Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on November 11, 1955 · Page 13
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Local Comic* Member Associated Press Th* Netetpaper For Th» Horn* FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1955 Second Secf/on Method Used In Teaching Reading Cited Dr. Compton Claims 9 Subject Individual Problem^ Not System BALTIMORE: wv-Dr. Lniian c. Compton, former;---president, of Frostburg State /Teachers College, defended the present-method of teaching reading". used in most schools at a ; meeting of the Maryland ' Congress of Parents ' and Teachers. : The"' trend ;of discussion at..'a panel meeting: on'curriculum reverted to the question of why children can't- read better and the argument of the phonics methdd of teaching vs. sight reading. Dr. Compton said the subject was an individual problem. "It lan' sized up on phonics, readings complicated. There are many different approaches ..and I doiibt if many schools ever -did away entirely, with TpKonics. 'No. good teacher.ever 'did." ' ' Perfection jS'ol Possible "I don't know of any .system where they don't use the phonetic approach with, another approach;" Dr. Cdmpton Stated."- "If: a school system is using one method only, it won't accomplish .what we want it to." ' .-Answering a parent^who contended the trouble ;lay: ini^he te'acher not insisting on perfection, but letting faulty, work,stand without comment, '-"Div" Compton replied, "If you were a teacher, I'd like to see. you teach perfection Jn a classroom with 40-pupiis.v' . -Most parents at the meeting favored phonics, where' a 'child learns'a wdi'bT:by^th~e~sbuhd~6f the letters in it, over sigh't reading, where the child learns the word as a word, not a'combination of letters. Professional educators tended to "defend teaching methods now in use and insisted schools have never given up phonics entirely. Reading problems, educators claim, are not the result of the system, but arise in the indivdual, whether it be teacher or pupil;". Placed On Defense :S ;ff\i Willis. White, a high/school/supervisor, put the pro-phonics 'parents on the defensive soon, after, the question arose. How many parents, he asked, learned .their reading the phonics way? •\:^i~ t . ! ' Eyerybodv.0hadrr.but one parent was'-not implication, o "They're not )tered, referring od learners. White cited quarter called, if he"didn't grade. Now that-same youngster would be'carried through. Mrs. • Geneva E. Flickinger; -su : pervisor of special education, said some children never learn'to-read by any method beyond the fourth grade level—and they never reach that level until they're 16. Grouping Big Problem The subject turned to grouping of' pupils by their abilities. Mrs. Flickinger called it "one of our biggest problems" and said there appears to be a slight trend toward homogenous grouping, or keeping the bright, average and tlow pupils in separate groups. She said, however, that "We want to pull out only the retarded children, not the slow le.arners.- "We prefer not; to pull-the gifted nut of class altogether," she added. "It seems better to. take them out of class at times; during the week for research, foreign language training, to learn new things they can bring-back'to the others. ' "After all,'we all learn from tomebody else; The gifted children can learn from the slow." The educators had one word of advice to parents:" Don't try to "teach',' at home. Provide a place and a time for the children to do their homework, but don't interfere with it. (Continued on Page 14) BitsService Available For Coneert Event itirths ALLEN—Dr. and Mrs.iWilliam R., . 837 Camden Avenue, a daughter yesterday at Memorial Hospital. BENDER—Mr. and Mrs. George, Frostburg, a daughter yesterday at Miners Hospital there. FERGUSSON—Mr. and Mrs. William W.,, La Vale, a son. yester day at Memorial. '/-,.. ' ..-'-. FORBECK—Mr. and -.Mrs'. Joseph F., 49 South Street/a "son "today at Memorial. '• '-;^;:'£U':\ '". ^ >: NEWHOUSE—Mr. and' Mrs, Leislie I!., Moorefi : eld, a daughter yes : terday. at Memorial. ' . p APE—Mr. and Mrs. Ralph, Eck I hart, "a daughter yesterday at Miners. : v ... ..,.;..:.- v RA'LEY—Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Grantsville, a son Tuesday at Meycrsdale, (Pa.) Community Hospital. .••'••.