Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on November 4, 1955 · Page 11
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9 The Newtpaper For The Home Member Associated Press FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1955 Second Section Irate Woman Escapes Fine After Fight Pol ice. Separate Wife i And Hubby's Secretary In Hotel Room Battle PITTSBURGH — An irate wife from Cumberland, Md., yesterday talked herself out of a $10 fine for disorderly conduct for engaging in a fight with her husband's secre tary in a downtown hotel Wednesday night. Mrs. Minnie Bognar, 40, of 812 Camden Avenue, Cumberland, was arrested along with the secretary, Nedina Talovic, 24, of Library, after attendants at the Fort Pitt Hotel called police to separate the .pair. Fight Climaxes Suspicions At a hearing before Magistrate E. N. Johnson in Morals Court Mrs. Bognar said the fight was a climax to suspicions she had that ' lief husoand, Edwin, who. operates a sand and loam business in the Oliver Building, was more than a boss to his secretary. (The Cum berland City Directory lists Edwin J. Bognar as president of the Brad dock Liquor Store, Inc., 160 Balti more Street, Cumberland.) Mrs. Bognar said she started trailing her husband and the secretary after Mr. Bognar had been away from home for about two weeks. A woman friend trailed the secretary to Mr. Bognar's room at the Fort Pitt, and Mrs. Bognar engaged the room next door.. . After keeping the room under observation for several days, Mrs. Bognar said she obtained a key to her husband's room and made an inspection tour. Surprises Husband Wednesday night, at about 9:45, she told the magistrate, she entered the room with her friend and surprised her husband and the sec" retary. Mr. Bognar fled at once, she said. • Nedina-Talovic stayed to fight with Mrs. Bognar and police were called to separate them. Miss Talo- vic forfeited her $10, but Mrs. Bognar elected to testify at the hearing. "Have you ever been a detective?" asked the Magistrate. • "No," the Cumberland woman replied, "but I know how to go about it." The disorderly conduct charge was dismissed. Bloodmobile WaiBeHere N^xt Monday The Red Cross bloodmobile will visit Cumberland next Monday and be at Lonaconing on Tuesday. Red Cross officials of the Allegany County Chapter stated yester-. day that it is important that all scheduled donors appear on.Mon- day, because this, time of the year there are more than average number of rejects- due to colds and other causes. Walkins will-be needed, and any persons who-can-.give a pint of blood this month is urged to do so. The "blood collection center will be set up as usual'in the Eagles Building, North Mechanic Street, from noon until 6 p. m. on Monday, and between the same hours at the VFW Home in -Lonaconing on Tuesday. . , A final meeting of the Lonaconing Blood .Bank'committee is scheduled for today at 7:30 p.-m: to complete plans for the Tuesday collection. The need in Lonaconing for donors is urgent since only 25 volunteers have thus far been scheduled. • Mayor-Virgil Alexander is Lonaconing chairman. Alexander Gardner, recruiting 'chairman; Mrs. Thelma Inskeep, nurses chairman; Mrs. .Carman Peebles, jnotor corps. • ; Mrs. Gertrude Cave is in charge of canteen, and Mrs. Betty Getty, clerical assistants.. A plea to every adult from Bar ton to Midland to--give, blood in order to attain the quota has been made by the Blood Bank committee. Area Editor Hospitalized ROMNEY — Margaret Inskeep Feller, editor and one of the owners of The Hampshire Review here, ha>s been admitted to SL Agnes Hospital,. Baltimore, for observation and treatment.. Miss Keller, secretary for .many years to\the late John J. Cornwell, former governor of West Virginia and general counsel of the B. and,0. Railroad a number of years, is expected to be hos pitalized for several weeks. During her absence Attorney John C. Ailes, a grandson of Former Governor Corn well, will serve as acting editor of The Review. Permit For New Church Granted The Church of God and Saints of Christ obtained a permit to con struct a new. church on Lot 47 in the 900 block of Maryland Avenue the building engineer's office re ported today. Cost is estimated at $15.000 according to the permit signed bj Deacon James F. Hurt The building will be 3« by 50 fret with concrete block fmmdatiot and walli. The roof will te o shingle. German Fbmily Residing In La Vale Finds United States Up To Its Expectations By WILLIAM E. KELLY Evening Times Staff Writer "Americans never had it so good. The United States is the land of opportunity." This is the feeling of a 35-year- old German woman who came to the United States along with her husband and two children in Aug- State Awards Contract For Access Road Hazehvood Company Revised Bid Gets Commission Approval Tickets For Students On Sale Satin-day Board Tables Wilkinson Resolution Tax Collections •Plan For Oldlown, Flintstone Sought A resolution submitted at ths .