Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on December 8, 1955 · Page 23
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Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland · Page 23

Cumberland, Maryland
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Thursday, December 8, 1955
Page 23
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TWENTY-TWO EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1955 Dial PA-2-4600 for a WANT AD Taker Baltimore Harbor Tunnel Land Acquisition Hit By Legislators BALTIMORE Ml — Proposals for reorganizing Maryland's Department of Employment Security and bolstering Baltimore's port business were the only two big pieces of work left today for a busy-bee 1P55 Legislative Council. proved by the county commissioners. Another objection to the commission's proposal was raised by Eastern Shore legislators. Sens. Malleus (D-Dorchester) and Phoebus (R-Somerset) said they dis- VFW OFFICIAL — Vernon Crable of Locust Grove has been appointed a national aide- de-camp to the commander-in- chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is a past commander of District 3, Maryland Encampment, VFW, and is an active member of Henry Hart Post 1411, Stop Sign Doesn't Carry Guarantee GAINESVILLE, Fla. tf) — To ease a traffic hazard at the junction of U.S. 441-State Road 20 safety engineers erected a new stop sign. Thirty minutes later a truck driver saw the sign and appliec the brakes. The brakes jammed and the truck overturned." He wasn't hurt. Whal, No Pail? HOUSTON, Texas-Mi—A wealthy Houston man confessed to friends he'd always wanted to run a steam shovel. For a birthday present, they chipped in, rented on and left in on his lawn. Correction * Till Sin of th« Metal Wardrobe Adv»rti«»d at JH.J8 woi Incorrect In rtt« City Furniturt cd- v«rtii*mtnt in Monday 1 ! Cumberland N>wi ond Tim«t—Th« tor- r«ct ill*:— 60 in. high—24 in. -wide Th» City Furniture lUgretl Thii Errer CITY Furniture Co. 38 N. Mechanic St. Dial PA 2-0370 Sen Lot-is L. Goldstein (D-{agreed with the plan to finance the Calvert), council chairman, said hc|p°rt authority's operations through hoped even these would be cleancdj'ncreased or extended tolls on the * tli i r-K/\t- iiinnni 'I r*H fhn AVicHintf t/~illi up by Christmas. A council committee went over employment security proposals today. progress in setting up the institution for criminally insane came during a discussion of conditions at the Crownsvillc mental hospital. Dr. Clifton T. Perkins, commissioner of mental hygiene, was interrupted in his description of these about conditions the new by a question institution, for which two-million dollars was ap- jharbor tunnel and the existing tolljpropriated 2Vi years ago. 'spans across the Susquehanna and He said only the site at Jessup Potomac rivers and the Chesa-iand preliminary plans for the in- Istitution had been approved. peake Bay. The recommendations on proper- distribution came from a special subcommittee headed by Sen.'criminally insane who are now Work already has been started ty assessments and income tax re- on proposed port legislation, and ' * draft of the bill will come up before the full council next week. Sen. Bertorelli (D-Balto 1st) is head of the committee, which has the tricky job of reconciling widely differing points of view expressed at earlier council session on the port proposal. Boone said this was "inexcusable" in the face of a "crying need" for a place to house the James (D-Harford). Noting that some State financial aid for education is based on property assessments, the subcommittee said some counties assess property at only 25 per cent of market value and other assess it at 60 Only one more regular meetingjper cent, of the 1955 Legislative Council is scheduled. Since this will be held next Wednesday, Goldstein said special session probably will be necessary later because it is doubtful the port group will be able to complete its task in six days. In its semi-final regular session yesterday the Council: 1. Received recommendations for uniform property assessment; throughout the state and for a reduction in the percentage of income tax revenues kicked back by the State to counties and cities. 2. Approved a special committee's report sharply criticizing a contract under which the Marylanc Roads Commission acquired rights- of-way for the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel. 3. Heard Del. Boone (D - Balto ii This results in "favoring thosej jurisdictions wh'ich undervalue their property' for tax purposes against those which assume their full responsibilities by making fair: and reasonable assessments," the subcommittee said. In suggesting changes in income tax redistribution, the James group proposed that subdivisions receive .62 per cent of earned personal income, instead of .68, and 1.55 per cent of unearned income, instead of 1.7. This would add $1,200,000 a year to State revenues without actually penalizing the counties and cities, the subcommittee said. j lodged at Crownsville and Spring Grove State Hospital along with mentally ill patients. Perkins said much time had been lost in determining whether his department or the Department of Correction would have jurisdiction over