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WORCESTER DEMOCRAT EST. 1898 THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE EST. 18SC POCOMOKE HIGH CELEBRATES 22D t Washington’s Birthday Observed. Large Crowd Present And In teresting Program. Tuesday, February 22d, was a gala day at the Pocon.oke High School in hiore ways than one, being observed in euology, song and music, commem orative of the birth of the greatesi American Bom Citizen, who ranked “First in War, First in Peace” and i: still holding first place in the heart u bf his Countrymen. Secondly it was occasion of the presentation by the school-loving, loyal citizens of the town, to the school of a large and handsome garrison flag made especi ally for the Pocomoke High School. As if to honor the day and th< events, the weather which had beei furious and stoimful, abated it: gloom, and when the hour for the flat hoisting arrived and the bugle sound ed the Call to Colors, the wind slack ened, he clouds sped away and “Ole Sol” shone forth in brilliant radiance as though smiling a welcome accom paniment to salute and cheers giver with a will by schc-01, faculty and as semblagc as “Old Glory” was shot to the staff head and unfurled its proud stripes to the waiting embraces of an eager wind. Two o’clock found the spacious reci tation rooms filled to crowding with teachers, seniors, juniors, grammar school and primary grades. Tin aisles and passages were thronged with the interested fathers and moth ers of the pupils and also many of ou: citizens who believe in education and patriotism. Mr. Roger F. Vincent was in chargi of the musical department which was satisfactory and very pleasing in botl the selection and rendering. Program—Part 1 Opening Chorus—America, By th( School. Invocation—Prof. H. F. Gilbert. Ode to Washington—Miss Loletts. Gillespie. Biography of Washington Miss Bertie Merrill. Flanders Fields and answer—Miss Cynthia Blaine. Address —Mr. Godfrey Child. Mr. Child spoke “About a Minute” and he told so much of sensible facts that v e should be pleased to hear him speak “About an Hour.” Old Glory—Miss Charlotte Young. Music. Program—Part 2 At the Call to Colors the classe were formed in close columns at th< front entrance, the smaller scholars in front, in charge of their teachers to watch and salute the flag when hoist ed. A color guard of the Senior stu dents had charge of the work of rais ing the flag and it. was soon in place. Mr. Harlan Robertson was the speaker and in a brief address, made ir exceedingly good taste, he present ed to the Pocomoke High School the flag, which is the gift of its patrons of the city, and will be a daily remin der to the faculty and students of the interest felt in the school and it.- work, and also symbolic of the alleg iance they owe to their country. Consecration Ode Col. E. 11. Wardwell. “The Flag We Love,” written for the occasion, was finely recited by Miss Elizabeth Tull. The band played “The Star Spangl ed Banner,” the salute in parting cheers was given and the day wa-- done. We cannot close this little account of the great event without a word of praise to the students, the deport ment of whom was most commend able, both for big ones and the little ones. All are entitled to a high r.eed of praise and their good behav ior crowned them with honor am. glory to the delight of their teachers and friends. The faculty and student body of the Focomoke High School wish to ex press their very sincere thanks to the patrons of the school whose generos ity has. made possible the purchase of a handsome flag. Mr. James W. Broughton, of Hall w* ad, Va., was the guest a part of the week of Mr. Theodore A. Rich ards and other Pocomoke City rela tives and friends. Pocomoke city, Maryland, February 26 1921 RITCHIE TO OUTLINE REDISTRICTING PLAN Will Name Commission To Draft Legislation Changing City’s Representation. Although he is not prepared yet to make any formal announcement, it is i nderstood that Governor Ritchie has practically decided to appoint a Com mission to draft legislation for redis tricting Baltimore city’s representa tion at Annapolis. This information was obtained Monday from the Gov ernor; The personnel of the commission has not been selected. The Governor has not determined upon he wisdom of a so-called “non-partisan” commis sion. He feels that with the vitally im portant political phases of the ques tions and the practical certainty that political advantage is sure to be sought by both Democrats and Re publicans, there is but little likelihood cf a commission of any sort drafting a bill which will not produce a fight when it reaches the floor of the Leg islature. At the same time he fore sees necessity for placing before the Legislature some basic principles up on which the work of redistrictinj: may bo started. The Governor has requested Grif fenhagen & Associates, Inc., who are conducting for him a survey of the .State government with a view to working iut consolidations and im provements in the present system, to embody in their recommendations provision that the Attorney General of the State hereafter be appointed by the Governor. This became known Monday. The report of the experts will, it is expected, be filed with the Governor in about twp weeks. A further recommendation which, it is understood 'he report will con tain is that the Governor he given the power to appoint the State Treasurer. Under the present system the Treas urer is elected every two years by the State Senate and House of