Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on November 11, 1955 · Page 20
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Cumberland, Maryland
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Friday, November 11, 1955
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v'-TWENTY' EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND. • MD., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1955 Decision S^en InHcraeRule . Bonding Issue . Court Of Appeals Will Probably Gel Taxpayers' Suit ANNAPOLIS tf> — The Anne Arundel County Circuit Court to day was set to get one of the most important issues yet to come up under Maryland's new home rule amendment. The City of Annapolis' 'right to raise its tax. rate and debt limit without a special act of the Legislature is challenged in'a test case brought by an Annapolis resident. Whatever the outcome, the decision is expected to. go to the Maryland Court of Appeals for final determination. •-. : •••;• '•••:.•• "This case can very:well be a landmark in , determining future powers of municipal corporations in this State, said Edmund C.Mest- er, executive secretary of the Maryland Municipal League. Vl The point-of issue in the test case concerns' a section of./the home rule amendment ; which;says the General Assembly-.may enact, amend or repeal the,tax rates and debt limits of incorporated cities by passing- special local laws. • In the: test case, George B.Woel- fel, -the plaintiff, will ask whether the City of Annapolis had the right to amend its charter .last July 7 to provide for: a'$200,000 ;bond issue and a resulting: increase in the tax rate. The city acted without any action by the General Assembly: ' - .. •••' ' - ; -4"''"'•'•' . /The -bond, issue is designed to pay • for two city-owned parking lots which were constructed out; of the; city's general funds. :> Mestersays the key Word in the case is the "may" 'in'the home rule amendment which - says ; the General 'Assembly " "may enact, amend or repeal local "laws ; .."." : The : : City; of Annapolis,- with the "support of the Maryland .Municipal • iLeague, is expected to'argue that this,word gives ; cilies the. right to change their debt and tax rate limits without the. sanction'of the Legislature so. long as the General Assembly does not act. y .. . ••'••: •They will contend, according to •Mester,. that' without such leeway, .the Legislature could effectively freeze the tax rates and'debt limits of: any. city merely.-by doing nothing.- ••• : --' ;• - •'' • - •••-••".•••:•••._ Mesler said the ruling in the Annapolis case will have direct bearing on - the cities of Easton and. Thurmont which are contrib- 'uting 'to the test case. Final decision also .will affect other cities which- wish- to raise rates and debt limits in the future.,. , Views On Power Plant Are Varied t)r. Mildred Otenasek New Head Of Democratic Women BALTIMORE Iff) — Dr. Mildred Otenasek, a ^professor at Mt. St. Agnes College in Baltimore, is.the new. president of the United Demo cratic Women's Clubs of Maryland. She was elected, yesterday at the closing session .of the organization's two-day meeting here. Dr. Otenasek succeeds Mrs. E. Brooke Lee ofrbamascus. : . - Among regional chairmen elected were Mrs. Russell Carter, Central Maryland; ^Mfsl"/Mary Bond, Eastern Shore;'^Mrsi'- V i-r g i n i.-.a Black, Montgomery/ County;. and Mrs. Helen .Phillips", ;S o u t.h e.r ri Maryland. 'Mrs.'>Marriie -Collins of Crisfield was named legislative chairman. FJfty to 70 percent of ..retarded readers have a seeing problem. £. Baltimore Man Freed In Death Of Wife BALTIMORE (Si — Milton J. Price, -.utility company... inspector accused of strangling his 32-year- old wife, Margaret', last January, was acquitted yesterday of a charge of murder. Judge Joseph R. Byrnes, who heard the-case without a jury, said from • the -evidence he concluded the woman had fallen-'while intox : icated and had suffocated herself accidentally, with her own-clothing. Price .testified his wife had more than 60 glasses of beer at an oyster roast and on visits to taverns the evening before her death. Barbara Fritchie Relative Dies FREDERICK—wv^Miss Eleanor D. Abbott, who-, had been the oldest.:' Jiving / relative of Barbara Fritchie, "died : in- 'the -Homewood Church Home late Wednesday night after suffering a stroke about two weeks ago. She was 85. . ; M-iss Abbott's' grandmother, Katherine Stover Hanshow, was a niece 6f Barbara Fritchie, famed in verse and story for waving' a Union flag while Stonewall Jackson's Confederate troops marched through Frederick. Miss Abbott had-among a collection of'Fritchie. relics a flag which ohce,:belonged';tO; Barbara and is believed to'be the' one she waved over.