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? Published every Saturday at Pocomoke City, Maryland.
SAM’L M. CROCKETT, Editor and Proprietor.
Entered at the Postoffice at Pocomoke City, Maryland as Second class matter.
$1.50 Per Year In Advance.
Foreign Representative
The tang of midwinter air always seems to put the kick into
those social pleasures that languish during summer heats, and
this season of the year sees many jolly gatherings in homes and
public halls. Social life is a great game, and you would hardly
know a lot of people while they are under the spell of its transform
Some folks who are sour and rusty in their home surround
ings, will blossom out with sparkle and high spirits at a social oc
casion. In the family circle they may answer the home people
with a surly grunt. But take them to an evening party, particu
larly if persons of the opposite sex are present whom they wish to
please, and they display brilliant conversational powers. Their vi
vacity surprises those who know their grumpy ways at home.
Boys who were too tired to bring in some wood and kindle up
the/kitchen fire, will travel many miles learning the new dance
steps. Girls whose heads ached over their Latin, may be able to
- femember long sequences of cards at the bridge table without ap
f parent effort.
J The normal desire of the two sexes for a meeting place is the
/ mysterous stimulant that accounts for many changes in temper.
You could not defeat it by closing up the dances and card parties.
In former days when such pursuits were considered wrong, the
young people would meet at the prayer meeting, from which it be
came necessary for the boys to see the girls home.
The fault of social life is that its favors are unevenly distrib
uted. The popular girl with her pretty face and agile tongue, gets
so many invitations that she may spoil her youth with late hours
and friviious ideas. Meanwhile many quiet and reserved young
people, who need social attrition to bring out their fine powers,
miss the chance for self development that wholesome society
should give to all.
What is required of a man to class himself as a Democrat or
as a Republican What makes a man a regular, in the party sense ?
Must he support every candidate of his party at every election?
These are questions that are being asked at this time, when the
office seeker is abroad in the land, and needs a party label to land
something worth while.
In the campaign of 1912, over 4,000,000 Republicans loft ihe
party and supported Theodore Roosevelt. Most of them were bach
in the ranks in 1916, and the question of their party regularity
•' ■fc^lfit(l uestione d- But now that the party is back in power,
Hk|p old guard are calling attention to these men and insist
mt ing that they are not entitled to the loaves and fishes.
f|Bß This is a government of party, but the man who follows a
pax-ty, i-egardless of the principles of the platform fails in his duty
as a citizen. Party platfonns are different, because new issues are
coming to the front, and what may have been Republican in 1920
may be Democratic in 1922.
It seems to be one of the traits of our weak human nature
that the best things are turned to the basest uses. The perfection
of methods of cold storage for the preservation of meats and other
perishable articles was a triumph of science that should work
great benefit to the world. But it has not proven an unmixed bles
The gi’eat cold storage warehouses soon became the means of
hoai’ding great quantities of foodstuffs, forcing the market to un
reasonable figures, and if they failed to get the price, the goods
were held until the shortage became so acute that the price would
be paid. Laws limiting the time when goods might be stored have
*aided somewhat, but means have been found to evade these laws
by moving the goods from one state to another just before the
time limit expires. And thus the abuse goes on.
Government ownership of utilities is not a practical solution.
The passage of laws does not seem to work the needed reform. So
long as the laws are diffei’ent in adjoining states, so long can these
abuses be covered up. It may be that placing the storage business
under the Federal inspectors would be a measure of relief. At any
rate, some solution must be found.
A big business house in Chicago wants a young man who is
willing to start at the bottom and work up. Some of the requir
ments are that if the elevator has stopped he will not wait bu
climb the staffs. They want him to know how to spell, punctuate
and know the meaning of words.
Not a fellow who merely looks ahead to help build up business,
work overtime if necessary and become a real, active pail of tl e
business—not a girl, because if she is a good one some fellow wil!
want to marry her. But a boy who wants to be a man in all that
the term means—who can be a stenographer, a clerk, a real hon
est, earnest boy who can make good and is willing to do so. A
thousand places are now open to such boys, but only one in a thou
sand for a boy who is only a salary hunter. Where are all the bovs
who want to make good and are willing to work to make good ?
