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. Month of Health, Education and
Patriotism Being Prepared for
4,500 Boys in This Area
A month of health, education and
patriotism is being prepared for 4,500
boys from Maryland, Pennsylvania,
Virginia and District of Columbia,
who take the opportunity to enroll in
the 1930 Citizens’ Military Training
camps, to be held from July 2 to
July 31. Garrett county’s quota is
ten, and several are already plan
ning to attend. Last year Waller
Hoye, Ronald Lohr and Andrew Gon
der were members of the camp.
Prof. F. E. Rathbun is chairman cf
the procurement agency for Garrett
county with the following as mem
bers of the committee: J M. Bishop,
Kitzmiller; Katharine T. Conley, Oak
land; W. J. Glenn, Friendsville;
Joseph M. Gonder, Oakland; Austin
A. LaMar, Accident; Asa Lewis,
Kempton; and W. Day Mullinix,
Applicants from Garrett county will
go to Fort Eustis, Va., where 1,800
boys from Maryland, Virginia and
District of Columbia and parts of
Pennsylvania will be stationed. A
boy must be 17 years old, and physic
ally fit, before having his application
The object of these training camps
is to bring together annually for a
month’s training, the best representa
tive young American citizens from all
sections of the nation; to give them
the basis of military instruction and
that physical and moral development
that will fit them to become influen
tial leaders in their respective com
munities in time of peace and lead
ers for national defense in time of
war; to inculcate a strongar patrio
tism and a wholesome respect for
discipline and obedience to constitu
ted authority; above all, to teach the
/ young men of this genreration their
serious duties, responsibilities ‘and
obligations to home and country.
There is work to be done in these
camps, a bulletin states, drills, field |
maneuvers, marches, organized ath
letics, school and indoor instruction,
but there will also be wholesome and
elevating recreation.
_ All who desire to attend camp are
requested to get: their blanks filled
in and mailed as there will be a
waiting list long before camp opens.
dai e s e
Heavy Drifts Caused by High
Winds Bring Out Snow Plows l
Oakland and the entire Alleghenyi
mountain section west of Frostburg
was visited by the heaviest snowfall
of the winter which reached nearly a
foot in depth. The snow began fall
ing on Sunday and several more in
ches more fell Monday night andl
The State Roads Commission had
six trucks and two ten-ton tractors
out Monday keeping open the road to
Keyser’s Ridge, and the National
, Highway, as the high winds caused
heavy drifts. In the vicinity of Kitz
miller, similar conditions were repor
ted. There is practically no snow east
of Cumberland and the roads are
Bayard, W. Va., was visited by one
of the worst storms of the season on ‘
Sunday and Monday. About eighti
inches of snow fell, accompanied by
" extremely high winds, and a tempera—i
ture Sunday night of zero made the]
going uncomfortable. Many cars were
tied up along the Northwestern Pike,
the blinding snow making travel too
dangerous to attempt over the moun
tain. .
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Fire Department Receives Two
* Two donations amounting to sl29‘
were received during the past few
days by the Oakland Volunteer Fire
department in recognition of the ser
vices rendered during recent fires.
One was from Charles Ream, of the
Stanley Coal company, Crellin,
amounting to $75, and the other was
from a number of citizens of Aurora,
West Va., amounting to $54.
These donations were gratefully re
ceived by the department and the fire
chief stated that all anybody needed
to do was turn in an alarm and the
entire force would turn out for any
blaze in this vicinity. !
Program for Year Provides for
Oiling in Garrett County
' The spring road resurfacing pro
aram of the State Roads Commission,
as announced by G. Clinton Uhl,
chairman, will embrace work on 414
miles of highway throughout the
state. Bids for 1,279,821 gallons of
oil to be used in the surfacing work
have been called for by the commis
sion and will be opened on March 11,
the work to start before April 1, he
said. |
The oil, which will be used with
tar or ashphalt and some chips or‘
gravel for the work, will be spread !
over the surface of the entire 414
miles by state road employes, Uhl
said. During the 1929 resurfacing
season, 490 miles of state highway
were treated, but the commission this
year will require a greater quantity
"of oil per mile than last, it was an.
nouncedb- with the work to be com
pleted by July 1.
