Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on November 7, 1955 · Page 6
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fit OSTB C RG - K E Y S E R Welfare And Tri-Slaic Area News (6) Evening Times, Monday, November 7, 1955 Westernport Curfew Termed Success By Mayor Micluiel WESTERNPORT — Mayor Okey W. Michael, who has been contacted by various communities on the possibility of a curfew for teenagers, states flatly that he thinks it has been a success locally. "Since the curfew was enacted last March," Mayor Michael said, "we have issaed only two warnings to parents whose children were' found on the streets after the sounding of the siren." In 1922, he recalled, an eight j o'clock curfew was enacted, out was 'soon disregarded by both "parents and authorities because of the unreasonably early hour. Gradually, some parents began neglecting their children, staying out on late parties and allowing their children to shift for them- selv^s. The Town Council last March, after much discussion, enacted a new curfew law requiring children 16 and under to be off the streets by 10:30 p. m. The new ordinance, Mayor Michael says, makes parents respon- .sible for children, on the theory that home conditions are at the Parachute Jump To Mark Opening Of Trades Fair KEYSER—A local merchant will make a parachute jump Friday to help publicize the Potomac Trades Fair, which will open that day for a two-day showing at Keyser High School. Ray "Chuck" Coffman, 21. believed to be one of the youngest persons in the country to hold a professional parachute jumper's license, will make the jump. He plans to make the leap at approximately 10,000 feet ind do a free fall for approximately 8,000 feet before opening his parachute. A former paratrooper with the llth Airborne Division and former paratrooper instructor at Fort Benning, Gal, Coffman will attempt to make a "pinpint" landing on the athletic field of Keyser High. Piloting the plane will 'be another local businessman, Charles Ludwick, who at 63 is the oldest root of a child's behavior. person in the state to hold a pilot's "A law like this could, of course, license. be a success only in a small community such as ours," the mayor claims. "We know the children. i:now how old they are, know who their parents are, and most of the time we know who their grandparents were. This makes it fairly easy to enforce. ."Naturally there are emergencies when children 16 or younger, must, be oh the street after curfew. We have to consider that. Also there are certain entertainments and parties that keep them out late. Club with We: have a Teenage aoout 100 members The Trades Fair is being sponsored-by Keyser Lodge-1916, BPO Elks.' Girl Feted With Birthday Party FROSTBURG' —. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Arnold entertained yesterday with a party at their home in honor of the eighth birthday of the-r daughter, Bonnie Sue. Games were played and prizes won by Mary Virginia Ewing and Patricia Klinki Others attending were Barbara, Nancy and John McKenzie, Linda Arnold, Patricia and Diana Klink, Carol Ann Knepp, Sandra and Ralph -Arnold. Mrs. Evelyn. McKenzie, Emma Pfaff and George Arnold...-..: Study Group Plan Formed By Mothers FROSTBURG—Plans for various study groups were formulated at a recent meeting of the Homeroom Mothers of Beall Elementary School held in the school lunchroom. Mrs. Mary Settle, who presided, said the group will meet in the iuture at 2 p. m. on the first Wednesday of each month, with the next one scheduled for December 7. Other activities were discussed, plans of which will be •"inounced !n the near future. Brief Mention The Sodality of St. Michael's Catholic Church will meet today at 8 p. m. in the parish hall. Mrs. James Wright and sen, RD Mrs. Harry Cosgrove and daughter, 153 East College Avenue; Mrs. Charles Dayton and daughter, 175 Bowery Street; Mrs: Robert Haslip and son,' 49 East Mean Street; Mrs. Joseph Snow and son, Bowery Street; Mrs. Seorge Brewer and son, 105 Mt. Pleasant Street, and Mrs. Kenneth Vliller and son, Glenn Street, re- :urned to their homes from Miners Hospital. Mr., and Mrs. Burton Thomas