The Morning Herald from Hagerstown, Maryland on March 4, 1947 · Page 8
Get access to this page with a Free Trial
Click to view larger version

The Morning Herald from Hagerstown, Maryland · Page 8

Publication:
Location:
Hagerstown, Maryland
Issue Date:
Tuesday, March 4, 1947
Page:
Page 8
Cancel
Start Free Trial

Page 8 article text (OCR)

TEN The Horninj Herald, Niierstewi. M., TmsJiy, Mirth 4,1947 Vets' Housing Plans To Be Outlined Here Meeting is Slated for Wednesday Night at City Hall The Federal Housing Administration's Rental Housing Program for Veterans will be disci-sspd by FHA officials at a meeting of city and county oflicinls and local persons interested in housing, at City Hall at 7:30 o'clock tomorrow night. E. LESTER MULLER Principal speaker will be E. Lester Muller, state director of the FHA. With him will be Charles T. Batterden, executive assistant, and Owen C. McFadden, housing consultant. Muller explained that the FHA is currently trying to uiilize to the fullest possible extent every facility at its disposal to encourage the immediate construction .of rental housing for veterans. In order to accomplish this objective the FHA is seeking the fullest cooperation of all branches of industry. Muller said a stepped-up building program is in prospect for the entire state during 1047 as a result of changes in the FHA's insurance procedures and (he relaxation of building controls. "Much of the emphasis on the FHA program for 1947 will be placed on rental housing for veterans of World War II and their families," he said adding: • "Meantime, there is evidence of sufficient increase in the production of huilding materials to warrant a feeling of confidence that long strides toward meeting the housing need will he taken in the ensuing 12 months. "The supplanting of the priority system with the new permit system, under which non-veterans as well as veterans may build homes and finance them, on the basis of 90 percent loans insured by the FHA, should give immediate impetus to the- program of home building in this and other communities throughout the state. Under the new permit system." he v said, "authorization can be obtained from the FHA by any individual to build a home limited to 1,500 square feet of floor area with no price Veiling. A 90 percent and fixtures for one bathroom, but 25-year loan at 5 percent may be obtained under the FHA plan, provided non-veterans will agree in the event of subsequent sale or rent to give preference to veterans of World War II. _'This financing plan makes possible for non-veterans to build a duplex or an apartment building, live in one of the units, and rent the other units to veterans of World War II. The rent ceiling is established by the FHA to permit a- 6 1 /*: percent return on the total investment and is -not subject to review by OPA." Popular Spuds Type Makes Bad Showing Results of Test Plot at Wolfsville Announced Yesterday The type of potatoes most popular for planting in Washington county—Irish Cobblers — showed the poorest yield of eight varieties that were grown at a test plot ;it Wolfsville last summer. County Agent Mark Miller revealed yesterday. The county agent s:ud that the, potato test plot was maintained on the farm of O. A. Brandenburg, as a joint effort of Washington and Frederick county agriculture officials. The Irish Cobblers that were planted had a yield of 1SS bushels, U. S. No. 1. per acre, with six bushels of culls per acre, the figures released yesterday showed This was by far the worst record of any of the eight varieties which were used at the test plot. Green Mountain potatoes turned out. to be the best yieldcn=. with 447 bushels to the acre of T-. p. No. Ts. The other varieties tested, and their yields in bushels per acre of U. S. No. I'5. were: Mason. S. R.. 37S; Potomac. 374: Pontaic. 3-r,; Sequoia. 320; Kafahdin. Me.. 317, and Menominee. 