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Local Comics Classified Member Associated Press FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1952 The Newspaper For The Home Second Secfion AWOL Soldier Ordered Held For Robbery Vindex Man Accused In Connection With Incident At Oakland An AWOL soldier of Vindex was ordered held under $3,000 bond to- j- day for action of the next Garrett County grand jury on a charge of armed robbery of an Oakland establishment, Richard Cline was arraigned this morning in Oakland before Trial Magistrate W. L Bitzler. Deputies in the office of Garrett County Sheriff Paul Fisher said that Cline was apprehended yesterday at noon in Vindex for the robbery that occurred Tuesday night in the Var- *ity Maid Restaurant in Oaklan 1. Arrived By Bus Authorities said CHne is alleged to have arrived in Oakland by bus Tuesday morning and registered at the Manhattan Hotel. That evening he "appeared at the Varsity Maid, Which is a combined restaurant and taxicab office. About II p. m., the sheriff's deputies said, the robber took a gun from a suitcase he had with him and ordered two waitresses. Barbara Kimmell and Pauline Murphy, to hand over the cash in the establishment. The girls gave him $7a and then, officials report, he attempted to force William Landon, a taxi driver, to take him away in a taxi. Shot Near Students Landon is reported to have refused and walked into the cab stand. The arrested man is charged with firing a shot into the ground near the feet of .Thomas Hutchinson and Timothy Slsler, high school etudents, and then fleeing on foot. Sheriff Paul Fisher, his deputies »nd State Trooper Bobert Henline tracked him to Montevista Road near the Youghiogheny River Bridge where his trail was lost. Sheriff Fisher and Trooper Henline checked the suitcase the man had left behind and found in it a. tun holster and a large knife. Cline's name was found in articles of clothing and yesterday he was picked up by the two officers in his home town. State Police said Cline is a corporal in the Army and has been FORT BILL QUEEN AND ATTENDANTS — Sherrell Parsons (center) will reign as May Queen at Fort Hill High School this fepring as a result of an election sponsored by the Student Council. At left is JoAnn Cross, and at right is Darlene Wilmont, both senior attendants. More than 1,000 votes were cast to select the queen and her court. Attendants were selected from other classes. absent without leave from Eustis, Va., since Monday. Fort Reburial Set For War Hero The body of Cpl. Bruce F. Brown, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Brown, Deer Park, is enroute home for reburial after rece,nt arrival In San Francisco from the Korean battlefield. Cpl. Brown's body is expected to arrive in Oakland next Wednesday and on arrival will be taken to the Bolden Funeral Home there. No date has been set for the reburial , service, but it will be held in the Deer Park Episcopal Church. Rev. John J. Atwell, rector, will officiate and interment will be in Mt. Z!on Cemetery, Garrett County. A native of Shaw, W. Va., he attended schools at Sharpless, W. Va., Mt. Zion and Deer Park. He enlisted on his 17th birthday, in 1947, and was discharged following gervlce in Korea. He re-enlisted and returned to his old outfit in Korea at the outbreak of the conflict there. He was killed October 13, 1951. while fighting on Heartbreak Ridge. Besides his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Walter Brown, Deer Park, and Edward Brown, Buffalo, N. Y.; four sisters, Mrs. Margie Prledley and Mrs. Marguerite Welch, both Oakland; Mrs. Myrtle Lockrey, Terra Alta, W. Va., and Mrs. .Maude Davis, Swanton, and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary S. Davis, Bwanton. Polio Drive Gets $201 From Elks Cumberland Lodge 63 B.P.O. Elks has mailed a check for $201.04 to the March of Dimes campaign headquarters here representing proceeds of a dance held Saturday night. Harry S. Tracy, social sessions committee chairman, said the dance •was one of the best attended in Elk's history. Approximately 300 were Veteran Bonus Measure To Be Entered Today Maryland-Mined Coal For State Buildings Veto Action Next Week ANNAPOLIS—OT—Sen. Phoebus (R-Somerset) had his perennial veterans' bonus bill ready for introduction in the General Assembly today. Phoebus said Senators Byrd (D-Worcester) and Bailey (R-St. Mary's) would join him in sponsoring