Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on June 11, 1957 · Page 7
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} .Ji cre ,. ls . a » "verag. I AD Taker nh c ? c - lcn "i of the people n Ihe world own a Bible. Ride Relaxed via WESTERN MARYLAND enjoy every mile of the trip Between Cumberland and Elkinj (Daily except Sunday) «tilhoun<i SUtioni Eeitbouri •'•" TM* 2:15 L<r. Caiib>rl«nd Ai. H : 30 2:54__McCool« (Kaytei) tO:48 , 5:31 P«non. 8.14 6:15 Al. EHm, Lv 7.35 Eaale anJ Tln "geM lor limeiabLa ihov.ing ell llariom on bolhllno. EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD., TUESDAY, JUNE . ,„„„ n iUJCl0 , ^uiuutiKiwvisu, MD, TUESDAY, JUNE n, 1957 Migrant Farm Worker Victim OTNtrt Wanted' Attitude Editor's nole: Tim is the lint measure. But those who need him M(.« P.ii, a h»th r. nr « „ -,.v,i, ,..,..„ . . SEVEN Editor's nole: Tim is the lint in a scries of four articles en migrant labor in trie Mid-Atlantic 'notes. Trial's installment deoli with Ihe public's picture of Ihe migrant end his working conditions. By CHARLES L. STAFFORD Associated Press Staff Writer Maxic Clark leaned against the measure. But those who need him don't want him. He's the victim o[ an altitude. of the farm lands of lorida, Texas, California, North Carolina. New York or the Delmarva Peninsula, and the reaction s as universal as the hog dog: "Oh, we have Ihem, but they're wall ol Ihe lightlcss shanty and ,' w ? have lhcm - but "wy'™ made his boast. not mem hers of our community." "I n^.i .. l._ J*,*, _.. » .. TllO llllPriint l« 9 CTinStlwl A! nor. itizen in every regard. He has no roots. Ue doesn't "J caii make $17 any day." But the rain, falling silenlly lo "VY"!! "" -•"' •^5"'"Ihe sandy soil of Maryland's East- „ ile 1"? no roots - IJe doesn't vote. ;crn Shore, reflected the lie of the un «™' n ly. insecurity, poverty boyish brag. and . mth are his constant com \ For Maxie, a nomadic farm hand, hadn't made Si 7 that day. You don't pick strawberries in the rain. The young Negro was loafing ( in the virtual darkness with a half-dozen other migrant farm ; workers, two of them young wom- 'cn. There was nothing to do in the work camp, a cluster of clapboard shacks and privies belonging to a limbo between civilization and | barbarity. I "Yes, sir, $17 a day," said Maxie. '--"No. I ain't savin' any. I'm buy- in' a house in Apopka'JFTa.). All ;my money goes lo the bank." j At $17 a day for only 200 days, Maxic should make 53,400 this year. But he won't. Maxie will be kicking (he legs from beneath many a statistical table if he makes half that. Worker Necessity Maxie. like any migrant worker, is a necessity where you find strawberries, or fruit trees, or tomatoes, or beans growinglin acre lanions. He is Maxie meaning Busy emergency rooms bn Saturday night and unpaid bills on Monday.. . This is the public view of Maxie he Migrant, and the public con- lemns him heartily. SURE YOU CAN STOP IN TIME.' Don't take chances with faulty brakes! 'TeeT your car's brakes for signs of brake trouble! Look for these danger signs: too much "play" . . . wheel "grab"! Drive in right away for our complete brake service! Here's what we'll do: Remove wheels, imped brake tinrngf Clean, re-pack, adjust wheel bearingi • •.-:.;... < Adjust brakes and parting brak. > Road-tetl far proper brak. action -. Get our Complete Brake Adjustment "Serving Cumberland in Transportation for 59 Years" - : Service & Parts Department 28 North George Street Mention "migrant" to the rooted !, hen ca ?i lhcm off when we ar « _i..i.t.-_i- -,.,.. ; '" ULCU dona with them." The migrant is a second class a result of attitudes. is a migrant, a word Ancient trucks and buses loaded vith faceless persons, . . Crowded jail cells and sordid itorics of mifings. drunken brawls and 12 Local Men Take Part In Navy Review, Twelve Cumberland sailors ar o participate in the International toval Review scheduled tomor- ow ,at Hampton Roads, Va. vhen more than. 60 U. S. Atlantic Fleet ships will take part, along vith 18 foreign nations. Participating will be Ferdinand 'ranchi, radioman first class, son f Mrs. Pauline Franchi, 215 Hay treet; Paul M. Stafford eaman, son of Mr. and Mrs' Dayton A. Twigg, 307 Footer ''lace; Joseph R. Galliher.. Jr. oilerman third class, son of Mr. nd Mrs. Joseph R. Galliher of 27 Boons Street; Carle E. Kimble, eaman, son of Mrs. Leucrecia I, Kimble, 6 Jane Frazier Vill- ge. Harry E. P. Mullenax, seaman, on of Lougora M. Mullenax of| 10 North Waverly Terrace; Mclin D. Raley, seaman, son of !rs. 