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Good Morning Paper ihortage .everywhere except the Government Printing Department. ' VOL. LI, No. 54. Cloudiness The weatherman is talking about a little snow for a change. HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 1947. )—Means Associated Prew SINGLE COPY, 5 CENTS. E _ _ — "'•'• ____ a ~~" *-'*-»• *•* v \^JOi\ JLO. ght Men Accused Of Safe Robberies Here Greece Pleads For American i Going To Moscow Help In Crisis Government Note Asks for Funds and Technical Experts Washington, March 4 (/P)— The Greek Government in an urgent plea for American aid asked the United States today for funds to meet immediate needs, and also for American economic and technical experts. The State Department published the text of a note which said Greece now is "without funds to finance ihe import even of those consumption goods that are essential for bare subsistence." The note from Prime Minister Maximos and Foreign Minister Tsaldaris said Greece needs funds to .make immediate purchases to enable civil and military forces to restore security and to create means of self-support for the future ^o specific sums were mentioned Earlier. Secretary of State Marshall had said aid to Greece is "a matter of primary importance to the -United States." It wa:; the first formal statement by the administration since last week's top secret White House conference. Marshall said the issue had received President Truman's urgent attention, -and confirmed ihat it had been disclosed with congressional leaders. , The President, he promised, will give-very soon a full explanation what action this government contemplated to bolster the anti-communist Athens regime. The 250-word statement was issued by the State Department as Marshall prepared for his departure tomorrow for the Moscow Peace Conference. - - • • It made clear that "in the light of the world situation," the United States was disposed to help. It set ,the stage' for a decision—which Congress must share—on larse scale aid. Greece, the Secretary disclosed, has appealed to the United States directly. Meanwhile, there ha\ e beeiucon- snltatipns with Britain, which has "likewise been bending every effort to help." The note of crisis was heightened last week by a note .rom Britain reportedly pleading inability to continue financial support of Greece as a postwar bulwark against the further spread of Soviet dominance. Money \i Advanced For Snow Removal County Commissioners Lend $5,000 to Roads Department • The Board of County Commissioner? yesterday voted to loan ?5.000 to the County Roads Department on a temporary basis so as to permit payment for the, large amount of extra equipment and labor required to battle huge snow drifts on county roads. "Lester Swain has tackled the most difficult job of any local county engineer I know of." I. Keller Shank, president of the Board of County Commissioners, said yesterday in praising work done so far. "Other engineers have had to remove as much snow from the roads, but usually it wa. only a matter of a single process. This time it has been a constant battle with recurring drifts of snow.'' In stating to the rest of the hoard that the snow removal job is going to cost a lot of money Commissioner Shank added/ "I guess when this snow is all melted we will be getting bills for fences that ware knocked down." He explained that with the new drifts there "is not much place to P«t (he snow" and as a consequence, the resulting push of the Plows has resulted in at. least a i few cases where fences were dam-1 aged. Some Roads Still Closed; Schools To Reopen Today Monumental Task of Opening Highways Well Underway — Conditions are Eased by Melting but Drifts Still Isolate Some Communities One of Secretary of State George C- Marshall's principal advisers for the coming Big Four Conference in Moscow ' is Benjamin v. Cohen (above), counselor of the State Department. Cohen is one of four men. heading an advisory group of 84 U. S. dipomats, who will attend the important sessions. (International) Teachers Sure Of Pay Raises State Bill Goes to House Where Approval is Certain By JOHN F. CHANDLER Annapolis, Md., March 4 (/P)— Pay raises for Maryland school teachers received the rapid and unanimous approval of the State Senate today. - The-bill was sent-over to the House, where favorable action was a virtual certainty. Under the bill, the minimum'pay for school teachers \vho do not hold degrees would be ?2,000 a year. For those who have college degrees the basic minimum would be $2,200. For all classes, the law now fixes a $1,500 minimum. There was no Senate debate as the bill came up for a vote as part of the day's routine. The pay increases will make up a part of the $25,000,000 annually which probably will be added to Maryland education costs before the 1947 session ends. The hill stipulates that non- degree holding teachers may receive $100 annual increases through 16 years of experience, or a maximum of 53.600. Those who hold