- the Confederate troops. .Miss .Abbott : was the'first hostess iEjf the BarbaraJfritch'ie' house ^ere and later displayed' her relics to visitors-and tourists at her owri home:. "'"-..« ;• '••'.'•'•. : ' Maryland PI A CwgressUrges Assessments Made Equal, More State Aid, Higher Pays Dial PA-2.4600 for a WANT AD Taker Hopkins Scientist Gets ND Position •'•'• ' 'BALTIMORE (*)' : - Delegates to the 40th annual 'Convention ,of »the' Maryland Congress of Parents and Teachers .passed; a national ; .and state legislative program' last night after spirited debate on the /various 'proposals:, ' .; ''.'.):\ '.-• The multi-point program a'skedj for.' compulsory . .equalization.; 'of! property tax assessments through-! out the state, more: State 'aid for schools, -higher ; teacher .pay\>and improvement -and"-' expansion : o£'the State 'teachers'; colleges "-among other.,things'."..- ; /. ."':$}•'-"". '•' Backing up' the recommendation for equal assessments, the^eotiven- tion's 800 .delegates pointed Vout! that; suich :a plan; in all. : cpuhties| would provide' -a known -base/for; computing, and-' distributing 7 funds; for''all..State-aid^ program's:/.-_ .;' f he"; approved program spelled out • these "other • suggestions: l.'That the State should hear a more equitable -share of the cost of scliipois,'. .lowering the- assessment .rate;;^rom '.75 cents to the former : 65-cent .rate ( with • State . financing-: approaching the national level ofvjjfe/ per' ; cent). 2. ThafcjState contributions to the county vschoiol 'construction be increased! and;. be financed by taxes other ttian those: on real estate ex- '' 3. ;fhatl't^e; public school systems£be ^extended downward through- kindergarten, and upward through '.^junior, "colleges- with • expansion .o.H the -latter system. .. "4." r That ; .all;mptor vehicles should in.spect,ed'at>State-operated. "stations';^ drivers be given periodic examinations; and .chemical tests be given to drivers suspected of drinking who are involved in accidents. . -•--,. 5. That a law be passed providing for pre-marital. and prenatal serological tests; funds be provided for dental clinics for needy children, and dental hygienists be permitted to use sodium fluoride-on teeth. The program also, recommended implementation of the, child-placement and adoption programs and a suggestion for the re-establishment of the Maryland Youth Commission. ' The delegates also voted to further support legislation to increase teachers' salaries, and urged expansion and increased aid- to the teachers' colleges. BALTIMORE (ff)-Dr. Thomas G. Ward, Johns Hopkins scientist who helped develop a vaccine experimentally successful against the grippe virus, has-been appointed to the faculty of Notre Dame University. , • Dr. Ward will, have .the rank of professor at Notre Dame's Lo- bound Institute.' He will assume his new duties Jan. 1. The- appointment was a'a hounced jointly today by the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, where he is associate professor -^of microbiology, and Notre Dame! :..:• ' " • ••(< Mount Lassen, 10,543-foot volcanic peak in northeastern California, was active from May, 1914, to June, 1917. . - The skunk helps, farmers by de^ stroying mice and insects. / r. '"WASHINGTON Iff) — A proposed .power plant in 'Lo'u'dou'n' County, Virginia, was variously described by witnesses yesterday as a water supply threat and as a needed economic development. •-. .. :.