Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on November 1, 1955 · Page 12
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Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland · Page 12

Cumberland, Maryland
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Local •*• Comic* •:• Clattified The Newspaper For Th* Horn* Member Associated Press . TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1955 Second Section Group Takes Steps To Halt RoadDeaths Safety Director Told Of Plans To Slow Down Large Trucks Truckers should be informed when they begin the descent of Big Savage Mountain that they face approximately 11 miles of steep, down grade travel. This • was one of a number of suggestions presented at the meeting of a Frostburg 'committee with Paul Burke, director of the Maryland Traffic Safety Commission last night in Frostburg's City Hall. The committee was appointed by Mayor Perry Meyers of Frostburg to draw up suggestions concerning the control of triick traffic on Big Savage Mountain. Would Erect Signs The committee met after a general meeting and decided that a series of signs should be erected on the west side of the mountain containing information the truckers need ^before making-the descent. : At' the top. of the grade a larger sign would be placed, advising -the drivers they face steep grades for the next 11 miles, with no places for emergency stops. The truckers would be asked to descend the mountain in a safe gear until they passed- through Frostburg. Signs would also be located on the east slope cautioning the drivers to stay in low gear until they reach the bottom. • These suggestions, it was, reported, must meet with the approval of Paul Burke of the Maryland Traffic Safety Commission and the State Roads Commission. . The committee set next Monday at 7 p.. m. as the meeting date in the health room of.the City Hall. First Step Taken Members of the committee appointed by Mayor Myers are Post master Michael J. Byrnes of Frostburg; State' Senator Charles- M. See: Ralph M. Race, who represented the Maplehurst Country Club; Frostburg Police Chief Lloyd Truly, William H. Lemmert, president of the Allegany County Board of Commissioners; Arthur Rowe, Howard Ward, Edward J. Flanigan, Del. Lester B. Reed. Del. Noel Speir Cook and Frost burg City Attorney Edward J. Ryan. At the general meeting of city, county and state representatives, the first steps were taken for emergency action to protect Frostburg from runaway trucks.' Burke pledged the support of his department, the governor- and the General Assembly in taking steps to prevent the-re-ciifrence of- the accident in LaVale that took the lives of five persons, four of them Frostburgers. . Many Strange Drivers He said elaborate signs advertising various products line the highways, but. the signs . to save lives are usually so drab they pass unnoticed. 'He 'recalled that he had made seven visits the past seven years to award citations for having no pedestrians killed in Frostburg, and also had presented the city with four citations for non-fatal motor accidents. Race recommended that signs be erected immediately on the mountain. Race pointed out that most drivers of runaway trucks on Big Savage are strangers to the state. There was an exception when a driver who knew the road ran his truck into a tree at the west end of ,-F"rostburg, rather than let his ve- hide go through-the business sec- Friends Aware NearsGjoal For Vehicle The Association of Friends Aware of Handicapped Children at a recent meeting ma'de final plans-for the purchase of a used station wagon equipped with all safety features. ' ' .Mrs.- John J. Long, president, said the eight-passenger vehicle will be assigned to use as a school bus to transport mentally retarded children to the special class which is being provided at LaVale School by the Allegany County Board of Education. The car will be put into daily use as soon as a garage is obtained and a driving schedule es- ;ablished, Mrs. Long said.. Two donations last week brought the • station wagon fund to within $250 of the total purchase price. The Junior Association Commerce donated $100. and Maryland Dis- .rict Department of the American ;egion $45.70. Two fund-raising 'events are tion. Blinkers Proposed Sen. See suggested flasher or blinker lights be installed along with any signs on Big Savage. He asserted that any blinker sign attracts much more attention than a lone sign. Alvin Rankin, member of the Frostburg Fire Department, presented a clipping from a newspaper in