Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on November 18, 1955 · Page 13
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Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland · Page 13

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Local •:• Comics .|. Cltu$ified Member Associated Press FRIDAY,- NOVEMBER 18*1955 Second Section Cumberland Soldier Back - • ' ••••'.- • ' '."'*• From Korea In Plane Crash Ei W. Leatliermaii Hurt Slightly; Phones Home A 20-year-old local soldier who ^was en ( route home on furlough Pafter completing a tour of duty in Korea was one of the survivors of an airplane crash this morning in Seattle, Wash. .. The soldier. Specialist 3-c Elbert Woodrow Leatherman, had arrived in the states yesterday morning aboard the Army transport Gen. R. L. Howze and was 'among the 7C persons on a DC-4 of the Peninsular Air "-'transport' Company, which crashed shortly, after takeoff from Boeing Field. Seattle: •A son of Mahlon A. and Lorraine' A. ('Clayton) -- Leatherman, 107 Sprinsdale Street, ne telephoned his parents' at 6:30 a. m. today to assure them he had escaped serious injury in the.accident which claimed 27 .lives: • , : -; Credits .Safety:Belt •;; Sgt.. • Leatherman, informed his . father that his only injury was a bruised leg.and credited his safety belt for preventing more serious injuries.'; /. -: " ..•••-•• .-. . . The soldier said his first ihdica- "tion that the plane was in.trou- ble came shortly after the.:DC-4 took off.: The, plane started to /"buzz and ' : jump," v he' told his father, and then nosed down and crashed into "a" home '•.-'The Leatherman, family, : was just Arising for the day : when .the phone call was made. Mr. Leatherrnan's .reaction tiFffie---information' from his son was."G'od's blessing is on The telephone call was brief, Sgt. Leatherman explaining that other survivors had calls in to their families. He told his father that he and "the rest" did all, they could to help the-more seriously injured from the wreckage. ' Sixteen Months In Korea Sgt, Leatherman, who has been in the Army 2% years, was returning from serving 16-months in Korea. He had been with an ordnance demolition unit in Korea, his father stating that he 'will be due for discharge from the service next July. Sgt. Leatherman graduated from Fort Hill High School in 1952. . ' . • Mr and Mrs. Leatherman have another member of their family overseas with the Army, a daughter Annabelle, being stationed m Rescue Tots After Surviving Disaster •"The'fellows 1 were pretty brave. There : was no screaming," so said the local soldier who was one; of the survivors in an airplane crash early today at Seattle. ' Specialist 3 r c Elbert W. Leatherman in a"'' telephone j-pan with the WACs. Still at home are three other daughters. Cora Jean, 18; Eleanor, 15, and Betty,"14, and a son, Leslie H. Leatherman, 12. I The family is athletically- inclined, Annabelle, Cora Jean and Eleanor having been teammates on the Hermanettes, local girls softball team. Annabelle, who -last September .was voted Fort Leonard-Wood's outstanding,WAC athlete, also played softball with the East Side Maids. '. . Eyewitnesses of the crash saic the plane burst "like a big ball of fire" after.ramming into a.home. The DC-4 carried a crew of four while its passenger list was comprised of 66 servicemen, a woman and two children. It had taken off for Chicago and points east. Others Survive In Area • A member of the crew told re•porters "^n ten years oC flying this company; has ..never scratched a passenger before." -...,,: '.. ;'.;._ Among other.'.'suryivorsjisted by the Army'as patients^ih Fort-Lawton Hospital; Seattle, were: Pfc. P,' Pv.Tamberin, 2613 ; Ch'ap- fen SU Wheeling, W.'Va. Pvt. • J. T. Jamieson, ,125 Semi nary Ave., Greensburg. Pa. "' Pfc. A., W. Moinarko,- Johnstown, Pa. •'•-.; - . ;;'.'