Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on December 1, 1955 · Page 18
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Cumberland, Maryland
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Thursday, December 1, 1955
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The Netvspapcr For The Homo Member Associated Press THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1955 Second Section Snow To Fall In District, Bureau Says Change To Rain Expected Tomorrow 1 Forecast Stales The Weather Bureau today issued a warning to citizens of this section to be on the lookout for snow early tonight. The forecast added that the snow will probably change to rain tomorrow. West Virginia is to have increasing cloudiness with some sleet or freezing rain-tonight, and probably changing to rain tomorrow. / Temperatures Rise This morning saw the temperature rising in Allegany and Garrett counties. In three hours up to 10:30 a.-m. today, the mercury'in downtown Cumberland went from 23 to 41 degrees. Then at 10:30 a. m.. the thermometer showed an almost instant drop of six degrees. At noon it had risen slowly back to about 38 degrees on the Times recording thermometer. Over the night, G. Bates Chaires, district engineer of the State Roads Commission, said there was a half inch of new snow in Garrett County, making a total' of four inches. In the Big Savage Mountain section, there was about one and a half inches of new snow, bringing the total up to four and a half inches. . •' ; The temperature 'early this mo.rn- ing in Oakland was five degrees, but at 11:30 a. m. it had risen to 25 degrees. Highways Bare Accident went up from ten to 25 degrees in the same period. There was no snow east of .Frostburg, Chaires. annnounced. All highways in the western district are practically bare, the engineer, stated. The -Western. Maryland Railway reported-lows of 14 at Elkins and Deal, a"nd 24 at Connellsville. The Saturday outlook is partly cloudy, with little change in temperature. The weatherman said another very cold mass of air is building in northwestern Canada and should reach this region at Saturday night or Sunday. Walsh ~ Lane To Run For Senate Says JVomiuulion Would Help Unite Parly In Maryland A Cumberland man who has iiimself been tagged as a candidate "or Maryland's Democratic nom- the U. S. Senate in 1955 iias given his support to a man who has already declared himself NEW STATE POLICE BARRACKS—Above is -the new Maryland State Police Barracks which is expected to be completed by March 1. The building will house 20 troopers, and will include a kitchen, dining room, offices, storage space and basement, bedrooms will be located on the third floor of the structure, barracks is located on U. S. Route 40 in LaVale. The The Congregation Will Mark Book Month Belh Jacob Congregation will conduct services tomorrow at 8 p.m. in observance of Jewish Book ^. Month, according to Rabbi Leon J. £;Yagod. who will deliver a sermon on "Rashi and the Book." • Rabbi Yagod said junior serv- V.-ices will be conducted Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Jeffrey Getz' will serve as cantor and James Kauffman will read "Moses Mendelsohn." Kauffman and Milton Stein were recently elected president and treasurer, respectively, of the junior congregation. Getz and Kenneth Yankelevitz were ' ap- pginled ushers of the group. Obitunru BROWN—Miss Rosetta V., 88, Martinsburg. KESECKER—Mrs. Maggie M., 82, of near Berkeley Springs. Finaii To Be Elks Eulogist At Memorial Thomas B.'Finan, city attorney and past exalted ruler of the lodge, will deliver the eulogy at memorial services for deceased members of BPO Elks Lodge 63 Sunday at 7:30 p. m. at the Elks Home. Earl M. Nonnenmann, memorial service chairman, had announced previously thai Associate Judge Morgan C. Harris would deliver Ihe address. -'=T-= == Mrs. Kenneth F. Beck will pro- Vide music accompaniment for the service. The original Elks Quartet, composed of W. Roy'ce, Hodges, W. Cletus Harlsock, Kenneth F. Beck and Robert Moreland, will sing. Opening remarks and the "11 o'clock toast" will be given by William'J. Aumiller, exalted ruler, and lodge officers will give the membership tribute. F. Leslie Robertson, chaplain, will give the invocation and benediction. The service honoring 14 members who have died since last December is open to members, their families and friends. Bank Debits Gains Noted Bank debits in Cumberland for the first nine months of the year and for the month of September show