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Member Associated Press The Newspaper For The Home THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 1949 Second Section Precedent Set In Opinions By Judge Bruce Rules In Favor Of Two Workmen Unable to Get A Transportation to Job In' three opinions handed, down today by Associate-Judge Oliver H. Bruce, Jr., the.Employment Security Sozrd of -Maryland was reversed in two cases and upheld in the third. Two of the cases were identical »nd' Judge Bruce set a precedent in his opinion. These .were the appeals of James Yia and -Charles D. Dickey for unemployment compensation as a re- lalt of not' being able to obtain •transportation 'to the Union Mining Company refractories plant at Jennings; 20 "miles from their residences. Facts Arc Identical In identical sets of facts the court ruled'in favor-of Via and Dickey in ^reversing" the board as follows:. "These are appeals by James Via *nd Charles D. Dickey from a decision- of the Employment. Security Board of Maryland, in which it denied them a review of a decision of -JL referee dated August 19, 1918,-in which the referee had found that the claimants had left their employment for good cause, but .were unavailable for wort. •• '. "It is the opinion of the court that the tesymony does not lead to the conclusion that the claimants were unavailable for employment. The claimants testified- at length and without contradiction that when their rider quit .work at' Jennings *na went to work elsewhere, thnt they then had no means of transportation from their homes to their place or 'employment, which was 20 miles away. They-further testified that they were unable to get board In the vicinity • of the plant, nor could they obtain a house in which to move. There was no public transportation available Sees No Difference The.court can see no difference ' between not having a job and being •unable to get transportation, board or a home near enough to a job. In either event, the men had no employment, which was no fault of theirs. "The court;can, therefore, arrive at no other conclusion than that the testimony does not support the finding, of .the board, and the decision must be reversed. "It is- thereupon, by the Circuit Court for Allegany county, ordered that the appeal in these, cases be and hereby are sustained and. the decision of the Employment'. Security Board ol Maryland is reversed." McHenry Lists. Income Needs County Farms ; . From $600 to Sl,500 Net Income Needed For Non-Farm Use . In working, out farm management Plans for 1949, county farmers will need -from $GOO to $1,500.'net profit to spend for persona) and non-farm use, 'according to -Ralph • F. McHenry, county farm agent.. McHenry listed these 'needs as household expenses,, sickness • costs- vacations and clothing. The cost will vary'according to-.the. size of the family and standard of living maintained. ' The figure listed will be needed after all-farm expenses, and .taxes have been paid, he added, i Of course, some farms. .Till 'yield 1 a larger net income than others but, the figures quoted .will pertain to the majority of Allegany .county! farmers, McHenry-said." : To abide by a good farm management pro;ram the farmers must sell their products so as to- yieV.I from 52,000 ;o $4,000 annually, he pointed-out Operations Cost 40 Per Cent Usual operating expenses 0:1 farms : take'-40 to 60 per cent of the gross | income. Crop 'acres handled' by one man using • horses "should be from 50 to CO and usint? tractors the acreage should be 80 to 120 Crop yields should be 20 to.30, pet cent above the county average. Livestock units for each'100 acres should range from 30. to .'JO. The livestock under this program would include mature milk cows, mature City -Officials To Attend Meetin'o'- . o.. The study of a proposed constitutional amendment, which . if approved would provide home rule for Maryland municipal, governments, will be considered tomorrow 'and Saturday at a meeting of the Maryland League of Municipalities in Baltimore. Mayor Thomas S,-Post, Commissioners William V. Keesan and William E. Buchholtz, City Attorney Thomas B. Finan, and George M Hitchcock, smoke abatement engineer . and waterworks superinten- ; dent, are expected to, attend the ; session. Mayor Post is second vice j president of the group. Judge Joseph Sherbow of the Baltimore Supreme Court will speak tomorow night on. "Maryland Cities and the Immediate Future." Kimble Aain