. ; Pfc. James Smith, Rte. 1, Fred- trick, Md. Renlon Hospital: •"'. Pfc. W. B. Johnston,: 452 Center Ave., Norfolk;-Va; .' "•" : Ohiluary BOLYARD — Waitman E., 75 Rowlesburg. FRIDDLE — Miss Lucy A., 85 Augusta. ' • . " ' HARDESTY - Arthur 0., 79, Deer ' Park. RALSTON — Mrs. Elby S., 58 Baltimore^ former resident. STAPLETON — Mrs. Mary E., 63 Cheverly, formerly of Mt. Sav age. • WAYBRfGHT — James M., 57 Cchmibus, Ohio, formerly of Pa\v .Paw. . '••';'•' ;• ';. Mrs. Mary E. Stapicton MT. SAVAGE - Mrs.-Mary E Stapicton, 63, a former resident La Vale Troop Will Observe Charter Night David Stone To Get Eagle Scout Palm At Affair Tonight Troop 10 sponsored by La Vale Methodist Church SON SURVIVES 'CRASH—Mahlon A. Leatherman, 107 Springdale Street, is shown looking at photographs. of his son, Specialist 3-c Elbert W. Leatherman, one of the survivors of an airplane crash early this morning in Seattle which'claimed 27 lives. Sgt. Leatherman had arrived in the states yesterday after a .tour of duty in Korea and was flying home on a furlough. Employed as. a brakeman by the Baltimore arid Ohio Railroad Company, Mr. Leatherman had "just'awakened when his son telephoned the news-of the accident. '• ; . ....- . .-' : nterview with the Evening Times at noon today was awaiting his discharge from the Fort Lawton )ase hospital at Seattle. He said lis only t injuries were "a few icratches' and a sprained right ankle." A son'of Mr. and Mrs. Mahlon A.' Leatherman, D7 Springdale Street, Sgt. Leatherman said "the plane seemed to be in trouble from :he 'time it took off from. Boeing Field. Later it started wobbling, before crashing. and crumbling." "The plane struck a tree and ;hen rammed into a. house. A lot of the men (other servicemen) were burned helping -others from the flaming plane." Eyewitnesses said the plane crashed like a 'ball of fire" and that the scene was "like you would imagine hell to be." Helps Rescue Tots After emerging from the burning wreckage, Sgt. Leatherman said 'I went into the house to help a woman and five children to safety. None of them was hurt." .'•-''I think "there are 27 dead," he continued, adding that '"one man who was in the plane was from Frederick—he's the closest one to Cumberland." Sgt. Leatherman. who telephoned his .parents early this morning so they'would not be worried; said his:, parents.: were/.expecting,. him home/.on furlough,, although -they did not know;-the ^ exact; day he was due to'-arriye here.••" He did not telephone before., getting aboard the plane, explaining that he intended to surprise his folks. The phone call was .made at approximately ./ 6:30- a.m. and the Leatherman family- was just arising. Mr. Leatherman's reaction to the news was "God's blessing is on me." To Be Home Soon Sgt. Leatherman informed .the Evening Times that he expected to be discharged momentarily and that he should arrive here in about three days. The trip, he said, will be made by train. Thus, he will have used three methods of' transportation in returning .home from service in Korea.: --.-''. • He landed in the states yesterday aboard-the Army transport. General Howze, took the brief- and ill- fated airplane flight, and will complete the furlough trip by rail; : When his furlough expires, Sgt. Leatherman said he' is to report to White Sands, N. M.. for duty. His discharge from the service is scheduled for'next July. A graduate of Fort Hill High School in 1952 he has; been, a member of the armed forces, about 30 months. died yesterday at Prince Georges : — Hospital, Cheverly, following an;§ lale IQOF Officials illness of five weeks. ' j _.. . , , r . •_. .She. was a daughter.of the late To \ieit Local tantpn Mr. and Mrs. Francis J. Miller. Survivors include a -daughter. Mrs. .Mary L. Kane, Chattanooga, Term.: two srms, Frank and Ned Stapleton, bolh at home: a brother, Edwin J, Miller, iCumberlatidr.a sister, Mrs. Sara Carter, Mt. Savage, and five:grandchildren... .- : . Arthur 0. Hardest? ;.