increases over 1954 in a report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond for the Fifth District. Debits for the first nine months this year amounted to 5231,580,000 compared to $213,755.000 Ihe same period lasl year. In September this year, debits totaled $26,944,000 compared to $25,516,000 the same month a year ago. Nine month building permit figures also continue far ahead of last year with a total of $1,168,136 as compared to $570,851. But the month of September dipped below KNfPP—Mrs. Grace C., 71, of iSjlnal of the previous year when per 'mil. valuations were estimated at 858,945. In September last year, Frederick Street. MOORE—Frank, Warwick. Va. PURNELL—Dorsey E., 52, Aber- the fi g urc was $8,926. deen, native of Garrett County. Mrs. Grace C. Knipp Mrs. Grace C. Knipp, 71, of 13 Frederick Street, died this morning in Sacred Heart Hospital where she had been a patient seven weeks. A native of Cumberland, she was a daughter of the late Joseph.-and Hattie (Rawlings) Wilkinson. Mrs. Knipp was a member of Centre Street Methodist Church. 'Her husband, Charles W. Knipp, preceded her in death. Surviving are a brother, Lester L. Wilkinson, this city, and a number of nieces and nephews. War Souvenirs Being Displayed A display of war souvenirs will be exhibited at the Cumberland and Allegheny Gas Company tomorrow, according to Master Sgt. Manning Smith of the 549lh Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit at Fort George Jleade. Sgt. Smith said this morning that, several residents of Cumberland have turned in old war souvenirs, and lhal as soon as they are disarmed lliey are relurned The body remain at thejto Ihe person, along with a cer- Hafer Funeral Home where scrv-'lificale showing they're harmless. ices will be conducted Saturday al 3:30 p.m. by Rev. Howard M. all types of shells, which have The display of souvenirs includes Arnoss. pastor of Centre Streeljbcen brought to this country by Church. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Miss Rosetta V. Brown MARTINSBURG — Miss Rosclla Virginia Brown. 38. died Tuesday in City Hospital where she had been a patient 16 days. A native of Marlinsburg, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Martin Brown. She held member-ship in Chrisl Evangelical GIs. Sgt. Smith is currently conducting classes in Frostburg and Cumberland on how to disarm shells in case of a bombing raid. At the same time, he is conducting a drive to have residents of Ihe section bring in war souvenirs and have them disarmed. Area residents having such shells arc asked to phone Central Fire Station, Smith said. Reformed Church. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. F. H. Bender, and a niece, Mrs.i Estel Osier, both of Cumberland, j took Forgery Count ServiccsT'^" wL P. Mil- ™«« !er~ w f of scph T Mi Her '^ ^rday afternoon on a charge of ' . , . \tt\rfinr\T uilnM-i nfmirrnrl laci vnar Fifth Street, who died Tuesday in Memorial Hospital, will be con' Continued on Page 18 > .. wl l!5 h occurrccl last >' car '" ', , ' . ,, „ , ^ •' a ' 1C Hughes. Who gave her address as the rear of 807 Maryland Avenue, was given a preliminary hearing before James Alfred Avirclt, Uniled Slates Commissioner. The woman waived the hearing before Avirelt and consented to appear before the United States District Court in Baltimore. Avirctt said the woman was arrested by Dclcclivc LI. James E. Van of the City Police Department on a warr.'uil f ~> i 1 '- 1 SCM-O! Ser vice "f "" " ' ' T Icascd - ing. Legislative Council To Act o . • ••-•.. On Economic Program Bill A bill calling for establishment of a state commission on economic development will, be presented at the meeting of'the Legislative Council Tuesday. The Judiciary Committee voted Tuesday in Baltimore Suit Seeking Damages For Wreck Filed W. D. McVicar AppointedTo Luke Position Walter D. McVicar has been pro : motcd to assistant manager of business administration- at the Luke Plant of the Wesl Virginia Pulp and Paper Company. The announcemenl was made Ihis morning by J. A. Luke, mill manager. McVicar's duties on the mill manager's staff will cover commercial and office management activities, as well as personnel and public relations. McVicar joined the slaff of the Luke Mill in February 1953 when lie was made assistant to the mill manager for financial planning. Prior lo that he worked in the New York office of the company, assisting the executive vice president in a variety of projects and studies related to cost reduction and