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FIFTY-FOURTH YEAR. No. 39. Richard Lloyd Jonc&i We Need More Burbanks. The boy in school fifty years ago lookihr upon the map of the United States in Vis geography fount! the vast territory between the Pacific Coast states and the Missouri Itiver designated ns the Croat American Desert. Since that time the surveyor l as clearly defined the state lines, ami into these states hundreds of thousands of brave people have pioneered. There today great cities stand, sky scrapers pierce the :ky, the hammer is heard, business thrives, the parched lands are kissed with irrigation ditches that drain the glaciers’ melting flow and spread bounty and prosperity into the lap of an aggressively progressive people. On that desert land the great Burbank lives. From out that hopeless wil derness be brought forth fruits that have l*e*-n the wonder of the world. Daniel Webster was a wise man. But amazement would make him wiser were he alive today. On the floor of the ITiited States Senate he opposed the acquisition, of tiie Oregon territory because he said, “You cannot roll a wheel out there.” Soon after Daniel made this declaration a fellow by the name of Whitman rolled a wheel out there. On this wheel Whitman laid a load of apple tree roots. With them he planted out there what have grown to he the greatest apple orchards in the world. The changer! map has taught anew the old lesson that all things are possi ble to the men who deny defeat to the men who dare. Twenty years ago we used to speak of undeveloped sections its “the rast west." As we have closed in on these unsettled places we found the new east. While developing ways to fertile fields in what was once the desolate des ert we learned much. Now abandoned (arms in New ork am! Nov. Kng!and are attracting the college trained agriculturist of the West, lhe Carolina.' and tire Southern States about them are revealing farms that lure the lowan, than whom there is no better farmer known. Florida, long looked upon as a tangled mas.*, of semi-tropical verdure, is proving to he a matchless gal den spot, (iood land is everywhere. Our agricultural colleges are turning out engineers to irrigate and drain; chemists who teach us how to replenish the soil; agronomists who tell us how to grow better grain and captains of commerce who show us how to make a better product-pack and find a better market. These colleges are changing farming from drudgery to a scientific profession. Lincoln said, "I always plucked the thistle and planted a flower wherever ' thought a flower would grow.” Give us more Burbanks; give us more scientifically trained men, ami we .c land enough in the United State- to feed and clothe all the people in the )le wide world. GENERAL JACK AT 62 | ■ I-i.i lour war- turn; *'*|k V ■ hi' in *''' MHHIv lnn'A n! ■ ’:e r ' H ■' l: i*d ■nj Hu- mtsm Bruir-i uvitcil ili-.k in I\\ adimi-tnii September HP g.>? |k' ,1 4WP^ , ~' “* **"' Ci fi NOMINATED BY SHORE G. 0. P. Charles J. Butler Chosen To Run For Congress Against (.oltls borough. Exston, Mel., £ept. 2(’>.—Members of ; Republican Central Committees for) the Eastern Shore counties, besides many other prominent Shore Repub licans, gathered today at the Hotel Norris for the purpose of selecting a ) candidate for Congress from the First Congressional District. They assembled shortly before dinner and were not long in agreeing on the nominee Charles J. Butler, State’s Attorney for Talbot County. Senator Lawrence B. Towers, of Caroline was in the chair, and Arthur F. Crace, of Easton, was secretary. People from all paits of the Shore were here and long before the assem bly was called to order there were little conferences on the sidewalks. It was given out that there were sev eral candidates, but Mr. Butler was the only one considered after the gathering was called to order. Sena tor Towers, of Caroline County, was talked of moic than any other man except Mr. Butler. Was Known To lb* Choice. It was known that Mr. Butler was the candidate agreed upon long be fore the session started and there was rio surprise when the name was an nouncer). When Mr. Butler made his appear ance some applause- broke out. Main interest, however, seemed to be in the candidacy of Senator France. W. P. Jackson, Marion Humphreys and Amos W. \V. Woodcock, of Wi comico, former Senator 11. M. Mc- Cullough, of Cecil; J. N. Bennett and R. R. Hill, Kent County; Charles O. Ho wait) and Senator Towers from Caroline, former Representative Wil liam N. Andrews and A. Stenglc Ma rine, of Dorchester, and A. C. Riley and Harry C. Powell, of Worcester, were among those present. After the executive session Mr. But ler put in an appearance and made a few remarks about his nomination. I 'MISS MABEL BONNEVILLE WEDS WILLIAM TRADER: Mr. William Trader and Miss Mabel ; HHnneville j were quietly married at - I the some m the bride’s