•- DEER PARK — Arthur, Osborn Hardesty, 79, died yesterday at his farm homcion RD, 1 following an illness of four years. : - ; . : A native and life-long resident of Garret! County, he was a «on of the late Henry A. and Julia A. tTasker) Hardesly> '• > Surviving 1 art ' his widow; Mrs. Mary "A; (Shahan) Hardcsly; two sons, Boyd and Grant Hardesty, both of Hulton; a brother, Bushrod (Continued on Page 42) State. Independent Order of Odd Fellows officials will make their annual visit to Canton Allegany 4 IOOF, and its ladies. auxiliary' tomorrow, 7:30 ; p; .m., at the IOOF Temple. South Mechanic Street. - Making the visit will be .George A. Mitchell; Aberdeen, department commander, and Mrs. Josephine Schelibaum. Baltimore, depart mcnt president. .... v- .,.. Reception Scheduled A reception is planned»today » 8 p. ;,w. in Central. MMhodis Sister Of Local Man Celebra tes 100th observe charter night with a ceremony today at 7:30 p. m. in the church. David Stone will be awarded a jronze palm to his Eagle Scout badge.;,, ';-;v;; •-...' ••". - : : • % 'Russell Flanagan will receive his Life Scout rating and Ronald Gilchrist,, Kenneth Moreland; and Ar- Jiur Williamson .will .be advanced a star .scout. - : . ' _ . These presentations will be made by George ^K.'Frick, scoutmaster. ..To Give Badges \ . .TJipmas E. Gilchrist ; Jr., /.advancement chairman on the troop committee will give first class Hugh Bishop. William 'lau\ Morton Cozad, • Thomas Lowery and Richard Tosh, and a Second Class badge to Elmer Beachly. Robert Morelarid, assistant scoutmaster, will introduce new members and tenderfoot, scouts. The charter -will be presented Sdwin H.' Cupler, chairman of the :roop committee, by Byron Kight, member of Potomac Council, who will be the/speaker. Cupler, in .urn, will hand over the charter to Frick. - - . Kenneth M. Stone, Explorer advisor, will present merit badges to Robert Bennett, Hugh Bishop, Philip Bonner, William Claus, Morton Cozad, Allen Fisher. Ronald '•" Gilchrist,' : ~Richard~"-~Kirs'cTi, Thomas Lowery, Daniel Moreland, \enneth Moreland, Victor. Reusch- ein, Louis Shinnamon, John'Spoerl, David Stone, Jack Tosh, Richard Tosh and Arthur Williamson. Wins Conservation Prize The first class badge and merit jadges earned by Richard Sands, who moved to Rock Hill, N. C., will be sent to him. During the past year, Troop 10 won first prize in Potomac Council tor its-conservation exhibit; re tained the rifle championship of the council, had 75 per cent of its members attending Camp Potomac. One of its members. Eagle Scout David Stone, received the God and Country Award. Other officers of the troop are C. Merle '•Zembower, assistanl scoutmaster: and two junior assistant scoutmasters, David Stone and Jack Tosh. • " . Floyd V; Cozad is secretary o: the troop committee; George Louis Spoerl, treasurer, and Harold W Green, the other; Explorer advisor. The ceremony marked the sixth time the charter of the troop has been renewed since its organization in 1950. Charles S. Catherman Sr., 825 Vindsdr, Kennett iquare, 'Pa;, visiting his sister, \irs. Alice Chandler- Catherman Smith, who is celebrating her 100th birthday today. . .' . Mrs.. Smith was, born in Ha'r,tle- on, Pa.; November 18, , 1855, the daughter.of Oliver Perry and Caro- irie Catherman. Mrs. John Voorhees, her daughter, three grandchildren and one 'great-grandchild, also reside in Kennett Square. Officers .of the Pennsylvania Medical Association visited Mrs. Smith today to: present her" ;a >lacque in .honor "of her : 10pth >irthday. : , Mrs. Smith, is still active, and is not confined to either, her bed or a wheelchair. She enjoys an occasional automobile', ride "with" Tela- ives and appears to be in unusually good physical :C6nditip'h" for ler advanced years. .. l . .;;•- .;.- r ELBERT W. LEATHERMAN Brush Brother ., &els Card Back From Lake Erie On August 4 a-local member of Cumberland's Brothers of the •irush put his membership'card in sealed bottle and tossed -it into iakei-'Erie at Cleveland. '.>• '•' This week the-card was; returned o' William "Jr;Buzzard, 530 North Centre Street, by Joseph Duber. . Duber,. who "resides at.