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TEN EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10.. IMS Phone 4600 for a WANT AD Taker Group Rules On Club Tax Problem - Commission Acts Following Confusion BALTIMORE—(#>) — One 'Montgomery county woman's club lias won si fight to be tax exempt and another is awaiting 'a decision. The State Tax Commission ruled in favor of the Bethesda'Woman's Club in "off again on again" jousting with the Montgomery county commissioners. The 'commission took under • consideration a. similar case .involving ' the Chevy Chase woman's club. Both, clubs have been tax exempt under state law applying'to bene- " volent and'.charitable organizations. The Montgomery commissioners attempted this year to put both clubs on the' tax books, assessing the Bethesda 'property at $18,420 and Chevy Chase at $44,000. •The Bethesda. case reached the tax commission after complicated maneuvering. The county commissioners first declared the club taxable in April of .this year. Later the commissioners decided it wasn't after a hearing. County Supervisor of Assessments. Wilton .Allen promptly filed an.appeal. While this appeal was pending, the commissioners did another " about face,' passing a resolution re- ."sclndlng the abatement and again •declaring the- club subject to taxation. So Allen withdrew his appeal Tbut then the" club appealed. ],It was 'the club's appeal which ,'was heard by the tax commission. -.Attorney Arthur. Hilland. argued in • behalf of the club that the county ' commissioners' had no-legal right to "rescind Its action'declaring- the club ".tax 'exempt while 'an appeal was pending. . • • The tax.-commissioners agreed, '"declaring the last county' action -null and void.. The Bethesda club " therefore' remained tax- exempt at " least for the current fiscal year. • -The Chevy Chase case was argued • strictly on: whether the club meets ."the, statutory' requirements of, a -charitable and benevolent organize; tlori. The club maintained it is be!, cause it- is non-profit and 'a portion .-of,' all dues is-- allocated, for- educa- 'tional scholarships. . Air Force ' ("Continued from Page i) jet fighters upon arrival in Panama. - The wing' has -about 1,200 men and operates with about 75 planes. - The canal, for the first : time .since - last Summer, then will have a full group of modern jet fighters for .'..Its defenses. The 36th Wing,-a jet -outfit, was shifted to Germany last ^.August. ' .. 'As far as can be learned,.there are no immediate plans to fill the vacancy in Guam when the 23rd leaves. Guam Is headquarters for the 20th Air Force, a B-29 unit of the Far East-Air Forces. - The third transfer will bring the 91st-Reconnaissance Squadron .from the American air base in Trinidad to AlcGuIrt Base, Fort Dix, N. J:, ' -within the next 45 days. The 91st, with 388 men and officers, will bring -"•with it the B-17 planes.-, used for ; patrols:.. EiglitMenDie (Continued from Page ij worth,. Arthur ' Dahline, Alphonse Bryant, Charles Miller, Roy Hamby, A. W. Freel, C. H. Redenbaugh and Albert'Sheahan. Man Describes Blast L. R. Beaver, 20, a plumber, gave this account ol the blasts: ' "First there was a muffled explosion. It brought dust all around us.. A few seconds later there was a powerful blast with' fire. It - blew me down on my face and must have blown Sheahan-(one of the dead) in the other direction. I ran out the south'door.'" • Men swarmed from.the building after the initial explosions. Asbestos workers on the roof were shaken and one tumbled down, but escaped injury. Steel'framed windows were hurled as lar as 100 feet Irom the plant. ' • ' "There -seemed to be a small explosion at first," said Walter Janesko, 41, Kansas City, Kas. "We started running downstairs when there was a terrific blast. The concussion stopped up as • If. we had run into a brick wall. "We ran back upstairs and out on the roof. There was another blast „ and we started downstairs again. Then there was a smaller explosion •while we were on the stairs. We finally got outside." • Jariesko said he had noticed "the *mell of gas" for several days in .the