degrees would go through the 17th year for a maximum basic salary of 53,600! The bill does not mean that counties may not pay more, and many of them do now. The principal measure acted upon in the House was one by Delegate McGrath (D-Prince George's) which would bar employment n" state or local governments of any persons .vho advocate overthrow of the American system of government. The much-battered,House bill to. set up a State Water Pollution Commission was again dumped into the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee by motion of Chairman Clark (D-Harford). Two acts were sent on their way to Governor Lane after the House concurred in some Senate amendments. On ft of them allows banks in al! but five counties to close on Saturdays throughout the year. The act. subject of considerable wrangling as it went through the two houses, now exempts only Caroline. Queen Anne's, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties! The other act allows hunters to keep game birds and animals refrigerated for food for ISO days after a season ends. The monumental job of digging out from the drifts of two big snowstorms got well under way yesterday here, with attention concentrated on the task of clearing the roads, but forecasts of more rain or snow tomorrow struck a sour note in the proceedings. The wind calmed, state and county road workers spent the entire day opening highways, and schools made preparations to reopen today. The Board of Education office announced that unless a sudden 'new snowfall occurred, schools would be doing business as usual today. The School Board office made another check of highway conditions yesterday afternoon which indicated some county roads still closed. The office said school buses could not be expected to negotiate impassable roads today. The board anticipated some lowering in attendance today especially in the rural section's. Mercury Up to 36 The warmest weather since February 2S caused, some melting yesterday, and eased conditions in Hagerstown considerably, but the bright sun barely made a dent on gargantuan snowdrifts piled up along the county's roads. D. Paul Oswald, government weather observer at Chewsville, said the mercury rose to ."55, highest since the 3(5 recorded on the 2Sth. The low was 24. with a 10 p. m. reading of 30. Mr. Oswald, incidentally, succeeded in getting through the drifts surrounding his home for the first time since the week-end sno , with the aid of a tractor and snow plow yesterday. The end of the high winds made road clearing a simpler task yesterday, but crews were disturbed by the weather forecast, calling for more bad weather in the western part of the state tomorrow. State Roads Commission officials Sfid that the majority of the state roads had been reopened by last night, and that attention today will be concentrated on widening the lanes.- Long Task Ahead Lester Swain, county roads superintendent, foresaw a week or (Continued on Page 2) Newsprint Shortage Affects Publication Terrible weather conditions and a limited boxcar supply bave combined to make rough sledding for many of the nations newspapers. Some recent examples: Papers in Nashville, Term., last • Saturday were reduced to four pages with no ads. The York Dispatch eliminated all display "advertising in some issues. Local Railroad Man Is Given Promotion Wilbur G. Miller Named Freight Agent- for Chicago, III. Wilbur G. Miller, a.resident of Williamsport £or the last 25 years, has been named freight agent for the Pennsylvania Railroad at Chicago. Together with his family, the railroad official has resided in this county, although he has worked at various- points on the Pennsylvania railroad system, and is widely acquainted in Hagerstown and Williamsport About 15 years ago, Miller was chief clerk to the late H. K. Hawbaker, then the general agent at Hagerstown. Later, Miller was transferred in the same capacity to the agency at Harrisburg. Before receiving his appointment as freight agent at Chicago. Miller served as general agent of the Pennsylvania railroad and Norfolk and Western railroad at Cincinnati. Ohio, for several years. He was also supervising agent at Grand Rapids, Mich., and the agent at Detroit, Mich. He has served on several important committees for the Pennsylvania from the Philadelphia general offices. His appointment was effective on March 1 at Chicago, whose freight terminal is among the largest in the country. WORKERS END STRIKE N'ew York. March 4 (/P)—Arthur S. Meyer, chairman of the State Board of Mediation, announced late tonight that an agreement had been reached between union and management officials to end the strike of cotton exchange workers and that the exchange would open tomorrow morning. Uniforms A Disgrace Delegation Asks Warning Signal Near Paramount A delegation of citizens from the Paramount area appeared before the County Commissioners yesterday to request the installation of a signal light at. the Paramount crossing of the Western Maryland Railway. The