Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on February 29, 1952 · Page 11
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Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland · Page 11

Cumberland, Maryland
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Friday, February 29, 1952
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Local Comic* Classified The Neicspaper For The Horn* Member Associated Press FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 1952 Second Section Action Sought For Building Of School Road Mt. Savage Residents Concerned Over Lack Of Project Progress The Citizens Committee of Mt. Savage met with the AHegany County Board of Commissioners this morning in an'effort to determine what is going to be done on construction of a new road into the high school in that community. John Poland, principal spokesman for the Mt. Savage group, said the citizens of the community were becoming worried over the lack of progress on plans for the road. It was noted the school is scheduled to open next September and there Is not much time to act. Commissioner William H. Lemmert said he did not know the answer to the problem but the board would ask the State Roads Commission to make surveys on the proposed road into the school property. May Use Federal Aid Lemmert and Commissioners James Holmes and James Orr were of the opinion the only way in which the road could be built would be through a federal aid program. The county does not have the money to do the work itself and a road which would be safe for the transportation of school children •would have to be of specifications requiring it to be built under the federal aid set up. The Mt. Savage group was informed the county has $40,000 available under the federal aid matching fund program. Poland and the other members of the committee said the project could not wait a year or so to be built. The present road into the school property is in a bad state of repair and the estimated 14 school buses which will haul children to the new school could not use the thoroughfares, he contended. Commissioner Orr said provisions should have been made for a road at the time the school was started. The board members also said they were unaware of the need for a road until after the site was selected on a tract just at the outskirts of the town and on a hilltop area. Expenditure Discussion A long discussion was held with Commissioner Lemmert listing some of the unforeseen expenditures which the board is required by legislation to assume. He listed the Board of License Commissioners for Allegany County, with a $10,000 bud^et over that included in the levy last spring. The liquor board provision for extra money did not become law until about June 1, following the passage of. the annual levy.. The extra costs for operation f the Allegany County Board of Election Supervisors of about $12,000 Was also in the same category. An additional expenditure of $12,740 for a .photostat and record room in the basement at the Court House also complicates the financial picture for the commissioners. The commissioners said they realized the need for a new road, but the county is faced with a problem In financing such a project. They were of the opinion that a federal aid project was the probable answer. Railroaders' Sons Get School Grant A $600 yearly memorial scholarship has been instituted at Johns Hopkins University for qualified ions of employes of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, according to Dr. Detlev president. W. Bronk, university Assembly Still Battling With Old Problems Publicizing Of Welfare Rolls Gets Committee Hearing ANNAPOLIS — (P> — Maryland's General Assembly was set to take new cracks today at two old prob- IIOME AT'LAST — These happy smiles are just two of the many flashed by returning veterans of the Korean War as they finally arrive home in Cumberland. Left to right, these two Marines are Pfc. Raymond Parker, being greeted by his father, Raymond L. Parker, 40 Pennsylvania Avenue, and Cpl. Paul H. McGregor, of 511 Louisiana Avenue. They landed yesterday afternoon at Municipal Airport after a plane ride from their discharge center at San Diego, Calif. Both are among the many reservists from Company D, Marine Corps Reserve, who left here, to see service in the Korean campaign. A companion aboard their ship returning to the states and also a reservist, Cpl. Thomas Ruppert, 509 Frederick Street, was discharged earlier, and