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Local Comics Classified Tlie Newspaper For The Home Member Associated Press MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1948 Production Cut Slashes Wages Of Area Miners Decline In Exports, And Mild Weatier Reduce Work Week The earnings of: the approximately 5,000 miners In District 16, United Mine Workers 'of America, nave been reduced approximately 50 per cent in recent weeks due to part-time operation of the coal mines, David Watkins, international union representative, said today. ' ' Watkins said that virtually no mines are working, a five-day. week "Many of the men are getting but wo and three days work a 'week said Watkins. "Some of the . them are not even , -working that much. "It is pur understanding that some strip'-mines-have closed down entirely. . While we have no exact fiirures It-., appears that- about- 10 per cent of the .union members of the area have no coal work at all,'" h« continued. Mild Weather Factor "The mild • -weather has been a factor in. the. short work week'-' as the demand' for domestic 'fuel .has been down. Exports have also declined. The slackening of the coal business Is -being reflected in the furloughs on xailroads." • John It-Lewis, tTMWA president, told, the recent Cincinnati -convention of that: organization' -that work would be'spread evenly among' the country's 1 ' miners by the - union if Industry did .not act on it; first. . He said: "If any of the miners are going:. to. starve, we -will "all narve together." In Washington yesterday, Mr. Leris was' non-commital -about the warning -be 'issued two months ago in Cincinnati concerning, the- spread the work"proijram. ' .':; " ' "' Some .- Action Expected- • Tt was' 'generally rumored, that the -mines . * chieftain would take some klhd";'of action soon..;. This feeling was'-based on s. statement inade by. 'Mr. : Lewis at .the convention. •.-•-. He told the. convention that when the market situation , reaches, a point "where it constitutes a "rank injustice and lack of opportunity for our members to work, the UMW itself may find it necessary to advise our members how many days a week they need to work." . ... • .' This year's : coal production- - is expected. . ^to: ...reach ,: 580,000,000; according to industry sources. Record Stockpile One of the causes of the slowdown is a stockpile of over 59,000,000 tons of coal. That was the amount of coal on hand on November 1, the highest since pre-war days. The pile is estimated to be well over the 69 000,000-mark due to. the generally mild weather of the past few factors In 'the over-production dilemma: are" the end of .the Great Lakes steamship season,, the increasing use of Diesels. 'by jaJlr roads and year-end inventory caution by normally 'large purchasers ° Strip' mines In Northern. .West, Virginia have been .closed for 30 to 60 days and many mines m Eastern Kentucky 'and Southern West Virginia also have been closed that long. . • ' , Police Release Coon Hunters Two Klondike residents, arrested for entering a home in that section, were released from jail this morning by state police. William "Goat" Thomas, al, and James Miller, about 23, told State Police William F. Eater that, they had been "coon hunting- Friday night and had treed two of 'the animals." ••••«.They added that they entered the home of Louis Cesnick through .a, window to "get a knife to chop the tree down." Baker said they were released because of the minor nature of the deed. ^ __ Two Frostburg Drivers Forfeit Traffic Bonds Two Frostburg men forfeited bonds, which they had posted- after being arrested by Troop_er George Coddington, in Trial Magistrates Court today. ' ...... John P. Rowe, of 105 McCulloh Street, forfeited $3.45 for exceeding 30 miles per hour on Route 40 in LaVale on, December 4. Edward T. Cowgill, of 120 Washington Street, Frostburg, forfeited SS.45 for failing to observe a stop sign on Vocke Road on October 25. Bay W. Kennell, Route 1, Hyndman.