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P. H. S. Students Did Themselves
Proud In Rendition Of The
Japanese Operetta.
As had been previously announced
the Japanese Operetta “O Hara San”
was given in the Empire Theatre on
Thursday evening by the students of
the Pocomoke City High School, and
was repeated last evening in order to
accommodate those who failed in se
curing seats the night previous. The
entertainment was well patronized
both evenings. Especially was this
true of Thursday evening when the
Louse was packed to the doors. Last
evening the house was comfortably
filled although the number present
was not quite as great as it was the
evening before.
“0 Hara San” is a catchy operetta
r.nd never fails to please its audienc
es. This war, especially so in Poco
moke City. The cast here was one of
unusual strength and its rendition
could not have been better. The ar
rangement was perfect in every ap
pointment and gave evidence of the
fact that artists in the respective
roles had been at work. At the ris
ing of the curtain the stage arrange
ment announced that artistic hands
were at the helm, for it was really a
scene of much beauty. The music,
both instrumental and vocal, was
fine, the solos and choruses being
generously applauded, and the act
ing—well, that could not have been
better. Where all did so well it is not
< nly hard, but it is unfair, to special
ize. Had wc time and space, howev
er, we would ',ikc to take each charac
ler separately and give them the
writeup they justly deserve. At this
late hour we can simply say that it
was one of the best amateur enter
tainments ever presented in our city
and the students of the P. H. S. have
the thanks of the community for an
evening of r. al enjoyment.
The members of the faculty who
worked so untiringly for its success
also come in for a share of the credit
and we are sure they have it both
from the pupils and the community
at large.
Large Fcrce Of Workmen Expect To
Complete Improvement In A
Few Weeks.
Sixth street now begins to look like
an up-to-date boulevard. The •jn
tractor, Mr. J. K. Wetter, began on
Wednesday last to lay the concrete,
the start being made at the Market
Street end. A large force of work
men are employed and unless all
signs fail the concrete will all be in
place by the middle of the coming
week. The improvement promises to
be one of the most noticeable ever
mad in our town. The street has been
straightened :<nd nicely graded, and
from the viewpoint of a layman Mr.
Wetter is giving the State a good
job. One has only to walk up Market
street to Sixth to see some of the
greatest improvements that have been
made in our town for years. And
still the work goes on with that sec
tion of the town destined to be one of
the prettiest and most up-to-date sec
tions within the corporate limits. You
may look for several other new hous
es in this section before another
twelve months have passed.
Oyster Roast Given
As Farewell Party
On Saturday evening last a most
enjoyable oyster roast was held in the [
large vacant lot in the rear of Mr. j
John W. Ennis’ home on Market i
street. The affair was given by Mi.
F. D. Young as a farewell party to
Mrs. Louis Werliin, of Bala| and Mrs.
Doble-bower of Cynwid, Pa., who
have been guests of Mrs. J. Paul
Young. Quite a merry crowd enjoyed ,
the oysters and “eats” and partici- ‘
pated in the fun of the evening. j
Young People Of Snow Hill
To Present Drama Here.
Another treat is in store for those
of our people who like an evening of
fun. The rural comedy “Aaron Slick
from Punkin Crick” will bo rendered
in the Empire Theatre of this city on
Tuesday evening next, April the 19th,
by the S. T. A. R. Society of Bates
Memorial M. P. Church of Snow Hill
These young people come to our
town highly recommended. The en
tertainment which they are to present
has been gi'-en before by them and
those who saw it are loud in its
praise. It is for a good cause and we
are sure that our people will help
these young people in their endeav
ors. They are our neighbors; let’s
bend every energy to give them a full
house and thus show them that we
are indeed interested in them. Tick
ets can be had at the store of the I.
H. Merrill Company. Get yours early
and avoid the rash.