RECEIVE'JAYCEE-AWARDS—David Kauffmann, (left), local'at- torney, last night was presented the distinguished service, award, by- the Junior Association of'Commerce at an Ali'Ghan Shrine Country. Club dinner meeting. Others,'left to right, who. received awards are: O, B. Case, manager of the Allegany Ballistics • Laboratory of the Hercules Powder Company, as the outstanding b'oss; C. Wesley Blackburn, reporter for the Cumberland News, for his work as a labor reporter; and John M.,Robb, secretary of the Cumberland Charter Commission. The latter group received the good government award. The local papers and radio stations were also cited. Edward J. Ryan was counseel. for Via and Dickey. The third case" of Wilbur E. Fogle mgainst the Employment Security Board- was heard, with the court ruling In favor of the board. Ryan was Fogle's attorney.' The plaintiff iad appealed a decision of a referee « it he had quit work voluntarily d without good cause. Sales Tax Revenue MayBe Increased •Estimates of sales-tax revenues Jo- the current fiscal year may be revised upward, It was reported today . . James J. Lacy, State comptroller, said xhat early reports of the December sales volume indicated that it had been higher than had been tnricipated. -• ' . •. . If this proves to be correct, -he said, the estimate lor the year will "be revised • upward hr an effort to come as dose as possible to what the final collection figure will be. At present the estimate for the 1949 fiscal year, ending next June 30. stands at $27,500,000, A similar • estimate has been ' made for the 1950 fiscal period • for which the budget is' being prepared. Anr revision of these estimates will not be made until sales tax officials are in a position to compare total December sales' with sales for the same month last year and predict the. taxes that will- come Jn next month from these sales. It is felt that if the volume through today runs ahead of last year the likelihood that collections will recede materially in the next six months will be slight. .The October-November-December Christinas sales period provides the largest sales tax revenues of the year, with" the .Eastern season - the only remaining high period before the end of the fiscal year. Collections in November, now being received by the Retail Sales Tax Division, are .about five per cent above receipts on November sales last j-ear. Upward revision of the 1949 sales tax .estimate would, of course, increase the estimate of general func surplus, now- S25,498,755.04, by like amount. Former Local Teacher Gets College Post E. William Noland 'Associate Director Of Research Group Dr. E. William Noland, formerly of Romney, W. Va...has resigned as vice president of the R. S. Dickson and Company, investment bankers', at Charlotte, N. C., to: become professor of statistics and. sociology at the. University of Iowa, Iowa City. The former bead of the Math'e- •ed Service- Award The Cumberland Junior Chamber 1 of Commerce distinguished service! award .last .night went to David j Kauffman, local-attorney, at a din-J ner at the All Ghan Shrine Countrj Slub. • The presentation was 'made by Roy W. Eves, representing' the selection committee. Kauffman was-selected for the top Jaycee honor by a committee, headed by Frederic W. Eiler, which paid Tibute to Kauflman's civic enterprises during the past nine years. Other awards were presented as ruary 1. Dr. Noland,. who received his bachelor's-and.master's degrees, in science, with mathematics as his major, from West .Virginia Univer- y, Morgantown,' is a'graduate of matics Department at.Allegany-High , ., ,j. School will also be associate director 1 low5 'of the Institute for Research in 'Good Government— Cumberland Business and Economics at the mil- j Charter Commission, . accepted by ver'sity. His-duties will begin Peb- John M:-Robb,.secretary. | ' Outstanding Boss — O. B. Case, manager of the Allegany Ballistics Laboratory., of the;Hcrcules' : 'Powder Company.' ; .'..'.. Labor Relations' — C. Wesley Blackburn, reporter for the Cumberland News. •" Press — .Times-News . papers, accepted by Eugene T. Gunning,- assistant managing editoj' of The Evening Times. Radio—Station WTSO, accepted by Edwin F. 'Hinkle, program director; WCUM, accepted" by. Floyd V. Cozad, acting manager. • Has Many Activities Kauffman was born in Philadelphia, Pa., -March 30, 1915, He -Is a After teaching at Allegany for nearly ten years, he accepted a posi- tion.on the faculty of Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y., in 1941, as an instructor. .He received his doctorate, .in statistics at Cornell while •teaching there. ': . Dr. Noland left Cornell In 1945 to join the staff of the Labor- and Management Center at Yale University.