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Local Comics The Newspaper For The Home Member Associated Press THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1948 Second Section Fifteen Autos Destroyed In Parsons Blaze Garage and Store. Leveled; Three Flee From Two Apartments . PARSONS,. W. Va.—Fifteen automobiles were destroyed early this morning in a. fire of undetermined origin which leveled two adjoining .buildings on Main Street. The largest fire in Parsons for . 15 years razed the concrete, block .garage of the Parsons Motor Sales Iss<^, and the 1 two story' Lambert Feed and-Grocery Company. The one-story garage is owned by David and Loren Lambert while the feed store belongs to their ts.th- er. Herman Lambert. 1 Damage has been estimated at between $40,000 and S50.000. Lost Jr the garage-were two new .model cars, a school bus and 12 other automobiles. . Y ' '*! , The fire was discovered at. 3:20 a. m. by Mrs. Rosa Wyon... who_re-'. sides in one of the two apartments on the second floor of the feed store building. She aroused the occupants of the other apartment, Mr. and. Mrs. Blake-Nelson, -when she discovered smoke pouring up the back j;talrs, •where the fire is believed to have started. The three fled, to the front porch roof where their screams were heard by a passerby. Thirty-two members of the Parsons Volunteer Fire Company fought the blaza in a. pouring rain which later turned to snow. Twice when the blaze battlers thought they had 'the firs under control, gas tanks in the garage exploded and started it anew, 1 Storm Causes Heavy Damage To State Trees ANNAPOLIS—(/?}—Early December icy weather, caused more than ordinary seasonal • damage to Western Maryland timber, Karl E. Pfeiffer of the Forests and Parks Department safti today. Shade trees and. "individual trees standing in the open" got the worst, of the sudden cold snap, Pfefffer said. He is assistant director -for timber " management. ' "•'.. ''.: Woods in- which most--,-of. .-the state's timber resources .grow. .Were, not seriously harmed, he- said. • ; "The loss was no more-than would b« caused by a winter storm,". Pfeif- Jer said the department's'."reports indicated, • No - acreage figures 'are available, he went on, but the'known loss to unprotected .trees,.was more ^tensive than is customary, before first day of- winter.*,- v^ '"£.< LitQe damage-was^caused by. the December 18 week-end snow, 1 Pfeif- led added. It's the ice-,thafc.--wraps-'around tree limbs, sleet ...or--sticky'snow 'that pulls them down, he explained. "The damage looks worse now t:h<m it will later,"' Pfeiffer' said. "You" can, see the yaw wounds and debrise/that-will.not be obvious'in time.". ' .'•--•'.. .' '.V •-•.,.• Garrett county was hardest hit':by the unseasonal-cold-snap, he. addedr although damage was visible -as:;far east as .Frederick.. • PLAN AIR LINE SERVICE—Preliminary plans for All American Airways to provide air line 'service for Cumberland were discussed last night at a meeting of the' Municipal Airport _Commission at Mayor <?Thomas S. Post's office.. John -M: DelaGrange, president of Mountain. Air .Service, post operator; Oscar C. Gurley, commission member; Jere]V. Chain, superintendent of-stations for the air line; and Mayo* Post are seen above discussing plans to remodel the present administration building. Motor Vehicle Bills Backed By State Body Street Car Races , Will Be'Outlawed; . Car Checks Urged , •' ANNAPOLIS—(#)—Carefree races between trolley cars would be unfashionable if the General Assembly-'approves a bill to'ban carline contests. '. • ' • •' ^ • The measure, is one of 17-odd motor 'vehicle bills approved by. the Legislative-Council for consideration when- the -state legislature-convenes here' 'next • week. Others call for semi-annual.-auto .inspections' and for a" new right-turn 'iand 'signal- Street, 'car handicap, races would be illegal, after" next May 31 if the trolley bill is enacted.. Ruled -out.of order would be competitive motormen catching up to one another so fast that.a half a dozen cars.pass a .'given corner in a minute, • arid none for the.next half.hour. •'. The bill provides "that the operators of'./street 'cars-, and. trackless trolley^ siall';not->n£age'rin 'racing of .spe'eding'-'contests, .'or - operate on a : bet or wager.!' Races' between auto's :and buses- on public, highways are- banned 'already." - •'-1 •" •"'• .