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WORCESTER DEMOCRAT EST. 1898 THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE EST. 188 C P. H. S. Soccer Team Loses State Championship Game Home Boys Defeated. By Spar * rows Point In Hotly ConiesU ed Game Last Saturday. COACH C. A. WHITMAN GIVEN MUCH PRAISE i The Pocomoke High School soccer team was in Baltimore on Saturdaj last to meet the Sparrows Point team in Patterson Park for the State championship, and much to the rigre* , of their many friends suffered a do-1 feat. But even in defeat the gailam 1 boys have much to be proud of for the large crowd that witnessed the i contest spoke in the highest terms e. ! the game they played. To be sun their opponents had .somewhat the ad vantage of them in the fact that thej were more accustomed to tin grounds, having played the Barton team on the same giminds onl.s a few days prior. Then again the grounds were much larger than our boys had been accustomed to and this of course worked also to their disadvantage. With it all our boys played a still'i panic and they have no reason fori disparagement. Too much credit cannot be given Mr. Chrrles A. Whittman, who has taken much interest in our local team. Being thoroughly familiar with the game, and an excellent player him self, he was in a position to lie ol great assistance to the borne boys, lie has spared neither time nor r trouble in coaching them for the event and it was almost entirely due to his efforts that their good record was made. Mr. Whittman, not only has the thanks of the team itself, but he has the thanks of the entire com munity for placing Pocomoke City in the position she holds in the athletic world. We move that he be given a. rising vote of thanks. The Baltimore Sun of Sunday last gave the following account of the game and we reproduce it for the benefit of our readers., so that they may see the splendid record our boys made. It says: “The Sparrows Point soccer team marshaled its forces at Patterson Park yesterday morning, turned back the Pocomoke hooters and won the county high school championship of Maryland. The score was 3 to 0. During the first half the Pointers v,ere bewildered by the splendid de fense of the visitors and neither side vas able to score. The defensive work of Townsend for Pocomoke was! of a high caliber and every attempt of the Pointers to tally in this periodj v as checked. Soon after the beginning of the second session the Pointers scored on | a penalty kick. Brooks made thej goal. Rayner, wdio played a top-notch; game against the Barton hooters re- j cently, kicked the second goal from j difficult angle. The third point reg-| filtered by the victors also was made! on a penalty kick by Brooks. The game was warmly contested at : all times, but the superior team work ef the Pointers enabled them to tri umph. Brooxs, Kayner and Woodruff were the individual stars for Spar low's int while Townsend and Grot in weiv in the limelight at all times foi the Pocomoke eleven. The contest brought to a close the ( Public Athletic League State-wide soccer tournament, in which more than s(i teams competed. The Point ers wnn the Western Shore flag by defeating Havre de Grace, Gaithers burg and Barton, while Pocomoke lead the eleven on the Eastern Shore by trimming Worcester, Somerset, Dorchester and Caroline. The lineup: Poco. H. S. Position S. P. H. S. Townsend G Webster Schoolfield L.B Brooks Henderson R.B. Collins Evans L.H.B M'ller Hillman R.H.B Woodruff jjontr C. I ol lock Groton O.R.F Rayner Matthews 1.-R.E *i‘i° vc , r Bromley C.F. Oberle Bunting ...... 0.L.F.. Goals—Brooks (2), Rayner. Ref cicrce Touchton. Linesmen, Cox and Loftus. Time of periods—3o minutes. Subscribe today for this paper— §l.so a year in advance. Menchandise Getting Back On A Sound Basis It has been said that undue opti mism is no less dangerous than ex cessive pessimism but you cannot help but fee! hopeful when you con filer (even though a few more bumps may be in store for us) the period of unprecedented prosperity to which | this country may confidently look j forward. Easter comes early this year—March 27th—thus necessitating • early preparations for the now sea son. New spring suits, dresses, hats and shoes have already made their debut in the show windows of our j merchants. * The spring fashions are • created to provide good value at sen ible prices. The general tone of I usincss,” Mi. Calamity Howler,” is i