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Phone 4600 Tor a w/uvr AD Taker EVENING TIMES, .CUMBERLAND, MD., MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 19-13 NUMB •- Chamber Has Plan To Stop Losses Program Would Lower Bad Check Incidents A plan devised by the Los, Angeles Police Department to prevent losses by merchants In cashing bad.checks hfti been placed belore the-members of the Cumberland Chnmber of Comnwce. •' ' •>. Harold W.iSmith, manager, said bad check losses have been quite a.problem in Cumberland at times •and said the Los Angeles plan, which has cut bad check losses aroonir stores who have adopted the 1 plan there to almost the vanishing point, is worthy of consideration. The twofold pian 'cevlsed.by Detective SEI. Red H. Duane, Los Angeles, is designed not only to scare-away bad check passers but also to" help apprehend those who try to beat the system. The effectiveness .of the plan, Smith said, depends upon fingerprinting. Merchants display a sign reading, "We reserve the' right to require positive identification and fingerprinting on all checks cashed." The presence of the sign, users report, scares away the majority of bad check artists who. have, no Intentions of leaving their .prints be r • hind on worthless checks. Honest check passers, the merchants reported, rarely object' to giving their fingerprints. , Other details of 'the program require that any check be endorsed in the presence of the payer. . When a check-is presented, positive Identification such as an operator's license or service discharge . o -other data which may be investigated; should be demanded, Smith said.' ' Details of the number on the operator's license or discharge or such identifying papers should bo noted on the check, along with one's own name, data on the purchase and the date, If such identification does not seem adequate, the merchant should require fingerprints—and good ones —before cashing the checks. Army Man Returns Pfc-'calvin-C. Lewis, 'son of Mrs. Prank Lewis, 828 Lafayette Avenue, will return home from Augsberg, Germany, for Christmas. Pfc. Lewis, who has not been home in three years, was employed by the Kelly Springfield Tire Company, before enlisting. ' DRAFTEES & VETERANS GUIDE By MAJOR THOMAS M. NIAL ' . This is "n story about Christmas— Christntis for thousands of broken bodies and minds In Veterans Administration hospitals from San Francisco to New York. ' Christmas might be just another day lor these soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen, - stuck, away for weeks, months and years in Sos- hoped to light the Japanese. About his only pleasure today comes from his small portable radio; a gift from the foundation. Owen was a New England farmer before., he became a gunner on a Navy destroyer. At Salerno his ship was. torpedoed. They're'Still grafting skin on.his burned face and body pital wards. Maybe, for some, Jtj and his schec j u j e ls i u :l of dates will be that ... in spite of all efforts | wjth wlth the ptast i c surgeon. of VA hospital people to make It a ] m ^ e , g a ^ p!ltlorlt . H c's special, Joyous time. It's not easy to bring joy into a hospital, even at Christmas time. Groups or citizens all over the country arejplanning hospital festivities to foster the Christmas spirit. They all agree, though, that not enough'is done. • One of these groups Is called "The National Foundation for GI Joe." boon Maybe you'd like to help cheei'' him | "••*''**• up this Christinas lime. The foundation, a non-profit organization chartered 'by Nuw York stale, nMds gifts badly You can send them to 82 B«iiver Street,' New York 5, N. Y. Any kind oi' gift at all. You oiin.bc sure year jclfc will bring ut least a ilttle Christmas chour, a little holt- day humor, to a GI Joe. Correction! Accept my apologies foi- an error in an insurance column of two weeks ago. What 'I said wiis: "Or 11' you. can convert to an endowment policy, it pays you a set income for life after you' reach a certain age." That's' slightly wrong. You can convert your term insurance to 'an endowment policy. But when you roach .that "curtain , one of two ever since-the first World War. Bd die is one of the best liked men in his ward because' he knows how 'to make pretty pictures with his paint brush and.oils. He got his oil painting equipment from the foundation, and it has stirred up so much Interest that others in Eddie's ward have 'written the foundation for iNauonai .rounutiuun ior cri uw. "»»i- vm^,...* *,>.*. *, VH ,i~*-v. w ~ Vice-president of the Foundation is their .own. sets of painting gear. former Sgt. Harold Russell, who lost his hands in the war. Maybe you saw him in the movie "The Best Years of Our Lives." Two of the trustees are Gen, Jonathan M. Wainwright and Gen. Lucius ;D. Clay, -American military governor of Germany. It's a long story to tell how the foundation got started, and we can skip it here. What is important is what the foundation is. doing today. 1 George is a paraplegic—paralyzed from the waist to toes. He left college when the war. broke out- and signed up in the Air Corps:_ He finally got to England' and was" assigned to heavy bombers. When i his ship was shot down over Germany he and his bombardier slipped over the Swiss border and, via the underground, were taken back to "then- base in England. George got'out-of that one. But a few weeks later >flak got liim in the back. He has never walked since. ' Isidore doesn't have any legs. A mortar shell exploded just in front of him during the - Battle of .the Bulge, and the Ninth Army lost «. good soldier. He is learning to walk on two artificial limbs. Some day the foundation hopes' to get George and Isadora 3oUs. Jimmy was offered a tryout with a major league ball club cut instead tried out with the Marines -at Parris Island. He caught the dread polio, and he's fighting it as hard as.he .i^uuit; j;> 11 j.jj jjii uiuni/, AH, o w-wi ; . 111 * i ».i in and out of veterans' hospitals! things happen: you cither take the w K in™.t.rm first World war. Bd- "'"re amount to a lump sum or you There • you have him—GI Joe, One Word Led To Another •**.,* **'.*• * * * Gel Some Sentiment Into II combine sentiment i thiit.Oscar is dancing with tears in If you can , , with utility you have- the perfect I hls eyeSl Christmas fiUt. It was Confucius who advised us to trade a loaf of j But it would be far more reminiscent and glorious to give something to wear in her h»ir. And I don't mean-a lump. A Neon tiara or a diamond set of clothes-pins would bo wonderful. And I ffunriintcc tile neighbors would pull'in the woshllnc for her on Monday afternoons, rain or shine. Almost forty years, ago I promised my girl a pearl necklace. She was so wore it on her thumb. That was In 1916 but she ,wos as pretty as * B-plcture. . .•''. .• . I think the most sentimental man I know said' to his' .wife,. "Although we' have' -been married seventeen years you' are still a little girl to me." '•':••.' . • ', So he bought her a sled. t ' (Cowrlght, !»<«, Kins Pcnturos Sjildloato, Ino.) . . .bread for a. hyacinth. Eighty years ago the most terrific | mean she grew n goitre on me. Or, gift you could give your wife was a | rather, on herself. , sewing machine for Christinas. Give! That girl .was a trifle.grasping. sewmg her one this week and she will ears to the enraged iffablc with the rmistable how about a gold-plated, frying pan cimcrlbwl. "Eggs and love, Oscar?" A now denture with a. rose in its can, take it in monthly Installments teeth wou jd te practical and de- up to 240 months. lightsome. Ella could retaliate in a There Is no way you can get an generous sweep by r glving Oscar a endowment policy which, on matur- ! season pttss to 'the cellar furnace. ingi guarantees 'you a income for life. Sorry. A beautiful think. 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