quality control. A native of St. Louis, Mo., McVicar was graduated in 1947 from Columbia University with a BS Degree in mechanical engineering. Later lie returned to Columbia for graduate slutiies in-industrial" engineering. After college McVicar'worked in lie Industrial Department of W.' R. Grace & Co., in New York, be- 'ore joining the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company in 1949. Group Checks On Trespassing A number of property owners appeared before a meeting of the Valley Road Game Protecting Association recently and complained of people trespassing on their land on Wills Mountain. The properly owners stated that the violations were being made on Ihe uplands of the mountain from the Narrows to the Pennsylvania Stale Line. Officers of the association informed the group that they would lire two men lo palrol the area, along with members of the asso- cialion, and lhat persons found trespassing on the land will be prosecuted. Virginia Avenue PTA To Have "Fun Night" The Virginia ' Avenue PTA is sponsoring a "fun nighl" program at Ihe school tomorrow starting at 7 P. Games, entertainment, refreshments and a rummage sale are on the schedule. The program in Ihe audilorium will fcalure pupils of the Steckinan Dance Studio. Movies will also be shown. to have a bill prepared afler approving a reporl made by a committee appoinled last summer lo consider its advisability. .William C. Walsh, this city, former'attor- ney general of Maryland, presented the report for the committee which also included Del. J. Frank Ralcy Jr. George C. (D-St. Smith. Mary's) and Raley introduced a bill at the last session of the Legislature calling for such a commission. The study committee in strongly recommending its establishment, said similar commissions exist in many other stales and if Maryland "is to successfully meet the competition throughout Ihe Uniled Slales in securing new industrial plants, developing Ihe resources of the state and thus providing employment for our citizens and improving the economic condition ot the slate, it seems to us lhat there should be as little delay as possible in providing such a commission for Maryland." Suggest Changes Citing 'Raley'.s bill as a basis for such legislation, the study committee said the following changes in the bill would be advisable: Establish a Slale Department of Economic Development. Place the deparlmenl in charge of a commission of 'seven members representative of all sections of the state to be appoinled by the governor. It also suggested the governor designale Ihe chairman with such designation not to exceed four years. Initially, the member would be appoinled for one year, two for two years, two for four years and Iwo for six years and thereafter appointments be made for terms of six years. Baltimore City would have Iwo members, Easlern Shore one, Soulhern Maryland outside Prince George's County one. Western Maryland • outside Montgomery County one: Prince George's and Montgomery counties, one, .central Maryland (Ballimore, Carroll, Howard and Harford counties), one. The commitlee further suggesled members serve without compensation other than expenses incurred in attending meetings of the commission. A direclor would be provided al ?. salary of from $12,000 to $15,008 a year. He would be selected DJ the commission for a term of foui years but his tenure would be subject to such reasonable rules and regulations as the commission provides. It further suggests the first state director be excluded from the state merit system to enable the commission to .control his selection at least until a salis- faclory director has been oblained. Office In Baltimore An office of Ihe commission would be established in Ballimore City with a chief clei'k, a statistician and at least three other em- ployes, all subject to Ihe stale • Continued on Page 18) out of the race. Former Attorney General Willam C. Walsh, expressing gratitude .0 Democrats who iiavc boomed lim as n candidate fo- (ho U.S. Senate, declared he hoped former; ovcrnor William Preston Lane Jr. would run for the job instead. Ljinc Qualified Walsh said ilia , while he' wouldi consider it a great honor to rcprc-! sent his state in the Senate, he felt that Lane is the qualified Democrat who would have the best chalice to win. Lane, apparently surprised by Walsh's statement, told the Associated Press in Washington: "I have repeatedly said I am not candidate and have not changed my mind in that regard." He added that he "deeply appreciated" Walsh's expression of con-! idcnce in him. .Without meaning . to disparage!hamtown. any of the other Democrats who lave been mentioned,"'he said, "I think former Governor William P. Lane Jr. offers our best chance of accomplishing this. Would Unite; Party "His qualifications, both from the party viewpoint and individually, .