Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on December 14, 1948 · Page 13
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Local Comics Classified Member Associated PresB TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1948 New Infirmary Will Be Taken Over By County Possession Scheduled Following Engineers' 1 Inspection Of Building Allegany county is scheduled to take official possession of the new C50.000 infirmary county farm property at the end of Furnace Street late this afternoon. A representative of Saxe, Wllliar and Robertson, consulting- engineers of Baltimore, will inspect the •tructure and the keys then formally turned over to-'the Allegany County Commissioners by • the Vandegrift Construction Company, •which erected the structure. • , At a-meeting this morning the commissioners decided to • place fire and other insurance on the building and equipment .in the sum of *300,000 on a temporary basis. Later on the insurance decided'upon will' be taken out. The structure is tire-resistant and the insurance rules -will probably be low, according 1 to the board. •''-.' ' Dr. Arthur F. Jones, county physician, conferred with the board this morning concerning the staffing of the. Institution. He said in order to secure approval of the State Board of Licensing' Examiners the Institution should bo staffed with at least four registered nurses. The board has agreed that one registered nurse for each of the ahlfts at the infirmary is the best method of operating the place. In addition, a larger number of practical nurses will- be used in. caring lor patients,. • : • v Other personnel for'the laundry;, kitchens and other departments •will be selected soon. • . -' -' Progress already made in selecting; •quipment and personnel of the in- itltution makes the scheduled opening date of the institution on February 1 more or less certain, according to the board. . • . ' Bids on more than J18.000 worth of equipment will be advertised this week and delivery will be made by January 15. .' The board also decided this morn- tag to name the ' First National Bank of Cumberland as trustee for clearing the $2,000,000 school bond ' Issue. Bond .issue bids will be opened Friday. Prison Sentences Given Holdup Men Pair Participated In Armed Theft Here The JVezcspaper For The Home YOUNG WOMEN AID SANTA—Members of, the Junior Woman's Civic Club-are collecting toys for underprivileged children which will be distributed through the Salvation Army: Local Girl,Scouts are dressing'Some of the dolls contributed ,in the drive. Showr^ State Motor Fees To County Hit $102,924 Receipts from the Maryland Department of Motor Vehlcles^to Allc- 'Long prison terms- were imposed the ;any county and incorporated communities for 1948 have reached a total $102,924.52 so far ; this year, according to records at the tax col- ector's office at the Court House. The county realized 1 the largest sum from the money" sent 'here by yesterday in Baltimore on two men, veh i c i es one a former local resident, who obtalnecl L robbed a Cumberland-liquor store last month and fought a gun battle •with police in Baltimore two days later. '..'.•. Calvin Ashbaugh, 23, Warren , Ohio, was sentenced to. 40 years . imprisonment and his accomplice William J. Rinker, 47, Brunswick drew a 45-year term. Judge J. Abner, Saylor presided. Ashbaugh, formerly of this city, •scaped from the : gun battle in •which Rinker was wounded. Five days later he was caught in a Warren hotel, where he was living under, the name of James Oliver Kent. / The two men-were sentenced lor a leries of drugstore holdups in Baltimore between June 9 and the night of the gun battle. They admitted robbing Martin, s Liquor Store on Baltimore Street, November .1 and holding Philip Becker, a clerk, at gunpoint -while they rifled the cash rerister. Becker laid they got about $100 from the register,'but the pair admitted getting only $40 -each. At the 'trial yesterday, Assistant State's Attorney Charles E. Orth, Jr., told Judge Saylor that Rinker, •Jone, on two occasions robbed ,the proprietor of a'Washington Boule- rard drugstore. Both rinker and Ashbaugh took part in a third holdup of the same store, he said. ' It was after -the ;ast drugstore holdup that the two men were cornered near the Baltimore, and Ohio Jreight -yards at the southwestern end of .Baltimore and the gun Battle took place. Fees paid to" Allegany county imount to 737,524,75 and taxes sent . to. the county total .$9,031, while •• -Cumberland/received $18,168.75 as ' ts share of fees and $3,425'.65 from taxes are paid on- comte: . es i, mercial -vehicles such as trucks and tractora; Money listed above-was-sent here by- the state agency to the collector of District No. 1, the largest in the county. District No. 2, which comprises most of the Frostburg section, received. $13,717 in fees and $2,351.33 in taxes. Thomas H. Taylor, collector 01 District NO. 3, received $14,606.50 in fees and $3,049.64-in taxes for the area comprising Westernport, Lona- 'Qninsr und LuKc* . • ' uu^jj •.