-During his -work there he conducted statistical business surveys in various sections of the country. Two years ago, he accepted a position with tlie Charlotte concern. Active in civic affairs in the North Carolina city, he has been chairman of the Community Research and Development council; chairman .of the organization committee for the board of the Mecklenburg Boy Scout Association; president of the Char- lottu Community Council; member of tile Junior Chamber of - Com- beef cows, one l,000 r pound steer or 0:10 horse, McHenry-said. Farmers can figure two yearling ^heifers" as one unit, with five liogs and seven sheep as one .unit, respectively, and each cow, steer'or horse as a unit. Chickens should yield 150 to 180 eggs per hen. Each.cow should yield 300 to 500 pounds.of butterfat. Sows should have seven to 10 pigs' per litter and they 'should-, be fed so as to average .from 3,000 to 4.000 pounds, of. pork .per year. Sows' should farrow two • utters- per year. Maximum" Income Needed . McHenry said 'steers should . be fed so as. to average from 1.8 to 2.5'pounds per day. •. .. Each farmer should organize his At Strip Mine .- Two alleged coal mine "poachers/ 1 caught with'a truck-load, of fuel, were arrested by State' Police last night and will be charged with Robert Adams, employer of Brady, larceny in Trial• Magistrates' Court took a one and one-half ton truck today. . ;o the company's garage for iastal- Aacording to Trooper William F. Nation of a grease seal. It was Baker, the men are Melvin Albright, $10,000 Asked In Suit Filed After Accident , Walter W. Brady Sues Garage Company For Injuries Suffered Suit for $10.000 damages was filed i in Circuit Court this morning by | pasture- and hay crops should be Walter W. Brady against the Light'limed as. needed, and Decker Company of this city. ; High crop yields and, efficient Trie decoration states that John (livestock are essential to successful Organization Rapid As Assembly Starts -, Its 1949 Session .'Robert B. Kimble, Republican of Allegany county,'was ag-ain named mir.ority floor leader of the State Senate as the General, Assembly 1949 session -got underway, yesterday. Delegate Ra'msburg (R-Frederick) will be the minority leader in the House of Delegates. The actual organization last night was rapid, smooth and without incident—but there regained a final decision on who will &o what in some Important -key House posts. After long .political conferences, in which Governor Lane and state Plant Workers Concerned On Need For Buses Wellersburg Divides Li to Two Camp s On . Action Of Company Wellersburg, Pa:, residents, apparently split into two- camps over the elimination .of the .-Somerset Bus Company's stops to carry workers, are circulating a petition to be presented-to the Public-Utilities Com- missipn of Pennsylvania. .> •. Curtis Dom,-Wellersburg, said the petition has been circulating "sever- • al days". Meyersdale, Pa., which also : lost its bus stops .for workers'is understood to be considering similar- action. . ..-•'. •' ' The-bus company has discontinu-. ed its workers stops at the-Pennsylvania, cities because it contends there is not sufficient business, to warrant.trips to Kelly arid Celanesc , plants here. . . Regular Stops Continued Dean .Meyer, .secretary-treasurer of the company, said-only the worker 'stops were discontinued. The regular stops at Wellersburg. and other Pennsylvania points into Cumberland arc being continued. Meyer said "other. • competition"., has made • the company operation for workers unprofitable. The company, he added, lost,ten-cei^s a mile on the worker haulage. On the other hand, .he said,-the "competition" ' lauled nearly 60 passengers a day . vhile the company had 18 to 20. . Company officials, Meyer explained, appeared at a recent Wellers- :uvg -Town Council, meeting and iresented their .case.' . A source at .Wellersburg; who did not wish to be quoted,.said Meyer's referral to competition was to un- Icndcrs participated,_ there emerged j licensed, private runs made' to •'the \ standards and his aim. should be j to realize al! the income possible considering his use of land,'labor and machinery. Most of, his • feed should -be grown on the farm with corn and pasture the-cheapest livestock feeds. Both should • be ade- for best yields. 