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Frederick, Maryland
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Wednesday, November 21, 1951
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TWO The tfew*, Frederick, Md., Wednesday, November 81,1951 Embezzler Is Given 5 Years WESTMINSTER, Nov. 20--Five- year Penitentiary sentence was imposed today on George Kenneth Ikdcard, 27-year-old confessed embezzler of $18,714.70, who blamed his financial woes on gambling, clothing expenses and occasional nights rf "heavy spending." Sentence was imposed by Circuit Judge James E. Boylan. Jr., after the man had pleaded guilty. State's Attorney Donald C. Sponsellev told the Court that an audit of the books of the Wolf Tractor and Equipment Company, of Westminster for the period from April, 1949, to July, 1951, had shown $18,714.70 unaccounted for. The discrepancies were first noted during * short holiday of Mr. Eckard, the bookkeeper, who later admitted having manipulated files, records and bills, the State's attorney said. Eckard testified that, although he had pleaded guilty to the entire embezzlement charge, he didn't believe that the figure "was that high, "I can't understand it because , I have nothing to show for it," he said. $2,000 For Gambling Asked to explain what he did with the money. Eckard said: "I used part of it for gambling, about $2,000 or $2,500. And I bought clothes. And I went out. sometimes three or four times a week and did some heavy spending." The gambling was reportedly done in Carlisle. Pa., and other towns in the vicinity. In two other cases, both involving the sale of alcoholic beverages to minors, juries found one defendant guilty and acquitted another. Cleared of a charge that he sold beer to an 18-year-old boy was Joseph Marzulla. proprietor of a tavern at Main street and the railroad tracks here. Hugh B. Harrison, Mt Airy tavern operator, was assessed a fine of $500 and costs upon conviction of selling beer to minors Daniel Wilson, colored, Elllcott City, pleaded guilty to stealing $780 from Chester Hood. Mt. Airy, last July. Sentencing of Wilson was deferred, pending further investigation. FREEZERS GOING UP NEW YORK. Nov. 20 (/P)--General Electric Co, has posted higher prices for six of its refrigerators and one type of home freezer, the company announced today. The increases range from $5 to $15 for the refrigerators and to $10 for the GE home freezer. GE gave higher labor and material cost* as the chief reason. Headless Body Of Man Found In Woods NORFOLK, Va.. Nov. 20, (ffh- The headless body of Walter E. Barr--its legs wrapped around a tree, its shirt ripped and torn and th* belt unbuckled--was found today by hunters in adjacent Princess Anne County, It was found 12 feet from a road leading toward the lake about a mile away in which the brutally beaten body of Mrs. Mamie Smithwick was discovered on October 6th. Barr's bullet-punctured head, severed from the body by someone medical authorities believe is familiar with anatomy, was found in a clump of honeysuckle Nov. 10, about 200 yards from where the torso was found. Before the head was discovered and identified as that of Barr, the 34-year-old carpenter had been charged with murder in the death of Mrs. Smithwick. The two last were seen alive October 3, on their way to a drive-in movie not far from where their bodies were located. Princess Anne County Police Chief J. E. Moore said tonight he believes Barr was killed somewhere else and his body carried in Barr's car to the spot where it was discovered today. The body was sent to Richmond tonight for examination by the office of the Stale Medical Examiner, which last week had identified the head as thai of Batr. Shortly after Mrs. Smithwick's body was discovered, a widespread search was begun for Barr, who resided at the same boarding house as the slain woman, widow of the superintendent of an orphanage in Raleigh, N. C. H. DeGrange and wife, $10, county. Ethel M. Hoffman, et al., to H. Kleffer DeLauter, $10, county. H. Kieffcr DeLauter to Ethel M. Hoffman, et «L, $10, county. Katherine G. Nice to the State Roads Commission. $1, county. Clifton A. Mullinix, to the State Roads Commission, $1, county. Court News Marriage Licenses Robert W. Bell, 21, Baltimore, and Rosa Mae Guariglia, 21. Route 1, this city, William T Muse, 37, Baltimore, and Mary H. Smith, 27, 309 Upper College Terrace, this city. Property Deeded