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WORCESTER # DEMOCRAT WORCESTER DEMOCRAT EST. 1898 THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE EST. 188 C GOVERNOR RITCHIE HAS NEW PROGRAM Will Soon Give Out His Plans To Reduce Commissions LOWER STATE TAX RATE ALSO INCLUDED The program of retrenchment and reform, which Governor Kitchie is preparing is based on the consolida tion of the several departments of the State Government, and will result in the roduction of the large and un wieldly force of employes, and in many instances in the reduction of salaries, will soon be ready for publi cation. In this pian it is proposed to prevent the many duplications which now exists in the cumbersome system of commissions, which has grown with a steady growth during the lasc twenty years—for this present sys tem of Government by commission in Maryland, is a growth almost en tirely of the period of 1910. In the past, twelve years, the Legislature htts created the Good Roads Commis sion, the Public Service Commission, the State Tax Commission, the State Accident Commission, The Hoard of T rison Control, The Conservation Commission and has enlarged the powers of the State Health Commis sion, the Lunacy Commission, besides creating numerous boards of lesser importance, many of which really ov erlap each other and result in no little confusion in the Administration of the functions of the State Govern ment—arid what at the present time of abnormally high taxes is of spec ial importance and take large sums from the State Treasury. All these bodies, which together form a cum berson and unwieldly whole, are to be reduced, according to the Govern or’s plan, to certain compact and ef ficient boards, composed of a few able and skillful men, who’s duties and powers are to be carefully defined and limited, and whose expenses are to be rigidly regulated by law. One Com mission after another has been crea ted by the General Assembly, often more for the purpose of making of ficial positions for hungry spoilsmen * than for any real necessity to the State Government, and usually the men who were selected to hold the , jobs were on hand to help pass the hills through the law-making body. As a result, the taxpayers have had loaded upon the Treasury, an army of o:ice holders—in not a few instances two or three inefficient men are paid by the public to do what one really competent man ought to do. Twenty years ago two or three rooms in Bal timore were sufficient to accommo date all the State Officials whose du Continued on I'agc 2. 10 P.C. Extra Dividend By American Pretzel Co. It is understood that the American Pretzel Company, one of the Poll ings industries, will pay a bonus of $lO per share in cash to its stockhold ers on July 15th, next, in addition to the usual 3% per cent semi-annual dividend. This is one of the first se curies offered to the people of the Eastern Shore when the Dollings Company began operations here some three and one-half years ago. A large portion of the $lOO,OOO which this company will distribute in cash will find its way into the pockets of the Eastern Shore customers of the Dol lings Company. Their representa tive informs us that this is in line with the policy of the Dollings Com pany to have their clients participate in any profits their companies may earn over and above the usual 7 per cent. Entertain In Honor Of Visiting Guest Saturday evening of last week Mrs. G. Edward Schoolfield very pleasant ly entertained about twenty-five of her friends at progressive bridge in honor of Mrs. J. R. Lane, of Dallas, Texas. On Wednesday afternoon of this week Mrs. Lane was guest of honor at a delightful bridge function given by Mrs. Jay Cullen at her home on Market street. SNOW HILL FOLKS GIVE A FINE ENTERTAINMENT “Aaron Slick From Punkin Creek” Greeted With Full House At Empire Tuesday Evening. The rural comedy “Aaron Slick from I’unkin Creek’’ was presented in the Empire Theatre of this city on Tuesday evening last by the S. T. A. R. Society of Bates Memorial M. P. Church of Snow Hill. Tlje announce ment of the fact that these young people were to entertain in our city caused widespread interest and as a result the large auditorium was filled at the time of the rising of the cur tain. Our people were sure that a treat was in store for them and they were in no wise disappointed for the rntertainment proved to be one of more than ordinary interest. The'play, from start to finish, is brim full of merriment and our Snow Hill friends got all out of it that was possible. The cast was one of unusu al strength for an amateur company and each one played his or her part as well as could be expected of non professionals, keeping their audience in an uproar of laughter from begin ning to finish. Our people were glad to have these young people in our town and all compliment them upon the rendition of the little comedy, at the same time expressing the hope that they will soon he in a position to present anoth er play and hill I’ocomoke City in their list of towns to be visited. ST. JOHN’S STUDENTS TO GIVE PLAY HERE “Officer 666” To Be Presented At Empire Theatre Tuesday Even ing Next, April 26th. “Officer 666,” the well known Broadway hit of a few years ago, will be presented by the cadets