The Morning Herald from Hagerstown, Maryland on March 19, 1947 · Page 8
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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Wednesday, March 19, 1947
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TEN The Morning: Herald, Hagerstown, Md. «fl«r. .March JO, I1M7. Children Buy Many Lunches in Schools Over 80,000 Meals Served Last Month, Report Indicates p. m., Even (hough there were only 18 after school days in the month, the aged- schools of Hagerstown and Washington county served more than SO.OOO lunches to boys and girls in the cafeterias during February. Reporting on last month's «chool lunch program, the office of the Board of Education said that 75,377 type A lunches were sewed in schools last month. This type contains the full quota of food essentials needed for the noon meal, provided at a special low cost through the aid of government subsidies. In addition, 5/10S type C lunches were purchas-vl. All these meals cost the boys and girls ?1S,9S8.73, to which receipts will be added an expected subsidy payment of ?6,890.09, the report indicated, representing a total income of $25.878.82. Food costs during the month amounted to $19,350.2-1, for the school lunch program. Also listed among the expenses were labor costs of $4,862.11, equipment cost of 5269-00, and miscellaneous expenses, for such items as soap powder, of $451.00. The noon lunches were available in 31 of the city and county schools during the past month. Of these, five could offer only partial lunch service, but did make available "pasteurized milk to the boys and girls. * The figures show that an average of 4,480 lunches were served daily during the month. The comparatively small number of school days, IS, is accounted for by the fact that February is the shortest month of the year, and the big snowstorm which disrupted schools by blocking the roads. Local Men Enroll In Naval Reserve DEATHS Mrs. Mary C. Metz Mrs. Mary Catherine Metx, wife of Victor M. Metz, Spielman's Station, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jennings Kline, 315 West Side avenue, at 7:30 p. m. yesterday after an illness of eight weeks, Born at Keedysville, .she was the daughter of Hamilton and Martha (Wade) Miller, and a member of St. James Brethren Church and] the Women's Missionary Society. (amp Will Be Held Again This Summer Dates for 'Y' Camp are June 15 to July 15 The local V. M, C. A. camp for boys and girls will again he held at Laurel Lake. Pa., near Pine Grove Furnace, it was announced this week by Coneral Secretary Harold K. Peters. He said ihe camp would operate continuously for thirty days, from .June 15 to i .July 15, with different periods for ' It' Was Worth $20,000 In Prizes boys and The camp site was used by the Sun-lung besides husband^ arej" V - lasl yp;u . ;uul ,> roV( >d very sat- rtaughters, Mrs. .Jennings Kline, Mrs. Isaac Litton, J. lagers town, Mrs. Walter Green, St. James, Mrs. Edwin Barrow, Hagersiown; sous, Waller, Downsville, Paul, at home, Roy, Majors-town, Ralph, Bridgeport, Carson, St. James, Hubert, Baltimore; sisters, Mrs. Harry Moais, Funks town, Mrs. Jane Shupp, Hagcrstown; brothers. Thomas Miller, Hagersiowu, and Charles Miller, Tampa, Fla. The funeral service will be held Saturday, with brief service at the. home. Spielman's Station, at 1:30 further service at the the are Manor Church, the .Rev. N. Victor Leatherman officiating^assisted by the Rev. Henry Bates and the Rev. Rowland Reichard. Interment in the Manor cemetery. Mrs. Anna M. Welty Fahrney Mrs. Anna M. Welty Fahrney, widow of Norman K. Fahrney', died early Tuesday morning at her hjme, 925 Hami'ton boulevard, aged SO years. She was a member of the First Brethren Church, the Loyal Circle Bible Class and the Missionary Soci ty. Born at Fairplay, she was the aughter of David and Laura (ShaC- er) Welty. She is survived by sisters, Mrs. dith "leicharcl, Waynesboro; Mrs. Villiam G. Barnheiser, Los Angeles, A number of local men recently joined the Inactive Navy Reserve here according to Lieut. Joe Elli ott, Jr. They were: Harold R. Myers, Rohert Lee Baker, John B. Murray, Ralph D. Minnich, Robert C. Bricker, Edward L. Wagner and Thomas B. Wagner. At the same time three men from Frederick and one from Waynesboro were sworn in. Lieut. Eliiott, officer in charge of Navy Reserve recruiting here, an nounced that certain former Army and Marine Corps enlisted men may enroll in the volunteer Re serve at the pay grade held at