Orr proposal would earmark showed such a lack^of unflcrstanri- meter lunds, between $15,000 and ing of the board's: work and itsUn.ooo uimunUy In pence limp, sole- problemE, thnt the.only considcrtt-lly for struct work,.-Currently motcr tion necessary is n blanket dental.! receipts go li«n-the-geiuunl fund "It Is the 'general policy o! (he'ns do all. city revenues before ap- board to investigate cases 1 in order - proprlailon* ;are made. of their receipt, Insofar as location establish a .-sjicL-li.il In order to fuml i ciuryinK over from year'; to yenr some law changes might .be necessary. Orr mode his suBBc-slion as the council was discussing what kind of the case und economy of travel will permit," Cole : added. Expect Action Soon Cole further added that five of I of a prog-ram to adopt. .;.,.the six mediators now assigned to Ralph L. Ru.cr submitted an estj- representation disputes are handling [mule of $253,<n(i.07 for improving cases older than the Western Mury- D5 streets. The plan was termed by land Railway dispute and the sixth Finance Commissioner W llllnm E. is now enroute from Ssn FranciscolMcDoiiald sts "one ot the most cx- to Onmha to handle a case. One of the.se mediators is expected to be able to handle the dispute here sometime after the middle of March, Cole stated. .. : ••• . . .. • : - : Locomotive engineers and firemen of the Western Maryland Railway went on strike here in the early I920's and nettled. It the dispute never was Is believed to be one of the longest strikes in the history of American labor. The organizing effort on the Western Maryland tensive propra'ms ever undertaken by tlifi city nm] at A time when'labor and material*'ore scarce and high." Three Estimate Groups Ri?.er divided !iis estimates into three Groups ns follows: . .: i A) Slrt'ots vised by the state, as highways and for which KUte aid rniiy be secured. .ElevenDirects with an V.sliinate of $84.310.92. . (Bi Preferred list ol Street* need- ins; repairs or rcsurfnrlng. Sixteen streets estimated at ?S1,875.20. Railway by District 50 5s also one , 'C) Streets on .which vnvkmav cl the first on railroads in this »« defcrrcrt l«ip one to ihrcc s«ft«. country, officials .said. : Thirty-eight -..slreois with nu cstl- PJan Rosier Of Firs I Aid Here Leaders and their office aides In the annual Ked Cross War Fund campaign, which opens tomorrow in Alleyany countj-, are shown .mapping plans at the local headquarters (top picture). Left to rifht. they arc Chief Judge William A. Huster, director of the drive; Roy Johnson, campaign manager; Mrs. Jack E. Wclze!, Mrs. Charles Helrorich (in background), Mrs. Thelma Kosaroond, Mrs. Helen Work aiid Mrs. Jun McQuown. .• ' r : Division leaders in the drive, also mapppinf their work at headquarters (lower photo) arc: Roy C. Lottie, Miles G. Thompson, Henry W. Price arid Earl C. Robertson. Mrs. J. M. rilketnly is one of numerous volunteer workers who are assistinc nt headquarters. H. Lee Silcox Urges Trained Men r>n«1 \Toiuon Rog- islcr-for 'Emergencies , Persons trained in Red Cross firs aid and water safety practices can make a real contribution toward thi Red Cross disaster preparedness an' operations plans in Allcgany countj H. Lee Silcox,.chairmen of the firs aid, water safety and accident pro ventton committee ot the local Rc> Cross, said yesterday. In such disasters as flood, expio A few days ago, several youths formed a line in-.front of a Main Stem drug store, and in a few minutes more than a score of grownups had lined up behind them, believing it was time to dole out cigarets, candy bars, or some such scarce item.- Then the boys nonchantly strolled away, leaving the gullible aciults as mortified as a. cat caught making passes at a canary in a cage. ' .-•• '.'... .: : Judge Makes Appeal The first report meeting of the Bad luck—like bananas—comes in bunches for some people. . • Robert Colomy, who hasn't enemy in the world, or at least doesn't deserve such treatment last night reported the seconc "tragedy" in a week to local police Mr. Colomy, a friendly fellow, .who has charge of placing the news bulletins at the Times-News map on North Centre street, was driver workers here will be held at 12:55 p. m. Thursday in the B'er Chayim vestry room. Judge Huster cited: "We expect to reach our goal in record time, but t would be unwise to 'coast in' without making a vigorous and intensive drive. The Red Cross doesn't require any 'high-pressure selling,' but, we will have to contact the people whose contributions, keep