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Cumberland News (Newspaper) - December 13, 1982, Cumberland, Maryland 4-the Cumberland news mon., dec. 13,192 Yule baskets applications being accepted Westernport a the Tri towns United organization will accept applications for Christmas baskets on wednesday thursday and Friday from 9 . Until noon. Those wishing to make application May do so at the United organizations offices at the Union Hall 67 main Street. Cards for baskets will be distributed on thursday dec. 23 from 9 . Until noon. Anyone not accepted for a Basket will be notified prior to dec. 25. Top milk producers announced Oakland the following cows Are the top 20 milk producers in the Garrett county District during november according to James w. Sims Extension agent agriculture who said records Are based on Dairy Herd improvement association official testing and milk and fat Content based on mature equivalency Philip Beachy a a Bettye 29,330 pounds of milk 908 pounds of butterfat Beachy a a Hope 28,250-869 Beachy a a majesty 26,970-881 Paul Yoder �?o14�?�, 26,910-933 Fred. Teter a a Brendan 26,190-776. Also Jonas m. Yoder a Star Brt 24,810-744 Beachy a Start Rke 24,510-773 Ezra Schrock a a Pansy 24,080-749 Herman Shrock a Ger tie 23,870-773 Maust farms a a path 23,840-931 Ernest l. Canoe a a Suzanne 23,840-747. Beachy a a Honey 23,700-839 Carl Bender a sky beam 23,550-872 Oren Bender a a sue 23,450-894 Abner Swartzentruber �?o211�?�, 23,430-631 Beachy a a wimpy 23,420-661 Ganoe a a Delta 23,260-787 Blue Bell Dairy Christmas Parade set at Midland Midland the annual Christmas Parade will be held Here on saturday according to George Blanco councilman who is chairman of the Parade. Candy and oranges have been ordered for the children a Christmas party which will be held in the fire Hall. Local area firms and individuals have contributed toward degrading expenses. During a meeting of the mayor and Council it was reported that the renovation of the town Hall has been completed. Bids for a sign for the town Hall Are being accepted. The upgrading of the amount of fire insurance on the Hall was discussed and accepted. Michael Blank former local police officer attended the meeting. He is a candidate for a policeman of the residents living along cemetery Hill were present in regard to some residents of Paradise Street parking their cars and trucks too close to the Street leading to cemetery Hill making it difficult to ascend the Hill. They claim it will be impossible to ascend the Hill when it is covered with ice and Snow and cars or trucks Are parked too close to the Corner. Signs have been posted prohibit Ity such parking. Further action will be taken. Town employees were Given a Christmas Bonus. Steve Liller is to be contacted to put a curb on the Ball Park parking lot in order that an ice skating rink can be developed. Robert Turner was asked to put some Crusher run on the parking lot across from the Post office. Vandalism in the Community is being investigated. A Christmas decoration on main Street was damaged. A maiming former company town retains old Furnace Lonaconing farm a a loss 23,140-858 Ganoe a a Job 23,000 files Survey 768 Simon j. Tice a Minnie a a a Minnie 22,900-826. Blood sought for resident of Frostburg Frostburg several civic groups and concerned citizens have organized a blood drive in the name of John d. Durst a Well known resident of Frostburg who has been strike with a serious illness. The drive will be held tuesday from la to 5 . At the Frostburg elks Lodge East main Street. Community groups who have planned and Are supporting the drive include the Frostburg fire department elks Lodge Lions club Frostburg state College the ministerial association and the Frostburg business and professional association. Anyone interested in assisting with the drive is asked to Call 680-6000. Barton auxiliary Yule party set Barton a the auxiliary unit of Post 189, american legion will hold its annual Christmas party on monday dec. 20 beginning with a covered dish supper at 6 . At the Post Home. Each member is asked to bring a gift to Exchange and a prize for a games party. Oes will meet it. Savage Rebecca Arnold Lodge 57, order of Eastern Star will sponsor a card party on wednesday beginning at 8 . At the local masonic Temple. Lonaconing the town of Lonaconing has filed the 1982 Survey of local government finances with the Bureau of the census. This document is available for inspection at the town Hall on tuesday and thursday from 7 to 9 . Meeting slated Frostburg Frostburg Lodge 470, ladies of the elks will meet tuesday at 8 . Each member is asked to bring a can of food for the Christmas Basket. Jingle gifts will be exchanged and refreshments will be served. Unwelcome Santa a some Smyrna Del. Residents Are positive that this 16-foot