plant. - ' -Power was restored to Topeka last night on a limited basis through, an emergency hookup with other plants. None of .the major equipment in -•the building was believed seriously " damaged. Company officials .said they expected to have the plant in partial operation today. Mrs. L. L. Bacher said her house, which Is a quarter of a'mile away- from the plant, was jarred by.the explosions. Some residents In the vicinity of the plant fled after hearing a rumor power lines in the vicinity might break. , Obituary ' Weaver Rites A requiem, mass was. celebrated this morning in St. Patrick's Catholic Church for Edward J. Weaver, Sr,, 63, of ISO North Centre Street, who died Tuesday night in Chest Has $710 Balance For Year Tola! Receipts Hit $73,677 Mark Here . , A balance of $710.31 was on hand Allegany Hospital. Rev._ Thomas A.i at t ^ enc i O r t ] le Cumberland Com" ' ' """ munity Chest fiscal year on Decem- Hardesty officiated and burial was In the church cemetery. ' Active pallbearers were R.'P. Lippold, C.'D. Burkey, J. W. Webster, J. A. Rice, H. L. Gillard and C. C. McKnlght. Honorary pallbearers included William .Taylor, William Twigg, John Radcliff, C A. Blackburn, C. A. Jewell and. Charles Byers, Cumberland Aerie No. 245, P.. O. Eagles, of "which he was a member, held services. Ryan Funeral Kites for Daniel Webster Ryan, 90, of 116 'Paca Street, who died Wednesday in Memorial Hospital, were conducted this afternoon from the Hafer'Funeral Home by Rev. William A. Bisenberger, pastor • of First Presbyterian Church. Interment was in Hillcrest Burial Park. Pallbearsrs. were Herbert Bailey, Floyd Simmons; Odith Brotemarkle, Earl Harrison, Roy Davey and Britton 0. Shaffer. • • Elmer Lancaster, FROSTBURG—Elmer Lancaster, 67, former resident of Avilton, died at his home in Zanesville,'Ohio.. Mr.'Lancaster, a'son-of the late Andrew and. Charlotte Lancaster, pioneer residents of Garrett county, was a farmer--and laborer. He left here about eight years: ago. Besides his, wife, Mrs: Florence Lancaster, he is survived by- . a number of sons and-, daughters, and two 'brothers, Frank-' and 'Burman Lancaster, Frostburg, and a sister, Mrs. Ella Ravenscroft, Keyser, W. Va. Mr. Lancaster was injured about eight Years ago when he wss-.struck by a''truck on the highway near Lonaconlng. covered. He never fully re- Services will -be held Monday 'at 2 p. m.,' from his home'with burial in Zanesville.. Miss Isabel Wertman KEYSER, W. Va.—Graveside services for.-Miss Isabel Wertman, daughter of the late John and Daisy (Corbin). Wertman, formerly of Keyser, who died Wednesday in Cleveland, will be held Sunday at 3'p. m. in Meadow Point- Cemetery with Rev. Robert Bridges, pastor of Evangelical United Brethren Church, officiating.- ' .Survivors include an ' aunt, Mrs. G. M. Mellon, Keyser, and'jn uncle, T. W. Corbin, New Creek. George .H. -Price Services for George H. Price,' 74, Narrows Park, who died Wednesday night, will be conducted, Sunday'at pjn. at the Park Place Methodist Jhurch by the Rev. Charles E. Shaw. Interment will be In Hillcrest Burial Park.' The body will remain at the ber 1. Total receipts of $73,677.87 were listed for 1947-48. This amounted to 94^ per cent of the -pledges made during- last year's drive. Driver Without Hands Pays Fine CHICAGO— I/?}— Judge Irwln B, Clorfene appeared somewhat surprised when Mitchell Thomas. 50, came before .him yesterday in Auto Safety Court on a charge of leaving the scene of an accident. $48,000 Verdict Won By Krause Charged Associate Stole Wife's Affection WHEELING, W. Vn.—<#>)—Ernest W. Krausc, 71-yenr-old Wheeling industrialist, yesterday won a $48,000 verdiot from a former-business Thomfis said -the accident—his associate he charged with stealing car struck a parked machine—was his first since he started driving a car 17 years ago. Frederic W Eiler president pre-1 Judge Clorfene asked for Thomas' c'ided at the meeting of the e'xecu-1 driving-license and read it.-Itsnpu- tlve committee li£t night plated only that Thomas must wear the Chest office when the financial Bosses ^ , <J™*£f-.