the Red Cross alive. It is necessary to see the people, &11 of whom are ready to give something." •.,... School Bus Rules Await Approval Regulations Sent To Coimly Superintendents in Stale For Review Fid ton Meyers Post To Observe Anniversary ' Members of the Fulton Meyers Post, American Legion will celebrate the anniversary of the post's foundation March 15 with a ban- the victim of thieves several nights Rf>o, when his car WES looted and paints and other articles valued at more than $50 stolen. ... • Yesterday afternoon he reported to police that some culprit had poisoned his pet 'dog, a tiny terrier that followed him everywhere. '-• quet sterting at 8:15 p. m., in the post's headquarters ., on North Mechanic street. The event will be attended by Department of Maryland officials, representatives of Fort Cumberland Post No. 13, and city and county officials. -;..-. • - •••• "Chick" Is Hot Pilot S Local Navy Man Distinguishes Self In War Against Japanese Some of the action that Ensign Charles E. "Chick" Erode, U. S. Navnl Reserve, husband of Mrs Betty (Foreman) Lee street, has Erode, 15 North seen during his shops frocks wear , tub- days cafes, to 20,i recent tour of duty aboard an aircraft carrier in the Pacific Theatre of Operations, is revealed In a release from the Navy Public Re- I lations Department. He recently re- .elved the DFC. Attached to the fighter squadron of Air Group 44, Ensign Erode flew a Grumman-built HELLCAT (F6F), Throughout his highly intensive war cruise he made 50 sorties against the p.ncniy strikes Iieylc, while taking part against Formosa, in air Luzon, French Indo-Chlna, the South China Const, and Nansei Shoto. He was also in the thick of the historic Second Battle of , the ' Philippine Sea. In the latter engagement,, the former Times employe flew through a heavy barrage of anti-aircraft fire to .press home his attack on a Jap ^tobk part;.', br> battleship. Ensign Erode Mrikc on three -'4000-ton *h!ps and *.• destroyer, escort of Luzon. The attack resulted Jn the linking of the eritlre force. Severa week* Inter he nnd other membera "f his HELLCAT, dfyislon henvily •'trnfed nn enemy, destroyer which Is believed to hfcve *unk. He U.»lso credited with damaging two enemy ilanes on the ground and strafing lumerous enemy airfield instal- ations. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Brode, 307 Franklin street, he was commissioned a nnvnl officer In December, 1043. Now home on leave, h« will report to Quonsct Point, R. I., April 0. Though Air Group 44 was in action only four months, it exnctcd a licnvy toll of destruction from the enemy. Attached to the hard- hitting Third Fleet, It shot down 49 Jap planes, considerably more thnn the number of planes making up the Air Group itself. In addition, it destroyed 35 . aircraft on the ground and damaged or destroyed scores of others. In attacks on enemy warships and shipping, the group sank a heavy cruiser and three destroyers, nnd 53,000 tons of merchantmen. II damaged 21 other warships, including tow battleships.-an aircraft carrier, nnd three cruisers, ns well ns 55,000 tons of merchant shipping. One. of Air Group 44's'biggest, days occurred during ".tlie historic Second Battle of Uie Philippine Sea. On Regulations governing public school transportation have been forwarded to Charles L. Kopp and other county superintendents of schools for final review, according to Thomas J. Pullen, state superintendent. The regulations, covering chassis and body specifications and inspections of school buses and qualifications for school bus drivers, nave been approved by the State Board of Education and representativeB of the Department of Motor Vehicles, State Police, Traffic Safety Commission and the County Superintendents' Transportation Committee, Dr. Pullen said. ' • '.. Specifications cover every part of the mechanical equipment of the buses, he continued, nnd provide for the carrying of fire extinguishers and first aid kits. . -.