Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on January 31, 1952 · Page 15
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Local Comics Classified Member Associated Press Aldridge Wins TWUA Contest In Close Race George Harris Named Vice President By Defeating Howard Bush '- -,'Playfcrd Aldridge has been reelected president of Local 1874, Textile Workers Union of America (CIO), by £ 20-vote margin over Eari L. Snyder, according to George Abrams, director of the Honest Ballot Association of New York, which conducted the runoff balloting this week. Aldridge defeated Snyder by garnering 815 votes to 795. The men have been opponents in a number of contests for the presidency of the nation's largest synthetic yarn union. Bush T!pset This makes Aldridge's third term as president of the union. He was! first elected in 1949 when he defeated Snyder. The latter won ta 1950 and Aldridge copped the 1951 election. George P. Harris upset Howard i "lied- Bush lor vice president. Har-' rts polled 903 votes to 669 for Bush. tfnion sources said the fact that Biwh is employed in the dyehouse probably had something to do with the results. The dyehouse is slated to be shutdown this summer and Bush's services will be terminated at the plant. The executive board is made up of all newcomers except one, Llnd- ley Dye, who polled 686 votes to retain his post. Neil Toey was elected The Newspaper For The Home THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 1952 Second Section RE-ELECTED LEADER—Members of Local 1874, Textile Workers Union of America (CIO), have rs-elected Playford Aldridge president in the runoff balloting. He defeated Earl L. Snyder by 20 votes. This makes Aldridge's third term as president of the nation's largest synthetic yarn union. with 977 votes in the first voting last week. Elect&i to the board were Irvin Lewis, 713 votes; Walter Mahaney, 638; William Thompson, 630; and Dye. Elected in the voting last week were John G. "Jack" Thomas, business manager; Walter Hymes, James McGann and Francis G. Philpot, auditing committee; Roy T. Craze, Charles E. Jones, James Roby, James Boyland, and Lee Emerson, board of trustees and Chartes P. Davis, recording secretary. The runoff was necessary because n number of candidates did not receive a majority vote in the election last week. jFort Hill High HoldsProgram On Democracy Trophy Presented To School For Winning Speaking Contest Democracy featured the general assembly held this morning for the students of Fort Hill High School. Besides hearing the old bulwark of freedom loving people, the town meeting, the students saw the school Efficiency Of Teamwork At Fire Reported Various Units Show Speed In Responding To Call Yesterday Teamwork by the City Fire Department, two local utilities and the Cumberland.Auxiliary Police reached a peak in efficiency yesterday afternoon when a fire threatened a two-story frame home on Bedford Street. East Side Fire Company received a call to 353 Bedford Street at 3:57 p. m. and upon arriving it found the attic and second story wall on fire and pouring much smoke into the air. Central Fire Company responded on the second alarm at 4 p. m. and arrived a few minutes later. And in a few minutes the fire was under control. Others Make Appearance Converging on the scene at the iame time were the emergency trucks of the C. and A. Gas Company and the Potomac Edison Company to shut off the gas and electricity. In the meantime two members of Cumberland Auxiliary Police force had, in five minute-s after the alarm was sounded, the 300-block of Bed- lord Street closed to traffic. The two men, both residents of that section, were acting as traffic policemen, routing cars down Linden and Decatur streets to Frederick. While the firemen were extin- PREL1MINARY INSPECTION HELD — Members of Cumberland's Organized Surface Division are shown as they underwent an informal preliminary inspection to enable the division to prepare lor the official competitive inspections planned, in April and May. The local division has previously .placed first twice in the Fifth Naval Reserve District over 13 other armories and second place once; The three citizen-sailors standing at attention in the front TOW are from left to right, A; C. DeBouck, SA; F. H. Heavner, SR; F. J. O'Grince, SR. The chief petty officer, fourth from left, is L. E. Norris, MEWC; and the officers are, from'left to right, Lt. Ctndr. T. V. Baucom, of Kitzmiller; Lt. D. E. Compton and Lt. Cmdr. C. E: Pettit, both from Fifth Naval Reserve District