parents, Mr. j and >WCarl Bonneville last Satur- 1 , day evening at 8 o’clock, by Rev. I I Charles R/VStrausburg. M/. Trades, is a mechanic in the , errmlo> of I*. lA. Holloway’s uutoino j bye garage. The young couple will reside in Snow Hill. BIG SUNDAY SCHOOL CONVENTION TO IIE HELD The greatest event of the year in , the field of religious education in > Maryland will take place in Haiti-. more October 18, lit and 20, when the eightieth annual convention of the Maryland Sunday School Asso ciation will be held, with its head quarters in the First Metiiodist Epis copal Church, and radiating there from to four other churches. The largest number of Sunday School workers ever assembled in Maryland will he in attendance. The convention last year was the largest to date, with 134!) enrolled delegates. More than 2000 are expected this year. The convention will occupy four other churches beside First Church. Sessions will be held at Associate Congregational Church, St. I Michael and All Angels’ Protestant Episcopal, St. Mark's Lutheran Church and St. John’s Methodist j Protestant Church. The program will include more than CO speakers from various ,-tates —New York, Illinois, Pennsyl vania, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia. The speakers will include Sunday School specialists, statesmen, clergymen, educators and business men. Wednesday evening, October 18th, u great pageant entitled ’’The Lamp" i will be presented in the Associate j Congregational Church. One hun dred and eighty people will partici pate. Thursday evening two great sim ultaneous sessions will Ite held with reversed program. SNOW HILL, MARYLAND, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1922. - That Turkish Tobacco McMaster Gets Praise At Teachers’ Meeting The first meeting of the Worcester County teachers under the adminis tration of Superintendent A. C. Hum phreys was held in the Snow Hill High School last Saturday. The State Department of Education was represented by State Superintendent Albert S. Cook, acting assistant State Superintendent William J. Holloway, and State Director of Music, Thomas L. Gibson. The morning session began at ten o’clock, the program being as fol lows: Singing, led by Prof. Gibson; Invocation, Rev. 11. (i. Martin, “Ad ministrative Matters,” Superintends ent Humphreys; “Improvement of Teachers in Service,” Mr. Holloway; Demonstration Lesson in Elementary Grade Music, Miss Nellie Collins, fol lowed by discussion led by I’rof. Gib son. At the conclusion of the morn ing session, luncheon was served in the social hall of the M. E. Church. The afternoon session, which was devoted to the Grainmer Grade Group, was opened by Miss Lucy Newell Stagg. Attendance Officer, who spoke on “Flans for Improving Attendance.” This was followed by an address by Mr. Holloway on “Rural School Program," and Dr. Ralph E. Haines, medical director of I the Maryland Tuberculosis Associn i tion, addressed the teachers on [“Health Teaching in the Public : School.” Superintendent Cook paid a de served tribute to former Superintend ent E. W. McMaster, saying that no man in tiie state was lietter informed on educational matters, or better qualified for the important position he held; that he had been placed tin ; all the important committees, and his advice had been invariably sought on j all matters pertaining to the educa | tional system of the state. Super intendent Cook saiil Mr. McMaster’s advice would still be sought, and bis /RXfflLJgf. T & UNCLE JOHN You’ve made yer mind up, Jenny, so there’s nothin’ left to say. that I reckon would impress ye to do some other way. . . . You never was a stubborn child, or one that don’t behave,—but you’re mighty sot. I’ve noticed, on the little tilings you crave. . . So, you’re goin’ to the City—where there’s heaps of fine ‘‘careers’’ and worlds of “oppcrtuimies’’ around THE yc everywheres—l wouldn’t want to tie ye to PARTING i cr mother’s apron strings, for life, they say, is measured by the happiness it brings. . When I think about them “type-machines” or clerkin’ in a store, where the boss ain’t never satisfied, but—allers wantin’ more—where there's slim respecks fer purity, and everything’s fer show,—it overcomes me, Jenny, and—l—hate—to—see—yc—go I I here's often hidden torments in the prospccks that allures, and a million tons of rilY-rafT in the City’s social sewers. . And the hell of human passion, in the high as well as low,—-I may be wrong about it, but,—l—hate—to—see—ye—gol Yer mother’ll recollect ye, when she says the evenin’ prayers. Some people think a mother is the only one that cares. . . . But we’ll watch . the pajiers closer than we used AA. ~x to do, ye know—and we’ll won der—wonder—wonder, Child —’j f —hate—to—see—yc—go 1 ** ' opinions continue to have weight, oven though lie no longer is officially con nected with the Stale Department of Education. The following resolutions