-. >' SH1NT*OLT—Mr. and .Mrs. William L., 30G Piedmont Avenue, a son today at Memorial. ... SHUMAKER—Mr. and Mrs./Lloyd R., Fairhope, Pa., a daughter today at Memorial. WEI-SH—Mr. and Mrs. Raymond, 315 Offutt Street," a son today at Memorial."-.' -...' ;.»..,'.-.•'.-.•':./ .;. \. * r !NDLE—Mf : and Mrs. Paul M.i RD 5, • a daughter yesterday at Memorial. WOODS — Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, 214 Springdale Street, » son Tuesday al Memorial. TOUNO—Mr. and Mrs. Franklin H., 713 Shfiver Avemie, a daugh t«f today «t Memorial; . TIMES PSIOTER RETlRESr-Charles^A. ^Barringer, 420 Louisiana Avenue/is-pictured above : at right as'.he.was by-John-J;_ McMullen, publisher of the Evening arid Sunday Times, upon his-retirement. Barringer was.Tthe oldest. employ'e;,.of the Times in point of.-senionty with 44 years-service. ' --'l v :. Oldest Times Employe • -'-'.•':-..• ' ' "" ..,'-./..,' . -.' •*• •- .:'.*. .'.-'. M teri^Wfeairs . : Today-rNovembier:-ll-- ; -is an: important .day -in the life rjf_Charles A. Barringer, 420 Louisiana Avenue. Because at '3 p:m. 'he ended' his : : .career. as ^a 'printer with, the Evening and Sunday Times which began 44 years ago; • hr fact he -started to work f6r'-"-the~Tirnes -on'' No"vfernT5e"r ' 11, 1911 and-was the oldest employe' of the company in point of seniority. Barringer has been a member of Cumberland Typographical Union 244 since February 3, 1912 and in 1920 was elected secretary-treas- Ballimore Orchestra Warms Up By Playing At-Froslburg;.College Buses to Fort Hijl. tonight-'for the concert by the;-Baltimore. Symphony Orchestra will leave Baltimore street at 6:30 and.7:30.,;. The 6:30 f is a:r.egular bus to Mapleside but the 7:30,p.-m. bus will be extra to FprUI^^iQpncert patrons may toard ^e'--7 :^oVbus at 'either .-of-'two BaltiinijriSv Street stops. -U'-front of urer, a position he held for 32 consecutive years. He was corresponding secretary of the union in 1918 and 1919! Missed Three Meetings EfnbassyX iTheafafij • and- -Peslcin's. TJie'i bus: ; will7come 'in fronj Bedford Roadiand.iwll'be" m '."..difcectlj is'/a .veteran of World War I?' :'•' During his career "as an .'officer in the Typographical. Union, he missed : only,; three meetings.' : He was. elected'ia delegate to three national .'ITU conventions, to Indianapolis in'1927, Fort Worth in 1939 and Miami Beach in 1946. Quiet arid unassuming, Barringer for-many years; worked at the..No. 1 vliriptyjie Xttiacjiineliat:; the:/Cirnes compbsinei*domSettio*5hwdlines. Be return vbus "seryibev^after. the concert whi(ih' is. schedufe'd: toVstart at 8:50.-'- '" " ; ''.. '„.-.''".l-V-;•":•:•'. : Yesterday's snpw"i;.ended.rlaist night and all highways-'and streets were-'olear this'.mprning. Advance' Crew Arrives The advance crew and baggage for the orchestra arrived here at 11 o'clock this morning. The stage men and equipment went on to Frostburg where a matinee performance was given this afternoon at Compton' Hall exclusively for the students and faculty of Frostj burg State Teachers College. A party honoring the members of the Baltimore Symphony will be held at the Cumberland Free Public Library, Washington Street, after the concert tonight. Committees from the Music and Arts Club, the Cumberland Woman's Civic Club, the Cumberland Branch of the A.A.U.W. and the friends of the'library are arranging the party and will assist 'the directors and staff of the Library. Guests will . be greeted by the directors of the library; members of the library staff; Mrs. C. Morgan Smith. Mrs.-John R. Wilkinson, Mrs.'Frank'W. Spoerl, Mrs. Albert Heacox, .-Mrs. Albert Paye, Mrs.- Louis Spoerl, Mrs. Edgar Kendall, representing the Woman's Civic Club; Mrs. William B. Ludnian, Mrs. Charles. Irby, Mrs. Marguerite Richards, the Music and Arts Club; Mrs. Veronica Schleuman. and Mrs. Rudolph Steinberger of the Cumberland Branch AAUW, and other friends of the library. For Library Benefit The concert, guaranteed against financial loss .by the Times-News, is for the benefit of the library. The advance sale of tickets is enough to pay all expenses and all receipts now will go entirely to the library. . . •••-..' Tickets-will>be' oh sale at .Fort Hill-box office starting" at 7 p. m. Remaining reserved seats-are S2 and $2.50, and there are student tickets at ,75.;cents. arid $1. -; . ; Massimo: .Freccia' : ,Vill •; conduct the : 90j piece ^wchestr'ann 1 the "fol- lowing'program/'' : ;.