it. Phoebus Introduced an almost identical bill at the 1951 session but it never came up for final action. "This year," said Phoebus, "we'll take up the bonus before the budget." Maryland's voters would have to approve the 90 million-dollar bonus. It would be paid with money from a tax on retail beer and liquor sales. Placards Back Bonus Under the-.Phoebus plan, a veteran who had lived at least six months in Maryland before going into the armed services would get a payment of $10 for each month of service in this country and $15 for each month overseas. There would be a $500 ceiling. i Veterans of both World Wars would be eligible. The Eastern Shoreman has put in bonus bills regularly since the end of World War II, without managing to get any of them very far along in the legislative processes. His determination to try again was whetted by the appearance of five Baltimore veterans in the State House corridors yesterday. They bore placards calling for a bonus. They even had a plan for financing it—temporary taxes on race track admissions, drivers' licenses, pinball, vending and music machines, and on use of the big bridge which Maryland will open across Chesapeake Bay this summer. Coal Bill Next Week Altogether, the House overrode eight of the governor's vetoes and sent them across the hall for Senate action today. Three other vetoes of Senate bills were made special orders of business for next week. Most controversial of them is a bill which would require the state to buy all its coa! from mines located within Maryland. The governor vetoed it on grounds it would penalize one company in Garrett county. Its mine entrance is across the state line in West Virginia, although it is a Maryland company and most of the miners Eligible Voters Register iVow! 3 Only three days remain to register to be eligible for the primary _ and general elections in March. The registration office located in the basement of City Hall will be open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a. m. to 5 p. m. to receive new registrants or those who wish to change place of a residence, name because of marriage, etc. City Clerk Wallace G. Ullery reported 485 have registered since the office opened. Dinner Of GOP To Be Attended By Candidates Several Republican office seekers in the forthcoming primaries for Congress will be presented at the Lincoln Day Dinner to be held by the Allegany County Republican State Central Committee today at 6 p m. in the Recreation Hall of Centre Street Methodist Church. Edgar M. Lewis, on the committee for arrangements, said today that among them will be D. John Mnrkey of Frederick; Frank Raymond Long, of Kensington and DeWitt Hyde of Montgomery County, all announced candidates for the Republican nomination for representative from the Sixth Congressional District. Also in attendance will be State Senator Robert B. Kimble, who it is reported may run for the Congressional position vacated by J. Glenn Beall, a candidate for the Republican nomination to the U. S. Senate. Lewis also announced the dinner is more than a sellout. The 300 tickets were all sold, but the last minute demand for reservations became so great, the Centre Street group that will serve the dinner arranged to .seat an additional 25 persons. The Lincoln Day address will be made by Governor Theodore R. McKeldin. A talk will also be made by Rep. Bcall. Earl E. Manges, chairman of the county Republican State Central Committee, will preside. live on the Maryland side of the iline at Crellin. on hand and others were turned away, he added. The next social event of the clubj" is next week when the club sponsors \Strike Law Discusserl a Valentine dance with Russ Romero j and his orchestra playing. Tracy said details will be announced later in the week. % Collection Da if HUCKLES "You haven't » thing to worry (bout. Honey. I paid cur carrier boy last night, and here's your breakfast »—relax and get well," Labor has offered its ideas about public utility strike legislation, and now the sponsor of the bill would like to hear from management. Sen. Turner (D-Queen Anne's) met in closed session last night with five labor union representatives on his bill which would require a 90- day "cooling off" period and putj utilities into receivership during that period, or until settlement is reached. Turner reported after the meeting that the union representatives proposed the bill be changed to: 1. Reduce the cooling off period to 60 davs. I Obituary COMBS—Keith, 23, Shanks, W. Va. I>ICF—James, 76, Cassity. W. Va. FOLK—Arthur, 36, Richmond, Calif. HARPER—Mrs. Annie C., 73, Harman, W. Va. HOTT—Elza R.. 68, Slanesville, W. Va. JONES—Mrs. Annie F., 85, of 522 Washington Street. KING—George W., 95, Augusta, W. Va. ROSE—George S., 64, Rainsburg. Pa. ROUZEE—Ernest T., 61. Hagerstown. SMITH—William H., 61, Green Spring. W. Va. Mrs. Emmett L. Jones Mrs. Annie F. Jones. 