the new institution. County), one of its members, declare it was "inexcusable" that greater progress had not been made in establishing an institution for the criminally insane, ' The port committee's starting point in the drafting of legislation for next year is a report by a 22- member commission appointed by Gov. McKeldin. Anne Arundel and Baltimore County officials have already expressed opposition to some features of the report, notably the membership of the proposed port authority and its powers. They want to determine who wil represent their counties on the five-man authority. The commis sion proposed that the governor name all five members. Baltimore City officials have indicated they agree with county officials on this point. The county officials also told (he council at a preliminary hearing that they would like to retain power to tax any property acquired jy the authority through purchase or condemnation /or port development. In addition, Anne Arundel spokesmen said they will insist hat the acquisition of any property n their county must first be ap- Legitimate Accent Termed Phoniest CHARLESTON, W. Va. tfi — Geoffrey Hobday, conductor of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, was making his dramatic.debut in a community players production of "Dial M for Murder." Hobday's wife and daughter anxious to get the audience reaction at intermision lime, heard one woman say: "The play is going along fine, but that fellow who plays Captain The subdivisions still would re- J*ff* l ° T hpas th , e ph ,°, niesl En § lish ceive 511,300,000 a year through the accent * ever heard " income levy, it said, and that's as much as they've ever received. It was explained that a change in deductions allowed for dependents! —$800 for everyone, instead ol $1,000 for a single person and $1,000 for a married couple, plus $600 each for other dependents- would produce the $1,200,000, plus enough to assure the subdivisions of getting at least the same amount they have been getting, despite the lower percentage of kickback. "We don't think that when the Slate levies a lax to gel a dollar iL should also levy 50 cents for the subdivisions," said James. In criticizing the harbor tunnel contract., a special committee headed by Sen. Turnbull (D-Balto County) said it believed "this contract should not have been entered into." It was especially critical of provisions under which two real estate firms acquired rights-of-way for the tunnel as agents for the roads commission, then received 7 1 /: per cent of right-of-way costs. The Turnbull group said one o*f the things it tried to determine was the background of the con- ract, under which one of the real estate firms was'a company headed by David M. Nichols, a former tiember of the roads commission. Boone's criticism of the rate of Hobday was born in Birmingham, England, and has been in America only about three years. Dean's Son Solves Birthday Problem LONG BEACH, Calif.—MB—Dean Ives had a birthday and received a'package from his son,..Doug, a university student. Opening the box, Dean found a set of inexpensive cuff links and matching tie clasp. And this note: "Dear Dad. This isn't much. But it's ail you can afford." Curves Of Women Mean Longer Life ST. LOUIS I/Pi—Take it from a student of curves, the way American women are-put together gives, them a longer life expectancy than men. Louis I. Dublin, an actuary and longtime student of life expectancy curves, told an insurance group one reason for the longer lives of women is their basic bone- structure and physiology. There are some 44 local names for the largemouth black bass, ranging from "green trout" to 'bride perch." A treat worth repeating! Lawyer Sues Baltimore Sunpapers For $100,000 TOWSON, Md. tfi — The publishers of the Baltimore Sunpapers were sued yesterday for $100,000 in a libel action filed by John E. Raine Jr.. State's attorney for Baltimore County. The suit was touched off by stories in connection with a lottery raid conducted by State Police at Turner Station on Sept. 28. Raine charged that the published matter damaged his reputation as a lawyer and public official. The suit was filed through two Maryland lawmakers, Sen. Turnbull and Del. Brewstcr, both of Baltimore County. ' LEADS YOUNG DEMS—David Bunn of Denver, Colo.,, has been elected president of the Young Democratic Clubs of America. The 30-year-old insurance man was chosen at the group's convention in Oklahoma City, Okla. Caiia Conference Planned Tonight Rev. Louis Millenberger, pastor of St. Martin's Catholic Church, Washington, will conduct a Cana Conference today at 8 p. m. at SS. Peter and Paul Parish Hall. Father Millenberger is archdiocesan director of Cana Conferences. The Cana Conference is conducted to help married couples strengthen their family life, making their married life happier and their homes holier. The main themes of the conference this evening will be husband- wife relationship and parent-child relationship. This will be followed by a question and discussion period. Each couple will have an opportunity to pledge again their fidelity to each other, renewing their marriage vows "at the close of the conference. 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