arrived'home Thursday night. The endowment was established by Mrs. Elizabeth Blaser Robertson wife of the president emeritus ol Goucher College, in memory of her father, Frederick Edga Blaser. Blaser was assistant to the vice president in charge of operations at the Baltimore and Ohio unti' his death in 1937. Tlie scholarship is to be awarded each year to the son of a parent who has been employed by the B and O. for a least five years, It was explained. The applicant must have maintained a high scholastic record during his secondary schooling and must have demonstrated his Interest in education by having worked to save money toward financing that education. Further, he must demonstrate need for financial assistance and is expected to demonstrate his recognition of spiritual and moral values. Applications for the scholarship should be made directly to the university, but final approval will be given by the railroad's president. The student granted the scholarship may be reappointed from year to year if. in the judgment of the university, he has justified the rc- 'ewal. Youth Jailed After Hectic Ride In City ', A 16-year-old got a 30-day sentence in the County Jail as a result of a hectic ride through the Bedford-Frederick street section last night. Richard L. Gray, 16, of 506 Linden Street, pleaded guilty to driving without a license, failing to stop after an accident and reckless driving. Trial Magistrate William G. Gunter fined him $25.75 for leaving the scene of an accident; $10.75 for reckless dirlving and $10.75 for the first charge. He was committed in default of payment of fines. Officer Kenneth Morrlssey, who made the arrest, said the youth informed him he took his father's car and at Frederick Street and Pearre Avenue hit a parked auto owned by Eli Troy Huffman Of Little Orleans. Morrissey reported the youth turned up Pearre Avenue, broke the plate glass window of the Mary Ann Beauty Parlor, ruined a gate, and at Bedford Street hit a car owned by Thornton W. Means, 728 Bedford Street. On Bedford Street the youth ran into several garbage cans, tore off the side of a parked auto owned by Philip Sewcll Fletcher, carreened across the street, and stopped with the front end demolished, Morrlssey concluded. The boy could give no reason for his ride. However, his mother informed the magistrate that he "was blind in one eye and couldn't hardly see out of the other." She said he quit school because of this handicap. Three Held For Local Car Theft Three Baltimore youths were being held today for investigation involving a car stolen from Cumberland Wednesday. Patrolman Peter Buccherl discovered the boys—ranging from 15 to 18 years old—peering under the hood of the car last night. Wher he approached, they fled, he said The car's gas tank was empty. Investigation showed the car was stolen from Benton Filler of 303 Pulaski Street Wednesday night from its parking place, on Salem Street. In another auto theft case, two Baltimore detectives flew to Salisbury, N. C.. today to pick up three Marylanders charged with steal- Obituary BARNES—Mrs. Sina A., 72, Clear Spring. BEDELL— Thomas S., 79, Hendricks, W. Va. BUDRIES—Julius G., 67, Nikep. CROSS—George F., 59, Frostburg. DEAKINS—Leonard P., 65, LaVale. GORDONS—Mrs. Ray, 38, Hendricks, W. Va. MEYERS — Pvt. Donald E., 18, Yfanns Choice, Pa. McGINNIS —Mrs. Mary E., 92, Keyser, W. Va. ' McGOYE—Mrs, Sara B., 81, Piedmont, W. Va. McKENZIE—Mrs. Reatha M., 32, Potomac Park: MURRAY —Mrs. Florence E., 65, Wllllamsport. NOONAN—Mrs. Catherine P., 72, Mt. Savage. POLING — Arthur A., 75, Mill Creek, W. Va. SHANHOLTZ — Maurice G., 80, Shanks, W. Va. VANCE — Mrs. Virginia R., 91, Onega, W. Va. Leonard F. Deakins Leonard Frank Deakins, 65. of LaVale, died today in Allegany Hospital where he had been a patient since yesterday. Born in Preston County, W. Va.. B was a son of the late John A. and Modena (Bruce) Deakins. Mr. Deakins was a retired B&O Railroad engineer. He retired a year and half ago after 44 years service. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen. Mr. Deakins attended Park Place Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ida (Boswell) Deakins, four daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Athey, Cumberland; Miss Vivian Deakins, at home; Mrs. William Brant, Baltimore; and Mrs. Lawrence Abe, LaVale; a sister, Mrs. James Tephabaugh, Morgantown, W. Va.; and four grandchildren. The body will remain at Hafer's Funeral Home, where services will be held Sunday at 2 p. m., with Rev. L. W. Burton, pastor of Park Place Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Zion Memorial Park. Mrs. William L. McKeiuie Mrs. Reatha Mame McKenzie, 32, wife of William L. McKenzie, of RD 6, Potomac Park, died today in Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient since Monday. Mrs. McKenzie was a daughter of the late Emmet and Dolly (Kyle) Louk. and was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Cresaptown. Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter. Jeanne McKenzie; two sons, Harry tirtd William McKer.zie. all at home; four sisters, Mrs. Opal Dugger, Mrs Bernice Dawson. Miss Isabelle Louk, Plan CD Room For Training The Allegany County Board of Commissioners said today it will try to arrange for a headquarters for the Civil Defense organization in the Union Street County building. William G. Barger, director of the Civil Defense unit for the county has requested that a room ta obtained as soon as possible. He informed the board that the room would not be used extensively bu is necessary as a place where training sessions of various CD groups could be held. He cited the fact that amateur radio operators in the county CD organization need such a room where they can take refresher Exhibit Urges Continuation Of Airline Service For City An exhibit showing why airline service should be continued for Cumberland has been prepared by the Chamber of Commerce and the City of Cumberland. It \viU be presented to the Civil Aeronautics Board and will urge that the petition of All-' 1. More pay tor school teachers. 2. Publishing the names of those on the relief rolls. The first problem was up to the House Rules Committee. It faced the' decision of holding up or letting go a bill in which the Senate already has approved, a $400 annual increase in the money the state nits up for a teacher's pay. No member of the committee Was willing to predict the outcome. The rules committee must determine, before any bill goes to the loor, whether it meets the criteria for consideration at a 30-day session such as the one now drawing to a close. Only bills dealing with, the Governor's budget, a critical emergency, or the general public welfare are supposed to get through. This same set of rules did not stop the Senate Rules Committee when it ,et the Senate vote on the $400 increase. Nor did it stop the House committee when it turned loose a bill to give the teachers a $150 increase every year for length of service instead of the $100 they now get. This latter bill was passed by the " House It originated in the Senate so it is now ready for ov. McKeldin, who is expected to veto it. Even if he doesn't, the increases cannot take effect until the fall of 1953 at the earliest. Welfare Roll Hearing The Senate Judiciary Committee had a hearing set on the proposal to publicize welfare rolls. Sen. Turnbull (D-Baltimore County) proposed it, contending publication of the names will serve to weed out chiselers. He would require the, welfare departments in Baltimore and 2; counties to print the names of relief recipients as paid advertisements in local newspapers twice a year. ' J. Milton Patterson, director of the State Welfare Department, was ready again with his arguments that this would serve no good purpose and only embarrass many entitled to help. Program Budget Pushed The Senate last night moved along two key bills in the McKeldin Program to streamline the state's financial setup. Both of these calls for a program type budget, which was recommended by a Governor-appointed commission. The Luber bill passed by the House calls for some line-item American Airways to discontinue service be denied. The exhibit, documented with facts and statistics,. establishes a community of interests with Cum- oerland and other cities served by ,he air line. Subjects covered include population; market analyses; traffic volume; employment; wholesale and retail sales; airport facilities; bank clearings; hotel registrations and recommendations for schedules. There are only two AAA flights a ay—one eastbound and one^westbound. In former years, there have been as many as six a day. The petition among other things, contends that: (1) AAA's schedule is neither adequate nor convenient. (2) If it were, its facilities would be more widely used. To support this contention are statements of representatives of ocal business and industrial concerns. (3) AAA itself has made little