Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on November 16, 1955 · Page 13
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• Local •»• Comic* •:• Cltutljied The Nfw»paperforTh» Horn* Member Associated Press WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1955 Second Section Contracts Awarded By Glass Firm •./'.'."•. - Pittsburgh And Clarksburg Companies to Do Local Work k Two.more major contracts,have * been awarded by the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company, for the big project at North Branch. ......,." The";electrical contract has been awarded to the Sargent Electric Company of. Pittsburgh. Hihkle Brothers: .of Clarksburg, W. Va., have.been granted the,job to fabricate and, erect the anneal 1 ing lehr and cooling cbrivey or, and to erect and install batch unloading and mixing equipment, according to William Heinernan, project, engineer. .••.... ' ••-. : Main Substation : . The electrical work will include the.main substation that will receive three high-voltage lines from two Potomac Edison Company sources—Ridgeley substation and the'Oldtown Road section. ' ...The modern plant' will have many electronic control devices- in connection : with 'the automatic handling of the glass as it moves from the mixing plant -into the melting tank and then on the long conveyors.'- • • . The- annealing lehr is 370 feet long. A continuous conveyor gets the long'sheets of glass : when it comes out of the melting" tank. Heat Reduced ' It goes into-the annealing unit where heat is concentrated on all sides df:the plate glass in uniform temperatures. . .. : •• •: The annealing lehr reduces the heat "of the glass uniformly from the" 1,900 degrees to 3^50 degrees until it: gets on the cooling conveyor. •" .,•'•' •'.'.-• 'After leaving the lehr the glass is then cooled' by air and atomized jets of water on the. cooling conveyor. .-•:.-. .' -. -V •'• At -the. end .of .the .conveyor, the glass goes 'into 'the twin,grinding units. After being polished, it if cut and packed ready, for .ship ment."'. - ;'' .'.';.-;' . •' '. r ''. 'Another Contract " ''' Pittsburgh Plate Glass..Company officials also-said>the ; 'contract to install the -melting 'tank has been awarded to the Toledo'-Engineering Company of Toledo, Ohio. , The Rust Engineering Company is lining the inside of the 300-foot stack with brick. The stack is built of reinforced concrete. ; The steel frameworks for the brick storage building and the power substation have been erected Otherwise progress' is being \ shown on the. five silos that wil hold the basic-ingredients" for the 'glass. • ' . • ' . •• The companyjs still shooting for a completion ^ate in July with glass production to start at that time. Woman Hurt In Four-Car Street Crash - A local woman was injured anc extensive property damage caused yesterday afternoon in a four-car crash at the intersection of Union and South George streets. . Angela Erode, Frederick Street a passenger in one of the cars suffered a minor head .injury in the collision. She was treated a' Memorial Hospital, and released. . City Police Officer John Wi. Sny der, who investigated, said th. mishap occurred when two of the cars collided and struck and dam aged two parked automobiles., 'Officer Snyder said a car, driven by Gilbert E. Myers, RD 1, Balti more, • was traveling south - on George Street and struck the righ front door of a car being driven west on Union Street by Isaac J Hale, of 506..Warren Street, -.After the Hale" auto was" struck it was knocked against a parked car owned by William J. Chappell 431 Cumberland Street. When the Chappell auto was. struck, it ram med into another parked car owned by Blanche. C.. Kearchner 131 Oak Street, pushing it up over the curb.' . Myers and Hale will be charged with reckless driving and will be given: a hearing November 23 in Trial Magistrate' Court. Damage was- estimated at ?30< to Myers', car, while $200 damage was caused by the Hale .car.; No estimated damage was made, oi the Kearchner or Chappell vehi cles. -.•'•••• ; Ilirths BURGESS—Mr. and Mrs. Charl'e E., Bowling-. Green, a daughte yesterday' at Memorial Hospital H ADR A — Mr. and Mrs.