'Mildred L. Raley. of 217 Glenn Street; James T. Guth-, idge, fireman, son of' Mr. and Irs. James T. Gulhridge, 447 olumbia Street; Robert E. Defore, seaman, son of Mr. and Irs. Albert J. DeVore, RD 4, ity; Robert H. Birmingham, sea-, lan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene 3irmingham, 219 Paca Street; Gerald R. Fuller, seaman, son of Irs. Clare Fuller, 313 Pennsyl- ania Avenue; Ernest D. Parons, seaman, son of Mr. and Irs. Walter N. Parsons St., 426 'irginia Avenue; and John R. Rice, seaman, sori o[ Mr. and Irs. Ralph W. Rice, 116 West lldtown Road. Miss Elizabeth Gore, a public unabated. Farm workers were dc health nurse, sums it up this way: t cct - me in inH Vi ero ° c "We ne<vl llwm and „«. H,.™ ICC " nB lo lnd «slry. A few years ago, the big truck , We need them and use them, growers recruited many a! their But they are a necessity, never- plek<!rs m the ci( >'- Th( T leless. anymore. theless. From (he East Coast of Virginia stretching up through Mary land and Delaware into New Jersey, there arc almost 400 canning and freezing factories operated by 125 firms. Members of the Tri- Slate Packers' Assn., Inc., these plants process more than 41 million dollars worth of vegclablcs each year. 25 PerCenf Of Supply This cradle of commercial canning produces 25 per cent of the nation's supply of canned toma. toes, 18 lo 20 per cent of canned tomato products—catsup, for example—and large quantities of canned and frozen asparagus, wax and green beans, lima beans, corn, peas, peppers, pumpkins' and squash, spinach, sweet potatoes, cranberries, blueberries and strawberries and seafoods. The canning induslry employes 25,000 on a year-round basis in the association's area. It pays more than 50 million dollars in wages and salaries each year. The migrant is a product of two economic trends—one in the south and one in the norlh. In the early 1920s, farm mcch- animation brought an end to Ihe tenant farmer system in the deep South. Thousands of farm workers found themselves out of work except at harvest time. So (hey began following the harvests up Ihe coast. In the North, meanwhile, a trend had begun that continues nore (hem with Ihe classic disre-iagain on the breeze of countless gard of an ostrich with its bead in the sand. j They will remain until October] and then be wafted southward Charles S. Yacger, Maryland's foreign labor supervisor in Ihe Department of Employment Security, said efforts are made to recruit workers in the lines of unemployed waiting lo draw their -ny. "They tell us, 'No, sir, boss, that work is too close (o the ground.' " Virginia employed 11,320 migrants at the peak of last season and will do about the same this year. Maryland has., contracted for 0.780 this year, and tiny Delaware expects 4,500 lo 0,000. 'flic great majority of migrants coming into Maryland are southern Negroes. About half of Delaware's regularly recruited workers are Puerto Ricans. There will even he a few Texas-Mexicans, or Texicans, mingling with the sighs of relief. Tomorrow: The migrant's cffcc! on peace, order and health of (he community. Come Aguin ALVA, Okla. la-Bill Arganbright can't keep ahead of (he police. ffo visited city hall to pay off- several parking tickets, and when' lie came out his car had a fresh one for overparking. crews. Not All Recruited But nol all the migrants who show up each year arc recruited. There are also those who strike out on their own and wander amT' Icssly looking for work—"free wheelers," they are called in the jargon of the work camp. The workers are filtering norlh- ward now. You probably wouldn't see them if you stood by a heavily traveled road from dawn to dusk. But when traffic slackens after dark, you might hear their often- ancient trucks passing by. They are coming to meet a need And they are bringing problems to communities that choose to i«- Insure Maximum Whiteness wit.. Fume Resistant-Controlled Chalking Snolite ONE COAT House Paint A high-hiding white for extertor painting. PITTSBURGH Plate Glass Company 317 Henderson Ave. Phone PA 4-3434 Don't just dream about them. 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