27. of Loartown, and Elmer Loar, 33, of Vale Summit. They are being held in AlleRany county jail. Baker reported-the "after hours" miners were caught yesterday- eve- claimed that' the work was done carelessly and. negligently.. Brady alleges that due to the faulty work that on April. 9. 1343, he was seriously a.ncl permanently injured; when hit by the 1 -truck when ning by Philip and Kenneth J-jnkins.; the transmission broke and the sons of William Jenkins, Frostburg, owner of the strip mines where the pair had been bootlegg-ing cnal. Albright and'Loar had-a half-ton truck got out of control. The plaintiff 1 states he suffered three fractured ribs, Injuries to the right shoulder 'and arm, and chest of coal on ..a truck when .apprehend-j injuries. • His right arm, Brady ed. They were taken to 'the LaVale- 1 claims, can be used only partially Barracks where charges of larceny las a result. Ha also "states he were placed against them. .'incurred heavy hospital and medical Officials of the Jenkins'firm, the 1 expenses and -lost throe months' 3:11 Top Coal Company, which has strip mined the section around Vals Summit, said about 40 tons of coal has been reported missing from their workings. graduate of Allegany High School, They • added that the five-foot class of 1032, and received an A, B. j vein where the two rr.cn had been degree from the University of mining was b.vpassed two .years .ijo Pennsylvania in 193G and an L. L, B. degree from Harvard Law School in because it was burning-. Since that time, tlie.fire has burned out and 1P39. Ho is a member of the Mary- the company has been too busy in .and, District of Columbia Federal Court bars. Married. to the former Helen S. fames, New York City, Kuuffnmn is the father of two children, James Bruce Kauffman and Elian Jo Kauffman. During the past year, he has and ! other locations "to mine it. Company officials said a mine hr.d been developed from t.lic strip opening, . They pointed -out there Is prcns danger of n s'ide on the outside even (though props arc placed inside. merco; member of the speaker's, 1 served as chairman oE the budget bureau of the National Conference for Christians and Jews, and. he participated in Charlotte Community Chest and Charlotte Symphony promotional work. He is a son of E. W. Noland, Romney.,. former superintendent of Hampshire County Schools, and the late Mrs. Noland: Everett Guilty In Attack Case Divorce Granted Heuben B. Dean was divorced from Allie V. Dean in a decree ; 'enterec yesterday in Circuit Court. A bill of complaint ' was filed yesterday for Homano M. Ways vs. Harry c. Ways. Piled Monday were John Dellolio vs. Lillian JJellollo; Margie M.-Long vs. Walter P. Long; and Leonard W. Cutter vs. Agnes M. Cutter. Firemen Called Out Central firemen were called at 9:37 ». m. today to the'B. and O. freight house, 47 North George Street, where hot ashes had been thrown into a dump car. No damage was reported. Births Ur. and Mrs. Boss Clark, 647% North - Mechanic Street, announce the birth of a son this morning in Memorial Hospital. A son was bom to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mauzey, Lonaconing, this morning in Memorial Hospital. . Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Kline, 131 Arch Street, announce the birth of a daughter yesterday in Memorial Hospital. • • . A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Aper, 213 Davidson Street, yesterday in Memorial Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Kid well, Three Churches, ~W. Va. t announce the birth of a son yesterday 'in Memorial Hospital. A daughter was born to,Mr. and Mrs. Hoyd Kaylor, Route 6, this pital yesterday in Memorial Hos- Gilbert . F. Everett, Route 2, Christie Road, was given a suspended , 60-day jail sentence today in Trial Magistrates' Court after : he pleaded guilty' to assaulting his housekeeper, Margie Leasure, December 12. He had been free under SI ,000 bond. Lt. Jnmes E. Van testified the Leasure woman identified Everctl as her assailant. She had been hospitalized ten days as the result, of a scalp wound and other, injuries suffered in the attack. Questioned by. Assistant State's Attorney ' Paul M. Fletcher, the woman said she was hurt in a fall from a ''dnrk porch" but finally admitted that Everett struck her with his hand. The incident resulted from a "disagreement," she added. Magistrate Peter J. Carpenti suspended the jail term on condition Everett "be of good behavior" and pay court costs totaling S4. Attorney Edwin M. Horchlcr represented the defendant. In Police Court, Donald F. Shanholtz,'Wiley Ford, W. Va.; forfeited 510 bond on drunk and disorderly conduct charges. Yesterday, he,had a disorderly count dismissed in connection with the alleged slugging of a man on Baltimore Avenue December 28. committee .of the Cumberland Community Chest.and of the Cumberland Area Rent Advisory Board. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army and a consulting counsel to the Cumberland Charter Commission. Kauffman is- also a member of the Chamber -of -Commerce Flood Control committee, local. representative of the National Probation Association, ^president of the Cumberland Dukes Basketball Team, chairman of the Democratic Registration Committee of Allegar.y county. Child Hygiene Clinic Scheduled For Flintstone A child -hygiene clinic will be held January 11 at 30 a. .rn. at the health center in. Flintstone Fire Hall with Dr. George .Simons and Mrs. Isabelle'Laughlin, public health- nurse, in .charge. wages. William L. Wilson, Jr., is att'orr.ey for Brady. Four indictments returned by the January grp.no- jury were placed or. the ocen docket thi£ morning. farming, McHenry stated. Poor crop yields and scrub animals will not make money for a farmer. • Purchased feeds are best fed to-poultry and'dairy cattle as they.may, be expected to return.-$2 or more, for each, dollar's worth of feed., Meat animals in Allegany county, even at high prices, are not apt to return more- than an average of- $1.50- for each $1 worth of feed purchased. Local Draft Board Has Two Inductees Two men,-Bertram Friedland, "LaVale, and Robert B. Morgan, '221 Avircfct Avenue, were- inducted into the Army yesterday from. Draft Board 20, according' to Lt. George J. Goclce, local recruiter. They reported to the 17th Airborne Division, Camp Pickett, Va, the virtual certainty, that Delegate Pumphrey (D.-Prince George's)-will continue, as majority" floor leader. There had been talk of a change but 'it apparently -had 1 passed- awaj', Another Shift Possible -Still.in the -wind, however, was a possible shift in the chairmanship of. the powerful House Judiciary Committee—one which would have Delegate Robiason CD:-Balto. 4th) succeeding Delegate Melnicove, also of the Fourth -District. There were reports that Delegate Boone (D.-Baltimore county) also was after the position..' Committees and their chairmen are appointed by presiding officers oC, the House and Senate—but deci.7 sions are made only after considerable political consultation. Until a late hour last night, Lane was still meeting with a. group of Maryland Democrats who had been with him most of >the day. The governor is scheduled .to speak to the General Assembly at 4 p. m. (EST). The Legislative Council's- bills, the result of two years of -study of governmental problems, were introduced this afternoon. No measures were sent in last night. -.. • Party Caucuses Held.' Party caucuses yesterday afternoon preceded the opening of the 1D49 session. , . .-..-.: Senate " Persident . Byrnes 03-' Balto 5th) and House Speaker Sybert (D-Howard) were nominated as expected. Their election was" unanimous at the night sessions. local plants, Want Stops Renewed In referring; to the petition, Dom said it will protest the discontfnu- .ance of the worker stops and .ask that they be renewed.;. He said there are several privately-owned cars .operating between the town and plants here. Dom stated there has been contention over several letters addressed to the school board, and- the Town- Council from residents on the subject of bus service. . These'letcers were not. made public, ie -added.; Earl Witt, a member of the school . board, said most WeUersbure residents . favor the bus,, but" many • of them are hot workers. -Many work- : ers riding in private, cars do .not want to give up this transporta- • tion, lie said;. • • Witt. said "I believe they, should go along with 'the- bus line because it is a help. to. the town.", . Asked if the cars were "licensed or insured, W.itt said: • "I don't know how the private cars are fixed, for insurance." Time One Objection" . Witt believes the time schedule of the company has ha<i rfluch\-.