<*»»" \°™ A report submitted by Mrs. ^^. ^Jud^gj.. ~ b f *£ ^vL.chi-Jjcctir.g to state in the application Everstine. treasurer, was .. Plans for the annual membership j meeting- of the Chest, to be held January 14 in Central YMCA; were discussed. Directors will be elected at the dinner meeting. The final report for 1948 showed a balance of 53,005,65 on October 30. and receipts of $3.208.50. Total disbursements were 35,503.84. • Cash received from the 1948-49 campaign totaled '$45,157.55 and another $6,043.14. was received, from pledges in November for'a total of 551,200.69. Campaig^ expenses totaled $5,809.85, leaving a balance of £45,390.94 on December 1. An analysis of the 194B-49, Chest campaign shows that almost 1,000 riiore persons contributed to the drive than in 1947-48. . Two pledges'totaled. $17,000, or 20.6 of the $82,696 pledged; the next-three $6,500, or 7.9'per cent; 7 $3660, or 4.'1 -per cent; 24, 57,050, 8.5 per cent; 82,' $10,550, 12.9. The 118 contributors who pledged $100 j or more will provide $44,760, or 54 per cent of total pledges. One' hundred and six others pledged $5,939, or 7.2 per cent and 229 others 56,340, or 7.7 .per cent. The 453 who pledged S25 arid over, raised 68.9 of the total. Another 578 persons pledged $7,123 or 8.6 per cent; 1.415, $7,274, or 8.8 per cent and 7,039 persons pledged $11.260, or 13.7 of the total. he had no hands. Thomas was fined $100 and his driver's licqr.se suspended for one year. Spies Work (Continued from Page i) of every other capital o: the world. The United States has military and naval and possibly diplomatic secrets which'other nations want." Moving on a few months to March of 1938 my log shows that I recorded this: "The Pickwickian fn.t boy who is making the public flesh creep at the moment seems to be the spy. What with the mysterious AJnerican spy ring, the. grim treason trial in Moscow with its allegations of British and German plots against the Soviet regime, anfl spies heads popping up and popping off all the affections of Mrs. Krause. Krause had sued Elwin H. Schnitzler for ,$100,000. The jury deliberated two hours and 35 minutes and specified its award was to compensate Krause and not to punish Schnitzler. Krause is president of Wheeling Machine Products Company. He charged his former sales manager had improper relations with the 41-year-old Mrs. Krause at parties in Wheeling, New York, Chicago and Columbus. Both Schnitzler, who is 43, and Mrs. Krause took the stand. They testified- they had been associated in some business ventures but had no other relationships. Motions to set aside the verdict were filed immediately by the defense. Mrs. Schnitzler, 41, filed a companion suit for $250,000 against Mrs. Krause, but It was settled out of court for an undisclosed sum shortly after the trial started several weeks ago. President To Ride At Head Of Parade At Inauguration WASHINGTON — (/P) — President Truman will ride at the head of his inauguration parade from the capital to the White House. Melvin Hildreth, chairman of the District of Columbia Inaugural Committee, told reporters today it will be the first time that a President has taken part in the parade. Hildreth and. Washington police officials called at the White House to go over the January 20 inauguration plans with Mr. Truman; Behind Mr. Truman in the parade, Hildreth said, there win be 52 six-foot soldiers carrying flags of the 48 states, the District of Columbia, Alaska, Puerto Rico and Hawaii. After the actual inauguration ceremony in front of. the capital, Mr. Truman will have lunch at the capital then ride to a. reviewing stand' in front of the White House, Klldreth said that heretofore it has always been the custom for the President to return to- the White House without taking part in the parade. Third Suspect - (Continued from Psge i) attorney general In charge of the Criminal Division, cited a law he said would bar. such testimony frorr.|^Yd^t"wa'rthe"first'time' 1 'tha't"the any possible criminal trial against! j aywa iking law, passed Aug. 30, 1939, Pedestrian Gets Ticket After He's Injured CHICAGO — (I?) — For 'the first time since passage of a jaywalking ordinance nine years -ago a pedes- trian'yesterday was handed a traffic -violation ticket—after he had been struck by an automobile. . The ticket charged Charles Wagner. 