and family, Library; Pa., spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Burkett, Standish Street. Mr. and Mrs. James Close, Sand Sp'ring^ were in Baltimore over the weekend. Joseph Jackson returned to Pittsburgh after visiting his mother, Mrs. John Jackson, Washington Street. . Mrs. Paul E. Price, East Main Street, is a surgical patient in Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. living in the Tri-Towns. "These parties are usually given twice a week and wind up .at about 10:45. But to comply with the'law, -Mrs. Lela .Raines." who • manages • the club, has to come to town hall: before each party and get a permit signed by me to keep the younger ones out after 10:30. :Thc younger ones range in age from IS to 16; the older ones from 17 to 21.'.:•'.. -••..' i ' •'• "So far we have had no trouble. The kids living in Westernport go straight home after they get the closing signal from M rs. Raines. Now'"'I.'" think this curfew is all right,",': I did favor one change in it-but the town council did not go along with me. "A? it stands now, the mere fact that a child is on the street after 10:30i constitutes, a *,violation. I wanted it to" read that no' r child shall^play"or loiter on'the street after«that hour. 'If the child was going", somewhere, just walking through the streets, that would be okay£ But that's all water under the bridge now." The; mayor says Chief of Police Burza Hanlin has definite ideas'at his family life, about;-handling children in troublej./'He came from Falls Church, which have set him up as an im-jVa. .There his mother: was sep- portant figure ir. Western?'orl's araied from his father and when "family style" pattern for keeping he was a very young boy he saw if I could. So I just spread the word among the kids that it would be a mighty good thing if the boy 'came clean.' It wasn't long before he did and turned back all the things he had taken. Of course he ,had to go to court. But-he Was released on promise of good behavior — a lot better than putting him in a reform school .where he'd surely learn to be a real bad boy. " .-• "We. had \a case here recently that illustrates .that idea, A 16- year-old boy," not-.long: out of a reformatory, stabbed another boy and nearly killed him. He was sent back to the reformatory for a long term. It seems to me it would take a miracle to make him turn out to be a good' boy when .he comes out, especially when you look back them* out of mischief — and protecting them when they do get into his mother stabbed to death by another man before his very eyes. trouble'. - (That- would'be a shock to any "Jail is no place for a kid," he child, and maybe it had something 5aid.i-"Years ago they used to lock;to do with the stabbing he did in them;up. But that only hardens Westernport some years later, them, does something to them that j "I think we all ought to try to is not good. It makes- them worse understand kids and never act on instead of better. With children it, the general idea they are always is no good to be a tough cop. j wrong, always bad. That attitude You 'an't gel them to trust you makes a child defiant, likely as :hat T\va "A^little while ago a young boy,- not." Majority of sentiment in West- jndet 16 broke into a parked carcrnport .favors the curfew law and stole some small trinkets and;Mayor Michael feels. He stil a batch of .22 rifle shells. He'chuckles over the vote taken last didn't need any of the things he spring among students of Bruce stole!;'He had no reason for steal-! High School, where the majority ing. Jt was just childish mischief.!are over 16. They were overwhelm- Il's Jiard for some grownups to'ingly in favor of the curfew, understand it that way, but it is' "1 suppose the 17-and 18-ycar- a fact. - i olds believed it a . good idea to "Ik was tip to me to find that.keep kids off the street." laughed soy and get back the stolen goods,Mayor Michael. Cost Report Made By Director OAKLAND — During September, 745 individuals received $25,442.27 through the Garrett County Wei- 'are Board, according to a report by Thomas J. S. Waxtcr. director of the State Department of Pubic Welfare. The total