-•.. • Other regulations provide for: Painting bodies an easily recognizable black and orange. Passenger load limits. Bus inspections at least three times a. year. . ; . Immediate removal of buses found to be'mechanically unsafe. Bus drivers between the nges of 21 nnd 60 years, although the maximum age limit will not apply to those employed prior to July 1, 1945. Drivers' physical examinations and their ability to maintain discipline and respect of the pupils. Dr. Pullen snid the superintendents hnd been requested to suggest any minor changes considered necessary and when all have been heard from Uie regulations will have the force of law. March Newsprint Shortage Causes Limitation of Advertising Space For Hie remainder of the first quarter of this year, onr newsprint quota is rationed to such an extent that the Sunday Times has had to limit the amount of advertising it will accept prior to Easter. The reduction of advertising is hot to be taken as an indication, however, that Cumberland stores do not have a varied and ample stock of spring goods. There is a surprising amount of new merchandise available in local stores and early shopping is advised. ... ••:..: , :; :..: •'-'• The only reason that advertising is reduced is to assure Cumberland Sunday Times readers full news coverage of world wide and local events. Regular features will appear as usual despite the reduced amount of paper allotted for March 11, 18 and 25. This explanation is given so that you may know the reason for a paper that is from two to four pages smaller than usual, and to. assure you that, with the co-operation of our advertisers, it will not be necessary to reduce the amount of news space in the Sunday Times. Beginning with the second tpjarter, April 1, our newsprint quota appears to be adequate for normal operations. : •:...'..:• v : :-..• •' Priority List Prepared by WPB itcp Taken To Provide Fuel For Essential Industry During Crisis A priority list designated.to chan- _el coal to essential war and civil- aii useds during short periods of imergency when their .stockpiles drop to the danger line was an- ounced yesterday by A. H. Cooper, uxnaEcr of the Charleston district Var Production Board, in a. move Ponder Plans For Mine Legislation Delegate Dick Reports Study Under Way In County Cnve-ins: A survey Is being made to determine -whether legislation may be submitted to the Maryland Assembly, for the protection of persons whose property may be damaged by mine cave-ins, it was said last night by Delegate. J. Milton Dick (R-A1- Icgany), minority floor leader of the House of Delegates. Dick said Horace E. FInck, director of research for the Legislative Council, Is making a study of bills in Pennsylvania and other states where cave-ins have occurred, and thnt n Maryland bill would be drawn up this week, in event it is found that such legislation could be applied in the local are catastrophes persons trained in first aid and water salcty measures are of great help, he added. Time is an important element In such CR-SBS and the availability of trained personnel cuts down death "and serious injury lists. The local chapter of the Red Cross Is desirous of having every person trained In first aid or water safety to register either by card or tele- ma ti- Ol $87,72!) .95. With the exception of Bedford rei'i,' Sroui Centre si reel to' the tfuliimore antt 'Ohio Railroad cite-'- nR in Ubt A, nnd DccaUir street in lst B. Rizer proposed' Uint a hot mix black top be used for patch- us?, resurfacing .in lull or part. Fur these streets lie proposed concrete with Decntur estimated at $33,891 nnd Bedford tit $18.771.50.. 7?te engineer said . Hint tn preparing the Hertford estimate he included provisions for widening (.he street from 26 to 30 feet. This was looked upon with favor by council members. Tlclfrich Wuiits Brick ' Commissioner Hunler B. Helfrich renewed his recommendation thnt the middle parts of North Centre and Mechanic t;treets be paved with brick. He called for the council to authorize the sule of $200,000 worth iof bunds even thoupli the -whole issue is not sold immediate!}'. Heltricli esilnmtcd the cost', of brick nnd black topping the sides of the two streets at $45,000. Rizcr's estimate for black topping the center of the two streets is Sll.432.30. Hclfrlch suRucstcd brick pnvniR 10 feet in width with joint* 20 feet apart. .-'..-" Commissioner McDonald said.-he 'can't sec brick in the center" and Sale Easier Seals Now Totals $1.826 A total of $1,826 had been realized by noon yesterday from the sale of Etister seals tinder auspices of the Allegany County League for Crlp-| • A number of cavc-!ns hnvc oc- that d«y 200 enemy planes tried to rip through the air defenses of the task force as. It stood close off the Ltizon.shore;'In the ensuing (Continued on P*gi it, Col. I) currcd in recent weeks at Eckhnrt nnd Frostburg, due to mining operations, but property owners have been advised that their only recourse to collect damages may be to file suits in court, an expensive and lengthy procedure with scant hope that responsibility may be established. ' I7n>dergoes Operation Louise Molinsrl, 15-yenr-o)d daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Mollnnri, 313 Bedford street,: was operated on Friday at the Children's Hospital i.SctiiSo!, Baltimore, where j she hud been' entered ; pled Children, according to Mrs. Hxinie O. Annan, executive secretary of the Itague, Contributions received so far represent"! return.