Local •:• Comic* •:- Classified The Nettxpaper For The Home Member Associated Press FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1955 Second Section Contracting Firm Leader Dies In City * Edgar D. Vaiidegrift ^ Headed Industrial " Promotion -Committee Edgar DeWain Vandegrift, 51- year-old president of the John I. Vandcgrifl Company, local contracting firm, died this morning in Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient about two weeks. Hej hac been in failing health somej time. A graduate of Carnegie Instilule of Technology, Piltsburgh, Mr.; Vandcgrifl became associated withj the contracling firm his father founded aftet working a brief time with the City Engineering Deparl-j ment. He succeeded his father to, the presidency of the business; which carries -his name. Active in fraternal organizations, Mr. Vandegrift held membership EDGAK D. VANDEGRIFT in the Masonic Order. Shrine, EnO vm , c ; h * as mmor - wcre re f orted gineers Club, Cumberland Lodge! 1 " Ihe tn-slale area yesterday 63. BPO Elks, and'was a pasti Sa /f Dl ™ n 8 ?ay. president of the Lions-Ciub. -He!. One of the mishaps was reported was also affiliated with the Cham-|*° '] av( :, l f, ken P lace at tnc Nortl County Saves. Great Amount On Insurance Building Changes Bring About Cut In Prelection Cost The Allegany County Board of Commissioners learned today that the $1,760,000 fire insurance carried on nine county buildings and their contenls will cosl $2,2:* t-^ss for the next five years lhan previously. ... James B. Reinhart, who along ivilh D. Clifford Goodfellow set up. the fire insurance program for county buildings a number of years ago, appeared before the board today 'to outline the new lower rate. Reinhart told the board that improvements made to the various buildings such as the County Home, Sylvan Retreat and Union Only three accidents,. one of str ?et- c . ountv ^Mng resulted in S-D Day Observance her of Commercf and \vas> chairman of that' group's Industrial Promotion Committee' which was instrumental in locating the new Centre-Valley Street intersection although police said no report o the accident had been filed by this morning. A delivery truck was JHOLl UlilH_I,l LCM. ill -IV^W^Hltj-LlH.. »J\,lt . . , , .. • • . Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company's saia to have crashed.jnto.the ngh rear of an automobile, causing the plant here. Mr. Vandegrift was a member of the board of directors of the Liberty Trust Company and also.a director of the Cumberland Country Club. He also retained membershi in First Baptist Church. Born in Ridgeley, he was a so of Mrs. Frances (Martin) Vande grift, The Dingle, and the late Mi Vandegrift. Surviving, besides his mother are his widow, Mrs. Helen (Reitz Vandegrift. Bedford Road; thre brothers, William A. Vandegrift Hyaltsville. and John F. Vandegrif and Carl S. Vandegrift. secretary treasurer of the contracting firm -both of this city, and two sisters Mrs. Edwin Fleming, Annapolis and Mrs. city. Galen E. Storer,' thi, The body will remain at the Stein Funeral- Home. The family re quests flowers be omitted and do nations sent to the Damon Runyon Cancer Fund for research. Church Plans First Annual Mission Event I The Second Baptist Church, Old town Road and .Grand Avenue, wil have its first annual foreign mis sicns emphasis program tomorrow and Sunday, according to Rev Cornelius B. Davis, pastor. Dr. Henry Turlington, professor of Greek and New Testament at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary at Louisville, Ky, will speak tomorrow at 7:30 p. m. Benilton Carlos Bezcrra. of Brazil, a student at the Louisville seminary, wil! also speak tomorrow night. On Sunday at 9:45 a. m. the various departments of the Sunday School will have a combined service with Dr. Turlington as the speaker. His topic will be "The Biblical Basis for Missions." At 11 a. m. Sunday the speakers will be Rev. William C. Smith Jr., a Baptist foreign missionary who has been assigned lo Brazil, and Mr. Bezerra. The Baptist Training Union Hour will be held Sunday at 7 p. m. with Dr. Turlington speaking to the Adult Department, Chaplain Listen 0. Mills of the Army will address the Young Peoples Department; Rev. Mr. Smith will speak