Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on December 14, 1948 · Page 14
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FOURTEEN EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD., TUESDAY, DECEMBER 194S Phone 4600 WANT Telephone Company Applies For Temporary Rate Boosts The Chesapeake and Potomac ' Telephone Company'asked the pub. lie Service Commission yesterday • to grant temporary rate increases • of $2,450,000 to be In effect unto the commission decides what action to take on the petition for perma- • uent rate .boosts. In all, the temporary boosts would •give the company a gross income of $4,100,000 and a net of $2,450,000. "AH-h! I Can Breathe iin! When your-.nose fflls t • sp with a stun? head f& cold or occasional con- (3J .'gestlon,putaftwdrops \\ of Vicks Va-tro-KOl in '• each nostril and get comforting relief almost instantly! Va-tro-nol is so effective because it works right whert • trouble is to soothe irritation, relieve stuffiness,, make breathing easier. Try. • It! Get Vicks Ya»tro»nol Nose Dropsl rf . Advertisement "* ' • • ' i* OPEN EVENINGS XMAS Id III STUDIOS Fine Camera Portraits 60 N. Centre Street Phone 740 Appointment Not Necessary Howard M. Smith, manager of the C. and P. office- here, said under the proposed schedule temporary increased monthly rates for local service would average about 50 cents. The new rates, if approved by the PSC, would become effective-February 15, 1949. The company asked for the increases- because, attorneys told the PSC, its revenues are going 'down and it has; under - way a $60,000,000 construction program. Since November 10, the company has had on file with the PSC an application for a permanent rate raise which would -bring it an annual net revenue of $3,600,000 or a gross, of $6,000,000. v . ' The temporary rates were sought, the company said,- because of "critically low" earnings, and the fact that' it will take several months to reach a final decision on the permanent rate increase. Smith, the local manager, said Cresaptown, which has been in a third rate area, would benefit by the new schedule, with an adjustment in rates, since it is proposed to' move it into the second rate area with LaVale, Bowling Green and Potomac Park. Smith said the new rate schedule in the temporary increase proposal follows: CRESAPTOWN Service Individual Two-Party Four-Party CUMBERLAND liCSi- Blllil- dcncc ness ...?4.50 '53,00 ... 4.00 ' 7.50 3.50 & LAVAU-; Rcsi- Bus! 'dcnce ness Rural 3.75' Ex tension 1.00 S.00» 1.25 $5.25 4.60 3.75 S10.00 Applies W rural area or-ly. The proposed increases follow: For Cumberland, 50 ' cents a month for individual,'two-party and three-party lines, and 75 cents a month for rural .area. phones,•• For business $1,50 a month for individual; $1.25 for two-party and $1 for rural. ' • '• In Cresaptown, individual users in residence get a rate reduction of 25 cents a month, two-party K««W«*«W«rc«*«'W<W«!««'«**WX«^^ SPEAR'S Your Christmas Gift Store SELECT YOUR GIFTS NOW Give -Her a DIAMOND for Christmas Headquarters Famous for Nationally Watches users remain the same; and four party users-will pay 25 cents more a month. Business places on, an individual and a two-party rate will pay $1 more a month each. In LaVale, the new schedule will cost individual users, two- party and Jour-party subscribers 50 cents more a month as in th« city proper. Business rates for individuals will' be $1.75 more and two-party subscribers will pay $1.50 more a month. There will be no change in the cost of extensions anywhere. Smith emphasized that the new rate schedule means an increase, on the average, of less than two cents a day per residence telephone. The C. and P. offered to post a bond to insure refunds of any charges to customers which would be greater than the final amounts fixed by the commission. W. G. Morrel, vice president and general manager, said in a statement in Baltimore, that "Our business is a regulated industry and any adjustment in telephone rates can only be made after public hearings and with the approval of the Public Service Commission." The temporary boosts, lie said, would provide the company with 'itn mediately and urgently needed" relief, The increases would apply on residence and business telephones, in varying amounts, throughout the state. They would add five or ten cents to toll calls. Toll rates would go up five cents a call to communities within a stipulated airline distance, and 10 cents for those further away. Calls from Baltimore to Cumberland would be 70 cents instead of 60, to Hagerstown 55 instead of 45, and to Salisbury 60' instead of 50. The company filed a financial statement with the commission' to the effect that its.net operating- income — based on commission's valuation— was 5.12 per cent in. the period October, 1947. to March, 1948, but bad .gone down until the rate as of December 1 was 2.99 per cent. It was set forth that the $60,000,000 building; program is necessary to "meet the public demand 'for; additional and improved telephone service." Brant New Head Riclgeley Firemen Nelson E. Brant was elected president of the Ridgeley Volunteer Fire Department at a meeting last night in the Fire Hall. He,succeeds William Shuck. Robert It Zimmerman was elected vice president. He succeeds - Ralph lines. All other officers were reelected. They are Eugene H. Mulligan,, treasurer; Robert F. Sdenhart, recordingrsecretary; Charles EL Shepherd,, flnancial secretary;- Jesse H. Simmons, attorney. E. Leo Rice, fire chief; Floyd A. Becker, assistant chief; Leo Mills, captain; Harry F. 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