-to,.do with -the increase in.;, the .'number of riders- In private cars. • Several- have ... expressed the opinion that' they arc unsure '.of the time of arrival. -«s- jecially in winter.' Travel conditions between here and' the Pennsylvania • city and from, Meyersdale'- and Som r -' ' erset to Wellersburg- sometimes. be- -The House also had to choose • a i late,, he explained. come 'hazaardous and.. .-the 1 -' bui ,is - wr.liam L, Jernei; was indicted! ' Those -enlisting in, the Army ' for larceny and receiving stolen j goods. Air Force yesterday were Harold H. McClelland, 913 •Noah Earl Bcoman was indicted for assault and battery'and Johi' William Zieglcr fdr armed- robbery. Intruders Steal 84 From Public Library Two intruders broke into the Public Library of ' Washington Posts Peace Bond Cumberland Free' building, corner Street - arid -/Prospect Square, last midnight and stole $4 in change before county and city law'enforce- ment officers frightened them away. After an investigating officer re- oortedly fired a shot, Deputy SheriC William Chappell chased one of the culprits to Mechanic Street where he-escaped. A passerby notified police after noticing the pair enter the Albert" W. Duckworth, Mexico j library through a window. Farms, was released yesterday in Trial. Magistrates Court-under S300 ] peace bond for action of the Jan- He is a member.of the. LaVale,nary term .of Circuit Court. He was School Building committee,, vicejarrested on the complaint of his chairman' of.-the Democratic Campaign Committee for '.Allegany (Continued ori Page 115 wife, Mrs, Mary Duckworth, who said she feared he'would do'her bodily harm. Stricken On Street. John' Davis, 32, Olympic Hotel, was taken to Memorial Hospital yesterday afternoon after he collapsed, on South Liberty.Street. Attaches said he walked, into the dis- kins Hospital, Baltimore,' following pensary and was later discharged, I a spinal operation. new clerk. He is. F.. Byrne. Austin of Montgomery, county, -the Democratic nominee'for Congress in the Sixth District last November. He succeeds John H. Menton-of Baltimore, who did not run again. Senate President Byrnes was all ready to name Senate committees, with Senator Sothoron (D-Prince George's) to be'Finance Committee chairman. That post carries with it the majority floor leadership. Senator Delia (D-Bn.lto Gth) was to be appointed 'chairman of the important Senate Judiciary Committee, succeeding Congressman William Bolton. Officers Elected The finance vice chairman will be Senator Beck (D-Caroline)- and Senator Stromborg (D-Howard) may shift from finance and become vice chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Sybert WAS uncertain when House 1 appointments would come out,. The Ways-and Means Committee 'chairman is majority -leader and. Pumphrey was to get that, " Besides Austin ,t!:c.- House officers for the session are: Mrs. Elizabeth Reese of Baltimore lity, assistant clerk; George Owings of Calvert county, journal clerk; Raymond Vallc of Baltimore City assistant journal clerk; William J. Bauman of Howard county,, chief page; Frederick Kemper ,of Balti-Charles S. (Bill) "cathernian.' Jr., : more City, sergefint-of-arms; 'John president of the Cumberland Junio Association of Commerce and . in structor' at Catherman's Busines School, is recovering at Johns Hop- Edwnrd L, Boon was indiclxjl for,Harding Avenue. Air Force; Raymond B. Minnick, Gormania,. W. Va., Regular Army; ' Dclbert R. Rcckavt, Friendsvillo, Regular Army; William R. Frantz. Friendr.ville, Regular Army; LJoyd W. Burgess, Frien'dsvllle, Regular ' Army, and Robert J. Gariock, Zlhlman, Regular Army.. Lt. Goclce reminded prospective applicants that the Regular Army no longer accepts enlistments from inarriea men eligible for the lower pay grades. Driver Forfeits Boncl Edgar L. Myers, Route 2, forfeited $2.45 bond 1 today in. Trial Magistrates "Court for operating a motor vehicle without, having a license in his possession. He was arrested yesterday on Mechanic Street by State Trooper-'A, M. Spioch. • -, Cathermari Improving ]liosen Friends Lodge To Install Officers . Officers of - Chosen'Friends Lodge No. 34, I. O. O. F., will be installed tomorrow'night at 7:30 in. Odd Pel- ows Temple, South Mechanic Street. The installing officer will be George H. Tcderick, district deputy grand Refreshments will be, served by the social committee, ''headed by William Short. P. Gray of Baltimore, reading clerk; and Henry Abrams of Annapolis, postmaster, . Senate officers are:.C. Andrew Shaab of Howard county, secretary;..Alfred Quinby of Talbot county, assistant secretary; Walter Addison of .Prince George's county, journal clerk; J. Frank Lupo. of Baltimore county, assistant journal dark;- John L. Nickerson of Queen Anne's county, sergeant-at- arms; Albcn Owlngs of 'Baltimore, chief page, and Joseph Newman of Baltimore, reading; clerk. • rO Plan Ured For Apple Growers ' Witt offered the opinion ttto-t the bus company could' solve, that sis-.. nation by having a bus in Cumberland which 1 would 'go to Wellersburg when the weather is bad, eliminating most of 'the mountain . travel. . Approximately 50. persons- in' 1 the . area work at the Kelly and-Celanese plants. A. number of others are office employes 'in Cumberland, Witt estimated. : '.''