•-£,'•* —• •>"~ — ~ One half of the fees paid by own-Williams- Street, William Louis TS of passenger cars in the in- Raith, 19, of 186 North Centre cornorated communities goes to street, - forfeited bonds totaling £ose governmental'bodies while the $12.90 today in Trial Magistrates countv receives the balance. Taxes court for reckless driving and oper- naid in sections of the county whichlating a motorcycle on an expired ire not Incorporated automatically 30-day instruction Hie 11U" mvw i <~>ffl nn , -CMmovrlT -Wlenn are allotted to the county. Of the money sent here. $532.71!arrest early last night after follow- was returned to the state as its ing Raith to Putman Street. Taxes on commercial vehicles, $236.44 Thomas A. McGeady, 215 Decatur waf r°ta™ on refunds because Street, and Earl C. Leister, 1017 tta owners were not residents oflGay Street, forfeited $6.45 eacH on Sleeky "ty and $280.75 ^reckless, driving charges preferred nadTo the Department of Motor]by State Trooper.G. M. Rotruck. Vehicles as its collection charge of|The former was arrested December vemciti as 110 ^ - . •onitt.f an «v. miles past nf hfre. V> i M- t-h/i above money was .Leister was apprtnunuiiu um a,mic iai,i,ci w,w ^ recti^d here during the summer day at another point on Route 40, lot ?300 bond rece months and has been distributed to the incorporated towns and _ county. Pupils Endangered Pair Arrested .V-V ^1 O .• * A. T Il-a ."i •§-• •••»•• 1% *~* T1 ^ On Greene Street ! Acting on the complaint of a member of the .West Side School Parent-Teacher Association, police today renewed a campaign to enforce Greene Street traffic signals and alleviate traffic hazards to school children. Lt. Edwin R. Lilya, head of the Traffic Division of the Cumberland Police Department, said extra measures for the safety of students irill be taken, especially at Greene and AUegany f Streets. The complainant,, according to Lt Lilya,'reported .that motorists are ignoring signals and endanger- in£ the lives of all-pedestrians. It was suggested that the School Boy Patrol strengthen Its force at the intersection, but.-Lt. Lilya remarked, "it is dangerous to'have boys in the middle of the busy itreet.' : Lt.iLllya pointed out that drivers •apparently have not.'become accustomed to .' the. blinker light. at Greene and Johnson Streets since some are failing to.'observe the signals and creating collision hazards. •Jfo arrests have been made but alleged violators will be under close police surveillance in-the future. J Police have received- numerous .'complaints about parking regula- "tlons, but few violators argue their cases in Police Court. Pedestrian Injured When Struck By Car R. A. Hamilton, 60, of 408 Fenn- lylvania Avenue, suffered abrasions of the left ear yesterday, when he m-as struck by an automobile near the intersection of Thomas Street and Xirginia Avenue. He did not require-hospital treatment. Police identified . the -driver as Rufus Lamp,, IB, of Route 28, Pattersons Creek, W. Va., who said the pedestrian walked against the right front lender of his car. He .took the Injured man to the Hamilton home and no charges were preferred. .Lamp told police he offered to Ukt Hamilton to a; hospital but the man refused. from fees' and. taxes The City of Cumber: nextf largest.sum. B. and 0. Clerks To Be Furloughecl Officials of the Baltimore ami Ohio Railroad will decide today on the number of clerical workers to be furloughcd for a two week period over the Christmas holidays, a spokesman said. B. and O. headquarters at Baltimore yesterday announced that-ten per cen; of its clerical staff and 2,755 shop workers would be furloughed. The Cumberland Division shops will furlough 650, according to the announcement. The furlough is system-wide and Is the result of a slump in'freight revenues. The Baltimore office made no estimate of the number of.-clerical workers to be'laid off. • The layoffs will become effective next Monday and continue through January 2. Most of the men affected, a Baltimore spokesman said, work in locomotive repair shops and car maintenance plants. No shop-by- shop breakdown of the number to be furloughed here' is available. • Police Nab Youth On Motor Charges above are four members of the Junior Civic Club 'at the Salvation Army Citadel with some of the toys which have been prepared as gifts for children. Left to right are Mrs. Carl H. Wagner. Mrs. Kenneth H White, Mrs. Carl F. Ballard and Mrs. .Wilton H. Syckes. LadyOfFatima Statue Service Here Tomorrow The statue of Our Lady of Fattma is scheduled to arrive as St. Patrick's Church here at C p.m. tomorrow following an appearance at St. Mary's Church, Hagcrs'.own. Enthronement