Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on December 20, 1948 · Page 12
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FROSTBURG And Western Maryland News Evening Times, Monday, December 20, 1948 Two Midnight Masses To Be Sung Friday FROSTBURG — Two midnight masses -will be celebrated on Christmas eve by St. Michael's Catholic parish. The/high mass'will be celebrated In the church and .the senior mixed choir will present a musical' program under the direction of Mrs. Anthony Bollino. Mrs. Richard Goldsworthy will accompany on the organ. The traditional, stable of Bethlehem will be exhibited and the altars and sanctuary will be'adorned •with" yuletide decorations.. A low mass will be. celebrated in the parish .hall, First Street, at 12:10 a. m. Christmas hyms will be sung by the junior choir under the direction of Sister M. Brigid. Special, buses will' be run from Clarysvllle and Shaft to accomo- date persons from those sections •who desire to attend the midnight lervices, Frostburg Council. No, ' "1442, Knights of Columbus, will sponsor the annual Christmas treat and tntertainment lor the children of the parish Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock in the parish hall, . Sodality devotions will be held Wednesday evening at. 7:30,' the *enior choir will have rehearsal Thursday at 7:30 p. m,, and the parish social will be held Wednesday air-8:30 p. m. In St. Michal's hall instead of Friday evening as is customary. Confessions will .be heard Friday morning at 10 o'clock for children and those persons working the 3 to 11 shifts in-the various industrial plants. Confessions will .also be heard in the afternoon from 3:30 •until 6, and in the evening from 7 , to 9 o'clock. Other masses on. Christmas, all low. masses, will' be at 7, 8 and 9 *. m. Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament will follow the 9 .o'clock mass. The annual offering lor the students studying for the , priesthood at St.- "Mary's Seminary Yule Party Held At Kindergarten LUKE—A Christmas 'party wai leld recently at the Luke School for ,he 25 children of the Tri-Towns .kindergarten. The room was decorated with Articles made by the children • and the Christmas tree trimmed with candy canes and popcorn balls. The children, exchanged gifts; and Mrs. Doris Mitchell, teacher, presented -each student' a .Santa Glaus boot filled with candy. Ro- jert Maybury impersonated . Santa Claus. • Refreshments were served. The cookies were made by the Bruce High School- home economics class taught by Miss Margaret Hayden. Gifts were presented to Mrs. Mitchell, Leslie Shaw, who transports the children . to and from • school, and J. Ed-ward Moon, janitor of the school. • . Arrangements'--were under the-direction of Mrs. Robert Farney, chairman, Mrs. Elmer Wilt and Mrs. A. W. Deternran. Trill be received • Christmas. at all masses Personal and General .Gerald La Porta,. student at St. Charles College. Catonsville, is ipending the holidays -with his parents, Mr. «nd Mrs. Ross La Porta, Broadway. .. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Coakley, Eleanor Apartments, are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Tighe, Cuyahoga 'Falls.-Ohio. Miss Ina K... Spitznas, injured earlier in the fall in an automobile ,; accident while on her way to attend a teachers' meeting in .Baltimore, ., Ms her home. West Mechanic Street, from Memorial -. 