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Cumberland Company Will Con
struct 1.7 Miles State Highway
Leading North From Town
Contracts for road construction
throughout the state totalling $l5O,
000 were let Tuesday to mark the first
step in the State Roads Commission’s
1930 road building program.
" The largest contract went to the
Cumberland Contracting Company for
building 1.7 miles of concrete road in
Garrett county from Grantsville to
the Pennsylvania state line, at a bid
of $30,012. E. Roy James, of Havre
de Grace, received the contract for 1.9
miles of gravel road in Calvert county
between Mutual and Mackall, at sl9,
051, the longest piece of road contract
to be let.
Other contracts awarded were to
the Development and Construction
Company of Baltimore, 1.49 ‘miles of
concrete road in Harford county from
Emerton to the Philadelphia road on |
a bid of $29,432; to Jarboe and
Houghton of Mechanicsville, one mile
concrete road from Gambrills to
Odenton, in Anne Arundel county at |
a bid of $16,785; to T. D. Phillips and |
Broher, of Salisbury, one mile of con- |
crete road from Stockton toward the
Virginia State Line, at a cost of $25,-
337, and to the M. J. Grove Lime com
pany, of Limekiln, one mile of con
crete road on the Middle-Jefferson
Highway in Frederick at a bid of
fepiianel gl lag il
Closing Celebration of Anniver
sary Week is Well Attended
More than 100 were in attendance
at the get-together meeting of scouts,
_ itheir parents, members of the Court
“of Homor, Troop committee and in
. terested scouters, held last Thursday
evening at the Knights of Pythias
hall, as the final celebration of Boy
Scout Anniversary Week.
Mr. Frank B. Gale, scout executive
of Cumberland Council, was present
and delivered the main address of the
evening. He advocated mdre assis
tant scoutmasters for Oakland Troop,
due to its large membership, and also
stated that among the 25 troops in the
Cumberland Council Oakland troop
had the least number to drop out in
1929. He cited the fact that a troop
was judged on its ability to hold
boys, its activity, and its advance
ment in membership, and he declared
that Oakland troop was doing all of
these. |
Walter W. Dawson, chairman of
the Troop Committee, acted as chair
man for the evening and remarks
were heard from H. A. Loraditch,
vicg-chairman of the Court of Honor;
Mr. Duke, of Troop No. 5, of Cumber
land, Scott Shirer, former scoutmas
ter; Rev. W. B. Brock, and George H.
Hanst, present scoutmaster.® First
aid and signalling demonstrations
were given by members of the troop
under the direction of Harley Daw
son and Bernard Gonder, respectively,
and a few games were played.
Refreshments were served by mem
bers of the Ladies’ auxiliary. The
meeting closed a successful celebra
tion of the twenty-second birthday of
scouting, Mr. Hanst stated.
Court of Honor Monday
Providing there are enough scouts
prepared for passing merit badges a|
court of honor meeting will be held |
on Monady night in the Masonic clubl
room, third floor of the First National
Bank, Harland L. Jones, chairman,
has announced. . 3
A hike to Swallow Falls is being
planned for Saturday, weather per
mitting, and a number of other mat-l
ters will be discussed at the regular
meeting on Friday.
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; To Hold Chicken and Waffle
b Supper ‘for Scouts
: A chicken and waffle supper will
" be served on Tuesday evening, March
4, beginning at 5:00 o’clock, at the M.
E. Parish house, for the benefit of the
QOakland Boy Scout troop. The
* Ladies’ auxiliary will have charge of
the supper and tickets will be 75
The proceeds will go toward de
fraying the expenses of the annual
scout camping trip of two weeks, to
be held during August.
| Garrett Lodge Holds Triple
Celebration at Castle Hall
Approximately 250 persons attend
éd the celebration of the fortieth an
niversary of the founding of ‘Garrett
Lodge No. 113, Knights of Pythias,
the sixty-sixth anmiversary of the
founding of the national order, and
the celebration of the birthday of Dr.
H. W. McComas, the oldest member of
the lodge and one of its charter mem
bers. %
The Rev. Charles A . Shilke deliv
ered the principal address. A por
trait of Dr. McComas was presented
to the lodge by Bells’ Studio. The
presentation was made by Charles W.