-are unquestioned, and the enthusiasm with which he is greeted at every Democratic .meeting he attends is ample evidence of his strength. "In .my opinion his nomination Suit for $50,000 damages was docketed in Circuil Court today by a woman who was injured in a two-car collision on Ihe Bedford Road al the. Nave's Crossroads intersection last July 5. The declaration filed by Edward J. Ryan, attorney for Carrie Deck, YlVz Grand Avenue, states she was a passenger in a car operated by Edgar Allen ..Kuhn, 507 Eichnc'r Avenue, when a machine driven by James Harley Bennett, 613 Williams Streel, collied with the Kuhn vehicle. The Iwo men were named defendants in the case. It is claimed that the drivers of both cars were negligent and "that as a result of the crash between the machines the Kuhn vehicle nil a utility pole. The Deck woman states she suffered a fractured arm, severe laceralions of the face and shock She stales a tolal of 15 slitches were required to close the lacera- lions of her face and that she is permanently scarred. In addition, she says she incurred heavy medical and hospital expenses. Suit was also dockeled today by Mrs. Helen McAleer, 83 Grant Street. Froslburg, against Clarence Shriver. of Barton, for injuries suffered in a crash last September 10 on U. S. Route 40 near the old Toll House. The declaration stales she was injured when a car operated negligently by Shriver struck Ihe car operaled by—her* husband, John McAleer. She is asking for $2,500 damages. Ryan is her attorney. Mineral County Reports 30 Kills Mineral County checking stations reported 30 deer kills yesterday despite the chilling wealher, and West Virginia Conservation officials anticipated a greater total today in view of the return of milder weather. Included in the kills yesterday was an 18-point buck shol by a Navy serviceman, Donald Ford, ncar-the Granl Counly line. The kill was reported al the Wagoner- Beam Service Stalion al Fort Ashby and spokesmen Ihere doubl lhal a larger "spread" will be shol during the remaining two days of the season. The kill was one of eight reported at that checking stalion. Other kills included 12 al Bailey's Service Station in Keyser; four 51 Ihe Um- stol-Wilson Service Station, Burlington; three al Dick's Store, Elk Garden; Iwo al Tucker's Service Stalion, New Creek, and one ali r i p 111 Poling's Service Stalion, Ridgeley.! Local »' L ' raml J - O(l g e There were seven kills reported j Elections Planned al noon loday. Three were al Ihe Burlinglon station, two at Keyser and one each at the Fort Ashby and Ridgcley stations. Day Free From Accidents In Tri-Slale Area Motorists and pedestrians of the In-state area were observing Safe Driving Day to the letter today, with not even minor accidents being reported to any of the police detachments in the region. Units at botli Romney and Bedford said (heir areas were free of accidents up until early afternoon, although traffic was reported as being normal at both places. Neither had any mishaps been reported at lite LaVale barracks nor at City Police headquarters. Miner Ruled As Disabled y State Unit Roy Stevens Worked For 37 Years: At Lonaconing Operation A Georges Creek miner who lost his job in 1948 when the mine in which he worked for 37 years shut jrlown has been declared ncrma- ncntly and lotnlly disabled from Walsh said the winning of.the| next election "by a Democrat who' is fully qualified ((-• represent Maryland in the Senate is far nore important than any individual's personal ambitions. jsilicosis contracted in his occupation. The Medical Board on Occupational Diseases which operates under the State Industrial Accident Commission made Ihe ruling in the case of Roy Stevens, '60, of Gra- would unite our party, it would _be a tremendous help in carrying Maryland for the national ticket and in electing the Democratic Congressional candidates in 1956 : and it would insure our having a United States senator truly repre sentative of Maryland and her best traditions'. "The former Governor has indicated a reluctance to run, but in the best interests of our party, state and nation, i hope he will." Jaycee Danee • -. * Tomorrow The annual winter frolic, sponsored