'Bospital, Cumberland. . Mr. and Mrs. James Engle have moved from Cumberland, to this . ••• city and are .residing in' 1 the. Gatehouse Apartments, Avenue, West College Charles Rafferty. Sr., Mill" Street, 1* a patient in Memorial Hospital Cumberland. James Mathlas,- student at in -''• Georgetown' tfnitersity, Washington, is spending ,tho holidays -with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell Matthias, Frost Avenue. . Mrs. Joseph Welsh, East Main Street, is a-patient in Miners' Hos• JM.W.1. • ' ' Mrs. Edward. Jenkins,- West Main Street, is a patient in Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. Mrs. Henry Rank, who has been a • .patient in Johns Hopkins Hospital ' Baltimore, has- returned to her home in Bordeu Shaft.. Robert Luce is 1 home from Memorial Hospital, Cumberland', where he underwent an operation. • Harry • Cook; recently,-injured an automobile accident, returned to his home in Grahamtown from .: Miners' Hospital. Charles Ralston, veteran of World War I, is a patient at 'Ferry Point - Hospital. , James Coylc, student at Mt. Saint Mary's College, Emittsburg, . is spending the holidays with his 1 parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. V, Coyle, ." East Main Street.... Robert Passarelll, who is studying .'-.' for the priesthood at the Catholic • University, Washington,- and Francis .' Passarelli,' student at St.'Francis College, Loretto, Pa., are spending , the holidays'with their parents, Mr. •' and Mrs. Joseph Passarelh, West •'- First Street. Ralph T.'Witt, Eckhart.-has re'.; turned home after -undergoing- an ' ~ operation in Miners'. Hospital. Elwood Layman, student at .West Virginia University, Morgantown,. is ' - spending the holidays -with bis ' father Albert .Layman, and brother ••' and sister-in-law, Mi', "and Mrs. Glenn Layman, West Main Street, . 4 Mrs John Shockey and daughter, Mt. Savage; Mrs. Harold Fike and '. ' daughter, Avilton; Mrs, . Edward Crowe and daughter, Lonaconing; *Mrs. Carl Klink and son, Route 2, Frostburg; Mrs. Joseph Evans and - son, Route 1, Frostburg; Mrs. Huey . Rodeheaver and daughter, Route 1, ' Salisbury, Pa.; Mrs. Ernest Segal '. and daughter, Eckhart, • their homes from Miners' Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Gus Harris, Broadway are home after spending ten -days in New York City on a business trip. . ..• Rev. O. C. Mitchell- Speaks To Auxiliary PIEDMONT,' W. Va.—Rev. ' O, Clarence Mitchell, pastor of Trinity Methodist Church, spoke on "The Christmas Spirit" at the party following the covered dish supper held a recent 'evening by'the Auxiliary Unit of Kelly-Mansfield Post No. 52, American Legion, at .the Legion Home. • • ' ' - • * • Mrs. Mary wilt - chairman, > presented Mrs/Lbttie'Bosley, president of the Auxiliary, with a gift on behalf of the organization. ' - The invocation was given by Mrs.-Lottie Dancer. Personal Mr and Mrs. Calvin R: Davis and sons," Calvin,-Jr., and John, of St Louis, will arrive Friday to spend Christmas weekend with Mr. Davis's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Davis, Ashfield Street. Election Set MIDLAND — Officer:, of Midland Volunteer • Fire Company ivill be *leeted iat a' meeting Wednesdaj night at 7:30 in. the Fire Hall. Woman'sGroup Seats Officers MOOREFIELD, W. Va. —Officers of the Durgon Farm''Woman's Club were-installed recently at a meeting at the home of Mrs. T. J, Bergdoll. Mrs. S. L. Harper, Jr., Mrs. W. A, Harper and Miss Ella Bergdoll were co-hostess. ' ' Mrs. Harper'read the Christmas story from the bible. It'was decided to contribute $2.50 to the Hardy County Tuberculosis Association and to send a Christmas basket to a needy family. . Mrs. E. B. Simmons was appointed project chairman for the coming year, and Miss '• Pattie Chrisman reporter. Bother committees will be appointed at the January meeting. A short memorial service was held for Mrs. Minnie'Critfes See. The following officers were Installed in an impressive candlelight service by the retiring president Mrs. Boyd J. McWhorter; Mrs. Fannie Didawick, president; Mrs. Ralph H. Fisher, vice president; Mrs. Wm. C, Harper, secretary; and • Mrs. W. D. Wenzel, treasurer. A program, "Christmas in Other Countries," was presented with Mrs. J. O. Flinn and-Mrs. John Mathias in charge and Miss Ella Bergdoll as song