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Local Comics Classified Member Associated Press WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER . , 1948 Council Backs Fraternal Tax Exemption Act Takes Issue With Bill Introduced Two Years Ago-By'Delegate Cook The- Legislative Council has taken Iss'.ie-withrDslsgate Noel Speir Cook CR-Attegany)-and.moved to support tax. exemptions of fraternal beneficial associations. ' The ;-.Coune2's action, if upheld, would' : reyert- ^conditions to where • they were',,two years ago, before Delegate; Gook:introduced a measure to make'-all such property taxable In AUegariy .' county. Before, only portions-of: these properties used for commercial.,, purposes had 'been taxed, J ;"'".---. : -T6 Make Law Plain The • -Legislative Council, at the request.-, of ,"&v number of organizations, .has'vapproved a bill to make It plakT'th'e -General Assembly intends that •-properties of- fraternal beneficial",*'associations' are to be exempt from, taxation. Delegate '-'-Cook called the' Tax Commission' : two years 'ago and told it he wiw-'considering introducing th» bill "iin-'.tne" House of. Delegates. Tht 'Commission could not find, that thi« type":of-property was. exempt under the"state law and instructed the luperyisor of assessments In Allegany.' to-."assess all 'fraternal organizations In the county. When "-thie/-associations protested, the Board'of, County Commissioners upheld the. former 'exemption. Upon'; '. another appeal • by the •upervisor'of assessments and after i hearing''here, the. Tax Commission reversed the action of the commissioners;last ..December. Appealed To Court AppeaTs''have..been taken to the Circuit-.Court .here but the case has cot been heard. .The Tax' Commission, meanwhile, ' '•' ' ' instructing counties, to has- refrained -supervisors,, in' assess .similar from other properties pending the outcome of the appeals. In reversing the County Commissioners . last December, the Tax Commission stressed two main points:^. „';'.'";':.' (1) Where the property was owned by-'an organization or entity other than'the fraternal beneficiary association,- the commission found that the legal owner was subject to tax." " . .. • (2). And where the lodge or'club held title' to'the property, the commission ruled • that it was not a "charitable -or •" benevolent institution"' within';the meaning of the exemption- statute. Fort Hill Play Scenes Presented Production Set | For Friday Night Previews of the Port .Hill Players production, Young and "Our Hearts Were Gay", were presented today to the Fort Hill. High School auditorium. Thomas Kaboskey, president -of 'the Student 'Council led the opening exercises, and Doris Growden read the. scripture. The.program;'.written and directed by Joann Shirey,.Doris Growden and Wanda. McCullough,. was made up of a series of skits to increase Interest in the play. .The first skit •was patterned after the Archie Andrews j radio program. The cast included "Larry Davis, Wanda Mc- Cullough,-jda Mae Cage, Fred Corbin, William' Richards, and Rosalee Kimmell. A short., scene from Hollj-wood followed; -'Clarence Thompson, Eugene Mason and Brodus McDonald made, up-.the cast. Floyd Ryan presented news' flashes. Next came a meeting of United Naticns- representatives discussing whether"-they, would, come to the 1 United States to see.the play. Eugene, Rankin, Carl Thompson, William- Alderton and Charles Lati- merrwere cast members. Following this scene, >Donna Murray and Ed- ward'Haines 1 "made a date" to.'see "Our-Hearts Were Young and Gay." Next" on T the"', program, was "The Average .American- Family," with Lois "Wentlin'g, Raymond Jack, and Betty Stump.' The final skit was Duffy's Tavern. Werner Dicken and Elmer, ifretz.'were featured. The -surprise of ' the' show was the- appearance of Santa Claus, played 'by'. John "Bobby" Cavanangh. of,'the Physical Education Department,..who distributed .pre- icnts to/the cast and the director of the .'"play," Miss Helen Smith. Throughout :the .program the cast depicted parts-from the play, which will ~be'' presented, in' the school auditorium Friday at 8. p. m.' . Ann -Wilson' was the .announcer and Glendon Burke and Betty Jane ClmKerman /were the "eye and ear", of the world respectively. Miss Nellie Willison" supervised the program »nd Philip -Hester arranged the froup singing.. Stella "Robinette and Emily 'Popp "had charge of the