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WORCESTER DEMOCRAT EST. 1898 THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE EST. 188 C EASTER DANCE A BRILLIANT AFFAIR Large Attendance From Pocomoke City And A Number Gi Out of-Town Guests. J HELD IN THE ARMORY BY YOUNG MEN OF CITY No social affair held in Pocomoke ir recent years has proven more gen erally enjoyable than the Easter Dance held in the Armory Thursday evening of last week. The dance was given by the young men of Pocomoke and under the management of Messrs. Ferral Bowen and T. A. Ward. About one hundred young people took part and enjoyed to the fullest extent the festivities of the evening. Music of a high order was render ed by the W'edelin orchestra of Cris field. The refreshments which were furnished by the young ladies’ present, consisted of brick cream, cake and salted nuts. Those present were:—Mr. and Mrs. E. Wilfred Ross. Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Stevens, Mr. and Mrs. Ferral Bowen, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Walls, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lane Mr. and Mrs. Claude Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Robertson, Mr. and Mrs. R. U. Short, Misses Gladys Gordy, Eliza beth Tull, Mary Scott, Nan Lloyd, Rhoda Walters, Alice Young, Mildred Clogg, Louise Matthews, Mabel Dav is, Bertie Merrill, Myrna Stevenson, Cynthia Blaine, Charlotte Young, Jos ephine Coston, Edna Callahan, Lillian Bowland, Bertha Armstrong, Sarah | Armstrong, Miss Harris, Miss Davy, Mrs. Sharpe, Mrs. C. Harrison, and Messrs. Griffin Callahan, T. A. Ward, Scott Porter, Ralph Gordy, Russell Matthews, Malcolhi Matthews, Clin ton Duncan, C. Williams, Leonard Griffith, Dr. R. Lee Hal!, Hartley Stevens, Walter Atkinson. Jr., Ed ward Gladding, John Ward, L. W. Carr, Linwood Ellis, Franklin Dennis tnd Cecil Holland, of this city and about 40 guests from out of town. The patronesses were Mrs. F. J. Lloyd, Mrs. A. H. Stevens, Mrs. E. A. Redden, Mrs. Milton L. Veasev, Mrs. J. Harry Young and Mrs. J. P. Young. POCOMOKE HIGH DEFEATS STOCKTON Openig Base Ball Game 0i The Sea son Won By Home Team With A Score of 10 to 3. The Pocomoke High School base Pall team won their opening game of the Worcester County League series by defeating the Stockton team on the Stockton grounds Tuesday, April tth, by the see of JO to 3. The league games .-re scheduled to be gin on April .but on account of the weather it was necessary to post pone them. The Stockton boys fought hard but they were unable to connect with Henderson’s curves. Pocomoke, on the other hand, had no trouble hitting the Stockton pitcher. Since our team as a whole played an excellent game, it is impossible to pick out the indiv idual stars for Pocomoke. Mention must however, be made of the pitch ing and batting of Henderson and the fielding and batting of Bailey.. The latter got five hits out of as many times at the bat. Jimmy Schoolfield took the mound for Poco moke during the last two innings and made a very good showing consider ing the fact that it was his first time in that positon. The schedule for the remaning games is as follows: April B—Pocomoke at Berlin. Apinl 15—Snow' Hill at Pocomoke. April 29—Berlin at Pocomoke. May 6—Pocomoke at Snow Hill. May 13—Stockton at Pocomoke. Board of Trade Meeting There will be a meeting of the Po comoke City Board of Trade held in the Municipal Building on Tuesday evening next at 8 o’clock. Business of importance will be considered and a full attendance is desired. JOHN W. ENNIS, Pres. rev. e. w. McDowell RETURNS TO SALEM Bishop Reassigns Him To M. E. Church Here. The return of the Rev. E. W. Mc- Dowell to the pastorate of Salem M. L Church for another year is a mat ter of much pleasure to our people irrespective of denominations. Mr. McDowell has been with us one year and he has greatly endeared himself tj our people. His pastorate at Salem has been one of great success and his congregation and the commu nity generally were a unit in asking for his return. Glad to welcome you back home, Rrother McDowell. HE ROBBED STORES IN POCOMOKE CITY * 13-Year-Old Youth Arrested In Sal isbury Admits He Robbed Stores In Pocomoke City. Some weeks ago, it will be remem bered, that several stores were rob bed in