-•-. The testimony was offered before a Senate subcommittee on plans by the Potomac Electric Power Co. (Pepco) to build a 70 million dollar steam generating plant on the Potomac River, about seven miles above Great. Falls.. Future .additions would boost the estimated cost to 100 million dollars. R. Roy Dunn, company president, told a Senate District of -Columbia subcommittee that the company is seeking to. cooperate fully in protecting the Washington area water supply. ; Earlier, Col. Ray Adams, army district engineer for this area,'testified a plant at the Loudoun site would pose a "very perplexing problem" for future water requirements of Washington" and 'nearby Virginia and Maryland areas. .Women, as a rule, are'more susceptible to seasickness'than men.- Meet the Man Who Makes People Happy ED BURNS ; Helping people live better and .more happily 'is 'the daily laslc' of' ;this friendly, understanding local business man. v •!' ; |'As manager of the local Aetna • Finance office,' lie 'advises people 1 on money problems — pays their /bills— or furnishes .cash for pur- .chases or other needs. "Our Debt Consolidation plan, ^by paying off burdensome' bills, ^brings peace of mind to people by '.. freeing them .. of. rnojicy . \VQr: rics"? he said. "Usually we ^ arrange less to pay each month *«o your pay check will go further." . At Aetna, worthy persons of good v credit get from. $50 to $1500 ; on ''signature only or other plan. Only 'one call or visit necessary. See -' or 'phone Aetna Finance Co., 48 ; N. Centre St., PA 4-5SOO. **f 1366 niad* vntltt MJ(. v /n«liiifjW flnsrtrt Ael.) uilrd Friday and Saturday!* more\.. exceptional values hand picked, fashion winning styles . . . famous label woolens .. . all at welcome savings . . . your choice at and ST.00 these other, fin* .. ; new webltns: V " . '•' .i-.'"' • Somersville Chinchillas • Wypndotte- Tweeds — ;; • Somersville Martinque • Chatham Fleeces ! • Dexter .Cashmere Blends • •Chatham Cashmere Blends • Dickey Tweeds ' During the past, several weeks - we've had some extraordinary coat values'.'. . This 'special event will set a new season high for 'style . . . quality .. . arid value at a price! -These areifnot "run of the mill" coats . . . Each and 'every,.:one was carefully and critically selected'•;->•;. The styles ar« proved successes . . . the fabrics are rich, luxurious ... . the colors ranges from black, charcoal to lu'sbibus winter pastels . . . Sizes 8 to 16, 9 to 15, -i2-,to':.20i See /'them -'.today.-.; .'.v!:they 're irre- sistabie-' bargains f: • :-;-o •'•;/'' :i Wv Use Your 1st National Charge Account . . , : :- Continues -Friday and Saturday. : > ; Reg. $3.95 ... This Season's Smartest Loafers exciting new arrivals for now . . . for the holiclays ... onof days to. com* ^ . ;v Glamour Dresses with a gay festive air fashion finds .at only '16 98 • Red : • Black • Beige .-•..Brown Terrific event! Several hundred pairs in ten smart, -wanted styles . . .Penny Loafers.. ."". Moccasion Toes . . . Tippies,- etc. Soft, pliable leathers that mean extra year . . . extra comfort.'.. Sizes 4 to 9 . . . AA to C. All Ditplayed On Tables Here are the dresses that put .you right in the holiday mood ; . . Fabulous, fashions "with a festive'air so right for now .;: i the holidays ahead ... and days to come . . . Winter prints . . . sheer wool' jerseys ... failles with glit- tering,rnetallic threads . . . .shimmering lame . ..... rustling taffetas-in solid colors and'prints . . .paper taffetas, too ... opulent brocades .--. ..All in "all;it's a woriderful selection . . . Sizes 7 to 15, 12 to 20, 14y 2 to 24i/ 2 . " . ' ' >; other, new. dresses .". 6.98 to 19.98 7 colors . . . twin or full size Prclty Chenille Dress up your bedrooms with these pretty chenilles .. . They're extraordinary buys at only,3.08! Closely tufted, nil over chenille in plain or. neat designs. .,. Some with fringe border .., Gold, orchid, blue, green, rose ( chartruese and white; Fireside'.. . Bedside Beauties! Cozy Warm Flannel amas... d and Oh, what pretty "chill chas«rs".we have for sleeping or lounging ;..% • Bright, cheerful p»jam«* in cozy warm.cotton flannel you can.wash and wash .. . Choice of styles . . .some with, separate scuff ies ... full lenfth and three-quarter length V. . Gay Harlequin print* ; . . > tiny, cheeks, piiids, prints, *plids. Sizes 32 to 40. ' •'.' ; Cumberland

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