Dele gats on joint ballot. It was pointed out by one of those conducting the survey that in nearly all of the States where progressive changes have been launched in State government the Attorney General and the Treasurer are both appointed by the Executive. FIRE DESTROYS HOUSE IN SNOW HILL The Irwin Home In Snow Hill De. s'troyed By Fire Friday Night Of Last Week. Fire, the origin of which is un known, completely destroyed the Ir win home in Snow Hill Friday night of Jast week. When first discovered shortly after 12 o’clock by Mrs. John L. Nock, who lives next door, the building was in flames. Due to trouble with telephone wires there was some delay in giving the alarm, and the flames had gained such head way that the entire building soon burned to the ground. With the exception of two chairs and a davenport the interior furnish ings were completely destroyed. While there are rumors of incendiar ism, due to the fact that the building was unoccupied, it seems impossible to detremine the origin of the fire. Ask Your Merchants For Pocomoke Bread The above is the heading of an ad vertisement which will be found else where in this paper which should be of interest to every man, woman and child in Pocomoke City. It advertises a home product that is as good, if rot better, than any on the mark'd. Iv is an article that should find its \ay to every table in our town. Po comoke bread as we now have it, is ar good as the best. As the advertise ment says it is healthy, wholesome and nutritious. There is no enterprise in our town that has grown so much in public favor as the Pocomoke Bak ery. Every Pocomokian is proud of it. Then let’s be a Pocomoke booster, r.rd when you do your marketing be sure to “Ask Your Merchant for Po comoke Bread." THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE TWO MORE FIRES IN WORCESTER Whaleyville And Berlin Both Suf fer Losses At The Hands Of Flames This Week. Two otlter fires in addition to th or.e noted elsewhere in these columns as occurring in Snow Hill, were re ported in the county this week. Fire broke out in the garage at Whaley ville at about 0.45 o’clock Mondav night and completely destryed the building and the bulk of its contents. The fire ; s supposed to have Started from a wood-burning heater. The damage will approximate $5,000. thr greater part of which, it is under stood, is covered by insurance. The less consisted of the building a Cad 1 - lac, a Ford, a large stock of tires and all the accessories on hand. The building, which was erected a few years ago by Mr. Peter A. Wimbrow, v as owned at the time of the fire by Mr. Thurman Dale, of Whaleyville. The other fire, which was of un known origin, occurred at Berlin, tlvs county, at an early hour on Tuesday ti orning and destroyed that portico of the E. S. Adkins & Company. branch plant known as the “Old Tin gle” factory. The resultant damage was placed at from SB,OOO to SIO,OOO, which was partly covered by insur ance. “MOVIE” PROGRAM FOR NEXT WEEK LOOKS GOOD William Farnum Comes Again In Thrilling Picture Of The West, “Drag Harlan” Monday, Thursday and Saturday will bn feature nights at the Empire Theater next week. Not that the oth er nights will be poor in quality of pictures, for the Empire management are endeavoring to give its patrons the best in screen drama obtainable, as many of the pictures which have been shown in the past months will prove. “The House of the Tolling Bell” is the title of the picture which will be shown Monday. May McAvoy, the petite and charming star of “Man and His Woman,” which played here a few weeks ago, is the featured player of this newest Blackton-Pathe production, ably supported by K'ucc Gordon. The theme of the story deals with the chivalry, the passion and the superstition of the South. Episode No. 2 of “Bride 13” will be shown in connection with the above picture. Owing to a delay of the booking exchange Manager Bratten is unable to state the name of the picture to be shown on Tuesday and Frida ’ However, they will be from the Para mount-Artcraft studios, and will be announced from the screen of the theater. “Why Trust Your Husband” star ring the beautiful Eileen Percy, will be seen for the first time hr re on Wednesday. The picture is said to abound with high spirit and in nth provoking situations, and to be capi tally acted by a supporting cart of well-known farceurs. Episode No. 8 of the serial picture “The I osc City ”, will also be shown on Wednesday. “Parlor, Bedroom and Bath ” the screen farce which sets forth the trib ulations and misadventures of a mod el husband who won his wife under a false pretense of devilishness, will hi shown on Thursday. Eugene Pallette plays the young husband, Kathleen Kirkman the wife, and Ituth Store house the reporter. This picture is one of the big Metro specials. Pocomoke’s most liked “movie” a li ter, William Farnum, comes again on Saturday in “Drag Harlan,” a picture that has received the hearty acclaim of all Farnum admirers. Exciting pistol duels between famous “gun slingers” of the West will furnish a few of the thrills. In this picture Farnum has the part of “Drag,” the famous Pardo two-gun man, who rids an entire community of its outlaws. Patrons of the Empire will note that the starting time has been changed from 7 to 7.15 p. m., every night except Saturday that still re mains the same 6 o’clock. AND THE POLICE FORCE A GREAT SUCCESS Meets With Hearty Approval Of Our Citizens.