Pocomoke City, and at that time this paper in giving an account of the robbery threw out the hint that it was perpetrated by young boys, some of whom probably were frojn cur own town. The bint had Ijcen passed along to us and we in turn gave it to our readers, hoping that it v- on Id have good effect upon certain youths of our town. It turns out that we were not en tirely wrong in our surmises, as is evidenced by Robert Wilkins, Jr., who claims Laurel, Del., as his home, and who was placed under arrest in Sal isbury last week for burglary. He ad mits that he took part in certain Po comoke City robberies and that he had as an accomplice a Pocomoke City lad, aged about 11 years old. We reproduce the article giving an ac count of his arrest which is from the pen of a Salisbury correspondent to the Baltimore Sun, at the same time again cautioning the parents of our Siwn to be sure that they know where their boys are after the going down of the sun. The article giving an ac count of the young man’s arrest is as follows: “The robber who several nights ago broke into Lankford’s sporting goods store here and obtained guns and ammunition valued at more than S2OO has been caught in the person of Rob ert Wilkins, Jr., of Laurel, Del., ac cording to the police. “Wilkjns, who is only 13 years of age, made a second attempt to break into the same store Friday morning about 3 o’clock by smashing the glass ir. the door. A policeman, who heard the noise, arrested him. The store is quite near the Police Station and offi cers are passing it throughout the night. “Wilkins has been making his home in. a box in an alley here, it is said, and, the police say, has confess ed to several other robberies here and at Pocomoke. In one of the robberies here, that of Chatham’s store, to vhich he confessed, he told of sleep ing in the building until early nex* morning, leaving before the proprie tor arrived. “In the Lankford robbery he said he had a colored boy as an accom- T/lice, but the police have been unable to verify his statement.. In the Poco moke robberies a white boy, about 11 years old, was said to have aided him. The goods taken from Pocomoke, he says, ho disposed of in Delaware. “The boy at present is in jail await ing a hearing.’’ Engagement Of Popular Young Couple Announced The engagement of Miss Rhoda Walters, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. W. H. Walters to Mr. Clinton Duncan, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Duncan of this city was announced last week by Mrs. E. Wilfred Ross who entertain ed the Wednesday evening card club and a number of her friends at her home on Second street. Both arc popular young people who have hosts of friends here. The date of the wed ding is not known. Mrs. J. Harry Young had as her guests this week Mrs. Jarvis and Mrs (‘ujllen of Berlin. THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE POCOMOKE CITY, MARYLAND, APRIL 9, 1921 , ADJOURNMENT OF M. E. CONFERENCE Closes Its Session At Crisfield On Monday. Will Meet Next Year In Cambridge The Wilmington Methodist Episco pal Conference, after one of the most interesting and pleasant sessions in its history, adjourned Monday last, closing a week’s deliberations in Em manuel Church at Crisfield. The con-, ference was largely attended each day but the record attendance was on Sunday, when the town was filled to overflowing with visitors from all sec tions of the Delawarc-Maryland-Vir ginia peninsula. I’ocomoke City was largely represented, especially at the Sunday services. Bishop McDowell read the list of appointments on Monday morning and our people are glad to know that Rev. E. W. McDowell was returned to the I astorate of Salem Church this city. We give below the list of appoint ments for the Salisbury District a? announced by Bishop McDowell: V. S. Collins, district superintend ent; Anamcssex, R. H. Wilson, sup ply; Ayres’ Chapel, Va., T. S. Dixon, supply; Berlin, J. J. Bunting; Bishop ville, A. F. Zimmerman; Cape Charles, Va., W. E. H. Dashiell; Chin coteague, Va., L. B. Morgan, Clare mont, Va., W. A. Wright; Crisfield, Asbury, W. F. Corks an; Immanuel, J. L. Johnson; Dagsboro and St George’s Del., J. S. Eldridge; Deal’.