Bion £. Cecil and wife, to Lucy Lung Cancer May Be Related To Smoking LONDON, Nov. 20 (IP) -- The Medical Research Council reported today its Investigations support previous research that indicated lung cancer may be related to the habit of smoking. Investigations in the United States produced similar findings, the Council told the House of Commons. The Medical Research Council is Government-subsidized and controlled, but also accepts funds from private sources. It reported- Death rates from cancer of the lung are lower in the country than in cities. Country-dwellers smoke less than city residents, but it is not known whether that accounts for the difference in the prevalence of lung cancer. Sir Ernest Kenneaway of St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London, Is studying the problem of possible cancer-producing substances in tobacco smoke -- particularly arsenic from some types of tobacco. The report adds: "Smoking, important though it seems to be, is clearly not the only cause of cancer of the lung, if only because the small proportion of cases occuring In non-smokers has to be accounted for." Other worker* are therefore working on the detection and estimation of cancer-producing substances In the atmosphere. Thanksgiving Talk Given To Kiwaniang "The greatest veto of the United Nations was the veto of God," Rev. W. Merval Weaver told Kiwanians Tuesday during the service club's observance of Thanksgiving. The minister, himself a Kiwanian, pointed out that the UN organized 'without the word of God" because the democracies feared to offend the Soviet Union by inclusion of Christian rites. However, the pastor described the world organization as drawing all peoples closer together in thanksgiving for the bounties of God. He named two representatives whose names are the same, Charles Malnik, as typical of the clash of opinion between atheist and Christian government views--one man being accredited to Russia and the other representing Lebanon and a strongly Christian philosophy. Rev. Mr. Weaver based his Thanksgiving message on Psalms. All nations should join in praise of God, he declared, for God spreads his grace over all the world in the form of sunshine, rain, plant life, oil, and coal, and the natural resources draw mankind together in trade, then in fellowship which leads to unity in Christian doctrine. As the events told in the Old Testament transpired, God was speak- ing concurrently to ull nations-to the Greeks through Socrates, to the Chinese through Confucius. In modern times man should acknowledge with thanksgiving his dependence on the Almighty. Rev. Mr. Weaver told the story of Martin Rinkart, German min- istei during the plague which decimated the population at the time of the 300 Years' War. In the midst of helping his people the minister wrote a hymn (which was sung by the Kiwanis Club as part of their Thanksgiving celebration) praising God, one which became the Te Deum of Germany and helped the people through the ordeal of pestilence and war. Frank Thomas was program chairman and introduced the speaker. The president, John R. Cheatham, presided. One guest was present, Ernest D. Smith. POLICEMAN QUITS CAMBRIDGE, Nov. 20, (/P)--Police Sgt. Howard Smith, Jr., resigned today, saying any further attempt to defend himself against charges of Improper conduct woulc be "hopeless." Smith contended that two mem bers of the City Board of PoHci Commissioners already had said "they were going to get rid of me. 1 The three-member board was to have held a hearing Friday on charges that Smith was cruel tc prisoners; that he used a police squad car to drive into the country to hunt rabbits; that he took credi for arrests made by other officers and that he took a woman home in a squad car. SEEK JOB PROTECTION MATAPEAKE, Nov. 20, (IP}--An 11-man committee of state ferry employes met today with the State Roads Comrnjssion to presunt formally a list of suggestions and requests regarding ttjeir future after the nearly completed bay bridge replaces the bay ferry system. Also attending were Russell Davis, head of the State Employment Security Commission; John Mannion, secretary of the Em- ployes' Retirement System, and SAVE AN EXTRA 10% When You Travel by Blue Ridge (Advertisement) Way to Relieve Itchy Pimples When your skin Is irritated with pimples, red blotches and other skin blemishes, and you're crazy with itching torture, here's fast relief Get a 40c box of Peterson's Ointment at your druRgist and apply this soothing balm Promptly relieves smarting and itching. Your skin looks better, feels better Money back If not delighted. Yes, bus fares are fow and even lower by an extra 10% when you buy ROUND TRIP TICKETS ONE WAY to CUMBERLAND, MD. .. $2.70 to CLARKSBURG, W. VA 5.60 to NEW YORK, N. Y 5.30 to WHEELING, W. VA 6.10 to PHILADELPHIA, PA 3.45 to PITTSBURGH, PA 5.10 to MORGANTOWN, \V. VA. 5.10 PLUS U. S. TAX 26 W. Patrick St. Phone 203 Frederick, Md. 