Headquarters,'Norfolk, Va., and Lt. V. A. Halbert, commanding, officer of the division. Baucom and Halbert, reservists, are high school principals. guishing the toe in the partitions, attic and roof, the others called in to help were also going about their duties. receiving the Cumberland Junior i Tne gas com P an y emergency man Association of Commerce trophy fori was turnin e off the valves in the winning the "I Speak For Democracy" contest three consecutive times. Benjamin Sands, of the Jaycees, presented the trophy to this year's winner, Alan Mease. The contest was won the previous two years by Richard Dailey for Fort Hill. In 1950 he was the state winner. In the five years of the contest Fort Hill has won it four times and placed second once. The discussion by the Junior first floor which was occupied by Mrs. Leona Wagoner and in the second floor apartment of Mrs. Stella Zimmerly and her son, Scott Zlm- merly. Power Cut Off The PE lineman cut off the power into the house and stood by to assist. Fire Chief Virgil Parker said the fire started on the second floor porch where the electric service inlet was located. The 220-volt line, which sup- i Shipment Of Equipment At Coney Plant Lonacontng's newest industry — the Tach-Fast Manufacturing Com- panyi-received its first shipment of equipment at the old cutting plant building of the Lonaconing Glass Works. | The Baltimore concern, owned by Samuel Sipe, of that city, closed a B&OExpands Plans To Prevent Accidents An expanded program'to reduce motor vehicle accidents at public grade crossings has been developed by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company and is being put into effect, it was announced today by W. C. Baker, vice president in charge deal Junior Town Meeting, was moderator. Others on the panel were Susan Mostoller, John Shore and Charles Morrjs, representing the Senior Class; Barbara Ann Campbell and Quartet Hurt In Auto Crash Dwayne Morris, 17, of Flintstone, is in a "fair" condition at Allegany ! E ? ward Dlckel from tne Junior Hospital where he was taken last' Class ' and R1 *ard Parker and nizht with a possible skull fracture j Carole LUlard. Sophomore Class. . nd severe lacerations suffered In • In charge of the P r °8 ra m was the a headon collision of two cars at|* cad °/,, tne E ^ lglish Department, 1 Mrs. Nellie - Willison, assisted by senior high school English teachers, Also admitted to Allegany Hos- Miss Mary Calemlne, Miss Kathleen tal wpro fi PronH. ktnn M ! Cumbee ^ Mlss Mar y Workman and i Miss Gerardine Pritchardr The Junior Town Meeting, sponsored by the English Department, has as its purpo.se the promotion of discussion of local, state, national and international problems. Town Meeting participants was on' plled P°wer for lights and an the topic "Do High Schools Place! elec ^ rlci st ° ve ' apparently developed Too Much Emphasis On Sports?" James Reynolds, president of the early in December with Men '!i and the the foot of Martin's Mountain on U. S. Route 40. pital were G. Francis Caton, 38,' Martir.sburg W. Va., with facial lacerations; and Ronnie Bible, 18, Flintstone, ~Mth a fractured nose and face lacerations. Also treated but not admitted was John Glenn Smith, 21, Flint- Btone, for face lacerations. State Police Lt W. E. O'Hara and Trooper First Class William F. Baker said Caton and Smith were the drivers. They reported that the cars met nearly headon on a curve. Police said Caton apparently mis- Eed the curve, got into Smith's eastbound traffic lane and was rammed. A passenger in Caton's car escaped uninjured. Caton's car traveled some distance from the point of impact, coming to rest in a private driveway off the road. Both cars were badly damaged. No charges have been preferred pending investigation. Kent M. Reckley Accepts Position Rev. Kent M, Reckley, supply pastor for the Assembly of God Church in this area, has been elected recently to fill the pastorship at the Pine Grove Assembly of God'services." Church in Isle of Wight, Va. I Sen. Crothers (D-Cecil), chair- Mr. Reckley has been a supply'man of the judiciary committee, Delegate Would Amend Race Bill BALTIMORE— yp)—Del. Robinson (D-Baito 4th) says an amendment will "certainly" be offered to a proposed bill which would put tighter restrictions on handling racing information in Maryland. Under provisions of the anti- crime measure drawn up by the Legislative Council's judiciary committee, exception was not made for regular news wire services, such as the Associated Press. Instead, the Public Service Commission would have "jurisdiction, supervision, powers and duties" extending over "all persons, firms or corporations leasing or otherwise having the use of telephone and/or telegraph lines for securing or transmitting racing news or information, commonly known as wire a short circuit at the inlet and caught the partition afire, he added. The flames spread to the roof and for a short time smoke boiled high over the house. Chief Parker said that from buckets and containers found in the kitchen he concluded the occupants had attempted to extinguish the blaze by themselves. The Fire Department, he added, was called when it got out of hand. Notified Quickly Chief Parker explained that when a fire call is received, the operator of the department switchboard in Central Fire Station informs the gas company and the PE line department. Crews are dispatched immediately. As for the Auxiliary Police, Technical Sgt. John Newhouse, of the City Police, who Is the unit's advisor, explained that the part-time "cops" go into action in any emergency and take over until the regular police arrive. Chief-Parker commented that the auxiliary policemen' have assisted the department invaluably on many occasions as they did yesterday. Damage to the home owned by D. D. Lepley, 355 Bedford Street, was termed major by Chief Parker. However, after temporary repairs by carpenters, the house was made the public" tomo~rWw'Yt"7: pastor for 15 years. He is a native said at the time of the bill's of Cumberland and has been em- por; it was not intended to in- ployed regularly by the Celanese volve any legitimate news service. Corporation of America, filling the The Legislative Council approved , the bill for consideration by the General Assembly at its one month eupply position in his spore time. His father, Rev. Alvey S. Reckley, was pastor of the South Cumberland session Assembly of God Church for 14 years before his death several years ago. His mother, Mrs. Rasetta Reek- ley, is a minister at the Wiley Ford (W. Va.) Church. Mr. Reckley'i; sister. Mrs. Ruth Cowgill, Is nn evangelist. The South Cumberland Church was founded by his aunt, Mrs. Etta E. Reckley. Mr. Reckley Is married to the former Miss Elmira Bourckel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jean N. Bourckel. 127 Oak Street. They r.avp five children, and resided at 3!) Elder Street before moving J.ile of Wight. to perienced here over the nigh!; with the temperature dropping to a low of 8. Oakland had the area low of 2 degrees below zero while Frostburg had a 1-degree reading. Temperatures wSre recorded by Weather fl' ' Bureau observers, Clinic The " Warmt h" is to last as the A child hygiene clinic will be held j Weather Bureau forecast calls for tomorrow at 0:30 a .m. in the health fair and milder tomorrow and center at the Bowman's Addition Saturday, with rain late Saturday. Fire Hall by the Allegany County; Health Department. beginning Wednesday. Temperature Up Cold For the first time since Monday, the thermometer this morning in Cumberland went above the freezing point. However, cold weather was ex- At noon the mercury had risen to 35 degrees, the highest since Monday at 9 p. m. Readings reported this morning were: Town Hill, 8; Altamont, 20. Terra Alta, W. Va., 16; Thomas, W. Va., and Deal, Pa., 10. Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Erode. 61 Greene Street, announce the birth 1 of a daughter yesterday at Memo-j«Oinc rrom Korea rial Hospital. Pfc. James O. Dawson, son of Mr. daughter was born this morning and Mrs. William Dawson, 325 to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Leroy Davis, 1019 Gay SUeet. in Allegany Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Blash, R. D. B, city, announce the birth of a ton last night at Memorial Hospital. Springdale Street, has arrived home after serving 16 months in Korea with the Army. A brother, Cpl. William H. Dawson, of the Army Air Force, is enroute Home from Okinawa. liveable today, the owner reported. Young Women's GOP Will Meet Tonight Organization of the Young Women's Republican Club will be completed at Central YMCA today at 7:30 p, m. Miss Ruth Ann Richards will preside. Final action will be taken on the constitution and by-laws. A membership campaign will be discussed and plans made for a party in March. Play Group To Meet Members o( the Mapleside Playground Association will me«t tomorrow at 7:30 p. m. in the Mapleside Methodist Church. shipment marked another step toward the beginning of operations. Several key men of the company's organization are here to supervise the