Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on November 30, 1955 · Page 14
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Local •*• Comic* •!• CUutified The Neictpaper For th» Horn* Member Associated Press WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1955 Second Section Chicago Firm Gets Contract For Flood Job Latest Phase Of Project Calls For 700 Working Days :: The ; largest' single contract ic the Cumberland-Ridgeley flood control project will .be awarded to the E. J.. Albrecht Company of .Chicago,' the Corps of Army Engineers announced today." " ; The firm was notified that its low" bid of $2,770,869 has been accepted for the work entailed in • Section. 2 and 3 of the Wills Creek channel and the viaduct pumping . station. • This contract includes the 3,200 feet of channel alignment and excavation and the pouring of 21,920 cubic 'l feet of concrete for paving the creek floor and walls. j .- Starts At Paving The work will run from the end of the completed concrete channel which is several hundred feet below the Western Maryland Railway bridge' at the" end of North Mechanic Street to at, point 300 feet downstream from the .Queen City Brewing Company. The Albrecht firm, when it received this contract, will have one- third of the entire project. Previously awards have been the initial Wills Creek paving job, the industrial : dam, and the current work in the North Branch of t Potomac. ... : " ;; The pumping station to be erect- .cd at near the B&O Viaduct along Wills -Creek, will have two 23,000- gallbri-per-hour pumps. The Albrecht firm has not been given the proceed order, but this is anticipated soon.- : " 700 Working Days This contract representing one- eighth of the. entire project will take 700 working days and when completed the overall program will be past the one-half mark. . The" new local project manager for .the 5- J. Albrecht Company is R. L. Hubble, who succeeded Eric. Gronbach. Gronbach was promoted to the Chicago main office of the firm. Hubble, a native of Illinois, is a graduate of the University of Illinois and has. been with Albrecht since 1950. Prior to that time, he was employed by the Dravo Corporation. ; . :-•• .'!:' . Hubble worked under Gronbach as superintendent of the industrial dam project, during its'construc- tion last year. k .. •Two Men Hurt In Auto Wreck • Two elderly men were injured this morning when their automobile went out of control and struck a stone wall in the Nar rows. • , ' • Taken, to Sacred Heart Hospital in the State Police ambulance were Phillip Sherman Keel, 68, of 30 Orchard Street/ and Harry Bucy, 83, of 109 West Oldtown Road. Hospital attaches said Keel, driver of the car, sustained head injur- 'ies and an injury to his left knee. His condition was reported as "fair" at noon. Bucy. suffered a'badly lacerated scalp and cuts about his body.' His condition was also reported as "fair." State Police said the accident occurred at 9:50 a. m. as the Keel car. was traveling toward Frost- .burg on U. S. Route 40. According ' to police - the car struck several guard rails on the right side of the highway under the Western Maryland Railway in the Narrows, shot across the road, land smashed into the stone wall on the'left side. , : • Police said the accident occurred at the sharp curve in the Narrows, just a short distance from the intersection of U. S. Route 40 and ;tbe Mt. Savage Road. • The sedan Keel was driving was demolished, police said. Men's Club Postpones Program To Next Week • The musical program and dinner originally scheduled for tonight by the Men's Club of r First Presbyterian .Church has been postponed until next Wednesday at 6:30 p..m. The postponement is due to the Church Bazaar now in progress. Births -COX—Mr. . and Mrs. Roy, R., Cresaptown, la son yesterday at / Memorial Hospital. CRIPfEN—Mr. and Mrs. Clifford ...G., 28 State Street, a daughter yesterday at Memorial.. '-..';'' FLAHERTY—Mr. .and .Mrs; Rob- Bk'-ert, Oakland, .a ; son today -at ™ Sacred Heirt-Hospital. / J FOGTMANI-First Sgt, and /' Mrs. 'Frank A. Jr., a son November 24, at Aberdeen Proving Grounds Base Hospital; The paternal grandparents are Mr. and..Mrs. .Frank A. Fogtmaiu; 126 Bedford -.- Street.'