ceremonies will start at 8 p.m. with a procession of altar boys, visiting clergy and par- ishoners. The statue will be-borne in the procession by four members of Chief Justice Taney Geneva! Assembly of the fourth degree Knights of Columbus, who will serve as a guard of honor. The Cumberland, Piedmont, W. V.i., Frostburg and Mt. Savage Councils will each se'.ect one guard. The services will be marked by a sermon by the Rt. Rev. Msgr. William C. McGrath, P-A. of the Scarboro Foreign Mission Society, who has accompanied the statue on its travels in the United States. License Tag Applications To List Town fairer distribution by counties Yule Dinner To Cost Same As Last Year Some Prices Increase, Others Fall As Buyers Get Better Selection ' That home-cooked- Christmas dinner shouldn't cost any more, on the average than it did last year. Looking back at recipes at Christmas time a year ago, it :s found that some today are higher and some have decreased. The total cost for a minimum, but substantial meal, is about the same. The main courses — poultry or meat^-havc a lot to do with the price. Turkey, which dealers say will be scarce, is selling for an average of 90 cents a pound. Roasting chicken, which is plentiful, is at 65 cents a pound. Fryers are slightly higher. i Many merchants expect house-j wives to prefer red meat .instead of I poultry for Christmas as they did at Thanksgiving. Beef roasts aver-! age. about 69 cents a pound prime and ham is at an average of 69 cents a pound half or whole. What the moat situation will be next week, however, remains a question. I Dressing for thnt turkey, chicken or meat course Is an Incidental unless one prefers oyster or chestnut dressing. In that case, oysters j will cost S1.58 a quart and chest-' nuts 39 a pound. Looking on down the dinner menu potatoes are selling for -53 cents a peck; cranberries, two pounds for 45 cents (uncooked); celery. 29 cents a bunch; pens, 29 cents frozen, 15 and 16 cents a can; green beans, 29 cents frozen, 20 cents a can; olives,. 42 cents a bottle; pickles, 34 cents a quart sour, 44 cents a pint sweet, and bread and butter pickles at a -variety of prices; cabbage (for cole slaw), four cents a pound; bread, 16 cents a loaf; milk, 22 cents a quart and butter, 79 cents | a pound. ! As for pastries, take a choice. It's .probably just as cheap, if not cheap- i er. to buy those cakes, pies and ice cream. A family-sized cake will cost about Si; a pie about 60 cents and Liquor Buyers Warned About Import Limit Deputy Comptroller Joseph O'C. McCusker said in Anapolis today that residents of the Cumberland area who carry more than two quarts of liquor across the "line from. West Virginia are breaking a state law. McCusker said, "Any one who brings irj more than that is an importer. Importers have to pay $1,000 for a license." The deputy comptroller 'said that a clause in the law protects the individual in that he is allowed to transport one quart or not more than two in a calendar month. • ' McCusker was asked specifically about- the Cumberland-Ridgeley, and Westernport-Piedmont situations. He said the same warning as issued yesterday regarding the transporting of liquor into .Maryland from the District of Columbia applies. . ice cream from 25 to 28 cents a pint. Pastry shops here are displaying a wide variety of sweets and especi- j\ IJtll (Ji UlhLJl IJ LI 1.1 VI 1 UJ \*VLJl« UJV"> <-* •••"- ..--.. -j -,---,- -. or the motor vehicle tax fees is ex-; ally designed pastries for-the holi- pcctcd to be the result of a change "~ =-.—.„„ „ ,,„„„ „,,* in the 1949 applications for pnsson- gcr car licenses, W. Lee Elgin, state commissioner of motor vehicles, announced t.oday. A space has been provided on the application to insert the names of the incorporated towns in which applicants live. By listing the name of the town in wnich he resides, the applicant will make It possible for the town to receive its fair share of the tax fees. In the past, It was pointed out, difficulty has arisen in determining whether the applicant lives in a town. For instance, the name of a town :may mean residing in the town limits or on a 1 rural route outside the town. In the latter case, the town would not be entitled to day season. Selection Is good and orders should be placed early. Candies show little change In price as do the various types of nuts. Oranges are down about one- half from last year: tangerines down one-fourth and coconuts, which last year were bargains at 40 to 50 cents, are now 20 cents. Merchants agree on two things. The prices are varied, some increasing, some decreasing; but a larger assortment of foodstuffs is being offered'and it seems to be more plentiful. ! share In 1 the tax. The Very Rev J. Lawrence KI1-. Elgin said this will help determine kenny pastor of St. Patrick's, said > "border line" cases in distributing