250. Feigley Is Named As President Of Last Man's Club Harry F. Feigley. Jr.. was elected president of the Last Man's Club of local Morris Frock Post No. 42, American Legion. a t the annual banquet of that organization held on Sunday at the Legion home. Other officers are: W. Edward Heimei. vice president: Carl H. McCleary, secretary; Rev. Dr. Scott R. Wagner, chaplain, and H. J. Stotelmyer. treasurer. Rftv. Wngner discussed the death of Colonel John Carmichael during th« year, and pointed out that to date only nine of the members of the club organized here *ome years a?o, have pa?se<1 away. A turkey dinner followed the DEATHS Mrs. Anna M. Morris Mrs. Anna Mary Norris, wife of Daniel F. N'orris, died at her home in Keedysville Monday afternoon, after a short illness, aged 63 years. She was born a(. Antielam" Furnace, the daughter of the late George W. and Mary (Gifft) Ouel- berger. She was a member of the U. B. Church of Rohrersville. Besides her husband she is survived by sons, Homer W., Frostproof, Florida; Arthur (',., Keedysville; daughters, Mrs. Atha Drake, Mrs. Alice Mitchell, both of Keedysville; brothers, Bernard, George, Oscar, Stanley, all of An-' tietam Furnace; sisters. Mrs. Kdith Ingram. Alexandria, Va.; Mrs. Victor Sweeney, Sharpsburg- Mrs. Fred Griffith, Mt. Briar; also seven grandchildren. ^ The body was removed to the Karnshavv funeral home, Keedysville, where services will be held on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. !ra F. Rurkett officiating; interment in Fail-view cemetery, Keedysville. Mrs. Etta M. Foltz Mrs. Etta M. (Williams) Foltz, widow of Ceits R. Foltz, 714 Forrest street, died Monday morning at 10:10 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Agnes I. Beatty, Funks- Hnvii Mm, of complications, aged She was a lifelong member of the Lutheran church at Funkstown and a member of the Sons and Daughters of Liberty, Xo. 25. She is survived by: Daughters, Mrs. Marion floward. Mrs. Ethel Horn, Mrs. Stella Wassen, all of Hagerstown; sons, Frank Foltz, Philadelphia, and John Foltz, of Washington, D. C.; 16 grandchildren and two great grandchildren- brother, Frank William?, Hagerstown. Funeral services Thursday afternoon at 2:30 at St. Paul's Lutheran church at Funkstown by the Rev. Raymond Miller; interment in Funkstown cemetery. The body will lie in stale at the church from noon Thursday until the time of funeral. Funeral Services Funeral services for Cecil U. Schriver scheduled for Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Mormon Chapel, Buck Valley, will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Charles L. Bast Funeral Home, Hancock. Funeral Servicei On account of impassable roads the funeral services for Mary Candise Sclietrompf which was to have been held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Buck Valley Methodist Church will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home. Buck Valley. Charles D. 2. Shatzer Charles D. Z. Shatzer, 138 South Locust street, died at his home Saturday at 6:15 p. m., of complications, following; an illness of three weeks, aged 47 years. The son .of Harry C., and Rebecca Elliott Shatzer, he was born and reared near Greencastie, Pa. He was a former employe of Fairchild Aircraft Corporation. • He is survived by,- wife, Lillian (Young) Shatzer; son, Harold Dean, this city; sisters, Mrs. David Myers, Greencastie; Mrs. David Parker, Wormleysburg, Pa.; Mrs. Nevin Thompson, Waynesboro, and brother, Earl, Greencastie, Rt. 2, and one grandchild. The body was removed to the Teeter funeral home in Greencastle from where services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p. m., with Rev. Lester Myers officiating. In- trrment in Montgomery Church cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 7 to 9 p. m. Mrs. Mary W. Moore Mrs. Mary W. Moore, widow o£ Ezekiei Moore, died Sunday night at her home, 605 Washington avenue, aged S3 years. Born in Scotland, she was the daughter of George S., and Elizabeth (Dudgeon) Wilson. She is survived by daughter, Mrs. Earl B. Ross, sons, William E., and George T., all of this city; sisters, Mrs. John Schwamb, Mrs. John Smith, both of Houtzdale, Pa.; Mrs. Rohert Walker, Bristol, Pa.: brothers. John and George. South Fork. Pa.; William, Beccaria. Pa.. and Robert, Laurel Springs, Pa. _ The body was removed to the Kraiss funeral home from where services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m., with