^, • . •' v. /•^••. •• ' •'-• GARDNER-Mr. and Mrs. William H:, RD 3, • Keyser, a son yesterday at Memorial., '• GRADY—Mr. afid Mrs. Jack .t; v RD ..2, Flintstone, a daughter yesterday at*Memorial. : REDICK—Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, Coatesville,; Pa.,' a; son Sunday, The mother is the .former Miss Helen Bradley of Lonaconing. 8AMPLES-Mn • and, Mrs. Marvin H., 812 Shade's Law, a daugh ter yesterday at Memorial. WHITACRE—Mr. and Mrs. Car! E., RD I, Ridgeley, fl daughter today at Memorial. ManDiesOn Way To local Hospital A 60-year-old Flintstone man collapsed on the parking lot of the Public Service Market shortly afternoon today and died en route to Sacred Heart Hospital. Hospital attaches said the man, Webster M. 'Smith, 60,, Flintstone, apparently suffered -a heart attack and was dead "on arrival at the hospital. He was'admitted, at 12:50 p. m. ' . •'--..' : Mr. Smith was taken to the hospital iri.a City Police > cruiser. District Dfeer Kill 1,008 On Opening Day Hardy, Hampshire, Mineral List Most; Cold Weather'Factor The official deer kill for the first day of the deer season in the seven counties comprising District 2 of the West Virginia; Conservation Commission has been-set at .1,008. District officials .from 'headquarters at Romney . said the -kill by counties on Monday was Hardy, 250; Mineral, .220;"Hampshire; 222; Berkeley, 30; Grant,•140;^Morgan, 70, and Pendletdn,v76. i ;-•' | A large hurnber; -ot .garne violations have been;reported, with the principal offenses being" illegal kills and spotlighting,-officials said! The violators -will be given- hearings in the separate counties after the close of the season.. Bucks Separated ' Three conservation officers, Clay Miller, Sam Saville and Barthel Townsend, oh Sunday assisted in separating two bucks whose antlers lad become locked while, fighting. Attempts were made'to get the antlers unlocked with a' piece of timber, but the deer would not let the men get close enough to complete-the separation. While, the deer were moving away from the men, they fell .over" an embankment into the top of a small tree. While the. bucks were in • that position, Townsend sh^ t 'several points off the antlers, thus freeing them. : , ••'•• At least two unorthodox kills were also reported Monday in Hampshire County. District spokesmen said one deer was killed when' it was chased over a cliff near the outskirts of Romney, and another was kiDed when struck by "an automobile while crossing U. S. Route 50 near that/community. ''•. Fight; Forest Fire District ; headquarters. also reported a forest fire Monday near Bean's Settlement, Hardy County. Approximately 60 acres,of Woodland were burned over before .the fire was brought under control, a group of volunteers fighting the "ire for approximately six .hours. An investigation is being conducted to see if the blaze may have resulted from a "warming" fire "made by hunters. Yesterday's frigid weather resulted in a sharp drop in the number of kills, reported in neighboring Mineral County. A check of the various stations showed but 37 iills .reported. The greatest number, 17, were checked in at the Wagoner-Beam Service Station,. Fort Ashby; nine j'ere reported by Bailey's Service station in Keyser;. five at the Jmstot-Wilson Store in Burlington, :our at Tucker's Service Station in Vew Creek and two at Poling's Service Station,.Ridgeley. Claude Rice, Mineral County conservation.officer, said the tem- jerature dropped to'near zero on VIount Storm. Few nimrbds were reported in; the woods, which ap-! seared deserted also by deer. District officials .reminded hunt- ;.rs that they may take bucks 1 through' tomorrow,, with the remaining two days of the season jeing "hunter's choice" —when both bucks and does will be legal game. Yard Conductor To Get Service Pin , '. Thomas D'unlap,' a yard conductor for,the Western Maryland Railway here, one of the five Slkins Division men • who ^will be lonored for 40'years'of service with the railroad.-The others were announced earlier.- .'"..''• 5 Dunlap's first year of employment a boiler maker's help- :r. His last 39 .years have, been in train service as brakeman and conductor.,.'