leader. - Mrs. H. L. Gamble told about the poinsetta'; Miss Ada Heishman explained Christmas customs in Holland; Mrs:Fannle.Didawick,'Russla; Mrs. John Mathlas and Mrs. Cynthia Flinn, America; Mrs. Ida Feller, Italy: Mrs. Ralph H. Fisher, South America; Mrs. Ernest Mathias, Ger many; Mrs. William Pratt, Mexico; Mrs. W. D. Wenzel, France; Mrs. Ward'.Lambert,-Poland; Mrs. William C. Harper,- Scandinavia, and Miss Violet Hiett. Switzerland. The -speakers were dressed in the costumes of .the', countries they represented and their talks were interspersed with the singing of the carols of, the 'various countries. After her talk - on Poland, Mrs Lambert passed krawat or laworck cookies used at Christmas time In Poland, and which were made for the occasion by Mrs. .Robert Long Romney, a native of Poland and wife of a veteran of World War II The group was also treated to candy of India, called Kaddu Mit- thai, meaning literally pumpkin sweetmeat, and which was made-bj Mrs. B. C. Harrington, Mitrtirisburg for the occasion. After the .program a Christmas party was held. The retiring .officers, Mrs^Boyd J. McWhorter, Mrs D. P, Harper, Mrs, M. A. Bean, Miss Ada Heishman and Mrs. W. D Wenzel, were presented with gifts in appreciation of their services Members exchanged gifts. Refreshments were served. . The next meeting will be at the home of Mrs. William. .C. Harper Tuesday, January 11. Personals ' Mr, and Mrs. Bice Harper, Mrs S. L. Harper, Sr., and Mr. and Mrs J. A. VanLear were called to Stuarts Draft. Va., by -the donth of Mr VauLe.-u-'s sister, Mrs. 'Harry Warwick. Gene Sherman, seaman first class USS Robert McCord, is spending a two-week leave here. Mrs. Kenneth Ellington and three children, . of ' Columbus, Ohio, are visiting- Mrs. Brook Cnites. ' . Mr. and Mrs. Arno'Friddle visited relatives in Tom's Brook, Va. Mr. and Airs. Hayden - Helmick announce the birth of a son. The child has been named Hayden Leslie Helmick, Jr. , \ .- • Mrs. Jesse "Crltes and son, 1 Frank Crites, Cumberland, visited Mrs. Mary Glower and family. Hansel Harper has gone to' Alt. Jackson, Va,, where he is employed by ' Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative,, Miss Jerry Vance and Miss.Alma Greyhe, student nurses, Baltimore, were guests of llr. and Mrs. Kenneth Vance, • • .' Lawrence Sherman recently enlisted in the U. S. Navy and is now stationed at Great Lakes. C. R. .Powers, C. H. Poole, R. E. Fisher, Jonathan Dan Taylor, G. R. Kiracofe, C.. M. Bennet. Roland Doman, M.'.W. Bean and Ted Sager attended the Shrine ceremonial in Cumberland. ... Mr. and'.Mrs. James Goby announce the birth .of a son.' Mr, and Mrs.. J. Scott Reynolds," Alexandria, Va,, spent several days with Mr. and -Mrs. - Thurmond Reynolds. • '' Mrs.. Charles E. Williams has entered a-hospital in Alexandria, Va., for treatment. Mr. Williams and Miss Eleanor Williams accompanied her there. . Organ Service Broadcast Set WESTERNPORT — St. James 3piscopal Church began the Christmas season Saturday evening with the first of a -series of organ programs to be presented daily at 6 P. m. until after Christmas. The recitals are being- broadcast from the church tower by means of a .public address system installed temporarily by Luke Local CIO No. !76, United Paper Workers of Amerca. Miss. Ethel Engle, Mrs. Doris 3oal Mitchell, .Mrs. Howard Hutchnson and the rector, Rev. G. Staney Schwlnd, are the organists for ;he nine days. Trumpet solos by Donald Atkins are also planned. Midnight services .'Christmas Eve will begin with carol singing- by the choir at J.1 p. -m. The .organ recital yy -Miss Engle will include "G«su Bambino," by Pietro Yon, Christmas carols and Gounod's "Ave Maria". The - service will: open with candlelight procession and the choir under the direction of Mrs. Tracy Whitworth. will, sing,' "Adeste Fidelis."'Stultz's mass will be sung. The altar