Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on December 14, 1948 · Page 7
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Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland · Page 7

Cumberland, Maryland
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Tuesday, December 14, 1948
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Phone 4600 for a WANT AD Taker EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD., TUESDAY, DECEMBER L. 1948 Court Awards Grandparents Custody Of Nine-It ear-Old Boy , .BEDFORD, Pa.—In another Ipute between grandparents dts- and HOUR DRY CLEANING SERVICE AT ANY OF OUR FOLLOWING 4 STORES CITY Cleaners & Dyers • 107 Frederick St. • 8 S. Mechanic St. • 1100 Oldtown Road • 12 Knobley St. Ridgeley, W. Va. father over the custody ot a small boy, the grandparents woo the court decision after a habeas cor- .pus proceeding before Judge J. Colvin Wright. ' Judge Wright awarded custody of nine-year-old Raymond Conrad to his grandparents. William and Elsie Browning,' of Artemas, who have cared lor the child- for the past seven years. The court stipulated that the child was not to be removed from the court's jurisdiction; that the father was to have the right to visit the boy at all reasonable times- and that the child was to be sent regularly to Sunday School. Costs of the proceeding were placed -on the father, who is now paying the grandparents for the child's support. ' High spot in the testimony' came as young Raymond took the stanc •himself, to tell'-the judge that "I want to live with Grandma and Grandpa." Earl Conrad, 32. testified that he now had a good home for the boy, and that he had instituted the habeas corpus proceedings in order to regain' custody of his son, and resume normal relations of parent and child. He said he had tried several times to get the child, but the grandparents would not relinquish him. He claimed the boy had "learned to swear" in the grandparents' home and inferred that they were not fully capable of providing lor him. On cross-examination, he admitted lie had not seen the child often or visited him, and that he had not jiven the child Christmas presents, although he did "give him a quarter for candy now and then." There was.'lengthy testimony as to his housekeeping difficulties, both in the past and currently. Mrs. Grace Conrad, his second wife, testified she 'was willing to raise the child. She said they lived in a six-room house in Mann township with Earl's mother.. She admitted' that she spent "part-time" at the home of her father, Albert Clrngcrman. Her own small child was in court with her. Ada Wigfield testified that she had known Earl Conrad for 12 years. She told how Earl had declared on her front porch, late this summer that "he didn't want the boy '• Mrs. Weimer, another neighbor said Earl had declared "he didn't want the boy—the hell with it." She said Earl had been drinking at the time, and made this statement in front of the general store. She said Earl did drink at ' Mrs Slsie Browning told how she had raised.Raymond from infancy. He was bom at her'home, to her ORDER YOUR XMAS TURKEY NOW! HALVES ELBERTA PEACHES In Natural Juice 2 No ; a2 * 39c Sue*' frn—lt You Arc On A Sllffurlrux lllc\ WHOLE APRICOTS In Natural Juice No. 2]/2 . cans 25c Sjuirar-Frcc — IT you Arc On A SlIKiirlBM Olct MEAT DEPT! 1 I'ork Shoulder Steak lb - 43c 1 A. • Club Etct • (Steak lb. 43c J rre>h Pork [Sausage lb. 43c | Prab Ground I Beef .... ..\ 'b. 43c I Vwl Shoulder Chops ... lb. 43c Italian Chestnuts 29c lb. Large Fla. Oranges 29c doz. daughter, and her daughter was frequently at home during domestic difficulties with the husband. Finally, one night Earl cams to the Browning'place about midnight and asked if they wanted the .baby— otherwise he would put it in a foundling home. She said she had raised Raymond continuously since that date, Oct. 8, 1941, The boy was born Oct. 2. 1939. William Browning, a former member of the Mann township school board, testified that they had raised the boy, and that Earl had never • shown any. Interest in him. A letter from Earl was Introduced into evidence, showing he had written Mrs. Browning that "she could keep- the boy as long as she was able to raise him." Mrs Julia Conrad, Earl's mother, was called by the court to testify briefly She . said she was willing to have the boy in her home, and thought his place was with the Raymond then was called to the stand. He said he saw his father now and then, and that on at least one occasion his father hadn t spoken to. him. He told the court '•he wanted to live with his grandparents. The boy was alert and agreeable on the stand, convincing all present that his testimony was straight-forward, and truthful. Anne Arundel Girl Victim Of Lockjaw BALTIMORE—(/P)—A seven-year- old Anne Arundel county girl died o£ lockjaw at the Sfouth Baltimore General Hospital, She was Patricia Warren of Dale Road; Riviera .Beach. She was brought to the hospital a week ago after breaking her arm in a fall while playing, police said. 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