Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on November 9, 1955 · Page 13
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Local Comic* Cltutified Tht towfpaper For Tfo Horn* Member Associated Press WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1955 Second Section Two Held In The ft Probe Freed Here Legion Color I "• Guard Joins Concert Here To Add Military To National Anthem By Baltimore Symphony The color guard of Fort Cumberland Post 13, American Legion, will flank the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra when the 90 musicians play tlie Star Spangled'Banner at the opening of the concert Friday night at the Fort Hill auditorium, Massimo Freccia will conduct" his world famous orchestra in' the National Anthem as a tribute .'to war veterans of the Cumberland area on Veterans Day (formerly Armistice Day). _ . . / As a further recognition of. the day, the Baltimore orchestra will play 'the stirring and spine-tingling "Light Cavalry Overture" .by Franz Von Suppe. This ever-popular classic opens with ah imposing fanfare • for trumpets', anc horns as if to summon the-soldiers'.to combat. The cavalrymen.'mount their horses and charge; "into battle as the orchestra simulates the galloping of horses. : As martial strains die away there is a sombre lament on-the colors for those who have fallen in battle. The gallop-, ing theme reappears arid builds up to one of the most exciting climaxes in musical composition.! Major symphonic work on Friday night's program is Beethoven's 7th Symphony, one of the most difficult compositions and usually avoided except -by the greatest orchestras. : Anderson's "Irish Suite," "Legend of Kikimora" (Liadoff) and 'Finlandia" (Sibelins) are the othe# numbers on the formal 'program. A Strauss waltz is promised if the audience indicates it wants an encore.or two. : . . All balcony reserved seats are^ sold, but there 'are some unreserved balcony seats at $1.50. Student balcony seats are 75 cents, and student orchestra seats are $1. There are some good orchestra reserved seats at $2 and $2.50. The concert sponsored by the Times-News is for the benefit of the Cumberland Free Public Library. One Detained On Sivindlmg Count By U. S. in the $27,000 Lee Green burglary were freed today by county authorities, arid moments later one of them" was arrested oh a federal warrant on:a charge of participating in the alleged -env jezzlement of §423.771 from a Rochester,-N. Y., industrialist. Released by county authorities due to the sufficient, evidence' jn the Green. case ' w.ere rlarold i Paul"Odom : . 60, and James Walter Golden, 45. . .•-• >. They'were .arrested October. 12 by the FBI in Baltimore on a warrant obtained by State's Attorney PauTM. Fletcher.. . • • . • . Sheriff Gets Warrant Sheriff Edward R. Muir- for his arrested. : The warrant orders Odorn, alias William Ryan; taken to the nearest J...S.' commissioner on a charge of "causing : the; mailing of a letter to William'Ryan, Governor.'Clinton Hotel, New York, N. Y., in 'urtherance of a scheme to defraud Augustine Cunningham by means of false representation." Two men were arrested -last Thursday in New York and accused of swindling Cunningham. 77, of Rochester, N. Y.; of $423,771 in a sizarre plot stemming from the 1929 stock market crash. 'Monday, petitions for "immediate rial in the Green case were filed >y counsel for Odom and Golden— William C. Walsh, -Willian. Walsh, William L. Wilson, Edward J. Ryan and Thomas B. Finan. A court order was signed by Chief Judge George Henderson set- Ing the trial-of the two men for November 23. Statement By Fletcher State's Attorney Fletcher early :his afternoon issued the following statement in connection with the release of the two men: .' "James Golden and Paul Odom lave been .in the custody of Alle- jany County authorities in connec : tion with the. charge' of burglary of the home of A. Lee Green in -aVale in October of 1949. "Because of insufficient evidence, at this time, the sheriff of Allegany County has been notified ;o release both men." The federal charge, against Of flee Entry, Police Claim ' Two local youths who are. being held in City Jail awaiting a preliminary hearing on charges, of unauthorized use of a yehicle, this morning reportedly.signed.