spokesman for the group reported there is no signal. on iy a warning sign, at the crossing. They added that a building was recently erected near the crossing that blocks the riew of the crossing O n one approach to the tracks. The County Commissioners will petition the Western Maryland Railway for a signal light at this crossing. Second-Hand Outfits In Storage At Camp Ritchie Held Inferior Baltimore, March 4 (#»)—Five thousand second-hand army uniforms at Camp Ritchie will stay stored until (he army disposes of them because tl.ey are of too poor quality for Maryland National Guardsmen. Maj. f5en. Milton A. Reokord, State Adjutant General, said today. "We shouldn't, put clothing which might be considered a disgrace on men we are trying to encourage to join the National Guard with the aid of a $1.000.000 publicity program.", he said. He added, however, ihat the army sent the Guard 5,000 new uniforms which would take care of immediate needs. General Reckorn toUl a War I opartment representative at the Adjutants General Association meeting in Washington last week that the Maryland uniforms in many cases were so bad "I won't put them on a single man." Brig. Gen. T. M. Osborne of the Army General staff told of the army's difficulties in procurement and supply. General Reckord complemented him. but said, "it doesn't .solve our problems.'' General Reckord blamed the supply-depot personnel for wanting to clear their warehouses, rather than higher echelons responsible for the organization of the National Guard. He said he plans to go to "high levels," if necessary. • "If we ma'ke a stand, we'll get what we want,' 1 he said. He said some Guard units have beon issued ponchos by the army ! although JhiP is a type of raincoa'l j which has not been authorized ' issue since the Mexican border campaign in 1916. New Deadline Fixed In Red Cross Drive Campaign Period Here is Extended Due to Condition of Roads Following a meeting of Red Cross Campaign officials yesterday, Drive Chairman A. S. Bendell, Jr., an- nounced'that due to the impossibility of-completing the county section of the campaign under present roads conditions, the drive period will be extended to March 13. Closing on March 10 was originally planned. A telephone canvass of the county organization revealed that work in the outlying communities had come practically to a stand-till, due to snow-blocked roads. Much as campaign officials regret this move, they feel it is not fair to expect a good showing from the county under present conditions, and that local workers have been badly handicapped as well. A report meeting will be held tomorrow at 12:15 p.m.. and again on Monday. March 10. at 6:30 p.m., as originally planned. The victory meeting and final report, however, are postponed until next Thursday. March 13. at 6:30 p.m. All sessions are to be held in St. John's Luth-, eran church on South Potomac j street. Once again, campaign leaders have asked their workers to be sure and notify their captains of their plans to be present on Monday evening. March 10. and to let them have this information no later than Thursday noon of this week. So far as can be determined from reports filtering in from various sections, the campaign is progressing in good shape. A number of industrial firms have reported excellent response, although their canvasses are not as yet complete, and no final reports have been made. Britain Might Put Palestine Case Up To UN Steps Taken to Expedite Inquiry Into Holy Land Problem 8) MAX HARRELSON Lake Success, N.Y., March 4 (^P)—Authoritative sources said tonight that Britain may toss the Palestine case into the lap of the United Nations tomorrow. This was disclosed as U. N. officials were reported 10 have taken preliminary, steps to expedite an immediate inquiry into the Holy Land problem when, and if. the big five powers give the go-ahead. Sources close to Sir Alexander Cadogan, British delegate to the U. iV. security council, said Britain was only waiting word from Secretary Genera,! Trygve Lie on results of his conferences witr other members of the big five before formally placing the Palestine case before the .United Nations. Although Great Britain has not vet plac-'d the case before the U. N. formally,' informed quarters said Arkady Sobolev, assistant secretary general in charge of political affairs, already had directed his aides to begin "pulling together basic, factual material." This preparation was started immediately after secretary-general Trygve Lie, in informal talks with representatives of the big powers, advanced a proposal that a, U. N T . fact-finding commission be set up to study the problem and draft recommendations before the general assembly meets in September. Secretariat sources said Lie's future action would depend largely on two factors: 1. Whether the big five unanimously accepted, hisjjrpppsal. 