today' that all Western Maryland parishes are expected to send delegations to the service. Confessions -will be heard following the service and a mass Thursday the fees. Drive On Speeders Charged with falling to observe a «nfwS ££$ete£e vSST- stop sign at Maryland., Avenue and ^ cerembnies Jn £,„ Knnl appcar _ ance of the statue in Maryland. Trio Apprehended For Juvenile Conrt Action Two teen-age sisters and a young local man were arrested early this morning and held for Juvenile Court the trio as Ethel and Esther Spo- Officer EdwardJ. Wilson made the -cy nf here sTe action. Police listed Sponaugle, 17, and of 743 Thomas Wineck, Ridge'.ey Chief of Elkins announced las Police Jesse night that a Husband Guilty In Assault Case J.-imes L, Blizzard, of Flinlstone , a Celanese worker, • given a , suspended sentence of six months in the Maryland House of Correction today in Trial Magistrates Court on a charge of assaulting his wife, Jane Blizzard, an expectant mother. Mrs. Blizzard told Magistrate Peter J. Carpenti that her husband had abused her on several other occasions, blackening her eyes and inflicting other injuries. The defendant also assaulted their 13- month-old son, she said, adding that another child is expected in seven months. County Investigator Terrence J. ana rnoin^ w^*, "lOO-block'iis done by out-of-town motorists. North Centre Street, Taken before'|.One driver has been arrested and Thomas E. Stakem. the several others have been warned drive is underway in that town to curb speeding and other traffic law violations. He pointed out that Ridgc-lcy had a 20-mUe per hour speed limit, ex- w , _, n ccpt in school zones, where the limit Boyle, who prosecuted, assailed the is 15 miles an hour. Trucks may not j husband for the attacks and re- be operated faster than 15 miles per!marked "Your wife is not a foot- hour at any time, Chief Elkins ad- ball." He warned Blizzard that fur- 3d. Elkins said most of the speeding ded. . . ** * -fault ball. ther He warned Blizzard that fur- complaints will result in. a jail sentence. Magistrate Carpenti suspended the prison term on condition Bliz- since the campaign started over the | from weekend. zard be of good behavior, refrain , and pay In Disturbance Accused of creating a disturbance in a North Liberty Street tavern late yesterday afternoon, Chanes Vf Blllmyre, 410 Park Street, was fined $10 today in Police Court on misdemeanor charges of drunk and disorderly conduct. Billmyre testified that another man booked as Edward J. Gramey, ;his city, who forfeited $20 bond on the same counts, pushed his wile. An altercation followed and .police made' the arrests. Eugene Oidaker, this city, drew a 10-day jail term when he was unable to pay a fine of S10 for being drunk. He pleaded guilty. ; Examinations Scheduled For Railway Mail Clerks The Civil Service Commission announced today tliat an examination lor substitute railway mail clerk has been ordered and that applications can be filed not later than Jan- uarv 4, ' . The applications for the examination must be on file with the U. S. Civil Service Commission, Washington 25; by January 4. Further information can be oo- tained from the commission's-secretary here, John B. Wolfhope, Room 120, Post Office building. The substitute railway, postal clerk examination is open oniy to persons entitled to veteran- preference and to non-veterans who have served in the position of substitute railway postal clerk since August 28, 194., under appointments not limited to one year or less. The positions to be filled are located throughout the United States and in Alaska and Puerto Rico, and pay $1.39 an hour. To qualify, applicants must -pass a written test and be able to meet certain physical requirements,.There are no age requirements. Police Cancel Meet The Auxiliary Police Force will meet January 20 at the Canada Hose House on North Mechanic Street.. A meeting scheduled Thursday night has been cancelled. PAINT NATIVITY SCENES—Shawn above are two members of the Fort Hill High School's Art Department as they put the finishing touches to paintings of the Nativity in windows on the third floor of the school. Lights outlining the scenes will be turned on next Sunday. On the-left, Jeanette Jenkins, Tenth Grade. Louisiana 'Avenue, is seen as she finishes the window showing the shepherds as they see the star'over Bethlehem. Carolyn Hall, Eleventh Grace, i 34 Virginia Avenue, is shown touching up the scene of-Jesus and the Virgin Mary. Other windows In the student project include different scenes of Christmas, the Wise Men, Angels, two in a Santa Claus motif and three children's versions. The center window shows three carolers in front of a Christmas' tree. Miss Lola Burrall and Theodore P. Foote served as advisors. Net Income For B&O Expected At 23 Million Western Maryland Reports New Gross Peak For 11 