Pennsylvania as to what that state is doing to truck stops and truck inspections. Burke explained that there is no Maryland law that requires trucks to be inspected. He further declared that in view of the lack of such a law, Maryland had become the (Continued on Page 14) dumping ground from five Mirth* Language Art Meeting Set For Teachers PLAN TRUCK SAFETY PROGRAM—This committee appointed by- Mayor Perry C. Myers of Frostburg met last .night in the Frostburg City Hall to map out a program that would prevent truck runaways into the Mountain City. Left to right, seated, are Michael J. Byrnes, Frostburg postmaster; State Senator Charles M. See, Ralph M;- Race, who represents the Maplehurst Country Club; Paul Burke, chairman of the Maryland Traffic Safety Committee who met with the committee, and Lloyd Truley, Frostburg chief of police; and standing, William H. Lemmert, president of the Allegany County Board of Commissioners: Arthur Rowe of the Frostburg Rotary Club; Edward J. Flanigan, Del. Lester B. Reed. Del. Noel Speir Cook, and Edward J. Ryan, city attorney. The other member, Howard Ward of Frostburg, is not pictured. Burke will report to the commission. Law Sets Midnight Closing ForNeiv Year's Eve Events . James E. Andrews, an official of "the local unit of the American Federation of Musicians, appeared before the Allegany County Board of Alcoholic Beverages Commissioners today to inquire about the law pertaining-to the Two Held Here [n Car Thefts APPELL—Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph 201 Grand Avenue, a daughter yesterday at Memorial Hospital AilMENTROUT — Mr. and Mrs. Junior, Beryl, a daughter at the residence, BEAN—Mr. and Mrs. Charles, RD 2, Frostburg, a daughter yesterday at Miners Hospital there. CROWE—Mr. and Mrs. Jack 0., Silver Spring, a son October 28. . The maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Emerick, Locust Grove, and the paternal grandmother is Mrs. Irene B. Crowe, 109 South Smallwood Street. LASHLEY—Mr. and Mrs. Elmer, Willard, Ohio, a daughter October 26. The maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Henry L. Krausz, 641. Schriver Avenue. PORTER—Mr. and Mrs. Theodore, 113 East First Street, a daughter today at Sacred Heart Hospital. RITCHEY-Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth L., Hyndman, a son today at Memorial. SHANHOLTZ-Mr. and Mrs. Wes ley J., RD 1, Ridgeley. a daugh let yesterday at Memorial. scheduled this month. On Novem- jer 18-19, mothers of Friends Aware will hold a bake sale at Albert's Market, LaVale. Those wishing to give items for sale- are asked to contact Mrs. David Hamilton, chairman at Parkview 2-1789 or Mrs. Long at. Parkview 2-5090. Other members of the group will also accept donations, Mrs. Long said. November 25 the Junior Woman's Civic Club is sponsoring a dance at Cumberland Country Club for the station wagon fund. Tickets may be obtained from members of the club or Friends Aware. The future events have special significance since the week of November 10 has been designated as National retarded Children's Week. Traffic Light Plans Aired City and B&O officials discussed informally yesterday a proposed system of traffic control lights for Henderson Boulevard. Mayor Roy W. Eves said talks are the'result of the ,1950 traffic survey of the State Roads Commission which recommended coordinated signals in order to move traffic faster and prevent bottle necks. In order to give nity officials a better insight on the type of signals planned, the B&O has invited them to journey to Hyattsville and observe the automatic signals installed on the high speed, crossing there. Mayor Eves said the group would leave here at noon, returning about midnight. No date has been set but is expected in the near future. Meeting- with the Mayor and Council yesterday were T. J. Klauenberg, Cumberland Division superintendent of the B&O. and Attorney William J. Gunter. Liller Low Bidder Oil College Paving J. A. Liller of Cresaptown, was low bidder on the project to provide parking areas at Frostburg State Teachers College, according ,o the -Maryland Department of Public Improvements. The department accepted bids until recently for the grading o parking areas at Lowndes Hall and ;ompton Hall, the library gymnasium-auditorium. Liller submitted a bid of $45,147.! The only other bid was $50,649 by William Hout of Cumberland. Two men who admitted taking cars are under custody in the Alle- jany County Jail and the juvenile quarters'of the County Infirmary. Carl Raymond Rice yesterday was