„ . , , ,• meeting of the. AUeganv County All but seven balcony reserved BfcanJ of commissioners'today bv seats have been sold. Unreserved Commissfoner Charles N. Wilkin- balcony hckets for students are 7oj son was ordered tafalcd „ cents - Orchestra student tickets j Wilkinson's resolution called for iHazelwood Company, Cumberland.{Deserved) are SI. Adult tickets| the county tax co n ector to set up I The low bid of the local firm is! ar e Sl-50 to 52.50, tax mcludeo.. a sys tem for the collection of tax$444,692.02. It is substantially j are now residing in .LaVale and lower than the original bids of) find -that all the wonderful stories i several weeks ago. The original j related to them in Germany aboutibid, $507,564.52 was not accepted: ust and have settled down in La-jpany plant site at North Branch Vale. I has been let to the George F. Mrs. Kaete (Bless) Srokosik, heril husband, Georg Srokosik and herj two sons, Jurgen and Dieter.Bless, Four hundred student tickets for the concert next Friday by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Fort Hill auditorium will go on sale tomorrosv at Syckes Music , , ,. , Store, North Centre Street, and The contract for the access road Th ,, - _. Ba!iimore S(reet and bridge across the B&O. Rai ThMu B road and C&O Canal property into the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Corn- the U. S. are true. : Attend Schools Here Kaete (pronounced Katie) by the State Eoads Commission \f\£ £-.-,„ and the U. S. Bureau of Public |V/Ht/lS isjRoads as it was above the esti-l twice married and comes from! mate for the project made lastj Tf TT* Her oldest sonjyear. •- • \M. VI J-Al Munich, Germany. Jurgen, 13, is enrolled at Allegany! Commissioner William H. Lem- es at Oldtown and Flintstone on certain specified dates as a convenience to residents in thbii jareas. It was -stated in the resolution that farmers, who are busy at this time of year, must travel up to/35 miles to transact their tax payments at the Court House. ' •'' Commissioner James Orr/said The Tr j^ t ate Advertising Com- the tax collector, J. Wallace Close; signs . be Mrs "wilsdh considered "the' fdea j Uon towards the bridge itself. Thisif irm ~ m " of f erfng" the - Na .~. for sometime, and finally made ls done under the ° rade crossmg| The signs wouW be five feet nigh arrangements to have the family domination program. ^ ^^jand^^feet long. Mayor. Perrj^ co °^ tythehiPg!hway HAPPY GERMAN FAMILY — Above are Mr. and Mrs.'Georg: Srokosik and their two, sons who arrived in LaVale: from Germany last August. The family came from Munich, Ger- many. Seated, left to right, are, Mrs. Kaete (Bless) Srokosik, Dieter Bless. Georg Srokosik and Jurgen-Bless. They are finding life in the United States a wonderful thing. Chicago Firm LQW Bidder On Flood Job E. J. Albrecht Seeking Fourth' Contract Here The apparent low bidder for the next phase of the Cumberland Ridgeley flood protection project s the E. J. Albrecht Company of Chicago, who has' had three other contracts in the big program. Bids for the construction of two more sections of Wills Creek pav- ng and for the viaduct pumping station were opened by the Corps f Army Engineers yesterday afternoon in Washington.- The Albrecht firm bid $2,115,369 with Lycoming Construction Company, second lowest with $2,429,70.75. Other Bidders Other bidders were Moyer Com pany, $2,464,099; George F. Hazelwood Company, ?2,661,022, and and Bowman, $2,722,215. ase Against ity Settled For $5,000 v Papers were filed in Circuit Court today showing a compromise ettlement of the claim of a former member of the Cumberland 'ire Department, against the city. Thomas. B. Finan, city attorney, aid the city arid counsel for James lugh Hunter, 26, who made a laim after collapsing while riding in one of the city fire trucks on September 24, 1954, reached a set- lement under which Hunter will eceive payments totaling $5,000. Hunter had been granted dis- ability'payments not to exceed $6,00 by the State Industrial Accident Commission at a hearing some ime ago. The contract represents about one-eighth of the construction work and:will push the job well past the lalfway mark. The Corps of Engineers has allotted 700 working days for the construction which will carry the swift channel plan