47, with failing to yield the right of way to a vehicle. Police over Europe, there ars enough the witnesses on any charge except j nad been j nvo £ e( j. thrills and chills to satisfy the -perjury. • j Wagner, who' most eager arm-chair seeker after red-blood adventure. "As a matter of fact there doesn't have to.be an 'R' in the month to make spies in season. They always are with us, and the United States has its quota along with foreign countries. Naturally when the hounds'of wax begin to bay at the moon; the spies start to scurry about. There is much-more activity now than in peaceful times. Still, even suffered scalp Assignment: (Continued from Page i) duce you can keep for yourself; the rest goes to the state) laid i in the dull dog-days there are mammoth stone upon stone, and; enough professional nosy packers cities reared their heads out of the in America to make a good-sized wilderness. Here, with a fine .sensitiveness, all the inevitable sidelights, of a civilization were- developed. There was art in all its forms. Engraved in painstaking detail on stone, there were written records. Some of them we have Interpreted; today; others- remain inexplicable. But no one questions -that they all have a definite, specific meaning—if only we could read the handwriting in the stone, • . • Here, a complex religion, was perfected, and a .class society. And out of the - combination came a credo which, sacrificed, not all the- na- Surviving are'his widow, :MaryG. tior^ l™*?^™*™^ Binnix Price; • four daughters, Miss Grace Price, at home, Mrs. Earl Sills, city, Mrs. 'George Stonebraker and Mrs. Thomas Keech, both- of Narrow's Park; six sons, Harry H., Honiewood Addition; Edward H., at home, Guy V., 'city,' George W., Triple Lakes, and . Charles D. and Robert G., both of Narrows'Park; 15 grandchildren and 7.great grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Martin, Narrows Park. Mattingly Bites ~A requiem mass for Mrs. Reglha Mattingly, 28, - wife of Daniel -R. Mattingly, Corriganville,. and their Infant son, William B. Mattingly, who died Wednesday in- Memorial Hospital, was celebrated, this morning in SS! Peter and Paul Catholic Church by Rev. Claude Kean, Buffalo, N. Y. Burial was in. the .parish TJrner G. and cemetery. Pallbearers were Franz Carl, Harry Robinson, Francis Mattingly, John' Fossett .and Curtis Stahlman. Atkinson Services LONACONING- — 'Services were held this morning in Hillcrest Chapel, Cumberland, for John M. Atkinson, son of-Mrs. H. H., Atkinson, Allegany Street, who died'last week in Rock Springs, Wyo. Interment was in Hillcrest Burial Park, Cumberland. ' Emory Morrison • > Emory Ernest- Morrison, 55, Corriganville, died yesterday afternoon In Allegany Hospital where he had been a patient since Monday. He was a State Roads'Commission mechanic. • . . Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth L. Morrison. .' ' Dr. Katherine J. Gallagher BALTIMORE—m—Gbucher College officials yesterday announced the death in Glendale, Calif.,' of Dr. Katherine Jeanne Gallagher, 64-year-old head of the-Department hood, but only a. chosen few— and the -sacrifice served to satisfy the gods of that religion . and the belligerent leaders of each class in that army. So that was the position ten years ajro when what arc now known as the- "pumpkin papers" were sneaked out of the State Department. However, that wasn't by a long shot the only case of espionage In this coun- ti-y. The international Spy rinjr referred to above was engaged in trading in United States military secrets. There were German ag-ents involved in the ca.sc, including a red-haired frirl, and arrests were mn.de in widely separated parts of the country. No matter how much we may dislike the idea (and we dislike it plenty), secret agents still are regarded as essential to every nation and have been since the days when .Campbell also "respectfully" asked, bruiseSr ^as ordered to appear in in a letter to acting Chairman i to safety oour t next Tuesday'. Mundt (R-SD) that the committee! "refrain from releasing any information which it has regarding said Investigations." Attorney General Clark, meanwhile, got out a statement complaining of "premature and ill- | auto safety court next Tuesday. British Dentists (Continued from Pegs i) Here, there were priests, average citizens and slaves. Here, there were engineers and architects. Here, there were hunters and hewers of wood and drawers of 'water. Here' there was, in its final form, one of the harshest, most gruelling, forms of socialism. ' . ' Tere, for a time before its eventual fall, civilization seemed to have come a. full cycle—and therein lies the frightening aspect. . . For, unquestionably, the Mayan scientists outran their time. There are stone monuments today to prove they solved the secrets .of the sun, the seasons and th stars. You can stand in the top room of. an existing stone observatory and see the windows where the sun will come through enough to cast its light only on the longest and the shortest days of the-year. ' Can- you find that—although it- would be possible—in this modern civilization we -have built of stone and mortar? You .cau find a calendar which is more accurate than the one we use today. You can see, engraved in stone, the horoscopes which chart the pattern of an individual's life. | You car. find full proof that they studied the heavens, predicted all things from' rainy seasons to eclipses and made accurate forecasts of the rising-and settings of the morn- ing'and evening stars. . - Not only* did thy mark the seasons, but they even kapt the dally, hourly time by a..sun-dial, chiseled in .stone. . . The frightening thing, of course, is not that such a civilization existed here in America some two thousand years agoi The frightening thing is that it crumbled, and the jungle crept back in to cover its __ . . Moses sent twelve men to "spy the | for Rev. Quinn and his relatives. land" of Canaan to size up- its strer.gth and riches. By the way, the report-of those sleuths of old that Canaan was "flowing with milk and honey" is probably the most famous of its kind. of History. _ _ 1 She had gone'there to recuper-| remains. ate after ill health caused; her toj And all that, mind you, was be(Continued on Page-s) \ fore the days of the atom bomb. . . Her Very pwn Cosmetics Toilet .Water and Atomizer ' lubblc Bath Bath Powder • Lipltick '. Hand Lotion Cosmttici for Fun and Good Grooming. ,. 23. N. Liberty St. ' Telephone 4576 WllllB UGIGOUUIid • H< ^GREATEST! • ' "' - *i~~""~ , f 'J *; rS-<? \$i>$H*$ CHH^^i The residue of his estate was left for.the use of St. Patrick's.Catholic Church here.' Msgr. Quinn died last-August 20 in Jenkins Memorial .Hospital, Baltimore, at the ags of 73. fees are cut they probably will work :wer hours and then fewer people in receive treatment." The demand for dental service is enormous. Most dentists now are booked two to-three months ahead, said the dental association, and •many have closed their books to new- patients "because they simply can't handle them unless they arc willing to work 24 hours daily.'" plaining 01 "premature am, M- can rece , ve ^,3^^-, advised publicity" he said Is coming, The demand for den: from the committee. • I With the unanimous backing of the committee, Mundc fired back that Campbell was making "an utterly unreasonable attack upon the prerogative of the United 'States Congress." He said Campbell' had placed a "strained Interpretation" on the law in question. Former Local (Continued from Page 13) St Michael's Church of Frostburg, St. Joseph's Church of Midland, St. Mary's Church of LonacorJng and the Catholic missions at Grantsville and AvllMn.in Garrett county were each bequeathed $300. St. Mary's Seminary of Baltimore was also left $1,200 for the benefit of the chapel fund. A bequest of $500 v-- made to-the Little Sisters of-the Poor of Batlimore for the organization's work. Bishop James E. Walsh and Rev. John F. Walsh, both former residents of Cumberland, were lefc S500 each for masses to be said Yule Shopping (Continued from Page x) A sign that the same thing might go for businessmen was