steadily improving and in this coun it. i seems to have reached the bottom lof the the decline. While there is ' - ill a tendency to economize, stable conditions are close at hand so, buy within reason and keep money in cir culation. Buy from the other fellow and the other fellow' will be able to buy from you. 1 OPEN LARGE STORE j ON CLARKE AVENUE The American Sfores Company Open ed Store Mo. 2 Corner Clarke Avenue and Willow Street. As was announced in these col i r ins some weeks ago the American S ores Company has leased of Mr. M. 1. Veasey the large brick storehouse at the corner ol Clarke avenue and W illow street. They got possession of tiie building the first of the year and at once began making such im i iovemcnls were necessary to the l.inning of their business. The build ing has been completely renovated, i ew shelving and fixtures have been . installed, it has been newly painted inside and out with their famous col ors, its shelves have been loaded down from Hie ceiling to the floor w : th the kind of goods they generally carry and everything being in readi ntss the new place of business was thrown open to the public yesterday. Mr. 11. S. Sherwood, who since this Irg corporation started business here, has been manager for them in this < Ay, is in charge of the new estab lishment. He has a large roomy store ' and a much larger stock than he was able to carry in the other building, li- has a right to feel proud of the 'change and we are sure that he does. In the future, and until further no Alice, they will conduct two stores in i imr town. -Mr. William F. Hillman I v ; 11 he in charge of the old stand on j Clarke avenue in the Barker Block, jOf course there will he no competi tion between the two stores for they I vill both sell at the same price. Our j friend Sherwood will have the larger ' store and the larger stock but we ad [ \'se him to keep his eye on Bill Hill j man. Sometimes, you know it is not j always the largest store that does I the largest business, and unless we miss our guess Bill Hillman will set a pace for him that it will he hard to . fellow. And with it all we wish them 1 oth well. Double Blow Struck To End Booze Flow Doors of distilleries and bonded warehouses in every State in the Un ion, Hawaii and Porto Rico were or dered indefinitely closed against liq uor withdrawals Thursday by Prohi bition Commissioner Kramer. At the same time wholesale liquor dealers were ruled out of further participa t.on in the sale of intoxicating bever ages by Attorney General Palmer. Commissioner Kramer’s drastic or der stopping the flow of liquor from | storage and the Attorney General’s interpretation of the Volstead Act, . prohibition officials said, mean the • elimination of the wholesale liquor ' dealers and make possible the preven- I tfim of “bootlegging” through forged permits and illegal disposal of intoxi : cants. The King’s Daughters will meet at the homo of Mrs. E. W. Davis on Sec ' ond street, Monday February 7th at 3 o’clock. THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE POCOMOKE c: i'Y, MARYLAND, FEBRUARY 5, 1921 TUESDAY LAST WAS GROUND HOG DAY ’ Did He Or Not Sec His Shadow? Will I W e Or Not Have Good Weather For Forty Days. I Tuesday last was Ground Hog Day and the question arises as to whether ' or not we will have good weather fir ' the next forty days. The day was all - sorts of a day and it depended entire '! ly upon the time the hog came out as j to whether or not he saw his shadow Some claim that he always emerges 1 at the noon hour, while others claim ; that it is in the forenoon. Still others ; assert that it is in the afternoon when : he tomes to the surface of the earth The fact is, we reckon, that no one 1 knows anything about it, and as a matter of fact no one can tell the kind of weather we will have except the weather man himself. The fable has been handed down that on February 2d the little quad ruped, a frizzy little beast, emerges from his hole and if the sun happens to be clouded in, he feels so sure of a mild and soft season that he re mains out anil begins his spring for ays upon the gardens. In most latitudes where Mr. Ground Hog operates, February is not far from mid-winter, with frozen ground ard in a large part of his habitat a deep snow blanket. Yet with incur able optimism and confident anticipa tion of balmy breezes, he sails forth, meeting the emergencies of a wintry climate with cheerful good nature, ev (n