installation of new equipment and arrange for the beginning of production. It is expected that production will begin late in February.'and the outline given in December calls for about 20 Lonaconing residents to be employed when operations get under way. There is a possibility that 50 residents will be on the payroll as production increases. The Tach-Fast Company makes accoustical supplies and metal fasteners for wall board, using tin and sheet metal for raw material. It reportedly has contracts with large manufacturers of wall and panel board. The plant, located in bock of the Firemen's Armory, Is a brick and frame building providing 8,400 square feet of floor space. There is room for expansion. The building was used for a time by the National Youth Administration and more recently for storage purposes. Sugar Bowl Movies Set Tomorrow Cumberland area athletes will be seen in the movies of the Maryland- Tennessee Sugar Bowl game which will be shown for the first time to :30 p. m. Dates Changed For Showing Of Circus Here The showing of Ringling Brothers-Barnum and sponsored by AH Bailey Ghan Circus : Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S., originally scheduled lor Monday, May 26 has been changed to Monday, June 2. This change in dates has been necessitated because the circus is being held in Madison Square Garden, New York, for an extra week, thereby changing the dates of its itinerary throughout the entire season. in the State Armory. The film Is being sponsored by the First Battalion, Maryland National Guard, and while no admission charge will be taken contributions will be collected for the March of Dimes. For the benefit of those attending the Allegany - LaSalle basketball game the film will be shown for the second time at 10 p. m. A member of the coaching staff and several local players on the team will narrate the movies. Special Meeting The Soroptomist Association will hold a special meeting at Sheehe's Restaurant tomorrow at 7 p. m. Miss Edith Rhelnhardt, Baltimore, regional director, will preside. The circus will play at the Cumberland Fair Grounds and will arrive here from Philadelphia on Sunday, June 1. It will unload at the B&O yards at Williams Street and the equipment will be lauled by motor to Fairgo. B. E. DeBolt, general chairman, of ;he Shrine-sponsored circus commits being assisted by G. Rex Hazel- .on, Elmer P. Higgs, and Charles U. Wiebel. The heads of the uniformed units nre also working with this committee. The committee said,the uniformed units of the Temple will operate an eating concession on Sunday and Monday with sandwiches and drinks available nt the fair grounds. The parking concession at the grounds will also be handled by these units. Passenger train service from the Queen City Station to the fail- grounds will be provided by the B&O. The trains will leave at 12:30 p. m. for the afternoon show, returning at 5:30 p. m., and for the night performance will leave at 6:30, returning at 11:30 p. m. Tickets for the circus and also for the train will be available at the recorder's office at the City Shrine Club, South Centre Street. The advance sale of tickets will begin in approximately two weeks. Tickets may be purchased by mail by addressing the Circus Commitee, Box 414, Cumberland, Md. Certified checks, money orders or registered mail orders only will be accepted. The only place where tickets may be purchased is at the recorder's office at the City Shrine Club. DeBolt announced today that orders for tickets may be placed in surrounding towns at places to be of operation and maintenance. The program is based on prevention work which the B&O has carried on lor many years'in this field, and is designed to supplement similar grade crossing programs car- the National Safety other interested or- designated later. ried on by Council and ganizations. "In the past," said Baker, "efforts to cut down such accidents; both through educational work to make motorists more aware of safe driving practices and through close attention to warning devices at the crossings, have met with considerable success. This is illustrated by the fact, although motor traffic has increased enormously in the last few years, the frequency of accidents at public crossings has tended to 'flatten out'." Can Not Eliminate "But we feel," said Baker, "that any grade crossing aceldent'is one too many, and we intend to step up our efforts to' eliminate such accidents. There are thousands of grade crossings over B&O tracks, and the cost of eliminating them all would be