time of discharge. Previously the high est rating at "which these men could enroll was seaman, first class Now they can obtain grade as higl as chief petty officer. The recruiter said former ser\ ice men do not have to take an ex animation. Upon enrollment they become eligible for cruises and all other henefits. The.local Navy Office, City Hall, is open daily from 8- a. m. to 5 p. m., except Sundays and on. Tuesday and Thursday evenings. It is also open Saturday mornings. Calif., and several nieces and lephews. Funeral service will be held Frilay at 2 p. m. from the Kraiss mortuary chapel, the Rev. N. Victor Leatherman officiating, with interment in the Manor cemetery. The body may be viewed at the jsfaclory, being leased from Carlisle organization. There cabins, dining and recreation building and other buildings. Shower baths are furnished along with other improvements. An announcement as to the complete program will be made later by Don Klopi'er, who is camp director. .Mrs. Klopfer will serve as camp mother. Klopfer "~*"* T- leaders would be selectet will be two p(i hoys: June 15 to June 'J.z\ .,-' years; second period, .If. ^ July 5, 7 to li years; giri"t£^~V years, from June 5 to July A tv. A feature this year will be all campers will he covered by health and accident insurance. A few of the purposes of the camp werp, outlined by Klopfer, including: To develop good health, sound bodies, right ideas of fun and play, self-reliance, appreciation of rights of others, social adjustments, comprehension of value of work, inspiration from contact with nature, spirit and joy of unselfish living, consideration for others, leadership training, a cpnception of Christian character and some education progress. It was announced that applications are now being received for camp. The maximum number for each period Oplomeiry Measure Vigorously Debated Merits of Bill Argued Before State Senate Committee Weather In Detail Kraiss mortuary. Contract Clauses Deemed 'Immoral' Paris, March IS (/P) — Yves Montand, a sort of French Frank Sinatra, and Yves Vincent, a film actor, declared today that contracts they signed two months ago with Jack Warner were "immoral" and that, they did not intend to go to. Hollywood to fulfill them. What they balked at most, they told the newspaper France-Soir after talking with their lawyer, was that they would be expected to hang around the Brown Derby and other spots with pretty young things picked up by their producer. Pointing to the fine print in their contracts which they said they hadn't read carefully, they said that one clause required them "even if married" to show up several times a week at such places with pretty young persons. They rushed off to a lawyer who fold them "clauses like this are inadmissible and considered by French law as assailing human dignity." Rachel Ellen Brown Rachel Ellen Brown, daughter of Edward E. and Pauline Turner Brown, died at the home of her parents, 20S Alexander street, Monday evening, aged one month. Besides her parents she is suu- vived by sisters, Lucille and Ann Marie, both at home. Private funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 10:30 at the Rest Haven Chapel, with the Rev. Paul B. Watlington officiating Interment in Rest Haven cemetery Films Shown Here By Marine League Members of the local Marin Corps League and guests saw thre war pictures shown last evenin in the club rooms, West Frankli street through courtesy of th local Navy and Army recruiting stations. Two of the films were taken by the Army Air Forces and entitled "Fight for the Skies" and "Victory in the Air". Both were filmed in Europe during the last war showing destruction of German and other enemy equipment. There were statements given personally by General Arnold. The other film showed scenes of the Battle of. Okinawa. One of the guests last evening By correctly identifying the voice of Clara Bow, one-time ".It girl," when it" came over the airwaves during a radio program contest, Mrs. William H. McCo'rmick, Lock Haven, Pa., with her sister and a neighbor, won ?20,000 in assorted prizes. Excitedly dropping the phone on receipt of the news, Mrs. McCormick now wonders how she will split with her co Annapolis, Md., March 18 (/P) —Passage of a bill to regulate the practice of optometry would 'protect the public and elevate optometrists to "the position where they belong," the Senate Judiciary Committee was told today. At the same time, counsel for the optical companies charged that the