85. widow of Dr. E. L. Jones, eye, ear. nose and throat .specialist, died today at her home. 522 Washington Street. Born in Notasulga, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Ford. She is survived by four sons, Dr. Emmett L. Jones, and Dr. Arthur F. .Tones, both of this city; Albert Jones, St. Peter.sbtirg. Fia.; and Ed- State Forest Training Meet Planned Here Four Counties Will Be Represented At Court House Session A training meeting for state foresters in the district comprised of Allegany, Garrett, Washington and Frederick counties, will be held at the Court House here, February 14, according to District Forester William H. Johnson. Johnson said about 40 foresters will attend the all-day session. The meeting will be held in the auxiliary court room. Principal speakers at the meeting will be H. C. Buckingham, state forester and A. R. Bond, assistant forester. Besides making plans for the coming forest fire season the group will hear an outline of funds available for the balance of the fiscal year and projects to be completed during the same period. Johnson said the main reason for the meeting will be the briefing of the state foresters on plans for the forest fire season, which runs from late spring through the summer and early months of the fall. The care and use of fire fighting equipment will be discussed. Statistical reports for each of the four counties in the district will also be given. Th!s includes fires during the past year, acreage bumed over, losses in such fires and methods of eliminating some of the blazes which occur due to carelessness and other means. Kingsley Class Elects Officers A reorganized group of the Young Men's Brotherhood Bible Class, Kingsley Methodist Church, elected the following officers at a recent meeting: Clark Kimble, president; Ellis Menges, vice president; John Frankfort, secretary; Harrison Shanholtz, treasurer, and Leonard Adams, teacher and chairman of membership committee. A travelogue movie was presented by Robert L. Davis. Rev. M. A. Keesecker, pastor, closed the meeting with a prayer. Other members of the new group are William Hiscr, Isaac Smith, Virgil Twigg, Harold Devore, William Shcetz and Walter Edwards. Insurance On Buildings Of County Upped Increase Of Nearly Quarter Million Authorized By Board A proposed schedule of increased insurance coverage on county build- Ings and contents was adopted this morning by the Allegany County Board of Commissioners.. Prior to adoption of the new program the county carried $1,452,000 insurance on its buildings. Additions! 'coverage of $222,000 was authorized today to make the total $1,674,000. Cost Up First Year The cost of the additional insurance for the first year, 1952, on a flve v -year budget plan will be $2,850. Present cost of the entire -insurance coverage is $4,370 while the future cost after 1952 will be $5,320 or an annual cost increase of only $950, the commissioners reported. The increased coverage on buildings includes a $45,000 jump for the Court House . from $500,000 to $545,000. The county jail and 'sheriff's dwellings will be upped from $94,000 to $102,000. The Cumberland Free Public Library and Annex will remain the same. The Welfare Building on Cumberland Street will be increased from $70,000 to $75,000 while the Union Street County Building will be hiked from $103,000 to $124,000. Others Are Increased The garage and repair shops on Franklin Street will be increased from $22,000 to $50,000. (A large amount of additional work has been done at this structure during the past year.)' Sylvan Retreat .was increased from $155,000 to $178,000 because of extensive improvements. The County Home was increased from $75,000 to $87,000, also because of various improvements recently. • The home of the superintendent of the County Infirmary and Home was upped from $14,000 to $16,500. The County Infirmary building coverage was increased from $310,000 to $350,000. Many of the smaller county owned