Rev. Paul B. Watlington. assisted by Rev. Edward P. H«inze. officiating. Interment In Rose Hill cemetery. Mrs. Emma K. Horsh Mrs. Emma K. Horsh. widow ofj Jacob W. Horsh. died Saturday at her home. St. Thoma?. Pa., of complications, following an illness of eight months, aged 61 years. She was the daughter of Jacob M. and Melinite WnJlech and was born near Upton, pa. She was a member of Guitners U. B. Church I and had resided in Upton most of 1 her life. ; She is survived by daughters, j 'Mable. at home: Mrs. Robert Statler and Mrs. John Poper, William-j son. Pa.; Mrs. Robert Lenherr.! Marion: Mrs. G. 0. Chrisman. St. \ Thomas. Mrs Kenneth Gaver. Green! castle; sons. Floyd M.. Stotiffersjtown: Clyde C.. Marion: John and ! Wilbur, at home; sister, Mrs. Ef| fie- Brechbill. Greencastie. Rt. 2; and 14 grandchildren. Brief funeral services win be I held at the Teeter funeral home j in Greencastie on Wednesday at 2 ! p- m.. to be followed by services at Gmlners Church at 2:30. with Rev. L. M. Misner officiating. Interment in Montgomery Church cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 7 to 9 p. ,m. Funeral Services Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Baker Eshleman. who died Friday, will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. from the Teether funeral home, Greencastie, the Rev. Raymond L. Markiey officiating. Interment in Beautiful View cemetery. State! Line. ' J. A. Cohill Buried On Monday Morning Funeral Services Conducted at St. Peter's Catholic Church Kimeral services for James Andrew Cohill, JIancock orchanlist who died last week during a Florida vacation, were held yesterday morning at Si. Peter's Catholic Church sit Hancock, with burial in the adjomiiiK cemetery. Pallbearers were Phillippe Cohill, William ,J. Cohill, Roger W. Cohill, Gale Cohill, Loo W. Cohill and Ralph 11. Donnelly. Honorary pa 11 hearers were: Gov. William Preston Lane, Jr., Thomas W. PanRhoni, John Paiifcboni, Victor Cushwa, .1. Vincent Jamison, •Ir., Joseph King, Wheeling W. Va.; -Arthur McSurley and Patrick McTighe. Pittsburgh; John Mc- .Miilloii, Cumberland; /saac George, Baltimore; (Jeor^e Anthony, Hancock; Dr. II. C. Byrd, Dr. K. N. Cory, Dr. S. H. Shaw and Dr. T. B Symons, College Park; Dr. Castillo Graham, Hancock; Henry I'. Bridges, Harry Bridges arid Louis Cerber, Hancock; Dr. John R Craft, Ralph Hair and John Hollyday, Hagerstown; William C. Curran, Baltimore; C. IT. Locher, Hancock. Rev. Raymond Kelly, pastor of St. Jane's DeChantel. Riviera Beach, Md., was celebrant of the Solemn Requiem High -Mass. Rev. William Culhane, vice-president and treasurer of Mt. St. Mary's College, Emmitslmrg, served as deacon, and Rev. Charles Dausch, assistant pastor of St. Mary's in Hagerstown, was sub-deacon" Rev. Charles B. JMonmonier, pastor of St. Peter's in Hancock was master of ceremonies. In the sanctuary were Rt. Rev. stfr. John L. Sheridan, president of Mi. St. Mary's College; Rt. Rev. Msgr. J. Francis Leary, pastor of St. Mary's, Hagerstown; Rev. John F. Cogan, dean of Mt St Mary's; Rev. James H. Hogan, pastor of St. John's Church, Frederick; Rev. Philip J. Kenny, assistant to the general secretary at N. C. W. C.. Washington, D. C.; Rev. Charles B. Bogan, assistant pastor of St. Patrick's, Cumberland. The Seminarians from Mt. St Mary's College sang the Solemn Requiem High Mass. Campaign Launched By College Alumni Special Supper Meeting Held by Bridgewater College Group In the Green Room of the Hamilton Hotel recently there was held a special supper meeting of Bridgewater College alumni who have been chosen as workers for the Cumberland Valley area in the expansion movement campaign being launched by Bridgewater College at Bridgewater, Va. The meeting was sponsored by the Cumberland Valley Chapter of the alumni association, and included alumni from both Bridgewater and the former Blue Ridge College. Representative workers were present from Hagerstown Maugansville, Clearspring. Boonsboro, Myersville, Burkittsville, Charles Town and Martinsburg West Virginia, and Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. Guests from the college who were present were the