—Good Results Already Seen. The now State Police system which recently went into elTect, has met the hearty approval of the citizens of this setiion and words of praise are herd for it on all sides. Pocomoke City seems especially fortunate in lie as signment of Mr. Edward McC. Morris to this section. He has only been on the job a short while but already s gns of improvement are seen. His manner of dealing with the people is Ih< kind that is bound to bring re sults. By his diplomacy he is getting the people out of the oid ruts in which they have been travelling and his work is telling in every direction Especially is this true with those who have been lax in their observance of the motor vehicle laws. Persons who heretofore have been guilty of minor violations have boon benefitled by the new ofTicer’s dealings and the condi tions on our streets and public high ways show a marked improvement. Cur people are back of the sy. ten arid will give it that support which is due from all law-abiding citizens. Its a-i excellent move and the promoters cf it arc to bo heartily congratulated. BAPTIST CHURCHES DO A GOOD WORK Many Packages Were Shipped This Week, Their Destination Be ing Jugo-Slavia. The members of the Baptist Church and congregation have been busy col li ctiug second hand clothing from the homes to aid the suffering people of Europe. It was hoped to have per haps a box of useful articles to send but no one expected the splendid re sponse and success which answered the appeal. Last week the collected clothing was packed at the home of Dr. Sar torius. Feed sacks had been advised as offering greater safety t ban boxes against thieves. Instead of one box the workers were astonished to find nine sacks were required. This week a few more things appeared making a tenth sack. Upon this amount was placed an estimated value of tvv • hundred dollars. The people of the Pitts Creek Church were also interested hut thought very little second-hand cloth ing could be found as farming people wear out their garments more thor oughly than folks in town. However the canvasserS'sTent to work and were well repaid. Some members, finding little clothing to give, contributed money to be used in purchasing new clothing. Thanks to the generous in t'l'est of our merchants, this money was invested to very good advantage in warm hosiery, sweaters and other articles. When packed there were 8 sacks on which was placed an esti mated value of two hundred and nine dollars. One aggressive merchant Mr. Givarz gave several articles. The total number of sacks wer sent to New York city this week foi Jugo-Slavia. Among the tilings listed from Poco- Pioke City are: 32 men’s coats, 25 women’s ocats, 6 sweaters, 18 pairs of s', oes, 31 children’s dresses, 26 of In siery, 1 shawl, 1 quilt, and other articles in proportion. Among the things listed from Pitt’s Creek are: 21 men’s coats, 27 ladies coats, 1 man’s suit, 3 ladies’ suits, 6 ladies dresses, 5 children’s dresses,! sweater suit for child, 1 infant’s coat, a sweaters, 27 pairs of hoisery, 6 shoes, 19 small boy’s suits, 1 quilt, 1 blanket, and other articles in propor tion. On Thursday last Mrs. Gilbert, the local chairman, received the following letter acknowledging the receipt of the packages. New York City, Feb. 22, 1921 My dear Mrs. Gilbert: Your letter concerning your ship ment of clothing has been received. The sacks marked I—91 —9 have also been received as well as the ones sent from Pitt’s Creek. We express our thanks for your cooperation in the relief of the suffering of Europe, and we ask the blessings of the Master upon our efforts in this great and wonderful work. Most respectfully, HELENA TOTTE. P. S.—They are in time for the jext shipment. FARMERS TO PERFECT COUNTY ORGANIZATION To Meet In Snow Hill Next Tues day To Elect Officers And Adopt By-Laws. A meeting of the farmers will be held on Tuesday afternoon. March Ist in the Court House at Snow Hill at 2 o’clock'Yor the purpose of perfecting the organization of a Worcester County Agricultural Society. At the preliminary mass meeting held on last Monday, about 200 farm ers assembled in the Court Room to consider a county organization. The meeting was addicsscd by Professor Richardson of Maryland University, who gave a very strong talk on or ganization and on the wonderful things that were to be obtained thru the organization of any class of men. He stated that the farmers are almost the only class that has not organized and that until they were they would never bo oble to compete with other organized forces. He also stated that not only from a financial stand point was organization important, but from an educational and social side as well. , Many rural communities arc not being developed as they should be cause their community has never had o real active leader. The same com munity may never have had the op portunity of good education due to the lack of this leadership. Mr. Jenkins, State Boys’ Club Ag ent of Maryland University, discuss ed how hoys’ club work could be of help to the county organization and in turn how the county organization could assist the hoys’ clubs. He point ed to the fact that through many club organizations, hoys wore realiz ing the importance of a good fellow ship with each other in business re lations as well ar- community spirit. A temporary organization was ef fected and nominating committees and constitution ai d by-laws commit tees were appointed, these committees to meet and sol‘>ct from all sections ot the county flic men best suited to represent agriculture as officers of this