properties, • William Light, Charles Bujac, "and v James Morris .of the stage crew arranged the set. The stage crew ..is'directed by .Theodore Foote, 'art 1 -instructor. Members- of -the cast of "Our HeirtsJW i ?, re • Young .and Gay" are Nadeane-Atkinson, Ann Linn, John Hafer, Karlyn'.'Radcliffe, Jack Cessna, -Eugene- Strieby, Hazel Sensabaugh, Glerin Hfflegas, Wiliam Evans, "'-'George Stein, Dorothy Brinkman, .Sva Taylor, Norma Robosson;" ; rBarbara James omas 'Furlow. Carder, Alderton Mary and ^Births The Newspaper For The Home ROAD ACCIDENT KILLS MAN—William Stewart,-67, Frostburg, was instantly killed yesterday when the car in which he was driving collided with a. Western- Maryland- Railway-owned truck at the Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad' crossing at Corriganville. The photograph- on the left shows the approximate scene of the accident. On the'right is pictured the truck which reportedly hit head-on with the Stewart machine. Francis L. Charlton, 23, Boulevard Apartments, was the truck driver. trend, havf Ing to 16 spot survey the was because production. I Locally, c 79 cents. Small < Another, exact figure, a slight drop". up here, are retail dozen. - A dealer in ful. Markets k In Egg tetCuts ] Prices JL JL JL JL^/^~st^7 s, following -a state-wide shown decreases rang- cents on the dozen, a r of several local retail ved today, picture'-is not all bright Itry dealer who handles chickens exclusively re- eys in 'small supply. ;ain, out-again egg mar- another four cents on ore retail board today: s described 'as the direct break in the .wholesale in New York yesterday. ore distributor said yes- olesale- price of 55 cents r. top-grade eggs repre- :cline of 20 cents in the eeks. The drop, he said, e of a 20 per cent ln- •oductibn. Another deal- d the drop to decreased )rop 16 ,C£ULS no dealer said his large •" eggs, which are grad- 3dled had decreased 16 en the past three wseks. s ago, he continued, the xade products were Bell- ents. The price -today Is gs, or "the run-of-nifll in price from 65,.to-69' Ml t'Vio riPfllf*!* f*fYTl ft tilled jn, • tns ticAic* ^unui*iL*^"« who ' did not give an ; said: "there has been 3p", but added that the o has. stocked the high- will be r forced to take the market break shows =[e said eggs, generally, g for 75 to- 83 cents a pect of getting 'a turkey e Christmas at a reason- appears not too bright. a turkeys and chickens says- the turkey supply rt but -chickens plenti- :ts "Hot As Pistol" York turkey market, he t as a pistol" and prices irkeys are available, will cents higher than at ig. Turkey for Thanks- for as much as 90 cents er said that the turkey land which hit its peak iving continued' aftet the ating an unusual situa- iarger markets. Markets ed 1 out", he said. er ' pointed out that to il orders he has had to ilo to get the birds in ers. t supply of turkeys can Post Office Employs Extra Help; Stamp Sa The Cumberland Post Office, looking to the increased holiday mailing and the expected last minute rush, has placed five extra clerks on jobs and is expected to add more gradually as Christmas Day nears, officials said today. Upwards of 90 extra persons are expected to be employed during the season here, ' approximately 50 as clerks and 40 as carriers. The number 'working dally varies, it was explained, because some work one day and are off the next. The Post Office got some idea this week of what is to come. It was reported that sale of one and a half -cent stamps,, used primarily for greetings, has doubled over Jast week. And one mail room employe said, "We are no where near the peak." 'Acting Postmaster William C. McDermott has urged that patrons mail early, and from Washington last week, the Postmaster General said if packages are not mailed immediately some will not be delivered before Christmas. There are rules to Ir.sure'safe delivery of .Christmas cards as well as parcels. '. Chief among them, are: • -Address properly. Do not write "City" "for local delivery but write but the name of the town. , Address plainly, means the full name,., house number, street, name of city, zone and state. .Do not place stamps with a lick and a pat. Be sure they are firmly affixed. They may come loose en- route. Mail promptly. Post offices generally have asked that cards for out-of-state delivery be in the offices by December 10 and for local delivery, by at least a week before Christmas. Postmasters