2- Whether Britain would" formally request the creation of a fact-finding- commission. Although Lie has .received answers from none of the five powers so far, dispatches from London quoted British government sources as -saying a communication was on the way to the secretary-general proposing- just such a commission as suggested. Informed quarters said that Lie would drop the whole question if any one of the big five objected but that, if all accepted, he would take formal action to ]ay his proposal before all 55 members of the United Nations. Kin Of War Dead Will Be Mailed Questionnaires ',, Washington. March 4 (/P)— The Army this week will begin sending out more than 20.000 letters to relatives of American dead buried in military cemeteries overseas, asking if they want their boys brought home. The questionnaires will be the first of a total of about. 200,000 such letters to go out during the next IS months to the next of kin of each member of the armed forces who fell and was buried abroad in the war. ' The letters will he signed by Maj. Gen. D. B. Larkin. chief of the American grave registration service. Each will contain pamphlets giving information on permanent military cemeteries in the United States and overseas and explaining that the dead may be: (I) Returned to the United States for burial in a private cemetery: (2) Returned for burial in a National cemetery: (3) Burls*] in a Permanent American Military cemetery overseas. (4) Buried in a private cemetery in a foreign country which is the homeland of the dead or of his next of kin. FIRST ANNIVERSARY Washington. March 4 (£>)— Here's a new outlook on the housing situation. Mr. and Mrs. Manuel B. Killers sent to friends—and newspapers— attractive greeting cards bearing illustrations showing a cake with a Dingle candle and notice they are "celebrating" the first, anniversary nf their house-hunting: campaign. They hopefully added a telephone number. County Asks Passage Of State Roads Bill Hollow Road Project Expected to Cost $81,000 in County A letter urging the passage of a pending stat.e measure that would give the county the authority to spend federal roads funds for roads projects done on a non-contract basis, is being sent by the Board of County Commissioners to the local Legislators. To support its argument, the County Commissioners read a letter at yesterday's meeting, written by the State Roads Commission to the effect that the Hollow Road project near Hancock, calling for less than a mile and a half of Voad will cost $81,000. This project, the last that will be undertaken by the county under the program unless the laws are changed, will cost the County Commissioners 5-10.000. The county appropriates half of Ihe funds re"-* quired under Hie federal-aid program, while thft federal government provides the other half. Onp of (be Commissioners opined that the county could do the project on a non-contract basis and under the standards of a "farm to marker." road for the $-10.000 it. must contribute to the currently planned ?SO.OOO project. The county claims it can save money on its roads projects if it were not required to build on a i sfate-snpprvised contract basis and i if it were not forced to have the 1 roads built under what they term "super-highway" standards of the Stale Roads Commission. Russian Export Ban Is Proposed Washington. March 4 (#>)_i jeg . islation to embargo all exports to Russia until Moscow makes a "satisfactory settlement" for 95 lend-lease merchant ships from the United States was introduced today by Rep. Bradley (R-Mich). Bradley, chairman of the merchant Marine committee, told reporters it would apply to private as well as government shipments. In a statement, accompanying the Legislation Bradley said that RSissia ha? declined to discuss with this country her intentions with respect to the ships, which she obtained during the war. Russian Patent 'Spying' Charged By Rep. Thomas Chairman of House Committee on Un-American Activities Says Soviets Have Obtained Thousands of U. S. Patents Washington, March 4 (#>)—Rep. Thomas (R-N.J;. Chairman of the House Committee on UnAmerican Activities, said today that Russia has obtained hundreds of thousands of American patents by a "legal espionage" system and may well be on ihe way to uncovering atom bomb secrets. In a speech to the House, Thomas demanded an end to what he called "our coddling policy" under which Russia was able to obtain from the Patent. Office copies of industrial, chemical and military patents. / Thomas suggested that since the Patent Office is under the Commerce Department, former Socro- tary of Commerce Henry A. Wallace "should answer to the proper committee as to why" Russian representatives were permitted to obtain copies of patents. "Through our coddling policy of giving Russia our patented knowledge," he said, "she may well be on her way to the discovery of many, if not all, of the thousands of industrial processes and secrets which constitute the great secret of the atom bomb." The Patent Office said it was required by law to publish and sell copies of patents to anyone for -5 cents each. During the war. it said, a committee of