.., . -.. . ,... : .,..... The awards 'to Adam'Zais, Westernport, a 50-year man, and other veteran .employes will be. made in :he .company's business car "at the Cumberland station Friday. ••'••"• Walsh Being Mentioned For U.S. Senate Former Attorney General Admits He's Thinking About It - William C. Walsh, local attorney and former attorney general of Maryland, is being tagged as a possible .candidate' for the Demo cratic nomination in the U. S. .Senator race next November. .1: Walsh* former .judge in". Maryland Court of. Appeals and Allegany County Circuit Court, has'acknowl edged that he is. thinking about running for the U. S. Senate, but is not thinking about it very much. The local attorney made'his comment when queried about a Walsh- for-senator boom which- was iri evidence Monday night here at a fund raising dinner given by the Democratic party. of Maryland in Baltimore. Friends of Walsh were apparent- .y putting out feelers to determine MW much sentiment there would be for Walsh as the party's nominee. Reception Encouraging Two of -. them said reception was encouraging.. Walsh was elected at- :ortiey general in 1938 and again in 1942. He resigned about a year be- iore the .end of his second term to enter a law firm as a' partner. Others mentioned as possibilities :or the'nomination were Baltimore Mayor T h p.rn a s D'Alesandrb, eorge P. Mahoney, unsuccessful in'previous ties at both the IU. S. Senate and the governorship, and former solicitor general Philip B. Perlman. ' , . Even the name of former Gov. William. Preston Lane Jr., who has repeatedly said he was not interested,; was being bandied about at ;he dinner. Turnbuli Named The'name of State/Sen. John rason Turnb'ull (D-Balto County) popped up. today in discussions about possible candidates for the Democratic nomination to the U. S. Senate in 1956. Friends of-the Baltimore County legislator said the move to back n'm for. the nomination had passed .he discussion stage and a su'bstan- ;ial amount already had been pledged-for his campaign if he decided to make the race. Turnbuli acknowledged he was considering a try for the seat now teld by Republican Sen. John Marshall Butler. Butler has announced he will seek renomination. A resident of Cockeysville and a Dracticing lawyer .with offices in Towson, Turnbuli served, as majority floor leader in trm Maryland Senate during the 1955 Legislature. Five Youngsters Receive Hearing Five boys, ranging in age" from 1 to 15, were given hearings this morning in Juvenile Court on charges of breaking and entering and vandalism.. Sgt-.W:lliam F. Baker, criminal nvestigator for the Maryland State Police, said the boys admit:ed breaking into an empty dwell- ng last July. Baker added that the boys broke out the windows and damaged the interior of the iome, owned by Cletus Shingleton of Hyndman, Pa. Magistrate Morris Barren with- ield sentence on the quintet, on the condition they make restitution to . Shingleton and remain of good jehavior. Sgt. Baker said damage to the iome was estimated at $115.' He added that 'among the items stolen &L a large picture of Christ. Two other youngsters, scheduled o be given hearings this morning n Juvenile Court on charges of breaking and entering, had their hearings postponed until next veek. Sgt. Baker said the pair, 11 and 14, broke, into Melody Manor in Barrelville Monday afternoon, hut were take "anything be- 'dre two men surprised them in the building. Sgt.' Baker said both admitted )revious entries into the same >lace when various items of merchandise were taken. They -were released following their arrest into the custody of their parents. Church Kindergarten Will Open Tomorrow A kindergarten sponsored by LaVale Methodist Church will .open :omorrow, with classes scheduled to run from 10 a. m. to noon, according to Mrs. Robert C. Morris, director teacher. ".' The school will be for children between four and six years. More Policemen Serve Here At Less Cost To Taxpayers The number of. Cumberland Police Department em- ployes for each 1,000 residents is higher than in cities of comparable size and for all cities regardless of population. But the per. capita cost is much lower.. Suspended Term Given For Theft For Syiiipliftny Orchestra *... 'j••"..