-Avon ,ake, Ohio, a community-on Lake Erie, 20 miles west of ^Cleveland, said he found the bottle on the jeach last Sunday. .. • It had'traveled only 20 miles in three months. Cold Weather Will Continue The weather will continue cole in the Cumberland area for the next five days, according to the Weather Bureau. The forecast for tonight is in creasing cloudiness and tempera tures ranging between 20-and 25 degrees. Tomorrow will be cloudv with snow by : afternoon. Rain spreading from the southwest par of the country ,will- 7 probably-turn to snow-in-Western-Maryland.- ;•' .Along, .the, .Western. : .;'MaryIant Railway temperature^- -were. re ported' as follows:" Elkins:' 22 Thomas, 20; Deal, 20, .and Rockwood, 24 degrees.'" The extremely high winds o yesterday abated somewhat today and made the cold more bearable Cumberland had a low of 27 de grees this morning and high fo the past 24 hours was 37 degrees Gen.Caldara TaUisOii Air Safety Plans ....-". * . : '. f • . •.... Ml. Savage General Addresses Institute Unit In California LOS ANGELES', (Special) - Jet varbirds are zooming ever higher and faster. They are wonderful weapons, but when they .crash they make' awful holes — holes -in the ground and in the taxpayer's wal- et. Therefore the Air Force's lying safety program is being in- ensified to take care of these cost- y mishaps before they happen. That is the gist of an, address made here last night before a key aviation group by Brig. Gen. Joseph D. Caldara of Mt. Savage, Md. He is director of Flight Safey Research for the Air Force. The general vividly brought home he terrific impact of flying accidents in this day of multi-million dollar bombers and century series ighters while speaking before the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences, Los Angeles section. In the audience was a cross-section of experts from the aviation complex centered in Southern California. Within Jhe limitations of the Air Force's mission, which is combat effectiveness and readiness, every of flying safety possible must be built into the aircraft, pilots and mechanics of the Air Force the speaker asserted. He pointed out that the latesi jets are taxing the limits of human ability in the cockpit, and urged that aircraft designers redouble their efforts to compensate for the human factors. "The modern jet can go just about as fast and as hich as we want it to," he said. "The question now is, can the pilot go along? The human body can stand only so much, and planes must be made with that a foremost thought." Flight Safety Research analyzes all flying accidents and mechanical failures with in the A>r Force, anc Ciunberlander AgainToHead Area Sid Club HELPED TO SAFETY BY LOCAL .MAN — These five "children of. Mr. and Mrs. Colin Dehring escaped injury in the midnight crash of . ah Army-chartered airliner into their home .at Seattle. Sgt. Elbert W. Leatherman of Cumber- land, who survived the crash, helped carry the-!; children to safety. Left to right are Jphii, 4;-.v .Catherine, 8: Ann Marie, 10 months;'• Colin, 6,-;. _• and, Maureen 3. The local man was enroutai, from Korea •: v.-;.-.-'"•'. '•;.'( (AP Jury To Probe Deaths Of Area Husband, Wife Anderson Re-elected As dub Lays Plans For Coming Season Bruce Anderson, this city, last night was ,re-elected president of the .Western Maryland Ski Club at :he first meeting of the season at Gunterto'wn, eight' miles west of' Frostburg. • ;. "." .. j Other officers elected were John] House, Keyser, vice president: Miss Florence Quinn, Ridgeley, secretary, and Miss Mildred Abbott, Bowling Green, treasurer. James Jeffries of Frostburg was named chairman of a committee to investigate : the possibilities of .improving and further developing the Guntertown ski area. A coroner's jury will probe four deaths at an inquest tomorrow io Uniontown involving the deaths of a Cresaptown .couple..'