to just past the Marret-Street Bridge, and provides lor the construction of a pumping station near the B&O Viaduct. If the contract is awarded to the Chicago firm, it will mean :hat the company will be constructing at least one-third of the project. Previous contracts awarded to the company include Section I of Wills Creek,. the industrial dam and the current Potomac River contract. The contract price of :hese' three exceeds $3,000,000. Need Much Concrete The contract includes the realignment and excavation to new grades and cross sections of about 3,200 feet of the channel of the creek. .Some 2L920 cubic feet of concrete will be needed to pave the floor and sides of the channel designed to speed the passage of water in the creek. * 'Construction of the pumping station, adjacent to the B & 0 viaduct, will require about 980 yards of concrete. The contractor will also furnish equipment for the pumping station. Plans call for the installation of two -pumps, each with a capacity of 23,000 gallons an hour. A recent report of the Corps ol Engineers showed that work on the local flood protection projecl began early in 1949 and was aboiil 37 per cent complete. The system of concrete flooc walls and earth levees, along with facilities for disposing of surface water, is designed to protect against 28 per cent more water than in the 1936 flood. Kit/miller Man Hurt In Mishap A 73-year-old Kitzmiller man was one of three persons who escapee death recently when they were trapped 15 minutes,in their wreck ed car which rolled down a 75-foo embankment onto BiO • Railroa< tracks at Halethorpe, near Balti more. Benjamin F. Davis was a passenger in the car with his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Lloy< W. Harding of Richmond, Va Harding. 50. Mrs. Estine D. Hard ing, and DaVis wert treated at St Agnes Hospital, Baltimore for cuts and bruises. Halethorpe police who used crow bars to extricate the trio from the car, said they had a "remarkable escape from death."" Keegan Gets •• - -' • C5 . . . • Policewoman Applications A number of applications have >een"received from women interested in traffic control jobs at ;chool intersections, Commissioner >£ Police and Fire William V. Kee;an reports. He said the Police Department plans to appoint five policewomen or its school safety program. The commissioner said he will ask the Mayor and Council Monday for authority to advertise for uniforms for the policewomen, needed to relieve regular police officers for other duties. Finances will be a problem, he added, since the Police Department budget cannot be stretched :o provide for the policewomen. Keegan explained the cost of the patrol can be charged to the Poice Department until April 1, when funds can be transferred from other departments. The Hagerstown Police Department, h« added, will be contacted so Cumberland can get the benefit of that city's experience with its 'eminine school crossing officers. Good reports have been received, ie said, from cities which use po- Plans Aired For Gas Line To PPG Site Airport Righl-Of-Way Discussed; First Load Of Water Pipe On Way City arid C&A Gas Company officials today discussed a right-of- ivay through Municipal Airport for gas line which will service the new Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company plant at North Branch. Meeting with Mayor Roy W. Sves and City Engineer Charles 1. Nuzum were C. E. Fox, right f-way leaser for the gas firm, and Attorney James Alfred Avirett. Mayfar Eves said no decision was reached on the eight-inch, high pressure line. The line will not nterfere with runways or airport operations, Eves said. Meanwhile, it was announced :hat the first carload of water )ipe for the new 18-inch water line o the glass plant will arrive here next week, probably Monday. That's the day the Mayor and Council will open bids for the un- oading and storage of the 27,000 "eet of spiral welded steel pipe. Unloading and storage will be at the B&O Railroad rolling mill yard. icewomen . for school .crossing work. He said the women must live in :he neighborhood of the crossing liey will protect and will be hired r or the entire school-year. Obituary COOK—Mrs. Henrietta F, 80, of 31 Prospect Square. DUNLAP—Charles S., 85, Somerset. MILLER—Michael H., 70, of Locust Grove. ! Mrs. Henrietta F. Cook Mrs. Henrietta Frances. (Ge'rde- manl Cook, 80,'died this morning at the home of a daughter. Mrs. Russell Ponton, 31 Prospect Square, following an illness of a year. A native of Cumberland, she was a daughter of'the late Henry and Elizabeth .