collapsible steel Structure that has been in front of their town Hall does not represent Santa Claus. Townspeople have called it a a monster with a face like a piece of ugly is what some people have been calling it since it went up on nov. 29. Council members have been defending the Structure saying that they got it at an off season Cut rate Price and that it will last a longtime. A laser photo Justice claims police department is a spoiled $15,000 automobiles if they re Bosses and $1 1 ,000-to$12,000 automobiles if they re just regular Mcgraw said magistrates and state police officials simply done to have the right to decide which Laws they will obey and which they wont. A a major problem in state government is that every functionary seems to feel that he or she is a legislature unto him or herself and that he or she has the right to determine what Law will be enforced and what Law will not be enforced. A what Good does it do to catch a drunk and take him off the Road if he is going to do it again and again and no one will go to the trouble to write Down his offence a Mcgraw said he thought most magistrates and circuit courts were reporting convictions in compliance with the Law. Petersburg students on Honor Rolls Charleston . Up a the state department of Public safety is the a most lavishly funded and spoiled of All the states agencies said state supreme court Justice Darrell Mcgraw. Mcgraw made the comment saturday following a published report that some magistrates and state police officials believe a Law requiring magistrates to report convictions to the state police is too time consuming and expensive to obey. The Justice said he has talked to chief Justice Thomas Miller about the apparent disregard for the Law. He said Miller planned monday to direct Paul Crabtree the courts administrator to inform magistrates and the state police of the need to obey the reporting Law. A the department of Public safety is the most lavishly funded and spoiled of All the departments of state government and it is neither Correct nor proper to say that no Money is available to insure compliance a Mcgraw said. The Justice said he Wasny to trying to be hostile to the state police. If he were he said he would note that state policemen a drive strolling at the zoo a zoo keeper Kenise con wars escorts a group of penguins through the grounds at the Cincinnati zoo. During the Winter months the penguins Are taken for daily walks twice a Day during their feeding times at to . And 3 45p.m. A laser photo Petersburg. Lyons and Adam Peters seventh Grade students at Petersburg High school received straight a a a so for the first nine weeks grading period according to Harold d. Garber principal. Ninth graders who earned straight a a a so include Malinda Harris Connie Smith and Ronald Stephens sophomores Kelly crites Brent Cook Jenny Halterman Kathie Ratliff and Libby Watts juniors Molly Alexander Ann Bremer Lisa Hedrick Tammy Kitzmiller Melissa Mcdaniel Tammy Mitchell and Lisa Parker seniors Jeff Barger Terr Brill Laurence Hill Jill Runion and Kristi Sites. Thirteen seventh graders were named to the a Honor Roll at least a 3.5 Grade Point average and nine the b Honor Roll which requires a 3.0 average. Ten eighth graders were named to the a Honor Roll 18, b Honor Roll seven freshmen a Honor Roll six b Honor Roll five sophomores a by Unda Duffield associated pros writer Lonaconing my. Apr More than a Century ago a Coal and Iron company purchased land erected a Furnace to manufacture Iron and Lonaconing was bom. The Furnace has Long since ceased to turn molten Iron into pig Iron but the town remains. Mary Meyers grew up in the Shadow of the stilled Furnace and she was among the townsfolk who led the drive to restore the Structure which once played so Large a role Here. A this was the first Furnace in the United states that was successful in using Coal and Coke rather than charcoal a said miss Meyers of the Furnace which was operated by the Georges Creek Coal and Iron . From 1839 until 1855. The Furnace was constructed on a portion of the 11,000 acres of land the company purchased in 1836. A the reason they built it Here was All the materials were in the area a a said miss Meyers. A they made their own bricks and they made the Lime for the mortar and the Coal was the Furnace a truncated Pyramid 50 feet Square at the base and 50 feet High was a also the largest Furnace that was built up to that time a noted miss Meyers. Until recently motorists passing through Lonaconing have been hard pressed to spot the Furnace despite its size for the Central elementary school on the lot in front of the Furnace hid it from ready View. The Allegany county commissioners abandoned the school in 1975, and that is when miss Meyers who had taught first Grade there for 25 years and other townspeople