bill would prevent their clients from employing optometrists to give services in connection with the manufacture of glasses, impinge on their rights to advertise and prohibit them from retaining physicians for optometric aid. The dispute over the bill's merits returned continually to an argument over the practice of the New Deal Optical Co. and Universal Optical Stores Co., of Baltimore, although the Baltimore Jewelry Stores A.ssociation, through Melvin Erlanger, opposed the measure as damaging to many concerns who hire optometrists. One of the bill's proponents was Dr. Israel Dvorine, a Baltimore optometrist who was involved in a legal fight 10 years ago, resulting in a Court, of Appeals opinion that optometry was a "mechanical art." The bill would describe it as "a 'learned profession" and, while closely limiting the scope of opto- metric advertising, would place optometrists "on a parity with other professional persons." Jack. L. Medwedeff and T. Barton Harrington, attorneys for the two optical companies, termed the bill a "blow at optometry," but Michael Paul Smith.' counsel for the Maryland. Association of Opto metrists attacked their opposition Maryland—Increasing cloudiness and a little warmer 'Wednesday and Wednesday night followed by some light snow possibly turning to rain Thursday. West Virginia—Increasing cloua- iuess Wednesday followed by light snow Wednesday . night possibly changing to rain and ending on Thursday. Western Pennsylvania—Increasing cloudiness Wednesday followed by some light snow Wednesday night and Thursday. N : ot much change in temperature, Virginia — Increasing cloudiness and a little warmer Wednesday and Wednesday night followed by snow 1 changing to rain Thursday, beginning in southwest portion Wednesday night. Licenses Available For New Residents winners such items as a plane and an automobile. (International) Deciders Will Take Training Courses Boy Scout leaders of the Wash- ngton Area Council, which in- ludes Washington county, will lave another weekend when train- ng ' courses will be emphasized. The affair will take place March 22 and 23 at the summit of Tuscarora Mountain in Pennsylvania near Route oO. The leaders are due to arrive at the mountain top. by 2:30 Saturday afternoon and will leave by 3 on Sunday afternoon. 'Black Dahlia 7 Slaying Confessed By Youth But Police Not Convinced Plate Distribution is Delayed by General Assembly Action Baltimore, March IS (/P) — The State Department of Motor Vehicles today announced it is making 1947 license tags available to new Maryland residents and those acquiring new cars, but the plates are not yet ready for others. "We're working day and night on it," said Commissioner W. Lee Elgin, "but we can't say yet when the new application forms will be ready." The delay in distributing new license plates for Maryland cars stems from the General Assembly's action in rearranging license fees. and criticized the way operated. the firms be accommodated at They will a private was H. M. Cookman, this city, whose son Lieut." Donald M. Cookman was killed fighting with the Marines on Bougainville. He enlisted in the Marines when living at Romney, W. Va. The social affair and showing of films last evening was a special event by the league which plans other similar affairs. H. R. Maugans is commander of the league. HEADS OIL COMPANY Philadelphia, March IS (.^—Robert G. Dunlop, 37-year-old accountant, today was elected to succeed J. Howard Pew as president of Sun Oil company. house on the road leading to Cowan's Gap where they will he served three meals, including a full-course chicken dinner on Sunday. Leaders have been instructed to take along bedding. B. J. Hagedorn, this city. Scout executive, announced subjects ovei the weekend will he health am: safety and advanced Scout leader': course. As many eligible leaders as possible are urged to attend this event. A similar weekend of train ing was held recently at the En chanted Barn near Sharpsburg. Apple Commission To Be Nominatec Martinshurg, W. Va., March IS (/P)—The West" Virginia Horticultural Society's- executive committee will meet here tomorrow to nominate 14 persons from among whom Governor Meadows will appoint a seven-member State Apple Commission, Secretary C. R. Miller of the society announced today. The new commission recently was created by an act of the 4Sth Legislature to administer a one- cent-a-bushel tax program on commercially-produced apples in West Virginia. Proceeds of the fund will be used to advertise the apple industry, finance research, work and generally to advance the/interest of the St. Louis, March IS (/P)—Chief f Detectives Leonard Murphy said 2o-year-old youth being question- d for auto theft today suddenly olunleered a detailed story of Idling Elizabeth Short—"The Black Dahlia"—in Los Angeles last Jan.