In districts 1 and 2, including Tal
bot, Cecil, Caroline, Queen Anne’s,
Wicomico, Worcester counties, 33.44
miles will be treated; in district 3,
containing parts of Montgomery and
Prince Georges counties, 29.33 miles
will be resurfaced; in district 3A,
and 8, containing parts of Anne Arun
del, Calvert, Charles, Howard, Prince
Georges and St. Mary’s counties, 148.-
75 miles will be treated; in district 4, !
containing Baltimore, and Harford
counties, work will be done on 41.49
miles; district 5, containing sections
of Carroll, Frederick, Howard, Wash
ington and Montgomery counties,
62.57 miles will be resurfaced; and in
district 6, comprised of parts of Al
legany, Frederick, Garrett, and Wash
ington counties, the commission will
oil 101.59 miles of road.
ot aagE i
90 Percent of Defects Noted Can
Be Corrected, It is Thought
i During the month of February 109
visits - were made by the Public,l
Health Nurse of which 41 were home
visits and 11 school visits. There
were 142 schiool children inspected
this month of which 124 were found
defective. Notices were sent to the
parents of all “defective children in
forming them of conditions found.
It is thought that 90 percent of these
defects could be corrected. These in
spections were given at Sunnyside,
Bray, Hoyes Run, Bear Hill and Jen
nings 2 rooms. Schools visited for
other purposes were Oakland, Grants
lville, Crellin, Accident, Friendsville
| and Mt. Lake Park.
{ Two school girls from Crellin were
taken to an eye specialist in Keyser
and fitted with glasses, the local Red
Cross financing these cases. Thru the
local Civic club a child in the Grants
ville Children’s Home received treat
]ment for her eyes and was fitted
with glasses. A child living near. Oa
kland who has been out of school for
some time because of illness, was re
ported to the Health department and
is being taken to a Doctor regularly
for much needed treatment. Dental
care was provided for a High school
girl suffering from toothache.
- A child from Crellin who has had
profuse drainage from abscesses in
the back of her ear for several years
was placed in the Memorial Hospital,
{ Cumberland. ‘She has had a double
i mastoid operation and is now well on
| the road to recovery.
| Two patients from Friendsville
! were placed in Hospitals in Baltimore
thru the Xaryland League for Crip
~pled Children. Another patient was
sent down tlis week.
| The annuai meeting of the Mary
land League 7or Crippled Children
held in Baltimc: 2, was attended by
| the Public Health Nurse. The people
of Garrett county should indeed be
grateful to this orgonization for the
work which they have done for our
| own crippled cl:ildren.
A day was spent this month with
| Mrs. Margaret Witcomb of Washing
ton, D. C., a reprcsentative of the
| American Red Crcss who visited
several points in Gar:ratt county.
Classes in home nurcing have been
organized in the High schools at Ac
cident and Friendsvillee. The Red
| Cross text book, “Home Hygiene and
Care of the Sick,” is used. There are
twelve girls in each class who ap
| parently are very much interested in
this course.
108 Seniors of 5 High Schools
Are Eligible—Number is 11
Greater Than in 1929
One hundred eight seniors of the
five high schools of Garrett county
will be graduated in June, when the
schools close for the year, if the mem
bers of the classes meet the require
ments still necessary for their grad
uation, according to a list sent to The
Republican by the high school princi
pals. ; ‘
The graduates this year exceed byi
11 those who were graduated last
year in the same schools, and is the‘
first time that the number has passed |
the century mark. Oakland High,
with 38 listed, shows an increase of
one, and leads all other high schools;
Friendsville with 19, has increased 10;
Grantsville with 18, has decreased 1;
Kitzmiller with 17, has decreased
4; and Accident with 16 has gained
The senior girls outnumber the sen
ior boys 67 to 41. The greatest dif
ference is found in Oakland high
with 28 girls and 10 boys. Accident
High has seven girls and nine boys,
and Grantsville has 7 girls and 11
Including those who are expected
to be graduated this year, the number |
of students going out from the five
high schools of the county since 1912,
when the first class was gradunated
from Oakland High school, totals 845.
Students and schools from which
they will receive diplomas this year
are as follows: |
Grantsville High School |
Bertha Klotz, Iva Klotz, Helen Ba-‘
ker, Hilda Stephens, Marion Wisse-‘
man, Daisy Shumaker, Zola Folk,
Markle Stanton, John Blocher, Rex~l
ford Bittinger, Paul Livengood, Hen-‘
ry Patton, Luther Miller, Herman
Klotz, Alvin Beachy, Clyde Beachy,
William Bevans, Haray Younkin.