buildings were increased in varying amounts to cover present day cost of replacement of both buildings and contents. Budget Study Gets Started ANNAPOLIS — (IP) — The Senate finance commitee settled down to business today on Gov. McKeldin's $177,000,000 budget, setting up morning and afternoon meetings for the remainder of the 1952 session. The committee also set up two hearings on other legislation for next week. Wednesday afternoon the committee wiil hold a hearing on a bill to cut personal income tax rates by 15 per cent and another to clarify the law allowing $500 standard deductions on tax returns. It will also have before it a substitute tax bill being drafted by a group of half a dozen senators who are not in sympathy with the flat 15 per cent reduction. Senator Sybert (D-Earford) said the bill, which would lift the sales tax from public utilities and coal, wood and gas for fuel, would be ready for the first of the week. Thursday night the committee will hold hearings on the eight bills drafted by the commission on administrative organization of the state, better known as the Sobeloff commission. Boy Scouts Talk Marks Kiwanis Club Meeting Victor D. Heisey, Fort Hill High)Pearl Harbor. GIL DODDS AND MINISTER-FATHER — One of the nation's greatest track athletes, Gil Dodds, who will talk here tomorrow night at a "Youth For Christ" rally in ABegany 'High auditorium, is the son of a Brethren minister, the Rev. J. G. Dodds, shown above with his famous son. The athlete-coach-minister will preach Sunday at the First Brethren Church, Fourth, and Seymour streets, of which his boyhood friend, the Rev. Milton M. Robinson, is pastor. Civilian Soldiers Company G losses Heavy In Fighting Of World War II (EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the tenth of a. series of articles ttealing with the part civilian soldiers tram Western Maryland have played in the history c/ the nation.) * By C. A. LANCASTER Evening- Times Staff Writer Omaha Beach. Sounds like a Hawaiian bathing spot. * • But for the men of Company G who landed in Normandy to begin the invasion of Fortress Europa in World War II it was a bloody bathing] spot. June 6, 1944 began ten months of fighting in Normandy, western Prance and Germany ' for Company G. Ten months later this rifle company of six officers and 187 men had casualties totalling 628. The com; pany had been replaced over three times! Did The Impossible Much has been written about the invasion, the liberation of Prance and the crippling of Germany and along with the other heroes who did wls-t Hitler said no one could do, crush Berlin, were Allegany county's citoen-soldiers. Company G prior to World War II had been one of the top units in the Maryland National Guard and when called into federal service February 3, 1941, the outfit had the largest percentage of authorizec strength of any National Guard company in the nation. The company was called into service February 3, 1941, ten months before Pearl Harbor. Two weeks Were spent at the State Armory undergoing processing and training under the supervision of Capt. Randolph Miliholland, the company commander. Depart For Meade On the bleak-morning of February 21, 1941, "Cumberland's Own" left for Fort Meade. Only relatives were at the station to bid them good bye. After all, their orders said they would be only in active service for a year. Returning by troop train from maneuvers in North Carolina one Sunday ten months later, the guardsmen noticed all bridges with Army guards. Stopped on a siding one of the Cumberland men got permission to go to Clarksville, Va., and buy a radio to find out what was going on. That afternoon they gave up all lopes of being home in February. They heard President Roosevelt tell the nation of the sneak attack on principal, discussed "Scouting in Cumberland" as the Kiwanis Club observed "Boy Scout Week" at its weekly luncheon meeting yesterday at Central YMCA. Development of the area camp near Oldtown was outlined in detail. The camp, center of Potomac Council activities, Is used throughout the year. On top of this news was the fact that during their recent maneuvers the men had used rain spouts for mortars and sticks for machine guns. On Coastal Duty The 115th Infantry Regiment, of which Company G was a part of the 29th Division was placed on coastal (Continued on Page 8) 2. Require unions to notify thet warci JOTes - New York cit y ; three commissioner of labor they intend- daughters. Mrs. I. B. White, at ed to strike rather than the Public! home; Mrs. Joseph Townshend. Service Commission a? proposed by i Haperstown: and Mrs. Emerson Turner. The labor men also suggested that Carlson, Garden City. L. I. 11 brothers and sisters N. Y.: and 12 mediation and conciliation of utili-| frrandchildrrn. ties strikes be made compuisory nnd| Grnrgc S. Rose not be left to the labor commission- RAINSBTJRG. Pa.