(Schellhaus) Gerdeman Mrs. Cook was a member of SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church the Christian Mothers of the parish and the Sodality of St. Patrick's Church. *• Her husband, James W. Cook, preceded her in death v • Surviving, besides-th« daughter with whom she residtd. is «-sister, Mrs.* Elizabeth Hast, this city. The" body is at the Ponton rest oVnce. Oiadei S. Dunlap SOMERSET—Charles S. Dunlap 83, died yesterday at his home here. Survivors Include a son, William F. Dunlap. Cumberland, and • (Contimted en Page 3{)! Mayor Eves said the first car- oad of pipe was shipped from Vliddletown. Ohio, Wednesday and is expected here the day bids r or unloading are opened by council. Cumberland Contracting Company is contractor for laying the ine. The firm submitted a low rid of $165,175. The pipe contract, 3id by Armco, is. costing $167.715. The pipe is expected to arrive here over a period of three, weeks. Overall cost of the PPG water line is placed at.$409,215 which includes cost of laying, pipe, right- of-way, engineering contingencies and storage. High School, while Dieter, 9. is a|mert. president of the Allegany, _ ^ student at the new Parkview Ele-; Coun ty Board of Commissioners. ipany of Cumberland; through itsi shou!d °e consulted before any ac- mentarv School in -LaVale. j sai(f lhe lower cost was obtained i manager Tom v . Litzenburg, hasj tlon was taken on such a program. The "family came to LaVale! throu S h certain changes m specifi-| offered to prov jd e temporarilyjCommissioner William H. L'ern- through the e'fforts of Captain Max! cations and engineering costs.! three large signs to be erec ted onj mert made a motion to table the Pachf who met them while serv-l These will not affect the overall !Big s^gg Mountain to warnj° rd e r s ° that .the resolution could in" with the Army in Germany !P™Ject, he pointed out. j truc k drivers of the long down-! be S lven so " le consideration be- Capt. Pachl wrote his sister. Mrs.! Allegany County is providing ihejgrade and inform them to putK°J e an - v a ction. This motion pass- Robert Wilson.,LaVale, about what'largest amount for the project!their vehicles in a low gear, a wonderful family the Srpkosiks j through the federal aid matching Georse R. Hughes Jr., a mem-! are and hoped that someday they i f " nd P lan - The B&0 Railroad Wl11 would be able to live'in-America. |P rovide ?1S,472.45 as its contnbu- led. bcr of the House of Delegates from this counl} , acted on be ° half of The commissioners also receiv- iy from C. L. Wari- move into half of her double-home in LaVale. Mrs. Srokosik has discovered many amazing things since coming from Germany. About the most outstanding" (in her opinion) are the super, markets in Cumberland. She claims the American housemother gets a lot more for her money, and the market's self-ser- The State Koads Commission]Myers of Frostburg has been.nofi-j. , f * .. made available $150.000 in fundsjfied of the offer. as well as the! ^he for the project and the Pittsburgh I Allegany County Board of Com-j Plate Glass Company is providingjmissioncrs. tree of charge fill material for the! ln his.letter to the mayor and approaches to the bridge which is valued at 538,000. commissioners. Hughes said the signs would ,be erected by the Tri- vice system is something she (Mrs. receipt of formal notice from the State Roads Commission. Weather conditions will decide the speed with which the project An official of the HazelwoodjState Advertising Company and firm said that it is i-eady to start (taken down later when permanent work immediately following.'the signs' are. provided under a pro- Srokosik) never dreamed of. Must'Go Many Places Mrs. Srokosik said that in Germany one must travel from store to store for each item ,of food, and that it usually takes two days to do a week's shopping. The plan of having all types of food items in one store, is just something she can't get over. In Germany one must purchase meat at one store, eggs at another, flour at another, and vegetables at still another. The price of food is much high-' er in Germany than the U. • S., Mrs. Srokosik says. For example j she pointed out how five or six persons handle the food items before it hits the market. The system runs something like this: The farmer sells to an inspector;, another inspector buys from the first inspector: this inspector resells to another inspector, who in turn resells to t)ie market. Many people in the United States have complained about the "middle man," but the American 'system, can't begin to compare with the method used in Germany, she added. Materials Better Here Mrs. Srokosik said that some things cost a little more in