of St. John’s College on April 26th in the Empire Theater. The play abounds in humorous situations and has been greeted with rounds of applause wherever shown. At Upper Marl boro last week, the production was given with great success. Even stand ing room was at a premium, and over a hundred people were unable to get in at all. The Cadet Orchestra, and members of the Mandolin Club and Glee Club will furnish music between the acts, anil a dance will he held after the performance in the Armory. The St. John’s Orchestra will provide the music. Professor Sydney S. Handy, of the English Department of St. John’s is coaching the play, and he and Mrs. Handy will accompany the party on its Eastern Shore trip. There are three ladies’ parts in ‘ Officer 666” and one of these is tak en by a cadet, while the other two i parts are taken by two young ladies 1 residing i* Annapolis, who are the ; daughters of the Peruvian Minister to the United States. Their slight for j eign accent lends a charm to the parts they portray. The whole l is given with afinish that cannot j fail to entertain and amuse, i The performance will be given for the benefit of the Pocomoke Base i Ball Club. j It is hoped that the occasion will ! prove an opportunity for a St. John’s ’ Alumni Rally in Pocomoke City. The party will number about 25 persons. The cast is as follows: Officer 666—Cadet J. W. Boston. Travers Gladwin Cadet S. S. Handy, Jr. Whitney Barnes —Cadet C.C. Krici. Bateato—Cadet J. E. Coe. Alfred Wilson—Cadet J. G. Archer. Captain Stone—Cadet A. A. Win ship, Jr. j Kearney—Cadet R. Gaither, Jr. Watkins— Cadet G. B. McCeney. Policemen —Cadets R. S. McCeney, J. B. Robertson, P. A. Pairo. Helen Burton Miss Penehita El gucra. Sadie Small —Miss Inez Elguera. Mrs. Burton —Cadet George R. Gray. ' Manager—Cadet Talor F. Jolms- AND THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE POCOMOKE CITY, MARYLAND, APRIL 23, 1921 ABOLISHES 10 CENT REBATE SYSTEM Pi R. Ri, To Discontinue This Practice After May Ist. The Pennsylvania Railroad Com pany has issued an order to the effect that on and after May Ist, it will abolish its present ten cent rebate system for cash fares paid on trains and will substitute a five cent penal ty. Accompanying the notice was a statement that more than four million cash fares were paid last year and that the practice delays conductors. The new plan will not affect passeng ers boarding trains at non-agency stations or where the ticket offices are closed. The public is asked to buy tickets from their respective statioru v henever possible. MORE HELP NEEDED AT THE FAULTLESS” PLANT E. Rosenfeld & Co., Have Leased Building For Another Year, But Production Is Lagging And More Operators Are Wanted At Once For some weeks it seems there had been a question as to whether or not the sewing rooms of E. Rosenfeld & Company would continue business here and our people were very much agitated over the matter. We arc glad >o hear through their manager, Mr. Fendlay, that matters have been straightened out and that they have based the building they now occupy for another year and will continue to operated in our city. Their lease will r.r expire in June 1822 and it is the ’ .of Mr. Fendlay, their manager 'J.i this point, to have things in such a shape by that time as to make the plant a fixture for Pocomoke City. To do this he must have more oper ators and he will shortly start a campaign by which he hopes to se cure at least 40 new ones. The plant is capable of taking care of 88 oper ators as this is the number of ma chines they have installed. At the present time they are running only about 50 of the machines. This is a fine chance for the young girls, and the older ones too, to secure a paying position. They pay beginners a flat rate of $7.50 a week for a term of 4 weeks, and there are practically none who do not learn to earn much more than this amount in the four weeks time. .Some actually double this earn ing capacity in the four weeks experl MR. CHARLES H. ELLIS BURIED LAST SUNDAY Service Held In Baptist Church. One Of The Largest Held In Our Town For Years. The funeral of Mr. Charles H. El lis, whose death was reported in our last issue, was held in the Baptist Church of this city on Sunday after noon last. Rev. J. O. Alderman, pastor of the Baptist Church; Rev. E. L. Bunco, of the M. P. Church; Rev. E. W. McDowell, of the M. 1' Church; and Rev D. VV. Littleton, of Northampton county, a warm person al friend of the deceased, all took part in the services. It was one of the largest attended funerals witnessed in this city for a number of years, a great many not being able to gain entrance to the combined capacity of the large audi torium and Sunday School rooms, thus showing the high esteem in which Mr. Ellis was held by our peo ple. The Knights of Pythias Lodge, of which the deceased was for years a loyal member, turned out in a body and his remains were laid to rest with Pythian honors. Has His Tonsils Removed. Mr. John W. Ennis, cashier of the Pocomoke City National Bank,went to Baltimore and on Tuesday, at the Union Protestant Infirmary, had his tonsils removed. Latest reports from him are that the operation was very successful and that he is doing nicely, gradually improving as the days come and go. With