-'' ;-.'•'• .'-•". "Star Spangled Banner" .(Key); "Light Cavalry Overture" (Von Suppe): Symphony Wo. 7 (Beethoven); "Legend of Kikimo'ra" <Lia- cloff); ."Irish/Suite 1 . 1 (Anderson) and "Finlandia" (Sibelius). : •State Legion!0fficials Visit Fulton Myers Post Several 'Department of Maryland, American .Legion, officials were guests at a meeting of Fulton Myers Post 153,;• American Legion. Wednesday in-(he; post home. . -•' The vjsitors were William vHi ley, Baltimore;- vice ; commander at large; John Stewart, department service officer; Rey Mongol d, department membership chairman, and Robert Walkins. executive commiteeman. All are from Baltimore with the exception of Ktongold who is from Southern Maryland. jrer-ofiHeJunipriwere'Aluminous. Besides '.collecting ': dues ; each month,-:he sent/In- to .ITU head : quarters- a monthly report on each member's earnings, reports on pensioners, received and answered all communications, cared for the ITU insurance and adjustments and looked after the sick. •Second. To Retire Barringer is the second employe of the Times to qualify for the' pension set the Times and Alleganian Company in 1945 for workers on the Times papers and Cumberland News. He will also draw Social Security benefits and the pension paid by the the Typographical Union for many years. Besides his work Barringer has participated "m church and Masonic activities. -He was secretary of the First Baptist Church Sunday School from 1919 to 1920. His family holds membership in the Trinty Methodist Church on Grand Avenue...He is a member of Potomac Lodge 100, AFi-AM; Antioch Commandery 6, Knights Templar; Ali Ghan Temple, AAONMS; Me- Kinley "Chapter 12, Order of Eastern - Star;-- and Fort' Cumberland Post 13, American Legion. Wife Also Printer On October 20, 1922, Barringer was . married-, to the former Miss Sara Hardy, who up to that time iiad been a linotype operator at the Times for 12 years. They have two children, Mrs. Harry E. Diehl, Hyattsville, and Wilbert Barringer, at home." They also have a granddaughter, Cheryl Diehl. •-";.'.' : After he completed his day's work today and marked "30". to his printer's career, Barringer was presented a number of gifts by the printers and members' of the Times editorial : staff. Former Resident Admitted To Bar ' Joseph AV. Mattingly, .son of Mr. and; Mrs;;'John M. Mattingly, 526 Lowell/Avenue, has been admitted to practice.-'before the Maryland bar. "-. • f • He completed his law course at Georgetown University in February. A graduate of LaSalle High School in 1944, he served in the Air Force from shortly after grad : uation until the spring of 1946 He also graduated from Catholic University at Washington in June of 1950. In June of 1950 he was married to the former Miss Marian Woolley of Washington. The couple resides with their two sons and two daughters ; at JBcthcsda; They visit their parents, and friends here frequently^ '.':•: .",',' • .'-. ."..'•".• : • • Woman Hurt In Fall Mrs. Edna Roys, 6J, wife of J. A, Roys. Port Allegany, Pa., was admitted last night to Sacred Heart Hospital with a fractured right arm 'suffered when she fell on a.« downtown street. Apaches reported her in good condition today. •••••••••' Snow 'On Run' After Fall In Area Power Arid Telephone Service Disrupted By Storm Of Yesterday It was rough while it lasted but today all highways in Allegany and Garrett counties were 100 per cent bare and the heavy snowfall on buildings, fields and forests was melting under the rays of a bright iun.'. '.••••."'• The snowfall which began about 2:30 p. m. yesterday-and continued nto the early evening; dumped" 7.8 inches on Cumberland. There was 10 inches at Frostburg and Lonaconing and 12 inches at Elkins. ? : The suddenness .of the 'Storm, which accompanied a low---barometric system . from the south, caught motorists unprepared. The Precast for Cumberland yesterday at noon called for rain. But several hours later the snow -began and snarled traffic. ' , Many Cars Stalled About 300" cars were stalled on McMullen Highway between here: and ' Keyser during the storm, juckily, the temperature dropped only to 29 degrees early this morn- rig and was soon back into the mid 30's. Much of the snow was churned up and streets and high'-] ways were passable, following'the cessation of the .snowfall. : In the mountain-areas the State loads Commission sent out emergency crews and they, plowed and cindered for several hours. In near- West Virginia road officials said all highways are clear and.traffic has free movement. , -....