Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on November 29, 1955 · Page 5
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Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland · Page 5

Cumberland, Maryland
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Tuesday, November 29, 1955
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Dial PA-2-4600 for a WANT AD Taker EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND. MD. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER-.29, .1955 FIVE Santa Cians Already On Job By MERRILL SWEDLUND SANTA CLAUS, Ind. WV-Santa Claus Land, a tourist attraction the year around, has been buzzing with another year's Christmas activity since Oct. 1. " The little toy shops, grouped around the famous postoffice are supplemented by more lore for the young'Santa set than most big city stores' toy departments. Since Louis J. Koch, an Evansville manufacturer, started developing ., a' full-scale Christmas enterprise in the quiet hill village 10 years ago, the array of showpieces has grown from dolls to national .heroes. , • Life- size statues pf. Mother Goose characters are set in eight grdups in 'woodland glens, there's a park of live reindeer, a c lle'c- tion of 1,500 dolls ranging from the microscopic up to lifesize. In -recent years, z Hall of Famous 'Americans has gro>vh to include 40 lifesize" wax figures of'such heroes as Abraham Lincoln, who spent his. childhood just five n. s away, in what is now a state park. A big statue of Santa'stands in front of the string of quaint Alpine- style shops, overlooking a little carnival of frides, including a miniature';railroad.-:• .. •. ; '••••••. This,year."-as before, the post- office' activity began, picking up just wHen cold weather began cutting into the crowds of long-trip tourists. Postmaster Elbert Reinke, who runs the place-with only the help of .his wife in off season, . hires a dozen helpers each Christinas season >to handle; some three or four million pieces of .mail sent in to get the'sentimental postmark. •The name was.'just a whimsical idea when it was chosen at a combined town meeting and Christmas Eve party in 1852. Outside the hill country, the postoffice re- Damage Case SettledHer<e For $1,000 The plaintiff in a damage s. 'iled in Circuit Court will, receive| ron ' s p resen t cruise in the Far si.OOO and costs as the result of East aboard the attack aircraft an agreement reached by counsel!carrier USS Hornet, n the case. i Before entering the Navy Stephen Lee Burley through his parents, Kenneth Leo Burley and BIG JOB—Santa Claus has a lot of'work these days. He's Jim Yellig looking over letters that wind up in, Santa Claus, Ind. A PROSPECTIVE TRANSPORT—Jim Yellig, American Legion Santa :ClausIn Santa Claus, Ind. looks-over the herd or deer.. mained alrribst"unknown for'rnany years until one postmaster, James F.. Martin, :began answering children's letters to Santa which found their way to.him? .•••-., Before - another postmaster took office in 1935, the .letter-answering job got so big that it was taken over .by the '{Jahta Claus post of the American Legion under James Yellig: Yellig still plays Santa every : season, too. Actually, the... center of this Christmas activity, located 'on a blacktopped state road, was built a mile. away from the original village, now almost deserted. An old "candy castle" with a Santa statue of its own operates as a rival gift and-souvenir shop in-the village The Postoffice Department re fused last summer to ; issue commemorative stamp in 1956.'t recognize the' 100th. anniversary of actual opening of the Sante Claus postoffice.' ; ..-, •'. Ensign Completes 100 Carrier Landings Navy Ensign Robert F. Shaffer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Shaffer. 419 Fayette Street, became the second pilot of Attack Squadron 75 to complete 100 car 30th Masonic Degree Kitual'Slated Here Cumberland Council of Scottish!; Rite Ulasons will meet tomorrow j at 7:30 p. m. in the Masonici Temple. Greene Street, to confer; the 30th degree on a class of 20; candidates. Members of the order from Alle-i gany, Garrett, Washington and: The number of first Emissions to mental hospitals in,the Unit d Sllates rosa from 106.000 in 1931; 171,000. in 1951. •'• :':.•••;• • Elizabeth Rose Burley, of Freinds- ville, brought suit for $1.500 damages from William D. Darrah, of Meyersdale. . The child, according to the damage suit, was struck June 18, by the nuto driven by Darrah on rloute 47 at Barrelville, as young Burley was 'walking along the lighway. The child was struck and hurled :o .the ground. As a result of the mishap the child sustained injuries incurring hospital and medical expense. Attorney for the .plaintiff was Jorman E. Getty with C. William Gilchrist counsel for the defendant. School, and the University of Maryland. He also attended West Virginia University. • Frederick counties of Maryland,! in Bedford County,-Pa., and Mineralj County, W. Va. are expected to; attend. The degree work will start at 8; p. m. following a short business i i session. Allegaiiy County GOP Committee To Meet The Republican State Central Committee of Allegany County will meet today at 7:30 p. m. in the office .of Assistant State's Attorney James S. Getty, who is chairman of the group. ' Getty announced the committee will make final recommendations for poll workers to the County Board of Election Supervisors and will plan the itinerary of U. S. Sen. John M. Butler, ,vho will tour the county next week. LOANS - UP TO 5J500 -* I I I C«iS Y*i> »M«nHily K*<*{v« . Paymvnti $100.00 JOO.OO ' 300.00 $ 0.71 13.44 10. U Caifl Y*u M Mtntlilr (•ctiv* P«ym«Ml $ 501.00 740.32 1031.00 $15.00 36.00 50.00 PoyiMitr. ; obow ihiv (Mil «f loon H ichiAil*. ClWflW w. l*«u •»•»• $*» •« tm*.r rtw InAnfriol Unmet Uv. I I I Phone PA 4-3600 for your money today ILY FINANCE CORPORATION 40 North Mechanic Street - Telephone: PA 4-3600 NOW on display Complete Line ef CHRISTMAS CANDIES Warwick Choc. 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