-) Island, G. S. Thomas; Delmar, J. W. Jones; Fail-mount, W. H. Cummings; Frank ford, Del.,W. C. Poole; Fruit land, J. W. Wootten; Girdletree, D. B. Prettyman, supply; Gumboro, Del, C. L. Marsh; Hebron, W. E. Mat thews; Hollond’s Island, S. T. Horse man; Mardella Springs, G. W. Will iams; Quantieo, J. M. S. Van Blunk; Marion, J. E. Parker; Mount Vernor, D. J. Ford; Nanticoke, Harry Compt on; Newark, W. A. Hearn; Ocean City, W. T. Maguire; Ocean View and Millville, E. C. Hall; Onancock, Va., Daniel Wilson; Parsonsburg, C. V. Steininger; Phoebus, Va., P. P. Truitt; Pittsville, C. W. Strickland; Pocomoke City, E. W. McDowell; Po comoko Circuit, M. H. Smith; Powell ville, E. B. Taylor; Princess Anne, W. F. Dawson; Roxanna, Del., J. T. Gra ham; St. Peter’s, G. S. Allen; Salis bury, Asbury, J. T. Herson; Grace and Stengle, W. P. Taylor; Selby ville, Del., T. F. Beauchamp; Sharp town, 11. S. Dulaney; Smith’s Island, J. L. Derrickson; Snow Hill, L. E. Poole; Somerset, J. W. Prettyman; Stockton, W. L. Hess; Tangier, Va., W. F. Godwin; Westover, A. A. Bi chell; White Haven, T. N. Givan; Whitesville, J. B. McCabe. A LITTLE ABOUT THE COMING FILM PLAYS Famous Film Stars Here Next Week In Pictures That Should Prove Good. A Jesse D. Hampton- production featuring Blanche Sweet in “Her Un willing Husband” opens the program on Monday at the Empire Theatre. This is said to be slightly risque, near bedroom farce-comedy and was written especially for Miss Sweet by Kenneth Clarke. In the “Market of Souls”, a new Paramount-Artcraft picture which will be shown on Tuesday night, Dor othy Dalton, the popular star, is -aid to have a dramatic vehicle of the first rank. The story relates the adven tures of Helen Armes, a country trained nurse, who comes to New York to follow her profession. There in the fast set in which her friends are the leading lights, she meets men of both the vicious and manly type. A superb photo-play entitled “'the Tomboy” and starring Eileen Percy will be the attraction on Wednesday. Miss Percy as the Tomboy promises the patrons of the Empire many hearty laughs during the showing of the five reels. In the early part of the story she is the “Babe” Ruth of the village baseball team. Later she goes after and gets the bootleggers who persist in selling whiskey to her father, an inventor. She has many Continued on page 10 AND ATHLETE HERE TO : COACH P.H.S. BOYS i Mr. Henry Martin, Of Cumberland, Will Whip Boys Into Shape For Coming Athletic Season. Mr. Henry Martin, of Cumberland, . arrived at Pocomoke on March 3.lst i to assume his duties as athletic in , stluctor of the Pocomoke High School. Concerning Mr. Martin one of the Cumberland papers has the l following to say: i “Martin in shoving off the local > sport map is leaving behind a record ■ that any athlete might well be proud • of He has accomplished feats that > have- earned him a place in the sport 1 annals of ,Allegany County High School to say nothing of the vivid re membrance retained by A. C. H. S. I opponents of the havoc his ability - played in their ranks on the gridiron •ind basket ball court. “While few athletes can turn to any field and shine in every one, that i is exactly what Martin did in flic various branches of sport he took up, football, basket ball and field events. As tackle of the champion A. C. H. S. - elevens of 1917, ’lB and ’l9 he won recognition as a star performer and was chosen each year as all-star men on the mythical aggregation picked in this section. He represented Alle gany as a tnilcr and distance man and performed creditably, holding his own against the best in this section.” Coach Martin is very much pleased with the material which he has found here and has taken up his work with a determination to make Pocomoke a winner this year. A number of new men are out for honors and one of the most successful seasons is anticipated. The County Field Day will be he'd :n Snow Hill on Friday April 22d. THE M. P. CONFERENCE MEETS IN NEWARK, N. J. Rev. E. L. Bunce Left Tuesday To Be In Attendance.