• i.' - / j ' ' •' Wilton Syckes.,made., his;., debut last night as - conductor of: the Cumberland Civic Symphony t Orchestra in the group's '•'; first 1 concert of the season ,in Allegany High' School Auditorium. His first appearance,as leader,of the group his .brother, S.' Lua Syckes, founded and/brought to a high state of development, demonstrated an assurance and a degree of rhustcan- ship that augurs well for the future of the orchestra. The pleasure of the occasion was considerably enhanced bj; the ap» pearance of 'Richard fcain, of the U. S, Navy Band, Washington, as soloist A virtuoso of dazzling', accomplishments. Bain was ably ; abetted in his local tri umph by Peter Schumacher at the piano. Every ; facet of artistry and skill in harmonica playing was exhibited''by-'the'.soloist, but his greatest triumph was ,in a breathlessly exciting performance of Enesco'si "Rumanian Rhapsody No. 2," a composition .that was presented here as a'vocal offering two years ago by the Tulsa University Chorus. In tribute to Mozart (during the Bicentennial of the composer's birth) th« orchestra played the "Marriage of Figaro" overture oft Page *)•• jr*^\"^$i!rT-=s' i <8p_; fc- ^ * N ^ I o ' CHRISTMAS IN THE AIR—Christmas is in the air in Cumberland and looking over the scene : from light standards along.Baltimore Street is the old gentleman himself—Santa Claus. The photo at left illustrates the .new-type,street decorations which are sponsored by the Retail Merchants Association of the Chamber of Commerce. They replace the old cross-street streamers and"lights which blocked the.view of the outstanding city tree and display at Emmanuel Episcopal Church. Plans for that display again this year are also underway as evidenced by .the picture, top. Left ta.righti are City'Auditor Arthur B. Gibson, master of ceremonies; Mrs. "Marguerite T. Findlay, display .chairman ; and member of the park board: and'City Clerk Wallace G, Ullery, program chairman, as they discuss the tree-lighting ceremony at the'church site Sunday, December 18,. at 9-.l5p. m. The program is under the general chairmanship, of , Commissioner William H. .Buchholtt. Workmen placed the first of three trees yesterday. : . , State Group WastSidePTA jTime To Start . . ' • ' '. . . "*-.. : i" M j*l ,rt '-m^. •§• 'n. UTW W •* S\S*-§~ ' ' . - •' '. -' •'..-'- ' • • Hears Truck Safety Plan ^Adopts Project, Passes Budget The national survey was taken by the International City Managers Association as the result of publicity focused on the national crime •'picture. The survey gives figures ,on the size and cost of police forces in 1.034 cities larger than 10,000 population. At the beginning of the year; Froslburg Committee JBares Program Aimed To Prevent Runaways A five-point program has been laid before state officials in Baltimore to solve the problem of runaway trucks on roller-coaster Western Maryland mountains. Ralph M. Race, chairman of the Mountain Safety Committee of Frostburg, outlined the plan yesterday before the Judiciary Committee of the .Legislative Council, •; interim study group of'the General Assembly. • It is' aimed at preventing tragedies similar to one 'in which five vere killed at La Vale last month *vhen a tractor-trailer went out of control while descending Big Savage Mountain. Immediate Requirement An . 18-year-old youth received a suspended jail sentence this morning in Trial Magistrate Court for the theft of $21 from his neighbor's wallet. Trial Magistrate Donald W. Mason sentenced Robert W. Cross to six months in the Allegany lounty' Jail on the theft charge, and then suspended the sentence. Magistrate Mason said the sen- ;ence was being suspended on condition that Cross make resti- .ution of the $21 to his neighbor, refrain from alcohol for two years, attend church or Sunday School egularly and remain of good behavior. Magistrate Mason warned the youth that if he breaks the condi- ions of the suspended sentence, he will face a jail sentence. .. Cross was arrested Sunday, and odged in City Jail until yesterday when he was released in the cus- :ory of his mother. Sgt. William F. Baker, criminal .nvestigator for the State Police of Allegany County, arrested 'ross.. ... Sgt. Baker testified that Cross entered the home of.his neighbor, Frank