definitely prohibitive. The practical answer to the problem today is a combination of crossing warning devices and of continuing efforts to teach mqtorists snfe driving practices in approaching and passing over railroad tracks." Recent studies of grade crossing accidents show that virtually all of them could be eliminated by atten- inn to the principles of safe driving. For example, in about 25 per cent of recent crossing accidents, motor vehicle drivers ran into the sides of trains which had already reached the crossing. In another 25 per cent of the cases, drivers ignored warning signals and drove onto tracks In the path of approaching trains. Debits In City Show Increase For Last Year Bank debits for Cumberland were up 10 per cent in 1951 over 1950, a statistical rundown of the city's business at a glance by the Chamber of Commerce reveals. In addition an increase of 3.7 per cent was noted in the payrolls, as was a 2 per cent hike in postal receipts. Payrolls for Cumberland, the Chamber of Commerce notes, increased from $40,752,180 for 1950 to S42,293,885 for the past year. Bank debits went from $280,458,000 in 1950 to $308,755,000 hi 1951, while postal receipts were up to $385,855 in 1951 from $377,939 in 1950. Retail sales here in furniture were up IB per cent this month over November, 1950, and 12,1 per cent in department stores. Industrial employment, with 17 firms reporting, fell only 1.3 per cent, the Chamber of Commerce points out, from 12,744 in 1950 to 12,571 in 1951. While postal receipts were up last year over the previous year, postal deposits were down 11.3 per cent from $367,827 in 1950 to $326,177 for last year. The sale of U. S. Savings Bonds also dropped, from $71,456 in 1950 to $66,712 in 1951. The cost of food basket of staple items checked by the 'Chamber of Commerce showed about a 70-cent increase in January, 1952, over January, 1951. Planning Body Advocates Big Rec Spending Expenditure Of Nearly Three Million Urged For Western<iMaryland BALTIMORE — (O>) — Expenditure of about 52,800,000 for the development of Western Maryland into "one oi.' the nation's outstanding recreation centers" was approved today by the State Planning Commission. The recomnfendation for the expenditure came from a survey undertaken by the F. Elwood Allen organization, park planners. The money would be spent over a seven-year period for land acquisition, development and construction. The report suggested that the major part of the work be accomplished by private enterprise and said the state "should not be called upon to shoulder the entire burden." A "superior vacationland" in Wes- ;ern Maryland would be of major economic importance to the region and its people, the report pointed out. Surveyors concluded that about $2,000,000 per season is spent by vacationers in Western Maryland, resulting in employment of 220 persons. ' "This income could be increased ;o $20,000,000 annually if Western Maryland is properly developed," the report states. "When one considers the estimated annual $400,000,000 value of Virginia's vacation trade, the economic ignificance of this industry becomes pparent. "Maryland would be extremely oolish to fail to take advantage of ts natural advantages, particularly n view of the severe unemployment conditions in this state," the report oncluded. Drivers Should Know The studies also show that more than 90 per cent of all drivers involved in crossing accidents live fairly close to the crossing rui^l should certainly know what and where it is. The expanded B & o program calls for close cooperation between local B & O officials and law enforcement agencies, civic lenders and safety groups in their communities. Educational material will be supplied to local newspapers, radio and television stations, ihort motion picture on the sub ject is also being prepared. Similar efforts by the B & O in the past have met with "wonderfu Disabled Vets Seeking Jobs Employers in the Cumberland area are being urged to contact the Veterans Administration off ice j in the Cumberland Post Offic Building if it is possible for thei to train a disabled veteran for an of the following jobs: Auditing clerk, automotive part man, dental technician, corpente: machine operator, office machin serviceman, shoe repairman, an spot welder. These veterans have had no prio experience In these .fields. Howevei VA officials explained that the se lected job-training categories wer determined by means of aptitud and occupational tests designed t find the jobs in which these dis abled veterans could make