Ream and was accepted for the lodge
by J. C. Renninger, past grand chan
cellor. Walter W. Dawson acted as
toastmaster. g >
Nelson W. Russeler, supreme repre
sentative, of Cumberland, gave a
short talk and Henry Lauer discussed
Dr. McComas’ unselfish work in the
community. Delbert Davis read the
! ten reasons of Milburn Mann on “Why
I am a K. of P.,” which won the State
prize recently.
Representatives were present from
iTérta Alta, Rowlesburg, Newburg,
Thomas, Davis, and Gormania lodges.
i Refreshments were served.
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Code of Rules Makes Chauffeurs
Boss in Absence of Teachers—
-26 Vehicles in Operation
" In view of the number of accidents
during the past year in various parts
of the United States in which busses
carrying school children figured, some
of which assumed the proportions ‘of
tragedies, F. E. Rathbun, Superin
tendent of Schools of Garrett county,
has sent out cards upon ‘which are
printed transportation regulations
which must be rigidly adhered to by
both drivers and the occupants of the
One of these cards is prominently
displayed in each of the twenty-six
busses regularly operated to and from
the various schools and in addition
a card bearing the rules and regula
tions is placed in each school building
served by a bus route.
Some of the regulations have al
ready been embodied in contractg with
bus operators, Mr. Rathbun said, but
the restrictions are being broadened
as a further precaution. !
26 Busses In Operation
| Today Garrett county is operating
twenty-six busses. About four hun
dred miles are being covered on round
trips each school day and 800 pupils
are being transported.
Too much precaution to insure the
safety of the human cargoes of these
busses cannot be taken, Mr. Rathbun
pointed out.
The instructions contain approxi
mately a dozen safety rules to be fol
lowed -by both driver and pupil.
Rules Are Cited.
Drivers are forbidden to take any
chances or to exceed a moderate
speed. They are required to stop at
all railroad crossings, never to start
the bus until children are inside and
the doors closed.
If pupils violate the rules it is the
driver’s duty to report the infraction
and following the persistent breaking
i°f the regulations the driver is in
! structed to stop the bus and put the
| violator off. :
Pupils are advised that, except
when a tea-her is a passenger on a
bus, the driver has absolute control
of the conduc: of those in the vehi
cle; that rear oors are to be used
only in case of c™mergency; not to put
lheads or hands clit of windows and
not to alight from the bus while it
is in motoin nor to ride outside the
l conveyance.
Smoking, prcfanity cr misbehavior
of any kind is banned. Pupils are
warned to look in both directions for
approaching vehicies before attempt
ing to cross the roadway after getting
off busses.
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Oakland Banks Will .Remain
Closed Saturday.
As has been the custom for many
years, the Garrett National, the First
National and the Farmers Banks of
Oakland will be closed all day Satur
day—Washihgton’s Birthday.
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Departments Move Into New
Quarters This Week—Audi
torium Is Made Larger
The commercial, mathematics, ‘part
of the English and Latin departments
and the music department moved into
new quarters this week in thé Oak
land high school, in the new addition
which has just been ‘completed, re
lieving congestion in wfi:e remaining.
rooms of the building” rhich have been J‘
overcrowded ‘for three or four years.;
The new addition has increased the:
number of rooms by 66 percent and ia‘
expected to take care of the approxi
mately 350 pupils now registered
there without any further difficulty.
The assembly hall, formerly 37 by
58 feet, has been remodeled and en
larged to 37 by. 85 feet, with an im
mense stage, which will be suitable
for school plays and activities, and
many community enterprises. The
seating capacity has been practically
doubled. It is fitted with heavy,
gold trimmed red velvet curtains.
" Besides the assembly hall the sec
| ond floor of the building now has sev
en rooms, five of which are suitable
for classrooms. The lower floor now
contains eight rooms, seven of which
are suitable for classrooms. One of
the rooms, however, will be used for a
library, Miss Katharine T. Conley,
principal, stated.