<•"". Car "Inspection Back' •- Twice-yearly • inspactions -of motor vehicles <at some 27 : state-owned stations would be .provided under a repeat performance bill. -It calls for a 81,200,000 bond issue, to be 'paid off by $1 annual inspection 'fees. A similar'bill.died.in'committee at the The change -in the fiscal year for Allegany county made last summer to.conform with the.state uniform accounts system, poses a problem for Jie coming slimmer months when he current levy runs out and money will be needed'to operate the county government. During the past years the county made, its levy in April ' arid .taxes t&rted coming in around.the first 131/OJ. b&U. UUliliiift Mi <** wuJ-iv* • vi*w j.i»Mu - ^ • i * of July, During the. interim period j Which have similar fiscal periods .0 the county • operated, on funds in (see just what can be done to avoid the School.Board account. j borrowing. -This coming fiscal'.period starts! The money formerly used from •^ ^ . "_ _- • r ... . ' j.. „ «_t i -n.*/s.-/4 ,-in/*rt!!v*t- -fnt-.oloH July 1 and the levy will not be made until .the third Tuesday of ;hat month; It. .will-' be some time September be'fore'taxes will start coming, '.in and .the' school board will, have-the bulk r of'-its funds expended by June.30. The- members of '.the Allegany County' Board of Commissioners said today that the situation which •will confront the' county may force some 'borrowing of funds until tax money is available "^beginning in September. Just how much money jt Fisher Services PlannedToniorrow Services for Miss Dorothy Lou Fisher; Bedford,'-:Fa., who'was killed in an auto accident near Hancock Tuesday night, -will .'be held .(it the homo of her parents. South Juliana Street, Bedford, tomorrow at'3 p. m, R-v. H.'T. Covert, 'pastor of the Methodist Church, will officiate. Services for Mrs. Bruce M. Fisher, ST., also killed in the accident, are incomplete pending the result of x-rays taken of her husband, 1 athletic coach at Bedford High School. Sites will probably be held Saturday, The son, Bruce Fisher, Jr. 1 ,' who was being driven to Winchester, Va.. to catch a bus to return to Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, -Is reported in good condition, although still shaken up from the accident. Miss Fisher, no relation, had been the girl friend of young Bruce, for several • years. . : Miss Fisher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Fisher, was graduated from Bedford High School in 1947 and was a student at Briarcliffe, N. J., Junior College. She is survived by her parents, a sister. Joan, and a' brother; Gregory, . both at home. Mrs. Fisher was bom in Clearville, Pa., a daughter' of Edward E. and Sadie (Weimer) Mills. Besides her husband and son, she is survived by .three daughters, -Alta, Sally, and Barbara Fisher, all at home. $9,000,000 Value Placed On State Truck Farm Crop EASTON — W) — Maryland's 200 food packers have paid more than 9 000,000 to state fanners this yera for over 250,000 tons of food, the Tri-Statc Packers'Association esti- niated today. ' '• Quoting figures gathered by the U. S. Department of. Agriculture the association -'said that tomatoes purchased by' the packers .from yland truck farmers accounted about one-half, or 4,500,000, of Lhe total outlay.- Other- important crops included sweet com, 2,000,000; cucumbers 800,000, and snap beans, more.than 900,000. • ' The crops were processed in plants in 17 of the 23 Maryland •' counties and in Baltimore City. . " last regular session: ' . '. Motor','Vehicle Commissioner W. Lee,. Elgin'-says that 1 if Maryland does not enact the inspection -law, 1 other states- haye-resolved to take estrlctlve-action. .-•'..'• This .might take the form of stop- ilng Maryland cars- • in adjoining tates . and requiring • them to piss hspection. • The, neighbor • states of Deleaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Vest 'Virginia and. the;-District 'of lolumbia. all r.equire.' annual in- pdctions.' The v Legislative '. Council—interim ommittee -of state'legislators—has Iso okayed a bill to make Maryland land signals conform to those of Jiose of other states. Marylanders now wave their hand in a circle to indicate a'right turn. ?he plan is to change this to: Hand-'and arm extended upward, hand.held still several seconds." Bad news for teen-agers: is con- ained'in a'pair of bills aimed at motor . scooters and motorized bl- :yclcs. • Your 'girl can't ride with ou'Wless' the vehicle has a "safe 1 xtra seat, says one measure. No more than .one - extra rider would ie allowed under any .circumstances. Raise • Age • Limit A companion .