will be decorated with poinsettas and similax and the sanctuary will be trimmed in laurel and. hemlock boughs. The church will' be - lighted by candles. •There will be an additional communion at-10 a. m, Christmas Day and- the rector will also carry the sacrament to the sick and shutins. The 'children's service "and pageant will be held at 0 p. m. Sunday, December 26. The Annuncia;ion, the Nativity and the Visit of ;he Magi will be portrayed. Charlotte Anne Keyes, as the Virgin Mary, will sing ."Magnificat" at the visitation of the Angel Gabriel, who will be protrayed by Cecelia Anne Mooraau. Gertrude Anne Hudson, Joan 1 Amorosa, Nancy Murray and Norma Jean McKenzle will take the parts of angels. William Gannon will be the narrator and the devotions will be Raymond M. ;haney,. lay. reader. After the pageant a program and treat will be given at the Christmas tree in the parish house. Betty Wilson Will Sing At Service FROSTBURG — Miss Betty Wilson, who arrived here from New York Cityto spend the holidays with her 'parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Wilson, "Hill -Street, will be guest soloist at the Christmas Eve service of St. Paul's Lutheran Church Fri- ciay at 11. p. m. •'Miss Wilson ivill sing "Lullaby ol The Hills"' and "And There Were Shepherds" from Handel's "Messiah." Mrs. Lillian Speir Stewart will play organ accompaniments. . The soloists at the Christmas musical .at the 'church yesterday morning were Mrs. Joseph' Robertson and Mrs. Maurice Nelson, singing "Oh, Sleep, Sleep On, Jesus', Mrs. Thomas Blair, "O Holy Night ' with the choir,.and Mrs. Blair, and Miss Patricia Green and choir staging, "Rejoice, O Earth." Mrs. Wheoler Arnold, organist,' played the accompaniments. Flowers on the altar at the Sunday service-were, in memory of the late Col. G. M. Mayer and Lieut .Daniel H. Mayer,. U.S. Army, who j died during World ' War n. They were placed by Mrs. Or M. Mayer and Miss Alberta Mayer. Lions Club Holds Christmas Party WESTERNPORT—The ' Westernport and Luke Lions Club held a Christmas party yesterday after- noon'for members and their femi- lles- at Burns Restaurant, Main Street. The event was attended by GO persons. • . A brass quartet of Bruce High School played several Christmas numbers. The quartet was composed of Robert Hannon, Kussell Fitzgerald,- Kenneth Mclniyre and John Graney. A vocal solo was given by Donna Trent and group staging followed.' Joseph Inskeep impersonated Santa Glaus. Gifts were exchanged. The next meeting of the club will ,be held Thursday, January 13. Union Rejects Offers Made By Dorman Mills PARSONS,. W. Va.—Workers at the Dormau Mills,'Inc., met a recent evening in the Knights of Pythias Hall and rejected offers made by the company. Negotiations are continuing. • Theodore T. Dorman, manager, announced the company would give Christmas Day to all employes as a paid holiday. Parsons High School Will Sponsor Dance PARSONS, W. Va.—Parsons High School- will sponsor a Tri-Hi-Y. party and dance' at the school Wednesday from 3 .to 5 p.- m. The committee' in charge includes Ruth Mullenaux, Nancy Barb, Jus- time Campbell, Judith Gable, Mary McVicker, Helen Pel ton, Jane Hamrick, Patricia Goff, Bonnie Bonhke, Jane Ann Griffith. Mary Ann Kilmore,- Norma Collett and Dolly Shahan. Guild Party Set FROSTBU'RG—The annual Christmas party of the Ladies Guild of St. Paul's Lutheran Church will be held this, evening at' 8 o'clock in the lecture room of the church with Mrs; Elizabeth Thomas, president, in charge. Following devotions, a program, will be presented under the direction of Mrs, Lillian SpeJr Stewart. Carols will be suns and secret sisters revealed with the exchanging of gifts. New names will be drawn for 1949. LIONS .ENTERTAIN CHILDREN—A group of the 140 elementary school children, of Frostburg who were treated to a Christmas turkey dinner by