though the vegetables that are to support him are not planted. We have lots of people in this sec tion who put great faith in the Ground Hog fable, but for us—well v.'c are willing to leave conditions en tirely to the weather man. WANT LABOR MAN ON SERVICE BOARD Federation Keeking To Fill Vacancy Caused By Death Of James C. Legg. Governor Ritchie will be asked to appoint a representative of organized , labor to the Public Service Commis sion. A resolution calling for such action was adopted last night by the Federation of Labor, it was explain ed by one of the delegates that the I roposition was not a new one 4 it hav ing been considered before the eleath ef Mr. Legg, but now that there is a vcancy the opportunity is offered to r.eet the request of the Federation. A copy of the resolution was ordered sent to the Governor. Attention was directed to the pro posed mass-meeting to be held in the near future and a statement made by Organizer Eichelberger that Mr. Morison hail consented to make an ad dress and promises have been receiv ed from President Gompers and vice pvsident Duncan of the American Federation ■‘hat they would come if . possible. The resolution to have the work ingmen start a bank of their own was referred to the international presi dents who will meet in Washington on February 23d. Action was deferred on the protest against the State con stabularly until after the committee , shall have visited Saunders’ Range as requested by the Governor. FIRE DAMAGES GROCERY STORE I ! The Interior Of Holland Bros., Store Damaged by Fire and Smoke The fire siren sounding at 6 o’clock Thursday morning of this week 1 brought a prompt response from the ' firemen. Our citizens also turned out in great numbers when found that ' this was in the business section of our town. Although the origin of the fire '| is unknown it is supposed to have 1 started from the stub of a cigar or 1 cigarette, as no fire had been in the i stove for several hours. While the building did not ignite the whole in terior of the store was blackened by ' the dense smoke and one or two coun * ters damaged by the flames. Miss Rubie Ducr left on Saturday last for the northern cities to pur chase spring millinery for the firm t of Miss E. F. Bohm. Miss Bohm join ed her the middle of the week. AND J. MILTON CLOGG IN NEW GARAGE I Moves In Portion Already Completed So That Work May Progress On Other Section. The Front and Willow street sec • tion of the new garage of Mr. J. Mil ■ ten Clogg is nearing completion. So [ much so that he was able this week . to move most of his business inter , ests into that section. This was done sc that the workmen may tear dowr ; the old concrete structure on Market i street and as soon as practicable bo , gin work on the rebuilding of the i same. His office, parts department and workshop together with a great • deal of his storage, was transferred this week and until the entire build [ ing is completed he will occupy the - building in this way. Of course he ; will work somewhat to a disadvan i tage for a short while, but he is even now able to take care of his large : trade in a most satisfactory manner. ; It is too early to give a detailed nc -1 count of the garage that is to be such a credit to this city. Suffice it to say that when it is completed it will j surely be the finest anti most up-to | date one south of Philadelphia, and • v.r. doubt if there is one in that city I that will outclass it. . The contractors, The Mclvers Con struction Company, will continue to 1 d"ivc ahead with the work and they ,! hope to have the entire building done •and ready for occupancy before the summer months are upon us. They i are experts in their line and while | they are absolutely correct in their I method of construction still they do their work with a swiftness that far (".cells the average Eastern Shore ! , nan. AUTOMOBILE SHOW WELL v TTENDED Large Crowds Attend The Big Show In Our Sister Town. Pocomoke City Well Represented. The Salisbury Automobile Show ' which for some weeks has been at ' trading the attention of all automo h:lists of the Eastern Shore, was held , in the First Regiment Armory in that ; | city the past week, beginning on Feb- Iruary Ist, and will close tonight. ■This was the second show of this j character that has been stage d in I I Salisbury and it was a great success, 1 ! far exceeding the one of a year ago, 1 j which was their initial number. The ■ ] display was