by the local Junior Chamber of Commerce, will be staged tomorrow evening at the Clary Club. Dancing will be featured from 9 p. m. until 1 a. m. Brooke Fradiska, chairman of the social activities for the local JCs, said this morning that several features have been added to the program for this year's affair. Individual pictures will be taken of couples attending the dance. Fradiska pointed out that the photos will be taken only from 9 until 10:30 p. m., and that persons wanting their pictures taken should be sure to arrive before the Lime limit runs out. ,. Fradiska said proceeds of the dance will be used to make Christmas brighter for underprivileged children of the area. Last year enough money was raised to supply :hhistmas treats for 35 youngsters, Fradiska said. Assisting Fradiska with.arrange- ments are William Hill, co-chairman, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Dorn, George Carney, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Brant, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mathews, Mrs. Brooke 'Fradiska, Louis Millholland, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sell, Mrs. William- Yoder and Oscar Lashley Jr. Dcmonslnalion Tonight A demonstration on how to make Christmas decorations with native greens will be given today at the LaVale Fire Hall at 7:30 p.m. by Harry Dengler, extension forester lat the University of Maryland. Election 1 of local lodge and Grand Lodge officers will be held at the The Medical Board -held a hear- Allegany County Court House on November 28 for Stevens, \vho was represented by Milton Gerson, local attorney. Contacted Dust Stevens told the board that he worked 37 years for the Big Vein Coal Company of Lonaconing until November or, .December of 1948. In the line of his work, he came in contact willtf dust'through hauling coal, shooting rock and placing sand under the rails of cars being hauled to the mine heading, he lestified. .-. . • He said he fell well physically unlil April 1951 when he began lo have smothering spells and fount breathing was difficult. Stevens stated he was treatec for Ihis condition between 1951 anc 1955, but no diagnosis was made by the two physicians attending him. In January he was given stereoscopic X-rays and on March 7 the doctor who read the X-rays said there was noticed minimal simple silicosis. . .„ . . ..-:•• ... Disability BfiRnnJn J95.I The board pointed out that thai Stevens' disability probably began about April 1951 but he did not know he had silicosis unlil the doctor lokl him. On March 21 he notified Gerson, his allorney, and the employer was informed of his condilion, and two days later the claim was filed with Ihe accident commission. Permanent lotal disability can bring an award of up lo $15,000 under the new laws. The dcfcndanls, Ihe conl company and ils insurer, Ihe Stale In- duslrial Accident, Fund, have 30 days lo file an appeal, Gcrson noled. : ' Toys For Tots Containers Distributed Shoppers Urged To Make Purchase For Those In Need "Toys •for Tots" containers wens distributed in downtown stores today in an effort to collect some new toys for needy children's Christmas. Miss Jeannettc Bonig. executive director of the Associated Charities, which distributes the toys, said the 1955 "Toys for Tots" campaign is progressing rapidly. Repairs to the 2,500 ucsd or damaged toys collected in October and November by Boy Scouts and local Marine Reservists have almost been completed. The barrels were placed today in the toy departments of most commercial establishments and in some public buildings by members of the Sixth Special Infantry Company, Marine Corps Reserves. Miss Bonig expressed the hope that people buying loys would also buy some for needy children and deposits them in the containers. She stated that while these are prosperous times for Ihe nation ns a wholo, there are still, homes hat will be without presents unless he current toy drive is a success. Those still having"toys Lhat.they vish to donate should contact, the Associated Charities at PA 4-3411 or the Marine Corps Reserve, PA 2-1404 for pickup service. : Groups Hear Addresses By Teacher Unit During the past month. . the speakers from the Allegany County .Speakers' Bureau ^have ad-i dressed audiences totaling approximately 2,000 persons. The objective of this activity is to acquaint the public with Ihe five-year plan for Maryland public schools., r Each talk was concluded by the' distribution of a 16 page booklet entitled, "Five-Year Plan .'or