or no effort to promote sales. (4) Suspension of local service would reduce the Municipal Airport to the status of a landing field. (5) AAA's frequent changes in flight schedules have caused doubt and confusion and discouraged the habit of traveling by air. (6) Loss of air mail and air express service would delay business ;ransactions and hence affect local business conditions. Deadline for filing exhibits is March 17. All interested parties will have an opportunity to file rebuttal exhibits on or before April 2. A hearing before the examiner of the Civil Aeronautics Board is scheduled for April 7. course on code. He said other units material along with the program of the Civil Defense organization I budget. would also use the room at intervals. Cresaplown Veteran Studies At Marietta Lloyd \V. Bauer, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Bauer, Cresaptown, is enrolled this semester in Marietta (Ohio) College, and is majoring in physical education. He is a graduate of Keyser High School and is a Marine Corps vet- ing a car belonging to a Baltimore and Mrs. Betty Shreve, all of Balti- man. The three under indictment and held by Salisbury police are John F. Gensler, 22. and George E. Woodward, 20, of Baltimore, and Joseph D. Nelson, 32, of Cumberland. To SllCclk - " ^^«. Court Probates Two Wills Here Two wills were admitted to probate this morning in Orphans Court. The will of Lewis J. Lebeck, this City, who died February 20 listed; A* $alvatioil i his daughter, Mrs. Mary C. Cook.K* 1 Ortivai*"". . 1101 Holland Street, as executrix. | The mineral rights to a property! t owned by the deceased were left to^ ^ & i North Mechanic Street, at 7:45 p. m. They are scheduled to come up today for final action and transmittal to the House. Guard Plans Blocked The Senate has accepted tentatively a bill to cramp any idea the Maryland National Guard may have about expanding its new home a the abandoned Havre de Grave Race Track. The proposal already has passed the House. It may come up In the Senate today for final action. Textile Union Officers To Be Installed Here One of the high points of the installation of new officers of Local 1874, Textile Workers Union of America, will be the taking of office by John G. Thomas for the ninth time as business manager of the synthetic yarn industry's union. TWUA officials say this is the record during the 15 years of the union here for a top elected officer Another record will be established when Playford Aldridge takes over as president for the fourth time. The oath of obligation will be administered by William Pollock, New York, general secretary-treasurer o the Textile Workers Union, at 7:30 p.m. in the K. of C. Hall. Other incoming officers of Celanese local are George P. Harris, vice president; Charles F. Davis, recording secretary. Lindley Dye, Irvin Lewis, Walte Mahancy, William Thopson and Neil Toey, executive board; James Boyland, Roy T. Craze, Lee Emerson, Charles E. Jones and Jamef Roby, board of trustees; Walter Hymes, James McGann and Franc! PJiilpot, auditing committee, and Francis Harvey, warden. Following the ceremonies and a speech by Pollock on TWUA activities, there will be a dance from '9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Efforts Made To Prevent Bus Strike In City Conciliators and representatives of Local 1101, Bus Drivers Union, AFL), and the Cumberland Transit Lines were in conference today n an attempt to iron out the dispute between the company and union on contract terms. Stanley Clevenger, commissioner of the TJ. S. Conciliation Service, and Mrs. Margaret W. Kimble, deputy commissioner' of the Maryand Department of Labor and Industry, held separate conferences with the company and union yesterday afternoon and last night and also one joint session. The present contract is due to expire • at midnight tonight and James H. Morrison, union president, said the bus drivers and maintenance men will not report for work tomorrow morning unless a suitable offer is made by Guy Davis, bus operator. Journalists Prepare For Convention Twenty-three young journalists, members of the staffs of the two public high school papers here, will attend the 28th annual Columbia Scholastic Press Convention at Columbia University, New York City March 12-14. One advisor here, Miss Mary Murray of the Alcohi Mirror at Allegany High School, will be in charge of a clinic on makeup. She will also report on the CSPA Bulletin at the advisors' meeting March 