Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on December 16, 1948 · Page 9
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Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland · Page 9

Cumberland, Maryland
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Thursday, December 16, 1948
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Phone 4600 for a WANT AD Take* EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1943 NINE State Group Backs Rec Road Proposal Sen. Kimble Supports Garrett County Plan A proposal that the State Roadi Commission construct access roads to recreational areas in Garrett county has been "approved in principal" by the Maryland Legislative Council, . The proposal was made by a Garrett county delegation to the r Council two weeks ago. Sen. La\y- rence M. Frale.v (R-Garrett) saici the state was neglecting exceptional recreational opportunities partcular- ly in Garrett county -by not. building access roads. Sen. Robert Kimble (R-Allegany) and Delegate Jerome Robinson (D- 4ih Baltimore) reported favorably to the Council on the proposal after being appointed as-a committee to investigate it. Kimble said It was estimated that six miles of roads at. a cost of 5300,000 were needed in Garrett county state parks. He reported two poslble methods of financing, from • gasoline taxes on the State Roads Commission or by matching federal »nd state funds. •; The ^AUegany senator said he and Robinson had no specific recommendation on a financing method but asked and got the Council's approved for endorsement of the utate's obligation in. principle. Kimble said. the. state had in Oarrett county "one of the greatest potential recreational areas on the Atlantic Seaboard, but 'it has never been-developed." He claimed that Increased revenues'nccruinff to the state from development of • a tourists' Mecca would "more than Justify any expenditure." Director Joseph A. Kaylor of the Department .of Forests and Parks had estimated that more than '."&,000 persons visited . Garrett -county- parks last summer. "The number could be trebled if we had adequate road facilities," he declared. Gty Hall Decorated For Holiday Season Th« City Hall rotunda has been decorated by members of the City Engineering Department. . . Pine cones dipped in white paint, and-red balls are attached to the boughs, which are .suspended by red, green and white streamers from the eight columns in the rotunda. Wreaths will be placed around the bilcony. railing. Commissioner Edgar-'H. Reynolds made -arrangements 'for the Christmas decorations. 1948 Multiple-Candidate Campaign Strikingly Similar To 1860 Politics By NOKMAN BAER • PITTSBURGH — (INS) — This year's presidential campaign, "with its' four' major candidates, has a striidng parallel in the political doings 88 years ago. . Many similar issues were at stake in the 18GO campaign, and the states' rights dispute split the Democratic party,-just as it did this year. There also was .'a- "third party" in. the field, but it was. a right wing group, not "left," as is Henry A. Wallace's Progressive Party.' . •And—for what it's worth—the Republican Party won the-election! The Democrats convened in Charleston, S.. C., in April, 1860. The delegates were either anti-Stephen A.. Douglas or pro-Douglas. : .The 'little Giant" -was the only candidate. ' • ''.--. Could Not Accept Douglas However, the Southerners could not accept him because, of his "Freeport Doctrine". In ' a debate with Abraham Lincoln at Preeport, 111 Douglas had come out for the theory of popular sovereignty — or states' rights—in territories. The Southerners were for taking slaves wherever they .wanted to. The South lost out on the platform issue—just as they did last month at Philadelphia—and the Gulf states walked out and formed their own "rump" convention, in both .cases, the .rebels accused the rest of the party of doing the actual walking out. After the walkout, the .Democrats took • 51 ballots but Douglas could not get the necessary ; five-sixths majority needed for nomination. So the delegates adjourned and agreed to meet in Baltimore in June. South Walked Out At the Baltimore convention, the rest of the Southern states walked out-and Douglas received the nomination. To placate the south Ben- Need A Loan? Come"In or: Phone Now! •LOAM CO. ' ' Furniture Loans' AUTO LOANS'IN 5 MINUTES Easy -Repay. Plan- . 