Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on December 9, 1948 · Page 18
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Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland · Page 18

Cumberland, Maryland
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Thursday, December 9, 1948
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EIGHTEEN EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1948 Phone 4600 For a WANT AD Taker Counties Need More State Aid For Schools Pullen Says Dr. Thomas superintendent Pullen,. schools, state told members of. the Western Shore County Commissioners Association yesterday at Frederick that county governments cannot possibly meet their needs for new schools. Charles N. Wilkinson, president of the Board of Allegany County Commissioners, said the association discussed methods of- raising money for schools and secondary roads. • Dr. Pullen submitted a lengthy copy'of a survey showing .the state's school building needs by counties. To meet the needs of increased enrollment. Dr. Pullen explained thaUMaryland must spend within the next five years, $139,800.000 on new school buildings. In Allegany county, he shows that S2,000,000 additional is needed plus the $4,407,000 in school bonds now authorized and outstanding;. Dr.. Pullen said the need. is so great • and the cost so high that local .governments cannot hope to meet the situation. 'He promised that the State Board of Education will have some recommendations to make to.the General Assembly which meets next month. One point which came up was federal aid to education. Dr. Pullen said, there is a question -.whether it ' will 'include funds for buildings. Christian Kahl, president of the' Baltimore County Commissioners and also of the association, ex- pressed the hope it would, not necessary to have federal aid. One of. the delegates volunteered from the floor that perhaps the state's sales tax could be increased by two cents on the dollar and the income set • aside for school 'construction. This, brought a response from several other members of the conference to the effect that'the problem must be solved without putting additional tax burdens on real estate. • Another idea discussed was an increase in the state's so-called school incentive fund.- Under this plan, the state puts up supplemental money when local boards, of education and county governments go ahead . and raise funds for new schools. • . . Some doubt was expressed that increasing the incentive fund would be enough. The $139,000,000 state-wide program would have cost only $30,000,000 about 10 years ago, Dr. Pullen said. But schools' could be built then for 20 to 25 cents a cubic foot. Now they cost si. There Is no relief in sight within ' next 'five yews, said. A , . large part of the cost goes to skilled labor, of which there is a shortage. , "We have got TO readjust ourselves to this new dollar whether we like it or not," he said. "A pay-as-you-go basis in any county at present is impossible," Dr. Pullen continued. "Once we take care of -the backlog projects Shore counties, voted to set up legisJative committee to study pro- must be asked which built up in the last 20 years then maybe we will be able to keep abreast with the incentive fund. "But there is' no chance right now for the counties to meet their needs by themselves. There must be an increase in state aid trt some form." At conclusion annual meeting the Association, composed of commissioners of th« 14 Western use r.ext door to a business or industrial use in a residential ditrict. posals for: 1—Tripling quadrupling present five cents of each property tax dollar placed in an incentive fund for schools. The state matches the monies contributed by each county. state gasoline 2— Increasing x rate by one cent per gallon. The additional revenues would be earmarked for secondary roads. 3 — Allowirig counties to contract for all jobs under '$20,000 without asking for bids. At present, bids construction or other projects costing more than $3,000. Kahl was re-elected president of association, were the other incumbent officers— W. Sines of Garrett county, vice president; Paul P. Kuhns. of Carroll county, secretary, and Norman R. Hess of Carroll county, treasurer. The legislative committee will be made up of one commissioner from" each make 14 counties. It will report before the General Assembly convenes January 5 Wilkinson was accompanied, the meeting by Commissioners William. H. Lemmert and James Holmes, Board Attorney John T. Fey, Clerk to the Board. James G. Stevenson and Acting County Engineer John j; Smith. High State Elevation of West Virginia ranges from 4860 feet at Spruce Knob -to 240. feet above -sea level at Harper's Perry. The state has highest mean elevation of -any state east of era! 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