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Outstanding protection on snowy, icy roads. Atlas Batteries. For sure starting power, long battery life. Anti-Stalling Esso Extra Gasoline. Combats cold- engine stalling, gives quick sure starts, fast warm-up, great all-around performance. ESSO STANDARD OIL COMPANY YOU eir SOMITHINO Mom AT Y O U R H A P P Y M O T O R I N O S T O R M corn.mi. lisa INC. FARMS--Dairy or stock farm 12 miles N. of Frederick, home. Large barn--plenty of water. Reasonable. Comfortable HOMES--Bungalow. Linden hills, 3 bedrooms, large kitchen, living room, etc. Club basement, utility room garage. Double lot beautifully landscaped, fine view. Owner will sacrifice. BUSINESS--Service station complete. Located in Taneytown. Everything S4.SOO.OO. Prosperous general store and liquors. Near Frederick. Reasonable. CITY LOTS--Two large desirable home sites near High School, fronting on Baker Park. Priced to sell at once. R. C. BOYER, Real Estate ChapIIne Bldg Frederick, Md. Tel. 1086 Residence Middletown. Md. TeL 57-J-J Representing Geo. M. Chapline. Realtor Get FOOTER Quality DRY CLEANING! Every garment receives the careful attention for which we are famous . . . yet our prices are no higher than ordinary cleaning. Bring us your clothes tomorrow. Dresses, Plain Suits, Plain Ladies' or Men's Beautifully Dry Cleaned and pressed 79c Pants, Skirts, Sweaters, Plain Coats, Plain HARRY FOOTER CO. CLEANERS 405 N. MARKET ST, FOOTERS FREDERICK, MD. MEMBER FEDERAL DEPOSIT SINCE 1870 INSURANCE CORPORATION THE FIRST SETTLERS SOUGHT TO CREATE a better world and they gave thanks for the opportunity to work to this end. We give thanks today not just for the material blessings which their beliefs made possible, but also for the spiritual freedoms which constitute our most precious heritage. On Thanksgiving Day we realize anew how good it is to be an American. Sen. LeRoy W. Preston D-Balto 5th), advisor to the ferry em- ployes. The employes' queries concerned retirement, severance pay and preference in other State jobs. GOVERNOR IS 51 ANNAPOLIS, Nov. 20 (If)--Governor McKeldin interrupted his office routine only slightly today --his 51st birthday. The break came this afternoon at a party with members of his staff. The regular party was held tonight with friends at the executive mansion. The group, headed by Albert Shuger. had a bufffet supper. Mrs. McKeldin accepted a gift as well as the Governor. She was presented with a painting of ti wife of Charles Ridgely. Govern! of Maryland in 1816. Mrs. McK . din turned the painting over to t ! J State. * A biillet was found in an Ivol billiard ball which had no hole I its surface. The bullet had beJ shot into the tusk of an eJephaif and the ivory ^ad closed over '* hole, leaving ho trace of the bt| let's entrance. MAAS OPTICIAN! Eyes Examined--Glasses Fittec TELEVISION GLASSES Phone 1951 Z42-A N. MARKET STEEET ascriptions' TRUSSES ana SUPPORTS WILLIAMSON'S DRUG STORE . 12 North Market St. Phone 68 BUNGALOW--FOR SALE Two bedrooms, living room, kitchen and bath. Situated on large lot and located on Jefferson Blvd. BKADDOCK HEIGHTS. Maryland. Priced for quick sale $6,000.00. BUILDING LOTS Building lots 100x200 ft., fronting on Jefferson Blvd., Braddock Heights. Nice elevation, beautiful view. CITY PROPERTIES Six room single brick dwelling. Steam heat. Garage. Immediate possession. Price $9,500.00. 2 apartment dwelling with extra lot. Located on Franklin Street. Price $5,500.00. M.D. HARP AGENCY-/?eo/fors Pythian Castjie Building Phone 72y Cheaper than rent! You can have your own 2 bedroom Home for a includes principal, interest, taxes insurance 1285 down CITIZENS NATION AL BANK Phone Brosius Home Corp. at 2340 4 West Church Street, Frederick A call or a postcard brings you a free illustrated 64 page booklet. Larger homes at proportionate prices. 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