* Edwar 1 H., Flushing, N: Y,." a daughte at a 'hospital'there.' The'fathe is a/son-of, the' late Edwar Hadra, former mail carrier here LYNCH—Mr. ?and 'Mrs. Roger :W Cresaptown, a daughter yester day at Memorial . SEE — Mr. and Mrs. iWilliam H .812 Shades Lane, a daughter-yes terday at Memorial. \ SMITH—Mr. and Mrs. Earl; North Le« Street, a daughter yes terday at Sacred Heart Hospital TWIGG—Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth 419 Central Avemie, a son.yes terday at Sacred Heart. , . WALKER—Mr. and Mrs. John C 1S5 Pennsylvania Avenue, a so yeiltrday at Memorial/ IFrench Bride Denies Intent To Kill Mate Tells Preston Jury Of Mistreatment; Jury To Get Charge KINGWOOD, W. Va. Lfl — A French war bride on trial for the murder of her husband testified yesterday that she fired a rifle into! ]her husband's room but didn't in-' 'lend to kill'him. . j "I didn't aim.' I just pull the; trigger and the gun went off," saidj Mrs.: Odette E. Rodeheaver, 29, during'the second day of her trial in the death last June < 19. of her 35-year-old ex-soldier husband, Stanley Rodeheaver. The petite brunette; occupied the witness stand for almost three hours. After her testimony the defense-rested its case and Preston County. Circuit Judge Melvin Snyder ordered the jury locked up for [the night. Final defense and prose-! cutio'n arguments were expected-j this morning, after which "the!-_-_,-.-, -. _ ., judge will present his charge toT<( \ llprj \\/|lPn the jurors. " • jlVLUCU. t? 11CI1. j- Visited Relatives !-»T .Mrs. Rodeheaver. in broken Eng-j y lisn, reviewed events preceeding the shooting on the couple's farm home near Hazelton. She said she. [and.her husband and their family! If > TO SPEAK HERE—Jack Malon will'speak on "Fun With Humbugs" at a meeting of the local unit of the National Dinner Club tomorrow at 7 p. m. at the A|j Ghan Shrine Country -Club, according .to James Pit- kethly. president. Truck Driver Hit LITTLE SAVAGE INTERCHANGE — This aerial photo, looking ' Route 40. the bridge closest to the'the one.'that will- east,, shows'the'major .road relocation at Little, Savage Mountain. carry the Finzel Road over the National Highway. The other one'. The deep cut. at: ; th"e : 'summit of-the mountain' together with' the is the temporary span used during construction. Tlie project'is; deep fill -just east ;of itv.eliminates two very hazardous curves in scheduled to be completed by the middle of next year. •• had returned from visiting his! relatives. She said she put her children to Ded about 8 p.m. and went into her jedroom where her husband already had retired. She said he beat ler when she refused to engage in unnatural sex activity. She testified that he slapped her so hard that a • bone in her face was sore for two weeks. Rode- leaver had been drinking, she said. Anticipated Force ' The war bride said she went outside, but her husband warned her Awards Presented At Annual Bovs 4-H Dinner LastNiglit •/ • ~ "*-^ Presentation of prizes to the'Allegany County; winners, in. the National 4-H- Award Program 'featured -the annual dinner of the county'Boys 4-H Federation last night in" the North Branch Fire Hallv . : ' •••• - ; Merritt R. Pope, assistant county Church OpenSunday The new Melvin "Methodist hurch, corner of Marion and.Rey- lolds Street," will be opened Sunday., with the pastor, Rev. B. F. Hartman, delivering the first sermon. \ Rev. Harry C. March, Hagers;own District superintendent, will conduct the consecration service. Che new. church will be. presented o Dr." March" by the chairman of ;he Board of Trustees. Miss Susan Ann Mosteller will be at the console of the new Baldwin organ during and after the consecration service. Mrs. Helen Walters will be organist for the Hereford . heifer), Charles^ Kiser, :arm agent, presented these awards: ' Achievement — Richard Siehler, RD 4, this city. Dairy achievement' — Robert Moore; Mt. Savage, first; Louis Miltenberger, RD 1, Ridgeley, second; Edward Miller, RD 1, Prostburg, third; and Gary Adams, RD 3, this' city, fourth. regular service, Rev. Mr. Hartman The church, under