lodged in the County Jail after giving himself up to authori- ies for reportedly driving a stolen car from Washington, D. C., to jebanon, Pa. He is being held for action of ;he U. S. Marshal for the District of Maryland- • On -October 21, authorities said, Rice unlawfully transported the auto from Washington to Lebanon, knowing that it was stolen. A Cleveland boy of 15, whom police here described as a runaway, is being held in the deten- ion quarters of the infirmary as delinquent minor following his arrest yesterday Detective Donald Smith and Of- 'icer George Furstenberg of the ;ity Police Department picked up the boy sleeping at a local gasoline service station. The youth admitted stealing a car in Uniontown, and driving it to Cumberland, officers said. The car will be returned to its owner and Cleveland authorities have been notified the boy is being held here. closing time for establishments with liquor licenses on New Years Eve this year.. Andrews said New Year's Eve falls on a Saturday, and the law as he understands it calls for the cessation of liquor sales at midnight and clearing of tables and bars of all bottles and glasses containing alcoholic beverages at that time.- • • • Woman Cited On Violation Of License Georgie C. Winkler, operator of a tavern on Legislative Road at Barton, today was citeu to appear before the Allegany County Board of Alcoholic Beverage 'License Commissioners to show cause why her license to sell intoxicating beverages should not be suspended or revoked. The hearing has been set for Tuesday, November 15 at 1Q a. m. at the board's office at the Court House. - The citation was issued because she was convicted in Circuit Court by a jury on October 19 of the sale of alcoholic beverages on Sunday. The violation occur- The Musicians Union official told red shortly after midnight of a the board that New Years Eve was Saturday evening. Jury Hearing Damage Case A damage suit started in Circuit Court today is expected to go to the jury this afternoon following argument by counsel. Chief Judge George Henderson is presiding. The case involves a crash between a car operated by Dr. Morton Wilner, 122 North Smallwood Street, and a vehicle driven by Ray Junior Wharton of the Flintstone section. The crash occurred several months ago on Baltimore Street and damages to the two vehicles amounted to several thousand dol lars. the most profitable booking for he 151 members of the organize:ion here and the laws as now vritten is "discriminatory" to musicians. The midnight closing ime for Saturday nights has cur- ailed the number of engagements vhich orchestras obtain due to fhe act most licensed places cannot afford to operate within such a short time at any profit. Andrews pointed out that the aw, which was passed 'at' the last session of the Legislature, has resulted in a big loss of business .0 nearby West Virginia and Pennsylvania taverns and bars, especially during the months when Daylight Time is in effect. Walter C. Capper, chairman of the board, stated that the board is powerless to change the closing riours as the law was passed in the p Legislature and must be enforced as written. He also pointed out that the law forbids the consumption, sales, serving or allowing alcoholic beverages on the premises after midnight. Andrews said he and the mem bers of his union were concerned that in the event they were playing an engagement at a club and the Club To Conduct Rummage Sale Plans for a rummage sale to be held later this month were formu lated at a recent meeting of the St. Patrick's Mothers Club in the Social Center of the parish. Mrs. William Buzzard will be in charge of the project. Plans .for a Christmas party were also discussed, and Mrs. Julia Werner was appointed chairman, with the full committee to be announced later. Prior to the meeting, a covered dish supper was held, with the mothers of junior and senior students in charge. The mothers of freshmen and! sophomore students will be in charge of the November meeting, according to Mrs. Gladys Burkey, president. .She was fined S50 and costs in ourt. The sheriff's office has been requested to serve the order on icr. The citation was signed by Walter C. Capper, board chairman and Stanley 0. Hamilton and Howard W. Vandegrift, members: Session Tonight To Follow Conferences With School Officials Survey Started To Find License Law Violators Traffic Head Selected For Local Railway Hagerstown Man Begins His Duties Here Tomorrow A new traffic manager for the others are operating without a Elkms Division