Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on December 7, 1955 · Page 22
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Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland · Page 22

Cumberland, Maryland
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Wednesday, December 7, 1955
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TWENTY-TWO EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1955 Dial PA-2-4600 for a WANT AD Taker Baltimore Port Bill Faces Hough Battle By LOU PA.NOS BALTIMORE (ft — A plan to improve and promote the Port of Baltimore began a rough trip through Maryland's legislativ wringer today. It faced many probable revision before it emerges from the Legis lalive Council in the form of a bil to be presented February to tto General Assembly in Annapolis. The plan, 'formally unfolded be fore the Council yesterday by th Joint Port Commission, has thes three basic features: 1, The governor would appoin a five-member authority to jack up Baltimore's sagging port bus authority would have powers, including the mess. - 2. This sweeping power to acquire by purchase or condemnation, over the port, "in eluding territory in, adjoining or in the vicinity of" the Patapsco River and Back River or their trib - utaries, except for a stretch of the Patapsco Rive r's southwestern shore southeast of Cox Creek. 3. The operations of the authority would be financed, through use of State credit until 1962 anc through tolls on -three bridges anc the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel after that. T, Opposition Expressed ^Opposition to all three of these was expressed at an all-day Council hearing yesterday. There were indications that differences on the first two, at least, might be reconciled.'in the drafting of the bill. Ralph L. Lowman, president of the Anne Arundel County commissioners, made it clear he woulc urge the county's delegation to the Legislature to oppose any bill containing the port commission's recommendations oh these points. He proposed that the county commissioners- appoint one member of the authority. .".Lowman also declared that the county should retain the power of taxation -.over any properly acquired-by : .the "authority in its jurisdiction. No property should be acquired by the aulhorily, he'added, without the consent of the counly. i.Roberl B. Hamill, a member ol the 'Baltimore County Board of Commissioners, e x t p r e s s e d the same. objections "are not insurmountable." i : Good, Thorough Job •''"We think the commission ha done a very good job and a very thorough job,'- he said. .Like Lowman and Sen. Phipps (D-Anne Arundel), Hamill said officials in his county would prefer .an authority composed of two members from the state at large appointed by the governor and one each picked by the governing bodies of Baltimore City and Anne Arundel and Baltimore counties. "But we would be willing to concede to this exlent," Hamill said. "We might agree to let the governor appoint the Baltimore County member from a list of names we would submit to him." Hamill also echoed ( Lowman's contention that the county should retain its power to tax properly acquired by the authority for port development. Special Tax Concessions He left the door open lo "special tax concessions" which might be given to industrial or commercial Robert O. Bonnell, co-chairman of the Joint Port Commission appointed by Gov. McKeldin and Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro of Baltimore, told the Council thai the Council that the report was the result of a six-month study. The recommendations it contained were what the commission believed to be "the best for the Stale' of Maryland," he said. Bonnell said the commission's preliminary reporl was amended in an attempt to relieve some of the objections of Anne Arundel officials. It originally proposed that the governor be authorized to appoint members of the authority without limitations on where they lived. "We felt that this' authorily should be 'composed of the besl men and should serve Ihe interests of the entire state," he said The commission head also con ceded a point to county objectors He said he felt il would "be al right" if the authority were re quired to obtain county permis sion before final acquisition' o properly, but only in the evenl the authority had first secured an op lion. Possible 'Rooking' If it had lo.get county approva before negotiations even began, he interests developing such property explained, this would be "making it possible for somebody to rook us no end." Sen. Bertorelli (D-Balto ]st) jhairman of the Council's pori committee, said he anticipated no difficulty in working oul objections to the commission's proposals on .he make-up of the authority anc county checks on ils powers of .and acquisition. But Sens. Malkus (D-Dorchcster) and Phoebus (R-Somersel) ques- .ioned the financing plan for the authority. Their consliluents would )e required to pay more tolls on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge if the commission's proposal were approved, they said. Bonnell said the study had shown that more than half of bridge tolls n Maryland