Army, Navy and Patent Office representatives "bottled up" some patents because it felt dissemination of them might "jeopar- dise the National interest." Since then, the committee has been releasing patents it felt could be sold without endangering security. The office said it has international exchange agreements with Great. Britain, Belgium and some other nations to swap patents. Thus, it said, even if it did not sell patents to the public anyone' interested could view ant! copy them at libraries in London and other cities abroad, as well as in this country. Mobs Threaten Young Suspect Police Protect Accused Sex Slayer from Angry Crowds Mad en,' Mass., March 4 (/p)— Police protection from infuriated relatives and friends of his alleged victim was necessary today for Robert L. Coombes, 17, as he came shackled from the .courtroom in which "he Had just pleaded "Trinb- cent of the bestial slaying of 11- year-ofd Jacqueline Maxwell. Although Coombes .was whisked out a courthouse rear door, a seething mob waited for sight of the youth, who police aver has made "complete admission." As women fought to reach and scratch or strike Coombes, and others spat at him,'five officers closed in and rushed him into a police car to take him to jail. An aunt of the victim was injured in the crush. Screams and shouts of "you killed her, you beast." and, "let me at him," were raised. Coombes, with a previous record of sex offenses, had just been held without bail on a charge that he murdered the little girl in a rape attempt. His distracted mother, who had turned him in to the police and who. with his father, had opposed their son's recent release from a Reformatory, witnessed the proceedings. Jacqueline's Navy veteran father. Ralph R. Maxwell, is a native of North Carolina, but her mother was born in Boston's Italian colon}', as were the couple's three daughters. As Coombes' mother sobbed her sorrow over the tragedy, she disclosed that on recent St. Valentine's Day another son, a ten-year- old classmate of Jacqueline, sent a valentine to the liUle girl. Four Men Indicted On Kidnap Charges Baltimore. Md., March 4 (ip)— Four men who escaped from the Frederick, Md., jail and allegedly forced a taxicab driver to transport them to Gettysburg, Pa., were indicted here today by a Federal Grand jury on kidnaping charges. The defendants are Harry Fillmore Ball, 34; Lloyd Roger Mauk, 24, and James Melvin Kite. 25, all of Cumberland, and Guy Willis. The indictment charged that on January 25 they transported Mehrl Hobbs, a cab driver, under intimidation from Lewistown, Md.. to Gettysburg in connection with their attempt to escape from Mary,land authorities. Valuable Yachts Burned At Miami Miami B?ach. 'Fla.. March 4 (£>) —Fifty-three yacht? and private boats- were dpstroyed in a matter of minutes last night as a spectacular fire, fanned by a stiff shore bree/.e and fed by flaming high- octane gasoline swept through the Miami Beach Mariiu; Basin. Sherman F. Crise. co-owner of the boat haven at the Miami Beach end of the Venetian Causeway, estimated that damage to the craft &nd the buildings and shops would exceed a quarter of a million dollars. TRIAL RUNS COMPLETED Baltimore, March 4 (>p) — The SS Yaque. first of nine refrigerated passenger-cargo ships to be 'completed at Bethlehem-Sparrows Point Shipyard for United Fruit Company, returned from official trial runs in Chesapeake Bay today and was scheduled for delivery within a few days. Mutual Action Treaty Signed France and Britain are Pledged to 50-Year Alliance Dunkerriue, France, March 4 (/p\ —A treaty binding France and C.reat Britain to act jointly against any possible future aggression by Germany and pledging the two countries to a 50-year alliance was signed here today by Foreign Ministers Ernest Bev-in and Georges •Bi rlaii It. The pact also calls for mutual action by France and Great Britain in the event Germany defaults in any of the economic obligations imposed in her surrender or in the forthcoming German peace settlement The two countries, under the treaty's terms, also will "take all Possible steps to promote the prosperity and economic security'' of each other. All the pact's provisions, the text -slated explicitly, are subject to the prov.sions of the Charter of the ymteri Nations. Bevin and Bidault affixed their signatures to the pact in the tiny Dunkerque Sub-Prefecture building 'he argest structure still standing '« the devastated city where in BriLn he h NaZi Army lnfiicted ' on lr t \ „. er greatest defeat of World War II. A joint statement of the Foreign Ministers after the ceremony said- The Anglo-French Treaty of Alliance and Mutual Assistance de- mes the arrangements worked out between the two powers for estab- •shmg on a firm basis and within the framework of collective security as laid down by the Charter of the United Nation*, the reciprocal and special guarantees which thev contemplate to prevent the re- currency of a German menace On the occasion of the signing or this treaty, the