recommend first class mailing, three cents, instead of the one and one- half -cent mailing. The first class mail .is entitled to *'di-. rectory service" by. skilled post office clerks who will try to trace down addressees. .who have moved since lasti Christmas. Only first class mail is forwarded from one address to the other or returned to the sender without collection or additional postage, if .the addressee is no: located, and if the addresser has his name and address on the envelope If use of third class mail is desired (one and one half-cent stamps) do. not seal the envelop. It must not. contain personal messages although a handwritten signature is permissible. Only one effort is made to 'deliver the mail and if not delivered, it goes to the Dead Letter Office. les Increase Fire Damages Distillery BERLIN, Pa. — (JP> — President Charieton Frantz of the Frar.tz Distillery, near here, said a five which swept two of the firm's buildings this morning caused an estimated $20,000 damage. Roofs of the two buildings, Potato Flour Plant No. 2 and the adjacent yeast plant, collapsed. The plant's main building, however, was ' undamaged, Frantz said. An overheated furnace appeared to have caused the blaze, he. said. Located in a mountain section about four miles from Berlin, the plant has a limited water supply, but it was sufficient to quench the blaze, firemen said. The • distillery is the largest industry in this Somerset county community. Fire companies from nearby. Meyersdale and' Somerset aided the Berlin Fire Department. Sgt. Louie DeRosa WiUBeReburied Ridgeley Vet Killed In European Action A -solemn requiem mass will be celebrated Saturday at 9 a, m. in SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church for Staff Sgt. Louie DeRosa, 25, son of Mrs. Antoinette (Pnyleisa) DeRosa 11 Barncord Street, Ridgeley, arid the late Luigi DeRosa, who was killed .In' Europe March 22, 1945, Knobley, Mountain Post No. 136, American Legion, Ridgeley, will accord full military honors at the grave in the church cemetery. Sgt. DeRosa attended RMgeley High School and entered the service January 13, 1942. He received training at Keesler Field, Biloxi, Miss., and went overseas as a flight engineer in January, 1945. He, was in a B-17 over Heidelberg, Germany, when' he lost his life. Sgt. DeRosa belonged to St. Anthony's Church, the Lions Club and ;he Rod and Gun Club, all ol Ridgeley. In addition to his mother, he leaves his 'widow, Mrs. Henrietta (Miller). DeRosa; a daughter, Josephine Elaine DeRosa: one brother. Cart DeRosa, Washington, and four sisters, Mrs. Andrew RappUo, Ridgeley; Mrs, Michael Barich, Brooklyn, N. Y.: Mrs. John Recher, March Field. Calif., and Miss Phllomena Hunters Ki 99 Deer In Shooting I O Allegany county hun 99 buck deer during tl: days of the six-day sea reported today by Regi Warden Joseph A. Mink Game officials said opening day. At Western kills were reported by: Arthur P. Eoffa. Bai point buck on his farm near Savage' Mountain; worth, an eight-pointer on Dan's Mountain; Fill laid, Dan's Mountain, an buck; Calvin Landis;. V an eight-pointer on Dan' and Tony Francis, also t port, a six-point buck a leans. Minke said three Was! Charles E. Marts, Walte and George M. Martz,. $20 and costs each at by Magistrate Norvai S] hunting deer in Gar: with a Maryland reside license. The license was "and they will be diibarr curing another permit t added.. , Another hunter, Carej 'and, Baltimore, posted for trial Saturday - on a having an illegal deer in si on. Safety Recor j Equalled By As safety officials of t Edison System received up October accident re the various divisions i over 2 360 employes they for the first time sine company had gone thro plete. month without accident of any kind wh Commenting on this t commandable acliieveme Smith, Potomac Edison' extended congratulation responsible for the achie There, were six accid the .same period last 3 1948 total -remains at 5; to 5T total accidents in This record was comp members of the power i line construction depar bus drivers, and the bt ments that go to make System. Robbers. Take S5C From Froslburg M Nearly $500 in cash w bagged the first two 60 fell the Stewart Rites Set For Friday At Frostburg Trial Magistrate Clerk Instantly Killed In Accident Rites for William Stewart,. 67 Frostburg, well known deputy clcrV of Trial Magistrates Court here, who was Instantly killed late yesterday afternoon in a. car-truck collision at Corriganville, .will be held Friday at 3:15 P; m'.