Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on November 10, 1955 · Page 17
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Thursday, November 10, 1955
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FOURTEEN EVENING , TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1955 Dial PA-2-4600 for a WANT AD Tike? Hearing Held On Rail Wreck Killing Pair ' Every Effort Made •"• To Stop Train Before It Struck Scooter !.!«^ I , fc " v :T " : : " *°" 1 NewCelanese Products Said Progressing' of* titww ; W9RM&S ' 'FREDERICK f/B—At a hearing into a freight train-maintenance: car collision in which two died,' State Police said the Baltimore' and Ohio train crew reported they were only two car lengths away when they first saw the little motor scooter. A 12'6-car coal train smashed into the scooter last Friday near Ijamsville. One man aboard the scooter was killed and three others hurt. A fireman was killed when he leaped from the locomotive. About 22 cars were derailed. A hearing was held yesterday at Baltimore in the office of the trainmaster of the B & O's Baltimore Division. Attending were persons involved in the accident, two representatives of the Interstate Commerce Commission and two State Police officers. . Among those who testified were William H. Harnsberger, of Balti more, engineer of the freight, and Lau'ro S. Deciello, bead brakeman, who was treated for injuries after the accident. State Police. Capt. Charles .W.j Magaha- said, the trainmen testified they were about two car lengths from;, the. scooter when, the' "first saw ; it. .They said the train' was going 25-28 m.p.h. and'that every effort was made to stop after the motor car was spotted, Magaha reported.' .-'.••*.-.' Arch Burke, of Mt. Airy, flag- TURNPIKE PICKETED—Members of the Highway Maintenance Employes Union (AFL), are shown carrying picket signs on the approach to the toll station of the.New Jersey Turnpike at New Brunswick as they went out on strike yesterday. Despite picketing, it was reported that traffic was almost normal. Failure of employes of the union to get. a raise was the cause of the strike. - : (AP Wirephoto) Man Facing man on the scooter, said he looked up and saw the train almost on top of. the car, Magaha said. He reported he jumped, Magaha said. A report of the accident is to be made to the ICC. Capt. Magaha said'after State Police complete their investigation they will make a recommendation to State's Atty. Samuel Barrick as to whether any criminal action should be taken.. ' Killed in the. crash were Jack R. Fawley of: Rocky Springs, the scooter ;operator, and Car. 'F. Stools 'of .Baltimore, diesel unit fireman. Still hospitalized is Dur- wark K. Simes, of Araby, a scooter crewman. '..'..'.',Garment Firm Approves New Work Contract MARTINSBUR8, W. Va. IW-An . elaborate new work contract, including minimum pay of $1.05 an hour and a union, shop, has been signed by the Perfection Garment Co.. and .the: International .Ladies Garment 'Worlcers Union 'after **. eight months of .negotiations. "' It covers about!600 workers-in plants here and at Charles Town, W. Va. John R. Poland, president of the company,, declared: "Because of the turmoil of the past year, we have agreed to the granting of a union shop on a trial basis to ascertain if the company can continue its manufacturing operations here." Under a union shop, most workers are required to maintain their membership in the union. The new $1.05 minimum com pares with the present 80 cent min- inum for hourly paid workers. Piece workers also are guaran teed.$1.05 an hour, with.the piece work rate being set so average workers can earn $1.18 ari hour. The new contract, effective March 1, also provides one paid holiday in 1956, two in 1957 and three in 1958. Vacation pay is pro vided for all workers employed at least two quarters a year and is set at 2 per cent of gross earnings. The work week will be reduced to 37',4 hours on July 1, 1957, with a 'pay increase of 6 per cent at that time for all employes. rges Of Murder PHILIPPI. W: Va. UP) •— William Henry England,. 34, "of San ivill go on trial in circuit .'court iere Nov.-: 28 ;on murder' charges esulting from the shotgun death )f his wife and -16rmonths-old: son; Meanwhile, Miss,Delia Mae : Bear /ers, 19, ofiKassoh was scheduled or another appearance today be- ore Judge.W. Merle Watkins. She s charged with the slaying of her 3-year-old brother, Louis Beavers. Setting of the trial date for Eng- and came yesterday after Judge iVatkins denied defense motions for mental examination for England and for a continuance until the next term of court. . England pleaded linnocent to the murder, charges resulting from the ihotgun slaying of his wife and son at the;family's rural home Oct. 7. England has told authorities he vas "playing" with a 12-gauge shotgun he did not know was loaded when it suddenly discharged. New Guard Unit Being Organized The Perfection