- lary. Chief Murphy said the youth, ooked as Melvin R. Briley, of Lamay, Mo.,.a St. Louis suburb, signed a statement giving details of the crime just before 7 p. m. (GST). Murphy said Bailey, a tali, slender and taciturn young man with ong, thick, dark brown hair, told of "cutting her up" witth his commando knife the nightt of Jan. 12 after a round of drinking in a Los Angeles bar, because she refused to go east with 1 him. Bailey was arrested on a high way near St. Louis Feb. 12, with a male companion, for questioning about some stolen automobiles They had a gun, and Murphy said Bailey told him they had "planned ome holdups." He said he had come to St. Louis V bus from San Francisco just a few days after the killing. He said he never knew the 22- vear-old girl as "The Black Dahlia" —only as Elizabeth, Bet, and Blackie. Murphy said Bailey told of hauling the body around in a stolen car for a while after the slaying, in a "sparsely settled" part of Los Angeles, and then of dumping it in. a vacant lot and going on to Long Beach and changing into the clean clothes of a friend. The girl's body was found cut in two. The case soon brought on a series of crank notes and false '"confessions." In Los Angeles Police Captain Jack Donahoe, after talking with Chief Murphy, said there were "certain discrepancies" in the story Loss In Tomatoes Is Meeting Topic Means of reducing the loss from tomato blight in this county were discussed last night in the Boonsboro High School, at a meeting of commercial tomato growers. Attended by County Agent Mark Miller and representatives of the University of Maryland extension service, ihe meeting laid emphasis on .the problems created by the blight, which caused extensive financial loss to growers in this county last summer. Approved methods for fighting the blight were outlined to those in attendance. and he was not entirely convinced Under the new rates, drivers of cars weighing \mder 3,700 pounds will pay a §10 license fee. and a $5 property tax for a total of ?15 The fee on heavier cars is ?15, with an 5S property tax boosting the total > to $23. The old rate is 32 cents per horsepower. The Motor Vehicle "Department is now engaged in imprinting the new rates on application forms which are to be mailed out to auto mobile owners. When owners return the application forms with remittances, new plates will b issued. 'With this explanation, the de partment pleaded with impatien motorists not to write or telephone about their applicatio forms—even though they may se some cars with 1047 tags. These aVe tags issued under the hew rates to owners who have just bought cars—either new or used— and to new Maryland residents who have moved in from other states Jim Crow Repealer Defeated In House Washington County Exempted from Two Controversial Measures 4 _• By JOHN CHANDLER Annapolis, Md., March. IS (£>)— The House oC Delegates, .with support of the Speaker, roared down by. a voice vote today an effort to resuscitate a bill to repeal Maryland's "Jim Crow" act and brought Republican charges that the action was "uh-Democratic and un-American." The Senate-approved measure would have repealed the la\v, seldom enforced, requiring segregation of whites and Negroes on trains and steamships operating in this state. A few minutes earlier the House adopted a favorable report without debate on the much-amended bill to permit women to serve on juries. This measure, passed by the Senate and exempting 10 counties, also was amended in the House Judiciary Committee to ex! elude two more counties-—Charles nd Calvert. The Senate had exempted Alle- any, Carroll, -Garrett, Queen Anne's, Taibot, Worcester, Howrd, St. Mary's, Kent and Wash- ngton counties, and even House upporters of the bill agreed "it so, punched full of holes it's lardly worth final passage." Two other measures, which like he women's jury bill would have uu into difficulties had not sev- sral counties been exempted, received final House approval and vent over to the Senate. They were bills to confer additional 'home rule" powers on counties and municipalities. Introduced by Delegates James and Clark, Harford county Demo- irats, they