—George Shcr- er's discretion as the law now pro-!man Rose, 64, died this morning at vides. | his home here. Born December 30, 1887, he was the son of the late University Bill Killed (Albert and Louise (Shaffer) Rose. | Mr. Rose was a member of the The House sustained a veto on a ; Methodist Church, measure which would have given the Surviving is a brother, Arthur president and board of regents of : Rose, Bedford, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. (Continued on Page 8) | (Continued 01; Page 8) Appeal Filed From Verdict In Local Case Defendants Docket Plea In $5,500 Damage Action Defendants in a damage suit in which the plaintiff, John James Erich, was awarded $5,500 for injuries suffered in a traffic accident have filed an appeal to the Maryland Court of Appeals. Docket entries at the Court House here indicate the papers have beer, forwarded to the Appeals Court at Annapolis, Defendants in the suit are Hiram F. Wakeman, Thomas M. Stegmaler and Clifford J. Redinger. Erich was a pedestrian at the corner of Baltimore and Mechanic Streets on January 30, 1951 when a truck owned by Wakeman and driven by Stegmaier, and a car operated by Redinger collided. The elderly man was standing on the sidewalk on the southeast corner of the intersection and was struck by the vehicles. He contended he suffered permanent injuries and was crippled. Erich was represented by Thomas B. Finan and William C. Walsh while W. Earlc Cobey was counsel for the defendants. Following a hearing in the case last November a verdict in favor of Erich was rendered granting him $5,500 damages. Later counsel for the defendants filed a motion for a new trial. This was denied. More TV Cable Being Erected Four miles of steel cable from which Is hung coaxial cable will be strung downtown, in the North End section and on West Side during the next two weeks by the Potomac Valley Television Company. J. Holland Rannells, president of the TV firm which has a community aerial on Irons Mountain, said the coaxial cable will be hung next month. A new-type coaxial cable just developed, much better than the type which has been strung in the city, will assure good reception on long Teachers Stand GoodChanceOf Getting Raise McKeldin Blasts Pullen For Lobbying In State House For School Bills ANNAPOLIS — (/P) — Maryland's public school teachers stand a lair chance of getting permanent $300 raises wjth state money today, despite Gov. McKeldin's insistence that it's bad business. The salary issue was to come up for a final vote in the Senate and supporters took heart from a resounding endorsement yesterday in the House of Delegates. Opposition was still very audible from the Governor's office. A few hours after the House voted 96-23 to override his veto of state- financed raises, McKeldiri went on the air to tell again why he turned down the measure last spring. Castigates Dr. Pullen He also castigated Dr. Thomas G. Pullen, Jr., state superintendent of schools. Pullen and other school officials were conspicuous in the State House most of yesterday afternoon. "The lobby now seeking to have the legislature override my veto is directed by Pullen," the Governor said. The superintendent's "public duties and school administration work should be occupying his time instead," McKeldin addded. The Governor also charged Dr. John J. Seid^J, an assistant superintendent, with "neglect" of his duties, Seidel was with Pullen. "Your state is generous with the public schools of the city and counties," McKeldin said. He recalled that public school funds increased by two millions in his proposed fiscal 1953 budget to 34% millions. The salary showdown in the Senate today was expected to be much closer than in the House. It takes 18 of the 29 votes to .override a veto in the Senate. Campaigners for the pay raise said they expected to have two more than needed. The Senate's 11 Republicans called a caucus this morning to see if they could knit together 12 votes, enough to sustain the governor. KLmble For Raise At least two Republicans, Senators Kimble (R-Allegany) and Phoebus (R-Somerset), are for the pay raise. Earlier efforts to bind them to a party-line vote have failed. The balloting was not expected to begin until mid-afternoon. If approved, the increase goes into effect June 1. The teachers would wait until the start of the new school year next September before getting their higher pay. The present 4 per- cent tax on corporation net income would go up to 6 per cent to provide the money. Seventy-seven Democrats and 19 Republicans combined to produce the House vote overriding the governor on school teachers' pay.