Garment Company also operates a Keyser (W. Va.) plant which employes about 100 workers. However, it is understood that the Mineral County firm does not come under the company's new work contract. Former State Race Head Dies BALTIMORE wi — James Allen Latane, master of chancery for the equity courts of Baltimore and former chairman of the Maryland Ttacing Commission, died suddenly here yesterday. He was 75. Latane served as racing chairman from 1921 to 1931, resigning to accept the court post he held until his death. Born in King and Queen County, Va., in 1880, Latane lived in Balti "more all but the first few months of his life. He received his law degree from the University of Maryland and was admitted to the bar in 1901. He served as assistant State's attorney for Baltimore. from 1903 to 1911 and assistant U.S. attorney for the Maryland district from 1915 to 1920. . West Virginia Phone Talks Arc Resumed CHARLESTON, W. Va. MV-Talks between company and union offi rials'early today failed to produce a new contract for 4,057 West Vir ginia workers of the Chesnpea'ki and Potomac Telephone Co. Because of the hour of the reccs? a morning session between the nc gotialiors was by-passed, today btil. anollier meeting in the prcs ence oT Federal Mediator Joseph C,'Wright was «et kt J.p.hi. BALTIMORE UP)—A new National Guard unit is being established )y MarylancJ to man four conven- jonal anti-aircraft gun sites set up :o defend ; Baltimore.'-...-. The hew unit is called the 683d Anti-Aircraft •'• Artillery '.'Battalion. Army units are concentrating on Nike guided' missile batteries ring- ng the city, leaving the conven- ional weapons to the National iuard. . When the new unit is ready, it will get four 9Q mm guns at each of four sites in an arc east of the :ity. The latest : radar and com munication equipment will go along with the guns. One officer and 15 enlisted men will man each of the gun sites on a full time basis. The unit has an assigned strength of 540 men. Those not at gun posts will meet on designated drill nights. Self-Insured Plan Protested BALTIMORE Ml — Six insurance men were to appear 'before the Board of Estimates today to pro- .est the city's plan to drop commercial fire insurance and become self-insured. The men identified themselves as members of two committees named in recent years to look in;o the city's insurance program. They charged yesterday the city would be taking an unjustified risk iy adopting such a plan. Their letter of protest to the board was signed by former Mayoi Howard W. Jackson, Presley D Bowen, Guy T. Warficld, E. Stuart Windsor, Carl F. Gail and Frank A. Doyle. The self-insured plan was pro posed by Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro and adopted by the Board of Estimates earlier-this week. (Continued from Page. 13):.. . ber of Maysyille United Brethren hurch. . '.' ... ' Surviving ai;e his widow, Mrs. Mary E. (Groves) Rexroad;'three, sons, Edward A. and Eston B. Rexroad, both .of r Mays ville, and John H. Rexroad, Baltimore; five daughters, Mrs. Marvin Sherman, Mobre'field; Mrs. Guy' Hedrick, Maysville; Mrs. Dwight Kuhn, Mt. Storm; Mrs. Leeanna Riggleman, Baltimore, and Mrs. Claude Bent^ Denison, Texas; two brothers, Slmer and Frank Rexroad, both of Vlaysville, and a sister, Mrs. Edna May, Washington. : .The'body is at the'Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. Stanley F. Beck Stanley F. Becfcr 65,. former resident of the Bedford-Valley area, died yesterday at the' home of a sister, Mrs. R. B. Anderson, in Confluence, P.a. A native of Bedford County, Pa., he was a son of. the' late Daniel H. and Emma E. (Maiik) Beck. A veteran of World War I, Mr. Beck was a retired carpenter and held membership in Tonkaway Tribe 120, Improved Order of Red Men. - Surviving, besides Mrs. Anderson, are three other sisters, Mrs. John P. Miller, RD 2; Mrs. Ethel Loy, Canton, Ohio, and Mrs. Charles Michael, Akron, and a brother, Daniel C. Beck, Kendles, Pa. - • -'-.-. ' : . '."•-.••.•'" :,- To Attend Clinic Dr. Milton S. Granet, LaVale, will attend a postgraduate clinic on psychosomatic therapy tomorrow in Washington. Obituary The.body is at the George Funeral Home where -services will be conducted- Saturday .at 2 p. m. by Rev. Jacob H. Snyder, pastor of Kingsley Methodist Church. Interment will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Baltimore Pike. Noah W. Eye' ELKINS—Noah Washington Eye, 85, died November 5 in a hospital here. A retired farmer, he was born at Franklin, a son of the late Levi and Sarah (Barklcy) Eye, and had resided 55 years in Randolph County. Survivors ' include a brother, Frank Eye, Parsons. Services were conducted Monday at the Runner Funeral Home here and interment was in Fraternity Cemetery, Belington. Mrs. Mary J. Hill THOMAS—Mrs. Mary Jane Hill, 76, of Coketon, died Tuesday- at the Nella Rest Home here. She was a daughter of the late Andrew's, and Harriett (Rubottom) Redman, Survivors-include a son. Heven Hill, at home, and a sister, Mrs. Daisy Payne, Thomas. Services were conducted this afternoon at the Duncan Funeral Home here by Rev. Andrew B- Mann and interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Arch Lchr . MT. SAVAGE — Mrs. Sarah Lehr, 57, wife of Arch Lelir. Akron dier Tuesday in Citizens Hospital Barberton, Ohio, after undergoing major surgery. A native of Mt. Savage, she was a .daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Henaghan. Survivors, besides her husband, include a sister, Mrs. Mary Yantz, Mt. Savage, and a brother, John Henaghan, Cumberland. A requiem mass will be celebrated tomorrow at 9 a. m./at St. Francis deSales Catholic Church, Akron, and interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery there. v Laley-Services 'Services for MissjMarion :Laley, 84, who was found burned to death yesterday at her home, 12 Hum- )ird Street, will be conducted Saturday at 10 a. m. at the Scarpelli funeral Home.. Rev. Kenneth W. 1-rove, pastor of Emmanuel Methodist Church, will-officiate and in- ;erment will be in Rose Hill' Cemetery. . - ' Dr. H..V. Deming, deputy county medical examiner, ruled Miss Laley's death was accidental. Herring Funeral Services for Mrs. Lavania Herring, 61, wife; of Edgar C. Herring, 34' Browning Street; who died Tuesday at her home, will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Grace Methodist Church. Rev. Adam E. .Grim, pastor, will officiate and interment will be in St. George's Episcopal: Cemetery, M 1 .. Savage. Pallbearers .will be Robert Engelbach, Ronald and Paul Herring, Howard Carpenter, Earl Stemple and Robert Wills. The body is at the Scarpelli Funeral Home. Walter W. Meader ELKINS—Walter W. Meader, 85 died November 5 at his home here Born at Clearfield, a son of the late Franklin F. and Mary (Carnes) Meader, he had resided riere since 1907. Mr. Meader was a retired carpenter. Survivors- include a brother Jesse. Meader, Hambleton. Services were conducted Tuesday at the Runner ^Funeral- Home Rev. Robert S. Lowndes anc interment ' was in Maplewobc Cemetery. Delegate Says Police, Liquor Board Use Gestapo Tactics BALTIMORE «T - Samuel A. ; Culotta today came to the defense of employes in Baltimore night spots, saying the police and the Liquor Board arc subjecting them to Gestapo tactics. The' board came out yesterday with.a new code of conduct'aimed particularly at the gnmey . strip lease joints concentrated along a strip of East Baltimore . street known as "The Block." One requirement is that employ- es of night clubs and taverns offering entertainment must be photographed; • fingerprinted, nnd registered by the Police Department. "I feel the registration and fingerprinting of night club and tavern employes is unwarranted," declared Culotta, who represents Baltimore Third-District in the House of Delegates, "Not only is this regulation unconstitutional, un-American anc smacking of Gestapo tactics, but it could lead to worse evils in the future. , "I feel there are enough criminal laws on the. books, as well as Liquor Board regulations, lo assure effective policing of the en tertalnmcnt industry .without going lo the extreme .of fingerprinting nnd registering innocent people as H they were criminals." The regulation 1 requires , night club employes lo wenr badges Culotla said a former convict oul on parole isn't required to wear n badge. The new regulation also raiscc the interesting question to where a ; strip teaser is going lo wear her bad#c. Facilities Al Amcelle Used In Development; Income, Sales Rise Harold Blancke, president of the elanese Corporation of America, oted that the marketing of the ompany's new product; Arnel, is regressing favorably in his quar- erly report to the stockholders of ic firm. He also announced that commer- ial production oi a new cellulose ropionate. plastic material is be- ng marketed under 'the name 'orticeli' 1 The facilities at the Amcelle lant of the corporation are used producing both of the new pro- ucts, although the finished ma- rials are completed at other lants. .. " • . , Earnings Increase ••Blancke said ,the net income of ic Celanese Corporation for the rst nine months of 1955, after .