14. The delegation from the Sentinel, Fort Hill High School's paper, will be headed by Miss Mary Calemine, advisor, and will include Mary Lou Malcomb, and Jo Ann Squires, co- feature editors; Faith Manges, business manager; Shirley Reed and Yvonne Allen, feature writers; Barbara Campbell, business staff, and Carol Marker, news writer. From Allegany High School will be Patrick Salitrik, managing editor; Barbara Johnson, associate editor; Barbara Nicholls, art editor; Betty Whfttzel, headline editor; Patsy Minke, assistant news editor; Sue Shuck, advertising manager; Ruth Schade, alumni editor; Ann Elder, filing editor; Eleanor Van Meter, assistant circulation editor; Lee Marcus, chart editor; Kitty Duncan, Sandra Rapson, Delores Knight, typists; Adele Williams, highlights editor, and Margaret Saeler, reporter. On the agenda, besides the various clinics and talks by newspapermen and college journalism instructors, the delegations have planned sightseeing trips. The keynote of the convention will be "Broadening the Horizons of School Publications." Guard Seeking Firing Range In This Area First Battalion Needs Facilities To Replace Those At Camp Ritchie The First Battalion, 115th Infantry Regiment, Maryland National Guard, is seeking a firing range in Allegany County, Col. Randolph Millholland, regimental commander, announced today. Col. Millholland said a rang* must be obtained as facilities at Camp Ritchie, purchased by the federal government, were move4 and equipment stored at Havre dt Grace. To get in required rifle rang* firing, units from this end of th* state must travel to Port Meade. The commander pointed out that two days is required to qualify * guardsman on the range. For Weekend Use He explained this qualification must be met on two-day weekend trips. These were convenient when Camp Ritchie was used, but now most of the weekend would b* spent traveling to and from Port Meade. The colonel reported that he and other First Battalion officers inspected sites over the weekend in the eastern end of the county. Two locations, one pn state-owned tract near Town Hill, have been found, Col. Millholland added. While they are not exactly what the battalion needs, they will b» suitable, the colonel said. Approval must come from Maj. Gen. Milton A. Reckord, head of the Maryland Military Department. A location in the east end of th« Bounty would be suitable geographically to, the First Battalion companies in Cumberland, Frostburgi Hagerstown and Frederick, Col. Millholland pointed out. Would House Equipment Equipment for the range be obtained from Havre de Grace, he added. A building would be erected for the equipment. The qualifications for a firing range are a tract of land 500 yard* long, 100 yards wide, and a suitable backstop such as a hill or embankment.. There must not be an habitation or exposed road thre» miles behind the target area. The shooting distance for rifl* qualifications is 600 yards. Primary machine gun firing is done wittt targets 100 yards from the piece. The colonel said he hopes a rang* can be obtained for practicing mortar firing. This requires a tract 3,000 yards long. Every guafdsman must qUalify on a weapon before September 15 ol each year, Col. Millholland concluded. Eileen Purdum head of South Cumberland Outpost, will i more: two brothers, Glenn and Francis Louk. both of Baltimore. The body will remain at the Right Funeral Home. .1. Leo Dougherty A solemn high mass for J. Leo Dougherty. 54. of Main Street, Ridgeley, W. Va., who died yestcr- jday from injuries sustained in a i Western Maryland Railway accident, [will be held Monday at 9 a. m. at [St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Ridgeley. Interment will be in St. . Cumberland. BFO Elks, Lodge 63, will hold a memorial service Sunday at 8»p. m. Ellerslie Man Student Teacher Fred P. Porter, son of Mr. and Mrs. James V. Porter of Ellerslie, is doing his student teaching in geography at the Keith School, Indiana (Pa.) State Teachers College, Porter will receive a Bachelor of Science in education degree in May 1952, and will be certified to teach geography, English and history on the secondary school level. In addition to his teaching duties Porter is a faculty sponsor of Rifle Club at the Xeith School. During his college career, he has been a member of Alpha Omega Gamma, geography fraternity. Porter served in the Army during World War II. Six Area Men Enlist In Navy School Press Meeting Set The sixth 'annual