-from the Durst Funeral Home, 'Frostb'jrg. Burial will take place in Eclihart Cemetery. An active Republican party worker, Stewart was enroute home from work when his automobile' collided with a Western Maryland Railway- owned" truck driven by Francis L. Charlton. 23, Boulevard Apartments, about 4:io p. m. Charlton was admitted to Memorial Hospital for surgical treatment. of a laceration between'the eyes. Stewart Riding: Alone State Trooper .George E. Coddington said Stewart,, riding alone, was headed west on Route'36 when the fatal mishap occurred at the Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad tracks. Charlton was hauling a load of signal and maintenance equipment from Rockwood, Pa., to Cumberland. Taken to Allegany Hospital by Elmer C Furlow and Phillip Diehl, both of Mt. Savage, Stewart was pronounced dead on arrival. Dr. H. V Deming deputy county medical examiner, said death was-caused by a broken neck. Trooper Coddington said no charges were preferred pending completion of the investigation.- Charlton's " condition was reported satisfactory today. Mr Stewart was bom at Eckhart Mines June 22, 1881, a son of the late John R. and Mary R. (Watson). Stewart. He received his early education at the Eckhart Mines and Hoffman public schools and at the age of 14 was employed as a coal miner at Hoffman. Worked For Brewery He later worked for the B. and O. Railroad in. months and Cumberland for six studied bookkeeping and typing at the Mountain State :Business College here.. He was Westernport, assistant bookkeeper for the Cumberland Brewing Company for 24 years. He had been a deputy clerk at the local magistrates court since 1939. He sought election as clerk to the County Commissioners on several occasions. Mr. Stewart, who was unmarried, resided with his brother and sister- : fined at Friendsville Speelman for county $100 bond reports from :e 1940 the iugh a coma lost-time R. Paul tli os c in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Ranee Stewart, 11 Washington Street, Frostburg. Survivors include two other brothers James Stewart, Frostburg, and Roy Stewart, Eckhart; three sisters, Mrs. William England, Oklahoma; Mrs. Richard Gunter, Youngs-town, Ohio, and Miss Nan Stewart, at home, and several nieces and nephews, including John Stewart, secretary of the Tri-State Mine and Mill Supply Company. He was a member of the Allegany- Garrett County Sportsmen's Association, and had been treasurer of the organization for the past six years. Mr; Stewart was a member of the Baptist Churci:. The body will remain at the Durs; Funeral Home. Forfeits $112.90 On Motor Charges Clarence Leasure, 146 Polk Street, forfeited bonds aggregating $112.90 today in Trial 'Magistrates Court for operating a motor vehicle on a 'cancelled, suspended or revoked" be three Thanksgiving, giving soli a .pound. The dealer 111 -his 1 go into small numbers. The short J be attributed dealer' added, creased and continued demand and j the fact that the turkey crop is 25 per cent lower this year than last. Whether meat prices will be affected by. the approaching holiday remains to be seen. One dealer said meats showed some drop Just before the Thanksgiving holiday but has held • firm since. The drop at Thanksgiving, he added, was caused by the preference for turkey and chicken.' year. The ! license and reckless .driving. Police said the car driven by compared itations, the tmcnts, che to two factors, the| He stressed the in- Bond In DeatllS Second National Votes Dividend, Christmas Bonus It was announced today by President J. M. Naughton of the Second National Bank that, the board of directors yesterday declared a yearend dividend on the Bank's capital stock and also approved 'a Christmas bonus to all members of the bank's staff. •The dividend is the regular semiannual distribution of $1 per share. It will be mailed on January 14 to stockholders of record at the close of business on December. 31. The distribution to employes and officers of the Bank will be equal to, 50 per cent of each person's monthly salary, Lois Stine Selected A daughter was bom 'to Mr. and p College Honors Mrs. Albert.Long, 301 Massachusetts ° Avenue^thls. morning .in Memorial Hospital/-'.-,. Miss Lois Stine, daughter of Mr. , and Mrs. • Roscoe A. Stine, of 707 Mr. 