_ Friendsville High School ‘
Beulah Fike, Mary Frantz, Ruth
Frantz, Nina Friend, Evelyn Lawson,
Sylvia MecCoy, Catherine Nicklow,
Evangeline Rumbaugh, Aleta Rush,
Alfreda Umbel, Lorraine Umbel, Ma
bel Beachy, Lauretta Friend, Newton
Griffith, Ernest Hauser, Bruce Jen-‘
kins, Woodrow Nugent, Ray Schloss
nagle, Franklin Coddington. |
Accident High School 1
Pauline Beachy, Mary Callis, Eliza
beth DeWitt, Louise Dillon, Grace
Fike, Rose Frickey, Mabel Speicher,
Carl Everly, Earl Harvey, Howard
Margroff, Emmert Miller, Samuel
Miller, Clifford Walls, Everett Weit
zell, Merrell Wilburn, Reed Wilburn.
- Oakland High School
Wilda Ashby, Gertrude Barnard,
Rozella Brenneman, Leona Browning,
Susanna Dixon, Crystal Elliott, Helen
Fike, Elizabeth Gibson, Virginia Gil
bert, Betty Gonder, Gay Hamill, Bet
ty Hardesty, Willa Harvey.
Jacqueline Lockyer, Bernadette
Maffett, Helen Sollars, Sarah Stan
ton, Mildred Stemple, Nina Sweitzer,
Virginia Weeks, Thelma Wolfe, Lou
ise Casteel, Rosella Hinebaugh, Irene
Thayer, Gladys Tasker, Geraldine
Nordeck. :
Wilmot Bowen, Walter Killius, Jan
‘et Tower, Bernard Gonder, Jr., Nancy
Franklin, Richard Davis, Charles A.
Dodge, Wilbur Gnegy, Thomas Gon
der, Jr., Lewis Lawton, Howard Rath
bun, John Stevenson.
Kitzmiller High School
~ Owen Keegan, DeSales McNally,
'Bernard Faller, Blanche Dixon, Fay
Dixon, Ernestine Mclntyre, Mary
Vauken, Mattie Gill, Mildred Sharp
less, Elva Shank, Dorothy Jones,
Maxine Hoey, Alta Harvey, Janie
Clemente, Dorys Fichtner, LaMark
Moore, John Vodopivec.
S mieagnon i s
Annual Track and Field Day To
Be Held Tuesday, May 28
The fourteenth annual Garrett
county track and field meet, usually
known as county athletic' day, is to
be held this year throughout the coun
ty public schools, at the Fair grounds,
Oakland, on Wednesday, May 28,
William S. Pitman of the Playground
Athletic League, Baltimore, has an
Running events, high and broad
jump, shot put, relays, volley ball,
speed ball, and other athletic con
tests will be participated in by prac
tically all schools of the county.
Further details will be announced
later by Mr. F. E. Rathbun, superin
tendent of schools.
More Street Improvement Made
With Less Yardage Cost Than
In Any Previous Year
That the financial condition of Oak
land was better than it had ever been;
that morc street improvements had
been made throughout the past year
with lsss cost per yard, than in any
previous year; that the resources of
the town were SIO,OOO more than last
year; and that the receipts of the
town were approximately $20,000
greater than last year, was shown in
the annual financial statement of the
Mayor and Town Couneil of Oakland
for the year ending February 28,
which is found on another page of
The Republican today. /
The statement shows that the town
now owes nothing except its bonded
indebtedness, -the amount of SB,OOO
due on the fire truck, and the $14,500,
which was loaned for street improve
ment. With the resources SIO,OOO
more than last year, the liabilities
have also increased about $19,000 over
last year’s figures, but this was due
to the street improvement loan and
the amount due on the fire truck.
These two items alone total $22,500,
an amount $3,500 more than the lia
bility increase.
These expenditures are in addition
to the ordinary and necessary expen
ses aggregating SI,OOOO per month.
There is a cash balance in the treas
ury of $4,240.21, which is S7OO less
than the balance at the last report,
but it was pointed out that if the
assets in unpaid taxes and water ac
counts were paid, it would be enough
to pay the amount of the street im
provement loan and have $8,769.60 as
a cash balance.
More Streets Improved
Approximately $33,500 was spent in
street improvement this year, a figure
$21,000 higher than last year, but in
cluded in this amount is the cost of
the amiesiting of the principal streets
of the city, financed by the street im
provement loan. .
Exclusive of the amiesited streets,
approximately one-half mile of
streets in the town were improved
with macadam construction, at a cost
of 27 cents per yard less than had
ever been done previously, according
to J. W. Whorton, chairman of the
street committee. Streets were made
from curb to curb in practically every
instance, covering a distance of 8,256
square yards at an average cost of
56 cents per square yard.