the U. S., but the material is much better. For example she pointed out a pair of her son's shoes, which cost approximately $8 in Germany, but would year out in six months. Mr. Srokosik was employed as a railway agent in Germany, and his salary totaled .40 marks, equal to $10 per week in American money. Mr. Srokosik speaks some English, Polish, Russian and Czech. Mrs. . Srokosik's son. Jurgen Bless is a quiet lad and thinks that Allegany High School is something out of this world. He's studying music, reading, physical education, science. English, shop, art and social studies at the West Side school. Jurgen attended school in Germany from 8 a. m. until ,1 p. m., six days a week, and believes the classes were harder in his home land. Bartenders To Meet A meeting of Local 569, AFLJ Football Ts New Bartenders. Union, will be held! The German schools do not have Sunday at 11.a. m. on the thirdia hot lunch program, and did not loor of the Eagles home, accord-jhave the co-education plan, which ng to Arthur Siebert, businessme approves of "whole-heartedly." agent. ln Germany he attended the Jur- Officers will be elected and kcnschulc School for Boys. ilans for the Christmas party will made. The younuster attended the Alle- f Continued on Page 20) . proceeds. The says work on Hazelwood firm grading can be started this" fall and work on the bridge will be done during the wirtter months. Work on the $34,000.000 triple- grinding plate glass plant is proceeding rapidly and it is estimated the entire works will be completed by next July. Area Man Hurt In Auto Crash James Schultz, 23, of Friendsville, seriously injured in an automobile accident Wednesday, re* mains in "fair" condition at Union town (Pa.) Hospital today. Schultz was riding in a car driven by Frank Citz, 37. Union town, Wednesday at 11 p.m. when it failed to negotiate a sharp curve on U.S. Route 40 at Gorley's LakV Hotel. The vchcile tore out five guard posts and overturned, State Police said. The car was demolished and damage estimated at $3,000. Schultz suffered a compound fracture of the right upper arm, fractured ribs, contusions of the chest and multiple arm lacerations. He is a driver for Eastern Freight Lines. Ciez, also admitted to the hospital, received multiple scalp lacerations and abrasions of the face. posal made by various Frostburg groups. Permission from the State Roads Commission would have to be obtained before the temporary signs could be erected. Hughes said in his letter that there are 10 warning signs on Summit Mountain near Uniontown which warn trucks of the dangers in descending the steep grade. The commissioners today passed a resolution calling attention to the observance of American Education Week starting Monday. The resolution was passed on the request of W. Ardell Haines, principal of Bruce High School at Westernport. Boosters To Hold Parcel Post Sale Plans for an auction and parcel post sale were completed at a meeting of the Ridgeley High School Boosters Club last night at the school. The project will be held at the third issue construction -57 fiscal year^ commissioners have until December 1 of this year to complete the necessary 'application forms if they wish to participate in the state bond issue. The letter, and attached allocation sheet, shows, that Garrett County would b= eligible for S209,- 000 in the bond issue and Washington County would be able to "obtain S1S7.000 from the bond issue. No decision was made« county brao oay ddt. e'taoin. county board today. school game following between the basketball Ridgeley and Romney schools on December 9, according to Mrs. Frances Davis, vice president. Proceeds from the project will be donated to help support various school activities. Dressed 1 turkeys and homemade fruit cakes will be featured on the items available at the auction. Court Probates Two Wills Here Two wills were admitted to probate today in Orphans Court. The will of J. Frederick Walton, who died Febmary 10, 1954 named his widow, Mrs. Esther E. Walton as executrix. She and her son, David B. Walton, are beneficiaries. The will of Mrs. Florence Gertrude Myers Fisher, 68, of Braddock Road, who died October named Dr. W. Royce Hodges as executor. Her sons were listed as beneficiaries. Two Cars Wreck On Valley Road Two cars wrecked on Valley Road yesterday evening, causing one of the cars to roll over a 12- foot embankment after nearly hitting another vehicle hcadon. Injured was Chester LeRoy Collins Jr., 20, of RD 3, one of the drivers, who was taken to Sacred Heart Hospital for treatment of head and stomach injuries. He was also booked at Police Headquarters