does not nclude costs of administration. The report showed this was 13 more than the number receiving assistance during August, and the total amount was $801.37 more nan the previous mo'nth. Largest percentage of the total expenditure for September went ;o dependent children where 377 children in 119 families received $10.310.03, an average of 586.64 pdr 'amily. There were five new applications with six cases added and 'our cancelled. The 236 persons listed under old age assistance received $9.369.85. an average of S39.70. There were seven new applications with four cases being added j and three cancelled. , Five blind persons" received J276.75. Ninety-five persons listed as permanently and totally disabled received $4,114.98, an average of $43.32 each. There was one new application in this category with no cases being added and .hree cancelled. Nineteen persons listed under ;eneral public assistance received ;795,48, an average of $41.87. There was one new application vitb no cases being added and two cancelled. Thirteen persons received $575.39 under foster home care of children, an average of $44.26. There were two new applications with two cases being added. Throughout the state the total welfare payments for September amounted to $1,638,343 as compared to $1,573,666 a year ago and 51,642,096 for the previous month. Safety Group Meets Today FROSTBURG—the traffic, safety committee appointed by Mayor Perry -Myers, will meet today~at 7 3. m. in'the City Hall to hear a •tport of Paul E. Burke, chairman of the,: Maryland Traffic Safety tommission, on the proposed signs :o be erected on Big Savage Moun- ain to warn trucks of the steep grade on the east side of the moun- ,ain and of the danger in case their vehicles go out o r control. Meeting with Burke will be Halph M. Race, chairman of the committee,- Edward Flannigan, secretary, William Lemmert, pres- dent Allegany County Coipmis- sioners. State Senator Charles .See, Sneir Cook, stale delegate, tester B. Reed, state delegate, -Arhur Thomas, city police commissioner, Chief of Police Lloyd Truly, Michael J. Byrnes, Edward J. Ryan, city attorney, Arthur Roe and Howard F. Ward. A committee, .also appointed by Mayor Myers to study city traffic conditions will meet tomorrow at 8 p. m. in the City Hall. Open House Set By Keyser PTA KEYSER—The Keyser Parent- Teacher Association will hold its annual open house Wednesday at 7 p. m. in the schools. Teachers will be in their rooms during the first hour so that parents may visit with them. Refreshments will a)so be served during * the firsl hour. The group will adjourn at 8 p. m. to the Keyser High School auditor ium for the program which- ; will have as its theme: American Edu cation Week. -.'.".'• : '' Seven students from the ^speech class will give short talks on the theme for each day. No business meeting will be held. "CHIEF" HONORED —William Chidester, li-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. George Chidester, Keyser, was recently presented a certificate of merit by the National Association of- Mutual Insurance Agents in recognition of his being elected president of the Sparky Junior Fire Department of Keyser. The young firefighter is shown receiving the certificate at a meeting of the association in Cincinnati from Roy R. Allsopp, chairman of the association's committee on fire safety and prevention, and chairman of the "public relations committee of the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen's Association. District Legion Unit Meeting Held Yesterday At Piedmont Talk Features PTA Meeting MT. SAVAGE — The Parent- Teacher Association'of Mt. Savage School met recently with Arthur Miller presiding. The prayer and flag salute was led fty Mrs. Lester rleed. Leslie Amtower gave a talk and demonstration on "Driver Education" and showed a-film, "Other bellow." ..'.'.. V : .:...•.'