-Pa., was found guilty-of reckless driving by Magistrate Peter J. Carpenti and fined $2.75.' He-was arrested by Trooper Coddington on Route 40 one mile west of Cumberland December 6.. .... Child Hygiene Ginic Tomorrow At Flintstone A child hygiene clinic will be held in Flintstone tomorrow at 10 a. TO. at the Fire Hall.. Dr. William F. McFarland, assistant health officer, and Mrs. Isabelle LaughUn, public health nurse, will be in charge. iRremen To Elect Officers of the LaVale • Volunteer Fire Company' will be elected tomorrow at 7:30 p. m. at the Fire Hall. . . . -. Lightning, Thunder Storm Hits District Cumberland was treated to a lightning and thunder storm of short duration yes- .terday about 11:30 p. m. . There was one flash of lightning and one clapp of thunder. It was accompanied by wind and rain. The storm apparently sery- . ed as an introduction to today's . near "summer-like" weather, the 'temperature going above 60, degrees before noon in the; downtown section. » V"'""'"''.'-",, 't r ""~ v .-," '-vViw, ^ Ki^r^o ^< /'<< :^v\v4J Assault Count. lammr^.^. * "- r 'V*re&^^^2**iJ BondPostedBy Local Resident . PUPILS PAJNI CHRISTMAS SCENE—Four pupils ' at Columbia 'Street "School-are-', shown above' as they neared completion of Christmas murals on the school windows. The yuletide murals depict .-. the'-inside of a'.church;arid are part of the. Christmas activities of the pupils. The children decided upon the project several weeks ago with every pupil taking some part. The four "Michaelangelo's" above from left to right are Orville Cosgrove, Olney Shipley, Robert Arthur and Donald Diggs. .the-, corresponding '' B&OLayoff Affects 750 Area Workers , Of. the 2,755 B. and- O. Railroad employes to be furloughed from December 20 to January 3 on the sys- jem, 650 will be laid off in the Cumberland, shops ..and-freight and passenger car maintenance works. The 2.755 men will be laid off in nine, cities for 14 days. A continuing decline-in business was' given as'-.thc reason. The B. and O.'s weekly traffic report showed that it handled 61,745 cars of revenue freight:last week, compared with. 68,705. in week a'year/agL. ."Business'fell/off.markedly, around the Thanksgiving holiday and-the expected upturn in traffic did not materialize," a statement by the railroad said.- "There is no apparent prospect of early improve- nent. v . 'Fewer freight Strains are required to handle the business and with the surplus of power now available there is considerably less work to be done .n shops, roundhouses, offices and on the track." Most of those involved are workmen 'in heavy locomotive repair shops and. freight- and .passenger car ma'intcnanc'e"'~p]ants. ""•'.' ' . --""•' ' The Mount,Clare shops In.Balti- more will lay.off 950 workers; Cumberland, Md., 650; Dubois, Pa., 325; Glenwood, Pa., 280; Washington, Ind., -175; Loraln, Ohio, 100; Ivorydale Shops, Cincinnati, 100; Keyser, W. Va.; 100, and Chillicothe, Ohio, 75. Bullet Crashes Through Window ~ Mrs. H. L. Cornelius, of 814 Sunbury Avenue, reported to city police that a .22 calibre rifle bullet crashed through the kitchen window of 5er home; Saturday morning as she and her family were eating breakfast, City police investigated but could find no persons using guns in the section. ' Marshall'Alexander, of 317 Ridgedale Avenue, informed . police. that ;wo boys walking down Ridgedale Avenue Friday or Saturday hacked 14'maple trees planted in .front of homes from 887 Ridgedale Avenue to 875 Ridgedale Avenue. Alexander was informed .by a tree surgeon that the saplings will die as a result of the chopping. Pedestrian Killed While Walking Along Highway BALTMORE^-W — William' B. Stritsch, .42, .was killed early today when a big tractor-trailer truck struck -him while -ha was walking along the Washington-Baltimore Boulevard on the southwest outskirts. ' It was the third highway traffic fatality in Maryland over the week- reported that Stritsch .was caught on the side of the truck and carried two blocks sefore the driver'was aware of the end. Halethorpe police accident. •James' Yearwood, a driver loi Plant City, Pla,, trucking concern, was "held'on manslaughter charges. rafton Man Surrenders At Police Station Here A man booked as Robert Eugene Robinson, Latrobe Street, Grafton, W. va., surrendered- at Police Headquarters here yesterday. The man, aeing held for Grafton authorities, claims he walked out of the' Grafton