The school will be thrown open to
the public on Friday evening, Febru
ary 28, when a card party and dance
will be held. The price of admission
will be 50 cents. A cordial invitation
has been extended to all patrons and
friends of the school. The Senior and
Junior classes are in charge. of the
evening’s program:
Parents are invited to visit the.
school on Thursday, February 27,
while classes are in progress. This
will give all those interested an idea
of how much the new buildings are
appreciated by the students .and
faculty. : i
The plans and specifications were
prepared by Holt Hitchins, architect,
Cumberland, and the building erected
by William E. Priest, contractor, of
Uniontown, Pa. J. W. Whorton, local
contractor, erected the foundation and
had charge of the plastering work,
while Ernest Shirer had charge of
the plumbing. \
The addition which is 30- by 108
feet, is so constructed that more
rooms can be added at any time in the
future or when occasion or condi
| tions require it, according to F. E.
Rathbun, county superintendent. The
cost of the recent construction was
approximately $25,000. v
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Fifty at Brotherhood Meeting
Approximately 50 were present at
the last meeting of the Lutheran
Brotherhood, on Tuesday evening, to
hear Walter W. Dawson speak on
“Time.” His address was enjoyed by
all present. This was the largest
meeting of the year. 7
. It was decidede to hold a turkey
supper in the Sunday,School room of
the church on Thursday, February 27, |
for the benefit of the Brotherhood.l
Tickets will be 75 cents. |
Bert Welch, Samuel Butt, Roy Win-'}
ters, Wellington Yutzy and Alvie
Gortner were named as members of
the committee to prepare for the next
meeting. At the conclusion of the
.meeting refreshments'were served.
Increase Noted in Number of
Valentines Seold
That a larger number of valentines
were distributed in Oaklangd, this year
than ever before, was the statement
of Miss Frances Hamill, of the Hamill
Book store. |
Last year the sales were larger
than any previous year, and this
year’s sales were larger than in 1929.
“It seems that there are more sold
each year everywhere,” she said.
The valentines are of the attractive
kind, and not the comic, as a general
rule, it was said. Along with the in
crease in the number of valentines,
there was a decrease in the number of
comic slips sold.
“All of which goes to prove that
although the words may be arranged
a little differently, and seemingly not
quite so nice as in the olden days,l
the same idea is there and people still
have room left in their hearts for an
abundance of sentiment,” she con
¥ |
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| E. P. Kahl Elected to New Office
/ ;,Made'Necessary by Increased
‘| Activities of the Local Post
| _'.,l'h(at the membership drive of Proc
| tor Kildow Post, No. 71, American
| Liegion, had “gone over the top” with
| plenty to spare, was announced at the
| regular meeting of that body held
| Monday night in the City hall, E. C.
| Liller and A. G. Hesen, members of
4 two respective teams for getting new
1 members, made the report that the
| Post was now composed of 50 mem
|bers.” The quota set by the State
{legion was 31. ‘
5 New Office Created
1 Edward P. Kahl was elected to the
| position of service officer, a new office
| in the Post due to increased activities.
Mr. Kahl will have charge of securing
| eompensation, hospitalization, em
| ployment and other matters for the
benefit of ex-service men. Mr. Kahl
| has served in other offices in the Le
gion including post commander and
post adjutant, and is well qualified for
the new office.-
To Have First Aid Squad
A first aid squad was organized
consisting of C. M. Sincell,_ Harold
Dawson, Edward P. Kahl, James Faz
zalari, S. S. Stahl, Francis Gower, A.
G. Hesen, S. T. Naylor, Joe Fergu
son, I. R. Rudy, Walter Janoske.
These men will receive instruction
through the Red Cross and when
thoroughly trained, will be placed at
| the disposal of the community, Jos
eph M. Gonder, post commander, stat
Choose Anniversary Dates
The second week in June was chos
en as Anniversary week, at which
time a carnival will be held on the
| streets of Oakland and a number of
| other attractions scheduled. Through
the courtesy of B. I. Gonder, manager
47 the Maryland theatre, a benefit pic-.
ture, “Kid Gloves,” will be shown on
March 10 and 11. The arrangements
|are in charge of I. R. Rudy, Alex
Hesen and Walter Janoske.
The advisability of organizing a
drum and bugle corps was discussed
favorably, and it is highly probable
that the instruments will be pur
chased and the corps started in the
near future, Mr. Gonder concluded.