formed the Lonaconing Park committee and swung into action. With about $90,000 in Grants from organizations like the Maryland historical Trust and the National Park service the committee went about the task of restoring the old Furnace tearing Down the school building and constructing a Small Park in its Stead. Their work reached fruition in May 1981, when the Lonaconing Furnace Park was dedicated. Dedication of the Iron Furnace came this past june. To the 2,500 residents of Lonaconing the Iron Furnace is More than a landmark. It is a reminder of their forefathers the English Welsh and scottish who came to work in the Coal mines and at the Furnace when it was turning out 60 tons of pig Iron a week. A the town Hasni to changed much and Many of these people Are descendants of the original settlers a noted miss Meyers. The history of those bygone Days has been preserved in the form of diaries kept by superintendents of the Georges Creek Coal and Iron . They indicate lives of the ironworkers and miners were hard by present standards. The diaries show that Lonaconing a named for an Indian word meaning a meeting of the Waters because of a number of creeks and streams which flow into Georges Creek which runs through the Center of town a started out As a company town with the houses built by the Coal and Iron company. In return for housing its employees the company imposed a rules of residency upon labourers who lived in the log structures. Among other things the rules required that company employees had to be at work from Sunrise to Sunset every Day of the year except sundays and Christmas. They bought their groceries at the company store and for 50 cents a week were afforded the services of a company doctor. In return ironworkers received $1.90 a Day while miners were paid $1.18 per diem and were furnished with heating Oil. Under the rules of residency quarrelling was prohibited As was intoxication. Dogs were not allowed to be kept on the Remesis. Violation of the rules were grounds for dismissal and once fired a worker had to leave the town. A it was like the old fiefs a suggested miss Meyers. A these people company officials named administrator of Home to Burlington Burlington . A the Rev. Or. Sterling Whitely a professor at american University and an ordained United methodist minister of the Western North Carolina annual conference has assumed duties Asad Rev. Sterling Whitely mini Strator of the Burlington us Home for children and youth. A native of Tennessee he spent part of his earlier life in Baxter Seminary a methodist Home for children and youth. He received his baccalaureate degree from Tennessee technological University and a master of divinity degree from Vanderbilt University. After several years in the pastoral ministry and administrative Dean of Martin College he went to Auburn University to work in the counselling Center and to Complete advanced degrees in psychology and administration. He later served As Dean of students director of the counselling Center and associate professor of psychology at Pfieffer College a us College in North Carolina and since 1966 has been at american University in Washington d c., where he has various positions. When asked about his appointment to the new duties Here he said a it is a real pleasure to join the splendid staff and youth of the Burlington United methodist Home and i have found this experience to be a cause worthy of commitment wonderful people to love and an Opportunity to serve god in a very special ministry. He is the father of three daughters. Marshall a taped memoirs one of nations largest party tuesday Frostburg the Huntington . Up a Marshall University a collection of taped memoirs has become of the largest collections of appalachian Oral history on record says Robert Maddox director of the project. The University has been gathering the tapes since 1972. Remin sciences of Farmers physicians Coal miners and teachers comprise a significant part of the collection. The collections volume Iii a which includes interviews with civic group officers re elected Gilmore a officers of the Gilmore civic improvement association who were re elected during a recent meeting include Marvin Mckenzie president Frank Winters vice president Donna Mckenzie Secretary Ruth Cadwallader treasurer Frances Moore Robert Rayner and Blaine Kroll trustees. Also Josephine Michaels general chairman and refreshments Barbara Moore ways and Means Bernadette Smith sick committee chairman and Pearl Winters publicity. Martha Kerr was named assistant chairman of the sick committee which would appreciate information on people of the Community who Are ill or a Hospital patient. Santa Claus will make a visit to the Christmas party which will be held in conjunction with a business meeting today came from England and this was the Way