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Local Comics Classified Member Associated Press The Newspaper For The Home TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1952 Second Section Lemmert Asks Efficiency School Check Would Improve Local Efficiency, Cut Costs And Pay Teachers More i William H. Lemroert, president of the Aftegany County Board of Commissioners this morning stated" he favors a thorough survey of the school system and new construction Programs on a state and county | level. The prime object is to find ou •whether it would be possible to re organize the school system so i would provide better education fo pupils, cost less to operate and sti! Pay teachers more money, Lemmer declared. "What we need is efficiency anc ; : . economy," he added. V Wants Hollar's Worth ;; "The question arises In regard t ; public schools whether or not thos •. who administer and operate them ,; are getting one dollar's worth o :; value for each dollar received." Lemmert made his comment fol ; lowing the reading of a statemen - from Charles L. Kopp, superinten 1 • dent of schools, on the expenditure for the construction of new school In the county. The commissioner had requested the report from Kopp Kopp listed $2,118,626.86 as having ,;• been received from the county from : school bond issues In the period be- tweert 1941-1948. The state als< granted $342,650 toward the Mt Savage School project. Disbursements for the variou; school projects were listed. Mt. Savage School costs included *10,600' for purchase of land; $648.7C . for surveying; $39.48 for recording deeds; $260 for legal services; $31.4( - for consultantion services; $2,349.84 for test boring and drilling well $109.50 for advertising bids; $5,934.01 :: for insurance; $100 for installation , of gas line; $264.74 for sewer = $6,418.71 for supervision of construction; $70,779.48 for architect's fees $1,230,866.20 for payments to gen- •" eral contractor; $57,957.98 for schoo' equipment. Total expenditures ;; $1,386,360.04. :. Other Costs Listed The Lonaconing School project costs Include: $47,310 for purchase of land; $427.25 for surveying and appraisals; $122.70 for recording deeds and court costs; $1,265 for legal services; $251.20 for test holes; : $27 for advertising bids; $10,795.77 for insurance; $1,706.29 for supervision of construction; $61,132.21 for architect's fees; $454,591.26 for payments to contractors; total expenditures, $577,628.68. Bllerslie Elementary School project costs included $4,500 for land; , $12.57 for recording deeds; $50 for legal services. Total, $4,562.57. '•• Flintstone School addition costs so Tar are $2,012.50 for purchase of land; $110 for surveying and appraisals; $1.75 for recording deed; $25 for legal services; $24 for advertising for bids; $19,813.71 for architect's fees. Total expenditures, $21,986.96. The Mt, Savage School Is Hearing completion and the Lonaconing work is not quite half done. The bids on the Flintstone School were considered too excessive and no work has been started on the Ellerslie project. Court Refuses Hamilton Plea CHARLESTON, W. Va. — The State Supreme Court today refused an appeal sought by Francis M. Hamilton, Jr., of Cumberland, Md., a special representative of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. He was convicted in Mineral County Circuit Court of soliciting employment of an attorney by a Keyser woman for the purpose of collecting damages from the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The charge Is a misdemeanor. Hamilton asked the Appeals Court to grant an appeal from a Circuit Court decision awarding him a new | trial on the sole ground of miscon- I' duct of a juror and refusing to sus- jj. tain other grounds listed by him. g- Other grounds set forth by Hamilton included the argument that he' was indicted under an unconstitutional statute. j Mahoney Gets In Democratic Senate Contest Candidate Announces Shoe Leather Campaign To Win Nomination BALTIMORE — «>)'Mahoney, Maryland's George P. Democratic national committeeman, today moved into the race for his party's nomination to the U. S. Senate. Polling Places Needed For City March Election Polling places for the city primary and election in March have all been selected with the exception of two places and thus far officials of the Allegany County Board of Election Supervisors report they can find no spots to meet the need. Bill For Water Submitted To Lonaconing Town Asked To Pay For First Time In 56-Year Period The latest development In the A polling place is sought for the running dispute between Mayor area covering Independence Street and the north side of Bedford Street for Ward 3, Precinct 3. It should be Mahoney made his announcement centrally located if possible. in a statement distributed to state newspapers. He will oppose Rep. Lansdale G. Sasscer in the primary May 5. Sasscer is completing his seventh term in the House of Representatives. Shoe Leather AT PTA COUNCIL SESSION—Leaders of the Maryland Congress of Parents and Teachers converged on Cumberland last night as the Allegany County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations held a panel discussion at West Side School on the formation of PTAs in the high schools. Seen above (1. to r.) listening to Joseph. Hunter of Dundalk (second from left), state president, explain the program are: Mrs. Stanley Buckley of Cumberland, a metnber of the Allegany County Board of Education and home and spiritual education chairman for the state PTA; Mrs. J. Howard Burns of Dundalk, state magazine chairman; Dr. J. Howard Burns, state publicity chairman; and Mrs. John E. Lancaster of Cumberland, state treasurer. Over 100 from all sections of the county attended. Investigator Salary Raise Gets Approval Increase Up To 34,000 Proposed To Group By State's Attorney A suggestion by State's Attorney 'aul M. Fletcher that the salary "of he county Investigator be increased o a sum not to exceed $4,000 was unanimously approved this moro- ng by the Allegany County Board if Commissioners. Final action on the increased sal- .ry will have to await passage of an .mendment to the law which fixes he salary of the county investiga- or.There-was some doubt expressed whether or not such legislation can e introduced at the session of the General Assembly which opens tomorrow. As a rule the legislature at ihis ession will not consider bills other lan state-wide financial matters r legislation which is needed due o some emergency, according to one member of the House of Delegates rom his county. The county board in a letter to •letcher said it is of the opinion an ncrease in the maximum salary or the investigator is necessary in rder to attract and keep comctent men in this position. On this basis ho board will support legislation iroviding for a maxarnum salary on sliding scale, the amount to be ecided by the county commission- rs and .state's attorney, jointy, wior to the levy date for each year. The present county investigator is Edwin R. Lilya, former lieutenant n the Cumberland Police Department. His salary is $3,000 annually. der the proposal of the county ommissioners they could increase he salary on a sliding scale up to he $4,000 maximum. PTA Plan For High Schools Aired At Session Of Council Arguments for and against the formation of parent- teacher groups in high schools ware presented last night at West Side School in a panel discussion conducted by the Allegany County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations. The specific question aired was: "Do the Junior and Senior High Schools of Allegany County Need PTA?" Joseph Hunter, of Dundalk, president of the Maryland Congress of Parents and Teachers, explained what a PTA is not. He declared the PTA is not a mothers' club, not for the purpose of selecting teachers, not for buying equipment, and is not a whitewash group. Explains Objectives The Baltimore man explained the PTA is for the purpose of supporting laws for the benefit of children, for promoting the welfare of children, for interpretation of the school program and to establish close relations between parents and teachers. » Lewyn C. Davis, county supervisor DIEHL—Mrs. Phoebe Jane, 88, Bedford, Pa. .LYNCH — William A,, 61, Winchester, Va. BIACKLEY—Mrs. Ettie, 78, Piedmont. PORTER—Rosalie, infant, RD 2, city. VIVOD—Peter P., 68, Luke. Mrs. Ettic Macklcy PIEDMONT—Mrs. Ettie • Mackley, 78, died last night at her home, near here. She had been ill since last July. Born in Grant County, W. Va., near Laureldale, she was the daughter of the late William and Zenie of junior high schools said he is not (Michael) Tephabock. Mrs. Mackley at all certain the PTA is the answer | was the widow of George Mackley to meeting the problems of high' school students and their parents, but he did declare that some program of co-ordination between parents and teachers is desirable. Sr. She had resided in this area over 30 years, and was a member of the Beryl, W. Va., Presbyterian nhurrh. Survivors include three daughters, Davis said that seven Allegany j Mrs . zarralla Haggerty, here; Mrs. county schools which have both j L eotie King, New Creek Drive, near (Continued on Page 17) (Continued on Page 17) Federal Order May Aid Area Job Situation Chamber Offers Files On Procurement To Smaller Industries Small area industrial firms which have taken advantage of the Chamber of Commerce information service on how to obtain federal contracts will find themselves in a position to act immediately when the government issues an order to ease unemployment in some sections of the country. The order, expected tonight, will tell mobilization officials who let defense contracts for the Army, Navy and Air Force to put new business' into unemployment areas on a negotiated contract basis rather than on the basis of the lower bidder. Anthony Saeli, manager of the Chamber of Commerce, appealed today for small firms to take advantage of the information service. He said the chamber files "are open to every one." The chamber has a complete list of Army and Navy small business specialists who a.id smnll plants by informing them how to get federal contracts. The battle will be for the' seat which Sen. Herbert R. O'Conor has said he will vacate when his term expires