to the Intermediate Department and Mr. Bezerra will address the Junior Department. During worship hour at 8 p. m. Sunday the speakers will be Dr. Turlington and Chaplain Miils. Section Will Be Without Water Residents of Maryland Avenue belween Williams Street, and Virginia Avenue will have no city water tomorrow for eight to ten hours, William J. Edwards, city water commissioner, reporled lo- day. Also to be affeclcd by Ihe shutoff are homes on Willison Place and Baker Slrcel. he added. City Water Department employes musl renew valves in Hie lines in this section. The water is to be turned off about 7 a. m. and will car to crash into and snap off a hydrant at ground level. Icy road conditions were 'blamec by Slate. Police. for a Iwo- car crash in Garrett County which sent one person to thre hospital. Admitted to Garrett' County Memorial Hospital, Oakland, was Ali'hea J. Snyder,'46, of Jennings, who suffered multiple..laceralions about her face. State Police said Ihe accident occurred on the Glendale Road near Deep Creek Lake. A car driven '•byHVfervin Clay Snyder, 18. of Jennings, was traveling west along the highway. As the car went but of control on an icy section of road, it slid into the path of a vehicle being driven by David Bliss Fike, 51, Hazelton, W. Va. Police said the probable cause of the accident was speed too great for existing road conditions. Cpl. Sam Conrad of the Maryland State Police investigated. In Froslburg last night two cars were involved in. a minor accident which was described as a "crumpled fender" mishap in front of the Elks Home. A check with West Virginia Stale Police at Romney revealed they :iad no reports on accidents in that sector. In the Bedford (Pa.) area, Stale Police there said there had been no reported accidents on the high ways. - Ihe ciil in the fire insurance rate. The various buildings and the new and old rates are listed as follows: Court House—Building (old rate .407 cents) new rate .385 cents. Contents (old rale .572 cents) new rate .55 cents. County Jail—Building 'old rale .473 cents) new rate .374 cents. Contents'(old rate .638 cents) new rate .484 cenls. Cumberland Free Public Library —Building, (old rale .407 cenls) new rate .341 cents. Contenls (old rate .572 cents) new rate .506; cents. • ! Library Annex — Building (old rate .407 cents) new rate. .33 cents. Contents (old rate .55 cents) nev rate-.44 cents. Welfare Board Office—Building (old rate .33 cents) new rate .27! cents. Contents (old rale .455 cents new rate .44 cents. Union Street Offices — Building (old rate .363 cents) new rate .308 cents. Contenls (old rale .528 cents new rate .473 cents. Franklin Slreel Garage—Build ng (old rate 1.00) new rate .936 cents. Contents (old rate . 1.31' new rate 1.25 cents. Sylvan Retreat — Building (ok rale .284 cents) new rate .22; cents. Contents (old rale .328 cenls) new rale .267 cents. Counly.Home—Building (old rale 737 "cents)- new rate ..671 cents lontcnls (old rate .759 cents) new rate .693 cenls. ANNIVERSARY MARKED—Franklin H. Ankcney, scaled center, was gu'esl of honor at a dinner last nighl al the Fort Cumberland Hotel, the evenl being held by employes of the F. H. Ankeney Company in honor of his complclion of 50 years in the office supply and stationary business. Ankency purchased a half interest in the business headed by the. late Clifton W. White on December 1, 1905. and eventually bought out his partner and formed his own company. The veteran merchant considers Cumberland "a progres- sive city" and thinks the business outlook is bright. Only one of his business associates of 50 years ago remains active in business today. Sealed with Mr. Ankeney, left lo right, arc Miss Anna McGraw, his wife,-Mrs. Grace L. Ankcney. Miss Katie Charles and Miss Julia McGraw. Standing, same order, Miss Nina Seilz, Edward McGraw, Miss Gcrakiine Wilson, his son, John C. Ankcney, Mrs. Elizabeth Bodcn, Paul Dignan and Bernard Beard. The Ankoncys will observe their 59th wedding anniversary in January. ABL Benefit To Be Held At AUcgauyHigl The fourth annual "Rocket Revue" sponsored by employes of he. -Allegany Ballistics Laboratory vill be presented Saturday evening, December 10. in the auditor- urn of Allegany High School. Proceeds • from the affair are used to provide Christmas baskets if food for needy families in the area, and ABL spokesmen said ast year's proceeds provided for he distribution of 200 baskets. The theme of this year's produc- ion will be centered around the ircscnlation of acts in a television ludio. Robert J. Bonice will por- ray the director and Dr. Dana UcKinncy and Byron Kiser, his issistants. Scenes will include a song and lance number by Carl Fresh, ac- ompanied by Pat Colosimo; vocal olo by Betly W. Langen: selec- ions by a quartet composed ol llctus 'Harisock. Dale Parndl Raymond Harisock and Edwarc >hultz. Wrestling malch between Ruolph Edelson and Walter Voodson: a one-act play by Law- cnce and Mary H. Kahn, Doris "Lick, Beth and Conrad DeHaven and John Gates: selections y the ABL Chorus of 30 voices: nale fashion c how with Thcos Vngelus. Clarence Kenneth DeHaven Carder and as models; omic reading by Dr. Loren Morey. Dancing by the ABL Chorus of Tary Hcndricks, Betty Lou Moran, Mary Lewis and Sally Cohen, nd a sincing and dancing act by Tr. and Mrs. Edward L. Krcider, lotus Hartsock. Marion Bittle, Tr. and Mrs. Rudi Stcinbergcr, , , .... , JMr. and Mrs. Clarence DeHaven come on aga.n about eight lo ten I, dauchtci , Mr- and Mrs . Jonn hours later, tdivards added | Jgcksnn and Edward Skur7 » yn . Residents should slore waler theyj^. think they will need for drinking " '' Building Permits Continue Upward! and other advised. purposes, Edwards Eiglu Docs Killed Mineral County Eight docs were reported shot b\ noon Joclay in the firs.1 of two Births ANDREWS—Mr. and Mrs. Gordon R., 150J Bedford Street, a son today al Memorial Hospital. dnys nf "hunter's choice" in the COLESAR—Pharmacisl Mate and West Vircinia deer season. Three docs and one buck were checked at Tucker's Service Station, New Creek: Iwo docs at the Umstol-Wilson Service Station. Burlington; one doc at the Wagoner-Bean Service Station, Forl Ashhy. and lwo"docs at the Bailey Service Station. Keyscr. Tsvo bucks were checked at Poling's Service Station, Ridgeley. Injured In Fall Mrs. Josephine Marking, 316 Holland Street has been admitted lo Memorial Hospital following a fall st her home. She tured rib. T""! a frac- Mrs. Louis J., Chcslcr, Pa., a son Tuesday al the Naval Hospital, Philadelphia. The mother is the formes Miss Fayc Nuna- makcr of this cily. GOLDEN — Mr, and Mrs. K. Stanley, Salisbury, Md., a son Tuesday in Peninsula General Hospital there. The parenls are former residents. LANCASTER-Mr. and Mrs. Roger, LaVale, a son today at Sacred Heart Hospital. IMcNEEL—Mr. and Mrs. Harry, RD 5, a son yesterday at Sacred Heart, MUELLER—Mr. and Mrs. Richard L., Paw Paw, a daughter yesterday at Memorial. ManSentenced To Year For Check Forgery A -former Frostburg man, who only recently completed serving 14 years in the Maryland penilenliary, loday was sentenced to a year in the same prison by Associate Judge Morgan C. Harris after being found guilty of forgery. The man, Albert "Pork Chops" Cole, about 35, was tried on charges of cashing several worthless checks at a North Mechanic Street market, and a North Centre Street store. It was brought out at the hearing that Cole was sentenced Lo concurrent terms of 10 and 20 years in 1940 after being found juilty of assault with attempt to rape and robbery. He was 21 years old at the time. The checks cashed by Cole were signed with the name of John L. Lochner, a driver for the Peoples Transit Company. They eventually reached the Liberty Trust Company branch bank in Lonaconing and payment was refused due to disparagement in the handwriting of Lochner and that of Cole. Assistant State's Attorney*James S. Getty commented that the stores which cashed the checks had no excuse for doing so as the spelling of November and other words on the check was incorrect. He also pointed out that on the Painting Bids Sought For Court House Change In Law Necessary To Gel Federal Equipment - The Allegany County Board o Commissioners today instruclec their clerk to advertise for bids for the painting, decorating and im proving • the main > and auxiliar; court rooms at'the Court House. Sealed bids will'be received tinti December 30 at 10:30 a. m. at the Court House. Each bidder wil submit