Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on December 28, 1948 · Page 12
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Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland · Page 12

Cumberland, Maryland
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Tuesday, December 28, 1948
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TWELVE UVENlNG TIMflS, CUMBERLAND, -MD.. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1948 Phone *GUO tor a WAJVT A0 Taxer Navy's.Badger: InCliina Hot-Spot, Won't Be Dependent on Pentagon By DOUGLAS LARSEN NEA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) — rapid pace of China's civil wa makes Tstagtao probably the om major U. S. command where thi raan in charge wouldn't have time to get advice from the Pentagon before taking .crucial action. In that hot-spot right now is Ylcr Admiral Oscar Charles Badger con?~iande.': of the U&. Navy's Western Pacific Forces, one of- the lew .men the nation's defense chiefs -believe can act-wisely and quickly •without their help. . Physically and .mentally, Badger Is the'kind of admiral they try to teach the midshipmen at Annapolis to become. At 58 he's in perfect shape, slim, full of energy, plays golf in the low BQ's, can out shoot practically any man in the Navy •Kith a .pistol, 'and has-never been known to '.tire -under the most ^rigorous schedule. Both his hair 'and his bushy eyebrows are almost completely gray and his sunburned brow is deeply lined with wrinkles. Only these marks are a clue to his Young officers who come under his command are almost all fooled at first by Ms 1 *'deceptively soft Toice, mild manner'and,Intellectual approach to all problems. They soon discover the almost savage way - in •which he Insists that everything should be done properly. His enlisted men have n, hundred anecdotes about little things "which iie has done for them. Here is a typical one: ' A big boxing match was being held aboard one of Admiral Badger's ships one evening in New York harbor. Many persons, Including the mayor, were guests. /K Admiral Badger was introducing' the prominent guests, he noticed a young *ailor and a girl having some trouble at the top of the gangplank. The sailor had just been married ana,* in the excitement had lost the ticket for his bride. The Admiral grabbed- the girl's elbow with one hand and that of the sailor with the other and steered the surprised Vice-Admiral Badger: ! The ensign got a free',hand. ncwlyweds to th'e'.official'party. He ntroduced them to,';the group and ater had them sit in 'the official section at the fights. His belief that-an officer should stick to the rule's isn't" something ;hat has come.'with: high rank. Once when he was'executive officer of the Indianapolis".'during war games, all the' officers except a young ensign had been ruled dead md the ensign tobk?command of the ship. The admiral, who w-as coring the games'Jc'ept.'giving, the nervous, ensign advice.'Badger, then a commander, stepped, up to the [icimiral and said:.',' ",' . "Sir, according to the regulations he ensign is in."charge.,'It's up to he official scorer, to. limit himself o keeping score and.'.to save' his omments and advice"for. when it's all over." The admiral'.flusried and said he was sorry. The .ensign then man*- carry his .'job,off In good rder. ' " .'• I Admiral Badger is one 1 of the most decorated men in' the Navy. He' holds the Congressional Medal of .Honor for his part in the landings at Vera Cruz, Mexico, in April, 1914. He collected more medals during World War I for antisubmarine sen-ice aboard destroyers, including'the Navy Cross. For directing action against the Japs .during the second -World War .he picked up the Legion of'Merit with three gold stars. His command -of numerous task forces in the Pacific was rewarded when he commanded ' Task Force I 31 as it entered Tokyo Bay to be-j come the first naval force to occupy j Japan proper. Although there is universal respect for his ability, Badger sometimes leaves a few ruffled feathers 'in his wake. Such' was the case recently when a civilian branch of: the .government -notified him that it, was removing a section'of temporary housing which -his men were •using for quarters, 'Badger told them that if they did it he would 1 move the Pacific fleet, which he 1 commanded, out of San Diego. j He won the argument. Train For Urals •'MOSCOW— (IP)— The first electric passenger train has started operation in the Urals. Although electric locomotives have been used for some time on electrified'sections of Urals tracks, passenger trains continued to run on steam. It is now announced in "Izvestia" that between Chely- abinsk and. Zlatoust-electric passenger trains are already running. Three Plumbers Cited For Fraud Baltimore Grand Jury Makes 20 Charges BALTIMORE^-(/P)—The Baltimore Gi'and Jury today accused three contractors of conspiracy and false pretense in the handling of municipal work projects on a cost plus basis. The action was the first taken in a probe of the procedure, and State's Attorney J. Bernard Wells said the evidence 'being cor.sidered by the jury involves only the first phase of the inquiry. The defendants, said to be plum- bers, were not identified pending arrest. A total of 20 charges were returned against them and involve $1,051.03. ' Most of the contracts involved were" said to have concerned city work between last July and November 29. ' Two of the contractors were , charged with "conspiring together jto unlawfully