this year. Sasscer, informed of Mahoney's announcement, said the news wasn't any shock. "I am neither surprised nor alarmed," the congressman said. "Mr. Mahoney has been pressured for weeks by Republicans in order to dupe him—not for his own interests —into splitting the Democratic party. "I am not in the slightest degree disturbed by the candidacy. Consistent with my duties in Washington, I am going to continue an active campaign for nomination and election." Mahoney's statement said: "Before long, I will embark on a shoe leather campaign which will take me to every city, town and hamlet in Maryland, and give me another opportunity for a face-to- face and man-to-man talk with the voters of the Free State in Maryland." It was the same type of campaign that won Mahoney more popular votes than former Gov. Lane in the guernatorial primary two years ago. But Lane won the nomination through Maryland's unit vote system, which corresponds to the national electoral college. Although Mahoney had not indicated publicly if he would enter the race, he already has the announced support of the Talbot County Democratic Committee and an independent Democratic group ' in Prince Georges County, which recently asked Sasscer to withdraw in Mahoney's favor. On the other side, Sasscer has the pledged support of eight county (Continued on Page 17) The other place sought is for Ward 1, Precinct 2. This is a split precinct and the polling place sought should be as near as possible to 411 Fayette Street where the other half of the voters in the precinct will ballot. Those wishing to offer a room for voting in these locations should notify Board Clerk William A. Wilson by telephoning 3129-W or 6130. Utility Strike Bill Opposed By Labor Body ANNAPOLIS—(#•)—State Senator Edward Turner indicated he may push legislation to curb public utility strikes, despite the chorus of criticism voiced by labor officials last night. After hearing a one-sided attack on the proposal, the Queen Anne's county Democrat said, "I'm still very fond of the bill in substances, "But I am not married to the form of the bill. I'll listen to amendments." The Turner measure would require a 90-day cooling off period before utility workers could strike. A union could be fined $5,000 if it did not give 90 days' notice before striking, and the firm would go into automatic receivership right after the Public Service Commission received the notice. Then, the receiver would carry on negotiations with the union. Several representatives of labor organizations spoke up from among the 150 who attended the hearing in the Senate judiciary committee rooms. Charles Delia, legislative representative of the CIO, told Turner the bill would give utilities "another weapon to use against working peo- Area Korean War Vets Return Home Five area veterans of the Kore; war have arrived In San Francisc< aboard the transport Gen. William Black for 30-day rotation furloughs They are: Sgt. Francis X. Reitmeler, 22'Wes First Street; Cpi. George R. Mauk RD 3. Bedford Road: Sgt. Home Z. Shook, 144 Maryland Avenue (Vesternport; Pfc. James W. Bone 151 Park Avenue, and Cpl. Rober H. Cosgrove, 13 High Street, both o: Frostburg. Pfc. Ronald E, Turner, of Cumberland, who also served in Korea Saeli said the most qualified left For ' t Meade'Monday for a leave (Continued on Page 17) I at home. Child Hygiene Clinics Are Scheduled In Area lub License Transfer Denied Family Leaves To Join Air Force Sergeant In Japai A comely 23-year-old Cumberland area mother of three children will have a dream come true this month when she joins her Air Force husband in Japan' and finds "maid service" and an eight-room furnished house in readiness. Mrs. Georgia Lee Gray, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Timbrook. 709 Virginia Avenue, left Sunday via train for Seattle. She had resided at 22 Perry Street, Ridgeley. Sharing the "thrill" of going overseas with her are her children, Suzan Lavon, 5, Thomas Ross. 4, and. Felicia Lee, 2. Their father is Master Sgt. Carl R. Gray, who has The application of the South Enci| been serving in the Far East for Democrat Club for transfer of a '17 months. liquor license from Virginia Avenue to West Oldtown Road was denied Sail On Friday Mrs. Gray and the children will this morning by the Board of j sail Friday for Tokyo and spend j License Commissioners for Allegany ! m estimated 14 days at sea. The j County. trip to the West Coast took three Present location of the club is at i days. the intersection of Virginia and! Beforc leavin S here > s ' le f S f * d Laing Avenues near the B. and O. "w<"«ng is the worst part of the A child hygiene clinic will be held Railroad subway. The proposed lo- ""lure/- However the jstnun oi tomorrow at 9'30 a m at Potomac i cation is m the Property owned b y: comp " lne '" aivlcl - lai Jccoras,, get LUIUV1 i*JW O'U J.ou tt, ill. ctli iT Ul-Ulllit(j * r « ** t i i^n- i>ht re •'/*•'» 1 rivim initinTic onrl in- Park in the Methodist Church bv^ 116 Clingcrman. UllR P hvs ' wl examinations and m i ar*. in uie mt-unxusi, L-eiurcn oyj " noculations, passports and storing the Allegany Health