-; from 18 per cent of the letters mailed with scnls to county residents. Persons who have not received seals by mail may purchase them at lengue headquarters, city hall plnzn. The senls were mniled out in blocks of one hundred, costing one cent per seal, or one dollar for the total.. ' -. Each block of senls mailed out Is accompanied by a letter reciting the history of the lengue ns a contributing factor tO the physical WCU being'.am; miu UL-UM i-mmcm uo ci p-«,•*;••• ot children in Allegany county. The for .trontmerit of n compound fra'o Shot and Woundec By Another Yank Pfc. James D. Simmon Encountered Mishap at Western Front Post A Cumberland soldier. Pic. Jame D. Simmons, had the misfortune o being shot and wounded by one of his own comrades on the Western Front In Europe, according to a recent letter to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Asa Simmons, 621 Frederick street. Now hospitalized in France, Pfc. Simmons wrote thnt he and a group of other soldiers before dawn moved out in front of their, positions to establish a Hold on n railroad cut, "something like the one under Cumberland street off the vlnduct." .... We took a position on the left bnnk and maintained it until 5:30 a. m., while a platoon .laid mines under the railroad tracks. Then we moved buck to the top of the cul and opened up the radio to get word to withdraw. CJermnnB were all around us but they didn't know we were there. •1 went to tell one of the men at the bottom of the cut to come up nought about by an increasing hortage of the fuel. Certain types of war plants, rall- •ciads, utilities, and liospltals stand ligh on the list of those who will •cceive priorities on coal deliveries vhcn their stocks reach n low point, which varies according to the type of use. The list was prepared by WPB at ,he request of .the Solid Fuels Ad- ninistratton for TVar, because of .ocal shortages which have already developed which threaten the urgent war and civilian needs. ;' It .will be applied only if local or national shortages nssume serious proportions. ' An estimated deficiency of 50 million tons below requirements Is expected nationally by the enc of "live "year. The list of seven classes covers industrial, commercial and utility concerns. . There will be no priorities within any class, and the number of classes which can be protected will vary with the seriousness of the local or national shortage. In any type of emergency, with allowance made for delivery time, no deliveries will be made to-consumers who have a -ufflclent supply of coal to extend phone immediately so that a rosterj can be prepared for use when needed. Groups will be organized according to their sk*ll with a first nid Instructor in charge. . Anyone Interested in taking an advanced first old course may do so by attending classes Wertnejrlny at 7:30 p. m. nt the La Vale Volunteer Fire Company hall. The course is being taught by Elmer C. Lancaster, a member of f.he first aid committee of tho Red Cross. He will begin a 20-hour standard course in about two weeks and perrons interested can contact him to enroll. The Girl Scoub! nrc conducting a first aid course at the Little House proposcd waiting until after the wnr and making both streets entirely brick. . : . "In other words you favor throw- nt; nway $11.000 Ymd wnitlng." said Hrifrich HI plciiriing. for what he called a Job which would last 50 years. Work Expensive McDonald said UiiH work now is expensive -and•'manpower-sliort. Hf said he favors selling bonds but not $200.000 worth. Hclfrich pointed out that. Riser's estimate Is for on Greene street each Monday frnmldo what It wnnts. 7 to 9 p. m Robert Thwnltos Is the ."I only want an order pasaed to instructor. He Is also a sub-clmlr- authorize the sale, of $200,000 worth than $200,000 but McDonald more contended. that \vith stnte aid $100,000 will be suftlcU'nt. 'Mayor'Thomas S. Post said that In wnr time Uie city can not always man of the accident committee of of bonds," said Helfrlcii. "If 1 can't the Red Cross. I*. P. Stark, another sub-chairman, will conduct tht« nftcrnoon the last class in the nd- vnnced first aid course which lias get-the-, cooperation of this group it will net be, because I did not make an effort."