ail after some prisoners sawed .hrough some 'bars and escaped. He told Assistant Chief B. F. Gaffney he was being held on a motor •ehicle charge when he escaped. Columbia Street PTA Will Meet Tomorrow Christmas music will feature tomorrow's 7:30 p. m. meeting of the Columbia Street Parent-Teacher Association. The Fourth and Fifth irades will present pantomines and the string, and wind groups will give selections. Driver Forfeits Bond -Michael J, Migdol, New Jersey, forfeited $10 bond in Police' Court today. He posted bond yesterday, on. a. charge of careless driving. He was ai-rested-by Officers J. E. Pfieffer and Donald Smith. D. A. Davis, this city, was fined'$5 on a similar son t charge. Ipital. All American To Make Plans To Start Local Air Service Bedford County, Child Victim \ Of Diphtheria G'eorgia Lee Mock, 5-year-old daughter of Robert D, and Wanna Lee (Kellar) Mock, of Centreville, Pa., died last night in Memorial Hospital of diphtheria. The child was admitted to the hospital, last Tuesday and her illness was diagnosed as diphhteria. -Besides her she is survived by a-half-brother, Robert Dale Mock, Jr. Services will be held tomorrow at 11 a. m. at the graveside in the P.O.S. of A. Cemetery in Centreville. Rev. j. L, Moore, pastor. of the Centreville Methodist Church, will officiate. All American Airways will send 3 representative here soon to make preliminary arrangements for a commercial stop. Mayor Thomas S. Post has been informed. In a letter to Mayor Post which was read before the Mayor and Council today, David L. Miller, secretary and director of tariffs and sales, said Jere V. Chain, recently appointed superintendent of station services for the Airways, will visit the city soon. Chain will seek information to set up a ticket office, employ station personnel and investigate surface transportation facilities for passenger, property and mail service in the rea. Willing to Cooperate City Attorney Thomas B. Finan said that the city is willing to cooperate with All American in urging the Public Service Commission to act on its application for intra- s:ate service, but is waiting for a formal request from the Airways. The Public Service Commission has the All American application before it but has postponed a hearing, originally set for December 8, to "sometime after the first of the year." . . Prior to the postponement, It was believed the" air servlce r " would be instituted by February 15. The postponement has delayer that plan at least a month or' two, it is believed. Disappointment of business and industrial leaders as well as Mayor Post, Harold W. Smith, manager of the Chamber of Commerce, and Howard M. Smith, chairman of the Industrial Proomtlon Committee, has been expressed at the delay in granting the AH American application. The service here is expected to a boon to both .business and industry. The Western Maryland Motor Sell. HOT husband" William. A. i Club repeated its request for the Obituary Rollins Services KEYSER—Services for Willard H. CRollins, 45, who died Saturday at his home In Baltimore, will be held from .the residence of his mother, Mrs. "Bessie Rollins, 97~ A Street, Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. Rev. I. S. Long, pastor of the (Keyser Church of the Brethren will officiate and interment will be in Queens Point Cemetery. The body is at the home of his mother. Mrs. Lizzie B. Jennings DAVIS, W. Va.—Mrs. Lizzie Belle Jennings, 74, died yesterday morn,- ing -in an Elkir.s Hospital where she had been a patient two days. Bornl at Horseshoe Run February 3, 1874, she was a daughter of the late Simon and Myra (Reinhart) Jennings, died May, 1943. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Nolle Pennington, Parsons: five sons, Edward Jennings, and Albert Jennings, Davis; Hervey Jennings and Parsons. • and George Arnold Jennings, Jennings, Reedsville; one brother, Arthur Sell, Bradford, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Bertie Swisher, Parsons, a-'ifl Mrs. Maggie Bromahl, Clarksburg; 27 grandchildren and nine great- grandrchildren. The body will remain at the home of her son, Albert Jennings, at- Davis until 2 p. m. Wednesday when service will be conducted in First Methodist Church, Davis, Rev. Daniel Spaid. pastor of the Oakland, Md., Church of the Brethren; Rev. R. W. Morrow, Jr., pastor of First Methodist Church, and L. H. Mott, a lay minister, will officiate. Interment will be in Davis Cemetery. .. Mrs. Helen C. Douglass Mrs. Helen (Caldwell) Douglas, 85, mother of Mrs. Albert D. Heacox, this city, died last night at the home of another daughter, Mrs, Lawrence M. Nugent, 1110 26th Avenue, Altoona, Pa., after a lingering illness. She was born August 11, 1853,. in Digler, Pa., a daughter of the late Samuel A. and Eliza Jane (Barger) Caldwell. Her husband, John Bunyan Douglass, died April 1, 1920. Besides her daughters she is survived by a son, LeRoy C. Douglass, of Altoona, three grandchildren and She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Altoona, and the Missionary Society and S. A. Coffey Sunday School Class of the church. Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the John P. Lafferty Funeral Home, 2309 Broad Avenue, Altoona. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery,' Altoona. James H. Cross FROSTBURG—James Hollie Cross", assistant professor of physics at Texas Tech, died December 3 at West Texas Hospital, Labbock, (Continued on- Page 5) Husband Given Divorce William Aherr,,' 44, of Westernport, has been awarded an absolute divorce in Circuit Court in his suit against Opal C. Aherrj. Births Mr. and Mrs..Marvin Srnoqt, Romney, W. Va., announce the birth-ol a daughter in Allegany Hospital yesterday. A son was. born to Mr. and Mrs. Irvln -E: Wagner, Fort Ashby, W. Va., Saturday in Allegany Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Nial Cook, of Ellerslie, announce the birth of a son this morning in Allegany Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Grady Napp, of Williams Road, announce the birth of a son this morning in Allegany Hos- Navy, Marine Yule Display To Be Lighted Mau's Housekeeper In Serious Condition Following Beating A Christie' Road resident posted $1,000 bond -In Trial Magistrates' Court today for appearance at a preliminary hearing on assault charges preferred by city police. According to Lt. James E. Van, Gilbert Everett was arrested at 4:20 a. m. yesterday after they found, a woman identified as Miss Margie Leasure, 28, badly beaten. Called By Neighbor Lt. Van. and Officer Patsy Algieri reported they were called to the home of a neighbor of Everett at 3:20 a. in. to "pick up a woman who needed medical attention." They found Miss Leasure, whom they said was Everett's housekeeper, bleeding severely from a head ! wound. I The officers took her to Mem- jorial Hospital where her injuries 1 were diagnosed as possible fractured skull and arm, and severed main artery of the skull. Both eyes were blackened. Lt. Van said the beaten woman told him that Everett had assaulted and cut her with a butcher'-knife. She added that she had managed to get to a neighbor's house after getting away from him. Arrested At Home Everett was arrested later at his home on Christie Road by Lt. Van and Officer Algieri and held in the City Jail until bond was set this City Largest Of 18 Namesakes Listed In World Cumberland, Maryland, is the largest of 18 communities in the world named Cumberland. Fifteen of them are in the United States." The Encyclopaedia Briton- nica World Atlas reveals other Cumberlands in.'North Carolina, the smallest: Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma. Rhode Island, Virginia, .Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming; three, in Canada—one in British Columbia, one in Ontario and one in Quebec. •Cumberland is one of the -more popular names.. found among the 100,000 geographical and topographical names listed in the index to the Britannica Atlas. morning by Carpenti. Magistrate Peter J. In another assault case heard in Trial Magistrates' Court this morning, John "Bud" Robertson, of the OldtoXvn section, was found guilty of striking Earle C. Nield, also of j the same address, on Friday. The rooftop "Christmas card" dis- j substitute Trial Magistrate Harold ---••' go days in "the County Jail but suspended the term, on condition 'that he refrain from drinking and be of good play at the Naval and Marine Train- §_ Naughton sentenced him to ing Center, McKaig's Hill, will be j— -- *-i-- /-!