a very large one and all I kinds of motor vehicles were shown, including passenger cars, trucks, tractors and all kinds of accessories. ' The floors of the big armory were | completely covered with the display land other arrangements had to be 1 i iade to take care of the overflow ex ' | hibits. ’ j The show attracted not only the at- I tendon of the Salisbury people but . the entire Eastern Shore were great |ly interested, in the event. Persons ' i from all sections of the peninsula drove for miles in order to witness ’ i the display. They were from Cecil to 1! the Capes of Virginia and from the Ocean to the bay. in fact it was one of the largest and most interesting; weeks experienced in Salisbury for I I some time. Many Pocomokians were | i in the crowd and they with the others ; expressed themselves as being much pleased with the show given by our j progressive sister town. Rev. H. L. Elderdice, D. D., In Pocomoke Last Sunday Rev. H. L. Elderdice president of :: Westminster Theological Seminary ‘ | was in Pocomoke City, on Sunday last ajnl filled the pulpit of Bethany J M. P. Church, preaching a powerful •! sermon to a large |nd appreciative ' congregation. Hr. Elderdice is gener ' j ally beloved in this city and it is al ' | ways a pleasure to our people to have: 5 1 him with us and to hear him preach • | Ke w'as here this time in the interest • cf “The Methodist Protestant.” the ' j church paper. The denomination is ■; trying to establish a plant for the printing of this paper and it is cer tain now that they will succeed in the T enterprise for it is already well un derway. As the result of the Sunday i morning effort here more than three 1 1 hundred dollars was raised for this ■ worthy object and no one was hurt to jany great extent. Firemen’s Supper Thursday Evening Nets Nearly SBOO. The Firm Name Is Now H. W. Callahan’s & Sons As was stated in these columns some weeks ago, Mr. H. W. Calla hen, the clothing and shoe merchant, has taken in the firm with him his: three sons, Messrs. John. Mark and ! Criffin Callahan. The change was, made the first of February, as will be I seen by reference to their advertise ment elsewhere in this issue. Here after the style of the firm will be H. W. Callahan & Sons. All three of the: young men are not only familiar with ] the trade but they are deserved 1 ;, popular and with the ripe experience | i f their father the firm should rank i, among the strongest on the shore. We wish the new firm success and we are t sure they will have it. They 'announce a little change in their method of doing business and , the method is worthy of the attention of every one who wants to save a dis c mnt in their buying experience. Read their advertisement and learn v hat they have to say in their first .announcement over the signature of 11. W. Callahan & Son. m • •PEN’ INSPECTION IS SATISFACTORY I Federal Investigator May Recoin- , mend “Grade Classification For Prison.—Morale Better. Capt. A. W. Baker, Jr., of the pris on inspection bureau of the Depart ment of Justice will report to Assis taut Attorney-General Annette Ah- • bolt Adams that conditions surround- 1 ing federal prisoners in the Maryland Penitentiary have improved immeas urably since Joseph F. Fishman, his I predecessor in office, four months ago r< commended that these prisoners be removed from the Maryland institu tion because of brutal treatment. Cap- : tain Baker is understood to have ex pressed himself as highly pleased with conditions as he now finds them. The “pen” inspection is completed and Captain Baker Tuesday transfer red his investigation to conditions at : the House of Correction. Attorney-General Palmer still has' before him the Fishman report and its recommendation for the removal of the Federal prisoners. Execution of the plan for removal of the prisoners to other institutions was upon request of Governor Rit chie, held in abeyance for four months, pending changes at the prison designed to remove the condi- j tions complained of by Fishman.! Whether Captain Baker will recom-: men to the department that this re port of conditions be discarded and, the local institution again classed as a grade A detention place for United States prisoners is no f known. Captain Baker upon his arrival a the Penitentiary last week declared he would make no statement in ad vance of his report to Miss Adams. However, he is understood to have re -1 ceived from Federal prisoners during the