Valentine, early 'Sunday morning and took the latter's wal- et which was lying inside an old cebox in the kitchen. Sgt. Baker said ^Valentine chased .he Cross boy, but the youth escaped. The wallet was discovered some time later on a windowsill if the Valentine home. Valentine testified that Cross came to his home at 3 a.m. Sunday and asked for money. He testified that he told the youth he.had no money, and the boy walked into the kitchen, lifted the lid of the cebox and ran off with the .wallet. Valentine said that he. has given the boy money on several occasions. He said Cross stated that he had been drinking beer that Compariso night. anc * costs- Cross' denied : taking the wallet should take or .even being at Valentine's home. Tribett Named As Sergeant Cpl. F.'H. Tribett, head of the two-man West Virginia. State Poice detachment at Keyser,; has seen promoted to sergeant. Effective tomorrow, he. will report to Martinsburg as commander of the four-man detachment there. With his promotion, H Sgt. Tribett also became commandant of the West. Virginia, State. Police Fifth Cumberland had a complement of 80 fulltime police employes; including civilians, on the payroll. This represented 1.58 employes for over 1,000 residents. ; Higher In Comparison : It was high in comparison. with the ratio in other cities of its size category of 25,000 to-50,000. They averaged 1.47 for each 1,000. For all cities, regardless of size, the average was 1.46. Amounts spent for maintenance and operation of police departments vary considerably. In Cumberland during 1954, the outlay was $200,000 covering payroll, equipment and all other expenditures except toward retirement or pension funds. This was equal to $5.26 spent per resident of Cumberland. It was below that spent in other cities of the same size which had $7.r!2 per capita and far below the per capita expenditure by all cities regardless of size with $9.15. Many Understaffed Many cities throughout the country are understaffed, according to J. Edgar Hoover, head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He claims the police recruitment has failed to keep pace with population growth. This he said, has been largely responsible for the national crime rate. This fact has been recognized here even though the FBI says Cumberland has one of the lowest crime rates in the country. The need for more men is pointed out each year by the department when it submits its budget for consideration of the Mayor and Council. A new move, in an attempt to help ease the burden, is hiring of policewomen to help out with school children at dangerous intersections. They are expected to go on-duty about the first of the year. Comparisons of police strength as between into account •cities, varia- Distdct .Succeeding him in Mineral County will be Cpl. Evan Moody, transferred from the Martinsburg stations .• • Sgt. Tribett arrived at Keyser on May 1, 1953 for duty. The order for his promotion and .advancement ; came : from Capt. B. E. Wright, commander of Company "C," Elkins, and "was announced at Charleston by State Police Superintendent R. W> Boyles. Promoted from trooper to corporal w«« J. R. Rightmire, station. ed at Thomas In Tucker County, and C. W. Andrick, stationed at Welch.- lions in hours worked a week, special traffic, problems and other local factors that call for added personnel, the survey notes. Observance S-D Day Tomorrow Lynn Walker, executive chairman of the Western Maryland Safety Council, has asked for the cooperation of all residents of Allegany County in observing Safe Driving! Day tomorrow. Pointing out that tomorrow i&th'e second annual nationwide observance of S-Day, Walker said-pedestrians, as well as motorists, arc asked to use caution and common Jsense on streets and highways. More than 20,000 motor vehicles were licensed in Allegany County Its primary feature would be an Immediate requirement that east- jound heavy trucks on U.S. 40 be required to <come to a mil stop at ;he summit of the mountain. From this point the mountain slopes, at a seven per cent grade for two miles to the, outskirts of Frostburg. Del, Fred Driscoll (R-AUegany), in introducing Race, told the committee of.''14 accidents involving runaway trailer-trucks