construction 'or less than' six months,, is of brick and block. There are m'emor- al windows throughout the sanctuary. R. H. Rdboson was contractor 'or the $31,500 .''building.; Memorials F_rostburg. : . ; Poultry—Homer.Blubaugh, Warrior Mountain, first; George Windish, Union Grove, second; Glendon Merritt, RD 4, third, and William Malone, RD 4, this city, fourth. . Safety—Richard Heavner, Union Grove, the individual award, and to $6,424.60, brought the.. : cost to 136,424.60. Men :and women of the congregation have -painted. the church. Services will be ilield in- the church Sunday evening at 7:30 with Rev,, Hartman in charge: -Services will be held each evening,.with exception of Saturday,: through November 30 with Rev. Louis Emer- ck, pastor. of. Midland. • charge, preaching.. Rev. Mr/Hartman said the-congregation extends an invitation to :he public to attend services and Inspect the new church.. Ski Club Meets Thursday Night .Occasional • snow flurries are predicted tomorrow night, and the Western^Maryland.. Ski Club has again;'scheduled .a.' meeting at Guntertown. Officials of the club last Friday sheepishly had .to > report- the scheduled meeting on. Thursday night was "snowed' out." Only. .12. meinbers • p£ the -50 belonging w'ereNJable ', to - forge --their way.-, through'ithe: snow, covered highways io -thfe.Route :40 resort., On th'e.a'genfe'is-the election 01 officers;"organization of. a weekenc weather.{. -reporting '.- system arid transportation 1 pools. Instructional films on skiing wil! be shown.. Club, officials say membership is open to all who. are interested in the outdoor sport which many have .been pursuing in the winters in -the mountains. Best Best Meat Animal meat animal raised. and other items added amounting Union Grove Club, the club winner. ._ ._. .-. , ,, ..„ . __.. i. . jj ome and farm electrical work- Ernest Bishop, Spring Gap, first; iary Mace, LaVale,:'second, and Herbert Snipe, Spring Gap, third. Garden—Tim Long, RD 1, Oldtown, first; William.Athey, RD:i, this city, second: Paul Miltenberger, third, and Louis Miltenberger, fourth; boUv of RDi, Ridgeley. • : McHenrr Speaks-. Tractor maintenance <— Edward Miller, RD : 1, Frostburg; Jack Wilson, Midland,-second,^ and Gary Adams, RD 3, this'city. -. .. James McHenry, "assistant Garrett County agent, was the speaker. Albert O'Neal; former president of the AJlegany County Farm Bu Much Colder Weather Seen The -moderate weather of the past four days is to come to an end tonight in this section as the forecast calls for much colder to night and tomorrow with, occasional snow flurries. In Allegany, Garrett and Washington counties the temperature is to fall to between 28 and 32 degrees. - • : • ' Snow and -cold, moving r south from Canada' will 'cover' the "northern part of the country tonight. The high and noon temperature today in Cumberland was 56 degrees. Showers deposited .3 of an inch, over the city last night and today. - - ' ''••'. ' • ••-•••'•. The 30-day. temperature and" precipitation outlook- for this, section of the'country is to be near nor mal, according to the Weather Bureau.' : • .:-.-'; -'-"':-.-' Woman Tells Police . Boys Break Windows A local woman-has reported to City Pplice'that.teenage boys have been breaking windows in 'her home at 225 Maple Street since Monday. Mrs. Chester. F. Brant, Blackiston Avenue, told authorities this morning'that seven windows have been broken at her Maple Street home since Monday evening. She Columbia St. PTA Will Get Year's Budget .The budget for the 'Columbia Street School ParenWeacher Association will be presented by 'Mrs. Robert Herboidsheimer, president, at a meeting of the. organization Thursday at 7:30 p. m. in the school. The delegates to the Marylanc PTA Congress last week in Balti more, Mrs. Herboidsheimer and Mrs. Robert Boden, will report. The program will honor a retiree Columbia 'Street School teacher Mrs. Bertha Connor Low. A speaker from the Allegany County Teachers Association will explain the Maryland State Teachers Association five-year program for schools. Parents will visit with teachers after the meeting. The parent discussion group o! the school will meet tomorrow at 2 p. m. in the school auditorium. The recent workshop at Frostburg will be reviewed and dis- oussed. Subjects will be "Child Development" and. "Sex Education." •' •- ."