-a statement admitting to an 'attempted breaking and entering of the office of a South Centre Street".used car lot. -- '.'". '••,': Detective .Lt. James E. Van said the'pair, Harold L. Walters, 19, and Jerry E. Frantz,. 20, admitted driving to the vicinity of the used car establishment after/using tinfoil to start an automobile owned by John A. Collins, 413 Beall Street. The breaking and entering was discovered by Officer Charles E. Cubbage, Lt. Van said, and : after questioning people,in the area, one person said he had seen two youths answering the description of-Frantz and Walters' ; in that vicinity. The youths were questioned this morning by Lt. Van and Detective Thomas J. See and-they reportedly admitted to the breaking and entering attempt. Lt. Van said they tried to enter the used car lot office in order to obtain a key for the Collins auto. .Frantz acted as a "lookout," while'Walters used a rock to break a window in the door of the office. . ' .'.-,'-.• Frantz and Walters will be given a preliminary hearing tomorrow at 10 a;m. in Trial Magistrates Court on the unauthorized use charge, Lt. Van stated. The youths were arrested yesterday morning by Detective Donald H. Smith and Officer George Furstenberg after the latter had been informed of an automobile accident on Oldtown;. Road. The information, passed on. by garbage men. included a description of two youths . seen . running from the scene. • '•.';.',; •'•. . The two were ".'arrested at the Frantz home and following ques- tionm? by Lt. Van,! the pair were reported to hav6;!;signed a statement admitting i to .'having taken the Colline car. * . SEVAN — Mr., and Mrs, Edward, Frostburg, a daughter Monday at Miners Hospital there. •OWN — Mr-: and Mrs. Paul, Springfield, twin "daughters today at Sacred Heart Hospital.. ! LErLEY — Mr. and Mrs. Paul V., 47 Thomas Street, a son today at Memorial. PRESTON — Mr. and Mrs. John. RD 2, Frostburg. a son yesterday " at Miners. . Elected Secretary Mrs. J. L«6n Haines, this city, has oeert elected recording secretary of the Woman's General L*»pus of Gettysburg (Pa.) College. Savings Fund For Holiday Makes Gain Four Banks Sending Out Checks; Another Will Start Club Cumberland banks will pay out $604.024 to members of Christmas •Two men held here as suspects Savings Clubs this month. The four.banks with clubs gave that; estimate today. .'It .represents a gain'.of $31,786.75 over last year's figure of $572,237:25. Checks or payments made to 6.990. members- of this year's clubs..''In 1954 there were 7,101- members.. Two years ag<j (1953), Iqcan banks paid :6ut $597,156 to -;7,282 members'. . • . '-.;';• ;."'Will StartiSoon Liberty Trust Company said checks will be mailed out November 21: Cumberland Savings Bank November 15; First National Bank this - Friday; and stamp checks used at Commercial Savings Bank •A federal warrant was filed;are; : now being honored." ' against ^)dom this morning with Liberty "Trust's figures include Odom,. according to the Post Office $7,253,256. those of the. bank here and the branch'- at ; Loriaconing. It said 2,786 members will receive an estimated '$266,500. This compares with'2,921 accounts last year valued at $252,847.25, 'Cumberland Savings Bank, hot- ing .a decrease in club members because of the railroad furlough earlier this year, said it will pay $68,024 to 801 members. Last year the bank had 926 members and paid out $72,390. First National .Bank has 1,983 members who will receive"$152,500. Last year there .was 1,754 members who received $132,000. Commercial Savings lists 1.420 members-with a total of $117,000. Last year there were 1,500 members with $115,000. Second- National Bank will join other .banks next year. It is starting the Christmas Saving Club for the first time. National Record Nationally, the largest Christmas check ever will be sent to the largest number of club savers when 6,600 financial institutions distribute $1,130,000,000 to 12,000,000 persons. . .' : • .' • This marks' the fourth consecutive year, savings in- the Christmas Clubs had passed the billion mark, Edward F. Dorset, president of Christmas Club, a corporation, announced. The increase over 1954 is'5 million or 4.6 per cent. , Maryland's share is listed as $22,994,609 and West Virginia Department,, sterns .from the al ; .eged embezzlement of the aging industrialist. :• • ."'