-..«».. T«;I v,,,*- ...i^o. lighted full time tonight barring a recurrence of electrical failure. The display was lighted for a brief'behavior, time last night but some electrical [ difficulty occurred. Car.se of the trouble is being sought today and it is hoped to light the full display tonight. The project is under the general direction of Lt. Anthony A. Braccia. The signal mast is strung with lights to give the effect of a large Christinas tree. Across 'the roof will ride Santa Claus, his sleigh and six cindcer. The group, about six feet high and 30 feet long, will be illuminated with lights outlining the figures. On the left side of the Marine entrance and right side of the Navy door will be a 14-foot lighted Christmas tree. The idea was conceived shortly after Thanksgiving and the project has taken many hours to complete. The Santa display, donated by William K. Brady, local businessman, is protected from high winds by a 35- foot steel-frame. Chief L.'E. Norris in charge of this part of the display. • Electrician's Mate Roy Yutzy has been a key man in what is known as "Operation Yuletide." Yutzy has done most of the gathering of materials. Chief Joseph Duflield, a member- of the Training Center's regulaiistaff, is in charge, of wiring. Others aiding are Robert Horstman, Local Cab Driver Injured In Crash Marshall K. Shank, 25, of 308 Woodside Avenue, was admitted to Allegany Hospital yesterday and treated-for a laceration.of the chin when, the cab he was driving crashed into a tree in front of 854 Maryland Avenue. Four teeth were knocked out. He was reported in satisfactory condition this morning. The accident occurred at 6:45 a. m. as Shank was driving an Astor cab south on Maryland Avenue, Shank told Officers George Pfeifier and Donald Smith, who investigated, that he "blacked out". Police said the car swerved to the left and ran against the tree, damaging the right fro ». *, injuries to the driver. Joseph T. Downey, 112 West Loo County Ranks Third Highest For Sales Tax Poured §1,246,288 Into " State Treasury During 16-Month Period Allegany county residents paid the third highest amount in sales taxes into the state treasury of the 23 counties of Maryland in IS months through October. • Only Baltimore and Montgomery counties paid more. In the former the sales taxes totaled more than two millions dollars while in Montgomery the tax yielded $1,303,215.54. Allegany county's taxes totaled $1,246288.31. Washington county-residents paid 31,114,271.85. and Garrett county had taxes of $148,430.90. The latest collection figure of $35,259,792 represents taxes on 16 months' sales that have been taken in and turned over to the state comptroller's office. Receipts during the 1948 fiscal neriod which ended last June' 30, amounted to $23,035,242.97. (This amount .came months' sales. from taxes on. 11 Taxes collected in Second Section Phone Protest Fails To Get City Approval Resolution Backed By Mayor Dies For Want Of Seconding A resolution protesting the pro- j posed increase : in rates by the I Chesapeake and "Potomac Telephone ! Company "died" .for want, of a i second when, introduced by Mayor Thomas S. Post at the meeting of the Mayor and Council today. . Members of the council expressed belief they were not In A 1 position to judge if the proposed increase is justifiable. 'A .motion • by Commissioner William V. Keegan that C. and P. officials be asked to attend a special pay roll meeting Wednesday at 10 a. m, to 1 explain why the increase is necessary also failed to draw a seconding vote. Mayor Post said he Introduced the motion because "I. think- we should look out for our citizens. We should protest because the utility gives us little return, for-use of our streets and so forth-. • • : • "I'm doing my duty as Mayor to help our citizens and- it .is • up to this body to make the .decision. I don't think, the resolution as ."written will embarrass any.of you council;men, will it? I would like to sec action on it now. No action- apparently means disapproval," the Mayor said. The resolution, -which said the application of the C. and P.