the bes possible vocational adjustment. bounty Youths Taking Part In Tractor Course Four Allegany County leaders 'in 4-H Club work left this morning to attend a three-day tractor training course at the University of Maryland, College Park, according to Joseph M. Steger, assistant county farm agent. They are Gary Teter, of Flintstone; Delbert Valentine, of North Branch; Ted Grabenstein, and Eldon Long, both of Oldtown. Much of the course will be given in the laboratories of the agricultural engineering department and two experts from a national oil company will give part of the instructions. Panel discussions will be part of the program. Utility Strike Bill Planned (Continued on Page 25) STUDENTS TAKE RED CROSS COURSE-Students at Carver High School are shown above as they watch a demonstration in a Red Cress home nursing class being conducted at the Union Street County Building. Betty Shepard is shown taking the pulse of Mrs Mary Edwards (who is assisting in the course). Looking on from left to right are Virginia Brown, Margaret Paige, Elfreda Jones, Carolyn Hackett. Cleta Beclcwlth, Eva Biggs, Mrs. Vivienne Pough, R. N.. class instructor; Iris Jackson, Helen Jackson, Mary Cole, Patricia Edwards, Lucretia Harding, and Miss Mary Carter, home economics teacher at Carver High. Damage Suit Set Saturday The $500 damage suit of Lawrenci Strem, 758 Maryland Avenue against Leonard Aldridge, of Pen Mar, Pa., will be heard Saturdaj before the court, according to Asso elate Judge George Henderson. Monday the case of the Queen City Electric Company against San J. Gannt will be heard. The electric company is asking $200 in-its lega action. The case of Dorothy M. Stottlemyer, of Hagerstown, against Edison Y. Groh, also of Hagerstown which was removed here for tria: will be heard before a jury on February 28. She Is asking $30,000 damages. The case of Merlyn F. Miller against Johnny's Cabs, Inc., has )een postponed until later in this term of court and may be heard during the April term. Miller is asking $10,000 damages for injuries iuffered by his son, Thomas Miller, who was allegedly struck by one of :he firm's cabs. Work Week Reduced At Fail-child Plant HAGERSTOWN — The Fairchlld Sngine and Airplane Corporation, 'iuilder of }he Air Force's C-110 'Flying. Boxcars," announced to- ay it Is cutting its work week to 5 hours rather than lay off 1,000 mployes. ) No reason was given for the ne- essity to reduce operations at one f the two plants making the big airplanes. BALTIMORE.—(/P)—A bill aimed at averting public utility work stoppages, such as the recent transit strike here, will be offered when the General Assembly meets next week. State Senator EdwarJ Turner CD- Queen Anne's) said he is sponsor- Ing the measure to prevent reoccurrence of the "Baltimore fiasco which resulted in the deprivation of 18 continuous days of public util- iity service to the public." His measure would require a 90- day cooling-off period before utility workers could strike. It also would put the utility into receivership during that period and until the dispute was settled. Turner has scheduled a public hearing- on his proposal for next Monday (8 p. m.). Youth Rally Sunday At Emmanuel Church The second All-Cumberland youth . rally of the year will be held Sunday at Emmanuel Episcopal Church at 2:30 p. m. The event is open to high school juniors and seniors. Theme of the rally will ba "What's Wrong with Youth." The devotions will be led by St. John's Lutheran Church group. Obituary HARDMAN—Mrs. Reese I., 47, Ltf- Vale. LONG—Colonne, 54, Fmstbwg. PALM ER—Joseph Samuel, 7V, Points, W. Va. RACEY —Walter E., 65, Berryville, Va. THOMAS — Sgt. Francis D., 23, Frostburg. Mrs. Reese I. Hardman Mrs. Lucille M. Hardman, 47, wife of Reese I. Hardman, died this morning at her home on "A" Street, LaVale. Born April 1, 1904, tn Ellerslie, he was the daughter of the late Harvey and Ida (Burley) Wineland. ilrs. Hardman wa^ a member of Jentre Street Methodist Ctiureh. Besides her husband she is sur- ived by a daughter, Mrs. Alma Siccanti, LaVale; five sisters, Mrs. Edna Lohof, LaVale; Mrs. Andrew Hager, city; Mrs. Hazel Miller, LaVale; Mrs. Katherine Fuller, Cor- Iganville, and Mrs. Samuel H. Gel- ud, LaVale; three brothers, Dalon W., Bedford; R. J., LaVale, and "•rank Wineland, city, and a grandchild. The body will remain at Stein's Mineral Home. Colonne Long FROSTBURG — Colonne Long, 4, of 125 East Main Street, a car- enter, died yesterday In Miner's (Continued, on Page 25)

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