-.bill ..would -restrict motor scooter and motorized. bicycle licenses to operators at least 1G ears: old. Licenses previously'issued o boys and girls -14 and over—the present minimum—would remain in effect. Other council-approved motor vehicle legislation includes bills: 1. To" authorize' the governor to make, .reciprocal, agreements where- jy out-c-f-state «ars driven in this State"b'y'Maryland employes would not need- Maryland 'tags. Company cars registered -in the District of Columbia and driven home at nighl 37' Maryland employes now must have Maryland tags after 90 days: 2. To .prohibit parking on public highways without license tags or with tags that have expired;. < 3. To make, auto owners responsible for notifying the Departmen- of Motor Vehicles of: an .acciden when the driver' is'injured and unable to make this report. • . 4. To make, dealers include the value of trade-in cars when determ- ining-the'fair average value of't-heir stock lor. tax.assessment purposes. Refund; License Fees ' . 5. To'permit-county treasurers who now iss'ue.: motor vehicle tags to issue them for all privately own- (Contlnued -on- Page, 2)' Of Emma-M.-Sell-'.-;• Probated By Court . The will of Emma M. Sell, who died December-11, was'filed, in Orphans Court-this morning. . . Her sister, Ella M. Spence, 200 Wills Creek Avenue, was named sol< beneficiary and- executrix. -Bone was furnished in the sum of $1,000 by the executrix. '•' -. ' Library To Close The Cumberland Free Public Library will be closed all day tomorrow as well as Saturday and Sundaj ta observance of holiday. • the New- Year' Change In County Fiscal Year Poses Job For Commissioners •would be necessary to borrow cannot be ascertained now and.action -depends on surpluses from the current budget. It will also bemecessary to change the discount period to September, October and November under the new fiscal setup. . The board intends - to contact the State Tax Commission and other, counties Garrett Woman In Bus Mishap Daughter'vOf Local Woman In Hospital Mrs, Clyde Frantz,:- 'Friehdsville, was one of 20 : .passengers 'aboard the • Blue- Ridge. bus.';tHat skidded into a bridge on Bouts 40 near Hancock yesterday and ^burned. She suffered minor • abrasions of the leg. ' ••'-... ", •Driving the bus was Charles ,W. Redmond, Sr., • 10 Massachusetts Avenue,- employed by the company six years,-' who : sustained a slight brain concussion and -head lacerations in the crash. He'was taken to the-Washington, County Hospital, Hagerstown, for-'treatment and observation. • . Also remaining in the hospital today is Mrs. Frances Bechtel, 42, of 216 Terminal Avenue, Philadelphia, who was enroute to- Cumberland with her daughter, Carol, 12, to visit the.-Iormcr's.mother, Mrs. Edward Henderson, 605 Hill Top Drive. Mrs. Bechtel-''told, her mother, last night she sustained arm and 'chest the School Board account totaled from 5200,000 to $300,000, but no such fund will be • on hand next year to tide the county commissioners over the threcTmonth period as in the past. • • John T. Fey, attorney to the board, said that it may be necessary to have some of the local Jaws pertaining to the levy and budget periods changed, in. view of the situation, but he intends W confer with state officials and other counties before any steps are taken. Officials See $2 Tax Rate In Garrett County School Needs Again Bulk Large With New Building Planned Garrett county, expects to hold its'1949 tax to little more than the flat $2 per $100 of assessed property in 1948, despite a number of new county improvements. ' Actually, couhtians paid taxes this year amounting to. the $2 plus 11.3 cents state assessment. ' The total budget amounted to 5578,544, with the largest single item for education—a. total of S185',522. The school appropriation will bulk large again in 1949 if for no other reason than the necessity of building a new high school in Oakland, the county seat. • Another heavy expense stems from road. maintenance, partly because of the rugged winter weather of this mountainous country. Heavy snows last winter played hob with steep l-.igliways/'necessitating considerable repair work. 1 The result was that the roads appropriation of $178,319 —seco'nd largest item in the. county budget —was not sufficient for the maintenance requirement. Another unusual county expense is anticipated in connection with the new library in Oakland. However, Miss Aron Halt, seere- Lloyd Gaston Selected Head N.Y. Hospital Former Resident Of Cumberland To Take Post On Jan. 1 Dr. Lloyd E. Gaston, former'resi- dent of Cumberland and son of Mrs. Edna M. Gaston, 307 Bedford Street, has been named