Large Attendance Of Young People
At Dance Staged In The
Armory Building
Through the instrumentality of
Messrs. T. A Ward and Ferral Bow
en another delightful dance was given
by the young men of Pocomoke in the
Armory Tuesday evening of this
week. Excel! mt music was furnished
by the Wedeiin orchestra and about
50 couples participated in the enjoy
ment of the cvenirfg. Among those
present from here were;
Mr. and Mrs. James M. Crockett,
Mr. ami Mrs, W. Sidney Stevens. Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Lane, Mr. and Mrs.
Ferral Bowen,. Mr. and Mrs. Milton
Walls, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Davis,
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Shrivcr, Misses
Primrose Ennis, Rhoda Walters, Mary
Scott, Alice 'Young, Anne Blaine,
Sade Jones, Cynthia Dryden, Marian
Stevens, Rosemary Stevens, Mildred
Clogg, Sara Armstrong, Bertha Arm
strong, Elizabeth Tull, Sidney Tull,
Gladys Gordy, Louise Matthews, Ed
na Callahan, Katharine Seville, Paul
ine East, Lillian Bowland, Mable
Davis, and Messrs. Ralph Gordy, F.
D. Young, Griffin Callahan, T. A.
Ward, Russell Matthews, Scott Por
ter, Clinton Duncan, Malcolm Mat
thews, Leonard Griffith, Hartley
Stevens, Jr., Dr. R. Lee Hall, John
Ward, L. W. Carr, Foster Davis, Will
iam Wigton, Dorsey Evans, J. K.
Lang and Edward Gladding. There
were also guests from Snow Hill,
Princess Anne, Salisbury, Accomack,
Atlantic and Parksley.
Junior Home-Making
Club Of Merrill School
The Junior Home Making Club o c
the Merrill public school, at its last
meeting, held an election of offcers,
! which resulte 1 in the choice of Miss
Vivian Mariner as president; Miss
Grace Churn as vice-president and
Miss Nora Vanscolina as secretary.
This club has been doing good work
under the supervision of the faithful
and ndefatigable Home Demonstra
tion Agent, Miss Lucy J. Walter, who
is now attending a meeting of all the
Home Demonstration Agents of the
State, in Baltimore.
The Presbyterian Ladies
Will Give A May Supper
The ladies of the Pitts Creek Pres
byterian Church announce that on
Tuesday afternoon and evening, May
the 3d, they will hold a “May Sup
per”. The menu will consist of Waf
| fles and Chicken, Maple Syrup and
Honey, Sliced Ham, Tomato Salad,
| Maryland Biscuits, Strawberries and
j Ice Cream, Sponge Cake, Coffee
I Tea. The supper will be held in their
church parlor and in order that all
may be served with waffles without
1 delay, the tickets will be sold in sec
tions, the first section beginning at
5.30 o’clock and the second section at
, 6.30. Your patronage will be appre
-1 ciatcd and you are assured of the best
| service possible.
All Roads Lead To*Snow Hill That Day Where Meet Will Be
Staged.—Full Particulars Herewith Set Forth.
The sixth annual Athletic Meet of
Worcester county will be held at
Snow Hill, Friday, April 22d.
This meet, as in former years, is
held Under the auspices of the State
and County Boards of Education and
under the direction of the Public
Athletic League of Maryland, Dr.
William Burdick, Director By order
of the County Superintendent all
schools of the county will be closed
for the day, and all teachers, pupils
and patrons are earnestly requested
to attend this demonstration of a
very vital phase of our public educa
tional work.
The scholastic contests which have
been held for the past, two years will
be omitted as it has been deemed wise
on this pccasion to concentrate atten
tion on the physical side of education
Schools arc requested to assemble
on the High School grounds prompt
ly at 9 o’clock in order that pupils
may be assembled for the parade
which will start at 9.30. Sections of
the campus will be assigned the sev
eral High Schools of the county and
another section wili he set aside for
the one and two teacher schools which
will assemble together. The Board
of Education has been fortunate in
securing the services of the Onancoek
Concert Band to head the’parade and
furnish music for the meet. This is a
fine band of 18 pieces and will he a
great feature of the occasion. Teach
ers and pupils will please bring all
the flags, school pennants, banners I
and hunting available in order to
lend color and add interest to this
part of the day’s exercises. Checking
rooms will be found at the High
School building where u.. lunch boxes i
and surplus wraps may be left. The |
Our Town To Have An Up-to-Date
Cleaning And Dyeing Plant.