'and" Mrs. Donald Emerson, Bedford Street, Cumberland, a senior LaVale, "announce the birth of ai a t Madison College, Harrisonburg, son this morning • in Memorial I va., has been selected as one of 13 Hospital. .•:'...- . . students at the' school to appear in A son,"was born to Mr. and Mrs. Nick ?erl02ZO,"408 Springdale Street, this moming-.'in Allegany Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Bertrand A. Mason, Jr,-"Rou.te™5. Cresaptown, announce trie- birth of a son Memorial' .Hospital. yesterday in A son was-'born .to Mr. and Mrs, Charles V. - Gundina, 656 Fayette Street,* yesterday in Memorial Hospital. • •" 'Who's Who In American Universities;and Colleges." Only one percent of the total enrollment is eligible. Students are selected on the basis of high scholarship, leadership, good character, and their contribution to school life. Miss Stine has been active in campus affairs. She is president of the Madison College Glee Club, member of Kappa Delti Pi and Y. W. C. A. the burglary of the home of Frost- The body Is at the George Fun- burg Lodge No. 348, L.O.O. Moose, Cral Home. From Gerraauy early yesterday, according to ence J. Boyle, county investigator. „ Boyle is being assisted In the MrsY HajVdllTna'et'C Crestptown. probe of the theft by the Frostburg received a telephone call a recent City Police. They have found Jiat Robert Broadwater, Swanton,, mornmg , £ r0 m her brother Pvt. entrance was gained by forcing a owner of .the truck which figured in wffl lam EIU S who ' is stationed in door in the rear of the. building the drowning of two men in Savage Germany extending Christmas leading to the basement. River near Bloomington Monday greetings' to his family Pvt. Klls Moose officials have withheld ' or Robert Elils, Cresap- comment on the loot pending com- Leasure careened from Broadway last Sunday morning and hung'sus- pended over a wall. Officers Donald 'H. Smith and G. E. Pfeiffer preferred charges. William J. Kinsman, Cresaptown, was fined $5.75 after he .pleaded guilty to driving without a license on Greene Street yesterday. Police indicated that Harold A. Wagner, Faii-go, owner of the machine, would be summoned for allegedly permitting an unauthorized person to operate a motor vehicle. However, the charge was not pressed this morning. In Police Court, Luther Huff, this city, drew a 10-day jail term when he was unable to pay a ?10 fine on a drunk charge. Magistrate Peter J. Carper.ti presided. night, has been released under S500 t]le 3ond pending a. preliminary hearing town on manslaughter charges Saturday at 10 a. m. in Oakland. Garrett County State's Attorney Dwight Stover said Broadwater, an employe at the Luke plant of the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company, was assumed to have . been driving the truck responsible for the deaths of Aden C. Wilt, 34, Swanton. and Samuel Lewis Darr, 46, Westernport. Also riding in the truck was Doric Wilt, Swanton, who is scheduled to appear at the hearing as a material witness. He is deaf, authorities said, adding that he and Broadwater escaped 'injury when the vehicle, plunged in the river. The two dead men were apparently passengers in the bed of the truck when it careened from the road and overturned -in about three feet of water. The bodies are at the Boal Funeral Home,- Westernport. pletlon of the.investigation. Elected Director Arthur F. Happe, 1 this city, has boon elected a member of the Board of Directors of the Western Maryland Motor Club. Native's Painting Featured In Life The work of a former resident was featured .'in the December 6 issue of. Life Magazine in a series of pictures showing the work of n group of art students selected from 1,700 artists. An oil painting by James Paulis, son of Mrs. Lula (Shinholt) Paulus and the late J. Frank Paulus, was shown as work representative of the nation's art schools.. :" Paulus was born here and attended Centre Street School before leaving Cumberland at the age of 12. After serving . in World War n, he enrolled in Chicago Art Institute where he is studying. He is nephew of'Mrs. William Ensminger, 226 Pear Street. KILLED IN ETO—Services for- Lt. Jack M. Crites, 21, (top), who was killed by a booby trap in Germany after the war, will be held Sunday at the Kight Funeral Home where the body will be taken upon arrival' in Cumberland late tomorrow afternoon. His mother is Mrs. M. M. Burley, 217'.Knox Street. The body of Staff Sgt. Louie DeRosa, 25, Ridgeley, (lower) who lost his.life in' a flight over Germany'March. 