.' The., attendance t awards were won by Mrs. Florence Best and Mrs. Margaret Winner. It was decided to buy a clock or the principal's office. The water situation was discussed. The group complimented the Warrior staff on the excellence of the ichool paper. ' • .. •. ». Animal Meet Set By Lions, Kiwanis PAW PAW—The annual Paw Paw Lions-Berkeley Springs Kiwanis Club dinner meeting will be held Monday, November 14, at 6:45 p. m. at Lark Inn here. -John Kerens, president of the Lions Club, said/ the, principal speaker will be Eugene T. Gunning, assistant managing editor ol the Cumberland Evening Times. The joint meeting is held • an nually and normally, attracts a large turnout from both organizations. Youths To Speak At Rotary Meet FROST BURG — Neil Sween and Douglas Cook, members of the Senior Class of Beall High Schoo who were elected by their schoo mates to represent them at the Rotary International District .Con ference at Bedford Springs a; "Citizens of tomorrow," will speak before the Frostburg Rotary Club at a meeting today at 6 p.m. The youths will bring a repor to the club on the four-way test which Rotary is endeavoring to introduce in schools throughou the world as a guide in students daily living. Dr. Walter Jeffries will be in charge of the evening's program ChurchjChoir Lists Rehearsal Evenings • • FROSTBURG — St Michael's Senior Choir .will rehearse Thurs day at 7:30 p. m., and Wednesdaj evenings, November 16, 23 and 30 at the same time. Mrs. Mary Bollino, director o the choir, said rehearsals are be ing held for the midnight Christ mas Eve service and asks al members to attend the rehearsal Both men' and women desirous o joining the choir should also at tend, Mrs. Bollino said. Gorman Family 1955 Winners Of Garrett Farming Contest OAKLAND - Mr. and Mrs. Wiliam H. Wildesen and family, of Gorman, were named the winners i the 1955 Farming for Better ,iving award among the 73 contest- mts this year. The award was announced at he annual dinner meeting held at Southern High School cafeteria under the auspices of the FFBL Council and a number of Garrett County business firms. This was the eighth winner in he county, the program having been active for that many years. Other winners have been \lr. and Mrs. Harry Hummel, Mr. and Mrs. Ross Crowe, Mr. and Mrs. Lenwood Bittinger, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert A. Friend, Mr. and Mrs. Guy S. Stanton, Mr. and Mrs. Clark Schlossnagle and Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Baker. Mr. and Mrs. Wildesen now are PIEDMONT —Twelve units were represented at the fall conference if the Second District West Virginia Department of the American ^egion Auxiliary, yesterday afternoon at the Potomac Hotel. The business meeting was presided over by Mrs. C. W. Smith, Vlorgahtown, district president. The nvocation was given by Rev. L. E. Crowson, pastor of Trinity Methodist Church. Guests were introduced by Mrs. Flo Clower, first vice 'president of Kelly-Mansfield Auxiliary, the host unit, who also welcomed the delegates. The response was made by Mrs. Hugh Edwards, Keyser. Welcoming addresses were made by Mayor Rodney Baker of Piedmont and Mayor Charles S. Dayton of Luke. Mayor Dayton, who is also a past commander of Kelly- ilansfield . Post 52 • American Legion, extended greetings from the )ost also. Reports on' their activities since .he Spring Conference in May vere given from the following units: Morgantown, Martinspurg, dkins,. Franklin, Keyser, Piedmont, Kingwood,- Berkeley Springs, Charles Town, Petersburg, -Romney and Terra Alta. A report of he summer conference was given )y : ,Mrs.; June , ; McClain,j.Morgan- :bwn,:acting secretary^ "-•• : Mrs. Brady Stone, Charles Town, national poppy chairman, stressed he importance of the sale of poppies and what it means to the veterans who make them. Mrs. Stone also reported on the national con vention held .recently in Miami. Mrs. Smith also reported on some of the. activities at the national convention. Mrs. Patricia Kerecheval : of Kingwood, child welfare chairman, requested each unit for the name of its child welfare chairman. Mrs. P. R. Watson, chairman ol Veterans at Hopemont, reported on her work; as did Nellie O'Connor of the Baker VA Center in Martinsburg. Both told of the neec for reading material, especially pocketsize books. Mrs. Lera Clayton, Charleston department vice president, spoke briefly, and remarks were made by Mrs. Wanda