director of St. Luke's Hospital, New York, by the Board of Managers, according ;o 'Lincoln Cromwell, hospital president. He succeeds Dr. "Claude W. hunger, who retired. •, • • ; .Dr. Gaston is a son of the late Dr. L. H, Gaston, a Keyser dentist.' and is a native of Keyser. A sister, Mrs. Robert H. Mann resides ' at 338' Bedford Street, while another sister, Mrs. John Nicklin lives in Morgantown, W. Va. He was graduated from Allegany County High School iri 19.23. Dr. Gaston went to St. Luke's as assistant director in 1945. Following Dr. Munger's retirement on July 1, 1948, he was made apting director. Appointment to 'full..directorship becomes effective January 1, 1949. West VJrffinhi Graduate Dr. Gaston received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in 1930 and the degree of Doctor of Public Health from Yale tJnfversity in 1941. After a. period of general practice in medicine, Dr. Gaston was in public health' work in Ohio and Michigan. During the war years, he was 'With the U, S. Public Health Service. Dr. and Mrs. Gaston live in the vicinity of the hospital. Their, son, Lloyd, Jr.,'is a sophomore at Dartmouth College, and their daughter Fay, is a junior at Riverdale Country School for Girls. Dr. Gaston was graduated from West Vii-ginia University in 1927. His wife, a member of the 1923 class at West Virginia, is a daughter of Mrs. W. W. Lemley, Morgantown. As fifth director of St. Luke's Hospital, Dr. Gaston. follows in a distinguished tradition, since the hospital was incorporated on May 1, 1850, and • opened- on May 13, 1858. Farmers Given Crop Planning •The 520-Bcd Hospital original building was at Road Conditions Iii District Good Snow, Rain and Floods Threaten Tri-State Area Roads in .Allegany and Garrett . counties this morning .were in gooditary to the Beard of County, Corn- cond-'tion but with snow squalls and missioners, speculated, that the 194S colder weather predicted for tonight levy will be little greater than-a the prospect -of using chains' for present, driving is faced- by motorists. ' At 9;3o"a'.'m. the State Roads Commission had 12 trucks in Garrett county cindering and salting the roads that were slippery in 'spots from a light snow. No chains were necessary. There were four trucks cindering and salting roads around 'Frostburg. Except for the Prostb'urg region, all-roads'in Allegany county were bare. Commission officials expected the .Monacacy River to flood Route 26 at Israel's Creek, near Frederick, as the result of a very hard rain all night, Washington county roads were bare. .Cloudy and colder,, with snow flurries in the mountains, is expected in Allegany and Garrett HOSPITAL DIRECTOR. — Dr. Lloyd' H. Gaston, a graduate of Allegany County High School, has been named director of St. Luke's Hospital, New York City.'His mother, Mrs: Edna M. Gaston, resides, at 307 Bedford Street. Fifth Avenue and 54th Street, where now stands the University Club, The founder, the Rev. William Augustus Muhlenberg, rector of the Church of the Holy Communion, became the first superintendent and Raster. Two other Episcopal clergy-, men followed in this post: the Rev. Dr. George Stuart Baker, and the Rev, Dr. George Frederick Clover. Dr. Munger, who became director of St. Luke's on May 15, 1937, was the first medical man to hold this position. St. Luke's is a, voluntary general hospital with a patient capacity of 520 beds, distributed as follows: 345 ward beds, 84 private and 91 jeni- private beds. St. Luke's Convalescent Hospital, near Greenwich, Conn., hns. a capacity of 110 beds. The St. Luke's -Hospital School of Nursing dates from May 28, 1888, and the hospital was moved to its present site on- Morr.ir.gside Heights in January 1896. Its physicians and surgeons have played an important part in the medical life and progress of New York City. injuries Mrs Bechtel's .daughter counties tonight. The temperature was not injured but 'is .with her will be around 15 to 22 degrees. was not injured at the hospital.. Another passenger, Louis G. Stein, Washington Times-Herald pressman formerly employed by the Times and , Aiieganian Company, received a .burned hand and body bruises, _ • . Officials at the Blue Ridge terminal in Hagerstown reported this morning that no other Cumberland area- residents, were riding in the bus when the accident -.occurred. Fire destroyed the vehicle' and..all baggage, but no' estimate of ,the loss was given. Local Maryland Weather Forecast West Virginia Youtli Freed In Car Theft "West Virginia State Police at Petersburg said today that an 