The best places in the United States wait them.
Summarizing in a paragraph some of the advantages of good
roads, a set of resolutions adopted by an Illinois Good Roads As
sociation says: “Improved roads mean better schools and larger
attendance, better health and quicker transportation, better
farms and more cultivated land, better crops and cheaper trans
portation, bettex economic conditions and more producers, better
social conditions and less isolation, better church attendance and
better citizens, better postal service and closer friends, better bus
iness and more consumers, better industries and more employ
ment, a better state and better nation.” These are all things
quite worth while. Good loads cost money but the returns com
pensate for the expenditure.
Vt hy Should The Business Woman
Suffer Social Ostracism And Be
Barred From The Exclusive
Inner Circle.
. Clouded minds are groping for en
lightment on all subjects. Has this
me ever occurred to you and the why
and wherefore? The matter is a vi
tal one to many business women not
from A personal viewpoint nor from
any pleasures derived from being a
member of the exclusive circle but
from a deep sense of “'injustice. Why
is a woman considered ineligible and
looked down upon simply because she
has the mind and desire to accomplish
things which were ages ago consider
ed outiside of a woman’s sphere, but
v.hich are now recognized as being
absolutely essential to the welfare of
the community?
It has been proven repeatedly that
one can manage and control a model
home, retain the respect of man and
yet exercise her capabilities as a busi
ness woman. Yet her own sex con
demns her to social isolation. It is,
in a misunderstood sense, even worse
when she is compelled to do this in
order to support herself. No matter |
how brilliant the mind, how stainless 1
the character the fact remains “She
works for her living.” This is the
stigma on an otherwise clean and
faultless shield and keeps her outside
the pale of society. Society is sup
posed to be the more cultivated por
tion of a community but sometimes
we wonder! Culture is generally un
derstood to mean a refining of the
moral or intellectual faculties and n< t
a narrow minded vision with which
some are imbued.
The age of the “shop girl” as well
as the “clinging violet” is past. Both
are somewhat obsolete. The shop
girl is developing surprising charac
teristics and unknown possibilities—
likewise the “clinging violet.” Don’t
let us do as so many are doing,
“Shout Democracy and Practice Au
tocracy,” but let us adjust our ideas
to the times and take a little broader
outlook on life.
i i
$ Men’s and Boys’ Suits, Overcoats $
\ :: Odd Pants, Sweaters, Winter:: \
$ Underwear and Men’s Half-Hose $
£ For Instance — £
£ All $45 garmen s, now $22.50 All S6O garments, now $30.00 £
£ All SSO garments, now $25.00 All $75 garments, now $37.50 £
$ IT’S difficult, we know, to believe that clothing prices can be cut in half, S
* honestly and genuinely! But we are doing it, even though it takes us a £
W long, long way below the actual wholesale cost. Frankly our object is clear - #
ance, decisive and immediate, of all clothing stock now on hand. The old £
J price tags are on each garment just as originally marked. You simply pay J
J half the figure which the ticket shows. ?
£ Like All Our Events, This Is Absolutely Genuine £
£ All Sales Are for CASH. Alterations at Cost. $
$ Sale starts Saturday, January 15th %
$ “One Price Clothiers ” #
% Established 1862 POCOMOKE ' ITY, MD. £
t J
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dows down, windshield open—the Ford Coupe or Sedan affords the cool
- and breeziness of the open car. Windows up, windshield closed—
and you are protected from rain, wind, sleet or snow.
And bear in mind. The Ford Sdan costs you no more than the ordi
nary open car. In fact, the Ford Sedan costs you less to buy, war tax in
cluded, than any touring car manufactured in the United States, except,
* of course, the Ford. Compare the prices yourself.
Come in—let us show you the Ford Sedan or Coupe. Better get your
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means the continuous use of your car.
J. Milton Clogg I
I— II HI ll B—gPV -
Saturday, January 15, 1921.

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