no setback he is ex pected to be able to return home sure ly by the middle of the coming week. REV. VINAL E. HILLS TO LECTURE HERE Will Speak In Salem Church Next Thursday Evening Rdb; Vinal E. Hills, a former pas tor of Salem M. E. Church, will lec ture in the Sunday School Room of said church on the evening of Thurs day, April the 28th. His subject will be “The Challenge of Manhood,” and it promises to be very interesting. Rev. Mr. Hills is known here as a forceful speaker and we are sure that he will be welcomed to our town again by a large audience. He needs no introduction to the people of Po co oke City and the mere announce men of his coming wil l arouse much interest. The price of nission will be 35 cents. Get your kets early. once. The work is clean and agree able; the work room is light and well ventilated and there is no reason why any woman who is looking for a po sition should not sign up with this en terprising firm. This business has been of great value to our town. Not only has it hc-nefitted the women folks who have been on their pay role, but it has been of great benefit to the business interests of the town generally. Their pay role, we are told is now amount ing to about $33,000 a year. It is the hope and desire of this firm, as well as of its manager, Mr. Fendlay, to increase the pay role to $75,000. Will any one deny the fact that such a business is a great asset to any town. The fact is that our people should stand back of it and help it in every way possible. The distribution of from $35,000 to $50,000 a year in a town of this size is not to be thought o( lightly. We need just such an en terprise and we need more of them. It is to be hoped that our people will bend every energy in helping the manager of this enterprise in his ef fort to make the Pocomoke plant the best in the great system of E. Rosen feld & Co., at the same time preserv ing for Pocomoke City an asset which it so greatly stands in need of. SPLENDID FILM PLAYS COMING TO POCOMOKE Empire Program Next Week Will Be Best Of Month. A Popular Star Each Night. What greater aggregation of film stars could the average movie fan ask for in one week than these:—H. B. Warner, Ethel Clayton, Tom Mix, Emma Dunn, Wallace Reid and Geo. Walsh? And action—well, two of the pictures will be automobile race stories, which will mean action from start to finish. A few words about each picture is penned below. On Monday H. B. Warner, who has become so popular in Pocomoke, as elsewhere, will appear in the screen version of “When We Were Twenty one.” It is a romantic story of a young man who is sowing his wild cats of wine, woman and song, and knows not that he is a fool suffering from the blindness of youth, and of a man w(jp has passed twenty-one and sees with the eyes of experience the folly of the boy. Ethel Clayton, a film and stage star who has attained great popularity, will be seen Wednesday in the popu lar magazine story “More Deadly Than the Male.” Miss Clayton has the role of a high spirited young woman who is confronted with the prospect of having the man she loves depart on a long and dangerous trip to the wilds of Zululand in search ol’ nothing but hair-raising adventure. Her ordinary efforts to deter him are in vain, so she resorts to novel meas ures. Thrills follow in rapid-fire or der. The result is said to be a high ly entertaining picture with a start- Continued on page 10 PRESBYTERY CLOSED ON TUESDAY LAST Rev. J. W. Lacy, of This City, Was Elected Moderator For The Ensuing Term The New Castle Presbytery, which convened in Manokin Church at Prin cess Anne on Monday last, adjourned on Wednesday after one of the most interesting sessions held for some years. It was well attended by not only the ministers of the denomina tion but by the laymen as well. Mat ters of interest to the church were discussed and acted upon and all pres ent enjoyed each and every session. Rev. J. W. Lacy, of this city was pres ent as was also Dr. I. T. Cosfen, he being the regularly elected delegate from the Pitt’s Creek Presbyterian Church of our town. Many other Presbyterians of our town drove over to the old county-seat and enjoyed the proceedings. Rev. J. W. Lacy, pastor of the Presbyterian Church of our town, was elected as Moderator for the ensuing term and is receiving the congratula tions of his many friends here and elsewhere. He is well fitted for the position and we are sure that he will fill it with the same grace and dignity that has always characterized the Moderators of this historic body of ecclesiastics. ATHLETIC MEET HELD AT THE COUNTY SEAT All Roads Pointed To Snow Hill Yesterday.