Months The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad is expecting a net income of $23,000,000 and the Western Maryland Railway Hopes to net over $6,000,000, according to figures released by the two carriers. If freight rates, however, are not increased the road's net income for 1949 on practically the same volume of business as in 1948 • will not be more than about $4,00,000, Roy B. White, president 'of the. B. & O. stated In recent testimony before the Interstate Commerce Commission. "The reason lor this much poorer and wholly insufficient result' from subtantially the same amount of business 1949, is the wage and other cost increases that have come upon us largely in the latter part of 1948," Mr. White asserted. Cost Levels RisiMff "On the 'basis of present cost levels, including wage increases of 10 cents per hour for all employees, further possible price Increases later on our operating expenses in 1949 will" be $154,006,000. or 85.23 per cent, more than the operating costs on the "same volume of traffic in 1939. "After giving effect for the whole year to all 'the rate- increases so far granted on freight passenger, mail and'express traffic, 1949'rev- enues will show an increase of only $110,491,000, or 3G.68 per cent over 1939." The substantial lag of revenue- Increuses behind cost-increases, he sold, explains .why net Income'for 19-19 will fall' to' level resulting in a rate of return of only 2.6 per cent. "The disparity between revenue increases and cost increases is further illustrated by the fact that, upon the basis of 1949 as 100, the index of our present-day costs is 185.23, while- the rate index is only 216.68." White said. "This leaves a gap of 48.55 points: In 1930 we were able to carry into net railway operating income 20 cents out of each operating income dollar. In 1948, this will be reduced to 11- cents, and in 1949, unless we have a rate increase, it will be only 6 cents. The same situation is true of net income In 1930, 10 cents of each-operating income dollar was carried into net income. This will be reduced to 6 cents in 1948, and to but 1 cent in 1949. Explains,Result Answering a question-as to how the rate increases requested by the railroads would change the 1949 figures. White said' the proposed rates would yield the B.&O. a net operating income of $56,212,000 and a net income of S34.450.QOO. A net railway operating income . of that amount would be equal to a rate of return of 5.64 per cent. He' said the B.&O. needs a net income of around $35,000,000 to enable it to go ahead with required capital improvements. Because of the road's poor earnings record, he stated, "we cannot hope to finance our required improvements and modernization projects out of capital to be secured from the investing public. The money can only come out o_f earnings." The B.&O. also needs such net income, White said, "to'enable us to pay the owners of the property some return on their investment. A dividend as conservative as four per cent on our outstanding stock would^require $12,506,339 out of our net income." For the first 11 months of 1948, the Western Maryland estimates its gross operating revenues at around $41,141,000. a new peak for that period, and an increase o:"7 per cent over $38,337,650 reported for the similar period last year. For the full year 1948 the company expects to show a gross of somewhere • around $45,000,000 as compared with $42,084,543 for 1947 and $32,070,792- for 1946. Net Income Up Net income for the- 11 months of this year is reported tentatively at around $5,800,000, after taxes and .charges. This would be equal to $32.69 a- _share on the 177,420 shares of 7 per cent cumulative first preferred stock which is in arrears as to dividends. It would compare with a net income of $4,922,415, or $27.74 a share, for the same ( 1947 period. Coal freight revenues for the 11 months were around $18,917,000, up 2 per cent over .$18.581,538 a year earlier. Other freight receipts were approximately $20,707.000, an increase of 15 per cent compared with $17,977,029. Because of a drop in coal exports, coal freight revenues for November decreased 14 per cent to around $1,627,190. But this decrease was more than offset by a gain of 18 per cenfin other freight which reached an estimated $1,980,000. Gross from all sources is estimated at $3,786,000 for November, an increase of 2 per cent over $3,697,194 for the same 1947 period. Net income for last month is tentatively placed at $420,000, against $591,173 a' year earlier. « Auto Injuries Fatal To Boy At Frostburg Larry Slott Dies In Hospital Today After Being Struck By Car Seven-year-old Larry Stott. Frostburg, died this morning at 11:30 to Miners' Hospital, Frostburg, from injuries ' suffered- when he • was struck by a car near his home late yesterday afternoon. A second Grade student at Hill Street School, the child was en- route home' from an errand; when hit by an auto, driven by Lowry Newton -Moser. 