on a charge of reckless driving. Officer Kenneth W. Morrisseyj said Richard Eugene Hufi. 18, also of RD 3. was traveling west into Cumberland along the Valley Road when Collins, traveling east hit! Leon Ya g°« wilt be held Sunday at the Huff car on the left side, al- 6:3 ° P- m. in the vestry room of mostheadon. Beth Jacob Synagogue. Following the dinner a program will be presented. ..The committee in charge includes Mrs. Harry Kauffman, Mrs. Charles Spear. Mrs. Sander Lewine. Mrs. Edward Pollik -and Mrs. Harry Lichtenstein. Itirtlis i jDinner Party Planned To Welcome Rabbi Here A dinner party to welcome Rabbi Map Survey Started Here Crews are working in this section in preparation for a .topographic survey that will eventually :over the eastern seaboard, it was learned today. Towers are being erected for observation and reference points so that all points in the seaboard section can be contacted. It is understood that there is not a complete topographic map (one which shows terrain and elevations) of this section of the nation. The geodetic survey is being conducted by the U. S. government. The metal towers will be about 75 feet high. There is one being erected on Knobley Mountain, one on Sideling Hill Mountain, another at the' east end of Frostburg, while a fourth may be located on. Dan's Mountain. Others will be erected, it wa* learned in order to coordinate the contact points. State Workers Event Tonight More than 150 state workers will attend the dinner meeting of the MaryJand Classified Employes Association today at Ali Ghan Shrine Country Club at 7 p.m. All state agencies in Allegany and Garrett counties will be represented. It will be the first event of its kind ever held in Western Maryland. Top officials of the association will attend the dinner. Mrs. Jennie Graham, a member of the staff of the Health Department here, is general chairman'.-of the event. ACCEPTS STUDENT UNION BUILDING — Charles Wickard. center, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. C, Wickard. 788 Fayette Street, is pictured with William P. Cole Jr.. left, chairman of the Board of Regents, and Dr. Wilson H. Elkins. president of the University of Marfland. After he had accepted on behatt of the student body the new Student Union building. Wickard is president of the Student Government Association. Dedication of the building was part of Maryland homecoming ceremonies. Saturday at Cotk*« Part- W. Md. Inspection Trip Scheduled Western Maryland Railway officials, headed by W. Arthur Grofz, company president, will go through Cumberland next Friday on a, period inspection of the railroad. Joseph M. Miller. Elkins Division superintendent, said today that the train will leave Hagets- town at 8:30 a.m. and arrive hen at 10:30 a.m. , •" ''' The group will go on to Councils- vDle by rail and then go by auto to Elkins. Thejollowing day, they will return to Baltimore by business car from Elkins. "'..-J BRAY—Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm B., RD 3, Keyser, a son yesterday at Memorial Hospital. EL-KATTAN — Mr. and Mrs. Ahmed, Fayettsville, .Ark., a son yesterday. The mother is thi former Miss Anna Phillips of Ridgeley. LAMBERTH—Mr. and Mrs. R. D., Houston. Texas ,a son Wednesday. The mother is the former Miss Jane Mclntyre, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Mc- lntyre. 649 Sedgwick Street. MESSICK—Mr. and Mrs. Howard, RD 2, a daughter, yesterday at Memorial.. ' ' PAUGH—Mr. and Mrs; Donald S;. Potomac Park, a son today at Memorial. '•'•:. ; SIMPSON—Mr. and Mrs. Quenttn. 233 Henderson Avenue, « soa yesterday at Memorial. SNYDER—Mr. »nd Mrs. Robert, LaVale, * son yesterday *t Sacred Heart Hospital. SUITE—R«v. and Mrs. H. Edgaf, Grantsville, a daughter Wednesday at Meyersdal« (Pa.) Corn- tnuinity Hospital Veteran Postal • Workers Honored Two veteran Cumberland Post Office employes who retired recently were honored today by their fellow workers at the post office. They were Seymour L. Pylcs, city letter carrier who began .his service here March 3, 1918. and Amos A. Perdew, clerk in the mailing division, who started his work here on July 24, 1926. '.,'• . Gifts from post office employes were presented each of the men while Postmaster Thomas F. Con- Ion gave them certificates of service .from the postmaster general. Tax Collections Hil 78 Per Cent • Almost TO per cent of th« 19»;S8 tax feyy of the City of Cumberland had been collected at the end 'of business yesterday t Tax -;(?oQccfar George E. Davis,, said today, The total collected Was 340.28 or 77.S per. cent of ON Wry '" 1

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