- would raise the'• existing state-wide rates ten to twenty, per cent; explained that 'the company is entitled TO- a •'just and equitable return on the invested capital x x x x yet x x x x the rate increases requested by the Chesapeake and Potomac. Telephone Company of Baltimore City are not justifiable and will render the telephone beyond the reach, of means of many small business men. and: citizens generally who are .accustomed to use the telephone as an integral part of their daily lives." • . - .,. The resolution continued that it must be remembered that said telephone company enjoys a literal monopoly .in a field in.which there is little or no competition wnicn would, mitigate toward keeping rate* to a minimum x x x." Comptroller's Office until August.) In the first five months of the current fiscal period, receipts totaled $11:624,549.74. The sales tax has taken the place of the state income tax as the greatest source of general fund revenue. tuguration of the tax, of. funds received have been maintained both according to kjnds oi business b y political , preparcd on receipts in ample, that of the total of $23,635,- night- clubs," . the same per cents year, BS classifications ' After skidding, the car hit a bank Electronics Mate is.er.neth Shelley and turned par tially on its right anc j Radioman, .2c, Richard Mayor and Council for -widening of Baltimore Avenue some three or four feet to prevent blocking of traffic when cars are parked on one side. The - letter, signed by William. L. Wilson, Jr., president, was referred to City Engineer Ralph L. Rizer. Mayor Post said that an important one and belief financial aid from.- the state or federal government rr.ighc be obtained after the traffic survey is made here next year. • Water Consumption Up Water consumption was reported at 87,736,000 gallons as compared to 83,880,000 last year. The daily average was 12,533,000. The water level at Lake Gordon. is two feet, four inches below the crest of the spillway and at Lake Koon six feet, eight inches below. A letter from the local chapter of Gold Star Mothers thanked the council for use of the City Hall for, meetings and for a donation forj the purchase of flags. A member of the Council has been invited to present the colors when the national presiderj, visits here January 9. The Industrial Promotion Committee was granted $445 for printing a 16-page brochure and stickers In connection with Its campaign to bring in new industry. On motion by Commissioner William H. Buchholtz, the Cumberland Choral Society was voted $25 to aid its civic programs. Commissioner William V. Keegan reported the traffic light at The Dipgle, in operation. The. light's failure to operate continually was cited as endangering the lives of school children at last week's meeting. Lt. Braccia has reported • that money for the display came from the Naval 'Reserve's welfare and recreation fund raised with dances on Navy Day and last year. „ . , , ™ are holding true Schools, escaped injury last nigh.j In all> tnere a_ w when the car he was driving skidded | Qf Businesses or licensees, receipts T,,... T,._.U ^^ W hich are recorded currently in, graph as well as tabular form The 85 classifications are further combined under, eight major group headings. . .' '. Another tabulation, shows the total collected from-.-each county from Baltimore' city, from outside ind- from the use tax. side. Downey, returning from Virginia, was to continue home after the car was righted. Local Man Fined j J.'J t\-\ y ±jay u~..iu ju.au j ^.v-f- . Commended by Braccia for out- Park E. Beeghly, Cumberland, was |Still standing service "on the building of j fined SlO-and costs on a charge^ of •"•"' outsize Christmas card are unit members, Donald Wagoner, CMM; Fairall, EM-2; Kenneth c.