Northwestern Pike Group Boost
: Coast-to-Coast Route
Proposals to organize a National
United States Route No. 50 Highway
Association, and to give that thor
oughfare the name of the George
Washington Highway, were endorsed
at a recent session of the board of
directors of the Northwestern Turn
pike Corporation in Clarksburg.
These ideas were placed before the
| body in a set of resolutions presented
by F. G. Bish. They further included
that if possible a charter for the pro
posed organization be secured and
that the governing body be a board of
directors with equal representation
| from each state aligning itself with
| the movement. This board will select
| officers of the organization annually.
Some time ago a meeting was held
‘|in Cincinnati, 0., proposing to start
the organization of a national asso
| ciation. Then it was decided that in‘
the near, future a similar meeting
|would be held there and all states!
along U. S. 50 would be asked to send
delegates. j
Sixteen members of the turnpike
‘| association were named by A. A.
Pickering, of Rowlesburg, president,‘
| to attend this meeting. Mayor W. J.
Koelz and State Senator A. L. Hel-l
mick, of Thomas, were included in the
number of delegates. !
Former Resident to Broa(lcastl
Over National Hook-Up |
! The eighth of a series of national
4-H club programs to be broadcast
over a national hook-up of 40 stations |
is scheduled fom<Saturday, March 1.
The United States Marine Band will
furnish the musical numbers and|
background, continuing the series of '
music appreciation periods whichj
were inaugurated on February 1. |
Miss Lola Belle Green, assistant'
State club agent of Michigan State
college, formerly of Oakland, will
take part in the program by speaking
on “Michigan’s program for older
club members.”, Other matters relat
l ing to club work will be discussed.
The time for the program is set for
12:45 to 1:30 p. m. Eastern standard
time, and can be heard from station
KDKA and 39 other stations.
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Today’s Issue Marks Start on
} Another Milestone
With today’s issue of The Republi
can begins the fifty-fourth year of its
existance, having been fom\ded on
Satugday, February 28, 1877, and its
first number appearing the following
Saturday, March 3, 1877.
Captain James A. Hayden, Mt.
| Lake Park, was its founder and was
editor until July 4, 1890, when the
present publisher purchased the plant.
Five persons are kept quife busy in
the office and printing plant in the
publication of the paper ‘and varied
branches of printing operated in con
nection therewith.
‘The subscription list of Garrett
county’s leading newspaper has been
growing steadily and today enjoys the
largest circulation of any weekly
newspaper published in this section.
The Republican carries the most news
of the county, and its steadily grow
ing circulation contains people from
all sections of the county. The Re
publican has the most completely
equipped printing plant in Western
Maryland where it is a pleasure to
those operating it to give service to
a rapidly growing list of patrons.
SLiEeatas Giab s
Voters To Ballot for Mayor,
Three Members of Council
and for City Treasurer
One person to be mayor of Oakland,
three persons to be members of the
Town Council and one person to be
City Treasurer will be voted upon in
the annual municipal election to be
held Monday, March 10, when the
polls will be held in the City Council
chamber on Third street.
| The mayor will be chosen for a
term of two years, the councilmeh for
a term of two years and the treasurer
for one year. The retiring council
men will be Jesse J. Ashby, Grover
C. Stemple and Ralph T. Thayer. Miss
Frances Hamill is the present city
treasurer and was chosen last year
without opposition.
The polls for the election will be
open at eight o’clock a. m., according
to an official notice appearing in to
day’s Republican, and they will re
main open until the hour of 6 o’clock
p. m.
The three councilmen who are hold
over members of the body are J. W.
Whorton, George Little, and H. P.
Stuck, they having been elected last
year for terms of two years each.
It is probable that both Republi
cans and Democrats of the city will
hold nominating conventions and place
tickets in the field.
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Oakland High School News.
Last week the Science club met and
a very interesting report was made
| by George Stuck. This week the club
is looking forward to a successful
meeting with reports on the composi
tion and use of zine by Charles Bow
| man and Mr. Graser.
The boys’ and girls’ basketball
‘ teams went to Friendsville last Friday
, night. Our girls lost by a very cred
! itable score, while our boys came home
victorious. Quite a large crowd wit
] nessed the game. On Saturday night
| the boys lost the game at Thomas.
‘ On Tuesday, February 18, Mr. Al
vin Miller, of Grantsville, gave a very
]inberesting lecture on Russia before
| the older pupils in the school, .Mr.