.' The two men arrested .by federal authorities' last' Thursday, Patrick H. Lennon, 50-year-old .ex-convict, arid Leo F. Hampton, 74, both of Mew York, were the core of a scheme involving eight or nine persons, .including a woman, pos:al authorities informed the Associated Press. Sought Patent Rights . The Postoffice Department said lunningham paid the money to recover non-existent patent rights of a fictitious scientist after being told he was a beneficiary of the scientist's will. Authorities described Lennon as 'one' of the slickest confidence men picked up in a long, long me." Post Office Department officials told this-story: . •Cunningham, wfio had lost $100,000 in the now defunct .Intercity Radio and Telegraph Company, n the 1929 1 stock market .crash, was approached': about, four years ago by one of the group and told ie was named as one of several .the will of a "Dr. Randdlph Parker." "The bequests" consisted of rights and benefits supposedly arising out of various electronic jatents taken out by Parker. Cun- lingham was. told that the patents iad' a recovery value of about 60 rrillior dollars.but that in order to get the money, it necessary to buy tip releases from the stockholders of the.-. defunct company. "'•-..• . (Continued on Page 14) Dorset pointed out not all the Christmas savings will go into retail trade. Some will go back into savings but all will boast the nation's economy. Parent Events Slated Today Parents' night programs will be held tonight at Allegany and Fort Hill high, schools as an observance of National Education Week. . From 7 p. m. to 8 p. m. parents will visit teachers in their home rooms at Allegany: 'At 8 p. m. in the auditorium there will be a movie, -numbers by the school orchestra and Senior Girls Choral Club, and a panel discussion. At Fort Hill the parents will visit teachers from 7 to .8:15 p. m. During that time over the public address system, there will be talks by-f acuity ..members and officials of the Allegany County Board of Education. A panel ; discussion and musical program will be presented in the auditorium at 8:15-p. m. Hurt i In Home Fall Mrs. Marion D. Sloan, 74, wife of former Judge D. Lindley Sloan, The Dingle, was admitted yesterday to Memorial Hospital with a fractured right leg suffered in a fall at her home. Attaches this morning " reported her "resting comfortably." TRUCK RAMS CHURCH — The tractor rig operated by Carl Whitmer, 22, of Lazy Springs! Va., crashed into Springfield Presby-. terian Church last night when the brakes on the vehicle failed to operate as it was negotiating a curve. The rig, loaded with between 12 and 13 tons of live turkeys, was enroute. to. Cumberland from Harrisonburg, Va. .Whitmer. was admitted to Memorial Hospital for X-rays and observation of possible chest arid back injuries. Attaches today reported htm in ; "considerable;pain.V 'Damage to the tractor-trailer was"estimated at between $15,000 and $20,000 by West Virginia' State Police. •'•..*'.':.::•••'• Tl • • £T7 • 9 Driver r air After Vehicle Hits Church Cause Of Accident Attributed To Brake Failure By Operator The operator of a tractor-trailer which ran off West Virginia Route 28 last, night and crashed into Spriitgfield Presbyterian Church attributed the .accident to brake failure this morning. The driver, Carl Whitmer, 22, ofi Lazy Springs, Va., was.admitted ,o Memorial Hospital for X-rays and observation of possible chest and back injuries. Attaches reported his condition as "fair" and said he was in "considerable pain." -Whitmer. told, attaches;: he : "Ayas en route to Cumberland from Harrisonburg 'with a load of between 32 and 13 tons of live turkeys. Due to pain he was suffering, Whitmer could not.xecall his exact destination. West Virginia State Police, at Romney said Whitmer's truck [ailed to maneuver a sharp curve on West Virginia Route' 28 and smashed into the church.. . ' The damage to the rig, owned by Good's Transfer of Harrison- rg. Va.. was extensive, inves- :igating officers terming it "almost demolished" and set the loss at between ?15,000 and $20,000:' Turkeys and crates were strewn over a wide area and the Romney Volunteer Fire Company was called as a precautionary measure since gasoline from the vehicle covered a large area at the crash site. ' West Virginia State Police investigating