the Frostburg Lions Club' is shown above at the event a recent afternoon in the social room of Salem Evangelical and Reformed Church. Mem• b'ers of the club shown serving the youngsters, •left to right, are- Pinkney Holmes, William Thomas, Jesse x Jacobs', Richard. Holbe; Ray Sauders, Wesley Sleeman, William Dolder, John Workman, Joseph Freeland and Alex G. Close. Rev. George. L. Wehler, pastor of the church.and member of the club, is in theibaclcground assisting in the preparation, of the food. Licking Men Giulty J/u- ee Out Of FivC In Hardy Of Tin-eat Chare | C ^- Practice Witchcraft ' PARSONS, Va.— Robert Close I and Harry Ludwis, -both of Licking, MOOREFIELD, W. Va. — Three were recently found guilty of threat- 1 out of every five persons in Hardy ening the life of John Owens, 50, county believe in some type "< C T!tlf-|*V>(-»>*1 f> also of Licking. The two men, both about 30, we're arrested by Sheriff D. E. C. Crosten and given . a • trial before Justice of the Peace Lawrence Lipscomb. They were placed under a peace bond for six months. Clyde Long, 50, of Hambleton, was arrested recently by Sheriff Crosten on a charge of disorderly conduct and destruction of property in Hambleton. The warrant was signed by Warren Mitchell, was released when no prosecuting witness appeared at his hearing. Bedford Valley JPTA To Acquire Swings BEDFORD VALLEY, Pa.—Plans for swings for the • playground and a motion picture projector at Bedford Valley 'School were discussed at a recent meeting of the school's Parent-Teacher Association. A musical program was presented by the Reckley Sistors of Cumberland and refreshments were served. The association meets tha second Monday of ihe month. • . Office." Pursuing the subject further, the editor found that a witch doctor is defined as some one who can hex the hex of a hexer; some one- who can nullify the activities of a witch. But most people, he said, classify a witch doctor and a witch as one and the same. "We know that you'll doubt that three out of five people believe in .witchcraft but here are some of the things that come- under the ordinary classification of witchcraft and if you believe in any of- them we arbitrarily classify you a? a believer," Fisher wrote in a recent editorial. "Incidentally," he added, "we know 7^ Air Force Pops Away at 220-MPH 'Clay Pigeon' "*" fc«*s^^^^ ^ Taxiing along a 60-ioot catapult, before n rocket launches'it into the air, is the Air Force's new re' mote-controlled target plane, .the OQ-19A. Shot into the au\at a speed of 80 miles an hour, the tiny plane is capable of doing 220 miles an hou r and performing intricate aerial maneuvers. The plane was tested at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, 0 M^A ' Into-the air goes the'OQ-19A at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, O. The little target plane, twice as 'fast, and large as any previously developed, is a remote-controlled "clay pigeon." It weighs 300-pounds, is 10% feet long 'with a 12-foot wingspan. At a 200-yard range, it looks lake a normal-sized pursuit plane at 500 yards distance. Rockets catapult it aloft. • .'..' ' • '•'•'' Tri-Towiis' Male Chorus Presents Yule Service WESTERNPORT—The Tri-TownS Male Chorus, under the direction of Russell F. DeVore, presented a program of Christmas carols at the meeting of Bethlehem-'Chapter No. 14, Order of the Eastern Star; a recent evening at the Odd Fellows' Hall.- • • A Christmas party was.held honoring members having birthdays in October, November and December. Santa Claus distributed gifts. Refreshments were served. ' The installation of officers will be held at the next'meeting, Friday evening, January 7, when Mrs. Olive Clabaugh, -deputy grand lecturer, will pay her official visit. Vir Force's newest flying target, the The'plane is remote-controlled froi operator.or it automatically release- --leases the parachute as the plane' lands, so it can't be dragged along. It . • • . Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, O. landed by means of n cargo-type parachute. - ea tested at witchcraft. That is the opinion of R..E. Fisher, editor of die Moorefield Examiner, after he conducted an informal poll of' the "Man On the Street. Editor - Fisher's curiosity was aroused by a blind ad in his news- practiced in Hardy • county. If you check 'em over and find you know of ' some of - these authentic instances you'll-find our poll results that' three out of five persons - believe in witchcraft', are accurate." paper witch which doctor. said: "Wanted: . A Call The Examiner Cresaptoivn CRESAPTOWN—Rev. and Mrs Clyde .Sintiy and son, of Upper Tract,.W. Va., visited here.. ' Mrs. Carl Ziegler, Pocahontas Pa., visited her father, William T Lewis. • -. " - Mr. and Mrs. Samuel McNult; and daughter, Carol, attended-tin funeral of Mrs. McNultys mother Mrs. Richard Humes, Latrobe,- Pa. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Richardson and children visited relatives in Indian Head. Mrs. Homer Gearhart has returned home from a Parsons, W. Va. hospital. ,-.••' • Jacob Richardson visited his son- in-law and- daughter, Mr. and-Mrs John Biever,.ljebanon,''Pa. Mrs. Lester McGill is home fol n Memoria Auxiliary .Holds Christinas Party ' KITZMTLLER-. —'- ; The' Auxiliary. Unit of KitzmJller. .Post,. American, legion, held a'-Christmas party recently at the-Post Home with,.Mrs.: Jessie- Smith, of Lonaconing, '-De-, sartment of-.Maryland president,, icd Mrs.-Edna Houn"shell,-of Cresap- 'n, Mountain District-vice president, as guests. ,, .., ^ . . . . Mrs. Smith presented' Mrs.-Nellie Parando, unit president,, with a gift on behalf of r the, auxiliary. -.. Others present were June OTJon- riell, Hallie Pritts, . Anna Gough, Myrtle Wilson, Hazel' Parando, Jura. Sharpless, Esta:Sinibns,-;Chida daro, Evelyn .Sims;'-Olive Sowe .ois Mosser, Grace Evans, Sally Me-. Intyre, Belle Barrick, • Hattie BalJ, Jean McGovern, Gertrude Burrell, and Earl Smith, of Lonaconing. '.. •'''•• .'Personals'^ Mr. and Mrs.. Chester Evans an-- nounce the birth of a daughter.-Tbe mother is' the former Miss Earfene Shank. ' ' .".- ; "'" ' - ' Mrs. Jesse.Parano is'ill at home.Mrs: Ross Phillips -and- son,-of Baltimore, are- Visiting here. . .. Beer Thiei Sent To State. Prison MOOREFTELD,'' W. Va.—Charles William Combs,. 22,' of • Vanderlip, who- violated .a,parole by stealing beer, was returned to West Virginia state penitentiary '."after he admitted the theff •" ' •-.-.• Combs said, he entered the Hardy Distributing, .Company., warehouse December 3 and took a case of: beer.' The Vanderlip'man was on parole from the. in»titution. where he. had been sent two .years ago for, a. simi-; laf offense. He ha3; broken into the- same warehouse'..and several other places, taking', only.'.'beer.-. At the time, he left a trail-of empty botles in the deep Henkel's Addi-. tion. He had served'14 months of his term. -'..,- . • .' Police said - : Combs' entered . the warehouse. December 3 .by way. of the Rocco Feeds'. of • West Virginia, Inc.,-warehouse'and broke four locks in order to 'secure ..the'-single case of teer. Apparently.- nothing else was taken. .- ."• .-.-' ' He was arrested by; Chief'Gilbert Robinette. of the. Moorefield police department, and;-West- Virginia State Trooper James Davis December 9. Combs. waived preliminary, hearing and will .await action of the Hardy county grand' jury • in-. Feb-. ruary. .-' .. -... - county who are supposed co one or. more of these powers but as yet have not answered our ad. "The most common accomplishment is ihe removal of warts by certain incantations . and- gestures. Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Warnick at tended the funeral of her father John Green, Swanton. . -Ronald Grove is ill in Memoria- Hospital,' Cumberland. Mrs. Ada Peters, Pittsburgh, over the wart or. rubs a penny or "? IUU » ^Jr;,,.r cA^o ,,v,i'. n * „,,„,. *-,,,> ,,,-,-t- ,r,rf ToiidEaward Kammauf. the eaves, in the garden, in the' dark of the. moon or'any one of a dozen places, and in due time-the wart will disappear. We have- heard of. scores of instances' where this was supposed to work. Another common accomplishment" is that ol blowing out a fire. Witches are supposed to be a'ble to stop a forest or field fire whenever they want to and you can hear of instances ' where this has been done. 'A. burned hand or foot can be miraculously healed instantly when a witch passes over the burn or blows on it. This handy secret, is supposed to be able" to be passed from a woman to a man or vice versa. But not to -the spouse of the person with this wonderful power. A certain passage in • the Bible is repeated in a low breath during the ceremony. "Early witches repeated incantations from the Bible in reverse. But this-was'a -part of pagan'religious Barrel n has returned from Childrens' Hospital, Baltimore The Mary Martha Class will mee tomorrow at 7:30 p. m. at the horn of Mrs. Maxlae Swartzwelder. Laura Davidson and Ruth Soloman will b co-hostesses. The O. U. R. Class will meet to morrow at 7:30 p. m. at the horn of Mrs. Catherine Breedlove. A jin gle party will follow the meeting. . • The Methodist Church will hold a Christmas service at 11 p. m. Friday. Both choirs will sing. Parsons Groups Plaii Basket DistriJbu lion PARSONS, W. Va'.—Glavis Corbin, governor of Parsons Lodge No. 804, Loyal .Order" of Moose, has announced that'b'oxes have been placed in all business establishments lor donations to buy food and toys to English CIuJETHolds ChristmasjMeeting PARSONS,."'W: Va'.—The annual Christmas meeting' of'the Hamble- ton-Eendricks... ^English .Club was held recently- at the home of Mrs. Jack Griffith, Hambleton. Mrs.'Don Griffith and';.-Mrs. Ralph Kepner were co-hostesses;.-., . A program 7 was' presented under the direction' of ,Mrs. Herbert Smith. A jingle party followed the meeting. Those attending were ^Mesdames Russell. Dodd,' Thomas * Bendrick, Ford Fink, U.-J.I. Carwell, J. J. Mullenaux .and .W t H.. .Ryan, all of Hendricks,- and Mesdames J. D.'Collett F, c. Randolph,'Paul Matj Harry Hlnkle,. W.' Kermit,Col! Ralpli Kepner) Don Griffith,. Theodore Day. Jack-Griffith, Fred Combu and' Herbert'Smith, all ol Hambleton. . '.'•-... be' distributed to needy 1 families ceremonies and such unorthodox j Christmas Eve. proceedures were stifled when the! The-Moose are working In co- Christliins finally outnumbered the operation with the Woman's Club, pagans. "There are local witches who measure babies. 'Ailing babies who do not respond- to- the time tested remedies are "measured" by' a witch. Tliis consists of certain passes with the' proper inclinations 'end- Ing up with holding the hands out the - exact length of the baby or child. "We hear of miraculous cures right here in Moorefield. Also there are. several local .witches who can stop., bleeding. We hear of spurting arteries being stopped instantly by the touch of a witch—the proper words' are used 'along -with the touch. Cobwebs, spider webs and soot are sometimes used with the touch but- are only variations of these unusual powers. "We also hear of authentic instances where a witch had'the power to deflect bullets; we hear of witches who have the power to make dogs running a deer or fox trail reverse themselves and follow back along the trail they just covered. There are those said to. be able to. kill fleas by passing their hands over dogs. "The carrying of horsechestnuts to ward off rheumatism, is another fairly common practice; ,brass rings on a finger of each hand do "the sanio thing. CopperUnsoles in shoes help out. Some children still wear a little