•"' Teacher Stranded' WJtt said that Mrs. Florence. Hos- tctler, a school, teacher in .Wellersburg, who resides in. Glade City, Pa., was left. without a ride to the town when the worker stops' were discontinued. Mrs. Hostetler teaches 40 pupils, who are left without on Instructor, others pointed out. J WiU added -that- -Mrs. Hostetler has made temporary arrangements but has also considered. • boarding- in Wellersburg, an .inconvenience for her, -he-said: ' . ' . Meanwhile, unsigned letters which . the writer says.' is "for the benefit of citizens of Wellersburg, Pa.;" urge citizens to attend- the Town' Council. school board and other meetings. "Let the- town as a whole speak." the letter says, "But" if -we- continue to sit warm and cozy in our homes. while our town's few officials' try to guess our wants or needs we deserve to get what we' have, been gef Another letter refers 1 to. ths Town- Council meeting at which. bus com- puny representatives appeared as a, two-reel thriller" with "the town villains ' hovering in the back-' ground." - - . Joseph B. Town sliend Heads Insurance District Joseph B.Townshend has been-ap- pointed'district mana'ger-for .West-. - em Maryland, according to an-' nouncement, by Alex M. Knapp, Baltimore' general-agent for The " Mutual Benefit Life Insurance C.om- jany, Newark, N. J. Townsend takes sver his new post — with headquar-t ;ers at 715 Earle Building, Hagers- following 25, years of selling He is. widely acquainted. In the western . part of the state,, having, been located in Hagerstown prior' to his .military service in World War' II. Since separation from the .Army In 1946,' with 'rank of- Major, Townshend has been located Jn Balti- HACERSTOWN—(£>)—The Mary- ar.d" Horticultural Society went into the-wind-up.of its two-day annual neeting today after being urged to :ool its business interests with ap- :le growers in three adjacent, states. The 150 members were urged, ycs- -ei'dny by President Marshall •• .T. Heaps, of Cardiff, to consider Tor- ionizing a cooperative for marketing 3j'-products. with orchardists in West Virginia, • Pennsylvania and Virginia. ' . Samuel Dillon, of Hancock, then escribed formation.of a,'coopwa- ive to buy .three fruit packing j today, "highest "near 40. Fair "and Oants. The now. co-op was formed colder- tonight with lowest 20-23. Local Maryland Weather Forecast Washington, Allegany and Garrett counties—Mostly sunny and colder MENTAL HYGIENE CLINIC RESUMES—The Allegany Department of Health resumed its mental hygiene clinics today in'the basement of the City Hall following.a lapse.during the war years. Those assisting today.-included, (?. to r), Dr. Thomas Robinson, Pediatrician; Dr. Gertrude Gross, psychiatric consultant for the State Department of Health; Miss El'.a Darling, newly appointed psychiatric social worker for the. local department, and Marshall Bruce, Jr., clinic psychologist. - y 250.growers in the four states. M. E: Knouse, of .Winchester, Va.. old 'the growers what- they n«d ow is ."good"will along with good fruit'! and urged them to improve .their public relations. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad awarded' five society members silver trophies for the best displays of packed fruit. The awards went to 1 '-Albert 1 Fllce and Son; of Cordova; E. D. McCain, of Frederick; Dillon Orchards Of Hancock, and John Costar, of Hancock. Friday fair with .moderate tempera- Eastern Shore and Southern Maryland—Mostly sunny and-wlndy today,-becoming colder this..afternoon. Fair , colder, and windy tonight and .Friday. Lowest tonight 28-3G. Westerly winds 15-25 miles an hour, . Prince Georges, Montgomery and Frederick counties—mostly sunny, windy and turning colder today. Fair and colder tonight and Frid.iy. Lowest tonight 25-30 I

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