Located On Willow St.
Last week we noted the fact ~iat
Mr. Norman Lewis had purchased
from The Farmers and Merchants
Purchasing Corporation the proper
ty on Willow street, adjoining their
large concrete establishment, and bet
ter known as the Polk property. We
now understand that it will be per
manently improved and a portion of
the lot used for business purposes.
The Lewis Dyeing and Cleaning
Company will erect a large brick or
concrete building 5n tlv southeast
side of the residence now standing on
the lot in whi’h an up-to-date clean
ing and dyeing plant will be operat
ed. The budding will be 20 x 70
feet in dimensions, and will be built
either of concrete or brick, and work
cn the same will be commenced just
as soon as the specifications can be
gotten in and the workmen and
the material secured. The plant will
be equipped with all the modern ap
pliances for cleaning and dyeing and
will supply a long felt need in this;
town and the surrounding country.
Mr. Lewis, who is the head of this
enterprise, is a young man of push
and industry. He deserves success
and he has met with it. He came to
our town a few years ago and started
in a small way the cleaning and pres'J
sing business. By his push and untir
ing efforts ha has worked the business
up to large proportions and has for
sometime been enjoying a large busi
ness, so much so that he has long
since outgrown the quarters he has
for years been occupying.
His new venture is but another
proof of his enterprise and we arc
sure that his efforts will meet with
the hearty approval and loyal support
of all citizens. Such a plant is need
ed in our city and surely Mr. Lewis is
the man to head it. We wish him suc
cess in his enterprise and predict that
in a few years he will have again out
grown his quarters and will have to
build annexes in order to take care of
his constantly growing business.
ladies of the town will provide a lib
eral supply of sandwiches, cakes, pies,
home made candy, ice cream and oth
er good things to cat which may be
found at the Domestic Science rooms
and on the grounds.
Immediately following the parade
the games for girls and boys will be
played on the High School grounds.
These games are as follows: Captain
Ball, girls of the various High
Schools. Dodge Ball, girls and boys:
Volley Ball, girls; End Ball, girls.
The last feature of the morning’s pro
gram will be the Badge Test for
girls which will be held on the High
School grounds.
The Field and Track events will be
held on the grounds of the Primary
school ami will begin promptly at 2
o’clock in the afternoon. The events
are as follows: 80 pound class, 50
yard dash; 80 pound class 440 yard
relay; 95 pound class, 60 yard dash;
95 pound class 440 yard relay; 115
pound class, 70 yard dash; 115 pound
class, 660 yard relay; Junior Unlim
ited Class 80 yard dash; Senior Un
limited Class' 100 yard dash: Junior
Unlimited Class, 220 yard dash; Sen
ior Unlimited class, 440 yard dash;
Junior Unlimited class 880 yard re
lay; Senior Unlimited class 880 yard
run; Senior Unlimited class, 1 nliie
relay; 80 pound class, standing broad
jump; 95 pound class, standing hop
step and jump; 115 pound class run
ning broad jump; Junior Unlimited
class, running high jump; Senior Un
limited class, running broad jump;
Senior Unlimited class, running high
jump; Junior Unlimited class 8 pound
; shot put; Senior Unlimited class, 12
pound shot put; 80 pound class, dodge
hall throw for distance; 95 pound
Continued on Page 2.
Interesting Session Closed At First
Church, Newark, N. J. The
List Of Appointments.
The Maryland Annual Conference
of the Methodist Protestant Church,
which for nearly a week had been in
session at Newark, N. J., closed on
Monday night. It was one of the
most interesting sessions in its his
tory and many matters vital to the
church’s interest were discussed and
disposed of.