Traffic Depart- A check is being, made to see that establishments which come under the existing ordinance' are licensed to operate bv the city. City Clerk Wallace G. Ullery said this morning he has received several complaints from licensed .Methods for teachers to improve I businesses over the fact that themselves in the instruction of language arts in elementary cit - v permit, grades were presented this afternoon to elementary principals by Dr. George Murphy, director of the reading clinic at Pennsylvania . r State University. ' The penalty for no license is a j the Hagerstown Division Traffic Dr. Murphy spoke before the! fme of not less ^ an $» ncr more I Department. He begins his new principals at'the Alleganv County than S100: or }n default of fme. |duties tomorrow. Board of Education Building. To- confinement to jail for at least five j Lindsay replaces W. D. "Webb" dav at 7:30 p. m. he will partici- days and not more than 100 days, j Hospelhorn, who died in a local • ' - • x " fif "' """ Ko '"" than the!hospital two weeks ago. iment of the Western Maryland Ullery said no person covered Railway has been appointed, rail- by the city's ordinance should i roa d officials announced today operate vithout a license, adding! He is Ernest A. Lindsay, who "it is unfair' 'to those who are. jhas been traffic representative in pate in a program along the language arts line for the county's elementery teachers at Mt. Royali School. The principals this afternoon heard Dr. Murphy speak on the effective ways for in-service growth of teachers in the language j arts field. Emphasis was placed on .the various phases of children's creative writing, such as school newspapers, letters, records of the day's' work, poetry and stories they create. ! The principals were told several methods by which teachers may become better instructors by conducting research in their own classrooms. This evening in Mt. Royal School Mrs. Arthur Crum. of Johnson Heights School faculty, will present the results of research conducted by a number of county teachers in the line of children's poetry. The study was made to find the pupils' preferences. Dr. Murphy will give a related talk on poetry and will answer questions teachers have submitted concerning language arts teaching stumbling blocks. At noon today Dr. Murphy conferred with Superintendent of Schools Ralph R. Webster and Miss Winifred Green, Miss Mildred Willison and Miss Jane Botsford, elementary supervisors. Today's program for Dr. Murphy, who incidentally will be here two more times this year, has been arranged by Miss Willison and Miss Green. N T o fine will be amount of the license fee. Report Made For District The new traffic manager began i his career with tHfe railway 25. lyears ago as a messenger and file | clerk in the motive power department of the Hagerstown Division. He subsequently served ia various capacities in the stores department, tie yard office, roundhouse office, and ARA billing office in Hagerstown. In 1936 he transferred from the The report of the State Depart- "' iao ° ne "^lerrea irora ne u, i,, c ment of Public Welfare for Sep- 1 mo ' ve P° Wf f department to the fanciful tember shows a total of S77.025.05j^ fl < J^ 1 ™!' ? a ^°?^ spent in Alleganv County for theif<* "«",& a >' ear - » 1939 f* various types of relief i 1940, Lindsay was a stenographer \arious tjpes 01 reuet. ^, jn ^ Traffjc p epartment of fte jElkins Division in Cumberland. each month, according to .Mrs. [ the Welfare Board here. Auicelle Honors •Two Employes Failing To Stop Brings 8101 Fine An Osterburg. Pa., traclor-Irail- er driver was fined $101.45 yesterday in Trial Magistrates Court after being found guilty of failing to stop after hitting" two unattended vehicles on North Centre Street Thursday. Trial Magistrate J. Milton Dick found Dale C. Cessna guilty of hitting the parked cars of Harry Markovitz of LaVale Court and Robert Leece, 439 Grand Avenue. Cessna stated that he had no knowledge of hitting the two cars. However, one witness testified that one crash sounded like a headon collision. Cessna was driving a tractor and enroute to pickup his loaded trailer, Officer Kenneth W. Morrissey !iquor law was violated by sale or said, use consumption of alcoholic beverages after midnight they might je involved. He was arrested as he hooked up the tractor to the trailer, the officer testified. Clyde 0. Messick of Fort Ashby, and Lester L. Spencer of Narrows Park, were presented watches recently by R. Finley Thompson, plant manager, on completion of 25 years' service with the Amcelle plant of Celanese Corporation of America. John Bestwick. supcrintendenl of extrusion production, and Byron : 0. Waite. superintendent - of textile production, presented the men five-star emblems and certificates. Messick is married and his only employment has been with the extrusion department. Spencer, mar ried and the father of a daughter, is an electric truck operator in textile service department. Cumber-lander 111 In Florida Hospital Luther P. Shaffer. 