—Will Be Returned To Pocomoke The 1921 session of the Mary'and Annual Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church met in Newark. N. J., on Wednesday morning last and will continue in session probably un til Tuesday next. The conference covers a large territonv and by rea son of the lay representation is a large body. The Rev. J. H. Straughn D. I)., is its president and will pre side. The' present session is said to be a very interesting one as many matters of vital interest to the church are to be considered. The list of a-j --fointments for the coming year are expected to be read on Monday o’- Tuesday of next week. Rev. E. L. Bunce, pastor of Bethany Church of this city, and Mr. Mill on 1... Vcasey, the delegate from said church, are both in attendance. Mr. Bunce has been in our town for one year, having been assigned to the oastorate of Bethany Church at the 1920 session. His work here has been of the highest order and the church, in all of its branches, has made rapid strides under his leadership. The cor. j’rogation and the town generally ore asking for his return and it is cer tain that President Straughn will not think of changing him. Few ministers i have been held in higher regard by the people of our town than Mr Bunco and unless something unfor- . seen happens he is a fixture for Pocc moke City for many years to cirne. Enjoy Supper At The Rural Hill Tea Room A number of Pocomoke people vis- ' ited the Accomac Tea House Thurs day evening and enjoyed a most ,ie licious Chicken and Waffle supper. The affair was given in honor of Mrs. Louis Werliin, of Bala, Pa., and Mrs Double-bower of Cynwid, Pa. Flies Over City An airplane going south on Monday afternoon last attracted the attention of many of our citizens. It was a large machine, flying high and seemed to be makng very fast time. CELEBRATES HER 90TH BIRTHDAY Mrs. E. J. Townsend One Of City’s Oldest Residents. Mrs. Edwin J. Townsend, our oldest and one of our most respected ladj residents, celebrated her 90th birth day at her home on Front street in this city on Friday of last week, April the Ist. Notwithstanding her advanc ed years Mrs. Townsend enjoys good health and seems destined to many more years of life. Her husband, Mr. E. J. Townsend is her senior by about five months and will have his 91st birthday in the early fall. May tiiese good people, both of them, live to enjoy many more birthday anni versaries is not only the wish of the editor of this paper but by our entire community, where they are so well known and generally beloved. municipalllection HELD LAST TUESDAY Mr. Eugene W. Veasey Re-elected For Another Term Of Three Years As Councilman. On Tuesday last the Municipal el ection for Pocomoke City occurred, as provided by the town charter, it being the first Tuesday in April. On this day the citizens of the town were called upon to elect a successor to Mr. Eugene W. Veasey, whose term as councilman was about to expire. While there was apparently more than usual interest manifested still the election passed off quietly. Mr. Veasey was a candidate to suc cted himself and had the strong sup port of his friends throughout the tewn. Another element in town who we are sure had r.o personal ill feel ings toward Mr. Veasey, secured the consent of Mr. R. I. Lednum to use his name as a candidate for the office, Blinking thac because of Mr. Veas ey’s long and continued service as councilman, a change would be bet ter. This being done the matter was left entirely to the voters of the town. The race was on. For seven hours, from 9 a. m., to 3 p. m., the candidates ran nip and tuck and no cne could tell the winner until the pells were counted, so closely were the two candidates running. The counting of the ballots by the judges disclosed the. fact that Mr. Veasey v as the winner by 6 votes, he having received 166 votes to 160 cast for Mr. Lednum. Reports had spread to neighboring towns that a big fight was on over the election in Pocomoke City and tele phone Wires were busy trying to as certain the result long before the bal lots were counted. These reports were entirely without foundation for the election was one of the most quiet ever experienced in our town. It is but fair to Mr. Veasey to say that the opposition which had crystalized against him was not of a personal nature. From what we have been able to learn of the matter it was simply thought that because of his long service . in the council a c ; ange would be belter at this time. He has been a member of the board for a number of years, possibly long er than any other citizen of the town. That he has made an