Department, j Members of the board felt there > f urn j ture was not lacking Another child hygiene clinic is j is no reason for the transfer and ' ' ' scheduled for Friday at 10 a. m. at j the proposed site was not a proper the Corriganviile Fire Hall. , place for a club license. Firemen Probe Cause Of Blaze Downtown An investigation was launched today to determine the cau.se of a Miectaculnr fire which gutted, one All Mrs Gray gaid shc was rcquircd ^ Q ^ Rnd ' the ' expcnsc ' of somc j -.shots" received 'from a private | physician. The Health Department came in for praise in administering other innoculations since each | member of the family received six. J The total expense would have j amounted to S120. i According to Mrs. Gray, she and i it he children were vaccinated asain. four Cumberland fire com- i Innoculations included typhoid panics and the aerial ladder truck >mim. diphtheria, smallpox, typhus, were pressed into service after an Cholera and yellow fever. building, damaged another and! alarm was turned in about 8:44 a. I Sonets Equipment. threatened an entire block on Balti-!m. Volunteer firemen from Corn-; Military officials informed her niore Street yesterday. I ganville and Wiley Ford also rushed 'she could send her washing ma- Burned out were the Potomacjto the scene. ;:hine, sweeper and linen since they Edison Company and Maurice's, a! Officials said 40 local firemen are scarce in Japan. She was given department store for women and ; and approximately 30 volunteers an allowance of 300 pounds for children, which occupied a three- j fought the near-disastrous blaze i wearing apparel and the children jaory brick structure. An adjoining i which flared up again last night 'received 175 each. Baggage was; building housing Shinnamon's Shoe | about 8:40 between the second and; stored in the hold. I Store was also damaged by smoke,! third floors where the roof hari! Her train fare to Seattle was paid, water and fire. | fallen through. jby the government but she was] Assessed valuation of the PE-j Central truck and ladder compan- j required to pay $2.50 per day for Maurice's sites, including building lies responded and one crew drench- j herself and each of the children and property, totals $68,000, with ed the outbreak from the top while for meals on the train. They trav- btiilding value estimated at $20,000. other firemen sent streams of water : fled in two duplex roomettes with However, authorities said replace- upward from the resr of the build- private bath. nient value probably would be much ' ing. At pea. Mrs. Gray said, she will higher. Total damage had beenj Several firemen remained at the be required to pay $35 for her food ' He charged that most utilities are monopolies which do everything to burden working people. The measure would change labor's strike vote into a farce, said Joseph Mclntosh, spokesman for AFL electrical workers. He explained if union officials knew they had to give 90 days strike notice, they'd set a strike vote from their members before starting to negotiate. Clayton G. Perry, president of the AFL union recently involved in an 18-day transit walkout in Baltimore said the bill would discriminate against employes of utilities. It was the Baltimore strike which prompted Turner to propose the measure for possible consideration by the General Assembly which begins a 30-day session tomorrow. Many of the audience staged a walkout of their own when Roy Wood, Communist party representa- ive, started to read a one-page opposing statement. The crowd trickled out but went bnck in again when Wood stopped midway in the statement, and left. "Man, we broke up that quick," one of the union men chuckled. The only utility representative irescnt was Edmund L. Jones, coun- ;el for Capital Transit Company, which operates in and around Washington. He looked at a copy of Turner's proposal and decided it vould not affect Capital. However, he said he would be op- Virgil Alexander and the Lonaconing Water Company, a privktely- owned firm, is the presentation of a bill to the town by the company for water furnished at the council chamber and town jail. A letter explaining the company's action was read at last night's session of the council. Mayor Alexander commented the action of the water company was "just spite against me." Mayor Explains Stand The mayor stated his actions in the past in connection with efforts to obtain better water service were "in the interests of the community." He added that he believes most of the community supported his stand in the matter. Signed by Jack Evans, superintendent of the water company, the letter stated the bill ($2.75) for providing water to the council chamber and town jail was being rendered in view of the mayor's charges of many irregularities in the operation of the firm. Evans said: "We might add that the Town of Lonaconing has been furnished free service during the past 56 years. However, your mayor has been extremely critical concerning the conduct of our business and charging the existence of many irregularities. We are making every effort to correct these so-called irregularities, and since our