are Sgt. R. E. Schnell and Trooper G. C. Phillips. Motorist Fined On Reckless Count George Oliver Aldridge, 30, %f Bedford Road, was fined $25 and ordered to pay court costs at a hearing this morning before Trial Magistrate Donald W. Mason on a reckless driving charge. The charge resulted from an accident on the evening of November 1 when Aldridge drove his automobile into the rear of another vehicle on Bedford Street. Two other, charges resulting from the accident were dismissed Magistrate Mason. Job Classification Report Defines CityEriiploye Work (Thi» is the second article on job classification for city employes us compiled by. a committee of three local induatrialpcrsonnel officials in conjunction with the Civil Service Commission.) Obituary A job classification report submitted to the city by, the Civil Service Commission clearly defines work performed at various levels, These include: Laborer— Under direct super- 1 vision, performs a wide variety of simple .tasks with emphasis upon muscular rather than mental effort. Usually works with one 'or more others, doing similar tasks. and receives close at tention from a supervisor who gives' instructions as to what to do, when to do it ALTHOUSE — Alfred K.. 59, Philadelphia. •"•'. DOMDERA — Mrs. Mary K., 68, Barberton, Ohio, native of Frostburg. DUNLAP — Charles C., 85, Somerset. FRIEND—Henry W., 83. of Bowman's Addition. HERRING — Mrs. Edgar C., 34 Browning Street. and how to do it. Does work usually of a preparatory nature such as digging,' hauling materials, heavy lifting, etc., to Denios Break GOP Hold In Somerset Democrat Elected Coroner In Bedford Election Yesterday Bedford County went almost according to form in yesterday's off- year election but in 'Somerset ;ounty the Democratic • Parry jroke the stranglehold of the Republicans on county offices for the Irst time, since 1854.' ... One Democrat .was elected ;in Bedford. He is Dr, J. H; Kniselcy who defeated Dr. Victor Maffucci. ican. for is 1 HELTZEL—Mrs. Victoria E., 90, i facilitate the .efforts of more Wardensville. . . • • ' JARVIE — James S., 73; of near Somerset.' ' - "• . • MEHR—Mrs. Arch, 57, Akron, native of Mt. Savage. REAAIS—Mrs. Oliver B., 57, Swallow Falls. SINE — Ned H.. 56, Wardensville. VARCHETTO — Louis T., 41, Elkins. WHITACRE — Rev. Alpheus J., 86, Grantsville. Henry W. Friend Henry Walter Friend, 83. died this morning at the home of a son, Albert Friend, Bowman's Addition. Born at Swanton, a son of the late John B. and Harriett (Comp) Friend, he was a retired employe of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company. Surviving, besides the son with whom he resided, are four other sons, Clarence Friend, Keyser: Kenneth Friend, Mt. Storm, and Denzel and Eugene Friend, both of this city: two daughters. Mrs. Elva Johnson. McCoole. and Mrs. Hazel Leslie, city; three brothers, Gilbert Friend, city; Robert Friend, Swanton, and John B. Friend, Mt. Lake Park, and three sisters, Mrs. Clyde Landis, Keyser: .Mrs. Wil : liam Warnick, Swanton, and Mrs. J. B. Saville, Romney. The body is at-the Stein Funeral Home. Rev. Alpheus J. Whitacre Rev. Alpheus Jerome Whitacre. 86, died yesterday at the home of a • son. Rev. Jesse Whitacre, Grantsville. Born at Okonoko, W. Va.. he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John W. Whitacre. A member of (Continued on Page 20) skilled and skilled workers, hold- ng : . materials in place,, fetching tools and generally performing the unskilled, heavy tasks requiring minimum mental exertion. Is not expected to show initiative, exercise mental judgment .or assume responsibility. Uses rough tools such as shovels, picks, crowbars, lacks, ropes and similar articles designed for crude work. .Semi-Skilled—Under general supervision, performs general work of trade, including installation of new equipment such as pipes, lines and meters. Performs general cement and blacktop jobs such as refinishing work or entirely new work. Operates machines, such as compressors, sweepers, a u t o s, sower machines, etc. Frequently works with a group, but may work alone under instructions. Skilled—May work alone or under supervision. Performs the most difficult tasks of a given trade. Is usually qualified by serv- ng a four-year apprenticeship and las demonstrated ability to handle all phases of his trade. Uses all :ools of his trade proficiently. Can follow written instructions, work rani blue prints and diagrams and performs layout work. STATE WELFARE OFFICIALS HERE .'