The Cumberland News from Cumberland, Maryland on May 13, 1948 · Page 2
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SRC Asks Gas Tax Funds For Repairs BALTIMORE, May 12—(Æ) — A bill to allow the State Roads Cohi- mission to use $2,000,000 in gasoline tax revenues each year for highway repair was approved today for introduction in the forthcoming special session of the General Assembly. The Budget and Finance Committee of the Legislative Council approved the proposal, along with 10 others of a local nature, with the understanding the favorable reports do not necessarily mean endorsement of the legislation as such. The session will start May 25. Under the state’s 1947 Highways Act, gasoline revenues are reserved for highw'ay construction. Half of the revenue from various motor vehicle licenses and taxes is earmarked for road repair. The roads commission proposed that by amendment to the biennial budget it be allowed to transfer some of the gasoline revenues into the maintenance fund when it runs out. Chairman Robert M. ReindoUar suggested that the procedure be authorized by a special session of the General Assembly which has been called for May 25. Half of the motor vehicle revenue Isn’t enough for highway maintenance in face of rising costs, Reindollar reported to the council. Unless the issue is met right now, he added, state roads will have more holes and repairs will be more expensive. The situation right now is particularly bad, he said, because of the severe winter. Robert Clapp, special attorney general for the roads agency, said that such a transfer of funds would be made only in emergencies and would not be asked every year. De Gasperi Government Will Remain In Power ROME, May 12 (IP) — President Luigi Elnaudi refused tonight to accept the resignation of Premier Alcide De Gasperi, Chrisitian Democrat leader w ho then announced his government would remain in power. Einaudi acted shortly after he was sworn into office as the first president of the new Italian republic at Montecitorio Palace. It was his second official act. His first was to name his predecessor, Provisional President Enrico De Nicola, a senator for life. De Gasperi’s office said he would make some modifications in his present cabinet, then present it to Einaudi. Parliament must approve the Cabinet later. House Puts Off Dedsion On "Secrets" Legislation WASHINGTON, May 12 (iP)—The House left hanging in midair today the question whether newsmen who publish congressional “secrets” shall be liable to jail terms and fines. After a full day of debate, it put off until tomorrow a decision on this and other aspects of a pending bUl. Hie legislation declares that executive agencies created by Congress must furnish information congressional committees say they need to do their work. Then, if the committees decide the information should not be made public, persons who disclosed it could be prosecuted and, if convicted, could be fined $1,000 and jailed for a year. This would include newsmen and congressional employes. Attorneys For Folsom, Divorcee Argue In Court CULLMAN, ALA., May 12 (/P>—Attorneys for newly-married Gov. James E. Folsom and the divorcee who says he is her common law husband, argued for three hours today on whether the paternity suit is a legal flop. When they got through, Circuit Judge J. H. Crow, Jr., took the case under advisement and gave each side 10 days to file additional briefs. That means no decisions will be announced for perhaps two or three weeks. The judge, suffering from a sudden attack of illness, remained silent throughout most of the hearing on legal objections raised by the Governor to the complaint filed by red- haired Mrs. Christine hitman Johnston. 13 To Match Biceps For Mr. America Title LOS ANGELES, May 12 The male body beautiful takes center stage tomorrow night when 13 mus­ cle-f lexers match biceps for the title of Mr. America. The annual contest Is held in conjunction with the National AAU senior weightlifting championships. But the heave-ho lads will do their grunting in comparative obscurity. The eyes of the paid customers expected to be largely feminine— will undoubtedly be on the lads with the Tarzan torsos as they ripple their sinews before the judges. Joe Lauriano, York, Pa., who muscled his way into third place in last year's contest, is the favorite of 13 competitors in the two-day extravaganza. Dulles