-;-.- • Soaierset Man'Die's;' On Turnpike Three Miles From Carlisle A. 26-year-old Somerset. Pa., father was killed. instantly early this morning' when his tractor- trailer crashed into the rear of another truck on- the Pennsylvania Strong Wind Wrecks Hom& At Somerset Man Pinned Beneath "" Rubble While Sou Holds Up Partition .;,;.' i A freak gust of wind, apparently ;of cyclonic proportions, this morn- ling destroyed a concrete block | home near Somerset. Pa., and tore 'down trees, power and telephone .poles in that area. ; Destroyed by the blast of wind ;was the home of Mr. and Mrs. A1 T bert Francis, located about p mite and a half west of Somerset. .Fire Chief Xewfon Picking reported the freak wind hit at 7:05 a. m.. the time heih? established since Mrs. Francis was looking at the clock after arising when the "house .fell in." '. ~~ Four Years Old A one-story, ranch-type residence, the house was about four years old. Chief Picking statecj. He reported the velocity of the wind was the greatest ever experienced in his knowledge, and termed it worse 'than "Hazel" and the other- hurricanes which have struck in the Somerset area.......' -.'.-. "The roof of the Francis home was torn off and carried approximately a quarter-mile by the wind, Chief Pick'in? said. The front of the home and both sides then caved in. he said he was told. .A large portion of the fr"nt of the residence was in the form of a steel-frame picture-window, and. this was demolished,, the chief said. ., : .. Mrs. Francis was able to tele-- Turnpike, three, miles' west of| Carlisle. '. ' '• -. : • 1 Victim of the tragedy was Robert G. Barren, 25. of 1030 West Liberty Street. Somerset;.'.' Pennsylvania .Turnpike Police at Bedford said Barron was Killed into hurry back. "I knew he would stantly when -his tractor-trailer 'orce me. . . when I came back." she testified, "so I; picked up the gun." • -• ' '•' . She said she knew the gun was oaded. but that she had no inten-i ;ion of killing her husband. In her testimony, Mrs. Rode-! leaver also. denied a state wit-' nesses's testimony that she was intoxicated, and contested the testimony of her 9-year-old son, who said, "I told mommy not to shoot daddy." The home visited earlier the day of the slaying was that of Rode- Keaver's sister-in-law, Mrs. Edna Rodeheaver. She was a defense witness yesterday. smashed into the rear of another nick'driven by Jack D. Callahan, 26, of New Castle. Pa. ' Police said Barron was'hauling a oad of sheetmetal. and the load shifted, crushing him in the cab of he rig. He sustained a broken neck •wd crushed chest. Police said Barron was apparently traveling at a high rate of speed in rain and-fog. but that visibility was good. Both vehicles were traveling east, and after the crash Callahan was able to control lis truck and pull to -the side of .he highway. He assisted police in removing Barren's body from the rig. The Trucker Fined For Overloading ' A local trucker was fined $54 and costs in Trial Magistrates Court, this morning on. a charge of being overloaded. Trial Magistrate J. 'Milton Dick fined Franklin E. Westfall, 43 Humbird Street, after he pleaded guilty to the charge .of being 2,700 pounds overloaded. Westfall was arrested on Nov- Five Seeking Wiring Job Five contractors have submitted bids for interior electrical work at the Department of Welfare boys camp at Green Ridge State Forest. Bids oh the work will be received by. the Maryland Department of Public Improvements. 506 Park Avenue, Baltimore, until November 17 v at 3:30 p.m. •.Bidders so far have been Fulton Radio Sales,- Inc., Hancock: Crun kleton Electrical Sales Company. Greencastle; . Shockley's Electric Motor Company, this city. Others wishing to bid may obtain plans . from the Department of Public Improvements at no cost. Youth Council Election Set /Cresaptown Youth Council meets today at 7:30 p. m. at Cresaptown Methodist Church.... Officers .will be elected and' a program for the year planned.. Charles.E. Wendt, chairman of the adult advisory committee urged all members of his group to reau,..