-11 harges and taxes, amounted JLo 8,695,015, equivalent to 88 cents common share after preferred lock dividends; This compared •ith net income of $3,940,456 in the irst nine months of 1954 which, fter provision for preferred stock ividends, resulted in earnings of cents per share of common stock. Net income for the three T months eriod ending September 30, after harges and taxes^ amounted to 1,473,218, equal to 5 cents a share n the common stock after pre- erred stock provisions. For the first nine months of 1955, let sales amounted to 5132,353,391, :ompared with $105,361,648, in the ame period of 1954. Net sales for he September quarter of this year otalled $39,110,129. New Fiber Produced Blancke also reported that there ad been unauthorized work stop iages at the Celco and Celriver lants. Facilities for the company's lew industrial 'fiber, Fortisan-36, lave been brought into production and the fiber will soon be on the market, Blancke stated. Celanese, he said, also has made irrangements to enter the new and lighly promising field of low pres- ;ure polyethylene plastics which ill further serve to diversify the company's line o£ products. Good progress was reported on construction of the new Celanese chemical plant at Point Pleasant, V. Va. - PTA Program Set Tonight The Parent-Teacher Association of Flintstone School will observe National Education Week with a program today at 8 p. m. at the school. An open house will be held prior to the program, with the teachers in the various classrooms for visitations, according to Mar shall Wilson, president. The program will include selection by the school orchestra under the direction of Miss Alene Billings. Anna Rinker, high schoo student, will present the history 01 Education Week, while a panel 01 other high school students, Naom Heavener. Judy Slider, Frank Teeter, Charlotte-Hout, Jean Slot tlemyer. Shirley Twigg and Joyce Dolly, will speak on various phases of the national observance. The primary grades will presenl a phantasy, "The Sleeping Prin cess," and the intermediate grades a folk dance, "Skip To My Lou.' A play, "A Modern School," wil be presented by junior high stu dents under the direction o: Harold Bean. Members of the faculty commit tee in charge of the program in elude William Brake. Raymond Chancy.; Orville Jackson, Miss Elinor Doerr and Mrs. Mary Robinette. Move Started (Continued from Page 13) a city responsibility. Cost to Mary land and West.Virginia would b about $280,000 each. . Senator See said -work is not ex pected in 1956 but is likely early in 1957. ;''.:.-.'• : . Each of the South Cumberland businessmen pointed out. reason why the replacement of the span is urgent for the future of the Cym bcrland area,' . ' -^ It was built .47 years ago for horse-drawn vehicles and . pedes trians and has a floor width o only 15 feet—one foot short of the legal limit. Section Washed Out • The 1936 flood removed one sec lion of the bridge, they report cd, and the temporary span which replaced the swept-away section has deteriorated, »Firms in South Cumberland, they added, 1 are forced to route heavy trucks through the center of th> citjf- to use the Cumberland-Ridge Icy Bridge since the old sp'an ha: a 20,000-poimd .weight limit; Backing'thc project is Senalo Ralph j, Bean, Moorefield, has informed Sen, Sec he has ask cd the West Virginia SKC to de signntc the priority of the bridg' In that stale's road program. Baltimore Group Seeks Increase BALTIMORE WI — The Board if Estimates was asked by hourly- paid municipal workers last nighl or a 40-hour work week and a 10 )er cent pay raise. Union spokesmen made the request at a meeting attended by about 200" persons, most of them city employes affiliated with the American Federation of State, City and Municipal Employes AFL). ' The union, with membership rep- r^senting about 10 per cent of the lour-paid workers, also asked for other benefits.-Per diem workers, unlike most other city employes, •vork a 6-day week. RECEPTION AT RUSSIAN EMBASSY-Soviet Ambassador and Mrs. Georgi Zaroubin (right) greet Israeli Ambassador and Mrs. Abba Eban at the Russian Embassy reception in Washington celebrating tlie '38th anniversary ;pt the Bolshevik Revolution. . An embassy spokesman said all U. S. Cabinet members were among the 1,000 invited guests, but they declined to a man. (NBA Telephoto) Cubs Receive Various Awards The LaVale Cub Pack 10 willlMcCrea, James Smith, Joseph meet tomorrow at 7:30 p. m. in'La-j Vale School, according to Robert! J. Sutton, cubmaster. Cubs in the pack recently receiving awards were: Bobcat Badge, David O'Brien, Robert A. Sutton, Douglas Jones, Edward Dorsey,' Steven Bogart, Patrick Wilson and John Brandenberg, and Wolfe Badge, Richard Paulman, Monte Mclntyre, Dennis Martins, Paul Hendrickson, .and Thomas Bullard. • • - '"• Gold and Silver Arrow points Man On Trial SaysHeDid Not Hit Wife Milton J. Price Being Charged For Murder Last January BALTIMORE W) — Milton J. Price, utility company inspector on trial for the murder,.of his wife, denied yesterday that he struck her or placed his hands on her throat the night she died of asphyxiation. Price testified his wife, 32-year- old Mrs.. Margaret Price, was a heavy drinker and said she drank about 56 glasses of beer on an outing the'day of her death. The accused told of his efforts to get his wife home last Jan. 16. and of her attempts to grab the,, steering wheel of their car to make him stop^ for additional drinks. Price said his wife was kneeling on the floor, beside, a 'living room chair when he went to bed. 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