a certified check in the amount of ?500 for each of the projects. • . ' •• Specifications for.' the work are available at the office of James G Stevenson, clerk to the commis sioners, at the Court House. The commissioners today received a letter from Chief Judge Ros- zcll C. Thomson of U. S. District lourl at Baltimore in connection with a request by the commission- :rs for the fixtures in. the Federal Court Jn the Post.Office here. The Federal Court facilities here lave not been used since 1939. The county, would like to obtain the fix- ures for use in Circuit Court here. Judge Thomsen said he has talked he matter over with the -other two federal judges and they personally lave no objection to the proposal. But the jurist said there is a statute on the books which calls for Federal Court sessions in Cumber- and and Denton and until this is amended the court facilities here 'ill have to be retained. The Circuit Court facilities here vould be placed at the disposal f the Federal Court in the event any sessions would have to be held n this city. U. S. Sen. J. Glenn Beall and judges of the Fourth udicial Circuit for Maryland have also been sent copies of the letter rom Judge Thomsen. Suit Settlement Reached Here A $10,000 damage suit brought [gainst Edward Berringer, owner f the Hancock Hotel, by a resi- Icnt. of that community has been etlled oul of court. The suit, filed originally in Hag- 50-Year Business Veteran Sees Bright City Outlook Franklin if. Ankcney Honored By His Employes On Anniversary Of Long Cumberland Career By PATRICK A. TIERiX'EY , Evening Times Writer \ A local merchant who has witnessed the transition of downtown traffic from the horse to the automobile last night was honored by his employes and fellow-workers with a dinner which marked his completion of a-half- County Stone Quarry Lease Comes To End The 10-year lease on a slon 1 quarry on Murley's Branch Roai which was made in 1945 by tin Allegany Counly Board of Com missioners with George R. Dolat vas not renewed today. The lessor ater was Paul Browning. : Commissioners William T. Lein nerl and James Orr decided to el the lease expire. Commissionct Charles N. Wilkinson wanted to ex end the lease but his motion was osl. The quarry lease called for a rcnlal of $50 per year and a roy ally. on slone'used. J. Walkoi Chapman, roads supervisor; saic hal no slone was ever used by he county as far as the records if his department show. Commis ;ioner Wilkinson said the quarry :ould be used for stone on roac -epairs projects at a saving to he county. A letter was received by Ihe ward today from C. R. Pease ecrelary of Ihe Slale Roads Commission, staling lhat the SRC had iassed a resolution recently by vhich the transfer of 13.22 miles f former stale roads and bridges vas formally acknowledged. The county had previously trans- erred some mileage to the stale n the Iransfer. The roads in ueslion were determined after a urvey. Some of the roads were hort seclions of highways which were relocated. stubs in the check book, which) erst own by Maybelle Peck, of Han- Cole had stolen from the Halfield|cock. was later moved to this Tire Company office, the man had|county for trial in Circuit Court, noled a bank "balance" of $iO,-jBefore the case wound up in court | the attorneys on both sides'came 125.46 . Judge Harris also found Larry R. Mayhew Jr., 27. and James Leonard Ziler, 21. both of Franklin, near Westernport, guilty of larceny in the theft of metal from the Campbell Coal Company near Barton. Sentence was wilhhheld pending a report from the probation officer on the two men's background. I to an agreement. The woman claimed the damages for injuries suffered when she fell nn an icv sidewalk in Garrett Holds To Vole Deadlock A joint meeting of the Garrctl County Board of Commissioners and Ihe Board of Eleclion Supervi sors today to decide on which of two voting machines to purchase wound up in a tie vote.. Walter W. Dawson, attorney to front of the hotel. It was claimed I" 12 Elcction Boar(1 a" d Dwl X hl Building permit, valuations for 1955 ncared the P,4 million dollar mark for the 11-month period today. Figures released by the building engineer's office show new construction, additions and improvements