were designed to reduce the flood of local bills in the Legislature. However, 13 of the counties f^om which a great portion of local legislation comes, were exempted from the bills, and there was no discussion of final passage. The counties were Worcester, Taibot, Kent, Caroline, Allegany. Prince George's, Washington, Somerset, Dorchester, Baltimore, Calvert, Wicomico and St. Mary's. and were old tags. operating with their Salary Increase Bill Introduced Surgery May End Criminal Career Pittsburgh, March IS (£>)—Judge A. Marshall Thompson today authorized a delicate brain operation to be performed on a 35-year-old veteran burglar who hopes to cure his "criminal tendencies." Attorney Louis Little, in seeking the court's permission, described Annapolis. March' IS (/p) — A bill to increase the salary of the Mayor and Council of Cumberland, and providing for a referendum on industry. The law provides that members of the, commission shall be fruit growers. They will serve without salary. ESCAPE INJURY Leroy Reefer. Hancock, and other occupants escaped injury when the car in which they were riding was badly damaged in a collision Tuesday on Sideling Hill mountain. Surgeons Are Making Effort- To Save Boy Baltimore, March 18 (/P) — Three-year-old Jimmie Bennett of Cumberland, Md., was reported in "very critical condition" today at University Hospital, where the boy was rushed iasi night in an. emergency transfer from Allegany Hospital at Cumberland. Neuro-surgeons were completing an examination to determine whether the child's life might be saved by a delicate brain operation, the hospital said. Cumberland physicians said Jimmie has some kind of a brain disease, probably an abscess or a tumor. The boy was rushed .to Baltimore in a State Police ambulance, accompanied by two volunteer nurses, in a four-hour dash through northern Maryland, and reached University Hospital shortly after midnight: Holstein Meeting Scheduled Friday The county's Holstein breeders have scheduled a^meeting for Friday evening in the office of County Agent Mark jVIil]p.i" ; beginning at 7:45 p.m. John Morris, area representative for the national Holstein group, will be on hand to speak, and another guest will be Howard Barker, state seqretary. for the Maryland Holstein Association. Any persons who are interested in cattle 'have been 'invited to attend the meeting, ia addition to the Holstein breeders. County Agent Miller said yesterday. State 4-H Leader Talks At Meeting Mylo Downey, state leader, of boys' 4-H work, was on hand at Monday evening's meeting of the Smithsourg 4-H Poultry Club, to discuss the differences between 4-H -prork. in the past and the present. * He compared the clubs and their members with those of recent years, recalling his years o£ experience in 4-H club work. Robert Leiter, a member of- the Smithsburg club, reported on. the d Rock chick project which is Elgin explained the department wished owners to avoid 1946 tags issuing these because then their applications for % new plates would have to be processed in a few weeks. now being undertaken by the group. Also on {he program were games, songs, and refreshments. In attendance was a member back from service in 'the Navy, Joseph Slick. • TURKEY-KRAUT SUPPER Thurs., Mar. 20^5 to S p.m. in Leitersburg Grange Hall. Price §1-00 including cake and ice cream. Also cakes and candy on sale. Adv, Sheriff Did Not Evict Big Family Sheriff Joseph D. Baker said last here. Little told ihe judge that the burglar. Millanl Wright of Leech- hurg. began his criminal career at thp. age of 14. He said Wright has! the question, was introduced in the House today by the Allegany County Delegation. The Mayor's annual salary would be increased from $2.000 to 53,600. and Council members from $1,500 ' night that neither he nor his de- j to S2.400. The proposal would be i puties had any connection with the j ''• eviction proceedings on the Walter I m Oyster Bed Lease Ban Passes Senate Annapolis,.Md., March IS (/P) — Tidewater Senators in Maryland won a significant battle over the Prepare Your Car for Spring Driving Now WINTER Lubricants are too thin for warm weather. Protect your motor, transmission, and rear axle by changing to Heavier Spring Lubricants, Kendall Oil and Grease ' ", Willard Batteries §17.35 Firestone Tires Lubrication SI.00 . Car Washing §1.00 FLEIGH MOTOR CO. 672 OAK HILL AVE. PHONE 2300 & 2301 Cohen Explains . Housing Program Samuel J. Cohen yesterday outlined details of the local American