Rev- Earl Breon, director of public relations, Dean Charles C. Wright, and Cecil Ikenberry, treasurer of the college, and Raymond Andes, professor of language Colored slides of the campus and student activities were shown, and plans for the campaign were discussed. The workers were divided into teams in which they will work during the months of March and April. The campaign, in this area will be climaxed by rhe annual chapter banquet to be held early m May. The date.will be announced later. Remarks were made by A. M Horst, chairman of the local campaign committee, and the Rev. Ora DeLauter. executive secretary of the Church of the Brethren for middle and eastern Maryland. Miss Grace Bowman, president of the local alumni chapter, presided. Custom Renewed By Local Clergy The annual Lenten communion service of the Washington County Ministerial Association marked the regular" monthly meeting of the sroup yesterday in the Church of the Brethren, this city. The Rer. Paul Minnich Robinson conducted the communion -service, which is held each year at the meeting during Lent. The sermon was preached by the Rev. Dr. F. Berry Plumnier. whose topic emphasized the memorial nature of the service of Holv Communion. United States Supreme Court Just Like Old Movie Serial Washington, March 3 (#>}—The Supreme Court is just like an old fashioned movie serial. Each week, after a tremendous buildup, it. leaves John L. Lewis still dangling dangerously over the legal cliff. K very body was sure this would be the day. Surely the court would rule on Lewis and the $3,510,000 fine hung on both Lewis and his miners. So a block-long line formed outside the rnarblecolurnned room whf j re the justices meet. Many didn't get in. The room seats less than 300. and half of this space was reserved for lawyers. Attorney General Tom Clark was there. So was John Sonnett, who handled the coal case for the Government. And so was Welly 3jop- kins, leading lawyer for the miners. And what did they hear about John L. Lewis? .N'ot a whisper. They heard Justice Douglas talk about bowling alleys. (If bowling alleys are shipped to a military area, they can be considered military freight.) • They heard Justice Frankfurter talk about a Kansas City garment company. "This decision is tedious to read." said Frankfurter. He soon explained why. It was based on material, collected over ten years of lawsuits, that now fills \Z volumes and 5,000 pages. But Frankfurter warned no final decision could be expected. Why? "One judge has ruled the evidence insufficient." After 45 minutes, the court quit handing down opinions, and began to deal with routine work. Hut what about John L. Lewis? Will the $3,500,000 fine slick? Or will Lewis scramble back up the cliff to safety? Don't miss next week's thrilling installment! Bureau Has Dinner Scheduled Tonight Tour of Water Department Facilities is Postponed The Manufacturers' Bureau tour of Hagerstown's water system facilities, scheduled for today, has been postponed, but the dinner this evening, originally slated to follow the tour, will be held as planned. Two speakers will be featured on the program of the dinner meeting, scheduled for the Maryland Room at Hotel Alexander beginning at 6:30 o'clock. Invited to attend, besides the local manufacturers, are the members of the Hagerstown Water Board. H. E. Beckwith, district manager of the Pitometer Company,* will discuss the recent survey his company made of the city's water system. John West, inspection department oC the Association of Factory Mutual Fire Underwriters, will speak on the advantages and disadvantages of Hagerstown's present water pressure system as it relates to fire safetv. Help Is Pledged To Weak Nations (Continued from Page 1} Retailers' Group Planning Protest The Ha* erst own Retailers' Bureau committee which plans to travpl to Annapolis lo protest'the proposM sales tax is hopin? to make the trip within a few flays. A commiupfi member said yesterday that the trip awaits only worrl. from Annapolis on when the group may attend a hearing-. The Retailers havo already gone on record here as opposed "to the sales tax as a means of levying revenue