18- year-old Mt. Storm youth arrested over the weekend in connection'with the theft .of an automobile frcm McHenry, Md., has been released . -The case, authorities reported, was turned over to the''Federal Bureau of Investigation. Owner of' the •car, which was recovered Sunday night near.Mt. Storm, was identified as Mason RocJeheaver. ' ' • The youth told'police an unidentified " young man picked him -up in McHenry on Christmas night and they drove to Mt. Lake Park before he went home, his statement. Witnesses verified Cinder crews were working in the southeastern area oJ West Virginia present. • Other large county budget items i t this year were as •follows: Cou v .!ty Welfare Board, (assistance to aged, dependent children, etc.)— $44,681; public welfare (institutions)—$33,840; treasurer's office—§22,950; contingent fund—$15,000; Court House —S12.920; elections—$11,000, and Orphans Court>-$10,680. Garrett county's 1949 budget is to be drawn up by -the middle of January/ Two Prisoners Seek Release Petitions for writs of habeas corpus were filed this morning in Cir- cutl Court by two prisoners in the Maryland House of Correction in which they ask for their release. Dennis fcoontz, of this county is this morning after light snows fell, seeking his release from the Insti- In Pocahontns county • the roads froze when rain changed to snow. A snowfall between . a half-indie to lutlon upon the petition filed by his attorney, Milton Gerson. Daniel Penn, of Charles County, It was added that the-hiring of the Extra Helpers At Post Off ice Receive $7,820 Eighty-nine extra helpers at the Cumberland Post Office received $7,820.43 for their wo.-k during the Christmas holidays. This number, broken down to 52 clerks and'37'carriers, received almost $2,000 more than the 92 extra persons employed during- the '1947 season,- according to local postal authorities. 1 The 1947 workers received S5.822.70, The'reason for the increased pay. in spite of the fewer workers was attributed to a 25 cents an hour-increase in nay. that- was. granted to postal workers this ycur. Authorities had high praise for the extra .workers as well as regulars. an inch-and-a-half fell in Preston wfl o was sentenced to 30 months on j same, men year after year was the Allegany 'and G-arrqtt — Snow squalls and turning colder today. Partly cloudy' and colder, tonight with snow, flurries likely in the mountains and. lowest temperatures 15 to 22 degrees, Friday fair and rather -cold. Increasing, -north - to northwest winds becoming fresh today an'd diminishing tonight. Eastern Shore—Rain and fog this morning-followed by, mostly cloudy, windy and 'colder this afternoon. Partly cloudy and colder tonight with'lowest, 'in the twenties except around freezing near the bay. Friday fair and rather cold. Winds mostly gentle to moderate southeasterly but'increasing this morning shifting! lo'iresh northerly or north-! west this -afternoon and diminishing tonight. St. Mary's, .CKai'les Calvert, Anne Arundel, Harfo.-d, and Baltimore- Rain and 'fog-.this morning followed by mostly cloudy, windy and colder Oils afternoon. Partly cloudy and colder tonight with lowest 22 to 28 degrees except around 30 near the larger .water, areas. Friday fair and rather cold. Winds' mostly gentle to moderately southeasterly but increasing tiiis morning, shifting to fresh northerly or northwest this afternoon ond-'diminishing tonight. Prince Geprge, Montgomery, Howard, ,'Corrolli Frederiok and !Wash- ingtonv—Rain and fog this morning followed 1 by mostly - cloudy, windy and colder, this afternoon. Clearing and -colder tonight with lowest temperatures 19 to. 27 decrees. Friday fair and'rather cold .'Shifting winds county. Snow flurries were report-, ed in Clarksburg, but it was not- sticking to the roads. Snow was also reported in Tucker county. PSC Acknowledges City Rate Protest ^ •The Public Service Commission has acknowledged the city's resolution protesting the temporary rate increases proposed by the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Coir.- p'any, Mayor Thomas S. Post sa!d today. The commission's letter promised, to give the protest every consideration at the hearing scheduled Tuesday, January 11, at 10:30 a. m. Motorist Arrested Robert Munday, 111 Blaul Avenue, forfeited bonds aggregating $12.90 today in' Trial'Maistrates Court 'for driving without a license and exceeding 25 miles an hour on Route 51 Tuesday. State • Trooper Harry S. Bos'.ey made the arrest. charges of larceny of S44 also asks his release on the contention he was denied the right to n. jury trial. John M. Robb Is his attorney. Associate Judge Oliver H. Bruce, Jr., set January 4 at 1:30 p.m. for hearings on the two petitions. Two divorce decrees were granted in Circuit Court yesterday. Charles William Crippen was Coal Hopper Shortage On B. and 0. Over 12,000 New Cars and Slackening Of Strip Mining Big Factors • JOHNSTOWN, Pa.