48, of 56 Green- Street, Frostburg. The child was a son of Mr. and' Mrs. Godfrey Stott, 204 McCulloti Street. Hospital, attendants said he suffered a fractured skull, concussion of the brain and fractured right leg. ' '• State Trooper George -Coddington- said Moser, a carpenter at the Celanese plant, , reported he was enroute home from work at 4:30 and driving south on Grant Street w!icn the boy ran'in front of .his machine. The boy was returning home from a Grant Street grocery store at' the time of the accident. A passing motorist took him to the hospital. Trooper- Coddington said a passenger in Moser's cor, Robert Dc- inney. corroborated Moser's account of the mishap. . •. ' Trooper Coddington indicated no charges will' be preferred pending completion of the investigation. '.*• The child is survived by his parents; a brother. Homer Stott, and two sisters, Martha and Dolores Stott, all at borne.. He was a member of St. Michael s Cashollc Church and was to have appeared in the' Christinas operetta at Hill Street School tomorrow in a scene . "The Living Christmas Tree." - • Chorus Real Star Of "The Messiah" Capacity Audience Hears Oratorio Here The chorus was,-the'star of last nights performance of "The Mes- iah" (Handel) by the Cumberland Choral Society at Allegany High School Auditorium before a. capacity audience. Detracting not. a whit from the credit due the usual vocal opulence of Barbara .Troxell and the other excellent soloists, it is only fair to record, that the work of the chorus last night under the direction of Jack E. Tlatt. was outstanding in every respect. The vocal 'magnificence and artistry • of this ensemble—its attack and shading; its. projection, of the dignity and joy of Handel's inspired oratoria—represents an achievement of which every Cumberlandcr must certainly feel proud. The tenor selection, particularly., showed improvement-over, previous years, but there'-'was "n6 vf 'lrapair- ment of the other' units In this truly great ensemble. Growing familiarity with. "The Messiah" is a factor in last night's achievement, but there seems also to be more vocal beauty and a. greater freedom of performance than ever before. Mr. Pratt has today the reward that means so much to all conductors, an ensemble that is sensitively responsive to his talent for evoking the - best that each individual is able to contribute to the total result. • Aden Lewis, pianist, as principal accompanist, played a major part in the success of the 1948 "Messiah" ' performance. Anne Fisher, organist, deserves only a little less credit for her work -as co-accompanist. Miss, Troxell is probably unsurpassed in the soprano solo role of the Handel 1 work, and, ij anything, she was better last night than in any of her five previous appearances here. • v Allen Wittel, the tenor soloist, singing here- for the first time, made a very favorable impression. His rich tenor is augmented by a style notably, suited-to .-oratorio. ' Joyce Bestwick. contralto, and William Loy, bass, both of Cumberland, sang in a manner that made their friends feel proud' of their accomplishments. The Cumberland Choral Society deserves first'rank in the city'a list of cultural assets. Court Signs' Four Divorce Decrees Four divorce decrees were. lis today in Circuit Court. Nellie Washington, 39, of 220 Wallace Street, was given an absolute divorce from Spurgeon. Washington-.and was granted the custody of: their child. Frederick Koerner, 31, Potomac |Park, was,granted a divorce from i Sylvia K. Koerner with the wife given custody of their children, '" Yvonne Fadley, 21, .of 205. Spring Street, was granted an absolute divorce from .Ralph Fadley, and the right, to resume use of her maiden name, Yvonne Lease. Emma L. Williams was. granted a divorce from Clarence' H. Williams. Fire Damages Auto South End firemen answered ' a" call at 12:20 a, m.. today to the residence of George Humbertson, 305. South Street, when a short circuit^ in-the wiring caused'a slight damage to his 1936 Pontiac sedan. Births A daughter was bom 'to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Forbeck, 1010 Rolling Mill Alley, this morning in.Me- morial Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Burdett Patterson, 17 Maryland Avenue, announce the birth of a daughter this morning in Memorial Hospital. A son was. born to Mivand Mrs. Ellery D. Smith, Route 2, Flintstonc, this morning in Memorial. Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. .Joseph' M. Miller announce the birth of a daughter Sunday at Sinai Hospital, Baltimore. The father.-is a former resi-" dent of this city. . . A son was born to Mr. and .Mrs'.' Grady.Knapp, Williams Road, yesterday in Allegany Hospital. ".

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