The improved streets included por
tions of Green street, Fourth street,
Fifth street, Pennington street, Cen
ter street, Wilson street, and South
Third ‘street. In the construction
work the cost was divided as follows:
supervision 45 cents per hour; labor
40 cents per hour, stone 90 cents per
ton delivered; screenings $2.80 per
ton delivered. &
In addition the following streets
were oiled at a cost of $1,241.29.
Liberty; Liberty to Center, two cross
streets; Wilson, Center to Penning
ton; Pennington, Second to Third;
Center, Second to Third; South Third,
Oak to railroad bridge and railroad
bridge to river bridge.
The financial statement was presen
ted by A. G. Ross, clerk, and was
passed by the council and approved
by Mayor L. M. Fraley at the monthly
meeting Monday night. Monday even
ing’s meeting was the final session
of the present council as the annual
election for members of the body will
be held on Monday, March 10. The
new council will organize on April 7.
Lenten Services Being Held.
The first of a series of union Len
ten services was held in St. Paul’s M.
E. church last night at which Pastor
Shilke, of the Lutheran church, de
livered the sermon to an audience
small in nmumber but appreciative of
the season now being observed thruout
Christendom. It is the expressed de
sire of the ministers and others hav
ing part in the services that each
succeeding Wednesday evening larger
numbers of men and women will avail
themselves of the opportunity of at
tending. The services next Wednes
day night will be held in the Luther
an church at which Rev. W. B. Brock,
Presbyterian pastor, will make the ad
dress. His subject will be: “The
Glories of the Cross—ln the Cove
nant it Confirms.” -
The offering each evening will be
given to the Dail Vacation Bible school
Will be Given in Maryland Thea
tre on Sunday Evening
Final practice will be held tomor
row evening for the program and con
cert, to be given by the Gilbert-
Brown Boys’ band, at the Maryland
theatre on Sunday evening, March 9,
according to R. R. Gilbert, director.
A number of new. selections have
been learned by the band members for
that evening and in addition the Sun
shine quartet of Terra Alta will sing |
several numbers. The program will |
cor}sist of a baritone solo by Lewisl
Lawton and a number of marches,
overtures, and other selections. W. W.
Dawson will give a short talk.
The concert will begin immediately
after the conclusion of the evening
services. A silver offering will be|
taken. !
A food sale will be held on Satur
day, March 8, in the offices of the
Cumberland and Allegany Gas com
pany, and a card party will be held
in the Knights of Pythias hall on
Tuesday, March 11. i
The proceeds from all entertain
ments will go toward the purchase of K
uniforms for the band members. :
Interesting Debate Occurred on
Tuesday—Other School Notes
The opening of the annex of the
Oakland High School on Friday even
ing, February 28, was a most auspic
ious occasion and was a very enjoya
ble affair as well. About a hundred
and fifty guests were present to in
spect the new building and to have a
part in the evening’s pleasures. Danc
ing and cards were the principal fea
tures of the program. Prizes in the
latter were won by the follows: |
Mrs. B. I. Gonder, Miss Lucille Mit
chell, Mrs. Stanley Bond, Mrs. Kerche- i
val, Mr. John W. Weber, Mr. R. E.
Weber, at bridge, and Mrs. T. A. Gon
der, Mr. C. A. Tower, Mrs. James
Treacy, Mrs. Edward Helbig, Mr. Paul
Turney and Mr. T. A. Gonder, in fivei
The Harmony Boys’ orchestra, bal-,
loons, favors, refreshments, all con
tributed to the success of the opening
night. The expenses of the evening
were about SSO, making it possible to
add about S2O to the school fund.
An interesting debate was held in
assembly hall Tuesday morning of
this week by the class in Problems o6f
American Democracy. The subject of
debate was, Resolved, That Congress
should control and regulate child la
bor and that there should be a Consti
tutional Amendment to that effect.
The debaters showed unusual enthusi
asm and pep in their delivery. Those
taking the affirmative were Jacqueline
Lockyer, Willa Harvey and Helen
Fike, while the negative was repre
sented by Lewis Wildman, Wilbur
Gnegy and Joseph Sollars. Helen
Sollars was chairman and the judgesi
were Miss Kochenderfer, Miss Rice
and Miss Fernald. The decision was}
in favor of the affirmative side.
Last Thursday the biology class
held an interesting debate on the val
ue of stems and leaves. Those who
took part were Carroll Casteel, Betty
Broadwater, Wilmot Bowen, affirma
tive, and Cecil Kight, Logan Weber
and Wayne Fitzwater, negative. ‘
The new monthly report cards were
given out Tuesday. These reports
will not replace the quarterly report
but the primary purpose of this one is
to inform parents and guardians more
frequently of the activities of the stu
‘dent in his or her high school work.