-. gave..- the invocation andjsaid she saw. two boys -performing Gerald Lancaster-of : La Vale- Club the vandalism: was toastmaster. Leonard Ritchie, athletic coach at Bruce High School, Westernport, showed and narrated football films to the 130: boys attending:;: Guests were County Commissioners William H. Lemmert and James Orr. ersber 8 by Richard F. Boyle of attend. : Larry Dehn. program 'the State "Roads Commission on'chairman of Central YMCA. wil' U.S. Route 220. 12 miles south of;be in attendance to serve as accident occurred on a straight stretch of the turnpike, police said.' A native of Somerset County, he was a son of Leroy and Cora (Shaulis) Barron, of Somerset. Besides his parents, he is survived by his widow and two minor children. Cumberland. advisor, Wendt said. Speaker Named For Dinner Glul> Jarnes-Pitkethly, president of the local unit of the '• National Dinner Club, said-Jack Malon the speaker ata meeting of the organization tomorrow at 7 p. m. at the Ali Ghan Shrine Country Club. V Malon is,reputed to be an authority Ton" ' the" methods used - by mediums, confidence men and fakers of other sorts -who claim to be able (o read minds and predict the future. '.-•'•' The subject of his talk will be "Fun With Humbugs,", and during the coarse of his talk he will give a demonstration reading. of so-called mind Manslaughter Charge Filed The 33-year-old Midland motorist who struck and killed a nine- year-old Gilmore girl last Saturday evening has': been charged with manslaughter by x motor vehicle. . . The charge was placed against Robert Scott Alexander yesterday in Trial Magistrate Court by State's. Attorney Paul M. Fletcher who questioned several witnesses to the accident which fatally- injured ' Mary' Melva Cuthbertson, daughter of .Mr. .and Mrs. Melvin Cuthbertson. Alexander posted $2,000 bond for his appearance before the January term of the Allegany County Grand Jury, and waived a preliminary-hearing before Magistrate J. Milton Dick. .. . '. •• -Fletcher said Alexander's car apparently struck the youngster after she had crossed the highway while she was returning from the store. Alexander, attempting to negotiate a right hand curve, swung the vehicle to the left in a wide circle and th« left front fender of the auto struck; the child, cofdinf to Tfc,, Harry Bosley of the Maryland State Police who in vtstigiledi Program Set For PTA Meet The Parent-Teacher Association of Pennsylvania Avenue School will meet tomorrow at 7:30 p. m. at the school, according to Kenneth Mahaney, president, who said the program will include a talk by a representative of the Allegany County Board of Education and selections by the Seventh Grade Glee Club. Teachers are to be in their classrooms prior to the meeting for visitation with parents, according to Miss. Lula M. Blorisk'ey, prin-i cipal. The selections by the glee club will be directed by Miss Sally Fitzwater. The First Grade Mothers will conduct a candy sale prior to the meeting. Refreshments will be served. The executive committee of the PTA was to meet today at 3:30 p. m. at the school, Mahaney said. The first rehearsal of the minstrel which will be presented by the PTA later in the school year was held last night, with approximately 50 persons attending. Mahaney said others who wish to participate should attend rehearsals scheduled for Tuesday eve- jnings, November 22 and 29 and December 6. phone the Somerset Volunteer Fire Company and members of that unit were at the. home within *a. lalf-hour of the wind blast. When .hey arrived Mr. Francis was pinned beneath concrete blocks and partitions, his 14-year-old son.hold- ng up the partition edge beneath which the father was unable to move. .-".