which have occurred in the area within the last three years. . Exceptional Situation Race told the lawmakers that of the 14 drivers involved in tne accidents mentioned by Driscoll, all except one were traveling the dangerous stretch of mountain road for :he first time. The lone exception, emphasized, also was the-only driver who "ditched" or swerved his truck off the roadway. Other Suggestions Race said .this shows the two- mile downgrade Is an "exceptional situation" for which a driver cannot, be warned through the use of conventional road signs. One purpose of the compulsory stop at the summit of the mountain, he explained, would be to give the truck driver enough time to read a detailed sign describing the descent toward Frostburg. "Our entire community has been aroused by this incident." he said, referring to the quintuple fatality, 'and we are determined to find a solution." Besides the compulsory stop and detailed sign at the summit, Race added, the solution might lie in these other suggestions of the safety committee: 1. Construction of a runaway turn off at the foot of the mountain, just before it begins a short ascent about one-quarter of a mile west of Frostburg. 2. "Adequate means of inspection" of heavy trucks. 3. Regulation of trucks carry- East Side Parent-Teachers As-1 sociation at. a recent meeting at the -chool adopted the purchase,'of drapes with stage curtains for the auditorium as its project for the year. ..:/.. •-' - ' • • The • membership also approved the budget' submitted by. the exe- cutivp board, according to Charles E. Cabbage, president. ' the committee in charge of the drapes-curtain project is composed of Miss Agnes Lauder, school principal, Mrs. Sherman Weatherholt and Mrs. Benedict Skitarelic. Business included a report on the turkey dinner sponsored by Home Room Mothers Club and which was declared a financial success. - - . • Mrs. Lawrence Shafferman of the County PTA Council, spoke on the five-year school improvement plan. The group also heard use of voting machines explained by Matthew J. Mullaney,; member of the County Board of Election Supervisors. . Members were reminded of the County PTA Council meeting to be held. Monday at 8 p. m. at John Humbird School. MailingFor HdlidayGiftf SRC Seeking Bids On Work For Polish Mt. BALTIMORE Ifl - The State Roads Commission today took one of the early steps on a project dear to the hearts of residents in West era Maryland—the overhauling, of U.S. 40 on the west slope of Polish Mountain in Allegany County. The commission asked for bids on the boring of test holes to .determine the character of sub-surface rock formations at 16 locations along the route. Such explorations are a necessary preliminary, usually, to the designing of bridges or other structures. The project, when it finally gets under way, will amount to a complete rebuilding of the trans-con- tinental highway where it crosses Polish Mountain. The hairpin curves and steep grades will be eliminated and portions of the existing road which can be salvaged will be widened and resurfaced. Bids on the exploration work will be opened Dec. 13. Prompt Delivery bependeiit On Early 1; Posting By Sender . It's time-to start your Christmas mailing. Postmaster Thomas. -F Conlon Sr. said today. , -V Oh the calendar, Christmas ii only 26 days away and success-ii having all cards and gifts deliv ered on time is largely a matter. o advance preparation and planning that should be done this week, COD Ion declared. - -; •;-.- .'.'.•'.-, : "~' In fact, Conlon pointed out then bas been a steady increase in tb» Clow, of holiday mail and •package! through the Cumberland Post Of fice this week. •-. : ,.:' Mail This Week '..-/-'* Gifts for distant points should b« in the mail this week, and thosj living in states fairly far awaj should be sent next week, with thi deadline for nearby- points Decem ber 10. '••';'" . ' : ' .:••'"• Three simple rules were sug gcsted to help the packages^ ge delivered safely before Christmas day. '.:'"'.-•'.