-. The street''-commissioner argued been underway in City Hall for some for what Uie. ciills permanent 1m- 1 (Continued on Pagt 5, Col. 3) time. Greeting from President"... deadline /or returns to Easter SiUtir- day. ture of the log. Her mother Is with her In Baltimore, by the radio. I got about ten ynrd-i from him and then he shot thinking I was n. German. He miss me nnd I yelled -his nnme and no tc shoot. But he shot twice mon nnd got me" . • Pfc. : Simmons, entered the Arm In January !94V «nd went averse* <n November. Ho holds the Com bnt Infantryman; badge. In hi letter home he wrote "they are tak mg good cnre of me. ri rough the mergency. The Area expected period of Production Urpency Thousands from Here Make Draftee Trips to Baltimore rommittee will prepare Immediately list of all critical plants In this rcn. This will include all plants Ircndy on the National Production Urgency List, and plants equally es- enllnl. Appenls for. nn exception o a rating by individual plants are to be handled by ,tlic local Production Urgency Committee. Sheriff Takes Youths To Hoiiee of Correction Sheriff David M. Steole returned yesterday from Uie House of Correction, where he took two Cumber- and youths sentenced, to serve two years for violntlng thir pnroles frsnted lust October In Circuit Court. . : Alvft Andrew Jnckson, 17. of Rolling Mill nlley, and Hurry Likens, 16, of Gay street, were arrested last week rienr Hancock by State Police, for theft of n car rind .truck. Both had been convicted last year In Juvenile Court nnd given terms nf "From The President Of The United Slate5 ; .-.'. "Greetings: v . . : ,...." ; The minute a letter bearing the above intimate and . cordial salutation arrives at the home of nn Allcgany County man. he knows thnt U contains an Im'ltntion to pmticl- 3nte in R seml-nnked parnde at the Fifth- Regiment Armory In Bnltl- more, where he will compete with his friends nnd neighbors before nn assortment of. gentlemen who arc sometimes known ns ."sawbones"— with the prize for successful competition being n one-way ticket to an undisclosed part of the earth. "Greeting" letters 'arc being received by an Increasing number of Allcgnny County men these dnys. On Thursday. March 1, one of flic Inr- gc-st groups of Fclectc** in the history of the county draft board mndc the trip , to Baltimore, ant further heavy draft call 1 ! are on th 18 months, cult Court, but appealed to CSr where they received suspended -icutcncca last October.: They were flentciicod Wednesday by Chief Judge William A, Huster (or tho parole violation. way. When draft registrnntx receive their "Greeting*" notifying thsr ^hat they are to leave for Bnltl more around G:30 in the morning o a particular day, they nre also Jn slnir.tcd to nppcnr .at Ihelr loca draft boards, Ufiur.Uy on the da before their dcnnrtura. And wh«i they go to the draft boards on th day appointed, they Ret their firs tnste of.military routine — llic ro .cnll. TSie husky voices with which n s y i, R n s. ty r, ir iv- ic id rt. he registrants answer when thrir nmes are called indicate. 1 ; the ncr- ou.sno.vs that they all feel, and the ear they have thtvt their voices might brcnk Into n high soprano, "hey bepln to sense the seriousness f the situation as the clerk of the ocal board cautfons them In solemn ones to rtfrnin from becoming in- roclcatcd nt any kind of farewell party thnt nl^ht, and from pnrtak- ng of intoxicants on the w«y to Baltimore, explaining that n "hangover" or .Intoxication prevents tho carrying out of nn sdequnte physical examination, To mnke the wnrn- ng stick, the clerk .adds UiRl- failure to comply with the instruction* might result In prosecution under he Selective. Service Act. Aftci 1 imparting various other Instructions to the nclrctees, the clerk then Informs them that any who wish for Immediate Induction, which simply menns Irwtcnd of the minimum 21-dny. waiting period after auccessful completion of the physical examination, the volunteers wiU not return to Cumberland but continue on their way to whatever posts are assigned them in the armed service*. The usual reaction t* this little pir^e of Information to; "Ix-mrnc outis here!" Early Mornlnf Start '• Comes Ihe next morning, and the BUif Ridge Terminal on Frederick (Continued on Fngr t>. Col. t)

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