in this state. " v one country may have such a profound effect in other countries that a violation oE accepted principles oE national behavior is of concern to the whole family of nations. Wholehearted acceptance of the doctrine that the strong can not impose on the -weak is "a part of the basic international lav,- recognized by all the American republics," Mr. Truman continued, and added: "My own country -will be faithful to the letter and to the spirit of the law." Lawlessness among nations can be no more tolerated than lawlessness among individuals, he added. • President Aleman and high dignitaries of the Mexican Government shared top spots in the greeting that followed Mr. Truman's arrival. However, thousands of laborers and humble farm •workers turned out to cheer as the American President rode through two miles of flag-bedecked streets to the Embassy. Airport Program Sent To Congress Washington, March 3 {/p)—Congress was asked today to approve construction or improvement. oC 307 large airports in the Nation during the fiscal year starting July- Secretary of Commerce Harriman sent to the House and Senate a list ot' the airports on which the Civil Aeronautic Administration recommends that work be done. Cost of the program, which would be the second year's installment of the National Airport Plan, was estimated at 5124.253,251, Library Of Bills Maintained Here If you have any questions on bills introduced during the current session of the State Legislature, contact the local Chamber of Commerce office. A spokesman announced yesterday that a complete library of bills is maintained for reference of the general public as veti as members of the Chamber. How many bills have been introduced at the Legislature in Annapolis? To date the Chamber office has copies of 499 House bills and 2SS Senate bills. And the bills are still rolling in. BURNED TO DEATH Baltimore, March 3 (#>)-—Three- year-old Caroline Montgomery died today from burns received when she lit paper in an oil stove and accidentally set fire to her nightgown, police reported. Her nine-year-old brother was burned in an attempt to rescue the child. WATCH, CLOCK AND JEWELRY REPAIRING. Modern Methods. SAUM'S. 21 Jonathan St. Adv. HIGHEST CASH PRICE PAID For Dental and Other Gold. SAUM'S, 31 Jonathan St Adv. COMPLETE AUTOMOBILE SERVICE FOR ALL MAKES OF CARS AND TRUCKS Motor Overhauling — Motor Tune-ups Brake Relining and Adjustments — Clutch Repairs Body, Fender and Paint Work Guaranteed Batteries $11.95 Prompt, Courteous Service — Reasonable Prices FLEIGH MOTOR CO. 672 OAK HILL AVE. PHONE 2300 *. ?301 Man 'Joins' Wife, New Daughter At Hospital Frederick, Md., March 3 (7P)— Jesse Marshall of Mountaindale doesn't have far to go to visit his wife and their new baby daughter. He took her to the City Hospital Saturday night and acquired a broken leg enroute home, so a passer-by took Marshall back to the hospital. Marshall had car trouble and started walking for help when another car approached. He climbed onto a snow bank to get out of the way, and when he jumped down to the icy street, slipped and fell, breaking his leg in two places. Congress Is Told To LeHJraft Die (Continued from Page 1) to be the logical time to shoulder the risks involved," Mr. Truman wrote. "Therefore, I recommend that no extension of Selective Service at this time be made, but with the understanding that: 'First, the War and Navy Departments will request the reenactment of a Selective Service Act at a later date if they are unablp to maintain the Army at a strength of 1.070,000 men "and the Navy at a strength of 571,000 through voluntary enlistments. "Second, the Army -md Navy be authorized from appropriated funds to employ temporarily the necessary civilian personnel over and above those specifically authorized and appropriated for by the Congress to the extent necessary to balance any shortage of enlisted personnel when strength may fall below the required levels." Dog Is Reported Taking Bread Here What, with the weather and all, things have been really tough all over. Yesterday the Morning Herald received a news tip to the effect that a large yellow dog has