last few days pleas that they be j allowed to remain at the Maryland Penitentiary throughout their terms. This opposition to being sent to any other prison is understood to have ! been voiced most positively by the | female prisoners under sentence from the United States Courts. | The male prisoners are understood I tj have joined in the protest against j removal. Men, as well as women, it is sai >, in addition to reporting improvemen in the preparation of food, have de clared their treatment at the hands of the guards and keepers to be humane and considerate. The privileges al lowed them by Warden Sweezy, who had formed a club for first-grade jiren, has done much to improve the I morale of the prisoners. Greater op i portunities for physical exercise have aided in this. ■ 9 “Five Hundred” Party Mrs. L. Paul Ewell very delightful ly entertained a number of her friends at her home on Market street Wed nesday afternoon of this week. Pro , gressive “500” was a feature of the afternoon. VOLUME 41. NO. 6 Much Credit Due To Ladies Of Pocomoke For Gieat. Success Attained MORE THAN 500 PERSONS WERE FED It is over, and it was one of the greatest successes ever known to our town. We refer to the Firemen’s Supper which was given in the lect ure room of Bethany M. P. Church on Thursday evening by the ladies of the various churches of the town. It was one of the most systematically con ducted affairs of the kind ever wit nessed by our people. The ladies of the five churches—the Protestant Episcopal, Baptist, Methodist Episco pal, Presbyterian and Methodist Prot cftant—united in the effort and the result was a feast that would put the largest and best hotels of the great cdy of New York to shame. Artistic bands figured in the decorations as they also did in the arrangement of the tables. And no one will deny the fact that artists arranged and pre pared the menu. At the appointed hour of 5.30 o'clock covers were spread for about one hundred and seventy-five persons. When “Supper is Served” was an nounced every seat was taken and from then until nearly eight o’clock i' was hard to find a vacant chair, as file patrons continued to pour in as fast as others had been served. It is estimated that more than five hun dred persons were fed, a number that is unusual in Pocomoke City. The si i vice was the finest that has ever been seen in the town for a crowd of its size. And the best of all was that there was plenty and to spare, for there was never a moment when the patrons could not get an article that was on the menu. A ,ve go to press the exact amount realized has not been made known as there is necessarily some little affairs to be looked after ■ before the net amount can be ascertained. It is safe to say, however, that there will be be tween seven and eight hundred do! 1 iir.s realized from the affair, includ ing the donations that were made in connection with the enterprise. Too much credit cannot be given those noble women who have made such a success of the slipper. The cause was an excellent one and no one ever knew the ladies to falter v. hen a worthy object needed atten tion. The firemen, through Mayor Tull, extended thanks to the ladies on Thursday night and to this is added the appreciation of the public gener ally. Mayor Tull, on the part of the town also expresses appreciation for the interest taken by the ladies and also compliments them upon the fact that the entire affair from beginning to finish was such a success. Three cheers gor the gallant Fire men of Pocomoke City, and three cheers for the good ladies of the town. BLAZE AT CRISFIELD ON SUNDAY LAST Fire Destroys Large Housefurnishing Store and Adjoining Showrooms of the Light and Power Co. A fire, origin of which is unknown, occurred on Sunday last at Crisfield and totally destroyed the housefurn ishing establishment of J. W. Kiggin ft Son and the offices and showrooms of the Crisfield Light & Power Com pany. When the first alarm was sounded flames were bursting from the roofs of both buildings. The blaze was seen by an officer on a steamboat lying at tiie dock nearly half a mile away be fore the fire 'siren was sounded. The entire contents of both build ings were destroyed with the excep tion of some valuable articles in Rig gin’s safe which were found intact. The promptness and efficiency of the fire department prevented the de struction of other buildings. The loss is estimated at $25,000 partly covered by insurance.