were unanimously adopted by the teachers: WHEREAS, Our long-time friend, Mr. E. W. McMaster, who has for many years been connected with the public schools of this county, first jus President of the Hoard of County School Commissioners, and after wards as County School Superintend ent, has seen fit to sevgi hi.a con nection with the public school system of this county, therefore, he it RESOLVED, That we, the teachers of Worcester County, do hereby ex press our profound regret at having ! to lose the pleasure, help and inspira tion that always came to us by as sociation and intercourse with Mr. McMaster; and, further RESOLVED, That we hereby as sure our friend, Mr. McMaster, of the continued respect and love of this ! body of teachers, and that we shall ' always hold him in the highest esteem, and shall over In* interested in his welfare and happiness; and further RESOLVED. That these Resolu tions he- given to the County press for 1 publication and a copy be presented . to Mr. McMaster. Adopted by unanimous vote of the! Worcester County Teachers’ Associa tion, September 23d, 1022. O. P. SIMMONS, President. EMILY K. DRY DEN, Secretary. A large number of the teachers was present, and a reorganization of the Woccster County Teachers’ As sociation was effected, with the fol lowing officers: President, 0. P. Sim mons; Vice-President, Dale S. Bar ton; Treasurer, Alfred Lee Jones; Secretary, Emily K. Dryden. Monthly meetings will be held in the different parts of the county, the object being to promote professional advancement of the teachers. Imperial Potentate James McCandlcss. Imperial Po tentate of the Ancient Arabic Or der, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, was greeted by fifty thousand no bles front all parts of the U. S. when he appeared at the annual conclave at Atlantic City. ! BATES MEMORIAL M. P. CHURCH 10.00 A. M. Sunday School. W. O. Shockley, Superintendent. 11.00 A. M. Preaching. 3.00 P. M. Preaching at Newark. 7.30 P. M. Preaching. The public cordially invited. REV. C. It. STItAUSBURG, Pastor. HOMEY ; PmLOSpPHX AND ii is written that the niii.- ers (hall go back to work and that the miners shall strike again, and that the miners shall go to work again, and that they shall continue these backward and for ward movements until they shall come to see the folly of it all and understand that that which has a beginning must have an end, and that the sooner man shall avoid the beginning, when the beginning spells disaster and trouble, the bet ter for mankind, the miners in cluded. • And it is written that the capi talists shall persue pretty much the same course of blind approach to the industrial problem; that they shall not seek a solution, but de pend on temporary expedients until they recognize the great fundamen tal, that God will not allow the crushing of humanity, but has des tined that man shall improve, then-selves included. Farm Prosperity Hinges On Market Of The World Being Kept Open For Our Surplus, Says Great American Banker, Just Home From Europe. By ROBERT FULLER Special to The Messenger NEW YORK, Sept. 28. Otto H. Kahn. Intel-national banker ami leader in world finances, is back in hi.- New York offices at Kuhn. I.oeb & Co., after an extended stay in Europe for a close study of conditions there. His sum mary is positive when he says: "The permanent prosperity of our American farmers depends upon estab lishing an even keel in world affairs ami keeping world farm markets oi>en for our surplus, because we have no other. Of the Central European nations, Mr. Kahn say*: “It is appalling to contemplate, especially, the dreadful conditions among the middle classes, their semi-starvation, and, in some cases, actual starva tion.” “In a snarl of animosities, jealousies and apprehensions they need and ask our co-operation, less even in a material sense than as helpful counsellors an 1 guides. It seems to me both out* duty and our advantage to heed that call. In all modesty, I would venture to say, in a constructive -ense, that we could do this. How We Should Bargain With Europe. “We should deal in a large visioned and liberal manner with the debts due jus from the Allied nations, discriminating between war-making loans ;fnd those made after the Armistice. I would not; relinquish any of our claims as a free gift, but only in consideration of measures leading to mitigation of conditions keeping Europe in turmoil." Such a “bargain,” the banker asserted, would be a good and profitable investment, resulting in securing not only a moral asset for America, but wonld be a distinct benefit to us. The purchasing power of the European market, he holds, may not for. a time be indi.