been walking away with loaves of bread from, a store in the vicinity of Baltimore and Potomac streets. Our informant says he has watched the process-several mornings in a row. Each time, he adds, the dog rounds the corner, walks to the place where the baker left the bread, picks up a loaf and walks away. LOCAL BILL PASSED A bill to authorize the Mayor and Council of Hagerstown to' license, regulate, tax or suppress pawn brokers or second hand dealers was^-passed by the State Senate last night. The measure had been passed by the House and now goes to the Governor for signature. NOMINATIONS CONFIRMED Washington, March 3 (£>}—The Senate today confirmed by unanimous consent the nominations of Charles E. Dickinson, Jr.. of New Jersey, and Gilson G. Blake of Maryland as Consuls General of the United States. February Al Library Is VeryBusy Month Record for Books Circulated in Single Day Broken Recently Despite had weather during the month, February marked another decided increase in business at the Washington County Free Library, and brought forth the busiest day in book circulation in the library's history. Statistics for the month show that the largest circulation jump occurred in the children's room, where half again as many books as in February, 1946, were Borrowed. This was attributed largely to new rules, permitting children to borrow more books at one time, and to the opening of the children's room in the morning for parents of pre-school kiddies. The adult circulation increase was caused primarily by a rise in the amount of informative and other non-fiction books that were borrowed. This increase amounted io about 20 percent, compared with February a year ago, and a smaller rise occurred in the number of non-fiction volumes that were lent. More than 7,000 books were lent from the library in Hagerstowu during the month. The record day was a very cold Saturday, February S, when the adult department lent 4S9 volumes and 274 were lent through the children's room. The library officials believe, on the basis of incomplete returns from county branches that they also experienced a sizeable increase during the month. Red Casualties In China Heavy; 200,000 Trapped Nanking, March 3 (£>)—Nearly 200,000 Communists driving towards Changchun have been trapped in a smartly-executed government pincers movement and already have suffered 20,000 casualties, the Ministry of Information reported hue today. This claim of a major victory on the snowy plains north of the Manchnrian capital coincided with information from a reliable source that Generalissimo Chiang Kai- shek and his top-ranking officers have agreed to plans to wipe out the Communists throughout China and Manchuria before the end of the year. (Encirclement, a favorite Chinese military maneuver, often has been claimed by both' sides in the past, though rarely on so grand a scale. In most cases, in keeping with Chinese tradition, the trapped enemy has found an escape corridor.) Damages Asked In Infant's Death Baltimore, March 3(fi>) —A former Marine Corps officer and his wife filed a $220.000 damage suit in Federal Court today against the U. S. Government and a medical officer at the U. S. Naval Academy following the death of their stillborn infant. Harry L. Wildasin. former Marine lieutenant, and his wife, Ida, named the government and Capt Jesse "R. Miller, described as medical officer at the Annapolis Naval Academy. The Wildasins seek $110,0000 damages from each defendant on the ground that negligent medical examination and refusal of hospitalization had caused illness, pain and death before birth of the expected baby. Mr. and Mrs. Wildasiu's address was given as State College, Pa. REGISTRATION POSTPONED Registration and starting of adult evening courses at Washington Street School and the Williamsport High School, scheduled for this evening at 7:30, will be postponed -until next Tuesday, March 11, it-was announced yesterday by A. C. Roth, supervisor of vocational education. Both courses cover ft metal work. Closed highways was the main reason for the postponements. "TULIP TIME" ' Operetta given by Williamsport High School Glee Club