- ' '" "' -'••• Wrap them securely, addresi them correctly and mail them ear lier r , Conlon emphasized. Early mailing is important, ani so is careful packing and correc addressing. Every year man; poorly wrapped packages breal open despite careful handling aht postal workers have to puzzle ov« addresses which are incomplete w simply cannot be read at all. Conlon also suggested resident! of the tri-state area check witl their post office before attemptinj to mail articles of unusual size or bulk. Limits On Size The limits on size and weight "o packages varies depending 01 where you mail them from. • Some post offices cannot accep packages that are more than 7! inches in combined length am girth, nor more than 20 pounds ii weight. In others, the limits go uj to 100 inches in combined lerigtl and girth, and 70 pounds in weight Conlon said it is always bette to use corrugated cartons -will gifts wrapped with plenty of wad ded tissue or newspapers fa added protection against shock Complete each package by wrap ping in heavy paper and trying i with strong card. Missionary Program Planned For Tonight A missionary program will be presented at Zion Methodist Church. Bedford Road, today at 7:30 p.m. Rev. Reginald ••Wheatley, former missionary to Bolivia, will speak and show slides; Rev. Mr. Wheatley Obituary trucks hauling pipe, building beams and props. 4. Eventual "relocation or improvement" of more dangerous stretches of mountain highways. After discussing the problem with the committee headed by Sen. Malkus <D-Dorchester), Race and the rest of a seven-man delegation from the Frostburg area conferred with officials of the State Roads Commission and State Police. gical Seminary. La Vale Firemen Quench Grass Fire In Field La Vale Volunteer Fire Company extinguished a grass fire in a field across from, the Zimmerla Auto Shop in La Vale yesterday, morning. Five firemen responded to the call and said the blaze apparently was caused by sparks from a burn- ling trash pile nearby. Three-Inch Snow Fails In Garrett County Area .. / •-...-• ••••••. -•.- . • in 1934, Walker stated, an increase in ;the northern part 'of Garrett Western Maryland west of Frost-j burg received three inches of snow this morning, and the Weather' Bureau predicted either rain or snow by Friday night. : , • v ' The State'.Roads Commission 11:30 a; nu report showed three inches of snow a£ Frostburg and of 1,571 over the number licensed in the previous year. This increase, added to our already congested traffic conditions, calls for the utnnost caution of both pedestrian and motorist alike. Allegany County is observing Safety Week this week. Walker noted, adding that the time was selected to center around S-D Day. County. ''Oakland had two and a half inches and it was still snowing lightly shortly before noon. Tern- pctature at Oakland was 18 degrees and at Accident 16 dsgrees, and 15 at Big Savage. The low this morning appeared to be oil Big Sava v ge where the SRC reported a 10-de$ree reading. Cumberland had 23^ degrees; Thomas, Deal and Elkins, 16, and Conncllsville 22.' . ' The SRC said there were 13 crews plowing and cindering ;the roads in Garrett County, Chains were not recommended for cars being operated carefully. The Weather Bureau predicts the low tonight in Garrett and Allegany counties will be between 8 and 15 degrees. Tomorrow there will be snow (lurries diminishing with little change in temperature. : Friday is to be mostly cloudy with * chance of rain or snotf by night. BOYLE—John A., 35, Eckhart. HOFFMAN—Mrs. Delia, 74, King wood. KIFER—Consor, former resident. MILLER—Mrs. Joseph T., 58, of 1 Fifth Street. . MILLER—Paula M., infant. Sun ersville. METHENY—Mrs. Isa C., 69, Terr Alta. NAIR—Elder Charles E., 81, iu tive of Garrett County. PORTER—Mrs. Alberta R., 7! "Wellersburg. . Mrs. Joseph T. Miller Mrs. Lillian Pearl Miller, 5! wife of Joseph T. Miller, 28 Fift Street, died yesterday in Memorii where she had been a patient te days. She had been in failing healt a month. ...-..• A native and life-long resident Cumberland, she was a daughU of Mrs. Jemima (Robinette) Mille: this city, and the late Thomas 1 TroxcIL Mrs. Miller had been en ployed 31 years by the Kell: Springfield Tire Company and he] membership in Local 26, Unitt Rubberworkers Union. I Surviving, besides her . husbac, and mother, are two sisters, Mn . (Continued on Page 20) J,

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