—The coal car famine- is. at an end. The .crippling hopper shortage which curtailed production in Somerset county mines since the end of the war began to ease in October and has been overcome completely in the past two-months, Clark M. Groninger, Baltimore, coal traffic manager for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, has announced. GrorJoger, accompanied by Robert L;' Hennessey, Uniontown, coal traffic representative for the B. & O., were in Somerset as guests at a meeting ol the Somerset County Coal Operators Association. The traffic manager said several factors have ' entered - into solving the hopper shortage. The. most important • has been the construction of 12,000 new coal cars by the B. & O. while only 1,300 wore dismantled during the .period ' from mid-1947 to 1948. The net gain in hoppers has been 10,700 he stated. In addition the railroad plans to remodel 1,200 other cars which will make them available for about 20 years. Another factor in this area, Mr. Gronlnger said, has been the slackening off in strip mine production in Somerset county although' deep mine operations have remained stable since .the end of the war. The unseasonable warm weather also has contributed to the availability of cars to the operators,'he stated. Mr. GronJnffer said he- did not expect-a return to. the'hopper shortage condition although he cautioned that a- sudden' demand 'lor coal in the face of a possible stock depletion might tighten trie car situation/ Shipment ol coal over the-B. & O. lines in Somerset county has shown comparatively little change in-: trie'' past- few-, months, despite .slumps reported'in other.areas.- The traffic manager said the'chief reason for Somerset county's situation was .the demand for its coal on eastern.markets./Ee stated, the bulk of : all the Roof .Garden fuel supply moved over the B. & O. lines goes for eastern utilities, steel plants and for- steam, production, -requiring high-grade coal. Despite reports of a slump in coal production, operators declare stocks of bituminous coal above the 1 ground now are .hardly adequate. They claim the coal situation is a healthy one. It is pointed' out that procti' cally, no. coal has been added to stocks (luring the warm weather-of the past eight or 10 -weeks; Th« bright picture of Che' coal industry appears to be the fact. that the heavy coal consumption months lie ahead. It is estimated that the probable stocks March 31 will total 47-mfl- lioil tons; .compared with an aver- age'of 54-million tons on that date during the past' eight years. ' Normally 40 percent of the na- Suggestions McHenry Urges Courtly Agriculturists To ; Prepare Programs Ralph F. McHenry, county farm- agent, said today that farmers who are planning their winter's work can be aided by the .following-suggestions on farm management. .',.'.-' • With the winter months providing the only lull in farm' activities during the year .the . wise farmer should • make, use of this time in doing his management' planning, . McBenry said. Observations' made of farming operations in Allegany county over the years has- shown many times .that it is' the.'well- ' planned farms which are usually. profitable. • • . :'-.".. Yearly Checking Urged . . , The cropping plan should be checked 'each year,'•McHcnry' said. The plan may.not fit the needs of the soil, the livestock or. the .labor, available for next season. Somt changes in methods are;usually de-, sirable to ; make farming more profitable. • i .--."' It is'some times questionable, he ;aid, whether the' cropping plan ihould be geared to the' livestock jrogram or whether the .livestock program should be' adjusted to the >est cropping plan for any particular larm. • . • "•••'..•' High yields from -big money crops io planned as -to -make the best use. of the soil, labor, livestock • and equipment,--pays best' in Allegany county, he .pointed • out. .Too many jig money cash crops may' rob the soil and make poor use of the labor and equipment through the period. of one year, -or many years. . Technicians -of. the- .Allegany Bounty* Soil Conservation Service . ocated in the Post Office building have the . facilities for mapping 'arms in the.county. ' .'