Powell of Romney district vice president,. Mrs. Mary -Hood, .president o: the local unit, was introduced by Mrs. Clower. After the meeting, the loca! auxiliary served refreshments. Seventy-eight delegates and 18 guests attended. A number of gifts were given out. The Spring Conference will be held at Terra Alta. College Units Attend Opera FROSTBURG — The French and Spanish clubs of Frostburg State Teachers College made their an nual fall trip to Pittsburgh Saturday to attend the opening of the opera, "Masked Ball," by Verdi. The gtoup visited the Carneigie Museum, the foreign rooms in the Cathedral of Learning of the Uni versity of Pittsburgh and the Ste phen Foster Memorial on the uni versity campus. In the afternoon ;hey viewed "Cinerama Holiday.' The group included Pat Kerns Doris Heise, Joyce Tharp, Keni Smith, John Chambers, Jean 3reen, William Cessna, Janice Jef ries, Schulef Briggs, Charles Briggs, Leoni Saeli, Earl Shumak er, Thomas' Richards, Darlene Richards, Frank O'Rourke, Thomas VVhelan, Barbara Ann Creegan 3 aul Washington, Harvey Click VIr. and Mrs. William Price, Miss Pauline Hobbs/Dr. and Mrs. How ard Briggs and Miss Irene L Sirkeby, class advisor. Moose Chapter Plans Anniversary Program FROSTBURG—Frostburg Chap ter 221, Women of the Moose, wil celebrate its. 19th anniversarj Thursday evening 'at the Moose Home. Senior Regent Mary Ruffo ha. requested college members ti wear caps and gowns, and for all charter members to attend. Th program will be in charge of Ren na Peneski and her committee They will also assist in serving refreshments. 1 ' For Sale: New quaker curtai: Stretchers; Baby stroller; Uprigh piano. Call Frostburg 1079. Adv.—Nov.-N-T-5-7 For Sale: Modern 5 room house gas furnace. Apply 12 Welsh Street Frostburg. & Adv. N.-T. Nov. 7-8. Cricle Plans Meeting KEYSER—The January Circle .of Grace Methodist Church'will meet at the home of Mrs. Ross Prysock, Thursday at. 7:30 p. m. Mrs. tarl Broome will be the leader. Mothers To Meet WESTERNPORT - A meeting of the Homeroom Mothers of the Hammond Street School Parent- Teacher Association will be held in the school auditorium tomorrow at 7:30 p. m. AUK YOU READY?—This scene of a snowy •landscape was taken at the beginning of a ten- inch fall over the Weekend near Norfolk, Conn., which blanketed most of the western portion of, that slate. Have you winterized your automobile yet? -i <AP Wlrepholn) Presbyterian Women To Hear Boots Review PIEDMONT — David Nuzum, Keyser, will give n book review at. a meeting of the Women of Presbyterian Church Wednesday. November 16, at 7:45 p. m. A program on "Stewadship" will be conducted by Mrs. Foster Daniels. A meeting of the executive board of the group will be held at 7:15 p. in. the same day. Circle Meeting Set PIEDMONT — Piedmont .Circle of Piedmont Presbyterian Church will meet at the home of Mrs. Eldrcd Green, 53 West Harrison Street, Wednesday nt 2:30 p. m. Patient In Hospital WESTKRNPORf-Mrs, Thomas J. Kclley. Spruce Street, is n patient in Potomac Valley Hospital. Keyser. FOR SALE BARGAIN PRICE Six-room House with Both, Gas Heat on Frost Avenue Beall Insurance Really Go. Frostburg PHONE 345 YOUR LAYING HENS will do their best on The Rocco Program Rocco Feeds cf W««» Virginia, Inc. MOOREFIELD, W. Va. Phone 85 or 181 eligible for a regional prize along with' a number of West Virginia county winners and will be pre sented 525 at a regional dinner r riday, December 9, at Morgan- own. Mr. Wildesen, 37, has spent -all us life on the farm and has operated it for the past 12 years. The Vildesens have two sons, John, 11, and tommy, five. Mr. Willesen's aged parents live with the amily. The family is active in commun- ty affairs. The father is a member of the Farm Bureau and John is a member of the Ryan's Glade 4-H Club. His father is assistant eader in the club. Mrs. Wildesen is active in the Oakland PTA, and an officer in the 3 ythian Sisters lodge. John placed first in the Garretl County 4-H field day with his grand champion Jersey heifer. He was also champion showman at the field day and was. third in a class of 17 in showmanship at the Cumberland fair. His Suffolk jam