' Miller spent five years doing welfare
| work in Russia following the close
|of the World War. The talk was
most enlightening and conveyed to
!Mr. Miller’s auditors the conditions
' existing among the Russian peoples
following the cqnflict. ~
| The pupils as well as the instruc
tors are very much delighted with the
new building and its arrangement.
| Jacqueline Lwuekyer,
j Bernard Gonder, Jr.
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! America’s birthplace, the upper tip
of Jamestown Island, site of the first
permanent English colony in America,l
is vanishing by the wash of the waters
of the James River. |
The battleship Maine was blown up
in Havana Harbor, killing or fatally
wounding 260 of its crew of 354 offi
cers and men, which led to the war’
with Spain, 32 years ago last Satur-,
day, February 15th. I
State Roads Commission Adver
tises For Proposals To Con
struct 5.5 Miles of Concrete
~ That the improved road between
Kitzmiller and Oakland will be com
pleted this year jis indicated by an
advertisement of the State Roads
Commission appearing in The Repub
lican today asking for sealed pro
posals for building one section of
State highway from the end of the fin
ished road near Altamont to the be
ginning of concrete near Kitzmiller, a
distance of 5.5 miles.
The notice of the commision ap
pearing in the advertising columns
calls for the improved portion or sec
tion of the road to be concrete and
bids will be received until 12 o’clock
noon on March 4, when they will be
opened and read.
With the completion of this high
way a shorter route to Washington
and to points east will be available,
and the five principal towns of Gar
rett county will be connected for the
first time by improved highways.
The completion of the link be
tween Altamont and Kitzmiller will
also afford a shorter route to Keyser
and Piedmont. ¢
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Label in Three Colors—Adver
_ tises County and Association
With the arrival of the labels for
the cans of the syrup producers of
the Garrett County Maple Products
Association, everything is in readi
ness for the season’s run, John H.
Carter, county agent, announced.
The label is 9% by 21 inches in size,
printed in three colors, carries a pie
ture of an old-fashioned keeler and
above it the name of the syrup,
“Crest o’ the Highlands.” The label |
entirely covers the gallon can which
is 5%x514x9 inches, and besides ad
vertising the product of the associa
tion, incidentally advertises Garrett ‘
county to that extent.
As soon as the season gets well
under way an inspector will be sent
here by the Extension service of the
University of Maryland, Mr. Carter
said, who will remain in the county
for the duration of the season} The
only expense to the maple syrup pro
ducers is the traveling, expemSes.
Suggestions and regulations con
cerning Federal and State inspection
of maple syrup were sent to eath pro
ducer and if these rules are followed a
uniform quality and grade of syrup is
assured. )
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Week’s Program to be Carried
Out by Boys’ Band Nof
A week’s program of events it
carded for the Gilbert-Brown Boys'
band of Oakland, beginning on Marc
8, in an effort to raise money to p
chase uniforms for each member
the organization, R. R. Gilbert
rector, has announced.
The program will begin with a 1
sale on Saturday, March 8, to be 1
lowed by a Sunday evening concert
the Maryland theatre on March
similar to the Christmas program.
Throughout the remainder of the
week, Mr. Gilbert stated, the boys will
appear on the streets of Oakland each
evening and give a concert, hoping in
that way to create enough favorable
impression on the citizens to raise the
fiecessary money for uniforms. Do
nations have already been promised
for about 18 uniforms, it was said.
There will be a number of other
features included in the Sunday even
ing concert, which will be held fol
lowing the dismissal of church ser
vices. -
St eyl Gefißes ety sy
County Treasurer Lee Suffers
Painful Injuries. ;
County Treasurer Albert L. Lee 3
suffered extremely painful bruises
and other injuries on Sunday when,
unaccustomed to the stairway in his
new home leading from an upper floor
to the furnace room in the basement,
he made a misstep and pitched head
long down the stairway, landing on
the concrete floor. His left side from
ankle to shoulder is a mass of pain
|ful bruises. Being handicapped as he
is by reason of the loss of his left
arm, Mr. Lee was unable to prevent
falling as ordinarily one would who
has both arms. He has been confined
of his bed since the accident befell
' him but expects to be at his office
I today.

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