Rev. J. H. Straughn, D. D., the
president read the list of appoint
ments just before the closing hour.
Several changes in pastorates were
made and quite a number of them
were of importance. The name of
Rev. E. L. Bunce was again set op
posite the Yiu>"e of Pocomoke City.
Chestcrtown was selected as the
place for holding the next session
which will begin on the first Wednes
day in April, 1922. The full list of
appointments follows:
Accomac, Va.—W. C. Mumford.
Alexandria, Va.—Robert Browne.
Amelia, Va.—V. A. Miller.
Alnutt Memorial—Louis Randall.
Bethany, Broadway—G. E. Brown.
Brooklyn—H. B. Jester.
Calvary—N. C. Clough.
Chesaco Park—-H. A. Kester.
Christ Church—E. A. Sexsmith.
East Baltimore-—G. A. Ogg.
‘ Eutaw—W. P. Roberts.
Evergreen—F. T. Little.
Hampden—E. D. Stone.
Keene Memorial—A. S. Beane.
Lauraville—-H. S. Johnson.
Linthicuin Heights—B. W. Kindley.
Lowe Memorial—W. A. Melvin.
North Baltimore—W. 1). Litsinger.
Payson Street—E. L. Ballard.
South Baltimore—W. F. Wright.
Starr—G. W. Haddaway.
St. John’s—L. F. Warner.
St. Paul’s—F. D. Reynolds.
Trinity—R. W. White.
Violetville—W. B. Judefind.
Waverly—Z. J. Turkington.
West Baltimore—J. M. Gill.
Wilton Heights—C. S. Day.
Baltimore Circuit—S. F. Cassen.
Bedford, Pa—B. A. Bryan.
Belair —C. P. Noling.
Bivalve—L. E, Haddaway.
Continued on Page 9.
Mr. George Ellis Dies After
Short Illness of Pneumonia
The news of the sudden death of
Mr. George Fllis came as a shock to
our people. Mr. Ellis, who some
months ago left our town to reside in
Philadelphia, was here on a visit
last week. He left here on Wednes
day and arrived in Philadelphia that
night. He was afterward taken iil
and a case of pneumonia developed.
Saturday he was removed to a hos
pital and his death occurred on Mon
Mr. Ellis was about 68 years of
age and was for many years the night
policeman for this city. No man was
ever more faithful in the discharge of
his duties and our people were
grieved when he was compelled to
give up the job by reason of failing
He is survived by a widow and
three daughters, his daughters being
Mrs. William Evans, of Norfolk, Va.;
Mrs. Lorie Mariner, of Philadelphia,
and Miss Belle Ellis, of Philadelphia.
Funeral services were held at his
late residence in Philadelphia and the
remains were taken to Salisbury on
Wednesday last for burial.
The Worst Ever Experienced In
The Month Of April. Fruit
And Vegetables Killed.
The second cold wave within a few
weeks visited this section, and in fact
the entire State on Sunday night last.
It brought icr, snow and biting winds,
and means rein, it is believed, to the
fruit crop in this locality and all sec
tions of the State. This is all that
can be gathered from the various re
ports that have been made. All early
vegetables, too, that were exposed to
the biting blast, it is reported, have
been blighted, and the loss will be
< normous.
The storm was said to have been
the worst ever experienced in this
section for the time of year. Sunday
morning we enjoyed beautiful weath
er almost of the summer kind. Just
before nightfall, however, a change
occurred; the wind hauled to the
northwest and a cold rain storm was
experienced. TempeVature fell rapid
ly and during the night all kinds of
weather was on the program—rain,
hail, snow, s'ect, and, then some more
snow, and imagine the .surprise of our
people to find the ground covered
with snow on Monday morning to a
depth of about five inches. It seems
a little unreasonable, but it’s a fact
all the same. Mercury stood early
Monday morning at the 26 mark.