• IKS;reason, they could-do the work soi itton .j CQal consum ption is centered 'as quickly and.accurately. As a general jh the four winter months of T)e . m rule, men .home from college for the c . mber j,,,,,.,-,, Febn!a ,. v n . nd granted an absolute divorce from Margaret H. Crippen and Ferdinand Franchi-was granted a divorce from Delia-; L. Pranchi. Goeriug's Brother-In-Law Sentenced to 18 Years VIENNA — (ff) — Hermann Goering's brother-in-law, ' Dr. Frantz Hueber, was sentenced to 18 years 'at hard, labor by a Viennese People's Court today. Hueber, 54, minister of justice before the Anschluss, was found guilty of high treason and illegal membership in the Nazi Tarty. The court also ordered confiscation of all Hucbcr's property. cember, January, February n.nc March, It was pointed out. holidays and veterans arc hired. Another reason why fewer clerks and carriers were hired was that mailing .was on a more even basis I L oca l Marine Receives pvpn t.bmiph a new dailv r<*nnrd WflS . ^^ China Service Medal even though a new daily record was set. Authorities said the leveling off was much greater than in previous years and aided in the efficient delivery of 'mail. The first workers were, added in November .and the rest employed, as the rush- demanded. • Farmers Must File Estimated Income Figures By January 15 Officials at the local Internal Revenue office said that farmers of Allegany county have a tax deadline of January 15 to meet, with estimates of 1948 income required at Farmers, may file their final report at the same time as they make their estimate, if they wish. Beginning on January-3, the local deputies will. be on the job on the third floor of the Post Office Building, five days weekly. The office is closed on Saturdays. Officials pointed' out' that this -is the way. the January • 15 • deadline affects hundreds of countlans: Those who have-filed estimates earlier in the year must make their becoming fresh • northwest by . this j fourth quarter estimated payment afternoon .and dimininishing to-|b'y Jnnuary.15, and they-also have night. ' ,.- I the prlvHcgl of filing a revised esti- mate on that date, making a payment based on that estimate. If only an estimate, or a revised estimate, is filed oh January 15, the final return must 'be filed and full payment made' by March 15. Under the law, an employer who has paid an employe $600' or more during the year must report this fact to the Bureau of; Internal Revenue, tha 'employe's tax return being based on this'-report plus his own report of other income that- may have -b&;n earned. Of course, the. great majority of Cumberland residents won't have to take CLJ-CJ of their tax returns -'until March" 15.'Most wage earners can wait until that date, if they don't mind wasting hours line during th« final standing rush. Births Mr. and 1 Mrs. Otis O. 1 Sterne, 1GO North Centre- Street, -announce the birth of ' a son this morning in Memorial Hospital. A son-was born to Mr. and Mrs. Roy T. Hare, 810 Memorial Avenue, this morning in Memorial Hospital, Mr. and Mrs. James "L. Brote- Sgt. -James P. Finn, USMC, son of Mr. and 1 Mrs.' James J. Finn, 231 Water Street, .was recently awarded the China Service MedrJ in a presentation ceremony a't Camp Catlin Oahu, T. H. ,Sgt. Finn, who served in China during the postwar repatriation of Japanese from North- China, -received the • decoration from Col James M. Smith, commander of Headquarters and Service Battalion at Camp Catlin. A graduate of. Allegany. High School, Finn- enlisted in June. 1945 .with the first Marine platoon organized here after the war. 'He has been ..in Headquarters Company A'son was torn to Mr. and Ma's. Arthur -Howard, Baltimore Pike, yesterday in Memorial Hospital. Mi-, and Hrs. Ray VanKeter, Route 5, this city, announce the L- yesterday in markle, 729 Shawnee Avenue, an-j since March, 1947. nounce the birth of. a daughter this morning in Memorial Hospital. A daughter was born.-to Mr. and Mrs. Earl Emerick, Hyndman, Fa., this.morning in Allegany Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Brant, 225 Maple Street, announce the. birth of a daughter yesterday in Memorial Hospital. Fire Box Installed: Firemen reported yesterday tha- Alarm Box No. 15, recently installed outside the Algonquin Hotel, will 'be placed-in operation this week, -Tha mechanism will be connected with the sprinkling system. of the hote and to the auxiliary box in the office, or can be tripped by hand from outside .in case of fire in the'neigh- borhood. .