Auditorium, Thurs.. Mar. 6, 8:30 p.m. Adm. 30c and 40c. . Adv. EXPONENTS OF THE NEWEST METHODS LN ELECTRICAL CONSTRUCTION PO.R EITHER HOME OR FACTORY Contractors and Industrial Engineers A. G, Crunkleton Elec. Co., Inc. Greencastie, Pa.. -' Phone 22 RUBBISH COLLECTION WEDNESDAY. MARCH 5 — NORTHEAST SECTION. This section is all streets beginning at Public Square, including north side of East Washington Street, both sides oC North Potomac Street and Potomac Avenue, including all streets west to and including The Terrace, north of and including Prospect Avenue. THURSDAY. MARCH 6—NORTHWEST SECTION. This section, is all streets north of and including the north sids of West Washington St., and all streets Trest of North Potomac St, excepting the streets north of Prospect Ave. and east of The Terrace. All Collections Commence at 6 A. M. Please Set Out Rubbish the Night Before. If the Going Is Rough WE CAN SUPPLY SHOCKS • to Smooth Your Ride! FACTORY REBUILT SHOCKS & KNEES • For Most All Cars Farm & Forest Products Co., Inc. 905 Maryland Ave. — ' Phone 1336 Federal Income Tax Primer By ALEXANDER R. GEORGE Washington, March 3 (£>)—Some taxpayers find their biggest opportunity to reduce taxable income is in deductions for payment of interest and certain taxes. Remember,'however, that you list deductions on your return only if you use the Jong Form 1040. If you use the short Form 1040 or "the withholding statement as a return, tax tables automatically provide a total deduction amounting to 10 percent of your income. Two classes of, taxpayers must use the long form—those with income of $5,000 or more and those who list deductions such as taxes, interest, losses from fire, storm or theft, contribution and extraordinary medical expenses. Persons with incomes of $5,000 or more who use the long Fonii 1040 may take a ?500 allowance for deductions instead- of listing their deductions. If your allowable tie- ductjons are not more than $500 it is to your advantage to take the regular $500 allowance. Most interest payments are allowable deductions. You may deduct money paid as interest on a personal loan or home mortgage or on installment purchases of an auto or other articles. In order to be deductible, it is not necessary that the debt be secured by a lien or mortgage but there must be a legal obligation on the taxpayer to-nav the interest. "" Some taxes are deductible Others are not. You may deduct- State income - tax, most' property taxes, auto license taxes, state gasoline taxes. Weather In Detail Maryland and Virginia: Sunny and not so windy with milder in afternoon Tuesday. Wednesday sunny and warmer. Western Pennsylvania: Mostly cloudy, continued cold and rather windy with snow flurries Tuesday. Wednesday mostly sunny and warmer. West Virginia: Mostly cloudy but not so cold and windy Tuesday. Wednesday s u n iTy and warmer. 4-H (lubbers Plan Jaunt To Annapolis Observance of 4-H Club Week Here Prepared for Members Fifteen Washington county 4-H Senior Council members are due to leave here at 7 a. m. on Thurs_day, for a trip to Annapolis that will be one of the highlights of National 4-H Club Week, now being marked in this county. The group will inspect the Naval Academy, witness the Legislature at work, and see many of the other sights in the capital" city of the state, returning the same evening. Many other projects are underway to emphasize 4-H work during the period between March 1-and 9. The window of the Potomac Edison Company on North Poto-' mac street has been turned over to a display, which emphasizes the accomplishments that the boys and girls may carry out through this activity. Many of the community clubs are putting up posters and exhibits in their own towns in this county, and the Smithsburg club has erected a special display in the postofflce window there. In addition, special programs are arranged for regularly scheduled meetings of many of the county^ 4-H clubs during the weelc. You are nob allowed to deduct: Federal income taxes, Federal gasoline taxes, Federal taxes ou furs, jewelry, liquor, cigarettes, toilet articles, and the like. Federal employment (social se curity), taxes may be deducted