amounted to $1,476.686 Ihrough the November accounling period. November was a good month wilh permits valued at an estim- a defective downspout allowed the xvatcr to drain onto Ihe walk and freeze. Attorneys for the woman included Wagaman. Wagaman and Ready and Broadwaler of Hagerstown and Kdward J. Ryan, this icily. Counsel for the hotel were Lane. Bushing and Byron of Hag- jcrslown and Walter C. Capper, city. Slover, allorncy for Ihe commissioners, were instructed (o sludy Ihe law regarding Ihe situation and report back to the two boards what procedure should next be taken. The Shoup Voting Machine Company submitted a low bid of $50,301.12 for 36 machines while the Automatic Voting Machine Company offered to supply the devices for .$.73,OM. AWOL Hospital Romeo Again Taken In Custody BALTIMORE W) — Douglas Dyc.iresled near Grantsvilie. Afler a century in Ihe office supply an stationery business. Franklin H. Ankeney, presiden of (he firm which carries his name, yesterday observed tlv golden anniversary of entering in lo business wilh Ihe lale Cliftor W. While. The dinner in his honor was hclc at the Fort Cumberland Hotel anc those attending included his wife Mrs. Grace L. (Charles) Ankeney and John C. Ankency, Anna Me Graw, Julia McGraw, Nina Seitz Belly Boden, Geraldine Wilson Edward B. McGaw, 'Paul H Dignan, Bernard Beard and Miss Katie I. Charles. Of One Associate Active his business associates 50 years ago, the only one alive who remains active commercially is Irving T. Holland, proprietor of a downlown service slalion who once operated a piano and music store. On December 1, 1905, Ankeney purchased a half interest in the business owned and operated by the late Mr. While in the building now occupied by the Cotton Shop. In the following year, the two men moved their business lo the Flurshulz Building at 19 Norlh lentre Slreel. They laler moved lo 16 Norlh Centre Slreel, and in 1927 moved lo the present quar- ers at 27 North Centre vhich they iad purchased several years prior ,o that lime. Ankeney 'eventually purchased its partner's interesl in the firm, after which the business was jailed the Ankeney Company. His son, Frank C. Ankeney, was associated in the business until his death in an airplane accident in 932 at Mexico Farms Airport. Son ManngCK Firm His remaining son, John C. Ankeney, assumed a responsible losilion in Ihe firm following his 'elurn from service in the Air 7 orce during World War If, and ic is treasurer and manager of he business. Terming Cumberland "a pro- Tessive city," Ankency remarked n the great change in the appearance of the business district., al- hough conceding that some of the changes were necessitated by floods of former years. He con- iders the business outlook bright, minting out that the new plant vhich the Pittsburgh Plate Glass lompany is constructing here may erve to attract other industries incc it points lo the fad. lhat he Cumberland region has nalural dvanlages nol available in other reas. Ankency pays great tribute to Two Veteran Postal Men Are Retiring Russell Thayer And Thomas Hannon End Careers This Month Two veteran Cumberland- Pos Office officials are beginning thei last Christmas mailing season.— one marking his 44th and the other his 42nd. The retirements of William Rus sell Thayer, superintendent o mails, and Thomas F. Hannon assistant superintendent of mail: will become effective New Year's Eve, Postmaster Thomas F. Con Ion announced today, Thaycr, who resides on Balti more Pike, has had 42 years anc nine months service, and Hannon who lives at 221 Pear Street, has worked for the Post Office De partment for 44. years and five months. Born At Rowlcsburg Thayer was -born June 30, 1B93 at Rowlcsburg,'"W. Va., and is named to the former Mary Ethe Ward. He first entered the posla ervice as a temporary substitute clerk in the old post office which s now the Public Safety Building on December 20, 1912. Became a regular substitute clerk on March 10, 1913, and a regular clerk on May Ifi, 1914 fhayer was promoted to foreman n the mail department on January .. 