efficient officer r.o one doubts, but there seems to be something in the air that calls for a change in officials, especially those of long tenure of office, as witnessed in the elections last Fall when such men as United States Senator John Walter Smith went down to defeat, with oth er men of his standing throughout the country. It is also but fair to Mr. Lednum to say that he was perfectly indiff erent in the matter, simply allowing his friends to use his name. This is evidenced in the fact that he never look any active part in the election. He never left his place of business nor did he either vote himself or ask anyone to vote for him. He should feel proud of his vote for it is a very flattering one, forcing his opponent, as he did, under the wire at a fast gait. Accomac Attorney Here Mr. George L. Doughty, attorney at-law, of Accomac C. H., Va., was in our town on Thursday last looking after business matters. VOLUME 41. NO. 15 “0 HARA SAN” WILL BE GIVEN THURSDAY Japanese Operetta To Be Presented By Students Of P. H. S.—Large Audience Expected. BUY A TICKET AND HELP TO MAKE IT A SUCCESS The Japanese Operetta 0 Hara San which is to be riven by the students of the Pocomoke High School on Thursday evening next at the Empire Theatre, promises to be an entertain ment of more than ordinary interest. The play is a popular one, has made hit after hit in all parts of the coun try and we are confident it will meet with great approval by a Pocomoke City audience. The cast has been so arranged as that every character is properly taken care of and some fine acting is in store for the theatre go ers of our town. The company has been untiring in their practice perfor mances and everything is now in readiness for the rising of the curtain on Thursday evening. If you W'ant to see good acting and enjoy fine music he sure to witness O Hara San. THE CAST OF CHARACTERS: O Hara San—“ Miss Blossom” (So prano) Daughter of a Samurai—Miss Cynthia Blaine. O Kashi Kintara f Tenor) Young Student and Lover of O Hara San— Mr. Walter Evans. Kanaya (Bass) Father of O Hara San-—Mr. Roger Vincent. 0 To/a San (Mezzo-Soprano or Contralto) Mother of O Hara San— Miss Portia Alderman. Prince Nashimoto Fushimi (Bari tone) Aged Suitor of 0 Hara San—- Mr. Malcolm Matthew’s. O Tuku San (Mezzo-Soprano) Chief of the Maids in Kanaya’s Household—Miss Sarah Scott. Tokiaki (Baritone) A Co-Between, Mr. John Lang. Chorus Maids, Student-Dentists, Courtiers, Geishas, Servants, etc. The music for the performance will be furnished by Miss Bertie Merrill, pianist; Miss Evelyn White and Mr. Adolph Beyc, violins; and Mr. Wal lace Vincent, comet. Tickets are going fast. They can be secured from pupils of the school and exchanged for reserved seats at the store of the I. H. Merrill Co. STRUCK BY AUTOMOBILE AND BADLY BRUISED Mrs. Sallie D. Jones Sustains In juries While Attempting To Cross Second Street Thursday Night While attempting to cross- Second street in front of the Presbyterian manse on Thursday evening abo i! 7 o’clock, Mrs. Sallie D. Jones was struck by an automobile driven by Tlr. Paul Feddeman, and at the time of the writing of this article was suf fering considerable pain as the effect of the occurrence. She was struck by the machine just as she was about to step from the curb and before the machine was stopped she was drag ged from 40 to 50 feet. In the mivup she was badly bruised about the body. She was taken to the home of Mr. I. J. Davis, in front of W'hich the ma chine was stopped, and was later re moved to the home of Mr R. I. Led num. Dr. R. Lee Hall was summon ed, and rendered the proper medical attention. While the patient is bruis ed very badly and suffered consider ably from the shock, still her physi cian was of the opinio - that no boner, were broken. The occurrence was purely acciden tal, so it is said, as young Feddeman was driving very carefully and at a slow rate of speed. Had he been go ing at a faster rate it would have pos sibly meant death to the unfortunate lady. Expressions of sympathy are heard on all sides for both Mrs. Jones and the young man who w’as manipulating the wheel, and the hope of our people generally is that Mrs. Jones will soon be restored to her usual good health. Subscribe today for this paper—* $1.50 a year in advance.