they really ruled their entire John h. Alexander and Philip Tyson the company a founders got a rude Surprise when the Chesapeake and Ohio canal which they expected to run near Lonaconing was completed Only As far As Williamsport about Miles to the East. Faced with the High Cost of shipping their Iron by rail and a Tariff Bill lowering the tax in imported Iron the company shut Down its Iron operation marking the first of numerous economic setbacks for the tiny Rural town. Over the years factories manufacturing silk bricks and Glass popped up Here. But eventually each shut its doors. Miss Meyers said that at one time Lonaconing was a booming town. A the Railroad came through Here and there were several hotels near the Railroad one of those old hotels still stands but now mainly serves As the Home for local people who have nowhere else Togo. Several of the old Coal company log houses still stand one of them along dutch Row Alley a Block up from main Street. There a also a Bowling Alley once run by the towns most famous citizen Robert Moses a a lefty Grove All time pitching great who was inducted in the baseball Hall of Fame in 1947. Grove who was bom in Lonaconing in 1900, died in 1975. A Monument to Grove who hurled for Philadelphia and Boston during his career stands in the Iron Furnace Park. In recent years the towns residents have again fallen upon hard times As nearby plants such As Kelly Springfield tire ., where Many Lonaconing residents were employed have furloughed workers. But there is a sense of history Here stemming from the towns in Iron and the and the former congressmen thoughts on appalachian evolvement in the health care and and Coal Industry memories of the 1937 flood a was recently completed. A i thought there would be More midwives but As it turns out Many Coal companies brought in nurses and sometimes physicians for the miners and their families a Maddox said. Also in volume Iii Are interviews with former congressman James Kee a West Virginia Democrat. Maddox said the Kee interviews Are especially valuable because there is no known collection of the congressman a papers. Volume in which will contain an Oral history of the labor movement in West Virginia is expected to be finished live nativity Early next year., included in the volume scene planned will be recollections of i i violent labor strikes and at Salisbury John l. Lewis work with Ron Andrews mini Strator of National Register mini Strator for Maryland historical Trust said that Agency has filed an application to have Between one half and one third of the town placed on the National historic Register. A we feel Lonaconing is an important Little Coal town which records the history of the historic Region a said Andrews. He noted that in addition to the ironworks which also ties into the history of the area Coal mining became a Factor in the area in the late 19th and Early 20th centuries. The fledgling United mine workers which he once headed. A each interview is unique a Maddox said. A some people can get very emotional. Tears would come to some Peoples eyes. Some get the taped interviews Are transcribed and preserved on microfilm and microfiche at the James e. Morrow Library on the schools Campus. More than 4,200 pages of transcripts from the Marshall project have been published. Luncheon Sot Frostburg the Emily Rees prayer group of Welsh memorial Baptist Church will meet for a luncheon wednesday at 12 15 . At the Home of Elizabeth Workman Ito Maple Street. Honor Roll five b Frostburg homemakers at 6 . At the Home of disabledfar6months? Honor Roll 13 juniors a Honor Roll 13, b Honor Roll five seniors a Honor Roll 19, b Honor Roll. Club will hold its Christmas party tuesday at 7 30 . Each member is asked to bring a gift. Marguerite Rayner local residents invited. Each Are Salisbury a. The annual a a live nativity scene will be sponsored by the United Church of Christ Between 7 30 and 9 . On wednesday dec. 22 and thursday dec. 23. Members of the Christian education Board Are making preparations for the 15th year the scene has been recreated with the use of live animals with members of the Church and friends As principal characters. The senior choir under the direction of Gale l. Hillegas is rehearsing for the Christmas eve service which will begin at 11 30 . Ruth Broadwater will be organist and Rosella niner will narrator. The choir will sing a now let a the heavens adore thee a Comfort be my people a lantern Brights a March of the three Kings and he shall the service will with the statistics show that if you Are Over age 50 theres one conclude invited. Each person is Chance in four that you will traditional lion no of the asked to bring a Jingle be disabled tar six month. Alcot pubs gift. More before you retire invited

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