* Del. Green (R-Garrett) new minority leader, tried to put the vote off until today but was voted down 72-42. Republicans voting to override the veto included the Allegany and Gar- rctt County delegations comprised of Delegates, Cook, DriscoII, Kelly, Reed, See, Whltworth, and Coddlng- ton, Edwards and Green. Another vetc overridden by the House yesterday was House Bill 342 which Increases the pensions of retired school teachers. - distance wire transmission of video Wills Admitted For Probate Two wills were admitted to probate this morning in Orphans Court. The will of Hannah M. Baker of Mt. Savage, who died January 20 names her son-in-law, Frank Ford, RD 1, Cumberland, as executor. A daughter, Gladys A. Baker, was left two shares of American Telephone and Telegraph Company stock. The balance of the estate was !eft to four daughters of the deceased, Patience I. Jacobs, Beulah A. Ford, Ruth N. Geary and Gladys A. Baker. The will of Robert M. Engelbach, this city, who died February I names his daughter, Mrs. Geraldlne E. Hoff, 106 Roberts Street, as executrix with bond set at $500. The executrix was left a dwelling and estate after the balance of the estate after a signals, RanneJls said. ! S5 ° ^quest to St. Mary's Catholic The steel cable will be placed on : churcn utility poles out Frederick Street,: W , M ]rk ~ ~~ one to North End, another to North 1 Wjl " Veer Itiinning Centre Street and another to West Loose Within Cilv Side. " J Mary E. Ward Member Of Ohio Slate Band A wild deer was running loose in Constitution Park this morning, according to Robert R. Golden, park i superintendent. Miss Mary E. Ward, daughter of! Golden said an attempt was made | Mr. and Mrs. j. Stanley Ward, 124 to nead the doe deer off and chase j North Sniallwood Street, will be a jt back into the woods beyond the j member of llie 100-piece Ohio State, P ark ' but the animal continued i University Activities Band, when down towards Pine Avenue. .the annual concert is presented: Tllis is tne second deer to run I February 13 in the university audl-! wllti witn 'n the city limit? in recent torium. Columbus, Ohio. months. Miss Ward is a 1951 graduate of Allegany Hi(?h School, where she Bl " Would Change Plan was active in music organizations. iFor S h aring Tax' Fund fftirths ~l!l! A bill to revise the formula for distributing shares of the state income tax to counties, cities and Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Livin-j tOWTls was introduced in the State good, 105 Grand Avenue, announce ! Senate at Annapolis today, the birth of a son yesterday at Another bill places before the Memorial Hospital. Senate would limit the amount of A daughter was born yesterday to; income **x exemption a Maryland Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Couter,i rcsWent May claim by reason of in- RD 1, city, at Memorial Hospital.! COTne te xes paid to other states. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel W. Mullin, 1 , BECOME LIFE SCOUTS — Scouting'5 second highest honor was awarded last night to two members of Troop 1 of St. Luke's Lutheran Church at a ceremony at the State Armory in connection with Boy Scout Week. Carl Robbins Heft) and Harry King are seen above receiving their Life Scout cards from Julian G. Patrick of Hagerstown, announce the birth of i'ence Catches Fire a son January 7, at, Washington 1 Fire in a fence at the rear of 31* Westernport, commissioner for Potomac Council, jcounty Hospital. Mrs. Mullin is the Washington Street was extinguished Robbins. who has a broken arm. received a. per- j daughter of Rev. and Mrs. D. W. yesterday afternoon bv West m<i Tusing, Wiley Ford, W. Va. ; Fire Company. sonal and public health merit, badge. i

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