•'•*•'Jttdg* Thorn** J. S. Waxter, director of the Maryland State Department of Public Welfare (sealed .right) and other officials of the Department were here yesterday for conferences with Sen. Chartes M. See' and Allegany County;Delegates, County Commissioners *nd members of the local Welfare flo*rd. In the picture (seated) are Mrs. . Eleanor Wcstcrfcld, executive director for the Allegany County Welfare Board; wniiamR. Carscaden. chairman: Miss Virginia Richardson, state field supervisor; Judge Waxter, Standing'»r« Abraham Scop, chief of the State Division.of Consultant and Preventive Services,, an^:-Maurice Hunt, chief of the State Child Welfare Bureau, The state program for next year and trends in Welfare assistance In Maryland and other slates were outlined by the Stale Director, and Allegany County matters were discussed. Janllor—Under immediate super vision, keeps area assigned to him clean and in an orderly condition. Sweeps,'scrubs, mops, waxes and polishes floors. Dusts office furni :ure. opens and closes windows, empties waste baskets and washes windows. Cleans light globes and Venetian blinds, moves office fur niture and washes walls and glass partitions. Cleans and cares for :oDet and rest rooms. Makes minor repairs to windows or occasionally .0 doors such as replacing screws, catches and latches. Watchman—Definition: This is Woman, 84, Burned To Death Here Miss Marion Laley Victim Of Fire At < Humbird Street Home An 84-year-old South End woman was found burned to death this morning at her home. 12 Humbird Street. , Mystery surrounds the death. Police authorities who investigate^ said that evidence of burns about iher shoulder and face were found t ,'yel. the home did not catch fire;' land there were no trace of fumes. Victim of the tragedy was Miss Marion Laley, 34. who resides in the five-room dwelling by herself; Died Yesterday ' Dr. H. V. Deming, deputy county medical examiner, said that Miss Laley died of shock and third and fourth degree burns over approximately four-fifths of her body. ,> Dr.' Deming said the time of death was approximately 5 p. m. yesterday. She was" discovered on the floor of her kitchen today at 3 a. m. by Mrs. Frank Long and Mrs. Herman Athey, who reside next to the victim's home.. -Dr. Deming gave this version ol the accident: Miss Laley, who used a hot plate to cook her food, start-: ed to prepared her evening meat when her clothing caught fire. She- turned the hot plate off. started for a widow, and then went to a corner where two buckets of water were located. She apparently attempted to tear off her clothing; as a pile of charred clothes were' found next to her body. During her straggle to put out the blaze, she fell to the floor and died of shock and burns, Dr. Deming said. ' ' Kept Watch Mrs. Athey said that she looked in on 'Miss Laley from time to time, and yesterday heard moans from the home. After noticing no activity in the home yesterday evening and this morning, Mrs. Athey and Mrs. Long went over to investigate and found the aged woman on the floor of her kitchen in the rear of the building. Police authorities were summoned, and had to break the front door to gain entrance to the home. Miss Laley was a native of Town Bedford Results In other Bedford County results 1 Funeral Home, the following Avere named: j Common Pleas Judges-Richard i C. Snyder. unopposed. i County Commissioner (two fromi majority party and minority)—Elmer 1 W. James and Ellen (Athey) Laley. The body is at the Scarpelli one from! Foor Sr. (R). 1.926: F. Jay Teeter (Ri. 1,842: C. Alir Winter (D), 1,545; and W. Wilson Mnrtz (D>. 1.354. Sheriff—J. Wayne Manspeaker (R), 2,014; Floyd W. Smith (D), 1,466. County Stitcher To Get Optimist Award Todav Treasurer—Clarence Dietz (R), 1,927; C. C. Adams (Di, 1.516. The local Optimist Club will hold its second event of the week in ob- E. servance of "Optimist Week" to- routine work u, safeguarding pubic buildings and property against damage or loss.) Work involves patroling the assigned property and observing for prowlers, fires, equipment failures and 'other ir regularities..- Employe works independently in.