On Thursday, visitors’ day at the
school, the Freshmen girls gave a tea
to the Senior class and the visitors.
This tea was attractive and was well
We wish to correct a statement
made last week. The boys absent from
the team were Sollars and Stemple in
stead of Maroney. |
On Thursday there will be a meet
ing of the Home Economics Club.
This will be the first regular program:
50ng........W0rk and Vitamin Song
Roll call and minutes of last meeting.
New and unfinished business. |
5t0ry............He1en Schlossnagle
Piano 5010........ Genevieve Sweeney
Recitation.......... Mary Susan Bell
JOK@Bi co . oo cieeansco Martha: Seott
50ng..........1f You're Feeling Bad
i Jacqueline Lockyer, |
Bernard Gonder, Jr.
Don’t forget the Food Sale for the
benefit of the Gilbert-Brown Boys’
Band, to be held at the C. & A. Gas
office on Saturday, March 8. Some
thing good for Sunday can be found.
Citizens’ Meeting to be Held To
night at 8 O’clock—Election
to be Held on Monday
Nomination of candidates for may
or, councilmen and a treasurer of the
town of Oakland will be made at a
Citizens’ meeting to be held this even
ing in the City Hall at 8 o’clock,
| Mayor L. M. Fraley has announced.
i Election for these offices will be held
lon Monday, March 10.
It is requested by Mayor Fraley
that a representative group of citi
zens be present and take an interest
in the municipal affairs by nominat
_ing responsible men on the ticket.
i It is understood that Mayor Fraley,
| who has served in that capacity for a
period of six years, will not be a can
didate for re-election. It is also gen
erally known that Grover C. Stemple,
the retiring president of the Town
Council, will be nominated for mayor,
: while Jesse Ashby and Ralph Thayer,
the other two retiring members of
the council, will be renominated for
ftheir respective positions.
|~ As yet mo other ones have an
i nounced their intentions of becoming
! candidates, but it is felt that several
, will appear at the meeting tonight.
In case of more than six candidates
for councilmen and two for mayor, it
'was undecided whether or not all
names would be placed on the ballot
or cut down by vote of the citizens
present at the meeting. The latter
method has been used during the last
several years. g
At the election the voters will elect
one person as mayor, three persons
as members of the Town Council and
one person for the office of treasurer,
the mayor and councilmen to serve
. terms of two years, and the treasurer
, a term of one year.
i The polls will open at 8 o’clock a.
m. at the council chamber and will re
‘; main open until 6 o’clock p. m.
! __..4—.—"——-————
Legion Sets Dates for Carnival
| and Anniversary Week
, Definite dates for Anniversary
| Week of Proctor Kildow Post, No. 71,
American Legion, were chosen at the
meeting of the legionaires held Mon
day night and they will be June 11,
{l2, 13, and 14, according to Joseph M.
Gonder, post commander. A carnival
will be held at this time on the streets
of Oakland, with a number of feature
attractions. .
A picture for the benefit of the Le
gion will be shown at the Maryland
theatre on Monday and Tuesday,
March 10 and 11. The arrangements
are in the hands of I. R. Rudy, Alex_
Hesen, and Walter Janoske and they
have chosen “Kid Gloves,” a picture
starring Conrad Nagel and Lois Wil
son. Tickets will be 50 cents. There
will be added attractions.
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| Scouts to Hold Inspection
! The regular monthly inspection of
Oakland Troop No. 1, Boy Scouts of
America, will be held at the meeting
tomorrow evening in the Scout hall.
Scouts will be marked on their neat
ness, activity, attendance, and tkeir
standing the troop in regard to dues,
~ obedience to orders, ete.. = .~
| Other matters to be taken up in
clude a discussion on contemplated
. projects for summer camp and meth
~ ods of raising funds for the expenses
- involved.
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" The Boys’ and Girls’ Question
g Box Starting This Issue
' The Boys’ and Girls’ Question box,
a feature composed by a local educa
tor,.is made up of a number of ques
tions which are simple, yet of impor
tance and usually hard to answer.
These questions will be answered
clearly and concisely by the author,
"and both questions and answers will |
be found on another page of The Re
publican today. This new feature
will appear regularly.
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| Express Overtakes Freight
| Train in Blinding Storm
Two engines were derailed, one ca
boose burned and ‘several cars
wrecked Sunday morning near Alta
!mont in a blinding snmowstorm when
the eastbound express train overtook
and rammed a moving freight train.
No one was injured. The westbound
track was cleared in a few hours, but
the eastbound track was not cleared
until early Monday morning.

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