Maryland Public Schools." This booklet explains in detail\the present conditions in the Maryland public schools, proposed legislation necessary to correcl these coridilions, and the approximate cost of such, changes. -f The following P.T.'A. groups were addressed by speakers: Barton, Carver, Central of Lor.acon : ing, Columbia Street, Corriganville," East Side, Eckhart. John Group Probes Oil, Gas Law i A subcommittee of. Judiciary Committee of the Legislative Coun cil held a brief session today to study oil and gas legislation al a meeling in Ballimore. Del. Fred B. Driscoll (R-Allc- gany Counly) said the meeling was atlended by Slate Senator Charles M. See (R-Allegany County) besides the other commitlee person nel. Further deliberations on propos ed legislation, which is important to Allegany and Garrett counties, will be held this afternoon. Driscoll said the meeting this morning was exploratory. Senate Bill 470 which was introduced al the last session by Senator Clifford Friend of Garrett County and Sen meeting of Chosen Friends Lodgci ate Bill 319, which was passed in 34, IOOF, tomorrow al 7:30 p. 01.1953, werc reviewed. The 1953 legal Ihe Odd Fellows Temple, Soulh Mechanic Street. islalion was declared unconstitu tiona! in part later on and in 1954 All past grands of the lodge are I was repealed in 'whole, urged to be present to vole for| A number of communications grand lodge officers. Refreshmentsiwrrr- read from individuals, busi- wil! be served by LeRoy Klingler and Cloyd O'Neal. nesses and industries interested in legislation affecting oil and gas in production in Western Maryland, Driscoll said. BANK BRANCH NEAKING FINISH—The branch office of the Liberty Tfusl Company, shown above, is expected lo be completed in the near future. The' branch, located on U. S. Route 40 in LaVale, will offer all the service of the main office in Cumberland. The branch office is expected to be opened on December 15, and is the second branch office in this section of the slate. The- other is- also a Liberty Trust Company branch, and is located in Loriacon- ing. The LaVale office-will feature a drive-in window. Girl Scout Event Set December 10 / The third annual Girl Scout dinner will be staged Saturday. December, 10 at the Girl Scout House on Greene Street. The dinner and program is held each year in honor of leaders and assistant leaders. The affair is sponsored by the Cumberland Council Girl Scout Board. The program will feature Christmas songs, under the direction of Mrs. Daniel Baker, nnd games, directed by Mrs. Lornn Morcy. Mrs. Robert Young will relate a Christmas story. The committee in charge of the affair includes Mrs. Ralph Isimig- cr, Mrs. George Miller,' Mrs. C. E, Howell, Mrs. A. J, Cioni, Mrs. Robert. W. Diggs, Mrs. Morcy, Mrs. J. B. Paddleford, and Mrs. fir-mard Ren/.. Reservations for Ihe affair must be made by tomorrow evening al the Girl Scout House. Humbird, Johnson Heights, LaVale,, McCoole, ML Royal, -Oldtown "and Pennsylvania Avenue. Other organizations before which speakers appeared were: Daughters of America, Barton American Legion, Teamsters and Chauffers' Local 453, South Cumberland Business Men's Association, Optimist Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary of Lonaconing and the Lions Club of Westernport: • Several requests for speakers during December and January have been received by William Donahue, chairman of speakers bureau. , Ilit'ths FISHER—Mr. and Mrs. Manus B., Romney, a son yesterday at Memorial Hospital. FLANNERY—Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, Shcnancloah, Pa., a son last week. The father is an international represcntalive of the United Mine Workers assigned to Districl 16 in Cumberland. FLEMING—Mr. and Mrs. Leroy E., RD 1, Ridgeley, a daughler ycslerday al Memorial. HUNTER—Mr. and Mrs. William E., RD 3, Keyser, a daughler today at Memorial. KING—Mr. and Mrs. Cecil F., Paw Paw, a son today at Memorial. MORGAN—Mr. and Mrs. Raymond, Kensington, a son in a hospital there. The maternal grandparents arc Mr. and Mrs. John S. Carr, Midland. TOEPHER—Mr. and Mrs. William T,, 509 Dilley Street, a son yesterday at Memorial. 208 Marriage Permits SsSiicd During November A total of 203 marriage licenses were issued at the Court House icre during November. . . . This is six more lhan the same nonth last year. As usual, most of .he couples who obtained wedding permils came here from nearby slates. HI-POCKETS COLLECTION DAY TOMORROW

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