—Record-Breaking Crowd In Attendance. The Sixth Annual Athletic Meet of W orcester County was held in Snow Hill yesterday. This means that the county-seat was headquarters for Worcester county once more in her existence. All roads led that way and everybody was headed that way. All Ihe schools of the county were rep resented and the occasion proved to be one of the greatest interest ex perienced for years. The parade which took place in the morning part of the day was one of the finest that has occurred since the Athletic Meet was first held in the county. It was indeed an interesting and pleasing affair and those who had this number in charge deserve much ci edit. The Onancock Band furnish ed the music for the occasion. During the remaining hours of the morning the games for girls and boys were played on the High School grounds. These proved to be especially inter esting. The Field and Track events were held on the grounds of the Primary School in the afternoon, beginning promptly at 2 o’clock. It is not nec essary to say that they were both in teresting and exciting. This is always the case when such contests occur. No one would have it otherwise. All of the events were well filled and they were hotly contested. Of course ev eryone could nta*vin and be it said for the losers that they took their de feats manfully and returned to their respective homes with a determina tion to go after the medals again at the next meet, which according to ro tation will be held in this city m April next. We made an effort to get a portion of the results in this article but owing to the lateness of the hour we were unable to do so. We have the promise of the full score and if it reaches us in time we will give it to our readers next week. It was a fine meet and everything went off as smoothly as could have been asked or hoped for. <• Popular Virginia Couple Wed Thursday, April 14 A wedding of much interest occur red Thursday, April 14th, when Miss Dorothy Hopkins, of Onancock, be came the bride of Mr. Charles Fred erick Wilkins, of Cape Charles. The ceremony was performed in the Epis copal Church at Onancock by'Rev Prank Rideout. Mr. Frank D. Young, of this city, acted as one of the groomsmen. Both arc of very promi nent families and are well known to many of our people. Mr. and Mrs. Wilkins will reside at Eastville, Va. VOLUME 41. NO. 17 CLOGG’S GARAGE NEAR COMPLETION '< Will Be Ready For pancy In Short Time. ’ THE BRICK WORK IS ALL COMPLETED The large garage which Mr. J. Mil ton Clogg is erecting at the foot of Market street, and which covers al most the entire square, is fast near ing completion and in a few weeks will be ready for occupancy. The brick work on the last section of the building was completed last week and this week the roof has been complet ed. This means that everything is done except the inside work. A force of carpenters are driving away on this work now and it will be only the matter of a short while before the en tire building is turned over to Mr. Clogg ready for business. Of course since this large struc ture has been in course of erection Mr. Clogg has been working at a ' j disadvantage and the wonder is that i he has taken care of his constantly * increasing trade as well as he has. In the construction of the building he has necessarily been compelled to move his stock about from one part of the building to another and the public knows full well that this is a detri ment to business. Through it all, however, Mr. Clogg has braved con ditions manfully and his trade has found no fault at the service it has re ceived at his hands. The building when completed will not only be a credit to Mr. Clogg but to the entire town. It will surely be the most up-to-date garage south of the great metropolis of Philadelphia and its dimensions will be much larg er than any on the shore. Mr. Clogg is one of our most enter prising citizens, young or old, as is evidenced by.this great undertaking. No one will dispute the fact that he has made a success of his business. We predict that his past achieve ments will be as nothing when com pared with those n the future. Equipped as he v...i bo, better than any man on the shore in his special line, he will set a pace that will be: bard to follow. If industry, thrift and enterprise mean anything in the way of success he is destined to have the largest automobile business on the Del-Mar-Via peninsula. MR. WILLIAM J. YOUNG GOES TO BALTIMORE Former Pocomokian Leaves Easton Pa. Accepts Better Position In Baltimore. Our people generally will be glad to read of the good fortune of our former -townsman, Mr. William J. \oung, who for a number of years has been holding down a lucrative po sition in Easton, Pa. He has resign ed his position in that place to ac cept one of a larger field and of more importance in the city of Baltimore m bis native State. In order that our -* readers may have the real facts in the change together with the expres sions of esteem for Mr. Young in his Pennsylvania home, we reproduce an article taken from one of the Easton, Pa., papers. It says: “W. J. Young, of No. 824 Paxinosa avenue, College Hill, chief engineer and general superintendent in charge of operations of the Alpha Portland Cement Company, has accepted a po sition as chief engineer for the Stan dard Lime & Stone Company and the Washington Lime Company, of Bal timore, Md. These companies are V controlled by the same interests. “Mr. Young, who has gained great prominent as an engineer, was chosen for the position by the Baltimore con cerns after they had carefully comb ed the field for a man of the calibre they wanted. The position was abso lutely unsolicited by Mr. Young. The salary offered him was so much in ex cess of what be is now receiving and Ihe opportunities of the position so broad, that he did not feel that in jus tice to himself, he could afford to pass up the offer,. Continued on Page 10.