- accordance .with 'es- tablishmed procedures and some discretion is involved in'-, dealing with emergencies. Employ* may be given legal authority to make arrests in the event' such action necessary. Examples of work performed (any one position may not include all duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all tasks which may be found in positions of this class): Make regular rounds to watch for prowlers, fires equipment failures and other irregularities, punches a watch box station at established time intervals; closes and locks doors which have been left open. Turns lights on and off as necessary and replaces fuses or burned out bulbs: reports such emergency conditions as fires and water leaks. Directs traffic at the entrance of property being patrolled and on the parking Jo'- Keeps unauthorized per> son* from entering prohibited areas Performs related work as required. Required knowledge*, ikills end (Continued from Page 13) Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts—Howard 1,999; Elmer C. Claycomb tD), 1,465. District .Attorney—E. C. Van Horn Jr.. unopposed. County Auditor (two from majority party and one from minority)—George F. Rinard !R>, 1.503; Mrs. E. Belle Hershberger (R). 1.425; Darwin P. Eichcr (D), 950; Mrs. Fred Snyder (D!, 99. Somerset Result* Only a heavy Republican vote in mr areas, including Somerset. Berlin and Stony Creek, prevented the Democrats from scoring an even greater inroad into county offices. Democrats outpolled majority party members in two contests . although GOP maintained control. Democrats were returned victorious in the race for sheriff and register of wills, unofficial returns from 66 of 67 precincts show. Democrat Norman F, Walter'de- feated incumbent Sheriff Karl L'. Hare (R) by 13,938 to 12.240. Democrat Paul L. O'Connor won in the contest for register of wills over Elmer J. Shipley. The vote was 13,183 to 12.881. Other results: Clerk of Courts — Melvin M. Wilson (R). 13.440; Robert C. Kurtz (D), 12.512. District Attorney — Frank A. Orban Jr. (R-incumbent>. 13.392: Robert W. Critchfield (D>. 12,785. County Commissioner Uwo majority and one minority) — Warren K. Hay <D), 13.925: George E. day at 6 p.m. at the Central YMCA. This evening the club will honor Officer J. H. "Ditty" Stitcher of the City Police Department as the "Most Optimistic Person in Cumberland." Stitcher will be presented an engraved plaque as winner of the fifth annual award by Kenneth Inskeep, committee chairman. Morris Baron, judge of the Allegany County Juvenile Court, will be principal speaker. Friday the club will participate^ in the city's Veterans Day parade, and Saturday at noon members of the club will give away carnations to 100 "optimistic looking" women at the corner of Baltimore and Centre streets. Book matches containing the Optimist Creed will b« given away to men at the same time. Lee Marple. chairman, said that 50 passes to the Maryland and Strand theatres will be given to members of the club's Boys Club and members of the boy patrolmen of local schools, as another activity of Optimist Week. Donald W. Mason, chairman of the Optimist Week committee, was assisted by Kenneth Shaffer, Robert Collins. Lee Marple, Woody (Continued from Page 13) Gurley. Albert Staggers. Fred Driscoll. George Fey, Wally Wilson. Harold Brooks and Wait Weires, The "Optimistic Person" committee was composed of Kenneth Inskeepv Robert Collins. Rev. Carl Johnson, Walt Weires. George Furstenburg, Quinter Fike and Byron Kight. Orchestra Concert WHEN: Friday, November 11. •' ' '. TIME: 8:30 P. M. WHERE: Fort Hill Auditorium. WHY: Sponsored by Times-News for benefit of Cumberland Free Public Library. PRICE: Adults—42.50 and $2 for reserved orchestra seats; $1.50 for unreserved balcony seats ($1.50 reserved balcony seats'are sold out). Students—11 for reserved orchestra; 75 cent* for unreserved balcony. • •' - '•' • .'"•' ••'':• ' ; ' •/;' .....'" ' . ... SEATS: Good selection still on hand of reserved seats in orchestra. Balcony seats going fast. TICKETS AVAILABLE: The Music Shop,..B«IU-; more Street, and Syckes Music Store, North Centre Street, until 5 p. m. Friday. Starting at 7 p. m. Friday, any Rickets remaining will b« on s»l« at Fort ;t Hill box office. r

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