Legion's newveterans' housing program at a meeting of the Board of. County Commissioners. Specifically 'discussed with the Commissioners was that phase of, the plan calling for waiving of county taxes on veterans building their own homes here. The county board took no formal action. Program Of Loans Proves Profitable Farmers who have placed their wheat under the loan program lave received more than harvest- .ime prices every year since the program was started, Production and Marketing Agency officials reported yesterday. It was pointed out that prices for wheat, at harvest time last fall were about §1.30 per bushel, and that farmers who held their crop under loan are now selling at $2.70. Under the loan programs, producers can borrow from the government the amount of money their crop would bring at harvest- time prices. they then store wheat until April 30 o- f the following year and corn until July 31, tout if in the meantime market prices advance, can sell at the higher price. Otherwise, they can store the grain through, the end ot the season and deliver it to the government, f OUTSIDE WHITE PAiNT SALE - J. C. MOORE Painting Contractor 131 Elm St. ' Phone 279S-J. Adv. Tidewater Fisheries Commission tonight by pushing through the Senate a bill to prohibit the leasing of any of the Chesapeake Bay oyster bars. The vote was 23 to 6, as the bill was sent on to the House, where submitted to Cumberland voters at the next regular city election. The Mayor and Council would be required also to spend at least five introduced. Roberts family of 16 children in the ; "Hancock area, last week. j Baker said, however, that his of- ! Dr. Paul N. Fleming will reopen his NOTICE hour?, instead of four, on city work fice helped to locate the large office in Wttliamsport. Md., on or each day excepting Sundays and holidavs. family temporariy at the Volun- 8IG POOL PTA A PTA meeting will he held at served time at Mansfield, 0.. Re- Rig Pool School Tuesday, March 2n. formatory and Moundsville. W. Ya.. at ."7:30 p.m. Professor E. Russell Penitentiary as well as Pennsylvania correctional institution?. Hick? will be the guest speaker. The public is invited. , By Navajo Indian tribal law a | WATCH, CLOCK AND JEWELRY woman is never permitted to ?peak 1 REPAIRING. Modern Methods, to her son-in-law O r he to her. j SAUM'S 21 Jonathan St. Adv about March 20th. Office hours 1 teers of America home on West to 4 p. m. daily, except Thursdays Washington street. Und Sundays. Adv. Bring in your old out-of-date \vatch and get a Big Allowance on a new modern timepiece. J@W@Il 32 East Washington Street Shipment Arrived! 'l 1 Gauge GALVANIZED WIRE 100 Ft. Coils Just the thinr for Clothes Lines or mending this or that! _..... R. D. McKEE HARDWARE 42-44 N. Potomac St. 39. COIL Phone 2525 ROUTE SALESMAN Wanted For well established and popular soft drink territory. Apply in own handwriting stating age and salary expected to Box 65 c/o Herald Mail - NOTICE The Irwin F. Hoffman Insurance Agency will be 'continued at the same location, with the same office personnel. ^ Mrs. Mary M. Hoffman ATTENTION EAGLES DANCE and ENTERTAINMENT . Masonic Hall - Friday -- March 21 Dancing 9:00 till 12:00 Featuring George Finney and His Orchestra Entertainment Committee MANUFACTURING SPACE NEEDED Local company needs 8,000 to 20,000 sq. ft. additional floor space for long range program. Will provide opportunity for . 90 employees. Write P. O. Box 29 . If It's LO IS You're Looking For—We have them on the DUAL HIGHWAY Farm & Forest Products Co., Inc. 905 Maryland Ave. — Phone 1336 BANK & INSURANCE STOCKS Bought — Sold ^ INVESTMENT SECURITIES Joseph* H, Dagenais, Jr. 74 West Washington Street Phone 3150< GARDEN SEEDS Triple-Tested for Your Protection We offer a wide selection of proven named varieties for the home and market gardener. HOWARD'S of HAGERSTOWN 5-7-9 E. Baltimore St. Excellent Deliveries Hagerstown. Md. Phont S06-S07 $$HOUSEHOLD' LOANS$$ OUR SPECIALTY Signature . Immediate Cash Auto LOANS For LOANS New Furniture Scattered Bills New Clothing Vacation Medical Expenses Auto Repairs All Loans Subject to Government Reir««ttlon» Any Employed "Man or Woman, Married or Singla is Eligible for a SIGNATURE LOAN FRIENDLY LOANS MADE IN ONE HOUR Special Servlc* for DlKcharged V«t*r«Ln» — Ju«t Phon« Jl> — Tht M*ntr will b« Rearfy Whan You Com* In. CONSUMERS CREDIT SERVICE, Inc. Phone 519 407 Professional Bldg. Robert T. Ne«l. Jr..

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