Advises Caution In U. N. Showdown Move WASHINGTON, May 12 (/P) — John Foster Dulles counselled Congress tcxiay against handing Russia any take-it-or-leave-it proposal to revamp the United Nations. The Republican foreign affairs expert said such a move might result in a big diplomatic setback for the United States. Testifying to the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Dulles said: “I could name at least 10 or 15 nations outside the Soviet bloc who would not go along with us.” That ILst would include the Arab states, he said. He did not name the others. Blast Kills Fireman CHILLICOTHE. O., May 12 </P)— \ Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Ireman was burned fatally today when a freight locomotive exploded. T. R. Lauter, Irontoii, O., died se/eral hours later in a Chillicothe o.spital. O'Brien, Chilton (Continued from Page i) bert S. Boreman, Parkersburg. The count for 2,306 precincts was Boreman 65,566: former Supreme Court Judge HavTnond Maxwell, Clarksburg, 3.,117; Edgar C. Lawson, Chaileston, 32.421; Rev, Paul R. Maness, Arthurda Ic, 5,565, and Paul O. Fielder, Huntington, 11,321. The races for United States Senate nominations featured the votei getting of the veteran campaigner! M. M. Neely Fainnont. Neely, onetime governor, United States senator and congressman, had a total of 110,774 in 2.416 precincts. Trailing him was former Sen. Rush D. Holt, Weston. Sen. Revercomb Wins Holt had an unofficial count of 60,191. Republican Sen. Chapman Revercomb, Charleston, who defeated Neely for the senatorial seat In 1942, had an easy time in his bid for rencHnination. Revercomb rolled up 110,655 votes in 2.400 precincts against 26.262 for John Alderson Simms, Charleston- West Virginia Republicans cast 65,617 votes for GOP Presidential pLj._g Ta||.j ro|l|inye Candidate Harold L. Stassen in rllUIIC laiM ......... 1,704 precincts. The only other con-j tenders for the advisory vote, C.i Vander Pyl, Cleveland. O., andt Woods Bryer, Martinivburg, had 3,900 and 8,292 respectively. | Delegateii go to the national convention from West Virginia uninstructed. There are more than 300,000 practicing nurses in the United States. Within three years after graduation, iwell over one-tliird of the nurses marr,*. WASHINGTON, May 12 (rP) ^ Telephone company negotiaaons said government concilia lor» broached “a lot of propoaiUomi” today for settling a nationwide dLs- pute of long distance phone operators. Tlie operators, represented by the American Telephone Workers’ Union (CIO), have agreed to withhold a strike pending outcome of thi government talks chi their wage dis- piite. Three Miners Trapped Middie Killed By Javelin In Water-Filled Shaft f'lal Salute SHAMOKIN, Pa., May 12—(API- Three miners were trapped tonight 175 feet below the surface in an independently operated water-filled coal shaft. State Policeman John L. Hcx:k- rleter identified the men as Edward Heck, Charles Bashore and Peter Gordon, all of Shamokin. Hock- rieter said it is not known whether they still are alive. Heavy rains today filled the shaft with about 50 feet of water and blocked any chance of escape for the three men until the water is pumped out, the policeman said. Weather In Nearby States WEST VIRGINIA — Intermittent rains and scattered thunderstorms today and probably tomorrow; cooler today. WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA — Cloudy and cooler with rain tc^ay and tonight probably ending tomorrow morning. Actress, Director Wed ELLICOTT CITY, Md., May 12 (iP)—Movie Actress Jean Porter and Director Edward Dmytryk were married today in the parsonage of the local Presbyterian church. ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 12 (JP) — Midshipman George J. Eliopulos received a last salute from his mates at the Naval Academy today. I By the hundreds they grouped ' alongside the military procession w’hich followed funeral services for I the 21-year-old Rawiins, Wyo., mid- I shipman. i Eliopulos died shortly after he was struck down by an accidentaUy- thrown javelin two days ago. Standing bravely among the six classmates serving as honorary’ pall- I bearers was Midshipman George B. [Stone, Kingsport, Tenn. The fatal javelin slipped off his fingers at track practice in Thompson Stad- j ium Monday afternoon. He had been hospitalized since then, suffering from shock. 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