association. These committees will meet at l o’clock on Tuesday afternoon, March Ist, and w ill have ready for the farm ers’ meeting at 2 o’clock their recom mendations for officers to be voted upon by the farmers’ meeting. Prof. Bomberger from Maryland University will be present to assist this committee in drawing up the con stitution and by-laws. GSRDLETREE FOLKS TO ENTERTAIN HE! E Will Present Cantata In Empire Theatre On Thursday Evening, March 10th. i An evening of rare entertainment is in store for the people of our town and we are sure they will, take advan tage of the occasion. The Cantata entitled “The Minister’s Wife’s Nevv Bonnet” will be presented in the Em pire Theatre Thursday evening March the 10th, by the young people of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Gir dletree. These young people gave the same entertainment in their homo tow n on Tusday evening last and it was a rousing success. It is at the solicitation of some of our people that they have decided to come to Po comoke. The cantata is in three acts and occupies about two hours’ time. It is full of humor from start to fin ish and abounds in choice musical se lections. It is just the kind of an en tertainment that our people like. We heartily commend this enter tainment to our people. These good people are not strangers to Pocomoke City; many of them are well known to our people and all of them do busi ress with our merchants. The only thing that separates us is the few miles between the two towns. Let's show our neighbors that we appre ciate them by giving them a full house the evening they are with us. The price of admission is low for an entertainment of its class —50cts Reserved seats may be had at the store of the I. H. Merrill Company. Watch this paper next week for full details and look out for the ad vertising matter during the coming week. VOLUME 41. NO. 9 THEY MAY REFUSE BUS LINE PERMIT Salisbury Interests Said To Lack Finances To Carry The Plan Through. Following a visit to Wa=hingtob Wednesday by Joseph L. VVickes, traffic expert of the Public Servic® Commission, it is intimated that commission may refuse a permit to Salisbury interests who are seeking a freight and passenger bus line fran chise to operate from Elkton to the lower Eus‘em Shore, including Poco moke City. Mr. V/ickes’ visit was to confer with representatives of the Tidewater bines, Inc., which is successfully op erating an extensive rural transpor tation system throughout Souther* Maryland counties. The conference was arranged as a result of condi tions discovered by the Public Ser vice Commission when members last week traveled over the route proposed tor he Eastern Shore line. They are said to have been im pressed with the lack of indications ti.at any financial strength had been f nlisted to launch the proposed Shore line. Some months ago application '. as made to the commission by a Salisbury lawyer for permission to inaugurate the line. This application was said to be in the name of pro moters who planned a $150,000 cor poration. When the trip of inspec tion was made last week the com missioners are said to have found lit tif interest manifested in the line except on the part of probable pa trons. In contrast to indications of strong capitalization and efficient organiza tion, as manifested by the Tidewater Lines when Governor Ritchie and a party inspected the Southern Mary land route some weeks ago, the com mission was compelled to sh.ft for it self in large measure during the trip. The Tid'.vater Lines were commend 'd by Governor Ritchie and members o* - the commission following the Southern Maryland trip. It was an nounced that while firmly convinced there is a bright future for motor bus lines in this State, the policy would be to go slow in granting franchises. The cf remission would, it was said, go slowly except in cases where suffi ciency of capital was clearly estab lished, and the commission was assur ed there would be no danger of its franchises being peddled for purposes of stock promotion. Reports current Tuesday were to the effect that if a franchise is grant ed on the Eastern Shore it is very likely to be issued to the same inter ests which have demonstrated their ability to nut motor bus transporta tion on its feet in Southern Marylan^^ Mr. Allen Robinson Reported Very 111 . We are sorry to report the ex treme illness of Mr. Allen Robinson :'t the home of his mother, Mrs. Jo sephine Robinson, comer of Second rnd Market sts. He is suffering from a complication of diseases and iti ;rtras iic does not yield to * As we go to' press his Men tion is no better and his family and friends are anxious as to results. A - is a well-liked young mail, one of good, sound business judgnient and has numbers of friends iru this, h’S native town, all of whom will join 113 in expressing the hope that he may ever the attack and be spared tc many more years of usefulness in our community. Another Male Sale This Afternoon At 2 G. C. Chinn & McCarty Brothers v ill hold another mule sale at the stables of Mr. Calvin E. Townsend in this city this afternoon, at which time they will offer a carload of choice mules at public auction. Mr. McCamj ty, who arrived in our town the earlfl part of the week stated that he present when the stock was end assures tlje public that it isflS extra fine lot of stock. These JAB! tinmen have done business (eople several limes this seasoifl"''] if you are in need of stock be glad to furnish you. Cal' stable and inspect the stock | sale.