cheat and defraud" the Mayor and City Council and "unlawfully attempt to obtain 51,045.85 'by' means of false pretense." They also were accused in a second presentment of false pretense last October in a S276.90 case involving the Board of Fire Commissioners. ! The third contractor is charged | In six false-pretense presentments. involving amounts ranging from $13.13 upward to $30.87. Police Rescue Fish VEVEY, Switzerland—(/pj—Wheth- er they like it or not Swiss police in this area are going fishing. A dry fall left the streams in this region so low that the bigger trout are finding it. difficul to. stay in water deep enough to support them. The police have been ordered -to catch them alive and set them free in the Lake of Geneva "where there is plenty of deep water. Clearance Sale Dec. 27 Thru 31 25 REDUCTIONS AND MORE • It Pay* To Cross The Town 7"o The KLINE FURNITURE GO. 405-413 Virginia Are., Phone 2708 - on Suites, .Chairs, Rugs, Beds, Bedding, Sofabcdi, Kitchen Itomt; etc. P. S. MARKETS OPEN ALL DAY WEDNESDAY COLUMBUS SPAGHETTI In Tomato Sauce "~ $1.00 10 jars COLUMBUS PORICAND BEANS 10 ± $1.00 ARMOURS PURE LARD ........ Ib. cart, 23c COLTOHBUS Sour Kraut 23c No. 2% Apple Butter 19 ja MOc • WIZZARD- Glass Wax MRS. FILBERTS OLEO Ib, cart. 33c COOKED BEADY TO EAT Picnics 42cn,. FBESH PORK •'•','•:•SAUSAGE .,^./.v;lb.43c FRESW GROUND BEEF .-ilb. 43c "LEAN PLATE " " " BOIL BEEF........ Ib,29c Alsco Aluminum SELF STORING Storm Windows and Doors Sfop Heaf Loss! Save Fuel! Immediafe Delivery EASY TERMS fecy direct from this factory branch Aluminum Window Co, (OF CUMBERLAND) 111 N. Centre St. PHONE 1930-M • For Free DemonKFrafion ALSO AVAILABLE ' ALUMINUM CASEMENT STORM WINDOWS Everything for a Swell New Year's PARTY * Noisemakers * Hats * Horns, etc. Special Prices to Clubs, and Fraternal Organizations.. CLEARANCE SALE OF TOYS . . . HILL'S TOYS 45 N. Centre St. Retail or Wholesale Corn Shipped To Japan Wastes; They Don't Like • TOKYO— (&)— Ask any Japanese what's,cooking and he'll tell you it isn't corn. Not at his house. He doesn't like com. And there are 300,000' tons of corn waiting to be eaten. It was shipped over here by the United States to feed the hungry. ' The United States couldn't ship wheat and'other grains because the Allies of Europe get .first crack at the available supply. 2Jpw .the U. S. Army has .a, -little.. scheme to get rid of some of that corn; The .Japanese.. farmer is. allowed to keep millet, sorgliunj-and • other ' coarse grains to'..feed his livestock. These grains can be made-into food a Japanese will- eat. -The .Japanese- can trade these .grains <for.v corn, which can be fed-to^thc-- livestock. The livestock : don't care. -They'd just as soon have ic The average adult -has 20 square feet of-'skin. ' ;:-,'.; -;;.-» • In Cumberland Almost Everybody Wears Shoes from Webb's! It • • Great Annual Pre-Inventory SALE Continues all this week with terrific shoe values All Shoes Conveniently Display and Arranged In the Rear of Store! Sorry . . . No Layaways, No Refunds, No Charge* on Any Sale Merchandise * DAMP-DRIES ready for ironing Sleep Warm These Cold Nights Ladies' Flannel PAJAMAS 49 Women's Late Fall and Winter Shoes; 3.95 4-9 s 5* 95 ; Guaranteed up to 12.95 Value*! : •; Nor just and ordinary group, but practically every famous shoe we. carry. is included cs sale, merchandise. Namely: Tweedies, Tarsel Treds, Lester Pincus Originals, Air Treds, Day Timers, Modern Miss, Risque Rogues and Flirtations. Busken's Casuals UP TO 3.95 VALUES All smart- black, comfortable walking casuals.- . Known for their outstanding wearing qualities. • ' ; Monday Store Hours — Opfen 12 Noon Until 9 P. M Coat style, neatly trimmed with belted jacket. Full cut pajoma pants. Sizes 16 to .17, tearose and 1 pink. Cotton Sheet Blankets ...... .2.79 I Here—m the. G-E All- Automatic— is everything you'vej always wanted in an automatic washer. You set the controls-^-the'Washer does all the work. Clothes arc washed amazingly 'clean,.". . and so thoroughly damp-dried that many •pieces are rendy foriironing. G-E Activator Washing! All the clothes are- washed gently, but thoroughly, with this correctly' designed G-E Activator. It has three rones .of washing action—gets out . all the dirt from heavy work clothes or delicate lingerie. Come in and see the G-E All- Automatic Washer in action. A demonstration will, show, you'-'that .it's "automatic- washing .at its' finest." Tr»dii-m("-k.R«s.'.U.:s. P«l. Off. Priced at $369 50 Cumberland Electric Co, 137 Virginia Aye. Tel. 619 Ladies' Flannel GOWNS Solid colors and stripes in pink, peach and multi- stripes, full "cut, Jong sleeves, well made. Sizes 16 and 17. Children's Flannel PAJAMAS .One piece juvenile prints', sturdily made seams, knit wrists and cuffs, button seat. Sizes 4-6-8. Misses' Flannel PAJAMAS Floral print coat style, solid" color pajama panis. Sizes 10 to 16. LUXURIOUS JUMBO COTTON MATTRESSES .8* Priced to clear now! Plumply, comfortably padded and securely anchored with- button tufting. Sturdy ticking, with well-tailored edges. Would ordinarily sell for much more. DELUXE INNERSPRING MATTRESSES REDUCED $22 88 Scores of coils, comfortably padded to prevent any coil feel. Layers' of soft cotton add .to the-resilience and sleeping pleasure. Attractive ticking,, No Down Payment Necessary CRORY' 5-10 AND 25c STORE . 110-112-114 BALTIMORE STREET NO DOWN PAYMENT! EASY TERMS! funu&ve ID. 359 SB n.mEtHnnit STREET

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