• Paul Lee Moreland and his wife, Grace Cecelia . Moreland, were fatally injured last July 29 when their car collided with a. vehicle driven by Harry Lytle." McKces- port. on Route 40 about two miles east of Hopwood. Kindergarten • c? ... • Scheduled For La Vale Sector A kindergarten sponsored by LaVale Methodist Church will open Thursday, December 1. Second Plans I Cresaptown | Branch Bank r Open House Tomorrow At Remodeled Building On Baltimore Street : Plans for a branch of the Second National Bank in 'Cresaptown'were announced last night by : Joseph M. Naughton; president. '•"' ,/ Adequate land : has been acquired and the : site is .being .prepared. It is.hoped to start actual .construction early in r 1956. '...-., >' The"- new ; : facility., will provide complete banking services of the most modern, type.' The";branch bank will be located at the eastern edge of. Cresaptown on the south side of U.S. Route 220. The Celanese Corporation of America has conveyed about The school will be for children jac res of Us property along the George Hankins of this city was between four.and,six,years-ot age. appointed .to head the committee that will furnish weather reports and snow conditions to members each weekend during the skiing season. Lloyd Griffith of Frostburg is chairman of the group that will arrange the weekend transportation pools for the skiing trips to various slopes in the area. Facilities at these slopes—Laurel Mountain at Ligonier; Big Springs near Somerset: the Canaan Valley section 'near Davis, and Guntertown—were discussed by the members. An instructional film on skiing was shown. The next meeting will be held according to Mrs. Robert C,. Morris, director' teacher.' •'"•'•••"-•"':- ; She urged that pupils be enrolled early for the kindergarten, which highway/to Sacnat Inc.,.the bank's wholly-owned real estate holding company; ^ ••••-. ••• A'bunding with plenty of parking space for cars is being design- will be operated between the hours ed. High-speed.,electronic commun- of 10 a. m. to noon, on regular f ------ -' '-*--*• 'school days. . Mrs. Morris said the'kindergar- ications of latest type are contemplated, to keep the bank and the branch in constant contact with ten program will be geared to ful-ieach other. fill the creative interests of the child and prepare him for school well in advance. ; Mrs. Morris will be assisted, by volunteer aides from the Young Adults Class of the church and from persons in the community. Teachers helping are Mrs. William Lee Gunter, Mrs. Ardell Haines and Mrs. Floyd V. Cozad. Mrs. Darl Bray will be secretary it fl'es its own special invrsti- Sunday, December 4, at 2 p. m..! n nd William Lee Gunter will be rrators to about eitht per cent of Lhe major mishaps, concentrating on those of most significance. Through these methods, it detects j accident and part failure/trends early,- forewarns flying oirganiza-i tions and -seeks" "fixes"" from the responsible agencies,'. The organi-| zation works - closely. with indus-i try. having : representatives of major airframe manufacturers on duty in its.offices. • ';'•:' •. "Our idea of the best way to handle an accident is to prevent it," the general says. He was graduated from the University of Maryland in 1931 and is well known in • Baltimore and. Cumberland.. in Central YMCA. Local Child Burned In Home Accident Rosemary Miller,' two-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Miller, 419 Pine Avenue, was admitted yesterday to Memorial Hospital for treatment of burns suffered in an accident at her home. Attaches, who reported her in "fair" cpndition, said she suffer ed burns about the face, arms and abdomen when her clothes caught fire from a gas heater in the bathroom of the home. treasurer. •$ /Ml teachers are collcce trained and experienced, Mrs. Morris said. The same staff has been conducting the "School of Happy Friends" sponsored by the church. Chu^h fot the new pastor, Bev. Harry 0. Hager, and his family. ftev! Mr. Hager cam* here.frbm the Bolivar-Gamp Hill Charge in Wesl'Vifginia. Fireman Overcome By Smoke At Fire Robert Alkire, a member of Potomac Fire Company at Westernport, was overcome by smoke about noon today while fighting a fire at Franklin, just outside. Wes- tcrnport. He was^ taken to a physician's office and soon recovered. Firemen said a fire was started in a mattress at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Mayhcw when their son. George, 4, was playing with matches. SS. Peter And Paul IPTA To Meet Sundav ••The Parent-Teacher Association crumpton, senior partner of HoCf* of SS. Peter and Paul. School will man and crumoton.' architects for meet Sunday at 3 p.' m. in the parish hall. ...