took irst place and his Suffolk ewes :ook first, second and third plac- ings at both events. His total prize earnings in 1955 amounted to $114. .He also was on :he 4-H livestock judging team at ;he 1955 state fair. His team placed llth out of 42 teams. • The Wildesens live well from :he products of their farm. They nave a 20 cubic foot food freezer :illed to capacity and their cellar s well stocked with canned goods and stored fruits, vegetables and meats. Over 750 quarts ol i r u i t s and vegetables were canned this year plus 150 quarts ,hat-were stored in the freezer. Approximately 1,750 pounds of :eef, lamb, pork and poultry meats were frozen during' the year :or home use. The Wildesen farm consists of 420 acres of permanent pasture, 100 acres in cropland and 60 acres :n woodland, a total of 580 acres. Wildesen is attempting to convert Eckhart Opening Fund Drive For -.; Street Lighting BCKHART - The annual drive .., for funds to support the Lower Eckhart Street Light Association .. will begin this week. Since no fund •--- raising affairs will be held due to the lack of a suitable building, the .,._ association will need larger dona- ^ tiohs from the people in their sec- .,,. tions. . -' The light association has been r ,, in operation for over 25 years and . ... has always operated with volun- ._. tary contributions or from com- ^ munity sponsored affairs. tg The following have been appoint- ' •* ed as collectors': Mesdames Alice '-. Filer, Mildred Porter, Katie Nel- •/,,. son, Angela Thomas, Clara Stark, •• *.Margaret Price, Elva Michaels; •Leona Filsinger, Helen Eckhart, ;:; Mary Shinholt. Ella McKenzie, £; Grace Quinn, Pauline DeMarino, ^_... Elsie Snyder, Grace Felker, Fannie Race, Charles Bruner and William Barry. ' Child Study Group To Meet Wednesday FROSTBURG — The Child Study Group of the Parent-Teacher Association of Hill Street School will meet Wednesday at 1:15 p. m. at the school. The meeting will feature a film, "Social Development," to be shown by John Manley, principal. A discussion period will follow. Refreshments will be served, by Mesdames Ralph Layman, H. H. Payne, Marjorie Evans, Gloria Lefford and Marilyn McKenzie. more of his pasture land into rotated crop land and is cleaning up, iming and fertilizing his better 3asture acres. His woodland is enced from grazing. Sheep raising is a major enterprise, with around 75 head of ewes. A dairy herd of 26 Jerseys, mostly purebred, and a.beef herd of 20• jrade Angus cows are likewise <ept on this farm. Both 'herds lave been developed since 1951. A 3rood sow and about 170 laying hens round out the livestock program. ; For Rent—unfurnished 4 rooms & bath apartment on East Main St. Hot water heat and private entrance. Phone 499-M between 5 and 3 p. m. Adv. N.-T. Nov. 7-8-9. ' Yes! We Did Say "CHRISTMAS" » The LAST day for payment' on this- year's Christmas Club is Friday, November the llth. If you're a Fidelity Saver you may cash your Christmas Club check on and after Monday, November 14th. AND START THEN FOR 1956, FIDELITY BANK "Th. Bank with thi Town Clock". RADIATORS ~ Removed Repaired Recored DON'S Radiator Shop 208 Mechanic St. Froifbur PHONE 759-R PALACE THEATRE Monday • Tuesday Jan* KutMll . Jiff Chundkf "FOX FIRE" LYRIC THEATRE t Monday * Tuesday "Th«y W«r« So Young" Special This Week! 1950 BUICK Super Riviera 2 Door $695 Green Chev. Co. Phone 200 Frostburf OPEN EVENINGS "HE NEVER LOSES AT GOLF OH,HOtfS& IOSES WHEN HE FINANCES A CAR H« needs to find out ibout my "B»nk Plan.'* It could savt him .$100 or more on the total cwt ol hit **r. That'» became my pUn oombinei lo«>coit in«irane« with low tank r»te financing tnd h'l tuy to ue, too — you juit felect th« car and I do the re«. C»U me if/on T0«- b«T that next carl H PaTfi Tt K STATE FARM JAMES F. DELANEY 51 Ormond St. PHONE 1142 FROSTBURG, MD. R, R. KUYKENDALL Broddock Road PArkvie* 4-1125 CUMBERLAND, MD. HEATS LIKE MAGIC even with the gas turned OFF Look at flits* •xclvsivt SIEtLER KATVttS! . A.MT DinntMl TnaM HOT . cm In* CnHrartM hr Mf IMH Tff* LAYMAN'S HARDWARE 37 E. Main St. Phone 540 Frofttburi, Md.

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