418 Fayettc Street, stricken with a heart attack early yesterday enroute to Fort Lauderdale, Fla.. was taken from the train at Jacksonville and admitted to a hospital in,that city. Members of the family left for Jacksonville today. and.Wellersburg PTA iMeets Tomorrow Will Of Man Who Died lit 1936 Probated Here The will pf a man who died in March of 1936 was admitted to probate today in Orphans Court The will of William Bailey Tansill was found among the effects of his widow, Edith L. Tansill, 57. of Baltimore, who died October 21 She left no will. C. William Gil- Christ, local attorney, obtained let ters of administration on the estate. The Wcllersburg School. Parent- Teachers Association will meet tomorrow at 7:30 p. m. The "teachers will be in their rooms from 7 p. m. to 7:30 p. m. for consultation. • Grades Five and Six will have a hobby display and Grades Seven and Eight, handicraft'iexhibit. The program will include a spelling contest between ; the Seventh and Eighth grades and PTA members. There will be a buzz session on the old and new method of grading pupils. Elinor M. Westerfeld, director of . - War n, he .served j in the Navy. Upon his return from, the service in 1946, Lindsay was Payments were made to 642 in- ""=.«'"« m ^o, unosay was irf*,»u in the nM »«> assistance niade chlef clerk in th * Cleveland dividuals in the old age assistance category at a cost of $26,351.31. The average grant was S41.05 with 11 cases added and eight canceled during the month. Aid to dependent children was given to 926 children of-331 families at a cost of 528,782.61. This was the largest item in the report "or this county. The average grant per family was $86.96 and 14 new cases were added to the'rolls and 17 cancelled in September. There were 27 needy blind persons who received an average of S46.25 at a total cost of $1,248.78. One case was. cancelled during the month. Aid to totally disabled was given to 327 individuals at a cost of $14.397.82 with the average grant $44.03. Seven cases .were added and the same number cancelled. . General public assistance was given 62 persons at a cost of $3,054.35 with the average grant $49.26. • Seven cases were added and three cancelled. Foster care of children were provided in 62 cases at a cost of $3,190.18. The average grant was $51.45. Nine cases were added and one cancelled. Relief costs in Garrett County for the permanently and sales'office of the company. After two years there, he returned to the Hagerstown Division "as its traffic representative. . : -.-s A native of Williamsport, Lindsay has been a member of the Hagerstown Traffic Department-:- COOK —Walter C., 56, Hyndman. KAISER—Charles M.. 60. Everett NEWHOUSE —George H., 71, Romney. ' ' ' '. '"-"• SIRES—Clarence L.. 631 Midland. SMITH —Paul L., 53. Pittsburgh", native of Cumberland. SWARTZWALDER — Miss Alice;former resident. WEST—Herbert L. Jr., 10. Doyle's- town. ZIMMERMAN—Mrs. Ellen, 87, '-of. 811 Elmwood Lane. Mrs. Ellen Zimmerman Mrs. Ellen Zimmerman,- 87, of 811 Elmwood Lane, died early today at Allegany County Infirmary where she had been a patient nine months. A native of Cardiff, Wales, she the same month totaled $25,442.47.1 W ' J ? l , h . e daughter; of _ the .late Mr. Old age -assistance payments were made to 236 persons at a cost of $9.369.85 with the average grant $39.70. Four cases were added and three cancelled. and Mrs. John .Griffith., She was a member of Fairviev/ Methodist Church and Shepherds of Bethlehem, Mrs. Zimmerman had been a cook at Central YMCA for Aid to dependent children was 30 years until L&r retirement seven given 377 children of 119 families|y«» r s.ago- at a cost of $10.310.03. Six cases! The last of her immediate fam- \vere added and the same number Hb'. she is survived by five sons. cancelled. Five needy blind persons were given aid at a cost of $276.75 with .1. Fred. Dewey C.. John P. and George E. Zimmerman, this city; William P. Zimmerman, Akron. an average grant of $55.35. Aid was given to 95 permanently and totally disabled persons at a cost of $4,114.98 