-. -. . , •'••••• Francis, a ten-year-old daughter and his mother-in-law were admit:ed to Somerset Community Hospir :al where attaches reported hirn in 'good" condition later this morn- ng. He was complaining of pain-in iis chest, attaches said. His dauehr • ter was admitted for X-ray? and observation after being struck 'on Jie : head by "a piece of debris; while his mother-in-law was rfc= sorted to be in a bad state .of shock. Called Total Loss Chief Picking termed the home a total loss and estimated the damage in the neighborhood of $14.000. Furniture ;and household articles were taken to a vacant home $ni Somerset, Chief Pjcking said, adding that Fra.ncis ~"as unabje to say what his immediate plans are. Chief Picking said the establish-, ment of James Gnegy in Somerset was also unroofed by the force of the wind. The flat roof, which the chief described as "very large," was ripped off and carried some- 250 feet across a highway and over high tension power lines, he reported. Gnegy resided in an apartment '• over the front of his establishment. Chief Picking said, but apparently escaped being injured in the incident. No estimate was made of the damage. Obituary 8*0 CTP CONVENE»~Thesc three men figured i prominently in th« dinner held by the Baltimore arid Ohio Railroad Cooperative Traffic Program . here in the Ali Ghan Shrine Country Club last night. The speaker was John W. BliSvS, Balti- more, general CTP chairman, shown at left. Centci* is T. J. Klaucnberg, superintendent of the ..Cumberland Division who was toastmaster. J. F. Peach Jr., at right, Is local CTP chairman. A dance followed. HINLSH—Mrs. Harry, 74, Everett. HYDE-r-Herbert C., of Allegany County. JONES—William 0.. Lonacoru'ng. • JURICK—Andrew J,, 52,. Clarksburg. PENSINGER — Mrs. Jennie, 88, Clearville. RINKER—Russell 73. Bayard. SCHWIND—Henry J., 75 Baltimore. WAGONER—Mrs. Elwood H., 66, Springfield. Mrs. Jennie Pensinger Mrs. Jennie Pensinger, 88. widow of Daniel Pensinger. died this morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Lottie May, Clearville, Pa. Born at Little Orleans, a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Creek) Norris, she had resided at Braddock Farms prior to going to live with her daughter, : Surviving, besides Mrs. May, is another daughter, Mrs. Lillie Smith, this city; a son, Conda Smith. Little Orleans; three brothers, Nelson Norris. New York City: Roscoe Norris. Little Orleans, and George Norris, Me- Keesport. Pa.; a sister, Mrs. Belle Montgomery'. McKeesport; two stepsons, Banner Smith, Piney Grove, and Roy Smith, Norristown, Pa.; a stepdaughter, .Mrs. Cordelia Carson, Amaranth, 'Pa., 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. ': ' . The body will remain at the Funeral Home. •: Herbert C. Hyde charge of the musical numbers. Friends Aware Plans-Meeting The Association of Friends Aware of Handicapped Children will meet tomorrow at 8 p. m. at Cumberland Savings Bank. Mrs. John J. Long, president, said final plans will be made for a bake sale at Albert's Market. LaVale, Friday from 4:40 to 8 p. m. and Saturday. Any cne wishing to donate baked goods should call Mrs. David Hamilton . PA2-1789:| Herbert"ch"arles''Hyde"'died this Mrs. E. R. Kellougb PA4-0737; °r| morning |a Sylvan Retreat where Mrs. Long PA2-5090. _ | he had been a patient 19 . years . More donations have been made to the station wagon fund, including Potomac Park Homemakers. $5; St. Mary's Mothers' Club. S25; and Ed Denkenberger. treasurer of employes of .the boiler house at Cclancse. $15. Local Man Reported Missing From Home .t • , ','.••. .. .; City Police yesterday were notified that Troy Taylor, 39, of- 921 Maryland Avenue, has been missing from his home since Saturday. Taylor is five-feel 11-inches tail. He was last seen driving a late model automobile. The only known survivor step-sister, Mrs. Gertrude Judd, Washington. •; ' ' .'."«-.' The body will remain at th« Kight Funeral Home. Mrs. Harry Hinlsli u. EVERETT — Mrs;. Hattie Trcr* Hinish. 74, wife of l?,arry Hinish, died Monday in Bedford County Memorial Hospital, Bedford. ... Surviving, besides twr husband. are a son, John W. Diehl, Everett two daughters. Mrs. "Sara Mae Grass!; Cumberland, and Mrs. M»rj M. Mills, Everett, and ;• btot%, Roy R. Beegle, Bedford. _L The body is at the Conner Funeral Home where services wU (Continued on Page 14) vj

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