-••,-• Parents will visit teachers : in the classrooms between 2 p. 3 p. m. . . INSPECT NEW BANK — The newly-remodeled Second National •Bank on Baltimore Street was inspected last night by stockholders, employes, and city "arid county officials. The tour of the banking house followed a dinner al the Fort Cumberland Hotel. Pictured above left to right are Joseph M. Naughton. bank president: Commissioners William H. Lemmert and .James Orr of the AHej-any County fiaard o( Ccrrtmissicares; Earl C.,Robertson, Mrs. Robert* «m, Mrs. Eleanor Fink, Mrs. James f. White. In commenting on this next step in the expansion program of tha Second National Bank. Naughton said, "The bank has such a large volume of desirable business from the growing area that will be' served by the new Cresaptown branch, that the success of the new facility is assured in advance." Approval for the move has been attained from the proper supervisory authority, the United States Comptroller of the Currency, whose field investigation corroborated .the belief of the bank's Board of Directors that there is a fine potential for new business in this thriving suburb-of Cumberland. Every banking service will be provided at the branch, which will be staffed by people who will be thoroughly familiar and sympathetic with the financial needs o( the surrounding area, Naughton said. The announcement of the branch was made last night during a dinner at the Fort Cumberland Hotel ip observance of the bank's remodeling and reopening at Baltimore and Liberty streets. Present at the dinner were all stockholders, directors, officers, employes, their wives or husbands. Also invited were the Allegany jcounty Commissioners, Mayor Roy jW. Eves and members of the City 'Council. . •" '• Other guests were Kenneth R. m. and Police Unit To Meet A special meetin? of the Cum- man and Crumpton,;architects the reconstruction work at the bank,/and L, H. Budd of the same firm. •'-..-" ;•:• Following the dinner, the guests were, taken on a tounof the newly- remodeled bank. . ;* .Tomorrow the bank is holding open house at its new institution bcrland Auxiliary Volunteer Police; f r0 m 11 a. m., to 4 p. m. with will be held Sunday. 2 p, m., atkjx door prizes and orchids -for the Canada Hose House, North the ladies. Mechanic Street. Sgt.-John : H. New-house of the Cumberland Police Department said all members are to attend, as important business will be transacted. Local Marine Home Norwood B. Barnes son of Mr.: and Mrs. Ernest B. Barnes'. Bedford Road, is home on leave fronv Parris : Island where he has ..completed a -nine-month schooling. in music. He Is a 1953 graduate of Fort Hill Hich. where he was a member of the band. Man ':Hiirf;Al;:Work;f; v Paul McKemie^ 31/of ttie Boulfi- vard.Apartments, was admitted yesterday to Sacred Heart Hospital for X-rays and observation of a head injury suffered when he slip* ped and fell while working on the flood wall project. Attaches re- ..--i.j vj«* v < »*; «rf«jwt" AMutiiUn ported this morning. ,v ttirths ADAMS — Mr. and Mrs. Aivui.G.. Ridgeley, a daughter this morning at Memorial Hospital.; VM AVER.MA.V~ Mr. and Mrs: John H., Cincinnati; Ohio, : a son in's'a hospital there Tuesday: The; paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Harry ; B. Averman, Bra* dock Road/ ; -.-'-. v;..v ." flKOWNE — Mr. afld^Mrs. Jerry, v43i-'Green* ;Street,.; a daughter \,this;rri«ning at Memorial HMffr ETSENBERGER '•—'Mr. .and Mrt. .William H., 742-Greene Stre«t.;a daughter yesterday »t..M«n*Hal x . FOREMAN - Mr. and Mrs.;WllHi • »*H

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