- f Telephone service was still:, .but n various, sections." Circuifs~were cnocked out to Romney, Peters- )urg, Moorefield, Clarksburg, Oak- and, Bedford and were still out ;oday at noon. Circuits from here to Pittsburgh were also out. . Trouble Remains Phone company officials said there was still trouble in the Flintstone and Fort Ashby areas but his is being cleared up. The heavy snow clinging to wires caused some of them to break and C&P Telephone Company crews have been y/orkjng,since the storm trying to make 'the; necessary repairs. Last night thY local exchange and the one in .F-rostburg were overloaded by an.' influx, of calls arid many Cumberlander^ibad dif- 'iculty obtaining the'dial"tone" for minutes, at a time. This situation has improved today as calls slacked off. ; A- high ".tension;-.line/in Constitution , Park • felbpntQ ; a •pqwervline • '-j'.'-.-.' i •»% . j« "*C«ii J i*L'i^-' i *«t37t»»m»-' '_"rr ang:^cut as- the*air"last.,_..„.,„,.,._,_..,._,.__.._. 1:48:'- Station -'--WTBp went off "the air rnomentarily -about 6:30 p. m. jut then'came on again.- Tnen, at 8:57 p. m. the station was cut off and power was not restored until this morning. Station WBYK was not cut off at any time last night. TV Service Out The Potomac Valley Television Company's cable service was dis- [^rupted from 7 p. m. until 11 p. m. when the power failed in the Jrons Mountain section where the 'an- tennassre located. Today the cable was again cut off due .to power :ailure. This occurred at 9 a. m. and service was still out at noon. Robert R. Golden, Weather Bu•eau observer in Cumberland, noted that this marked only the : ourth time a single day's snow:all in Cumberland was more than seven inches-during November. In 1898, he said, eight inches was recorded in a single day: in [90S, nine inches fell, while in 1938, approximately ll'/i" inches was recorded. The forecast lists partly cloudy today with a high between 45 and 50 degrees. It will be'fair tongiht with temperatures between 35 and 40 degrees. Tomorrow will be warmer with : a. few showers. Rain which may turn to snow is predicted for later tomorrow afternoon and night. It will be colder ;omorrow night. •;• . '•-,': Democratic Women Elect Mrs. McQudwh C Mrs. Jim McQubwri,v this;' city, was named parliamentarian at the meeting of the-United Democratic Women's Clubs, of Maryland.; yesterday in Baltimore.'..~ . .'•,'•• '.-. '•'. -.. r "Dr. Mildred Otenasek. a college professor, in Baltimore; was named president of the organization. She spoke here several years ago at a Democratic rally.. v ; SUDDENLY if SNOWED — The above picture was taken about 7;a."m. on ^yinfield Road and depicts the terrain 'in the Cumberland • area after yesterday's sudden snowfall. A .total of 7.8, inches of * snow fell here and up to 10 inches fell in Frostburg arid Lonaconing. ..--.... Truckers For CelaneseTop 1954Reeerd Only Four Accidents Charged Against '• Trucking Division Over-the-road drivers of the Central Trucking Division of Celanese Corporation of America, for the fifth consecutive year, finished high in their division of the National Fleet Safety ".Contest sponsored by the National Safety Council. In the Private Carrier Division, Celanese drivers earned fifth place nationally out of 41 carriers by totaling 1,537,254 miles for the period July 1; 1954 through June 30j .1955, with only four accidents. This represents- an-acoident frequency. of .25 .per 100,000 miles which means that the company's trucks traveled the entire, Eastern , Seaboard: :of. if -states -.witK only bre responsible " ' 400,000 not in three of the' four' accidents 'reported during the contest year; Robert F. Moore, manager of the Central Trucking fleet here, noted evidence of keener competition and growth among participants in the National Fleet Safety Contest. Moore noted that the Celanese record is a "50 per cent improvement over the • last year's record