In this immediate section great
damage was done. To be sure the
storm of only two weeks previous had
virtually killed all the peaches,
plums and cherries, it is certain now
that what few of these varieties were
left are now entirely gone. Added to
this is the great damage done to the
strawberry crop. This crop was in
full bloom and surely all of the early
varieties are killed* It may be that
some of the 'ate varieties are in tact.
This section is a great berry section
and the loss to our farmers is one of
the greatest they have ever encoun
tered and will run high up in the hun
dreds of thousands of dollars, if not
in the millions when the entire Dcl-
Mar-Via peninsula is taken into con
To be sure the farmers are greatly
discouraged by their recent experi
ences. They lay great stress upon
their strawberry crop together with
the fruit crops generally and now
that those are a total loss they have
reason for their discouragement. And
our business men, too, will feel the
effects of the great storm. Their sales
will be materially lessened by reason
of these two occurrences. But then,
we are not to grumble, the Ruler of
the storm knows best, and it may be
that much good will come of it all.
Visiting In Pennsylvania
Mrs. Benjamin T. Dryden has gone
for an extended visit with her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Meyer in
Elizabethtown, Pa,
VOLUME 41. NO. 16
Store Of W. H. Clarke & Co., En
tered By Thieves Sunday Night.
Much Jewelry Stolen.
Thieves are certainly getting in
some good work in Pocomoke City
End it is high time that an effort be
made to stop them in their devilish
On Sunday night last the drug
store of W. H. Clarke & Co., was en
tered and several hundred dollars
worth of goods were stolen. En
trance was made through a back door
and evidently occurred between mid
night and day break. This firm deals
largely in jewelry and it seems that
i! was this class of goods the thieves
"'ere after for they dispossessed this
good firm of a large quantity of this
class of merchandise, taking pains to
select the mist valuable articles and
leaving those of less value.
The proprietors of the store made a
thorough canvass of their stock on
Monday morning, and after taking a
reasonable account of just the arti
cles they could miss, they estimate
that the robbers got about .S7OO worth
of goods, together with about S4O in
cash that had been left in their two
registers. They completely riddled
the jewelry cases, taking all the
watches the firm had, many of the
best rings and all the other solid gold
jewelry of every description that
could be found. The loss is quite a
heavy one on the firm and they have
the sympathy of all the good people
of our town.
Acts of this kind have been going
on in this city for some time now and
very little has been said about it. We
think it is high time that some con
certed action was taken to catch these
outlaws and bring them to justice.
Much money is spent for detective
work along other lines in which the
property of citizens is not jeopard
ized—why not go after the fellow,
who under the cover of night will en
ter your store or your dwelling and
rob you of your belongings, and take
your life, if needs be, in making his
To our mind it would not be a bad
idea if the town authorities, or the
merchants of the towm band together
and raise a fund sufficient to secure
detectives and put after these hell
hounds, catch them if possible, bring
them to justice and never lay down
until the heaviest penalty of the law
is visited out to them.
As long as nothing is done to ap
prehend them, they will go along in
their work, getting bolder and bolder
all the while. The thing to do is to
catch them, and catch them quickly.
Mr. Charles H. Ellis Died At The
Salisbury Hospital Thursday
Morning Last
It is with the deepest regret that
we chronicle the passing of Mr.
Charles H. Ellis, one of our best
known and most respected citizens.
Mr. Ellis had been in poor health for
some time and for several weeks
prior to his oeath had been unable to
prosecute his business, that of a car
penter. He had been suffering from
the effects of a carbuncle and our
town was surprised to learn of the
sudden illness which overtook him on
Thursday of last week and resulted in
his being hurriedly removed to the
Salisbury Hospital. Still another sur
prise came to our people when it was
learned a few days after he arrived
at the hospital that he was suffering
from some serious kidney trouble and
that his condition was really critical.
But the shock of -all was the an
nouncement of his death on Thurs
day morning last, he having passed
away sometime during the night pre
Mr. Ellis was a carpenter by trade
and was acknowledged to be one of
the best mechanics in our town. He
had resided here practically all his
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