Foreign Minis teis of Great Britain and France "press the hope that these guarantees XMH soon he completed by •he conclusion of a Four-Power Ireaty laying down conditions for «e disarmament and demilitarization of Germany and the methods of putting them into effect. Hearings Ended On Atomic Post Washington. March 4 —The Senate Atomic Energy Committee today wound up more than five weeks of open hearings on the nornina- tion of David E. Lilienthal and got ready to vote on his confirmation possibly tomorrow. In addition to Lilienthal, President Truman's choice for chairman' of the Atomic Energy Commission the nuie Senators will pass on \v' W. Waymack. L. L. Strauss. Sumner T. Pike and Dr. Robert Bacher as members of the commission, and Carroll Wilson as general manager Practically all the opposition "led by Senator McKellar (D-Tenn). has centered on Lilienthal. former TV\ chief. McKellar was granted an hour a.id a half to complete his question- mcr of Lilienthal but gave the committee back 65 minutes change. FIRST DEGREE BURNS John W. Kidwell, East Baltimore street, suffered first degree burns to the face and eyes last night in a . oil stove explosion at a North street store, city police reported. There was no fire. State, County, City Officers MakeArrests Two More Blasted Safes Discovered in Antietam Creek Washington County men were jailed and officially charged with taking part in two Hagerstown safe robberies-yesterday. Sheriff Joseph D. Baker indicated that further charges may soon be preferred against at least some members of the group in connection with a series of bold robberies Jn other nearby areas. Warrants were issued with specific charges against the following- Robert Thomas, 20, Mill street larceny of ?53S and the Glenn Hoover Garage safe. Jack Churchey, 19, -Harmons Alley, larceny of J414.97 and the iexas Oil Company safe here. Clyde Erickson, 22, Hagerstown route 3, larceny n f 5414.97 and lexis Company safe and $536 and the Hoover safe. Robert L. Keekler.,19, Lee street, larceny of $414.97 and Texas Company safe. Irvin Turner. Roxbury Road larceny of $53fi and the Texas Company and $4.14.97 and the Hoover safe. Buster Turner, 23. same address, larceny of J414.97 and the Hoover safe. James Butts. 40. Conococheague larceny of J414.97 and the Hoover safe. James Weagley, Jr.. 19, 900 block South Potomac street, larceny of ?536.and the Texa. Company safe. The above men were rounded up .by_S.tate.,..County, : .and . City .police, and for the past few days have been thoroughly questioned at the Washington County .Jai) by State's Attorney Martin Ingram. Sheriff Baker, City Det Sgt. Wayne Sellman, State Police and Sheriff's officers. Pennsylvania Police authorities assisted in making some of the arrests and are expected to lodge additional- charges in ihe next day or two. Two* More Safes Meanwhile, late last night two more blasted safes were found in the Antietam Creek near the Rox(Continued on Page 2) HOSTS TO BRITISH Annapolis. Md.. March 4 (/p)— Naval Academy .midshipmen' will play hosts for a week, starting tomorrow, to ISO British Naval Cadets, who win arrive aboard H.M.S. Frobisher. " Rate Boosts Asked ByPostOfticeDept. Federal Department Expects Huge Deficit This Year Washington, March 4 (#>)—The Postoffice Department, seeking to overcome an expected §287,637,250 deficit, asked Congress today to authorize a general increase in postal rates except for first class letters. One of the major proposals, affecting millions of tourists and vacationists, would double the cost of penny post cards. Postal officials estimated that a two-cent rate for post cards would yield 520.000.000 additional revenue. Other proposed changes would boost the rates on a whole catalogue of classifications, ranging from newspapers and other publications to parcel post, money order fees, special delivery service. C.O.D. mail and the shipment of seeds, bulbs and roots. First class letters would remain at the three cent level for regular and five cents for air mail. Joseph J. Lawlcr. third assistant postmaster general, submitted the data to the Senate Civil Service committee, along with an estimate that proposed revenue for the next fiscal year beginning July 1 would be 51.257,410,000 under existing rates compared with operating costs of. S1,545,OS9,250. The committee voted to hear opposition witnesses two weeks from today, although William J. Denning, of the National Publishers' Association, declared more time would he needed to prepare arguments. Changes recommended by the Department included: Weekly publications—for local (within the county of publication) carrier delivery, a boost from one (Continued on Page 2) Sections Of Charter Are Being Published Appearing on the back page of today's issue of the Morning Herald is the first of a series of important sections of Hager*town'$ proposed new charter. Subsequent chapters will be published in later Issues. . Legislation, providing for the new charter im been introduced in the State Le|filature.