201 SOOTH GEORGE STREET Later Jftflcnjon; 'Hpr- PHOXE 201? jamin Fitzpatrick of Alabama was jhosen for the second spot or. the ticket. He .withdrew a few weeks later and Hershel V. Johnson of Georgia, took his place. The Democrats this year nominated Alben Barkley for vice-president, a move designed to draw southern support. The two southern \ factions got together at Richmond, Va., in the summer of 1860 and nominated John W. Breckenridge of Kentucky for president and Joe Lane of Oreson, for vice-president on a strong states' rights ticker. The Dixiecrats, meeting this July at Birmingham,. Ala., chose Gov. J. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina for president and 'Fielding Wright of Miss., as his running mate on a strong states' rights ticket. The 'Republican- party, was In. its infancy in 1860. It had~put its first presidential candidate in'the 1 "field in 1856 and was still growing. When the GOP convened in Chi- qago that year-the key figure was William Seward of -New York. Seward was .in a position like that of Robert' A.. Taft in the recent Republican convention—the party bigwigs wanted him but weren't sure they could win wtih him. Get Behind Lincoln And—also similarly—Seward's 'opposition got behind Lincoln, and'the Great Emancipator-to-be was nom- popular votes. Douglas ran behind inated on the third ballot. Lincoln in popular votes with 1,Hanibal Eamlin. of Maine was 1385.DG7. However, the "Little Giant" picked to run with the Illinois rail splitter, largely because of his geographical location. .By comparison, Thomas E. Dewey was chosen by was last In electoral votes, receiving only 12. Breckenridge with 72 electoral votes was second to Lincoln al- llie GOP on the third ballot this though he had only 847,053 popular year and Gov. Earl Warren of votes. Bell, last in popular votes Calif, was the vice-prcsiden; nom- with 500.631 polled 39 electoral votes, inee, largely because of his popu-i larity in the vital iar west store. jD r y J ce F or Wheat The "third party" in 1800 was, M ' EXICO CITY—(INS)—Dry ice called the Constitutional Union, may asslst Mexlcan farmers in pro- Party and was a conservative wmg.'. duci greate r wheat harvests next The Constitutional Umpna; party I season OITicials and fflrm ^Q. was a melting pot. It included soxej cjatjons nave been irr . p! . ssse d by re- Democrats, such as Sam Houston of Texas, had many people from the old Whig' party, and' a hard core, of "Know Nothing." The "Know Nothings" were an anti-Roman-Catholic group tha wanted power vested in the hands of" a few. . Groups Met In Baltimore All these groups met in Baltimore and nominated John Bell of Tenn., an old Whig, for' the presidency. Edward.. Everett of Mass., was the vice-presidential nominee. Everett was to be remembered iater. as the man the people flocked to hear on the blood-soaked Gettysburg battlefield the day Lincoln delivered his famous-address. The Constitutional Unionists wrote a platform based - on the "constitution as it is" and preservation oi' the union. The Important Issue of slavery was not even mentioned at the gathering. Lincoln was elected president with 180 electoral votes and 1,857,610 cent successes with making rain by sowing particles of solidified carbon dioxide in cumulus clouds. Day and night, a. train arrives in New York on the average of every iO seconds. Elks Of The World Elect Wormack Fort Cumberland Lodge No. 17G, IBPO Elks of the World, has elected John W. Wormack exaulted ruler for the fourth term. James Hanion was elected to his second term as esteemed leading knight and Garland Darr was elected esteemed loyal knight for the second time. Milton Diggins was elected to his third term as inner guard and John'Gilmore was elected tiler, also for,his-third term. L. W. Robinson was' elected to 'his fourth term as treasurer.. Carl Frisby was named esteemed lecturing knight, William Colbert was elected financial 'secretary and I George Ashby was named esquire, all for their first terms. Trustees include Herman Brown, for three years, William Shepperd, for two years, and James Hackett for one year. ' L. W. Curlia, district deputy for the Hagerstown District, conducted j the election. The installation of officers will be held January 5. This Is Worth Waiting For! GUV . MADISON LYNN JAMES DUNN - Watch the EMBASSY Acts! Juke-Box Farewell? HOUSTON, Tex.—(INS)—Texas! juke boxes may be on their way I out. Television sets are going toj be set up in Texas taverns and the owners do not think the customers will, be able to concentrate on video nncl juke' box 'jive at '.the same time. Where's the Fire? 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