1943. On April 1R, 1945, Thaycr was appointed assistant, superintondeni if mails, and on October 1, 1946 upon the retirement of Maurice E. lobinetle, was promoted to super- ntendent of mails. Hannon, whose position has him n charge of the carrier force, was iorn in Barton March 29, 1890. lie was married to the former Agnes /erra Dailey who died last year. Began As Substitute Hannon started out his postal areer on July 15, .191 J, as a sub tilute clerk, becoming a regular lerlc some time later. On July 3, 945, he was made clerk in charge ith the duties of supervising the arrier force. One year later to lha day, he as made acting assistant super- ntendent of mails and on Febru- ry 1, 1947, was appointed assis- ant superintendent of mails. Both men entered the postal ervice when William Pearre was osimasler, Obituary 17-year-old Silver Spring. Mel., ro- ated $226,025. This included 13 forjmeo whose love for a 13-year-old new construction, $108,425, and 6 : or additions and improvements, $157,600. • The latter total was swelled, by a $100.000 Second Na- .ional Bank project. Last month, building permit figures amounted to only 543,025 while in November a year ago they were $61.410. The 11-month total for 1954 was $649,585.50. Principals Mcel Principals of elementary schools net yesterday with Miss Mildred '•j. Willison. supervisor of elcmcn- ary schools, it. the Board of Education quarters. girl has landed them in juvenile cr/urt and mental institutions, was back in custody today. He vvas picked up by police on the grounds at Shepard and Pratt llos'pital on the north edge of Baltimore. Donna Murray, his girl friend, has been a p;ilicnt at the private mental hospital. Dye was absent, without leave from a psychiatric hospital in Philadelphia. Soon after he disappeared Thursday morning, police were alerted lo watch Shepard and Pratt on the possibility he would turn up there. round in juvenile court, they disappeared together again. They were found that time at a roadside picnic spot near Roanoke. Va.. miserably ill from pills they had taken in a suicide pact. Judge Alfred D. Noycs, Montgomery County Juvenile Court judge, ordered Douglas to a state mental hospital for an examination. A Baltimore judge denied his parents' attempt to get him out on a writ of habeas corpus but he subsequently was transferred to the Philadelphia hospital. Judge Noyes said today Douglas is being held at the Montgomery Douglas and Donna first got into|Counly jail in Rockvillc pending trouble when they eloped in a family station wagcn. They were ar- talks with his parents and their attorney Monday. he business leaders of former 'ears, explaining that, those who elped bring the Celanese and Celly-SprinRficM firms to Cum- erland deserve inestimable redit. The greatest, change the veteran merchant sees in the business world is the shorter working hours and work week. He recalls the long hours when he went into partnership with the late C. W. White and said it was nothing unusual for the week at that time to consist of seven days. Merchandise Improved A I. the time, Ankcney stated, ,the Whilc-Ankcncy firm carried a novelty line. This was disconlimi' VTKJNSO'N—Mrs. Clara, 75, Frostburg. EAVER — Mrs. Eliza E., 91, Frostburg. BONEBREAK—Austin E., 68, Marti nsburg. BROWN—Arthur C., 51, of 1012 Ella Avenue, DURST—Asa, 76, Grantsville. HARRIS—Miss Dorothy, 43, Vinita, Okla., former resident. Mrs. Clnra Atkinson FROSTBURG- Mrs. Clara (Brown) Atkinson, 75, widow of James H. Atkinson, died early this morning at the home of a daugh ter, Mrs. Leslie Erode, 63 Fros Avenue. She had been in failing health several months. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Surviving, besides the daughter with whom she resided, are a bro thcr, James J. Brown, McKccs- nort. Pa.: five sisters, Mrs. Mamie Haslett, Akron; Mrs, Arch McFar- lanc, Warren, Pa., and Mrs. Robert Korr, Mrs. Lorcnlz Knauss anc Mrs. Harry Lynch, all of McKccs- Wide Variety Of Weather Noted In Area Some Free/ing Rain Seen Possible In Section Tonight Western Maryland this niornin* received small doses of a wide variety of weather conditions but none of them did much harm. The Weather Bureau calls for occasional rain tonight, except some freezing rain in the valleys. The overnight lows in Allcsany, Garrett and Washington, are to be in the lower 30s, Tomorrow is to he cloudy, milder with occasional rain