Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on February 15, 1952 · Page 9
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Phone 4600 for a WANT AD Taker EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1952 N1MB Appeals Court Orders Mother Give Up Son The MATURE PARENT Teach Children Grownups A The Maryland Court of Appeals has ordered an 11-year-old boy taken from the custody of his! She's putting her foot down, she mother and returned to the home j says. of a cousin. j she's putting It down on her The unanimous opinion reversed j daughter's habjt of "borrowing" a decision of Baltimore Circuit j her friends' belongings. She writes. Court which ruled last July 12 that!"The argument is that this borrow- William R. Dick be placed in the i ing-lending custom is necssary to Have To Obey Rules, Too charge of his mother, Charles W. pick. Jr. now Mrs. acceptance by the 'gang.' In spite . Mrs. Alfred W. Ross, the cousin who has taken care of the boy since of this, I am clamping down on it as I think it discourages self- reliance." he was 22 months old, appealed the j The public schools of Tacoma, lower court's decision contending Wash., do not approve of the "bor- t. Mrs, pick had abandoned her i rowing" custom, either. Tacoma child. school authorities, aroused by an Judge Edward S. Delaplaine said j epidemic of shoplifting among stu- iri the opinion that when a parent dents, condemn the "borrowing" surrenders complete custody of a i habit as a "device that has been borrow or to lend. This article is on "borrowing" as a habit. However, even when "borrowint," is occasional, I don't think we can be as casual as we often are. We are ultimately responsible for the return of the article our child has borrowed from the Jones youngster down the street. If we want him to continue to enoy the Jones' hospitality, we will make sure that it is returned to the home where it belongs. Envy of others' possessions is a pathetically. futUe waste of emotional energy. That is why "covetousness" has been considered a sin. child for such a long time, the right of the parent is subordinated to used to cover up the possession of articles obtained by shoplifting." Let nobody go flying off to the "those who perform the parental duties." conclusion that I ain suggesting "Ties of companionship strength-j that all youthful "borrowers" are en by lapse of time," Delaplaine I shoplifters. I'm not—but I am «aid, "and upon the strength of I most certainly suggesting that those ties the welfare of the child j Mary's urge to borrow her friend, largely depends." Jane's new ruby - and - rhinestone Officers Renamed For Stockyards Cumberland Stockyards, Inc., reelected all its officers and directors at the annual meeting last night in the LaVale Fire Hall. Directors re-elected for three- year terms are Harry J. Barton, Pinto; C. R. Armstrong, Eawlings, and Guy E. Stonestreet, Plintstone. After the stockholders elected the directors, the board met and reelected all officers. They are Barton, president: president; Blair W. Va., secretary, and Wilbur Perrin, Flintstone, treasurer. Holdover directors whose terms continue are William H. Johnson, this city; Marshall R. Porter, Eckhart; Silas Millenson, Jr., Springfield. W. Va.; Arthur P. Hoffa. Barton, and Perrin and William Shumaker, Rawlings. Armstrong, vice Haines, Romney, Special Education Class Formed At Penn Avenue , A new class in special education will be taught at Pennsylvania Avenue School by Mrs. Margaret Hamilton, Superintendent of Schools Charles L. Kopp, announces, A graduate of Fort Hill High School, Mrs. Hamilton later studied at Frostburg State Teachers College and Peabody Conservatory in Balti- more. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree. Mrs. Hamilton has nine years of teachipg experience in Baltimore County and Washington County. The Cherokee Indian tribe now; Lafayette Square in Washington, numbers more than twice what it D. C., is named for the Marquis de originally did. Lafayette. Catholic Bible Week February 10 to 17th But ANY DAY is the Right Day to provide yourself with a Bible. We have a nice selection. The Ave Maria Shop • 37 Frederick Street • DOROTHY GRAY LIPSTICKS ASSORTED SHADES REGULAR 1.00 VALUE 2 FOR l.OO For Limited Time FORD'S DRUGS Cumberland! - Frostburg "The opinion cited a report of the Baltimore Probation Department which said the abrupt removal of the child from the Rosses would probably have an injurious effect on his personality and growth. ' Mr. and Mrs. Ross, now living in (107 Baltimore Ave,) Dundalk, adopted William by order ef Mineral County (W. Va.) Circuit Court of scatter pins is quite apt to be Mary's urge to possess those things. The dictionary definition of the word "covetousness" describes Mary's urge most aptly. It says that covetousness is an "excessive desire for what belongs to another." Moses thundered against it along with stealing when he came down from Sinai with the Ten Commandments. That is why we should not be too on May 19, 1949, with consent the boy's father. j complacent about the "borrowing" When Ross was discharged from i habit. the Navy he attended several schools It is the "excessiveness" of chil- in the vicinity of Elk Garden, W. dren's urge to adorn themselves Va. The petition for adoption was] with the possessions of their friends filed on July 17, 1948. Mrs. Pick said she did not give her consent to the adoption and received no notice of the proceedings. She contended she never intended to abandon her child. Mrs. Pick was divorced from the child's father, Robert L. Dick, in that should concern us. Why does Jimmy find Billy's toys more entertaining than his own? Why are Mrs. Jones' selections of scarves and ties more satisfactory than ours? Why does Mary depreciate ..the scatter pins she chose herself to exaggerate the v beauty of Jane's. These are important questions to answer if we are going to "clamp down" on the "borrowing" habit. I disapporve of it because I think it's bad preparation for life in'our society. We do not live in a communal community, where all property is held in common but in one whose customs and law draw a strict line between your possessions and mine. A young Garrett County man isj Tne "borrowing" habit trains a. patient in Miners Hospital. Frost-1 children to believe that they can burg, recuperating from injuries j n d u i ge every impulse to possess 1945. Her present husband is a petty officer in the Navy. The court said that due to Pick's job, "there is no prospect of a permanent home, such as the Rosses can now provide." Youth Recovering From Bad Injuries caused when a tree fell on him. Eighteen-year-old Forrest Blocher of Long Stretch sustained fractures of the skull, pelvis and one rib and multiple cuts and bruises, according to his family. Blocher's mother said he was driving a tractor on a timbering operation managed by Harvey Miller of two and thus it provides them with totally false and unlimited vistas of enjoyment. As they will have to learn to readjust themselves and learn to find satisfaction within the realistic limits of their own possessions, 1, think we are unkind to condone the "borrowing" habit. Mind, I see nothing objectionable af all in my child asking to borrow a book that belongs to yours, a toy Finzel when a tree felled by other workmen struck him. He was admitted to the hospital | or EV en a sweater once in a while. Friday and did not regain con- We,are not'so independent of each sclousness until Tuesday. other that we never feel a need to Marriage Licenses Donald Lee Buser, 31 Offutt Street, and Jane Sue Ann Northcraft, 126 Bedford Street. Daniel Lee Hughes, Lewisburg, Pa.,. and Naomi Elizabeth Cole, Moorefield, W. Va. Willard Eugene Gindlcsperger, 733 National Street, Berlin, Pa., and Rose Ann Brown, 500 Salisbury Street, Meyersdale, Pa. Edward Perry Sivits, RFD 3, Stoystown, Pa., and Doris Louise Lowery, Shanksvllle, Pa. Jack Vincent Gardner, RFD 6, and Joanna Mable Hupp, 733 Fayette Street. Stanley William Smith, Pittsburgh, Fa., and Anna Louise Leonard, 318 Laing Avenue. Robert Francis Hill, 8 Fairview St.reet, and Nellie Viola Togans, 103 Park Avenue, both Frostburg. Ernest Keith Kelly, Piedmont. W. Va.., and Agatha Christina Lancaster, Dawson. , Barnard Wilson Bush, RFD 2, Frostburg, and Eleanor Louise White, 89 Bcall Street, Extended, Frostburp. 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