Maryland Scholastic Press Association convention and writing tournament for senior and junior high schools will be held at the University of Maryland on April 5. Judges of both publications and writing will be professional newspaper writers and teachers of journalism. Miss Eugenia Balsley, of Northwestern High School, Hyattsville, is chairman of the judging committee. Publications entries (three successive issues of newspapers and a 1951 yearbook) must be submitted to Miss Balsley at her school by March 22, along with a. fee of $3 for the first publication and $1 for each additional entry. Other committee chairmen are Miss Mary E. Murray, of Allegany High School, Cumberland, director of the writing tournament of M.S.P.A. and registration; James C. Leonhart, of City College, executive secretary of the Maryland School- axtic Press Advisers Association, program; Mrs. Mae Allen, of Doug- loss High School, awards; Mrs. Alma Davidson, of Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, general arrangements; and Mr. Leonhart and Mrs. Lucille N. Moler, ol Montgomery Blair High School, president, of the advisers association, publicity. Area Truckers Six men of this area have been enlisted in the Navy. They are Harry Dean Phillips, of ("'pf Petersburg, W. Va.; Harry Glad- *- jrl - /l stone Keller Jr., 239 Henderson Avenue; James Robert Smith, 220 T™ ^ rea truckers were fined Grand Avenue: and Richard Donald' heElvllv following their convictions Sherwood, 629 Yale Street, who were- 0 " driving overloaded vehicles on signed up in the local recruiting; Maryland highways, the State station i ^ oac *s Commission reports. Clarence Lee Corbin, of Vander-; The BeacJiy Lumber Company of lip, W. Va., and Ralph D. Williams, ! Grantsvillc was fined $385.45 after Route 3 Keyser, W. Va.. were en- bem S founcl &uilty on one charge. I listed at the Keyser office. A conviction on one arrest brought a $360.75 fine to Floyd Jones of Elk Garden, W. Va. Voting Place Changed For Ward 3, Precincl 3 I Movie Scheduled ; A 40-minute film, "In His Name," Voters in Ward 3 Precinct 3 are win be sh(wn ^ ^ m being notified by City Clerk Wallace. youth foj . tomorrow at „ G. Ullery that their polling place p m _ |n fhc Salvatif>n Army clta . for the city olect.on has » e ™ , dP i, 115 North Mechanic Street, changed. ; The new polling placn will bo. at the residence of Mrs. Carl Sisk nt 921 Bedford Street. This is a change from the Clarence Rizer Store at 712 Bedford Street. Slate Police Officer Addresses Lions Clnh < Mr. and Mrs. John Slider. RD 3, i Bed ford. Pa., announce the birth of ;? son yesterday at Memorial Hos- jpital. ! A daughter was born today to Mr. to and Mrs. Benjamin Smith, /29 Mrs. Cook and another daughter of the deceased, Clara Gertrude Le-j Mrs. Purdum was recently ap- Oswald C. Dean Services lor Oswald Carl Dean, 65, beck. j pointed to the South Cumberland | 0 f 509 Furnace Street, who died READY FOR 4RT SHOW —Two Boy Scouts Of Troop 14 are .=een above hanging entrias in the annual Tri-State Art Exhibit which will be opened Trie will of Ralph L. Lipoold. this! outpost, and came here from Bal- 1 ves terday in Memorial Hospital, will to the public Monday at the Cumberland Free ^ '' city who died this monti name<J : timore. (be held tomorrow at the Haferj his sisters, Rosalind M. and Regina; A program of music and singingjFuneral Home at 2 p. m. with Ray- M Lippold as execntrices. 'will feature the meeting. ' (Continued on Page 15) Fuolic Library. Dale Vanderhout is seen on the left while Billy Riser is on the right. Judging by Bruce Etchi.-on, director of the M'.ise;im of Fine Safety movies were sho?/n members of the Mt. Lions Union Street, at Memorial Hospital. Arts at Hagerstown, was scheduled for today, jciub by Lieut. W. E. O'Hara, com-, Mr. ar.d Mrs. Bruce Douglas, 614 Other Scoute assisting were George Hn.-t, and Harry King of Troop 1; Ralph Isiminger and Donald Paye of Troop 4; John Connolly and Robert McMahon of Troop 14: and Fcoiitmn.'ter William Armbnister of Troop 1, Mrs. William Van \ewk:rk is general chairman of the exhibit. mandei of the LaVa'e Barracks of Memorial Avenue, announce the the State Police. birth of a son yesterday at Memorial Lieut. O'Hara also talked on the Hospital. work done by State Police in hand- A dnuzhter was born yesterday to iir.g highway tra.ffic and criminal Mr. and Mrs. Hdrry Dodson, Everett, cases. ;Pa., at Memorial Ho?)>:tal.

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