22, 1945, is at . the George Funeral Home. Rites will be conducted Saturday' in SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with interment in the parish cemetery. Crites Reburial Planned Sunday Local Veteran Killed Li Europe After War The body of Lt. Jack M. Crites, Air Service To Help Industry • • A> * In Cumberland PSC Urged To Give ' Approval To Line 'Seeking Local Permit Howard M. Smith, thairman of Cumberland's Industrial Promotion Committee today, urged the Public Service Commission to take early action on the All American 'Airways application for state; sender as'a. means-of. boosting the city-as. a d'esirable location for new industry. . •iiie Public Service Commission, recently -postponed- the December 8 •hearing of the'All'American application until "sometime alter the first of the year." If the application had been approved at the, postponed | hearing, the city-could have expect-". ' ed a carrier stop by February 15. "The coming ' of the scheduled airline- service to. Cumberland' wi'l serve to .further boost our city as an ideal location-for. industry," Smith, said.. • Transportation Important "To the' leaders of new industry. __ well as those considering establishment .of. branch plant, locations, -the .-transportation' facilitiei available-in the' city' under consideration is. of prime importance. Airline service- added to our present excellent, railroad and motor faculties will provide us, with means of • transportation that- con • scarcely be excelled by any other community. "It will mean much to- the success of the Cumberland industrial Promotion Committee - and we trust that fast action will be.taken on the application of All.' American Airways." . • •Earlier, other business and industrial leaders, Mayor Thomas S. Post and Harold W. Smith, secretary of the Chamber of-Commerce, had said- that- advantages, of the airline to the city would be numerous. ' Mayor Post has expressed disappointment at the delay in the PSC hearings which will hold up any-stop here by an'estimated two months. He said the-Municipal Airport, -while designed 1 during wartime, had been constructed with an eye - to the future and peacetime development. : -' . Airline Desirable • Smith said- that industry. considers an airline desirable when locating in, a city'and .added'that the . stop-would'stimulate business. The stop would also be a convenience to residents. and transients.-in getting out of and into Cumberland quickly. All American, which is equipped with DC-3 airliners, is -expected to give excellent service to the community.- ' ' Airline officials have indicated that at-least $100'a month will be 217 S Kno°x ^Set Ia who eV losf'hls lr iif y ej assured the city for use of the air- m Germany May 28. 1945, will arriveiport under a proposed lease whch here late tomorrow afternoon and the Mayor and Council is expected will be taken to the Kight Funeral Home for services Sunday at 2 p. m. with Bev. W. Bandolph Keefe, pastor of Grace Baptist Church, and Rev: Charles S. Eeckley, pastor of Davis Memorial Methodist" Church, officiating-. - ,i.-^:,_<-;...'.' - • Full military rites at' the grave in Davis Memorial Cemetery will be accorded by Fort Cumberland .Post No. 13. American Legion; .Henry Hart Post No, 1411, Veterans of Foreign.Wars, and the 29th Division Association. Lt. Crises, first local soldier- reported to have been killed in Europe after hostilities ceased, was graduated in 1942-from .Allegany"High where he was active in baseball, football and .basketball. Before entering the service in February, 1943, he worked at the Allegany Ballistic Laboratory at Pinto; After four months training with a balloon barrage outfit at Camp Tyson, Tenn.-,.Lt. Crites volunteered Ga., to approve. The- proposed lease calls, for.pay-.. ment'-to the'city-by All. American of two per cent of- All- American'! monthly revenue or $100 per month, whichever is- greater,' for use of the field. •' ' ' ' ,'.. •,,_•.. - ' , : •The airline schedule would include-'two flights daily and.rates, it' is reported, would be comparable to, present railroad pullman costs, The line would,carry passengers. mail and express'loads. • for paratrooper service and transferred to Fort Benning, NEW CAFETERIA OPENS—A cafeteria patterned after those operating in Allegany county public schools was opened yesterday at the SS. Peter & Paul parochial