likely. Sunday will be rather cloudy and colder, with snow flurries likely in the higher mountains. Rain And. Sled About 7:30 a. m. today it started to rain and freeze west of Frostburg, and about 8:15 a. m. the freezing rain and sleel had arrived in Cumberland. The Slate Roads Commission reported slick, slushy spols for a' ile in Garrett County and in spots in this county. But by noon the temperalure generally was above freezing and a misty rain was falling only inter- iiittcntly. The commission had eight crews cindering in Ihe Oakland area and ive crews in the Accident section. The overnight lows reported by he SRC were 23 at Accident: 26, Oakland; 24. Frostburg, 30, Cumberland, and 32 at Town HilJ. Temperatures Rise By noon the temperature had isen to 30 at Frostburg, .34 at Jumbcrland and Town Hill and 33 at Accident, and 36, Oakland. The Pennsylvania Turnpike was eported icy in spots west of Bedord, but cinder crews were in ction. In the Romney area, highways vere wet at noon, but there was no race of freezing, with the tem- ieralure being in Ihe 40s. Keyset- had much the same wea- her as did Cumberland, with some Ireels cindered in spots for safety o combat the sporadic freezing. East Hit First The area from Hagerstown east- vard to Frederick and beyond was it first Ibis morning, wilh a liglit now starting about 4:30 a. m., melting, and then freezing. •;*'• Several traffic lieups were fit- orled on Alternate U.S. 40, tha Id .road between Frederick and lagerslown. There were some les- cr.:ones 'on the modern highway which nearly parallels the old road cross the mountains between ffip wo Western Maryland cities. -- Tieups also were reported jwi IS. 240 south of Frederick toward Vashington. ' '^ No serious accidents were re- orled. . • The Slate Roads Commission had full force out plowing the frozen ush and,sanding the icy spols. around the mid-30's. Ankcney porti thrcc grandchildren and also commented on the improved ' - - - quality of merchandise available today, especially in the office equipment such as accounting ma chines, typewriters and cabinets. At the time he entered business here, Ankcney said the population was between 1S.OOO and 20,000. Tiicn, he continued; the merchant!! knew "everyone"'by sight and reputation. Nowadays, it. is ex(Continued on Page 12) . three great-grandchildren. The body is at the Durst Fu noral Home where services will be conducted Sunday at 3 p. m. by Rev. William J. Yingling. pastor of St. Paul's Church. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park. Mrs. Eli/a K. Braver FROSTBURG—Mrs, JOIizH Ellen Beaver. 01, widow of John Reaver, (Continued on Page 12) 5-Year Plan For Schools Explained Wilson C. Raver, executive sec- etary of the Maryland State enchers Association. last night utlined the MSTA five-year pro- •am.for state public schools at an formal dinner meeting of repre- entatives of the Allegany County eachers Association and various ublic and PTA officials. The event was jointly arranged y the Allegany County PTA Coun- and the teachers association ith William Donohue and Homer iggins as co-chairmen to further ubiicize the five-year program. Raver outlined the present con- tions in the schools, proposed gislation that the teachers asso- ation deem necessary to correct cse conditions, and the appro- mate costs of such a change. Raver put particular stress on e urgent needs for additional :hool facilities, increased retire- ent benefits for teachers, a roader teacher training program nrf an upward revision of teach- salaries. Attending the meeting were Mrs. an! Umberger and Robert. W. ones, representing the county TA council: Delegates Lester eed. Noel Speir Cook, George F. Jeffrey, and Estel Kelley; ounty Commissioners William emmert and James Orr, and alph R. Webster, superintendent schools for Allegany County. Representing the county teachers assoication were John D. Kelly, president; Miss Frances Crist, secretary; Miss Mary Murray, chairman of the legislative committee; and Jack Snyder chairman of the public- relations committee. The committee that made arrangements for the dinner includ- ded Miss Yola Hudson, Miss Lillian Myers, and Mrs. Veronica Schlicffnian.
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