- Memorial Hospital. A daughter was born to Mr. ana Mrs Eugene ; B. Hendricks, Maple Avenue, Wiley Ford', W. Va., yesterday in Memorial Hospital. ' . Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Shroyer, Hyndmati," Pa., announce the birth of a daughter yesterday in Memorial Hospital. • ' .. A son was bom to Mr., and Mrs. Chester' Porter; Route 1, Hyndman, Pa . yesterday in Memorial Hospital. Mr and Mrs. Harold'V. VanPelt, Route 3, Keyser, Wi'Va., announce the birth of a son Tuesday, in Memo! rinl Hospital. .Show Kinds Of Soil These maps," when- completed,, show the different kinds ; of-,- soil, . Jie degree of slope and the best use 'to which the land- may be put :o use..They are also able to make suggestions . about the best-crop-- :ing plans; Farmers who do not lave such plans 'can get them by contacting' the Soil . Conservation Service here. .."•'• There is • also available at the" office of-the Production "Manage-Hens' Administration, 37 Washing;on Street, aerial photographs of • every farm in Allegany county. Farmers can obtain tracings from ;hese.maps of his farm. It is many times desirable, when using these facilities, to even the. size of fields or change the number of fields, according to.McHenry, af- ;er a desirable crop rotatlon-is.de- iermined. By using a green manure crop or an emergency hay or pas- iure crop these .changes can be made without loss of- fertility'or the loss of essential crops, he added, .. Givens Named Assistant At Amcelle Plant Harrison C. Givens, Jr.,:has 1 been named assistant manager, of' the Cumberland plant- of the"-' Celanese .Corporation, of -America, according to'Fred C. Small, .company' vice president and ' plant manager; ' Givens will assist -the plant mana- ' ger in all functions of • factory man- , agement—to take charge, in-his »b-" sence, and to be responsible for such specific ' assignments as. may. be delegated.. ..... The new assistant plant manager first became, associated with the'- local .plant, in October, 1933;' in the Engineering Department. Subsequently he was placed in. charge of the 'estimates; requisitions- ind works order section. • During the war,. he supervised priority control. 1 , •' In 1942, Give::is was assigned to the plant engineer'as personal assistant for the purpose of expediting war projects and' to : act' as liaison between the field engineers and the plant engineer's office.. Later in-the same year he was transferred, to /the'plant manager's' office as personal assistant to Small. Givens is a graduate engineer-of A. and. M, College of Texas, with.a_ E-SiC.E. degree in civil'-and' mechanical engineering- and -a M.S.C.E. degree in • structural engineering. He is a member of the Industrial Advisory 1 Committee • of the Interstate Commission, on the Potomac River Basin; the- Upper Potomac River-Board; advisory . committee. • Surf ace. Division 5-9, United States- Naval Reserve, and of the Engineers Club of Cumberland. Givens,. who' makes his home »t 63 Frost Avenue, Frostburg, is : a native of Davenport, Iowa," and-, a son of 'Mr. and Airs. H. C. Givens, Sr., Little.Rock, Ark. Before coming, here-'. he was • asso- .ciated for three years with the-Mc- Clintock'and Marshall engineering firm of Pittsburgh, 1 Pa. '•- He is married and.th'e father of two children, Richard: M., a student at the University-of; Mary land, and Crandall, at home. •'..••' East Side Firemen • Answer Two Alarms . East Side firemen answered &' false alarm- call, at 11:55 a. 1 m.. today to the home.bf "John-L. Ways, 217-Frederick Street, where trash, was-beinr burned in -the furnace .'". ' .-.•'. They also went 1 to 1 the. residence of EarJ Jones,- 221: Fulton .Street, at 6:15 a.'m. to.extinguish a'flue>fire. There was'no .damage. . ' » the' Cumberland office-of'the State Department" of ; Employment .Security,.-who suffered a : heart attack yesterday in his office,, continued to improve this morning in.Me-j morial' Hospital. Office employes | said'Carroll collapsed'about 3:30'p.i m. and was taken to .the hospital.] City Payroll Approved ' At a- special meeting of the Mayor and Council today the city payroll for the last "two weeks was-approv-j ed and -bills for the month ordered I paid. . • Waste Paper Drive Details • Instructions; for waste paper 'collection tomorrow: • •• " WHEN—Starts" at 9 a) m. •". WHERE—AH sections south 1 ' of Oldtdwn'.Road.- - '-• • , ' . WHAT—Newspapers,' magazines, corrugated boxes,-brown. .paper, brown paper-bags'and- bagged or'" packaged- waste, paper: •" -.--'-' 'HOW—Place waste paper in.- bundles. or' packages,- 'at the ;urb in front, of your home. .