when Central Trucking Division placed second nationally. The fact that a 50 per cent improvement resulted in a drop from second to fifth place indicates that virtually all operators of tractor- trailer equipment are stressing fleet-wide safety programs and standards and better vehicle maintenance. —, v '•: • Moore pointed out that constant maintenance checks on /tractor- trailer equipment is one of the prime factors in compiling an outstanding safety record. He concluded: "We have one maintenance em- ploye to each three over-the-road drivers who works around the clock to keep our units in first- class shape— to these employes belongs much of the credit for enabling our drivers to mark up such a record on today's over-crowded highways." Census Survey Scheduled Here A population survey will be conducted . in the Cumberland area next week by the U. S. Census Survey, according to Edgar L. Bryan, supervisor of the bureau's Pittsburgh District office. Information on employment and unemployment will be taken during the survey, as will data on part-time workers. The information collected will provide up-to-date totals, on national economic in dicators, .Bryan noted. Baltimore Symphony . ... . . -•- . . . . j .-JL•• • .'..-. •> Orchestra Concert * "WHEN: Today, November 11. TIME: 8:30,P. M. : - , ; ..;':.. .' :.'•'': , WHERE: FortHili Auditorium.- V WHY; Sponsored by -Times-News for benefit of Cumberland Free Public Library. PRICE: Adults—$2.50 and $2 for reserved orchestra seats; $1.50 for unreserved balcony seats, (All reserved balcony seats are sold ..out).'.-Students—?!! *for reserved orchestra;'-75 cents for unreserved balcony. .,,'.•.•.','/•..; /.p. : :•. ,, ^ ],••,: -.;.. ;•'•••'. .-':. • 1. SEATS: Good selection stiil on hand of reserved se&ts in orchestra. Balcony: seats going fast. TICKETS AVAILABLE: The Music Shop, Baltimore Street, and Syckes Music Store, North Centre Street, until 5 p. m. today'. Starting at 7 p. m. today, any ticket* remaining will be on sale, at Tort Hill box office. Snoiv Forces •Cancellation.'.; SkiChibMeet Red faced (not from the weather) members of the Western/Maryland Ski Club were forced to report this .morning that the snow storm .lastAnight kept down attendance at its annual election meeting at Gunte'rtown : and as a result the meeting was re-scheduled. Only 12 hardy .members of the 50 belonging braved the storm-covered highways to Guntertown, eight miles west of.Frostburg on Route 40. So, the election and meeting has been re-scheduled to next Thursday at 8 p. m. at the same spot. Parade Will Feature Local A" joint retreat ceremony at 5 p.m. in front of the homes of Henry Hart Post 1411, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Fort Cumberland Post '13, American Legion, wil be -part of the observance of Veterans Day. "There 1 will be two companies of veterans, one in front of each home. Battalion commander will be Raymond Whitehair while the company commander for the group in front of the VFW home will be George E. Speis. Donald Rice and Joseph Macon will lower the colors. Company commander for the Legion group will be Roy J. Kreger. R. Stanton Byer and Raymond Wagner will lower the flag. The cannon salute will be. fired by, Edycard. Wahl, of Cumberland yblture"i6'47"4b and 8. ..... The flag will be presented to the commanders of the two posts, Cornelius Rice of the VFW. and Howard P. Loughrie of the Legion.. Vernon Crable is chairman of the retreat. A parade will be held 'in the downtown business section beginning at. 7:30 p. m. at the State Armory with Conlon as marshal The line of march will be over South Centre, Union, George Baltimore, North Centre, Market, North Mechanic. Baltimore, and back to South .George Street to the State Armory for disbanding. Open house will be held at the VFW and Legion homes after the parade. • , . A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. in front of the Post Office with the Gold Star Mothers attending. The speaker was Lt. Col. Robert C. Matlick, commander 1 of- the. First Battalion of .the 115th -Infantry Regiment, Maryland National Guard. W. Earle Cobey • was master of ceremonies and Rev. J. F. Zimmerman gave the • invocation and benediction, 'Triiek Safety tins Reset -.f he-hearing scheduled before the Legislative Council on truck safety measures has been postponed from Tuesday, November 22. to Tuesday;-November 29- Del. Fred ;B. "Driscoll, Allegany County delegate who is a member of the Legislative Council, said he was informed of the rescheduling by T)f: Ctrl ^Everstine. director of the State "Department of Legislative Reference^' " •, • •<-.