bag of asafetida around their necks to ward off disease, although this maladorous practice has nearly disappeared in these modern days of county health nurses. "Water ' witches, who can find water with 'an ash or willow wand, still practice their art in our county. One- more accomplishment we hear of practiced, by witches is that of curing .skin diseases.' These .cures invaribly are effected after our physicians: have given up. "We won't bother to tell of the making, of wax: or rag images • by witches who cast a spell over an enemy, or the use of love potions and powders, for these are fairly personal practices and these believers are naturally reticent to tell us about them. • ' , Anyway, the above are only ,'a few of the forms of witchcraft still FOR SALE Piano. Phone' 397-J. Apply 115 W. Main St., Frostburg, Md. —Adv. ' ' • N-T Dec. 20 For Sale • 7 week old Fox. Terrier Puppies. Black and white—tan and- white. Fi'ostburg Farm .Service, Phone 599-J, Frostburg. Md. Adv. T Dec. 20-21-22, N Dec. 21-22-23 Parent-Teacher Association and the Volunteer- Fire Department in collecting food and clothing for the baskets. Corbln also "announced, that the annual Christmas party' and treat for the children will be held in the Moose Lodge rooms Friday at 6:30 p.- m. ' • * ' -The Rhythmeers Club of the Moose will have charge of the .pro- grain. Oranges, . apples and 300 pounds of candy will be distributed' to children by Santa. Following the program and treat a dance will be held for adults. • ., Yule Party'Held By Frostburg 4-H Club FROSTBURG—At a meeting of the Frostburg Girls' 4-H Cluo. a recent night at the home of Miss Sally Kreitzburg, 139 Spring' Street, Miss Lois Skidroore was appointed chairman of a nominating committee to select officers for the year. Following the meeting the Christmas program presented included a reading, "The First Christmas", by Phyllis Lehr,- the siuginj of Christmas carols'.with Shirley Miller, clarinetist, playing the accompaniments and a jingle party. New members arc Ann Shirley, Eleanor Preston, Naomi Isner,.Patsy .O'Rourke and Yvonne Taylor. Thir- 'ty members attended the meeting: i Miss Shirley Clise. was a guest.-Re-j freshments were served by Mrs.j .Kreitzburg. ' ' j Homemakers Club To 3>Ieet Wednesday Vi'ESTERNPORT—The December meeting of the 'Westernport .Homemakers Club held We<incsday at 7:30 p. m. at the-home, of Mrs. Georg* Brodei .Spruce Street, in place of the Union. Hall; . ' ' A Christmas' party will be. held. The program is being 'arranged by Mrs. Z.-: Clyde Kalbaugh. . Members will exchange-gifts. A box of food7 clothing and toys will be packed for a needy family. Refreshments will be served; . Cpbolftcrlnc . - DURALIZED CLEAN ~ A scientific method ^brings .back the newness to; the-'fabrlo with professional care. ;••:. ' . To. Economlz*! . . . DnrallMt • Moth Pnm'rinr. OuiruTued rtn »«•" G, V. Lammert & Son . Phono Frtwtburi 95-M Commercial fr Domestic Refrigeration ."•(AU;MaU<»? 24 Hour- Service Washer & Sweeper Repair BILL'S •••APPLIANCE REPAIR - Wm:W..Hydc 37 Green St. Phone 13-J . Frostburg:, Md. /• FOR SALE 1S47 Buick Roadmaster 4-door sedan, 11,000 miles. A beauty. Apply Charles Ware, Midlothian. —Adv. N-T-Dec. 20 COAL $7.00 Pennsylvania's Best ... Clean an'd lumpy. It's the best you can buy. - Phone Frostburg 483-J. Adv.—N-T-Dec. 20-21-22 Our Reputation— For quality work reroovesj the gamble from.your dry cleaning:— Sec for r yourself. Hat Blocking — Our Specialty Harry Footer &()• - Cleaners and Dyeri PHONE 197 G3 E. Main St. '^ ..' MON. - TCES. PALACE "CORONER CREEKS Starring Randolph Scott - Marguerite Chapmen -, MAT. - KITE WED. - THtJRS. KITE ONLY LYRIC Double feature ' . \ .. . "The Counterfeiters" < . "Back Trail" Starring John Surton <• Starring Doris Mcrrick . • S Johnny-.Mock,.Brown..

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