school, following the 'installation of-new equipment costing approximately $11,000. The first day's menu included the always popular "hot doss;" potatoes, a tasty salad and milk. Three of the first customers shown above, left. to. right, were Maureen Gafney, Judi:h Newman and ' Ralph Condry. where he received his wings. Later he went to Camp McCall, N. C., where he became a staff sergeant, and then to Camp' Meade before going overseas to England. Lt. Crites -participated in the Battle of the Bulge and made a combat jump in Luxemburg • before he was recommended for Officers Training "School. He received-his commission in France on April 29, 1945. and after V-E Day returned to Essen, Germany, where he served as commanding'officer of the 507th Parachute Infantry, 17th' Airborne Division. He was killed while removing bobby traps. Born November IS, 1923, at Oldtown,. Lt. Qrites attended' Grace Baptist Church. In addition to his mother and step-father, he leaves two stepsisters, lea Faye and Patricia Bur- Icy, and two step-brothers, Eoy and Charles Burley. More War Dead Arrive From ETO United' States' Army Transport Lt. James- E. Robinson has arrived Barter Players In Second Triumph "Papa Is All" Draws Capacity, Audience A second-triumph for the current season was scored last-night by the Barter Players of Virginia in its-, presentation of Patterson Greene's "Papa Is All" at Allegany. High. School auditorium. A crowded house was enthusiastic. - Presented here first three years ago. by Fort" Hill Hifih School students. "Papa Is All" tells-the story of a Pennsylvania Dutch' family, in which the father is as typically * melodramatic villain as any wax- moustached "city slicker" .who ever demanded the-innocent daughter ol a- widow on whose home he held a mortgage due at midnight. There is not a - redeeming feature in his makeup. Gordon Somme'rs played the old reprobate 'with histrionic ability, but something was lacking in.the overall projection of. "Papa" as a- real human being. Elizabeth -Wilson as "Mama" and Caddell Burroughs, as "Jake," invested their portrayals with- -a human quality that accentuated the outstanding acting of the performance. • , ' Both gave fine characterizations in contributing further evidence that they are among the most talented members 'on the Barter Theatre roster. Virginia Mattis played the comedy role of -Mrs. Yoder broadly and with keen realization of its possibilities. Betty Rogerson gave a • competent performance .as Emma, the- teenage daughter, and'Donald Symington, of fn this country from' Europe with daughter, and-Donald Symington, 01 the bodies of-2 047 war dead aboard, a" prominent- Baltimore family,, was t/.it. WV^l-w V* T . -^^M^n^^-Ulft «-wJ WlArt<-<»Mr oc O T3o*-m- A-mong those returned from military cemeteries in England and France were 24. Maryland veterans, 34 pennsylvanians and 170 from West Virginia, Area' heroes and their next-of-kin are: ' • Staff Sgt. Joshua M. Lewis, Air Force, Catherine M. Lewis, 148 Humbird Street; .Pvt. Albert' W. Wills;. Army. Mrs! Lottie. M. Wills, 106 Railroad Street,' westernport; .Technical Sgt. Douglas C. Cessna, Jr., Army, Mrs. Rebecca Cessna, 320 •South Richard Street. Bedford, Pa., and AMM 3-c George A. Matta, Navy,. John Matta. Wicdber,' Somerset county. Pa. personable- and pleasing as a Pennsylvania • state policeman. •The performance as. a. whole had the . professional smoothness and artistry .that has come "to be expected of all Barter shows. The season presented, by this' repertory company is'a decided asset to. Cumberland's cultural life'and, if possible, should be extended by-the local sponsors, the Junior Association of Commerce. J.W.H. I SHOPPING DAYS (TO CHRISTMAS Youthful Hunter Hurt When Gun Discharges Wounded in the right arm while hunting, Richard Kuinbertson, ". Friendsville, was admitted to Memo- "ia Hospital yesterday afternoon.! His gun, dropped and went, off,' at-; taches were told. . ~ -• \ The accidental shooting occurred i near Sang Run while Eumbertson was deer hunting. The bullet pierced the upper'-part of the arm. Treated were Kenneth Anderson, ,39. of 938 Gay Street, for a dog bite wound, and seven-year-old Michael Holshey, this city, who suffered a left shoulder fracture when he fell from a chair. Christmas is too feminin«- like. You always-hear about Christmas Eve, and nobody ever' mentions''Adam".

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