---^f-l: Robert Ropeson, Fire- the project is man .i ; Laurence Banvald, MM-1, expressed the | Charles E. Weisenmiller, Seaman-1, and 3 enne - Lincoln, EM-2 failing to keep to the right of the center of the road at a hearing Saturday before Justice of the Peace C. A. Jewell in Ridgeley. He was arrested December 8 by Cpl. R. R. Karickhoff of State Police, the West Virginia and Baltimore' .. taxes collected in the eight business groups. ' <j It is estimated that the tax this year will produce $27,500,000 anc that a like amount will be collected the 1950 fiscal year.for which the budget is being prepared Two Cases Continued In Police Court Here • Two cases were continued in Police Court this morning and a South End man was found guilty of disorderly conduct Saturday, night. The latter. Jam-as Carroll, of 412 Virginia Avenue, was given a suspended sentence by Magistrate Peter J. Carpenti, A drunk aJid disorderly conduct count against Abostolos Patroclis, of 328 Emily Street, and a disorder- y conduct charge against John Thomas, of Route .2, Baltimore, Pike, were ordered continued until witnesses could appear. Ridgeley Man Fined After Resisting Arrest John Flanagan, of Route 1, Ridgeley, WHS fined $25 and costs Saturday by Mayor Frank Magruder on charges of drunk and disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. . Chief Jesse Elkins said, Flanagan was -staggering about on the highway and refused 'his offer to ride him home. He then became argumentative and it was necessary to use force, to place him under arrest. PREPARE FOR PLAY—Bob Iser and Anna Wolfe will be seen Wednesday and Thursday when the Ridgeley High School Senior Class presents' "Cracked Nutts" at the school auditorium. It is hard, to tell exactly what is going on in the above scene but Mrs. Betty Workman and Miss Barbara Babb, directors, claim the best way to find out is to see the show. Christmas Mail Shows Increase Parcel Post Business Also Takes Upturn Here Business at the local Post Office took an upturn yesterday and is expected to increase each day until a few days before Christmas. Today at 11 a. m. the Post Office had- run 6,000 cards and letters through the cancelling machines amount of-business.. .. ,. were 20,000 cancellations', wliile.-yes- ' \ .which is t a ^ f as .shipments today. 1 post'trucks art Sunday, according to . Six men' have the parcel post extra .workers for the Christmas season' while ten have been' added to the working force in the Post Office. From Route 220 No. one was hurt yesterday-afternoon 1 when two autos went off McMullen Highway near the. intersection with the Pinto Road. Roy Moreland "of Pinto, operator of one of the two wrecked machines, told State iTrooper Thomas Barton that when he attempted to pass a slow-moving machine on, the road his brakes failed and he drove from the highway to avoid, striking a car driven • by Eva Barton,, who- was traveling towards his machine. The woman.also drove off the highway in the.mixup. ' . Trooper. Barton; charges Moreland with operating a car with inadequate brakes. Neither car was damaged. ' , • • Engineers To Hold Ladies Night Event The Engineers Club of Cumberland will hold their annual Ladies Night dinner Wednesday at 8:30 p. m. at the-Ali-Ghan Shrine Country Club. A turkey dinner will be served. . . .... Dinner music will be furnished by the Colomy. Ensemble. The Maryland Octette of Frostburg State Teachers'. College, will also present a musical program. The new. officers, William J. Bavin, president; Roy W, Eves,- vice president; John R. Connelly, secretary, and Raymond T. Bete, treasurer, will take office at the dinner meeting. ... Ridgeley Man Makes Robbery Complaint Albert Jenkins, Route 1,. Ridgeley, reported to city police that he was robbed, of $35.yesterday at .12:20 a, m. while standing -in front of & North Mechanic Street tavern. ' ,••: , Investigating authorities claim Jenkins told them he was standing outside the tavern . when • a ' man alighted from a 1 car, grappled with him, took the money from his pocket and then, escaped in the car. Hunter Fined •" Melvirj Steckman, of 209 Reynolds. Street,, was given a -suspended J10 fine in Trial Magistrates Court to-" day on a charge of carrying a load-' ed 30^-30 calibre rifle in his car du-r ng deer season in the Green Bidgo section. He was arrested "by Joseph' A. .Minke, regional game- warden, on.' December 10. Directors To Meet The Board ' of Directors of the: Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday at 7:30 p. m. at the C. of office, Liberty Trust Building-,Harold w: Smith,' executive. secre-.: tary, said-today.