failure to render bills to the town in the past constitutes one of them, we have taken this action to correct same. Will Carry Out Orders "You are fully dcquainted and familiar with the campaign conducted by the mayor, urging the enactment of new recommendations and orders by the State Board of Health. We are complying with all these recommendations and orders at greatly increased operating costs, and since these costs continue : to climb we are compelled to insist on obtaining all revenue due us In order to give the service required. "For your further information we might also state that no guarantee can be made at this time as to how long the existing rates will be effective, since increases will be justified in the near future. "While on this subject, we Wish also at this time to advise that -In the future it will be necessary lor the town to obtain permission, by written request, to use hydrants for the purpose of street washing. We assure you permission will be promptly granted when and if, in our opinion, the supply is ample for such operations." posed to any legislation requiring arbitration. Driver Fined InWindowCase Robert I. Shaw, 214 Central Avenue, was fined $10.75 today in Trial Magistrates Court after he pleaded guilty to a charge of leaving the scone of an accident. Police Lt. James E. Van said Shaw's car hit a parking meter and knocked it through the main display window at Rosenbaum's Department Store, causing between $200 and $300 damage. The car, Van added, ran up on the sidcxvalk, struck another meter and kept going. An eyewitness jotted down the license number and Shaw was arrested later. Magistrate J. Milton Dick (said Shaw promised to make restitution 'or the damage. ISirtks A trucker, Lawrence H. Twigg, ID 2, Cumberland, forfeited $25,45 for an overlfc-ad of 1,200 pounds on I his registration. He was nabbed ^ ] Jh uary 31 on Route 220 at Rawljngs Mr. and Mrs. Charles Carey, Crcs-i b y Richard Boyle, checker for the ptown, announce the birth of a! stal ' e Roads Commission, laughter this morning at Memorial 1 ln Police Court, Robert Portmcss, Hospital. ; 1<>4 North Centre Street, drew ft Mr. and Mrs. Donald BMtzel, 407 olumbia Si reel, announce the birth f a daughter last, night at. Memorial Hospital. ' Mr. and Mrs. Leo LaNevc, Louisiana Avenue, announce estimated at $200,000. (Continued on Page 17) iCo-.Kinucd on pasc 17) BOUND FOR JAPAN—Mr.?. Georgia Lee (Tim-) brooks Gray, 23. formerly of 22 Perry Street. Rirtgeley, smiles happily a," she poses wit.Vi her children <1. to r.) Suzan Lavon. 5. Felicia Lef-. 2, and Thomas Row, 4. in anticipation of joining her Air Force hu.ibar.r;. M;;r?r P'- f ,. Ca/1 R. Gray, 31. in Tokyo this month. She and the children left here Sunday via train for Seattle. They wK! fail i>.r the Fnr East. Friday, .sper.ciir.R an r-timatfd H clays at :-ea. The trip \v.i.s made possible after -Set. Gray "signed up" u> keep his family overseas two years. 20-day jail term on three charges including resisting arrest. He was taken into custody early today. ^ Jerome J. Burkey Will birth of a son yesterday at Memorial! Probated 111 Court Here Hospital. : Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Gillam,: The will of Jerome Joseph Burkey, Paw Paw. w. Va.. announce the '83, of La Vale, who died January 19* birth of a daughter yeste.-day at Uvas admitted to probate this morn- Memorial Hospital. iiiiR in Orphans Court. ' Mr. and Mrs, Donald Whisner, 524; Ambrose Joseph Burkey, a .son, j Prince George Street,, announce the and Mary Burkey Minke, a daugh- | birth of a son Saturday at Memorial ter, were named executors of the 'Hospital. i document. Bond was set at $1,000. Youth Freed By Jurors In Auto Death Of Girl Earl Franklin Eaton. Jr.. 17-year-j She was thrown clear of the car old driver of a rar that crashed antl rli(lfi seven hours later in Bed- ind killed a eirl companion Ncw : {ord Co " m -.v Memorial Hospital from ,, . ., „ ,, injuries in her brain. Years Day near Bedford. Pa. was- cv , n .. . : She was the only one of the five • roe on an invoUiniary manslaucrh-j occupants of the auto who was er charce by 'he Bedford County; seriously injured. Grand Jury vc-aerday. j Ea ton pleaded euilt.y three days The pranrt jurors returned a "not; following her death to a charge i true bill" on the charge against j O f driving too fast for the conditions he RD I Allbgany Hialv School jof the road and paid a $10 fine to turient affr rrvirwintr the evidence n Bedford justice of the peace, n the tragedy. A>. the inquest January 25 in The auto that Er,-on was driving Bedford, the coroner's jury termed skmded on ice and strurk a frpr.him trinity of negligence in the aion? side of Route 220 in front : accident. After the inquest Eaton of the Bedford Springs Hotel. \vas charw! with involuntary man- I .\ti5s Hu.'da Milier, 15-year-oid Maiiizilter when arraigned before !dr:;;-!-;ir-r of Mr. and Mr=. George justice of the Peace Harold Bing- i:»:;l>r. of LaValr, a .junior at Alle-.rr.an and ordered '.icld for the grand [gar.v, \va.s r.nin? in the back seat'jury. I bor.d

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