-•' The- hearing will ; b« held in' Annapolis at J p; m. on the first of a two-day session "of the council, tfie interim Jjody ,of- the General Assembly.,. : . .'..^ : ; • - v The truck ;:safety discussion Board Rules Miner Should Get Benef its Thomas Berkenbaiigb, '.Contracted Silicosis Working In County Pit A former coal miner contracted silicosis while working in an Alle jany County mine, the Medical Board of the State Industrial Accident Commission ruled Wednesday. The afflicted man is Thomas Berkenbaugh of Frostburg. The Medical Board's ruling opens the way for the State Industrial Acci-' dent Commission to grant him an award. There is a 30-day period in which the case is open to review by the defendant parties. Under a new law. the maximum for permanent total disability in Maryland is $15,000. The board decided after conducting, its examination-that Berkenbaugh has been', pcrrpanentJy; 5 . am totally disnb'led since March 27, 1952. Berkenbaugh. who is represented by Milton Gerson, Cumberland attorney, last worked on March 26. 1952. That was an outside job with the Ford Collier Company, Bairdford, Pa., where he had obtained employment in June 1950. He was employed from March 1946 to June 1949 by James R. and Glenn C. Ringler. who operated.the Ringler Big .Vein;* Coal '•Company near Mt. Savage. '•'•.."•' The Ringler coal firm is the defendant party in the compensation claim. Berkenbaugh testified that during his employment in the Ringler mine he mined and- hauled coal. Part of his job was applying sand aeneath the 'wheels' of the" coal cars, making 15 to 16 trips daily. He quit inside mine work m March 1952 after being informed jy a Pittsburgh doctor that he had miners' asthma. Subsequent testimony revealed that he had his chest X'rayed'in January 1955. It was on 1 March 25 of this year that he was informed by his local physician that he had silicosis. He filed the claim for compensation that day and notified the ocmpany. X-rays also taken at the Baker VA Center, Martinsburg, indicated that he had silicosis in its early stage. , .•• • The board found that Berkenbaugh had contracted the ailment during the pursuit of his occupation and was permanently and totally disabled. Obituary COLEMAN — Miss Daisy M.. 79, formerly of 17 Valley Street. FOX—Mrs. Charles, Muncie, Ind.. formerly of Barton. GABLE — Edward B., 53, Phila- .delphia. HAWKINS—Mrs. Henry, 70. Flush ing, Ohio, formerly of Fort Ashby. KRAPF — Mrs. Matilda. Falls Church, Va.. former resident. TURB1N—Richard C., 60, Keyser. Miss Daisy M.,CoI«man Miss Daisy M. Coleman, 79, who formerly resided at 17 Valley Street; died last night in the Weeks Oakland, where a patient since comes after the deaths of five pcr- soru in LaV»k who were killed when * irncfor-traller went edit of control oft ^Biji Savage Mountain, hitting the vehicles In which they were riding »t i speed of 100 miles per hour. Nursing Home, she had been January. A native of Cumberland,.she was > daughter of the late Henry and Sar<)h (Bucy) Coleman. Miss Cole- Iman. was a member of Centre Street Methodist: Chufch and* the WSCSpf the church. Surviving arc .« .-sister, Miss Sarah E. Coleman*. a patient, in the Weeks Nursing Home/and a num ber of nieces and nephews. The body is at the Kight Funeral Home. Mrs. Mm-MaUMa Krapf Matilda Krapf. a former resident, died last night M the home of a son. Charles E. Krapf, (Continued on Page 14) * \ Witness Says Bribe Offer J Made In Case: Local Man Being Tried For Assault 1 In Mineral County Circuit Court ~ r Sensational developments in the trial of a local man who is charged with raping a Hagerstowh woman, including testimony of an attempt to pay the alleged victim to deny the: charges, marked yesterday's sessions of the case in Mineral County Circuit Court at Keyser. James E. Bierman. 10 Fourth Street,, is on trial on a charge of raping Mrs; Betty Smith, 34. of Hagerstown, on the morning of July 14 near Wiley Ford in West Virginia. ." ' •' Two others allegedly; involved, James W,'Fadley. 