by an employer. Such taxes withheld ' from the wages of an employee may not be deducted by the em- . ployer. You are not permitted to deduct Federal taxes on theater admis- .sions, transportation, telephone and telegraph service or safe deposit boxes unless they are incurred in carrying on a trade or a ' business attributable to rents and royalties. You may deduct state or local retail sales taxes if under the laws of your state or locality they an> ' imposed directly upon " you ;is a consumer. If those taxes are im' posed directly upon the retailer and passed on to you as a consumer, you may deduct them only j: the amount of the tax is measure' by the price of the article or by a sum per unit of t}J e article sold. Taxes for local benefits such as assessments for streets, sidewalk, sewage and other local improve- in,ents which tend to increase the value of the property are not deductible "except amounts allowable to maintenance or interest charges." You may not deduct as taxes charges for governmental services such as municipal water bills, parking meter charges, service fees and the like. However, these are deductible as expenses if incurred ", in a business or trade. County Agenl Opens Conservation Drive Hundreds of Letters Go Out to Farmers in the County This Week A major effort to encourage more farmers here to adopt soil conservation practices was begun this week, with the mailing of hundreds of letters to all Washington county farmers who have not adopted the practices by County Agent Mark Miller. A total of 1200 farmers will have been contacted in this manner, by the time all the letters have been mailed out, the county agent said. He has made ever- «ffort to include all of them on his mailing list, but if anyone is skipped, that person is cordially invited to in• vestigate the practical benefits of I soil conservation. The letters state that farmers have an opportunity now of securing a soil conservation plan for their farms by expert technicians, without cost. Adopting soil conservation practices will prevent heavy rains from carrying away the fertile top soil which has been carefully built up on farms. The local district has received adequate heavy equipment for use orf farms interested in conservation work, including draining' it is pointed out. _The letters are being ' mailed with a leaflet describing in more jdetafl what the proper practices can do to conserve soil and in- * crease crop yields, and a postal which the farmer may mail to indicate his interest in securing a soil conservation plan. The county agent said that over 600 farms in this county are already being operated on conservation plans. DEATH INVESTIGATED Accomac, Va., March '3 (/P)—Ac- comae county authorities continued today their investigation in the death of George W. Greene, 6.3. Salisbury, Md., saw mill operator whose battered and charred body was found late Thursday night. " DUKES RECEIVE BIDS Pittsburgh. March 3 (./p) — J.)n- quesne University tonight announced its undefeated basketball team has received bids to both the XCAA and National Invitational .basketball tournaments at Madison Square Garden, New York, and will vote tomorrow on which to accept. WCTU POSTPONEMENT The WCTU meeting planned for this afternoon at the home of Mr?. Paul Holdcraft has been postponed until the first Tuesday in April. Offer — Subject to Prior Sale and Change in Price 1 00 Shares of Victor Products at $34.00 per share Joseph H. Dagenais, Jr. 74 West Washington Street Phone 3150 WAITRESSES and COOK WANTED Apply •«i- BECK'S RESTAURANT $$HOUSEHOLD L€>ANS$$ OUR SPECIALTY Signature . Immediate Cash Auto LOANS For LOANS New Furniture Scattered Bills New Clothing Vacation Medical Expenses Auto Repairs All Loans Subject to Government R.«r»n.t!oa« A.ny Employed Man or Woman, Married or Single Is Eligible for a SIGNATURE LOAN FRIENDLY LOANS MADE IN ONE HOUR ftpecial 8«rrSc« for Dlichargefl V«ter«ns—Just Phon* III Tb» X»ner will b« Readj Wh«n Tou Corns In. CONSUMERS CREDIT SERVICE, Inc. Phone 519 407 Professional Bldg. Robert T. Neel, Jr., Mfr.

Get full access with a Free Trial

Start Free Trial

What members have found on this page