with the average grant S43.32. Three cases were cancelled. General public assistance was given 19 persons $795.48 with the average grant $41.87. Two cases were added. Thirteen children were provided foster care for $575.38 with the average grant $44.26. Two cases were added. |Ohio: two daughters, 'Mrs. John C. Wotring. Barberton. Ohio; Mrs. Willard Wenrich. Ellerslie; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Her husband, Richard V. Zimmerman, died in 1915. The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home where services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. with Rev. B. F. Hartman. pastor of Fairview Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Greenmount Cemetery. Paul L. Smith Paul L. Smith. S3, Pittsburgh, former Allegany High School basketball coach, died of a heart attack yesterday in a Pittsburgh Frost Blankets District Again Frost blanketed the area again hospital where he had been a today with the temperature drop-jP atlent about 10 da >' s ' ping to 27 degrees here, one de-i A native of Cumberland, he was gree colder than yesterday. Theja son of the late City Commission-, frost was not quite as heavy asjer Harry L. and Nora A. (Wish- yesterday, [myer) Smith. R. E. Weber, official weather ob-j Mr. Smith was one of Allegany server at Oakland said the tem-migh School's outstanding athletes perature was 23 degrees there.jand was basketball coach there in which was three degrees warmerjthe 1920's. He also was one of the than yesterday. The frost was also i star players m the basketball team not quite as thick there, he added. 1 formed at the old Taylor Tin Plate The weather bureau forecasts miu nere tomorrow will be fair and warmer! He took an active part in ath- with increasing cloudiness by|letks at Cornell University, where night. Thursday will see scatter-! he received his mechanical en- ed showers. The weather will be ( 'gineer training. fair tonight with a low in the 40s! Surviving are his widow, Mrs,. jbut with some valley, readings inj Coe tKeister> Smith. Kittaning. 'the upper 30s. ' ]?*•: a son. Jack, Pittsburgh:. a ! {daughter, Mrs. Robert Cox, Win- BACK W ACTION-Cumberland's "Grand Old' Man of Football." Clifton E. (Tippy) Fuller. 624 : Elm .Street, former city commissioner and quarterback of the University of. Maryland's first football team in !892. got back into action Saturday on the 50-yard line during the queen- crowning ceremonies at halftime of the Maryland-South Carolina game. Fuller is shown kiss- in? Homecoming Queen Rutti Peterson, 15-year- old freshman from Silver Spring, after she was crowned by Dr. Wilson Elkins, university president. Local Finance Firm Gets New Quarters Her Garden, Fla.: three brothers, 'Ralph L. Smith. Pensacola. Fla.,;. and Harry E. and Norman T. .Smith, both of this city, and a The Thrift F!an Finance Cor-j sister, Mrs. Merle Wann, Cham-' poration of Cumberland will open|pagne. 111. its new quarters at 18,North Lib-i Services and interment will take, erty Street tomorro- morning, place tomorrow in Pittsburgh. Alvin M. Fetherolf, branch manager, announced today. The present office at 108 Fred- crick Street will be closed at the Walter C. Cook HYNDMAN—Walter ; Clay Cook;56, well-known former area base-ball player, died yesterday of'* 1 end of business today. • [heart" attack while hunting. The Liberty Street location has A native of Hyndman, he was * >en remodeled and modern equip-, son of tne late Theodore and Mary ment installed to provide improved| E ( Ti p ton> C ook. He had been em£. "-rvice, Fetherolf said. ployed at the Amcelle plant of the" 'Celanese Corporation and was'.a Skidding Car Shears member of Hyndman Lodge ~'^ Off Telephone Pole . A Ravenna, Ohio, driver's car skidded off Route 40 at Mile Straight in the Polish Mountain vicinity and knocked over a telephone pole. State Trooper Lindberg Cook said the driver, J. E. Elswick was not injured. He said Elswick was passing another car when his vehicle skidded on the wet macadam surface, road. and went off the AF & AM. Mr. Cook was president, of the Bedford County Masonic School of Instruction. "•<• Surviving are his widow, Mnfc Pearl A. (BurnsV Cook; a son; Robert C. Cook, at home; a daugh? ter, Mrs. Betty V. Holler. Hyndman; four brothers, George End Noah Cook, both of Hyndman; John Cook, Oakland, Md., and Jacob Cook, Meyersdale; a sitftr. Mrs. Charles Smouse, RD 1, Ever* ett, and two grandchildren. The body is at the Ziegler F*' (Continued on P»g« 14) "i

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