30, and Doral: C. Lambert.-25, will be tried later. ; ; Tells Of Offers ; •;.-:-:.. : : ;.: Helen ••. Sil.viqus, sister of Mrs;: Smith, testified^ that a- Wash- ngtori irnan. came to her house . where Mrs. Siriith was residing., several days after the incident and offered her a check for S50 to keep out of the case. " . ' '. .; The . man also told . her. she.- stated, that there would be $3,000: : said if" her sister ; would deny the charges. ,....: • • . "-. ; ;. The witness-said that the man ; came on; a Sunday afternoon .and . returned about*a half hour.later 1 to; ask if the "offer was to be accepted. It was not, she added. :.\';' Steinmann On Stand ' . The defense, conducted by. Joseph E. Blundpn, Keyser attor-; ney, opened with Eldred W;: Steinmann, this city,' taking the stand." ••••' ,-•: ' •• ". 'V''. '-,. ••/:::/ He testified hie came into the ? case: a few weeks after the ihcf- f dent was reported when he -.was^.. seeking Information about the charges against Officer C. P. Jeh- kins, who had been suspended from the force for' 30 days! "" Steinmann said he believed Jenkins had been punished falsely hi, the case and wanted a story for the Cumberland radio station <WCUM) of which he is general - : manager." '"• The cross-examination conduct-: ed by Vernon P. Rankin. Mineral county prosecuting attorney ; waS so rigorous that Steinmann broke into tears .after he left the stand, spectators said. r Mrs. Silyious also testified as to the cut on her sister's back and the abrasions on her legs when she arrived at her home the morning of the alleged incident. ^ Got lnto s Car Also testifying to the woman's injuries-was Miss Mary Chaneyi bperat.oc|pf;a Ridgeley service sta- Mrs. Mar>- Stinebaugh. a waitress in a South End restaurant,' said she had seen a woman about the size and build nf Mrs. Smith get into a car in which there was a'man in the front seat and one in the back of her at the door. Mrs, Stinebaugh would not say if force was used. Other witnesses yesterday wore Officer Jenkins, Cpl. F. H. Tribett of the Keyser Detachment of West Virginia , State Police, and Mrs. Carol Sylvious of Cumberland. This morning Lambert and Fadley, who also face charges of allegedly raping Mrs. Smith, were called to the stand as defense witr nesses. Went To Lot Lambert declared after quitting work at the B&O Shops at 11 p.m. July 13 he and Leonard Craig sat in Craig's car and drank some whisky. Moving to a parking lot in South End, Lambert said they were joined by James Fadley, and later by Mrs. Smith. All drank whisky they tiad in the car. with Mrs. Smith drinking'voluntarily, Lambert contended. Joined by Bierman after Craig left for his home, someone suggested they drive to West Virginia to get some beer, Lambert testified. In the car with him, Lambert said, were Fadley, Bierman and Mrs. Smith. Finding the taverns closed, someone suggested they go for a ride on the Airport Road. He added the car was stopped after traveling mile and' the group continued drinking whisky. Left-ln Car He testified that he and Fadley took a'short walk, leaving Bierman and Mrs. Smith in the car alone. Some time later. Lambert added, he and Fadley returned to the car where they remained about two hours. •'.... •; He denied having any relation's with the woman, but said he didn't,know about Fadley/ arid Bierman...- ; ,; . - : . •-.•' . Fadley took the stand just before, the noon recess today. • ,.-" Another development arose yesterday when. Judge See ordered a witness, James R. Carroll, of Virginia Avenue, confined in .-.tlfe Mineral county., jail until he .pays a ; $50 fine.' ' ' ; ' . ''^ Judge Ernest A. See during:his ;estimony yesterday found him guilty of contempt of court on the grounds that he;was drunk on the ("stand. -.'•'••'-. Langen folder Low Bidder On Harbor Contract BALTIMORE W-C. J. Langenfelder, ,«nd -Sons,' Inc., Baltimore contractor^ is the apparently low bidder on a State Roads Commission contract to build a- short, intricate section of approach . e.< ; pressway at the south end of, Ihi Baltimbre" Harbor .TunneL * 'Larigenfelder's bid of $5,SH.3M was ,the lowest of four submitted to the commission and opened yet- terd»y>'- -: • '.- : - v. : '' '.:-;*

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