were paid by out-of- slate moforisls. Malkus and Phoebus insisted some other means should be sought to finance the operations ol the port authority. Jaycecs To Hear & Talk By Gilchrist •'" C; William Gilchrist, president of the Cumberland Chamber of ;ommerce, will be the speaker at a meeting of the Junior Associa- ion of Commerce today at 6:30 p. m. at the Ali Ghan Shrine Country Club. Gilchrist is a former member of :he Jaycees, at'one. time being a national vice president of the organization. ADVERTISEMENT Helps Folks Pay Holiday Bills ED BURNS Hundreds of people . here are- solving their holiday money problem quickly at he friendly office of Aetna : inance Co. "i like to help people," aid the Aetna manager, 'and want everyone to have plenty of cash for a hoppy -loliday. "Worthy persons may ob- ain $50 to $1500 quickly, on signature or other plan," ie added. "On the Aetna Bill-Payer 'ian, we will pay off accurnu- ated bills and arrange smaller payments. And you get additional cash, besides, for immediate spending." The Aetna office will stay open after work or evenings by appointment. The' phone number is PA 4-5800 and the office is at 48 N. Centre St. (Loans over $300 made under Md. U. S. Urges State Take Over Road BALTIMORE W — In a .move to open the entire B a 11 i m o r e- Washinglon Expressway to truck traffic, a federal official has renewed a suggestion that Maryland take over the federal portion of the dual-lane highway. Gov. McKeldin's office said yes terday he had received a letter from Secretary of the Interior McKay reiterating the proposal and noting that there had been no reply to the same suggestion when it was made in December, 1954. McKay, taking note of repeated requests that the federal portion— 19 miles from Jessup to the District of Columbia—be opened to trucks, said he is powerless to make such a move. Local Girl Graduates Miss Barbara L. Russell, daughter of Mrs. Arleen W. Russell, 560 Fayette Street, was graduated last night at the annual fall commencement exercises al Michigan State Universily at East Lansing, Mich. She majored in speech. Overseas Demand For Goal Surprises Producers During Year PITTSBURGH WV-Overseas mar kcts surprised American coal producers this year with orders for a whopping 33 million tons of coal. There are indications of demand for similar tonnage next year. Coal men in their most optimiS' tic planning didn't count on more than 15 million tons of coal being exported this year. That's about the same tonnage shipped abroad last year. Most of the exported coal and all of the surprise increase went to European countries. The economy is booming there just:as in America. Europe's industries, especially steel companies, need coal. Since 1947 the annual export of coal has ranged anywhere from two to 40 million tons. But until 1954 nearly all of that coal was shipped at government expense. The 40 million tons wa.s exported in 1947. The minimum of two million tons was shipped in 1950. Coal- men say the fluctuation was due lo government decisions and not because of foreign industry needs. The encouraging note in this year's ordering, coal producers say. is the willingness and ability of foreign industry lo pick up the tab.- Coal men sAy that once the foreign firms start paying the bill themselves the orders will be more stable. American coalmen sec the European market growing into a steady major, customer.. They argue that European coal mines have reached the production peak. Still the need for coal is on the increase in Europe. About 65'per cent of all Europe's energy comes from coal. Before World War II there was little if any coal-shipped to Europe from American mines. The market opened when the government first sent coal. The biggest users now probably are Germany, Italy, France and England in that order. Coal men said that recently European steel firms have signed long term contracts—three to five years —for American coal These are taken as good signs that the European market is stabilizing. The European market is doing something else for American coal producers. It is starting, to drain off some of the cheap residual oil that South America and the Middle East have been shipping to the U.S. The residual oil haf been a real sore point with coal men. They claim the cheap oil has displaced millions of tons of coal that otherwise would have been sold to electric utility companies along the Atlantic seaboard. Now the European utility firms, seeking to conserve their own coal supply as well as a cheaper means of energy, are turning to the residual oil. The effects already are showing on the East Coast in bigger orders for coal, the producers claim. Also the price of the residual oil has increased recently bringing it into closer adjustment with coal prices. University Official Scheduled Talk Here Dr. Albin 0. Kuhn, assistant to the president of the University of Maryland, will speak at a meeting of. the local Kiwanis Club tomorrow at 12:15 p.m. at Central YMCA. Dr. Kuhn'-will talk on- "We Look, But Do We See?" Choose Your Christmas Gifts at... *w A S: 5* • V->* I 103 Baltimore St. M. 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