another Federal Reserve report showing that business loans also dropped the last three weeks of- November. Coupled with thai was an ever: more unusual decline in real estate loans which, though slight ($1',000,000), halted a week-to-week clirab to new'highs that had been going on in this' field since wartime. Argentina has more than 13,500,000 population: Food Prices Drop To New Low Mark NEW' YORK— (/P)—The. . D'un & Eradstreet wholesale food index this week declined to $5.33—the lowest level in more than .17 months. The figure, compares •with $635 a week ago, and is 14'per cent below the all-time peak of July 13, and 11.1 per cent below the-corresponding week a year ago. The index represents the total cost at wholesale of a pound of each- of 31 foods in general use. • Foods which advanced this week included com, rye, beef, butter; cheese, sugar, rice' and currants. •Declining were wheat, oats, barley, hams, lard, cottonseed oil, cocoa, eggs, potatoes, raisins, hogs and lambs. Palestine Ca.se (Continued from Page i) Belgium, -whose representatives constitute the present truce commission for Palestine. Belgium, however, Is known to wish to avoid the new assignment. Israel's chances' for TJ. N. mem-, bership this year faded. A meeting of the Security Council, scheduled . for this morning, to' resume consideration of Israel's application was called off. France and Canada, which hold ke,y votes among the 11 nations on the council, had wanted action delayed-until the General Assembly voted a Palestine settlement plan. The assembly is due to adjourn tomorrow and meet in New York next April. A two-thirds majority of Assembly members voting is necessary to confirm an applicant after the Security Council recommends admission. Reds Reported (Continued from Page i) ency resulting from China's civil war. . . Tills was announced today by Admiral Oscar C. Badger, commander of the T7. S. Fleet in the Western Pacific. He told a news conference: "We are not here to participate in China's civil war. We are here to protect our citizens and give consideration and protection to their activities. ' • "It would obviously be impossible for us to assume-responsibility for law and order. Therefore, we would put our citizens aboard ship .'during any period of loss of control.". He said that in most parts oJ China, Americans whose duties do not require their presence had already been evacuated from the .war- torn country. He added, however, that about 2,500 still remain, about half of whom are not essential to American interests in China. . . Arraignment In . Murder Delayed Slate's Attorney 111 . And Case Continued ANNAPOLIS—<;p>—When ThomM A., Edwards will be arraigned- on charges he murdered a.young Gl«a. Burnie. couple remained uncertain . today. State's Attorney. James C. Morton was ill with a throat infection and his office said he may not be' able to leave his home until next. week. •-.'•'• Edwards,- 23-year-old Marley Ve- gro, was scheduled to be arraigned in Ann Arundel County Court this week. He is charged with slaying John H. Mahlan, 25, -and-Mary C. . Kline, 18, whose disappearance stirred a.- county-wide search in, September. ' .... Their bodies were-discovered three days after Manlan's bloodstained- . car was found abandoned' several. miles from the couple's Glen Bnraie homes. '. A county grand jury indicted Edwards last. month. . 700,000 Failed (Continued from Page i). Truman won by a plurality . oi 2,135,336, but it was the' first time since 1916 that a winner has failed to capture a majority of all votes cast. His percentage • was 49 £ D«w- ey's was 45.1, and the' others combined 5.4. Although, this year's total vote was nearly 1,400,000 above that or 1944, the number of potential voters —that isi people of voting age—had increased more, than 10,000,000 in the past.four years. Thus a ratio of votes actually case was much, smaller, compared, witt the, previous' two elections. This was •due primarily to a falling off of. balloting in the big states. 1 Castor oil is used as an industrial lubricant. Special Event FOR 'GIFT-WISE , . 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