Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on December 9, 1948 · Page 27
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Phone 4600 for a VVAiNT AD Taker EVENING T1MES, CUMBERLAND, MJ)'., THUusDAY, DECEMBER 9, TWENTY-SEVEN Woman, 120, Wants To Die By ALKAIOS ANGELOPOULOS ATHENS (INS) — "I'm tired 'of ' being alive and pray God to let me die soon," says • Katerina'. Slderi, Greece's oldest living' woman. • Katerina is 120 years-old, but ap- . pears to ..have enough strength left in her wizened body to live ten more years. She still walks a mile' or two a 'day with the help of a pine branch. . "I have had my share of life,'" Katerina. told me.recently. "Young girts are dying by the dozen.,and here. I am, awaiting my turn year atter year. But my turn never comes. It seems the Angel of Death has forgotten all about me. •..." Bora in 1828, at a time Vilen part . of her fatherland was still under Turkish domination, Katerina Sideri saw the birth o' modern Greece. Sb: heard the church-bells of her native town of Thebes toll for the death of Admiral Canaris, one of the heroes of • the Greek" War of Independence in -which the English poet Byron also fought and died. "When .1 was young and pretty," said • Katerina—her- leathery lips parted in the shadow of a smile, revealing her lost lingering yellow tooth," . . .'when I was young and pretty. I- saw Amalia, first Queen or the Hellenes,, when she came to visit Thebes. Sh'e was on horseback, dressed in a . peasant-dress and • wearing a-red cap such as used to be •worn by the people of Greece in those days. She was very beautiful. Her husband, King Othon, he was handsome, top. . ." Katerina.Sideri saw, at one time or other, all the Icings who succeeded Othon on the throne of Greece." . . . But.I haven't seen King Paul yet," she" remarked. "My sight is lolling. I no longer see "clearly." She Is also losing her memory. She had nine children and an indefinite number of grandchildren and great-granchildren, the majority • .of whom she has entirely forgotten. One of them, looks after her. • At the age of 120 .years, Katerina Sideri weighs.no more.'than 55 pounds, because she eats very little —only some boiled herbs and an occasional ess. But she drinks 2 or 3- glasses of resined \vlne (the Greets'.national drink) every day. Celanese Strike At Rome Ended 12 Cent Wage Hike Accepted By TWUA The IT-week-old strike of Celanese workers at Home,. Ga., was •ndcd last .night with members of Local 689, TWTJA, accepting an increase of 12 cents an hour. James A. BlackweH, this city, national TWUA representative, said the settlement came after a day- lone meeting of company and union, representatives. Certain classifications .will receive addition two and three cent boosts. He said the 12-cent boost in base rates is equivalent to about 15 cents an hour for most of the incentive workers at the plant. George Baldouzi, executive vice president of the TWTJA, arrived In Rome Tuesday and headed the 1 union negotiations. . Baldand said; "The agreement yesterday- represents a fair and honorable settlement of this long rtrike. Blackwell said the news of the settlement s«t off a wild demonstration In the streets.of Home.,Police estimated the ' crowd of Jubilantly marching textile workers and their friends at about 2,000. The.union said the picket lines about 'the Celanese Corporation's viscose yarn plant -wore dissolved «t toon as tho settlement was ratified. The plant employing some 2,400, has about 1,800 hourly paid workers. Prior to the strike, the average wage at the Rome plant was about $1.21. Most bats have only one baby, but some have as many as four. Regardless of the number, mother bat carries them all along wherever she goes. Branch Office Jury Frees Two-Time Loser Who Quits Liquor., Joins High spot ol the Denver, Colo.. Christmas season will be- this 64-foot, 'homemade and handmade Christmas tree. It's made by boring holes in the trunk and inserting evergreen branches. Branches. have already been placed al the top. and more will be added until tree is completed. HAGERSTOWN, Md.—Thomas J. Schlotterbeck, 32, this city, who gave credit to Alcoholics Anonymous Jor his victory over drink, was acquitted by a Circuit Court jury r.ere b£ driving an automobile after -his license was revoked or suspended. Schlotterbeot told the jury that at the time his license -was revoked for said, it became nccessry occasionally to drive an automobile und he ud- inltted that he was driving an automobile July 23 when he was apprehended by a representative of the Motor Vehicle Commissioner's office. He described' the efforts oi the AA organization as a group of men .„„ „.,.„„„ „„ ,, v , who realize their sickness from using obligation to do so. drunken driving, in 1941, he could not stay away from drink and that he was constantly losing- jobs on account of his addiction to drink He testified that nine months' ago he decided to quit drinking and join the AA, Since then h? said, he hasjsomething to a man who is trying not had "a drop." I to rehabilitate himself" and asserted As a filling station employe, he!that it is under a higher law than those In .the statute Ijooks that makes it sometimes necessary for society to extend the hand of aid to one ol' its members of lesser fortune. Attorney Oswald said the only reason he was appearing to defend his client was because he felt an alcohol and who make a. common effort to "stay sober." Defense Attorney Edward Oswald told- the jury that "society owes He cited the fact that a jury in Man-land is Judge of both the law and tiie facts and that he therefore asked a verdict of not guilty. The Jury returned with a "Not Guilty" verdict in less than 10 minutes. State's Attorney Martin L. In- gram in his plea for a conviction of the man, asserted that the. laws of the state must be "upheld and that while he hoped the jury would "be generous" with the defendant, he expected a. verdict of guilty be- causeHhere -was no question of the facts in tlie case. ^Preserved Philip The head of the Indian Tying Philip, who led a massacre of New England colonises, .was kept on a pole in Plymouth for 25 years, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica. Hero Worship TOKYO—(INS)—Naming children .after heroes presents problems. A Japanese father named JUs children for Eideki Tojo, Japan's: wartime dictator. 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