-pensahle to our manufacturers, but it is to the prosperity of our farmers, because they have no other market for their surplus. Some Things To l>o At Home. Regarding the United States, Mr. Kahn concluded: “An era of great prosperity and beneficent progress is within our grasp. The one cloud on the horizon of our contentment and well being has been the disturbed relationship lietween capital and labor. “There is no short cut to the total elimination of such distressing strife, but we must build our hope on the slow but sure remedy of growing reciprocal observance of the golden rule, spirit and practise of give and take, consid eration for the rights of the public and a sincere and permanent effort at mutual forbearance and conciliation.” , - 8 CLUBS LOOM UP FOR SHORE Mil lord And Dover Among Cities Seeking Franchises—One Of Original Six Tottering. The Wicomico News says: “Directors of the Eastern Shore Baseball League met Thursday after noon and received the reports of the secretary which showed that the gen eral treasury of the league presented a balance on the right side of the led ger and that therefore, generally speaking, the first season under Or ganized Ball might be considered a success along financial lines as well as others. Ail the umpires were paid bonuses. “Of course several clubs reported deficits in their respective coffers but that in a measure may be attributed to the inexperienced handling of the ' baseball matters at (he outset. Heavy expenses were found to he attached to the transportation of many players who were given brief tryouts and then j released. “Among tile important topics that were discussed during the course of the afternoon meeting between Presi dent Miller and his associates was the probable expansion next year of the Sho’ league into an eight club cir cuit. President Miller is quoted as being favorably inclined toward a larger loop provided certain conditions are agreeably met and taken care of by both the old clubs and those seek ing franchises. “it is understood that Doth Milford | and Dover are anxious to be included | in the Peninsula baby minor next spring and that the former has al ready made overtures to that effect. According to President Miller, how ever, nothing will lie decided upon in that particular line, until tin next meeting scheduled for November 15. In the meantime clubs seeking ad mission will lie notified to make for mal application setting forth points to be considered in the selection. There is a rumor to the effect that one of the towns included in the cir cuit the past season will be fount! missing when “Play Ball" rings out on the diamonds next year. Specula tions arc rife as to which one that is anil what the reasons might be for the release of the franchise, it is understood that Laurel did not enjoy as favorable a season as was hoped for in the beginning. Pocnmoko also has been mentioned as the likely city to drop out. Whether or not the salary limit will be raised fmm $1,750 to $2,100 is a question tnat will be settled at the November meeting. There will also $1.50 A YEAR. $2.00 OUT OF COUNTY be brought up at that time the mat ter of increasing the visiting club’s guarantee from S6O to $75. Flection of officers will also take place then. ! That President Miller has ably han dled the affairs of Organized Ball in its first introduction to the Kastern Shore seems to lie the opinion of both officials anti fans anti the success of the league is attributed in a large manner to the Salisbury executive's anti his capable assistants ami as- ' sociates. SENATOR WATSON DIED SUDDENLY Georgia Senator Passes Viler Pic turesque Career as Kdilor, Writer and Legislator. Washington, D. C.—Another pow lerfu! and picturesque figure passed from public life in the death Tuesday lof Senator Thomas K. Watson, of | Georgia. His death, which occurred at 2.40 o'clock this morning, was sudden ami unexpected, according to physicians, resulting from an attack of asthma. The Senator hail been a sufferer for several weeks from the disease, and only last Sunday experienced an acute attack. Two physicians anti a nurse were at the bedside when the entl came, but the widow, who is in ill health, and other relatives, were at the home in Thomson. Ga., for which Mr. Watson had planned to depart today for the Congressional j recess. I-'oi -to years Senator Watson hail been active in politics, a national as well a> a State figure. He was nomi nated by th° Populist party for President in 1004 after receiving its Vice Presidential nomination in 1896. He was a Populist member in the House of Representatives in 1891-93. In 1920 he wa eleeteil Senator as, he saiti. on an “Anti-Wilson, anti-League (of Nations) anti-war measures” platform, defeating former Senator Hoke Smith anti former Governor Dorsey. Ho was 66 years of age September 5 lust, anti his Senatorial term would h tve expired March 3, 1927. C ARD OF THANKS We desire to thank our friends ami neighbor- for their kindness timing my illness, anti their thoughtfulness in saving my fodder. True friends are more to be desired than greut riches. GORMAN PERDUE, Snow Hill, Md.